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Parking staff overcharging
Ludhiana, August 9
City residents have alleged that parking contractors along Ferozepur Road are overcharging. Instead of the stipulated parking fee of Rs 10 for the first hour, the contractor of the parking lot opposite Silver Arc Mall is allegedly charging Rs 30.

English, maths Achilles' heel for Army aspirants
Ludhiana, August 9
Youths participating in the Army recruitment rally sleep near the martyrsí memorial at the Jagraon bridge. It is not the declining physical standards but the ghost of English and mathematics which is proving to be the Achilles' heel for candidates participating in the ongoing Army open recruitment rally at the Dholewal Military Complex.

Youths participating in the Army recruitment rally sleep near the martyrsí memorial at the Jagraon bridge. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

CMCH docs remove rare testicular tumour in 2-year-old
Ludhiana, August 9
Doctors of the Christian Medical College and Hopsital in the city have successfully removed a rare testicular tumour in a two-year-old child through laparoscopy. 


 

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Audit report finds fault with LIT
Ludhiana, August 9
There seems to be no end to the woes of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) when it comes to the internal audit, which continues to unveil more and more financial irregularities and lapses. Now, it has been indicted for its failure to act against defaulters among allottees of 81 middle income group (MIG) flats constructed in Maharishi Valmiki Nagar Colony of the LIT.

suicide by youth
Mother, maternal uncle booked
Ludhiana, August 9
A day after 19-year-old youth Ram Partap's body was found from an auto-rickshaw near Nanaksar Gurdwara, the city police today booked his mother Radhika and his maternal uncle Bhure Lal, a resident of Sunet village, for abetment to suicide and dumping the deceased's body to eliminate evidence.

Goods worth lakhs destroyed in fire
Flames engulf a godown of a clothing company near the Jalandhar Bypass in Ludhiana on Friday. Ludhiana, August 9
Goods and raw material worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed in a fire which broke out in a godown of a leading clothing company located near the Jalandhar Bypass on the GT Road here today.



Flames engulf a godown of a clothing company near the Jalandhar Bypass in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

 





COMMUNITY

Get websites ready by Sept 15, schools told
Ludhiana, August 9
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has given time till September 15 to all the schools to make their websites with comprehensive information about their setup and management, failing which the registration to classes IX and XI will not be done by the board.

Rain no damper on Eid celebrations
Ludhiana, August 9
Muslims embrace each other after offering prayers on the occasion of Eid in Ludhiana on Friday. Hues of devotion and bonhomie were visible on the road near Jama Masjid at Field Ganj and many parts of the city as Muslims celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr today. Thousands of devotees gathered at Jama Masjid, Famra Road and at other mosques in the city to offer Eid prayers.



EID MUBARAK: Muslims embrace each other after offering prayers on the occasion of Eid in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu mahajan

Cycle assn poll scene hots up
Ludhiana, August 9
With the elections of the United Cycle and Parts Association approaching, its members have started indulging in allegations and counter allegations. Two factions have emerged and two names have been announced for the main candidature.

Snap trade ties with Pak: Industry
Ludhiana, August 9
Trade relations between India and Pakistan have once again jeopardised in the wake of the killing of five Indian soldiers along the LoC in J&K. It has sparked a wave of resentment among the trading community. The local industry says the government should snap trade ties with the neighbouring country.

Three new ACPs join city police force
Ludhiana, August 9
Three new Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) today joined the city force following a major reshuffle by Punjab Police. Gurjit Singh has been posted as ACP of Focal Point, Balraj Singh ACP of Headquarters and Lakhvir Singh ACP of Sahnewal.

Seed producers, nursery growers get tips at PAU
Ludhiana, August 9
A monthly training camp of the Seed Producers' and Nursery Growers' Association (SPNGA) was held at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) yesterday. During the camp, Additional Director of Extension Education HS Dhaliwal interacted with seed producers.

Hike in reward for exposing tax evaders soon
Ludhiana, August 9
Detection of tax evasion is going to become lucrative for revenue officials as the government has planned a massive jump in their rewards. To encourage the staff of the customs, service and excise departments to unearth cases of tax evasion, the government is planning to raise the amount of the rewards by 10 fold. The reward scheme was introduced in 2001.

BJP Mandal protests against Pakistan
Sahnewal, August 9
The BJP Mandal of Sahnewal today protested against the brutal killing of the Indian soldiers and burnt an effigy of Pakistan. They shouted slogans against Pakistan and strongly urged the Indian government to withdraw its hand from any sort of involvement with Pakistan.

Age no bar: Elderly going hi-tech in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, August 9
Elderly persons attend classes at a computer centre at Shri Geeta Mandir in Ludhiana. At an age when one gives up on aspirations and considers oneself as old, the elderly people in Ludhiana are learning computers. There is no age for learning new things, they say. These elderly people have started afresh to learn the language of mouse, keyboard and computers at a computer centre at Shri Geeta Mandir.

Elderly persons attend classes at a computer centre at Shri Geeta Mandir in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

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Women take part in the Teej celebrations at Shri Geeta Mandir in Ludhiana on Friday.Teej celebrated
Ludhiana: Teej was celebrated at Shri Geeta Mandir on Friday. Devotees gathered at the temple to celebrate the day. A devotee said, "The festival marks the union of Shivji and goddess Parvati."


Women take part in the Teej celebrations at Shri Geeta Mandir in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

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Industrial visit
Ludhiana: Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management, Ludhiana, organised an industrial visit for the students of BBA first year to the Beetel Unit, Hambhran Road, Ludhiana.


CRIME

Minor girl kidnapped
Ludhiana, August 9
The Jamalpur police has registered a case against a person for kidnapping a 16-year-old girl on the the pretext of marrying her. The accused have been identified as Jagjit Singh, a resident of Jaspal Bangar village. The incident took place on July 29.

Four injured in accident
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 9
Four students of Gobindgarh Public School were injured when a car collided with a truck (Canter) coming from the focal point side on the national highway today. Division no. 2 police station SHO Davinderpal Singh said the wounded were taken to the local Civil Hospital.

 

Shubham Dyal steers PAU zone to championship win
Ludhiana, August 9
A patient knock of 30 runs by Shubham Dyal Singh of KVM and a valuable contribution of 60 runs with Bhasvar Sharma for the opening wicket, steered PAU zone to a comfortable 7-wicket victory over Ludhiana II zone and emerge as champions in the Ludhiana District Inter-zonal Cricket Tournament (u-14) that concluded at Government Model Senior Secondary School ground, PAU campus here today.



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