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Sale deed by ‘dead’ woman
Vigilance takes up probe
Ludhiana, July 10
The Ludhiana vigilance bureau has taken up the case in which a woman had executed a sale deed four years after her death.

Callous Admin
Sangat darshan belies villagers’ hopes
Ludhiana, July 10
They have been running from pillar to post but to no avail. Quite a number of people coming with their grievances to the weekly sangat darshan conducted by the district administration at the mini-secretariat here do not know how to pursue their cases.
Ratno (right) with her cousin, who were not entertained at the sangat darshan in the mini-secretariat in Ludhiana for not having a typed application.
Ratno (right) with her cousin, who were not entertained at the sangat darshan in the mini-secretariat in Ludhiana for not having a typed application. — Photo by Inderjit Verma







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Monsoon clouds over the sky in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Large parts of India are experiencing heavy to very heavy monsoon showers due to a low pressure depression over the Indian subcontinent.
Monsoon clouds over the sky in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Large parts of India are experiencing heavy to very heavy monsoon showers due to a low pressure depression over the Indian subcontinent. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Investors encash bull run
Ludhiana, July 10
The bullish sentiment in the stock market has had a visible impact on share trading in this region which has recorded an increase. The BSE Sensex having touched the 15,000 mark, investors, particularly the existing ones, are putting in more money in shares.

Youth jumps into canal, dies
Khamano, July 10
A youth jumped into the Bhakra canal near Manpur and Kajauli, 8 km from here, and was washed away by the strong current.

Garbage makes life hell for Doraha traders
Doraha, July 10
Dirt and filth spread all over and a heap of garbage right in the centre of the main market road of Doraha has made life for shopkeepers and passersby a virtual hell.

COMMUNITY

Admin work to be computerised: Kalia
Ludhiana, July 10
Minister for local government, industry and commerce Manoranjan Kalia said today that the state had implemented a comprehensive development plan to provide basic amenities in the cities and towns during the next five years. In the first phase, 40 towns had been selected under a scheme known as Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT).
Minister for local government, industry and commerce Manoranjan Kalia addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Minister for local government, industry and commerce Manoranjan Kalia addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Aanganwari workers stage dharna
Ludhiana, July 10
Nearly 500 aanganwari workers staged a dharna here today in protest against the apathetic attitude of the state government. The rally started from Chattar Singh Park via Bharat Nagar Chowk, Jagraon Bridge and finally ended at the railway station.

Aanganwari workers being forcibly stopped by the Railway Protection Force at the railway station in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Aanganwari workers being forcibly stopped by the Railway Protection Force at the railway station in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Khangura refutes Garcha’s charges
Ludhiana, July 10
Kila Raipur MLA Jassi Khangura today alleged that former minister and Akali leader Jagdish Garcha was trying to intimidate Congress workers and sarpanches.

31 complaints redressed
Ludhiana, July 10
As many as 31 complaints were settled at the sangat darshan programme held at the Bachat Bhavan here today. Presided over by K.P. Brar, additional deputy commissioner (ADC), in which 69 reports were taken up for discussion, out of which 31 were settled after discussion on the spot. On the occasion, 20 new complaints were also received.

Rs 2 lakh relief for chhabeel victims’ kin
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 10
Thousands of persons, including politicians and bureaucrats, visited Sayan village, near here, to pay tributes to the victims of tragedy who were crushed to death when they were serving sweetened water to passersby at a chhabeel organised by residents of the village on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road on July 1.

Girl attempts suicide
Ludhiana, July 10
A student of Punjab Agricultural University allegedly attempted suicide by consuming poison last night.

Now, leisure valley at Daresi Ground
Ludhiana, July 10
After lying ignored for so many years, the Daresi Ground and Lodhi Fort would be given a makeover with the local bodies minister. Manoranjan Kalia today announced that they would develop a Leisure Valley and a hanging garden by using the land while preserving these places of historical importance.

Bhattal meets accident victims
Ludhiana, July 10
Former Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal today visited injured persons of the Sayan accident at Deep Hospital. While regretting the death of six victims, she expressed relief that injured were saved by timely medical care.

DMCH doctor presents paper
Ludhiana, July 10
Dr Puneet Aulakh Pooni, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at DMCH, was recently invited to read her research paper on "Parental stress in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of Punjab, India" at the Fifth World Congress, on Pediatric Critical Care at Geneva, Switzerland, recently. — TNS


 

CRIME

39 booked for hoodwinking law
Ludhiana, July 10
The local police yesterday identified and booked 39 persons, including seven women, who were hoodwinking the law right under its nose in the district courts for several years. The accused include four lambardars and two panchayat members.

 

BUSINESS

Three new health insurance policies
Ludhiana, July 10
United India Insurance today announced three new health insurance policies, namely platinum policy, gold policy and senior citizens policy, which would replace its existing Mediclaim Policy. The company has come out with a unique offer, which gives insurance coverage up to 80 years of age.

Settle power cases at local level: Industry
Ludhiana, July 10
Local industrialists today said they were facing problems in the case of a large number of appeal dispute cases pertaining to electricity being put under the purview of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) in Patiala.

 
AGRICULTURE

Soil Health
VC advocates oilseed cultivation
Ludhiana, July 10
The wheat-paddy monoculture has pushed traditional pulses and oilseed crops out of the main cropping pattern, causing immense deterioration of soil health.

EDUCATION

Adopt healthy food habits, PAU VC to students
Ludhiana, July 10
PAU vice-chancellor M.S. Kang has asked students, who got admission to the first year in various classes, to ensure that they set the right targets.

PAU students return from Moscow
Ludhiana, July 10
A group of six agri-engineering students from the College of Agricultural Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, attended a two-week practical training at the Moscow State University of Environmental Engineering (MSUEE), Moscow, from June 24 to July 6.

College students attend camp
Ludhiana, July 10
Thirty students of GPC Alour, Khanna, attended a seven-day leadership camp at Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan. The camp was organised by the Department of Youth Welfare, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

 



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