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39 MC contractors face action
Work delayed on projects
Ludhiana, July 3
Following a review of all ongoing development works in the mega city after assuming charge of office, the Commissioner of Municipal Corporation, Mr S.K. Sharma, has initiated penal proceedings against 39 contractors of the civic body for either leaving the work incomplete or failure to start work after issuance of the work orders.

Erratic power supply irks residents
Ludhiana, July 3
Long and unannounced power cuts, frequent technical snags and busy complaint numbers of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) have caused much harassment to residents here.

A COOL TREAT IN HEAT A COOL TREAT IN HEAT: A group of children and buffaloes enjoy a dip in a canal near Ludhiana. — Photo Pradeep Tewari


Shailja DhamiFlying high on wings of success
Ludhiana, July 3
Shailja Dhami, 20, a resident of Haibowal Kalan has added a feather to her cap by being the first woman from the NCC Air Wing at Ludhiana to join the Indian Air Force as a Flying Cadet. Her dream of flying high in the sky finally came true when she received her training orders here yesterday.

‘Explore trade ties with Latin America’
Ludhiana, July 3
In order to explore business opportunities in the Latin American countries like Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and others the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in coordination with the Ministry Commerce and Industry organised a seminar — ‘Building Trade with Latin America: Opportunities and Challenges’. Representatives of leading industries, the ministry and the CII participated in the day long seminar.

DMCH deadlock  continues
Ludhiana, July 3
Despite being told by the city administration in yesterday’s meeting at the mini secretariat to maintain peace in the hospital, the employees' union, of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital today again resorted to unethical means to show its protest by putting up posters containing filthy language on the walls of the hospital.


Mann: Govt neglecting farmers
Amloh, July 3
Commenting on the results of Delhi Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (DGPC), Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, MP and President, Akali Dal (A), called the success of Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra in capturing 27 seats, to be the success of the Congress, which had openly supported his candidates.

‘SAD (B) working for purely vested interests’
Ludhiana, July 3
“Sri Akal Takht is the supreme religious Sikh institution in the world to which every dedicated true Sikh bows his head and attains religious and political spirit. But since the last few decades this precious institution is being converted by certain forces into an institution which should solely serve their vested political interest.”

A villager rubs cannabis to make hemp which is used as a psychotropic drug
A villager rubs cannabis to make hemp which is used as a psychotropic drug. This is a common practice in the countryside as there is a massive growth of cannabis in the area. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Tough time for rail commuters
Ludhiana, July 3
Though six new trains have been introduced in the Ferozepore division of the Northern Railway from July 1, hundreds of workers, employees and businessmen who commute every day on the Sangrur-Dhuri-Ludhiana section, falling under the Ambala division, have been taken for a ride by the authorities concerned.

Bifurcation of J&K opposed
Ludhiana, July 3
The Lok Janshakti Party, headed by a former Union Minister, Mr Ram Vilas Paswan, has opposed the demand by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) for bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir. The party has urged the President of India to intervene for imposition of a ban on communal and fundamental organisations like the VHP and detention of radical elements under POTO.

Theme party for kids held
Ludhiana, July 3
The Strawberry Club, organisers of theme parties for kids, held a disco party for small children here on July 1. Ms Shivani and Ms Shikha, the two organisers, in a press statement today, said the party was organised for children in the 2-8 years age group. The theme of the evening was “shimmers and glitters”.
Kids at a theme party organised by the Strawberry Club in Ludhiana recently.
Kids at a theme party organised by the Strawberry Club in Ludhiana recently

Aziz’s book of poems released
Ludhiana, July 3
‘Nawan Sawera’, a collection of poems penned by Sardar Santa Singh Aziz, a noted writer and poet, was released to commemorate his second death anniversary at a function organised by Sahitkar Sadan, a literary wing of the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, here today.



CICU opposes tariff revision move by PSEB
Ludhiana, July 3
The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) has strongly opposed the proposed move of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) to review the electricity tariff for making up the losses.

DP Singh is Pepsi Vice-President
Ludhiana, July 3
Mr D.P. Singh has taken over as Vice-President of Pepsi. He will be in charge of the sales and marketing operations of the company in Punjab, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir.



PAU employees hold dharna
Ludhiana, July 3
On a call of the Universities and Education Board Employees Federation, Punjab and Chandigarh, members of the Punjab Agricultural University Employees’ Union and the PAU Fourth Class Workers Union staged a dharna in front of Thapar Hall, PAU, here today.

A union leader from Panjab University, Chandigarh, addresses a rally at PAU in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma
A union leader from Panjab University, Chandigarh, addresses a rally at PAU

NSS camp at Doraha college
Doraha, July 3
A 10-day NSS camp was organised at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, which concluded here yesterday.
About 75 students participated in the camp under the command of Prof Harwinder Kaur and Prof Amarjit Kaur. The main purpose of the camp was to create awareness among the villagers and slum-dwellers of the area regarding health education and introduction of new techniques in agriculture.
A girl applies mehndi in a competition organised during the NSS camp at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha.

A girl applies mehndi in a competition organised during the NSS camp at Guru Nanak National College


Forum quashes PSEB demand of Rs 67,883
Ludhiana, July 3
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed a demand of Rs 67,884 of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) from Mr Ramesh Kumar, a resident of Ganeshpuri. The forum has further directed the PSEB to refund the amount deposited against the said demand along with interest at the rate of 12 per cent per annum from the date of deposit till actual payment.



RMPs flay IMA statement
Ludhiana, July 3
The Punjab Government registered medical practitioners (RMPs) have condemned the Indian Medical Association’s statement which has asked the government to issue specific guidelines to members of other associations except for members of the IMA.



Ban on overloading of vehicles


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