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Contestants make beeline  for voters’ lists
Ludhiana, June 13
Lack of concerted efforts by the state government to publicise the schedule for the panchayat poll in advance has invited criticism from the contestants, who have to virtually run from pillar to post for getting the voters’ lists, besides getting answers to their queries.

Youth Congress to launch awareness drive
Amloh, June 13
The Youth Congress would play a significant role in the panchayat elections. It would organise meetings in every village of the district to tell people about various development policies of the Congress government, said Mr Manish Verma, district chief of the Youth Congress, at a meeting of workers here today.

‘Absconder’ in Vigilance records, ‘present’ in police records
Ludhiana, June 13
Are the Punjab Police and the Vigilance Bureau working at cross purposes in the case of suspended Punjab Police Inspector Paramjit Singh ?

  City students shine in AIEEE results
Mohit Gogia is Punjab topper in BE, Sachit in B.Arch
Ludhiana, June 13
Students from local schools have brought laurels to the city by attaining top ranks in the state for admission to engineering and architect colleges through the All-India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the results of which were out on the Internet late last night.

Hero’s family struggling for livelihood

Ludhiana, June 13
Even though a Khud Mohalla resident, Kartar Singh, sacrificed his life while saving people caught in the fire that killed at least 20 persons last month, his family is struggling to make ends meet. The promise of job for next of kin of the deceased, besides recognition of his bravery, has not yet been fulfilled. Kartar Singh, alias Lucky, was a hosiery trader in Khud Mohalla, He received severe burn injuries during the fire while rescuing many persons trapped inside. He managed to reach the hospital by riding pillion on a scooter. He died there as infection had spread throughout his body. He has left behind his wife and two minor children.

Kartar Singh, who sacrificed his life while rescuing people trapped in the Khud Mohalla fire, is seen in this file photo with his children.

Kartar Singh, who sacrificed his life while rescuing people trapped in the Khud Mohalla fire,

Arrest of newsman condemned
Ludhiana, June 13
Ludhiana-based journalists have strongly condemned the arrest of Mr D.B. Chopra, a city-based journalist of a leading English daily, on the basis of a ‘false case’ registered at Ahmedgarh in Sangrur district. Mr Chopra was picked up from his residence at Ahmedgarh early this morning by police party led by ASI Kor Singh.

Students of different schools sit in dharna in protest against the fee hike in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office Students of different schools sit in dharna in protest against the fee hike in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph


Govt blamed for Talhan violence
Ludhiana, June 13
Accusing the Congress government headed by Capt Amarinder Singh of promoting caste politics and complicating the situation at Talhan village, Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, a former speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, today described the incident as a blot on the face of the government.

Congress activists take out a peace march in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Congress activists take out a peace march in Ludhiana on Friday

Talhan violence: SAD seeks judicial probe
Ludhiana, June 13
Captain Kanwaljit Singh, General Secretary Shiromini Akali Dal, and former Finance Minister, today sought a judicial inquiry into the role of Congress ministers of Jalandhar district in the Talhan Gurdwara affairs.

Peace returns to Dehliz Khurd
Ludhiana/Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 13
Tension prevailing in Dehliz Khurd village for the past five days was contained here today following the formation of a committee to manage the affairs of a gurdwara in the village, which had become a bone of contention between two factions of the Dalits. With an end to the controversy the routine activities at the gurdwara resumed on Friday after five days.

YC to revamp ward, block-level units
Ludhiana, June 13
To revamp the organisation and prepare the cadres for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, the district president of the Youth Congress, Mr Komal Khanna, has appointed a Ward Relations Officer and an Assistant Ward Relations Officer for a cluster of five wards each.

Tension eases in Aligarh
Ludhiana, June 13
The three-day long tension in Aligarh village between supporters of different political parties over the issue of laying of some commemorative stones subsided to large extent today when the civil and police administration decided to withdraw the move of installing a separate stone of the Congress.

PSEB staff found absent
Kharar, June 13
Mr Bir Devinder Singh, Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Vidha Sabha, on Tuesday made a surprise visit to the sub-office of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) at Gharuan village in tehsil Kharar and checked the attendance of employees. Of the total 43 employees, only eight were found present at 9.10 am.

Encroachments a traffic hazard
Sahnewal, June 13
The main market of Sahnewal remains congested due to the encroachments, which are not only a headache for pedestrians but are a major traffic hazard. With the installation of traffic lights on the GT Road on one side and the frequently closed level-crossing on the other side, Sahnewal seems to be sandwiched between the two, providing hardly any space to breathe.

