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Filthy Budha Nullah appals PPCB chairman
Ludhiana, June 25
Terming the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) as the “biggest polluter” responsible for pollution in Budha Nullah, Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) chairman Kahan Singh Pannu has said he will personally ensure that no one pollutes the water body from now on.
Punjab Pollution Control Board chairman KS Pannu (in blue turban) inspects the sewerage treatment plant at Bhattian village near Ludhiana on Saturday. TAKING STOCK Punjab Pollution Control Board chairman KS Pannu (in blue turban) inspects the sewerage treatment plant at Bhattian village near Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Inner areas sitting on a powder keg
Ludhiana, June 25
High-tension wires in the inner areas are posing a threat to the life and property of residents, but the authorities have still to take stock of the situation. Incidents of fire rise in the summer season.


Rain gives it wings
A peacock spreads its wing to take flight after showers in Ludhiana on Saturday.
A peacock spreads its wing to take flight after showers in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Fighting a battle without ammo: SAD councillor
Ludhiana, June 25
Is the Municipal Corporation serious about keeping a check on the mosquito menace in the city? Even though municipal authorities have handed over hand-held fogging machines to councillors, but most of them have not been allotted medicines and diesel required for operating these machines.

Reliving the horror of Emergency
Ludhiana, June 25
Reminiscing the dark days of the Emergency in 1975 (its 36th anniversary falls today), old-timers of the city equated the present day scenario amid ‘‘anti-corruption’’ protests with the pre-Emergency era.

No ordinary junk, this!
Ludhiana, June 25
The police has generated over Rs 21 lakh by selling junk vehicles. Acres of prime government land has also been vacated after the vehicles were sold.


Administration sleeps as residents cry for amenities
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 25
Innovative methods to draw the attention of the administration towards alleged unhygienic conditions in various localities of the town have failed to awaken officials and office-bearers of local civic body from slumber.

Cut motor vehicle tax, say small bus operators
Ludhiana, June 25
Reacting sharply to the recent increase in diesel prices by the government, small-scale district bus operators have demanded to reduce the motor vehicle tax imposed by the state government on small buses.

Bank staff to strike work on July 7
Ludhiana, June 25
The United Forum Of Bank Unions has chalked out a plan to hold demonstrations throughout the country, including one-day strike by the All-India Bank Employees’ Association on July 7.

Retail chemist shops to remain open, call off holidays 
For a cause A retail chemist shop catering to patients in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, June 25
Keeping in view the inconvenience caused to patients due to the closure of wholesale chemists shops in the city, the Retail Chemists’ Association has decided to cancel summer holidays.

For a cause A retail chemist shop catering to patients in Ludhiana. Photo Inderjeet Verma

Desilting:MC chief inspects Budha Nullah
Ludhiana, June 25
To help mitigate the sufferings of people living on the banks of the Budha Nullah, the Municipal Commissioner yesterday asked civic employees to desilt the drain at the earliest. Every year, people face the fury of flood due to overflowing nullah.

PAU don gives tips on planting orchards
Ludhiana, June 25
July is the right time to plan and procure plant material for planting fruit orchards of citrus, mango, litchi, guava, loquat, ber and papaya, emphasised Dr PS Aulakh, professor and head, department of horticulture, PAU.

MCom prospectus available from tomorrow
Ludhiana, June 25
Students will be tested for their sharpness, memory and analytical skills for admission to 40 seats of MCom Business Innovations (a postgraduate programme), the process for which will begin from June 27 with the issuing of prospectus at SCD Government College, Ludhiana.

Residents irked over rise in prices
Phillaur, June 25
Resentment prevailed among residents of several towns, including Goraya and Phillaur, after the Union Government’s announcement to increase prices of cooking gas, diesel and kerosene oil last night.

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Fake currency racket busted, two in police custody
NABBED The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Saturday.Ludhiana, June 25
With the arrest of two persons, the city police claimed to have busted fake currency racket and recovered fake currency notes worth Rs 32,700 from the possession of the accused.

NABBED The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Hoax caller traced, identified
Jagraon, June 25
The person who made the hoax call regarding a bus falling into a canal, which had kept senior police and the health department officials on their toes for several hours, has been identified. Though the police has not yet disclosed the name of the caller, but has admitted to have identified him.

Gold bangles snatched from elderly woman 
Jagraon, June 25
A gang of con woman, which is active in the city and its surrounding areas for the past several months, once again snatched gold bangles from an old woman near the Raikot road yesterday afternoon.

Two held in dowry case
Jagraon, June 25
The Ludhiana (rural) police has booked three persons for allegedly demanding dowry and mentally harassing a woman. The police arrested two of the accused, while one is absconding.

2 killed, three injured in road mishap
Samrala, June 25
Two persons were killed and three were injured in a road accident on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road near Shamashpur village in the wee hours. According to information, occupants of the car were going towards Chandigarh.

Thief nabbed, escapes
Jagraon, June 25
In an incident of sheer negligence on the part of police officials, a thief nabbed by villagers escaped from police custody in Jagraon.




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