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3 killed in road accidents 
Ludhiana, June 14
Three motorcyclists lost their lives in two incidents that took place in different parts of the city. In the first incident, two men riding a motorcycle were crushed to death by a speeding tractor-trailer in Sahnewal late last night.
A scooter which was completely damaged after being hit by a Scorpio in an accident on the Ludhiana-Moga highway near Jagraon on Thursday. A scooter which was completely damaged after being hit by a Scorpio in an accident on the Ludhiana-Moga highway near Jagraon on Thursday. A Tribune photograph


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Man dies as speeding SUV hits scooter
Jagraon, June 14
A middle-aged man was crushed to death by a speeding vehicle on the Ludhiana-Moga highway near Jagraon this morning. The accident took place around 7.15 am near Sherpur Chowk. The deceased has been identified as 42-year-old Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Kacha Malak road, Jagraon.

Encroachments
MC, traffic police launch operation clean-up
Ludhiana, June 14
In a major clean-up operation, the tehbazari staff of the Municipal Corporation (MC) and the city traffic police today removed a large number of temporary encroachments on either side of the road from Ghumar Mandi Chowk to Aarti Cinema Chowk in a bid to facilitate the flow of traffic.

Cong leader uses hooter, police tows away vehicle
District Mahila Congress president Leena Taparia arguing with traffic policemen at Ghumar Mandi in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, June 14
High drama was witnessed at Ghumar Mandi after the traffic police towed away a vehicle belonging to District Mahila Congress president Leena Taparia for using a siren. The incident took place this afternoon when she was visiting the market to collect watches from a shop.

District Mahila Congress president Leena Taparia arguing with traffic policemen at Ghumar Mandi in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

accident cases
Traffic expert pitches against settlement
Ludhiana, June 14
The settlement by the parents of a 12-year-old boy who was crushed to death by a private bus at the bus stand here yesterday has sparked a controversy. A traffic expert said people should not go in for such settlement as there were enough provisions in the Motor Vehicles Act where parents of accident victims could get better compensation.



COMMUNITY

golden jubilee
A road in a pitiable condition on the PAU campus in Ludhiana.
How developed is PAU?
Ludhiana, June 14
Punjab Agricultural University will be celebrating its golden jubilee this year. With the passage of time, the university has witnessed a lot of development in the field of research and studies, but as far as the maintenance of roads is concerned, the authorities have done a little.

A road in a pitiable condition on the PAU campus in Ludhiana.

Mad scramble for illegal SIM cards
Jagraon, June 14
In a blatant violation of norms set up by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and strict guidelines issued by the government against the illegal sale of SIM cards (mobile numbers) by shopkeepers, the practice of selling illegal SIM cards on the basis of fake identity proofs has been going unchecked at a large scale in Jagraon.

3,000 brickkilns in Punjab may face closure
Ludhiana, June 14
Nearly 3,000 brick-kiln units in Punjab are on the verge of closure after a new notification is issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry for brick-kiln units in which environment clearance for using mining area of less than five hectares has been made mandatory.

Summer necessity
Children carry sweetened water on a sunny afternoon in Ludhiana.
Children carry sweetened water on a sunny afternoon in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Demand for diesel cars go up
Ludhiana, June 14
Since the price of petrol is rising at regular intervals, the demand for petrol cars has fallen drastically in the last quarter, as a result auto companies are facing stock pile ups.

City doctors make it to pcs
Ludhiana, June 14
Doctors from the city seem to be increasing their ambit of social service, taking off the stethoscope and donning the role of the civil servants. Dr Harsimrat Kaur Grewal, Dr Amit Gupta and Dr Lalit Kumar from the city have cleared the PPSC examination, the results of which were declared today.

City students excel in PU exams
SCD Govt College

PSEB extends admission date
Ludhiana, June 14
Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) gave relaxation to students by extending the last date of admission for classes IX to XII. Now students who want to take admission in these classes can submit their admission forms till June 22 without any late fee. The last date for registration is June 29. After that PSEB will charge Rs 2000 as fine and Rs 100 would be late fee.

pau notes
Delegation visits PAU
Ludhiana: A delegation of Nishan-e-Sikhi Charitable Trust from Khadur Sahib, Tarn Taran district, Punjab, visited Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Thursday to have thorough deliberations on various agricultural aspects.

Itís a bumpy ride on campus
Ludhiana, June 14
Roads on the Punjab Agricultural University campus are in a pitiable condition as the university does not have funds to get these re-carpeted. The Punjab Mandi Board, Punjab government, sanctions grants for the maintenance of roads.

Over 200 participate in awareness walk on World Blood Donation Day
Activists take part in an awareness rally on World Blood Donation Day in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, June 14
The department of Transfusion Medicine at SPS Apollo Hospitals organised a series of awareness initiatives and a special commemoration program for voluntary blood donors on the occasion of World Blood Donor Day here today.

Activists take part in an awareness rally on World Blood Donation Day in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Locals complain against gas agencies
Khanna, June 14
A delegation of Lok Sewa Club, Khanna, met SDM Khanna in his office and brought to his notice the irregularities being done by gas agencies with the consumers.



CRIME

medical stores raided
Habit-forming drugs seized in large quantity
Jagraon, June 14
To check the sale of habit-forming drugs by some medical stores, a team of officials from the health department and narcotics cell conducted surprise raids at various medical stores of the town today.

Five proclaimed offenders arrested
Jagraon, June 14
The police has arrested five proclaimed offenders in a day. As per information, the five proclaimed offenders were arrested by different police teams during separate operations carried out under a special campaign initiated by the local police to nab proclaimed offenders.

 




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