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For gas agencies, rules don’t matter
Ludhiana, July 22
Overloaded vehicles of gas agencies carrying domestic LPG cyliders are involved in the illegal practice of distributing cylinders to delivery boys on the busy intersections, adding to the risk of life of commuters and people living in the nearby residential areas.
LPG cylinders being supplied on the roadside in violation of the norms in Ludhiana LPG cylinders being supplied on the roadside in violation of the norms in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph


Brick-kiln owners to strike against coal price hike
Ludhiana, July 22
Hit by rising costs of coal and other raw material along with a steep decline in demand, brick-kiln owners here have decided to go on an indefinite strike till prices are brought under control. They have also decided to delay production by at least three months in order to deal with the situation.

MC sleeps over faulty sewerage
Ludhiana, July 22
Residents of G-block of Sarabha Nagar are trying to get an overflowing sewerline repaired in their area for the last two-and-a-half years.

Snatchers spread terror
Ludhiana, July 22
Chain snatchers in the city are becoming increasingly bold with many even having no qualms about entering the victims’ homes and snatching gold ornaments. The snatchers have now started using cars instead of two-wheelers.

Attack on dera follower’s family, 3 arrested
Ludhiana, July 22
The police today arrested three youths and booked 30 others for allegedly attacking a dera follower’s family late last evening.


Residents get impure water
Rakesh Prashar, a councillor, shows muddy water from a tap in Ludhiana MC unmoved despite complaints
Ludhiana, July 22
Residents of many colonies in ward number 36 have been getting contaminated water from taps for the last two months and all complaints to the water cell of the MC have not been heard.

Rakesh Prashar, a councillor, shows muddy water from a tap in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

40 NGOs join hands to save Budda Nullah
Representatives of different NGOs address a press conference on Budda Nullah in LudhianaLudhiana, July 22
As many as 40 NGOs of the state today joined hands to intensify their struggle towards the cleaning of Budda Nullah.

Representatives of different NGOs address a press conference on Budda Nullah in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Hectic lobbying for MC chief poll
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 22
Clouds of uncertainty looming on the election for the post of president of the municipal council notwithstanding, the staff in the office of civic body here has started preparation for the new incumbent.

Kala new Doraha MC chief 
Doraha, July 22
Inderjit Singh Kala was elected president of municipal council, Doraha, today.

MC general house on July 28
Ludhiana, July 22
The general house of the Municipal Corporation(MC) would meet on July 28 to discuss various development projects of the city.

Baba Bedi condemns SAD 
Ludhiana, July 22
Baba Sarbjot Singh Bedi, former president, Gurmat Sidhant Pracharak Sant Samaj, today strongly criticised the SAD leadership for opposing the UPA government and voting against the motion of confidence moved by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Bedi said it was unfortunate that the Akali Dal, which claimed to represent the Sikhs, had chosen to oppose the Sikh Prime Minister on the Miri-Piri Day (yesterday was the foundation day of Akal Takht as the supreme temporal seat of the Sikhs).

Cong leader booked for misbehaving with Mayor
Ludhiana, July 22
The police has booked woman Congress leader Pinki Arora, along with 25 or more persons, including some municipal councillors, for misbehaving with city Mayor Hakim Singh Giaspura yesterday. According to complainant Naval Ram, driver of the Mayor, the incident took place when the accused, protesting against sewer overflow in Field Gunj, stopped his car in which the mayor was also sitting.

2 run over by train
Ludhiana, July 22
Two unidentified migrant labourers were crushed to death by a train in a freak incident on Dhuri railway line this afternoon.

July 23 bandh: Police calls for cooperation
Khanna, July 22
The Khanna police held a public meeting today wherein police officials called for public cooperation during the bandh on July 23 regarding Dera Sacha Sauda.

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Revenue from indirect tax collection rises 65 pc
Ludhiana, July 22
Tax collections had a direct impact on the growth of any economy and people should not treat them as a hurdle, said P.C.Jha, chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs, while addressing members of the Ludhiana Management Association (LMA) and the Ludhiana chapter of the NIRC Institute of Chartered Accountants of India here yesterday.

Illegal bird trade unchecked
Ludhiana, July 22
Illegal bird trade is going on in the city in the garb of exotic bird trade. The business not only violates the Wildlife Protection Act but also poses a threat of bird flu as birds which are often transported from West Bengal, may carry the virus from there and spread it to those in the state.



Brar appointed varsity DSW
Ludhiana, July 22
Board of management of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) held their meeting today at Chandigarh. The management members discussed various issues, including the case of pension and appointment of director, students welfare, and professor emeritus.



Hospital forms obesity support group 
Ludhiana, July 22
SPS Apollo Hospitals today launched an obesity support group (OSG). The group comprises obese, post-operative patients, a weight loss surgeon, cardiologists, endocrinologists, bariatric nurses, psychologist, physiotherapist and dietician .


GNKCW eves to take part in world b’ball tourney
Ludhiana, July 22
It is a matter of great honour for Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women here as five students from the college have been picked up for the forthcoming second edition of the World Women Baseball Series slated to be held from August 24 to 29 in Japan.

25 attend hockey trials
Ludhiana, July 22
Twenty-five aspirants turned up for the trials conducted by the District Hockey Asociation (DHA), Ludhiana, here today at the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium of the Punjab Agricultural University.



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