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Saving Power
Malls, eateries make light of DM’s orders
Ludhiana, June 29
The District Magistrate’s orders on closing shops, malls and all commercial establishments at 8 pm to tide over the power crisis were flouted with impunity in the entire city last evening.

Meanwhile, officials take it easy
Ludhiana, June 29
The directives to open all state government offices by 7.30 am were thrown out of the window on the first day today, with majority of officials sipping their bed tea while people started queuing up outside their offices.

Changed Office Timing

7.40 am: An office boy cleans the office of Joint Commissioner. 8.04 am: No sign of Deputy Commissioner Vikas Garg at his office, in contravention of directive to open offices at 7.30 am, in Ludhiana on Monday.
7.40 am: An office boy cleans the office of Joint Commissioner. Tribune photos: Inderjeet Verma (right) 8.04 am: No sign of Deputy Commissioner Vikas Garg at his office, in contravention of directive to open offices at 7.30 am, in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photos: Inderjeet Verma


EARLIER STORIES


Corruption
Gosain, Dhanda assert zero tolerance
Ludhiana, June 29
Sat Pal Gosain, Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha and Harish Rai Dhanda, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, will continue their visits to different departments here in an endeavour to weeding out corruption.

Traffic Blues-II
Bottlenecks major headache
Ludhiana, June 29
Traffic bottlenecks, dharnas and langars, shrines and temple on the roadside have been a bane of motorists as these have been leading to frequent traffic jams on city roads.

City Concerns

COMMUNITY

Brig Zora Singh to be honoured posthumously
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 29
The leaders of various social and educational organisations have decided to honour Brig Zora Singh posthumously for his contributions towards the development of the area and exemplary service in the defence forces.

Assault on Tehsildar
Revenue dept limps back to normalcy
Ludhiana, June 29
The revenue department in the district today limped back to normalcy after remaining closed for a week on account of strike by revenue officials, who were demanding justice for tehsildar Major GS Benipal (retd).

Heavy rush witnessed at the Suvidha Kendra. Naib tesildar JS Tiwana at work at the sub-registrar’s office in Ludhiana on Monday.
Heavy rush witnessed at the Suvidha Kendra. (right) Naib tesildar JS Tiwana at work at the sub-registrar’s office in Ludhiana on Monday. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Immigration industry unwary of meltdown
Ludhiana, June 29
The economic slowdown, which threatens to shake the very foundation of developed nations of the world, has failed to leave even a trace of impact on Indian immigration industry. With developed nations ageing at a rapid pace, which is projected to continue till 2025, ‘young’ India stands as a treasure of human resources.

Loopholes in policies draining funds: Chawla

Inaugurates ESI Hospital
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 29
The loopholes exist in the policies framed by the government to provide health care to the public, as the funds go waste without providing the desired  relief to the poor, the Health and Family Welfare Minister, Laxmi Kant Chawla, said.



Health and family welfare minister Laxmi Kant Chawla plants a sapling at ESI Hospital in Mandi Gobindgarh on Monday. Photo: Bhushan Sood

Health and family welfare minister Laxmi Kant Chawla plants a sapling at ESI Hospital in Mandi Gobindgarh on Monday.

Rural water supply project, urban feeder linked up
Ludhiana, June 29
Rurka village, which comes under the Alamgir sub division of Punjab State Electricity Board, has become the first village in Central zone (Ludhiana) to have its water supply project linked to urban feeder with uninterrupted power supply, except for scheduled power cuts.

Swimming in hot weather can spell trouble: Docs
May cause ear, sinus problems in kids
Ludhiana, June 29
With parents enthusiastically sending their wards for swimming in the scorching weather, cases of ear and sinus problems have been rising. Doctors are suggesting the swimmers to take necessary precautions in this regard.

Water Scarcity: Residents cry foul
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 29
Residents of wards located far off from the main overhead water-storage tank, are crying foul for not getting adequate water supply for weeks together. Unavailability of water has hampered the sewage system, too.

Development works take off
Khanna, June 29
Development work of various projects was initiated by the president of the Municipal Council, Iqubal Singh, here today. Besides ensuring cemented drains and parks to the residents, he said parks would be maintained on Amloh road also.


