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Man kills 23-yr-old son
Police said, according to villagers, the victim, Varinder Singh, was a drug addict and used to demand money for drugs from his father
Ludhiana, June 21
In a barbaric incident, Harjinder Singh, a resident of village Bulara near here, killed his 23-year-old son Varinder Singh. Not only this, the man, in connivance with some other close relatives, performed the last rites of his son too at the cremation ground, Dholewal Chowk. Yesterday, the father held the "antim ardas" of his son.

GLADA carries out demolition in 3 unauthorised colonies
Ludhiana, June 21
The Greater Ludhiana Area development Authority (GLADA) resumed its drive against the development of unauthorised colonies on the periphery of the city when the ongoing internal development works in three such colonies were dismantled today.


Controversy over resident's death during drive
Ludhiana, June 21
On the controversy of a resident's death of during the demolition drive here, ACA GLADA Rupanjali Karthik said the resident had suffered a heart attack before and today his condition deteriorated but it had nothing to do with the demolition drive.

2 killed in road mishap
Machiwara, June 21
Two motorcycle-borne persons were killed when they were hit by a speeding tempo from behind near Jharaudi village. As per information, Balkar Singh, a resident of Chakki village, was going on a motorcycle towards Jodhwal village from Machiwara with one of his close relatives, Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Jodhwal village.

Health dept seals 3 ultrasound centres
Ludhiana, June 21
A team of the health department today sealed three ultrasound centres for four weeks in the city, which were functioning without radiologists.

Drug-addict arrested, used to steal cars
Ludhiana, June 21
The Focal Point police has arrested Saddam Hussain, an alleged drug addict, who used to steal cars. Several car theft cases and other cases have already been registered against the accused, who was arrested by the police from his residence here today. The police maintained that his father was a wrestler.

Scrap dealer held in theft case
Ludhiana, June 21
The Focal Point police has arrested a scrap dealer in connection with a theft incident that took place at a factory in the Focal Point. Devinder Chaudhry, SHO Focal Point, said the accused has been identified as Radhey Sham, who worked as a scrap dealer in Mahadev Nagar.

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An elephant seeks water to quench its thirst during the Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Ludhiana on Thursday.
An elephant seeks water to quench its thirst during the Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan 


unaided colleges, teachers
‘hard time for them’

Doraha, June 21
Unaided colleges and teachers are passing through a real critical phase and it is the duty of the state government to come to their rescue as early as possible, if it has to think in terms of generating higher education among the present day youth expressed Tarsem Bahia, chairman, Punjab Educationists Forum, during a meeting held at Doraha, here today.

‘Teachers should be relevant to new systems’
Ludhiana, June 21
“Make yourself Indispensable to the Education System,” said Dr Sanjeev Sharma, Director, Management Professional College, UBS, Chandigarh, while deliberating on “ “Interactive Tools and Techniques in Professional Education” during the PTU sponsored faculty development programme on “Emerging Paradigms in Professional Education organised by GGN Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT).

12 die of cancer in six months
Khanna June 21
The health department Fatehgarh Sahib today swung into action after the plight of the residents of village Machhrai Khurd that was high lighted by The Tribune about more then 12 deaths in the village in the last six months due to cancer and some other water borne diseases.
Devotees herald Lord Jagannat Rath yatra in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Devotees herald Lord Jagannat Rath yatra in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu mahajan

Farmers upset over MSP
Khanna, June 21
Asia’s Biggest Grain Market, Khanna, is witnessing a change in the minds of farmers about the re-cycling of wheat and paddy as the farmers of the area are coming forward to increase the area under maize and sun flower crops, but they are facing hardships as the government has failed to announce the MSP for these crops.

‘Lab should be established for sample testing in city’
Ludhiana, June 21
A meeting of Advisory Committee of the Sub-Division, Ludhiana (West), was held here today under the leadership of Nayab Tehsildar Mullanpur and executive magistrate, Ludhiana, Kanwarjit Puri at the office of the SDM (west). It was attended by assistant Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, Dr Yashpal Mehta, District Health Officer Dr Kulwinder Singh, drug inspector Sukhbeer Chand etc.

