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8 major projects worth Rs 121 cr dedicated
Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal unveils the foundation stone of a GLADA project in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, August 10
Punjab’s industrial hub was today put on a higher orbit of development with Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal dedicating eight major infrastructure projects, estimated to cost a total of Rs 121 crore, to city residents. He also launched the local police’s first-ever web portal that will enable people to register their complaints online.
Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal unveils the foundation stone of a GLADA project in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph


With Sukhbir, comes power
Ludhiana, August 10
Even if some half a dozen development projects, for which the Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal laid the foundation stones during his visit here today, may not be launched for months, or possibly years, the immediate benefit of his visit was reaped by residents by way of uninterrupted power supply all through the day.

Realtors harp on ‘growth’
Ludhiana, August 10
“The colonisers and property developers, especially the small players, are feeling cheated and betrayed by the government policies and planned development has become a casualty in the process at least in the industrial capital of the state,” was written clearly on the faces of colonisers and property developers when they met Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal during his visit to the city today.

Traffic, official work comes to a halt
Ludhiana, August 10
From various government officials being tied up in the name of "official protocol" to traffic coming to a standstill on the busiest streets, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's visit to the city today caused inconvenience to residents in every possible manner.

Chaos on roads

Commmuters wait for buses.
Commmuters wait for buses. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
A long queue of vehicles at Bharat Nagar Chowk in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
A long queue of vehicles at Bharat Nagar Chowk in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

A private bus that collided with another bus in Ludhiana on Tuesday. 10 injured as buses collide
Ludhiana, August 10
Ten passengers, including two drivers, sustained minor injuries after two buses collided head-on at Rajewal village on the Ferozepur road here today. A pedestrian had a narrow escape after the driver of a private bus lost control and rammed into three vehicles.

A private bus that collided with another bus in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Man kills brother over land feud
Ludhiana, August 10
A man, along with his three sons, brutally killed his younger brother following a land feud at Noorwala village - 15 km from the city - here today.

Woman’s body found
Amloh, August 10
The police recovered the body of a 24-year-old woman from the house of her in-laws at Deva Ganduan village today.


Restoration of Sherpur Fort
Social bodies to honour ‘conservator’ cop
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 10
A damaged turret of Sherpur Fort and (right) the structure after restoration. While successive governments have failed to preserve the historical fort housing the Sherpur police station, its current SHO has spent lakhs of rupees to restore a major portion of it.
A damaged turret of
Sherpur Fort and (right) the structure after restoration. Photos by writer

Apollo hospital told to refund Rs 1.5 lakh
To pay Rs 15,000 for harassment
Ludhiana, August 10
The permanent lok adalat (PLA) has ordered the SPS Apollo Hospital to refund the amount of ` 1.5 lakh charged from a patient despite having cashless insurance policy. The lok adalat held that the decision of hospital authorities in not honouring the cashless treatment card was wrong.

‘Poor quality water causing renal stones’
Ludhiana, August 10
The cases with kidney stones are on the rise in Punjab and the quality of water is the main cause, observed the chief consultant urologist, Dr Anand Sehgal and chief laparoscopic and minimal invasive surgeon Dr HS Jolly at RG Stone Urology and super speciality hospital. The doctors were interacting with the mediapersons in Ludhiana today.

Cops return booty in Sukhbir’s presence
Ludhiana, August 10
The city police handed over 15-kg gold, Rs 3 lakh and 72 silver coins to Jai Kumar Begali, MD of Forever Jewellery, in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal here today.

Blackmailing Rampant
Beware of proximity to female strangers
Mandi Ahmedgarh/Raikot, August 10
‘Blackmailing’ by groups comprising women, cops and certain television cameramen continues in the area.

Task force seeks support to eradicate polio
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 10
Terming fading enthusiasm in the fight against dreaded diseases and lack of concern of parents about protecting their wards against pathogens as major impediments in eradicating the maladies, including polio, the recently constituted Punjab Polio Task Force has sought the support of all sections of society.

200 checked at camp
Khamano, August 10
A free medical check-up camp was organised at Barwali Khurd by Bhagwati Sewa Dal with the help of Preet Hospital. During the camp, specialists checked about 200 patients who were suffering from different diseases.

From Schools and Colleges
Workshop on banking
Ludhiana: The postgraduate department of commerce of the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women has organised a workshop on ‘Banking, insurance and investments’. BS Cheema, senior manager, Indian Bank, discussed the impact of globalisation and liberalisation on the Indian banking industry.

Tahira lifts tennis title
Jassowal Kular, August 10
Shaik Abdullah of Andhra Pradesh among boys and Tahira Bhatti of Delhi among girls were declared champions in the Harvest Tennis Academy (AITA) National Series Tournament here.




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