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Colour change continues amid confusion
Ludhiana, July 2
Even as the deadline for switching over to new colour scheme registration plates expired on July 1, vehicle owners are still confused on what to do although officials warn that the people have to adhere to the new colour scheme.
It’s black on white now
It’s black on white now: Vehicle owners’ flock painters to switch over to the new colour scheme for vehicles in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari

DC intervenes to sort out DMCH trouble
Ludhiana, July 2
In an effort to put an end to the ongoing tussle between the management and the union of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Aggarwal today intervened in the matter and assured that things will be sorted out within a week.

Hope, at last, for Sukhdev Memorial
Ludhiana, July 2
The Sukhdev Memorial will finally see the light of the day with the local administration roping in private persons and industrialists to help in the cause of setting up a befitting memorial of the martyr. An industrialist, Mr O.P. Munjal, has accepted to shoulder the responsibility of providing residential accommodation to a family staying in his ancestral house for years due to which the work at the memorial had not taken off for the last three years.
Martyr Sukhdev’s ancestral house which will be preserved as a memorial
Martyr Sukhdev’s ancestral house which will be preserved as a memorial in Ludhiana. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Mayor vows to provide clean administration
Ludhiana, July 2
City Mayor Nahar Singh Gill today exhorted the officials and employees of the Municipal Corporation to strive for giving a clean and effective civic administration to the people of Ludhiana. Addressing his first meeting with the MC officials here, he said rooting out corruption and pursuing the agenda of development were among the top priorities of the elected representatives.

Honesty led to my ouster: Sekhon
Issewal (Ludhiana), July 2
Finally breaking his silence on the issue of his forced ouster from the Indian Air Force, Air Marshal Manjit Singh Sekhon (retd) today said had he not conducted an inquiry into the alleged navigational error by Air Marshal Vinod Bhatia and reported against him, his fate would have been different.

IF the Commissioner of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, Mr S.K. Sharma, is to be believed, the city is all set for getting a facelift soon. The process seems to have started with the Mr Sharma already having made a beginning.
  • Where’s recession?
  • Poor response
  • Stinking secretariat
  • Entry into PAU
  • Crowded vehicles


Bane of shopkeepers
Bane of shopkeepers: An overflowing sewer in a congested shopping area of Ghas Mandi in Chaura Bazar, Ludhiana, that has become a source of nuisance for shopkeepers and visitors. — A Tribune photograph

DIG: No political favouritism
Ludhiana, July 2
Mr Mohammed Mustafa, new DIG, Ludhiana range, said here today that the residents of all four police ranges, irrespective of their political affiliation, would be treated equally and impartially in his office.

Victim’s family awaits justice
Ahmedgarh, July 2
The family of the minor Dalit girl, who was abducted and gang-raped, is shocked as the Khanna district police has still not been able to nab the culprits. The girl was reportedly raped by around six youths, at a house here after being abducted when she was on her way home after attending a religious function at Bhikhi village.

Stamp of Sargodha is visible everywhere
bout 55 years ago Ludhiana and Sargodha were two of the 29 districts of Punjab. Only a few families from here had settled in the newly developed canal colony. Come August 1947, rivers flooded. The Sutlej broke records, still un-broken. Amrita Pritam remarked. “Chenab was then full of human blood.” She particularly mentioned the Chenab as a symbol of love, associated with Heer-Ranjha besides Sohni-Mahiwal.


3 booked in water dispute case
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 2
On the statement of Surjit Singh, a resident of Raipur Arayan village, the local police has registered a case under Sections 341, 506, 323 and 34, IPC, against Pal Singh, Charan Singh and Randhir Singh (former Sarpanch), sons of Nachhater Singh of Kahnpur village, 8 km from here.

Woman alleges murder bid
Ludhiana, July 2
The Salem Tabri police registered a case under Sections 307, 406 and 498-A of the IPC against in-laws of a woman following allegations by her that an attempt had been made to kill her after her failure to meet their demand for more dowry.


‘Revamp PSEB dispute settlement panel’
Ludhiana, July 2
The Federation of Small Industries Associations has termed the constitution of the Dispute Settlement Authority set up by the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) as a cruel joke on the consumers.

Role of IT in industry highlighted
Ludhiana, July 2
Information technology has assumed an important role in business development. These observations were made at the conclusion of the three-day seminar on ‘Business Development through Information Technology’, organised here recently by the Small Industries Service Institute, Government of India.


Seminar on farm machinery
Ludhiana, July 2
Dr I.K.Garg, Professor and Head, Department of Farm Power and Machinery, PAU, has stressed that only durable and high-quality machinery can meet the challenges of sustainable agriculture and conserve resources.


PAU scientist elected
Ludhiana, July 2
Dr D.S. Taneja, Senior Research Engineer of the Department of Soil and Water Engineering, PAU, has been elected vice-president of the Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers which is a professional society of agricultural engineers at the national level having headquarters in New Delhi.


Car company told to refund booking amount 
Ludhiana, July 2
In an ex parte order, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Pal Peugeot Limited to pay Rs 25,000 on account of booking amount along with interest as per terms and conditions of the booking from the date of booking up to November 5, 1998, to Dr Ramesh Chander Bhatia, a resident of Civil Lines.



Inquiry marked against Khanna SMO
Ludhiana, July 2
The Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, Dr J.S. Bhullar, has marked an inquiry against Dr Dharampal, Senior Medical Officer (SMO), Khanna, for his alleged negligence which resulted in the death of a 32-year-old youth, Antarpal Singh, on May 21, after he was operated upon for removal of a ureteric stone.

Calcium intake must for lactating mothers
reast-FEEDING is natural. It helps the mother physically. When the baby nurses, the muscle wall of the uterus contracts vigorously. This hastens its return to normal size and position. The baby gets some protection against disease from the colostrum (the fluid that comes before the real milk). 



MC steps to mitigate perils of rainy season
Ludhiana, July 2
Desilting of Budha Nullah to a length of 20,000 running feet, cleaning of 12 other open drains, passing through different city localities, raising of banks of Budha Nullah at vulnerable points, setting up control rooms and doubling the quantity of chlorine in drinking water are some of the measures taken by the civic administration in preparation for the coming rainy season.


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