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Councillors 'lathicharged'
Ludhiana, June 22
High drama was witnessed on Hambran Road here this afternoon when policemen, led by Assistant Commissioner Police (Traffic) Navin Jindal, went to close two diversions on the road opposite Kali Maa Temple.

Congress councillors come out of the Police Commissioner’s office after meeing the DCP Ashish Chaudhary in Ludhiana on Friday Congress councillors come out of the Police Commissioner’s office after meeing the DCP Ashish Chaudhary in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan


Cops bitten, injured by proclaimed offender's dogs
Ludhiana, June 22
The policemen from the Daresi police station, who had gone to arrest a proclaimed offender from Kila Mohalla yesterday, had to face the wrath of the pet dogs of the accused. The dogs not just tore the clothes of the policemen but bit them badly. The dogs were reportedly unleashed by the wife of the offender.

MC office
Firefighting arrangements only on paper
Ludhiana, June 22
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation’s (MC) main office located in the Mata Rani Chowk seems to have maintained firefighting arrangements only on paper. Ironically, this all is happening despite the fact that the city’s fire department is run by the MC.

Open wires are a common sight in the MC’s Zone A office in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Power situation grim in city
Ludhiana, June 22
With the non-functional 100 MVA transformer on the 220 KV Ferozepur Road sub-station still being out of system, the massive power crisis in the mega city continues to haunt the residents who are forced to cope with the sweltering heat during the day and spend sleepless nights.

Boy electrocuted
Ludhiana, June 22
A twelve-year-old boy Sandeep Kumar was electrocuted by high-tension wires while he was playing on the bogey of a goods train. According to information, the boy sustained 30 per cent burn injuries and was rushed to the Civil Hospital by the railway police.


‘Spend time with children’
Ludhiana, June 22
Keeping in view, the sweltering heat and on-going summer vacations for children during the month, the home scientists of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have impressed upon the parents to spend quality time with their children, involve them in household chores and keep them healthy.

Online admission for engineering, architecture colleges
Ludhiana, June 22
Those interested in taking admission to engineering and architecture institutions affiliated to Panjab University now will go through online admissions process. Admission to all the six engineering and architecture institutions in Chandigarh and Hoshiarpur will be conducted online in which students will mark preference to their colleges. The fee will also be paid online.

Narrow escape for youth in Jagraon
Jagraon, June 22
A youth in his twenties had a miraculous escape when he came in contact with a broken high voltage live wire here today. The incident took place at local Disposal Road early morning when a hightension electricity wire broke after a truck hit it.

Bhangra workshop at educational institutions of Doraha
Doraha, June 22
A month-long workshop on the learning 'Bhangra and other Folk Dances of Punjab' is being organised at various educational institutes in Doraha. The workshop, however, commenced at Saraswati Model Senior Secondary School, Doraha, here today.

Students learn ‘bhangra’ during a workshop at Doraha. A Tribune photograph

From colleges
Students bring laurels
Ludhiana: Students of BA III of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, have excelled in the Panjab University Examination. Mainsha Stood 1st in the college securing 76.08 per cent, Neetu Rani 2nd in college securing 74.75 per cent and Amandeep Kaur stood 3rd in the college securing 72.66 per cent marks.

Water shortage in Jagraon
Jagraon, June 22
Like many other cities of the state, the residents of several localities of Jagraon have been grappling with the water shortage for the past couple of days. There has been less than half water supply then previously by the local municipal council for the past some days as a result of which the residents have been facing a lot of inconvenience.

Residents protest against the local municipal council in Jagraon on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Govt's proposal to increase minimum wages spells doom for industry
Ludhiana, June 22
Punjab government's proposal to revise the minimum wages has upset the local industry. Government intends to revise the minimum wages to Rs 5200 from the existing Rs 4,268 as per the notification, which has come as a huge shock to industry.

Security norms thrown to wind by private contractor
Deep pits dug up by private contractors for erecting a foot over-bridge at DorahaDoraha, June 22
The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) or for that matter the private company involved in the process of road widening, has dug up deep pits for erection of a foot overbridge at Doraha bus stand. In the absence of any sound word of caution coupled with slow progress of work, the spot has become hazardous for the residents and the commuters to pass.

