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6 routes identified for local transport 
Ludhiana June 25
With the state government starting the process of introducing the local transport system in the city, people of Ludhiana may get rid of illegal autorickshaws that are considered to be the main cause of air pollution. The department of transport has already issued a notification on the proposed routes in the city that cover all areas.
With the state government formally starting the process of identifying routes for local transport in Ludhiana With the state government formally starting the process of identifying routes for local transport in Ludhiana, the city will get rid of these autos plying everywhere and believed to be the cause of maximum pollution. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed


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Delegates celebrate Universal Brotherhood Day in Ludhiana
Delegates celebrate Universal Brotherhood Day in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by IV

Ray of hope for father battling for justice 
SIT to probe 4-year-old suicide case
Ludhiana, June 25
DIG Ishwar Singh has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the suicide case of an IAS aspirant, Ashish Hansi, who hanged himself to death four years ago. The DIG has entrusted three police officials of the district with the inquiry.

GNIMT develops software for police
Ludhiana, June 25 The city police will no longer have to search dusty files to know about the career profile of a policeman and vehicles used by him. 
SP(Headquarters) Snehdeep and GNIMT faculty members talk about a software developed by them in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph 

SP(Headquarters) Snehdeep and GNIMT faculty members talk about a software developed by them in Ludhiana

Non-compliance with forum orders

Insurance officials in the dock
Ludhiana, June 25
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has initiated proceedings against officials of United Insurance Company on the charges of wilful non-compliance with its orders, even after a lapse of one year.

PU results out sans merit list
Ludhiana, June 25
Strange are the ways of Panjab University, Chandigarh. It has declared the results of a class without issuing the merit list. The students are left in the lurch to know the positions on their own. Despite repeated attempts by colleges and students, the university authorities do not even bother to give a satisfactory reply.

Mohit Ghai
Mohit Ghai

100 Days of Badal Government

Gabria lists achievements
Ludhiana, June 25
Hira Singh Gabria, minister for jails, culture and tourism today said that during the first 100 days in power, the SAD-BJP government, led by Parkash Singh Badal, had mobilised the investments of more than Rs 25000 crore in the state and had launched infrastructure development projects, costing about Rs 7000 crores, with a view to accelerate the pace of investments further in the state.
 

COMMUNITY

Now,cops seek help to check drug addiction
Raikot, June 25
The local (rural) police has called upon activists of various social and religious organisations to join hands against the menace of drug addiction. The local police organised a seminar on the “Role of social organisations in curbing drug addiction”, in association with a local branch of the Rotary Club at the bus stand road here today. DSP Narinder Singh Ruby presided over the function and Attar Singh Chadha was the chief guest.

Centenary Celebrations

PSB employees retain tradition 
Ludhiana June 25
Punjab and Sind Bank employees today celebrated the centenary of the bank here today.

International Day Against Drug Abuse
Need to focus on role of parents, teachers
Ludhiana, June 25
The slogan of the UNODC anti-drug campaign to be launched on International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26, is "Do drugs control your life ? Your life. Your community. No place for drugs." The slogan will be used for three years with focus on different aspects of drug control like drug abuse in 2007, drug cultivation and production in 2008, and illicit drug trafficking in 2009.

Uncovered manholes pose danger
Ludhiana, June 25
Monsoons are round the corner but a number of manholes are lying uncovered in Transport Nagar here. Residents fear that with the monsoons setting in, the roads would get waterlogged and people would not be able to anticipate these ‘deathtraps’ and serious accidents could occur.




An uncovered manhole in Transport Nagar in Ludhiana. 
— A Tribune photograph
An uncovered manhole in Transport Nagar in Ludhiana.

Park encroached upon, MC silent
Ludhiana, June 25
A resident of Laxmi Puri, Netaji Nagar in Salem Tabri here has complained that another resident of his area had encroached upon a piece of government land meant for a park but the municipal corporation authorities were not taking any action against the alleged encroacher despite repeated complaints.

MC’s sangat darshan on Wednesday
Ludhiana, June 25
The Municipal Corporation (MC) will organise a sangat darshan on June 27 at its zone D office here to redress the grievances of the residents of the area.

Juvenile Justice
Ludhiana, June 25
Charnjit Singh Atwal, Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha will attend a regional seminar on " A protective environment for South Asian Children; The role of Parliamentarians in the protection of children in the Juvenile Justice System" being held at Islamabad from June 21 to 29.

Heat wave claims mule
Ludhiana, June 25
Heat wave claimed the life of a mule on Jagraon brigde in the afternoon here today. The mule collapsed on the bridge after a brief halt and breathed its last.



A grieving Isharat Ali sitting near the carcass of his mule that collapsed due to heat in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

A grieving Isharat Ali sitting near the carcass of his mule that collapsed due to heat in Ludhiana

11 trucks with ration flagged off
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 25
Amrit Lal Garg, president, Shiv Shakti Sewa Dal, Malerkotla, and Sukhdev Singh, SHO ( City), flagged off 11 trucks having ration for langar to be organised at Bal Tal, a pilgrimage spot in Jammu and Kashmir.

 

CRIME

Man harassed by bank
Ludhiana, June 25
For a meagre amount of Rs 20,000, Janak Raj Singla, a local resident, has been making rounds to Indian Overseas Bank, Civil Lines Branch, here for the past six months. Till date, he has not been able to get the money, which his brother had sent him through postal order from England in January, 2007.

 
AGRICULTURE

BKU’s dharna against land acquisition
Ludhiana, June 25
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ugrahan) today staged a protest demonstration against the forcible acquisition of land of farmers. The demonstrations were held throughout the state, particularly for the Trident group of industries.

Members of the Bharaitya Kisan Union (Ugrahan) stage a demonstration in Ludhiana on Monday against forcible land acquisition in the state. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Members of the Bharaitya Kisan Union (Ugrahan) stage a demonstration in Ludhiana

EDUCATION

Business houses to run technical institutes: Dhindsa
Ludhiana, June 25
The government had chalked out a plan for revamping the technical and industrial training education in the state. Big industrial houses were being roped in to run technical training institutes so that the trained workforce could be produced.

City boy tops in VET-2007
Ludhiana, June 25
Anant Bir Singh Lubana has topped the Veterinary Entrance Test (VET-2007) for seeking admission to Bachelor of veterinary science and animal husbandry conducted by GADVASU on June 22, the results of which were declared yesterday. Nearly 1,205 students from different parts of the state had appeared in the examination. Anant, student of Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, has scored 93.6 per cent marks in the matriculation and 93.3 per cent marks in class XII examination conducted by the CBSE.

Anant Bir Singh Lubana
Anant Bir Singh Lubana

From Colleges
MET result declared

Ludhiana June 25
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, has declared the result of Management Entrance Test (MET) held on June 1, 2007 on behalf of the Punjab Government for MBA and MCA admissions to GND University, Punjabi University, Patiala and Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

Jatinder Kaur wins essay contest
Doraha, June 25
Various competitions as essay writing, paper reading and poem recitation were organised during the 10-day special camp being held on the college campus of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha. Volunteers participated in these competitions and tried their best to secure best positions. 


Girls participating in a 10-day camp at a college in Doraha. — A Tribune photograph
Girls participating in a 10-day camp at a college in Doraha.

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