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Synthetic Milk
Dairy owner booked 
Ludhiana, July 11
District Health authorities today booked Sukhdev Singh, a dairy owner, under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act for preparing synthetic milk. Food inspector Dr Harjot raided the premises of the dairy farmer today and caught him red handed with 100 empty packets of the powered milk and 150 litres of milk prepared for the same.

After tehsildar, SP ‘beaten up‘
Harish Kumar was ‘thrashed’ by doc’s staff, guards 
Ludhiana, July 11
Close on the heels of an assault on a tehsildar, a senior police official, Harish Kumar was allegedly beaten up by Dr Manoj Sobti, his staff and security guards employed in Sobti Hospital in the wee hours today.

IMA seeks action


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Many roads remained water-logged for hours in Ludhiana on Thursday due to the rains.
Many roads remained water-logged for hours in Ludhiana on Thursday due to the rains. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Ammo Depot
Role of revenue, PSEB officials under scanner
Ludhiana, July 11
With the issue of illegal constructions near 17-Field Ammunition Depot, Baddowal, assuming centre-stage, the role of revenue officials, Punjab State Electricity Board, has come under a cloud.

Australian Dreams - V
Condition of girls no better

Ludhiana, July 11
If the boys are passing through a miserable phase in Australia, then the condition of girls studying Down Under is no better.

7 Cong men hurt in brawl
Ludhiana, July 11
Seven persons were injured, one of them seriously, when supporters of former Congress minister, Malkit Singh Birmi and District Congress president, Jagmohan Sharma clashed during a thanksgiving rally of MP Manish Tewari.

COMMUNITY

HRD panel belies Punjab’s claim
Ludhiana, July 11
The Punjab government’s claim of having the best infrastructure in education in the state has been belied by the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) of the Human Resource and Development Ministry. Punjab can only boast of primary-level infrastructure if compared with other states but it lags behind in other front.

Fee Hike Part-II
Anomalies found in DPS fee structure
Ludhiana, July 11
Additional Deputy Commissioner Kuldip Singh in his inquiry report has found some of the irregularities being committed by the private schools affiliated with the CBSE.

Students learn lesson on creative arts
Tiny tots of Peace Public School display their skills in art and craft after the summer camp. Mullanpur Dakha, July 11
Students of Peace Public School participated in a summer camp held on the school premises. Intense heat of the season could not persuade them from enjoying the myriad fun filled activities.They learnt certain new creative arts, like cooking, art and craft, clay modelling, dance and dramatics. Students relished sumptuous food items, like sandwiches, yummy shakes, fruit cream, pizzas and sprouts.

Tiny tots of Peace Public School display their skills in art and craft after the summer camp. A Tribune photograph

Direct payment to farmers opposed
Khamano, July 11
Irked over the government decision to give direct payment to farmers for their produce, commission agents yesterday blocked traffic on the Chandigarh Ludhiana road for an hour. Shouting slogans against the Punjab government and mandi board chairman Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, the protesters,said they would oppose the SAD in the ensuing assembly by-election. — OC

MC gives two hoots to residents
Foul smelling water accumulated in one of the streets in Doraha.Doraha, July 11
Heavy downpour, apart from giving respite to people, is giving trouble for those who are already suffering due to the accumulation of sewer water in their locality for the past several years.The locals especially those residing in ward No. 3, ward No. 4 (Rama street), ward No.5, ward No. 7, Araichan road, Kaushal Street, Gobindpura Mohalla.

Foul smelling water accumulated in one of the streets in Doraha.Photo by the writer

World Population Day
Education key to check population growth 
Mandi Ahmedgarh/ Khamano, July 11
Unchecked population growth in the country, particularly in rural areas has eaten into the benefits of technological and scientific developments.

Power Crisis
Streetlights remain on during daytime
Doraha, July 11
While on the one hand due to power shortage, the government is issuing strict instructions to save the power, the local municipal council seems to stand as a case apart.As has been observed, the streetlights, nowadays, are generally found switched off even during the night at Ludhiana and the surrounding towns as well, but at Doraha, the situation is otherwise.

