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Promised moon, given doom and gloom
Ludhiana, August 9
Members of the Anganwadi Mulazim Union, Punjab, protested at Chatar Singh Park today. They burnt an effigy of Union Minister for Women & Child Development Maneka Gandhi in front of the ISBT, causing a traffic jam for about half-an-hour.
Police personnel pacify protesting anganwadi workers near the ISBT in Ludhiana. Police personnel pacify protesting anganwadi workers near the ISBT in Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma


Former ATP in spot
Ludhiana, August 9
The Municipal Corporation will issue a show-cause notice to a former assistant town planner (ATP) of Ludhiana, who was “instrumental” in getting an industrial unit regularised by bending rules.

Gates in thoroughfares anger residents
Ludhiana, August 9
The locked gate of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar Colony in Ludhiana. Residents of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar Colony, developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT), have resented the installation of gates in the colony. Earlier, residents of Rajguru Nagar (a colony developed by LIT) had expressed resentment over the installation of gates on public roads and streets, most of which remain permanently locked.

The locked gate of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar Colony in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Four robbers take away Toyota Fortuner
The car owner and police officials at Hambran Road in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, August 9
Four robbers took away an SUV at Hambran Road this evening. Complainant Reena Sharma, wife of Bharat Bhushan, a property dealer, said she had gone to Khushi Ram sweetmeat shop at Hambran Road in a Toyota Fortuner. She said when the driver alighted from the vehicle, four youths, who were in a Skoda car, came towards the SUV. One of them got into the car and threw her out, she said.

The car owner and police officials at Hambran Road in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

ETOs refuse to call off strike
Ludhiana, August 9
In no mood to call off their strike, excise and taxation officers (ETOs) demanded that an FIR should be lodged against traders who allegedly manhandled their colleague Major Amit Sarin in Jalandhar recently. The ETOs said if their demand was not met, they would stop working from Monday.

Youth thrashed for eve-teasing
Ludhiana, August 9
A youth was thrashed for taking pictures of a girl at Bharat Nagar Chowk today. The accused, identified as Vinod Kumar, is resident of Jamalpur. Vinod Kumar was going towards the bus stand in an auto.

Support pours in for spinning industry
Ludhiana, August 9
Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Manish Tewari today came out in support of the spinning industry which has been seeking reduction in VAT. He said the industry was the backbone of Punjab’s economy and that it was important to save it.



PAU prof to join Canadian varsity
Dr AS Bhullar Ludhiana, August 9
Eminent professor and senior economist at the Punjab Agricultural University Dr Amarjit Singh Bhullar will join University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Prince George, Canada, from September 1.

Dr AS Bhullar

Students make stop-motion films
Ludhiana, August 9
The students of the INIFD cherished when they saw the short stop-motion films which they had made during a six-day workshop. Guided by noted film-maker and artist Jiwan Kalia, the students designed and made the miniature sets for shooting of the films.

ludhiana Scan
Eye check-up camp
A free eye check-up camp was organised at a gurdwara in Bahadurke village in Ludhiana on Saturday. Team of doctors under the guidance of Dr Ramesh examined the patients during the camp. Over 145 patients were examined and provided necessary medicines free of cost. Dr Ramesh said people were benefitted through such eye camps.

1 dies in road mishap
Machhiwara, August 9
A man was killed in a road accident near Machhiwara today. The deceased was identified as Sanjiv Kumar (45), a resident of Balachaur.

Ahead of I-Day, nationalism grips social media
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 9
A week ahead of the Independence Day, a wave of patriotism and nationalism has swept the social networking sites. Besides, people have started greeting each other in a nationalistic manner.

Namdharis seeking unity of the sect
Hunger strike enters its 9th day
Ludhiana, August 9
The hunger strike by seven activists of Namdhari Panthak Ekta Action Committee entered its ninth day here today.
Silken thread of affection
A girl takes a look at rakhis in Ludhiana on Saturday.
A girl takes a look at rakhis in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Breastfeed, a lifelong gift from mother to baby: Fortis doctor
Ludhiana, August 9
The World Breastfeeding Week observed at the Fortis Hospital to create awareness on breastfeeding children up to the age of six months concluded here today.

Justice Gowda flags off rally condemning drug abuse
Ludhiana, August 9
Justice V Gopala Gowda, a judge of the Supreme Court of India, today flagged off an anti-drug rally by students, lawyers and volunteers of different NGOs at the Satluj Club here this evening.

4-day art exhibition gets going
Ludhiana, August 9
A four-day exhibition, ‘Udaan 2014’, began at Dr MS Randhawa Art Gallery on the premises of Punjabi Bhawan here today.

Now, rakhi-shaped sweets to suit youth’s taste
Ludhiana, August 9
Sweets made in the shape of rakhis have hit the market this year. Scrumptious sweets of various hues have been innovatively designed to resemble rakhis, said Deepak, a resident. “Although such creativity has become common when it comes to making cakes, making rakhis out of sweets is definitely something new,” he said.

Protest held
Ludhiana, August 9
The Mohalla Sanitation Committee and the representatives of some other organisations protested against the recently passed Bill on personal will.





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