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Irate villagers block traffic
Case against liquor barons’ goons
Macchhiwara, June 12
Hundreds of irate villagers blocked the traffic on the busy Samrala-Rahon-Ludhiana road intersection here for more than four hours this morning forcing the police to register a case against a number of alleged musclemen of some local liquor contractors who were, in turn, allegedly sheltered by influential politicians.

Sidhwan Canal filled to the brim due to paddy season presents a picturesque scene
Sidhwan Canal filled to the brim due to paddy season presents a picturesque scene as Tribune lensman Pradeep Tewari captures the riot of lights in Ludhiana on Friday evening.


Shuttler dies in road mishap
Ludhiana, June 1
The sports fraternity was engulfed in grief following the death of international shuttler Harish Chander in a road accident near Kolkata yesterday. Harish was the elder son of Mr Babu Lal, caretaker of the Shastri Badminton Hall of the local Guru Nanak Sports Complex.

Couple to adopt abandoned child
Ludhiana, June 12
A childless couple has decided to adopt the 10-month-old male child who had been abandoned by his parents a week ago in a public park in the Jawahar Nagar area here. His mother had handed him over to a couple walking in the park to take care of him for a few minutes, but she did not return.

Mr Jagdish Lal with his wife Sheela and a
10-month-old male child, whom they have decided to adopt, in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Mr Jagdish Lal with his wife Sheela and a 10-month-old male child, whom they have decided to adopt

Two feared drowned
Ludhiana, June 12
A 21-year-old youth and a 10-year-old unidentified boy were feared to have drowned in the Sidhwan Canal when a group of devotees taking a dip in the canal near Bapu Asa Ram Ashram on the Ludhiana-Doraha road were swept away by strong currents this evening.


Gosain’s outburst condemned
Ludhiana, June 12
Several prominent Congress functionaries have taken strong exception to the outburst by BJP leaders, including former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Assembly Sat Pal Gosain, against party legislator Surinder Dawar. They said Mr Gosain, who had suffered a defeat at the hands of Mr Dawar in Ludhiana East assembly segment, was making baseless and false allegations in desperation.

BKU flays govt on power issue
Ludhiana, June 12
The Bharatiya Kisan Union has pulled up the state government for going back on its promise of supplying power to the agriculture sector for at least eight hours a day.

Panic over reports of power shortage
Ludhiana, June 12
With strong indications of a decline in power generation due to the falling level in Bhakra Dam, there is panic in the industrial sector. The PSEB has already introduced power cuts in the industry and in case the generation declines further, the industry may face further power shutdown.

Mughal Sarai in a state of neglect
Doraha, June 12
Time has taken off the ostentatious exuberance and esteemed magnificence of the Mughal Sarai of Doraha. Still much could have been preserved and another retained but for the indifferent attitude of the government, which has proved to be more devastating than the onslaught of time that the Mughal Sarai had to suffer.

A side view of the Mughal Sarai situated at Doraha. — A Tribune photograph
A side view of the Mughal Sarai situated at Doraha

Roshni adopts village
Ludhiana, June 12
Roshni, a registered N G O at Ludhiana, which works on social issues, has adopted Jassian village for its social development. In a new scheme launched here today by Roshni, a vocational training school would be set up at Jassian for the village girls. Under this programme, Roshni team experts will provide counselling to village women facing domestic violence and adjustment problems in their lives.

Protest against poor water supply
Ludhiana, June 12
Residents of Post and Telegraph (P&T) Colony, Tagore Nagar, protested against the shortage of water supply in their locality for the fourth consecutive day here today. Mr Jaswant Singh, general secretary, P&T Welfare Association, alleged that the Senior Superintendent Post Offices, Ms Manisha Bansal, refused to listen to their grievances about the water supply issue.

“Try my imported sunglasses, Sir.
“Try my imported sunglasses, Sir. It will protect your eyes.” A salesman seems to be persuading a customer. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Bid to take possession of building
Raikot, June 12
Persuasion by religious leaders and police action foiled an attempt by an NRI to forcibly take possession of a small building housing a private primary school here today.

DBA honours Atwal
Ludhiana, June 12
The newly appointed Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha and a local advocate, Mr Charanjit Atwal, today shared his journey from the District Courts to the prestigious post with local advocates.

CMC congratulates Atwal
Ludhiana, June 12
Christian Medical College and Hospital has congratulated Mr Chiranjit Singh Atwal on being elected Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha. In a letter to Mr Atwal, Dr Silas J. Charles, Director of the CMC, said,: “It is a matter of great joy and pride for all of us living in Punjab to have two distinguished sons of this state at prime positions, of the Prime Minister and the Deputy Speaker”.

Shun obscenity singers urged
Ludhiana, June 12
The annual general body meeting of the Punjab Sangeet Kalamanch was held here under the chairmanship of its president, Mr N.S. Nanda. The annual report of the Kalamanch consisting of the activities and achievements was read over by Mr Gurdip Singh, general secretary, which was approved by the house. The annual election was held and Mr Nanda was re-elected president. He was also authorised to nominate other office-bearers and executive members.

Book on Kambojas released
Ludhiana, June 12
The book ‘Kambojas of the old Persian inscriptions and Sanskrit Vedic literature’ by Mr Gian Singh Thind of Canada was released at Punjabi Bhavan here yesterday.

