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Bains supporters stage dharna
Ludhiana, June 24
Supporters of SAD councillor, Simarjit Singh Bains,who was arrested in the Tehsildar assault case, braved a hot and sultry weather to lodge their protest against his arrest outside the district courts complex, where he was brought for hearing today afternoon.
Supporters of Simarjit Singh Bains stage dharna outside the district courts complex in Ludhiana Supporters of Simarjit Singh Bains stage dharna outside the district courts complex in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Karwal’s arrest
Bolt from the blue for councillor
Ludhiana, June 24
It was a bolt from the blue for SAD councillor and Youth Akali leader, Simarjit Singh Bains, when his close aide and councillor, Kamaljit Singh Karwal, was expelled from the primary membership of the SAD yesterday after he was named the prime accused in the Tehsildar assault case.


Attack on Tehsildar
Invoking RTI as a tool for settling scores
Ludiana, June 24
After alleged “dadagiri” Akalis have now turned to “Gandhigiri” and using RTI as a tool to get the details of assets owned by the tehsildars.

RTI Pangs
Zonal commissioner, PIO summoned
Ludhiana, June 24
The Right to Information Act has put the local municipal corporation in a quandary as it has failed to provide information within a stipulated period on several occasions.

Revenue Officials Strike
NRIs panic as sale deeds yet to be executed
Ludhiana, June 24
Due to the revenue officials’ ongoing strike, anxiety has gripped NRIs, whose sale deeds are being delayed and they have to return abroad.

Revenue officials protesting outside the deputy commissioner office as the strike entered the third day on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph
Revenue officials protesting outside the deputy commissioner office as the strike entered the third day

PSEB accountant held for graft
Jagraon, June 24
A vigilance team led by led by DSP (Vigilance) Gurcharan Singh raided the office of the PSEB’s Jagraon XEN yesterday evening and arrested an upper division clerk-cum-accountant while accepting a graft. The clerk has been identified as Inderjit Kumar.

Punjabi singer Romy Gill dead
Ludhiana, June 24
Punjabi singer of "Nahron paar bangla" fame Romy Gill breathed his last last evening. He was today cremated at Model Town Extension crematorium in the morning. He was suffering from lung disease and died at Deep Hospital, where he was admitted after some complications. — TNS


Unscheduled power cuts leave residents fuming
Sale of diesel increases manifold
Khanna, June 24
People residing in various parts of the town are upset over the prevailing power and water crisis. While talking to The Tribune they rued that the number of hours of power being supplied to them had been reducing day-by-day.
People prefer to sit outside due to power cut in Khanna on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

People prefer to sit outside due to power cut in Khanna

Industry hit hard
Doraha, June 24
As the ongoing summer peaks, Doraha has started witnessing unscheduled power cuts at odd hours. This has not only hit the industry hard, the residents are too feeling the heat.

Diesel shortage hits paddy sowing
Farmers resort to panic buying
Ludhiana, June 24
If the acute power crisis prevailing in the state had adversely affected industrialists, business community, farmers and households, the diesel shortage in some pockets has further hit the people where it hurts the most.

A notice saying ‘no stock of diesel’ put up at a filling station in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph
A notice saying ‘no stock of diesel’ put up at a filling station in Ludhiana

Dip in production, export
Ludhiana, June 24
Nothing is going right for the industry. First it was recession and now power cuts leading to a dip in production. Acute shortage of labour working on contractual basis is further aggravating the things because of uncertain and fractured working hours due to the irregular and inadequate power supply.

Relief to category-1 industry
Ludhiana June 24
After resentment shown by the United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers’ Association and other associations against the scheduled and unscheduled power cuts, the power board has accepted their demand and arranged power supply for the industries falling under category-1.

Resident seek repair of Payal bus stand
Payal, June 24
Despite repeated sanctioning of grants for construction of a modern bus stand at Payal, the authorities have even failed maintain the present one. Though the civic body earns a regular income through entry fee and rent from vendors, it has also failed to provide basic amenities at the bus stand.

The Payal bus stand in a pitiable condition. Photo: Mahesh Sharma
The Payal bus stand in a pitiable condition

Recession deals blow to NRI remittances
Ludhiana, June 24
With the global financial crisis deepening and migrant workers losing jobs, remittances from non-resident Indians (NRI) has witnessed a sharp decline.

Vigil up around wrestler Bholla’s residence
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 24
The police has enhanced vigil around the residence and establishments owned by international wrestler and Arjun Award winner Jagdish Bholla, who was recently nabbed by the Mumbai Police with drugs.

Indian designers among top in world: Menon
Ludhiana, June 24
Indian fashion industry, with its everlasting characteristic of ethnicity, is a perfect platform for the contemporary Indian designers, who are already being rated among the top runners in the global fashion arena, observed Ramesh Menon, the leading fashion consultant of the country.

