Top stories | Community | Crime | Sports


12-yr-old crushed to death
Ludhiana, June 13
In an accident, the parents of 12- year- old boy, who was crushed to death by a private bus at the bus stand here today, affected a compromise with the bus driver.
The kin grieve the death of the 12-yr-old boy in Ludhiana on Wednesday.  The kin grieve the death of the 12-yr-old boy in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

revenue panel meeting
Revenue dept officials to blame for thin attendance
Ludhiana, June 13
Out of the 31 members of the revenue department advisory committee, only five attended a meeting held by the panel at Bachat Bhawan here today. The committee members complained that they were not informed about the meeting.


A liquor vend displays the price list of beer. Excise dept fixes rate of beer at Rs 75
Ludhiana, June 13
To dissuade liquor contractors from indulging in overpricing of beer, the excise and taxation department has given relaxation of Rs 5 and now the price of chilled beer stands at Rs 80 per bottle. An extra Rs 5 is being charged by tavern owners as chilling charges. New rate lists pasted outside the vends read as strong beer priced at Rs 75, chilled beer at Rs 80 (chilling charges Rs 5).

A liquor vend displays the price list of beer. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Couple jumps before train
Phillaur, June 13
A couple committed suicide by jumping before a train near Goraya last night.

Swapan Sharma, ACP-North, and Surinder Mohan, SHO, with the seized drugs in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Man nabbed with habit-forming drugs
Ludhiana, June 13
Tightening its nose on peddling of habit-forming drugs in the city, the Kotwali police nabbed a man with huge quantity of capsules, tablets and bottles of cough syrup.

Swapan Sharma, ACP-North, and Surinder Mohan, SHO, with the seized drugs in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Anti-social elements taking shelter in Chandigarh
Ludhiana, June 13
The arrest of five persons from Kharar, who were entering Chandigarh after creating a ruckus in the Salem Tabri area during the civic polls that led to the murder of Gurvinder Singh, alias Bunty Bajwa, former Sarpanch of Bahaduke village, has yet again brought to the fore that anti-social elements were taking shelter in City Beautiful.

Man commits suicide
Ludhiana, June 13
A 50-year-old rickshaw-puller committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his house in Jodhewal Basti here today.

Residents selling gold coins, jewellery to earn quick buck
Ludhiana, June 13
Since the price of gold is skyrocketing, people are indulging in the sale of gold to earn some quick buck. Gold in India is regarded as an investment and whenever a family is in need they sell it. Recently, the metal has recorded an all-time high price, so the people are making the most of it.


Plastic sachets containing tobacco products. Traders defy apex court orders
Mandi Ahmedgarh/ Payal/ Dehlon, June 13
Even though the Supreme Court of India had declined to lift the ban on sale of tobacco products in plastic sachets, traders are playing with lives of innocent people, including children and elderly men, by selling ungraded chewing tobacco in polyethene sachets.

Plastic sachets containing tobacco products. A Tribune Photograph

PU goes the CBSE way
Ludhiana, June 13
Next time you give examinations at PU make sure that your answersheet is presentable as it might be preserved for other students for reference. Panjab University is mooting a proposal on the lines of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to preserve the flawless answersheets.

Residents block the Ludhiana-Chandigarh Road near Ranwan village. Residents block roads, demand timely delivery of LPG cylinders
Khamano, June 13
Fed up with the poor supply of domestic gas by an agency, several residents here blocked traffic on Ludhiana-Chandigarh Road near Ranwan village.

Residents block the Ludhiana-Chandigarh Road near Ranwan village. Photo by writer

Cow slaughter sparks protests
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 13
Situation turned tense here yesterday with various localities in the town calling a bandh to show solidarity with Malwa-organisations who have been protesting against reports of cow slaughter in Joga village of Mansa district.

Cong candidate used unfair means to win: SAD
Ludhiana, June 13
A Shiromani Akali Dal candidate has alleged that his rival candidate from the Congress used unfair means to win the elections. Manpreet Singh Manna, SAD candidate from ward number 39, has alleged that Congress candidate Sanjeev Talwar won the MC elections by getting fake voting done. Talwar has, however, refuted the allegations.

Harish Rai Dhanda Senior Akali leader accepts people's mandate
Ludhiana, June 13
Three days after his defeat in the Ludhiana municipal corporation elections, senior Akali leader Harish Rai Dhanda stated that he had accepted the verdict given by the residents of ward number 28 and would not go in for either some appeal or recounting of votes.

