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Heritage sites a picture of utter neglect
Christ Church Ludhiana, June 13
Often called the ‘Manchester of India’, few people - both residents and outsiders - know that the city has a large number of significant historical structures that can be major tourist attractions but instead languish in a state of neglect.

Christ Church

Hosiery material worth lakhs gutted
No firefighting arrangements in building: Officials
A fireman douses a blaze at a hosiery unit in Ludhiana on SundayLudhiana, June 13
Yarn, hosiery material and machinery worth lakhs of rupees were gutted in a massive fire that broke out in a hosiery unit near Dana Mandi here this afternoon.

A fireman douses a blaze at a hosiery unit in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph


24-hour police helpline for women
Ludhiana, June 13
Women suffering from domestic violence can now find help as the police is all set to launch a 24-hour helpline for such women.

One killed as well caves in
Jagraon, June 13
A man was killed and another injured when a well they were digging caved in at Dholan village, near here, yesterday.

120 units of blood donated
Ludhiana, June 13
As many as 120 volunteers came forward to donate blood at the monthly blood donation camp organised by the Salaam Zindagi Foundation to mark the World Blood Donors Day here today. The camp was coordinated by a team of doctors and supporting staff from the department of transfusion at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital.


DEOs told to ensure tanks cleaned every month
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 13
Pure drinking water is a secondary concern for heads of state-run schools. Water storage tanks in schools are not cleaned for months together.

Training camp on awareness against drugs
Ludhiana, June 13
The Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) will organise a state-level training for senior party functionaries, including all district presidents, at Amritsar on June 17 and 18.

Rotary Club
Office-bearers felicitated
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 13
Four office-bearers of the local unit of the Rotary Club were felicitated at a function organised at Bathinda today.

Summer Camp
Japneet, Kaashvi win food coupons
Ludhiana, June 13
An 18-day summer camp was organised by Radcliffe School for the children between the age group of 2-6 years. The camp got an overwhelming response from the students and parents. The children learnt various forms of painting like spray painting, sponge painting, crushed paper painting and created mesmerising craft items. Food without fire was another attraction of the camp.

Blood donation camp at CMCH
Ludhiana, June 13
To mark World Blood Donor’s Day tomorrow, CMCH will celebrate the day by organising a voluntary blood donation camp for staff and students, thereby encouraging younger generation and first time donors.

US medical students visit hospital
Doraha, June 13
Medical students from the University of Tourro, California, USA, arrived at Sidhu Hospital on a mutual exchange programme sponsored by “Shatya”, a California-based NGO being run by NRI medical professionals.

4 needy couples tie nuptial knot
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 13
Four needy couples tied the nuptial knot during a function organised under the aegis of Swami Chetanya Ji Trust at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Brahampur, near here yesterday.

City Concerns
Shift venue for protests
Protesters block the road in front of the DC’s office. Since the road is a few hundred yards away from the mini secretariat, does the venue for the protest a symbol of a “healthy” democracy? Sometimes it is done simply for protesting without a reason as a protest increases the “visibility” of the cause, demonstrates power, promotes solidarity, and energises participants.

CCTVs installed at Bharat Nagar Chowk
A policeman monitors the images caught by CCTVsLudhiana, June 13
To keep a tab on the growing crime rate and increasing traffic violations, the city police has installed eight closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) at the Bharat Nagar Chowk for effective policing. Besides, a speed dome camera has also been installed in the middle of the chowk to monitor the movement of commuters.

A policeman monitors the images caught by CCTVs

Minister assures better link roads
Amloh, June 13
The link roads in Amloh would soon be recarpeted, said former minister and member of the Scheduled Castes Commission Dalip Singh Pandhi at a weekly meeting yesterday.

4 of family booked for duping man of Rs 30 lakh
Jagraon, June 13
The Sidhwan Bet police has booked four members of a family, including three women, for duping a man of Rs 30 lakh on the pretext of taking him abroad after conducting marriage.

Summer camps a big draw
Ludhiana, June 13
June is the most happening month of the season. It’s that time of the year when schools are closed and children are out to have fun. Like every year, this year too, the city is abuzz with a gala of fun-filled activities for the children of all ages.

Society’s green initiative to revive Budha Nullah
Residents perform yoga at a park created along the Budha Nullah in Ludhiana on Sunday Creates park along the rivulet
Ludhiana, June 13
At a time when all efforts to clean the Budha Nullah have bitten the dust, residents of Basant Nagar, near Gandhi Nagar, are making efforts to revive greenery alongside the rivulet, once considered the lifeline of the city and popular for it’s scenic beauty. A 100-yard park created along the nullah is catching the fancy of commuters these days. Now, the determined effort of the residents has started to bear fruit, as Senior Deputy Mayor Parveen Bansal has offered his support for the cause.

Residents perform yoga at a park created along the Budha Nullah in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Govt nod to replacing old bridges
Sahnewal, June 13
The Punjab government has approved the replacement of old bridges over the Budha Nullah, said said Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, in charge, Sahnewal Assembly Constituency here.

Entry-level exam
LIT working on half the sanctioned staff
Ludhiana, June 13
The common complaint of city residents about tardy disposal of work related to properties of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) here may be justified, but at the same time the institution is making do with almost 50 per cent of the sanctioned staff strength for the past over one year.

Ex-minister raps Badal govt
Phillaur, June 13
Terming the SAD-BJP state government a non-performing regime, former minister Gurmail Singh has asked Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to issue a white paper on the performance of the government during first three and half years of rule.

Comprehensive community policing launched
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 13
With intent to curtail increasing number of disputes leading to litigations and curb social evils, including drug abuse and eveteasing, the Ludhiana (rural) district police has launched comprehensive community policing.

Legal fraternity hails Bar council’s decision
Ludhiana, June 13
The legal fraternity has hailed the decision of the Bar Council of India (BCI) for making it mandatory to pass an entry-level exam to be eligible for legal practice after attaining a law degree.

Youth ends life
Mullanpur Dakha, June 13
A youth, habitual of consuming drugs, yesterday committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan. The victim, identified as Chinna Singh (38), residing near the grain market, had returned home around 11 pm. Without having anything to eat, he went to his room and locked himself.

31 get prosthetics, hearing aids
A physically challenged person gets prosthetics at a free artificial limb distribution camp in Ludhiana on SundayLudhiana, June 13
Thirtyone physically challenged persons were given prosthetics, calipers and hearing aids at the free artificial limbs distribution camp organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad (Tagore branch) at the Viklang Sahayta Kendra in Rishi Nagar here today. Ramesh Arora, managing director of Paramount Syntex Private Limited, the chief guest at the camp, appreciated the efforts being made by the parishad towards mitigating the sufferings of physically challenged persons and their rehabilitation.

A physically challenged person gets prosthetics at a free artificial limb distribution camp in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Three booked for fraud
Mullanpur Dakha, June 13
The Dakha police yesterday booked three men, including a patwari of Jangpur village, in a fraud case.

Youth killed in accident
Jagraon, June 13
A youth of Patti Bawa of Manuke was killed when the motorcycle he was riding was hit by a tractor coming from the opposite side here last night.

Man held with hashish
Mullanpur Dakha, June 13
The Humbran police arrested a youth selling hashish at Humbran last evening. Sub-inspector Vinod Kumar, in-charge of the Humbran police post, said the accused, identified as Ram Dass of Blura village, near Arai, Muzafferpur district (Bihar), was intercepted on the basis of his suspicious activities during routine patrol.




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