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Four cops fall into canal, injured
Ludhiana, June 10
Four cops of the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) were injured while 8 had a miraculous escape when a canter in which they were travelling was hit by a truck and fell into the Sidhwan Canal near the BRS Nagar bridge this morning.
The scene of the accident in which four IRB personnel were injured in Ludhiana The scene of the accident in which four IRB personnel were injured in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Fire-fighting equipment installed at
Ludhiana, June 10
In order to ensure fire safety, the district administration has installed a comprehensive fire-fighting system at the Mini-Secretariat here. The building houses numerous government offices and had been without fire-fighting system for the last many years.


Scheduled power cuts for industry introduced
Ludhiana, June 10
Faced with an acute power shortage and an increased demand from the agriculture sector, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has introduced regular power cuts in the industrial sector. This may severely hit industrial production in the city as for almost half of the time, the industry will need to remain shut. The power cuts in the industrial sector have reportedly been introduced to divert the electricity to the agriculture sector for facilitating smooth paddy transplantation.

Sword of Damocles hangs over heads of four ministers
Ludhiana, June 10
Uncertainty has started haunting the four ministers from Ludhiana as the deadline for pruning of the ministry draws closer. All state governments will have to follow the 97th Amendment Act, 2003, which comes into effect from July 7, 2004. According to the Amendment, the strength of the ministry must not be more than 15 per cent of the total strength of the Lower House.

Lawyers submit memorandum to HC judge
Ludhiana, June 10
City lawyers today apprised Mr Justice Amar Dutt, of the Punjab and Haryana High Court of their problems at the judicial complex. He was here for the inspection of subordinate courts. The District and Sessions Judge, Mr Baldev Singh, accompanied the Justice Dutt.


BKU rejects SC verdict on SYL
Ludhiana, June 10
In a dramatic development, the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) today termed the Supreme Court decision on the construction of Satluj Yamuna Link Canal as a political verdict and rejected the same, saying the decision was immoral, unlawful and unconstitutional.

BKU president Ajmer Singh Lakhowal addresses an emergency meeting of the state committee in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
BKU president Ajmer Singh Lakhowal addresses an emergency meeting of the state committee in Ludhiana

Life is a curse for women like Vashi
Ludhiana, June 10
Vashi is like scores of women who have found a way to make both ends meet, albeit in an arduous way. They pick up iron flings and other loose iron screws or small nuts on the road with the help of magnets. These iron pieces are not visible to the naked eye as these are hidden under dirt. The magnet is tied with a flexible wire to their waist. Women like Vashi pick these up and keep put these in their bags, to sell these to scrap dealers. The money given in return after trudging miles is not enough compensation for the hard physical labour they put in but beggars cannot be choosers. Away from their native homes in Uttar Pradesh, these women feel lonely and miserable after being abandoned. Vashi says, “I had a small shanty, security and a husband. though a violent one.
A destitute woman searches for iron scrap on a road in Ludhiana to eke out a living. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
A destitute woman searches for iron scrap on a road in Ludhiana to eke out a living

Stop challaning Sikh women, says Panchayat
Ludhiana, June 10
The Khalsa Panchayat today warned the state government and the local police department against challaning Sikh women for not wearing helmets and threatened to gherao those who “dared” continue the drive.


‘Tantrik’ booked for fraud
Ludhiana, June 10
The Jodhewal police, on the statement of Ms Renu of New Heera Nagar, yesterday registered a case under Sections 420, 354, 323, 506 and 34 of the IPC against Deepak Kumar, of Haqiqat Nagar, and Jeewan Lata and her son. The complainant alleged that Deepak Kumar, was a tantrik and had defrauded her. No arrest has been made.


Bank contests mill owner’s claim
Ludhiana, June 10
The regional office of Indian Overseas Bank has contested the claim of Sanjeev Woollen Mills in which the mill owners had claimed that a Reserve Bank of India ombudsman had penalised the bank. A spokesperson of the bank said here today that the mill owners had misrepresented facts and twisted the recommendation of the ombudsman to project the bank in bad light.



Sania AggarwalSania gets 21st rank in  CET for journalism
Ludhiana, June 10
Sania Aggarwal, student of KVM, obtained the 21st rank all over India in the CET for Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication, organised by Indraprastha University, New Delhi.

Summer camp at Doraha school concludes
Doraha, June 10
The summer camp at Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, here concluded yesterday. A function was held at the school, in which the students displayed the skills they had learnt during the camp.



How to prevent gastroenteritis
astroenteritis occurs all over the world, affecting people of every age, race and background. In developing nations, it is a leading cause of death of children. Gastroenteritis attacks your intestines. Enteritis is inflammation of the small intestine. 


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