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Milk adulteration rampant in city
Health dept collects samples
Ludhiana, June 13
The health department has tightened its noose around dairy farmers, who indulge in adulteration following low yield of milk during summers.

Paddy transplantation picks up
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 13
The paddy transplantation has picked up in the area. Groups of migrant labourers have set up their temporary camps on the outskirts of villages.

Labourers transplanting paddy at a village in Mandi Ahmedgarh.

Labourers transplanting paddy at a village in Mandi Ahmedgarh. Photo: Mahesh Sharma


NRI kills wife, self
Ludhiana, June 13
An NRI allegedly killed his wife and later committed suicide at his residence in Jaspal Bangar here today. The deceased have been identified as Sardool Singh (65) and his wife Paramjit Kaur (62), who had come from Vancouver, Canada.
File photos of NRI Paramjit Kaur and her husband 
Sardool Singh.
File photos of NRI Paramjit Kaur and her husband Sardool Singh.

ASI ‘manhandles’ lawyer in court
Ludhiana, June 13
Discussion between two lawyers in the district courts here took an ugly turn today when it turned into a brawl.

Stamp Paper Scam
Police to scan papers, panic grips buyers
Ludhiana, June 13
Following the disclosure of the police that it would scan all the stamp papers sold by fake stamp paper racket kingpin Ravinderpal in the past, panic has gripped the residents who bought the papers from him.


Civil dispensary not in pink of health
Doraha, June 13
The civil dispensary of Doraha, with its unsafe building, is in no better state of health than the civil hospitals and primary health centres across the district, which suffer due to one medical anomaly or the other.

Civil dispensary in Doraha in a shambles.

Civil dispensary in Doraha in a shambles. Photos by the writer

Water usage changes with class
Ludhiana, June 13
When it comes to water consumption, a difference in usage was witnessed according to the economy class.
Jaswinder Kaur (upper class) Balwinder Kaur (middle class) Momnia (lower class)

Jaswinder Kaur (upper class)
Tribune photographs: Inderjeet Verma

Balwinder Kaur 
(middle class)

(lower class)

Karnail Singh Nagar without power for 12 hrs
Ludhiana, June 13
Erratic power supply in Shaheed Karnail Singh Nagar, Phase II, at Pakhowal road gave no respite to the residents from soaring temperature as they remained without fans for most of the day.

Power board arranges 200 lakh units: Chairman
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 13
Harinder Singh Brar, chairman, Punjab State Electricity Board, claimed that the board had made supplementary arrangement to meet an extra demand of 200 lakh units of electricity this year. Urban and rural consumers will be treated at par while applying power cuts under unavoidable circumstances, said the chairman.

Child Labour Act
Govt turns heat on production houses
Decides to file case against eight
Ludhiana, June 13
Child artistes working in films, serials and advertisements are a highly exploited lot. With meager payments in return of their hard work and long working hours, these kids are not only losing out on their childhood but are also victims of child labour.

Improve handwriting in 3-6 hrs: Expert
Ludhiana, June 13
Chandigarh-based Mohan Ray, a handwriting expert, has developed an innovative system called healthy handwriting to improve ones handwriting. According to Ray, the system can help anyone (5 to 60 years) to write legibly and purposefully with speed even under stressful conditions.

Participants during the handwriting improvement workshop at Khalsa Girls School, Civil Lines, Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph
Participants during the handwriting improvement workshop at Khalsa Girls School, Civil Lines, Ludhiana.

Machine tools exhibition from October 1
Ludhiana, June 13
The Ludhiana Machine Tools Manufacturers Association will hold an all-India-level exhibition of machine tools and allied machinery at the Bicycle R and D centre in Focal Point here from October 1 to 4.

Battle for new pension on even after 30 yrs
Ludhiana, June 13
Ajit Singh Sodhi (84), a resident of Field Ganj, got retired as a head sorter, higher selection grade-II (HSG-II) from Ludhiana Railway Mail Services, in 1983, almost three decades ago. Still he is fighting to get pension as per higher selection grade as he is getting the pension in accordance with the old grade.

Course on animal feed ends at GADVASU
Ludhiana, June 13
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, witnessed a number of activities in the field of extension programmes.

