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40 shops go up in flames
2 hurt; goods worth crores gutted at Jain Plaza
Fire tenders have a tough time due to narrow streets in the Talab Bazaar area in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, June 9
More than 40 shops were burnt, reducing material worth crores to ashes and injuring two persons during a fire in a four-storey building, Jain Plaza, in Talab Bazaar here today.

Fire tenders have a tough time due to narrow streets in the Talab Bazaar area in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph


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Stamp Paper Scam
Registered revenue documents to be scanned
Exact loss to state exchequer to be calculated
Ludhiana, June 9
The Special Investigation Team (SIT), constituted to look into the stamp paper scam, would scan the registered revenue documents of the residents in the district who bought stamp papers from the scam kingpin, Ravinder Pal, and evaluate the exact loss to the state exchequer.

Life term in murder case
Ludhiana, June 9
The court of Additional Sessions Judge G.S. Saran has convicted Bant Singh, alias Jaswant Singh (40), of Harrian village, Koom Kalan, Ludhiana, for committing the murder of Amodh Ram.

Four-year-old raped
Ludhiana, June 9
A 32-year-old-man allegedly raped a four-year-old girl at Joshi Nagar. The man is identified as Guldeep Singh, father of a two-year-old child, who was staying in a rented apartment at Joshi Nagar street No 1.

Missing girl found from Jammu 
Alleges rape by neighbour
Ludhiana, June 9
A 15-year-old girl, who had gone missing under mysterious circumstances 28 days ago, was found from Jammu. She was brought home by the family members last night.

Corruption Charges
SAD-BJP leaders pull up Improvement Trust staff
Ludhiana, June 9
Today will continue to haunt several senior officials and staff members of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) like a bad dream, as they were at the receiving end from the trio of Harish Rai Dhanda, SAD legislator and Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Sat Pal Gosain, Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Assembly, and Kamal Chatley, both from the BJP.
An indignant Harish Rai Dhanda, along with Sat Pal Gosain and Kamal Chatley, seems to be serving a warning to Dr Gurinder Singh Sodhi, executive officer of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
An indignant Harish Rai Dhanda, along with Sat Pal Gosain and Kamal Chatley, seems to be serving a warning to Dr Gurinder Singh Sodhi, executive officer of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust in Ludhiana on Tuesday.


COMMUNITY

India’s help needed to fight terrorism: Pak team
Machhiwara, June 9
A leader of an anti-terrorist organisation, the Green Signal, and general secretary of the PNCC Rana Sharif Ur Rehman today said Pakistan would succeed in combating terrorism only with the help of the Indian Government.

The delegation of Pakistan farmers along with the president of the Bhartiya Kisan Union and the chairman of the Machhiwara Punjab Mandi Board, on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph
The delegation of Pakistan farmers along with the president of the Bhartiya Kisan Union and the chairman of the Machhiwara Punjab Mandi Board, on Tuesday.

150 saplings planted
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 9
“We all know the World is going through a crucial stage of its existence.” To convey this message, students of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School displayed various items to celebrate World Environment Day here today.

City loses sheen for migrants
Ludhiana, June 9
There have been enough reasons for migrant workers to leave this industrial city for better fortunes. These include less wages being paid by private industries, enough opportunities back home, better working conditions in Baddi units and industry coming in good numbers at Hardwar and nearby areas.

PSEB staff stage dharna against unbundling
Ludhiana, June 9
Led by activists of the circle committee of the suburban circle of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), employees staged a dharna at Ferozepur Road circle headquarters here today to protest the proposed privatisation and unbundling of the board.


PSEB employees stage a dharna in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjit Verma 
PSEB employees stage a dharna in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

State of Health - II
Laddowal centre ill-equipped for delivery cases
Ludhiana/Laddowal, June 9
The appointment of safe motherhood consultants (SMCs) in government health centres under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHC) to promote "institutional deliveries" is a lost cause at the mini Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Laddowal.

Skyrocketing Labour Charges
Farmers set to work on their own
Ludhiana, June 9
Farmers, who had become dependent on labour from other states for agriculture during the last two decades, are all set to work with their own hands due to a fivefold rise in labour charges.

Election Duty
MC owes transporters Rs 22 lakh
Ludhiana, June 9
A month after elections, private transporters, whose buses were used to ferry poll staff on the election day, have not been paid by the district administration that owes them nearly Rs 22 lakh.

Development Projects
Tewari seeks status report
Ludhiana, June 9
Within less than a month after getting elected to Parliament, Manish Tewari has sought status reports of various projects sponsored by the Government of India for the city and the district from time to time from the Deputy Commissioner and the Commissioner, Ludhiana Municipal Corporation.

PAU Notes
Faculty members visit Moscow varsity
Ludhiana, June 9
As a step towards strengthening the activities defined under the MoU already signed between Moscow State University of Environment Engineering (MSUEE) and the PAU, a group of three faculty members Dr PS Minhas, director of research, Dr MP Kaushal, head, department of soil water and engineering and Dr CS Pannu, research engineer, visited the MSUEE, Moscow, during May 17 to May 28.

Canada student plays good Samaritan
Ludhiana, June 9
Rising to the cause of sponsoring the treatment of Rakesh Kumar, a victim of chronic renal failure, a Canada-based student Guninder Singh Gill paid his medical expenses incurred in the last four months.

Students excel in BCA, BCom exams
Jagraon, June 9
Students of Swami Ganga Giri Janta Girls College, Raikot, have excelled in BCA examinations conducted by Punjab University in April 2009. The pass percentage of the college in BCA I was 87 per cent, while the pass percentage of BCA II and BCA III was 100 per cent.

Yogurt food festival organised
Ludhiana, June 9
A Yogurt food festival was organised at Ivanna Institute of Hotel Management here today. It highlighted on the use of yogurt in the making of beverages, appetisers, snacks, salads and main course food items.



A food festival under way in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph
A food festival under way in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Ghuman visits Barewal sites
Ludhiana, June 9
Municipal Commissioner G.S. Ghuman today visited two sites at Barewal belonging to the MC here today.

Singer's wife alleges assault
Ludhiana, June 9
The wife of Punjabi singer Ravinder Grewal has alleged assault by her husband and brother-in-law.

CRIME

Tehsildar's car stoned by lawyer
Ludhiana, June 9
A few days after Tehsildars protested against misbehaviour by a councillor, the Sub-Registrar (E) today alleged an advocate, accompanied by his friends, stoned his car when he refused to oblige his brother for doing his work while jumping the queue.

Newly wed dies mysteriously
Ludhiana, June 9
A newly married woman died in mysterious circumstances in Islamgunj last evening. The deceased has been identified as Bholi Kaur (25), who was married to Goldy, 16-months-ago.

Ludhiana well-placed against Bathinda
Ludhiana, June 9
Hosts, Ludhiana (151 for 3) were well-placed against Bathinda (196) on the first day of the second match in the ongoing Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for the Katoch Shield being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association on the Punjab Agricultural University campus ground here today.
A match in progress in Ludhiana and Bathinda on Tuesday.
A match in progress in Ludhiana and Bathinda on Tuesday.  A Tribune photograph

Baseball trials from June 13
Ludhiana, June 9
The Punjab Baseball Association will conduct trials to select the state teams (senior boys and girls and sub-junior girls and boys) at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, here.

 






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