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Mayor cancels firefighters’ recruitment process
Wants MC General House to clear file first
Ludhiana, June 11
Ten days after the municipal corporation (MC) conducted interviews for 40 vacancies of firefighters in the fire department, city Mayor Hakam Singh Gyaspura cancelled the entire recruitment process today stating that the MC failed to follow the right procedure.

Lack of commitment cost Minhas his job: Kang
Ludhiana, June 11
Coming out in the public for the first time after the unceremonious exit of Punjab Agricultural University's director research, Dr PS Minhas, Vice-Chancellor, Dr MS Kang today said that lack of commitment and misbehaviour with subordinates cost him his job.



Children jump into the Sidhwan canal on a hot day in Ludhiana
Children jump into the Sidhwan canal on a hot day in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Stage-managed Robbery
Police to screen all collection agents in city
Ludhiana, June 11
A day after the police cracked the stage-managed robbery, scripted and executed by two employees of Cash Management Securities, collection agents of the firm were again seen carrying huge amounts of cash on motorcycles, while its security van was used only to visit selected places.

Docs finding angiography a money spinner
Ludhiana, June 11
Incidents of cardiac surgeons resorting to medical malpractices by performing invasive coronary angiography on patients complaining of chest pain or other heart problems without first diagnosing them are on the rise in the city’s leading hospitals.


Earning huge revenue but not a penny for bus stand
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 11
Despite generating huge revenue through entry fees of buses and rents of shops situated at the local bus stand, the authorities have failed to provide even the basic amenities to commuters despite repeated requests to the authorities concerned in this regard.
A dilapidated bus stand at Ahmedgarh. Photo by writer

A dilapidated bus stand at Ahmedgarh

Congress politicising judiciary: Majithia
Ludhiana, June 11
Former minister and SAD legislator Bikramjit Singh Majithia today charged the successive Congress governments at the Centre with politicising the judicial system and failure to dispense justice to the victims of manmade disasters, communal riots, or in other major scams, letting the perpetrators of crime go scot free.

THE PRIMITIVE WAY: An orchard worker scares away birds by using sand bullets in Ludhiana
THE PRIMITIVE WAY: An orchard worker scares away birds by using sand bullets in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Admn lax towards sale of liquor, tobacco outside institutes
Ludhiana/Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 10
All kinds of prohibited delights like cigarettes, tobacco, ‘gutka’ and ‘pan masala’ besides liquor are easily available to students and teachers of majority of educational institutes in this part of the state.

Labourers drain their earnings
Take to drugs, liquor for alleviating fatigue
Mandi Ahmedgarh/Ludhiana, June 11
Unaware of deleterious physiological, economic and social affects of use of drugs and narcotics, labours, in an effort to alleviate fatigue and depression, continue to drain major part of their daily earnings on consuming these banned delights.

Life no less than an ordeal for Pardeep
Doraha, June 11
Life was no less than an ordeal for Pardeep, who had to fight a single-handed battle against relations, circumstances and above all herself. It was in 1983 that Pardeep left Rampur, her parental village to start life a fresh after the marriage. Entirely oblivious of the crude reality, she was in no way welcomed but reduced to a mere homemaker.
Pardeep with children of her school at Rampur village
Pardeep with children of her school at Rampur village. Photo by writer

Aggarwal Community
Unhappy, still sings paeans for govt
Ludhiana, June 11
The Aggarwal community in the state might be unhappy over the failure of the SAD-BJP government to fulfill its promise of giving due political representation to them, but still the community stands behind the government which is writing new chapters of all-round development in Punjab.

Engineers review pond project in Detwal village
Mullanpur Dakha, June 11
A team of 32 engineers of the Sanitation and Water Supply Department from 13 districts of Punjab on the instruction of the state secretariat today visited Detwal village to examine the model of renovation of village pond that helped solve sewage problem of the village besides aiding in the recharging of under-ground water level.
A delegation of engineers from 13 districts of Punjab examines the project of renovation of a pond at Detwal village
A delegation of engineers from 13 districts of Punjab examines the project of renovation of a pond at Detwal village. Photo by the writer

BKU rejects revised MSP of paddy
Ludhiana, June 11
The Bharti Kisan Union has rejected the revised minimum support price of paddy while terming a hike of Rs 50 as a cruel joke with farmers. In a statement here today, BKU general secretaries Puran Singh Shahkot and Ajmer Singh Gill urged the Centre to review the MSP of forthcoming kharif crops, including paddy, and fix the revised prices on the basis of recommendations made by Dr Swaminathan Committee.