Tips to plan career given
Ludhiana, June 13
The placement cell of Quest Infosys Regional Centre of Punjab Technical University (PTU) under the distance education programme organised a seminar on career guidance here today.

Incomplete MC projects discussed at meeting
Ludhiana, June 13
Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura met Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board chairman Baldev Raj Chawla here today to discuss various MC projects that were hanging fire with the latter’s department.

Seminar on child labour
Jagraon, June 13
A seminar on “A world against child labour” was held here at Government Primary School in collaboration with the labour department and Punjab Legal Services Authority.

Ultrasound machine sealed, licence suspended
Raikot, June 13
The Raikot health authorities today sealed an ultrasound machine of a hospital and suspended the licence for four weeks.

Tips to check nitrate toxicity in cattle
Ludhiana, June 13
It has been observed by scientists of the department of epidemiology and preventive veterinary medicine, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, GADVASU, that nitrate toxicity cases in animals had been increasing since last month.

Agro training from July 13
Ludhiana, June 13
A training course on "Agro-based industries for rural youth" would be organised from July 13 to July 17 in the department of processing and food engineering. The rural youth can apply for the course with a required fee of Rs 50.

Electronic advts need code of ethics: Study
Ludhiana, June 13
"Electronic advertisements require code of ethics, more trustworthiness by including correct facts and figures about the product, maintaining acceptable social standards and avoiding lucrative illustrations and exaggerated data for the consumers", as per the study conducted by Amrish Sharma, an MBA final-year student of PCTE under the guidance of Gautam Bansal, senior faculty, department of business management, Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), Ludhiana.

Industry expects relief from Budget
Ludhiana, June 13
The newly formed government at the Centre is expected to present its maiden Budget early next month.

15 trucks carrying ration flagged off
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 13
Bimal Kumar Sharma, president of local unit of Har Har Mahadev Sewa Dal, Budhladha, flagged off 15 trucks carrying ration for langar to be organised at Bal Tal, a pilgrimage spot in Jammu and Kashmir.

Trucks carrying ration being flagged off at Ahmedgarh on Saturday. Photo: Mahesh Sharma
Trucks carrying ration being flagged off at Ahmedgarh on Saturday.

Summer camp concludes
Ludhiana, June 13
A ten-day summer camp concluded at Everest Punjab Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, here, today.

At the Crossroads
Juxtaposing greatness and littleness in human beings
Ludhiana, June 13
Generally, an ordinary person is not considered worthy of an element of greatness in him. Likewise, some sort of littleness in a great person is seldom noticed. In fact, there is greatness in littleness and littleness in greatness.


Man booked for demanding dowry
Raikot, June 13
The police yesterday booked a man for seeking more dowry from his wife. In the complaint, under the Domestic Violence Act given to the SSP, Jagraon, Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, the complainant, Mandeep Kaur of Nihal Singh Wala village near here, accused her of beating and harassing her and demanding more dowry.

Two held for snatching
Raikot, June 13
The police arrested two snatchers from opposite Jagpal Cinema here yesterday evening. The snatchers were identified as Harsimran Singh of Noora Mahi mohalla of Raikot and Hari Singh of Burmi village near here. The snatchers were riding on a stolen un-numbered motorcycle.

Katoch Shield
Patiala sail into semis
Ludhiana, June 13
Despite a fine and unbeaten innings of 92 runs by skipper, Ankur Kakkar, Ludhiana failed to surpass Patiala's first innings total of 262 runs and were bundled out for 221 in 63 overs in the third match in the ongoing Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for the Katoch Shield being organised by Punjab Cricket Association at Punjab Agricultural University campus ground here today.

138 attend cricket trials
Ludhiana, June 13
Trials conducted by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) to select the Ludhiana probables (u-19) at the Punjab Agricultural University grounds here today received an overwhelming response as 138 aspirants turned up to attend the trials.

Pranav basks in glory
Ludhiana, June 13
The word success seems to be synonymous with Pranav Chopra who goes on wrapping up titles in the national badminton tournaments. Pranav, a trainee of the Ludhiana Badminton Academy (LBA), being run here at the Shastri Hall near Guru Nanak Stadium, is unstoppable and continues to reaffirm his class in the doubles as well as mixed doubles categories, according to a press note issued by the LBA, here today.

Pranav Chopra
Pranav Chopra




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