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Criminals target judges’ houses
Servant drugs ex-judge, decamps with valuables
Ludhiana, June 26
A domestic servant decamped with cash and valuables from the house of a retired judge after administering him with drug-laced food in Jeewan Nagar, Barrewal, here last night.
Burglary in Officers Colony
Ludhiana, June 26
The Officers Colony, a highly secured residential area of the city, is fast becoming the favourite hunting ground of burglars with two burglaries reported in the area during the last two days.

Proposed routes for transport
Residents fume as many areas left out

Ludhiana, June 26
Quite a number of areas in Ludhiana seem to have been left out in the preliminary proposals for starting the local bus services in the city. The six routes that have been notified in the first phase by the transport department, Punjab, leave almost half of the city untouched.

Rickshaw-pullers allege harassment
Ludhiana June 26
About 200 rickshaw-pullers of New Sabzi Mandi feel harassed at the hands of parking contractor of the area. They alleged that the contractor had started demanding Rs 10 per route from each rickshaw-puller as parking charges of the government-approved rickshaw stand, which existed at the place for the past three decades.
Rickshaw-pullers waiting to meet officials at Sangat Darshan at Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana Rickshaw-pullers waiting to meet officials at Sangat Darshan at Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photo






Children play with water to beat the heat in Ludhiana
Children play with water to beat the heat in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed





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Sangat Darshan: Many officers absent
Ludhiana, June 26
As many as 51 pending grievances were redressed at the ongoing weekly Sangat Darshan programme held here today.

Furniture destroyed in bank fire
Ludhiana, June
A major fire took place in the State Bank of India near Khalsa Girls College this morning, causing damage to computers, furniture and files. Fortunately, no employee or client was hurt.

COMMUNITY

International Day Against Drug Abuse
People asked to keep away from drugs
Ludhiana, June 26
Senior Superintendent of Police R.K. Jaiswal today made a fervent appeal to members of the public in general and drivers of public carriers in particular, to keep away from drugs and other intoxicants.



R.K. Jaiswal, SSP, addresses a meeting of transporters on International Drug Deaddiction Day in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
R.K. Jaiswal, SSP, addresses a meeting of transporters on International Drug Deaddiction Day in Ludhiana

Pledge against drug abuse
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 26
Hundreds of cops and residents of the area under Khanna police district vowed to join the crusade launched against the menace of drug abuse and illicit trafficking at various functions organised in the region today.

Land Scam
DC summons revenue record of Togarh village

Ludhiana, June 26
The DC has summoned the revenue record of Togarh village near Mattewal after a poor family had alleged that a piece of 5 kanal and 6 marlas of agricultural land had changed many owners in the records allegedly at the behest of a lambardar.

2 labourers in need of help
Ludhiana, June 26
Two poor migrant labourers, Ram Manohar and Chhote Lal, who were seriously injured while fitting a generator in a hosiery unit here on April 20 this year, are in dire need of financial assistance.
Ram Manohar and Chhote Lal, victims of burn injuries, under treatment at CMCH  in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
Ram Manohar and Chhote Lal, victims of burn injuries, under treatment at CMCH  in Ludhiana

 

BUSINESS

Cholamandalam opens branch
Ludhiana, June 26
DBS Cholamandalam Wealth Management, a subsidiary of Cholamandalam DBS Finance Company Limited, and a leading investment advisory provider, today announced the launch of its new branch office in Ludhiana.

 
AGRICULTURE

Dissemination of farm knowledge
Kang emphasises role of media 

Ludhiana, June 26
The media must work with dedication for permeation of agricultural knowledge at the grassroots.

Farmers meet at PAU on July 5
Ludhiana, June 26
The directorate of extension education, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), would host a state level meeting of the farmer’s committee and the fruits and vegetable growers’ committee on July 5, 2007.

EDUCATION

PU introduces MBA at regional centre
Ludhiana, June 26
Panjab University is commencing an MBA programme at its P.U. Regional Centre, Civil Lines, from the current academic session (2007-2008).

Professors Dinesh K. Gupta (officiating chairman) and S.K. Chadha (coordinator, MBA) at a press conference organised by University Business School, Panjab University, in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Professors Dinesh K. Gupta (officiating chairman) and S.K. Chadha (coordinator, MBA) at a press conference organised by University Business School, Panjab University, in Ludhiana

DD Jain College introduces MSc (IT)
Ludhiana, June 26
Panjab University has granted affiliation for new courses in MSc (IT) and BCA (2nd unit) to Devki Devi Jain Memorial College for women from this year.

2 Ivanna students to get training in US
Ludhiana June 26
Two students of lvanna Institute of Hotel Management have been selected for taking industrial training in the United States of America.

Workshop for students ends
Ludhiana June 26
The Sharman Counselling Centre organised a summer workshop for children between the age group of 4-14 years from June 1 to June 24, 2007. This camp was organised under the guidance of Dr Kum Kum Sharman, consultant psychologist, working for the cause of children for the past 15 years. Forty children had participated in the workshop.

 

HEALTH

Smiley Project
CDC reaches out to community

Ludhiana, June 26
The “Smiley Project”, an innovative community dentistry project, launched by Christian Dental College (CDC), is fast gathering momentum. This was evident at a recently concluded camp at Phagwara where denture sets were provided to as many as 46 needy senior citizens at their doorstep. For this purpose, the CDC team visited the target area four times in a short span of about 40 days. During the same camp, 127 other patients were also treated for other dental problems such as teeth cleaning and fillings etc.

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