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Shots fired as rival groups clash near café
Ludhiana, June 10
The city’s cafeterias, many of which remain open late into the night, are proving to be a source of insecurity for people residing in their vicinity.

Only 3-hr power cuts at homes
Industrial sector to have weekly day off
Ludhiana, June 10
Putting apprehensions to rest, Powercom abstained from enforcing long power cuts in the domestic and industrial sectors despite giving eight-hour regular supply to the agricultural sector in the wake of paddy season, that began today.


Rules bent for 10 students, 1 rusticated
Ludhiana, June 10
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University has different rules for different "cheaters", while one students was rusticated for a year after he was caught cheating in the examination a fortnight ago, no action was taken against 10 students who were also caught cheating during examination yesterday.

Field trip turns an ordeal for students
Ludhiana, June 10
A four-day educational trip to Narkanda, near Simla, organized by a school located near DMCH here turned into a nightmare for the 80 students after they were asked to move into a small hotel that had only four bathrooms.

The robbery that never was!
Ludhiana, June 10
The sensational Rs 7.68-lakh robbery involving two collection agents of Cash Management Services had never happened. It was a stage-managed crime, scripted and executed by the duo and six accomplices.

Tribune Impact
Road repair gets underway
The potholed road in Gurthali bridge being repairedDoraha, June 10
Patch work on the potholed road on the Gurthlai bridge has been initiated by the Public Works Department. Its plight had been highlighted in these columns.

The potholed road in Gurthali bridge being repaired. A Tribune photograph


4 seizures under NDPS Act
Jagraon, June 10
Following the intensified crusade against drug peddlers by the SSP Ludhiana (rural) on the orders of DIG Ludhiana, Dr Jatinder Jain, the Dakha police yesterday nabbed a youth, along with unaccounted 11,100 tablets of various salts and 12 bottles of cough syrup.

Singer Pooja to act in movies
Famous Punjabi singer Pooja poses against her poster in Ludhiana on ThursdayLudhiana, June 10
After ruling the hearts of Punjabis with 1,500 songs and 200 albums, singer Pooja is all set to make a “double” debut in Punjabi movie “Panjaban - love rules hearts”. The movie is set in the backdrop of rural and urban Punjab. Pooja was in the city today at PVR for promotion of her film “Panjaban”. Ask her about her entry into films and she attributes it all to her fans.

Famous Punjabi singer Pooja poses against her poster in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

‘Set up biogas plants in dairy units’
Ludhiana, June 10
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Vice-Chancellor, Dr VK Taneja, today stressed on setting up biogas plants in the operational dairy units of Punjab.

Students break free to explore
Doraha, June 10
A two-week summer camp, organised at Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha, concluded here today.

Hut gutted
Raikot, June 10
Residents had a narrow escape when a kiosk outside the gate of Powercom office caught fire today afternoon.

soccer mania

A baker decorates a birthday cake in the shape of a soccer ground in Ludhiana on Thursday as fever for the game picked up on the eve of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa
A baker decorates a birthday cake in the shape of a soccer ground in Ludhiana on Thursday as fever for the game picked up on the eve of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan Report

18-day summer camp ends
Amloh, June 10
Punjab government has taken steps to promote games in the state and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has reserved Rs 29 to fund youth clubs and special grants would be given to clubs for their performance in sports, said Youth Development Board chairman Gurpreet Singh Raju Khanna at the concluding function of the 18-day summer hockey coaching camp at Government Senior Secondary School Playground here today.

Police reviews its working
Jagraon, June 10
The Ludhiana rural police recently conducted a meeting of all its staff, including the top brass, to evaluate its working.

LMA honours achievers
Ludhiana, June 10
The Ludhiana Management Association (LMA), at its 32nd annual function organised in Ludhiana, conferred awards on four achievers.

Boost industry, says Patil
Shivraj V PatilLudhiana, June 10
Punjab Governor Shivraj V Patil today appreciated the role of Ludhiana Management Association for strengthening the industrial sector. Patil was addressing the annual function of Ludhiana Management Association here today.

