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Gold, cash worth 13 lakh looted from jewellery shop
Ludhiana, June 10
Two armed robbers struck in broad daylight at a jewellery shop at the Focal Point Urban Estate Phase II and decamped with gold and cash worth over Rs 13 lakh here today.
Fingerprint experts look for clues at a jewellery shop in Ludhiana where armed robbers struck Fingerprint experts look for clues at a jewellery shop in Ludhiana where armed robbers struck on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Increasing number of illegal autos sparks protest
Ludhiana, June 10
The increasing number of auto-rickshaws in the city that was till now ruffling the feathers of commuters and environmentalists only has now also been opposed by union of three-wheeler drivers.

Members of auto-rickshaw union stage protest in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Members of auto-rickshaw union stage protest in Ludhiana

Firing by girls: bail plea hearing on July 12
Ludhiana, June 10
The Sarabha Nagar firing case allegedly involving four girls has taken an interesting turn with the girls claiming to be innocent and falsely implicated at the behest of a son of a local leader.


‘Buried’ file stalls road repair work
Ludhiana, June 10
Residents of Aman Nagar and Akash Nagar have a bumpy ride to their destinations everyday as the 30-feet-wide approach road lies incomplete as the Local Bodies Department has withheld the file regarding the work.

The road leading to Aman Nagar and Akash Nagar on which work has been suspended for the past five months. — A Tribune photograph

The road leading to Aman Nagar and Akash Nagar on which work has been suspended for the past five months

BJP gets into election mode
Ludhiana, June 10
With elections just over six months away, the BJP seems to be in full gear. Particularly after senior leader, Mr Arun Jaitley took over as in charge of the party affairs in Punjab with Mr RP Singh as his deputy. Both have a thorough Punjabi background.

AISAD regrets division among Panthic ranks
Ludhiana, June 10
The All- India Shiromani Akali Dal today regretted the division among the Panthic ranks and called for unity to "oust Mr Parkash Singh Badal from various Sikh organisations like the SGPC". It asked the Panthic leaders to shed their personal egos for this.

INTUC seeks more say in various panels
Ludhiana, June 10
The Indian National Trade Union Congress has urged the government to give due representation in the government committees such as the District Grievances Redressal Committees, Sales Tax Advisory Committee, Telephone Advisory Committee, Wages Committee, Employees State Insurance Committee (Vigilance ), Employees Provident Fund Regional Committee, etc, so that the interest of the workers, labourers and government employees are duly protected.

Protest against joke publication
Samrala, June 10
A complete bandh was observed in the town yesterday in protest against the publication of a joke in a school magazine that allegedly hurt the sentiments of a community.


PSEB official held
Ludhiana, June 10
The Ludhiana Vigilance Bureau today arrested a Junior Engineer with the Punjab State Electricity Board on charges of taking bribe for installing a meter in Kundan Puri.



Punjab Govt releases industrial subsidy
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 10
The long-pending demand of entrepreneurs of Punjab has come true after the release of Rs 50 crore by the government for the disbursement of industrial subsidy sanctioned as per the industrial policy.

Electroplating units seek relaxation in service tax
Ludhiana, June 10
Small and tiny units in electroplating, bicycle parts and sewing machine industry have demanded that abetment of 70 per cent be granted to them in case of service tax.

Bank timings extended
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 10
Mr Bal Krishan Bansal, manager of the local branch of the Oriental Bank of Commerce, told media persons that to facilitate its customers, the bank has decided to extend working hours from 8 am to 8 pm.



City students on Punjab Board Class X merit list
Ludhiana June 10
Students from private schools affiliated to Punjab School Education Board have once again brought laurels to the city by securing positions in the merit list of the matriculation examination, released by the board yesterday.

Machhiwara students excel
Machhiwara, June 10
Samanpreet Kaur of the local Chopra Public Senior Secondary School has bagged the first position in the district and sixth in the state by securing 595 marks out of 650 in the Class X exam.
From left: Samanpreet Kaur, Yogesh Jain, Manmeet Kaur, Navdeep Kaur
From left: Samanpreet Kaur, Yogesh Jain, Manmeet Kaur, Navdeep Kaur.

B.Com III students perform well
Ludhiana, June 10
Maintaining its tradition, students B.Com-III of Government College for Women have brought laurels to the institution by bagging top positions in the district. Ms Arti Sharma topped with 83.28 per cent marks.

Secy Higher Education promises help to Principals
Ludhiana, June 10
Mr Narinderjit Singh, Secretary, Higher Education has assured the Principals of Government Colleges of the state that the department would provide all necessary help for the smooth running of the colleges.

From Schools
Summer camps, contests keep kids busy in vacations
Ludhiana, June 10
A 10-day summer camp at BCM School, Pakhowal Road concluded here today. Students from different classes participated enthusiastically in dance, bhangra, shabd gyan, computers, pot painting, art and craft and sports activities.

Contestants take part in a drawing competition at Whiz Kid Playway in Ludhiana on Saturday.
— Photo by I.V.

Contestants take part in a drawing competition at Whiz Kid Playway in Ludhiana

Training programme concludes
Ludhiana, June 10
A three-day masters trainers programme for government school teachers concluded at Government Inservice Training Centre here yesterday. The programme was organised under the directions of Director General (School Education) Seema Jain IAS and SCERT Director Harcharanjit Kaur Brar.

Teachers’ body flays tax on insurance scheme
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 10
State government employees are fed up with anti-employee policies of the government and have been forced to protest to press for their demands, said Mr Balbir Singh Ghuman, district chief of the Government Teachers Union, here today.


6-month sentence in power theft case
Ludhiana June 10
The Judicial Magistrate has sentenced Iqbal Singh of Rishi Nagar, Haibowal Kalan, to six months imprisonment. The accused was booked in 2003 under Section 379 of the IPC at Haibowal police station on the written complaint of Mr Kulwant Singh, SDO, PSEB.



‘Sharaarat’ to be staged on June 14
Ludhiana, June 10
The Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam will stage Navin Kumar and Prairna Aggarwal’s ‘Sharaarat’, a family comedy at Guru Nanak Bhawan, here, on June 14. The play features Shweta Tiwari of ‘Kasauti Zindagi Ki’ fame and Vinay Jain in the lead roles.


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