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GLADA to crack down on illegal realtors
Cautions against investing in such colonies
Ludhiana, June 8
Swinging into action against unauthorised colonies that are proliferating in and around the city, the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) today erected notice boards admonishing prospective investors at half a dozen such colonies in Jaspal Bangar village (near Kanganwal) and Dhandari along the GT Road.

Showers bring respite after weeks of heat wave
Ludhiana, June 8
Yesterday evening's showers brought a sudden dip in the temperature, providing the much-needed relief to city residents from the stifling heat during the past few weeks.


It’s all about power, revenue
Minister meets MC Commissioners today
Ludhiana, June 8
The local bodies department seems to be on a power-saving mode. In a direction to cut down on electricity bills worth crores for streetlights, it has been working on energy saving devices.

Pharmaceuticals are in, psychotropic drugs passe
Empty cough syrup bottles near the Ludhiana bus standLudhiana, June 8
Shunning conventional psychotropic drugs like poppy husk and opium, drug addicts of the city are getting hooked to pharmaceutical drugs these days. A seizure made by the local police today proved that the youth were being drawn towards pharmaceutical drugs.

Empty cough syrup bottles near the Ludhiana bus stand. A Tribune photograph

Crude But Imaginative
Schools don’t maketh a painter
Sign board painter Om Parkash Kainth (left) with one of his works at MS Randhawa Art Gallery, PAU, LudhianaLudhiana, June 8
With no formal education in painting, Om Prakash Kainth, a signboard artist from Apra village, near Phillaur, has spent 33 years to make more than five dozen paintings on diverse subjects. The painter exhibited his works at Dr MS Randhawa Art Gallery in the PAU here today.

Sign board painter Om Parkash Kainth (left) with one of his works at MS Randhawa Art Gallery, PAU, Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

As the mercury fell following rain on Monday night, farm workers made the most of cool weather by preparing for paddy transplantation near Ludhiana
As the mercury fell following rain on Monday night, farm workers made the most of cool weather by preparing for paddy transplantation near Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Lax security blamed for heists at  collection agencies
Ludhiana, June 8
Yesterday's incident, in which armed robbers snatched Rs 7 lakh from collection agents of Cash Management Services (CMS) in broad daylight, has again brought to the fore the lackadaisical attitude of the city’s financial collection agencies. Lakhs of rupees in cash are transferred from one place to another by employees hired on meagre salaries without any proper security arrangements.


Bus turns turtle, 10 injured
Mullanpur Dakha, June 8
A drunk bus driver of Rajpreet Bus Service of Rajasthan overturned the bus leaving at least 10 injured.

BSNL workers intensify stir
Plan rally on June 15
Ludhiana, June 8
Supporting the agitating casual and contract workers of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) DP Maur, general secretary of the Joint Council of Trade Union said the BSNL workers were agitating for their genuine demands since March 17 and had been on chain hunger strike since April 5.

Power supply hit as truck runs into pole
Ludhiana, June 8
Punjab Mata Nagar and many other surrounding localities had to go without power for more than two hours this morning as a truck hit an electricity pole, almost uprooting it.

Vigilance team visits city
Ludhiana, June 8
A team of the vigilance wing of the Department of Local Bodies, Chandigarh, visited the city today in connection with two cases. The team comprising Rajinder Singh and Neeraj Bhatti first visited Upkar Nagar to inspect a liquor shop.

Family welfare camp: 110 cases registered
Ludhiana, June 8
A family welfare camp organised by the Health And Family Welfare Department at the Primary Health Centre at Koom Kalan evoked encouraging response as 110 persons got themselves registered for operations.

Summer training for engineering students
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 8
The Department of Electrical Engineering organised a six-week summer training for the 4th semester electrical engineering students on PLC/automation and robotics in collaboration with two companies namely ICAT Solutions, Mohali and Purple Leap, Bangalore.

