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Suspect shares stage with Dullo
‘Victim family’ sits on fast

Ludhiana, June 5
While the condition of a family of a kiryana merchant from Kanganwal deteriorated on the fourth day of the hunger strike which is seeking the arrest of a financier, the suspect shared the stage with PPCC President Shamsher Singh Dullo at a political rally in Kanganwal village. He was seen proudly posing for pictures on the stage.

The accused financier Shambhu seen on stage posing with Punjab Pradesh Congress President Shamsher Singh Dullo and DCC President Jagmohan Sharma The accused financier Shambhu (encircled) seen on stage posing with Punjab Pradesh Congress President Shamsher Singh Dullo and DCC President Jagmohan Sharma. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Adequate steps taken to check malaria
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 5
The district health department has made adequate arrangements to ensure hundred per cent screening and treatment of suspected malaria patients by the end of the ensuing month.










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Unmindful of World Environment Day, factories continue to billow out thick smoke in North India’s second-most polluted city, Ludhiana, on Monday
Unmindful of World Environment Day, factories continue to billow out thick smoke in North India’s second-most polluted city, Ludhiana, on Monday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

PSEB staff to hold dharna on June 8
Ludhiana, June 5
In protest against the Electricity Act 2003, employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) will observe a strike on June 8 across the state. In a protest dharna organised here today, Mr Naurang Singh, union leader, said even though PSEB management had extended the date of implementation of the Electricity Act 2003 several times, it has already begun the outsourcing of department-level work.

Drug addiction on the rise in Ludhiana, says psychiatrist
Ludhiana, June 5
The incident involving suspected overdose of intoxicants by Rahul Mahajan and his friends in Delhi which landed Rahul in the hospital and claimed the life of PA of late Pramod Mahajan, had once again brought to the fore the increasing use of intoxicants.

Man released on HC intervention
Jagraon, June 5
Gurcharan Singh of Shrowal village was released from the custody of the Sidhwanbet police last evening on the intervention of the warrant officer appointed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The police claimed that the man was involved in extortion cases in Faridabad.

COMMUNITY

Mayor takes lead with mass contact programme
Ludhiana, June 5
Hoping to contest from the Ludhiana Rural Assembly segment in the forthcoming elections the Mayor, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, has set the poll activity ball rolling. Interestingly, neither of the sitting legislators from the city, two of whom are ministers and two parliamentary secretaries, initiated the party campaign. It was initiated by the Mayor who otherwise has much less stake.

Residents of Jawahar Nagar plant a sapling on the occasion of World Environment Day in Ludhiana on Monday
Residents of Jawahar Nagar plant a sapling on the occasion of World Environment Day in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by I.V.

Woman in need of help 
Ludhiana, June 5
A young Nepali woman, Ms Bouri, who is just 20 and also has a girl child of two years, needs immediate medical treatment which is way beyond her means. The woman is suffering from severe infection of valves of the heart, due to which her heart is failing and lungs are also getting damaged.

NGO vows to make city polio-free
Ludhiana, June 5
Narayan Sewa Sansthan Trust, an NGO engaged in providing free polio corrective surgery in several major cities of the country, has announced to extend its activities to the city with the intention to make it polio-free.

Mystery shrouds farmer’s death
Khamano, June 5
Baldev Singh, a 60-year-old farmer of nearby Hargana village, was found dead under mysterious circumstances near his tubewell today. According to information available, he had gone to his tubewell for sampling of water in his fields and had slept there. When his son Skattar Singh reached at the motor with tea at around 5 am today he found the door locked from outside.

Newsmen seek land for press club
Ludhiana, June 5
The Ludhiana chapter of the Chandigarh-Punjab Union of Journalists has sought space for setting up of a press club in the city. A delegation of the union led by its local president, Mr Karan Kapoor, and the general secretary, Mr Yogesh Kapoor, met the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Gupta, and urged him to allocate some space in way of land or building for housing the club.

Trucks flagged off for Amarnath Yatra langar
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 4
Sukhdev Singh Walia, president, Truck Operators Union, flagged off 10 trucks loaded with ration for langar to be organised at Bal Tal, a pilgrimage spot in Jammu and Kashmir.

Ramandeep wins Maruti contest
Ludhiana, June 5
The Maruti-Suzuki Grand Treasure Hunt, Wheels of Fortune, contest was win by Ramandeep of the city here today. The fun-filled drive was attended by Maruti customers and their families and friends. It was flagged off in the morning from Hotel Park Plaza by S.R. Rath, zonal service head, Maruti.

CRIME

6 booked for assault
Jagraon, June 5
Sakinderi, Ravi, Ghallu, Hani Sani and Bhakhi, all residents of Dhuman Mahalla, Jagraon, allegedly assaulted Hardeep Singh of Dasmesh Nagar, Jagraon, with a sharp-edged weapon. The police has registered a case under Sections 324,323,148,149 of the IPC on the statement of the injured.

