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Student dies in mishap
Ludhiana, August 13
A 21-year-old student was killed while her friend suffered injuries in an accident near the Gill bypass here yesterday. The deceased, identified as Megha, was a resident of Postal Colony in the Tagore Nagar area. She was a BCom (final year) student at the Government College for Girls.

PGI team to visit industrial city
Ludhiana, August 13
A team of the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, will visit the city to carry out a compliance study before declaring Ludhiana smoke-free. The team is expected to arrive in the city at the end of this month.

ATP’s arrest worsens MC staff woes
Ludhiana, August 13
The arrest of the Assistant Town Planner of Zone C, Bankey Bihari, by the Vigilance Sleuths last evening for allegedly accepting Rs 1.5 lakh as bribe from a resident has come as a shock to the Municipal Corporation. Already facing the staff crunch, the civic body will have to run the show with just one Assistant Town Planner, who is already taking care of two zones, besides an ATP (Headquarters).


Residents get worms in water supply
Ludhiana, August 13
The residents of Pritam Nagar, near Chander Nagar here, are a worried lot. They have been getting white worms in the water supply for the past many days. The authorities concerned seem to be waiting for the outbreak of a disease.

A resident of Pritam Nagar shows worms and insects she found in the water supply. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Khanna police crack youth’s murder case
Khanna, August 13
The Khanna police claimed to have arrested two youths in connection with a murder of a youth of a nearby village who was allegedly murdered by his two friends. The reason behind the murder was allegedly illicit relations with a village woman. The youths were said to be drug addicts.

Dept to survey TDS collection
Ludhiana, August 13
Establishments, which deduct income tax from the salaries of their employees at source, should be ready for surveys by teams of the department. It has been observed that employers deduct tax at source but do not deposit it with the Income Tax Department. Amendments allowing the I-T teams to carry surveys on TDS will come into effect from October 1, 2014.

2 held with opium, poppy
Ludhiana, August 13
The police nabbed a person and recovered 35gm of opium from his possession near the court complex here. The accused has been identified as Data Ram, a resident of Fathegarh Sahib. The Dugri police arrested a person with 19.5 kg poppy husk at the Dramanwal chowk. He has been identified as Harish Kumar, a resident of JBS apartments. — TNS


Janamashtami celebrated
New GMT Public school, Haibowal Kalan, celebrated Janamashtmi on the school premises. The students were dressed up in colourful attire. They presented different tableaus related to the Lord Krishna’s life including his birth, meeting of Krishna with Sudama and Krishna’s lesson to Arjuna on a battlefield. Students of Classes IV to VIII also presented Raas Leela through their group dance performances.

PAU releases seven new varieties for general cultivation
Ludhiana, August 13
The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has released seven new varieties for general cultivation in Punjab. These include WH 1105 and PBW 660 of wheat, PMH 9 of maize, PBR 357 of raya, PBG 7 of desi gram, OL 10 of oats and GSC 7 of gobhi sarson. All the varieties were approved during a meeting of the State Variety Approval Committee, held under the chairmanship of Dr Mangal Singh Sandhu, director of agriculture, Punjab, at PAU.

Blood donation camp
A blood donation camp is being organised by the girls cadets of NCC at the NCC Academy, Malout. The camp is being conducted in association with the Red Cross Society, Muktsar. SDM Malout was also present on the occasion. Col Ashwani Kumar said around 200 girl cadets have volunteered to donate blood. During the camp, the girls carried out various social services acts such as tree plantation, rally against female foeticide, dowry and drugs.

No tours without Edu Dept’s assent
Ludhiana, August 13
In wake of the poor safety arrangements, the Director General School Education (DGSE) took a strict notice of the negligence of school authorities during educational tours.

A tribute to Kartar Singh Sarabha
Ludhiana, August 13
Ludhiana Pedallers in association with the Feroze Gandhi Market Association is organising “Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Memorial Cycle Rally” to commemorate the life of the young revolutionary of the Ghadar movement. “He understood the spirit of revolution at a tender age and it lived in his veins.

Patron of Ludhiana Pedallers Ranjodh Singh (fourth from left) addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet verma

Coca-Cola comes up with Maaza Milky Delite
Ludhiana: Coca-Cola India on Wednesday announced the launch of ‘Maaza Milky Delite’- a new innovation from its beverage brand Maaza. Staying true to Maaza’s commitment of offering consumers best class mango experience, Maaza Milky Delite is a beverage made of juicy mangoes combined with delicious richness of milk solids.

Representatives of Coca-Cola India launch ‘Maaza Milky Delite’ in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu mahajan

Research workshop ends at farm varsity
Ludhiana, August 13
A two-day Research and Extension Specialists’ Workshop for Rabi Crops concluded at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), today. The workshop saw discussions on bailing of paddy straw, status of in-situ management of paddy straw, processing of pulses, establishment of agro-processing complexes in Punjab and economics of rabi crops.

