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Poster war leaves 12 injured
Ludhiana, June 5
Poster war between two groups, led by BJP leader Satish Injured undergoing treatment at Civil Hospital following a clash at Chawni Mohalla in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Naggar and an independent candidate's husband Krishan Kharbanda, turned ugly and left 12 persons injured here today.

Injured undergoing treatment at Civil Hospital following a clash at Chawni Mohalla in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Lifeguards lacking in many city pools
Ludhiana, June 5
A budding swimmer lost his life learning swimming in Mumbai on Sunday. Swimming pools of Ludhiana depict a story of apathy, as these are lacking in many aspects. The Tribune made a reality check on prominent swimming pools of the city and found that the pools run by the Municipal Corporation are lacking in safety measures.


Over 6,000 energy meters not sent to lab for testing
Ludhiana, June 5
In blatant violation of the Electricity Act and conditions laid down in the Electricity Supply Manual, more than 6,000 energy meters, removed from premises of domestic, commercial and industrial consumers during ther past several years, have not been sent to the meter examination laboratory (ME Lab) by officials of various divisions of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) in the city and elsewhere in the central zone.

SUV damaged as building structure comes crashing down
Ludhiana, June 5
Parking a vehicle under an under-construction building proved costly for Aman Batra, owner of a grocery store here, as a portion of the structure came crashing down on his new sports utility vehicle (SUV), worth over Rs 17 lakh, today and damaged it.

Maternity row
Narinder Kaur, who suffered an acid attack, admitted in a hospital in Ludhiana. Woman throws acid on sister
Ludhiana, June 5
A maternity row took an ugly turn and made two sisters bitter enemies. The hatred reached such a point that one sister allegedly threw acid on the other. Narinder Kaur, who suffered burn injuries on her face and other body parts, alleged that her sister had thrown acid on her in the Partap Singh Wala area in Haibowal here yesterday.

Narinder Kaur, who suffered an acid attack, admitted in a hospital in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Cong dissidents face expulsion
Ludhiana, June 5
The Congress party is all set to act tough with dissidents. More than 20 party dissidents are likely to face expulsion. According to sources, a list of 23 dissidents has been sent to the party high command for this purpose.

June 7, 10 declared 'dry days'
Ludhiana, June 5
District Magistrate Ludhiana Rahul Tiwari has declared June 7 and June 10 as "Dry Days" in Ludhiana district under Section 54 (1) of the Punjab Excise Act. He said no liquor shop, hotel, restaurant, club, marriage places and other establishments selling or serving liquor or intoxicants shall be permitted to sell or serve liquor or intoxicants to anyone on the "Dry Day".


Ward number 70
Shortage of potable water troubles residents
Ludhiana, June 5
Major Issues: There is no green belt or park in the ward and residents demand that the councillor should get a park constructed so that this industrial area gives a greener look. Residents complain of shortage of potable drinking water. Problem of garbage and industrial waste is prevalent in the ward and the residents want this problem to be solved.

Transformers in the middle of a road in ward number 70.

Ward number 71
Frequent sewage blockage, traffic jams define ward
Major Issues: Residents complain of sewerage blockage in some parts of the ward. Being a semi-industrial area, the problem of garbage and industrial waste is prevalent in the ward and the residents want this problem to be solved. Residents complain of traffic congestion on the roads and want that some narrow roads should be made one way or traffic police personnel should be deputed to keep a check on traffic related violations. Problem of stray animals, especially dogs, could be seen roaming freely in several parts of the ward. Web of wires can be seen passing from several streets of the ward.

72, worst ward of city!
Main Areas: Heaps of garbage littered in almost every nook and corner of the ward is a common sight. Being the Mayor’s own ward, still ward number 72 is one of the worst and most neglected wards of the city. Residents complain of shortage of potable drinking water and sewer blockage in many parts.