Weather monitoring panel at PAU
Ludhiana, July 11
City residents will now be able to keep a tab on Ludhiana's weather report round the clock, courtesy a unique endeavour of the agro meteorology department of Punjab Agriculture University (PAU).The department has put up an electronic panel for weather monitoring at gate No 2 of the university, which will display the weather report round the clock.It will provide details of maximum as well as minimum temperatures, as also of the relative humidity.

100 dogs given anti-rabies vaccine
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 11
A team of veterinary medical professionals led by SVO, Dr Malkit Singh Sodhi, administered anti-rabies vaccine to over 100 dogs at a local veterinary hospital today.

500 examined in medical camp
Ludhiana, July 11
The Haryali Lao Desh Bachao Welfare Society organised a medical check-up camp on the occasion of the World Population Day today, where more than 500 patients were examined.An awareness programme was also organised, where the patients were told how to save themselves from diseases that strike during rainy season.Forest officer Vishal Chauhan said, “If we want to save our future from global warming, we should make efforts for environment conservation. 

Water-borne Diseases 
Authorities caught napping again 
Heaps of garbage lay unattended in one of the localities of Ludhiana. Gastro, malaria raise head; MC, health dept indulge in blame game
Ludhiana, July 11
With four cases each of gastroenteritis and malaria being reported from different parts of the city, the authorities concerned have failed to initiate immediate measures to check spread of water-borne diseases.Experts apprehend surge in the number of gastro and malaria cases in the coming weeks if hygiene does not improve in the city, particularly in the slum areas.

Heaps of garbage lay unattended in one of the localities of Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Rain lays bare MC claims 
One of the broken roads in Industrial Area  Streets waterlogged, roads develop potholes; many areas without drinking water
Ludhiana, July 11
Even as the monsoon is yet to pick up in the region, today’s rain has belied the claims of the government and the municipal corporation to make Ludhiana a model city.Waterlogged streets, potholed roads, faulty drainage and sewerage system and scarcity of potable water are perfect recipes for the outbreak of water-borne diseases in the city.Despite claims by the municipal councillors, MLAs and the MP.

One of the broken roads in Industrial Area 

Close shave for linemen
Machhiwara, July 11
PSEB employees from Machhiwara yesterday staged a dharna and raised slogans in protest against a farmer, who forcefully switched on the power while employees were repairing a fault.

Encroachments removed
Ludhiana, July 11
Continuing with its anti-encroachment drive, the town planning wing of the municipal corporation today held a demolition drive in D-zone.The MC team demolished two encroachments on service lane. While one of the buildings was situated on the Hambran Road, another was coming up near the ‘chungi’ —TNS

CRIME

3 booked for cheating
Khanna/Samrala, July 11
The police has booked a Patiala-based couple for allegedly cheating a resident of Samrala.

2 held in snatching case
Jagraon, July 11
The police today nabbed two of the four accused in a snatching case. Those arrested have been identified as Davinder Singh, alias Peter, of Jagraon and Satwant Singh, alias Sonu, of Fatehgarh Sivian. Both were arrested last evening near the canal of Sherpur Khurd village at a naka jointly laid by CIA incharge Pritam Singh and incharge of Galib Kalan police picket Nidhan Singh.

Kabaddi player, cousin shot at
Machhiwara, July 11
Two persons have been booked for firing gunshots and injuring a kabaddi player and his cousin near Behlolpur village late last night.

Man booked for beating up mother 
Machhiwara, July 11
The police has booked a resident of Garhi Tarkhana for allegedly beating up his mother and injuring her.


Punjab Swimming and Waterpolo Meet
Jashandeep sets two new records
A waterpolo match in progress on the second day of the Punjab Swimming Championship being held at PAU in Ludhiana on Saturday.Ludhiana, July 11
Swimmers continued to perform well as four more meet records tumbled on the second and penultimate day of the Sub-Junior and Junior Punjab State Swimming and Waterpolo Championship for boys and girls being held at the Punjab Agricultural University swimming pool here today. Ropar swimmer Jashandeep Singh rewrote two meet records, while the hosts, Ludhiana and Sangrur, established one record each.

A waterpolo match in progress on the second day of the Punjab Swimming Championship being held at PAU in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Football club opens today
Ludhiana, July 11
Omaxe is coming up with the first-ever football club - “Ludhiana Lions” in the city. The football club is located adjacent to Omaxe Royal Residency, Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana, according to a press note issued by Omaxe here yesterday.


 






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