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Mobile calls for health minister a literal pain in the ear
Ludhiana, July 4
Giving open access to the people of the state through his mobile phone immediately after assuming office seems to be costing dear to Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister and senior BJP leader Sat Pal Gosain, who is now having second thoughts about this practice which is causing him pain, literally that is.



Kidnapped Youth’s body found, girl still missing
Jagraon, July 4
The suspense over the whereabouts of a youth from Lamma Jattpura village near Jagraon, who was kidnapped from Jagraon Bus Stand two days ago, came to an end this afternoon when the body of the youth was found from a canal near Badhani village in Moga district.

Kidnapped youth’s family blocks highway
Jagraon, July 4
Family members of a Dalit youth, Gagandeep Singh from Lamma Jattpura village near Jagraon, a suspected victim of honour killing, held a protest on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway near Jagraon bus stand this morning.
Family members of Gagandeep Singh, victim of honour killing, block the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway; and (left) traffic comes to a stand still on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway during the protest in Jagraon on Monday. Tribune photos

Befriending a ‘psychotic’ girl proved Deepak's undoing
Grieving parents of the victim narrate their tale of woe. (Inset Deepak) Ludhiana, July 4
Call her a freak or too obsessed with mobile phone, the girl was doing almost everything to make the life of Deepak a virtual hell. The girl, who is facing charges of poisoning her lover Deepak, is on the run along with her family members. 

Grieving parents of the victim narrate their tale of woe. (Inset Deepak) Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Confiscation of CDs ‘free entertainment for cops’
Ludhiana, July 4
The confiscation of pirated CDs means free entertainment for cops and their families, as many times, during the counting of these CDs, copies of latest flicks are taken out for ‘safe keeping’. Such CDs are then distributed by cops to their friends and family for viewing in a homely atmosphere.

Getting FIR lodged an uphill task for MC
Ludhiana, July 4
Getting a first information report (FIR) registered seems to be an arduous task even for MC officials who, for the past week, have in vain been making rounds of the Division Number 8 police station.

Woman killed by son; body exhumed from house
Jagraon, July 4
An elderly woman of Malak village, near here, who had gone missing under mysterious circumstances a few days ago, has been found to have been killed by her own son.


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10 quintals of overripe fruits, vegetables destroyed 
Ludhiana, July 4
Health officials seize overripe and underripe fruits and vegetables in Ludhiana As a preventive measure against an outbreak of seasonal diseases like cholera, gastroenteritis, dengue and malaria, the health officials today carried out a comprehensive drive against sale of rotten, overripe or under ripe fruits and vegetables in several city localities while also educating the public with other necessary steps to keep these diseases and infections at bay.

Health officials seize overripe and underripe fruits and vegetables in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: inderjeet verma

Slow pace of project irks residents
Ludhiana, July 4
Perturbed at the delay in the completion of a sewerage project going on in the Jassian Road area, the residents held a protest outside the office of the sewerage board here today.

Residents threaten to sit on hunger strike
Ludhiana, July 4
Residents of Jandiali village stage protest outside the police commissioner’s office in Ludhiana Residents of Jandiali have threatened the police of doing an Anna act i.e. sitting on hunger strike, if the police did not arrest a woman wanted in a murder case.

Residents of Jandiali village stage protest outside the police commissioner’s office in Ludhiana on Monday. a tribune photograph

Lukewarm response to SAD-BJP alliance bandh call
Ludhiana, July 4
Shutters down SAD-BJP workers forcibly get a shopowner to shut his shop in Ludhiana The half-day bandh call given by the ruling SAD-BJP combine in protest against the jacking up of prices of diesel, cooking gas and kerosene by the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre turned out to be a damp squib, with the industry, trade and shopkeepers by and large ignoring the bandh call.

hutters down SAD-BJP workers forcibly get a shopowner to shut his shop in Ludhiana on Monday. tribune photo: Himanshu mahajan

Industry keeps itself aloof 
Ludhiana, July 4
Some shops remained closed in Ludhiana. Trade and Industry in the city did not responded to the bandh call given by the ruling SAD-BJP combine in protest against the recent hike in the prices of diesel, kerosene and LPG. Although the industry is directly affected by the rising prices but it decided to keep itself aloof from the bandh.

