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Shahi Imam issues fatwa against dera chief
Ludhiana, June 22A scene of protest against Sacha Sauda dera head at Jagraon bridge, Ludhiana.
Joining Sikh organisations in their fresh outburst against the Dera Sacha Sauda chief, the Shahi Imam, Jama Masjid, Ludhiana, today issued a fatwa prohibiting any Muslim to visit his dera or bow before the dera chief, Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
A scene of protest against Sacha Sauda dera head at Jagraon bridge, Ludhiana, on Sunday. Photo by Inderjeet Verma

2 killed, five hurt in accident
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 22
Two persons, including a child, were killed and five injured when the Indica car they were travelling in collided with an oil tanker, stranded near Gopalpur village on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road, near here, this morning.







EARLIER STORIES


Pestered over looks, woman kills herself
Khanna, June 22
A woman, married to a teacher two years ago, committed suicide last evening and alleged that her husband and mother-in-law used to pester her over her looks in a suicide note left behind.

Former Indian cricketer Bishen Singh Bedi shares his experiences on joint replacement during a meet in Ludhiana on Sunday. Patients counselled on joint replacement
Ludhiana, June 22
The Arthritis Foundation of India, in its attempt to create awareness among people on arthritis, organised a 'walk meet' today at the local Nehru Sidhant Kender. The panel of orthopaedic surgeons held an interactive session with arthritis patients wherein patients discussed their apprehensions on joint replacements followed by counselling from doctors.
Former Indian cricketer Bishen Singh Bedi shares his experiences on joint replacement during a meet in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph 

Hosiery manufacturers show samples to buyers in Ludhiana on Sunday.Global Competition
Hosiery units buy more time for production
Ludhiana, June 22
Ludhiana's hosiery industry has started following international trends in production. Unlike previous years, when manufacturers continued taking orders till the end of July and even in August, this time they have planned to be through with bookings by the end of this month itself.

Hosiery manufacturers show samples to buyers in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo by I.V.

Residents take to the broom as MC pays no heed
Ludhiana, June 22
Residents of one of the posh localities of the city, Sham Singh Road near Mall Road, cleaned the sewerage of their locality as the municipal corporation workers shied away from the job.


COMMUNITY

Residents sore over inefficient sewage disposal systemStagnant water in a street at Amarpura area in Ahmedgarh exposes efficiency of the formers councillors in Mandi Ahmedgarh.
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 22
Inefficient sewage disposal system and inadequate water supply are the major issues being highlighted by the candidates for election of municipal council here. While the past incumbents claim that the situation arose due to withdrawal of sewage project by the SAD-BJP government, supporters of new faces allege that the councillors had ignored development of their respective areas.

Stagnant water in a street at Amarpura area in Ahmedgarh exposes efficiency of the formers councillors in Mandi Ahmedgarh. Photo by Mahesh Sharma

The private sewerline that has been dug up by residents of Aman Park in Ludhiana. Bid to steal sewerline connection
Ludhiana, June 22
A bid to steal a sewerline connection by residents of Aman Park, an unauthorised colony, has annoyed the residents of Rajguru Nagar.



The private sewerline that has been dug up by residents of Aman Park in Ludhiana. Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Transporters to protest fuel price hike
Ludhiana, June 22
In protest against fuel price hike, transporters have decided to bring operations to a complete halt on July 2. Transporters said there would be no bookings or deliveries on that day and they would also block traffic to mark their protest.

Rishi Nagar lacks basic amenities
Ludhiana, June 22
Residents of the 256-acre Rishi Nagar scheme of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) on Humbran road here are rueing lack of amenities, failure of the LIT to develop green belts, inordinate delay in execution of development works in the colony and poor power supply.

Bibi Kiranjit Kaur, grand-daughter of Master Tara Singh, speaks on his birth anniversary at GGN Khalsa College in Ludhiana on Sunday. Master Tara Singh greatest-ever Sikh leader: Atwal
Ludhiana, June 22
Rich tributes were paid to Master Tara Singh during his birth anniversary celebrations. Charanjit Singh Atwal, Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha, presided over the function at GGN Khalsa College here.

Bibi Kiranjit Kaur, grand-daughter of Master Tara Singh, speaks on his birth anniversary at GGN Khalsa College in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

At The Crossroads
Down the memory lane
In the darkness of the mind, memory acts like searchlight. At a time one spot is illuminated but, before long, another spot comes in the limelight. At times one enjoys the presence of a number of shifting images on the screen of the mind. Still their recurrence at odd hours, without any relevance, seems irksome. Perhaps this phenomenon, like the method in madness, is the product of inchoate ideas. As such one witnesses the pageant of flashbacks off and on.

