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Villagers allege bias in supply of power
Ludhiana, July 2
Alleging discrimination by the state government and the PSEB authorities against rural domestic consumers in the supply of power, residents of several villages in the district have warned that they will be forced to start an agitation in case this bias was not redressed.

Prince charming takes his bride in chopper
Ludhiana, July 2
Nineteen-year-old Roopinder Kaur, a daughter of an agriculturist in Kurukshetra, had seen helicopters and planes from the windows of her house.

Bridegroom Harmel Singh arrives for his marriage in a helicopter in Ludhiana; and the couple ready to take off for Kapurthala after the ceremony
Bridegroom Harmel Singh arrives for his marriage in a helicopter in Ludhiana; and (right) the couple ready to take off for Kapurthala after the ceremony on Friday. — Photos by Sayeed Ahmed









EARLIER STORIES
 

Migrant ghettos wreak havoc on sanitation
Ludhiana, July 2
The mushrooming growth of labour quarters in the city localities, particularly in colonies on the periphery , are wreaking a havoc on sanitation, public health and hygiene. The residents living in the vicinity of such labour quarters, though facing harassment and running the risk of grave health hazards, are literally feeling helpless with no one to turn towards for help.

3 crushed to death
Jagraon, July 2
In an accident between a truck and a scooter, near Dholan, about 5 km from here today, father, daughter and grandson were crushed to death. Mrs Sarabjit Kaur (24), who was married to Lal Singh at Fatehgarh Sivian had come to visit her parents’ house at Dholan with her son Daljit Singh.

 
COMMUNITY


This is what residents around labour quarters in Mohindra Colony in Sherpur have to live with
This is what residents around labour quarters in Mohindra Colony in Sherpur have to live with. — A Tribune photograph

Identify Kesdhari voters, SSF urges gurdwara poll panel
Ludhiana, July 2
The Sehajdhari Sikh Federation (SSF) has urged the Chief Gurdwara Election Commission to depute medical teams to establish the genuineness of Sikh voters as per the declarations filed by them at the time of becoming voters. As per norms, the voters cannot cut their hair.

Mayors unlikely to yield to party pressure
Ludhiana, July 2
With the countdown for the deadline to prune the ministry having started, there are speculations that mayors of Ludhiana, Patiala and Jalandhar are being replaced by new faces. Two of them by outgoing ministers and one by a fresh face. The party has already sought the resignations of these mayors. However, party sources said the mayors were quite unlikely to relent. Although they had submitted their resignations to the party, they were reluctant to go further and submit formal resignations, which should go to the Chief Minister through the Department of Local Bodies.

PWD staff hold dharna against Vigilance Bureau
Ludhiana, July 2
On the call of the joint action committee formed to fight the case of 27 government officials arrested by the Vigilance on corruption charges recently, employees of the Public Works Department (PWD) today staged a dharna for over two hours outside their office at Rani Jhansi road here today.

PWD staff stage a dharna in protest against Vigilance raids in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
PWD staff stage a dharna in protest against Vigilance raids in Ludhiana

Canada migrants’ favourite destination
Ludhiana, July 2
“Canada is the most favoured country for migrating abroad among Punjabis, because people of this region have excelled in every sphere there,” says Mr Tej Parkash Singh, a representative of the Indo-Canadian Lawyers Association.

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Public parks in city
I
n the old city of Ludhiana, many places for conversion into parks were available after Partition. Some of these were converted into parks for the public. These places were indiscreetly utilised for other purposes either with a view to accommodating favourites or for so called revenue earning purpose.

Rotary Club (North) adjudged best
Ludhiana, July 2
Rotary Club of Ludhiana (North) has been adjudged as the outstanding club among 70 clubs of Rotary district 3070. President Rtn S.P. Singh Dua and secretary Rtn R.S. Behal were awarded outstanding president and secretary awards, respectively.

 

BUSINESS

Industry sore over 2-day power cuts
Ludhiana, July 2
The recent power cuts introduced by the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has led to widespread resentment among residents. The anger is more in the industry, which has been subjected to 48 hours’ continuous power cut. Protesters maintained while the PSEB was claiming four hours’ cuts, in practice the cuts were being resorted to after every one hour.
A SAD councillor and his supporters burn an effigy of the Punjab Government in protest against power cuts in Ludhiana. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
A SAD councillor and his supporters burn an effigy of the Punjab Government in protest against power cuts

ADC (D) for top priority to RBI targets
Ludhiana, July 2
The Additional Deputy Commissioner (D), Mr Sumer Singh Gurjar, has asked all banks in the district to accord top priority to achieving the target of 10 per cent credit advance for weaker sections fixed by the RBI.

SBI foundation day celebrated
Ludhiana, July 2
The State Bank of India, Zonal Office, Ludhiana, today celebrated its foundation day. The best branches and the best officials in the Ludhiana module were felicitated for their performance in various activities at a function organised here.

Performers who were honoured on the foundation day of the State Bank of India in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Performers who were honoured on the foundation day of the State Bank of India in Ludhiana

 

EDUCATION

Exhibition thrills students
Ludhiana, July 2
Punjab Technical University’s distance education courses are proving to be remunerative for enrolled student. Not many students are aware that PTU offers various courses in fashion technology and hotel management and tourism both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Neha tops in BA I in city
Ludhiana, July 2
The toppers in the city of BA Part I examination are Neha Jindal of Government College for Women. She notches the first position by scoring 670 marks. The second position was bagged by Jasleen Kaur (659) of Guru Nanak Girls College. Model Town. Mansi of GCW was at third position with 648 marks.

BJSDC students excel in BDS 
Ludhiana, July 2
Students of Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Hospital (BJSDC), Ludhiana, have excelled in BDS final examination conducted by the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, this year by securing third, eighth and ninth ranks in Punjab with distinction in three subjects.

 

HEALTH

Fate of CMC entrance test hangs in balance
Ludhiana, July 2
As the tussle continues between Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFU) on the one side and the management of Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) on the other over the holding of pre-medical entrance test (PMT) for admission to MBBS and BDS courses as well as distribution of seats, CMCH has fixed July 18 for the holding the examination on its own.

451 patients examined at camp
Doraha, July 2
A free medical-cum-check-up camp was organised by the Dashmesh Charitable Hospital in association with the local branch of the State Bank of Patiala, here yesterday.



A doctor examines patients at a free eye check-up camp at Dashmesh Charitable Hospital, Doraha. — A Tribune photograph
A doctor examines patients at a free eye check-up camp at Dashmesh Charitable Hospital

Moga Civil Surgeon clarifies
Ludhiana, July 2
Dr Virinderpal Singh, Civil Surgeon, Moga, today claimed that he was “innocent” and he was being falsely implicated in a case of corruption. He claimed that he had been exonerated in separate inquiries conducted by the Vigilance Department and the Health Department, following which he was elevated as the Civil Surgeon in October, 2003.

NSS volunteers briefed on diseases
Sahnewal, July 2
A total of 75 volunteers of National Service Scheme of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, were educated about various deadly diseases by Dr S.S. Dhir, SMO, Sahnewal, at Dreamland Amusement Park yesterday.


Dr S.S. Dhir, SMO, Sahnewal, addresses NSS volunteers of GNN College at Dreamland Amusement Park, Sahnewal. — A Tribune photograph
Dr S.S. Dhir, SMO, Sahnewal, addresses NSS volunteers of GNN College at Dreamland Amusement Park

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