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3 revenue officials, candidate booked for cheating
Caste changed to contest poll
Ludhiana, June 26
Three revenue officials of the district administration and a woman candidate of panchayat elections from Chuharwal village have been booked by the Basti Jodhewal police on the charges of preparing a false Scheduled Caste certificate to enable the woman for contesting the SC-woman seat reserved for the village.

Jagir Kaur to focus on female foeticide
Saharan Majra  (Ludhiana), June 26
While most women candidates contesting for the post of sarpanch prefer to be in the background leaving active canvassing to their kith and kin, a woman candidate of this village is not only spearheading her election campaign but has declared that she would take up the issue of female foeticide head on, if elected.

Panchayats fail to get special grant
Ludhiana, June 26
Panchayats of this politically active district have missed the bus as far as getting a special grant for unanimous elections is concerned. Of the 876 panchayats in the district, only 155 were elected unopposed, about 18 per cent, as compared to smaller districts like Ropar, which topped the state list with 23.67 per cent of unanimous results.


Ban on arms during poll

Youth exhorted to shun drugs
Ludhiana, June 26
The International Day Against Drug Abuse was observed in the city by various organisations today. Mr Arunpal, SP Headquarters, flagged off a rally against drug abuse at Mini Secretariat in this regard.
LET’S FACE IT LET’S FACE IT: A member of the Synergy Club with a message against drug abuse 
painted on his face at Mini Secretariate in Ludhiana on Thursday.— Photo Pradeep Tewari

Five migrants drugged, deprived of cash 
Ludhiana, June 26
Five migrant labourers, who were returning home by the Amarpalli Express with their hard-earned savings, were drugged and looted on the train this morning. They were lifted from the train when it reached the local railway station.

Two of the migrant labourers who were drugged and looted on the Amarpalli Express, being taken to the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo Inderjit Verma
Two of the migrant labourers who were drugged and looted on the Amarpalli Express

Commercial complex razed
Ludhiana, June 26
In the first major action after the building control of the colonies developed by Ludhiana Improvement Trust was reverted back to the Municipal Corporation, a 50-plus strong team of civic officials, supporting staff and police today pulled down a commercial building on the main road in Urban Estate, Dugri, adjoining residential units of Shakti Cooperative House Building Society.

People forgot her bit for nation’s freedom
Ludhiana, June 26
When Mata Sant Kaur entered the freedom struggle, freedom fighters could not have visualised that she would outlive most others. When she died earlier this month at the age of 108, there was hardly anyone from her generation to throw a light on the sacrifices she had made for the country.


MC house meeting to be  a stormy affair
Ludhiana, June 26
The general house meeting of the Municipal Corporation to be held here on June 30 is likely to be a stormy affair, all with a persistent outcry by, not only the councillors belonging to the opposition parties, but those from the ruling party as well over various issues.

CS gives top priority to Punjab’s financial health
Ludhiana, June 26
The major task before the state government is to restore the financial health of the state and revive the economy and also improve the governance and delivery of service to the citizens.

BKU, SAD workers hold dharna
Khamano, June 26
A dharna and rally was organised in front of SDM’s office at Khamano by the Bharti Kisan Union and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) against cutting of votes of Ranwan village and some other villages and to vacate Focal Point of Ranwan village which has been illegally occupied by a influenced mill owner of Khamano.
Activists of the Bharti Kisan Union and other political parties protest against the misuse of Focal Point land at Rainwa outside the SDM’s office, Khamano, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Activists of the Bharti Kisan Union and other political parties protest against the misuse of Focal Point land

Cold water shortage at railway station
Ludhiana, June 26
Passengers are facing a lot of inconvenience as water coolers installed on various platforms at the local railway station are not functioning properly.

