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Sidhwan Canal Desilting
Labour lost, if it rains

Ludhiana, June 15
The Rs 2 crore cleaning project of the Sidhwan canal would prove to be a wastage of money if pre-monsoon showers hit the city as huge piles of dug earth are lying on its banks. Though the dug out earth is being carried and deposited at weak places but if it rains within next 10 days, the hard labour and public money that went into desilting would be wasted.
Tractor trollies carry the earth from Sidhwan canal to a safer place Tractor trollies carry the earth from Sidhwan canal to a safer place. A Tribune photograph



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MC officials skip meeting
Dhanda, Gosain had called officials with records pertaining to Ganda Nullah
Ludhiana, June 15
Officials of the municipal corporation displayed an example of “anarchy” today as they didn’t turned up for a meeting called by Chief Parliamentary Speaker Harish Rai Dhanda and Punjab Vidhan Sabha Deputy speaker Satpal Gosain.
Satpal Gosain and Harish Rai Dhanda at meeting with municipal officials in Ludhiana
Satpal Gosain and Harish Rai Dhanda at meeting with municipal officials in Ludhiana on Monday.
A Tribune photograph

Politicians turn crusaders
Ludhiana, June 15
With the change of season, even political agendas witnessing a change and this time it seems nullahs have become a favourite topic for the city-based politicians. Though it took years for these nullahs to be created, the politicians seem to have now waken up from a deep sleep after all these years.


Buddha Nullah that has become a hot topic for politicians. A Tribune photograph

Buddha Nullah that has become a hot topic for politicians

Ration Cards’ List
Names of 1lakh beneficiaries to be deleted
Ludhiana, June 15
Names of at least 1 lakh beneficiaries belonging to the “creamy layer”, who were being provided kerosene oil on ration cards, is expected to be cut from the list. As per the recent streamlining process initiated by the government for providing relief to the needy and poor only, all beneficiaries (rural and urban) will now get 10 litres of kerosene per month as compared to seven to eight litres earlier.

A woman security guard checks the purse of a girl at a mall in Ludhiana
A woman security guard checks the purse of a girl at a mall in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Shooting Incidents
Six months on, no breakthrough yet
Ludhiana, June 15
The city police is groping in dark about the three major shootouts that had taken place during the past six months. Leave apart any major breakthrough, sources tell that the police has not been able to gather even primary evidence in all of them, separately.

Women in Men’s World — I
Ruling the male bastion with ease
Ludhiana, June 15
Women working as security guards combine societal expectations for femininity with the values and ideals of the hyper-masculine occupation of policing with ease. The increasing number of women security guards is a testimony to the fact that they are ruling the male bastions.

COMMUNITY


Models walk the ramp in stylish outfits designed by PIFT students at a fashion show organised by the institute at Lodhi Club in Ludhiana
Models walk the ramp in stylish outfits designed by PIFT students at a fashion show organised by the institute at Lodhi Club in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Auto parts industry in dire straits
‘Wrong’ government policies to blame
Ludhiana, June 15
Even as the local auto parts industry has a big scope for growth despite global economic meltdown, “wrong” policies of the state and the Central governments have pushed this sector on the brink of annihilation.

Traders from Pakistan get poor response
Ludhiana, June 15
Traders from across the border went back with a heavy heart due to the poor response they got during the Northern India Indo-Pak Trade Fair. It was the first time that they came on this side of the border for showcasing their goods.

Cycle parts makers decry power shortage
Ludhiana, June 15
The United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers' Association (UCPMA), during a meeting on the poor power supply conditions in the region here today, has asked the state government to stop power supply to the malls after 8 pm so that industry could get respite.

Vacant Posts
Doctors forced to do double duty
Ludhiana, June 15
With 30 posts of medical officers (MO) and four posts of senior medical officers (SMO) in various hospitals in Ludhiana district lying vacant, the work pressure on other doctors has increased manifold, as they have to perform duties at more than one hospital.

Govt ignores green crusader for 30 yrs
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 15
A few words of appreciation and a false promise to send saplings and tools required for nurturing growing plants is all what octogenarian of Sihar village Bant Singh received from the government in recognition of his selfless services spread over three decades.

