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Payment of bills a headache for most
Ludhiana, June 4
Even though Powercom has installed half a dozen automated bill payment “sewak” machines in the city and also made arrangements for the payment of bills at cash counters of Powercom, 45 designated post offices and some commercial banks branches, it isn’t really helping consumers.

Today is World Environment Day
Denudation of trees goes unabated
Ludhiana, June 4
Saplings being nurtured at the nursery of the forest department near Baddowal village On the eve of World Environment Day (observed on June 5), administrative officials remain indifferent about the fast depleting green cover as is evident from their failure.

Saplings being nurtured at the nursery of the forest department near Baddowal village. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Thumb print now must for new SIM
Ludhiana, June 4
Thumb impression will now be required to buy a new SIM card. Apart from submitting ID proof and photograph, customers will now have to give their thumb impressions on a blank paper along with their signatures.

Move to re-auction ‘expired’ sugar raises outcry
Ludhiana, June 4
The controversy over the re-auction of 115,796 quintals of “expired” sugar seized in Seehra village, near here, by the food, civil supplies & consumer affairs department in September last year has taken a new turn. Demands from city residents for the health & family welfare department to intervene in the matter and conduct laboratory tests on the sugar are now rising by the day.

No laughing matter, this
Shiv Kumar SrivastavaLudhiana, June 4
It is easy to make someone cry, but difficult to make people laugh. And, if by mere appearance, one can evoke laughter, it is no mean feat, says Shiv Kumar Srivastava. Working with magician Samrat Shankar for the past 16 years, Srivastava, who is 3.5 foot tall, is in no way less than his taller counterparts. He feels that the greatest satisfaction is in making others happy.

Shiv Kumar Srivastava


Counselling a boon for rural students
Doraha, June 4
A majority of rural students, despite having fared well in their matric or senior secondary examination, fail while making the ultimate choice, something that can shape their future.

Ritika tops varsity in BCom-III
Ludhiana, June 4
Ritika Thapar of Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management has brought laurels to her college by bagging the top spot in BCom III in Panjab University with 89 per cent marks. Out of 128 students of the college who appeared for the examination, 124 scored first division. As many as 19 students secured distinction and 97 per cent scored first division.

From Schools & Colleges
Ludhiana: Master Tara Singh Memorial Collegiate Senior Secondary School will give special fee concession to its students scoring over 75 per cent marks in the Punjab State Education Board’s class XII examinations held in March 2010. College principal Dr Parveen Kaur Chawla and advisory board held a meeting today and decided to honour the meritorious students.

Disabled but gritty college student gets scholarship
Ludhiana, June 4
Of late numerous school and college students with disabilities have made a mark on the academic sphere with their brilliant performances.

Biz Word
Bicycles launched
Ludhiana: Hi-Bird Cycles, a unit of Safari Group of Industries, has re-launched their Shakti range of models with ISI marking. The bicycles are now being supplied with ISI marking on major components.

Drive against drug peddlers from today
Jagraon, June 4
DIG Ludhiana range, Dr Jatinder Jain, has given 10 days time to the Ludhiana Rural police to arrest the drug peddlers. SSP Ludhiana Rural said today that a drive would be launched from tomorrow onwards to arrest the peddlers.

Water-free urinals on the cards
Three installed at MC’s Zone D office
Ludhiana, June 4
To save water, which is generally wasted in washrooms and urinals, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC) has approached a Delhi-based firm to give a demonstration of water-free technology at its Zone D office here yesterday.

Food Processing
Youths should set up their own units: Expert
Ludhiana, June 4
There is an immense scope in the food processing industry and the youths should come forward for setting up their own processing units. This was stated by Dr RT Patil, director, Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET).

World Environment Day
Once green belt, now a desert
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 4
Observance of World Environment Day, followed by a long and expensive Vanmahotsav seems to have little effect in this part of the border state.

Govt to renovate 500 village ponds: Ayali
Mullanpur Dakha, June 4
Renovation of village ponds undertaken by Manpreet Singh Ayali, chairman, Ludhiana Zila Parishad, has started bearing fruits. About Rs 18 crore has already been sanctioned for the Ludhiana district alone that includes construction of toilets for the below poverty line families, schools, water supply and  sanitation facilities.

Roads, bridges cry for repair
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 4
Most of the roads and bridges here have become virtual deathtraps for want of repair but the authorities concerned continue to be indifferent towards their upkeep.

Price Rise
BJP collects 1 lakh signatures
Ludhiana, June 4
Children sign on a huge memorandum against price rise put up by the BJP in Ludhiana on Friday In the course of ongoing nationwide signature campaign launched by the BJP against unprecedented rise in the prices of essential commodities all over the country, and failure on the part of Congress-led UPA government at the Centre to curb inflation, activists of Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) today organised a meeting.

Children sign on a huge memorandum against price rise put up by the BJP in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Combating Crime
Dehlon police to prepare list of idlers
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 4
With an intent to curb crime in villages falling under Ludhiana district, the Dehlon police has launched a drive to identify and isolate anti-social elements engaged in the illegal trade of drug trafficking.


2 teenagers run over by truck
Raikot, June 4
Two teenagers were killed and a third was critically injured when a loaded truck trailer ran over them here today.


Cheque Bounce Case
Man gets 2-year jail
Ludhiana, June 4
Court of Judicial Magistrate Vipindeep Kaur has convicted Anuj Kumar Soni of Madhopuri in two cheque bounce cases. He has been ordered to undergo two years imprisonment and pay compensation worth Rs 40,000 in both cases.

Punjab boys emerge champs
The Punjab softball team that won the 28th Junior National Softball Championship held at Puducherry in Tamil Nadu recentlyLudhiana, June 4
Punjab lads created history of sorts by winning the title for the seventh consecutive year in the 28th Junior National Softball Championship held at Puducherry in Tamil Nadu, recently. In the semifinal, Punjab boys survived a scare against Maharashtra before romping home victorious with a narrow margin of one point (4-3).

The Punjab softball team that won the 28th Junior National Softball Championship held at Puducherry in Tamil Nadu recently. A Tribune photograph

Lads flex muscles
Ludhiana, June 4
A large number of participants competed in different weight categories in the biceps competition held a health club in Shastri Nagar here today.

Patiala in driver’s seat
Ludhiana, June 4
Patiala restricted Ludhiana to a modest total of 180 to gain first innings lead of 225 runs and then went on to hoist 403 runs for five in their second innings on the penultimate day of the final of the Punjab State Inter-District U-22 Cricket Tournament being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, today.




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