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Police raids company offering jobs
Ludhiana, June 9
Pre-empting a fraud, the police today raided the newly opened office of a company in the city that promised to appoint matriculate youth as manager in rural branches of the company.

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Donations give him another life
Ludhiana, June 9
Surjit Singh (34) of Hassanpur village, who was suffering from rheumatic heart disease and needed replacement of heart valve, is doing well now. Thanks to the donations made by people from all over the state and even some NRIs, he was successfully operated upon by surgeons of Hero DMC Heart Institute here.
                             Surjit Singh
Surjit Singh

Probe sought into supply of expired medicines
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 9
Leaders of various social and political organisations have urged the health authorities to probe the allegations levelled by an industrial worker, who had been allegedly supplied expired medicines by paramedical staff at ESIC dispensary here.










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A squirrel relaxes at a cool place after being bogged down by rising mercury in Ludhiana on Friday
Beating the heat: A squirrel relaxes at a cool place after being bogged down by rising mercury in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Protest against water shortage
Ludhiana, June 9
Residents of New Shimla Puri falling in ward number 31 today blocked traffic on main Malerkotla Road to protest against the shortage of water in the area.

SHOs shuffled
Ludhiana, June 9
In a major reshuffle in the city police, a number of SHOs who were holding posts for a long time have been replaced. Among the major postings, Inspector Karamjit Singh has been posted as SHO Division No 3, Inspector Krishan Lal would be the SHO of Division No 4 police station, Insp.

COMMUNITY

IHRO welcomes merger of Dal Mann with Dal Khalsa
Ludhiana, June 9
The International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) today welcomed the merger of the Shiromani Khalsa Dal (SKD) headed by Bhai Daljit Singh Bittu with the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) led by Mr Simranjit Singh Mann as a Panthic step taken in right direction, though belatedly.

Banda Bahadur’s martyrdom day observed
Ludhiana, June 9
The 290th martyrdom day of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur was observed at a function organised at Rakba village, 20 kms from here, today.



Mr K.K. Bawa, President, Bairagi Maha Mandal, honours Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal and Raminder Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Kapurthala, at the martyrdom day function of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur at Rakba village in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Mr K.K. Bawa, President, Bairagi Maha Mandal, honours Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal and Raminder Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Kapurthala, at the martyrdom day function of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur

Minister lays foundation stone of road
Ludhiana, June 9
The Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mr Rakesh Pandey, said today that the government had given special attention for providing basic amenities to the urban population and created a municipal development fund of Rs 991 crore under which 100 per cent water supply would be provided to all towns.
The Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mr Rakesh Pandey, lays the foundation stone of a road in the Shivpuri area of Ludhiana on Friday
The Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mr Rakesh Pandey, lays the foundation stone of a road in the Shivpuri area of Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Protest against minister
The function of Mr Pandey was marred by a protest by residents of Vijay Nagar and Fatehgarh Mohalla. The residents took out a rally outside the venue of the function against changing the location of a bridge that is under construction.

Night surveillance scheme launched
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 9
Introducing the concept of 'Dark Nights Calendar' during night dominance surveillance, Mr R K Jaiswal, Senior Superintendent of Police, Jagraon, has directed his men and the CPOs to be extra vigilant during four days preceding and equal number of days following ‘amavas’. He claimed that all towns and villages would be covered under the CPO scheme by the end of this month.

Police fails to trace girl
Ludhiana, June 9
Mystery shrouds the disappearance of a Haibowal-based girl, who has been missing since May 31. All efforts by her anxious parents and the police to trace her have proved futile.

‘Youth to get due representation in poll’
Ludhiana, June 9
Senior Congress leader and member of Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Pawan Dewan, yesterday said the party would be giving due representation to the youth in the forthcoming Assembly elections.

CRIME


Pirated CD shop raided
Ludhiana, June 9
Continuing with its crackdown on piracy, the City police today busted a virtual factory of pirated CDs and DVDs . Addressing a press conference, DSP-Detective Bhupinder Singh said the accused Ramesh Kumar was manufacturing copies of blue films and English and Hindi movies.



DSP Bhupinder Singh parades an accused from whom a large number of pirated CDs were recovered in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
DSP Bhupinder Singh parades an accused from whom a large number of pirated CDs were recovered in Ludhiana on Friday

 

BUSINESS

Bank of India holds camps in Punjab, J&K villages
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 9
The management of Bank of India organised a farmer awareness camps in more than one hundred villages in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir during the week concluding today.



Mr Prabh Sharan Singh, chief senior manager, Bank of India, talks to farmers at Dhatt village in Ludhiana district on Friday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma
Mr Prabh Sharan Singh, chief senior manager, Bank of India, talks to farmers at Dhatt village in Ludhiana district

Investors happy as Sensex goes up
Ludhiana, June 9
After a period of almost three weeks of downtrend, investors are finally happy as the Sensex took an upturn today and rose by more than 500 points. Investment advisers, have, however, asked people to remain cautious.

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EDUCATION

Patil takes over as CIPHET Director
Ludhiana, June 9
Dr R.T. Patil, an internationally recognised scientist and extrusion expert has joined today as Director of the Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering & Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana, an R&D organisation under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

Course on fruit preservation ends
Ludhiana, June 9 
A short training course on preservation of fruits and vegetables at the household level concluded at the Punjab Agricultural University here today. Participants were imparted training in preservation of mixed pickles including lemon, ginger, chillies, mango preserve, pineapple squash, litchi squash, nectar, potato chips, almond sharbat, mango chutney, mixed fruit jam, petha mithai, tomato puree, tomato ketchup, plum jelly, mango leather (aam papad), sirka, pudina squash etc.

PAU invites applications for workshop
Ludhiana, June 9
The Department of Farm Power and Machinery of PAU's College of Agricultural Engineering has invited applications for a two-week training programme in "Entrepreneurship in Production and Marketing of Agricultural Machinery" from agricultural engineering graduates for the course beginning on June 19.

B.Com students bring laurels to GNN College
Doraha June 9
The students of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, have scored well in the Panjab University B.Com Part-III results which were declared here recently. Kamaljit Kaur got first position by securing 76.9 per cent marks. Tejinder Singh and Harsimran Singh got second and third position by securing the 75.8 per cent and 73.03 per cent marks respectively.

Girls top Class VIII, XII exams
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 9
The outstanding performance of three local girls to feature in the merit lists of Class XII and middle standard examination results has saved the pride of local educational institutes. Apart from them, the results at majority of the institutes were not very encouraging.

 

HEALTH

Health Deptt to hold awareness camps in slums 
Ludhiana, June 9
In the wake of the heat wave continuing in the region and rainy season just about to arrive, the district health administration has drawn up an elaborate programme to organise health awareness and education camps in disease-prone areas, especially in slums, which were prone to the breakout of water-borne diseases due to poor level of sanitation.

Hip replacement changes the life of 28-yr-old 
Ludhiana, June 9
Twenty eight year old Preet (name changed), suffering from a crippling arthritis of both hips, is a happy man today as he can walk without pain and agony after years of suffering.

 

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