The lone water cooler at platform numbers 6 and 7 of the Ludhiana railway station that has been out of order for more than a month. — Photo Inderjit Verma
The lone water cooler at platform numbers 6 and 7 of the Ludhiana railway station

The charm of Urdu
Ludhiana, June 26
If Sahir were alive today, he would feeling proud about his native place Ludhiana that he immortalised along with his verse. The city of Sahir Ludhianvi has an increasing number of Urdu lovers who are keen to read and study the language. Interestingly, it is the people of all age groups who are learning Urdu about which eminent poet Dag Dehlvi has said appropriately, “keh do aiy Dag, yaroon say ja kar, ki aati hai Urdu zuban aate aate”.

Traders observe two-hour bandh 
Amloh, June 26
The local unit of the Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal observed a two-hour-long bandh in the main bazar here today. Protesters raised slogans and submitted a memorandum to the Executive Magistrate.

Club poll: Sunil Jain set to become general secretary
Ludhiana, June 26
With two of the three candidates withdrawing their nominations for the Satluj Club election, decks have been cleared for the appointment of Mr Sunil Jain as general secretary of the club.

Minister’s statement on LIC ‘misleading’
Chandigarh, June 26
The Northern Zone Insurance Employees’ Association has described the statement of Union Minister of State of Finance, Mr Anandaro Vithoba Adsul, on the health of the Life Insurance Corporation as most unfortunate.

Demand to clear encroachments
Ludhiana, June 26
Welcoming the decision of the district administration and the civic authorities to clear slums and encroachments from the city localities, the Urban Estate Residents’ Association has called for immediate steps for construction of economical dwelling units to rehabilitate slum-dwellers and those from economically weaker sections.

RSS chief leaves for Jammu


Girl kidnapped, case registered
Ludhiana, June 26
The Jodhewal police on Wednesday registered a case under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC on the statement of a resident of New Kailash Nagar, against Ajay Singh, a resident of the Kakowal road. The complainant alleged that the accused had kidnapped his 17-year-old daughter.



1,820 appear for PAU-CET
Ludhiana, June 26
As many as 1,820 candidates today appeared for the Combined Entrance Test for admission to B.Sc (Agriculture) and Bachelor in Veterinary Sciences (BVSc) at Punjab Agricultural University, here today.

Candidates head for examination centres to take the Combined Entrance Test on the PAU campus in Ludhiana on Thursday. — IV
Candidates head for examination centres to take the Combined Entrance Test

60 kids attend summer camp
Ludhiana, June 26
As many as 60 kids participated in a summer camp at Roots Nursery School that concluded here today.
A get-together was arranged and kids danced to the tunes of latest Hindi and Punjabi numbers. 


Riding the crest of popularity
Ludhiana, June 26
Modest Romey Gill has a rich rustic flavour in his voice and is riding the crest of popularity. His latest song, “Jogia ve jogia”, is the flavour of the season as not only Punjabi channels are telecasting it but also it is often beamed from Channel V and MTV.


Avoid liquor, fried food to keep jaundice at bay
aundice is a symptom and not a disease. When a person has mild indigestion and looks pale, it is an indication of jaundice. In India, jaundice is most common in newborn babies. It sometimes affects adults also. By adult standards, virtually every new born is jaundiced, with high levels of bilirubin.


Jagraon club wins cricket tourney
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 26
Useful knocks by Kamal (90) and Dimple (52) enabled Friends Club, Jagraon, to win the day-night cricket tournament organised by Ahmed Cricket Club at the local MGMN Senior Secondary School recently. In the final, Dashmesh Club, Ahmedgarh, lost to Friends Club by 33 runs.

Need to channelise energies of youth: MP
Ludhiana, June 26
The Punjab Government is committed to improving the lot of Dalits in the state, besides realising the goals envisaged by B. R. Ambedkar. This was stated by Mr Gurcharan Singh Galib, MP, while addressing a gathering after inaugurating the fourth Ambedkar cricket cup tournament at the Daresi ground late last evening.


Admn gears up to tackle floods
Khanna, June 26
The Sub Divisional Magistrate Khanna, Mr Jaspal Mittal has directed all officials and employees of the Khanna block not to leave the headquarter till September 30 in view of the coming monsoon season the SDM said all arrangements had been made to tackle floods.


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