Man killed in accident
Khamano, June 22
Bahadur Singh (35) of Badesh Kalan village was killed in an accident on the Khanna-Khamano road yesterday.

School employee found dead
Bassi Pathana, June 22
Darbara Singh, a vocational attendant in Government Senior Secondary School (boys), Bassi Pathana, was found dead in the school yesterday morning. Although the vacations were going on, principal and some of the staff members were coming to the school everyday.

Letters
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CRIME

One held with poppy husk
Khanna, June 22
The Khanna police has arrested a resident of Lalheri road with 15 kg poppy husk. The accused has been identified as Bhupinder Singh.

 

BUSINESS

Biz Word
Homecab launched
Ludhiana, June 22
KEI Industries has launched 'homecab', its new range of flame retardant PVC insulated wires for domestic household applications.

Industry seeks special security cells
Ludhiana, June 22
Local industry has sought special cells to deal with security problems that are being faced by it.

 


EDUCATION

Govt schools being modernised, says minister
Ludhiana, June 22
State government is all set to bring substantial improvement in education system. If the new policies adopted by government are any indication, then education in Punjab will definitely get a boost in coming few months.

Students bring laurels to school
Jagraon, June 22
Three students of Swami Roop Chand Jain Senior Secondary Public School, Jagraon, have been secured first, second and third positions in Class XII examinations in tehsil Jagraon. Mohit Verma, who has been declared first in tehsil Jagraon, has also stood second in district Ludhiana and seventh in Punjab state by securing 400/450 marks.

PCCTU elections on June 25
Ludhiana, June 22
Elections to the much coveted Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) will be held at Guru Nanak College, Moga, on June 25. Ludhiana district council of PCCTU president Gurmeet Singh Hundal said today the election would be held to elect seven office-bearers and 11 executive committee members of the union.

 

HEALTH

Lecture on  plastic surgery
Ludhiana, June 22
Dr Abraham G. Thomas, director, CMC Hospital, delivered a lecture on evolution of plastic surgery. He was invited to speak at a meeting of the Rotary Club, Ludhiana North.

Kidney patient needs help
Ludhiana, June 22
Simranjit Singh (14), a resident of Sargodha Colony, Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana, was admitted at DMCH with renal disease. The patient needs to undergo a kidney transplant operation at the  earliest.

 
SPORTS

National 20 Cricket Tourney
Punjab, Haryana record victoriesA match in progress between Madhya Pradesh and Haryana on the opening day of the first Senior National 20 Cricket Tournament on PAU campus grounds in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Ludhiana, June 22
Hosts Punjab along with neighbouring state Haryana began its campaign on a sound note by winning their respective matches on the inaugural day of the first Senior National 20 Cricket Tournament which started at Punjab Agricultural University campus grounds here today. Sixteen teams are taking part in this four-day tournament.

A match in progress between Madhya Pradesh and Haryana on the opening day of the first Senior National 20 Cricket Tournament on PAU campus grounds in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

ESPN Star Sports to telecast Asia Cup
Ludhiana, June 22
Targeting Indian subcontinent, ESPN Star Sports channel has retained the rights of broadcasting live all the 13 matches of Star Cricket Asia Cup-2008 to be hosted by Pakistan from June 22 to July 6.

125 swimmers attend trials for Punjab squads
Ludhiana, June 22
More than 125 aspirants turned up for trials conducted by the Punjab Swimming Association (PSA) to select the state youth swimming and water polo teams (boys and girls) at the Municipal Corporation Swimming Pool, Rakh Bagh, here today.

Aspirants prior to the start of trials held at MC pool, Ludhiana, on SundayAspirants prior to the start of trials held at MC pool, Ludhiana, on Sunday
SURGE FORWARD: Aspirants prior to the start of trials held at MC pool, Ludhiana, on Sunday, to pick up Punjab swimming and water polo teams for the forthcoming National Youth Games. Photo by Inderjeet Verma 

A Ludhiana U-19 Probables batsman plays a shot in a practice match against Ludhiana Seniors XI on SD Govt College grounds in Ludhiana on Sunday. Ludhiana U-19 Probables score 247 runs
Ludhiana, June 22
Ludhiana Under-19 Probables put up a brave show against Ludhiana Seniors XI scoring 247 runs on the first day of the two-day practice cricket match being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association at Satish Chander Dhawan, Government College ground, here today.

A Ludhiana U-19 Probables batsman plays a shot in a practice match against Ludhiana Seniors XI on SD Govt College grounds in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph






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