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June 10 passes; tax takes no toll on highway
...but it soon will, as the rate lists indicate
Doraha, June 10
The toll-collection scheme to be launched at Doraha, Shambhu and Karnal has failed to take off by the specified date — June 10.

Councillors administered oath
Denied entry, SAD supporters protest 
Ludhiana, June 10
The new general house of the Municipal Corporation was formally constituted with the newly elected councillors, representing 70 wards in the city, taking oath of office at the MC meeting hall here today. 

Newly elected councillors, representing 70 wards, take oath
Newly elected councillors, representing 70 wards, take oath of the office in the meeting hall of the Municipal Corporation
in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photos Pradeep Tewari

Cashing in on soccer mania their goal
Ludhiana, June 10
The FIFA World Cup is on. Craze for football has reached a feverish pitch in the European and Latin American countries. It is creating a furore in many countries, but since Ludhianvis are basically cricket and hockey fans, many eateries have come out with novel schemes to beckon the city people to get interested in the matches.

Several eateries in Ludhiana are cashing in on football fever by offering discounts.
Several eateries in Ludhiana are cashing i

Action against civic bodies ordered
Khanna, June 10
Taking a serious note of violation of building bylaws in urban areas, the secretary, local Government, Mr Sarvesh Kaushal, has directed the Deputy Directors, Local Government, to initiate action against those municipal councils and erring presidents who have not adopted the Building Bylaws, 1997.

Big haul of poppy husk 
Ludhiana, June 10
The Salem Tabri police today achieved a major breakthrough when it nabbed two smugglers and seized 14.4 quintal of poppy husk from them. The contraband was being smuggled into the city by Delhi-based smugglers who, according to police records, have smuggled over 100 such trucks in the region in the recent past.

A policeman points at the sacks of poppy husk that were being smuggled into Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
A policeman points at the sacks of poppy husk


Leadership vacuum in city
Ludhiana, June 10
Is it not an irony that Ludhiana — the richest town of Punjab is poorer in not having a leader of substance. There is no leader in whom Ludhiana can repose confidence. As a matter of fact, there is a leadership vacuum in the ‘financial capital’ of Punjab. No political party can boast of having an outstanding leader.

Village mourns loss of INA hero
Ludhiana, June 10
The villagers of Sehora are inconsolable, as their hero, a veteran of the Indian National Army, has passed away. Havildar Santa Singh Ji Sehora had sacrificed a lot to win freedom for the country.
Havildar Santa Singh, veteran of the Indian National Army
Havildar Santa Singh, veteran of the Indian National Army; and (right) the Tamar Patras that he received from two prime ministers of India.

Need for protecting environment stressed
Ludhiana, June 10
As part of the environment awareness campaign, a public function organised by the Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha (BJGVJ) in coordination with Punjab Pollution Control Board, Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Bahadarke Dyeing Association, Paryavaran Vahini and Municipal Corporation was held at Mini Rose Garden here yesterday.
Students present poetry recitation to save environment at a function organised by the Bharat Jan Vigyan Jatha in Ludhiana on Sunday evening. — Photo Inderjit Verma
Students present poetry recitation to save

Ajmer Aulakh receives Manchan award
Ludhiana, June 10
The Dr Phul Memorial Manchan award was presented to famous Punjabi playwright Ajmer Singh Aulakh by Surjit Patar, president, Punjabi Sahitya Akademi, here. The award carries Rs 10,000 memento and a citation. Another feature of this award is that an anthology of critical essays by eminent writers and critics is also produced and released on the occasion.

Veterinary officers hold protest rally
Samrala, June 10
Veterinary Officers of Samrala, Khanna and Payal held a protest rally in front of the Civil Veterinary Hospital here today under the presidentship of Dr Ashok Kumar Sharma, president of the Punjab State Veterinary Officers Association.

Pensioners resent hike in petrol prices
Ludhiana, June 10
The state executive of the Punjab State Pensioners Confederation at a meeting here deplored the recent hike in the petrol and diesel prices and condemned the action of the Government of India with all the force at their command.


One booked for dereliction of duty
Amloh, June 10
On the complaint of Mr Bhagwant Singh of Salana Jiwan Singh Wala village, a panchayat Samiti candidate from zone No 9, Salana Zone, the police has registered an FIR against Mr M.L. Garg, supervisor on duty at Salana village, on Sunday.

Of ‘machines’ and ‘maalkhors’
Ludhiana, June 10
Mr Shiv Kumar, SP (D), said in a press note here last evening that a gang of seven pickpockets held in a raid near the grain market on the GT Road a couple of days ago was trying to graduate to higher crime and planning to commit dacoities in the outer colonies of the city. 


City to witness Goa festival in August
Ludhiana, June 10
An executive body meeting of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Punjab, which was presided over by Mr N.S. Nanda, president of the association, was held on June 7 in Ludhiana.



City students on foreign tours
Ludhiana, June 10
To help students get an insight into the culture and life style of people abroad, the authorities of city schools have arranged foreign trips for the students during this summer break.


Car company told to refund booking sum
Ludhiana, June 10
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum had directed Premier Automobiles Limited to pay Rs 21,000 to Swami Charan Dass, a resident of Rampura Kalan village in Ropar district, on account of amount deposited for booking a Fiat Uno car

Young lawyers form body
Ludhiana, June 10
A new body of lawyers — Young Lawyers’ Welfare Forum (YLWF) — has been formed. Its aim is to fight injustice and solve problems of young lawyers. The president of the YLWF, Mr Pardeep Kumar Arora, said, “Any lawyer who is under the age of 45 or has 20 years of experience can become a general member of the YLWF.”

Cop’s bail plea rejected
Ludhiana, June 10
The District and Sessions Judge, Mr V.B. Handa, has rejected the bail plea of a constable of the Punjab police, Lakhvir Singh, in a murder case. Interestingly the accused was on guard duty with Deputy Superintendent of Police Ashok Puri against whom a case under Section 376, IPC, is pending in the court.


Discussion on Punjabi play held
Ludhiana, June 10
A literary programme was organised last evening by Punjabi Sahitya Academi to discuss the play ‘Savi’ written by the noted playwright, Jagjit Singh Sachdeva. The function was presided over by famous dramatist Prof Ajmer Singh Aulakh.


Protest over shifting of gastroenterology ward at DMCH
Ludhiana, June 10
The working at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital was disrupted for hours as the row over the shifting of gastroenterology ward further deepened after the renovation work of the gastroenterology unit was forcibly started by the management today.

Members of the DMCH Union protest against the management’s move of forcibly demolishing the gastroenterology ward. — IV
Members of the DMCH Union protest

‘Rectal cancer treatment revolutionised’
Ludhiana, June 10
The treatment of rectal cancer has been revolutionised by the introduction of stapling devices. Generally, most of the patients who undergo surgical treatment end up getting a permanent stoma (bag) on the abdominal wall from where they have to pass stool for the rest of their lives.

Doctors to observe black day today
Ludhiana, June 10
PCMS doctors in the state will wear black badges on June 11 to protest against the move of the Punjab Government to sack all the 872 doctors selected during the tenure of PPSC Chairman Ravi Sidhu and deletion of the NPA from their pay.


Nishu, Rohit hit centuries
Ludhiana, June 10
Nishu and Rohit hammered centuries as the Double Deckor Club recorded a convincing 73-run victory over the Chauhan Club in the 7th Invitation Cup Cricket Tournament, being organised by the College of Agriculture at the Punjab Agricultural University ground, here on Sunday.


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