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SAD worker booked after ex-model kills self
ShinaLudhiana, August 6
The police have booked Rupinder Singh Sheela, a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) worker, in an abetment-to-suicide case after a former model ended her life by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her house in the Daba area here today.

Police try to pacify the relatives of ex-model Shina on Gill road in Ludhiana on Wednesday Police try to pacify the relatives of ex-model Shina on Gill road in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Cigarettes, bidis banned in jails
Ludhiana, August 6
Once bitten twice shy, the adage holds true for the jail authorities. After facing brickbats from all quarters over the use of drugs by jail inmates, the Jail Department has banned the use of cigarettes and bidis in jail.

building bylaws
HC assured of action against violations
Chandigarh, August 6
Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has assured a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court that action against building violations would be taken by the civic body in colonies handed over to it.

Drainage upgrade
World Bank team visits city
Ludhiana, August 6
To improve the drainage system and to check waterlogging, a three-member team from the World Bank visited the city today. The team held meetings with the officials of the Municipal Corporation, Punjab Pollution Control Board and the Water Sewerage Department.

PSPCL clerk held for graft
Ludhiana, August 6
Vigilance sleuths today arrested an Upper Division Clerk of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) while he was receiving a bribe of Rs 15,000 from a farmer.

Hayer shifted as Jalandhar police commissioner
Yurinder Singh Hayer, a 1999 batch IPS officer, who had taken the charge of DIG of Police, Ludhiana range, in June, has been transferred as the Commissioner of Police, Jalandhar. He replaces Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh, IPS. — TNS


spinners spinning losses
Cut VAT on yarn to 2%, Pb govt urged
Ludhiana, August 6
A meeting of the Punjab Spinners Association took place here today. The members of the association said they had been requesting the Punjab Government to reduce the rate of VAT (value added tax) from 6 per cent to 2 per cent or ban the import of yarn into the state of Punjab.

Members of the Punjab Spinners Association deliberate on tax disadvantage during a meeting in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Members of the Punjab Spinners Association deliberate on tax disadvantage during a meeting in Ludhiana on Wednesday

Owner gets unauthorised building regularised
Ludhiana, August 6
The building branch of the Municipal Corporation here is all set to issue a demand notice to the owner of a commercial building, who got the premises “regularised” in violation of the regularisation policy floated by the Punjab Government.

Make recovery or face action, MC officials told
Ludhiana, August 6
The Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Pradeep Aggarwal, has issued directions to the civic body officials, especially the superintendents of all the zones, to make quick recoveries or face consequences.

Demand for income tax appellate tribunal in city
Ludhiana, August 6
In view of a large scale industrial and business growth of the city, the Central Government should constitute a Bench of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) at Ludhiana, urged the Punjab Tax Bar Association (PTBA).

Fans mourn cartoonist Pran’s death
Ludhiana, August 6
The demise of Pran Kumar Sharma, the creator of iconic cartoon characters, including Chacha Chowdhary and Sabu, drew emotional reactions from the city residents. While Pran’s fans grieved his death. a thought of his creations brought a smile on their faces.


Trilok Sachdeva, a fan of Pran Kumar Sharma. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Trilok Sachdeva, a fan of Pran Kumar Sharma

objectionable ads
Sofat hospital doctors put on notice
Ludhiana, August 6
The Punjab Medical Council has issued notice to two doctors of Dr Rama Sofat Hospital for objectionable advertisement/TV channel programme. The notice issued by the Registrar, Punjab Medical Council, (a copy of which is with The Tribune) mentions that the TV programme given by Dr Amit and Dr Ruchika of the hospital is objectionable.

Convention condemns attacks on Palestine
Ludhiana, August 6
A state-level convention was held at Punjabi Bhawan to condemn attacks on Palestine by Israel. The convention members also observed the 69th anniversary of bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

A speaker expresses his views at the convention in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
A speaker expresses his views at the convention in Ludhiana

Govt revises processing fee at blood banks
Ludhiana, August 6
Patients in the need of blood finally heave a sigh of relief as government has rolled back the hike in processing fee at blood banks.