Iqubal Singh, president of the municipal council, inaugurates a development project in Khanna on Monday. A Tribune photograph
Iqubal Singh, president of the municipal council, inaugurates a development project in Khanna on Monday.

Potable Water: Villagers vow to assist World Bank project
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 29
Residents of certain villages of the Kilaraipur Assembly constituency have vowed to associate themselves with the World Bank project to ensure availability of clean drinking water to residents of 100 villages in its first phase.

Two sportspersons felicitated
Ludhiana, June 29
Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, honoured two students who excelled in various disciplines of sports during the last academic session.

From PAU
Farmers told to sow maize, soyabean
Ludhiana, June 29
In view of the hot weather and delayed monsoon, scientists of Punjab Agricultural University have advised farmers to give adequate attention to paddy crop.

Doc stresses voluntary blood donation
Ludhiana, June 29
Dr Sat Pal Sharma, civil surgeon, during a function yesterday emphasised the need to promoting voluntary blood donation. The function was organised by district branch of the Indian Red Cross Society to honour blood donors and organisations that organised blood donation camps regularly under the auspices of the Red Cross Regional Blood Bank last year.

Pig farmers meet at vet varsity
Ludhiana, June 29
The monthly meeting of the Progressive Pig Farmers’ Association (PPFA) was held at the silver jubilee block of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU).

Role of arthroscopy emphasised
Ludhiana, June 29
With an aim to propagating the arthroscopic techniques or minimally invasive surgery in orthopaedics in the northern region, the Indian Arthroscopy Society organised a workshop on “Basic Arthroscopy” here yesterday.

Credit camp by Oriental Bank
Jagraon, June 29
A credit camp for farmers of Ludhaina and Moga districts was conducted by the Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) here. Around 1,100 farmers and self-help groups were given loan worth Rs 72 crore.

Nanda Dhan Pothohar Brotherhood chief
Ludhiana, June 29
NS Nanda was re-elected as the president of the Dhan Pothohar Brotherhood, Punjab, for the ninth executive term, here today.

Novel way to remember King of Pop
Paying his tributes to Michael Jackson, Phillaur-based artist Yash Momi made a tiny sketch of the King of Pop on his nail. He was an inspiration for all generations. “Jackson was known for both his singing and dancing abilities and the world had lost a genius and a true ambassador of not only pop music, but of all music,” said Momi. Now the sound of silence prevails and an era has come to an end with his death. “We are lucky to be a part of that generation where Michael sang to glory,” he added.

City Concerns 
Men in uniform should act as deterrent
Eve-teasing seems to have become a part of our daily lives, even in the city. The police can’t be posted everywhere and a number of youngsters are engaged in such activities on every nook and cranny of the city. Markets, particularly, in the evening are abuzz with activities like eve teasing. The fact that a majority of the cases go unreported because the girls are not forthcoming in reporting the matter to the police for one reason or the other. Here is what a cross section of Ludhiana residents has to say on the issue

CRIME

Husband booked for sending obscene messages
Jagraon, June 29
A man has been booked for sending obscene messages and photographs to his estranged wife. In her complaint to the Latala Chowki in-charge, Kulwant Kaur of Barundi village claimed that she was married around 10 years ago to Amrik Singh of Mandiani village. Her husband was employed with the CISF. She had two children out of the wedlock.

Truck hits poles
Samrala goes ‘powerless’ for 10 hrs
Samrala, June 29
Samrala residents today witnessed power cuts for more than 10 hours after a truck, loaded with liquor boxes, collided with the electricity poles. According to sources, a truck coming from Khanna hit a stationed truck near the PSEB complaint centre this morning.

1 held for killing employer
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 29
Two workers of a mill, Ravindera tubes, allegedly murdered their employer Mahesh Kumar (45), a resident of Hisar, late last night over the issue of salary hike.

3-year-old run over by jeep
Ludhiana, June 29
A 3-year-old girl was crushed to death by a jeep at Kishore Nagar, Chandigarh road, here yesterday. The deceased has been identified as Mansi, a resident of Nangal, who was visiting her relatives, along with her parents.


 






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