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Bit by bit, it’s ` 50-lakh scam
Funds for BPL families syphoned off; ADC’s signatures forged
Ludhiana, September 8
In a scam that rocked the district administration today, over Rs 50 lakh out of a total of Rs 1.26 crore, meant for below poverty line (BPL) families, was siphoned off by allegedly “forging” the signature of the Assistant Deputy Commissioner (Development), Davinder Singh.

Badal promises to clean up Budha Nullah in 15 months
Ludhiana, September 8
In yet another deadline for cleaning up the polluted Budha Nullah, Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal today said the exercise would be completed within 15 months. He was speaking in Mullanpur Dakha, near here, where he inaugurated the first centre for training female workers looking for jobs in the textile industry.
Garbage, effluents clog Budha Nullah in Ludhiana Parkash Singh Badal

Garbage, effluents clog Budha Nullah in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


PSEB semester exams kick off, finally
Ludhiana, September 8
The class X and XII semester examinations conducted by the Punjab School Education Board began today. While students of class X appeared happy after appearing for the Punjabi A exam, those of class XII expressed mixed feelings about the business organisation & management (commerce) paper with most saying it was very tough.

Water Trouble

Students of Khalsa College for Women face the same predicament every time it rains in Ludhiana
Students of Khalsa College for Women face the same predicament every time it rains in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

DFO chided for removing official signboards
Ludhiana, September 8
Deputy commissioner Rahul Tewari has taken district forest officer BS Brar to task for removing signboards set up by the forest department near some localities of South City without consulting the administration. The matter was brought to his notice during the district grievances committee meeting held in Bachat Bhawan today.

Pak spy ‘ditched’ by intel agencies
Ludhiana, September 8
The Pakistani national, who was arrested on the charges of spying, confessed before the police that he was caught in a vicious circle and had reached a point of no return. He told the police that the Pakistani intelligence agencies betrayed him. He was neither receiving monetary help nor he had the documents to prove his nationality.


Knitwear Industry
CM urged to bring units under mixed land use fold
Ludhiana, September 8
In a rude shock to the knitwear and textile industry, areas housing large chunk of hosiery industry for over 100 years have been left out of the mixed land use category. The units, over 10,000 in number, are a source of livelihood for over one lakh workers directly or indirectly.

Initiative to train rural youth
Ludhiana, September 8
Under the cluster development program for knitwear industry, the Knitwear Club in association with the Apex Cluster Development Services has started a training program of computerised flat knitting machine operators after mobilising unemployed matric youth from nearby villages of the Industrial Area.

Govt decision on VAT refund elates industry
Ludhiana, September 8
Industry has welcomed the decision taken recently at a meeting of the Punjab government cabinet to give 75 per cent VAT refunds in the shape of monthly returns and against indemnity bonds to manufacturers and traders up to Rs 1 crore.

Youth Cong activists vow to eliminate illiteracy
Ludhiana, September 8
The District Youth Congress (DYC) today organised a workshop to impart hands-on computer training to its block presidents and other office-bearers at the Congress Bhawan to mark the World Literacy Day.

Landing of VIP choppers
Sports fraternity fumes over misuse of PAU grounds
Ludhiana, September 8
Repeated misuse of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) grounds for landing the chopper of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has left the sports fraternity fuming.
Vehicles of the Chief Minister’s security staff parked inside a football ground at the PAU in Ludhiana
Vehicles of the Chief Minister’s security staff parked inside a football ground at the PAU in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Nominations invited for national award
Ludhiana, September 8
The Nehru Sidhant Kendra Trust, founded by former Member of Parliament Sat Paul Mittal in 1983 to propagate the ideology of Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, has invited nominations for the “Sat Paul Mittal National Award for Outstanding Services to Humanity” for 2010.

Jail warden cremated
Magisterial probe ordered into reasons leading to suicide
Ludhiana, September 8
Suspended jail warden Kashmiri Lal (45), who committed suicide yesterday, was cremated amidst a largely attended gathering here today. Relatives and members of the Jail Guard Association lifted their dharna this morning and gave an ultimatum of three days to the police to take action into the matter.

With exams nearing, Parents approach invigilators
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 8
With the education department introducing the semester system, a section of teachers obliging their friends and relatives during the annual examination seem to be cheerful, as now they will be able to please the latter twice a year.