Building bylaw violations
Defaulters have a field day
Ludhiana, August 13
Despite High Court’s instructions, no action has been taken against owners of the buildings, responsible for illegal change of land use for vested interests. Although both the major departments, Municipal Corporation and Ludhiana Improvement Trust have made it clear that they will remove the violations in the schemes, which are under them, but in the absence of an action by the civic body, the defaulters continue to have a field day.

Ludhiana Scan
On the instructions of the 13th Finance Commission of the Central Government, a special survey programme under the name of 'business register' has been started. A special training programme from August 13-21 has been chalked out for those who will be carrying out the survey. After the training workshop, the field work will be started. Establishments registered under Company Act 1956, Factory Act 1948, Shop and Commercial Establishment Act, Societies Registration Act, Co-operative Societies Act, directorate of industries, Khadi and rural development board will be covered.

Protest by Namdharis enters Day 13
Ludhiana, August 13
It is sad state of affairs that the Namdharis sect, who had a significant role in the independence of India, and its followers have locked horns over its successorship. A group of Namdharis led by the Namdhari Panthak Ekta Action Committee, who claimed the majority of followers with them, have been sitting on hunger strike from the last 13 days outside mini secretariat.

The fasting devotees outside the Mini-Secretariat in Ludhiana on Wednesday. photo: Inderjeet verma

Demand for civic amenities
Khanna residents express resentment
Khanna, August 13
Several residents of ward No. 4 of Nandi colony area of Khanna staged a protest for not providing the civic amenities. The residents alleged that from the last three decades they were living in hell-like situation as there was no proper drinking water, no sewerage and no arrangements for the proper exit of the standing water from the streets of the area. They alleged that despite repeated requests to the authorities concerned the matter remained unsolved.

They are not a part of crowd
Envisaging a better Ludhiana, these people have put in efforts to bring about a change
Ludhiana, August 13
On August 15, the administration will honour 13 persons for saving the girl child, protecting the environment and helping the needy. Harminder Singh, Nambardar, will be felicitated for his works, Jaipal Singh, another resident, will be honoured for saving passengers on a bus, Kanchan Vasdev, a journalist, will be honoured for her attempt to nab the snatchers who injured her, Vipin Bhatia will be honoured for treating injured birds, Devinder Singh will be honoured for converting a filthy place into a public park, Viney Singhal has been chosen by the department for extending help to the poor and needy, Pradeep Dhall raised his voice against female foeticide and other social evils, Shiv Ram Saroye has been extending help to poor and needy patients/beggars, Ashutosh Sharma has been chosen for his daredevilry act while Seetal Prakash has been chosen for protecting the environment. Dr Amarpreet Singh Deol will be honoured for providing free medicines to the poor. TNS

All set for d-day: DC Rajat Aggarwal takes the salute during a full-dress rehearsal of the Independence Day function at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Painted saffron, white and green
Giving a patriotic tinge to the city's glowing texture, schoolchildren embrace the hard-earned freedom on the 68th Independence Day.

Patriotic fervour: The full-dress rehearsal was held at Guru Nanak Stadium on Wednesday. Rajat Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner, unfurled the Tricolour. Nilambari Jagdale, Deputy Commissioner of Police, inspected the parade of three contingents of the Punjab Police, including a contingent of policewomen, one contingent each of the Home Guards, NCC cadets and scouts & guides.

Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal invited residents to the function. He reviewed arrangements at the stadium. The Deputy Commissioner of Police asked officials to provide adequate parking space to visitors. Charanjit Singh Atwal, Speaker, Punjab Assembly, will be the chief guest.


Demand for civic amenities
Camera, mobile phone snatched at gunpoint
Jagraon, August 13
In a dramatic incident, an unidentified person allegedly snatched an expensive camera from an employee of a Jagraon-based photography studio at gunpoint. The incident took place near Kothe Khajura village located on the outskirts of Jagraon today afternoon. The accused also forcibly took away the mobile phone of the employee of the studio before fleeing on a two-wheeler.

One arrested with 24 bottles of illicit liquor
Jagraon, August 13
The Jagraon police have arrested one person and recovered 24 bottles of illicit liquor from his possession. The accused has been identified as Paramjit Singh, a resident of Aawan Mohalla, Jagraon. The illicit liquor was seized by a police team led by Adda Raikot police chowki in charge ASI Amarjit Singh near Kothe Rahlan village located on the outskirts of Jagraon yesterday evening during routine checking.


Cagers of Doraha Public School stand out
Ludhiana, August 13
The Sahnewal Zone CBSE Inter-School Basketball Tournament for Boys and Girls was held at Doraha in the first week of August. Thirty teams participated in the tournament. The students competed in the U-14, U-17 and U-19 categories.

Participants take part in the recently held Sahodaya School Swimming Championship in Ludhiana. A tribune photograph



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