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Yarn dealers go on 3-day strike
Ludhiana, July 25
Yarn dealers today went on a three-day strike against the changes made in the e-trip system. No yarn was supplied to any knitwear, hosiery or garment unit. Nearly 25,000 industrial units in the city are bearing the brunt of the strike.

Labour, too, on the warpath
Ludhiana, July 25
In a double whammy for the garment, knitwear and hosiery industry, the labour engaged in picking and dropping yarn is also on a strike.

Traffic experts visit city
Experts inspect traffic at Jagraon Bridge in Ludhiana on Thursday Ludhiana, July 25
In order to ease traffic chaos on main roads, a special team of traffic experts visited the city today.

Experts inspect traffic at Jagraon Bridge in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan


City set to showcase UK-made antique road roller
Railway employees give the finishing touches to a UK-made road roller, which is to be displayed at the entrance to the railway station in Ludhiana Ludhiana, July 25
City residents will soon get to see a road roller of the 1945 model at the local railway station, courtesy the Ferozepur Division railway authorities. The authorities have decided to display the antique machine on the railway premises here.

Railway employees give the finishing touches to a UK-made road roller, which is to be displayed at the entrance to the railway station in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

PAU acts against 3 ‘drunk’ students
Ludhiana, July 25
Punjab Agricultural University has rusticated a student from the university and cancelled the admission of two others for allegedly lying on the roadside in an inebriated condition on the campus on July 21.

Flesh trade racket busted, cop among four held
Ludhiana, July 25
A Punjab Police Head Constable, Chamkor Singh, and three others, including two women, have been arrested in connection with running a flesh trade racket on the Churpur road in Haibowal.

Bus stand road awaits repairs
Khanna, July 25
Although an amount of Rs 10 lakh was sanctioned for the repair of the compound road of the bus stand in Khanna about four years ago, no work has been initiated by the municipal council to repair the damaged portion.


Members of the Special Trainer Teachers Union hold a march in Ludhiana on Thursday Teachers threaten protest
Ludhiana, July 25
A meeting of the Special Trainer Teachers Union was held at the Chatar Singh Park today.

Members of the Special Trainer Teachers Union hold a march in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Provide details on transport system, DEO asks schools
Ludhiana, July 25
A file photo of a school bus in Ludhiana To comply with the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the District Education Officer (Secondary) has send letters to all the PSEB, CBSE, ICSE and aided-schools in Ludhiana to provide the details of their transportation system to the department.

A file photo of a school bus in Ludhiana.

Minister bars teachers from going abroad
Ludhiana, July 25
In an attempt to bring good results in the current academic session, Education Minister Sikandar Singh Maluka has issued instructions that no teacher from government schools will be allowed to go abroad from August 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014, till the session was over. The instructions issued recently by the minister have been received by the Education Department.

from colleges
Students excel in BSc-I exam
Ludhiana: Keeping up the tradition of marvellous results, the students of BSc (Fashion Designing) Part I of Guru Nanak Girls College have once again proved their excellence in the Panjab University April, 2013 examinations.

from schools
DEO asks teachers to utilise latest educational trends
Ludhiana: Emphasis is being laid on developing lesson plans based on creative learning, critical thinking and collaborative learning so as to improve self-esteem and make the teaching-learning process more effective, utilising the pedagogical concepts.

ASI Gurdial's murder
Kin seek death penalty for accused
Ludhiana, July 25
The family members of ASI Gurdial Singh, who was killed two years ago, demanded capital punishment for the accused, who were nabbed by the Patiala police here today.

Knitwear Club controversy deepens
Ludhiana, July 25
The controversy involving the Knitwear Club deepened further after chairman Vinod Thapar was suspended from the post, while cashier Harish Kairpal’s membership was cancelled during the general house meeting of the club.

2 officials put on notice for being absent
Ludhiana, July 25
Two officials, Balwinder Singh, Executive Engineer, Central Works Division Number 1, and Baljinder Singh, Assistant Registrar, Cooperative Society, Ludhiana, have been issued show-cause notices by Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari for remaining absent from their duty at Dhussi Bandh, at the times when situation was alarming due to the flood-threat.

