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Going gets tough for GLADA
Faces wrath for engaging labour on daily wages; incurs expenditure of Rs 88.95 lakh

Ludhiana, August 28
The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority has earned the wrath of the audit wing for incurring expenditure of Rs 88.95 lakh as payment of wages on muster roll (daily wages) from 2007-08 to 2011-12 in contravention of the directions of the Department of Finance, Government of Punjab, as well as PUDA headquarters.

Farm varsity students call off strike 
Ludhiana, August 28
The 16-day stalemate between the authorities and the students of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) ended today. PPS Lubana, Dean, College of Agriculture Engineering, Dr Jaskaran Singh Mahal, estate officer, and Harmeet Kingra, president, PAU Teachers Association, offered juice to Harpreet Singh, Jashandip Singh and Dilpreet Singh, who were on a hunger strike.


Starting afresh in style 
Ludhiana, August 28
Freshers parties are fast turning into well-choreographed fashion shows. The parties are no longer confined to a classroom where newcomers come dressed in traditional attire and introduce themselves to their teachers and other students. A lot has changed with the passage of time. Today, youngsters don't mind splurging on branded apparel and accessories.
 Ludhiana takes a dip in festive spirit, with devotees celebrating Janmashtami on Wednesday.
Seeking peace and prosperity: Ludhiana takes a dip in festive spirit, with devotees celebrating Janmashtami on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan 

Post-elections, bus operators shown the door
Ludhiana, August 28
Imagine the plight of mini-bus operators. They have been making rounds of the treasury office for the past three-four months to get their payments released, only to hear a no.

National Sports Day: Poor infrastructure beats city
Ludhiana, August 28
As the country celebrates the National Sports Day on August 29, sportspersons rue slow pace of development and poor infrastructure. "As compared to international standards, we stand nowhere," said Teja Singh Dhaliwal from the State Basketball Association.

3 held with heroin worth Rs 2.5 cr 
Ludhiana, August 28
The city police has nabbed three persons with 785 gm of heroin worth Rs 2.5 crore in the international market.


Janmashtami fervour grips city
Ludhiana, August 28
Idols of Lord Krishna and Radha at Govind Godham in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, was celebrated with great devotion and zest in the city. Govinda players gathered together under the Dahi Handi and formed a human pyramid to break the ‘matki’ to get ‘makhan’. Raas Leela was also organised at a temple by children.

Idols of Lord Krishna and Radha at Govind Godham in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Temples ring in celebrations 
Mandi Ahmedgarh/Payal/ Raikot, August 28
Janmashtami was celebrated at various temples in the region. The celebrations began with 'parbhat pheris' organised by the members of different religious organisations.

Elderly find hard to sever bond with old coins
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 28
Even as the Indian rupee slides down, elderly people of the region perceive an exquisite shine in the old Indian coins. Septuagenarians and octogenarians occasionally bring annas, dhellas and takka for making purchases at stores.

2 test positive for dengue
Ludhiana, August 28
Two more patients have tested positive for Dengue on Tuesday. The affected have been identified as the residents of Sita Nagar and Barewal. As many as 8 positive cases of dengue have been reported so far.

national eye donation awareness fortnight
Budding cager lends support
Ludhiana, August 28
Punarjot Eye Bank Society, a non-governmental organization, today kicked off the National Eye Donation Awareness fortnight at Dr Ramesh’s free eye hospital in Sehzad village on Pakhowal Road here.

CM pays tributes to Baba Nand Singh
Jagraon, August 28
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said the state government was committed to the welfare of people from every section of the society as preached by the great Sikh Gurus and saints.

affiliated colleges
Panjab University extends admission date to Aug 31
Ludhiana, August 28
Panjab University, Chandigarh, has extended the date for admission to all the courses in colleges affiliated to it till August 31. The new admissions, however, will take place with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor. Students will also have to pay a late fee. A mail in this regard was sent to the colleges yesterday.

Doc throws light on gynae issues at Khalsa college
Ludhiana, August 28
The Youth Red Cross unit of the Khalsa College for Women organised a programme to make girls aware of general gynaecological disorders.

Siblings die of dehydration in Samrala
Samrala, August 28
Two minor children of a migrant family reportedly died of dehydration this morning. The siblings breathed their last before they could be offered any medical help. The deceased have been identified as 6-month-old Radha and 3-year-old Golu, both residents of Himmat Nagar.

GNPS students bring laurels in shabad gayan
Ludhiana, August 28
Guru Nanak Public School won the inter-school shabad gayan competition held at MGM Public School. In all, 24 teams from various schools of the city participated in the event.

MNREGA: Panchayats get Rs 1.2 lakh
Amloh, August 28
The first meeting of newly constituted block samiti was held at the Samiti complex today under the presidentship of Kashmira Singh, chairperson, Shahpur, and vice-chairperson Karamjit Kaur.
Swami Vivekananda Yuva Sandesh Yatra that commenced from Kanyakumari reached Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Crusade against corruption: Swami Vivekananda Yuva Sandesh Yatra that commenced from Kanyakumari reached Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma 

Fall in Re to increase input cost 
Ludhiana August 28
Economists at Punjab Agricultural University have expressed concerns over the free fall of Rupee as it hit the historic low of 68.85 against dollar.

Industry presses panic button 
Ludhiana, August 28
The industry in the city is worried over the continous fall in the value to Rupee against Dollar. The Rupee ended at a record low of 68.80 against the US Dollar on Wednesday. The partially convertible Rupee crashed around 3.9 per cent to hit a low of 68.85 as against Tuesday's close of 66.24.

Obscene mms
Police fails to act against accused
Ludhiana, August 28
Accusing the Lalton police of shielding miscreants who had allegedly teased and humiliated a woman by playing obscene clipping when she was travelling in a mini-bus two days ago, activists of social and trade organisations have threatened to launch an agitation against the police.

Residents protest against police 
Ludhiana, August 28
Policemen deployed outside the Division No 3 police station Relative of Sharanjit Kaur, a dowry victim, on Wednesday staged a dharna against the ‘sloppy’ police investigations. They said the police had managed to arrest only one of the accused. The protesters gathered outside the Division No 3 police station and raised slogans against ADCP-I Nilamberi Jagdale. The dharna was lifted after the police assurance.

Policemen deployed outside the Division No 3 police station in Ludhiana. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Inter-section quiz
Ludhiana: Intelligence and promptness marked the inter-section general knowledge quiz contest organised for the Classes V-VIII students at Amrit Indo-Canadian Academy. Three contestants from each section participated as a team. The quiz was divided into eight rounds, including current affairs, visual identification, science and technology, maths, English, social science, audio-visual round and sports, giving equal importance to all the aspects of education. At the end of each round, there was one audience round in which questions were asked from the audience. Principal Jaskiran Poonam congratulated the winners and encouraged them to achieve greater heights.


Customs official, 12 others booked 
Ludhiana, August 28
Thirteen persons, including a customs official, have been booked for wrongfully restraining a government official and not letting the latter to perform his duties.


Anil Sihag, Geetansh salvage pride for Ludhiana 
Ludhiana, August 28
A patient knock of 115 not out by Anil Sihag and an equally useful contribution of 114 runs by wicketkeeper-batsman Geetansh Khera salvaged some pride for Ludhiana against Chandigarh on the penultimate day of the match in the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for the Katoch Shield being played on the Punjab Agricultural University campus today.

Players selected for nationals
Ludhiana, August 28
The Amateur Athletics Association, Punjab, has selected the state team for the 53rd National Open Athletics Championship. The championship organised by the Athletics Federation of India is scheduled to be held at Ranchi from September 7.



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