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Mayor complains against Birmi to high command
Ludhiana, June 16
The ongoing turf war between rival factions in the Ludhiana Congress — one led by Mayor Nahar Singh Gill and the other led by Mr Milkiat Singh Birmi — has finally reached Delhi, with the former meeting the All India Congress Committee high command leaders. Interestingly, the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, against whom Mr Birmi levelled several charges has preferred to remain silent

BJP alleges scam in sewer cleaning
Ludhiana, June 16
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today alleged that the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation had fraudulently awarded the contract for cleaning a sewer to a company without inviting tenders.
BJP state secretary Anil Sarin flanked by Lala Lajpat Rai on his left and Mr Satpal Gosain addressing a press conference in Ludhiana on Friday BJP state secretary Anil Sarin flanked by Lala Lajpat Rai on his left and Mr Satpal Gosain addressing a press conference in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

People in Ludhiana heaved a sigh of relief after intermittent rain on Friday
People in Ludhiana heaved a sigh of relief after intermittent rain on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Sharma back, unfolds plans for development 
Ludhiana, June 16
The Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation, Mr S.K. Sharma, is back in the saddle. In less than 24 hours, his new posting orders as managing Director of Sugarfed were revoked while at the same time, Mr Vikas Partap Singh, MD, Milkfed and Mr V.K. Singh, MD, Sugarfed were directed to stay put at their respective places.

Pre-monsoon showers bring down temperature
Ludhiana, June 16
People heaved a sigh of relief here today after pre-monsoon showers lashed Ludhiana for several hours. The day temperature also came down providing relief to people from the scorching heat. The Met officials said these were just pre-monsoon rains as the state came under low atmospheric pressure zone. The intermittent rain continued since morning.

PAU crop varieties get national recognition
Ludhiana, June 16
Punjab Agricultural University has added yet another feather in its cap. A maize hybrid — PMH-1 — evolved by plant breeders has been identified at the national level for cultivation in North-Western plain zone comprising west UP, New Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.

Fervour marks Guru’s martyrdom day
Ludhiana, June 16
The fourth centenary of martyrdom day of Guru Arjun Dev was observed with religious fervour at Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha. A three-day katha darbar, kirtan darbar and gurmat samagam was organised to mark the occasion.


MC chief’s election postponed yet again
Doraha, June 16
Organising a meeting, fixing a particular date for the elections of the president (reserved for woman) of the Municipal Council and postponing or cancelling the same on one pretext or the other is said to be the council’s way of delaying the election as far as possible.

Critically ill mother of three needs help

Ludhiana, June 16
Ms Manju (40), a resident of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh, needs immediate replacement of two heart valves urgently. She is admitted in Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI) here. According to Dr V.K. Sharma, Head of Cardiac Surgery at HDHI, one of her defective valves fails to open as wide as it should while the other fails to close as tightly as it should. 

Ms Manju, admitted in HDHI in Ludhiana, who needs replacement of two heart valves. — A Tribune photograph

Ms Manju, admitted in HDHI in Ludhiana, who needs replacement of two heart valves

‘Gender imbalance alarming’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 16
Pointing out that gender imbalance was most alarming in the states of Punjab and Haryana, Mr Shivinder Singh Brar, Joint Secretary, Health, Union Government, warned medical professional who were encouraging female feticide under the garb of diagnosing congenital deceases through ultrasounds and scans. He apprehended that the imbalance if not checked would further deteriorate the economy and social structure of otherwise prosperous border state.

At the Crossroads
The charming queen of hill stations

With Shimla I have been playing hide and seek for the last 55 years. Every time it is a new discovery, although there is nothing new except the change of season. At Tara Devi, when I have the glimpse of Shimla, it appears as if 'all's well with the world.' Thereafter the journey by road is like the footsteps of a toddler, rushing forward to keep its balance.

Corporate bigwigs lay stress on innovation
Ludhiana, June 16
Innovation is the latest mantra that those who have made it big prescribe to emerge winner amid stiff competition. Recipients of the Ludhiana Management Associations (LMA) annual awards, Mr Shivinder Mohan Singh of Fortis Healthcare and SRL Ranbaxy, Mr N.S. Kalsi, director-cum-secretary, Department of Information Technology, Punjab, and Mr Satish Kumar Kaura, CMD, Samtel India, emphasised on the need to think ahead and implement ideas with dedication.

Plea to withdraw tax on senior citizens’ scheme
Doraha, June 16
Senior citizens and members of the pensioners’ association have severely criticised the move of the government regarding the deduction of TDS on the interest money of these citizens.


Drug peddlers shift base to city periphery 
Ludhiana, June 16
Following pressure by the city police, a number of criminals running drug and flesh trade rackets have shifted bases to various villages on the periphery of the city for their operations.

Lottery winner ‘cheated’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 16
Mr Des Raj Sharma, a resident of nearby Kanganwal village is in a fix as to contact whom to know whether his son, Sumit Sharma, who has won a lottery worth around Rs 10 crore, has been duped of Rs 30,000 that he sent as token money for entitling him to receive the final payment.



Affiliated schools decry hike in rechecking fee
Ludhiana, June16
The Association of Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Affiliated Schools has decried the hike in re-checking fee of matriculation and plus two classes. In a meeting held at Mohali yesterday, the president of Association, Mr Rajinder Bhandari, said earlier the fee was Rs 100 but the board increased it to Rs 400 all of a sudden.

Moral educational camp at Dehra Dun
Ludhiana, June 16
A national moral educational camp was organised by Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle at Guru Ram Dass Academy in Dehra Dun from June 7 to 11 which was dedicated to the fourth centenary of Guru Arjan Dev’s martyrdom.

IT institute inaugurated
Ludhiana, June16

On the occasion of 400th year of martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev, Ramgarhia Educational Council launched a new venture in the field of information technology by starting Ramgarhia Institute of Information Technology (RIIT) today.
Members of the Ramgarhia Educational Council at the inauguration of the Ramgarhia Institute of Information Technology in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Members of the Ramgarhia Educational Council at the inauguration of the Ramgarhia Institute of Information Technology in Ludhiana on Friday

Mock test on June 18
Ludhiana, June 16
Bulls Eye, a preparatory institute for CAT, GRE and GMAT will conduct a mock-CAT-cum-scholarship test on June 18 at GGNIMT here. Mr Sukhwinder Singh, Centre Director, Bulls Eye, in a press statement today said that this year, students of Bulls Eye brought laurels to the city by managing final selections at India’s top B-schools like IIM Lucknow, Symbiosis Pune, IITs, IMI-New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, K.J.Somaiya Mumbai, UBS Chandigarh and Manage Hyderabad.



Seminar on diabetes on June 18
Ludhiana, June 16
Dr Ramesh Eye Hospital in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar here, in association with Punarjot Eye Bank of Punjab will organise a seminar on diabetes awareness for general public under health education drive on June 18.

Cancer specialist to visit CMCH
Ludhiana, June 16
Dr Sewa Singh Legha, world renowned cancer specialist, will visit Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here from June 20. He is presently associated with the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, US.




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