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Hassled by Badal, rains 
Ludhiana, July 11
The Chief Minister's visit and waterlogging of roads due to downpour caused massive traffic jams in the city today causing inconvenience to commuters. In the morning, when CM Parkash Singh Badal travelled by road from Punjab Agricultural University to Sabzi Mandi, the traffic on roads leading to Ferozepore road was blocked. The commuters had to wait for more than 45 minutes before the jam was cleared.
Shopkeepers block heavy traffic by parking their scooters in the middle of the road to prevent water from entering their shop in Ludhiana Shopkeepers block heavy traffic by parking their scooters in the middle of the road to prevent water from entering their shop in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


In Harmony

The cadets of the ITBP’s 26th and 29th Battalion at the passing out parade held at ITBP camp in Ludhiana
The cadets of the ITBP’s 26th and 29th Battalion at the passing out parade held at ITBP camp in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribue photo: Sayeed Ahmed

Girl Stabbing
Two youths nailed, car recovered

Ludhiana, July 11
The police has arrested two youths from the city for stabbing an MBA student Sonika on July 7 evening just for her Maruti Swift car. The car has also been recovered.

Era gone, but not the charm
Ludhiana, July 11
The highly paid actress of yesteryears, Vyjainthimala Bali still maintains same charm and grace. She feels that her era in film industry was different. The movies had meaning, depth and realism. Suceess did not come that easy and actors had to put in their sincere efforts and hardwork to get recognition.


Power thieves! Beware
Ludhiana, July 11
The PSEB has set up anti-power theft police stations in all five zones and these power stations have become functional at Ludhiana, as well as other zones, including Amritsar, Jalandhar, Bathinda and Patiala. The step has been taken to curb the power theft all over the state and huge loss of revenue.

SBI told to pay Rs 15,000
Ludhiana, July 11
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered the State Bank of India (SBI) to pay Rs 15,000 as compensation to a former managing director of the Life Insurance Corporation(LIC) of India Yash Pal Gupta for causing unnecessary harassment to him.


Badal administers oath to 6,000 panches
Orders review of wheat-dal scheme beneficiaries’ list
Badal administers oath to panches in LudhianaLudhiana, July 11
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said today that the government would review the list of beneficiaries of the much-publicised atta-dal scheme. He asked all panchayats to scrutinise the lists of such beneficiaries and find out if benefits under the scheme were extended to undeserving ones.

Badal administers oath to panches in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Anganwari workers seek Class III grades
Ludhiana, July 11
A delegation of anganwari workers and helpers met Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal yesterday. They urged him to regularise their posts and grades equivalent to  that of Class III and IV employees.

Stop poisonous food


2 booked for stealing jewellery
Jagraon, July 11
Gurdeep Singh, alias Nikka, and Jaswinder Singh, alias Janta of Galib Kalan, who were entrusted with the task of looking after Darvesh Asthan Nakath Banian at Galib Kalan from June 27 to July 1, allegedly stole three pairs of gold earrings, two gold rings, 28 tolas silver ornaments and Rs 30,000 in cash. The total loss has been valued at Rs 65,000. The Sidhwan Bet police has registered a case under Sections 406 and 34 of the IPC at the instance of Mian Basant Baba of Dargah Baba Mohkam Din Baliala.


Industry trying to tap rural workforce
Plans to start training centres all over state 
Ludhiana, July 11

Hosiery manufacturers who are facing an acute shortage of labour are now trying to tap workforce from the rural areas. Industry is now planning to set up training centres in rural areas in order to get skilled workforce from there.

Discounts to rope in customers
Ludhiana, July 11
Residents are happy as a large number of shopkeepers have started selling various products at discounted rates. Instead of waiting for the season to end, leading brands, mega and mini malls are offering heavy discounts on summer wear and other products.


Provide connections in 10 days, BKU chief tells PSEB
Ludhiana, July 11
BKU president and chairman, Punjab Mandi Board, Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, has asked farmers to run their tube wells in whatever manner they deem fit, to save their crop (paddy).



KVM acts tough against minor drivers
Ludhiana, July 11
Taking a tough stand against minor drivers, KVM School has prohibited all students sans a driving license to bring any vehicle to the school.

World Population Day observed
Ludhiana, July 11
Students of Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar Government Senior School took out a rally to observe the World Population Day. Civil surgeon Dr S.P. Sharma, along with other senior officials of health department, flagged off the rally.


Sony told to replace defective mobile
Ludhiana, July 11
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered owner of Harjeeo Corporation, Model Town, Sony Ericsson’s authorised service centre, to replace or repair the defective cell phone to the consumer’s satisfaction. The forum has also directed the owner of M/s Sachin Gift Gallery, Model Town Extension, to pay Rs 1,000 for causing harassment to the consumer by selling the defective set to him.



Raids on ultrasound centres 
Ludhiana, July 11
District Health authorities raided four ultrasound centres in Raikot yesterday. One centre which had failed to get its registration renewed was sealed by them.


City girl shines in Asian b’ball 
Ludhiana, July 11
Indian girls gave a stupendous performance to bag top honours in basketball in the IVth Children of Asia International Sports and Games which concluded in Russia, yesterday.

Suraj finishes runners-up in LIC chess meet
Ludhiana, July 11
Suraj Parkash, assistant, Life Insurance Corporation of India, Unit II, Ludhiana, finished runners-up in the Zonal-Level Chess Tournament organised in New Delhi, recently.



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