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Two killed as car falls into stream
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 20
Timely action by the police and passers by saved the lives of four members of a family who sustained serious injuries after their car fell into a stream emerging from the Bathinda branch of the Sirhind canal near Karamsar village yesterday evening. However, two persons, including a custom official, died in the accident.

Passers by look at a car that fell into the Bhikhi stream near Ahmedgarh on Friday night. Passers by look at a car that fell into the Bhikhi stream near Ahmedgarh on Friday night. A Tribune photograph


Attack on Tehsildar
Govt officials to go on strike from tomorrow
Seek arrest of SAD councillor, Youth Akali leader
Ludhiana, June 20
Following the brutal attack on Sub Registrar-cum-Tehsildar, Maj GS Benipal (retd) in his office yesterday, fear psychosis and resentment has gripped officials and employees working in various government offices in the district.

Old work not completed, MC invites fresh tenders
Ludhiana, June 20
Official-contractor nexus is once again going to “rob” the local municipal corporation. Yes, the fund-crunched corporation that does not have money to pay to contractors has today invited tenders above Rs 19 crore for recarpeting various roads in the city.

Bid to rape NRI, three booked
Ludhiana, June 20
The division No. 4 police has booked three youth, notorious for their criminal activities, for allegedly attempting to rape an NRI.


Revised scales for unaided colleges sought
Doraha, June 20
The Non-Government Colleges Management Federation of Punjab and Chandigarh while hailing the approval of the Cabinet over the grant of revised pay scales to the teachers of aided colleges on the one hand has at the same time resented the non-inclusion of unaided colleges and the unaided lecturers working in aided colleges.

State must provide security to its officials
Ludhiana, June 20
There seems to be a chaos in Punjab with the state administration ignoring the cry for providing security to the state government officials. Ludhiana, the industrial capital of Punjab, has three offices of sub-registrars who are responsible for the registration of sale and purchase of property deals.

Dr Sharad S.ChauhanNew DIG takes charge
Ludhiana, June 20
Dr Sharad S.Chauhan took charge as the new DIG of the Ludhiana Range here today. He replaces DIG Ishwal Singh, who will now head the Jalandhar range. Talking to mediapersons Chauhan said, he would give his best towards curbing crime in the city. He was earlier posted as DIG Bathinda range. Besides that he has also served in PPA Phillaur and DIG(Vigilance) Jalandhar. —TNS

Summer Rush
Long waiting lists irk rly passengers
Ludhiana, June 20
The failure of Northern Railway authorities to run adequate number of summer special trains and enhance the carrying capacity of existing trains on the long routes is giving passengers a tough time as there is virtually no room for weeks together for those going to Howrah, Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar even as the summer vacations are on the verge of getting over.

Jail employee levels graft charges against 2
Ludhiana, June 20
In a significant development which could turn into a major scam, Harbans Singh, working as tent master in the Central Jail has levelled serious allegations against two jail officials for usurping raw material worth Rs 10 lakh meant for running various training programmes for the jail inmates.

Rolling dough to eke out a decent living
Doraha, June 20
While most the urban children are enjoying their vacations by indulging in one thing or the other, there are others who cannot even afford to indulge in any such activities, as they are busy rolling the dough for preparing thin crisp spiced cakes to support their families. 

Filth, flies dot railway station
Ludhiana, June 20
Members of the local unit of the All-India Human Rights Association (AIHRA) recently visited the Railway Station to look into the amenities being provided by the Railways to commuters so that effective steps could be taken for improving the standard, wherever possible.

Association members inspect the kitchen of an IRCTC-run canteen. Swarm of bees thrives at a dirty spot on the platform No. 1 at the railway station in Ludhiana.
Association members inspect the kitchen of an IRCTC-run canteen; and (right) swarm of bees thrives at a dirty spot on the platform No. 1 at the railway station in Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Plans afoot to install filtration plant
Ludhiana, June 20
Finally the municipal corporation seems to have waken up from a deep slumber in the case of Budda Nallah and has started taking remedial measures to restore its pristine glory.

Ward No. 29 
Residents complain of dirty water
Ludhiana, June 20

Those residing in the ward No. 29 on the Vrindavan Road were elated after a new tube well started functioning in the area. But their joy was short lived as the water being pumped out turned out to be dirty. The residents complained that the water being supplied to their homes had foreign particles and were unfit for human consumption.