Legal Literacy Club established at Dehlon village
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 25
The Ludhiana District Legal Services Authority (LDLSA) established 196th Legal Literacy Club at Government Senior Secondary School at Dehlon village, near here, today to educate the rural masses on their legal rights and get their grievances redressed without spending money.

Dance, fashion show mark Teej celebrations
Ludhiana, July 25
The Sarabha Ladies Club celebrated Teej and the arrival of the month of Saawan. A fashion show and dance performances were presented by the members of the club.

Peripheral areas left with few medical experts
Ludhiana, July 25
The State Health Department transferred as many as 523 health experts in the first week of June. Among these many medical experts posted in peripheral areas were also transferred to 100 hospitals which the department has selected. The hospitals are shortlisted for providing well-equipped staff and infrastructure to them. Due to this, some community health centres and primary health centres of peripheral areas have now been left behind with a very few experts.

Minister inspects hospital
Phillaur, July 25
Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Santosh Chaudhary paid a surprise visit to the Phillaur Civil Hospital and expressed anger over the worsening condition of the hospital.

Retired Professor's death mourned
Ludhiana July 25
Teachers of Punjab Agricultural University mourned the death of Dr AJ Singh, a retired professor of economics, who died yesterday at the age of 75 years after prolonged illness.

Women exchange blows, hurl abuses at police post
Jagraon, July 25
High drama was witnessed at the Jagraon Bus Stand Police Chowki today when some women belonging to Kothe Fatehdeen village located on the outskirts of Jagraon clashed with each other in full public view. The women reportedly hurled abuses at each other and exchanged blows in the presence of policemen. The whole episode filled with a lot of action and drama finally came to an end when the police intervened and managed to pacify both sides.

Online payment system working well, says Finance Minister
Khanna, July 25
The computerisation of entire treasury offices in Punjab ensuring all government payments online proved a grand success with Punjab becoming the first successful state in the country to disburse more than Rs 7,281 crore to over 14 lakh beneficiaries in the first quarter by the online system.

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Awareness programme held
Ludhiana: Soni Dental Hospital and Implant Centre, Lalton, organised an awareness programme regarding dental stem cells at Park Plaza on Thursday. During the programme, Dr Rohini Soni and Dr Davinder Soni, along with Neeraj Prashar from Stemade Biotech India, explained that valuable stem cells are the building blocks of our body.


1 killed in road mishap
Phillaur, July 25
A motorcyclist was killed on the spot while his pillion rider sustained injuries when their motorcycle (PB-10DT-7092) was hit by a truck (HR-45A-4382) on the national highway near Phillaur.

Trader shot at
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 25
A steel trader of Mandi Gobindgarh was admitted to IVY Hospital, Khanna, with a bullet injury on the forehead. He was later referred to Sat Guru Partap Singh Apollo Hospital in Ludhiana where his condition is said to be stable.

Crime briefs
Snatchers being taken to a court by the police in Ludhiana on Thursday Two snatchers nabbed
Ludhiana: The city police has nabbed two snatchers, who were behind a spate of snatching incidents taking place in the Dugri and Flower Enclave areas. The accused have been identified as Gurpreet Singh, alias Goopi, and Suresh Kumar, alias Kala.

Snatchers being taken to a court by the police in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Motorcyclist dies in road mishap
Jagraon, July 25
A youth in his 20s was killed when his motorcycle he was riding collided with a stationary petrol tanker on the Ludhiana-Raikot Road, near the Indian Air Force Station, Halwara, yesterday night. The deceased has been identified as Pardeep Singh, a resident of Buraj Linta village, near Raikot.


Police remand extended
Ludhiana, July 25
Judicial Magistrate Roopa Dhaliwal today extended the police remand of Gurarpan Chauhan, Sonu Chourasia, Himmat Singh, alias Pappu, and Tony till July 28 in industrialist Munish Barara's kidnapping case.

Bhag Milkha Bhag
Inspired by Farhan, youths keen on building a leaner, fitter body
Ludhiana, July 25
Youths work out at a gym in Ludhiana Though “Bhag Milkha Bhag” has proven to be a runaway success, youngsters are now keen on building leaner and fitter bodies inspired by “Milkha” in the movie rather than going for muscular and bulkier bodies.

Youths work out at a gym in Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma




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