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Cat’s eye a fiasco for MC
Ludhiana, June 3
When it comes to wasting public money, the Ludhiana municipal corporation can give a tip or two. For, it has been paying between Rs 350 and Rs 400 per cat’s eye even as the market price of the product varies from Rs 120 to Rs 150.


Most of the cat’s eye are non-functional on the Ferozepur road in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Most of the cat’s eye are non-functional on the Ferozepur road in Ludhiana.

Bill Row
Present records, councillors to MC Commissioner
Ludhiana, June 3
The controversy over the sanctioning of bills up to Rs 5,000 seems to become a bone of contention for the municipal corporation as BJP councillors are playing the role of the opposition, along with the Congress, over the issue.





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Schoolgirls try to fight scorching sun in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Schoolgirls try to fight scorching sun in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: 
Inderjeet Verma

New buildings for eight police stations
Ludhiana, June 3
The project undertaken by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) to construct new buildings for eight police stations in the city at a cost of Rs 7.20 crore will come in handy for the Punjab police towards creating better infrastructure.

Hot and rising
Ludhiana, June 3
Soaring temperatures and persistent heat wave is making outdoor life difficult for residents. While the night temperature registered a rise of 2 degree Celsius from 25 degrees yesterday, the day temperature continued to rise. Temperature for the day was 42 degree Celsius, almost 2 degrees higher than yesterday.

Bank strike on June 12
Ludhiana, June 3
All nationalised banks would observe a strike on June 12 as the talks between bank unions and the Indian Banks Association (IBA) have reportedly failed.

Prem Chopra going strong at 74
Ludhiana, June 3
Contrary to his name “Prem”, his persona evoked hatred and intrigue on the silver screen. He is still a favourite, despite his portrayals of villainous characters, which were brilliant. At 74 years of age, when most actors retire, the original bad man of Bollywood, Prem Chopra is heading for Hollywood. He is in the city for the shooting of the film “Heartland” directed by Fred Holmes.

TADA Case
Man acquitted for want of evidence
Ludhiana, June 3
The court of Additional Sessions Judge MS Virdi today acquitted Jagdish Singh, alias Disha, of Kaunke Kalan village, Jagraon, who was facing charges under the TADA Act in a 20-year case, as the prosecution could not prove the allegations against him.

Quack performs caesarian; woman dead
Ludhiana, June 3
Mohammad Afgar, a quack posing as a doctor at Gyaspura, reportedly claimed the life of a woman following his unsuccessful attempt to perform a caesarian section on her last evening. He practises medicine at SAS Qadri Hospital at Gyaspura.

Earthen pots at a display in front of the shop in Ludhiana.
Earthen pots at a display in front of the shop in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Bid to deposit fake notes; one booked
Jagraon, June 3
The police has booked a man for trying to deposit fake currency notes in his account at the bank.

Arrival of sant’s body
Three-tier security in place
Ludhiana, June 3
The police has made a three-tier security plan to face any eventuality in the wake of the arrival of the slain Sant Ramanand’s body, which is expected to arrive tomorrow.

18-year-old girl commits suicide
Ludhiana, June 3
An 18-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at Amar Pura here today.



COMMUNITY

Residents cautioned against dengue, typhoid
Ludhiana, June 3
The department of health and family welfare cautioned the city residents against seasonal diseases as the officials emphasised on the preventive measures for jaundice, typhoid, diarrhoea and other stomach disorders.

Potable water eludes residents
Ludhiana, June 3
Even as the city is reeling under severe shortage of potable water, residents continue to get polluted water and the MC authorities have failed to take remedial measures. Even proper chlorination of water is not being done.

Army recruitment from July 29-Aug 5
Ludhiana, June 3
Colonel Saji Abraham, Director Army Recruiting at the local office, informed in a press note a recruitment rally for selection of candidates for soldier general duty, soldier store keeper technical/clerk, soldier technical and soldier (nursing assistant) will be conducted in the city from July 29 to August 5.