Power Crisis
Small-scale units face closure
Ludhiana, June 20
Several small-scale units, which have already been reeling under the effects of recession, are now on the verge of closure, thanks to the state government for its failure to provide adequate power supply to these units.

Spot billing in two more divisions
Ludhiana, June 20
After carrying out spot billing of power consumption on the premises of consumers immediately after taking the reading from their energy meters in two distribution divisions in the city for over one year, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has introduced the scheme in two more divisions - City West and Model Town divisions - from last month.
A PSEB employee prepares bill from a hand-held computer at the residence of a consumer after the introduction of spot billing in two more distribution divisions in Ludhiana.
A PSEB employee prepares bill from a hand-held computer at the residence of a consumer after the introduction of spot billing in two more distribution divisions in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Vet varsity CET on June 23
Ludhiana, June 20
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, is conducting common entrance test (CET), GADVASU, on June 23. The test will be held at RS Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, near Model Town, Ludhiana.

Eve-teasers scare students away
Ludhiana, June 20
Menacing eve-teasers are scaring away girl students, who depend on mini buses to reach their destinations everyday, from a local bus terminus in the city. Located near the Shaheed Sukhdev Memorial inter-state bus stand, the local bus stand has literally become a den of eve-teasers.

Carpenter donates tools, coins to PAU museum
Ludhiana, June 20
Piara Singh Saggoo, a resident of Bhai Himmat Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, donated a large number of old tools used by carpenters and a few old coins to the PAU Museum of Rural Life of Punjab.

Rare tools donated by Piara Singh Saggoo to a PAU Museum of Rural Life of Punjab. A Trbune photograph
Rare tools donated by Piara Singh Saggoo to a PAU Museum of Rural Life of Punjab.

Meeting by contract workers
Ludhiana, June 20
Employees working on contract under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) held a meeting here yesterday. Baljinder Singh and Gurjit Singh, state president and vice-president of the Punjab Health Contractual Employees Union, respectively, attended the meeting, wherein they discussed the demands of the employees. The employees also discussed the steps to be taken for proper execution of the RNTCP, emphasising the need for creating awareness amongst masses. —TNS

At the Crossroads
Juxtaposing greatness and littleness in humans 
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.


Huge cache of arms seized from snatchers
Raikot, June 20
The police has recovered a huge cache of ammunition, along with a genuine gun and two toy pistols. The police had nabbed two snatchers, Harsimran Singh of Noora Mahi Mohalla of Raikot and Hari Singh of Burmi village, on June 13 from Raikot.

The snatchers in police custody at Raikot. A Tribune photograph
The snatchers in police custody at Raikot.

PO booked for opening fire
Samrala, June 20
A proclaimed offender (PO) fired 10 gunshots at Hedon village in the wee hours today and created panic there by shouting and abusing the occupants of a house for nearly half hour. However, the police party was late in reaching the spot and could not arrest the accused who threatened some villagers of dire consequences.

Cheque Bounce
Man gets 1-year jail
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 20
Court of Mrs Jatinder Kaur PCS, Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate, Amloh, has sentenced an accused to undergo one- year rigorous imprisonment and a fine worth Rs 5,000 has also been imposed on him under Section 130 of the Negotiable Instrument Act.

Bid to rape minor, migrant beaten up
Machhiwara, June 20
A migrant was beaten up after he allegedly tried to rape a two-year-old child at Kuhara village yesterday night.

Three feared drowned in Sutlej
2 bodies fished out
Ludhiana, June 20
Three youth, who went missing three days ago, are feared to have drowned as the bodies of two of them have been fished out from the Sutlej near Kassabad and Ladhowal till now.

Another jewel in Pranav’s crown
Ludhiana, June 20
Local shuttler Pranav Chopra has added another jewel in his crown when he annexed the title in the 8th edition of the Union Bank of India All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament that concluded at Bangalore, yesterday.

Cyclist beaten up, succumbs to injuries
Amloh, June 20
A daily-wage labourer, Mohan Singh, a resident of Salana Dulla Singh Wala, was returning to his home around 8.30 pm on Thursday when his cycle hit an Alto at his village. Following the incident, he was allegedly beaten up by the car driver.




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