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Staff shortage hits police functioning
Ludhiana, July 10
City residents will have to take care of themselves over the next two days as the police force is busy with the smooth conduct of the SGPC elections.
Policemen deployed at Government College for Women where the final round of preparations for the SGPC polls
Policemen deployed at Government College for Women where the final round of preparations for the SGPC polls was held on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Dowry victim admitted to PGI with burns
Machhiwara, July 10
Manjit Kaur (25) a fatherless girl was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh today when her in-laws allegedly set her ablaze. Pregnant for six months, she reportedly received 80 per cent burns. Her brother, Prem Singh, and a social worker Darshan Lal brought her to the local Indira Colony of Machhiwara. She was brought here after being discharged from Government Hospital, Sangrur. Talking to Ludhiana Tribune here, her brother, Prem Singh, said he had brought his sister from Sangrur to get her admitted to CMC, Ludhiana for proper treatment.


Daughters light mother’s funeral pyre
Ludhiana, July10
Group Capt Dr Hemraj Garg (Retd) recently set an example when he asserted that his daughters alone should perform the last rites of his wife, Rani, who died recently. This was despite the strong opposition and resistance from the priests who argued that only a male member of the family could perform these rites.
Daughters of Group Captain Dr Hemraj Garg light the pyre of their mother. — A Tribune photograph
Daughters of Group Captain Dr Hemraj Garg light the pyre of their mother

Minor girl kidnapped
Sahnewal, July 10
A minor was allegedly kidnapped from Jandiali village near here while she was going to a tailoring centre located in the village gurdwara on Tuesday. But the case regarding this was registered at Sahnewal police station late last evening.


BKU enrolling volunteers to stop SYL digging
Ludhiana, July 10
The Bharti Kisan Union has decided to expedite the process of enrolling volunteers to stop the digging the Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal. This was resolved during the meeting the union held with its president, Mr Ajmer Singh Lakhowal in the chair here today.

Budget misleading, says BKU
Ludhiana, July 10
Reacting to the general Budget, the Bharti Kisan Union today said the Budget was misleading as it was totally silent about improving economic well-being of the farmers.

Residents stage dharna against non-availability of potable water
Ludhiana, July 10
Residents of Shiv Puri colony today staged protest against the local Municipal Corporation for not supplying potable water to their area for the last three months. They were carrying empty buckets to show their protest.

Residents of Shiv Puri staging a dharna against water scarcity in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Residents of Shiv Puri staging a dharna against water scarcity

Generators add to pollution
Ludhiana, July 10
With the rains eluding the city residents and power situation worsening day by day, the indiscriminate use of diesel-run generators is posing a threat to the already polluted environment of the city. As the unscheduled power cuts keep giving the city residents sleepless nights, they switch over to thick smoke yielding gen-sets caring little about the environmental hazards caused by the smoke machines.

A life of penury and torture
Ludhiana, July 10
The hot and humid weather takes its toll on every body. But the destitutes living without a roof are worst sufferers. A migrant couple with two grandchildren are living in penury , homeless. Shifting from one place to another where it is reasonably quieter, this migrant couple from Bihar with their son and wife left their village near Patna to dream a life of relative comfort, but the change of place has not brought any welcome change in their fortune though.
A labourer takes care of his baby in Ludhiana. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
A labourer takes care of his baby in Ludhiana

Rotary celebrates literary month
Ludhiana, July 10
To celebrate the ‘literacy month’ on the Rotary International’s calendar, Rotary Club of Ludhiana Midtown, organised a talk by the visiting students from the Yale University.


Six booked for attempt to murder
Ludhiana, July 10
The Sadar police yesterday registered a case of attempt to murder under Sections 307,323,341,148,149,506 and 427 of the IPC on the statement of Mr. Amandeep Singh, who lives in Lohara village falling under the jurisdiction of Shimlapuri police station, against Jindu, Gosa, Bhinder, Shindi and Sonu, residents of Gill village and Kaka, who lives in Phullanwal village.

