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Money makes the mare go in revenue department
Ludhiana, August 28
The stand of the SAD-BJP government in support of Anna's corruption crusade notwithstanding, the revenue department of the city is ridden with corruption as the government has failed to check it.

No graft plaints so far: DC
Ludhiana, August 28
While corruption in public offices is the common grouse of city residents, nobody came up to complain to Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tewari, who had made his cell phone number public, asking the residents to complain to him about any official seeking bribe.

Man who stole car from hotel parking lot held
Ludhiana, August 28
The suspect who stole a car from the valet parking at a five-star city hotel located near the Bhai Bala Chowk on August 20 has been identified as Karanvir Singh, the son of a prominent local industrialist, Joginder Singh, who owns Chawla Steels on Gill Road.


Drug menace plagues the affluent
Ludhiana, August 28
The arrest of Karanvir, son of an iron trader who was caught for stealing a car from a five-star hotel, has again brought to the fore the fact that drugs are spreading their tentacles among the upper-class society of the city.

Double whammy for Pulse Polio round
Ludhiana, August 28
Following a deadlock between employees of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and the health department, the Pulse Polio Migratory round of the health department started today amidst considerable hurdles.

Ludhiana Rly station
Freshly cooked snacks to become thing of past
A vendor prepares tea at a stall at the Ludhiana railway station. Ludhiana, August 28
If the top brass of Northern Railway has its ways, freshly cooked snacks, food and hot beverages at the railway station will become a thing of the past from coming Wednesday.

A vendor prepares tea at a stall at the Ludhiana railway station. Tribune photo: himanshu mahajan

Delusions grip many Anna campaigners: shrinks
Ludhiana, August 28
Although the nationwide crusade for introduction of a 'Jan Lokpal' bill in Parliament launched by social activist Anna Hazare has came to an end on Sunday after he broke his “fast unto death”, the campaign has reportedly led to some of the participants exhibiting symptoms of “delusional” disorders.


Dyeing industry keen to get effluent treatment plant
Ludhiana, August 28
The dyeing industry in the city is now "desperate" to get the common effluent treatment plant (CETP) installed near Central Jail on the Tajpur road at the earliest.

Anna Hazare’s supporters in Ludhiana hail Parliament’s unanimous acceptance of three key demands of the Jan Lokpal agitation on Sunday. Jubilation marches mark Anna’s victory
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 28
Protest marches and demonstrations by supporters of the August Anna Hazare Kranti were replaced with thanks-giving lectures and jubilation marches by activists and office-bearers of various social and constitutional organisations at the local town and surrounding localities.

Anna Hazare’s supporters in Ludhiana hail Parliament’s unanimous acceptance of three key demands of the Jan Lokpal agitation on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Victory of democracy
Doraha, August 28
Doraha and Sahnewal seem to be in an over-jubilant mood over the ultimate victory of Anna Hazare, with the Parliament agreeing to his three major demands and thus preparing adequate ground for ending anti-corruption fast today.

Father approaches panel for Scheduled Castes to seek justice
Jagraon, August 28
Deprived of justice by the police, the father of a youth, who had committed suicide after being allegedly insulted by residents of his village in May 2010, has now approached the National Commission for Scheduled Castes seeking justice and arrest of four persons booked for abetting his son to commit suicide.

Absence of gas agency has consumers fuming
Customers wait for their turn in a queue to get their cylinders filled in Doraha.Doraha, August 28
It may sound strange but it’s true that a population of more than 25,000 has no gas agency to cater to their needs. With the cancellation of the licence of the sole supplier of LPG in Doraha, residents are facing a harrowing time.

Customers wait for their turn in a queue to get their cylinders filled in Doraha. A Tribune photograph

Hangover of Anna’s victory continues
Devotees celebrate Janmashtami at ISKCON Temple in Ludhiana. Now that Anna Hazare has ended his fast after reaching a broad agreement with the government on Jan Lokpal Bill and his supporters, in every part of the country, are celebrating the moment as a big victory in the war against corruption, skeptics are back to their business.

IN TRANCE: Devotees celebrate Janmashtami at ISKCON Temple in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Cycle makers’ body to hold elections on September 14
Ludhiana, August 28
The United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association (UCPMA) will hold its elections on September 14. Though big players in the cycle industry want that instead of “wasting” huge money in campaigning, there should be an unanimous decision. But those trying hard to “prove their worth” are leaving no stone unturned to woo voters.