Transport union threatens stir
Ludhiana, June 13
The Ludhiana Goods Transport Association has warned the government of an agitation if it did not initiate measures to end the alleged harassment of truckers by district transport officers and state traffic police.

Expressing love through gestures
Ludhiana, June 13
Vineet Gupta, who is deaf and dumb since birth, has shown that you don’t really have to say those three words to express your love for someone. While communicating with Gayatri, who is also hearing and speech-impaired, he expressed through gestures that he wanted her to be his wife. The communication was perfect and they tied the knot on June 8.
Vineet communicates with his wife, Gayatri, through signs. — A Tribune photograph
Vineet communicates with his wife

Proof of identity must for PAN
Ludhiana, June 13
The Central Board of Direct Taxes has amended sub rule 114 (4) by which it has been mandatory for every person seeking permanent account number (PAN) to attach the proof of identity as well as proof of address along with the application.

Budda Nullah cleaning begins
Ludhiana, June 13 
The municipal corporation here has initiated the cleaning and desilting of Budda Nullah. The Irrigation Department will deploy three drag- line machines to begin with and later on two more will be added. The MC has already deposited Rs 10 lakh of the Rs 25 lakh estimated expenditure as advance with the department.

3 of family killed in mishap
Ludhiana, June 13
Three members of a family were killed while two other were seriously injured after a bus collided head on with a car near Alamgir village here today. The accident took place around 1 pm. Manager of Search and Development Centre, Focal Point, Om Parkash, was travelling in his car with his family. They were coming to Ludhiana from Bhivani.

Youth goes missing
Ludhiana, June 13
A youth belonging to Ganganagar in Rajasthan, who had come here with his wife, has gone missing under mysterious circumstances from the city since June 8. The youth, Anil Kumar Sharma, had come here to leave his wife at her parents place during summer vacation.

A truck carrying yarn wastage, which caught fire after sparks from a high tension wire set it ablaze on Tibba Road Truck burnt, tragedy averted
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 13
A tragedy was averted after a truck carrying yarn wastage caught fire due to sparking in high tension wires, under which it was passing at Tibba Road here today. The sparks set the yarn waste on fire at once and the entire truck was burnt within a few minutes. Just after the fire, the driver jumped out of the truck and was saved.
A truck carrying yarn wastage, which caught fire after sparks from a high tension wire set it ablaze on Tibba Road in Ludhiana on Friday.—  A Tribune photograph


Five-year-old boy abducted
Sahnewal, June 13
A five-year-old boy was abducted by the servant of a house at Chak Sarwan Nath village this morning. Police sources said the child, Gurjit Singh, son of Iqbal Singh, was abducted by Parmod around 9 am. 


‘Wool consumption in India gets a beating’
Ludhiana, June 13
After the September 11 tragedy in the USA, the textile and woollen exports from India have dwindled and coupled with many other factors, the wool consumption in India has gone down by around 20 per cent in the past last two years.’

Furnace units to defy PSEB move
Ludhiana, June 13
Upset over the decision of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) on deposition of monthly consumption charges in advance, the North India Induction Furnace Association has decided that no induction furnace unit will comply with the order as the industry is already in a deep financial crisis.

AirTel to launch tower at Payal
Doraha, June 13
AirTel Mobile Company has decided to launch a tower at Payal shortly. Releasing this information to the press, a sales manager of the company said they were planning to launch a tower at Payal.



200 students take part in summer camp 
Ludhiana, June 13
A week-long summer camp for the students of Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, began here today.
The camp has been divided into junior and senior wings. As many as 200 students are taking part in it where courses in communication skills, linguistic development and fluency, yoga, sports, martial arts, western and classical dance, painting and craft are being imparted.
Students of Everest Public School perform yoga during a summer camp organised at their school on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Students of Everest Public School perform yoga during a summer camp organised



Orientation  programme at CMCH ends
Ludhiana, June 13
A two-day orientation programme for outgoing dental interns, organised by the Christian Medical Association, concluded at the CMCH here today. The purpose of the programme was to help in assessing and addressing the concerns of the participants as they prepare to embark on a new journey. It was aimed at building confidence among the participants.

Jaundice threat in Khanna
Khanna, June 13
Khanna town is reportedly in the grip of jaundice epidemic with almost every colony reporting patients suffering from jaundice. Though no data is available with the health authorities, but private clinics alone have reported over 70 cases of ‘jaundice’ during the past few days. The local Civil Hospital too has seen an influx of patients from areas that do not have safe drinking water.


Anil Bharti XI register win
Ludhiana, June 13
Lokesh Khanna XI and Anil Bharti XI recorded victories in their respective matches in the 7th Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup Tournament, being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association, at the Arya College for Boys ground here today.


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