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Gabria gets bouquet in protest
Ludhiana, June 26
Jails and Tourism Minister Hira Singh Gabria was taken aback today when several local industrialists presented him with a bouquet of flowers at Circuit House for providing them "holidays" in the form of orders by the PSEB to shut their units for seven days.

Effigy of state govt burnt by traders
Ludhiana, June 26
With scheduled power cuts of more than eight hours and unscheduled cuts during odd hours, city residents are forced to reel under sweltering conditions.
Angry traders burn an effigy of the Punjab government holding it responsible for long power cuts in Ludhiana Angry traders burn an effigy of the Punjab government holding it responsible for long power cuts in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjit Verma


Mayor believes in meetings, not action
Ludhiana, June 26
While the city is reeling under severe water crisis, the seriousness of politicians can be witnessed from the fact that except organising meeting, they have done nothing till date for residents.

Infant’s mother dies in hospital
Ludhiana, June 26
Tension prevailed at Deep Hospital when the mother of a new-born child died under mysterious circumstances here today. However, in-laws were claiming that their daughter-in-law died due to excessive bleeding after she slipped in the bathroom this morning.

Relatives console the father of the deceased in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Relatives console the father of the deceased in Ludhiana

3 revenue tehsils back to work
50 papers registered on Day 1
Ludhiana, June 26
With the protesting revenue officials divided over the issue of withdrawal of agitation, three revenue tehsils in the district became functional today with tehsildars reporting to work.

BJP leader assaulted, robbed
Ludhiana, June 26
A BJP leader from Jamalpur was waylaid and thrashed by highway robbers late last evening. The victim has been identified as Pradeep Sharma, a resident of Jamalpur. Sharma is a real estate agent.

Termites damaging trees on PAU campus
Ludhiana, June 26
While scientists of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) here are helping farmers all over the state to fight various diseases of plants, they seem to be in no position to control termites that have virtually infested trees on the campus. The termites are devouring numerous trees on the varsity campus.


Demolition drive at Sham Nagar
Ludhiana, June 26
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today held demolition drive at Sham Nagar. The demolished structures included three constructions where the front portion was not in accordance with the site plans approved by owners.

A JCB machine demolishes illegal structures in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

A JCB machine demolishes illegal structures in Ludhiana

Tips for protecting crops from heat
Ludhiana, June 26
Persistent hot and dry weather for the past couple of weeks has not only been troubling the humans, but also the crops. Except for paddy, kharif crops like sugarcane, cotton, moong, mash, vegetable and fruit crops were badly affected by the scorching heat.

Malls heaven during cuts
Ludhiana, June 26
As power crisis is worsening in the city, residents are finding innovative ways to beat the heat. A majority of them, especially youths from the peripheral areas, are spending their afternoon in shopping malls to protect themselves from the sweltering heat.

Youngsters in a mall to beat the heat. A Tribune Photograph.

Youngsters in a mall to beat the heat

Spurs sale of inverters
Khanna, June 26
As the power crisis deepens and people complain of living in an ancient age, demand for inverters, diesel and batteries have shot up by 25 per cent during the past two months.

Power Crisis
Industrialists threaten shutdown
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 26
Perturbed over the prolonged power cuts, industrialists in Mandi Gobindgarh have threatened to close down their units if the situation does not improve.

‘One in 100 kids born with heart problems’
Ludhiana, June 26
"One in every 100 children is born with heart problems. In India, there are more than 1 lakh kids being born with congenital defects every year. It remains the commonest cause of death in first year of life," said Dr Pankaj Mankad, senior paediatric cardiac surgeon from Edinburgh, Scotland, while interacting with mediapersons here yesterday.
Dr Mankad, paediatric cardiac surgeon from Scotland, addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana
Dr Mankad, paediatric cardiac surgeon from Scotland, addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Seminar on drug de-addiction
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 26
To create awareness among the people about the disastrous affects of intoxicants among the youth, a seminar on drug de-addiction was organised at Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences in coordination with the Punjab Police, health department and Desh Bhagat group of institutes.

People cautioned against drugs
Ludhiana, June 26
Health officials and field staff of mass media wing today cautioned the people against drugs, tobacco and other intoxicating substances while focusing on their adverse effects on the human body and the society at large.