Punjab PMT result out
Ludhiana, June 15
Punjab pre-medical test (PMT) examination result has been declared today, which was conducted by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot. Shagun Chahal of DAV Public School has achieved 23rd rank, Anusha Monga of BCM Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh road, bagged 28th rank, Harshit Khosla of DAV Public School and Srishti Arora of KVM School scored 35th and 43rd ranks, respectively, in the Punjab PMT examination.
Shagun Chahal, who got 23rd rank in PMT examination, with her family in Ludhiana
Shagun Chahal, who got 23rd rank in PMT examination, with her family in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Parents’ assn sends memo to CM
Association has urged the state government to appoint a regulatory body to keep a tab on the functioning of schools, particularly unaided ones
Ludhiana, June 15
The Parents Association (Punjab) in a memorandum against unregulated fee structure and other anomaly in schools to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal have sought an immediate action to their problems in the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha session.

District court to remain closed still July 15
Ludhiana, June 15
The district court will remain closed from June 16 to July 15 in lieu of summer vacations. However, in order to the hear and dispose off the urgent matters, the Sessions Judge GK Rai has deputed judicial officers.

Reporters' Diary
Precaution on swine flu
While the Indian government has not yet woken up to check further spread of swine flu, many people are cautious that they may not become carriers of the disease. Despite many positive cases reported from Delhi, there is no check on the movement of people to other parts from there.

Emphasis on voluntary blood donation
Ludhiana, June 15
Punjab Youth Forum observed Blood Donor's Day yesterday at Circuit house, Ludhiana. Harmohinder Singh, president of the forum expressed his gratitude to the volunteers associated with the forum for the noble cause.

Blood donors honoured
Ludhiana, June 15
Volunteer donors were honoured on the occasion of World Blood Donors Day at Mohan Dai Oswal Hospital, Ludhiana. A blood donation camp was also organised, which was inaugurated by medical director Dr Satish Jain with other dignitaries from Rotary Club, Ludhiana.

It’s a religion here
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 15
Till now known as major producer of agricultural implements, the town has emerged as “blood bowl” for government hospitals and private multi-specialty hospitals of the area.

Five-day yoga camp concludes
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 15
Hundreds of residents of local town and surrounding villages vowed to adopt yoga in their lifestyle during the concluding session of a five-day yoga camp organised by the Patanjali Yog Samiti and Social Welfare Organisation at GHG Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Bahadurgarh, here yesterday.
Participants during a yoga camp in GHG Khalsa Senior Secondary School at Ahmedgarh
Participants during a yoga camp in GHG Khalsa Senior Secondary School at Ahmedgarh.
A Tribune photograph

110 milk samples fail test
Ludhiana, June 15
In spite of the skyrocketing prices of milk, city residents are being deprived of quality as all 110 samples of milk failed the purity test today. The samples had a high percentage of water in them.

Heartless City
Man dies of heart attack
Ludhiana, June 15
The callousness of the city residents once again came to the fore as no one came forward to offer a helping hand to a man who succumbed to cardiac arrest near the Domoria bridge here today morning.

Callous residents, along with a policeman, look on as a man lies dead near Domoria bridge in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Callous residents, along with a policeman, look on as a man lies dead near Domoria bridge in Ludhiana

Swine Flu: Health authorities alert hospitals
Ludhiana, June 15
While the city hasn’t reported any case of swine flu so far, health authorities have sounded an alert to all local hospitals and asked them to make necessary arrangements to meet any emergency.

CRIME

Five booked for abetting to commit suicide
Raikot, June 15
The Sudhar police has booked five persons, including the husband of the deceased, for abetting to suicide. The deceased was identified as Bhupinder Kaur of Jalaldiwal village near Raikot.

Youth killed, 2 hurt in accident
Samrala, June 15
A youth died and two were seriously injured in a road accident near Malh Majra village when they were returning to their home late last night. The youths were returning from Sarwarpur village around 11.30 pm. They lost control over their speeding motorcycle near their village and fell on the road.

COURTS

3 convicted for planning to commit dacoity
Ludhiana, June 15
A Fast Track Court has convicted Karan, Chand Mian of Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh, and Imtiaz of Saharanpur on the charges of planning to commit a dacoity. They were sentenced to undergo imprisonment for four and half years.


Cricket Meet
Dashmesh club clinch title
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 15
Cricket teams of Dashmesh Club, Ahmedgarh, and the Royal Sports Club emerged winners and runners-up, respectively, in the Friends Cricket Tournament that concluded at MGMN Senior Secondary School here recently.
Winners of the Friends Cricket Tournament receive prizes at Ahmedgarh. A Tribune photograph

Winners of the Friends Cricket Tournament receive prizes at Ahmedgarh
 





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