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Tragedy averted
20 hurt as school bus overturns
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 14
Timely help by passersby and the police rescued around 20 students and driver of a private school vehicle that had overturned near a steep curve close to Jaure Pul on the Malerkotla-Khanna road near here, at around 8.45 am today.

Was once honoured by CM
Diver slapped by MC staff

Ludhiana, June 14
They were honoured a decade ago by the then Chief Minister for helping the administration in recovering the bodies of some well diggers but were roughed up by the security staff of municipal corporation here yesterday when they went to give an application for a job promised by a former commissioner.

Satyan (right) and Mrityunjay Sahani Satyan (right) and Mrityunjay Sahani show their representations after the former was slapped by an MC employee in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Information panel raps MC, local govt
Ludhiana, June 14
The State Information Commission has directed the municipal corporation, Ludhiana, to take administrative action against an employee appointed as assistant public information officer, who failed to provide information to a local resident, besides directing the local body to give the required information within two weeks’ time.



HEAT WAVE, POWER CUTS AND THE SOLUTION IS A HAND FAN. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed



Farmers contest PSEB claims over 8-hr supply
Ludhiana June 14
Members of the Kirti Kisan Union today contested the claims of the Punjab State Electricity Board about the eight-hour power supply to the agricultural sector. Union members led by Hardev Singh Sandhu reached the office of the superintending engineer and asked him to verify the claims.

Members of the Kirti Kisan Union in the office of the PSEB superintending engineer in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Members of the Kirti Kisan Union in the office of the PSEB superintending engineer in Ludhiana

1 wounded in firing
Amloh, June 14
Yadwinder Singh alias Lakhi, son of Master Jarnail Singh, was seriously injured when some persons opened fire at a vehicle in which he was returning home along with his father and another person after a hearing in the District and Sessions court in Ludhiana yesterday.

Demands will be met: Badal assures Muslims
Ludhiana, June 14
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has assured Muslims that their long-pending demands would be looked into at the earliest.



The Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid,Maulana Habib-ur-Rehman Sanvi,explains a point to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at a meeting in Chandigarh on Wednesday. A — Tribune photograph
The Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid,Maulana Habib-ur-Rehman Sanvi,explains a point to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at a meeting in Chandigarh

Chahal’s arrest: Cong men scared
Ludhiana, June 14
The arrest of Bharat Inder Singh Chahal, the media advisor to the former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh seems to have created a sense of panic and fear among the Congressmen across the state. However, the Congressmen in the city seem to be horrified because of the close proximity to the developments surrounding his arrest. Not a single Congress leader from the city has so far met him in police custody.

COMMUNITY

Sangat Darshan
MP receives a heap of complaints

Machhiwara, June 14
In the district’s first Sangat Darshan programme under the present SAD-BJP alliance government, which was organised at the local grain market, MP Sharnjit Singh Dhillon might have got tired listening to the complaints of the people all alone as no senior district official came to attend the programme.
MP Sharnjit Singh Dhillon and former MLA Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal listen to the problems of a senior citizen at Machhiwara on Thursday. —  Photo by Ravi Inder Singh Makkar
MP Sharnjit Singh Dhillon and former MLA Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal listen to the problems of a senior citizen at Machhiwara

World Blood Donors Day

Tributes paid to Karl Landsteiner

Ludhiana, June 14
Thirty persons donated blood at a camp and another 200 registered themselves as voluntary donors at the World Blood Donors Day celebrations at SPS Apollo Hospitals here today.
A volunteer donates blood at SPS Apollo Hospital in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph


A volunteer donates blood at SPS Apollo Hospital in Ludhiana

Bhagat Singh’s statue in Parliament
Place martyrs’ portraits in Darbar Sahib museum: Mann

Ludhiana, June 14
SAD (A), while hailing the decision of the Akali government to meet the expenses of the statue of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh to be installed in the Parliament complex shortly, has asked Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on why his party has not done anything to place portraits of Sikh martyrs in the Darbar Sahib museum.

A freshly carpeted Ferozepur road
A freshly carpeted Ferozepur road

Rotarians vow to shun plastic bags
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 14
Responding to a call given by their leader, the members of the local branch of the Rotary Club vowed to shun the use of plastic bags and conserve natural resources including water. The oath was taken on the occasion of the annual function of the club organised at M.G.M.N. Senior Secondary School here last night.

BSNL staff continue dharna
Ludhiana, June 14
The dharna by BSNL employees at the office of the general manager, telecom, here entered its third day today.

Activists of the BSNL Employees Union stage a dharna in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Inderjit Verma
Activists of the BSNL Employees Union stage a dharna in Ludhiana

 

BUSINESS

SBI ATM opened
Ludhiana, June 14
The 33rd ATM of State Bank of India was opened at the railway station by R. Karthikeyan, deputy general manager, SBI, Zonal Office, here today.

GM unveils Optra diesel
Ludhiana, June 14
General Motors here today launched Chevrolet Optra TCDi diesel sedan, claimed to be the "most powerful luxury car" in its price band.



Officials of the General Motors at the launch of Optra Magnum in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Officials of the General Motors at the launch of Optra Magnum in Ludhiana

Promote religious tourism: Hoteliers
Ludhiana, June 14
The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Punjab has urged the Punjab government to promote religious and cultural tourism in the state.

 
AGRICULTURE

Farm literature must reach rural areas, says club president
Ludhiana, June 14
The state government must assure, through its forthcoming budget, the availability of farm literature in agricultural science libraries in the rural areas.

EDUCATION

From Colleges
PU declares results
Students from most colleges do well in examinations
Ludhiana June 14
The results of B.Com III of Panjab University were declared here today. Students from almost all the colleges have done well in the examination.

From Schools
Talent hunt contest by Love Dale School
Ludhiana, June 14
To channel the energy of schoolchildren, Love Dale is holding a talent search and promotion workshop.


Students of Kiddies Paradise School take part in a dance competition on the school campus in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Students of Kiddies Paradise School take part in a dance competition on the school campus in Ludhiana

Class X result: 2 girls share 3rd position
Ludhiana, June 14
Surekha Joshi of Guru Nanak Senior Secondary School, Janta Nagar, and Jaspreet Kaur of Nankana Sahib Model High School here shared the third position in the district and ninth in PSEB class X in the state.

 

HEALTH

City doc to head disciplinary committee
Ludhiana, June 14
A city-based doctor and member of Punjab Medical Council (PMC) Dr Anurag Goswami was unanimously elected the chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the Punjab Medical Council (PMC). Dr Goswami will step into the shoes of Dr Gursharan Singh, another local physician, who was chairman of the committee for the past three years.

 
SPORTS

Parul steers Mahajan XI to final
Ludhiana, June 14
Parul Mehdiratta, a student of Jain Public School, Benjamin Road, steered Mahajan XI to a 20-run victory over Coaching Centre XI and secured a berth for his team in the final of the 11th Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup Tournament (u-14) 

A batsman plays a shot during a match between Coaching Centre XI and Mahajan XI in the 11th Chaman Lal Malhotra Cup Cricket Tournament at Arya College in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
A batsman plays a shot during a match between Coaching Centre XI and Mahajan XI in the 11th Chaman Lal Malhotra Cup Cricket Tournament at Arya College in Ludhiana

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