Make efforts to check drug abuse: PAU V-C
Ludhiana, June 26
On the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Vice-Chancellor Dr M.S. Kang called upon students, teachers, social organisations and policy makers to make concerted efforts to check drug abuse.

Slum youths take a dip in the Sidhwan canal to beat heat in Ludhiana
Slum youths take a dip in the Sidhwan canal to beat heat in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

Fusion wear latest style mantra
Ludhiana, June 26

Be it music, clothes or jewellery, fusion rules the hearts of the youngsters with mix-n-match being their new style mantra. Wearing an Indian outfit is just out of question for the fashion conscious youth.

Fashion institute launches regional office
Ludhiana, June 26
International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) today launched its regional office of Punjab here. The INIFD is the only design institute offering international certification to its students in collaboration with the international giant "Istituto di Moda Burgo".

PAU Notes
Panel to advise farmers on climatic changes
Ludhiana, June 26
Punjab Agricultural University constituted a team of scientists to advise farmers about the climatic conditions. Farmers can get the information regarding various crops from this helpline facility.

Premature leaf ageing in Bt cotton crop
PAU scientists recommend foliar spray of potassium
Ludhiana, June 26
With the introduction of Bt cotton varieties in Punjab, cotton production in the state has been revived. However, an unusual problem of premature leaf senescence at the time of peak boll load have recently been noticed in the field surveys done by the scientists of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).

I leave no chance to learn bhangra: Salsa champion
Ludhiana, June 26
World salsa champion Alex D'Iaz, who is in city these days for Latin American dance workshops, feels that his is a unique style of dancing that includes a blend of traditional salsa/mambo with flamenco, jazz and modern.
Alex and Dr Sangita B. Khushwaha give tips to the budding salsa dancers in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Alex and Dr Sangita B. Khushwaha give tips to the budding salsa dancers in Ludhiana

Jackson’s death shocks music world
Ludhiana, June 26
Pop and dance lovers of the city paid tributes to pop icon Michael Jackson, praising his contributions to the world of music as they shocked from the news of his sudden death.

INTUC members call on Johar
Ludhiana, June 26
Newly elected office-bearers of the local unit of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) held a meeting with former minister Harnam Dass Johar at his residence here today.

Sahnewal ward without sweeper
Sahnewal, June 26
The narrow streets of Ward No. 11 of Sahnewal, filled to the brim with foul smelling sewerage water, it seems, are endlessly waiting for some sweeper to turn up one fine day, while the residents have already given up all hopes of the nagar panchayat coming to their rescue and pulling them out of the deteriorating position.

Parked car burnt
Ludhiana, June 26
A parked Alto car was burnt at Pakhowal Road here today. According to information, the car was belonged to Gurvinder Singh. He, along with his other family members, went to a shop to buy some articles. At the time of fire, there was no one inside the vehicle.


Youth held for abducting grandpa for property
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 26
A youth of Bhawanigarh town allegedly abducted his octogenarian grandfather from Kaddon village and made him put his thumb impression on documents to transfer his property in his name.

Accused in four murder cases held
Jagraon, June 26
The police yesterday arrested a person, an accused of four murders with his two accomplices. With the arrest, the police has solved four cases of missing persons. The police was trying to solve the disappearance of two youths of Kaunke Kalan village.

Habit-forming drugs seized
Ludhiana, June 26
A team of health department, led by district drug inspector Rajesh Suri, conducted a raid on a chemist shop at Khanna last evening and seized large quantity of habit-forming drugs.

Woman killed in accident
Khanna, June 26
A woman hailing from Uttar Pradesh was killed in an accident last night, when she was hit by a speeding motorcycle while walking with her husband near Machhiwara. The deceased has been identified as Rajpati, wife of Babu Lal. She was going towards her home in Machhiwara on foot with her husband.

One booked for cheating
Khanna, June 26
The police today booked a resident of Gurdaspur for cheating a villager in Lalheri over the pretext of providing him a job.

Soft Tennis
Chandigarh beat Delhi
Ludhiana, June 26
Chandigarh got the better of Delhi in the opening match in the boys' section of the 5th Junior National Soft Tennis Championship for boys and girls, which commenced on Punjab Agricultural University campus here today. Chandigarh lads romped home victorious 2-1.




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