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PUDA’s final blow to Passey Nagar residents
Issues eviction notices for ring road

Ludhiana, June 9
With the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority, (PUDA) issuing eviction notices to thousands of families in local Passey Nagar and Phullanwal village to acquire land for construction of ring road around the city, the axe hanging on the residents for the past two years is finally going to fall on them.

9 members of three gangs nabbed
Ludhiana, June 9
After busting a notorious gang of rickshaw pullers, who looted people, the city police today announced the busting of a gang which looted people travelling in auto-rickshaws. Three members of this gang have been arrested.
Members of three gangs busted by the police in Ludhiana on Thursday

Members of three gangs busted by the police in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


Plot to kill Lalla’s murder accused
Deceased’s brother held
Ludhiana, June 9
The police has arrested a Jalandhar-based man belonging to the Lalla gang for allegedly conniving with some gangsters to kill Raman Rana, leader of a rival gang and prime accused in the Lalla murder case.

Sportsman’s widow refused ‘promised’ financial aid
Ludhiana, June 9
Ms Rachna, widow of Harish Chander, former national badminton champion (doubles), has sought financial help from the Ludhiana District Badminton Association (LDBA). In a letter written to the president of the LDBA, Mr Chand Kapoor, Ms Rachna has asked for the money which the LDBA has reportedly collected last year to assist her and the late sportsman’s small son.
Addressing mediapersons here yesterday, Ms Rachna alleged that last year when her husband died in a road accident in Kolkata, office-bearers of the LDBA promised to give her financial assistance.

Rachna, widow of former national badminton champion, Harish Chander, at a press conference in Ludhiana on Wednesday evening. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Rachna, widow of former national badminton champion, Harish Chander, at a press conference in Ludhiana

2 held for attack on trucker
Raikot (Ahmedgarh), June 9
The local police today nabbed the two truck drivers who had attempted to kill another driver, and taken away Rs 3.45 lakh and his truck on the Raikot-Sarabha road, near here, last night.

PAU students decide to end exam boycott
Ludhiana, June 9
The protesting students of the Punjab Agricultural University here have decided to end the boycott of the exams following a meeting with the authorities. A spokesman of the Punjab Agricultural University Students’ Union (PAUSA) said here today that the talks at the meeting were heading in a positive direction.

A PAUSA leader addresses protesting students on the PAU campus in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
A PAUSA leader addresses protesting students on the PAU campus in Ludhiana on Thursday

One killed, 2 hurt in clash
Amloh, June 9
One person was killed, two seriously injured, in a clash between two groups on Wednesday night at Matorda village near here. On the statement of Manoj Kumar, brother of deceased Randhir Singh, the police has registered an FIR against two brothers, Chamkaur Singh and Bittu u/s 34, 302, 307 IPC but no arrest has been made so far.


Govt ignoring farmers’ plight, alleges BKU
Ludhiana, June 9
The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) while criticising the government for allegedly ignoring the long-pending demands of the farmers, has threatened to launch a mass agitation in the state. The demands of the farmers and the modalities of the agitation would be discussed at a meeting of the union being convened here on June 10.

SP Sood is senior vice-chief of MC
Doraha, June 9
Mr Surinder Pal Sood has once again been elected the senior vice-president of the Municipal Council, Doraha, while Mr Gurnam Singh was elected vice-president on Wednesday.

Applications for bravery awards sought
Ludhiana, June 9
Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, has invited the nominations for National Awards for Bravery and Meritorious Service for Children-2005 in respect of incidents of bravery having occurred between July 1, 2004, to June 30, 2005, supported by sufficient proofs, including clippings of newspapers, magazine, etc by July 15.

Kale Bein Wala Baba honoured
Ludhiana, June 9
Lakhbir Singh, a local resident, was among three persons honoured for their work in the field of environmental awareness in a function organised for the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) by media artists on the occasion of World Environment Day.

BDPO succumbs to burn injuries
Machhiwara, June 9
Block Development and Panchayat Officer Davinder Singh, who has been under treatment of burn injuries in DMC, Ludhiana, for the past 13 days, died yesterday. He was 45.


Action against woman for lodging false complaint
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 9
The police has decided to proceed against a local woman who had lodged a false complaint against a youth and his parents alleging abduction of her daughter four months ago. Contrary to allegations leveled by her against the accused the girl had deposed in the court that she had married the youth willingly after running from her home as her parents opposed their marriage.

Undertrial escapes, 2 cops booked
Jagraon, June 9
An undertrial is alleged to have fled from the Raikot police station. An Assistant Sub-Inspector and a Head Constable have been booked under Sections 323 and 324 of the Indian Penal Code in this connection.


Cut import duties, says chamber
Ludhiana, June 9
The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry said today that steel producers became speculative and were effecting unnecessary increase in prices. “Even before the enforcement of cut, steel prices have risen by about Rs 1,000 per tonne,” said Mr P.D. Sharma, president of the chamber.



ITI students intensify agitation
Ludhiana, June 9
Students of the local ITI today held a protest rally and raised anti-government, anti-police slogans at the ITI, Ghumar Mandi, here. Baljinder Kaur, an office-bearer of the Punjab Students Union (Randhawa), alleged that they were being pressurised by the police to stop the protests and agitations.
ITI students protest against the privatisation move in Ludhiana on Thursday
ITI students protest against the privatisation move in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

From Schools
Fiesta for kids at BCM School

Ludhiana, June 9

The summer camp at B.C.M. School, Dugri, is the fiesta time for kids. The camp that aims at a creative utilisation of summer vacations started on June 1 and will be concluded on June 15.

Students of BCM, Dugri, participate in different activities during summer camp. — A Tribune photograph
Students of BCM, Dugri, participate in different activities during summer camp

Toppers to be honoured
Ludhiana, June 9
Mr Jagdish Bajaj , president of Shri Gyan Sthal Mandir Sabha (regd), Chowk Subhani Building said in a press note that the sabha had decided to honour the students of both classes X and XII of the CBSE and the Punjab School Education Board, who have secured more than 90 per cent marks.



Need for awareness against AIDS
Ludhiana, June 9
The Civil Surgeon, Dr Rajinder Kaur, today called upon people to maintain a strict vigil against AIDS and to take preventive measures against this killer disease. Inaugurating a two day training course for axillary nurse midwives (ANMs) at the district training centre here, she said that this infectious disease was caused by various factors like transfusion of infected blood, sharing of hypodermic needles and unsafe sex.

Anti-malaria campaign launched
Doraha, June 9
Dr S.S Dhir, SMO, Sahnewal, along with Dr Sandhu, Zonal Malaria Officer and Dr A.S. Chawla, District Epidemologist, launched an anti- malaria campaign at Daba, yesterday.

Free camp by Hero DMC on June 12
Ludhiana, June 9
A free medical camp would be organised at Samrala Surgical Centre here on June 12. A team of doctors, led by Dr G.S. Wander, Chief Cardiologist at Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI), would conduct the examination of patients, who would also be provided the facility of free ECG and blood sugar test at this occasion.


Karan to lead Ludhiana cricket team
Ludhiana, June 9
Karan Goel has been selected to lead the Ludhiana team ( u-22 years) in the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament to be organised by the Punjab Cricket Association from June 11.

International cager bereaved
Ludhiana, June 9
Mr Balwinder Singh Sahi, father of international basketball player and the member of the present Indian basketball team, Talwinder Singh, died, following a cardiac arrest, here this morning.


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