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Birthday fun turns tragic
Brother, sister die of food poisoning
Ludhiana, June 27
Birthday celebrations turned into tragedy for a migrant family when their two children died of food poisoning after having dinner suspected to be laced with lizard poison at Gobindgarh village, near here, last night.

High drama at gurdwara
Bride sends greedy groom packing
Ludhiana, June 27
Jaspreet Kaur, the bride, argues with the groom’s mother A bride called off her wedding ceremony at a gurdwara today when the groom’s family allegedly demanded dowry. High drama was witnessed at Gurdwara Mastuana Sahib, Durgi.

Jaspreet Kaur, the bride, argues with the groom’s mother. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


These teachers get their act together
Ludhiana, June 27
“Teachers, like actors, attempt to communicate to groups of people in an audience-like situation and while the end of comedy and instruction differ markedly, both actor and teacher employ qualities to enhance communication and both must come through to the people with whom they work,” says teacher-turned-comedian Jaswinder Bhalla, best known for his comic series “Chhankata”.

Traffic goes awry at Bhadaur House
Haphazardly parked vehicles and two-wheelers at Bhadaur House in Ludhiana Ludhiana, June 27
The “mismanaged” infrastructure project of the municipal corporation (MC) coupled with the callous attitude of the traffic police, has hindered the smooth flow of traffic near Bhadaur House, where all entry points have been blocked by the civic administration due to the construction of a bridge.

Haphazardly parked vehicles and two-wheelers at Bhadaur House in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Withdrawal of Clinical Establishment Bill sought
Ludhiana, June 27
A delegation of the local unit of Indian Medical Association (IMA) met Manish Tiwari, national spokesperson, All-India Congress Committee, to discuss the harmful effects of “Clinical Establishment Bill”.

When groom went missing

An uncomfortable moment was witnessed at a mass marriage ceremony when out of the five grooms one didn’t reach the venue on time
An uncomfortable moment was witnessed at a mass marriage ceremony when out of the five grooms one didn’t reach the venue on time. Later, he called up to say that he was stuck in a traffic jam. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

District-level protest by pharmacists
Raikot, June 27
The Rural Health Pharmacist Association today declared a district-level protest against the state government for not accepting their demands.

From Schools & Colleges

Tributes paid to martyrs through play
Ludhiana, June 27
Martyrs, who sacrificed their lives to free the country, never thought that the following generations will not only forget their sacrifices, but will ruin themselves by taking to drugs. To give this message to the younger generation, a play was staged at the Punjabi Bhawan here last evening.

Beopar Mandal Meeting
Abolition of octroi on electricity demanded
Ludhiana, June 27
Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal has condemned the state government for being apathetic towards their problems.

Death of patient as toll plaza staff detains donor
Police panel demands probe
Ludhiana, June 27
The death of a patient due to holding up of a blood donor in a traffic jam at Laddowal toll plaza has snowballed into a major controversy.

Badal mourns scribe’s death
Ludhiana, June 27
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today expressed grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Ashok Singhi, a senior correspondent with a vernacular daily, who passed away this afternoon here at a private hospital after a brief illness.

500 examined at medical camp
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 27
A free medical check-up and heart care camp was organised by the local Hind Hospital and Rotary Club, Ahmedgarh, today.

Tribune Impact
Mysterious death of fish
Fishery dept collects water samples
Jagraon, June 27
Reacting to the report on mysterious death of fish at a pond in Akhara village published on Friday in these columns, Dr Vidya Sagar, additional director of the fishery department, Punjab, visited the village to take stock of the situation.

70 youths allege illegal confinement
Khamano, June 27
Around 70 youths from various parts of he state have been confined by a company in Doha, Qatar, after they allegedly went on a strike to press for pay hike.

40 get prosthetics, hearing aids
Ludhiana, June 27
Bharat Vikas Parishad (tagore branch) today organised its 816th free artificial limb distribution camp at Viklang Sahayta Kendra in Rishi Nagar here today.

Tewari rubbishes claims of SAD-BJP govt
To probe misappropriation of funds
Ludhiana, June 27
Ludhiana MP and national spokesperson of the All-India Congress Committee, Manish Tewari, today rapped the SAD-BJP government in Punjab for making tall claims on development fronts which he asserted were nothing but falsehood.

BKU backs Badal on river waters
Ludhiana, June 27
Lauding the stand taken by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on river waters in the all-party meeting, the Bharti Kisan Union (BKU) today maintained that it would not permit the sharing of river waters.

Jhuggis mushroom as MC announces houses
There has been an increase in the number of jhuggis in the recent past near the level crossing at Sarabha Nagar, LudhianaLudhiana, June 27
A month ago near level crossing, Sarabha Nagar located opposite Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, there were a few jhuggi dwellers in the area. But a recent visit by The Tribune reporters revealed that hundreds of them had errected their shanties in the vacant land.

There has been an increase in the number of jhuggis in the recent past near the level crossing at Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Health officials raid hotels, milk vendors
Collect 20 samples of milk, paneer and dry spices
Ludhiana, June 27
With an aim to curtail rampant “adulteration”, that could cause severe ailments among residents, district health authorities have collected 20 samples of milk, paneer and dry spices during raids conducted on hotels and milk vendors in the city.

Postal employees to go on stir from July 13
Ludhiana, June 27
Accusing the successive governments of ignoring long-pending demands of the postal employees, the National Federation of Postal Employees and Federation of National Postal Organisations have announced an indefinite strike from July 13 onwards.

Land Grab Case
Trader accuses police of inaction
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 27
Accusing the Lohatbaddi police of inaction, Raj Kumar, a trader, has demanded registration of criminal case against suspects who had allegedly attempted to grab his land at his native village Lohatbaddi.


3 held for possessing opium
Jagraon, June 27
The Ludhiana rural police yesterday nabbed three persons and recovered 7.25-kg opium and 102-kg poppy husk from their possession.

Man shoots at son, kills self
Raikot, June 27
After shooting at his son and granddaughter with a 12 bore gun, a septuagenarian killed himself here this morning.




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