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Living in hell with none to care
Takhar Kalan (Ahmedgarh), June 7
The residents of this non-descript village are grim after learning that their hamlet would be known as an entity where political and social leaders had been exploiting the trust of the visually challenged surviving members of a business family for political gains but none bothered for their rehabilitation.

Hindu samiti men burn effigy of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen
Ludhiana, June 7
Activists of the Hindu Surakhsha Samiti today burnt the effigy of the Hizb-ul- Mujahideen, a militant group working in J & K, for its alleged threat to the samiti leaders.
Activists of the Hindu Surakhsha Samiti burn the effigy of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen in protest against their alleged threats to blow up the Kali Mata temple at Patiala and target its national leaders Activists of the Hindu Surakhsha Samiti burn the effigy of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen in protest against their alleged threats to blow up the Kali Mata temple at Patiala and target its national leaders. — Photo by I.V.









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Don’t nose around, railway station stinks
Ludhiana, June 7
As one steps inside the entrance to platform number one of the local railway station, trendy neon signs advertising various products greet the visitors. Just like the railway stations of any metro city. But a few steps further in the direction of the tracks and the semblance dies. Too fast, rather. The stench that invades a person forces him or her to make a hasty retreat to the other end of the platform where this stench is not felt so much.




A view of the unhygienic state of tracks at Ludhiana railway station. — Photo by I.V.

A view of the unhygienic state of tracks at Ludhiana railway station

Protest against hike in petro prices
Ludhiana, June 7
BJP activists today staged a dharna against the hike in the prices of petrol and diesel. The activists took out a procession which passed through various areas and concluded at Clock Tower. The also burned an effigy of the UPA government. The procession was led by the district president, Dr Subash Verma.

Police raids to nab killers prove futile
Ludhiana, June 7
The Sadar Police today conducted several raids, albeit in vain, to arrest a tenant shopkeeper who had allegedly stabbed to death the owner of a shop in Phullanwal village late last night.

 
COMMUNITY

Dhuri MLA’s charge against Amarinder
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 7
Dhanwant Singh, former Congress MLA from Dhuri, who has recently joined BJP, has accused the Chief Minister, Punjab, of adopting coercive policy in dealing with leaders of all political parties, including the Congress leaders. He maintained that he along with his associates had joined a national party for the development of his area and not for achieving some political goal.

Projects will improve city infrastructure: Mayor
Ludhiana, June 7
Various development projects in the city, including laying of sewers and water supply lines and construction of railway over bridges, flyovers and elevated roads, would be completed within seven years in a phased manner under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

Salsa hot favourite at summer camp
Ludhiana, June 7
Salsa dance classes have been introduced for the first time in the Sutlej Club and it is getting an excellent response from kids, youngsters and married couples.




Members of Sutlej Club, Ludhiana, attend cookery classes during a summer camp being held in the club on Wednesday. — Photo by I.V.
Members of Sutlej Club, Ludhiana, attend cookery classes during a summer camp being held in the club on Wednesday

Chabeels organised to mark Nirjala Ekadashi
Ludhiana, June 7
Several roadside stalls served sweetened and flavoured cold water to passersby throughout the day in the city on the occasion of Nirjala Ekadashi here today.






People enjoy sweetened cold water at a wayside ‘chabeel’ near Society cinema on the occasion of Nirjala Ekadashi in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by I.V.
People enjoy sweetened cold water at a wayside ‘chabeel’ near Society cinema on the occasion of Nirjala Ekadashi in Ludhiana on Wednesday

BKU seeks OBC status for Jats
Ludhiana, June 7
Close on the heals of ongoing controversy over reserving 27 per cent seats in institutes of higher learning for Other Backward Classes (OBCs), the Punjab chapter of the BKU has demanded that the Jats (both Hindus as well as Sikhs) be included in the list of the OBCs.