3 booked for stealing
Khanna, June 5
The Sadar police has charged Jaswant Singh, Ranjit Kaur and Surjit Singh under Sections 457 and 380 on the complaint of Gurinder Singh of Kotla Dhak village, presently residing in Mohali, for taking away domestic goods from his house in the village in his absence.

Two houses burgled
Ludhiana, June 5
Two houses were burgled in Baba Deep Singh Nagar and Guru Nanak Dev Colony, respectively, last night when the owners were away. Unidentified thieves broke into the house of Mr Palwinder Singh and decamped with 150 gm gold, a DVD player and Rs 5,000 cash. The owner of the house had gone to Barnala and found about the theft today morning.

 

BUSINESS

Rise in steel prices causes concern
Ludhiana, June 5
The continuous rise in the steel prices has been causing great concern among the small scale industrialists and they fear that if the rising trend continues, the small scale units would be wiped out.

E-bike launched
Ludhiana, June 5

Avon Cycles became the first Indian bicycle company to offer battery operated bicycles with the launch of Avon e-bike here today. The battery operated cycles, for which the company manufactures most of the parts, would come at a cost of around Rs 15,000 for consumers. The launch assumes significance as the market for battery operated bicycles was so far dominated by Chinese manufacturers.

Mr Onkar Singh Pahwa, MD, Avon Cycles, at the launch of the company’s battery-operated bicycle in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Mr Onkar Singh Pahwa, MD, Avon Cycles, at the launch of the company’s battery-operated bicycle in Ludhiana

Bank grants 53 crore loan to farmers

 

EDUCATION

DMCH doc attends CME in Italian varsity
Ludhiana, June 5
Dr Anurag Tewari, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here, delivered a lecture on “Traumatic Brain Injuries: Our Experiences” at the Il Traumae Cranico Grave.

Sudanese experts visit PAU
Ludhiana, June 5
The story of Green Revolution in Punjab and the role played by Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) to trigger it is quite well known the world over. Probably that attracted a five-member delegation from Sudan to the university on a fact-finding mission.

The Registrar, Dr V.K. Sharma, shows farm machinery to the Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Sudan, Mr Mohammad Alameen Kabbashi Eisa, on the campus of Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by I.V
The Registrar, Dr V.K. Sharma, shows farm machinery to the Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Sudan, Mr Mohammad Alameen Kabbashi Eisa, on the campus of Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Sunday

City students miss out top slots in exam
Ludhiana, June 5
Students of neither private nor government schools of the city managed to get top positions in the class 12 examination of the Punjab School Education Board this year.

Successful students of Everest Public School in a joyous mood in Ludhiana on Monday
Successful students of Everest Public School in a joyous mood in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma


Tiny-tots of Kiddies Paradise observe “Shahidi Purab” of Guru Arjan Dev in Ludhiana on Monday. — I.V.

Three-yr-old gifts saplings to DC
Ludhiana, June 5
A three-year-old activist of the Watawaran Sambhal Society presented 11 saplings of trees to the Deputy Commissioner on the occasion of the World Environment Day today. Tejpartap Singh Mann, son of a school teacher, accompanied his parents and other activists of the society met the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Gupta, and presented the saplings to him. He also submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner asking him to ensure cleaner environment so that children of his age can drink clean water and breathe in fresh air.

Training centre opened 
Ludhiana, June 5
Air Hostess Academy (AHA) opened its first centre in Punjab here today. The academy would offer diploma courses in aviation and hospitality management. Vice-president, AHA, Daya Prakash, said, "Demand for trained human resource in the service industry is growing very rapidly. The employment opportunities are growing manifold particularly in the airline and hotel industry. "He said AHA had 25 centres across the country and plans to add another 10 centres in places like Amritsar, Jalandhar and Patial.

The five rank holders in Commercial Art and Garment Making of Shaheed-e-Azam Sukhdev Senior Secondary School are all smiles posing with their teachers and the principal Toppers of R.S. Model School being congratulated by their principal in Ludhiana on Monday
The five rank holders in Commercial Art and Garment Making of Shaheed-e-Azam Sukhdev Senior Secondary School are all smiles posing with their teachers and the principal.  Toppers of R.S. Model School being congratulated by their principal in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photos by Inderjit Verma

COURTS

2 sentenced for cheating
Ludhiana, June 5
The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr K.S. Cheema, has sentenced Pawan Kumar Mittal, owner of Roxi Industrial Corporation, and Ashwani Kumar of Giaspura one-and-a-half year imprisonment in a cheating case. A fine of Rs 1,000 each was also imposed upon the accused.

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