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Two bookies arrested
Ludhiana, June 8
The bookies in police custody in Ludhiana. The police has arrested two bookies from a house in the Salem Tabri area for betting on the one-day match of the Champions Trophy League played between West Indies and Pakistan late last evening.

The bookies in police custody in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Gill road footpath
MC, LIT fail to provide info despite Commission orders
Ludhiana, June 8
It seems that the officials of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation as well as the Ludhiana Improvement Trust are not taking the Right to Information Act seriously. This could be known from the fact that owing to the irresponsible attitude of these officials, the MC has been fined a total of Rs 15,000 and the LIT Rs 5,000 by the State Information Commission.


‘Jugaru limousines’ can land you in trouble
Ludhiana, June 8
A word of caution for all the "grooms" who have been dreaming of transporting their brides in "economy limousines" after their wedding ceremony as the very "showoff " can turn into an embarrassment for them. The police can seize the "jugaru modified limousines" on the spot.

GLADA to develop PSPCL land as downtown area
Ludhiana, June 8
The entrance to Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd complex in Ludhiana, which will be developed into a downtown area. To bring Ludhiana city on the tourism map and to develop it as a model project, the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) is planning to develop the prime Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) land on Ferozepur Road here into a downtown place.

The entrance to Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd complex in Ludhiana, which will be developed into a downtown area. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Students excel in BCom II exams
Ludhiana, June 8
Students of Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management celebrate their success in Ludhiana. Panjab University, Chandigarh, declared the results of BCom II, here today. Once again, students from Ludhiana district proved their mettle by scoring top positions in the university. Niharika Mehta, a student from Aurobindo College of Commerce, has topped the BCom II in PU examination.

Students of Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management celebrate their success in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Fashion designing students display their talent during ‘Neon Lights’
Ludhiana, June 8
Inter National Institute of Fashion Design, Ludhiana, presented 'Neon Lights', the annual designer contest to mark the passing out of its final year students of fashion design at Guru Nanak Dev auditorium, Ludhiana, last evening.

Double protection
: Youngsters move with their faces covered to protect themselves from the scorching heat in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

From schools
Summer workshops
Ludhiana: Various workshops were conducted at the Spring Dale Sr Sec Public School, which were not only to beat the heat but also to train the students in various fields of their choices. The students learnt all the activities with full enthusiasm. A valedictory function was held along with the workshop.

Police urges bank branches to take preventive steps to curb robberies
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 8
The local police has urged the in charges at various branches of commercial banks, at local town and surrounding towns, to take proper preventive measure for keeping miscreants and robbers away from their respective branches. They further said that any person, with an unexplained stay near the branches, should be identified.

Relief to bus operators
Ludhiana, June 8
With the recent orders issued by the Punjab and Haryana High Court that in case the films have not been manually put on windowpane glass and the glass is certified by the manufacturers as conforming to the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act 1988, then the petitioner would be free to approach the court for directions to the police against harassment and for imposition of damages on them.

Drawing competition
Ludhiana: The Xplora Design Skool organised a drawing competition. Sunil Nanda MD of the institute introduced students about all courses provided by institute. He said, “The institute is a recognised center of Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar University for Bachelors in Media Graphics and Animation.

Winners of a drawing competition, organised by the Xplora Design skool, with their art work in Ludhiana. a Tribune Photograph

Residents demand fire station, leaders fight to take credit for it
Jagraon, June 8
Even though the proceedings to bring the fire brigade service in Jagraon is supposed to take many months, a war among the leaders belonging to different political parties to take the credit for the same has already started.

Vigilance police urges social bodies to fight against corruption
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 8
Identifying corruption as being the root cause behind majority of the social evils, the vigilance police called upon the office-bearers of various constitutional and social organisations to join hands with the department in crusade against the evil.

Aadhaar card enrolment drive from June 10: Deputy Commissioner
Ludhiana, June 8
A campaign will be initiated for the enrolment of Aadhaar cards for residents who had not enrolled themselves. The Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Tewari, said the campaign would start from June 10 to June 25. He appealed to all the residents to get Aadhaar cards made as all the government subsidies and schemes would be linked to Aadhaar cards.

Punbus contractual staff threaten state-level strike on June 10
Jagraon, June 8
The members of the Punbus Contract Workers' Union staged a protest today against the state government at the Jagraon Depot of Punjab Roadways. A large number of union members took part in this state level protest organised for pressing the state government to get long pending demands of the drivers and conductors hired on contract basis fulfilled.

Members of the Punbus Contract Workers Union raise slogans during a protest in Jagraon on Saturday. A Tribune Photograph

Rice millers flay FCI’s procurement policies
Tarsem Singh Saini speaks during the general house meeting of the Punjab Rice Millers Association.Sahnewal, June 8
The president of the Punjab Rice Millers Association, Tarsem Saini, today flayed the wrong rice procurement policies of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) in the general house meeting of the Punjab Rice Millers Association during the second day of the three-day long Rice Pro-Tech Expo.

