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Strange ways of PSEB
Slams notices on govt depts, suspends bill of pvt hospital
Ludhiana, June 27
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has served notices of arrears on several government departments, hospitals and dispensaries in the city even as the arrears of a few crores of the power supply bill of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) have been held in abeyance allegedly under political pressure. The PSEB has temporarily suspended the collection of arrears from the DMCH.
Staff shortage forces collection by unauthorised persons
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 27
The lone constitutional generator and supplier of electric power in the state, the Punjab State Electricity Board has no cashiers to collect revenue earned by the organisation. In the absence of sufficient number of authorised cashiers and drivers, the authorities are left with no choice but to get cash collected by unauthorised persons and transfer it to banks in an unsafe manner, thus inviting danger to the life of staff as also to the cash.


An outlet of Fab India that opened in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
An outlet of Fab India that opened in Ludhiana on Wednesday.—A Tribune photo

SCO, booth auction: PUDA richer by Rs 20.57 crore
Ludhiana, June 27
Reports of slump in real estate notwithstanding, the Punjab Urban Development and Planning Authority (PUDA) today auctioned every square yard of commercial booths and shop-cum-offices for a whopping Rs 1.66 lakhs in Dugri (phase-II) here today.

Pharmacy college for city soon
Ludhiana, June 27
Even though the industrial hub of the state has some of the best hospitals as also medical and dental colleges, the need for a pharmacy college was being felt for quite some time.

Self-Appraisal Report
PAU dons find it lengthy, date extended
Ludhiana,June 27
Self appraisal is probably the most difficult task for anyone. At least scientists working in Punjab Agricultural University find it so.Vice-chancellor M.S.Kang had asked them to submit a comprehensive self-appraisal SWOT report. But, quite a few of them have not been able to meet the deadline for the second consecutive time. 


A sculptor giving finishing touches to an idol of Lord Ganesha in Ludhiana. These idols sell for around Rs 300 each.
A sculptor giving finishing touches to an idol of Lord Ganesha in Ludhiana. These idols sell for around Rs 300 each. —A Tribune photograph

Treaty between Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Lord Bentick
SSF (B) to build monument near Sutlej
Ludhiana, June 27
At the time when priceless historic monuments are being razed or have been encroached upon, the Sikh Students Federation (Bhoma) has taken then lead in constructing a monument at the site of an observation post set up on a hillock near the Sutlej in Ropar by Maharaja Ranjit Singh overlooking the erstwhile British territory.

SAD (A) seeks release of Mann
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 27
Branding the Punjab Government as number one enemy of the Sikhs, the SAD (A) has sought intervention of the governor in safeguarding interests of members of the minority community who, according to the outfit, had been suffering humiliation at the hands of saffronised forces.
A road in Madho Puri awaits recarpeting for a long time.
A road in Madho Puri awaits recarpeting for a long time.—A Tribune photograph

Political Thought’ released
Ludhiana, June 27
Jyoti Birla, a former student of GCW and lecturer of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, dedicated her first edition of "Political Thought" yesterday for postgraduation classes of political science.

Lions Club members honoured
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 27
R.P Gupta, president, local unit of the Lions Club, called upon members of the organisation to continue service to the weaker sections of society that facilitated the association get the Seven Star Award at the annual conference organised at Chandigarh recently.

City residents welcome reports on Sandhu
Ludhiana, June 27
Reports that the SAD-BJP government has requested that Dr Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, an IAS officer of the Uttrakhand cadre,be sent to serve in Punjab have been welcomed by local residents who want him to be posted here to look after the development of this industrial hub.

Bring Sikligar sect into panth: Council
Ludhiana, June 27
Guru Angad Dev Educational and Welfare Council has urged the SGPC, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee and all other such organisations to bring the Sikligar, Vanjara and Satnami sects back into the panth.



Congress leader in police net
Jagraon, June 27
The local politics took a new turn yesterday with the arrest of Shamsher Singh Dangian, a local congress leader and chairman of the block samiti in connection with recovery of 10 bags containing 400 kg of poppy husk. 

Poppy husk worth Rs 50 lakh seized in 2 months
Ludhiana, June 27
The Ludhiana rural police (Jagraon) has seized poppy husk, the cheapest and the most widely used drug in the state, worth over Rs 50 lakh in the past two months.

Drug peddler Sajjan Singh in police custody in Ludhiana.
Drug peddler Sajjan Singh in police custody in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Heroin worth Rs 25 lakh seized, 1 held
Ludhiana, June 27
The local police today claimed to have seized 250- gram heroin from a migrant labourer in Shimla Puri. The cost of heroin was Rs 25 lakh in the international market.  SP (Detective) said the accused identified as Sajjan Singh originally belongs to Bihar. He had taken the heroin from Delhi for supplying it in the city.



Credit plan for dist enhanced by 22 per cent
Ludhiana, June 27
Pryank Bharti, officiating deputy commissioner, today said the Annual Credit Plan (ACP) of Ludhiana district for the year 2007-08 had been enhanced to Rs 4134 crore, which is 22 per cent higher than of the last year's ACP of Rs 3614 crore. He was addressing a meeting of the district -level Review Committee- cum- District Consultative committee held under his chairmanship to review the performance of last year's ACP at Bachat Bhavan here today.
Officiating deputy commissioner Pryank Bharti presides over the district review committee meeting at Bachat Bhawan in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Officiating deputy commissioner Pryank Bharti presides over the district review committee meeting at Bachat Bhawan in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

PC with fingerprint security
Ludhiana, June 27
LG Electronics India Pvt Limited has introduced India's first-ever Desktop PC with fingerprint security which is a unique blend of design, performance and security.


PAU advises recommended dose of fertiliser
Ludhiana June 27
Dr NS Malhi, director of extension education, PAU, has suggested the farmers to use only recommended dose of DAP fertilizer in the cotton crop. He said that the plant clinic at PAU had witnessed some farmers complaining of drying cotton crop. The stem skin of the plant was rotten and had turned black in colour.


10-day camp organised at GNN College
Doraha, June 27
N.S.S volunteers here were given an opportunity to learn about social problems and environment, besides the way to good health, as the 10-day special camp at G.N.N.College, Doraha, entered its sixth day yesterday.

Punjab board-affiliated school members meet chairman
Ludhiana June 27
Representatives of the Association of the Punjab School Education Board Affiliated Schools met Punjab School Education Board chairman H. S. Sidhu in Mohali under the presidentship of Rajinder Sharma recently.

Streamline education system, request teachers
Ludhiana June 27
A delegation of Punjab Government College Teachers Association (PGCTA) led by its president Prof Jaipal Singh met the Education Minister Dr Upinderjit Kaur at Chandigarh recently. The delegation urged the minister to rationalise the education system.

Educational institutions asked to discourage junk food
Ludhiana, June 27
Educational institutions, including schools, colleges and universities have been asked to discourage the consumption of junk food following recommendations of the Union Health Ministry to the Union Human Resource Development Ministry.

Students of GNN College excel
Doraha, June 27
Students of M.A. (I) political science brought laurels to the college by securing seven first divisions and by showing 99 per cent result.

MA Results
MTS College students fare well
Ludhiana, June 27
Students of MA I (English) of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women have brought laurels to the college by showing excellent results in the Panjab University annual examinations.



Free dental care for rural population
Ludhiana, June 27
Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Hospital organised a free dental check up camp at Khalsa Gurudwara in Mundian Kalan on Chandigarh road here yesterday.


International Day Against Drug Abuse
Sportspersons exhorted to shun drugs
Ludhiana, June 27
International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking was celebrated at Guru Nanak Stadium, here today.





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