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Scam in park upkeep grant unearthed
Ludhiana, June 13
While Park Management Committees (PMCs), which have been maintaining parks, are moving from pillar to post to get grant from the civic body, there are several PMCs that received money from the Municipal Corporation but their parks are in bad state.

B.I.S. Chahal at the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, on Wednesday, where a board of doctors examined him.—A Tribune photograph
B.I.S. Chahal at the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, on Wednesday, where a board of doctors examined him.

Chahal examined by doctors
Taken to Patiala for arms recovery
Ludhiana, June 13
A board of doctors today carried out a complete examination of beleaguered ex-media adviser B.I.S. Chahal after he complained of heart problem and other ailments in the custody of police.







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Land Grab Case
Statement recorded in court

Ludhiana, June 13
In their bid to keep a tight grip on the attempt to murder and land grab case against BIS Chahal and his relatives in Daad village, the city police today got the statement of the complainant recorded before a Judicial Magistrate under Section 164 of the CrPC.

10 challaned for throwing garbage into Budda Nullah
Ludhiana, June 13
The Municipal Corporation today challaned 10 persons for throwing garbage in the Budda Nullah falling in Zone A as a part of a special cleaning drive being carried out to clean the water body.

Tax advisers frown at 22-page return form
Ludhiana, June 13
The Taxation Advisers Association has flayed the government decision to introduce a complex income tax return form in place of the "Saral" form for all categories of taxpayers from this year.

Bank agent robbed of Rs 45,000
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 13
The police has registered an FIR against unknown persons for robbing a bank agent.

COMMUNITY

Unable to bear the scorching heat, the child seems to be looking for his mother seeking shelter under a tree.
Unable to bear the scorching heat, the child seems to be looking for his mother seeking shelter under a tree. —Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Lining of Pakhowal, Dehlon distributaries hangs fire
Ludhiana, June 13
The work for lining of the Pakhowal and Dehlon distributaries for the smooth flow of canal water right up to the tail end has not been started as yet despite the project having received sanction during the tenure of the previous government. The work could not be started reportedly due to the imposition of the election code of conduct.

These teachers like learning
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 13
Notwithstanding antagonism from a section of government teachers regarding usefulness of teacher-training seminars being conducted under the aegis of the Sarv Sikhya Abhyan,a majority of the teachers claimed that the knowledge acquired during these tutorials would help them handle and teach students better.

Verka officials allege fraud
Ludhiana, June 13
Verka Milk Plant officials today claimed that a milk tanker owner had played a fraud on them and the public by supplying inferior quality milk besides less weight than the one prescribed on the packets.

Verka milk plant officials at a press conference in Ludhiana on Wednesday.-
Photo by I.V.
Verka milk plant officials at a press conference in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

NSS special camp concludes
Ludhiana June 13
A 10-day NSS special camp and vedic charitra nirman shivir, organised by R.S.Model Senior Secondary School concluded here today.
Director of Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha, Umal Kaur, offers sweets to Hardeep Kaur, a student of school, who stood third in Class X exams held by the Punjab School Education Board.
Director of Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha, Umal Kaur, offers sweets to Hardeep Kaur, a student of school, who stood third in Class X exams held by the Punjab School Education Board. —A Tribune photograph

Aid from Canada for Sikh killed during protest
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 13
Urging the UN and the Canadian Government to impress upon the Indian Government to ensure protection of religious sanctity of minorities in general and Sikhs in particular, the Ontario Sikh and Gurdwara Council has declared to extend financial help to the family of Kanwaljit Singh, who was killed while protesting against the alleged sacrilege by Gurmit Ram Rahim, chief of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect, at Sunam last month.

ESIC staff’s fast enters third day
Ludhiana, June 13
In the course of their ongoing agitation for the past one week, the employees of ESIC Model Hospital here continued their relay fast for the third day to press their demand for scrapping the policy of employing contractual workers. Two staff nurses in the hospital, Kamlesh Raheja and Sukhwinder Kaur Verma, observed fast today.
Activists of the ESIC Model Hospital Employees Association observe a relay fast on the third day in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Activists of the ESIC Model Hospital Employees Association observe a relay fast on the third day in Ludhiana on Tuesday.—Tribune photo by Inderjit Verma

 
 
Students visit milk plant

Ludhiana, June 13

Maple Bear Canadian Playway and Nursery School organised an educational tour for its students to Verka Milk Plant here today.




