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Neighbours foil burglary bid
Police reaches after 45 minutes
Ludhiana, June 24
Alert neighbours thwarted a burglary attempt last night in the house of a college lecturer Rajinder Kumar Jain in the Officers Colony that was considered the highly secured area of the city with six judges and a number of DSPs and SDMs, besides several gazetted officers and executive magistrate residing in the area.
Fingerprint experts look for clues in the house where a burglary attempt was made in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Fingerprint experts look for clues in the house where a burglary attempt was made in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Corporation makes mockery of RTI Act
Ludhiana, June 24
The Municipal Corporation is accused of making mockery of the RTI Act by giving contradictory information on the same issue through two different letters to a local resident.

LPG dealers hold consumers to ransom
Ludhiana, June 24
There is widespread resentment among people against the unilateral decision of the LPG distributors of the city to stop home delivery of the cylinders.

Rice sheller owners up in arms
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 24
Apprehending closure of their units, owners of rice shellers of the Kilaraipur area, falling under the jurisdiction of the District Food & Supply Controller, Ludhiana, who are the activists of struggle committee of the Rice Millers Association, Kilaraipur, have urged the higher authorities to probe a case in which senior officials had allegedly enhanced the capacity of certain shellers without undertaking necessary modifications.



GOD, HELP ME BEAR THIS HEAT
GOD, HELP ME BEAR THIS HEAT — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

EARLIER STORIES


Power for tubewells
Farmers being forced to use tractors
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 24
Farmers in the area are being forced to use tractors to generate electricity for running their tubewells, thanks to the Punjab State Electricity Board(PSEB) which, according to them, has failed to supply the promised 8-hour power for the purpose.


THE old adage "Cleanliness is next to Godliness" seems to be forgotten by organisers of langars and bhandaras (community feeding), who otherwise show their keenness to feed their poor brethren in different parts of the city.


COMMUNITY

Morcha activists’ plea on pension
Amloh, June 24
A deputation of activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal who had been jailed several times during the dharm yudh morcha launched by the party for the formation of Panjabi Suba, presented a memorandum to the SAD Advisory Committee member and former minister Dalip Singh Pandhi at Canal Rest house here today.



SAD activists present a memorandum to former minister Dalip Singh Pandhi in Amloh on Sunday.
SAD activists present a memorandum to former minister Dalip Singh Pandhi in Amloh on Sunday.


A riot of lights and hustle and bustle on the Jagraon bridge in Ludhiana on Saturday night.
A riot of lights and hustle and bustle on the Jagraon bridge in Ludhiana on Saturday night. — A Tribune photograph

Who will foot the bill for swanky offices?
Govt officials prefer corporate-like surroundings
Ludhiana, June 24
Renovation of a tehsildar’s office in the mini secretariat complex has once again raised the question of who will foot the bill for this swanky office. In fact, it is not just the tehsildar’s office alone that has been refurnished. There are numerous other offices which look more like high-profile corporate offices than of any government ones. And all depends on personal taste of an official and that to “without putting burden on the state exchequer”, as they claim.

Tributes paid to freedom fighter
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 24
Office-bearers of various social, political and religious organisations paid tributes to Dr Niranjan Singh Brahampur, a freedom fighter, who had died here 10 days ago. Residents of Brahampur village have demanded a memorial in recognition of sacrifice of the patriot.

Physically challenged NRI comes calling for dental implant
Ludhiana, June 24
Manju Sood (56), a British citizen of Indian origin, were born and living in Hanslow (UK). Since her childhood, she has been physically challenged.




A beaming Manju Sood with her missing teeth restored. Tribune photograph
A beaming Manju Sood with her missing teeth restored.

Marriage of 5 destitute girls solemnised
Ludhiana, June 24
The Ma Bhagwati Club, Civil Lines, here today solemnised the marriage of five destitute girls. A large number of people attended the function to bless the newly-wed. The organisers said they help in settling those dependent on their families and getting girls from destitute families married off.



Members of the Ma Bhagwati Club with five couples whose marriages were solemnised by the club in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Members of the Ma Bhagwati Club with five couples whose marriages were solemnised by the club in Ludhiana on Sunday.

At the Crossroads
Twilight memories of bygone days
Herbert Read has said very pointedly that sympathy is “feeling with” while empathy is “feeling into”. It is good to be sympathetic to others but to identify oneself with the state of mind of a suffering person is a thing apart. This is not an attitude but the bent of mind. In 1951, I was desperate to get a job and, at the same time, to pursue higher studies.

Tips for safe driving
Road rage
If someone is behaving badly on the road, don’t get involved. If you feel angry, pull over and calm down. Instead of being aggressive try to understand if another driver causes a problem. If someone behind is trying to overtake but can’t, take no action except to keep a steady course and speed. Pull over and allow the vehicle to pass when it is safe to do so.

 
AGRICULTURE

Aloe vera cultivators seek assistance from govt
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 24
Even though the National Medicinal Plants Board, New Delhi, has recognised aloe vera as a medicinal plant, Union and the state government authorities have failed to extend any institutionalised help to those engaged in its cultivation and preparations.



MD Himalayan Herbal Product Ish Gupta shows a plot at Bhogiwal village near Ahmedgarh where aloe vera is being cultivated.
MD Himalayan Herbal Product Ish Gupta shows a plot at Bhogiwal village near Ahmedgarh where aloe vera is being cultivated.



EDUCATION

PAU faculty in tight spot
Vice-chancellor making them undergo “SWOT” test
Ludhiana, June 24
Vice-chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University Manjit Singh Kang is nowadays testing the capabilities of scientists working here as a result of which most of them are finding themselves in a tight spot.

The winners of various titles of “Horizans”, a cultural pogramme of the Sethi Study Circle in Ludhiana on Sunday.
The winners of various titles of “Horizans”, a cultural pogramme of the Sethi Study Circle in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Sports vital for students: Coordinator
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 24
Terming the deputation of physical education teachers and DPEs on duties other than coaching students as a major reason for deteriorating standard of sports in schools of the state, Harbans Singh, state coordinator of the Sports Authority of India, has urged the heads of educational institutes to value importance of games for the students.

 

HEALTH

2,500 visit ‘Diabetes Expo’ at Apollo Hospital
Ludhiana, June 24
A two-day mega "Diabetes Expo", the first of its kind show on creating awareness and facilitating management of the disease, concluded at SPS Apollo Hospitals here today. An estimated 2,500 persons visited the event which focused on the latest devices for control of diabetes, dietary counselling and footwear for diabetics.

Support group for morbidly obese
Doraha, June 24
In order to overcome the inhibitions of morbidly obese in seeking social, medical and psychological help, a bariatric support group has been launched at Sidhu Hospital here.

 

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