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Undertrial again caught with cellphone
Ludhiana, August 29
An undertrial facing rape charges and a close relative of personal assistant (PA) of a state Cabinet minister has again landed in trouble for allegedly possessing a mobile phone in Brostal jail.

50 more gastro cases reported
Ludhiana, August 29
The gastro outbreak in the city slums has taken an ugly turn, with 50 new cases surfacing in migrant-populated localities of Dhandari Kalan.

Embezzlement of riot victims’ fund
Panel chief meets Governor, seeks CBI probe
Ludhiana, August 29
Controversy surrounding the embezzlement of relief fund meant for the riot victims has intensified further with the members of 1984 Sikh Qatl-e-Aam Peerit Action Committee led by Charanjit Singh meeting Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil and demanding a CBI probe against Surjit Singh, president, Danga Pirit Welfare Association.


Rajveer cremated
n Was killed in Australia  n Cause of death remains unknown
Sister of Rajveer Singh at a gurdwara in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, August 29
"I spent all my savings to send my child abroad and, look, what have I got in return?" lamented Kulwant Singh, while holding the dead body of his 25 year-old-son, Rajveer, at a crematorium in the city today. The body arrived here from Australia last night.

Sister of Rajveer Singh at a gurdwara in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Over 2,000 city taxpayers face scrutiny
Ludhiana, August 29
Taxpayers who have been issued scrutiny notices for fiscal 2008-09 by the income tax department are a worried lot. Over 2,000 cases in the city have been selected through the computer assister scrutiny selection (CASS) in New Delhi.

Gang of vehicle lifters busted, seven held
Gang members of vehicle lifters in police custody in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, August 29
The Dugri police last night nabbed all seven members of a vehicle-lifters’ gang, which was led by a woman.

Gang members of vehicle lifters in police custody in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

I want to be known as a performer: Jonita Doda
Model-turned-actor on her new flick ‘Chak Jawana’ 
Ludhiana, August 29
Jonita Doda from Chandigarh who made it as a model, choreographer and heroine is all excited about her newly released Punjabi flick "Chak Jawana" with legendary singer and actor Gurdas Mann.


Govt fails to release grant; teachers denied salaries 
Ludhiana, August 29
Failure of the Punjab Government, facing a cash crunch, to release grant-in-aid to 400 government-aided schools across the state has the teachers fuming, as the latter have been denied their salaries for the past eight months.

Advances in post-harvest technology discussed
Ludhiana, August 29
Deputy director-general (crop science) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research Dr Swapan K Dutta visited the Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering Technology (CIPHET). Dr Dutta took into account various initiatives taken by the institute in the area of post-harvest field.

76 meritorious girls honoured
Members of the Bharat Vikas Parishad distribute scholarships to needy girl students in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, August 29
Lending a helping hand to needy girl students and helping them achieve their dreams, an NGO, Bharat Vikas Parishad, Shivaji branch, gave scholarships to 76 meritorious needy girls at a function held at SD Kamla Lohtia College here today.

Members of the Bharat Vikas Parishad distribute scholarships to needy girl students in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

From Colleges
Cheque given for development work
MP Sukhdev Singh Libra, Fatehgarh Sahib, yesterday disbursed a cheque worth Rs 50,000 out of the discretionary quota for the developmental works to be carried on the campus of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha.

Expert dwells on career options in animation
Ludhiana, August 29
Have you ever thought how your favourite characters in Club House Disney, Richie Rich, Doraemon, Shinchan, Pokemon and Tom and Jerry exhibit if there was no animation? Aided by digital graphics and powerful tools, animation has added a powerful dimension to the glitz and jazz, thereby lifting and enlivening anything from cartoon pictures to music videos.

At The Crossroads
Dr Barjinder Singh Hamdard Barjinder Hamdard: Exponent of Punjabiat
The person who is well known wants to remain unknown due to his unobtrusive nature. He seldom attends literary or cultural meetings, never makes a show of his achievements and keeps his role in the political field a guarded secret. Not that he has anything to hide but he considers his choices a personal affair.

Dr Barjinder Singh Hamdard

Family seeks financial help for surgery of son
Tej Partap Singh with his parents before leaving for the hospital at Nizampur near Ahmedgarh on Sunday.Payal, August 29
Having lost their daughter as there were no adequate funds for her medical treatment, a migrant labourer family of Nizampur near here has sought financial help for treatment of their only son.

Tej Partap Singh with his parents before leaving for the hospital at Nizampur near Ahmedgarh on Sunday. Photo Mahesh Sharma

Jewellers waive labour charges as prices of gold fluctuate
Ludhiana/Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 29
Jewellery outlets in the area have begun wearing a deserted look due to fluctuating gold prices and flood-like situation in the region.

Abhishek, Kritika win Shan-e-Punjab title
Ludhiana, August 29
Abhishek Rai and Kritika Sharma won the title of Mr and Miss Shan-e-Punjab 2010 respectively. Rahul Sharma and Ajit Singh were first and second runner-up in the male category while Baljeet Kaur and Diksha Sood were runners up in the female category.