Employee unions seek action against fake degree holders
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 24
Local employees’ unions have launched a move to impress upon the government to initiate action against those employees, who have acquired jobs and subsequent promotion on the basis of fake degrees and certificates.

Report on teachers’ absenteeism submitted
Ludhiana, June 24
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan took a serious note of the teachers’ and students’ absenteeism. A study on teachers’ and students’ absenteeism was completed by October, 2008. The report has been submitted to the Ministry of Human Resources Development.

150 students attend camp at Shimla
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 24
As many as 27 students of Gobindgarh Public College attended a 10-day youth leadership training camp held at Taradevi, Shimla.

300 imparted training on IT
Ludhiana, June 24
A summer training-cum-workshop for 300 students of Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology is being conducted by HCL Infosystems on the college campus.

Summer camp concludes at Sutlej Club
Ludhiana, June 24
A 15-day summer camp was concluded at Sutlej Club last evening. While kids learnt various activities, like art, craft and dance, their mothers got a chance to learn new exotic dishes.

Girls perform on the concluding day of the summer camp in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph
Girls perform on the concluding day of the summer camp in Ludhiana

Cleft lip, a genetic disease: Doc
Doraha, June 24
The Rotary Club, in association with Sidhu hospital, organised a cleft lip and palate awareness and operation camp today. Dr Gurdip Singh Sidhu, a surgeon, who also happens to be the president of the local unit of the Rotary Club, said: “The cleft lip and palate is a genetic disease, due to which the children are born with congenital facial defects.”

City reels under hot, dry spell
Ludhiana, June 24
Prolonged hot and dry spell has thrown life out of gear for city residents with the increasing duration of power cuts being imposed in the city further compounding the problems.

A woman quenches her thirst on a hot Wednesday afternoon. Tribune photo: Gurdeep Singh Mann

A woman quenches her thirst on a hot Wednesday afternoon

PSEB engineers flay attack on colleague
Ludhiana, June 24
The PSEB Engineers’ Association has condemned the attack on Amrik Singh, additional superintending engineer, West circle, Amritsar, by some anti-social elements, while urging the authorities to take action against the accused.

Topping missing from pizza!
Cost cutting by food joints, customers miffed
Ludhiana, June 24
Next time if you find mayonnaise missing from your burger or pizza without toppings and cold drinks not filled up to a certain point don’t hesitate to complain as the recession coupled with the skyrocketing prices of essential commodities have forced the multinational food chains to indulge in unethical practise of cost cutting by reducing the quantity of food being served to the consumers.

Veggie, fruit price go up
Ludhiana, June 24
Prolonged hot and dry spell has led to rise in the prices of seasonal fruits and vegetables. Potato, the essential ingredient of most Indian dishes, is available for Rs 12-13 per kg, while tomato has registered a sharp rise from Rs 12 per kg last week to Rs 25 per kg today. Onion, however, has remained stable at Rs 10, even as cauliflower got dearer by a few rupees at Rs 16-17 per kg.

Ganda Nullah Cleaning
Meeting deferred to June 29
Ludhiana, June 24
The municipal corporation officials today heaved a sigh of relief as the Ganda Nullah meeting convened by Chief Parliamentary Secretary Harish Rai Dhanda and Punjab Vidhan Sabha Deputy Speaker scheduled for tomorrow has been deferred.

‘Fill vacant posts in MC’
Ludhiana, June 24
Members of the Municipal Karamchari Dal today held a meeting under the leadership of Chaudhary Yashpal to discuss various problems being faced by them.

Biz World
Diamond crown for Lord Balaji
Ludhiana, June 24
Kirtilals, a diamond and gold jeweller, has crafted a diamond crown for Lord Balaji. The 3,105.04-carat crown has 30 kg of gold and 35,554 round diamonds studded on it.


Punjab State Electricity Board accountant Inderjit Kumar being taken away by a vigilance team in Jagroan
Punjab State Electricity Board accountant Inderjit Kumar being taken away by a vigilance team in Jagroan. A Tribune photograph

One killed in road mishap
Khanna, June 24
A resident of Kotla Bhari village was killed in an accident on Tuesday evening when the scooter he was riding was hit by an unidentified truck near Bhadla Neecha village.

Reality firm employee beaten up, owner arrested
Ludhiana, June 24
Two days after a few hooligans entered the house of an employees of a reality firm and inflicted injuries on him and his brother with sharp-edged weapons, the Jodhewal Basti police has finally booked 10 persons.

Man killed in mishap
Ludianan, June 24
A middle-aged man was crushed to death by an overspending vehicle at Kashmir Chowk near Dholewal area last evening. The deceased has not been identified yet. The driver of the vehicle also managed to flee from the spot. The body has been sent to the Civil Hospital for post-mortem. — TNS




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