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MC, district admin at loggerheads 
Mayor against DC‘s move to allot the premise to sub-registrar’s office
Ludhiana, June 18
Shifting of the sub-registrar’s office (West) from the Ferozepur Road to the Zone-D office of the municipal corporation has brought the district administration and the civic body at loggerheads.

Cleaning of Ganda Nallah begins
Ludhiana, June 18
Following MLAs Harish Rai Dhanda and Satpal Gosain’s directive, the municipal corporation officials today initiated work of cleaning the Ganda Nallah.


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Bidders fail to turn up for auction again
Ludhiana, June 18
For the second consecutive time in a row, the municipal corporation has failed to find any bidders during the auction of 1.13 acre on the Ferozepur Road with market price of above Rs 100 crore.

Deputy Commissioner talks tough
Wants officials to speed up welfare schemes; stick to deadline
Ludhiana, June 18
Deputy Commissioner Vikas Garg today cautioned officials of all government departments to work fairly and stick to the deadlines of all developmental works and implement all welfare schemes fast so that the benefits could trickle down to the masses.

Officials of various departments at a meeting chaired by Deputy Commissioner in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph
Officials of various departments at a meeting chaired by Deputy Commissioner in Ludhiana.

Quackery at Giaspura hospital
Civil surgeon expresses ignorance
Ludhiana, June 18
The recent incident of an alleged quackery at SAS Qadri Hospital in Giaspura wherein a woman had died following the “unsuccessful attempt” of childbirth through caesarian has taken a new twist with residents alleging that police and health authorities were siding with the owners of the hospital.


COMMUNITY

Railways
Tewari lists pending projects to Mamata
Ludhiana, June 18
Local MP Manish Tewari met with railway minister Mamata Banerjee in New Delhi and submitted a memorandum listing various pending and sanctioned railway projects for Ludhiana, a press note said here today.

Encroachment
Spat between MC staff, shopkeepers
Ludhiana, June 18
Officials of the tehbazaari wing who had gone to remove encroachments in Chaura Bazaar quarreled with shopkeepers of the area with the latter alleging that the former misbehaved with them.

MC officials and shopkeepers argue at the police station in Chaura Bazar after a spat in Ludhiana on Thrusday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
MC officials and shopkeepers argue at the police station in Chaura Bazar after a spat in Ludhiana on Thrusday.

Power Theft
Rs 2.5-lakh penalty on tehsil complex
Two deed writers also fined
Ludhiana, June 18
As part of an ongoing drive to curb power theft, officials of the enforcement wing of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), led by director of enforcement SS Kohli, conducted raids on tehsil complex and premises of several deed writers at Mandi Ahmedgarh town yesterday and found tehsil office (sub-divisional administrative headquarters) and two deed writers stealing power through kundi connections.

PU Notes
Stress on mutual cooperation in agriculture
Ludhiana, June 18
The Alumni Association of College of Agriculture, PAU, organised an interaction programme with a delegation from the University of Agriculture, Faislabad, Pakistan, who visited the university.


Prof Hafiz Abdul Qayyum being felicitated by PAU vice-chancellor Dr MS Kang during a visit by a Pakistan delegation in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph
Prof Hafiz Abdul Qayyum being felicitated by PAU vice-chancellor Dr MS Kang during a visit by a Pakistan delegation in Ludhiana.

Sarva Shikhsha Abhiyaan
Novel scheme for out-of-school children
Ludhiana, June 18
To encourage dropouts and those children who are not going to the school, the Sarva Shikhsha Abhiyaan wing of the director general schools education, Punjab, is launching a novel scheme for residential schools in the state from July 1.

Diploma courses losing charm among students
Ludhiana, June 18
Diploma courses offered by Punjab Agricultural University have lost their charm among students as is indicated by the number of admission forms sold so far. The entrance examination for the next academic session are slated for June 19.

Missing boy reunited with parents
Ludhiana, June 18
An eight-year-old boy, who went missing on Sunday, was reunited with his parents by the Kotwali police here today. Ajay, a resident of the Rahon Road, had gone after his father, Ranjeet Singh, who had left his house for some work at 4 pm on Sunday.


