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Stray dogs maul child to death
Machiwara, August 4
Gaganpreet Stray dogs mauled a two-year-old child to death at Dholanwal village, near here, yesterday. The incident took place in the morning when Gaganpreet, son of Gogi Singh and Jaswinder Kaur of the same village, was at his home. His mother and grandmother were also present there while his father was out for work.

Practise what you preach, Chief Minister tells Akali Dal leaders
Ludhiana, August 4
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal addresses a press conference in Ludhiana Taking note of factionalism in the SAD, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today publically had a dig at the local Akali leaders while addressing the oath-taking ceremony organised for the newly elected Sarpanches.
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal addresses a press conference in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


A panch purchases a book on panchayat laws in Ludhiana on SundaySarpanches, panches lap up law books
Ludhiana, August 4
Though a number of newly elected sarpanches are illiterate, those who are educated and know the importance of knowledge of laws were seen browsing the pages of law books at book stalls set up at the venue of the swearing-in of sarpanches and panches. Some of them bought a good number of books, especially those on panchayat laws and Right to Service Act.

A panch purchases a book on panchayat laws in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Tax payers appreciate move to open offices on Sunday
Ludhiana, August 4
A man fills out an income tax return form in Ludhiana on Sunday To facilitate people to file their income tax returns, the offices of the IT Department remained opened today i.e. on Sunday. The last date for filing of income tax returns is August 5. Today, being a holiday, taxpayers made a beeline to the IT Department to file their returns.

A man fills out an income tax return form in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Gurudas Das Gupta, MP, and general secretary, AITUC, shares a point with Amarjeet Kaur, national secretary of the body, in Ludhiana on Sunday MP condemns UPA govt policies
Ludhiana, August 4
The Congress-led UPA government is increasingly working in the interest of big corporate business houses of India and international cartels, thereby undermining the national interest.

Gurudas Das Gupta, MP, and general secretary, AITUC, shares a point with Amarjeet Kaur, national secretary of the body, in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Syllabus needs to be changed, says Education Minister
Ludhiana, August 4
Syllabus in government schools should be changed and more focus should be put on professional, mechanical courses so that students could get employment. These views were expressed by the Education Minister, Sikandar Singh Maluka, who had attended a meeting of the members of Association of Private Unaided Schools of Punjab here.

Students heave a sigh of relief as PU increases seats
Ludhiana, August 4
With the notification regarding the increased number of seats in various courses at colleges affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh, having been reached at various colleges, the students and college authorities have heaved a sigh of relief.

More gastro cases reported
Ludhiana, August 4
With hot and humid weather persisting, more cases of gastroenteritis are being reported in the city hospitals. More and more people are down with gastroenteritis, for which this muggy weather and their bad eating habits are to blame.

‘Holes’ in Manish Bharara kidnap investigation
Ludhiana, August 4
Investigation conducted so far in the Manish Bharara kidnapping case shows that except SSP of Khanna S Bhupati, the officers down the rank in the Khanna police do not seem to be keen on pinning down those who were directly or indirectly involved in the kidnapping of the industrialist.

All docs transferred, Sahnewal CHC can do little for ailing visitors
Sahnewal, August 4
Patients wait for their turn at Community Health Centre in Sahnewal If there is no physician, gynaecologist, paediatrician, surgeon, etc, in a hospital, one can very well imagine the condition of the patients who have to return without getting any medical aid. Neither regular nor emergency services are functional at the local Community Health Centre (CHC) and not a single day passes when patients do not curse the government for its policy of ‘rationalisation’.

Patients wait for their turn at Community Health Centre in Sahnewal. A Tribune photograph

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City needs good drainage system
Even a short spell of rain submerges most parts of the city under knee-deep water and this is not the case with roads in old localities or on the periphery of the mega city. But the roads even in the posh residential areas and commercial hubs are no better placed.

Bus operators threaten stir
Ludhiana, August 4
While the issue of the local school bus operators has still not settled-down fully, the All Punjab School Bus Welfare Association has asked the state government to meet their demands. In case of failure to meet the demands they will resort to an agitation.

Row over injured cows
Social, religious organisations appeal to public for peace
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 4
While rank and file in the administration is once again on toes tackling situation following threat by some Hindu organisations to hold protest march to seek action against unknown suspects of case registered under Cruelty Against Animals Act a week ago, the office-bearers of social and religious organisations have appealed to the residents to maintain peace and tranquility in the region.

