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Scheduled power cut duration up by 1 hour
Ludhiana, June 23
With the mercury soaring and rains remaining elusive, the Punjab State Electricity Board increased the duration of scheduled daily power cut from five to six hours from today. Besides, unscheduled power cuts have also become routine due to snags in one or the other power generation plants or disruption due to other reasons.

Ganda Nullah Cleaning
MC officials on toes to complete work
Ludhiana, June 23
Cleaning of much-hyped Ganda Nullah, which started with much fanfare on June 18, was technically incorrect as blockages below two pulleys on the way to Budda Nullah were not cleaned on the first day and the work started today only. According to sources, MC officials initiated the cleaning job from the civil hospital pulley, while the work should have been started downstream so that after clearing clutter and sludge, the flow of water should be eased out.



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Residents without water for 20 days
Ludhiana, June 23
For the past more than 20 days, residents of Awana and Barewal have been suffering due to acute water shortage. Standing in long queues has become a daily routine for these residents who complained that the area had not been receiving water for the past three weeks, and regular complaints to the MLA, municipal councillor and the civic body officials seemed to have fallen on deaf ears.
A woman shows the pipe without tap which was removed by the Gurdwara Committee 10 days ago
A woman shows the pipe without tap which was removed by the Gurdwara Committee 10 days ago. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Benipal Issue
Day 2 No work in govt offices
Ludhiana, June 23
Government offices executed no public work on the second consecutive day today as the employees and officials remained on strike in protest against the murderous attacks on Tehsildar Major G.S.Benipal (retd).


A man sits in the DC office waiting for his job to be done. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

A man sits in the DC office waiting for his job to be done

Staff Crunch
MC draughtsmen to discharge building inspectors’ duties
Ludhiana, June 23
Reeling under severe staff crunch, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has asked draughtsmen of the civic body to discharge the duties of building inspectors along with their own.

COMMUNITY

Advisory on swine flu
Ludhiana, June 23
Scientists at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) have issued an advisory to dispel the swine flu fear and clear some misconceptions related to the virus.

People cancel foreign trips
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 23
Panicked over the increasing incidents of visitors to the US returning infected with the swine flu virus, friends and relatives of prospective tourists have started persuading them to either cancel their trips or reschedule them.

Homemade chocolates a hit with Ludhianvis: Study
Ludhiana, June 23
Homemade chocolates are becoming more popular among Ludhianvis and the same are giving a tough competition to the branded chocolates. Reasons behind this popularity are customised shape of the chocolates, lesser price, easy availability and a number of flavours available in these chocolates.

Retd postal staff seek medical reimbursement
Ludhiana, June 23
No reimbursement of the medical bills after retirement is irking postal employees. While all other central government offices, including railways, telecom and income tax have got the benefit of medical reimbursement after retirement, the postal department employees are not getting this advantage.

Jails cry for proper medical facilities
Ludhiana, June 23
Death of five jail inmates for the want of proper medical care and treatment in less than four months has raised a question mark on the medical facilities in the district jails.

Assault on Tehsildar
Medical services body flays attack
Ludhiana, June 23
The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMSA) has extended its support to Punjab Civil Services (PCS) stir to uphold the rule of law following a shocking incident of murderous battering and stripping of Major GS Benipal, an executive officer, at Ludhiana allegedly by a land mafia to teach him a lesson for exposing fake stamp duty papers scam.

‘Media facing new challenges’
Ludhiana, June 23
Senior journalist from Delhi Alok Kumar said media was facing many challenges from various segments. Interacting with mediapersons at the circuit house here, he asked them to be prepared to take on new challenges.

Philanthropist to the rescue of newborn
Ludhiana, June 23
It was one of the happiest moments in the life Priya and her husband, when their seven-day-old daughter, weighing 2.3 kg, was succesfully operated for a hole in the heart at SPS Apollo Hospitals here.

Garment makers rue poor power supply
Ludhiana, June 23
Facing a big dent in production and threat to the survival of their establishments due to poor power supply, hundreds of garment manufacturers and traders staged a protest in Gandhi Nagar here today against the state government and the PSEB for their failure to ensure adequate power supply.

Slimming programme launched
Ludhiana, June 23
VLCC today announced the launch of its spot reduction treatment at one of its centres here. A slimming solution focuses on the problem areas like the arms and the thighs for desired centimetre loss.




A woman gets slimming treatment at a VLCC centre in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

A woman gets slimming treatment at a VLCC centre in Ludhiana

713 take CET-GADVASU
Ludhiana, June 23
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, conducted the Common Entrance Test, 2009, for BVSc and AH, BFSc (Bachelor of fisheries science) and BTech (Dairy science technology) at RS Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, near Model Town, Ludhiana.
Students appear for CET-2009 conducted by GADVASU in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Students appear for CET-2009 conducted by GADVASU in Ludhiana

Former PAU dean donates 500 books
Ludhiana, June 23
Former dean SK Sondhi, College of Agricultural Engineering of Punjab Agricultural University, has donated his collection of more than 500 documents consisting valuable books on soil and water engineering, soils, mathematics and other engineering related subjects to Mohinder Singh Randhawa Library.

Palvi shines in BSc (III) exam
Ludhiana, June 23
The declaration of BSc III result was a matter of jubilation for Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town. Palvi Gupta clinched the first position in the college with 82.70 per cent marks.

Widow Day observed
Ludhiana, June 23
The Loomba Trust today observed International Widow Day. Thirty widows and their children have a fun-packed day. An opportunity was given to city residents to come together on this day to mobilise their action to redress the inequality widows and their children suffer.

Labourer electrocuted
Jagraon, June 23
A migrant labourer from Bihar was electrocuted today at Tihara village. The deceased, identified as Ram Babu Paswan (25), was employed with Baldev Singh of Leela Megh Singh village as an agriculture labourer along with four others.

CRIME

2 youths accused of raping minors
Jagraon, June 23
Two minor girls, who were missing since June 18, have accused two youths of Bilaspur village of rape. The police recovered the girls and their brother (12) from Kamal Chowk yesterday.

14-yr-old killed in accident
Khanna, June 23
A 14-year-old boy was crushed to death by a speeding tractor in Bagli Kalan village. The police has arrested the accused Rajwant Singh of Manjali Kalan village.

 





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