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Couple seeks police protection
Jagraon, June 22
Ashwani Kumar Verma, a resident of Raikot and belonging to goldsmith caste and Rupinder Kaur of Fatehgarh, a Sikh took the bold step of having an inter-caste marriage after they fell in love. 
Ashwani Verma and Rupinder Kaur getting married Ashwani Verma and Rupinder Kaur getting married at Gurdwara Mastuana Sahib on May 8. (File photo)

Cop held on bribery charge
Jagraon, June 22
The Jagraon police has arrested Head Constable Baljit Singh (No 353/Jgn) who was posted as Munshi of police station Sudhar, on the charge of accepting bribe of Rs 10,000. According to a press note released here by Mr M.S. Cheena, SSP, Naranjan Singh of Tusse village had a land dispute with Amarjit Singh.

With intense heat and humidity a beauty conscious Ludhianavi girl hides her face behind a scarf
With intense heat and humidity a beauty conscious Ludhianavi girl hides her face behind a scarf. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari

Red tape costs him dear
Ludhiana, June 22
Robin Girdhar, a plus two pass out from DAV Public School, has won a gold medal in the Indian National Biological Olympiad test held this year qualifying him to participate in a camp to be held at Latvia in Europe. But despite the best efforts, he would not be able to attend it, not due to any financial constraints but due to the red tape that dominates our bureaucracy.

Without power for four days
Ludhiana, June 22
Hundreds of people living in the Karol Bagh area and Friends Colony near Dad village on the outskirts of the city have been living without electricity for the past four days. Continuous complaints and representations made to the authorities seem to have fallen on the deaf ears.


Doubts raised over toll collection
Doraha, June 22
Even as the preparations for toll tax collection at three places from Panipat to Jalandhar have been completed and its implementation comes into force from tonight, serious doubts have been raised over the manner in which the entire operation has been launched.

Defeated Congress  candidates form panel
Ludhiana, June 22
Levelling allegations of wrong distribution of party tickets, which led to the defeat of a large number of Congress candidates in the recently held municipal elections, the defeated party nominees have formed the Ludhiana Congress Sangharsh Committee.

Sigh of relief for Congress
Ludhiana, June 22
It’s “all is well that ends well” for the Congress. For its Mayoral candidate, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, victory came as a relief particularly in the backdrop of internal dissension and strong opposition to his candidature for the post of Mayor.

Oh! for a whiff of fresh air
Ludhiana, June 22
A whiff of polluted air and facing a cloud of dense smoke and flying black particles is nothing new for the evening walkers and other visitors to Nehru Rose Garden in the posh residential area of the city or for that matter in many of the parks in other city localities as they come across this regularly.

Smoky paradox: Inhaling smoke rising from the burning waste instead of fresh air at the Rose Garden in Ludhiana is a routine for regular visitors.
Smoky paradox

Pothoharis: from adversity to prosperity
hen Shakespeare wrote, “Sweet are the uses of adversity,’ he had no idea of Pothoharis. No one could imagine they would survive the massacre of March 1947 followed by the tragedy of Partition. They were baptised by the proverbial fire. They survived against maximum odds. They lost their ancestral homes, and rebuilt them with remarkable speed. They were soon one-up in all fields and spread out wherever possible.

Move to hike power tariff opposed
Ludhiana, June 22
The Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal (PPBM) has strongly opposed the proposal to effect an increase in power tariff ranging from 25 to 47 per cent for all categories of consumers by the PSEB, suggesting instead that the state government should compensate the PSEB for heavy losses suffered by it due to free power provided to the agricultural sector worth Rs 1000 crore.

Panel flays PSEB decision
Ludhiana, June 22
Members of the Ludhiana Electroplaters Association have flayed the decision of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) to obtain no objection certificates from the Punjab Pollution Control Board. The notices have been issued under sales regulation clause 40 of the PSEB.


12 traffic offenders booked
Ludhiana, June 22
The campaign by the city police against road blockers gained momentum yesterday with the registration of 12 cases under Sections 283 of the IPC against persons for parking their vehicles on the road and causing road blockage.

Gang of thieves busted, 3 held
Kharar, June 22
The local police has busted a gang of three thieves and recovered gold ornaments and a scooter from their possession. According to information received, three persons, Vijay Kumar, Mukesh Kumar and Bunty Kumar, who belong to Sikkar district in Rajasthan, were arrested and gold and gold rings, karas and other ornaments were recovered from them.

Porno print seized 
Ludhiana, June 22
A team of police officials from the Kotwali police station, led by SHO Paramjit Singh, raided a cinema house (Naulakha) and seized the print of a film being screened that allegedly contained added pornographic material here last evening.


Small units flay hike in petrol prices
Protests against Budget continue
Ludhiana, June 22
Several industries under the banner of the Federation of Tiny and Small Industries of India have flayed the proposed cess of Re 1 per litre on petrol and user service charges on the specific items which has not been mentioned in the Punjab Budget.

Members of the Punjab Roadways Action Committee take out a protest rally at bus stand, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Members of the Punjab Roadways Action Committee take out a protest rally

LSE meeting approves panel recommendations
Ludhiana, June 22
The extraordinary general body meeting of the Ludhiana Stock Exchange yesterday approved the Mayya Committee recommendations of having model rules, regulations, bylaws and memorandum of article for stock exchange and decided to send the same to SEBI for approval. The amended rules and articles of memorandum would be implemented after the approval from SEBI was received.

‘Need to bring down production cost’
Ludhiana, June 22
“The entrepreneur is not fully geared to meet the challenges posed by the WTO and we will have to bring down our production cost if we have to compete against countries like China, which have a higher productivity rate,” says Dr P.K. Gupta, Director, National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC).

Dr P.K. Gupta Director, NCCP, (centre) interacts with entrepreneurs during a workshop in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Dr P.K. Gupta Director, NCCP,  interacts with entrepreneurs



Former don denies PAU claims
Ludhiana, June 22
Strengthening the claims of the evicted senior Professor of Punjab Agricultural University, Dr Amarjit Singh Grewal, that he was the only Professor who was forcibly thrown out of the campus, a former teacher, Mr H.B. Singh, has stated that he had retained his campus residence for two years after retiring from service and had shifted from the house on his own.

Saroj’s suspension revoked
Patiala, June 22
Punjabi University yesterday revoked the suspension of the Head of the Fine Arts Department, Dr Saroj Rani, who is co-accused in the attempt to rape case registered against the former VC, Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia.

PAU pensioners hold function
Ludhiana, June 22
The Punjab Agricultural University Pensioners Association held a function here today to honour eight members of the association for their service and contribution towards society.




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