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Farmers ignore PAU advice, sow paddy early
Ludhiana, June 4
Despite the appeal of the state government, agricultural experts and the PAU to sow late varieties of paddy to ease pressure on natural resources, farmers of the district have almost finished transplanting paddy.
Labourers transplant paddy despite the advice of the PAU and government agencies at a village near Ludhiana on Saturday Labourers transplant paddy despite the advice of the PAU and government agencies at a village near Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Vendors hamper traffic
Ludhiana, June 4
Traffic on the stretch of the old GT Road between Ghanta Ghar Chowk and Jagraon Bridge these days moves at a snail’s pace throughout the day. Courtesy , hurdles in the form of heavy machinery being used in the construction of the elevated road and a host of roadside squatters and rehriwallahs who have encroached upon useful public property.


PSHRC order leaves father heartbroken
Ludhiana, June 4
Leaving the father of an IAS aspirant son who had committed suicide two years ago nowhere, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) in its recent order has stated that it could not do anything in the case.

Soaring mercury, depleting water level, regular power cuts
Ludhiana, June 4
People of the mega city could not have a worse summer. Soaring mercury, depleting water levels and frequent power cuts have made the life of people miserable. Although the month of May was relatively better as the mercury remained mostly below 40 degrees, June has already proved to be horrible. And this is only the beginning.

Jail inmates without water
Ludhiana, June 4
A piquant situation has arisen at Central Jail here with a break down in the tubewell due to which more than one thousand inmates are not getting enough water to take bath for the past one week.


Pak MLAs enjoy equal freedom, says Razia Sultana
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 4
Razia Sultana, the lone Muslim woman legislator from Punjab to have visited Pakistan as part of a delegation on a peace mission, has claimed that people’s representatives in the host country enjoyed all privileges there irrespective of caste, creed and sex. She endorsed the views expressed by other members of the delegation that citizens of both nations aspired to live peacefully.

Cops working in field ‘dissatisfied’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 4
A study undertaken by Mr Mohinder Singh Teji, a PPS officer, shows that officials in the police headquarters and those posted in the district responded differently to questionnaire given by the official. In general, 20 per cent police personnel were happy with their jobs and 20 per cent were satisfied. Percentage of extremely dissatisfied and dissatisfied was 12 and 6 per cent, respectively.

Seminar for beauticians
Khanna, June 4
A seminar for beauticians was organised at a local restaurant here on Wednesday. Beauticians from surrounding areas like Samrala, Sahnewal, Doraha, Nabha and Mandi Gobindgarh participated.

Free ration


Four held for looting vends
Amloh, June 4
The police has arrested four youths allegedly involved in the looting of two liquor vends. Sources said Taranjeet Singh, Jasdeep Singh both residents of Rohnokalan village, Sukhwinder Singh of Rohno Khurd village and Gurjant Singh of Panjrukha village are the suspects. All four are reported players of boxing.

Poppy husk seized



Relax, it’s vacation time
Doraha, June 4
Vacation is the best period for teachers to feel free. If for some it is the time to ‘eat, drink and make merry,’ for others it means making the best use of it and attending to their household and other unfinished homely tasks. While some sit and relax, others make optimum use of their time by attending computer classes or for that matter, join various hobby classes or personality development programmes.

Session on entrepreneurship development 
Ludhiana, June 4
Investment in cosmetics and allied chemical products is likely to grow as the demand for these products in the country is on the rise, according to Mr R.C. Chopra, Director, Small Industries Service Institute (SISI). He was addressing the inaugural function of a one-month entrepreneurship development programme on cosmetics and allied chemical products here on Tuesday.

Everest school students shine
Ludhiana, June 4
Students of Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, have shown excellent results. Giving this information, Mr Rajinder Sharma, Director of the school, said the students had achieved getting 100 per cent results in arts as well as vocational streams among the affiliated schools in Punjab.

Summer camp concludes with exhibition
Ludhiana, June 4
A summer camp concluded at Sat Paul Mittal School here today. Children learnt theatre, bhangra, dance, aerobics, art and craft activities, besides pot painting, rangoli and clay modelling. The camp concluded with “Kala kriti”, an exhibition of creative talents of the children. Lt Col D.B. Dharma, (retd), Director of the school, inaugurated the exhibition.

Children perform at the conclusion of a summer camp at Sat Paul Mittal School in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by IV
Children perform at the conclusion of a summer camp at Sat Paul Mittal School

City to host education fair
Ludhiana, June 4
An exhibition on education opportunities across the globe would be held here on June 7 and 8. “We will conduct an international education and career fair in Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Chandigarh,” a spokesperson for Global Events and Expositions said.


Bar meeting witnesses rowdy scenes
Ludhiana, June 4
A meeting of the District Bar Association (DBA) today witnessed rowdy scenes when a number of young lawyers while levelling allegations of “dictatorial attitude’’ against the Bar president, Mr B.K. Goel, walked out of the meeting and staged a dharna outside the bar room at the district courts complex.


Theatre workshop by Nadira Babbar
Ludhiana, June 4
The Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam, in association with Ekjute theatre group, will conduct a 10-day theatre workshop. The workshop to be conducted by Ms Nadira Babbar, will begin tomorrow.


24 cricket probables selected
Ludhiana, June 4
The following 24 probables (u-22) were shortlisted after trials conducted by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) here at the Arya College on Friday. Around 50 aspirants turned up for the trials. The panel of selectors, namely Mr Chaman Lal Malhotra, Mr Lokesh Khanna, Mr Satish Mangal and Mr Pawan Pandey, supervised the trials before finalising the list of probables.

4 cricket players honoured
Amloh, June 4
Four players in the under-16 age group of Green Field Public High School, Bhadson, who were selected in the national team, were honoured at a function organised in the school complex today. SHO William Jaijee was the chief guest. Mr Pankaj Jain, manager of the school, welcomed the guests and the parents of the students.


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