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DC: remove encroachments
Ludhiana, June 21
The Deputy Commissioner has issued directions to the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation and the PWD to clear all roads of encroachments and ensure that all hotels and marriage palaces, besides commercial and business establishments have sufficient parking space.

Power panel to submit report in Aug
Ludhiana, June 21
The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission will submit its recommendations regarding the power hike proposals submitted by the PSEB to the state government in the first week of August.

Sewermen’s kin to get relief
Ludhiana, June 21
The Municipal Corporation will pay a compensation of Rs 1 lakh each to the families of Raj Kumar and Neeraj, two sewermen, who died due to inhalation of poisonous gases while cleaning a choked sewer line in the Focal Point area, here on Thursday. A family member each of the deceased workers would also be given employment in the civic body.


Centralised admissions at SDP College
Ludhiana, June 21
All city colleges affiliated with the Panjab University will conduct centralised admissions to BCA, BCom, MCom and MSc (IT) courses at the SDP College for Women this year.


SLEEPY PROTEST: A woman fans her young child during a demonstration against the alleged wrong portrayal of the character of Bhagat Singh in certain Hindi movies being screened in various theatres across the country. A Tribune photograph

Feeling let down, employees threaten stir
Ludhiana, June 21
The SAD-BJP combine has come down heavily upon the proposals in the maiden Budget of the new Congress Government, headed by Capt Amarinder Singh, terming it generally anti-people and specifically detrimental to the interests of employees, farmers and the weaker sections.

PSEB body holds protest meeting
Ludhiana, June 21
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) Engineers Association held a protest meeting here on Thursday evening against the “negative policies of the board that directly affect the engineers”.

Dharna by BSNL employees
Ludhiana, June 21
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Employees Union observed a day-long dharna in front of the General Manager, Telecom office, Bharat Nagar, here today in protest against the policy of the management of not implementing the agreement reached between the nine trade unions and the management.

Free milk testing camp
Ludhiana, June 21
The Ludhiana Sewa Sangh and the Dairy Development Department, Punjab, held a free milk testing camp here today at which Mahant Narayan Dass Puri of Sanglan Wala Shivala was the chief guest. After the conclusion of the camp, Mr Devi Dass, Deputy Director (Dairy), said only 60 per cent of the samples brought by the people were found to be containing fats and other contents as per standard while in the rest of the samples, fat contents were only 4.5 per cent. 
Members of the Dairy Development Department, Punjab, during a free milk testing camp
Members of the Dairy Development Department, Punjab, during a free milk testing camp in Ludhiana on Friday.


Woman killed in mishap
Ludhiana, June 21
The Sadar police on Thursday registered a case under sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC on the statement of Mr Gurcharan Singh of Salem Tabri against Ashok Kumar of Maya Puri. The complainant had stated that the accused rammed his three-wheeler into his wife and daughter Lalita Devi on Thursday at around 11.30 am, as a result of which his wife died on the spot. 

2 held for raping minor
Ludhiana, June 21
The Focal Point police yesterday arrested Ramu, a dhaba-owner in Giaspura, and one of his servants, who along with two other servants lured a 10-year-old girl living in the nearby Asha Colony to a secluded room on Wednesday and gang-raped her. Two other servants are absconding.




DMCH management asserts stand
Ludhiana, June 21
In an attempt to end the stalemate between the management and union of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), the management today issued a public notice to clear certain facts.


BSNL penalised for deficiency 
Ludhiana, June 21
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to pay Rs 3,000 on account of compensation for deficiency in services to a local resident, Mr Gurmukh Singh. 



20 acres donated to hospital
Ludhiana, June 21
“It is unfortunate that today’s generation does not have regard for their parents. They try to get rid of their duties towards them. One can achieve success only with the blessings of ones’ parents”, these views were expressed by the philanthropist, Mr Ghansham Singh Lotey, who has recently donated 20 acres of land to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) to construct a general hospital in the memory of his late father Ajit Singh Lotey.


LDCA XI win last league fixture
Ludhiana, June 21
Keeping their slate clean, LDCA XI (A), the favourites, in the last league fixture of the Sixth Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup Tournament for Boys u-15 being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association here at the Arya College for Boys ground today outplayed LDCA XI (B) by 57 runs


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