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Hike in oil prices resented
Transporters seek withdrawal
Ludhiana, June 6
Upset over the highest ever petroleum and diesel price hike, city residents continued with “temporary corrective measure” by trying to stay away from petrol stations.

Residents claim they were tricked into Dullo’s rally
Ludhiana, June 6
While some Congress leaders, including city Mayor, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, had been basking in the glory of a contact programme started by him in view of election year in the state, residents of ward number 28 and 31 today alleged that they were tricked into attending the programme, stating that it was being organised to inaugurate a bridge over Sidhwan Canal near Shimlapuri.
The collapsed bridge on the Sidhwan canal on the Gill road, construction of which is long over due The collapsed bridge on the Sidhwan canal on the Gill road, construction of which is long over due. — Photo by Inderjit Verma


This is what the bear seems to say on spotting an ice brick in his enclosure in Tiger Safari, Ludhiana
Ah... cool cool ice: This is what the bear seems to say on spotting an ice brick in his enclosure in Tiger Safari, Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Making a mockery of RTI, the LMC way
Ludhiana, June 6
How much time does the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC) require to provide as unimportant an information as regarding the allotment of a parking lot contract under the Right to Information (RTI) Act? The answer is—more than six months and that too for just a response— if the case of Traders and Property Dealers Association of Feroze Gandhi market is taken into consideration.

Arrest warrants against girls in firing case
Ludhiana, June 6
The mystery over the identity of two of the four girls allegedly involved in Sarabha Nagar firing case is finally over with the police obtaining arrest warrants against two Chandigarh-based girls from a city court here today.

6 of robbers’ gang arrested
Khanna, June 6
The police has nabbed six members of a gang of robbers and recovered arms from them. This information was given by Mr M.F. Farooqui, SSP, Khanna here today. They were allegedly planning to rob a petrol pump. A case has been registered against them under Sections 399/402 of the IPC and 25/54/59 of the Arms Act at police station Samrala.


Absenteeism in offices to be checked 
Ludhiana, June 6
To check rampant absenteeism in government offices, Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Gupta has deputed the ADC (G), ADC (D) and all SDMs to conduct surprise checking of offices of various departments within two days and submit their reports to him regarding the absentees.


Gift of love for bedridden brothers
Ludhiana, June 6
Life has not been a bed of roses for Ashu and Vicky, two brothers in their early thirties. They are shattered at being bed-ridden for the past so many years as they are suffering from muscular dystrophy. Their parents who are in their sixties are braving all odds to bring a smile on the faces of their sons. Ms Pappo Abnash Singh, Ms Parveen Narang and Ms Ruby Fernandes, members of the Association of Social Health in India (ASHI), an NGO, today met the brothers and interacted with them.‘‘The purpose of our visit is to encourage them, to boost their morale.

Members of ASHI with Vicky and Ashu in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — photo by I.V

Members of ASHI with Vicky and Ashu in Ludhiana

Patwari arrested for taking bribe
Ludhiana, June 6
The Ludhiana Range Vigilance Bureau has arrested an Aasikalan-based patwari for allegedly taking bribe from residents of Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh for the mutation of land purchased by them



Convicted for selling adulterated tandoori chicken
Ludhiana, June 6
Mr K.S. Cheema, Chief Judicial Magistrate, has sentenced T.S. Rekhi, owner of Lajawab Chicken, Shastri Nagar, near railway crossing here, to rigorous imprisonment of one year for selling adulterated tandoori chicken. The court further ordered him to pay a fine of Rs 1000.



Health employees resent indiscriminate transfers 
Ludhiana, June 6
The Coordination Committee of Paramedical and Health Employees, Punjab, has criticised the health department for the transfer of paramedical and Class IV employees of government dispensaries to far-flung places in an indiscriminate manner as a part of privatisation of 1,193 dispensaries.



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