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Son stabs father, couple kills ex-tenant
Two murders in city

Ludhiana, June 19
Two murders took place in the city today due to relationships going awry. In the first case, a son stabbed to death his father, a lambardar, in Ghawaddi village, near Alamgir, this morning.

Sangat darshan cancelled due to Governorís visit
Ludhiana, June 19
A number of people who had come from all parts of the district to air their grievances at the weekly sangat darshan here today had to go back disappointed, as the programme could not be organised due to the visit of the Punjab Governor to attend a function of the Ludhiana Management Association.
Residents who had come to attend the sangat darshan go empty-handed, as it was cancelled without prior information in Ludhiana Residents who had come to attend the sangat darshan go empty-handed, as it was cancelled without prior information in Ludhiana on Tuesday. ó A Tribune photograph










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Health staff take samples of ghee
Ludhiana, June 19
In the wake of mounting complaints about the sale of adulterated and inferior quality desi ghee in the city, several teams of health officials conducted raids in different localities and took samples from several sale outlets in Giaspura, Jamalpur, Mundian and the 33-feet road here today.

Reaching Out
Mobile PCOs for 10 physically challenged
Ludhiana, June 19
Ten physically challenged persons were presented specially fabricated mobile PCOs by Airtel and the Ludhiana branch of the Indian Red Cross Society at Punjabi Bhawan here today.



One of the recipients of an Airtel mobile PCO in Ludhiana on Tuesday. ó A Tribune photograph
One of the recipients of an Airtel mobile PCO in Ludhiana

MC poll in July
Ludhiana, June 19
Local bodies minister Manoranjan Kalia said today all the five Municipal Corporations of the state would go to the polls in the last week of July. He was in the city today to attend a function.

COMMUNITY

Curbs on foeticide sought
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 19
Terming female foeticide as a blemish on modern society, office-bearers of various social and religious organisations have urged the authorities to focus on curbing illegal activists of quacks and medical practitioners, who had allegedly been playing with the lives of innocent parents and unborn children.

Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, MP, inaugurates a seminar on female foeticide at the Hind Institute of Paramedical Sciences at Ahmedgarh on Monday. ó Photo by Mahesh Sharma
Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, MP, inaugurates a seminar on female foeticide at the Hind Institute of Paramedical Sciences at Ahmedgarh

Passport blues for computer professional
Ludhiana, June 19
The motive behind opening a passport office at the district headquarters level for the speedy issuance of passports has not helped a local resident, who has alleged that his file kept on lying in the local office since November last year and was not sent to the Regional Passport Office.

Bylaws violation by neighbour alleged 
Ludhiana, June 19
A resident today complained against his neighbour claiming that the violation of building bylaws by the latter would block sun and air to his house and the Municipal Corporation authorities were not doing anything to sort out the matter.

Pensioner Bhavanís foundation day
Ludhiana June 19
The Pensioners Information Centre Management Committee organised a pensioners' meeting here today to celebrate the 5th Foundation Day of Pensioners Bhavan. The meeting was organised to discuss various common problems being faced by the retired employees. S.C. Bithal, Deputy General Manager, Punjab National Bank, was the chief guest. B.R.Kaushal, chairman, and Gurmel Singh, general secretary of the Pensioners Information Centre Management Committee, were amongst those present.

60 cr sought to replenish PAU pension fund
Ludhiana, June 19
Dr Manjit Singh Kang, vice-chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, has sought pension fund worth Rs 60 crore from the Punjab Government to replenish the pension fund of the PAU.

O Negative blood required urgently
Ludhiana, June 19
Christian Medical College and Hospital has sent out an SOS for O Negative blood, required urgently for a patient, currently admitted to the burns unit of the hospital since May 12.

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CRIME

21 booked in assault cases
Jagraon, June 19
In three separate incidents, Sidhwan Bet and Raikot police have booked 21 persons on the charge of assault.

 

BUSINESS

Stronger rupee makes exporters nervous
Demand 20 pc duty on Chinese goods
Ludhiana, June 19
The Auto Parts Manufacturers Association has expressed concern over appreciation in the value of the rupee against dollar, which was hitting them economically.

 
AGRICULTURE

PAU to focus on nanotechnology
Ludhiana, June 19
Nanotechnology is fast emerging to be the future of scientific research. It deals with the study of dimensions and tolerances of less than 100 nanometres (one thousand millionth of a metre). It particularly involves the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules.

Plea for action against vet pharmacist
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 19 Seeking stern action against a veterinary pharmacist for allegedly duping dairy farmers on the pretext of insurance policies for cattle, Kuldip Singh Mangewal, a senior SAD leader and son of former animal husbandry minister (during Congress regime), has urged the Chief Minister of Punjab to impress upon the authorities to eliminate the restriction on the number of animals to be insured by the department.

EDUCATION

Prize distribution for students of free coaching 
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 19
As part of the rural upliftment and mass literacy drive by the Desh Bhagat Institute, free coaching classes were held for the benefit of plus 2 students during May and June.The students hailed from Amloh, Bhadson, Nabha, Patiala, Khanna, Ludhiana, Sirhand, Ambala & Rajpura.

 

HEALTH

Workshop on capacity building at CMCH
Ludhiana, June 19
A five-day workshop for capacity building in primary health care delivery got under way at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here yesterday.

Hospital services for ex-servicemen
Doraha, June 19
Sidhu Hospital, Doraha, is one of the first in the rural sector of sub tehsil Payal, Ludhiana district, to be empanelled by the ministry of defence for the cashless treatment of ex-servicemen and their dependents under the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS).

Brig Rajiv Bhatia, station commander, Ludhiana, hands over a copy of memorandum to Dr Ravinder Singh Sidhu, director of the Sidhu Hospital, Doraha, on Monday.
Brig Rajiv Bhatia, station commander, Ludhiana, hands over a copy of memorandum to Dr Ravinder Singh Sidhu, director of the Sidhu Hospital, Doraha

 
SPORTS

Student bags 8 medals in swimming meet
Ludhiana, June 19
Arushi Gupta, student of Kudnan Vidya Mandir (KVM) School, Ludhiana, gave a good account of herself by clinching eight medals, including five gold, in the 32nd Punjab State Junior Swimming Championship held at Punjabi University campus, Amritsar.

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