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Crackdown on cable operators
Illegal beaming of Ten Sports Channel by SitiCable
Ludhiana, June 18
The controversial issue of illegal beaming of Ten Sports Channel signals by several cable operators in Ludhiana and other parts of the country took another turn when a high powered committee of the channel along with a commissioner appointed by the Delhi court raided the premises of four cable operators and allegedly found the Siti Cable Network showing the channel without paying the licence fee.

Mayor’s election
Cong divided on Gill
Ludhiana, June 18
The discontent in the local unit of the Congress became evident at a meeting of the District Congress Committee in Chandigarh late yesterday, where the party councillors showed reservations on the possible choice of Mr Nahar Singh Gill as the Ludhiana Mayor.

Family drugged, goods worth 3.5 lakh looted
Ludhiana, June 18
A family in Lajpat Nagar was allegedly drugged and robbed of cash and valuables worth Rs 3.5 lakh on the intervening night of June 16 and 17. 

This fine creation of nature wearing its protective colouring
This fine creation of nature wearing its protective colouring was captured by Tribune lensman Pradeep Tewari on the PAU campus in Ludhiana.

Rigmarole of revenue record
Ludhiana, June 18
Mr Bhajan Singh, a 66-year-old resident of Santokh Nagar in Ganesh Puri, has been moving from pillar to post to get a copy of land ‘farad’ of a piece of agricultural land belonging to him from the patwari concerned but even after two years of his struggle he has not been able to get it.

NCP opposes appointments to PAU board
Ludhiana, June 18
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has expressed concern over the appointment of Dr G.S. Kalkat and Dr D.S. Sidhu as members of the Board of Management of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). It has alleged that both Dr Kalkat and Dr Sidhu are close kin of the PAU Vice-Chancellor, K.S. Aulakh.

Now PAU ban on don’s entry
Ludhiana, June 18
After the forcible eviction of Dr Amarjit Singh Grewal, a PAU Professor whose services had been terminated, from his campus residence the university authorities have now banned his entry into the campus.

The drizzle in the past few days had a different effect on teetotallers and Bacchus lovers. The sale of liquor may be down, but sugarcane juice vendors are doing brisk business.
  • Cops & traffic rules
  • Absentees galore
  • Magic drugs
  • Relentless struggle
  • Polluting units


Villagers plug breach in canal
Ahmedgarh, June 18
Timely efforts made by residents of nearby Pohir village in plugging a breach in the canal near here averted a tragedy. According to reports Mr Karnail Singh of Pohir noticed a hole in the bank of the canal midway Jagera Bridge and Jhammatt village at 9.30 last night.

Plan to improve water supply
Ludhiana, June 18
The entire city will soon have potable drinking water, Mr S.K. Sharma, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, said while talking to mediapersons here today. He said presently the city had about 1,350-km-long pipeline, which is providing water to about 80 per cent of the population. 

Vets stage dharna
Ludhiana, June 18
The veterinary officers of Ludhiana district staged a dharna in front of office of Deputy Director Animal Husbandry to protest against the state government’s decision to do away with the services of the veterinarians appointed during the tenure of PPSC Chairman Ravi Sidhu, here today.


33.5 kg poppy husk seized
Ludhiana, June 18
The Dehlon police, on night patrol yesterday, arrested a man of Shankar village, Chamkaur Singh ‘Kaura’, when he was about to deliver a 33.5 kg consignment of poppy husk somewhere.



DMCH staff stir continues
Ludhiana, June 18
The employees of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital continued their strike in response to a call given by the employees’ union. The strike call has been given following the breakdown of talks between the union leaders and management over the shifting of Gastroenterology Ward.

Employees of the DMCH protest against the hospital management in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma
Employees of the DMCH protest against the hospital management


3 wins in row for Sargodha boys
Ludhiana, June 18
Sargodha National Public School defeated KVM Senior Secondary School by four wickets for their third consecutive win, while SAN Jain Senior Secondary School achieved a 9-wicket victory over the LDCA XI (B) in the Sixth Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup Tournament for Boys (under the age of 15) here today.


DC for strict implementation of traffic rules
Ludhiana, June 18
With a view to minimising the chances of accident at night, a special campaign is being launched by the district administration to put up reflectors and tapes on the front and rear of tractor trailers, bicycles, rickshaws, horse carts and other vehicles which do not have back lights with the involvement of voluntary and social organisations.


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