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Incessant rain submerges roads, low-lying areas
Ludhiana, August 18
Knee-deep water outside the railway station makes vehicular movement difficult in Ludhiana. Continuous rain that began early in the morning today and lasted for over 12 hours once again threw life in the city out of gear.

Knee-deep water outside the railway station makes vehicular movement difficult in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Traffic flow thrown into chaos
Ludhiana, August 18
Vehicular movement on the city’s streets, which is already beset with poor management and slack regulation, was further disrupted following the heavy rain that lashed the region today for over 12 hours.


Express service a hit with residents
Ludhiana, August 18
A revolutionary express service, World Net Express (WNX), by India Post and Deutsche Post World Net (DPWN), has become a hit with residents.With the post office cutting its rates, the number of people using the service has increased manifold in no time.

For hospitals, charity begins at home
Ludhiana, August 18
Choosing to make money over charity is the dictate that majority of charitable hospitals in the city abide by, as is evident from their poor response to Surakshit Janepa Yojana (SJY), a scheme initiated for the institutional deliveries of women living below the poverty line.

Traders caught unaware
Entry tax levied on seven new items
Ludhiana, August 18
From today onwards, entry tax will also be levied on seven new items. Most of the traders, ignorant of the fact, were taken aback when their goods were stopped at the barrier. However, the confusion prevails over the entry tax levied on the milk to be used for manufacturing taxable goods.


Year on, PAU students’ home yet to be renovated
Mismanagement on part of in charges alleged
An incomplete building of the PAU canteen.Ludhiana, August 18
Students’ home at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is in a state of neglect, as the university authorities have failed to complete the renovation of the building even after one year.The lawns outside the students home is unkempt and even the wooden benches are broken.

An incomplete building of the PAU canteen. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

From Colleges
Top honours
Girls of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, have once again done their teachers and parents proud by getting top positions in university result. In MSc (IT), result of which was declared by Panjab University, Shilpa Jindal and Shivani Sareen have jointly stood first in the university. Out of the 30 students, who appeared for examination, 18 have scored more than 70 per cent marks in aggregate.

From Schools
Plantation drive
Celebrating the Independence Day, a plantation drive was conducted by Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, in association with Raizo Biotec Labs, Ludhiana.

Contractors’ cartel set to hit MC hard
Ludhiana, August 18
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is in for trouble as all the contractors of the civic body have joined hands to form an association, to do away with the cut-throat competition among themselves.

Training jail inmates in linking machines
Ludhiana, August 18
The Knitwear Club has started training classes for jail inmates on linking machines already mounted in the jail with the support of the Apex Cluster Development Services.

Failures don’t dishearten me: Miss Pooja
Optimistic about her forthcoming film ‘Channa sachi muchi’
Singer and actress Miss Pooja and actor Goldy in Ludhiana on Wednesday to promote their forthcoming film. Ludhiana, August 18
Though her debut film failed to click, Miss Pooja is excited about her next flick "Channa sachi muchi".In the city today with actor Goldy, Miss Pooja said: “Although my first film ‘Panjaban’ failed to click, people appreciated my acting. Failures do not dishearten me but encourage me to do good work and put in more efforts.

Singer and actress Miss Pooja and actor Goldy in Ludhiana on Wednesday to promote their forthcoming film. A Tribune photograph

Rs 15,000 fine slapped on Air India
Ludhiana, August 18
The Permanent Lok Adalat has ordered Air India Tourists, Barakhamba road, New Delhi, to pay Rs 15,000 to a complainant for its deficient services.The chairman of the Lok Adalat Sukhdarshan Singh Khaira, members RS Khokhar, Nand Lal pronounced the order while deciding the complaint moved by Santosh Rani Sharma, resident of Mohalla, Gillanwala, Nabha.

NCC cadets honoured
Ludhiana, August 18
The NCC training provided by 1 Punjab R&V SQN NCC paid fruitful dividends when the cadets of this unit were selected by the Indian Army as officers.

Tips on health
Ludhiana, August 18
A seminar on health and hygiene was held at BVM Senior Secondary School, Kitchlu Nagar, today. The seminar was aimed to help girls who face numerous changes in growing up years.


Police officials show a pistol recovered from snatchers on Wednesday. Gang of snatchers busted, 2 held
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 18
The Dehlon police has arrested two members of a notorious gang involved in snatching of vehicles at gunpoint. The gang members confessed to have killed two persons who had tried to resist their attempt to rob them.

Police officials show a pistol recovered from snatchers on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

JE held for graft
Khamano, August 18
A team of the vigilance bureau nabbed a junior engineer (JE) of the Powercom red-handed while accepting bribe from village Gagarwal.

LBA, Mansa boys script victories
Ludhiana, August 18
The Ludhiana Basketball Academy (LBA) and Mansa district boys scripted victories in their respective matches on the second day of the 61st Punjab State Junior Basketball Championship being held at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

45 selected for national karate meet
Ludhiana, August 18
A total of 45 boys and girls from Ludhiana will represent Punjab in the Senior National Karate Tournament to be held in Kolkata on August 21 and 22.




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