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Disabled train passenger harassed by rly staff
Ludhiana, June 25
When Parvinder Singh, a physically challenged resident of the city’s Fatehganj locality, booked a journey-cum-reservation ticket for travelling from Moradabad to Ludhiana by the 3307 Ganga Sutlej Express on June 23, he had no inkling this particular journey would turn out to be a painful experience that he would not forget for the rest of his life.


‘International Day against drug abuse a farce’
Ludhiana, June 25
Failure of government agencies to implement Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and Drugs and Cosmetics Act has resulted in manifold increase in number of drug addiction cases among youth. Establishing the fact, city-based psychiatrists and de-addiction centres termed the "International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking" a farce, while pointing towards the increase in number of "young patients" coming to them for counselling and de-addiction.

More women than men are hooked on to drugs
Ludhiana, June 25
Not only men but women also are getting addicted to psychotropic and pharmaceutical drugs.The startling fact came to the fore recently when the number of women outnumbered their counterparts at different camps against drug abuse organised by the city police.

‘Drug abuse largest factor in spreading HIV’
Ludhiana, June 25
District health department, private hospitals and NGOs organised lecturers against drug abuse on the eve of International day against drug abuse at Civil Lines here today.

No stopping currency garlands at weddings
Ludhiana, June 25
The ‘big fat’ Punjabi weddings can never be complete without the tasteless show of opulence. Among other things Punjabis love to flaunt is their wealth through garlands made of Indian currency bills that the bridegrooms are overloaded with. The denomination of the notes is directly proportional to the prosperity of the groom’s relatives.

Flaunt your love’s name in ‘choora’
Has taken wedding scene by storm
Ludhiana, June 25
Taking a cue from the age-old adage about wearing one's love on the sleeve, enterprising brides-to-be are going all out to make the men in their lives feel special by wearing their love, quite literally, around their delicate wrists. So the next time you spot "Rahul", "Amit", "Sumit" or "Saurabh" and the likes, shimmering among the red and white bangles adorning the new bride's wrists, don't be surprised! That is her husband's name, written beautifully in stones to match and become an important part of her bridal "choora".


Road in LIT colony turns into garbage dump
Ludhiana, June 25
A garbage-strewn shabby stretch of the road from the Sunet railway crossing towards D block at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar colony in Ludhiana. For a long time one side of a 100 feet wide road in Bhagat Singh Nagar Colony, a housing scheme of Ludhiana Improvement Trust, has remained out of bounds for area residents. The reason - due to the prolonged disuse of the stretch from the Sunet rail crossing towards D block, the road has become a garbage dumping ground. Not only the colony’s residents but also municipal corporation employees have been dumping garbage on this road. —
A garbage-strewn shabby stretch of the road from the Sunet railway crossing towards D block at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar colony in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Dairy waste poses health risk
Jagraon, June 25
Sewers have been overflowing around Hira Singh Road near the Raikot bus stop area for a long time thanks to a diary set up in the densely populated area. Interestingly the dairy is situated near the house of former councillor Harprit Singh Dhaliwal.

Two-wheelers queue up at a petrol station in LudhianaPetro Hike
People feel the pinch

Ludhiana, June 25
The common man, already suffering due to the steep increase in the prices of essential commodities, has got another blow with the UPA government’s decision to inflict a steep rise in the prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene and cooking gas.

Two-wheelers queue up at a petrol station in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma 

CPI flays fuel price hike
Ludhiana, June 25
The Communist Party of India (CPI) has condemned the hike in prices of petrol and diesel and their linkage with the prevailing market prices.

Passport office to become functional next month
Ludhiana, June 25
The passport office here is all set to become functional within a fortnight as all the infrastructure and other arrangements have been put in place for the same at Gian Singh Rarewala Market, adjacent to the General Bus Stand here.

‘Punjab important business destination for Australia’
Ludhiana, June 25
The Australian Trade Commission and the Australian trade and investment development agency of the Australian federal government presented business and investment opportunities with Australia for businesses based in Punjab at the seminar on "Doing Business with Australia".

Dance lovers pay tributes to ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson in Ludhiana Remembering Michael Jackson
First Death Anniversary
Ludhiana, June 25
Music lovers in the city observed the first death anniversary of ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson today in their own different ways.

Dance lovers pay tributes to ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Reality show auditions held
Ludhiana, June 25
Mahua TV Channel organised its reality show audition in Punjab.

Ban on Smoking
Changes in SGPC forms condemned

Ludhiana, June 25
"The election commission should not have made changes in the SGPC forms pertaining to prohibition of tobacco as the ban is not just restricted to smoking, but it is an embargo on consumption of tobacco in every form," said SGPC member Kiranjot Kaur, granddaughter of SGPC founder secretary, late master Tara Singh.

PAU notes

Blood donation camp by Cyberstar colleges
Ludhiana, June 25
Youths donate blood during a camp at PTU learning centre in Ludhiana Cyberstar Group of Institutions today organised a blood donation camp on its premises at Basti Jodhewal, Ludhiana. Dr GP Mangla from the Red Cross Society in Ludhiana, along with his team collected the blood and motivated students to voluntarily donate blood.
Dr Mangla said proper care was being taken while scrutinising the donor as right from the medical history, the prospective donor was examined for ailments. 
Youths donate blood during a camp at PTU learning centre in Ludhiana on Friday. 
A Tribune photograph


Two held for vehicle theft
Ludhiana, June 25
The CIA-II police arrested two persons for vehicle theft and seized seven stolen motorcycles besides a scooter from their possession here today.

Man bludgeons wife to death
Ludhiana, June 25
Following a quarrel a man said to be a drug addict reportedly bludgeoned his wife to death in Mundian Kalan village near Chandigarh Road. The woman, identified as Baljeet Kaur, 35, succumbed to injuries at Civil Hospital here this morning.

Stolen goods worth Rs 24 lakh recovered
Jagraon, June 25
The police today busted a nine-member inter-state gang wanted in connection with dacoity cases, especially at state-owned foodgrain godowns.

Relay of Queen’s baton, a test for veteran Olympians today
Ludhiana, June 25
Relaying Queen's baton would be a test of patience, endurance and stamina for the veteran Olympians and prominent personalities when it reaches the city in noon tomorrow as in the fag ends of their life they would have to run for three kilometers in scorching heat.

Athletics trials on June 29
Ludhiana, June 25
The Ludhiana District Athletics Association (LDAA) will conduct trials to selet the Ludhiana junior boys and girls as well as senior men and women atheltes here at Guru Nanak Stadium on June 29 at 7.30 am, according to association general secretary SS Pannu.




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