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Toothless laws help illegal colonisers thrive
Ludhiana, June 20
Partly completed development work on an 8-acre illegal colony along the GT road (NH-1) in Ludhiana The skyrocketing prices of land, which is becoming scarcer by the day, coupled with the acute shortage of affordable housing for the Ludhiana’s burgeoning population.
Partly completed development work on an 8-acre illegal colony along the GT road (NH-1) in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjit Verma


Women Entrepreneurs-V
She loves to explore impossibilities
Ludhiana, June 20
She has a keen eye and chooses a perfect colour and cut that will reflect your true style. She loves to explore the impossibilities and work in an inspired mode. Every day starts with a new idea and a new design. Pooja Mago has her own style and design sensibilities and is today busy turning ordinary looking lasses into style divas at her designer studio.

Father’s Day
For them, it’s just another fatherless day
KhushbooLudhiana, June 20
One-and-a-half year-old Khushboo has begun speaking only a few days back. And, unlike tiny tots her age, the first words coming from her mouth were not "mama" or "papa". For the toddler does not know what a mama or a papa is! All she is able to say is "didi" to address her nanny, who looks after her at her home - an orphanage in the city.


Father’s Day
For forsaken dads, it has no meaning
Ludhiana, June 20
"Come on in..." Sadhu Ram Goel greets us with a quick smile and offers a seat on his cot in his room at the Old Citizen's Home. After we settle down we ask the usual questions that lead to a dead end. "How was your day?" "How’re you feeling?"


MC takes preventive measures for rainy season
Desilting of Buddha Nullah, cleaning of sewers starts
Ludhiana, June 20
The rainy season has always been a cause of concern for the city residents due to the threat of various deadly diseases that loom large during the period.

From Schools

Embroidery machines on display
Ludhiana, June 20
As part of its 100 years celebration, HCA Garment Machinery Pvt Ltd (Hari Chand Anand & Co) organised an exhibition at Hari Chand Anand & Co.

City to have own passport office next month
Ludhiana, June 20
The industrial capital of the state will soon have a passport office of its own. The office is likely to be inaugurated in the city early next month.

‘Tadapti tanhai’ released
Ludhiana, June 20
A collection of Hindi ghazals-"Tadapti tanhai", authored by Bindu Badnaseeb was released at a literary function organised by the Unesco Club of Punjab at Punjabi Bhawan here today.

Moral values among kids take a backseat
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 20
Terming the Father’s Day and Mother’s Day as borrowed events from the western culture, office-bearers of the social and religious organisations have urged the teaching community to inculcate moral values among students.

‘Banana cultivation yields good results’
Mullanpur Dakha, June 20
A seminar-cum-show on banana cultivation was held at Kular village, near here, yesterday.

Diversions on NH1 risky for commuters
Traffic plys on an unauthorised cut on NH1. Photo by the writerDoraha, June 20
As the project of six-laning on the National Highway Number -1 is underway, more unauthorised diversions are being created by road users or for that matter the local public, thus not caring two hoots for the long-distant users of NH-1.

Traffic plys on an unauthorised cut on NH1. Photo by the writer

Maize arrival picks up in Machhiwara
Khanna, June 20
With an increase in area under maize cultivation, the crop has witnessed an upsurge in its quantity as compared to the previous year in Machhiwara area.

Violation of Traffic Rules
Cops to create awareness
A policeman educates a group of drivers about hazards of traffic violations in Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 20
Taking serious note of the rise in road mishaps in this part of the state, the Sangrur police has warned vehicle owners and drivers against violating the traffic rules. In order to keep a check on the number of accidents, beat officers have been directed to organise awareness camps in their respective areas.

A policeman educates a group of drivers about hazards of traffic violations in Mandi Ahmedgarh on Sunday. Photo by the writer

Yoga camp ends
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 20
The five-day yoga camp organised by the Patanjali Yog Samiti and the Bharat Swabhiman, Ludhiana, concluded today at Pohir village, near here.

Raids on optical shops
Ludhiana, June 20
Raids were conducted on nearly 10 optical shops across the city. Two teams, headed by assistant excise and taxation commissioner HPS Ghotra and HL Bansal, conducted raids in the city. Raids were conducted at stores located on the Ferozepur road, Feroze Gandhi market, Pakhowal road, Malhar road, Sarabha Nagar, Chaura Bazaar and Chauri Sadak.

‘Sufficient power will be available by 2013’
Ludhiana, June 20
There will be sufficient availability of power by 2013 and Punjab will be exporting power to other states in 2014, stated KD Chaudhary, Chairman and Managing Director of Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd. (Powercom) during a seminar held to solve the problems being faced by all industries. An industrial interaction was held at CICU Complex.


Man shoots at youth for ‘bothering’ daughter
Jagraon, June 20
A youth who entered a house in Dalla village, near here, after scaling the boundary wall around midnight on Friday with the intention of meeting meet a girl residing there was reportedly shot at by her father.

Thieves strike at 7 shops in Humbran
Mullanpur Dakha, June 20
Thieves at Humbran village had a field day as they decamped with goods and cash worth more than Rs 8 lakh from 7 shops after breaking open the shutters last night. The thieves targeted only mobile shops and electrical goods’ shops and decamped with new and scrap copper wire.

Land Deal
Seven booked for fraud
Mullanpur Dakha, June 20
The Dakha police has booked seven persons, including the Numberdar and witnesses of the agreement to the sale deed of a land.

In-laws booked for seeking dowry
Jagraon, June 20
The Jodhan police has booked 4 members of a family on the charge of dowry harassment. Victim Baljinder Kaur made a statement to the Jodhan police that she was a resident of Phallewal village and was married to Kuldeep Singh of SBS Nagar on December 7, 2008. After three months of her marriage, her husband went to Portugal on a work permit. Thereafter, her in-laws started harassing her for bringing in inadequate dowry.

Chaman Lal Cricket Tourney
Vishwanath spins Mahajan Masters to win
A match between the Mahajan Masters and the Supper Club in progress at MGM School, Dugri, on SundayLudhiana, June 20
Vishwanath excelled with the bat and ball (71 runs and 3 for 11) to help the Mahajan Masters register an emphatic 97-run win over the Super Club in the 15th Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup Tournament (U-14) being played at MGM Public School, Dugri, here, today.

A match between the Mahajan Masters and the Supper Club in progress at MGM School, Dugri, on Sunday. A Tribune photograph





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