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Audit exposes irregularities in health institutions
Bogus purchase of medicines comes to light

Ludhiana, June 18
The recently concluded internal audit conducted by the Finance Department in several health institutions, including the main store of the Health Department here, has exposed irregularities like bogus purchase of medicines and equipment, which were never purchased but were shown to have been supplied to different government hospitals, dispensaries and primary health centres.

Cops facilitating ticketless travel
Ludhiana, June 18
A number of police personnel deployed for the security purposes on various trains are allegedly involved in facilitating ticketless travelling.

PSEB, Irrigation Dept blame MC for canal mishap
Ludhiana, June 18
While washing their hands off the matter, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) and the Irrigation Department have blamed the local Municipal Corporation for the canal electrocution mishap in which bodies of six victims have been recovered so far.


City reels under blistering heat
Ludhiana, June 18
The heat wave with mercury soaring to 42 degrees has restricted the human activity in the city to a great extent. Sweltering heat wave, continuously persisting for the past few days, has forced the residents to confine to the four walls. As if it was not enough, regular power cuts have added misery to their problem. City residents prefer to reach their destinations before 10 am to avoid the scorching heat.

Hosiery exporters meet Principal Secretary over power supply
Ludhiana, June 18
A delegation of Wool and Woollens Export Promotion Council met Principal Secretary Industry and Commerce, Punjab, S.C. Aggarwal and apprised him of the problems being faced by exporters of woollen and blended knitwear.

BJP threatens stir against power tariff hike
Ludhiana, June 18
The BJP has threatened to launch a mass agitation in the state if the government did not take back the decision of increasing power tariff for all categories of consumers.


Drive to seek information about tenants, landlords
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 18
As a step to prevent subversive and anti-social activities by some members of banned terrorist outfits, the police has launched a drive against these elements living in the guise of tenants. 

A police party records particulars of tenants and vehicles at a house in Mandi Ahmedgarh. ó A Tribune photograph
A police party records particulars of tenants and vehicles at a house in Mandi Ahmedgarh

Govt keen on pensionersí welfare, says Harbans Lal
Ludhiana, June 18
The Punjab State Pensioners Advisory Committee constituted by the state government, held its first meeting on June 15 in the Civil Secretariat Chandigarh, with Mr. Harbans Lal, Chief Parliamentary Secretary and Incharge, Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare. Senior Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Committee presided over the meeting.

Bangles shed traditional shape
Ludhiana, June 18

Bangles, which girls and women all over India, irrespective of their caste, colour, age and religion, love to wear, have been so far existing in their centuries old form ó in nice round shapes.

Square, pentagonal and hexagonal bangles are in vogue these days. ó A Tribune photograph
Square, pentagonal and hexagonal bangles are in vogue these days

Taxation lawyers decry tax on PPF deposits
Ludhiana, June 18
The Taxation Bar Association (TBA) has vehemently opposed the proposal to charge income tax on the maturity amount received by the tax payers against deposits made in Public Provident Fund (PPF) and other such type of specified accounts.



Paddy gets weather insurance
Ludhiana, June 18
ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company has launched weather insurance for paddy crop in Ludhiana, Moga, Amritsar, Patiala and Sangrur. The weather insurance will protect farmers from additional expenses incurred on irrigation in case of less rainfall, the company said.



Rural colleges to honour Bhattal, Johal
Machhiwara, June 18
The association of rural unaided colleges of the state has hailed the state government for granting Rs 3.35 crore to 21 colleges falling in this category. Secretary of the association and Principal, Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College for Women, Jhar Sahib, Parmjit Kaur Tiwana lauded the state government for sanctioning the much needed grant.

ABVP alleges scam of Rs 9 lakh by PU
Ludhiana, June 18
Rajat Sood , district secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in a press note there was a scam of Rs 9 lakh in admission forms of the B.Ed Entrance Test issued by Punjab University. He said the University had asked the candidates to pay Rs 22 for postal envelopes to mail their roll numbers to them.

Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan seminar
Ludhiana, June 18
Following the Central Government plan under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan to provide all children, between the age group of 16-14 years, with quality education, a host of seminars are being held at different districts of Punjab under the guidance of Mr Sadhu Singh Randhawa, Director, SCERT.

18-day summer camp ends at Shemrock school
Ludhiana, June 18
A 18-day summer camp organised by Shemrock Kindergarten concluded here today. Fifty students participated in the camp. Students were imported training in various activities like art craft, dance, drawing, calligraphy, personality development, mehndi and computers.

It was Fatherís Day at Love Dale
Ludhiana, June 18
Fatherís Day was celebrated at Love Dale with great enthusiasm and gaiety. The children put up a cultural show for their fathers who were cordially invited and were also felicitated with flowers and hand-made cards by their children.

Students of Love Dale present bouquets to their fathers as they celebrated Fatherís Day on Saturday.ó Photo by Inderjit Verma
Students of Love Dale present bouquets to their fathers as they celebrated Fatherís Day


PAU ĎAí win Friendship Cup Cricket Tournament
Ludhiana, June 18
Riding over Atul Kohliís fine all-round performance of 62 runs off 51 balls and 3 wickets for 36 runs, Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU ĎAí beat SDP Senior Secondary School by three wickets to win the trophy in the fourth Friendship Cup Cricket Tournament for School Boys (U-19), organised by Sunrise Cricket Club, which concluded at Punjab Agricultural University here today.


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