Harish Rai Dhanda

Residents decking up gardens with date palms
Ludhiana, June 13
Many gardens in the city seem to be having a date with palms these days. Date palms are finding roots in home gardens. Although these have been available in the market for the last decade or so, these are finding a favour in homes and gardens.

ADC for appointment of nodal officers
Ludhiana, June 13
Additional Deputy Commissioner Neeru Katyal Gupta today directed all heads of the government departments to appoint nodal officers who would redress the grievances and problems of the general public. She also wanted that these nodal officers be asked to coordinate with the members of departmental consultative committees and also send prior intimation of the meetings to the members of the committees.

Advisory panels review progress of welfare schemes
Ludhiana, June 13
The advisory committees of the departments of electricity, irrigation, welfare of backward and scheduled castes, municipal amenities, urban infrastructure, food and civil supplies and cooperatives today discussed the grievances being faced by the public in day to day dealing with these departments while also reviewing the progress of various welfare schemes launched by the state government.

Summer splash!
Boys jump in Sidhwan Canal to cool off on a hot day in Ludhiana.
Boys jump in Sidhwan Canal to cool off on a hot day in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Man’s body found
Ludhiana, June 13
Panic gripped Model Town after an unidentified body was found on a roadside near Sidhwan Canal Bridge here today.

Theatre workshop
Children learn nuances of acting
Ludhiana, June 13
Children are learning tricks and expressions during the ongoing theatre workshop at Punjabi Bhawan organised by Balraj Sahni Rang Manch.

15 % ‘higher-qualification allowance’ for PCMS docs
Ludhiana, June 13
The Punjab Chapter of Indian Medical Association (in-service wing) has uphold the decision of Punjab Cabinet to give 15 per cent “higher-qualification allowance” equal to five increments in pay of all the specialist PCMS doctors and demanded it as basic pay for all purposes.

Ghazal maestro remembered
Ludhiana, June 13
The news of demise of legendary ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan in Karachi today left his fans and admirers in the city saddened.

PAU Notes
Hereditary and emotional factors lead to obesity, say farm experts
Ludhiana, June 13
Hereditary and emotional factors are leading to obesity according to Food and Nutrition experts of the Punjab Agricultural University.

gadvasu notes
Grant sanctioned
Ludhiana: Dr BV Sunil Kumar, an assistant biochemist at the School of Animal Biotechnology, GADVASU, has been sanctioned a grant to work on early diagnosis of mammary tumours by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. The project titled ‘Development and evaluation of sero-diagnostic assay for timely diagnosis and prognosis of mammary tumours’ was sanctioned under the Rapid Grant for Young Investigators Scheme of DBT.

from schools
Students excel in PSEB exams
Ludhiana: Class X students of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Udham Singh Nagar, have brought laurels to the school in the Punjab School Education Board examinations. Bagisha was ranked 33rd on the state merit list with 93.15 per cent marks. Shubham Jain (93.05 per cent) and Kanika (92.62 per cent) were ranked 34th and 39th respectively.

ludhiana scan
Exhibition of traditional products
Sarthak Silk Handloom Welfare Society is organising an exhibition-cum-sale at Nehru Sidhant Kendra, Ludhiana, from June 7 to June 18. Suits, saris and other apparels in various traditional designs, including Chanderi saris and suits, Maheshwari saris and suits, Mulbarys silk saris, crepe silk saris, azrak, bagh, dabu and batik print saris, Bhagalpur silk saris, raw silk saris, Lucknow chicken, kota doria suits, Kashmiri silk saris, tops and suits, and Jaipur kurtis, will be on display. A range of traditional gems and jewellery including Polki jewellery, Hyderabadi pearls, jaipur stone, laak jewellery and imitation jewellery will also be available.


Man shoots at younger brother, misses target
Jagraon, June 13
Panic gripped Lakha village near Jagraon when a man allegedly opened fire on his younger brother over a property dispute last evening. However, the bullet fired by Balwinder Singh missed the target.

An aspirant takes part in the swimming trials in Ludhiana on Wednesday. 17 probables for swimming championship
Ludhiana, June 13
As many as 35 aspirants participated in the trials conducted by the Ludhiana District Swimming Association at the municipal corporation swimming pool near Rakh Bagh here today.

An aspirant takes part in the swimming trials in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan




| Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | E-mail |