A boy savours watermelon on a the roadside in Ludhiana
Juicy treat: A boy savours watermelon on a the roadside in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Banger elected president of BSNL body 
Ludhiana, June 7
Mr Amarjit Banger (DET) and Mr M.S. Dhaliwal (DET) were elected president and secretary, respectively, of Ludhiana Telecom district branch of the All-India Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Executive Association.

‘Vatawaran’ award for Sant Balbir Singh
Ludhiana, June 7
Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal will be presented with 'Vatawaran Sambhal' (environment conservation) award by Bairagi Maha Mandal, Punjab, on the 290th martyrdom day function of Baba Banda Bahadur to be organised at Gurdwara Cheiween Paatshahi at Rakba village in the district on June 9.

Top police posts filled
Ludhiana, June 7
The city police has got a new face with the posting of four new officials on key posts, some of which were lying vacant for quite sometime. SP Harish Kumar has been posted as SP (Detective) in place of Gurpreet Singh, who was posted as SSP (Vigilance) Ludhiana last week.

 

BUSINESS

Aviva plans road shows on security
Ludhiana, June 7
With a view to generate awareness about life insurance among people, Aviva Life Insurance has kicked off a series of road shows across 12 cities, including Ludhiana, in Punjab and Haryana. Beginning Bahadurgarh in Haryana, the road show will travel through Rohtak, Sonepat, Panipat, Karnal, Patiala, Chandigarh, Faridkot, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Amritsar and finally conclude in Jammu on July 14.

Rittal Impex to set up plant in city
Ludhiana, June 7
Rittal Impex Limited, a Rs 30 crore dry fruit company, would set up its plant for manufacture of juices and ‘namkeens’ in Industrial Estate here. Talking to the Ludhiana Tribune, vice-president (marketing), Mr Ajay Kumar, said the company would invest Rs 18-20 crore initially towards the plant.

 
AGRICULTURE

Grow more pulses, farmers told
Samrala, June 7
A “field day on pulse crops” was organised by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Samrala, at Balion village , 2 km from here. Dr Kuldeep Singh, Deputy Director (Trg), KVK, Samrala, presided over the function.

EDUCATION

PAU draws up new work model for KVKs
Ludhiana, June 7
To improve the economic profile of farmers and protect the ecology of the state, besides allaying their fears about the ill effects of transgenic plants on human health, the Directorate of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, here has embarked upon a holistic approach to take care of all these issues.

Stationery items given to students
Ludhiana, June 7
The Lal Bahadur Shashtri Social forum organised a function at a school, established under the Education Guarantee Scheme in Guru Nanak Colony, Bhamian Kalan village (Ludhiana) here on Monday.

From Colleges
B.Com II students excel in PU exam

Ludhiana, June 7
The students of B.Com part II of Satish Chander Dhawan Government College, Ludhiana, have excelled in Panjab University examinations 2006. The aggregate result of the college is 96 per cent. Rohit Kumar obtained the first position in the college by securing 846 marks (73.56 per cent), while Avneet Singh stood second with 72.17 per cent marks and Akash Kumar got third position with 71.82 per cent marks.

Gurmeet tops in subdivision
Amloh, June 7
Gurmeet Kaur, a student of Amloh Public School has bagged the first position in the subdivision by securing 372 out of 480 marks in the arts stream. Another student, Balwinder Kaur, got the second position in the school by securing 360 marks. The third position in the school went to Gagandeep Kaur who got 338 marks.

 

HEALTH


Doc saves diabetic foot from amputation
Ludhiana, June 7

It is nothing less than a miracle for 60- year- old Pushpawati Sharma, a resident of Guru Nanakpura in Jalandhar. Just a month ago, she could barely walk due to a diabetic foot. She would cry with pain at nights and was unable to sleep because of constant pain in her foot.






Dr Chiranjiv Singh Gill with Ms Pushpa Wati Sharma at DMCH in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Dr Chiranjiv Singh Gill with Ms Pushpa Wati Sharma at DMCH in Ludhiana on Wednesday
 

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