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Midnight Drama
Councillors backing encroachers, says MLA
Ludhiana, June 6
In a midnight drama on the Pakhowal road here, the MLA and the chief parliamentary secretary, local bodies, Harish Rai Dhanda, tried to remove makeshift encroachments and alleged that an extortion racket was being run by government officials and councillors were supporting encroachers.

Transportation of Cash
Police escort now mandatory for banks
Ludhiana, June 6
Learning from the Rs 37 lakh robbery in Amritsar, the police has made it mandatory for banks and financial institutions to take PCR vehicles as escorts while moving cash in special vehicles.

No salary for health staff even after two months
Ludhiana, June 6
More than 200 employees of the health department in the district have not got salaries for the past two months. The bills for salaries of employees falling under the central government funding scheme '2211' have not been cleared for April and May.


Capt Amarinder Singh, former Chief Minister, comes out of the court after a hearing in the City Centre scam case in Ludhiana on Friday.
Capt Amarinder Singh, former Chief Minister, comes out of the court after a hearing in the City Centre scam case in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

BSNL, LIC employees protest price hike
Ludhiana, June 6
Employees of various organisations held demonstrations against the hike in the prices of fuel and LPG cylinders.

3 take lift; flee with Innova
Khanna, June 6
Giving lift to three persons for Rs 240 cost the driver of an Innova dear. The incident took place on April 22 but it came to light yesterday when the police recovered the vehicle from near here following a tip-off.

Power Shutdown
Power supply to Manakwal, Mehmoodpur and Dhandra, GK Vihar, Sant Sunder Singh Nagar, Preet Nagar, Satjot Nagar, Roop Nagar and the adjoining area of Dhandra Road will be suspended from 9am to 3 pm on Saturday; and to Partap Nagar, Metro, K W Roler, Millerganj, Nanakpuri, Dashmesh Nagar, Bhagwan Chowk, and Munjal from 9 am to 2 pm on Sunday.


CPI holds dharna against hike in oil pricesCPI activists hold a dharna at the mini secretariat in Ludhiana on Friday.
Ludhiana, June 6
As a part of its nationwide campaign against the hike in prices of petrol, diesel and LPG, activists of the CPI today organised a dharna at mini secretariat to demand immediate roll back in oil prices. The party called upon the union government as also the state governments to initiate stern steps to check hoarding in order to bring down the prices of the other essential commodities.

CPI activists hold a dharna at the mini secretariat in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Students ride two-wheelers in Ludhiana. Students switch to  electric two-wheelers
Ludhiana, June 6
It's not only the common man who has been hit by the price hike, students are also feeling the pinch. Concerned over the increase in the prices of fuel, students are planning to switch to electric two-wheelers.

ON POWER: Students ride two-wheelers in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Anganwari workers stage protest
Khanna, June 6
A large number of anganwari workers staged a protest near the Child Development Programme Office (CDPO) in support of their long-pending demands. The workers raised slogans against the government and demanded compensation and hike in their remunerations besides other things.

A collapsed roof of a house in Khanna. Houses collapse in rain
Residents demand compensation
Khanna, June 6
A section of residents have written to the SDM demanding compensation for their houses, which collapsed due to rain on Wednesday. A large number of houses were affected and roofs of many buildings collapsed in the rain.

A collapsed roof of a house in Khanna. — A Tribune photograph

Booking of Leader
Workers’ body joins protest
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 6
Demanding cancellation of criminal case registered against All-India State Government Employees Federation vice-president Sukhdev Singh Bari, activists of the Mazdoor Mulazim Talmel Committee yesterday went to Sherpur town to join a dharna being organised there.

Customers dissatisfied at banks


3 booked for bid to murder
Jagraon, June 6
Sukhdev Singh, alias Debi, Keepa and his brother Ladi of Noorapura allegedly assaulted Gurinder Singh of the same village with dagger on June 3 with an intention to murder him.


Farmers urge govt to review paddy MSP
Ludhiana, June 6
Farmers here demanded that the government should declare different support rates for various varieties of paddy. The minimum support price for basmati should be at least Rs 2,000 per quintal, said Puran Singh Shahkot, general secretary (finance) of the Bharti Kisan Union, Punjab, at a press conference today.

PAU alumnus develops website on vegetation
Ludhiana, June 6
Balwinder Singh, an alumnus of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and a landscape and crop consultant has developed a website: www.landscapingpeople.com, which focuses on the beautiful trees and shrubs and highlights the trees species facing extinction.



A magician enchants tiny tots of Maple Bear in Ludhiana on Friday.
A magician enchants tiny tots of Maple Bear in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

INIFD students form rock band
Ludhiana, June 6
The students of International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD), Ludhiana, have formed a rock band under the name of Six Bold Soulz.

MNCs hire 24 PAU engineering students
Ludhiana, June 6
PAU agricultural engineers are in great demand among the leading corporate companies these days. The university’s vice-chancellor, Dr Manjit Singh Kang, handed over the appointment letters to 22 graduating agricultural engineers and two postgraduates completing their MTech programme here yesterday.

Re-evaluation introduced
Ludhiana, June 6
The Punjab School Education Board has introduced re-evaluation scheme for Class XII students. GHG Khalsa College, Sudhar, in a statement issued today informed that the students were required to send their original mark sheets along with the re-evaluation forms. Students seeking admission to higher classes needed original mark sheets at the time of counselling. — TNS

NCC cadets educated on blood donation
Ludhiana, June 6
In order to educate NCC girl cadets during the combined annual training camp of the 3 Punjab Girls Battalion NCC, Ludhiana, a lecture on blood donation was conducted in the auditorium of Government College for Women, Ludhiana.


Labour lok adalat settles 46 cases
Ludhiana, June 6
The District Legal Services Authority today held a lok adalat to settle pending cases between labourers and employers under the supervision of Additional District Judge-cum-presiding officer of the Labour Court H.P.S. Mahal.


Punjab squads for national c’ship 
Ludhiana, June 6
On the basis of their performance in the Sub-Junior Punjab State Basketball Championship held at Khanna recently, boys and girls have been selected to represent Punjab in the 35th Sub Junior National Basketball Championship scheduled to be conducted from June 15 to 21 at Kapurthala.

Swimming camp for learners
Ludhiana, June 6
The Ludhiana District Swimming Association (LDSA) will organise summer camp for the learners at the King George Swimming Pool, near Rakh Bagh, Ludhiana, from June 9 to July 7, according to the president of the association Apinder Singh Grewal.



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