Ghazal soiree enchants audience
A ghazal singer performs at the Adeeb International Club in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, August 29
The ghazal night organised by the Adeeb International Club yesterday was a treat for music lovers in the city. Audience enjoyed the resonating voice of Mukesh and his wife Namrata, young singers from the city.

A ghazal singer performs at the Adeeb International Club in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Talent hunt contest
Ludhiana, August 29
A talent hunt competition was organised at Guru Nanak Public School, Model Town Extension, yesterday. At least 112 students of class IV took part in the competition. Young dancers attired in traditional and colourful costumes performed pahari, Haryanvi, Rajasthani and Punjabi folk dances on varied themes.

Hospital claims complex urological reconstruction
Ludhiana, August 29
A six-year-old girl, who fell down from a height in March, had sustained pelvic and vaginal injury. Due to this injury, she had suffered complete loss of her urethra (urinary tube for passing urine), which dissociated from bladder and a passageway developed between the urinary and reproductive path due to the accident.

100 examined at free screening camp
Ludhiana, August 29
A free screening camp for poor patients requiring free knee and hip replacement under the proposed project “Operation Walk” was conducted today at DMCH.

Salad fest, treat for foodies
Students display their salad preparations at Ivanna Institute of Hotel Management in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, August 29
Ivanna Institute of Hotel Management (Ivanna IHM) organised a salad festival here today, in which hospitality students made a wide variety of salads and smoothies. The students of the institute pursuing diploma and degree in hotel management under the PTU distance education mode participated in the contest

Students display their salad preparations at Ivanna Institute of Hotel Management in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Pharmacists’ body demands regularisation of jobs
Ludhiana, August 29
The rural health pharmacists of Ludhiana district called upon the state government to fulfill their long pending demands. In a meeting convened today in Ludhiana at Rakh Bagh, the Rural Health Pharmacists’ Association, Punjab, demanded regularisation of jobs of the pharmacists working under the Zila Parishads, recruitments of qualified pharmacists in village dispensaries, implementation of the Pharmacy Act and pay package as per the pay scale for the pharmacists.

Tips given to budding designers
Ludhiana, August 29
International Institute of Fashion Design organised a workshop on interior designing here. Aman Aggarwal, the brain behind Charged Voids-a leading architectural consultancy, was invited to share the nuances of fine design and render valuable tips to budding interior designers of the institute.


Mangoor fish being sold openly in market
The fisheries department today conducted raids and seized a cache of 7 quintal of the fish from Sherpur market
The sale of the fish goes on unabated in the unauthorised fish market in Sherpur.Ludhiana, August 29
Tightening the noose around fish sellers selling banned Thai mangoor fish openly in various parts of the city, the fisheries department today conducted raids and seized a cache of 7 quintals mangoor fish from Sherpur market.

The sale of the fish goes on unabated in the unauthorised fish market in Sherpur. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Gang of extortionists booked, one held
Ludhiana, August 29
Tightening its nose on the growing extortion mafia, the police booked a nine-member gang of extortionists and nabbed one of their members in this connection.

Inter-Block Games
Double delight for Dehlon in hockey
Ludhiana, August 29
Dehlon wrapped up hockey titles in the boys as well girls’ sections in the three-day Inter-Block Games (U-16) organised under the Panchayat Yuva Krida and Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA), which concluded at Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today.

Upcoming shuttlers felicitated
Ludhiana, August 29
The upcoming shuttlers, trainees of the Ludhiana Badminton Academy (LBA), were felicitated for their outstanding performance during the Sub-Junior Punjab State Badminton Championship held at Jalandhar recently.

Golf tournament in Phillaur from today
Phillaur, August 29
The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) Feeder Tour will stage its fifth tournament of 2010 season at the Ranjitgarh Golf Club in Phillaur from tomorrow till September 1.

Mahindra NBA Challenge
LBA prevails over Bhagat Singh Club 89-88
Ludhiana, August 29
In a battle of nerves, the Ludhiana Basketball Academy (LBA) faced a stiff challenge from Shaheed Bhagat Singh Club, Kotkapura, before coming out triumphant with a wafer-thin margin of just one point (89-88) in the senior men’s section in the fourth week matches of the inaugural edition of the Mahindra NBA Basketball Challenge League being held at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

Cricket: 36 probables selected
Ludhiana, August 29
Trials were conducted at the PAU here tdoay to select the probables for the upcoming cricket league to be organised by the CCI Association here at the Punjab Agricultural University grounds from August 31 to September 3.

National Sports Day celebrated
Ludhiana, August 29
The National Sports Day and birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand was celebrated here today. To celebrate the occasion, the Baba Banda Singh Bahadur International Foundation honoured Junior Mr India Abhishek Dhir at a function organised at Akash Health Club, Dugri.




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