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Fireworks at MC General House
Ludhiana, August 2
The second General House meeting of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation witnessed fireworks. Congress and independent councillors spewed venom against the MC officials. A councillor from the Bains group went to the extent of misbehaving with the Mayor alleging that he was not given a chance to speak his mind. Sixteen agenda items were tabled during the meeting and most of these were cleared.

Independent councillor Daljit Singh Grewal (right) and his supporters demand cancellation of an FIR lodged against him during the MC General House meeting in Ludhiana on Friday.
Independent councillor Daljit Singh Grewal (right) and his supporters demand cancellation of an FIR lodged against him during the MC General House meeting in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan


HC orders defied
Ludhiana, August 2
Congress councillors argue with Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria. An RTI activist lamented that residents were not allowed to see the proceedings of the MC General House meeting despite High Court's orders whereas the MC had issued visitor passes to kin of several councillors. Some of the councillors were seen attending the meeting along with their supporters. This was probably the first time that the MC had issued such passes.

Congress councillors argue with Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

On duty, they serve humanity
Ludhiana, August 2
Mahatma Gandhi has rightly said the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Going by the saying, the crew of 108 Ambulance today helped three women deliver babies on the way to the Civil Hospital. Timely help by the crew has given many a reason to smile.

Big, fat state-level functions in city
Ludhiana, August 2
Is it that the government wants to shift the capital of the state? It seems so as in just 25 days, four state-level functions have been organised in Ludhiana district. Lakhs are spent on these functions. The entire government machinery is on toes as Chief Minister, Cabinet Ministers, Director General of Police, Principal Secretaries and several other local leaders grace the functions.


Dhuri line rob
Rly agrees to provide subway
Ludhiana, August 2
Conceding to the demand of the shopkeepers, who were denied access to the their commercial establishments due to the construction of a railway overbridge (ROB) on the Ludhiana-Dhuri line, the Railways has decided to construct a subway to provide a passage to residents of the area.

Jaspal Singh Sachdeva, president, Canal View Shopkeepers' Association, points towards the site where the subway is to come up in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

From colleges
Workshop ends
The one-week-long TEQIP-II-sponsored STTP-cum-Workshop Computational Tools for Engineers (CTE'13), organised by the department of electrical engineering, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, concluded on Friday. Arvind Dhingra, convener of the workshop, said the programme was designed as to impart practical training in addition to the theoretical knowledge to participants. Experts from the industry and academia gave lectures during the week-long event. The expert speakers included Karun Jain from LabView NI, Bengaluru, Mandeep Singh from Thapar University, Tejinder Singh from PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh, and Pushkar Tripathi from IIT, Roorkee.

From schools
Teej celebrated
The pre-primary wing of Guru Nanak International Public School, Model Town, celebrated Teej on Friday. The section was beautifully decorated with flowers and phulkaris. Around 1,000 students, dressed up in traditional outfits, attended the function. A cultural programme was presented on the occasion. Swings were also put up for the tiny tots on the premises.

Children take part in Teej celebrations in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Ludhiana to be developed as green city: Principal Secy
Ludhiana, August 2
An industrial interaction with Principal Secretary of Industries and Commerce, Punjab, Karan Avtar Singh was held at the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) Complex. The interaction aimed at finding solutions to the problems being faced by the city-based industrialists.

An industrial interaction with the Principal Secretary of Industries and Commerce, Punjab, in progress at CICU Complex in Ludhiana. A Tribune Photograph

A ball of fire
: An automated teller machine up in flames near Aarti Chowk in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Ludhiana scan
Oath-taking ceremony
The oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected panches and sarpanches of the district will be held on August 4 at Anaj Mandi, Jalandhar Bypass. The event will be presided over by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari said the CM would conduct the oath-taking of 7,006 newly elected panches and sarpanches.

