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Lifting of foodgrains 
Dispute between contractors, truck union

Raikot/Kila Raipur, June 18
The Raikot and Kila Raipur townships wore a cantonment-like look since last night, with over 300 cops, including police force from Ludhiana, deployed on key routes near the Food Corporation of India (FCI) godowns and the railway station for maintaining law and order owing to a dispute involving wheat/paddy lifting contractors, the FCI and the local truck union.
Prem Singh, SHO, Dehlon, talks to a group of labourers at the railway yard in Kila Raipur Prem Singh, SHO, Dehlon, talks to a group of labourers at the railway yard in Kila Raipur on Monday

Do not ignore sudden onset of severe headache: experts
Ludhiana, June 18
The Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology at SPS Apollo Hospitals here organised a CME on epilepsy and cerebral aneurysm to mark the successful completion of two years of the establishment. Prof A.K. Bennerjee, professor emeritus of Neurosurgery at the All- India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, while delivering a lecture on "Intracranial Aneurysm" strongly advised people not to neglect sudden onset of severe headache, which could be caused due to intracranial aneurysm.


Residents sit near a fountain on Club Road to take respite from heat in Ludhiana
SHOWERS BUT NO RAIN: Residents sit near a fountain on Club Road to take respite from heat in Ludhiana on Monday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed




Puddles add to mosquito pool
MC seems to have no plan for fogging
Ludhiana, June 18
The city has already experienced rains and puddles have also formed by the roadside. This makes for fertile ground for the mosquitoes to breed but the Municipal Corporation does not seem to have a plan for fogging that will help in stopping this.
A puddle of water by the roadside in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
A puddle of water by the roadside in Ludhiana

PAU V-C nominated to planning board
Ludhiana, June 18
Vice-chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Dr. M.S. Kang, has been nominated as member of State Planning Board by Punjab government. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is the chairman of the board.

Drive to test water samples
Ludhiana, June 18
To check the spread of waterborne diseases, the Municipal Corporation today launched a special drive to test potable water samples. Claiming this in a communique here today, the municipal joint commissioner, said as many as 15 samples collected from different areas were being tested by the SDO concerned to ensure that water was being chlorinated. Besides, the superintending engineer concerned was also checking whether water was being chlorinated.

Is Pratibha Patil the right choice?
Ludhiana, June 18
With the nomination of Pratibha Patil as the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate for the election to the office of the President, the country, in all probability, is going to have first woman as the head of the state. Once she is elected, as is most likely with the UPA and Left having a comfortable electoral majority, India would be ahead of even the USA.

MC completes five-year term 
Ludhiana, June 18
The Municipal Corporation of Ludhiana completed its five-year term and the tenure of city mayor came to an end today with the state government already issuing a notification in this regard a few days ago.

Recruitment of teachers, doctors soon: SAD spokesman
Amloh, June 18
The pre-poll promises by the SAD-BJP government will be fulfilled step by step during its five-year term, said Harsukhinder Singh (Babby Badal), chief spokesman of SAD.

Babby Badal addresses mediapersons at Amloh on Sunday.
Babby Badal addresses mediapersons at Amloh

Budget to focus on basic amenities: Dhindsa
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 18
Terming education, civic amenities and health services to be poor in the state, Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, secretary-general of the SAD and an MP, claimed that the Budget session commencing on Tuesday would discuss methods to make these facilities to all residents of the state.

Secretary-general of SAD Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa lays the foundation stone of the proposed Mohinder Nagar at Ahmedgarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Secretary-general of SAD Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa lays the foundation stone of the proposed Mohinder Nagar at Ahmedgarh

COMMUNITY

Dead freedom fighter was beholden to Ludhiana Tribune
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 18
Dr Niranjan Singh Brahampur ( 82), who took part in Quit India Movement when he was just 18, and died here two days ago, had to take the help of the columns of Ludhiana Tribune to receive the reimbursement of his medical bills. Before dying he had expressed gratitude to the esteemed paper as he could repay all his loans he had availed of from his friends and relatives for his treatment more than four years ago.

IT dept to hold refund fortnight
Ludhiana, June 18
The department of income tax will hold a refund fortnight from June 18 for the convenience of tax payers within the entire jurisdiction of the chief commissioner of income tax, Ludhiana. During this period, the expeditious issue of all pending refunds will be arranged.

Credit this cashier with honesty
Ludhiana, June 18
Principal of Khalsa Girls Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, Inderjit Kaur, here was returned the Rs 11,000 which she had paid extra by mistake while making payment of her insurance premium.

Narula’s death condoled
Ludhiana, June 18
Dr M.S. Kang, vice-chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, today condoled the death of eminent writer S.S. Narula. Dr Kang said Prof Narula’s writings were imbued in real life experiences.


GOOD LUCK SUNITA: Students of Greenland School wish a safe and happy landing to NASA astronaut Sunita Williams in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by I.V.
Students of Greenland School wish a safe and happy landing to NASA astronaut Sunita Williams in Ludhiana

 

BUSINESS

Oswal to set up project in Maharashtra
Ludhiana, June 18
Oswal Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Maharashtra government today to establish a yarn-dyed shirting project near Kohlapur estimated to cost around Rs 295 crore. This is the group's first manufacturing facility outside Punjab.

SBI Life announces bonus
Ludhiana, June 18
SBI Life Insurance Company has announced a total of 9 per cent bonus, comprising simple annual bonus of 5 per cent and guaranteed return of 4 per cent on all its life-long pension policies for the period 2006-07, the company stated in a press note issued here today.

Textile, knitwear firms for new industrial policy
Ludhiana, June 18
The textile and knitwear industry has urged the government to formulate a new industrial policy so that Punjab could again be included among the prosperous states in the country.

 
AGRICULTURE

Record June rainfall a boon for agriculture
Ludhiana, June 18
Record rainfall in the first half of June is always a boon for the state. But it does not happen always. However, this June it was after six years that the state had a record rainfall. It was in 2001 that in the first half of June the state had 43.4 mm of rainfall, which was much above the average. This year, in the first half of the month, the state has witnessed 40.8 mm of rainfall.

Pulse output needs to be increased: VC
Ludhiana, June 18
Punjab Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor Manjit Singh Kang today suggested that the government must provide avenues of marketing for pulses to encourage their production.

EDUCATION


Students of Love Dale participate in a summer camp in Ludhiana
Students of Love Dale participate in a summer camp in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Fashion school organises summer workshop
Ludhiana, June 18
Pinnacle Institute of Fashion Technology (PIFT) organised a fashion and personality grooming workshop in the summer camp organised at Ludhiana Club, from June 15-17. More than 60 club members participated to upgrade their skills in block printing, tie and dye, embroidery, personality grooming and communication skills and learning about latest fashion trends.

Summer camp concludes
Ludhiana, June 18
A 16-day-long summer camp for students of BCM Senior Secondary School concluded here today.

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