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Queen’s language another victim of khaki
Ludhiana, June 24
To err is human! Our very own Ludhiana police seems to believe in this old adage more than anybody else, especially when it comes to English language.
A police barricade on the Malhar road bears the wrong spelling of Punjab. A police barricade on the Malhar road bears the wrong spelling of Punjab. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma




Contaminated milk, water flow in city
Dairy products’ adulteration under scanner
Ludhiana, June 24
Aiming to curtail rampant “adulteration”, causing severe ailments to city residents, the district health authorities has collected 20 samples of milk, paneer, dry spices during the surprise checks conducted on hotels and milk vendors in the city.

Councillor unmoved

Residents continue to get water ‘illegally’
Ludhiana, June 24
About 25 per cent of the population of city is using water "illegally". In absence of proper addresses or the house numbers in localities on the outskirts of city, no action can be initiated against the defaulters. Though Civic Body claims to be charging two-year fine from the defaulters but majority of latter get-away with it. With the result, Civic Body not only loses revenue but the defaulters prefer not to make judicious use of water.

Rationalisation of Posts
Education dreams shattered
All science lecturers shifted, future of 80 students in dark
Dadhahoor (Ludhiana), June 24
With all the posts of science and mathematics teachers scrapped following rationalisation of posts of lecturers in government schools, dreams of residents of at least 15 surrounding villages to see their wards as doctors and engineers have been shattered.

Making an extra hole in the pocket of customers
Doraha, June 24
Gone are the times when you could buy an item as little as anything and get the change in return, without any fuss from the other side. Now, if you are in to purchase an article or for that matter articles, ensure beforehand that you have change with you, otherwise be prepared to accept toffees in return.


Pending Demands
Milk plant and dairy workers protest
Milkplant employees protest in favour of their demands in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, June 24
Hundred of members of the Milk Plant and Dairy Workers' Union of Punjab today held a massive protest rally outside the Verka Milk Plant here today to press for the fulfillment of their long-pending demands. The protest was held following a call given by the Punjab State Cooperative Milk Plant.

Milkplant employees protest in favour of their demands in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

SGPC Polls
LBP cadres asked to get enrolled as voters
Ludhiana, June 24
The Lok Bhalai Party (LBP) headed by former Union Minister Balwant Singh Ramoowalia has asked its workers and activists to get themselves registered as voters for the forthcoming Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) elections.

Mobile toilet for pilgrims flagged off
A mobile toilet on a truck being flagged off in Ahmedgarh on Wednesday for Baltal in Jammu and Kashmir. Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 24
With a view to maintain sanitation during pilgrimage, activists of the local unit of the Har Har Mahadev Sewa Dal have devised a mobile toilet unit on a truck. President of the unit Bimal Kumar Sharma has flagged off the first truck toilet for Baltal, a pilgrimage place in Jammu and Kashmir.

A mobile toilet on a truck being flagged off in Ahmedgarh on Wednesday for Baltal in Jammu and Kashmir. Photo by the writer

Power snag disrupts public services
Ludhiana, June 24
Work at the office of the subregistrar (east & north), located in Transport Nagar, came to a halt today after all electrical appliances in the building were burnt following a fault in the power supply.

Thousands of fish die mysteriously in pond at Jagraon
Residents stand near the pond where thousands of fish have died in Akhara village.Jagraon, June 24
It has been reported that thousand of fish have died mysteriously in a pond in Akhara village. The pond is situated in the backyard of the historical Gurdwara 'Kaimban Wali Dhab'. The fish have been dying since last week and the intensity of their death is growing day by day.

Residents stand near the pond where thousands of fish have died in Akhara village. Photo: Rakesh Gupta

Jagraon Railway Overbridge
Credit war begins ahead of inauguration 
Jagraon, June 24
The Rs 12.19 crore Jagraon railway overbridge might take another month for its completion and to be thrown open for the general public, but the major political parties in the state - the Akali Dal and the Congress - are already at loggerheads over its inauguration.

Scribe assaulted, grievously injured 
Ludhiana, June 24
Exposing criminal activities of a group of junk dealers and bringing forth their dark side in public cost dear to a reporter of a Punjabi daily, who was brutally assaulted by the piqued offenders.

Anti-Sikh Riots, Terrorism
Rights body demands compensation for victims
Ludhiana, June 24
The Universal Human Rights Organisation (UHRO), along with several other bodies of social activists, has called upon the Centre to grant compensation package to victims of terrorism, anti-Sikh riots and police brutalities during the dark period of militancy in Punjab on the pattern of the one recently announced for those affected by Bhopal gas tragedy.

Mamta Rani tops in MBA exam
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 24
Mamta Rani, a student of Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh, has topped the merit list of the MBA Semester-I examination of Punjabi University, Patiala, in 2010. She secured 87.37 per cent marks. Desh Bhagat Group chairman Dr Zora Singh, director general Prof Shalini Gupta and staff members have congratulated Mamta Rani on the achievement.  —OC


8 booked for assault
Jagraon, June 24
The Jodhan police has booked 8 youths for attacking former sarpanch of Gujjarwal village and his friend after entering his house.

Man held for not revealing info of tenant
Mullanpur Dakha, June 24
The Sudhar police has nabbed a man from Sudhar village for not providing detailed information of his tenant.

2 killed in mishap
Mullanpur Dakha, June 24
Two persons were killed and one was injured in a head-on collusion between a car and a jeep. The mishap occurred near Dhatt village on the National Highway when a Ludhiana-bound Alto car (PB-29-J-3375) coming from Bagha Purana collided head-on with a Jagraon-bound Tempo Trax (PB-12-G-5975) coming from Ludhiana.




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