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No check on sale of  diseased hens
Ludhiana, June 4
Next time you savour chicken delicacies, beware! For you may be consuming a diseased hen, infected severely or killed by a mysterious disease that has spread in the district and has already killed thousands of hens.

National award for 3 city teachers
Ludhiana, June 4
Three teachers from government schools here have done the city proud after they made it to the final list of national awardees of this year declared last evening.

As the mercury soars to a new high, children enjoy "chusky" As the mercury soars to a new high, children enjoy “chusky” in Ludhiana on Wednesday.— Photo Pradeep Tewari


Registrar’s office holds back sale deeds
Ludhiana, June 4
Hundreds of plot holders have been making rounds of the local Registrar’s office to procure sale deeds. The documents are reportedly being held back by the tehsildar concerned as the allottees are being asked to deposit additional registration fee as per to the existing market rates.

Calling good Samaritans for poor girl’s aid
Ludhiana, June 4
Sangeeta and her 32-year-old elder sister Madhubala had gone to visit a temple on the outskirts of Patiala on April 26. While returning home, their two-wheeler was hit head-on by a police Jeep. Seriously injured, both the sisters were taken to Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, by the eyewitnesses.

MC enforces revised water, sewerage cess
Ludhiana, June 4
In the wake of upward revision of water and sewerage charges for all urban local bodies by the state government, the Municipal Corporation has given effect to hike in water and sewerage charges for the city population for the year 2003-2004.


585 development projects under way: Minister
Ludhiana, June 4
The government is committed to providing all basic amenities, including sewerage, drinking water, streetlights and, roads, in all urban areas and in this context another installment of Rs 61 crore have been released to different municipal corporations and councils for undertaking these projects.

Ch Jagjit Singh, Local Bodies Minister, addresses a function at Daba in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Mr M.S. Dakha, MLA, and Mr N.S. Gill, Mayor, are also seen.
Ch Jagjit Singh, Local Bodies Minister, addresses a function at Daba in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Mr M.S. Dakha, MLA

Rescued mentally challenged to be shifted
Ludhiana, June 4
Four mentally challenged persons, who were rescued from a charitable ashram near Laddowal by the district administration recently, are all set to be shifted to the mental asylum at Amritsar for further treatment.

Cong rally today
Ludhiana, June 4
Led by the newly nominated president of District Congress Committee (Urban), Mr Jagmohan Sharma, Congress activists will hold a march and a “show of force” rally in the city on June 5.

Confusion over gurpurab persists
Ludhiana, June 4
With the SGPC adamant on following the Nanakshahi calendar and the Punjab Government declaring a holiday today on account of the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev confusion prevailed among devotees here.

Baba Farid Foundation team to visit Pak
Ludhiana, June 4
The groundwork is being prepared for the visit of a 15 member delegation of the Baba Farid Foundation International to Pakistan following the thawing of relations and confidence-building measures initiated by the two nations.

Steps to provide potable water
Ludhiana, June 4
The World Environment Day theme selected for 2003 is ‘Water — Two billion people are dying for it’. According to a survey, water-related diseases kill a child every eight seconds worldwide and are responsible for 80 per cent of all illnesses and deaths in the developing world. The statistics are even more disturbing which show that one among every six persons is without regular access to safe drinking water.

Two killed in mishap
Khanna, June 4
Two persons were killed and another was injured in a road accident near Markfed Vanaspati Mill on the GT Road, Khanna, last night. According to information, three persons were coming from Delhi to Ludhiana in a car after purchasing electronic goods.


Lure of miracle lands him in jail
Ludhiana, June 4
A migrant from UP, who thought that a ‘tabeez’ would change his life for the better, landed in the police lock-up on Tuesday. The Division No 3 police arrested one Pawan Kumar, hailing from Qila Bazar, Rae Bareilly, and currently living in the Transport Nagar here, on the charge of collecting the mortal remains of dead bodies from cremation ground. He has been booked under Section 297 of the IPC.



Students observe Water Conservation Day
Ludhiana, June 4
Contests for poster making, collage making, quiz and slogan writing marked the celebrations of Water Conservation Day at Sutlej Public School, Rahon road, held in collaboration with Jal Baradry, a society for water conservation and management, here.

BCA (I) result: KCW students stand out
Ludhiana, June 4
As the results of BCA I examinations were declared, it was another occasion for students and Principal of Khalsa College for Women (KCW) to rejoice. The KCW, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, marked another success by bagging four out of first five positions in Panjab University, Chandigarh.


You will find poetry in their music
Ludhiana, June 4
“My birthday falls on May 30 and after celebrating it, I go abroad for my concerts to escape from heat of summer months. But this is the first time I am spending summers here. Actually, Ms Sapna Nihar and Ms Sangeet Kushwaha, members of the Kala Sewa Sangam, came to Delhi and requested me and my son Prateek to conduct a workshop for students in Ludhiana. I became emotional and yielded to their request.

Pandit Debu Chaudhuri, a renowned sitarist and his son, Prateek Chaudhuri, in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
Pandit Debu Chaudhuri, a renowned sitarist and his son, Prateek Chaudhuri

9-year old becomes first ‘toonstar’ from city
Ludhiana, June 4
Nine-year-old Navneet Kaur Makkar, a resident of BRS Nagar, has won herself a fabulous opportunity to act along with Scooby-Doo, a popular cartoon network character, and Max, the king of the jungle, in a specially produced mini animation short. This special animation will be aired on Cartoon Network later this year.


Anti-tobacco exhibition at Hero DMC
Ludhiana, June 4
To encourage the staff of Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI), to contribute in eradicating the menace of smoking from society by creating awareness about its ill effects, a poster-making competition-cum- exhibition was organised by the staff of Hero DMC Heart Institute team here yesterday. The event was specially organised to mark an anti-tobacco day.

Rare surgery performed
Ludhiana, June 4
Six-year old Shubham had difficulty opening his mouth. He was not able to eat properly or speak normally, had facial deformity and was facing physical, psychological and social trauma. He was suffering from a peculiar temporal mandible (jaw) joint deformity caused due to fusion of joint with the base of the skull, generally the result of a neglected trauma.


Lotey rejoins as DSO today
Ludhiana, June 4
Mr S.L. Lotey, a senior Punjab sports officer, is joining as District Sports Officer, Ludhiana, on June 5. He replaces Mr Harpal Singh Kanwal who has been posted at Hoshiarpur. Mr Lotey has earlier also worked as DSO here for more than three years (January 1, 1999 to May 6, 2002).


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