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Petrol price reduced again, people relieved
Ludhiana, June 29
State-run fuel retailers cut petrol prices by ~2.46 per liter in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan Reduction of the ever-increasing petrol prices by Rs 2.46 by the Central government has provided respite to the commuters. The new rates were implemented from 12 am today. 

State-run fuel retailers cut petrol prices by ~2.46 per liter in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan 

City zooms on diesel vehicles 
Ludhiana, June 29
With hike in the price of petrol, the consumption of diesel has gone up by about 25 to 30 per cent in the city. 


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Gensets choke posh city areas 
Ludhiana, June 29
Not only long power cuts in residential areas but noise and air pollutions being produced by generator sets are making lives of those residing in the city pitiable.

Unscheduled power cuts taking a toll on residents' health
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 29
Unscheduled power cuts and frequent breakdowns are taking a toll on the health of residents here. While cuts during daytime directly affect the efficacy, interruption in power supply at night creates health problems due to lack of proper sleep.

Criminals netted, victims feel relieved
Ludhiana, June 29
Jagjit Singh along with two of his sons in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan The day after the city police picked up notorious criminal Rajinder Singh, alias Lovely Lumba, and three of his accomplices in connection with the robbery bid, a few residents, who were being terrorized by these criminals, visited the office of Police Commissioner Ishwar Singh to express their gratitude.

Jagjit Singh along with two of his sons in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Gurbhajan Singh Bajwa, the government contractor,shows an FIR and documents to substantiate his points in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma 60-yr-old govt contractor cries foul
Ludhiana, June 29
A 60-year-old government contractor alleged today that land mafia in connivance with officials of the revenue department had usurped 1,572 square yards located on the main road of Kohara-Sahnewal route.




Gurbhajan Singh Bajwa, the government contractor,shows an FIR and documents to substantiate his points in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma 

Girl crushed to death
Relatives of Shashi narrates the incident to a policeman in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma Ludhiana, June 29
A 10-year-old girl was crushed to death by a speeding truck near Transport Nagar today. This incident led to massive traffic jam as relatives of the victim demanded immediate arrest of the truck driver, who had fled from the spot.

Relatives of Shashi narrates the incident to a policeman in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma



COMMUNITY

Bhupinder Singh Bhupi Fatal mishap 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 29
Body of a policeman posted at Chhappar Chowki was found floating in a brook at Latala village today morning. The policeman identified as Bhupinder Singh Bhupi of Jaspalin village had left for Latala village on an official assignment on Thurday night, said sources at the Chhappar Chowki.

Bhupinder Singh Bhupi 

Health officials swing into action
Ludhiana, June 29
With four cases of dengue surfacing in the city, the health department has started instructing the public to take preventive measures.

Late arrival of monsoon may deplete groundwater level
Ludhiana, June 29
The groundwater table, which saw an increase in the last 2-3 years, may come down once again, if the arrival of monsoon is delayed in the region. Experts believe that due to paddy transplantation, a lot of water will be required by farmers, if the monsoon does not arrive on time in this part of the region, the level of groundwater may go down.

Good news for Urdu learners
Ludhiana, June 29
Learners of Urdu will get another opportunity to learn the language. Dr Prem Bajaj is going to start yet another six-month session for teaching the basics of Urdu for those interested in learning the language.

Training courses for farmers
Ludhiana, June 29
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) will organise two training courses for farmers, farm women and members of the Progressive Beekeepers Association (PBKA). On July 3-4, PAU Directorate of Extension Education in association with the department of microbiology and Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Chandigarh, will hold a two-day training course on "Preparation of natural vinegar from fruits and non-alcoholic carbonated beverages" for farmers and farm women at the PAU Kairon  Kisan Ghar (KKG).

PAU experts bat for nutrition vegetable gardens at home
Ludhiana, June 29
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is working towards motivating urban masses to grow nutrition home vegetable gardens. PAU experts said these kitchen gardens were better than traditional vegetable gardens. They involve as many as 27 annual and perennial crops that can be repeatedly harvested to meet a family's vegetable needs throughout the year. The experts' from the department of vegetable science, PAU, said the nutrition home vegetable garden could be developed on a 36 (6 x 6) square meter area of land.

