Top stories | Community | Crime | Business  
Education | Health | Sports  


BJP seeks ouster of tainted ministers
Ludhiana, June 18
BJP workers from the rural and urban units and Jagraon in this district today held a protest at Clock Tower Chowk here demanding the ouster of tainted ministers in the Union Cabinet.
BJP activists hold a demonstration against the hike in the prices of petroleum products and the inclusion of tainted ministers in the Union Cabinet
BJP activists hold a demonstration against the hike in the prices of petroleum products and the inclusion of tainted ministers in the Union Cabinet in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Move to use badminton hall for SGPC poll resented
Ludhiana, June 18
Even as sportspersons are yet to recover from the inconvenience caused to them due to the use of Shastri Badminton Hall of the Guru Nanak Sports Complex for the recently held Lok Sabha elections, the administration again intends to use the venue for other than sports activities.


3,000 IGNOU scholarships for PG, vocational courses
Ludhiana, June 18
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will award 3000 scholarships for post graduate and vocational training programmes for its open and distance learning system. These scholarships are being offered with the cooperation of South Asia Foundation (SAF).

4-year kid flies alone from USA
Ludhiana, June 18
Gurjot Singh is not even four. He is too young to travel alone all the way from San Francisco to New Delhi. His companion was an unknown Sardar who was requested by his parents at San Francisco airport to “take care” of the kid during the 24-hour journey to New Delhi.

Gurjot with his grandparents at their Ludhiana residence on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Gurjot with his grandparents at their Ludhiana residence on Friday

Flood-control measures reviewed
Ludhiana, June 18
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Verma, has directed all departments concerned to finalise the flood-protection arrangements keeping in view the onset of monsoon and not to allow the staff required for the purpose to leave the station without prior permission.

Ornaments of landlady looted
Ludhiana, June 18
A gold chain, earrings, and a couple of gold bracelets of Ms Avinash Kaur, an old woman who has some tenets in her house in Ram Nagar, were looted by a couple and a10-year-old girl this morning.


Chowki set up in Siahr village
Ludhiana, June 18
Even as the Crime Branch of the state police has initiated an inquiry into the incidence of violence that took place at Nanaksar Thath in Siahr village in October last year, the Khanna district police has established an independent chowki in the village to prevent such incidents in future.

Rationalise Income Tax, says expert
Ludhiana, June 18
Mr Ashok Juneja, noted taxation lawyer and member of Regional Direct Tax Advisory Committee of Income Tax Department, has made a plea for the rationalisation of the tax structure.

Badal to meet Gill today
Doraha, June 18
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, President, Shiromani Akali Dal and former Chief Minister of Punjab will visit the house of Mr Jagjiwan Pal Singh Gill, in charge, Payal constituency of the SAD, tomorrow.

Neighbourhood watch scheme suggested
Ludhiana, June 18
With the recent spurt of robberies in the city and the suburbs the district police has suggested the idea of neighbourhood watch scheme in the city. In the rural areas it has advised people to reintroduce thikri pheras to prevent possible robberies and thefts.

Club organises modelling workshop
Ludhiana, June 18
The Satluj Club, Ludhiana, yesterday organised a modelling workshop for the children of its members. The workshop was conducted by some leading models. Mr Sanjiv Dhanda, cultural secretary of the club, said about 50 children participated in the workshop.

Girls learn modelling during a summer workshop at Satluej Club in Ludhiana.  — A Tribune photograph
Girls learn modelling during a summer workshop at Satluej Club in Ludhiana

Readers write
MC ignoring upkeep of parks
HE Municipal Commissioner (MC) has been pursuing, without any success, the beautification of entry points to greet the visitors to Ludhiana for the past one year. But, the MC has not bothered to work for the upkeep of 700-odd parks within the city which are closely linkaged with the quality of life for the residents, who are burdened with huge levies and taxes to make it the richest corporation in the state.


Five booked for bid to murder over monetary dispute
Ludhiana, June 18
The Sarabha Nagar police yesterday registered a case under Sections 307, 452, 323, 148, 149, 427 and 506 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Davinder Singh Khangura, who lives in Adarsh Colony at Barewal, against Jasvir Singh and Charanjit Singh, residents of Thakkarwal village and three other unknown persons accompanying them.

Police foils suicide bid
Khanna, June 18
Two police personnel saved the life of a man who was trying to commit suicide by hanging himself from a electricity transformer at Amloh road near New Subzi Mandi today.


Ludhiana gets another CCI Chairman
Ludhiana, June 18
With Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, Managing Director of the Hero Cycles taking over as the new president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), it will be for the second time that a Ludhiana industrialist has made it to the top of an important industrial association of the country. Earlier it was Mr Brij Mohan Lall Munjal, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the Hero Group of Companies and the father of Mr Sunil Kant, who headed the CII.



From Schools & Colleges
Nikhil brings laurels to city
Ludhiana, June 18
Nikhil Pilani, a student of Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, here has brought laurels to the city by securing high ranks in several of the engineering entrance examinations held in Punjab and elsewhere. He has been placed at the 5th rank in the CET, 2nd among the outside Delhi students in Delhi College of Engineering and 40th in the AIEEE, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education. In the entrance test for the IIT, Delhi, he was placed 442nd.

Orientation course for teachers
Ludhiana, June 18
Dr A.S. Sandhu, Director of Extension Education, PAU, has called for the adoption of the latest extension techniques like cyber-extension, farming system approach and contract farming for the dissemination of the latest technological information to the farmers in order to enable them to compete at the global level.

Paramedical technology institute  inaugurated
Khanna, June 18
The Triveni Institute of Paramedical Technology was inaugurated here on Friday at Guru Amar Dass Market, by Dr K.C. Garg retired SMO, Khanna. The function was presided over by Mr S.K. Khanna, advocate, chairman Khanna Vikas Club and President Punjabi Human Rights Forum.

Course on VLSI  circuit design
Ludhiana, June 18
A short-term course on VLSI Circuit Design using VIIDL is being conducted by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, from June 21 to 26.



Health Department staff hold protest rally
Ludhiana, June 18
Employees of the Health Department organised a protest rally at the Civil Surgeon’s office here to express their resentment against the abolition of certain posts and other anti-employee policies of the Health Directorate.


Asia Cricket Cup on ESPN Star Sports channel
Ludhiana, June 18
Asian Cricket Council (ACC), the apex body for the management of cricket in Asia yesterday awarded the worldwide rights for telecasting the 8th Asia Cup to India’s leading sports broadcaster ESPN Star Sports. According to Mr R C Venkateish, Managing Director, ESPN Sorftware India Pvt Ltd, rights include global television broadcast of the tournament, radio broadcast and on- ground sponsorships.


HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |