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Probe into bridge collapse
Company puts blame on workers
Khurshidpur (Jagraon), June 12
“A thorough enquiry will be held to ascertain the causes behind the collapse of five beams of the high level 810-meter bridge being constructed over Satluj on the Nakodar-Mehatpur-Sangowal-Sidhwan Bet-Jagraon road. 
The Technical Adviser, Punjab Infrastructure Development Board, Mr G.S. Sodhi, along with senior PWD officials The Technical Adviser, Punjab Infrastructure Development Board, Mr G.S. Sodhi, along with senior PWD officials, assesses the damage to the high-level bridge being built over the Sutlej in Khurshid Pur village near Jagraon on Wednesday. 
— Photo Pradeep Tewari

Unaware medical men still displaying Red Cross
Ludhiana, June 12
In spite of the directions of the Union Health Ministry that the use of the Red Cross emblem by doctors is banned, the rule is being flouted openly.


Burning waste compounds pollution problem
Ludhiana, June 12
The sanitation staff of the Municipal Corporation here has found a novel way of getting rid of the waste matter, filth and garbage, collected in the garbage containers, placed at different places in the city. Rather than following the norms, which require shifting of the garbage from containers to the two dumping sites on the city outskirts, the safai workers, more often than not, set the garbage on fire. 
Garbage burnt by municipal safai karamcharis leads to dense smoke all around and causes air pollution in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
Garbage burnt by municipal safai karamcharis leads to dense somke

Put iron bangles around right wrists: DIG
Ludhiana, June 12
Mr Rohit Chaudhery, Deputy Inspector General of Ludhiana Range, in a press note issued here today, said he had directed the Senior Superintendent of Police here and the other officials to get cases of economic offences investigated by competent persons before making any arrest.

CBI probe demanded in land deals
Ludhiana , June 12
Dyeing and electroplating units in the city are up in arms against what is being termed as "usurping of land by a few big industrial houses in connivance with politicians and bureaucrats" that was meant for the rehabilitation of small units.


CMC ‘restricts’ entry to public street
Ludhiana, June 12
The management of Christian Medical College and Hospital has allegedly encroached upon public streets near the hospital and raised several structures on the land, much to the annoyance of general public. A big iron gate has been put up on a street and securitymen have been deployed at the site.
The gate installed by the management of Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, allegedly to restrict entry to a public street.  — Photo Inderjeet Verma
The gate installed by the management of Christian Medical College and Hospital

Cong threatens stir over toll collection move
Doraha, June 12
Congress leaders today threatened to boycott the toll collection scheme being launched at Doraha. In a press conference organised at PWD Rest House here, the Congress leaders decided to strongly oppose the toll tax collection being initiated near Doraha flyover.

Parliamentarians visit museum
Khamano, June 12
A team of Parliamentary Standing Committee on urban and rural development visited the Archaeological Museum, Sanghol, near Khamano today. The 10-member team of MPs led by Chandresh Patel convener and MP from Gujarat was welcomed at the museum by the Forest and Civil Supply Minister, Dr Harbans Lal, MLA Amrik Singh Dhillon, the Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, Mr Vikas Partap and SSP Fatehgarh Sahib B. Chandersekhar.

Vocational training centres for girls
Ludhiana , June 12
With a view to providing vocational training in different crafts to the rural poor girls, six centres have been set up in six villages of Doraha Block under Bharatiya Gramin Mahila Samiti, where the girls were being imparted training in different household venture, including cutting and tailoring , painting, handicrafts, preparation of pickles etc.


Woman alleges murder bid
Ludhiana, June 12
The Haibowal police yesterday registered a case of attempted murder under Sections 307 and 34 of the IPC on the statement of Ms Rajinder Kaur, a resident of Kapil Park, Haibowal Khurd, against Dharam Pal Singh, son of Nirmal Singh, Karam Jit Kaur, wife of Dharam Pal Singh, Charanjit Kaur, and Preety, sister of Charanjit Kaur.


Farmers raise concerns at panel meeting
Ludhiana, June 12
To discuss field problems with scientists, the Punjab Agricultural University Farmers’ Committee held a meeting here today.
Farmers of various districts of Punjab participated in the meeting, where the heads of all departments of the PAU College of Agriculture were also present to answer their queries.


BVM students hold exhibition
Ludhiana, June 12
Students of Bharatiya Vidya Mandir organised an exhibition of art and craft, science models, cookery and other activities which they learnt during a summer camp that concluded here yesterday. The exhibition was divided into two sections — one comprising students from nursery to Class II and the second with students from Classes III to IX.
Students of Bharatiya Vidya Mandir, Kitchlu Nagar, present bhangra on the concluding day of the workshop on Tuesday evening. — A Tribune photograph
Students of Bharatiya Vidya Mandir, Kitchlu Nagar, present bhangra on the concluding day


Forum penalises banks for deficient services
Ludhiana, June 12
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Bank of Punjab and the Bank of India to pay Rs 2,000 and Rs 500, respectively, on account of compensation for deficiency in services to Ms Subash Rani Sareen a resident of Sarabha Nagar.

Life sentence for killing maternal grandfather
Ludhiana, June 12
Ranjit Singh of Basti-Gujran has been sentenced to undergo rigorous life imprisonment on the charge of killing his own maternal grandfather Lachhman Singh due to a property dispute on Jan 12, 2000.

Police remand in rape case
Ludhiana, June 12
The Judicial Magistrate (Ist Class), Mr Ashok Kapoor has remanded the four persons accused of raping a woman in a quarter of gurdwara situated at the Jagraon road to one-day police remand.



Gum disease increases heart attack risk?
Ludhiana, June 12
Studies have suggested that periodontal (gum) health by itself can be an independent risk factor for stroke that is otherwise known to be caused by abnormal amounts of cholesterol concentrations, high blood pressure, smoking, sedentary life-style, stress etc. Coronary artery disease (CAD), is a major cause of death the world over.

Youth club organises free medical camp
Ludhiana, June 12
More than 500 persons were examined besides being provided medicines and spectacles at a free medical check-up camp organised by the Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Youth Club at Guru Teg Bahadur Public High School in New Simlapuri locality here.


Inter-district hockey meet ends
Doraha, June 12
The 7-day Punjab State Junior Inter-District Championship concluded here yesterday. Hockey teams from all over Punjab including Khanna, Nawanshahr, Gurdaspur, Amritsar , Ferozepore , Ludhiana, Moga, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar and Ropar participated in the championship organised by the Khanna police district.


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