The book ‘Kambojas of the old Persian inscriptions and Sanskrit Vedic literature’ is released in Ludhiana on Friday.
The book ‘Kambojas of the old Persian inscriptions and Sanskrit Vedic literature’ is released in Ludhiana on Friday


4 cases of assault registered
Ludhiana, June 12
The police registered a case on Thursday under Sections 325, 323 and 34 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Ram Dass, a resident of Labour Colony at Jawahar Nagar Camp, against Mangal, Bagga, Parkash and Buta. The complainant had stated that the accused came to his father’s tea shop at Jawahar Nagar Camp on May 28 and beat him up. His father, who was also injured in the attack, was admitted to the Civil Hospital. The reason for the attack was stated to be old enmity.

Labourer ends life



PCTE students excel
Ludhiana, June 12
Students of the PCTE of all three batches of MBA, BBA and BCA who passed out in 2003 have won gold medals by obtaining first positions in the university. The students were awarded the medals at the convocation of the PTU held at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali, on Wednesday.

World-class business school in city soon
Ludhiana, June 12
Ludhiana will soon be having a world-class school of business. Conceptualised by Mr S.P. Oswal, Chairman of the Vardhaman Group of Industries, the Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management will start functioning from this academic session with a batch of 70 students in their first year degree course.

Ludhiana students prefer big campus
Ludhiana, June 10
A study conducted by the faculty of the Lovely Institute of Management, Phagwara, found out that apart from academic strength, students prefer to join a professional college that has a big campus with a large techno-academic infrastructure.

Fun, frolic mark end of summer camp
Ludhiana, June 12
Dance, games and an art competition were the highlights of the conclusion day of a 15-day summer camp organised by Pumpkins Kindergarten here yesterday. The art and craft items prepared by the children were exhibited for the parents of the participants to see in the school campus.

Participants at a summer camp in Pumpkins Kindergarten present a dance item in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Participants at a summer camp in Pumpkins Kindergarten present a dance item in Ludhiana

Children enjoy Hawaiian party
Ludhiana, June 12
A Hawaiian camp for children was arranged at Hollyhock Nursery School, Rani Jhansi Road, Civil Lines, Ludhiana. The kids had a nice time today as they enjoyed the Hawaiian party specially arranged for them. The children had put flowers on their dresses. They looked like little fairies. Today was the grand finale of the summer camp. The 20-day camp which began on May 24 ended here today with a big Hawaiian splash party for all participants.

Children enjoy Hawaiian party at Hollyhock Nursery School, Rani Jhansi Road, Civil Lines, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Children enjoy Hawaiian party at Hollyhock Nursery School, Rani Jhansi Road, Civil Lines

Booksellers flay PU for changing syllabus
Ludhiana, June 12
A meeting of the Punjab Booksellers Association, was held here on Thursday. The issue of change in syllabi the books of English, Hindi, and Punjabi of university classes was discussed. The association criticised Panjab University authorities for changing the entire syllabi and books without informing book sellers.

Nikhil tops in CET in city
Ludhiana, June 12
Nikhil Pillani of Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School , Sarabha Nagar, with 168 marks bagged 5th position in CET Examination and topped in Ludhiana.. Rishaab Singla of DAV school was placed at 19th rank who scored 165 marks and Sandeep Gupta of the same school stood at 30th rank.

Students, parents hold meeting
Ludhiana, June 12
A meeting of students and parents, who appeared for the AIEEE in May at KVM Ludhiana, was held in the Rose Garden yesterday. The students are protesting that they got 15 minutes less to answer the examination.


Rs 20 lakh given as relief  at Lok Adalat
Ludhiana, June 12
A special Lok Adalat today awarded compensation of Rs 20.85 lakh to litigants who had lost their kin in road accidents and were struggling for years to get adequate compensation. The Lok Adalat was held by the chairman of the Legal Services Authority, Mr Baldev Singh (District and Sessions Judge), and Ms Pappu Abinash Singh, member of the Legal Services Authority to settle motor accident claim cases. Eighteen of the 36 were disposed of.
A Lok Adalat in progress at Ludhiana on Saturday
A Lok Adalat in progress at Ludhiana on Saturday.



Stress main cause of bed-wetting among children
Ludhiana, June 12
An abnormal and an unnatural lifestyle is taking its toll on the mental growth and development of children. Of late the doctors have noted an abnormal increase in the number of grown-up children suffering from the problem of bed-wetting. In some cases, the problem persists even beyond 18 years.

DMCH to hold camp on Blood Donors Day
Ludhiana, June 12
The Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) will organise a blood donation camp on June 14 on the hospital premises to mark International Blood Donors Day. The Department of Transfusion Medicine of the DMCH has made an appeal to the people from all walks of life to donate blood, which could give a new lease of life to ailing patients and, particularly, the thalassemic children, who needed frequent blood transfusion.


Resentment among sports fraternity 
Ludhiana, June 12
Sportspersons in the city have reacted sharply to the marginalisation of the sports fraternity during the arrival of the Olympic torch in Delhi on Thursday. They were of the view that since this was purely an event related to sports and the promotion of global friendship, organisers in Delhi did not arrange it in the right way.

Malhotra, Ashma are chess champs
Ludhiana, June 12
Ashma Saxena and K. K. Malhotra proved their supremacy over others to emerge champions in the women and men’s sections, respectively, in the Life Insurance Corporation of India Divisional Level Chess Championship held at its divisional office here at Dugri.

City cager in national squad


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