Parks, playgrounds missing in ward number 73
Ludhiana, June 5
Major Issues: Roads and streets in major areas of the ward are uncarpeted. Most of the areas are deprived of basic civic facilities like potable water supply, sanitation and sewerage. The problem of garbage disposal is one of the major problems in the area, as a number of empty plots of the area have turned into dumping grounds. Residents complained that the area has no parks and playgrounds. Water blockage during the rainy season becomes a menace for the residents in some of the areas.

Give estimate in 3 days: DC
Shifting the wall of Government College for Women
Ludhiana, June 5
Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari has asked the authorities of Government College for Women and Municipal Corporation to raise objections and provide estimate details respectively, on the proposal of shifting of college wall back to widen the main Mata Rani Road, near Jagraon Bridge.

DC Rahul Tiwari along with college principal and MC officials inspects the Government College for Women boundary wall in Ludhiana on Tuesday. tribune photo: himanshu mahajan

Students, faculty members condemn move
Ludhiana, June 5
While administration wants the boundary wall of Government College for Women to be shifted for widening the road opposite Durga Mata Mandir, the college authorities, especially staff and the students, do not seem to be happy with the proposal.

Ludhiana scan
Memorandum handed over
Ludhiana: English Master Association (EMA), Ludhiana District body, led by Amandeep Singh, District President submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner here on Tuesday. In this EMA memorandum, it has been demanded that the subject teachers should be promoted in their subjects only. English Master's transfer policy should be made and they should be allowed to be transferred on vacant social studies posts.

A visual treat from sky
Venus will appear as small disc by coming between Earth, Sun
Ludhiana, June 5
It is going to be a visual treat for those interested in astronomy and sky gazing, as planet Venus is going to appear as a small disc, as it comes between Earth and the Sun. The phenomenon is known as the transit rare of Venus and was last seen in 2004 and would not happen again until 2117.

'Strong safety norms needed at pools'
Ishmeet’s parentsLudhiana, June 5
It has been four years since Gurpinder Singh Sodhi and Amritpal Kaur lost their son Ishmeet Singh in a tragic incident while he was swimming in a pool at a hotel in Maldives. Not only the family but also the entire country wept at the untimely death of him who became everybody's favourite by winning "Voice of India" contest. Four years after, yet another boy lost his life in a swimming pool in Mumbai on Sunday and it seems nobody learnt the lessons in these four years, neither the swimmers nor the pool authorities. Ishmeet’s parents

Villagers protest filling up of pond
Fatehpur (Khanna), June 5 Defying the state government's agenda to provide hygienic basic amenities to residents of all rural and urban localities, the civic body of this village in Ludhiana district has filled up the village pond; allegedly to facilitate a land mafia and grab the village common land.

PCTE signs MoU with France University
Ludhiana, June 5 Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) Group of Institutes has signed an MOU with University of Angers, France for Academic Exchange of students. Dr KNS Kang, Director General, PCTE Group of Institutes, along with Harpreet K Kang, Dean, International Affairs returned today from their trip to France, where they had extensive talks with regard to possibilities and opportunities between the two Institutes.

From schools
Summer camp
Ludhiana: A summer camp was organised on the Tagore Public School premises from May 25 to June 5.

Jarkhar Academy pocket hockey title
Ludhiana, June 5
The Jarkhar Academy prevailed over Grewal Hockey Academy of Kila Raipur 7-6 to clinch the title for the third consecutive year in the junior section in the Prithipal Singh Memorial Seven-a-Side Hockey Festival held at the Mata Surjit Kaur AstroTurf Stadium of Jarkhar village on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road.

Jarkhar Academy junior team that emerged champion for third consecutive year in the Prithipal Singh Memorial Hocky Festival at Jarkhar village. a tribune photograph

Sher-e-Punjab academy pugilists win laurels
Girl trainees bag two gold medals in national meet
Jagraon, June 5
Two trainees of the Sher-e-Punjab Sports Academy, Chakar near Jagraon, who won two gold medals at the national-level boxing championship held at Kolkata recently, were given a warm welcome when they returned to the village after participating in the event today.




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