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Urban population in dist swells
Ludhiana, August 26
Ludhiana district has topped the charts with an urban population of 59.2 per cent followed by SAS Nagar and Amritsar with 54.8 per cent and 53.6 per cent of population, respectively.
The urban population of Ludhiana district is 20,69,708 while the rural population is 14,29,031. The urban population of Ludhiana district is 20,69,708 while the rural population is 14,29,031. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

Get rid of these pesky mosquitoes
Ludhiana, August 26
Aedes aegypti, the mosquito responsible for the spread of dengue, stings between 6 am and 8 am, and 5 pm and 7 pm.


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Courageous act goes futile
Ludhiana, August 26
Former Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh kept his promise and nabbed the killers of ASI Gurdial Singh, but the state government failed to keep its word and failed to provide a job to Ajay Kumar, who was shot at along with ASI Gurdial Singh.

A blend of pure economics and politics
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal addresses  in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, August 26
A few reminiscences, some shared notes and a heady dose of politics peppered with pure economics.





Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal addresses  in Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Family of accused cries foul
Ludhiana, August 26
Family members of two brothers who were arrested for allegedly assaulting a lawyer rue that no advocate was willing to contest their case.

Woman dies of burns 
Ludhiana, August 26
A 22-year-old woman succumbed to her burn injuries while her seven- month-old son is battling for life at a hospital.

Lawyers accuse police of inaction 
Ludhiana, August 26
Lawyers in the city today expressed displeasure over the functioning of the police and observed strike.







COMMUNITY

Studentsí strike continues
Students of Punjab Agricultural University raise slogans in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, August 26
The efforts of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) authorities to put an end to the ongoing deadlock between the students and authorities proved futile, as the meeting organised for the parents of the students and the authorities concerned yielded no positive outcome.


Students of Punjab Agricultural University raise slogans in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

PU toughens stance against dummy admissions
Sahnewal, August 26
Panjab University has instructed all the colleges to prohibit students from taking admission in the non-attending mode.

school notes
Contest
Students of ABC Montessori during Janamashtami celebrations.Ludhiana: Sahodaya School Complex held a shabad gyan competition at MGM Public School. Students from 23 schools participated in the contest. Principal Poonam Sharma welcomed the students. Managing director Gajjan Singh Thind and director, academics, Ashok Kumar Setia felicitated the winning teams

Students of ABC Montessori during Janamashtami celebrations. A Tribune photograph

pau notes
55% women anaemic in India: Expert
Ludhiana: A two-day 'Micronutrient Analysis Training in Wheat and Rice Biofortification' began at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Monday. The event is being organised by the PAU School of Agricultural Biotechnology (SAB), department of plant breeding and genetics (PBG), department of soil science and Harvest Plus-India Biofortification.

Protesters seem to have made it a habit to throw away burnt out objects on roads in Ludhiana, posing a threat to commuters.
BURNING ISSUES: Protesters seem to have made it a habit to throw away burnt out objects on roads in Ludhiana, posing a threat to commuters. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Teachersí protest 
Ludhiana, August 26
As many as 500 teachers from aided-schools of Punjab are expected to reach Chandigarh tomorrow to gherao the DPI (Schools).

12 samples collected
Ludhiana, August 26
On the instructions of Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, Dr Subhash Batta, a team of the health department collected 12 samples of eatables.

Residents write to MC 
Ludhiana, August 26
Residents of Street Number 1,2,3 and 4 of Basti Mani Singh have requested the municipal corporation Commissioner, not to allow a private company to install a mobile tower in the densely populated area.

Residents apprised of Suvidha centreís services in Khamano
Khamano, August 26
A programme was organised by Suvidha Centre at Khamano and Kheri Naudh Singh to apprise public of the services provided by them.

No clue of eight-year-old girl
A labour union protests outside the Police Commissionerís office in Ludhiana on Monday. (Inset) file photo of Nancy.Ludhiana, August 26
Nearly 100 members of the Bharat Nirman Mazdoor Union staged a protest outside the Police Commissioner's office against the sluggish investigation in the case of an eight-year-old girl, who went missing under mysterious circumstances from Thrike village.

A labour union protests outside the Police Commissionerís office in Ludhiana on Monday. (Inset) file photo of Nancy. Photo:Inderjeet Verma

Traders cause loss to Rlys
Ludhiana, August 26
Officials of the Northern Railways said that the Railways was undergoing losses as small traders who were buying commercial goods from the city and ferrying them on trains were not buying the extra ticket and paying sales tax on them.

I-T Dept tightens noose around tax evaders
Ludhiana, August 26
The Income Tax Department might be soon knocking at your door if you have failed to file an income tax return for any assessment year in the past and later changed your mailing address without informing the department.

Private companies without panel may face Labour Departmentís heat
Ludhiana, August 26
Those companies and establishments which have not formed a committee to resolve sexual harassment complaints will face the Labour Department's heat.

Activists of the Vishva Hindu Parishad stage a protest outside the DCís office in Ludhiana.
Activists of the Vishva Hindu Parishad stage a protest outside the DCís office in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Authorities biased against us, say Cong councillors
Ludhiana, August 26
A deputation of Congress Councillors under the leadership of Hemraj Aggarwal met Sumit Jarangal, Additional Commissioner, municipal corporation, and briefed him about the problems being faced by them.

Turtle spotted at Sector 32 market
Ludhiana, August 26
A turtle was found on Chandigarh road near the Sector 32 market. Dr Sandeep Kumar Jain, Chief Coordinator, Care of Animals and Protection of Environment-India(CAPE), and Special Officer Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India) along with Rakesh, Former Animal Welfare Officer, reached the spot.

Brain tumor removed 
Ludhiana, August 26
In a significant development, a team of neurosurgeons and ENT surgeons of Christian Medical College and Hospital have successfully performed a brain tumour surgery through nose with the help of endoscopic technique.



CRIME

Two vehicle thieves held
Ludhiana, August 26
The police has arrested two persons for stealing a motorcycle. The accused have been identified as Rahul and Noor Alam of Uttar Pradesh.

Two killed in road accidents
Ludhiana, August 26
A 40-year-old man was crushed to death by a pickup truck near Gyaspura Chowk here last night.

Four booked for murder
Samrala August 26
Four persons have been booked by the Samrala police for murdering a 30-year-old married woman last night.

Student killed in road mishap
Phillaur, August 26
A student was crushed to death by a speeding truck near Katpalan village on Phillaur-Nawanshahar road this afternoon.


COURTS

Man convicted in cheque bounce case 
Ludhiana, August 26
Judicial Magistrate Jagmilap Singh Khushdil has convicted Darshan Lal of Jassian road, Haibowal Kalan, Ludhiana, in a Rs 50,000 cheque bounce case.


Chandigarh set for big score
A match in progress at the PAU in Ludhiana on Monday.Ludhiana, August 26
Thanks to the sensible batting by top order batsmen, Chandigarh were cruising well to post a big total in the first innings against Ludhiana on the opening day of the four-day match in the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for the Katoch Shield at the Punjab Agricultural University ground here today.

A match in progress at the PAU in Ludhiana on Monday. photo: Inderjeet verma

Inter-school district yoga championship kicks off
Ludhiana, August 26
The two-day long Inter-school District Yoga Championship started here today at Bhartiya Vidya Mandi, Udham Singh Nagar. It is being organised by the District Education Department. Bandana Sethi, school principal, inaugurated the championship.

 




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