Wednesday, June 12, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Admn yet to take flood protection measures 
Villagers having sleepless nights
Ludhiana, June 11
While the onset of the monsoon is round the corner and the water-level in the Sutlej already rising rapidly, residents of scores of villages situated along side the Dhussi bundh are having sleepless nights over fear of flash floods. 
Farmers point to a stud Farmers point to a stud in Bonker Dogran village, that was extended to about 100 yards, but got washed away in floods years ago. — A Tribune photograph

Lucky tree that survived concrete jungle
Ludhiana, June 11
Ever seen a house constructed around a 50-year-old Jamun tree that grows through different rooms of the three-storey building? Unbelievable, but true — just visit a hosiery factory on Deewan Nihal Chand Road here to see the proof.


Cong lives up to expectations
Ludhiana, June 11
True to expectations, the Congress gave an impressive performance in the Zila Parishad and panchayat samiti polls by bagging 114 seats out of 201 as compared to 71 won by rival Akalis. The Congress also won 15 of the 23 Zila Parishad seats in the district while the Akalis managed to win just seven 7 seats.

1 held in kidney donation case
Ludhiana, June 11
The district police has finally made a breakthrough in the infamous Pammian kidney removal case by arresting the father of main accused Sukhdev Singh, who was the recipient of the kidney in the case.

It was interesting to note that in a function organised by the local police to flag off PCR mobikes, the officials of the district administration were conspicuous by their absence.
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Decks cleared for election of Mayor
Ludhiana, June 11
The new House of the Municipal Corporation having been duly constituted with the administration of the oath to the newly elected councillors by the Divisional Commissioner of Patiala Division here on Monday, the decks have been cleared for the election of the city Mayor and other civic posts, which, according to statutory requirements, has to be completed by June 21.

Budha Nullah bundh breached
Ludhiana, June 11
Even as the district administration undertake flood control measures in the district before the onset of monsoon, a breach in a bundh along the Budha Nullah near the Tajpur road, is likely to submerge not only the fertile land, but also cause havoc in a residential colony, Baba Jiwan Singh Nagar, which is hardly 100 metres away.

A bundh along the Budha Nullah allegedly breached by a person rendering cultivable land unsuitable for farming and residential purposes. — A Tribune photograph 
A bundh along the Budha Nullah

Garbage at MC’s door
Ludhiana, June 11
In this city, a heap of garbage is an indication that one of the offices of the Municipal Corporation is just around the corner... and the Zone-B MC office is no exception. The indifference of the staff towards their own surroundings can be gauged from the fact that garbage flushed out of sewage is lying on a main road, a stone’s throw away from the office near Shingar Cinema Road. Officials concerned say that they have told their staff to discontinue the practice, but it is standard operation procedure for ‘safai karamcharis’. 

Filth taken out of sewage lies just 50 m away from the Zone-B office of the Municipal Corporation, near Shingar Cinema Road, Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
Filth taken out of sewage lies just 50 m away

Transparency in MC working sought
Ludhiana, June 11
“Qualitative improvement can be brought about in civic administration if some of the practical suggestions are given effect as well as other necessary steps are taken to tone up the working and bring transparency.”

League against Army build-up
Ludhiana, June 11
The Indian Ex-Services League, Punjab and Chandigarh, has made a plea with the Prime Minister and the Union Defence Minister against the build up of armed forces at Indo-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir.

Bhagat Singh’s nephew sore over ‘distortions’
Ludhiana, June11
The nephew of Bhagat Singh, Mr Jagmohan Singh, a professor at the PAU, said yesterday that he was not happy with the distortions in movies based on Bhagat Singh, “March 31,1931 Shaheed”, directed by Guddu Dhanoa and “Legend of Bhagat Singh” by Rajkumar Santoshi.

Vets resent indiscriminate sacking
Ludhiana, June 11
The district unit of the Punjab State Veterinary Officers Association staged a dharna in front of the office of the Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry, here today. The veterinary officers demanded that the persons selected during the tenure of Ravi Sidhu, should not be sacked at any cost.
Members of the Punjab State Veterinary Officers Association organise a dharna in front of the office of the Deputy Director,  Animal Husbandry, in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Inderjit Verma 
Members of the Punjab State Veterinary Officers Association

1 hurt as three vehicles collide
Ludhiana, June 11
One person was injured in an accident involving two cars and a Punjab Roadways bus at traffic-lights point near Punjab Agricultural University here today. The injured is a man called Amit Arora, who was driving one of the cars that got damaged. 

One of the three cars which were involved in an accident on the Ludhiana-Ferozepore road on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

One of the three cars which were involved



Engg industry worried
Ludhiana, June 11
“Yet another hike in the prices of H.R. coils by the main manufacturers has worsened the condition of engineering industry. With fresh price hike to the tune of Rs 1,500 per mt, the prices have gone up to Rs 17,000 per mt, which is likely to prove the last nail in the coffin of the local engineering industry.

Imported homeware  in city
Ludhiana, June 11
Now, Ludhianvis need not pay more for buying the latest imported kitchen and homeware articles since the Moradabad-based Rashid Group of Companies have appointed Anand Traders of the Shivalikwala Group of Companies to bring highly priced quality durables at a fraction of the cost.



‘Release grants to colleges’
Ludhiana, June 11
Demanding quick release of pending grants to aided colleges, the newly elected members of the Punjab and Chandigarh Teachers’ Union held their first meeting with the Education Minister and Education Secretary yesterday.

Children get creative ideas
Ludhiana, June 11
‘Learning for Fun’ — a 12-day summer camp for children in the age-group of 7 to 12 began here yesterday. The Punjab Agricultural University Department of Human Development is its organiser. At the camp, children are learning various creative ideas for making crafty items out of cotton, leaves, paper, cloth and the other such material available at home.
Children learn the art of making lampshades at a summer camp in the Department of Human Development, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Children learn the art of making lampshades

Dental education course
Ludhiana, June 11
The district unit of the Indian Dental Association organised a continuing dental education course here last evening in collaboration with Haraeus Kulzer.
Dr T.P.Singh, president of the district unit of the IDA, said that more than 53 dental surgeons of the city attended the course.

Entrance test dates clash
Ludhiana, June 11
The candidates appearing for the pre-medical entrance tests for admissions to the MBBS and BDS courses in different medical colleges are a worried lot as the dates clash.


Forum penalises soft drink company
Ludhiana, June 11
In a significant order, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Coca Cola Company to pay Rs 5,000 on account of unfair trade practice and deficient services to Mr Rajnish Kumar, a resident of Mali Ganj.

SI gets bail in graft case
Ludhiana, June 11
Mr V.B. Handa, Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, today granted bail to sub-inspector Chaman Parkash in a graft case. The judge ordered to release him on furnishing surety bonds of Rs 10,000.



Dharna by off-duty DMCH employees 
Ludhiana, June 11
Representatives of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital Union and off-duty employees of the hospital today sat on a dharna in protest against an official of the building department who allegedly misbehaved with some women employees at the Gastroenteritis Ward here yesterday.


Sports camp in BVM concludes
Ludhiana, June 11
The fourth annual sports camp of Bharatiya Vidya Mandir School concluded at the school’s Kithclu Nagar branch ground here today. As many as 220 students, including 164 boys and 56 girls, took part in this 10-day camp.


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