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Police station illegally occupying corpn land
Ludhiana, June 30
While the Child and Welfare Department was lucky to get its building back from the ‘illegal’ possession of the Shimla Puri police station recently, the Punjab Agro Industries Corporation is waiting for such good luck for the past about two decades.

Breach in nullah has residents fuming
Ludhiana, June 30
A large number of residents of several colonies on the banks of the Budda Nullah are sore with the District Administration and the Municipal Corporation for not filling a breach in the nullah, due to which they face flood-like situation during monsoons every year.
This breach in the Buddha Nullah in MS Colony, near Tajpur Road

This breach in the Buddha Nullah in MS Colony, near Tajpur Road, belies the claims of the administration regarding flood control measures. — A Tribune photograph


Fraud-accused detained at Delhi airport
Ludhiana, June 30
The Delhi airport is learnt to have detained an accused in a land fraud and cheating case of Bhumal and Sidhwan village falling under the Jagraon subdivision. The accused was trying to flee the country.

Fans watch Football World Cup final at a hotel
Fans watch Football World Cup final at a hotel in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

3 labourers robbed in broad daylight
Ludhiana, June 30
Three robbed three migrant labourers of about Rs 6000 in broad daylight near the engine shed unit of the local railway station here today. The robbers fled from the sight on seeing an approaching car, thinking they would be caught. Mr Bhim Sen Kashyap, district president of the Samajwadi Party, who was travelling in the car, was a witness to the incident.

DMCH standoff: govt help sought
Ludhiana, June 30
The Punjab Citizens' Health Council has expressed concern over the standoff between the management and the employees of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) and sought government intervention in resolving the crisis.


Deserving to get pension: minister
Ludhiana, June 30
The state will continue to provide economic help and pension to deserving old persons, widows and dependent children, but the help to undeserving persons would be stopped, said Amarjit Singh Samra, Minister for Revenue, Resettlement and Agriculture.

Ludhianvis retreat to cool environs
Ludhiana, June 30
With schools closed for summer vacation and the mercury soaring high, thousands of Ludhianvis have retreated to the cool environs of Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal. Some have even ventured into the strife-ridden Kashmir.

Endless wait for missing son
Ahmedgarh, June 30
The hopes of an aggrieved Dalit family to find clues about their son Babu Singh, who had disappeared mysteriously in March 1991, have dimmed to a large extent as the family has received no response from any government officer, political leader or human rights activist, even after 11 years of disappearance of Babu Singh.

Autorickshaw union alleges harassment
Ludhiana, June 30
A delegation of the Ludhiana Autorickshaw Union (LAU) met the Transport Minister, Punjab, Mr Tejparkash Singh, to express their resentment against the alleged unfair attitude of the local transport authorities. The memorandum urged the minister to take action against these officials for harassing the autorickshaw drivers.


‘Evaluate working of PAU’
Ludhiana, June 30
Dr Balwant Singh, convenor of the kisan cell of the Nationalist Congress Party, has supported the stand of Mr Sunil Jakhar, MLA from Abohar, in the Vidhan Sabha about the PAU during the course of a debate on June 26 that the PAU had failed to tackle problems of agricultural sector.


PAUTA condemns Jakhar’s statement
Ludhiana, June 30
The Punjab Agricultural University Teachers association (PAUTA) has taken strong exception to the statement of Mr Sunil Jakhar made in the Punjab Assembly suggesting closure of PAU.



Medical body raps IMA
Ludhiana, June 30
The National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) has criticised the statement issued by the state unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) for issuing guidelines to non-allopathic doctors.


LDCA boycott final match
Ludhiana, June 30
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) boycotted the final match of the VIIth Invitation Cricket Cup Tournament being organised by the College of Agriculture at the PAU grounds, here today. The final match was slated between the Friends Club and LDCA XI.
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