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MC takes steps to check supply of muddy water
Ludhiana, June 29
The Municipal Corporation swung into action on the reports of contaminated supply of drinking water in Kucha Harnam Das and other adjoining localities in Field Ganj area of the old city and a portion of leaking water main pipes where the water from sewerage and open drains was getting mixed.

Overturned gas tanker blocks GT Road
Khanna, June 29
Traffic on the GT Road was disrupted today when a gas tanker overturned near Kauri village, 2 km from here. The injured driver of the tanker, Rakesh Kumar, who belongs to Sonepat, has been sent to Rajendra Hospital of Patiala.

An overturned gas tanker on the GT Road near Kauri village
An overturned gas tanker on the GT Road near Kauri village, 2 km from Khanna, on Saturday. — Photo Iqbal Singh

Participants wave to their parents at the concluding day of a summer workshop
Participants wave to their parents at the concluding day of a summer workshop in GNIP School, Ludhiana, on Saturday. 
— Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari

Things are changing in civic body
Ludhiana, June 29
There seems to be a perceptible change, although subtle and gradual, in the functioning of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation for about the past one month with all the officials being made accountable and responsible for all their omission and commissions. However, the Commissioner, Mr S K Sharma, maintains that it is more with persuasion than any punitive measures that has helped the corporation which is the biggest in Punjab to revive and transform itself making it more responsive and people-friendly.


YC protests against toll tax
Ludhiana, June 29
Activists of the District Youth Congress, headed by Mr Sarbjit Singh Bunty, senior vice-president, today took out a protest march in the city against exorbitant toll tax collection at Jalandhar, Doraha and Shambhu border. The protesters, shouting slogans against the Union Government, demanded immediate removal of toll barriers.

‘Counselling can save marriages’
Ludhiana, June 29
“The Punjab Human Rights Commission is concerned over the increasing number of false complaints,” said Justice V.K. Khanna, Chairman of the PHRC, at a seminar on the ‘Role of Police Counselling in Resolution of Matrimonial Disputes’ organised by the Ludhiana police here today.

Justice V.K. Khanna (second from left), Chairman of the Punjab Human Rights Commission, at a seminar on marital disputes, in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Justice V.K. Khanna , Chairman of the Punjab Human Rights Commission


Man nabbed with 500 g charas
Ludhiana, June 29
Sanjay Kumar, a resident of Pavittar Nagar in Haibowal, was arrested by the police and booked under Sections 20,61 and 85 of the NDPS Act for possessing charas here yesterday.


‘Punjab Budget anti-farmer’
Ludhiana, June 29
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) has criticised the Punjab government for its “anti-farmer” Budget proposals. It said this Budget was not for the poor. Mr Ajmer Singh Lakhowal of the BKU said here today that farmers, already buried under debt, would be crushed by the steep hike in the prices of fertilisers, farm inputs, diesel and petrol.


Computer centre for the needy
Ludhiana, June 29
A computer centre was inaugurated here today on the Rotary Bhavan premises, Sarabha Nagar, by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Aggarwal. The centre will meet the needs of computer education of the poor and needy students.

Mr Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner, addresses members of the Rotary Club at the inauguration of a computer centre for the needy, in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Mr Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner, addresses members of the Rotary Club


Rs 4.26 lakh dues slapped on eloped firm
Ludhiana, June 29
In an ex-parte judgment, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed VSB Finance and Hire Purchase to pay Rs 4.26 lakh deposited with it as the fixed deposit receipt (FDR) investment to Ms Charanjit Kaur, a woman who lives in Iklahi village of Khanna district.


Master XI stun Namdhari Club
Ludhiana, June 29
Master XI survived some anxious moments before romping home victorious 1-0 against their formidable opponents Namdhari Club in the inaugural Alankar Tony Gold Cup Six-a-Side Hockey Tournament being organised by the Aryan Hockey Club, which began at the astroturf ground of Punjab Agricultural University here today.

Summer camp concludes
Ludhiana, June 29
The third Annual Summer Vacation Sports Camp of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, concluded on Friday. More than 200 students took part in the camp, which was inaugurated on June 1 by Sister Sobel and Father Davis, principal and director, respectively, of the school.


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