PAU students seek filling of vacant posts of ADO, soil scientist
Ludhiana, September 8
A delegation of students of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today submitted a memorandum to Vice-Chancellor Dr MS Kang demanding recruitment of agriculture development officers (ADO), horticulture development officers, soil conservation scientists against vacant posts in the state.


A student takes the picture of Punjabi singer-actor Amrinder Gill during his performance at Arya College for Women in Ludhiana
A student takes the picture of Punjabi singer-actor Amrinder Gill during his performance at Arya College for Women in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Ludhiana: Wazir Singh Khehra, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Ludhiana, delivered a lecture on “Traffic Rules and Road Safety” to first and second year students of BSc agriculture, PAU.

From Colleges
World Literacy Day
Ludhiana: Bhutta College of Education, along with the department of life long learning and extension, Panjab University, Chandigarh, celebrated World Literacy Day. An interactive session was held in the college by resource persons Dr Avinash Jolly and Renu Gandhi, associate professors.

From Schools
World Literacy Day
World Literacy Day was celebrated at GMT Public School today. A function was organised in the morning assembly where students were acquainted with the meaning of literacy into true sense. Speeches were delivered by teachers and students.

Apollo starts minimally invasive cardiac surgery
Ludhiana, September 8
The department of cardiothorasic and vascular surgery, Satguru Partap Singh Apollo Hospitals, today announced to have started the minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS).

City gears up for Ganesh Chaturthi
Ludhiana, September 8
With Ganesh Chaturthi a few days away, the city is all jazzed up for the festival. The celebrations will go on for 10 days. A clay model of Lord Ganesha is made two-three months before Ganesh Chaturthi.

Central Jail inmates get training in extrusion technology
Ludhiana, September 8
Experts of the Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology, a premier institute of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), today imparted prisoners of Ludhiana Central Jail training in extrusion technology for production of snack foods and pasta-making technology.

Textile training centre a boon for village girls
Mullanpur, September 8
Being parents of girls is no more an adversity for lower and middle class families of villages and localities surrounding this town. Establishment of the first training centre for educating women in field of textile and spinning at Gurmat Bhawan here has come as a boon for them.
Opening of the first women empowerment and employment awareness centre at Mullanpur Dakha has turned out to be a boon for these girls
Opening of the first women empowerment and employment awareness centre at Mullanpur Dakha has turned out to be a boon for these girls. A Tribune photograph

Money Transfer
Migrants ‘pool’ to cut the cost
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 8
Migrant labourers have turned smarter when it comes to cutting cost on transfer of money to their families staying at their native places. Disappointed over unexplained delay in realisation of transfer of money through money order, majority of them opened accounts in branches of nationalised banks providing the core-banking system facility during past years.

Amrinder Gill in city to promote forthcoming film
Ludhiana, September 8
“Although we talk about equality among boys and girls but it is still a distant dream. Indifference towards girls still exists in our society. It is the time girls should firmly be in the saddle and ask for their rights if deprived,” said singer-actor Amrinder Gill.
Punjabi singer-actor Amrinder at the Arya College for Women in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph
Punjabi singer-actor Amrinder at the Arya College for Women in Ludhiana

Bank opens ATM facility
Doraha, September 8
The Bank of India opened its ATM facility at the railway road today. PS Rawat, zonal manager, Ludhiana, said the bank was opening 105 ATMs across India to coincide with the 105th foundation day of the bank.


Company told to pay relief
Ludhiana, September 8
The District Consumer Forum has ordered the National Insurance Company to pay Rs 4,000 as compensation, along with Rs 2,000 as cost of litigation, to the complainant for denying a medical claim.

PU Powerlifting
GCW retain title
Ludhiana, September 8
Students of Government College for Women (GCW), Ludhiana, gave an excellent performance to win the title for the second consecutive time in the Panjab University Inter-College Powerlifting Championship at Chandigarh, recently.

Softball probables selected
Ludhiana, September 8
The Punjab Softball Association conducted trials at Guru Nanak Stadium to select probables for the forthcoming North Zone Senior Softball Championship for men and women scheduled to be held at Solan, Himachal Pradesh, from September 13 to 15.




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