Educational society accused of ‘misinformation’
Ludhiana, June 11
In a complaint filed with the Punjab State Information Commission (PSIC), a city resident has charged the Mahavira Foundation, an educational society that runs a homoeopathic medical college and other institutions, with concealing as well providing incorrect information under the RTI Act.

‘India does not identify any religion with terror’
Ludhiana, June 11
Ludhiana MP and national spokesperson of the All India Congress Committee Manish Tiwari said today that India had a dual role to play in world affairs. He said India was focused on elevating the living standards of its people back home and it was also emerging as a global power with sound economy.

Neil, Smriti take Ludhianvis by surprise at gurdwara
Ludhiana, June 11
Devotees at Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha RajGuru Nagar were taken for a surprise when the lead pair of Zee TV's 12/24 Karol Bagh came there to pay obeisance. Soon a crowd gathered around them to have a glimpse of the stars that they watch on television everyday.
TV actors Neil Bhatt and Smriti Kalra in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
TV actors Neil Bhatt and Smriti Kalra in Ludhiana

From Schools and Colleges
Stress on all-round development
LUDHIANA: Lord’s Divine Public School, Grewal Colony, Noorwala road, conducted a fusion summer camp on the school premises from June 1 to 11. Around 100 students attended the camp. School teachers, Mamta, Anu Sharma, Kiran Sharma and Baljeet Kaur, were camp in charges.

‘Levy duty while releasing steel scrap’
Ludhiana, June 11
The Induction Furnace Association of North India and the Ludhiana Steel Re-Rollers Association jointly met PK Sirohi, Chief Commissioner, Centeral Excise, Chandigarh Zone. KK Garg, president, Induction Furnace Association of North India, talked about the problem faced by the members of both associations.

8 overbridges to be constructed soon
Samrala, June 11
The Punjab government has given nod to eight over bridges that are to be constructed at the cost of Rs 4.6 crore within the next six months on Budha Nalah near Kohara.

Printers’ delegation visits UK
Ludhiana, June 11
A delegation of the Offset Printers Association (OPA) visited IPEX 2010 at Birmingham in the UK recently. The visit was organised by the North India Printers Association (NIPA).


Conman dupes four aspiring cricketers
Ludhiana, June 11
A con duped four aspiring cricketers on the pretext of getting them selected in a cricket team. The swindler also took their cash and mobile phones, educational certificates and left them stranded on a railway station in Jalandhar cantt.

Inter-state gang of thieves busted, 3 held
Ludhiana, June 11
With the arrest of three persons, the CIA-II police claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of thieves wanted in several cases of theft. Notably, the thieves were giving the state police a slip for the last three years.

Chemist arrested
Jagraon, June 11
The CIA wing of the local police has arrested a chemist and seized huge quantity of psychotropic medicines. The accused has been identified as Jagroop Singh of Sohian village near her.

10.50 kg poppy husk seized
Khamano, June 11
A man was arrested for possessing 10.50 kg of poppy husk during a routine police patrolling on the Bilaspur road. A police team headed by ASI Darshan Singh stopped a person and on being searched found the poppy husk hidden in a bag.

72-yr-old killed in accident
Mullanpur Dakha, June 11
A septuagenarian was killed last evening while returning home. The victim identified as Zora Singh (72) of Jangpur village was returning home on his cycle when he was hit by a motorcyclist.

Bathinda restrict Ludhiana to 185 on Day 1
Ludhiana, June 11
Irresponsible batting and poor fielding forced Ludhiana gasping for space against Bathinda on the first day of the second match of the Punjab State Inter-District U-19 Cricket Tournament for the Dhruv Pandove Trophy being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association at the Punjab Agricultural University campus ground here today.

Vishwanath, Deepin script Mahajan Masters win
Ludhiana, June 11
Vishwanath Saini scored a century (119), while Deepin Chitkara excelled with bat and ball (64 runs and two for six) to script 169-run victory for the Mahajan Masters against the Super Club on the sixth 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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