Tarsem Singh Saini speaks during the general house meeting of the Punjab Rice Millers Association. A Tribune Photograph

22-year-old youth commits suicide
Ludhiana, June 8
A man committed suicide by jumping into a canal after being embarrassed by a woman. The deceased was identified as 22-year-old, Rajwinder Singh, a resident of Nanak Nagar. Jatinder Singh, brother of deceased, lodged a complaint against a neighbour, Joyti, that she had embarrassed Rajwinder in public which led him to commit suicide. Jatinder told the police that Rajwinder was in a relationship with Jyoti, wife of Pardeep Kumar, and they had some conflict in the past. Rajwinder had gone to Joyti's place to solve the problem but she humiliated him in public. Upset from the incident, he jumped into the canal. A case has been registered against Joyti.

American students visit India for Hindi classes
Ludhiana, June 8
Professor Afroz Taj from the United States teaches Hindi to the students as a part of ‘Summer In India’ programme under the Department of South Asian Studies of University. Professor Afroz Taj from North Carolina University, who teaches Hindi in the Department of South Asian Studies said that the university gave a grant of one million dollars for funding the study and promotion of Hindi and access to Hindi lessons online.

Professor Afroz Taj from the United States teaches Hindi to the students as a part of ‘Summer In India’ programme under the Department of South Asian Studies of University. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Death of pregnant woman
Police awaits postmortem report
Khanna, June 8
The mystery about the death of a pregnant woman at CHC Manupur has still not been solved, since the postmortem report is still awaited. The SHO Samrala, Harjinder Singh, said that the police was recording the statements of the concerned in this regard. He said that they were also verifying about the location of the doctor at the time of incident and action would be taken after a proper enquiry.

Eminent persons to be felicitated today
Ludhiana, June 8
The Ludhiana Sports Welfare Association and Jarkhar Hockey Academy, which are organising the annual Olympian Prithipal Singh Seven-a-Side Hockey Festival at the Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium, Jarkhar village, will felicitate five prominent personalities for their invaluable contribution in the promotion of hockey in the region.

Industrial parks to get Zone I benefits
Ludhiana, June 8
The industrial policy declared by the state government on June 3 will help industrial parks. They will get Zone I benefits.

Labour crisis to get over by June-end, says expert
Ludhiana, June 8
The Industry in the city is feeling the heat and is expected to bear losses as the production of the units has come down up to 50 per cent in the last 2-3 months due to prolonged labour crises. The labour-shortage phase, which was up to one month till recent years, had extended up to more than two months this time and the textile and garment industry was the major sufferer with the pendency of export orders up to two months.

Migrants on the way to their home state at the Ludhiana railway station. A file photograph

3-day workshop on Gurmat sangeet begins on June 14
Ludhiana, June 8
A three-day workshop on Gurmat sangeet inspired from the ragas mentioned in Guru Granth Sahib will be organised at the Gurdwara Guru Gyan Prakash, Jawaddi Taksal, from June 14. The workshop will be convened by principal Sukhwant Singh, who has been a mentor to Ishmeet Singh and Devinder Pal Singh, stars of reality music television show from the city.

Nishi Singh is Income Tax Commissioner
Nishi Singh has taken over as new Income Tax Commissioner, Ludhiana. She was transferred from Ghaziabad after GS Randhawa, CIT, Ludhiana, retired last month. Manish Sareen from Jalandhar has joined as Joint Director (Investigations).

Women cops to get vehicle facility
Ludhiana, June 8
Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner of Police has ordered all Station House Officers (SHO) to ferry women police officials for their duty and spot. This decision was taken after finding that the female police officials deputed at different police stations used to reach their respective destinations late as they do not have vehicles.

Construction near Baddowal ammunition depot banned
Ludhiana, June 8
The ADC (D), Neeru Katyal, today ordered that no person shall make any addition/alterations or carry out fresh construction in the restricted zone ie 1,000 yards from the outer parapet of the ammunition depot at Baddowal.


Three drug peddlers held
Jagraon, June 8
The Jagraon police has arrested three alleged drug peddlers in separate operations during the last 24 hours and seized huge a quantity of habit forming drugs and 30 kg of poppy husk from them. The accused have been identified as Hardeep Singh, a resident of Khurshaidpura village near Sidhwan Bet and Rajinder Kumar and Naresh Kumar, both residents of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar.

4 snatchers arrested
Ludhiana, June 8
The city police has nabbed four persons of a snatcher gang, who were allegedly planning for a big criminal activity in the city. The accused were identified as Sukhdev Singh alias Sukha, Raj Kumar alias Raju, Lalit Kumar and Yogesh Bharadwaj. The police officials have recovered sharp edged weapons from their possession. According to the police officials, they had received a tip-off that five members of a snatcher’s gang were planning for next action while sitting under a tree at Rakh Baag.

Cricket tourney
Patiala pile up 644 runs against hosts
Ludhiana, June 8
Powered by strokeful innings from Prabhjot Singh, Tanvir and Anmolpreet Singh, Patiala, hoisted a mammoth score of 644 runs and declared their first innings after losing eight wickets against Ludhiana on the second day of the four-day match in the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (U-19) for the Dhruv Pandove Trophy being played at the Punjab Agricultural University ground today.

Players in action during a match of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (U-19) for Dhruv Pandove Trophy at the PAU in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan




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