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MC to inspect sewerage board work for quality
Ludhiana, May 14
The entire work executed by the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board (PWSSB) on behalf of the Municipal Corporation for expansion of water supply and sewerage network in the city will be minutely scrutinised for quality of the material used and the workmanship.

Basement restaurants: virtual death traps
A restaurant on the Mall Road that is operational from a basementLudhiana, May 14
The recent decision of the district administration ordering the closure of all restaurants operating from the basements of various buildings is a welcome step, particularly in view of the mushrooming of such restaurants across the city.

A restaurant on the Mall Road that is operational from a basement. — IV


Admn serves ultimatum on encroachers
Ludhiana, May 14
The district administration and the vendors encroaching the main roads leading to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) from the Jagraon bridge are headed for a confrontation with the administration issuing a stern warning for clearing of the roads for smooth flow of traffic.

ENCROACHERS’ DREAM, ROAD-USERS’ NIGHTMARE: This choked Jail Road leading to the CMC and Civil Hospital will be cleared within the next 24 hours. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Rights panel asked to expedite hearing
Ludhiana, May 14
The International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) has asked the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) to expedite hearing in a complaint pending before it. The case pertains to an Executive Engineer of the Drainage Division, Patiala, who was allegedly transferred by the state government to shield certain politicians close to the Punjab CM.

BSNL rollback comes as a relief
Ludhiana, May 14
The much sought-after price rollback by the BSNL has come as a major relief to consumers. The BSNL reduced the call prices from landline to cellular phone by 50 per cent yesterday. From now onwards, a three-minute call from a landline to the cell phone will cost Rs 3.60 only against Rs 7.20 according to the earlier tariff revision.

Braveheart loses battle for life
Ludhiana, May 14
Jaspal Singh Pappu was a brave man, who fought against all odds throughout his life and he breathed his last while saving lives of others. This brave man did not give up his fight for life till he had saved two children by bringing them out of the raging fire.


Satta mafia makes a comeback
Ludhiana, May 14
After the recent trading of charges and counter-charges against each other by Congress and BJP leaders of having close links with some satta sharks, where does the campaign against satta operators in the city stand?

CPI flays casino plan on martyrdom day
Ludhiana, May 14
The local unit of the Communist Party of India (CPI) observed the martyrdom day of Comrade Gurmail Singh Hounjan, who was assassinated by terrorists on May 14, 1989, along with his security guard, Comrade Joginder Singh.

Residents lose sleep as police phones have a (s)nap
Sahnewal, May 14
“Service to the dialled number has been temporarily withdrawn.” The word “temporarily” seems to be gaining permanence with the passage of time as more than one month has passed since the telephone connection of the Sahnewal police station was snapped for non-payment of bills.

Mat sellers from Tamil Nadu
Ludhiana, May 14
To earn their livelihood, about hundred persons have come from Tamil Nadu to the city for selling mats. Veeru, one such mat seller, says they did not have any source of income in Tamil Nadu and were starving. Then they met a contractor whose job was to purchase mats from local manufacturers and employ people to sell these on commission basis.

MILES TO GO...: Mat sellers from Tamil Nadu trudge miles everyday for selling their products. — A Tribune photograph

Garcha appears before Vigilance officials
Ludhiana, May 14
Senior Akali leader and former Minister Jagdish Singh Garcha appeared before Vigilance Bureau officials here today. He was accompanied by his supporters. He had earlier got court directions that he should be served with seven-day notice before his arrest.

Senior Akali leader and former minister Jagdish Singh Garcha outside the Vigilance Bureau office in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma
Senior Akali leader and former minister Jagdish Singh Garcha outside the Vigilance Bureau office

Elderly need a better deal

he elderly people are very much a part of the same society and system. They have made their quota of contribution to society. Now society also needs to take due care of them.

Follow Guru Granth Sahib for bliss, says scholar
Ludhiana, May 14
Dr Sarup Singh Alag, a renowned Sikh scholar, while delivering his presidential address at Gurdwara Ramgarhia, Khanna, stressed to follow the teachings of Guru Granth Sahib for solace, peace and spiritual bliss.



New range of ACs, water coolers launched
Ludhiana, May 14
A major player in the railway air conditioning, Sidwal Refrigeration Industries, entered the domestic air conditioner and water cooler segment in a big way with the launch of a new range of window and split air conditioners and water cooler here today.


VC cautions farmers against spurious seeds
Ludhiana, May 14
The Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, Dr K.S. Aulakh, has cautioned cotton growers in Punjab that at present no Bt. cotton is approved for Punjab and farmers should not be misled by the propaganda of unscrupulous seed traders who may sell spurious seed under the name of Bt. cotton.


64 participate in Scouts camp
Ludhiana, May 14
A three-day camp for Scouts from Government Model Senior Secondary School, Dholewal Chowk, concluded here today.
Of the total 64 participants, 32 were from Classes VI and VII who entered the first phase termed as ‘‘Pravesh’’.

Ms Amarjit Kaur, captain, instructs Scouts on arranging tents at Government Model Senior  Secondary School, Dholewal Chowk, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Ms Amarjit Kaur, captain, instructs Scouts on arranging tents at Government Model Senior  Secondary School, Dholewal Chowk

Hindi poetry recitation contest held
Ludhiana, May 14
The staff of Guru Gobind Singh Public School, Model Town Extension, organised a Hindi poetry recitation contest for nursery and primary section students here today. Nearly 18 students participated in the first category with children from Lower Kindergarten.

Jain institute gets A-level accreditation
Ludhiana, May 14
The DD Jain Institute of Computer Sciences, Kidwai Nagar, has been awarded A-level accreditation by the DOEACC Society, an autonomous body under the Union Ministry of Information Technology and Communications.

UGC accords A grade to college

Children undergo  dental  check-up
Ludhiana, May 14
A dental check-up camp was organised at Hollyhock Nursery School, Civil Lines, here today. Dr Gagan Dogra, a dental specialist, did the oral check up. He emphasised upon the children on the need to have a white sparkling set of teeth. All children interacted comfortably and were already aware of the need to brush the teeth twice for proper hygiene.

Say Aaa: Children of Hollyhock Nursery School, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, undergo dental check-up at a camp on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Say Aaa

PCTE student tops MBA exam
Ludhiana, May 14
Abha Bajaj, an MBA student of the Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), has bagged the first position in the Punjab Technical University MBA (first semester) examination held this year.


Man gets 3-years jail term in assault case
Ludhiana, May 14
The fast track court has convicted Gurmohan Singh (28) of Issru village Khanna, and sentenced him to undergo imprisonment for three years, on the charge of assaulting Karamjit Singh with a sword.



PMC poll likely to go ahead
Ludhiana, May 14
The elections to the Punjab Medical Council (PMC) are unlikely to be postponed, as demanded by the Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) Association in view of the Supreme Court and Punjab and Haryana High Court directions issued in this regard.


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