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Robbers snatch Rs 7 lakh from business agents
Ludhiana, June 7
Unidentified robbers snatched Rs 7 lakh at gunpoint from two collection agents of Cash Management Services (CMS) when they were returning after collecting cash near the Kitchlu Nagar market here this afternoon.

Stray dog sterilisation runs into opposition
Ludhiana, June 7
While residents have been frequently complaining over the stray dog menace in the city, putting pressure on civic officials to act fast, there are others who are opposing sterlisation of stray dogs -one such measure taken by the municipal corporation to address the problem.


Adhiraj PMET toppers share their success mantra
Ludhiana, June 7
Adhiraj Satija of Sacred Heart Convent School, who topped the city by securing 11th rank in the Punjab Medical Entrance Test conducted by Baba Farid University, went to see a movie with his friends to celebrate success.


BCom results: GCW takes top 3
Ludhiana, June 7
The trio- Kriti, Namita and Mandeep stole the show for Government College for Women and bagged the top three positions in the city in BCom first year examination conducted by Panjab University, Chandigarh. While Kriti Jain secured 90 per cent by scoring 495 out of 550 marks followed by Namita Goyal, who secured 488 out of 550 and Mandeep stood third by scoring 480 out of 550 marks.

Joined by name, toppers share common goal
Ludhiana, June 7
Aman Jot Singh and Aman Deep Singh, who have secured the first and second position, respectively, in Panjab University's second-year B Com examinations, not only share a common first name but also are the best of buddies who have forged a unique bond that is hard to come by these days.

Nod to 8.8-acre LIT housing project
Ludhiana, June 7
With the Punjab government according its formal nod to the proposed change of land use, decks have been cleared for the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) to go ahead with its project for construction of multi-storeyed low-cost residential flats for economically weaker sections in 8.8 acres at Shaheed Karnail Singh Nagar.

Fight depression the nature’s way
Ludhiana, June 7
If you are depressed, don't look towards anti-depressant medicines. Your kitchen has the best solution to your lowered "serotonin" (the chemical produced in the brain) that causes depression.


No tests on seized sugar; complaint filed with PSHRC
Ludhiana, June 7
Irked by the nonchalance of the food, civil supplies & consumer affairs department over laboratory testing of the “expired” sugar that it had confiscated in September last year, the All India Congress Committee’s Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Raj Sangathan has filed a complaint on this matter with the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC).

Despite administration’s campaign, child labour goes unchecked in Ludhiana. Drive against child labour fizzles out
Ludhiana, June 7
The district administration’s campaign to put an end to child labour in the city appears to have gone up in smoke. Large numbers of kids were seen today working at the roadside ‘dhabas’ (makeshift eating joints), mechanics’ shops, tea vendors and in industrial units as well.

Despite administration’s campaign, child labour goes unchecked in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Installation of mobile towers that pose threat to human lives go unchecked in Ludhiana. Mobile phone towers just keep coming up
Ludhiana, June 7
The installation of mobile towers by mobile phone companies in densely populated areas goes on unabated. Residents and the medical fraternity maintain that since towers emit electromagnetic radiation, those should be installed as per specifications.

Installation of mobile towers that pose threat to human lives go unchecked in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

Anticipating rise in fuel prices, residents queue up at a petrol station in Ludhiana Long queues outside petrol stations
Ludhiana, June 7
In wake of reports of a meeting regarding hike in petrol prices in New Delhi, city residents made a beeline for petrol filling stations to get their tanks filled here today.

Anticipating rise in fuel prices, residents queue up at a petrol station in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Dirty drain has 40 families harassed
Own over 200 acre of agriculture land
Jagraon, June 7
Around 40 families of Gureh, Talwandi Kalan, and Mor Karima villages have been suffering huge losses as the drain passing through their fields has not been cleaned for the past over four years.

Joie de vivre

Kids enjoy rain dance at a club in Ludhiana on Monday.
Kids enjoy rain dance at a club in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Plantation drive to increase green cover
Ludhiana, June 7
The District Youth Congress - Urban (DYC) - will undertake a comprehensive plantation drive in the city under which the party activists will plant saplings at the ward and block level to increase green cover and check the environmental pollution, which has assumed alarming proportions.