Time crunch halts shed’s reconstruction
A private shed the reconstruction of which was ordered by the Supreme CourtLudhiana, June 8
A building near Dholewal, which the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC) has been “reconstructing” following the apex court’s order in 2008, seems to have become a pain in its neck. As the court had ordered the corporation to retain the original architecture of the building, its construction has reportedly been stopped as officials “had no time” for measuring the constructed shed.

A private shed the reconstruction of which was ordered by the Supreme Court. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Bhopal Verdict
CPI blames it on CBI
Ludhiana, June 8
Terming the court verdict in the Bhopal gas tragedy case a mockery of justice, the district unit of the Communist Party of India (CPI) has blamed the CBI for botching up the investigation and failing to make a water-tight case against the culprits.

Govt fails to allocate land for industrial clusters
Ludhiana, June 8
Even though the government has approved setting up of industrial clusters under the industrial cluster development programme but no land has been allocated for this purpose so far. The clusters of electroplaters, sewing machines, fasteners, auto parts, machine tools, and foundry were to be developed by the government.

Fake admissions in government schools
DEOs told to act against teachers facilitating malpractice
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 8
Government schools have witnessed better results in annual examinations conducted by the Punjab School Education Board this year. But heads of all these school might hesitate to celebrate their achievement as a sizeable number of successful students had actually studied in some private institute while they were shown to be studying in government schools.

Plying of heavy vehicles despite ban
Gurthali bridge could collapse anytime
Doraha, June 8
The potholed road Authorities may be unmindful but no one can deny the fact that a disaster is waiting to happen if the Gurthali bridge continues to be the same-overloaded, dishevelled and potholed. The road on the bridge is rough and uneven. People have a tough time even crossing it. But, what needs immediate attention of the authorities concerned is the regular thumping of the heavy vehicles into these potholes, despite the fact that the bridge has been declared out-of-bounds.

The potholed road

CARA team inspects kids’ home
Mullanpur Dakha, June 8
A team of the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA), New Delhi, visited the SGB Children Home being run by Swami Shankaranand Ji Bhuri Wale under SGB International Foundation and inspected its records.


Dowry: Four of family booked
Jagraon, June 8
The Sidhwan Bet police yesterday booked four members of a family in a dowry case. No arrest had been made so far. Married around two years ago, Parminder Kaur, hailing from Galib Khurd village, and Davinder Singh of Sadarpura village, near Sidhwan Bet, had a one-year-old son.

Punjab State Boxing Championships
Chakar puglists bag 2 golds, 1 silver
Winners of the Sher-e-Punjab Sports Academy being felicitated at ChakarJagraon, June 8
Boxers of the Sher-e-Punjab Sports Academy of Chakar village, near here, have again shown exemplary results during the 26th Sub-Junior and Junior Punjab State Boxing Championships held in Jalandhar. They were held from June 4 to June 6.

Winners of the Sher-e-Punjab Sports Academy being felicitated at Chakar. Photo: Rakesh Gupta

Hockey trials on June 12
Ludhiana, June 8
The Prithipal Singh Hockey Society in association with the District Hockey Association (DHA), Ludhiana, will conduct trials here at the Punjab Agricultural University on June 12 from 7 am onwards, according to general secretary of the society, Harinder Singh Bhullar.

Inter-District U-19 Cricket Tournament
Mohali restrict Ludhiana to 259 runs
Ludhiana, June 8
An accurate bowling by left arm spinner Sohrab enabled Mohali to restrict Ludhiana to 259 runs in the first innings against Ludhiana in the first match of the Punjab State Inter District U-19 Cricket Tournament being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association at the Punjab Agricultural University campus ground, here, today.

Chaman Lal Cricket Cup
Mahajan Juniors record second win
Ludhiana, June 8
Shubhendu (37) and Shubham Dyal Singh (25) excelled with the bat while Gokul Tiwari (two for 2) and Aayush (two for 8) performed well with the ball to help the Mahajan Juniors to record a an easy 104-runs victory over the Pankaj Club on the third day of the 15th Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup Tournament (u-14) being played at MGM Public School, Dugri, here, today.




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