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7 die in road mishaps
Jagraon, June 10
Seven persons were killed in two road accidents that took place in the area today. The first accident took place near Sheikupura village in which four persons were killed. A group from Moga, while returning from Mata Vashino Devi, met with the accident when the tyres of the Qualis (PB 13 K 6464) in which they were travelling burst.

Mega radio cabs hit city
Ludhiana, June 10
In line with the transport policy of the government, all district transport offices of the state will be computerised and for this purpose, Union Government has released Rs 2.18 crore for Punjab.

Master Mohan Lal, Transport Minister, Punjab, launch 25 radio cabs in Ludhiana on Wednesday.









EARLIER STORIES


Booming population strains groundwater
Poor quality makes it unfit for drinking
 Ludhiana, June 10
The Central Groundwater Regulation and Management Department has labelled groundwater in Ludhiana as “dark” i.e. unfit for drinking in January, 2009, yet the Municipal Corporation has been supplying it to homes.


This tubewell of the Municipal Corporation does not have any provision for chlorination of water.

State of Health - III
The main corridor of Mini PHC Mullanpur being used to park a scooter and keeping a cot. Mini health centre ailing
Ludhiana/Mullanpur, June 10
Poor sanitation conditions and missing emergency services at Mini Primary Health Centre (PHC), Mullanpur, situated on Ferozepur highway, is a mockery of the public health sector. Despite having been upgraded to 24X7, this PHC has no infrastructure to cater to patients coming from nearby villages for emergency treatment.

The main corridor of Mini PHC Mullanpur being used to park a scooter and keeping a cot. A Tribune photograph

IT raids on Vardhman, Vallabh firms
Ludhiana, June 10
The Income Tax Department today conducted raids on Vallabh Steels, Vallabh Textile Company and Vardhman Industries at GT Road. At the same time raids were also conducted at their homes on Mall Road and Ferozepur Road.

COMMUNITY

4-hr power cuts for urban, industrial consumers
Ludhiana, June 10
With eight-hour power supply being imposed on the agriculture sector in day and night groups from today (June 10) for paddy sowing operations, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has imposed a four-hour daily cut on all urban and industrial feeders in the state.

41 students attend capability enhancement training programme
Ludhiana, June 10
As many as 41 students belonging to dalit families have been attending “Capability Enhancement Programme” launched by Vardhaman Group. The programme began on May 9 and would conclude on June 12. The Vardhaman Group started this programme in 2007, in response to the affirmative action campaign of the CII and this programme was launched by SP Oswal, Vadhaman Group in Punjab.

Participants of capability enhancement training programme. — A Tribune photograph

City Concerns
Eve-teasing must be curbed
Eve-teasing seems to have become an accepted part of our daily lives, especially in the city. The police cannot be present everywhere, and it is found that a number of kids, even from normal families, are engaged in the troublesome activity in the city streets.

The deserted Sub-Registrar office in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Sub-Registrars boycott office
Ludhiana, June 10
Hundreds of persons in three Sub-Registrar offices in the city were inconvenienced in the hot and sultry weather and the state exchequer, too, suffered when the Sub-Registrars did not return to work today in protest against the alleged attack on one of them by a lawyer yesterday.


The deserted Sub-Registrar office in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

MC for easing traffic in city
Ludhiana, June 10
With an aim to ease traffic bottlenecks, Municipal Commissioner GS Ghuman, along with his team, met traffic officials here yesterday to discuss in detail vehicular movement in areas like Bharat Nagar Chowk, Jagraon Bridge and Fountain Chowk.


Model Amrita Maghera after inaugurating Lakme salon in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Bank strike call withdrawn
Ludhiana, June 10
Indian National Bank Employees Congress (INBEC) national president KR Tripathi, in a press note released here today, stated that the strike for June 12 by bank employees had been withdrawn following improvements in offer by the Indian Banks Association with the trade unions of the banking industry, which had agreed to offer 17 per cent wage increase.

Tribune Impact
Sutlej Club faces heat
Ludhiana, March 10
After the news item “Smoking at the Sutlej Club goes unchecked” appeared in Ludhiana Tribune on June 9, Civil Surgeon SP Sharma has given strict instructions to the managing committee of the Sutlej Club to make a separate smoking zone in the club.

Buses collide, 6 women injured
Khanna, June 10
Six women mill workers were injured today, when the bus they were travelling in, collided with another bus near Rajgarh village in Machhiwara.

Workshop for tiny-tots concludes
Ludhiana, June 10
A 10-day workshop was concluded on the premises of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar, here yesterday.


Students show their models during the workshop at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Rs 1.13 lakh fine on hosiery unit
Ludhiana, June 10
A penalty of Rs 1.13 lakh was today imposed by the Sales Tax department on the local hosiery unit for transporting goods without bill.


CRIME

Sewerage Department
Accountant fraudulently pockets Rs 20,000
Ludhiana, June 10
A Divisional Accountant (DA) in the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Department allegedly fraudulently pocketed Rs 20,000 by altering records, preparing a fake affidavit of a contractor and getting a cheque from the department.

Shell found from canal
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 10
Area residents of Chaturpura village were panicked today after they detected a shell of 1.5 quintal into the canal near the village. The matter was brought into the notice of the police by villagers who detected a heavy shell into the canal.

Businessman ends his life
Ludhiana, June 10
A local businessman committed suicide at Basant Colony last evening. The deceased has been identified as Varinder Kumar.

Conmen nabbed, 5 vehicles recovered
Ludhiana, June 10
The police busted a gang of six conmen, who used to finance vehicle from bank by submitting fake documents. The police has also recovered five vehicles from the accused. The accused are identified as Kulwinder Singh, Satwant Singh, Jyoti Kumar, Bharat Bhushan, Sanjiv Kumar, Vinod Gupta.

The alleged conmen in police custody in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Girl commits suicide
Ludhiana, June 10
Depressed over poor performance in the annual examination, a girl allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison.

Woman gets burns
Khanna, June 10
Jyoti, a resident of Billan Wali Chhapri, received burns after a reported scuffle with her husband today. According to neighbours, her husband was drunk last night and they had a fight over some petty issue. Jyoti received burns and was rushed to the local Civil Hospital from where she was referred to a hospital in Patiala.


Katoch Shield
Ludhiana floor Bathinda
Ludhiana, June 10
Riding high over fine centuries by Karan Goel and Gaurav Marwaha, Ludhiana defeated Bathinda by nine wickets in the second match in the ongoing Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for the Katoch Shield being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association that concluded on the Punjab Agricultural University campus ground here today.

19 selected for aquatic coaching camp
Ludhiana, June 10
Ninteen swimmers have been selected as members of the Punjab waterpolo team (junior) for the coaching camp for the preparation of the state team for the forthcoming 36th Junior National Aquatic Championship to be held from June 23 to 27 at Jaipur.

 





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