Shivraj V Patil

Mining dept in a bind over sand quarrying
Mafia gets organised, HC ruling fails to deter them
Jagraon, June 10
Restrictions imposed on the mining of sand by the Punjab and Haryana High Court seem to have no binding on sand mafia of the area. The sand mining is going on unabated in the Sidhwan Bet, Bhundri, Humbran and other villages of the area located on the banks of the Satluj. The only visible effect of the High Court’s ruling is that the prices of sand have increased manifold. Even the rates of transporting the sand by tractor-trolley owners have doubled, as there is a risk involved in transporting it illegally.

Gail Issue
Farmers’ unions unite against govt
Doraha, June 10
The Revolutionary Punjab Sabha, Democratic Rural Labour Sabha, Punjab, BKU (United) and the Jamhoori Kisan Sabha organised a protest rally in front of the SDM’s office in Payal today to protest against the dictatorial attitude of the government towards the Gail pipeline issue.

Cooking her way into hearts
Renowned cookery expert Tarla Dalal speaks during a summer camp at the Sutlej Club in the city on ThursdayLudhiana, June 10
“The way to man’s heart is through his stomach,” believes 75-year-old renowned cooking expert Tarla Dalal. Narrating her own tale she says: “My experiments in kitchen began soon after I discovered that my husband was an avid food lover. He was instrumental in encouraging me to try cooking different kinds of cuisines at home.”

Renowned cookery expert Tarla Dalal speaks during a summer camp at the Sutlej Club in the city on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Farmers to plant paddy from June 20
Ludhiana, June 10
The transplantation of the paddy has got delayed due to the harsh winds that lashed the state during the past 10 days. Though, it was scheduled to start from today onwards. Majority of the farmers in the district have postponed the paddy transplantation till next week, as the crop has not gained the required height. Harbhajan Singh, a farmer from Lalton village, said, “It’s not the right time to transplant paddy which is why we have delayed it by 10 days. We will transplant paddy on June 20 as it will be ready for transplantation by then,” the farmer added.

GAIL employee electrocuted
Raikot, June 10
A GAIL employee got electrocuted when a JCB digging the land for laying a gas pipeline touched the overhead high tension wires. The accident took place at Jalaldiwal village near here today afternoon.

Deep Nagar residents without water for week
Ludhiana, June 10
Residents of street number 7 in the Deep Nagar area are without potable water for the past one week.


4 held for robbing autorickshaw passengers
Mobile snatchers in police custody in Ludhiana on ThursdayLudhiana, June 10
With the arrest of four youths the Jamalpur police claimed to have busted a gang that robbed people travelling in autorickshaws. The suspects have been identified as Babbu Gupta, a migrant from Uttar Pradesh, Kuldeep Singh Partap Nagar, who resides near Dholewal, Deepak Kumar of Simlapuri and Parkash Thapa of Dholewal. They were nabbed following a tipoff late last night. The police recovered 32 stolen mobile phones and a digital camera from their possession.

Mobile snatchers in police custody in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

4 ‘couples’ held, freed
Jagraon, June 10
The police today busted a gang of rich women allegedly involved in the sexual exploitation of young boys.

Cricket Meet
Pankaj Club pip Coaching Centre
Ludhiana, June 10
Superb fielding coupled with fine batting by Nakul (22) and Hitesh (16) steered the Pankaj Club to 40-run win over the Coaching Centre on the fifth day of the 15th Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup Tournament (U-14) being played at MGM Public School, Dugri, here today.

Soccer mania is here
Ludhiana, June 10
Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) World Cup may not be the choice of old cricket aficionados in the city, but it’s the most awaited event for young footballers in Ludhiana, who are eagerly waiting for the event scheduled to start from June 11.

Punjab lads clinch basketball title
Ludhiana, June 10
Punjab cagers emerged champions in the 37th National Youth Basketball Championship held from June 2 to 8 at Tiruchi in Tamil Nadu.




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