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Racket involving illegal sale of property busted
Plot worth Rs 5 crore sold for Rs 5 lakh;
father, son held

Ludhiana, June 10
The Ludhiana Vigilance Bureau has exposed a multi-crore property scandal in which certain employees of the Punjab Urban Development Authority and the local revenue department allegedly connived with three persons to first sell them a ‘non-transferable’ plot worth Rs 5 crore at Rs 5 lakh only and then allowed the plot’s re-sale as residential property.

250 jhuggis on railway land razed
Police resorts to canecharge, six hurt
Ludhiana, June 10
At least six persons, including an Inspector of the Railway Protection Force, were injured following a mild canecharge resorted to by a joint team of force and the district police at Rajiv Gandhi colony during a demolition drive here today. The police disperses a mob in Rajiv Gandhi Colony during a demolition drive in Ludhiana on Friday.
The police disperses a mob in Rajiv Gandhi Colony during a demolition drive in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph


  Epidemic threat looms large
Ludhiana, June 10
With the Budha Nullah water already having entered into a couple of colonies on the periphery of the city, uncovered food items, cut fruits and sub-standard local soft drinks being sold in the city despite prohibitory orders by the district administration, dong their bit to spread diseases, now the threat of water-borne and other diseases of hot weather and rainy season looms large on the city residents.

No stones for this thirsty squirrel as it searches for water on this hot summer day.
No stones for this thirsty squirrel as it searches for water on this hot summer day. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

More land acquired for
Apparel Park

Ludhiana, June 10
Punjab Apparel Park Ltd has acquired 75 acres near McDonalds, in addition to the previous 50 acres, for developing Apparel Park.

Maths ghost haunts govt schools
Ludhiana, June 10
Is it a phobia that students have for mathematics since childhood?

Undertrial’s escape: police launches hunt
Raikot (Ahmedgarh), June 10
The Jagraon police has started an organised hunt for the accused of Bassian fire incident, who had fled from the police custody yesterday. Now, he would also be tried under another case registered against him under Section 224 of the IPC.

‘Commissioner of Police’ denied bail
Ludhiana, June 10
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Gurbir Singh, has dismissed the bail application filed by Inderjit Singh Dhanota, accused of duping people by posing himself as Commissioner of the Canada police.


Vikas PassiLudhiana guide map a great help
Ludhiana, June 10
Vikas Passi distributes maps of Ludhiana free of cost to the media offices, police stations, Administrative offices, shopkeepers and many others. His aim is to help people of the city as well as strangers to reach their destination easily.

Courier undelivered after 2 months
Ludhiana, June 10
An emeritus scientist and former Head, Department of Plant Pathology, Punjab Agricultural University, Dr Buta Singh Thind, has claimed that a local courier company has failed to deliver his packet at Bangalore, two months after it was booked from one of their offices.

Kids showcase talent at summer camp finale
Ludhiana, June 10
To provide an opportunity to explore the hidden talent of children, a fortnight-long summer camp was organised in Tagore Public School (TPS), which concluded here today.

Students of Whizkid Playway’s Creche ’N Toddlers Club take part in a painting 
competition in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Students of Whizkid Playway’s Creche ’N Toddlers Club take part in a painting

Telecom firm takes customer for a ride
Ludhiana, June 10
In the face of the cut-throat competition, sales representatives and authorised agents of various telecom companies do not hesitate promising everything to the customer he asks for, but when it comes to keeping those promises they back out.

Squall hits power supply
Ludhiana, June 10
City residents had to do without electricity for several hours today as power supply was affected following yesterday’s squall.

Heat wave hits milk production
Khanna, June 10
Heat wave during the past many days has affected milk production in the region. Dairy owners are facing a lot of hardship in meeting the demand.

Stormwater project for Janakpuri
Ludhiana, June 10
Parliamentary Secretary, Power, Housing and Urban Development Surinder Dawer today announced that a new musical fountain would be installed at Mini Rose Garden in Kidwai Nagar in Ludhiana (East) Constituency at cost of Rs 24 lakh.


135 kg of poppy husk seized, three nabbed
Jagraon, June 10
The police has seized 135.4 kg of poppy husk and arrested three persons. The Dakha police has arrested Balbir Singh of Kulgehno and seized 50.4 kg narcotics whereas Panjab Singh of Kulgehno was arrested by the police from Talwandi Khurd and 50 kg of poppy husk has been seized.

Rs 34,500 snatched from truck driver
Jagraon, June 10
Two persons are alleged to have snatched cash and made an attempt to kill a truck driver. The Raikot police has registered a case under Sections 307, 382, 394, 34, IPC.


Cycle unit staff end strike
Ludhiana, June 10
The strike at KW Rims, KW Engineering and Wasan Engineering, cycle and cycle parts manufactures, located in Focal Point here, ended after 23 days yesterday.



Seminar for teachers
Amloh, June 10
A 10-day seminar for primary and upper primary school teachers at 17 clusters in the district for providing refresher training to the in-service teachers of the district was organised, said Mr Kanwarjeet Singh Ghuman, Principal, district Institute of Education and Training, while talking to the mediapersons after his visit to the local training cluster of government school (boys) here today.

Students contribute for tsunami victims
Ludhiana, June 10
Students and staff members of the GGN Institute of Management and Techno-logy have contributed Rs 37,500 towards tsunami relief fund.

Rajni first in Class X exams
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 10
A student of Government Girls Secondary School, Mandi Gobindgarh, Ms Rajni Sharma got first position in Fatehgarh Sahib district and was placed at number 18 on the merit list of matriculation examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board, Mohali, in March this year. She got 582 marks out of 650 marks.



Regional conference of CMAI
Ludhiana, June 10
The allied health professionals from the states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and union territory of Chandigarh would congregate at Christian Medical College and Hospital here on June 11 for a regional conference of Christian Medical Association of India, the official health arm of the Churches in India.


Hat-trick by NRI brothers
Ludhiana, June 10
It was for the third year in a row that pigeons owned by the New York-based brothers, Bhupinder Singh Jolly and Rajinder Singh Malli of Ludhiana, came out triumphant in the annual pigeon-flying competition, which concluded here yesterday.

Winners of the pigeon-flying competition with trophy, which concluded on Thursday in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Winners of the pigeon-flying competition with trophy, which concluded on Thursday in Ludhiana.


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