BKU to evolve strategy on MSP of farm produce
Ludhiana, August 6
The Bharti Kisan Union will convene a meeting of the state committee here on August 10 in order to evolve a strategy to build pressure on the Union Government for seeking remunerative prices of various crops.

Going gets tough for PAU aspirants
Ludhiana, August 6
The Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to courses at Punjab Agricultural University has proved to be a deterrent to admission in various courses. It is learnt that seats are still lying vacant even after the final counselling.

Attendance via SMS draws flak from teachers’ body
Ludhiana, August 6
The Teacher Association opposed the decision of the District Administration to send the attendance of each teacher through SMS (Short Message Service). The District Education officials gave directions to all the teachers in district to mark their attendance through mobile phones.

Educationists, unionists mourn death of GGN director
Doraha, August 6
Educationists and unionist leaders mourned the death of the director of the GGN Institute of Management and Technology, professor Gunwant Dua. They said Dua’s immense contribution to education and to the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union will always be remembered.

TET to be conducted on August 24
Ludhiana, August 6
The Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET) that was scheduled for August 10 has now been postponed. The test will now be conducted on August 24. The State Council of Educational Research and Training has rescheduled the test due to the festival of Rakhi.

Toppers felicitated
Ludhiana, August 6
Toppers' Day was organised at BCM Senior Secondary School, Sec 32-A. The chairman and managing director of Majestic Auto, a Hero Group Company based in Ludhiana, Mahesh Munjal, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Office-bearers elected
A general body meeting of the Indian Society for Agricultural Development and Policy was held to elect its office-bearers. Dr Sukhpal Singh, head, Department of Economics and Sociology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, was elected as president while, Dr JS Sidhu, Dr MS Toor, Dr Poonam Kataria and Dr Paramjit Kaur Dhindsa of the same department were elected as vice-presidents of the society.

NCC training camp for girls from August 8
The 3 Punjab Girls Bn NCC is organising its annual training camp for over 500 girl cadets of Ludhiana. The camp will cover as many as 19 colleges and schools for duration of 10 days. The training camp is scheduled for August 8 and will conclude on August 19 at the NCC Academy, Malout.

Mehndi competition
BBSB Convent School, Sidhwan Bet, celebrated Teej. A cultural programme was organised on the occasion. Students presented giddha and sang songs. A mehndi competition was also held. Principal Anita Kumari encouraged students to respect their culture and parents.
Students of Green Land Convent School, New Subhash Nagar, celebrate Teej. A Tribune photograph
Students of Green Land Convent School, New Subhash Nagar, celebrate Teej
Students present a dance during the 33rd Foundation Day of Spring Dale School Students of DAV Public School celebrate Teej on its premises in Ludhiana
Students present a dance during the 33rd Foundation Day of Spring Dale School; and (right) students of DAV Public School celebrate Teej on its premises in Ludhiana. Tribune photographs


Drug peddler netted
Jagraon, August 6
The Jagraon police have arrested one alleged drug peddler and recovered 35 kg of poppy husk from his possesion. The accused has been identified as Gurcharan Singh alias Charna, a resident of Dangian village near Jagraon.

Theft incidents on the rise in Jagraon
Jagraon, August 6
The incidents of theft are on the rise in the rural belt of Jagraon these days. Every other day, the reports of theft keep surfacing at various places which have left the area residents in a state of shock. The increasing incidents of theft have spread a feeling of panic and fear among the villagers.

Under ‘depression’, woman ends her life
Ludhiana, August 6
A 38-year-old woman, who was suffering from depression, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in Salem Tabri area here on Monday. The victim, identified as Saroj Rani, was residing along with her brother Hermail Singh in Fatehgarh Mohalla.

Now, youth will be encouraged to play games other than cricket: Goel
Ludhiana, August 6
As Indian players have performed well in the 20th Commonwealth Games at Glasgow, now the youth will be attracted towards games other than cricket. This was stated by Malaika Goel (16), who won a silver medal in 10 metre air pistol event, during an interaction with mediapersons at the Guru Nanak Stadium here today.
Malaika Goel, who won silver medal at the Commonwealth Games, being felicitated on her return to Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
Malaika Goel, who won silver medal at the Commonwealth Games, being felicitated on her return to Ludhiana on Wednesday



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