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Residents line up for fuel, gas cylinder
Ludhiana, June 4
Hit by fuel price hike, city residents queued at petrol stations and gas agencies to get fuel before the hike came into effect from midnight.
Customers queue up at a petrol station in Ludhiana on Wednesday
Customers queue up at a petrol station in Ludhiana on Wednesday. —Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Wife, stepson get life term for murder
Ludhiana, June 4
The court of additional sessions judge, Kishore Kumar, has sentenced Neena Saluja of Tilak Nagar to rigorous imprisonment for life for killing her husband Sita Ram Saluja (72) in February 2004. Sunil Sareen, stepson of the deceased, was also sentenced to life imprisonment.


No power cut after June 10
Ludhiana, June 4
With the completion of maintenance work of transmission and distribution lines, transformers and substations in the Ludhiana central zone on June 10, residents will get a major relief as there would be no power shutdown for maintenance work.

Minor alleges rape in confinement
Jagraon, June 4
A minor girl has accused a youth of raping her while keeping her in illegal confinement. The accused had abducted her from her house on May 12.

Boy’s Death
Kin refuse to cremate body
Ludhiana, June 4
The controversy over the death of a domestic help in Machhiwara continued for third day today with relatives of the deceased refusing to cremate the body till the accused was arrested. The body has been kept at Samrala civil hospital.

Manholes not covered for years
An open manhole at Feroze Gandhi Market (left) and another at Bhadaur House in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, June 4
A manhole in Bhadaur House and another in Feroze Gandhi market have been lying open for the past several years. Shopkeepers in Bhadaur House said the manhole in their area was covered earlier with a wire-mesh as it was meant for rainwater drainage also. The mesh gave way with time, but was not replaced.

An open manhole at Feroze Gandhi Market (left) and another at Bhadaur House in Ludhiana. —Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Consumer Forum
ICICI Lombard told to pay Rs 85,000
Ludhiana, June 4
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered ICICI Lombard General Insurance to pay Rs 85,763 to an aggrieved consumer for the loss suffered by him on account of damage to his car in an accident.


Aggrieved, BJP councillors meet mayor
Allege discrimination in MC house
Ludhiana, June 4
Councillors owing allegiance to the Bhartiya Janta Party yesterday alleged that they were being discriminated against by their alliance partner and works of their wards were not being cleared.

Gujjars to protest in Delhi today
LGujjar leader Narinder Chaudhary addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Wednesdayudhiana, June 4
A group of Gujjars would leave the city tonight to participate in the protest being organised by their community to gherao the Rashtrapati Bhawan tomorrow. Addressing a press conference here today, Gujjar leaders, led by Narinder Chaudhary, warned that if the Rajasthan government did not relent even then, they would intensify their struggle for justice.

Gujjar leader Narinder Chaudhary addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Wednesday. —Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Agents resent wheat shortage notices
Bassi Pathana, June 4
Strong resentment prevailed among commission agents of the town against the notices sent by Markfed, a procurement agency of Bassi Pathana, imposing shortage of 126 quintal of wheat procured by the agency from them.

85-yr-old man dies of burns
Khanna, June 4
Mahinder Singh (85) died of severe burns at Ajnaud village late last night. The victim had been living with his brother and family for some time. Victim’s brother Nachhatar Singh said his brother had been upset for some time over some family matter.

Residents were taken by surprise after the rain lashed in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Residents were taken by surprise after the rain lashed in Ludhiana on Wednesday. —A Tribune photograph

Power yoga
Ludhiana, June 4
Footloose, an institute associated with fitness and dance, commenced a workshop on power yoga. Vinay Verma, the institute director having taken a detailed course from Swami Satyanand Yoga Kender, Mumbai, is getting an overwhelming response.—TNS

Dr Mann honoured with Bharat Jyoti Award
Ludhiana, June 4
Bharat Jyoti Award was conferred on Dr N.C. Mann, senior consultant, department of community dentistry, Christian Dental College, by India International Friendship Society at a ceremony in New Delhi.

