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Good-quality material was used: report
Construction of park in Rajguru Nagar
Ludhiana, June 4
The high-level inquiry into alleged lapses in the construction of a park by the Improvement Trust in Block-C of Rajguru Nagar, which had led to the tragic death of a nine-year-old girl six months ago after a pillar had fallen on her, has maintained that the material used in the construction of the park was of good quality.
Demolished pillars in a park in Rajguru Nagar Demolished pillars in a park in Rajguru Nagar where a young girl had died in November last year after a pillar fell on her.

Petrol pumps ‘turn dry’
Ludhiana, June 4
In anticipation of a hike in prices of petrol and diesel most petrol dealers in the city did not sell any petrol or diesel to the people for the whole day yesterday. 


BKU flays hike in petrol, diesel prices
Ludhiana, June 4
The BKU has assailed the Union Government for 10 per cent hike in prices of petrol and diesel, saying that the move would annihilate the farm economy if corrective measures were not immediately taken.

Govt-aided colleges face financial crunch
Ludhiana, June 4
A number of government-aided colleges of the state have not paid salaries to their teachers and non-teaching staff, thanks to the delay in the release of government grant.

Judicial remand for SI
Ludhiana, June 4
Sub-Inspector Chaman Parkash, in charge, Sherpur police chowki, who was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 by Mr Nau Nihal Singh, SP, City-I, here yesterday, was produced in the court of the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr J.S. Chauhan, today. The magistrate sent the Sub-Inspector to judicial remand till June 15.

Sub-Inspector Chaman Parkash, who was caught while accepting a bribe on Monday, is produced in the court of the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr J.S. Chauhan, in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Sub-Inspector Chaman Parkash, who was caught while accepting a bribe

Not many people know that Ludhiana’s Municipal Corporation finds a place on the web at However, the site has an anomaly in that it continues to list Mr R.L Kalsia as the Municipal Commissioner.
  • No cells, please
  • Strange ways
  • Mobile phone nuisance
  • Chelsea’s dog?
  • PAU benches


Badal flayed on river waters issue
Ludhiana, June 4
In a surprise move which may have far-reaching political ramifications, the BJP Kisan Morcha, a front organisation of the Bharatiya Janata Party, which shared power with the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) in the state for five years, today assailed Mr Parkash Singh Badal, charging him with sacrificing the interests of the state with regard to river waters just to maintain his (Mr Badal’s) friendly relations with Haryana Chief Minister Om Parkash Chautala.


Man injured in attack 
Ludhiana, June 4
Mr Lakhwinder Singh, 40, a resident of Bhattian village, was injured in an attack with sharp-edged weapons while he was going on his scooter on Monday. According to Ms Charanjit Kaur, wife of the victim, sometime ago there used to live a woman of suspicious character in their neighbourhood. 


Biz Clip
PNB branch
Ludhiana, June 4
In order to provide efficient and customer-friendly banking services to residents of the area, the Punjab National Bank has converted its Extension Counter at Jain Public School, Benjamin Road into a full-fledged branch here on Tuesday.



An ailing Civil Hospital
Ludhiana, June 4
The local Civil Hospital, also known as Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital, is in a sorry state in terms of infrastructure and also because of catering to the needs of almost twice the number of patients it can attend to. In this 100-bed hospital, there are more patients than its capacity at any given time the situation being grossly inadequate to deal with emergencies.
An eight-year-old girl from Dhanansu village waits outside the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, on Tuesday for a doctor. — A Tribune photograph.
An eight-year-old girl from Dhanansu village

PCMS doctors hold rally
Ludhiana, June 4
In the wake of a statewide agitation of PCMS doctors and in response to the call given by the PCMS Association to hold ‘Jan-Chetna’ rallies at district headquarters, the PCMS association’s local unit held one such rally at the Civil Surgeon’s office today.


Campus club win
Ludhiana, June 4
Campus Club beat Riat Club to lift the trophy in the Second Friendship Cricket Tournament organised by the Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana on its grounds yesterday, according to a press note issued by the officiating principal of the college, Mr Gurdip Singh.

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