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Gill is Mayor, Mittal Senior Deputy Mayor
Cong gets full hand in secret ballot; alliance loses gamble
Ludhiana, June 19
The Congress, with a comfortable majority of 42 in the House of 75, got its candidate, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, elected as the new city Mayor. Mr Gill defeated his rival, Mr Krishan Lal Chhabra, by 16 votes.
Mr Nahar Singh Gill after his election as third Mayor
Mr Nahar Singh Gill after his election as third Mayor of Ludhiana. 
— Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari

Tension in village over disposal of sewage
Khanna, June 19
Tension is prevailing at nearby Bulepur village over the proposal of throwing of sewage of the village into the residential area under Municipal Council, Khanna near a primary school and a religious place.




Pre-monsoon showers bring relief
Ludhiana, June 19
City residents have heaved a sigh of relief with the advent of the pre-monsoon showers. The overcast conditions and mild showers that lashed the city during the past two-three days have brought a respite to people braving the scorching heat which had forced them to remain indoors.

Erring staff to face action
Ludhiana, June 19
Cracking the whip on a section of erring employees of the Improvement Trust, Ludhiana, the new Administrator, Mr Raminder Singh, said strict action, including registration of FIRs against the guilty employees would be initiated from now on.



RAIN RAIN COME AGAIN: Even as rain lashes the region off and on, these peacocks seem to demand for more. — photo Inderjit Verma 

Park maintenance panels not paid funds
Ludhiana, June 19
The best way to make the city green and beautiful is to make its parks green and clean. 

Ensure funds for works, MCs told
Khanna, June 19
The Secretary, Local Government, Punjab, had directed all municipal corporations, municipal councils and nagar panchayats of the state not to take up new development projects without making adequate financial arrangements.

Effigy of sports channel burnt
Ludhiana, June 19
Members of the New Ludhiana Cable Operators Association burnt the effigy of ‘Ten Sports’ channel to protest against the alleged unnecessary harassment of the local cable operators here today. 

Members of the Telecom Engineering Officers Association stage a dharna
Members of the Telecom Engineering Officers Association stage a dharna in front of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited office in Ludhiana on Wednesday. 
— A Tribune photograph 

Telecom engineers begin stir
Ludhiana, June 19
Members of the Telecom Engineering Officers Association staged a sit-in in front of the circle office of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd near Bharat Bagar Chowk here today in protest against the General Manager Telecom of Amritsar, Mr Rakesh Kapoor, and an SDO, who are alleged to have driven a Junior Telecom Officer, Ashok Kumar, to committing suicide.

J&K official apprised of yatris’ problems
Ludhiana, June 19
Members of the Shri Amarnath Yatra Welfare Board today submitted a memorandum to Mr Ashok Jaitely, Adviser, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, urging the state government to provide security and basic facilities for the yatris, besides reducing the exorbitant road tax for private vehicles being collected at various entry points to the state.

Without water for a week



Beopar mandal criticises steep toll charge
Ludhiana, June 19
The Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal has criticised the high toll charges likely to be charged from commuters using the Doraha toll bridge. According to Mr Mohinder Aggarwal, general secretary of the mandal, the toll fee was very high and it would entail an additional burden on the commuters who use the highway many times a day.



Programme on plant disease management
Ludhiana, June 19
Dr Jaspinder Singh Kolar, Director, Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, has suggested that an integrated approach for plant disease management should be adopted, as no single method on plant disease management can provide an effective and viable control of plant diseases.


Showcasing skills learnt at summer camps
Ludhiana, June 19
Art exhibitions, cultural programmes and dance competitions marked the concluding day of summer camps organised at Spring Dale Public School, Sparkle Nursery School and Gupta Model High School.



DMCH-union deadlock unbroken
Ludhiana, June 19
The stalemate between the management and the emplyoees union of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital continues, with both parties not trusting each other. 



LDCA XI win thriller by one wicket
Ludhiana, June 19
In an absorbing thriller, LDCA XI (A) scored a last ball win over fancied Sargodha National Public School in the Sixth Chaman Lal Cricket Cup Tournament for Boys U-15 being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association at the Arya College for Boys ground here today.Top

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