Ajay, who was reuinited with his parents by the Kotawali police, in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Ajay, who was reuinited with his parents by the Kotawali police, in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Illegal quarrying of sand
Sarpanches, villagers up in arms
Machhiwara, June 18
A large number of sarpanches of villages adjoining the Sutlej today threatened to launch an agitation against the illegal quarrying of sand from the river.

Youths take a dip in Sidhwan Canal to beat the heat in Ludhiana.
Youths take a dip in Sidhwan Canal to beat the heat in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

SGPC Polls
SAD (A), Panch Pardhani join hands
Jagraon, June 18
Keeping in view the interest of the Sikhs of the state, the SAD(A) and the Panch Pardhani have decided to contest the SGPC election jointly.

Swine Flu
Directives issued to pvt hospitals
Ludhiana, June 18
The district health department today issued directions to leading private hospitals, including DMCH, CMCH, SPS Apollo, to report all positive cases of malaria, dengue and swine flu to the civil surgeon office.

Dr (Col) HS Singha, director, GNIMT, Gujarkhan Campus, being felicitated after he was given the national award on education excellence by BP Singh, Governor of Sikkim, at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi recently.
Dr (Col) HS Singha, director, GNIMT, Gujarkhan Campus, being felicitated after he was given the national award on education excellence by BP Singh, Governor of Sikkim, at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi recently.

Turban Row
Rights panel for early resolution
Ludhiana, June 18
The Universal Human Rights Organisation has taken up the matter of turban in France with the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee and Prime Minister of India and urged them to sort out the issue soon.

Biz Word
Grande Punto launched
Ludhiana, June 18
Fiat India Automobiles and Tata Motors launched its latest B+ segment car Grande Punto at Garysons Motors and Dada Motors here today. Subosh Marathe, country head (Fiat Product Group), Tata Motors, who launched the car, said their previous launch — C Plus Sedan and Linea — had been successful and they expected that Grande Punto would also come up to the expectations of customers. The car is available in both diesel and petrol variants starting from Rs 4.04 lakh. —TNS

CRIME

13 booked for violence
Jagraon,June 15
The rural police has booked 13 persons for violence yesterday in villages falling under Dakha, Sidhwan Bet and Raikot police stations.

2 held with fake currency
Raikot, June 18
Two persons were arrested with fake The two accused in police custody after fake currency was seized from them at Raikot. currency here yesterday. The accused, Gurcharan Singh of Morinda and Kala Singh of Johlan road, Raikot, who were travelling in a Scorpio car (PB 10 BJ 9100), were arrested when they tried to pass on some fake currency notes to a shopkeeper at Tajpur Chowk. The shopkeeper informed the police, which seized fake Indian currency worth Rs 3,300 from the two. The police has registered a case under Sections 489 A,B,C; 406 and 420 of the IPC against the two. —OC

The two accused in police custody after fake currency was seized from them at Raikot. A Tribune photograph

4 women held for theft
Khanna, June 18
The police today arrested four women with stolen iron goods. The accused lived in hutment in Doraha and had been stealing iron goods lying in the open in markets. The accused have been identified as Norati, Panno, Manju and Mamta, all residents of ward No. 6 in Doraha. The police recovered stolen iron drums after interrogation of the accused. The police has registered a case in this regard. —TNS

100 stolen wheat bags seized, three held
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 18
The Sadar police has nabbed three members of a notorious gang that has been involved in stealing food grains from godowns of food procurement agencies and private traders.

Body found in canal
Jagraon, June 18
The Sidhwan Bet police today recovered an unidentified body from a canal near Janetpura village here.

National Softball Meet
Punjab lads retain title
Ludhiana, June 18
Punjab lads gave a stupendous performance to bag the title for the sixth consecutive year in the 27th Junior National Softball Championship held at Mandi in Himachal Pradesh from June 9 to 14.

PU College Wings
Trials on June 29, 30
Ludhiana, June 18
Trials to select players for admission to different colleges, affiliated with Panjab University, Chandigarh, will be held on June 29 and 30 in Ludhiana.


 






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