PAU pedals scheme fails to evoke desired response
Ludhiana, August 28
Tall claims of the “PAU pedals scheme” fall flat, as only 23 students came forward to get free bicycles to promote eco-friendly vehicles among students and faculty, the main objective of scheme. None of the faculty member reportedly opted for the scheme, while just two-three staff members came forward to get free bicycles.

Health officials raid clinic
Ludhiana, August 28
Officials of the district health department yesterday raided Khushi Clinic at Kundan Puri.

City eves shine in fine arts
Ludhiana, August 28
Save two, city girls bagged all top 10 positions in the PU examinations of MA-II (fine arts). A student of Khalsa College for Women (KCW), Mandeep Kaur bagged the first position in the university by securing 89.75 per cent marks.

Wadali Brothers enthral audience with Sufi kalaams
Ludhiana, August 28
There were smiles, claps, approving nods and sing-along among audience as Wadali Brothers spun music, energy and Sufi spirit together in the auditorium at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan last night.

A private garbage collector ferries garbage in Ludhiana on Sunday. Pvt garbage collectors protest against company
Ludhiana, August 28
“For many years I have been collecting garbage from homes. So that is the only work I know. But I would not be able to do this work either,” rued 18-year-old Radhe Shyam, who lives in jhuggis near Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar.

A private garbage collector ferries garbage in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

73 contestants from district left in SGPC poll fray
Ludhiana, August 28
With the last day for withdrawal of candidatures having gone, only 73 contestants have now been left in the fray in Ludhiana district for the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) elections scheduled for September 18. These candidates, from 13 constituencies, will be vying for a total of 18 seats in the district.

Lok adalat settles 167 cases
Ludhiana, August 28
The monthly lok adalat, which held sessions under the supervision of district and sessions judge-cum-chairman of District Legal Services Authority, SP Bangar here yesterday, settled 167 cases with mutual consent of the parties concerned, out of the total 375 presented before it. The settled cases entailed awards totalling Rs 1,73,80,029.

Ludhiana-New Delhi Shatabadi likely after SGPC poll
Ludhiana, August 28
The Ludhiana-New Delhi Shatabadi Express train is likely to start its commercial run after the conclusion of the elections of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandik Committee (SGPC).

Tricycles given to differently abled persons
Jagraon, August 28
The Mother Teresa Institute for Medical Technology, Jagraon, organised a function to mark the birth anniversary of Mother Teresa yesterday. Students of the institution remembered Mother Teresa by lighting candles and taking an oath to work for the betterment of humanity to pay true tributes to Mother Teresa.


4 booked for killing youth
Samrala August 28
Lakhvir Singh (23), a resident of Tandi Mand village, was allegedly murdered with a sharp-edged weapon by four persons of the same village last evening. In a written statement to the police, Jarnail Singh, father of the deceased, stated that his son was playing volleyball on the village ground when Jarnail Singh, a resident of the village, came and threatened them not to play on the ground.

One killed, three hurt in car-tractor collision
Jagraon, August 28
One person was killed and two were seriously injured when a Hyundai Accent car collided with a tractor near Sidhwan Khurad village on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway last evening.

Man booked for land fraud
Ludhiana, August 28
The city police has booked Darshan Singh of Phase-II, Dugri, for allegedly pocketing Rs 45 lakh token amount from Aakash Mittal on the pretext of selling a piece of land to him. The case was registered after a three-month probe into the case by the economic offences wing.



IS Bindra XI earns 3 vital points
A batsman plays a shot during the the PCA Players’ Emerging Cricket Tournament in Ludhiana on Sunday. Ludhiana, August 28
IS Bindra XI earned three vital points on the basis of their first innings lead of 185 runs over Chaman Lal Malhotra XI in the PCA Players’ Emerging Cricket Tournament being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association at Punjab Agricultural University campus ground here today.

A batsman plays a shot during the the PCA Players’ Emerging Cricket Tournament in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

City lad hogs limelight
Ludhiana, August 28
Akshay Jain, a city shooter, won two gold medals at a shooting championship held in Pune recently. A student of B Com-II DRV DAV College Phillaur, he also won more than six medals at national championship held in Delhi in January.

MGMN cricket team felicitated
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 28
The under-19 cricket team of MGMN Senior Secondary School, runner-up of the District Cricket Tournament, was felicitated by office-bearers of the Ahmedgarh Vidya Parcharak Sabha at a function organised at the school yesterday.



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