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2 undertrials give cops the slip
Ludhiana, June 11
Two undertrials, facing murder charges and also framed in more than 12 cases of theft and robbery, fled from a jail bus while being taken to the district court complex for hearing here today.

Slowdown and Power Cut
Double whammy for industry
Ludhiana, June 11
The Punjab State Electricity Board's decision of imposition of four-hour daily cut on all urban and industrial feeders in the state has come as a big shock to all industrialists, who are already reeling under severe crises due to global meltdown. The industry feels that the imposition of heavy power cuts after the parliamentary elections was a "cheating" with the industrialists.


Scared, Sub-Registrars join duty
Ludhiana, June 11
Following frequent incidents of expression of anger by politicians and lawyers against Sub-Registrars in the past have made them work under the shadow of fear.

State of Health - IV
Doors of this OT always ajar
Ludhiana, June 11
Poorly maintained operation theatre (OT) in the Civil Hospital, Jagraon, run under the Punjab Health System Corporation, comes as shock after taking a look at the premises.


NSS camp ends at GNN College
Doraha, June 11
A seven-day NSS camp, organised by Guru Nanak National College, concluded here today. On this occasion, a function was organised by volunteers. Raj Rani, former president, Municipal Corporation, was the chief guest on this occasion. A skit on the theme drug abuse and ruined careers was performed by students.

NSS volunteers clean their surroundings during the seven-day NSS camp at GNN College in Doraha on Thursday. Photo: Lovleen Bains

A boy drinks water from an outlet at a park in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Seminar on importance of blood donation
Ludhiana, June 11
A seminar on the importance of blood donation was organised at SPS Apollo Hospitals, Ludhiana, today. It was a part of the week-long blood donation drive and was attended by hospital staff as well as the public.

Govt for kerosene to needy only
Ludhiana, June 11
In an effort to streamline the distribution of kerosene in the district, the state government may have started taking stringent steps, but about 800 depot holders in the city have raised objections over the new criterion of distribution.

Undertrials Escape
Laxity of jail officials exposed
Ludhiana, June 11
The escape by the two undertrials from the Jagraon bridge has again laid bare the careless attitude of the jail officials who seem to have learnt no lesson from the repeated escape attempts of the criminals.

Hollywood stars descend on city
Ludhiana, June 11
Amelia Jackson Gray of Hollywood film “Heartland” at a press conference in Ludhiana on Thursday. The crew and cast of Hollywood film "Heartland", being shot in the city, is feeling at home in India. A team of Bollywood and Hollywood stars are shooting on the city outskirts. The movie stars Prem Chopra and Divya Dutta from Bollywood and Stephen Singh and Amelia Jackson Gray from Hollywood and Mehrunnisa from Pakistan. The city's child artiste Jannatpreet is also among the stars.

Amelia Jackson Gray of Hollywood film “Heartland” at a press conference in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo by Satvinder Basra

Tips on resource conservation technologies
Ludhiana, June 11
Punjab Agricultural University has developed a number of resource conservation technologies (RCTs) in different crops. To cut down the initial inputs and conserve resources, the university has recommended new technologies such as tensiometer and leaf colour chart (LCC).

Yoga camp at GHG Khalsa school
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 11
“Claiming that yoga is based on scientific research and knowledge acquired through persistent efforts of our ancestors,” organisers of a five-day yoga camp organised by Patanjali Yog Samiti here called upon people to adopt it as an element of ones lifestyle.
Participants attend yoga camp at GHG Khalsa Senior Secondary School in Ahmedgarh on Thursday. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

Recruitment on Compassionate Grounds
Mayor asks local bodies director to review cases
Ludhiana, June 11
Perturbed over the attitude of the Municipal Corporation, representatives of various unions, including Vijay Danav of the Municipal Karamchari Dal, met Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura in his office to discuss recruitment of dependents of 329 people on compassionate grounds.

Promises Rs 80 lakh to sewerage board
Ludhiana, June 11
Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura held a meeting with officials of the O&M department, along with joint commissioner BK Gupta, to take a stock of the situation of sewerage in the city.

LIT Allotment Scam
Punjab pulls up Improvement Trust
Ludhiana, June 11
Even as a three-member panel, headed by a former administrator of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT), is still to start a probe into alleged irregularities in allotment of plots to housing societies and locally displaced persons (LDPs) and fix responsibility of the guilty officials and staff members, the state government has reprimanded the trust administration for its failure to contest claims filed before lower or appellate courts, district or state consumer disputes redressal fora for allotment of plots, or go for appeal against the awards within the stipulated period.

New teachers vent ire against pay commission
Ludhiana, June 11
Newly appointed government schoolteachers of master cadre today raised a voice of protest against the unjust treatment of the Punjab government, as they have not been included in the Fifth Pay Commission.

Plea for simple tax mechanism
Ludhiana, June 11
PD Sharma, president, Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Punjab), Ludhiana, has written to the Finance Minister of India, regarding the “cumbersome” tax compliance mechanism.

Chamber flays PSEB for raising security amount
Ludhiana, June 11
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has enforced the provision of Section 16.1 of supply code to increase the amount of security. The industry, which is already reeling under financial burden, cannot meet the requirement in this regard.

Members of the Apex Chamber hold a press conference in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Anaesthesiologists meet on July 13
Ludhiana, June 11
Anaesthesiologists of the city under the banner of the “Indian Society of Anaesthesiology”, Ludhiana branch, and the Punjab Medical Council, Mohali, will hold a CME on “Trauma: The role of Anaesthesiologists” on July 13 here.

Curtains on knitwear exposition
Ludhiana, June 11
The National Buyer Seller meet of Ludhiana's knitwear and apparel industry ended yesterday. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal visited PAU in the morning and complimented the organisers for arranging the exposition in the city.


Sohian murder case solved
Jagraon, June 11
The Jagraon police, with the arrest of Paramjit Kaur, wife of Jagmohan Singh, brother of the deceased, has claimed to have solved the Sohian blind murder case. The accused had strained relations with the deceased over some domestic dispute because of which he had left the house and started having food at a relatives house in the village. She got frustrated over sale of his share the land.

Murder accused Paramjit Kaur being escorted to Jagraon Courts. A Tribune photograph

SAI trainees shine at athletics meet
Ludhiana, June 11
Two trainees of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) training centre, Ludhiana, gave excellent performance in the National Athletics Championship held at Madurai, Tamil Nadu, from May 29 to 31.

Women’s Cricket
Amritsar defeat Gwalior
Ludhiana, June 11
Amritsar beat Gwalior by 30 runs in the opening match of the first Prince Gold Cup Open Cricket Tournament for Women being organised by Shivam Cricket Academy at Noorwala Road ground, here today.

Cricket on menu of hotels, clubs
Ludhiana, June 11
The world is getting smaller and now, it is the turn of cricket to get smaller! The shortest and latest version of international cricket -- T20 -- has become the first largest event in this form of the game. It is also a celebration time as various hotels and clubs in the city are offering the best of grub and drinks to ease the lump on your throat when you are frenzied with excitement.

A waiter wearing the dress of the Indian cricket team gets an order from a couple in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Katoch Shield
Ludhiana to take on Patiala today
Ludhiana, June 11
Ludhiana will take on Patiala in the third match in the ongoing Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for the Katoch Shield being organised by Punjab Cricket Association to be played tomorrow and on June 13 here at Punjab Agricultural University campus ground.

Cricket trials tomorrow
Ludhiana, June 11
Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) will conduct cricket trials to select Ludhiana probables (u-19) here at Punjab Agricultural University campus ground on June 13 at 4 pm.




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