Some shops remained closed in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Industry opposes cross-subsidy surcharge proposal
Ludhiana, July 4
The proposal to levy cross-subsidy surcharge on the open access of power has irked the industry as they fear it may prove to be a nail in their coffin. The industry feels the Punjab government is out to extract as much revenue as it can from the energy sector to meet the expenses of its freebies of sorts.

Delhi Belly a rude shock for family audience
Ludhiana, July 4
A still from ‘Delhi-Belly Foul language, offensive characters, adult content it is all there in Aamir Khan's production "Delhi Belly". The film has a lot of offensive language, which has not gone down well with the family audiences but the younger audience has given it a green signal. Well, all the remarks about the explicit content of "Delhi Belly" only created the temptation of the forbidden fruit among the movie buffs.

A still from ‘Delhi-Belly’. a tribune photograph

Close shave for bank staff as roof collapses
Ludhiana, July 4
Debris strewn all around after the roof of the emergency staircase of a PNB office collapsed on the Ferozepur road in Ludhiana Punjab National Bank (PNB) employees had a providential escape after the roof of an emergency staircase collapsed in the bank’s circle office located on the Ferozepur Road here today. The incident took place around 11 am when the roof of the emergency staircase collapsed all of a sudden and fell on the vehicles parked underneath.
The bank employees were shaken by the sudden thud and ran for cover. Some employees took it for an earthquake and ran out of the premises. 
Debris strewn all around after the roof of the emergency staircase of a PNB office collapsed on the Ferozepur road in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

179-yr-old house comes crashing down
Ludhiana, July 4
A 179-year-old house collapsed at Passian Mohalla, near Daresi ground, here today.

Absence of fumigation machine leaves residents fuming
Ludhiana, July 4
The absence of fumigation machines with the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) seems to be taking its toll on the residents of five localities developed by the trust. These localities have not been handed over to the municipal corporation yet.

Depts compete for cleanliness at DC’s office
Ludhiana, July 4
Cleanliness in offices seems to be high on the agenda of Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tewari, who has embarked on a novel way of keeping his official complex clean by organising competitions.

‘High feed rates hurting poultry industry’
Ludhiana, July 4
A meeting of the Punjab Poultry Farmers Association was held today to discuss the difficulties being faced by them.

4,000 students opt for BCom
Ludhiana, July 4
BCom remains the most sought-after stream among students in the city this year. If the government and private college authorities are to be believed, more than 4,000 students from the city have opted to get admission in BCom (I). As per the merit list of candidates, available online, those candidates who have scored 92 per cent marks in Class XII (without mathematics), will not be able to get admission in their preferred colleges this time.

University takes undertaking from students 
Ludhiana, July 4
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, has taken a step against ragging by instructing all its students of College of Veterinary Science, College of Dairy Science & Technology and College of Fisheries to furnish an undertaking against ragging.

Poor show by BVSc (I) students of vet varsity
Ludhiana, July 4
First year students of Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences (BVSc) of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) have shown poor results, as 24 students out of total 70 students have failed in the examination, while about 18 students got compartment.

PAU souvenirs preferred by NRIs
Ludhiana, July 4
The souvenirs introduced by Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) last year, remained preferred among the NRIs or alumni of the university, while university students have shown no interest for the souvenirs on which PAU is written.

Angry teachers swarm DEO office
Ludhiana, July 4
Angry at not getting appointment letters, nearly 50-60 teachers, who were working as English language service providers swarmed the District Education Officer's office here today.

Children pledge for greener planet
Ludhiana, July 4
Penguin Castle Pre-School, Udham Singh Nagar, reopened after summer vacations today. On the completion of its first year, the school celebrated vanamahotsava with the theme “Towards a greener India.”


Bride’s family dumps groom after dowry demand
Ludhiana, July 4
Demand for a motorbike in dowry at the time of marriage cost a groom dear after the bride’s parents refused to marry their daughter to him. The dowry-seeker landed in the police net after the girl’s parents lodged a formal complaint against the former

Swimming trials
Ludhiana, July 4

The District Swimming Association, Ludhiana, (DSAL), will conduct trials at Punjab Agricultural University here tomorrow. These trials are being held to select Ludhiana teams in swimming for boys as well as girls in water polo category for the upcoming Junior Punjab State Swimming and Water Polo Championship slated to be organised from July 8 to 10 at Jalandhar. — OSR




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