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Officials skip work to attend CM’s wife’s bhog
Ludhiana, June 2
The common man once again became a victim of a VIP bhog ceremony. Most of the senior officials from the district administration remained absent from duty, as they preferred to attend the bhog ceremony of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s wife, Surinder Kaur, in Malout today. Earlier, a large number of senior officials had turned up at Badal’s village in Muktsar district to attend her cremation.

Local war hero Flt Lt Sekhon’s statue to be shifted yet again
Ludhiana, June 2
The statue of PVC awardee Flt Lt Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon and his Gnat aircraft which will be shifted from the mini-secretariat in Ludhiana Eleven years after the statue and aircraft of the 1971 war hero, Flt Lt Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon, the first Param Vir Chakra (PVC) winner of the Indian Air Force, was shifted from Samrala Chowk at the altar of development, it is slated to be moved again from its present location.
displaced The statue of PVC awardee Flt Lt Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon and his Gnat aircraft which will be shifted from the mini-secretariat in Ludhiana. Tribune photo Himanshu Mahajan


Stress, rat race for grades drive students up the wall
Sunita, sister of 11-year-old Rohit who committed suicide on Wednesday, laments his lossLudhiana, June 2
The death of 11-year-old Rohit, who committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling hook On Wednesday after flunking class 4 examinations, has yet again brought to fore the fact that in the academic rat race for excellent marks below average students feel utterly left out.

Heartbroken: Sunita, sister of 11-year-old Rohit who committed suicide on Wednesday, laments his loss. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Development, not memorials, counts
Ludhiana, June 2
In a city where development has to take place, martyrs' statues are to be shifted. It is not for the first time that a statue is being shifted. All the statues of martyrs put up in different parts of the city have been moved once or twice.

Family feels let down; to take up issue with DC
Ludhiana, June 2
Shifting of Flt Lt Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon’s statue for the second time has annoyed his family based in Issewal village, nearly 20 km from the city.

Toppers triumph against heavy odds
Ludhiana, June 2
The class 10 results declared by the Central Board of Secondary Education on Wednesday have been very good with many students in the city having achieving outstanding grades. However, life has not been smooth for some of these meritorious students who have performed excellently despite being raised by a single parent.

High fuel prices impair car sales
Ludhiana, June 2
The car market is heading for tough times. The high fuel prices and interest rates are playing a spoilsport for car companies. Customers who were planning to buy a vehicle are now thinking again. Hike in fuel rate is now a key factor in determining the issue of owning a vehicle.


Members of the North India Motor Road Transport Association hold a protest in front of Apollo Tyres showroom in Ludhiana on Thursday Transporters protest hike in tyre rates
Ludhiana, June 2
Members of the North India Motor Road Transport Association today protested against Apollo Tyres by burning tyres in front of its showroom.

Up in arms Members of the North India Motor Road Transport Association hold a protest in front of Apollo Tyres showroom in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Petrol price hike: Sale of second-hand cars dips by 80%
Ludhiana, June 2
The hike in fuel prices has not only affected the sale of new cars, but has also had an impact on the second hand car market. As compared to the last two years, the sale of petrol-run cars in the second hand car market has come down by 80 per cent.

Tattoos help police crack murder cases
Ludhiana, June 2
If the investigations made by the police are to be believed then many murder-cases in the city have been solved due to the identification marks (tattoos) on the bodies of the deceased. In a murder, which took place in the city recently, the criminals did not leave any mark for the police to identify the body. But the criminals were nabbed after identifying the deceased through the tattoos on the body.

Cycle industry to replace workers with Chinese machines
Ludhiana, June 2
Now machines from China will replace the workforce in industrial units. To tackle labour shortage, the cycle industry in the city is importing machines from China. These multi-operational machines will solve the problem of labour crunch in the cycle industry.

Thunderstorm followed by lightning struck Ludhiana on Wednesday night Lightning damages two transformers
Khanna, June 2
Two transformers of 20 MW each were damaged in fire following a lightening at Badinpur village last night. Some other equipment was also damaged in the fire.

Celestial fire Thunderstorm followed by lightning struck Ludhiana on Wednesday night. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

A view of Feroze Gandhi Market in Ludhiana Illegal floors in Feroze Gandhi market to be razed
Ludhiana, June 2
The municipal corporation plans to demolish the additional floors that were constructed in 14 shop cum office buildings situated in the city’s Feroze Gandhi Market without securing the requisite permission from the civic body. MC officials, who drew up a list of such buildings, intend to issue notices to the SCO owners by Thursday evening, asking them to submit their reply within ten days.
A view of Feroze Gandhi Market in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Get buildings regularised or face demolition
Ludhiana, June 2
The Municipal Corporation (MC) has told owners of 18 illegal colonies to get these regularised by paying Rs 40,000 per acre and development charges of Rs 400 per sq yard or face demolition. “We will have no option, but to demolish these,” said MC Commissioner AK Sinha.

Illegal buildings: Zone D tops the list
Ludhiana, June 2
In a recent survey, the MC has found that most of the building bylaws violations in residential buildings is in Zone D, which is primarily a residential area. The maximum violations in commercial buildings are in Zone B and the maximum violations in industrial buildings in Zone C.

Aanganwadi workers threaten to intensify stir
The Aanganwadi Mulazam Union, affiliated to CITU, has decided to intensify its agitation to press for the acceptance of pending demands. Presiding over a general body meeting of the union here today, state president Usha Rani announced that on June 14 aanganwadi workers would resort to a "chakka jam" (obstruct vehicular traffic) and submit a memorandum to the state government, while on July 11 a demonstration will be held at the district level to observe the Demands Day.

Health officials collect samples of milk, cheese
Jagraon, June 2
Acting on the complaint of Ludhiana (rural) police officials, a team from district health department conducted a raid in Jagraon and collected samples of milk, cheese and desi ghee from a sweet shop situated on the Raikot road here. The raid by the health department officials was conducted following a written complaint by SP (D) Ludhiana (rural) police to Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, a few days ago.

City girl nominated for exchange programme
Ludhiana, June 2
Renuka Joshi, an all-rounder student of Spring Dale Senior Secondary School, Sherpur, who has secured CGPA 10 in the CBSE Class X examination, has been nominated to represent the country at a student exchange programme in Japan. Though Renuka is yet to get the final date of departure, she feels excited and proud to represent India.

PAU students’ union unhappy with govt’s move
Ludhiana, June 2
The pro-farmer government has once again proved to be a nemesis for supporting the cause of agriculture in the state. There has been no notification/advertisement regarding the announcement of 333 posts of ADOs as promised by CM of the state Parkash Singh Badal.


School principal ends life
Jagraon, June 2
The principal of a private school situated on gurdwara premises at Jhoraran village near Raikot reportedly committed suicide after pouring kerosene oil over her and then setting herself on afire.

Habit-forming drugs seized in jail
Ludhiana, June 2
The police has seized two packets of habit-forming drugs that were handed over to an undertrial by his relative in the central jail located at the Tajpur Road here today.

4 booked for Rs 1.5-cr land fraud
Ludhiana, June 2
The Model Town police has booked four persons for allegedly committing a fraud of Rs 1.5 crore by selling a city resident disputed property.




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