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High drama outside VCís office
Ludhiana, August 27
The situation became tense after the interference of police during the ongoing strike of students at Punjab Agriculture University here today.

Students protest on Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana on Tuesday
Students protest on Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photos: Inderjeet verma

Police remand of accused extended
Ludhiana, August 27
Judicial Magistrate Ashish Thathai today again extended the police remand of two persons facing accusations of assaulting a lawyer for two more days.


 

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DNA test confirms paternity
Ludhiana, August 27
The court of Additional Civil Judge (Senior Division) Amrinder Pal Singh has received the DNA test report confirming that Charanjit Singh, brother of Congress leader Amarjit Singh Tikka, is the biological father of Kushaljeet Singh and Lovejit Singh (sons of Bhupinder Kaur).

Work suffers as 30 officials go to Patiala for training
Ludhiana, August 27
In the absence of officials, the Sub-Registrar office wears a deserted look in Ludhiana on Tuesday. The work of the district administration suffered and many visitors had to go back disappointed as about 30 officials from Ludhiana district were away to attend a training programme in Patiala.



In the absence of officials, the Sub-Registrar office wears a deserted look in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Jan Aushadhi Centre out of poor patientsí reach
Ludhiana, August 27
Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital in Ludhiana. The tall claims of the Health and Family Welfare Minister Madan Mohan Mittal that there are enough medicines in government hospitals for patients seem to fall flat as the medicines prescribed by doctors are sometimes not available at "Jan Aushadhi Centre".



Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital in Ludhiana. A file photo

Fate of 21 flats in Rajiv Enclave hangs in balance
Ludhiana, August 27
The dream of having a "sweet home" have been shattered for the 21 allottees of high income group (HIG) flats to be constructed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) in the Rajiv Enclave (housing complex) of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar on Pakhowal Road here. Not only this, the successful allottees, each one of them having paid Rs 8.5 lakh to Rs ninme lakh in half yearly installments, will have to pay the escalated cost of the flat while also having to wait indefinitely for the flats to be constructed and handed over to them.




COMMUNITY

Festive spirit wafts across schools
Ludhiana, August 27
A girl cradles a toddler dressed as Lord Krishna at Kiddies Paradise The birth anniversary of Lord Krishna was celebrated with fervour at Gupta Model High School. A fancy dress competition was organised for the students of Classes I to III. Children came dressed as Lord Krishan and Radha. They also performed dandia on the occasion. A play was staged by students portraying the childhood of Lord Krishna.

A girl cradles a toddler dressed as Lord Krishna at Kiddies Paradise; and (below) tiny tots of Pallavan Playway and BVM School revel during the Janamashtami celebrations in Ludhiana. Tribune photographs

Protest to mark Teacherís Day
Ludhiana, August 27
Irked by the failure of the Punjab Government to release their salaries for the past five months, teachers of aided schools today decided to lodge a protest on Teachers' Day (September 5). The decision was taken while the members of Aided School Teachers' Union gheraoed the Director Public Instructions (Schools) at Chandigarh today.

PAU: Stalemate shows no signs of ending
Ludhiana, August 27
The stalemate between the Punjab Agricultural University authorities and striking students shows no sign of ending despite the efforts of PAU Teachersí Association and other individuals today. The attitude adopted by Vice-Chancellor Baldev Singh Dhillon and the office-bearers of PAU Studentsí Association is only prolonging the issue.

Official inspects rly station
Ludhiana, August 27
Yatri Sewa Samiti chairman Jagdish Chander (centre) on his visit to the railway station in Ludhiana on Tuesday. The chairman of Yatri Sewa Samiti, which looks after the services being provided to the railway passengers, inspected the city railway station today. The chairman, Jagdish Chander, inspected various areas on the railway station premises and took notes of problems being faced by visitors and passengers at the railway station.

Yatri Sewa Samiti chairman Jagdish Chander (centre) on his visit to the railway station in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Firm hired to keep tracks clean
Ludhiana, August 27
A clean track at the railway station in Ludhiana. Addressing a long-pending demand of residents and passengers, the railway authorities have hired a private company to keep the tracks clean at the city railway station. Wages paid by the Railways to sanitation workers working on temporary basis being low, workers prefer to work for the Municipal Corporation. Due to the failure of the Railways to hire these workers, the tracks remained filthy.


A clean track at the railway station in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Devotees submerged in divinity
Ludhiana, August 27
With markets in Ludhiana flooded with tableau items, residents are spoilt for choice this Janamashtami. The city is all decked up on the eve of Janamashtami. Markets are flooded with tableau items. From stone-studded 'mukut' (tiara) and flutes to bright zari dresses, the choice is endless. The most sought-after is the gold-plated cradle.



With markets in Ludhiana flooded with tableau items, residents are spoilt for choice this Janamashtami. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Income Tax Department to scrutinise 3,000 cases
Ludhiana, August 27
The issuance of scrutiny notices for 2011-12 has left taxpayers worried. The Income Tax Department has selected 3,000 cases from the city. While many have received the notices, there are a few who are yet to receive these.

Traders mull strategy against e-trip
Ludhiana, August 27
The government is all set to implement the e-trip system in the state from September. Unhappy with the move, Mohinder Aggarwal, general secretary of Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal said, "Business honchos are are evading tax and instead to finding the real culprits, the department is taking everybody to task. Small traders will be worst affected as they do not have the required infrastructure for implementing the system. We will be holding a meeting to plan our next course of action," Aggarwal said.

Youth electrocuted
A youth, identified as Babloo, was electrocuted while working in the fields on Garrha Road last evening. Reports said the 21-year-old youth Babloo could not notice live electric wires of a transformer while working in the fields. The power utility officials could not be contacted despite repeated attempts.




CRIME

Phillaur police catches fugitive
Phillaur, August 27
The Phillaur police nabbed Surjit Lal, alias Sodhi, of Chuheki village, who escaped from custody of the Phillaur judicial court on August 20. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Phillaur, Sarabjit Singh Rai said the accused was arrested near Lassarra village yesterday. He was carrying 500 gms of an intoxicant powder. His two accomplices Sandip and Deepak managed to escape, he said.

Woman, daughter consume phenyl, sleeping pills
Ludhiana, August 27
A mother-daughter duo consumed phenyl and sleeping pills following a heated argument at Chet Singh Nagar today. The two, identified as Ruby (42) and Neha (20), were rushed to a hospital, where Neha's condition is stated to be stable while Ruby is still critical.

Three drug peddlers booked
Ludhiana, August 27
The police has booked three drug peddlers. The accused have been identified as Natish Kumar, a resident of New Punjabi Bagh, Tibba Road, Harbhaj Singh of Vishwakarma Colony, Jaspal Singh of Jagraon. Ashok Kumar in charge, CIA staff, said the accused were yet to be arrested.

 


 

Chandigarh muster 494 runs in first innings
Ludhiana, August 27
A batsman takes a defensive stance during a tie of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Katoch Shield at the PAU in Ludhiana. Chandigarh posted a mammoth total of 494 runs in their first innings and then got rid of two batsmen, leaving the hosts, Ludhiana, in a fix on the second day of the four-day match in the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Katoch Shield being played at Punjab Agricultural University.
A batsman takes a defensive stance during a tie of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Katoch Shield at the PAU in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Yoga meet: BCM School stand out 
Ludhiana, August 27
The two-day Inter-School Yoga Championship concluded at Bharatiya Vidya Mandir School, Udam Singh Nagar. A large number of students participated in the U-14, U-17, U-19 categories.




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