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Swine Flu Strike-II
Top doc down
Ludhiana, August 14
Prominent orthopedic surgeon Dr YC Markan, a former director of the city’s ESIC Model Hospital, today tested positive for swine flu. Dr Deepak Bhatia, state nodal officer for the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, said Markan was in home quarantine care where he was being administered the medicine for H1N1 infection.

7 city notables selected for state awards
Ludhiana, August 14
Great joy together with a sense of achievement makes the occasion of being conferred an award a double bonanza for the recipients. This is evident from the comments of some of the luminaries from the city who have been picked to receive the state award from Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at the Independence Day function in Ferozepur on Sunday.



DAV kids caught posting offensive material online
Ludhiana, August 14
Misuse of social networking sites by schoolchildren led to a furore when following numerous complaints, authorities of the local DAV Public School were forced to warn their parents about the practice and direct them to immediately impose curbs on the Internet usage by their wards. The matter came to light about three days ago when a schoolteacher found out that a few students were posting objectionable material on a social networking website and harassing their classmates. Talking to The Tribune, RS Patiala, principal, DAV Public School, BRS Nagar, said: “Following the revelation, we conducted an in-depth probe with the help of the teacher.”

A girl gets her face painted in Tricolour ahead of Independence Day celebrations at a school in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Fusion music his passion
Ludhiana, August 14
Music has the power to transcend all boundaries and gifted musicians have the rare ability to bind hearts together in loving affinity through their melodies. Not only has Taz of Stereo Nation fame amalgamated East with West in a beautiful harmony with his fusion, but has also been working for two decades to take Indian music across the globe.

Iron Trader’s Murder
Police gets hold of CCTV footages
Ludhiana, August 14
In the latest development, CCTVs installed outside a few houses where the iron trader was murdered has grabbed images that could provide vital clues to the police in arresting the assailants.

Despite ‘taint’, Kahlon official flag-hoister
Denied bail by CBI court at Patiala
Ludhiana, August 14
Despite the rejection of his anticipatory bail plea in a corruption case by a CBI court at Patiala today, Punjab Legislative Assembly Speaker Nirmal Singh Kahlon would unfurl the National Flag here tomorrow.


Independence Day: Mere farce for many
Doraha, August 14
For the common man, ‘independence’ now seems a synonym for ‘slavery’. “Freedom is just a word. Even after 63 years, we are no better. The situation has taken a turn for the worse. If this is the end for which thousands sacrificed their lives, we should denounce such hollow celebrations. We should bow our heads in shame in the midst of falsehood, corruption, deceit, suppression, want and disease,” rued a freedom fighter.

Teachers’ protests lead to cancellation of CM’s visit
Ludhiana, August 14
The repeated protests by various teachers’ unions have led to the cancelling of visit of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for the Independence Day function.

Security beefed up for I-Day
Ludhiana, August 14
The city police has beefed up security following threats by terrorist organisations to disrupt Independence Day celebrations. Barricades have been erected and several key locations and all vehicle entering the city are being thoroughly frisked.

Safe release of trapped simian
Forest dept doesn’t give a monkey’s
Ludhiana, August 14
Monkeys have been creating nuisance in residential areas of the city lately. The recent incident wherein a monkey wandered into the Tajpur dairy complex brought to the fore the lackadaisical attitude of the district forest department.

Facile win for Nav Bharti cagers
Ludhiana, August 14
Nav Bharti Public School, Ludhiana, scored a facile 48-6 victory over Gurdial Singh Sports Club, Ludhiana, to register their second win in the youth boy’s section in the second week matches of the inaugural edition of the Mahindra NBA Basketball Challenge League held at Guru Nanak Stadium here today. They had earlier defeated Doraha Public School 63-12 in their first match.

Inter-Zonal Cricket
KVM lads script PAU Zone’s title victory
Ludhiana, August 14
Abhinav Bhatia, Sunny Pandey, Abhijit Randhawa, Abhishek Talwar and Mrinal Partap Singh, all students of Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines branch, made useful contributions to help PAU Zone beat Ludhiana Zone II by 22 runs and emerge champions in the Ludhiana District Inter-Zonal Cricket Tournament (u-19) at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agricultural University, ground here today.

Players of PAU Zone in a jubilant mood after winning the final of the Ludhiana District Inter-Zonal Cricket Tournament (U-19) on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Thai Boxing
2 local lads make their presence felt
Ludhiana, August 14
Two students of local Jesus Sacred Heart School, South City branch, brought laurels to their school as well as the country as they finished among medal winners in the International Thai Boxing Championship organised by the Thai Boxing Federation in Thailand, recently.

Basketball meet from Aug 17
Ludhiana, August 14
Eighteen teams in the boys’ section and 16 in the girls’ section will vie for top honours in the 61st edition of the Punjab State Junior Basketball Championship to be held from August 17 to 20 at Guru Nanak Stadium here.




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