Superstitions still prevail: Some days keep villagers away from treatment
Ludhiana, June 21
The wheel of time has already entered in a hi-tech world but there are still some people who believe in superstitions as far as starting treatment on a particular day is concerned. Despite sickness, they try to skip treatment on any auspicious day or a day, which they feel they are scared of.

Stamps on Shekhwati, Warli released
Ludhiana, June 21
Postage stamps on Shekhwati and Warli paintings released at the postal department. Art and philately enthusiasts are excited about these postage stamps. It is great that the postal department has released stamps related to art, says Preeti, a city-based artist.

Rare surgery performed
Ludhiana, June 21
Harpreet Kaur, a 60-year-old housewife of Bhurthala village, Sangrur district, had a sudden onset of severe pain and swelling of the right arm. The disorder was so alarming that her arm size went up four times. She was referred to Dr Harinder Singh Bedi, head of cardio-vascular endovascular and thoracic surgery at the Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana.

Mizoram has high incidence of lung cancer among women, say experts
Ludhana, June 21
The state of Mizoram has the most incidents of lung cancer among women, where every 240 women among the population of 100,000 suffer from lung cancer while both male and female suffer from stomach cancer. For lung cancer, the reason is of early age smoking by women, said P Gangadharan stratistician and Dr M N Bandyopadhyaya, faculty member of National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research, Bangalore, who recently visited Mohan Dai Oswal Hospital.

mc house
Cong lobbies for opposition post
Ludhiana, June 21
As the Akali leaders are busy lobbying for the post of Mayor, Congress councillors have been lobbying to decide on the name for leader of opposition in the MC House. In the 75 member Ludhiana Municipal Corporation House, Congress has a total of 19 councillors, two more than its tally in 2007.

MSME sanctions three new clusters
Ludhiana, June 21
The ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) has sanctioned three new clusters under the “cluster scheme” and the ministry also allowed starting soft interventions of exiting clusters under the cluster development scheme of the ministry of MSME. A total of seven new clusters were approved for Punjab.

Problems of sentry tax discussed
Ludhiana, June 21
A meeting of the Punjab Tax Bar Association (PTBA) was held with Excise and Taxation Commissioner A Venu Parsad, Punjab ETC Manashvi Kumar, additional ETC LK Jain and AETC Baldeep Kaur.

Rupee falls to all-time low
Ludhiana, June 21
Rupee today fell to its lowest since hitting a record low against the dollar on May 31. This is the fourth consecutive day of drop in the value of rupee. The news came as a disappointment for the students who wish to study abroad, as now they need to pay more for fee and other facilities at the universities abroad.

textile industry
R-TUFS extended for another year
Ludhiana, June 21
The restructured technology upgradation fund scheme (R-TUFS) for the textile sector, operational from April 28, 2011 to March 31, 2012, has been extended for one more year.

DMCH staff stage protest
Ludhiana, June 21
The Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) Employees’ Union held a protest dharna under the leadership of union general secretary Lakhbeer Singh and Nageshwar Singh, organising secretary of Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh, in front of the DMCH gate here yesterday. Agitating members of the union alleged that leader of the DMCH Employees’ Union had been terminated in an illegal way.

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PAU students do well in competitive exams
Ludhiana: Dr Neelam Grewal, dean, College of Home Science (COHS), said that Nisha Verma and Kushagara Joshi of the departments of clothing and textiles and human development, respectively, have qualified Agricultural Research Service (ARS) main examination (home science), conducted by the Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB), New Delhi. 


Gang of robbers busted, 4 arrested
Jagraon, June 21
With the arrest of four persons, the Sudhar police claimed to have busted a gang of robbers, which was according to the police, responsible for various incidents of robbery and other crimes in the area during the recent past.


Cricket gaining popularity in villages
Ludhiana/Dehlon, June 21
Contrary to the common belief that villagers are more enthusiastic about promotion of rural sports, including kabaddi, bullock cart race and athletics, parents of students of schools in villages and suburban localities have started understanding the significance of cricket as an international game.



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