Block samiti chiefs elected
Khanna/Samrala, August 2
Akali Dal candidate Gurcharan Singh was unanimously elected chairman of the Machiwara block samiti during a meeting of the newly elected members at the BDPO office. Gurcharan Singh’s name was proposed by Rajwinder Kaur and seconded by Joginder Singh.

Road rage: Auto drivers clash
Ludhiana, August 2
Driver of an auto shows the broken windscreen; and (above) policemen record his statement near Mata Rani Chowk, Ludhiana, on Friday.An incident of road rage turned ugly today when the driver of an auto-rickshaw ferrying schoolchildren allegedly assaulted the driver of another auto. He also smashed the windscreen of the vehicle. The incident took place this afternoon near the Clock Tower area when the driver of the auto, Sanjay Kumar, was ferrying schoolchildren to the old Sabzi Mandi area. Another auto coming from the opposite direction collided with Sanjay's auto. In a fit of rage, Sanjay smashed the windscreen of another auto. He also assaulted the driver of the auto. The children in the auto were frightened and some of them started crying. — TNS

Driver of an auto shows the broken windscreen; and (above) policemen record his statement near Mata Rani Chowk, Ludhiana, on Friday. Tribune Photos: Himanshu Mahajan

PU VC wants teachers to get their due
Ludhiana, August 2
Dr Arun Grover, Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, today asked the affiliated colleges to provide full paygrades to teachers, as per the guidelines of University Grants Commission and PU. Dr Grover was visiting the regional centre of the varsity here. He said the quality of education could be improved if both teachers and students were satisfied. To improve the education system in colleges, Dr Grover said more focus should be given on research-based study. On being asked about the PGDCA programme in colleges, he said the decision had to be taken collectively. — TNS

Vanamahotsava celebrated
Ludhiana: Vijay Pal Charitable Trust, along with Bhai Mati Das Charitable Society, Ludhiana, organised a plantation drive at Government High School, Bheni Arahian, as a part of the vanamahotsava celebrations on Friday. A free eye check-up and general health care camp was also held on the occasion. As many as 224 students pledged to protect and take care of plants. — TNS


2 killed in accidents
Ludhiana, August 2
Two persons were crushed to death by speeding vehicles in separate incidents. The city police has booked an unidentified person for reckless driving resulting in death. The deceased was identified as Sant Ram, a resident of Samrala Chowk.


Cheque-bounce case: Woman convicted
Ludhiana, August 2
Judicial Magistrate Jagmilap Singh Khushdil has convicted Harjit Kaur, a resident of Ward No 4, Guru Bazaar, Doraha, in a cheque bounce case. She was sentenced to six-month imprisonment. The court has also imposed a fine of Rs 3,000 on the convict. The orders were pronounced by the court while deciding the complaint filed by Harjeet Kaur, the convict’s neighbour.


Amritsar lads bounce back
Ludhiana, August 2
A match between Ludhiana and Amritsar in progress at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana. After failing to perform well with the bat (98 runs) in the first innings, Amritsar did a fine job by restricting Ludhiana to a modest total of 103.

A match between Ludhiana and Amritsar in progress at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

City cagers beat Bathinda
Ludhiana, August 2
Ludhiana lads started their campaign on a winning note at the 64th Junior Punjab State Basketball Championship that kicked off at Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today. In the boys' category, Ludhiana district faced little resistance from Bathinda, beating the visitors 62-39. In other matches, Faridkot romped home victorious without being challenged by Barnala district (83-15) and Gurdaspur district outdid Fazilka 75-42.

Cricket tournament
KVM boys record another win
Ludhiana, August 2
Kundan Vidya Mandir (KVM), Civil Lines, continued to dominate the ongoing Punjab Schools Zonal Cricket Tournament after registering another victory today. In an under-19 tie at Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU campus, KVM routed Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School by ten wickets. Batting first, SVM School scored 42 runs. Navendhu Sharma took two wickets for 9. KVM openers scored the winning runs in the fifth over. Nikhil Chaudhary remained unbeaten on 30 runs. — OC



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