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Police crack a tough nut
Ludhiana, July 25
For failing to check beggary in the city, a senior judicial officer reportedly pulled up the district administration as well as officials of the Punjab Police and the Municipal Corporation.

An elderly woman being taken to a shelter home in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

28 fresh diarrhoea cases surface
Ludhiana, July 25
Twenty-eight fresh case of diarrhoea were reported from Parkash Nagar today. Three persons, including two children, died of diarrhoea at Parkash Nagar on July 23. Residents of Punjab Mata Nagar, Jawaddi, Jawaddi Kalan, Jawaddi Khurd, Punjabi Bagh and Karnail Singh Nagar are also suffering from diarrhoea. Tarsem Jodhan, a trade union leader and a resident of Punjab Mata Nagar, was admitted to the Civil Hospital.


Ailing dispensaries need help
Ludhiana, July 25
Medicines have not been supplied to rural dispensaries for the past 18 months. The dispensaries do not even have oral rehydration solution powder and other basic drugs. There are 60 types of medicines that the dispensaries are supposed to stock. At present, only paracetemol is available at the healthcare institutes.

Rural dispensaries have not been supplied medicines for the past 18 months. A file photo

Rs 2 lakh, gold jewellery stolen
Ludhiana, July 25
Thieves struck at the house of a businessman in New Kadwai Nagar and decamped with Rs 2 lakh in cash. They also took away 12 tolas of gold ornaments. Owner of the house Ram Gopal said after spraying chemicals for termite control, he, along with his family, left the house and went to a relative’s place. On return, he found the house ransacked.

I-T offices to remain open on Saturday, Sunday
Ludhiana, July 25
As the last date for filing Income Tax returns is nearing, offices will remain open from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Salaried employees and pensioners can file their returns till July 31. Additional counters will be set up to facilitate the filing of returns.

Parents, son booked for harassing girl
Ludhiana, July 25
A youth, who was harassing a girl by sending her lewd SMSes, was booked along with his parents by the Sadar police today. The boy, identified as Tushar, his father Amit Bansal and Tushar’s mother, all residents of Janta enclave near Dhandra Road, were booked under Sections 67 of the Information Technology (IT) Act and 354 (molestation).

Alert trader foils robbery
Ludhiana, July 25
An alert trader from Pattimanaged to nab one of the robbers who were fleeing with Rs 87,000 in cash near Clock Tower today. On reaching Jalandhar Bypass, Palwinder Singh hired an auto for Clock Tower. He told the police that the auto driver along with his accomplice attacked him and took away the money. However, Palwinder overpowered the auto driver’s accomplice, identified as Ramesh Kumar. Soon the police reached the spot and launched a hunt to nab the other accused. — TNS


Lacking Civic amenities at Maharishi Valmiki Nagar
Residents allege raw deal
Ludhiana, July 25
Residents of Maharishi Valmiki Nagar, a colony developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT), have charged the Trust authorities with failure to provide basic amenities to them. They said the colony was sans good roads, street lights and properly developed and maintained parks.

A poorly maintained park at Maharishi Valmiki Nagar in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Cops crack whip on outsiders
Ludhiana, July 25
The police enquired some outsiders at the Punjab Agricultural University campus ahead of elections of the Punjab Agricultural University Students Association (PAUSA). The step was taken as a protective measure to avoid the possibility of clash among students over presidentship.

Blessed: Muslims offer prayers on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Twinkle Twinkle little stars: Tiny tots await their turn during a fashion show at Guru Nanak International Public School, Model Town. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Residential SCHOOL
252 students get admission in four days
Ludhiana, July 25
A total of 252 students took the admission during the four-day long counselling for Class XI non-medical, medical, and commerce streams at the Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious students from July 22 to 25.

Fishery college
Strike no dampener for admissions
Ludhiana, July 25
Despite the ongoing strike of recently passed out fishery students outside Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University campus, new applicants have been opting for the Bachelor of Fishery Sciences (BFSc) for the next academic session at the Fishery College of the varsity.

Ludhiana scan
Date extended
The Punjab Taxation Bar Association has welcomed the decision of the Punjab Excise and Taxation Department for postponing the last date for filing VAT 15 returns. The date has been extended up to August 20. According to Ashok Kumar Juneja, president, and BR Kaushal, secretary general of the PTBA, large number of representations have been made to the department and finally their plea has been heard.

Farmers press for pending demands
Ludhiana, July 25
To press the pending demands of farmers, the district unit of Punjab Kisan Sabha protested in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office at the Mini-Secretariat here today. Addressing the protesting farmers, organisation vice-president Kartar Singh Bowani urged the government to fulfil all pending demands: remission of debts, hike in support price of farm produce, grant of monthly pension to farmers and farm workers, timely procurement and grant of interest-free loans for agriculture.