Kisan Sabha backs Gujarat farmers
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 4
The Punjab Kisan Sabha has announced to support thousands of farmers in North Gujarat, who are protesting against the Narendra Modi Government for proposing a Special Investment Region (SIR), which they (farmers) claim will snatch fertile land from them without adequate compensation.

Factionalism in SAD comes to the fore
Raikot, August 4
Factionalism emerged among senior leaders of the SAD when office-bearers of factions led by former parliamentary secretaries, Bikramjit Singh Khalsa and Talwandi Clan, levelled serious allegations against each other and organised meetings to seek action against their rival groups.

SBI launches scheme to upload UID number online
Dehlon, August 4
With intent to enable their clients receive financial benefits from the government departments, concessions and subsidies; the State Bank of India has launched a scheme to upload Unique Identification Number (UID), commonly known as Aadhaar Card number in their accounts.

Workshop on technology in cancer treatment held
Ludhiana, August 4
BLK Cyberknife Center organised an awareness workshop for doctors on "Advanced CyberKnife VSI Technology for Cancer Treatment". More than 50 doctors from various hospitals participated in the workshop.

Assn discusses new industrial policy
Ludhiana, August 4
The new industrial policy recently launched by the Punjab Government has been a subject of discussion among the city's industries.

Anti-corruption council condemns Centre’s move
Ludhiana, August 4
Anti-corruption Council of India has strongly condemned the Centre’s move to amend the RTI Act so that all national-level politicians are allowed to be out of the ambit of the Act.

City celebrates Friendship Day
Ludhiana, August 4
Old friends caught up with one another on Friendship Day today. Probably they know that they can depend on one another. Friendship has been a great gift that life gave them, they say.

New academic session
Students of Swami Ganga Giri College for Women organised a havan to sought blessings of the almighty for the new session, on the college campus, on Saturday. Later a programme was organised to release college magazine 'Kanya Sandesh'. Dr Savita Uppal, principal, presided over the function.

ludhiana scan
A team of Laghu Udyog Bharti, Ludhiana led by Rajeev Jain, president, met zonal commissioner PS Ghuman and apprised him of various problems being faced by the industrialists in focal point phase-V. Ghuman visited the area which is facing problems like, encroachment done by juggis, dhabbas, repair shops, etc.


Man commits suicide
Ludhiana: Panic spread at Government College for Girls here on Sunday when the body of a man was found hanging from a tree in the college premises. The incident came to light when children, who came to the ground to play cricket, spotted the body hanging from the tree near the basketball court.

Motorsport enthusiasts go Zip, Zap and Zoom
Ludhiana, August 4
A biker rehearses for the motorsport rally in Ludhiana Speed Sprint, a motorsport event, was held at Ireo Waterfront in the city today. There are three major categories at the event - Zip, Zap and Zoom. The “Zip” category is for all types and makes of four-wheelers. No special preparation is needed, except a road worthy vehicle with normal seatbelts.

A biker rehearses for the motorsport rally in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

KVM boys shine in cricket meet
Ludhiana, August 4
Kundan Vidya Mandir (KVM), Civil Lines, beat St Thomas Senior Secondary School by 35 runs to secure a berth in the semifinal in the U-14 group in the Inter-School Zonal Cricket Tournament (PAU Zone), being organised by the District Education Department, at GRD Academy ground on the Hambran Road here today.

LBA, Patiala, Ludhiana in super league
Ludhiana, August 4
The Ludhiana Basketball Academy (LBA), along with Ludhiana and Patiala districts, wrapped up their respective matches to qualify for the super league in the boys' section in the ongoing 64th Junior Punjab State Basketball Championship being held at Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today.

Kirpal adjudged overall champion
Ludhiana, August 4
Kirpal Singh of Moga was adjudged the overall champion in the Punjab Open Bodybuilding Championship organised by the Punjab Amateur Bodybuilding Association at Laksmi Narayan Mandir auditorium near DAV School, BRS Nagar, here today.

Punjab veterans' body revived
Ludhiana, August 4
Following instructions from the Table Tennis Federation of India, the Punjab Table Tennis Association (PTTA) has been assigned to look after the working of the Punjab Veterans Table Tennis Association (PVTTA) that has been non-functional for quite some time.




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