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Gastro patient’s death sparks protest
Ludhiana, August 31
Angered by the death a 26-year-old gastroenteritis patient, Hira Lal, migrant workers living in Sherpur Kalan and Dhandari Khurd staged a protest at the Focal Point road today morning. They expressed resentment at the municipal corporation’s failure to clear the heaps of garbage in these areas and supply potable water.

Residents of Sherpur Kalan and Dhandari Khurd stage protest at focal point road, with the body of the gastro victim lying on road Residents of Sherpur Kalan and Dhandari Khurd stage protest at focal point road, with the body of the gastro victim lying on road. A Tribune photograph


Threat charge by Benipal
Ludhiana, August 31
In yet another confrontation between Major GS Benipal, the Tehsildar who is an Executive Magistrate, Class-I in Ludhiana, and SAD councillor Simranjit Singh Bains, Benipal charged Bains with having publicly threatened him today in Gill village.

Pollution board under scanner
Delay in taking action against ESIC hospital for violating rules on biomedical waste
Ludhiana, August 31
The inordinate delay on part of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) to take action against the ESIC Model Hospital for violating biomedical waste (management and handling) rules has brought the working of the board under scanner.

Ban on new units in Mandi Gobindgarh to go
Ludhiana, August 31
The environment ministry is expected to soon lift the moratorium on new industries in Mandi Gobindgarh, which has been included in the list of critically polluted areas. However, the ban on Jalandhar will continue.

Undertrial escapes
Three cops suspended
Ludhiana, August 31
In a shocking incident that has brought officials of the city’s Central Jail under the scanner, a prisoner escaped from police custody in Chandigarh where he was taken for treatment last night.

Morning assembly a farce at most govt schools
Reciting National Anthem a tall order for heads, teachers
Ludhiana/Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 31
Ideal decorum desired to be maintained during morning assembly at educational institutes is almost missing at a majority of government schools of the region.

On Janamashtmi, city abuzz with religious activity
An artist gives final touches to the statue of Lord Krishna on the eve of Janamashtmi in LudhianaLudhiana, August 31
The eve of Krishna Janmashtmi witnessed great religious frenzy across the length and breadth of the city. Temples and religious places have been abuzz with frantic activity since early morning in preparation for the Krishna Janam Diwas. Beautifully decorated jhoolas, idols of Lord Krishna and Radha; jhankis and floral embellishments have been put up in various city temples.
An artist gives final touches to the statue of Lord Krishna on the eve of Janamashtmi in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Tampering with F&CC agenda opens Pandora’s box
Congress councillors submit a memorandum to MC Commissioner Ludhiana, August 31
In fiddling with the proceedings of Finance and Contracts Committee (F&CC) meeting, the top brass of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation seems to have stirred a hornet's nest with no easy way out from a tricky situation.

Congress councillors submit a memorandum to MC Commissioner AK Sinha in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Punjab to become ‘Nirmal state’
SR Aggarwal, chief engineer, water supply and sanitation, presides over a conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday Govt sanctions Rs 124 cr for constructing 1.1 lakh toilets in rural areas
Ludhiana, August 31
With an aim to make Punjab a "Nirmal state", the state government has sanctioned Rs 124 crore to provide free-of-cost toilets in rural areas.

SR Aggarwal, chief engineer, water supply and sanitation, presides over a conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Assessment notices to traders
Ludhiana, August 31
Traders are in a tizzy after the excise and taxation department has issued assessment notices to them across the city. Notices have been sent for the financial year 2006-07 to those traders where discrepancies have been found in the VAT returns. Nearly 4,000 traders have been served the notices.

GADVASU trains hill farmers on dairy farming
Ludhiana, August 31
The Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, trained farmers of Una district of Himachal Pradesh in a three-day training programme on scientific dairy farming, said Dr H.K. Verma, professor-cum-head.

Musical nite in memory of Ishmeet
Ludhiana, August 31
The Ishmeet Singh Foundation will organise a grand musical nite “Yaadein….. Ishmeet Ki” (sponsored by the State Bank of India) on the eve of the 22nd birth anniversary of “Voice of India” Ishmeet Singh on September 2 at Guru Nanak Bhawan, Ludhiana, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Tributes paid to Beant Singh
Ludhiana, August 31
Tributes were paid to former Chief Minister of Punjab Beant Singh at a prayer meeting organised by the Desh Bhagat Yadgari Society to mark his 15th martyrdom day, at Rajguru Nagar here today.

FCI workers protest, seek direct payment
Ludhiana, August 31
Activists of the FCI Workers Palledar Union and the Punjab Palledar Union today staged a joint dharna in front of the FCI area manager office and submitted a memorandum demanding implementation of the notification for direct payment to the labour. Addressing the protesters, general secretary of the FCI union Amar Singh Bhattian said the Union Labour Ministry had issued a notification on April 23 for bringing 31 depots of the FCI under direct payment. But the FCI management had failed to implement the notification.

From Colleges
Birth anniversary
In order to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder president of the college Dr Ishwar Singh, a cultural function was especially organised by the students of GNN College, Doraha, and GN Model Senior Secondary School at the Dr Ishwar Singh Memorial Hall of the college today.

From Schools
Investiture ceremony
To infuse a sense of social responsibility among students an investiture ceremony was held at BCM School, Dugri, wherein students of senior classes were appointed leaders of the council. Gursimran Singh and Anjani Mishra took the oath as school captains. Navjot, Jasmeet, Nitesh, Jasleen, Amanmeet, Ishu Singla, Ramandeep and Nupur were honoured as house captains of Gulmohar, Kohinoor, Shalimar, and Pukhraj House respectively by chief guest Dr JS Sekhon, Head of Department of Oncology in DMC&H, Ludhiana. SK Mehta, manager of the school, RB Khanna (Education Advisor) congratulated the office -bearers.

Safety of schoolchildren thrown to wind
Face myriad problems while availing transport facility
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 31
Not caring two hoots for road safety norms prescribed by the authorities and courts, management committees of certain private schools and colleges continue to ignore the safety of students availing the transport facility.


Gang of vehicle lifters busted, 3 held
Mullanpur Dakha, August 31
Last evening the local police arrested three members of a notorious gang involved in snatching of vehicles by attacking owners with sharp-edged weapons. The gang members confessed to have thrashed many persons who had tried to resist their attempt to rob them.

Golf: Amit leads
Phillaur, August 31
Amit Kumar of Phillaur shot a one over 73 to lead after round two of the PGTI Feeder Tour event being played at the Ranjitgarh Golf Club in Phillaur. His total now stands at one under 143.




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