Punjab Kisan Sabha stages a dharna outside the Mini-Secretariat in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Unleashing creativity the Bollywood way
Ludhiana, July 25
Students of INIFD, Ludhiana, showcased their creativity and fashion collection during the ‘Project Runway’ today after a day-long workshop last evening. Fifteen teams of students presented their creations. The students chose a celebrity to design the outfits.

Girls display outfits designed by INIFD students in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

From schools
Vanamahotsava week concludes
Ludhiana: The week-long celebrations of vanamahotsava concluded at Green Land Senior Secondary Public School on Friday. Students of both the senior and junior wings participated with great vivacity in the various events organised by the school authorities with the objective of spreading awareness towards environmental issues. A function was organised by the students, including dance performances, poetry recitation, short play and eloquent speeches. A play ttitled 'Each one plant one' was also staged by the students.

80 attend exporters’ meet
Ludhiana, July 25
The IDBI Bank organised an exporters’ meet in association with the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO). The zonal CGM for North-II, Ajay Sharma, while addressing the gathering, said, “The initiative by the IDBI Bank to engage with the exporting community was driven by its objective of understanding and addressing the legitimate financial requirements and concerns of exporters through suitable fine-tuning of the bank’s trade finance products and services to facilitate a ramp up in the bank’s export credit business.”

Ruckus after patient’s death
Doctors want action against protesters
Ludhiana, July 25
The local Indian Medical Association (IMA) chapter today called an emergency general body meeting following the ruckus created by the relatives of a patient who died at Arora Nursing Home on Wednesday.

College holds FDP on automotive technologies
Ludhiana, July 25
The Gulzar Group of Institutes organised an ISTE-PTU sponsored Faculty Development Programme (FDP) based on the topic 'automotive technologies' on the college premises. On the inaugural day, keynote speaker Mr Sunil Sarad, GM, GNA Dura Parts Ltd, Hoshiarpur, spoke on 'Automotive Component business- The way ahead’.

Attack on Gaza: Community leader seeks UN intervention
Ludhiana, July 25
Condemning the attack on Gaza Strip that has led to the killing of many civilians, members of the Muslim community today burnt the effigy of the Israeli government outside Jama Masjid here today. 

Protesters burn an effigy of the Israeli government outside Jama Masjid in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Children have narrow escape in accident
Jagraon, July 25
It was a close shave for around two dozen schoolchildren of Police Public School, Bharowal Kalan, when a school bus carrying them met with a minor accident outside Bhundri village, near Jagraon, today morning. The incident took place at around 8:25 am. According to the information, the driver of the school bus lost control due to a loose tyre and the bus rolled down the road after hitting a stray bull. All the schoolchildren, traveling in the bus, escaped uninjured. The bull, however, died on the spot. OC


Thefts on the rise in Jagraon
Jagraon, July 25
Some thieves broke into a shop of a local cloth merchant and decamped with cloths worth several thousand rupees in Jagraon last night. On the same night, some persons took away Rs 3,000 from a bakery in Nehru Market. During this month, more than dozen thefts have already taken place in and around the Jagraon town.

Newborn found abandoned
Khamano, July 25
Acting on a tip-off, the Khamano Police found a newborn girl in a closed bag near Bilaspur village, near here. As per the information, passersby heard some noise of the infant on the Bilaspur- Bhambri road in the morning and informed the sarpanch of the village. Sarpanch Nazar Singh immediately informed the Khamano Police and a police party led by ASI Narinder Singh reached on the spot and opened the bag in the presence of villagers.


cwg games: shooting
Malaika bags silver, brings glory to city
Ludhiana, July 25
Local player Malaika Goel gave India its first medal in shooting at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Scotland today. Malaika (16), who is ranked fifteenth in the world, secured a silver medal in the women’s 10-m air pistol event, her first international medal in the senior category. Malaika, who qualified for the final round with fourth position, had a great start and was leading till the fifth of the seven-round elimination stage. She, however, lost her way in the last two rounds to finish second. An elated Gurjeet Singh, who has been coaching Malaika since 2008, said he was confident that she would prove her mettle and bring laurels to the city as well as the nation. With as many as 16 international medals in her kitty, Malaika would now aim for medals in the Asian Games, Olympics and World Shooting Championship, said the coach. District Sports Officer Kartar Singh Sehmbey appreciated Malaika on her achievement and congratulated Gurjeet Singh for his contribution in this feat. — OC



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