Robbery bid foiled by alert residents
Ludhiana, July 10
Residents of the Salem Tabri area foiled a robbery bid by a youth, who had tried to snatch a bag of currency on a knife-point from an employee of a petrol filling station here late last night. According to Mr Sunil Kumar, an employee of Dada Petrol Station, he was standing at the petrol station when suddenly a 30-32-year-old man entered the petrol station on a scooter.

Salem Tabri SHO Buland Singh presents the accused who allegedly snatched a bag from a petrol station employee on Friday.  — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Salem Tabri SHO Buland Singh presents the accused who allegedly snatched a bag from a petrol station employee

TVs recovered
Ludhiana, July 10
The Basti Jodhewal police yesterday arrested Rakesh Kumar, who lives in Sat Kartar Nagar, Lucky Mehra, a Bihari migrant living in Inderjit Singh Da Vehra and registered a case under sections 379 and 411 of the IPC against them.

Woman beaten up


Industry relieved over cut  in customs duty
Ludhiana, July 10
Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Punjab, has welcomed the reduction of 5 per cent customs duty on the import of steel. It said, “though it is not enough but it is sufficient to put pressure on steel producers to maintain competitive pricing”. Mr P.D. Sharma, president, of the chamber said that the rates of steel in the international market were soft and were getting further softened. Steel producers would not be able to raise the prices but in fact they will have to reduce the prices.

Flower shop
Ludhiana, July 10
“With changing lifestyles and aspirations, people are finding new and creative ways of expressing their feelings. In consonance with this trend, awareness about is rising day-by-day and its impact is manifest on the Indian floriculture industry, which is growing at the rate of 25 per cent.



Non-govt colleges seek release of grant-in-aid
Ludhiana, July 10
The Non-Government Colleges Management Federation of Punjab and Chandigarh has urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to immediately release 95 per cent grant-in-aid to the non-government colleges to help them tide over the serious financial crisis, they were facing these days.

Neena Dhanda UK-based teacher for women’s reservation
Ludhiana, July 10
Dr Neena Dhanda, who teaches philosophy at the University of Wotverhampton, England, believes that women in India necessarily need to be provided 33 per cent reservation in Parliament and other legislative bodies.

Art and craft exhibition held
Ludhiana, July 10
An art and craft exhibition was held at Shanti Niketan Adarsh Vidyalaya Benjamin Road in which paintings, science models, soft toys and other items were displayed. These items were made by the students during summer vacations.
Students of Shanti Niketan Adarash Vidyalaya display their creation at an exhibition on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Students of Shanti Niketan Adarash Vidyalaya display their creation at an exhibition

Workshop on education for women
Ludhiana, July 10
A state-level one-day workshop on the ‘Condensed course of Education for Women’ will be conducted by the Punjab State Social Welfare Advisory Board in the auditorium of the Vocational Rehabilitation Training Centre (Regd) for Blind/Disabled, Ludhiana, Punjab on July 13.



CMC to provide services in Lahaul & Spiti
Ludhiana, July 10
Christian Medical College and Hospital, in its endeavour to reach out to the masses, has decided to provide medical services to the people in the remote areas of Lahaul and Spiti. The CMCH, Ludhiana, in collaboration with the Simla Sanitarium and Hospital and government of Himachal Pradesh, organised a six days multi-specialty camp at Kaza.

Medical workshop
Ludhiana, July 10
A workshop on ‘Hysteroscopy - Tradition and Future’ was organised by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana supported by Karl Storz Endoscope Indian Pvt. Ltd. at Dumra auditorium yesterday. The conference, which aimed at polishing the technical skills of gynaecologists, received an enthusiastic response.


20-run win for MC XI
Ludhiana, July 10
MC XI registered a 20-run win over Amit Club in the ongoing cricket tournament being played at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College for Boys here today.


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