Deep pits dug up by private contractors for erecting a foot over-bridge at Doraha. a tribune photograph

MC house
BJP lobbies hard for posts
Ludhiana, June 22
With the newly elected councillors still to take oath, the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) councillors are lobbying hard for the posts of Senior Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor. In the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation elections, as per the internal arrangement between the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and its coalition partner BJP, the post of Mayor goes to the Akali Dal, while the BJP gets the posts of Senior Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

Clinical Establishment bill
Docs to stage protest on June 25
Ludhiana, June 22
In protest against the NCHRH and Clinical Establishment Bill, all doctors of the IMA, Ludhiana, are going to hold protest and strike on June 25. Disclosing this, IMA Ludhiana president, Dr DP Singh Arora, said, “The NCHRH proposes to have government nominated persons, who could be from any field and could control affairs of the medical profession. So, it will be a government body only. Doctors are strictly against this and this is against the democracy also. We need elected members in the council, governing doctors and no bureaucratic control. The supremacy of the Medical Council of India (MCI) must be maintained.”

: Irrespective of prevailing heat wave in Ludhiana, these men are fully geared to carry out their respective jobs.
Call of duty:
Irrespective of prevailing heat wave in Ludhiana, these men are fully geared to carry out their respective jobs. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

‘Jail bharo aandolan’
BJP leaders, workers court arrest
Ludhiana, June 22
As a part of the nationwide “Jail Bharo Aandolan” against hike in the prices of fuel and rising inflation, a large number of BJP leaders and workers courted arrest in Ludhiana today.

PAU notes
Turmeric-processing plant inaugurated
Ludhiana: Inaugurating a turmeric processing plant at Jodhan village, near here, today the Punjab Agriculture University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon said that turmeric is an important crop, which the people have been traditionally consuming in various forms since long.

Punjab procures pilot project
Ludhiana, June 22
After making several representations and presentations, finally Punjab has succeeded in procuring the pilot project for cashless insurance of accident victims by the Government of India on the Amritsar-Pathankot tretch. This was disclosed by Dr Kamaljeet S Soi, vice-chairman, Punjab State Road Safety Council, Government of Punjab, and a member of the European Union Road Safety Council and of International Road Federation.

24-hour helpline for children
Ludhiana, June 22
For children facing any problems, a 24-hour helpline, “Child Line”, has been set up in the city, informed the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) today. Children till the age of 18 can call at the helpline number i.e. 1098 any time. The Swami Ganga Nand Bhoori Wale International Foundation, an NGO, is working for the benefit of the children.

Protest against Powercom
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 22
Activists and office-bearers of the Bhartiya Kissan Union (Ugrahana) organised a dharna in front of the divisional office of Powercom at Ghudani village near here today.

Health dept seals ultrasound machine
Ludhiana, June 22
Continuing its surprise checking of ultrasound centres, a team of the health department today sealed another centre at the Civil Lines area.

BPL families to get Rs 100
Ludhiana, June 22
District Food and Supplies Controller, Rajnish Kumari, said that the families who had registered as the BPL (below poverty line) /AAY (Antyodaya Anna Yojana) under Aadhar project will be given Rs 100 per family member by the government.


2 killed in road accident
Machhiwara, June 22
Two scooter-borne persons were killed when their scooter was hit by a speeding Bolero on the Kohara-Machhiwara road near Partapgarh village.

One dies in road mishap
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 22
A migrant worker, employed at a corporate sector textile mill, was killed when a speeding tractor-trolley overrun him when he was walking along the verge of the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road at Akbarpur Chhanna village near here today. The Sadar police has booked owner and driver of the tractor-trolley under Sections 304-A and 279 of the IPC.

1 held under NDPS Act
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 22
The local police has nabbed a youth of the local ward number 9 who had allegedly been involved in the illegal trafficking of habit forming drugs in the town. Besides supplying these drugs to labourers and youths, including students, the suspect had been selling banned products from his grocery shop situated in the heart of the town.




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