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Villagers flay admn’s failure to fortify bundh
Effort on to plug the 70-ft trench in the dhussi bundh at the village in Ludhiana district. Ludhiana, August 25
Efforts by the district administration to save the 70 feet long dhussi bundh on the Sutlej river in Kasabad village, which had developed a breach early this morning.

Effort on to plug the 70-ft trench in the dhussi bundh at the village in Ludhiana district. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Unable to forget bitter memories of Partition
Ludhiana, August 25
His last wish is to be buried at the place where he was born, where he played among his friends and spent his youthful days. 75-year-old Shabbir Ahmed Mufti Ludhianvi's eyes still get wet while talking about the sad saga of the partition of the Indian subcontinent.


Forex trader duped of Rs 2 lakh
Con man, wife among three nabbed
Ludhiana, August 25
A con woman and her two accomplices have been nabbed for duping a forex trader for ` 2 lakh. The accused, identified as Shafia Begum, her husband Saleem Aalam and a relative, Suraj, were nabbed by the police, but another accused, Ishfaq, managed to flee.

Taxation dept hits roadblock
Rly refuses check post near parcel office
Ludhiana, August 25
Efforts of the state excise and taxation department to put a check to the dubious activities of “peti mafia” which play a vital role in massive tax evasion by facilitating the transportation of goods by railways have suffered a setback as the Northern Railway authorities have refused to permit construction of a permanent sales tax check post near the parcel office.

Man tries to throw acid on woman
Ludhiana, August 25
A youth tried to throw acid on a woman, whom he used to refer to as his sister-in-law, here last night. The accused, identified as Charku, a resident of Jharkhand, has been booked.

Sufi and pop singer Lakhwinder Wadali in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Junior Wadali comes calling
Ludhiana, August 25
Variation is the key to survival in today’s fast-paced world, says the son of legendary Sufi singer Padmashri Ustad Puran Chand Wadali, Lakhwinder.

Sufi and pop singer Lakhwinder Wadali in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph


Students bunking classes become a nuisance
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 25
Unaware of the fallout of their inability to retain students in classes and impart instruction till the schools close for day, teachers and heads of most state-run schools have aggravated problems for parents as well as la enforcement agencies.

Nagar Panchayat
No confidence motion against acting chief
Khamano, August 25
A no confidence motion was presented against the acting president of Nagar Panchayat, Khamano, by eight councillors out of eleven.

TV researcher gets US scholarship
Ludhiana, August 25
Dr Anil Kumar Sharma, assistant director (TV), Centre for Communication and International Linkages, has been selected by the Foreign Fulbright Scholarship Board (FSB) in Washington and approved by the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the Government of India (GOI) for a Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership programme fellowship.

From Colleges
The Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology organised a two-day national conference on the “recent trends in mechanical and automobile engineering” with the objective of providing a common platform to researchers, academicians, industrialists and professionals to interact on this topic.

From Schools
Students plant saplings to mark World Earth Day in Tagore International Senior Secondary School, Sahnewal, on Wednesday. World Earth Day
World Earth Day was celebrated in Tagore International Senior Secondary School, Sahnewal, with great enthusiasm. An interactive function was organised on the school campus to make students aware of their duties towards the earth. Students delivered speeches on the importance of this day and vowed to make earth green and clean.

Students plant saplings to mark World Earth Day in Tagore International Senior Secondary School, Sahnewal, on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

1,500 saplings distributed
Samrala, August 25
Mata Kaulan Ji Bhalai Trust of Amritsar organised a two-day religious examination at Nanakana Sahib Public School in which 4,000 students took part. According to organisation’s president Lakhvir Singh Balala, a seven-year-old speech challenged boy Balbir Singh of Jharr Sahib village was specially honoured for writing “Waheguru” one lakh times.

Doraha health sub-centre sick
Overgrown grass, stagnant water, snakes, unsafe surroundings enough to turn healthy person sick 
Doraha, August 25
This town, as far as ensuring adequate heath facilities by the health department is concerned, seems to have been abandoned altogether.Leave aside the shifting of a civil dispensary suddenly to a village, the only hope left of ensuring better health services to the town i.e. the sub-center, is in hopeless condition.

The entrance of the sub-centre at Doraha; and (right) its outer view. Photos by writer

No stopping underage driving
Ludhiana, August 25
The death of a 15-year-old student of Sacred Heart Convent School, Mayank Jain, on Saturday, has once again brought to the fore the issue of underage driving. He had died in an accident when he was driving a motorbike gifted to him by his father.

3 sustain burns as cylinder catches fire
Ludhiana, August 25
A woman and her two daughters suffered burns after the gas cylinder in their house caught fire in the Mayapuri area near the Tibba road.The victims are Asha Rani (37), Renu (16) and Aarti (14).The gas agency authorities effected a compromise with the woman and compensated her with Rs 5,000. They, however, did not take the victims to a hospital.

Protest by power loom unit workers
Ludhiana, August 25
Power loom workers stage a protest in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Workers of power loom units at New Shakti Nagar held a demonstration outside the labour office here today. The main demands of the workers include increment in wages and implementation of labour laws at industrial units. They handed over a charter of their demands to the Labour Commissioner.

Power loom workers stage a protest in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Multiple Murder Case
With entire family killed, bodies await last rites
Ludhiana, August 25
Till Saturday night, the Lal’s residence was just like any other house where children cracked jokes and parents talked about old days. But things have changed now.The Lal’s residence in Durgapuri Haibowal wears a deserted look. The locked house narrates the gory tale of an illicit relationship led to the brutal killing of the four family members.

Youth Congress to gherao corrupt govt officials
Ludhiana, August 25
Charging government officials with poor disposal of work in the offices, and causing harassment to common man in the process, the District Youth Congress (DYC) has threatened to gherao corrupt, inefficient and politically biased officials if they failed to mend their ways.

Careless Driving
SSP’s SMS sways Rotarians to launch drive
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 25
“Caution and care make accidents rare” reads an SMS sent on behalf of the SSP, Ludhiana, by the police. These SMSes are being forwarded to the residents who in turn are passing the same to their friends.

Youth hangs himself
Ludhiana, August 25
A 24-year-old youth committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at Haibowal here yesterday.The deceased has been identified as Vijay Kumar. He got married in January and was working as a daily wage earner.


Cheque Bounce Case
Businessman gets 2-yr jail
Ludhiana, August 25
Judicial Magistrate Vipindeep Kaur has convicted Jaspreet Singh, owner of M/s Satpal Hosiery Factory, in a cheque bounce case. He has been sentenced to undergo two-year imprisonment. A fine of Rs 2,000 was also imposed on him.

Tae kwon do: BVM girls romp home
Ludhiana, August 25
Girl students of the host Bhartiya Vidya Mandir (BVM) Senior Secondary School, Kitchlu Nagar branch, proved their mettle to emerge champions in the under 14 and 19 categories in the Ludhiana District Inter-School Tae kwon do Championship organised by the local education department yesterday.

Throwball Championship
Students who won the throwball championship in Ludhiana. Everest School clinch title
Ludhiana, August 25
Girl students of Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, won the title under-19 year category in the District Inter-School Throw ball Tournament organised by the local education department at Sacred Heart Convent School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, yesterday.

Students who won the throwball championship in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

LBA shuttlers win 4 titles
Ludhiana, August 25
Players of the Ludhiana Badminton Academy (LBA) won four titles in addition to finishing runners-up in two categories in the Sub-Junior Punjab State Badminton Championship held at Jalandhar, recently.




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