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Ailing industry scoffs at Sukhbir
Says Ludhiana no more preferred business destination
Ludhiana, August 11
The industrial fraternity has ridiculed the assertion made by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal here yesterday that Ludhiana was the best business destination as per the World Bank’s survey for 2009.

Snatching suspect was Youth Cong ward chief
Ludhiana, August 11
The youth who was arrested a few days ago by the police for snatching a motorcycle from a resident of Lodhowal was recently inducted into the Youth Congress and was reportedly appointed president of its ward no 9. However, though Congress party leaders admitted the suspect was a member of its youth wing it denied he was president of one of its wards.


A boy has fun in rainwater in Ludhiana.
SPLASH: A boy has fun in rainwater in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

PAU employees intensify stir
Observe 2-hour strike

Ludhiana, August 11
Up in arms against the authorities of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) for non-disbursal of salaries for the month of July, teaching, non-teaching and Class IV employees today staged a two-hour protest outside the Thapar Hall.

‘Projects must be completed on time’
Ludhiana, August 11
In an attempt to provide some respite to residents Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal yesterday inaugurated six projects aimed at improving sanitation and traffic conditions in the city yesterday. The combined cost of the projects, scheduled to be completed by the end of next year, is estimated at Rs 70 crore.

Strike by power staff stalls official work
Ludhiana, August 11
With clerical and technical employees of the Punjab State Power Corporation (PSPRC) observing a day-long strike today to press for their pending demands, work in the PSPRC (erstwhile PSEB) offices came to a halt.

Honey Selling candy for school fee
Ludhiana, August 11
In a city where nouveau rich parents spend lavishly on gifts and other enticements for their children to coax them into doing their school homework, there are thousands of other kids who stay awake till midnight selling various eatables to support their families and their studies.



MC action against sweet shop
Ludhiana, August 11
The rear entrance of Nathu Lal-Ghuddu Mal, a sweet shop, was sealed by the building branch of the municipal corporation (MC) here today following a complaint by residents of Malerkotla House, near Dandi Swami. This is one of the four major buildings to be sealed by the civic body in 15 days.

Depicting life through paintings
Ludhiana, August 11
There are five paintings on the theme “Journey”, but for each artist, the journey is different. All five artists share the same title but depict the journey differently. Panting exhibition put by 18 young artists of Ellora Art Group from Nagpur is a visual treat to the eyes of every visitor.

Paintings displayed at Gallery Artmosphere in Ludhiana.
Paintings displayed at Gallery Artmosphere in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Medical camps to mark I-Day
Ludhiana, August 11
The district health administration will organise two free medical camps in the city on August 13 to mark the Independence Day.

From Colleges
Results out
Ludhiana: Amandeep Kaur of Guru Nanak Girls College secured the second position in BSc II year (fashion designing) examination of Panjab University. She scored 84.38 per cent marks. Harpreet Kaur and Surinder Kaur secured the third and fourth positions with 83.06 and 83 per cent marks, respectively.

From Schools
The National Council of Science Museum, New Delhi, today organised a seminar on “India and World Science-are we there” at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir. Seven contestants from various schools had come.

PAU Notes
Ludhiana: PAU College of Home Science organised an orientation programme for students. A lecture was delivered by Dr Rupa Bakshi to apprise newcomers of the co-curricular activities at the PAU. In another lecture by Dr Jatinder K Gulati, parents and their wards were told about the advisory system, academic rules, semester system, academic calendar and examination system.

100 saplings planted
Ludhiana, August 11
Senior division and senior wing cadets of 1 Punjab R&V Sqn, NCC, GADVASU, Ludhiana, and cadets from the College of Veterinary Sciences, PAU, today participated in a tree plantation drive at GADVASU.

Callous MC, poor drainage system
Rain showers miseries on Sahnewal residents
Sahnewal, August 11
Stagnant water at the Sahnewal bus stand. Local bus passengers are passing through tough phase, especially this monsoon season, due to the poor drainage system and the lack of concern on the part of the nagar council. The situation has worsened to such an extent that the rainwater remains accumulated on roads not for hours but for days together. The situation deteriorates further till the next downpour.

Stagnant water at the Sahnewal bus stand. Photo by writer. Photo by writer Photo by writer

Ex-Mayor Nahar Singh dead
Ludhiana, August 11
Former Mayor of the Municipal Corporation, Nahar Singh Gill, died today after brief illness. He was admitted to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on Saturday following severe stomach infection. He was 62. Gill is survived by wife, a son and two daughters. The cremation will take place tomorrow at Jamalpur Cremation Ground (near Kuttiya Sahin Gurdwara).

Police Commissionerate
Web portal launched
Ludhiana, August 11
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal launched the first ever web portal of the Ludhiana Police Commissionerate and inaugurated the state-of- the-art Police Control Room at the police lines here yesterday.

Traders seek Dy CM’s intervention
Want a few excise officials shifted
Ludhiana, August 11
Problem of late refunds which has been haunting the industry since long was put forward before Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal during his visit to the city yesterday

Gas Pipeline
Left seeks Central govt’s intervention
Comrade Jagjit Singh Layallpuri addresses a meeting in Doraha on Wednesday. Doraha, August 11
A meeting of the state committee of the MCPI (U) was organised under presidentship of Comrade Labh Singh Bhangoo of Rajpura at Comrade Krishan Kumar Kaushal Memorial Bhawan here today.

Comrade Jagjit Singh Layallpuri addresses a meeting in Doraha on Wednesday. Photo:Loveleen Bains

Wild grass and litter surround the statue of Shaheed Karnail Singh Issru at Issru village, Ludhiana district. Issru a forgotten hero!
Martyr’s memorial in disarray
Issru, August 11
Patriotism and respect for martyrs seem to have been confined to a mere organisation of a function and show of political strength on their birth and death anniversaries in the area.

Wild grass and litter surround the statue of Shaheed Karnail Singh Issru at Issru village, Ludhiana district. Photo by writer

Rs 9.45 crore grant for development work
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 11
The state government has sanctioned a grant of Rs 9.45 crore for the construction of roads and other development projects in the area falling under Amargarh assembly segment.

Tennis meet from Sep 3
Jagraon : The three-day second Harvest Open All-India U-10 Tournament for boys and girls will begin on September 3 at the Harvest Tennis Academy, Jassowal Kular, near here. Winners, runner-ups and second runner-ups will be presented awards worth Rs 25,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000, respectively. — OC




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