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10 villages under Sutlej threat
500 villagers offer help to admn in repair work
Ludhiana, August 26
A man floats on a tyre tube near Madepura villag The 300-metre-long trench in the ‘dhussi’ bundh at Madepura village on the Nakodar road in Ludhiana district.

A man floats on a tyre tube near Madepura village. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Respite in sight: No rain forecast for next 2-3 days
Ludhiana, August 26
In view of the floodlike situation prevailing in several villages located on the Sutlej river, the forecast of no rainfall during the next two to three days has come as a big relief.


Shrine under knee-deep water
Phillaur, August 26
With the water level in the Sutlej river rising rapidly, ‘Shani Gaon’, a popular shrine near here, went under knee-deep water today. Devotees struggled to reach the idols in the Shani Mandir after water entered its premises.

Liquor vend owner killed; cop suspended
Ludhiana, August 26
A constable was suspended here today after a gang war claimed a life at Basti Jodhewal late last night. Constable Pawan Kumar, posted at the Basti Jodhewal police station, was suspended for dereliction of duty after members of two gangs clashed in the area.

Man killed at wedding
Ludhiana, August 26
For a family, the wedding of their son turned out to be the funeral of their son-in-law at Hambran here last night. Janak Raj (40), a resident of Lehra Gagga, was excited to be a part of his brother-in-law Sandeep Kumar’s wedding last evening. Little did he know that the wedding would cost him his life.

Rapist gets life term for murder of 4-yr-old
Ludhiana, August 26
A local court has sentenced Tara Chand, alias Mukesh (41) of Gali No. 1, Baba Jeewan Singh Nagar, to undergo rigorous life imprisonment on the charges of raping and killing a four-year-old girl.

Baba Sehgal to open dance academy today
Pop singer Baba Sehgal in LudhianLudhiana, August 26
The city is fast emerging as a favoured destination for entertainment celebrities to launch new ventures. After Bollywood dance choreographer Saroj Khan it is now the turn of popular Punjabi singer and actor Baba Sehgal to set up a dance training institute here. He will inaugurate his Hip-Hop Dance Academy in Sarabha Nagar tomorrow and will also give some tips on the art. Why did he pick the city for opening his first academy? "Ludhiana is my lucky charm and I’ve some fond memories associated with the city as well. My first live show was held here. I’ve also mentioned Ludhiana in one of the songs, which became an instant hit. Then I have many dear friends living in the city," quips the Indipop singer, whose real name is Harjit Singh Sehgal and who was born in Chandigarh.
Pop singer Baba Sehgal in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Govt lax: Villagers
Ludhiana, August 26
Farmers from Madepura, Parjiyan and Hussani villages and adjoining areas have voiced their resentment against the state government for having adopted a lackadaisical attitude towards the problems faced by the farming community.


Schools turn into major traffic bottlenecks during opening and closing timin
Schools turn into major traffic bottlenecks during opening and closing timings. The view in front of a school in Ludhiana on Thursday. 
Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Quota to Valmikis, Mazhabi Sikhs
Manch backs government decision
Ludhiana, August 26
Dr Ambedkar Vichar Manch today came out in support of the state government’s decision to provide 12.5 per cent reservation to Valmikis and Mazhabi Sikhs out of 25 per cent meant for Scheduled Castes, saying the economic and social status of these sections rather merited more reservation than the government proposed to provide.

Mother Teresa remembered
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 26
Constituents of various educational institutes of the region vowed to adopt the ideologies of Mother Teresa here today. An oath was taken on the occasion of her birth centenary today.

Free orthopaedic surgeries for poor
Ludhiana, August 26
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in association with Rubin Institute, USA, will launch “Operation Walk” to offer free hip and knee replacement surgeries to poor patients.

Farmers get tips on micro-irrigation
Ludhiana, August 26
The Precision Farming Development Centre (PFDC), department of soil and water engineering, PAU, in association with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Faridkot, organised a training programme for farmers on micro-irrigation.

From Colleges
Open darbar
The premises of SDP College for Women came alive when an “open darbar” was organised by administrative officer Inderjeet Kohli and director S Verma assisted by principal Meenu Sharma for students. The aim was to resolve the grievances on the spot and provide an open and healthy atmosphere to students. Most grievances of students were resolved on the spot. Problems pertaining to rooms, fans and water were taken care of on priority basis. The principal said requisite arrangements would be made for baseball coach and functional Hindi job training programme.

From Schools
Poetry recitation
An inter-house Hindi poetry recitation contest was organised by the Sub-Junior Humanities Forum for students of primary section at Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, today.

Stir by power loom staff enters Day Two
Ludhiana, August 26
The stir by power loom workers of New Shakti Nagar continued for the second day here today. Leaders representing workers and industrialists met in the presence of the Additional Labour Commissioner.

Seminar for local garment industry
Ludhiana, August 26
A seminar on ‘Lean Manufacturing through Technology and Process Integration’ was organised by Lectra, Magnum Solutions and INIFD here recently. It was attended by Nahar Group, Vardhman Industries, Knitwell, Adidas, Superfine, Malwa Industries and JCT, among others.

Workshop on urogynaecology
Ludhiana, August 26
The department of obstetrics and gynaecology along with the department of urology and transplant at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), in association with the Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society of Northern India, will organise “Urogynaecology conference-cum-workshop” here on September 12. Senior doctors from the US and eminent national faculty will participate in the programme, which will include live demonstration of mini-arc, apogee, perigee and other procedures for stress incontinence, cystocele and rectocele.

Focus on maximising growth opportunities
Vinod Sawhny (R), executive director Ludhiana, August 26
“Personal trust, self-confidence, self-belief, intolerance to mediocrity, passion, innovativeness and strong leadership traits are key to maximising growth opportunities in business,” said Vinod Sawhny, executive director and CEO, Beetel, Teletech Limited, here.

Vinod Sawhny (R), executive director and CEO, Beetel, Teletech Limited, delivers a lecture on “Maximising growth opportunities” organised by the LMA in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph




Barinder Singh (face covered) in police c
Barinder Singh (face covered) in police custody in Ludhiana on Thursday. The horns of a stag were seized from his possession. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Missing driver found dead
Ludhiana, August 26
The driver of a paper mill, who went missing yesterday morning, was found dead at Kapur Singh village in Laddowal this morning. Thirtytwo-year-old Jaswant Singh of Kapur Singh village had been working as driver with the SM Paper Mill.

Valuables worth Rs 10 lakh stolen
Phillaur, August 26
A house beloging to Nirmala Devi was burgled on the local Akalpur road here last night. The burglars locked the bedroom of the woman from outside, before escaping with valuables worth Rs 10 lakh, including gold ornaments weighing 500 gm and Rs 55,000 in cash, the police said.




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