Prank calls annoy receivers
Doraha, June 3
Beware lest you should be lured by a caller from Bharatpur who will invite you to his place in a bid to sell gold biscuits or bricks at cheaper rates.

Free medical camp for slum dwellers
Doraha, June 3
The NSS unit of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, organised a one-day free medical check-up camp for the slum dwellers today.


Slum dwellers at a medical camp in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph
Slum dwellers at a medical camp in Ludhiana.

Relaying of Roads
NGO wants MC chief booked
Ludhiana, June 3
Taking a strict note of the news item “Broken roads cry to be relaid” published in The Ludhiana Tribune on May 31, the Anti-Corruption and Crime Investigation Cell, an NGO, has demanded the registration of a case against the MC Commissioner and the contractor.

Youth drawn to new dance form
Ludhiana, June 3
Have you ever heard about ‘popping and locking’? If not, it is a dance form of the 1980s and the young brigade has already grown crazy about it. Initially, very few people were aware of this dance form but thanks to all the dance shows being aired on various entertainment channels, has become an instant hit among the dance lovers. A dance workshop in progress in Ludhiana.
A dance workshop in progress in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

MC squad returns handcarts
Ludhiana, June 3
During its anti-encroachment drive at Samrala Chowk here today, tehbazaari wing officials were caught in a difficult situation with two parties being involved in an argument. According to information, the MC squad was removing handcarts parked near a gurdwara and gurdwara employees were supporting it.

Dairy training course at vet university
Ludhiana, June 3
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University started with two-week dairy training course here recently. The training will cater to the needs of dairy farmers of Punjab and cover the basic areas of management, animal nutrition, reproductive disorders, record keeping, marketing of milk and milk products, loan arrangement from banks and health aspects of the dairy animals.

PAU Notes
Training camp for Kisan Club today
Ludhiana, June 3
A training camp for members of the PAU Kisan Club will be held in the Wheat Auditorium on PAU campus on June 4.

Property rights cell at PAU
Ludhiana, June 3
In a bid to spread awareness about the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act and intellectual property rights (IPR) among farmers, Punjab Agricultural University has created a technology marketing and IPR cell.

City Concerns
Helpline to curb eve teasing
Itseems that eve teasing has been accepted by our society. Several reasons can be attributed to the rise of the social evil. The police cannot be present everywhere and it is found that most of the boys engaged in the troublesome activity, hail from decent families. The fact is that the majority of the cases go unreported, as most of the girls avoid filing their complaints with the police. Here is what residents of Ludhiana have to say on the issue


CRIME

Youth booked for rape
Case also registered against parents
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 3
Caring two hoots for Indian social norms, Sukhwinder Singh, a youth of Narangwal village in Ludhiana district kept a nurse at his home on the pretext of marrying her about a year ago. His parents and relatives, instead of stopping him from committing the alleged immoral act, facilitated the union of the unmarried couple.

Two arrested with drugs worth Rs 2.25 lakh
Ludhiana, June 3
The CIA- II police has nabbed two drug paddlers and recovered 1 kg opium and 1,600 g charas, estimated to be worth Rs 2.25 lakh. The accused are identified as Akhilaish Tiwari (57) and Shambhu Kumar (30), both residents of Bihar. According to SP, DSK Kalia, the CIA- II in charge Dilpreet Singh received a tip-off that the drug paddlers were trying to smuggle the drugs in the city.
The accused in police custody. A Tribune photograph
The accused in police custody.

21 booked for shootout at Akhara
Jagraon, June 3
The police has booked 21 people in yesterday’s shootout that took place at Akhara village resulting in the death of two of the accused.



IT officer elected chief of Punjab kickboxing body
Ludhiana, June 3
Garima Singh, joint commissioner, income tax, Sangrur, has been unanimously elected the president of the Punjab Kickboxing Association. She was elected to the post during a meeting of the association held at Ludhiana, recently.

 





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