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SHO held on graft charge
SHO Dilbagh Singh being questioned by Mr Kanwarjit Singh Sandhu, SSP, VigilanceLudhiana, June 17
The Ludhiana Vigilance Bureau today arrested a Station House Officer (SHO) of the Machhiwara police station on corruption charge. 

SHO Dilbagh Singh (standing) being questioned by Mr Kanwarjit Singh Sandhu, SSP, Vigilance, after he was caught red-handed while accepting bribe. — IV

Liquor flows freely in countryside
Aandloo (Ludhiana), June 17
During daytime they seek votes on development and other promises but as soon as the sun sets, Bacchus rules the roost in villages of the district, courtesy the impending panchayat poll.


400 file papers on second day
Ludhiana, June 17
Confusion prevailed at many places in the district on the second day for filing of nominations as more than 400 persons filed their papers for the posts of sarpanch and panch today.

Bar members may become presiding officers
Ludhiana, June 17
There is a good news for those seeking quick disposal of their legal cases. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has decided to appoint judges for Fast Track Courts directly from among the Bar.

Traffic rules flouted with impunity
Ludhiana, June 17
Traffic conditions in the mega city are chaotic with ever increasing vehicle population, proliferating encroachments, poor traffic planning and management and on the top of it all, slack enforcement of traffic rules. Creating obstruction in the flow of traffic on city roads, main roads and highways by putting up unauthorised structures on roadsides, blocking slipways, haphazard parking of vehicles and flouting traffic laws has become common in the city.
Mini-bus operators obstruct traffic
Mini-bus operators obstruct traffic due to wrong parking in Ludhiana. — Photo Inderjit Verma

BVSc students go on strike
Ludhiana, June 17
Protesting against the decision of Punjab Agricultural University for not allowing a BVSc (first year) student to appear in the annual examination, undergraduate students from the College of Veterinary Sciences went on a strike this morning.

Students resent hike in fee

Terrorism ended long ago but cinema halls in the city, barring only one, have yet to overcome the hangover. Even after a decade of peace in the state the cinema owners have not started late night shows.
  • Friendly cops
  • Sahib Bahadur Civil Surgeon
  • No names
  • Insensitivity
  • Bhoot
  • Good start
  • Hooliganism
  • Cruelty
  • Garden waste
  • Holiday time
  • Langars create problems
  • Kind gesture
  • Never on time
  • Missionary zeal


Cong for consolidation of mass base
Ludhiana, June 17
The District Congress Committee (Urban) president, Mr Jagmohan Sharma, has said the party was pursuing a multi-pronged strategy to consolidate its mass base. As part of the ongoing campaign, block and ward level meetings were being organised to educate party workers about policies and programmes of the party and make them more effective for mass mobilisation.

Aggarwal community parts ways with SAD
Ludhiana, June 17
The honeymoon between the Aggarwal community and the Shiromani Akali Dal, headed by Mr Parkash Singh Badal is over with the erstwhile SAD adviser and president of the Punjab Pradesh Aggarwal Sammelan, Mr Amrit Lal Aggarwal, making a formal announcement here to this effect.

Survey report on mentally challenged awaited
Ludhiana, June 17
More than a month after the district administration had ordered a survey of mentally-challenged persons in the district, the report was yet to be submitted to the Deputy Commissioner.

Begging menace plagues city
Ludhiana, June 17
Beggars are found at all major crossings of the city and pose problems for the residents. Little girls and boys with unkempt hair and shoddy clothes run towards the cars when they stop at crossings. They pull out a dirty rag and start cleaning the wind screen and in whining voice ask for money. Since most of the people roll up their window as the air-conditioners are on, they keep tapping at the windowpanes till one tired of their whining shell out some money. But what is most dangerous is that some beggars struck by polio and crawling on the road are not visible to the driver and they suddenly appear from nowhere.

Jaycees holds meeting
Ludhiana, June 17
“India is second to none.” This was stated by Mr Vamana kumar, national president of Indian Jaycees at a meeting held by Jaycees of Ludhiana and Jagraon to honour Mr Vamana kumar, who was on a national tour at Ludhiana on Sunday. The Jaycee is a voluntary youth organisation formed to develop leadership abilities among youths.

