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3 held for robbing people with air gun
Took cue from movie ‘Andaaz Apna Apna’
Ludhiana, June 21
Perhaps taking a cue from the Bollywood movie ‘Andaaz Apna Apna’, three young men robbed several city residents of their belongings after threatening them with an air gun and a button knife.

Doc challaned for jumping ‘non-functional’ traffic lights
Ludhiana, June 21
In what could be termed as the most "absurd" incident, a senior doctor from Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) was challaned for jumping the "non- functional " traffic lights. But what was more shocking was that there was no traffic cop for manual monitoring of the traffic at the intersection.




Commonwealth Games
Baton in city on June 26
Ludhiana, June 21
The Ludhiana district administration will accord a warm reception to the Queen's Baton Relay on its arrival in the city on June 26. The relay is being carried out in connection with the forthcoming Commonwealth Games slated to be held towards the end of this year in New Delhi.

Sewer Cleaning
These women can’t ‘stoop so low’
Ludhiana, June 21
Employing women on “compassionate grounds” for a job that can often be dangerous has put the municipal corporation in a dilemma. The 40 female relatives of employees who lost their lives while cleaning sewers, are unable to get down into the sewer manholes and clean the choked pipes.

Magician in soup for using pigeons
Magician Shanker Samrat displays pigeons in his magic show in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, June 21
Making pigeons perform in his magic shows without registering these with the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has put the magician Shankar Samrat in trouble with animal rights activists demanding an action against him for flouting rules.

Magician Shanker Samrat displays pigeons in his magic show in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Women Entrepreneurs-VI
Painting abstract in different strokes
Ludhiana, June 21
She captures the subject matter's essence in a few eloquent strokes. Each brush stroke is a meaningful gesture in dialogue with those that have come before and after it. She evokes beauty and emotion in her every stroke, which invites the viewer not only into itself but also the space in and around it. Picky Bindra, an artist, is essaying her thoughts and ideas on a canvas in a contemporary manner.


Compulsory Weekly Offs
Induction furnace, steel industry feel the heat
Ludhiana, June 21
The steel and induction furnace industry has strongly reacted to the weekly offs imposed on it. According to the new directions by Powercom, a two-day power cut will be imposed in a week on induction furnaces and rolling mills.

Hospitals put on notice over waste disposal
Ludhiana, June 21
Following reports of violation of the Biomedical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules by several city hospitals, the Punjab Pollution Control Board has issued notices to Christian Medical College & Hospital, BL Kapoor Memorial Hospital, Bhagwan Ram Charitable Hospital and Sham Lal Aggarwal Charitable Hospital.

Rocking time at Sutlej Club
Voice of India fame singer Arshpreet performs at the Sutlej Club in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, June 21
Summer camp at the Sutlej Club concluded last evening. A talk on Father's Day was the special attraction of the evening. Children were given chance to speak on the topic for one minute. Every participant spoke on the topic explaning their father's place in their lives. Lyrcial salsa, bachata and merengue were the other highlights of the evening.

Voice of India fame singer Arshpreet performs at the Sutlej Club in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Garima tops PTU in BCA
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 21
Final year BCA students of the Regional Institute of Management and Technology, (RIMT) Mandi Gobindgarh, have come out with flying colours. While Garima Bansal bagged first position in PTU securing 94.4 per cent marks followed by Bhavna Bansal, who bagged third position in the university securing 93.7 per cent marks.

PAU pensioners seek release of DA instalment
Ludhiana, June 21
The PAU pensioners have called upon the state government to release the instalment of the dearness allowance relief of 8 per cent from January 1, 2010.

Hooked to Bollywood for fashion
Inderjeet Verma Those in the fashion industry often face weird demands from their clients. A fashion designer was heard fretting about one of his oldest clients who had been in the habit of making strange demands every now and then. Apparently, the woman, a big movie buff, on numerous occasions, called the designer right after watching the first-day-first show of some Bollywood flick and demanded dresses similar to those heroines were wearing.

Habitual offenders making traffic police cash-rich
48,214 residents have been challaned in six months
Ludhiana, June 21
With 48,214 challans in nearly six months, city residents have yet again proved to be habitual traffic violators.

Get ready to tap your feet with Saroj Khan
Saroj Khan along with children during the launch of her academy in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, June 21
Dance lovers of the city have all reasons to cheer. Veteran Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan has brought to the town her dance academy- Saroj Khan Dance Academy-which she herself inaugurated here yesterday.

Saroj Khan along with children during the launch of her academy in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Sevadars use ‘force’ to make people relish langars
Large number of people have died for no fault of theirs
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 21
People continue to organise chhabils and langars on highways and roads despite the fact that the practice has claimed a number of precious lives during the past several years.

Addiction turning into an epidemic
Rural girls derive a kick from drugs
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 21
Drug addiction is not merely a social evil in this part of Ludhiana district; it has since been transformed into an epidemic for which there seems to be no prevention or cure.


Ludhiana is an encroachers paradise. Busy roads are usurped by greedy land sharks, leading to congestion and traffic chaos. Roadsides are used for parking vehicles, selling knick-knacks, fruits and vegetables. At places, even open-air eateries are being run on the roadsides. Since there is no regular crackdown on the encroachers, they flourish on the roadsides, holding the commuters to ransom. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Chaos reigns supreme in Bhadaur House area
Ludhiana, June 21
The chaos and nuisance due to the ongoing construction work on one of the ramps of Lakkar Bridge at Bhadaur House, opposite the AC Market, continue to bother commuters.

Day care for senior citizens soon
Ludhiana, June 21
A function in connection with the celebration of Fathers' Day was organised at the Swami Vivekanad Vridh Ashram, which was presided-over by Ram Parkash Bharti, chairman of New Hope, an NGO.

Bank holds retail credit camp
Ludhiana, June 21
UCO Bank today celebrated its 67th foundation day and organised a bank's mega retail credit camp.


Woman consumes poison, dies
Raikot, June 21
A married woman died after consuming some poisonous substance at her home in Sarabha village yesterday. Pooja (20), a resident of Shimla Puri, had got married to Rohit Sukhia, a migrant labourer, who lives in shanties at Sarabha village. She leaves behind a nine-month-old baby boy.

Self-proclaimed godman booked for cheating
Jagraon, June 21
The Sidhwan Bet police yesterday booked a baba for cheating his follower to the tune of Rs 7.5 lakh on the pretext of sending her and her family abroad. Surjit Kaur of Leelan Megh Singh village in her application to SSP Ludhiana (Rural), Harinder Singh Chahal, had stated that she used to visit Rohit Kumar, who occupied the place of the head priest of ‘Dargah Panj Peer’ at Kulgahna village near Bhundri to get her domestic dispute settled.

2 booked for selling tractor on fake documents
Jagraon, June 21
The Jagraon police has booked two persons for selling the tractor of a complainant on the basis of fake documents yesterday. Avtar Singh of the Kother Baggu area has complained to the Jagraon police that they were three brothers and owned the tractor jointly. His brother Hardeep Singh had settled in Manawa village near Kot Issekhan of Moga.

Three booked on dowry charge
Raikot, June 21
The Raikot police has booked three members of a family for dowry harassment. Ramandeep Kaur, now staying with her parents at Bhaini Baringa village near Raikot in her statement to the Raikot police had stated that she was married to Santokh Singh of Dharoor village near Sahnewal on March 4, 2007 and her parents gave enough dowry to her as demanded by her in-laws at that time.




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