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Admn identifies five sites
Shifting of ammunition depot
Ludhiana, June 16
The controversial issue of the shifting of the Baddowal Ammunition Depot is all set to attain centre stage once again with the district administration finally selecting five sites for setting up the depot and recommending them to the Centre for final decision.

Man awaits drowned son’s body
Ludhiana, June 16
It was a heart-rending site at the Barrewal bridge over Sidhwan Canal near South City all through the day.

WITH AN EYE ON THE CANAL WITH AN EYE ON THE CANAL: Updesh Kumar (left) keeps a watch on the Sidhwan canal in search of the body of his son Govind, who drowned in the canal on Saturday. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari


Drug-free zones around schools, colleges
Ludhiana, June 16
In what could be the first ever serious campaign against tobacco and gutka — in the city, the district police has initiated the process of creating a drug-free zone near educational institutes in the city. In a related scheme, the district police will also shortly launch a unique “Dial 100 scheme” for schoolchildren so that they can be taught to take police help in an emergency.

Three ‘jebkatris’ arrested
Ludhiana, June 16
Three members of the infamous “jebkatri” gang, on whose four members the word “jebkatri” was allegedly inscribed by some policemen in Amritsar district nearly a decade ago, have once again landed in police net. The CIA Wing-II of the Ludhiana police caught these alleged gang members at a police naka today with the help of the PCR motor cycle squad.

Three alleged “jebkatris” nabbed by the Ludhiana police. — A Tribune photograph
Three alleged “jebkatris” nabbed by the Ludhiana police


Govt flayed for exploiting staff
Ahmedgarh, June 16
Various employees’ unions in the state have blamed the state Government for exploiting employees by setting aside the laws. Terming transportation of employees in trucks and tempos, as a gross volation of law, these unions have demanded action against those officials who were responsible for making persons on duty travel like this.

Four marriages solemnised
Ludhiana, June 16
Four girls from poor families were married through the efforts of Shri Raghunath Sewa Dal at the Community Centre, Aggar Nagar, here today morning. The girls were married according to religious rituals. 

Four girls belonging to poor families who were married by the Shri Raghunath Sewa Dal at the Community Centre, Aggar Nagar, Ludhiana, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Four girls belonging to poor families who were married by the Shri Raghunath Sewa Dal

Members of the Buddh Dharam Parchar Samiti offer prayers on the occasion of Budh Purnima
Members of the Buddh Dharam Parchar Samiti offer prayers on the occasion of Budh Purnima Divas in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Martyr remembered
Khamano, June 16
Rich tributes were paid to Sepoy Avtar Singh of Shamshpur village, near Khamano. He was killed while fighting with militants in Jammu and Kashmir on June 6. The village panchayat has decided to give a 10-marla plot to Ms Ranjit Kaur, widow of the martyr, and one-and-a-half kanal plot to construct children’s park in his memory.



Appointment of new DPI likely soon
Khanna, June 16
Hectic activities are on for capturing the prestigious post of Director Public Instructions (DPI) in Education Department, Punjab. Sources close to education department authorities said despite all efforts made by the sitting DPI, Mr Jagtar Singh Khattra, to continue on the post, the appointment of a new DPI was on the cards as a decision in this regard was likely within a day or two.

Eviction of don draws criticism
Ludhiana, June 16
Yesterday’s incident of forcible eviction of a Professor of the PAU from his campus residence has invited criticism. Dr Amarjit Singh Grewal, a former Senior Immunologist, was forcibly thrown out of his residence.



What has TV done to save people’s eyes?
Ludhiana, June 16
The word ‘tele’ means to watch ‘far off things’ and vision means ‘sight’. So obviously the people with eyesight can watch the TV. But if every sixth visually challenged person in the world is an Indian, should’t it be the primary duty of telecasting companies to make people aware about the importance of having good vision?

Ways to prevent food poisoning
OOD poisoning cases usually increase in the summer and rainy seasons. Many people are sensitive to certain foods and suffer a food allergy. The usual symptoms of food poisoning are nausea, severe vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain coming on from four to 30 hours after eating the infected food.


PAU Club, Friends Club enter semifinals
Ludhiana, June 16
Friends Club drubbed Rana Club by 78 runs and PAU Club outclassed Campus Club by five wickets to secure their berths in the semifinals of the 7th Invitation Cricket Cup Tournament being organised by the College of Agriculture at the Punjab Agricultural University ground here yesterday.


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