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New probe team to look into stamp paper scam
Ludhiana, June 25
The Special Investigation Team (SIT), constituted to look into the fake stamp paper scam, has been dissolved and SIT, constituted to look into tehsildar assault case, has been entrusted with investigations into the fake stamp paper scam in the state.

Tubewells found non-functional
Contractor, SDOs face action
Ludhiana, June 25
Municipal Commissioner GS Ghuman today held surprise checks on tubewells and found irregularities, including non-functioning of tubewells and their rooms being given for residential purposes.

Woman constable’s murder
Son booked
Ludhiana, June 25
In a shocking twist to the murder case of a woman constable here, the son of the deceased was today booked by the police for allegedly killing his mother.




An inconsolable mother of Neelam (inset) at her house in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph
An inconsolable mother of Neelam (inset) at her house in Ludhiana.






EARLIER STORIES


Racial attack victim returns from Australia
Says hate crime common in Oz
Ludhiana, June 25
In a major development, a city resident has become the first student to return from Australia, after allegedly being racially abused by students at the Box Hill Institute of TAFE in Box Hill Melbourne.


                                                                     
Jupinder Singh Walia
Jupinder Singh Walia


Over 100 kiosks razed
Ludhiana, June 25
The town planning and the tehbazari wings of the Municipal Corporation today held an anti-encroachment drive and razed more than 100 shanties from different parts of the city.



A JCB machine demolishes a kiosk during an anti-encroachment drive in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph
A JCB machine demolishes a kiosk during an anti-encroachment drive in Ludhiana.

Swindler dupes 29 youths of Rs 35 lakh
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 25
Posing as an entrepreneur settled in England, a swindler duped at least 29 unemployed youths of the area of more than Rs 35 lakh on the pretext of giving them jobs in his industrial house in England.

Tewari calls on Benipal
Ludhiana, June 25
Member Parliament, Ludhiana, Manish Tewari today accused the SAD-BJP government of not being able to ensure law and order that had led to anarchy in the state.



COMMUNITY


ADC fails to part with MC vehicle
Ludhiana, June 25
Old things are not left easily. Additional Deputy Commissioner (G) Kuldeep Singh seems to believe in the statement truly. It has been more than four months since the official joined the district administration as ADC (G), but till date he has been using the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation vehicle.
The Municipal Corporation vehicle that ADC (G) Kuldeep Singh has failed to return. A Tribune photograph
The Municipal Corporation vehicle that ADC (G) Kuldeep Singh has failed to return.

Power Pangs
Farmers take PSEB to task
Stage dharna, seek 16-hr uninterrupted supply
Ludhiana, June 25
Upset over the erratic power supply to farmers during the peak of paddy sowing operations, hundreds of farmers from several villages in the district today staged a dharna in front of the office of the Engineer-in-chief, Central Zone, and the Deputy Chief Engineer, Suburban Circle, Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), at Ferozepur Road here today. Farmers stage a dharna in front of the PSEB zonal headquarters in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Farmers stage a dharna in front of the PSEB zonal headquarters in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Shocker to rolling mills
Board orders shut down of 12 hrs from today till July 2
Ludhiana, June 25
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) orders of shutting down of all furnaces and re-rolling mills for 12 hours from June 25 to July 2 has come as a jolt to the industry.

City hospital offers free cleft lip surgeries
Ludhiana, June 25
A city hospital - Ludhiana Mediciti Hospital - in collaboration with the Smile Train International, an NGO, is offering surgical correction for cleft lip and cleft palate free of cost.

Pammi Bai’s tips for children
Ludhiana, June 25
It was a moment of joy for children, learning the traditional arts, during a summer camp under way at Punjab Bhavan when famous Punjabi folk singer Pammi Bai visited the camp to give some useful tips on folk music and dance.

Folk singer Pammi Bai during a summer camp being organised at Punjabi Bhawan in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph
Folk singer Pammi Bai during a summer camp being organised at Punjabi Bhawan in Ludhiana.


Fire in New Model Town shop
Ludhiana, June 25
Fire broke out at Rajan Traders in New Model Town here today, reducing material worth thousands to ashes. However, no loss of life was reported. Officials from the fire department revealed that three fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames. They added that around 200 mattresses burnt.


Firemen douse flames at Rajan Bistar Bhandar in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Firemen douse flames at Rajan Bistar Bhandar in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Farmers encroach upon drains, govt land again
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 25
Encroachment on common land, including the government land, continues unabated, particularly by farmers of the area, with the authorities turning a blind eye to the menace.
The land beyond the PWD stone that has been encroached by farmers a file photo of then SDM Dr Indu, who got the land vacated from the farmers along the Ahmedgarh-Lohatdaddi road.
The land beyond the PWD stone that has been encroached by farmers; and (right) a file photo of then SDM Dr Indu, who got the land vacated from the farmers along the Ahmedgarh-Lohatdaddi road. Photos by writer

Quack accused of causing death of woman
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 25
Accusing the health authorities of shielding quacks, duping innocent people on the pretext of treating serious diseases like cancer, cardiac ailments and asthma, a family of Rajjewal village in Ludhiana district has urged the Health Minister to direct the officials to initiate action against illegal practitioners mushrooming in the area.

Amloh hospital awaits staff
Amloh, June 25
Owing to the “indifferent” attitude of the state government, the Amloh Civil Hospital has virtually become a white elephant. Its new building was setup in 1999 costing Rs 1 crore. Moreover, the state government spends over Rs 6 lakh per month on the salary of the staff and medicines, etc. However, it only gives first-aid to patients and refer cases to other hospitals.

Rajpura couple hurt in accident
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 25
A couple was injured in an accident that took place on Batanlal Road adjoining the crossing of the GT Road in the city this evening.

Govt schools sans regular heads
Ludhiana, June 25
A majority of government schools in the district are without regular principals and headmasters.

‘Masti ki pathshala’ at Love Dale
Ludhiana, June 25
The three-week-long summer holiday occupational camp - Masti ki pathshala - concluded on June 25 at Love Dale. The grand finale was celebrated by the participants and the staff by holding an equally fun-provoking function. The members gave vent to their artistic throbs by giving stage performance in their respective arts.
Students perform during the ‘Masti ki pathshala’ at Love Dale School in Ludhiana.
Students perform during the ‘Masti ki pathshala’ at Love Dale School in Ludhiana. Photo: 
Inderjeet Verma

DMCH doctors hold first-aid session
Ludhiana, June 25
The Health Education Cell of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) today successfully conducted a first-aid and basic life support (BLS) session for staff members of a hotel here.

Monika Bedi releases her maiden album in Ludhiana.
Monika Bedi releases her maiden album in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

MoU signed
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 25
Technical and Further Education (TAFE) New South Wales (NSW) Australia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes to further the cause of imparting vocational skills to its students.

Field day on summer moong held
Ludhiana, June 25
A field day on summer moong was organised at Sadarpur village in Hoshiarpur district on June 24 by krishi vigyan kendra (KVK) Bahowal.

Biz News
2 models of dual sim phones launched
Ludhiana, June 25
Intex Technologies unveiled its latest dual sim (G+G) mobile phones: Intex IN 4488 and IN 3080 here today.



CRIME

Bank guard booked for accidental firing
Samrala, June 25
A bank guard was booked by the police for accidental firing in the Samrala branch of HDFC Bank last evening.

Gold chain snatched
Khanna, June 25
Sarabjit Kaur, wife of Dharam Singh of Doraha Bazar, in her complaint to the police, said two unidentified youths on a black motorbike snatched her gold chain while she was on her way to market to buy vegetables.

 






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