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Garbage, debris choke nullah
Ludhiana, June 7
With monsoons still a few days away, the municipal corporation here is already being accused of not cleaning the ganda nullah passing through the city. Residents of the affected areas have complained that their colonies would get flooded during the rains if the drain was not cleaned and silt not removed.
They alleged that some residents had thrown debris and garbage into the drain that choked it. 
Garbage and debris thrown into ganda nullah, as well as along side the nullah, are choking the flow leading to flooding of nearby areas in Ludhiana Garbage and debris thrown into ganda nullah, as well as along side the nullah, are choking the flow leading to flooding of nearby areas in Ludhiana
Garbage and debris thrown into ganda nullah, as well as along side the nullah, are choking the flow leading to flooding of nearby areas in Ludhiana Garbage and debris thrown into ganda nullah, as well as along side the nullah, are choking the flow leading to flooding of nearby areas in Ludhiana. — Photos by Inderjeet Verma


luscious & juicy melon: Nature’s cool treat is one of the hot ways of beating the summer heat
luscious & juicy melon: Nature’s cool treat is one of the hot ways of beating the summer heat. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma 


EARLIER STORIES


Residents go without water
MC fails to release money to sewerage board

Ludhiana, June 7
In this sweltering heat, around 4,000 residents of LIG flats in Sector 32 are living without potable water thanks to the lackadaisical attitude of Municipal Corporation authorities, which are not releasing money to the Water Supply and Sewerage Board (WSSB) for installing a tube-well in the area to supply water.

PAU depts seek demerger
Ludhiana, June 7
With the exit of Dr K S Aulakh as vice-chancellor of the Punjab Agricultural University, an unofficial campaign has started at the campus for the demerger of the various departments, which were merged during the tenure of Dr Aulakh.

Schools for child labourers need funds
Ludhiana, June 7
The National Child Labour Project (NCLP), a Central Government scheme, conceptualised and implemented during the tenure of National Democratic Alliance government, seems to be running into the rough weather with the schools running under this scheme in Ludhiana being starved for funds for last four months.

Sahnewal Encounter
3 get five-yr jail term 

Ludhiana, June 7
The much talked about encounter by the police about four years ago has ended with the conviction of three accused for five years’ imprisonment each. A fast track court has found them guilty of attempting to launch a murderous attack on the police party.

Intoxicants seized from Pindi Street
Ludhiana, June 7
A team of drug enforcement officials seized intoxicating drugs from a godown in Pindi Street, the biggest wholesale market of medicines in the region, here today.

Milk Union Election
SAD’s ‘black sheep’ back into fold

Ludhiana, June 7
The election of Ajmer Singh Bhagpur as the chairman of the Ludhiana Milk Union against the official Shriomani Akali Dal-Badal candidate has led to fresh realignment within the party. Although the party had issued a show-cause notice to Bhagpur for using Congress support to get elected, it did not take any further action against him.

Cong raps govt over atta-dal issue
Ludhiana, June 7
The District Congress Committee, Ludhiana (rural), today criticised the Akali-BJP government for its failure to provide subsidised atta and dal to the people.


Bhalinder Singh, president, DCC, Ludhiana (rural), addresses party workers in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Bhalinder Singh, president, DCC, Ludhiana (rural), addresses party workers in Ludhiana

CPM alleges corruption in govt offices
Ludhiana, June 7
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Mela Singh Rorka and Dehati Mazdoor Sabha leader Dev Philaur today alleged that there was widespread corruption prevailing in various government departments. The leaders alleged that bribes were fixed for various jobs and the officials demanded them as a matter of right. They said Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal should remember his promise of providing a corruption-free administration.

COMMUNITY

City Centre Scam
Chetan’s remand extended
Ashwajit’s plea on going abroad denied
Ludhiana, June 7
Special Judge Gurbir Singh today dismissed the application filed by managing director of Infrastructure Professionals Enterprises Ltd Ashwajit Singh, seeking permission to go abroad.

Search engine launched
Ludhiana, June 7
A search engine, aflatoon.com, was launched in the city today. The site offers access to database for Punjab and also links to other Indian websites.

Soni is executive officer of LIT
Ludhiana, June 7
Subash Chander Soni joined as executive officer of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) yesterday. He was earlier posted at Nawanshahar as executive officer.

 

CRIME

2 held with illicit liqour
Jagraon, June 7
In two separate incidents, two persons have been arrested for possessing illicit liquor. Amritpal Singh of Sudhar was arrested from his village and 11330 ml of illicit liquor was recovered from him while Lachhman Singh of Bhoodan was arrested from Latala village and 15000 ml of illicit liquor was recovered from him. Cases under Excise Act have been registered.

 
AGRICULTURE

PAU suggests measures against nitrogen deficiency
Ludhiana June 7
Large farm-to-farm and plot-to-plot variations in nitrogen-supplying capacity of soil make the situation complex and broad-based blanket recommendations do not always lead to efficient fertiliser use.

EDUCATION

From Schools & Colleges
Green Land observes ‘guru gyan’ day

Jaspriya SandhuLudhiana, June 7
Guru Gyan Day was observed at Green Land Senior Secondary Public School today. All the classrooms wore the look of temples. The students paid obeisance to their teachers and books. The students sought the blessings of their teachers by touching their feet.
Priyanka Sharma of Guru Nanak Girls College, who topped in B.Com-I Students of Green Land Senior Secondary Public School observe ‘guru gyan’ day in Ludhiana
Priyanka Sharma of Guru Nanak Girls College, who topped in B.Com-I. — A Tribune photograph Students of Green Land Senior Secondary Public School observe ‘guru gyan’ day in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

 

HEALTH

‘Smiley’ project gives elderly more reason to smile
Ludhiana, June 7
The Smiley project is a unique initiative designed by Christian Dental College under which artificial dentures are provided to the poor, especially elderly people, residing in remote areas at their doorstep. The service is extended to the beneficiaries at a subsidised cost through the financial help extended by local voluntary agencies.

Doctors from Christian Dental College, Ludhiana, attend to rural patients through mobile service under the Smiley project of the college. — A Tribune photograph
Doctors from Christian Dental College, Ludhiana, attend to rural patients through mobile service under the Smiley project of the college.

Doc invited for workshop
Ludhiana, June 7
Dr Vikas Jindal, a faculty member of Christian Dental College, has been invited to attend an international workshop on ‘Contemporary Implant Dentistry’ to be held in Ontario (Canada) on June 16, being conducted by Dr Marshall Freilich.


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