Powercom staff hold rallies
Demand removal of anomalies in recommended pay scales
Ludhiana, June 7
In response to a call given by the joint forum of the Punjab State Electricity Board (now Powercom), employees of City Central, Grid Maintenance (Urban), CMC and Sunder Nagar divisions under the City East circle of Powercom today held protest rallies to press for implementation of their pending demands.

Delayed Payment
Knitwear club seek help for petitioners
Ludhiana, June 7
Knitwear club has written a letter to the director of Industries and Commerce and highlighted the difficulties being faced by them.

Burglaries on the rise
As police dept reels under staff shortage
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 7
A deficit in the sanctioned strength, coupled with frequent VIP and other security related duties continue to burden the local police, which seems to be finding it difficult to check burglaries.

Magician Samrat Shankar during a magic show in Ludhiana.
Magician Samrat Shankar during a magic show in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Mimanshu Mahajan

Taxation body discusses fine issue
Ludhiana, June 7
The meeting of the Taxation Bar Association was held to discuss the problem of fine imposed by the Income Tax Department. Hari Om Arora, president of the association, said IT officials should not adopt strict attitude during the assessment of IT returns.

‘Ajaib Chitarkar has motivated new writers’
Ludhiana, June 7
Punjabi Ghazal Manch, Phillaur, organised a function to acknowledge the good work done by Punjabi and Urdu poet Ajaib Chitarkar. The newly published collection of his latest ghazals 'Tin Taal' was released by the culture connoisseur Jagdev Singh Jassowal.

Parking blues continue!
Ludhiana, June 7
New buildings, shopping malls and commercial establishments have mushroomed in all parts of the city in recent times. Majority of the building owners become "defaulters" as the space meant for parking at the basements of these buildings are conveniently being used for commercial purposes right under the nose of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC) but latter seems to have adopted an ignorant approach.

Failure to Pay Debt
Bank takes possession of property
Ludhiana, June 7
UCO Bank, Haibowal Kalan, today took the physical possession of the property mortgaged in a/c of Gian Chand, Anil Kumar and Mahesh Kumar from Ghumar Mandi.

International Environment Day
‘Noise pollution threatening human existence’
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 7
Protection of environment and maintenance of ecological balance is necessary because environmental pollution is not only harmful for our health but also endangers our very existence, were the views expressed by Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes chairman Dr Zora Singh

10-day NSS camp
Ludhiana, June 7
Vijay Sayal, member of school management committee, RS Model Senior Secondary School, while inaugurating a 10-day NSS camp, exhorted the volunteers to excel in all fields.

Bank ATM inaugurated at Payal
Ludhiana, June 7
The Bank of India inaugurated its first ATM in Payal town, claimed bank officials. The ATM was inauguration by PS Rawat, zonal manager. Speaking on the occasion Rawat said the rural population would be facilitated by the newly opened ATM.

Exam woes for moms too
“After the exam stress and tension of entrance tests now I want to have a pleasant holiday in Kashmir for a week”. The above quote is not of a student but of the mother of a student. It is not only the kids but also the parents, especially mothers, go through the same regime as their kids. A mother, whose kid passed class XII this year, said it was indeed a very tough year for her too. "I use to wake at 4 am, wake up my son to study, take care of his healthy breakfast, send him to tuitions on time and make sure he went to sleep on time at night. Even I was going through the same exam stress as my son. Finally, the result has been declared and my son got admission in a professional college as well. Now I am relieved of the tension and want to spend some time in a peaceful and serene atmosphere," said a caring mother.


16-yr-old raped by employer
Jagraon, June 7
A minor girl of Rahal village was raped by her employer on Friday evening, when he called her to do labour work in his fields.

Land grab bid, 3 booked
Mullanpur Dakha, June 7
The Dakha police has booked three persons of Chachrari village near Jagraon in their bid to grab the land of their NRI cousins.

Youth beaten up
Ludhiana, June 7
Objecting to lewd remarks by several youths while watching a movie in PVR cinema proved costly for a 25-year-old man, who was beaten up badly by youths this afternoon here today.

Chaman Lal Cricket Cup
National Club drub Mahajan Masters by 10 runs
Ludhiana, June 7
Useful batting performance by Dipin Chitkara, Rohit who scored 13 and 11 runs respectively and an equally valuable contribution with the ball by Vishwanath Saini (4 for 11) went in vain as the Mahajan Masters lost to the National Club by 10 runs in the second match of the 15th Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup Tournament (U-14) being played at MGM Public School, Dugri, here, today.




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