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Residents sitting on powder keg
Ludhiana, August 3
Thanks to the laxity of the fire safety department of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, a number of commercial buildings and residential complexes are coming up in the city without the fire safety system.

Donate organs, give a gift of life
Ludhiana, August 3
The bad news: In India, every year lakhs of people are dying of organ failures like liver failure, kidney failure, heart failure. The good news: These lives can be saved if organ donation is encouraged.
Dr Baldev Singh Aulakh, professor of urology and head of kidney transplant surgery of DMCH (third from left), with donors in Ludhiana. Dr Baldev Singh Aulakh, professor of urology and head of kidney transplant surgery of DMCH (third from left), with donors in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Boys stage kidnapping drama
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 3
To avoid studies, two youths of Amir Nagar Dulman village kept their parents and the police on toes and concocted their own kidnapping story on Friday.

Ban on overloading of auto-rickshaws sought
An overloaded auto-rickshaw continues to ferry children to school in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, August 3
A day after an auto-rickshaw overturned in which two girl students of BVM School, aged seven years, sustained serious injuries, Navita Puri, principal Kundan Vidya Mandir School, asserted that the ferrying of students on auto -rickshaw should be banned and parents should opt for safer mode of transport.

An overloaded auto-rickshaw continues to ferry children to school in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan



In celebration of life untamed
Special children present a dance in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, August 3
It was an impressive performance by differently abled children from Ability Unlimited Organisation. They pushed the boundaries of ability through the brilliant dance. They were in wheelchairs but in no way did they look any less in ability than a well-endowed person.

Special children present a dance in Ludhiana. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Councillors raise objections to Mayor’s visit to their wards 
Ludhiana, August 3
During the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation's General House meeting held yesterday, several councillors had objected to the Mayor's visit to their respective wards. Most of the objections came from the Congress councillors.

Teej now confined to schools, colleges
Members of the Ladies Club enjoy the festival in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, August 3
With colourful 'dupattas' flowing in the air, girls enjoy swings in the rainy and pleasant weather. These are glimpses of life in general during Teej. This kind of merry is now more or less restricted to schools and colleges.

Members of the Ladies Club enjoy the festival in Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

DMCH to check ragging
Ludhiana, August 3
A meeting of anti-ragging committee of DMCH was held today in the office of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital’s principal.

Another deadline missed
Ludhiana, August 3
The deadline of July 31 for the completion of the much-awaited Lakkar Bridge project was again missed. The Railways Department had assured the Punjab Chief Secretary that the project would be ready by July 31, but they failed to complete the work on time.

Eye check-up camp
An eye check-up camp was organised at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town on Saturday. The initiative was taken by the NSS unit, NCC wing and the Youth Club of the college in collaboration with the Centre for Sight eye clinic. 

Students take vow to save environment
Ludhiana, August 3
To save environment, children at MGM School vowed to make their best efforts to make the nature clean and green. Teachers too joined the students in the noble cause. Several saplings were planted by the children.

Worm removed from woman’s eye
Ludhiana, August 3
In a rare case, a 7-cm-long worm was removed from a woman’s eye at Sankara Eye Hospital.

Office-bearers elected in Dehlon, Raikot
Mandi Ahmedgarh/Raikot, August 3
Office-bearers of block samitis at Dehlon and Raikot were elected at a meeting convened under the supervision of senior SAD leaders and in-charges of respective segments.

CIPHET bids adieu to three scientists 
Ludhiana, August 3
The Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) today accorded a warm farewell to Senior Scientist Dr MR Manikantan, Scientist Prasoon Verma and Scientist Dr Nilesh Gaikwad on getting transferred from the institute.

Ghost of Kala Kachha gang returns to haunt residents
Ludhiana, August 3
The ghost of notorious Kala Kachha gang is back to haunt residents. As per the police, no such gang is currently operating in villages and peripheral areas. It has blamed miscreants for spreading panic through social networking sites.

Post offices in city yet to get scanning machines
Ludhiana, August 3
The installation of scanning machines in post offices has hit a roadblock due to inadequate space. The customs department has requested the postal department to do the needful.

Head post office sans canteen
Ludhiana, August 3
The head post office does not have a canteen or cafeteria. There are more than 200 employees, including postal assistants, postmasters, supervisory staff, staff of city division, Mufassil division and circle stamp depot, at the post office.

Experts dwell on climate change
Ludhiana, August 3
The School of Climate Change and Agricultural Meteorology (SCCAM) of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) organised an interactive group meeting on ‘Climate Change- Impacts and its Management’ here today.


Linkup rumour: Case registered
Ludhiana, August 3
The police today registered a case of defamation and imposed IT Act against unidentified persons for spreading a rumour through a mobile messaging application about the alleged linkup between a realtor and his personal assistant (PA).

4 booked on rape charge
Ludhiana, August 3
The police has booked four persons on the charge of rape. The victim, a resident of Guru Gobind Nagar, Daba area, stated that the accused had been raping her for the past six months and on July 31, the accused came to her place and raped her again.

City colts concede win
A match between Ludhiana and Amritsar in progress at Punjab Agricultural University on Saturday.Ludhiana, August 3
A resolute innings of 58 runs by Deepin Chitkara and an equally valuable contribution of 23 runs by Vaibhav Kalra went in vain as Ludhiana lost to Amritsar by 33 runs on the third day of the ML Markan Cricket Tournament (U-16) at the Punjab Agricultural University ground here today.
A match between Ludhiana and Amritsar in progress at Punjab Agricultural University on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Young cricketer from Haibowal aims high
Ludhiana, August 3
Nipun, a budding cricketer from the city, returned from the national camp with the hope of making it to the Indian under-16 cricket team.

Baba Ishar Singh lads win inter-school cricket meet
Ludhiana, August 3
Baba Ishar Singh Nanaksar Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, defeated Guru Nanak International Public School (GNIPS), Model Town, by 7 runs to emerge champions in the under-16 group of the Inter-School Zonal Cricket Tournament (Ludhiana Zone-II) organised by the Education Department at Government Middle School, Lalton Kalan.

School Games to kick off on August 5
Schoolchildren will compete in 52 disciplines during the District School Games in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, August 3
Following the release of sports calendar by the School Games Federation of India (SGFI), the State Education Department announced the schedule and venues for the District School Games. The school games will begin on August 5.

Schoolchildren will compete in 52 disciplines during the District School Games in Ludhiana. A File photo

Play focuses on conjugal relationship in old age
Ludhiana, August 3
A play, ‘Moh Diyan Tandan’, was staged at Sahir Ludhianvi Auditorium at SCD Government College today. The play was staged by Rangmanch Rangnagri and Rotary Club, Ludhiana Greater.

Amritsar eves stun local cagers
Ludhiana, August 3
Ludhiana Basketball Academy surrendered meekly (12-36) to the Amritsar district in the girls' section on the second day of the 64th Junior Punjab State Basketball Championship at Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today.

Bodybuilding championship in city today
Ludhiana, August 3
Punjab Amateur Bodybuilding Assocation (PABBA) will be organising an Open Bodybuilding Competition at Lakshmi Narayan Mandir near DAV Public School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, here tomorrow.



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