Students of Maple Bear Canadian Playway and Nursery School visit the Verka Milk Plant in Ludhiana on Wednesday. —A Tribune photograph


Students of Maple Bear Canadian Playway and Nursery School visit the Verka Milk Plant in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Summer camp concludes
Ludhiana, June 13
With an aim to create health consciousness, personality development, enhance knowledge and vocabulary and to bring out the hidden talents of children, a host of activities were organised during the 12-day summer camp at Springdale Public School which concluded here yesterday.

A painter with a message
Ludhiana, June 13
For Yash Momi, art knows no bounds. A painter from a small town, Phillaur, near here, Yash feels that an artist pours his emotions on the canvas after hard labour and when the work of art is received well, he feels contented. After his maiden exhibition at Dalhousie recently, which turned out to be a great success, Yash Momi started taking his "hobby" seriously. A school teacher by profession, he has painted over 250 works in the last few years. All his paintings are theme-based, spreading one message or another among the masses. "Though there are not many opportunities in Phillaur, an artist always finds his way," he says.

Yash Momi with his latest work "Vote For Taj".—Photo by Inderjeet Verma.

Yash Momi with his latest work "Vote For Taj".

Tips for safe driving
The most basic factor contributing towards good and safe driving, as with most things in life, is attitude. Attitude consists of:


 
AGRICULTURE

PAU students return from Moscow
Ludhiana, June 13
A group of six students, Karanveer Singh, Jaskaran Dhiman, Amanpreet Singh, Dipanshu Arora, Kapil Sharma and Vikas Garg, led by Dr Ashok Kumar, teacher in charge-cum-coordinator of training, visited Moscow State Agro-Engineering University (MSAU) from May 28 to June 9.


EDUCATION

Dental council looks to bridge quality education gap
Ludhiana, June 13
The Dental Council of India (DCI) has embarked upon an ambitious programme, aimed at the improvement of skills of dental professionals and raising the standards of dental education and treatment in the country.

Reschedule study hours, say ETT students
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 13
Accusing the administration of showing indifferent attitude towards their demands, ETT students of the area have urged the authorities to reschedule their study hours in view of scorching heat.


COURTS

Chetan out on bail
Ludhiana, June 13
Chetan Gutpa, a Delhi businsessman arrested in the City Centre Scam, was today released from the Central Jail on bail at around 6 p.m. He was arrested by Vigilance Bureau sleuths from Delhi on May 17.


 

HEALTH

NIMA docs asked to promote national health programmes
Ludhiana, June 13
Civil Surgeon Dr Sat Pal Sharma today asked the functionaries of the National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) to lend their cooperation for implementation of the national health programmes, particularly the National Tuberculosis Eradication Programme in the wake of increasing incidence of the disease in the mega city.
Members of NIMA felicitate civil surgeon Dr Sat Pal Sharma in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Members of NIMA felicitate civil surgeon Dr Sat Pal Sharma in Ludhiana on Tuesday. —A Tribune photograph


 
SPORTS

Coaching Centre XI registers second win
Ludhiana, June 13
Coaching Centre XI registered 6-wicket win over Pankaj Club to record second victory in a row on the fourth day of the 11th Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup Tournament (u-14) being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association at Arya College ground here today.

 

A match in progress between Coaching Centre XI and Pankaj Club at Arya College ground in Ludhiana on Wednesday.—Photo by Inderjeet Verma

A match in progress between Coaching Centre XI and Pankaj Club at Arya College ground in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Cricket trials tomorrow
Ludhiana, June 13
Trials to select the Ludhiana probables for the forthcoming Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for the Katoch Shield to be organised by the Punjab Cricket Association at different venues will be conducted at Arya College ground, Ludhiana on June 15 at 4.45 pm.


Improvement Trust gets a new EO
Ludhiana, June 13
Residents of the city have finally got a reprieve as they can get their works done from the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) as the Local Bodies Department has appointed a new Executive Officer of the trust.

District authorities appreciate teacher-training seminars
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 13
Showing satisfaction over conduct of seminars under the aegis of Sarv Sikhya Abhyan at various schools in the area, the district education authorities at Sangrur, Ludhiana and Jagraon have called upon the teachers to make maximum use of the knowledge they acquire at these seminars to raise the standard of education.

 

 

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