Kitchen gardens on the PAU campus in Ludhiana. Tribune photos

Spurt in number of fire incidents 
Ludhiana, June 29
With the mercury soaring, there has been a sudden spurt in the number of fire incidents in the city. The Ludhiana Municipal Corporationís fire department has its hands full these days, with the number of calls witnessing a rise.

White watches are flavour of the season
Ludhiana, June 29
Watches with white dials and straps are a fad this summer. Youngsters are making a beeline to shops to get their favourite brands in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma After the golden, black and platinum-look, white-coloured watches seem to be in vogue nowadays as one can find many youngsters sporting these, in the all new "white" avatar.




Watches with white dials and straps are a fad this summer. Youngsters are making a beeline to shops to get their favourite brands in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

NSE, Postal dept tie-up; screens to be put up in post offices
Ludhiana, June 29
There has been a tie-up between the National Stock Exchange and the Department of Post, under which the NSE will be putting up screens in post offices of the country that will display stock prices and financial savings schemes. The screens are being installed at 50 post offices in the country.

Bhagpur re-elected as Verkaís chief
Ludhiana, June 29
Re-elected chairman (left in garland) Ajmer Singh Bhagpur and vice-president (right in garland) Amrik Singh Rauni of Verka Milk Plant in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma Ajmer Singh Bhagpur has been unanimously re-elected as the chairman of the Verka Milk Plant, Ludhiana, today. The decision was taken during a meting of the Board of Directors of the plant. In another unanimous decision, Amrik Singh Rauni was elected as the vice-chairman.

Re-elected chairman (left in garland) Ajmer Singh Bhagpur and vice-president (right in garland) Amrik Singh Rauni of Verka Milk Plant in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

BJP to recruit 20,000 workers
Khanna, June 29
About 20,000 party workers would be recruited by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Police District Khanna, in the month  of July.

Samaritans come forward for cause
Sahnewal, June 29
Ramesh Kumar and Rajinder Singh The government or the nagar council did not come to the rescue of the students of Government Primary School, Nandpur, the plight of whom was highlighted in the columns of Ludhiana Tribune yesterday, but good samaritans Ramesh Kumar Bhatia and Rajinder Singh, both shop owners at the Dehlon road, Sahnewal, came forward for the noble cause and collected an amount of Rs1 lakh to buy benches and desks for 200 students who were forced to sit on the floor.

Semester system in GNDU
Ludhiana, June 29
As Guru Nanak Dev University is all set to introduce the semester system at undergraduate level for the first time in the region for non-technical courses, speculations about the pros and cons of the new system are doing the rounds.

12 fined for smoking, six for selling tobacco products near schools
Ludhiana, June 29
At least six persons were challaned for violating the Tobacco Control Act by the District Task Force today. They were found selling tobacco products near schools. Twelve others were challaned for smoking at public places. All of them have been challaned under Section-6 of the Anti-Tobacco Act 2003.

'Holiday homework frightens me like a dragon in my sleep'
Doraha, June 29
With just a few days left for summer vacation to end and schools to reopen, students have started worrying about their incomplete holiday homework. "I had resolved that I shall finish my homework in the very first week of vacation and enjoy rest of my holidays, but I became entirely oblivious of my school, my books and everything related to them," says Divyansh, a class IX student.
"I spent the whole month in other activities and thought I'll sit down to work one fine day. To my horror, that day never came. Nothing can be done at this stage," he says.

NCC cadets get certificates
Ludhiana, June 29
NCC cadets with their certificates during a function in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph A valedictory function of the NCC Air Wing was organised at Arya College today. During the function, 58 cadets were awarded CEE certificates, including 19 girl cadets. Cadets were from Arya College, SCD Government College and Khalsa College for Women. Chief guest Brig SS Gill, Group Commander, Ludhiana NCC Group, distributed certificates among cadets.

NCC cadets with their certificates during a function in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

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CRIME

Migrant raped
Ludhiana, June 29
A 25-year-old migrant was allegedly raped by a tipsy youth living in the locality near the Sherpur Chowk last night.

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