200 shopkeepers get notices for violating building norms
Samana, June 4
The local municipal committee has served notices on nearly 200 shopkeepers on the Ghagha road for violating building norms. The shopkeepers have been served notices for allegedly building unauthorised constructions.

Car hits cops, one hurt
Khanna, June 4
Three cops were hit by a speeding Indica car near the Neelon bridge late yesterday night. The occupants of the car were coming from Chandigarh and were on their way to Ludhiana.The cops on duty signaled them to stop the car, but instead of reducing the speed the driver hit the cops. Constable Gurdeep Singh sustained multiple injuries on his legs and arms and was rushed to a private hospital nearby. Now, his condition was stated to be normal.

‘Punjabi youth suitable for security jobs’
Ludhiana, June 4
The rising crime and terrorism in the country has forced the private sector to hire services of security and intelligence agencies in the past a few years. The private security industry has taken the task to ensure safe and secure atmosphere among people besides providing employment to eligible youth. As per leading security and intelligence agencies, the youth of Punjab was best suited for such jobs.



Motor cycle stolen
Jagraon, June 4
A motor cycle (PB-08Z- 2996) belonging to Randeep Singh was allegedly stolen from near the Adda Raikot Chowk by Sunny Kumar of Agwar Pona. This incident took place when Randeep came to buy vegetables from the market.


Biz Word
Machine tool unit opens new factory
Ludhiana, June 4
Marshall Machines, a machine tool manufacturing company, inaugurated its new CNC machine assembly factory here today. IG (Jalandhar zone) Sanjeev Kalra was the chief guest and MD, Highway Industries; Umesh Munjal was the guest of honour.


Experts raise concern over depleting water table
Ludhiana, June 4
A seminar on "Sustainability of natural resources in agriculture" was organised by the PAU department of extension education in village Galib Kalan today.

Punjab has tremendous scope for maize cultivation: Expert
Ludhiana, June 4
A two-day workshop on "Production technology of maize" started at Punjab Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (PAMETI) today. About 45 extension officers from all over the state got registered for the workshop to have latest know-how regarding various technical aspects of maize production, improved varieties, insect pest management, disease management and processing.



AIEEE topper Hitesh Jain with his mother after standing first in district in Ludhiana on Monday. Hitesh tops the list in AIEEE
Ludhiana, June 4
Hitesh Jain of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, has again topped the district by securing 123rd rank in the All-India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE). He stood ninth in the state.

AIEEE topper Hitesh Jain with his mother after standing first in district in Ludhiana on Monday. —Photo by Inderjeet Verma


Lachhman Singh new CJM
Ludhiana, June 4
Lachhman Singh today took charge as chief judicial magistrate in place Rajinder Aggarwal, who has been posted here as civil judge senior division, Ludhiana. Earlier, Lachhman Singh was posted at Taran Tarn.



ECP raises hope of heart patients
Ludhiana, June 4
With a spurt in the number of people undergoing angioplasty stenting and coronary bypass surgery, the number of patients suffering recurrence has also proportionately gone up. For such patients “external counter pulsation” (ECP) therapy — a non-surgical, economical and risk-free treatment — has come as a boon.

Fake ayurvedic companies enter city markets
Ludhiana, June 4
The sale of over the counter Ayurvedic products and medicines in the city has increased manifold during the past few years thereby resulting in serious health hazard among people. A large number of cosmetic products and drugs are available in chemist shops and on a few other self-styled outlets being run under the name of Ayurveda system.


Gagandeep raves about stint in IPL
Gagandeep Singh of IPL’s King’s XI Punjab signs autographs for students of MGM School in Ludhiana on Wednesday.Ludhiana, June 4
Few months ago no one knew them. Now, they are thronged by fans who go crazy to get their autographs. Despite their good performances at the domestic-level matches, they were virtually unheard of by the selectors as well as the spectators. But thanks to the Indian Premier League (IPL), the local heroes of the domestic circuit are now getting recognition at the national and international level.

Gagandeep Singh of IPL’s King’s XI Punjab signs autographs for students of MGM School in Ludhiana on Wednesday. —Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed




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