Hoteliers honour DCC chief
Ludhiana, June 17
The Hotel Association, Ludhiana, honoured Mr Jagmohan Sharma, president, District Congress Committee (U), at a function held in Hotel Le-Classic here last evening. Speaking at the occasion, Mr Harinder Grewal, president of the association, described the new DCC chief as a dynamic leader, who had always stood by the business community.

Summer creates seasonal jobs
Ludhiana, June 17
Summer offers economic avenues to a lot of people. Truckloads of people come from Rajasthan bringing musk melons and melons with them. They can be seen selling the fruit in every nook and corner of the city. The GT Road from Phillaur onwards is dotted by people selling melons.

Sewa Dal camp concludes
Ludhiana, June 17
The five-day camp of the Congress Sewa Dal concluded here yesterday. About 150 workers of the party participated in the camp which was organised in a local school. The workers were subjected to brain-storming sessions during the training camp and made aware of the policies and programmes of the party.

Govt condemned on holiday issue


Thieves decamp with jewellery, Rs 10,000
Ludhiana, June 17
Thieves broke into a house in Guru Nanak Nagar, Haibowal, and decamped with some gold jewellery and Rs 10,000 last morning. The owner of the house, Mr Kamaljit Singh, had gone out early in the morning after locking the house. He stated in his complaint that when he returned around 11.30 am, he found the house burgled. The loss was estimated to be Rs 30,000, he added.


Dry cleaners to launch agitation
Ludhiana, June 17
The Punjab Dry Cleaners and Dyers Association, faced with the burden of heavy taxes and reeling under severe recessionary trends, has alleged that both the Centre and state governments were determined to stifle the industry. Having failed to evoke a favourable response to its repeated pleas for relief, the association has decided to adopt an agitational approach.

Seminar on yarn held
Ludhiana, June 17
“Two recently completed projects by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) on wool scouring and effluent treatment and specification and prediction in worsted spinning would result in immense benefit to the Indian Wool Textile Industry,” said Dr S.K. Choudhry, Director of the Woolmark Company, in his concluding remarks at a technical seminar organised by the company.


Campaign against FMD launched
Ludhiana, June 17
The Animal Husbandry Department, Punjab, has launched a campaign to administer haemorrhagic septicemia and foot and mouth disease vaccine to all animals in the state to counter any kind of eventuality during the coming rainy season.

Procurement price of milk soon: Kang
Ludhiana, June 17
Giving assurance to all dairy farmers in Punjab on fixing the procurement price of milk, Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, said that a decision in this regard would be taken up soon by a special board set for the purpose.


Honours for an unassuming Tulsa
Ludhiana, June 17
It was the honours of Tulsa, the unassuming Nepalese daughter of a watchman, who got second place in the plus two examination of the Punjab School Education Board, results of which were declared recently.

Filmstar Sunil Dutt offers sweets to Tulsa, who got the second place in the plus two examination of the Punjab School Education Board, on Monday in Ludhiana. — Photo Pradeep Tewari
Filmstar Sunil Dutt offers sweets to Tulsa, who got the second place in the plus two examination of the Punjab School Education Board

Summer camp concludes 
Ludhiana, June 17
Exhibition and competitions held today marked the conclusion of a fortnight-long summer camp that was being organised for the students of Spring Dale Public School, Sherpur.

Students of Spring Dale Public School present a dance item during the concluding day of a summer camp in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — IV
Students of Spring Dale Public School present a dance item during the concluding day of a summer camp

Orientation programme for KCW students
Ludhiana, June 17
A five-day placement orientation programme for M.Sc. (IT) students of all Panjab University affiliated colleges in Ludhiana district commenced at the Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, here today.


Natak mela organised
Samrala, June 17
The local ‘Paras Rang Manch’ organised a ‘natak mela’ in Harnam Nagar here, on Sunday night. This cultural programme was inaugurated by MLA Amrik Singh Dhillon while Mr Tej Parkash Singh Kotli, Transport Minister, was the chief guest. Others present were Mr Bhupinder Singh Benipal, former chairman of the Block Samiti, Mr Malvir Singh Khatran, member, Block Samiti, a senior Akali leader, Mr Gurtejpal Singh Bhanwanpura, and senior Congress leader Avtar Singh Ghulal.


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