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DC reviews flood situation
Expresses dissatisfaction over cleaning of Budha Nullah

Ludhiana, July 7
Just two days after the officials of the Municipal Corporation went ga ga over the Budha Nullah cleaning operation started by them, Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner, Anurag Verma expressed his dissatisfaction over the slow pace of cleaning work.

Deputy Commissioner and other officials taking stock of situation alongside Buddha nullah in Ludhiana on Thursday Deputy Commissioner and other officials taking stock of situation alongside Buddha nullah in Ludhiana on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph


Summer delicacy

Family refuses to accept
suicide theory
Death of Army Havildar while on duty at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Ghanghrali Sikhan (Samrala), July 7
The family members of an Army Havildar, who had allegedly committed suicide while on duty at Rashtrapati Bhawan two days ago, have refused to accept that he could have taken the extreme step of ending his life without any reason. The soldier had resumed duty on July 1 after spending two weeks of leave here with his family.

Protest march against privatisation
Ludhiana, July 7
Hundreds of the workers of different organisations on the call of anti-privatisation committee of government and cooperative units today held a protest rally near municipal park, Jagraon, and later took out march upto the office of the local SDM.

10-year-old boy crushed by truck
Ludhiana, July 7
A 10-year-old boy was allegedly crushed to death by a MC truck at Tibba Road today morning triggering a massive demonstration and blocking of traffic at the road by angry relatives and area residents.

Punjabi University okays new courses
Raikot, July 7
Punjabi University, Patiala, has accorded permission for opening new courses at the local Swami Ganga Giri Janta College for Women.


Tribune Impact
NRI to the rescue of poor accident victim

Ludhiana, July 7
Gurdeep Singh, a 26-year-old victim of a road accident, was fighting a battle of life and death in the neurosurgery department of Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here for a couple of months, and his family, with meagre financial resources, had almost given up hope of his total recovery because of their inability to continue expensive treatment.

Attack on Ram temple at Ayodhya flayed
Raikot, July 7
Various organisations from here and surrounding areas protested against the callous attitude of the Union Government and state governments in safeguarding the sanctity of the Hindu shrines. Besides holding protest meetings, they submitted a memorandum demanding normalcy at Ayodhya and other places in the country.

Management committee for temples sought
Ludhiana, July 7
The Shatt Darshan Sant Samaj, Punjab, today demanded constitution of a separate and autonomous management committee for managing the Hindu temples and other religious institutions in Punjab on the pattern of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee.

Members of the Shatt Darshan Sant Samaj Punjab take out a procession in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Members of the Shatt Darshan Sant Samaj Punjab take out a procession in Ludhiana on Thursday

Cops save three from drowning
Ludhiana, July 7

Two alert PCR cops and a Traffic police constable saved three persons from drowning in the Sidhwan Canal when a Verka milk van in which they were travelling fell in the canal today.

A milk van that fell in the Sidhwan canal near Gill road bridge in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
A milk van that fell in the Sidhwan canal near Gill road bridge in Ludhiana

Gujarat floods affect exports, imports
Ludhiana, July 7
Exports and imports from the city have been adversely affected due to snapping of rail links on account of floods in Gujarat. Exporters are not able to send their goods from Punjab to the Mumbai port as a result of which shipments are being delayed


Man robbed of Rs 35,000
Ludhiana, July 7
Just few weeks after the city police claimed to have busted a gang of criminals, who camouflaged as three-wheeler drivers and passengers and looted a passenger, another gang seems to be on the prowl in the city.

Woman held for supplying opium in jail
Ludhiana, July 7
Central Jail officials have arrested a woman on the charges of supplying opium to his incarcerated husband in the jail.

Poppy husk seized, 3 held
Ludhiana, July 7
The Dehlon police in separate incidents has seized 97 kgs of poppy husk and arrested three persons. Darshan Singh Darshi of Khandoor was arrested from Naranjwal and it allegedly seized 30 kg of the contraband from his possession


‘Down to dusk’ banking at PNB
Ludhiana, July 7
Punjab National Bank will start “dawn to dusk” banking at its Sarabha Nagar branch from tomorrow. The service would be inaugurated by Mr Harwant Singh, General Manager, PNB, Punjab Zone. 


Advice against planting paddy
Ludhiana, July 7
The scientists at Punjab Agricultural University have warned the farmers against the planting paddy during the rainy season. The scientists said, it was tool late and could affect the wheat crop.


Teachers protest against privatisation move
Ludhiana, July 7
Government school teachers under the banner of the Adhyapak Morcha today organised a rally against the privatisation of schools by state government.

Teachers stage a protest dharna in front of Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Teachers stage a protest dharna in front of Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana

Retired private teachers seek pensionary benefits
Ludhiana, July 7
The private college teachers feel cheated at the hands of state government and private college managements over denial of pensionary benefits at par with the government college teachers.

Campaign against female foeticide
Ludhiana, July 7
The ABVP unit of Ludhiana district camped themselves at the Lord Mahavira Homoeopathic College and Hospital and carried out a signature campaign against female foeticide.

Scholarships for women
Ludhiana, July 7
The Fair and Lovely Foundation has announced scholarships upto Rs 1 lakh for deserving women. A company press note issued here today said that applicants could apply for the ‘project Saraswati scholarship’ till July 31, 2005.

Awareness campaign for unemployed girls
Ludhiana, July 7
The Apparel Training and Design Centre organised an awareness campaign for unemployed girls in Jugiana village today.


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