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Men, too, jumping on beauty bandwagon
Ludhiana, June 5
Gone are the days when one would find only shaving cream, soap and aftershave lotion as grooming products in a manís closet. The urban Indian man today is as conscious about the way he looks, as perhaps is his wife, girlfriend or sister.

Blue Star Anniv: Security beefed up
Ludhiana, June 5
Heavy police posse was in place at key locations of the city to avoid any untoward incident in the wake of Ghallughara Diwas to be observed by several radical organisations here tomorrow.


Courting Trouble
Bureaucratís son gets it for eve teasing
Ludhiana, June 5
Son of a senior official of district administration was thrashed for eve teasing at cityís posh Sargodha colony area near the Pakhowal road here late last evening.

Indoor Stadium
Record, info officer differ on release of advance
Ludhiana, June 5
Either the measurement book of the municipal corporation (MC) is showing wrong entries or the statement submitted by officials to the Assistant Public Information Officer (APIO), Project, under the RTI, is false. But whatever the reason, the fact remains that the indoor stadium at the Pakhowal road continues to be mired in controversies.


Clock Tower looks picturesque following heavy rain in Ludhiana on Friday night
Clock Tower looks picturesque following heavy rain in Ludhiana on Friday night. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Toiling in Vain
Gardeners go without wages for months
Ludhiana, June 5
Over 100 gardeners and field workers at the nurseries of the forest department of Ludhiana division have not received their wages for the past three months. Hopeful of getting their dues on World Environment Day today, their hopes were dashed as there wages were not released. They have been with the nurseries for decades and get Rs 130 everyday. They are not on regular payrolls and usually, there is inordinate delay in the release of their wages.

Thieves target 6 places in single ward
Khamano June 5
In a spate of thefts, thieves struck at six places in ward No. 1 and decamped with cash and valuables worth Rs 50,000 here last night. According to sources, the thieves struck at three shops and three houses. The owner of Chakal Telecom situated on the Mansurpur road stated that 15 mobiles were stolen from his shop after thieves broke open the shutter. Jarnail Singh, owner of a welding shop, alleged that an iron grill worth Rs 5,000 was stolen from his shop. Another shopkeeper Bahadur Singh also alleged that a mobile and Rs 3,000 in cash were stolen from his shop.


10 jail inmates released
Ludhiana, June 5
Following the announcement of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to remit the jail term of inmates during the tricentenary birth celebrations of Banda Singh Bahadur in Fathegarh Sahib on May 11, the Central Jail authorities released 10 jail inmates last night.

Complaint centres only in name
Ludhiana, June 5
Unanswered phone calls by Powercom officials is annoying residents, who despite trying the numbers of the area complaint centre, nodal complaint centre and the officials concerned, were unable to get their complaints registered last evening.

Eagle fledglings rescued
Vipin Bhatia of the Pakshi Sewa Samiti with the rescued eagle fledlings in Ludhiana on SaturdayLudhiana, June 5
Two eagle fledglings were rescued from Rakhbagh by members of the Pakshi Sewa Samiti, an NGO working for the welfare of birds, following heavy downpour late last evening.

Vipin Bhatia of the Pakshi Sewa Samiti with the rescued eagle fledlings in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


In-laws booked for forcible abortion, dowry
Mullanpur Dakha, June 5
The Jodhan police has booked five members of the in-lawís family of a woman for allegedly seeking dowry and carrying out forcible abortion on her.

National Athletics
Arpinder, Yesu Raj on a roll
Arpinder Singh (left) and Yesu Raj with their coach SS PannuLudhiana, June 5
Two upcoming athletes from Ludhiana, Arpinder Singh and Yesu Raj, brought laurels for the state as well as for their coach Sukhdev Singh Pannu by winning a gold and a silver medal, respectively, in the Junior Athletics Federation Cup, held at Vishakapatnam, recently.

Arpinder Singh (left) and Yesu Raj with their coach SS Pannu. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

U-22 Cricket Tournament
Patiala humble Ludhiana for title
Ludhiana, June 5
Patiala beat Ludhiana comprehensively on the basis of first innings lead of 225 runs to emerge as champions in the Punjab State Inter-District U-22 Cricket Tournament, organised by the Punjab Cricket Association, which concluded at the PCA Stadium, Mohali today.




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