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MC puts bridge project on hold
Ludhiana, June 16
The Municipal Corporation today put on hold the work on Rs 1.07-crore bridge coming up on the Budda Nullah in Chandar Nagar, Haibowal, following a controversy that erupted over the issue during its general house meeting yesterday.
The proposed site for the new bridge parallel to an existing wooden one at Haibowal The proposed site for the new bridge parallel to an existing wooden one at Haibowal. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Illegal lottery racket still going strong
Ludhiana, June 16
Two days after the city police said it had busted a gang of unauthorized single-digit lotteries operators and arrested 13 people in this connection, the racket continues to flourish in several areas of the city.


3-yr-old booked for fraud, gambling
Ludhiana, June 16
The city police booked a three-year-old child for fraud, criminal conspiracy and gambling. After receiving kudos for busting an inter-state racket of single digit lottery trade, it was time for the police to receive brickbats.

Control rooms set up to monitor supply
Ludhiana, June 16
The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (Powercom) has set up control rooms at all division levels in the suburban circle to monitor the power supply to the farm sector during the paddy season and to attend to the complaints of the consumers.

Young Entrepreneurs-I
Honey sweetens her business
Ludhiana, June 16
“Honeybees are my best friends. Just make them happy and they in turn will make you happy. I have had very memorable experiences with them since childhood,” says beaming Ritu Kapoor, director, Kashmir Apiaries Private Limited.


Drug Menace
Police seeks warrants to net big fish
Ludhiana/Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 16
Having identified organised groups of anti-social elements engaged in the supply of drugs and narcotics among farmers, labourers and youth, including students of colleges and schools, the Ludhiana (rural) police has initiated process to seek warrants to arrest the suspects.

Jagraon police station leads the way
Jagraon, June 16
Ludhiana (rural) SSP Harinder Singh Chahal today expressed satisfaction at the role played by police officers during the 10-day anti-drug drive organised by the Jagraon police that culminated here yesterday.

Tantrik returns cash, goods after society’s intervention
Jagraon, June 16
A self-styled godman-cum-tantrik and his wife were forced to return cash, gold and goods worth Rs 15 lakh taken from a resident of Threeke village, near here, after the intervention of the Tarksheel Society, Punjab, here on Sunday.

Blood donors make noble cause a mass movement
Ludhiana, June 16
The voluntary blood donation is now picking up as never before and the goal of making the noble cause a mass movement suddenly seems within reach. Thanks to the path shown by some of the pioneer blood donors, and commitment by some others to the cause for various reasons, the mission is gaining momentum as the fraternity of frequent donors has taken a quantum leap.
Balram Mehta (26 times) and Armaan Mehta (first timer)
Balram Mehta (26 times) and Armaan Mehta (first timer)

Paddy Transplant
Farmers for fixed wages
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 15
Terming demanding of higher rates of labour for transplanting paddy in fields as exploitation of helplessness of peasants, a few farmers’ unions have urged the state government to formulate regulations for rationalising wages for the job.

Reinstatement of retrenched BSNL workers
Protest enters 73rd day
Ludhiana, June 16
Over 1,500 workers and representatives of 34 organisations held a rally and took out a demonstration to the Mini Secretariat demanding immediate reinstatement of retrenched workers of the BSNL here yesterday.
Members of various unions hold a protest against BSNL authorities in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Members of various unions hold a protest against BSNL authorities in Ludhiana

Shifting of examination centre
PSEB’s move draws flak
Ludhiana, June 16
Members of the Association of Punjab School Education Board Affiliated Schools are once again up in arms against the board. This time, their grouse is with regard to examination centres for the semesters being shifted from parent schools to other schools.

Non-implementation of revised pay scales
Teachers to stage dharna today
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 16
Accusing officials at the Directorate of Public Instructions (Colleges), Chandigarh, of allegedly harassing college teachers by deliberately delaying implementation of the revised pay scales, members of the Government College Teachers Association (GCTA) and Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Association (PCCTA) have demanded probe into the functioning of the directorate.

Institutes spin web around flunked students
Doraha, June 16
Students, who failed in the class X and XII examinations, need not be disheartened, as some of the educational institutions are giving them a chance to appear in the examination this year. The contact number is available on various websites, where students log in for their detail marksheets.

From Schools & Colleges
Talent showcased
A summer camp concluded at HVM Convent School, Karan Sar Colony, here on Wednesday. A colourful function marked the closing ceremony of the camp. Principal Santosh Bakshi welcomed the guests and presided over the function.
Students perform during a function at HVM Convent School in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Students perform during a function at HVM Convent School in Ludhiana

Accidental gunfire triggers scare
Ludhiana, June 16
Panic gripped the Partap Chowk and its surrounding areas following an accidental gunfire here this morning. The incident took place around 10.30 am when a youth, Bhupinder Singh, was cleaning his .12 shotgun while sitting in an SUV near the Partap Chowk.


157-litre liquor seized
Jagraon, June 16
The police nabbed two persons with illicit liquor in two different cases while in two other cases the accused managed to give the police a slip. Roop Singh of Sherpur Khurd village was arrested with 11.3 litres of liquor from the village during a routine patrol duty last night.

Swimming trials today
Ludhiana, June 16
The District Swimming Association, Ludhiana, will conduct trials to select the district teams (sub-junior, junior boys and girls) at the municipal corporation swimming pool near Rakh Bagh on June 17 from 4 pm onwards.




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