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Transactions worth Rs 1,000 cr hit
Ludhiana, August 5
A policeman stands guard at a deserted public sector bank due to the nation-wide one-day strike by bank staff in Ludhiana Transactions worth ~1,000 crore were affected in the industrial hub today due to the one-day nationwide strike call given by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBUs).

A policeman stands guard at a deserted public sector bank due to the nation-wide one-day strike by bank staff in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo Inderjeet Verma

Privatisation, merger policies of govt flayed
Ludhiana, August 5
On the call given by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBUs), consisting of nine trade unions in the banking sector and representing nearly 10 lakh bank employees and officers, employees and officials of public sector banks observed a strike and held mass demonstrations here today.


20 dyeing units get week’s time
Ludhiana, August 5
The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has given a week’s extension to the 20 dyeing units, located on the Bahadurke Road, that were issued closure notices by the PPCB last month.

Factory worker robbed of Rs 3.90 lakh 
Ludhiana, August 5
In a daylight robbery, three motorcycle-borne miscreants snatched Rs 3.90 lakh from an employee of a nut-bolt manufacturing unit at gunpoint from the Focal Point area here today.

Life term for killing father
Ludhiana, August 5
Additional Sessions Judge Mandeep Pannu has convicted Baljinder Singh, alias Raj, of Rabbo Nichi village in Payal of killing his father Baldev Singh in a murderous assault.


Choked sewerage forces residents to stage protest
Jagraon, August 5
Residents of two localities - Gandhi Nagar and Ajit Nagar - situated on the Raikot Road are up in arms against the local municipal council for not paying heed to their demand of cleaning the blocked sewerage, which has made their life a virtual hell.

Kissan sabha gets support for protest rallies
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 5
Continuing their struggle to get their demands fulfilled, office-bearers of the Punjab Kissan Sabha (CPI and CPM) have started mobilising support for their schedule protest programmes at the tehsil and district level.

MC fails to provide info on Zone-D building
Ludhiana, August 5
The Ludhiana municipal corporation has failed to provide information regarding the construction of the Zone-D building sought by a local resident under the RTI Act.

Training programme for dairy farmers
Ludhiana, August 5
The department of veterinary and animal husbandry extension education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Husbandry University (GADVASU), had organised the third knowledge upgradation programme for dairy farmers of Gujarat, Bihar, Jharkand, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab, which concluded here today.

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Open manholes, black hole in PAU’s reputation
Ludhiana, August 5
An open manhole near the student’s home in Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana. It’s not only the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC), which is often accused of being careless about installing covers on manholes, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) also seems to have joined this notorious league. It is only due to sheer negligence on the part of varsity officials that several open manholes don the campus. Students have rued that if PAU officials failed to take any action in this regard, the day is not far when a tragedy can take place in the campus.

An open manhole near the student’s home in Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

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Beer Day festivity doesn’t cheer social bodies
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 5
Labelling beer as the gateway to hard liquor, office-bearers of various social and religious organisations of the area have condemned the celebration of the International Beer Day (IBD) by certain organisations.

Speeding BMW overturns
Ludhiana, August 5
A speeding BMW SUV driven by a Gurdev Nagar resident overturned after hitting a divider near Welkom Chowk on the Ferozepore road late last night.

I-Day arrangements reviewed
Ludhiana, August 5
The city police conducted a meeting with Railway officials and RPF authorities to check security arrangements in the wake of Independence Day.

Arrangements finalised for SGPC polls
Ludhiana, August 5
All arrangements have been finalised for the proper conduct of elections to Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) for which the acceptance of nomination papers started from yesterday and will continue till August 11. Even though the administration has made provisions for acceptance of nomination papers by returning officers concerned on public holidays or on Saturday and Sunday, no papers were filed till date for any of the 13 SGPC seats in the district.


Burglars decamp with 220 gm of gold
Phillaur, August 5
The house of Jhalman Singh, a resident of Kang Jagir village in Phillaur sub-division, was reportedly burgled last night.

Unidentified body found
Ludhiana, August 5
Panic spread in the Madhopuri area after an unidentified body was found floating in the Budha Nalah here today. The incident came to light here this morning when onlookers spotted the body and raised an alarm.

4 of gang held for 2 murders
Ludhiana, August 5
Four members of a gang landed in the police net for killing two persons, here yesterday. The gang members admitted to having committed the crime for a handful of money to buy drugs.

Gang of con men busted; 4 arrested
The gang members, who used to dupe people of their money, in police custody in LudhianaLudhiana, August 5
The CIA claims to have busted a gang of con men who used to dupe residents of their hard-earned money at banks. The gang of four had been thriving on the greed of their targets and tactfully making their victims partners in crime.

The gang members, who used to dupe people of their money, in police custody in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Factory worker run over by truck
Ludhiana, August 5
A 27-year-old hosiery factory worker was crushed to death under a speeding truck at Kali Sarak, near the Jodhewal area, here today.

Facile victories for SDP school
Ludhiana, August 5
SDP Senior Secondary School, Hazuri Road branch, recorded easy wins in the under-17 and 19 groups in the Ludhiana Inter-School Cricket Tournament (PAU Zone) being conducted by the Punjab Education Department here today.

KVM, SVM shuttlers enter finals
Ludhiana, August 5
Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines branch, in the boys’ under-14 and 17 categories and Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School in the under-19 group wrapped up semifinal matches to secure berths in the final of the Ludhiana Inter-School PAU Zone Badminton Tournament at Shastri Hall, near Guru Nanak Sports Complex.

BVM lads triumph in dodgeball
Ludhiana, August 5
Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School Kitchlu Nagar branch proved too good for Government Senior Secondary School, Haibowal Khurd branch, whom they beat 2-0 in the final of the Ludhiana Inter-School Dodgeball Tournament (boys’ under-19) at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, here today. The tournament was organised by the Ludhiana District Education Department in which teams from different schools across the district took part.




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