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GLADA allots 798 flats to riot victims
Ludhiana, June 17
The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) today conducted a draw for the allotment of residential flats to eligible applicants from amongst the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
People take out slips for the allotment of residential flats to riot victims in Ludhiana on Monday People take out slips for the allotment of residential flats to riot victims in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


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19 quintals of poppy husk recovered, 2 arrested
Ludhiana, June 17
The city police arrested two persons, including a notorious drug peddler, with 19 quintals of poppy husk being ferried in a truck today. Commissioner of Police Paramjit Singh Gill said the police nabbed the accused following a tip-off that the poppy husk was hidden in cattle feed.
The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Monday

Woman tries to set herself afire at police post, booked
Ludhiana, June 17
High drama was witnessed at the Mundian police post last night when a woman along with her male accomplice entered the police post and threatened to set herself afire.

One nurse for 60 patients
Ludhiana, June 17
Surprising but true, a single nurse caters to 60 patients at the Lord Mahavir Civil Hospital, Ludhiana. One can imagine the plight of these nurses who have also to do the work of Class IV employees.

Pleasant Monday delights residents
Ludhiana, June 17
It was a sunny day in the city today after morning showers. The maximum temperature recorded in the city on Monday was 32.2 degrees, while minimum was 24.2 degree Celsius. The relative humidity was 84 per cent in the morning and 69 per cent in the evening.

A girl on her way to fetch water on a warm Monday afternoon in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: himanshu Mahajan
A girl on her way to fetch water on a warm Monday afternoon in Ludhiana

Sidhwan Canal bridge yet to open to traffic
Ludhiana, June 17
Despite completion, the newly constructed Sidhwan Canal bridge on Ferozepur Road is yet to be thrown open to commuters. This work on the bridge was completed around two weeks ago, but the contractor has failed to give finishing touches to it so that it could be opened for vehicular traffic.
The Sidhwan Canal bridge on Ferozepur Road is yet to be thrown open to commuters. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

The Sidhwan Canal bridge on Ferozepur Road is yet to be thrown open to commuters

COMMUNITY

Where have the chirpy sparrows gone?
Ludhiana, June 17
The number of house sparrows is declining at an alarming rate. The drop in the number has left bird lovers worried. The matter is of grave concern as there is no study to ascertain the reason behind the decline.
Shelter for house sparrows on the PAU campus in Ludhiana

Shelter for house sparrows on the PAU campus in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Politics on house meet hots up
Ludhiana, June 17
Congress councillors, along with some Independents, have demanded that the Mayor should convene the MC general house meeting at the earliest so that the development work in the city does not suffer.

Residents prefer tablets to laptops
Ludhiana, June 17
Tablet computers have gained popularity over the years. With these having a number of applications, people prefer going in for tablets. "Most of the software giants are now providing tablet version of the operating system, making them widely accessible.

Waterlogging: Mayor pulls up officials
Ludhiana, June 17
Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria today pulled up the MC officials for failing to deal with waterlogging in the city. The Mayor held a three-hour meeting with the officials and told them to perform their duties efficiently.

Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria inspects the record room in MCs Zone A office, Ludhiana, on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria inspects the record room in MCs Zone A office, Ludhiana, on Monday

Students create traffic awareness
Ludhiana, June 17
Nearly 50 students and volunteers imparted traffic lessons to commuters on Jagraon Bridge today. The awareness drive was launched by a social organisation, V-making a difference. Students were seen handing over pamphlets to erring commuters, asking them to follow traffic rules.
Students apprise residents of traffic rules during an awareness drive in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
Students apprise residents of traffic rules during an awareness drive in Ludhiana

18 violators challaned under tobacco Act
Ludhiana, June 17
The district tobacco task force today challaned 18 persons under the Cigarette and Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003, and collected a fine of Rs 3,450.

Officials issue a challan to a shopkeeper in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Officials issue a challan to a shopkeeper in Ludhiana

Selection criteria revised for postings at I-T overseas units
Ludhiana, June 17
With too many contenders seeking postings in the overseas units of the Income Tax Department, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has revised the selection criteria. Aspirants have to get testimonials from their bosses and write a note on how they can help maximise revenue on this front.

Pharmacists continue stir
Ludhiana, June 17
The hunger strike by members of the Rural Health Pharmacist Association entered the fourth day today. The pharmacists said they would gherao the office of Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Surjit Singh Rakhra on June 24 in Patiala.

CBSE introduces course on Indian culture
Ludhiana, June 17
With an aim of raising self-esteem and inculcating pride in today's generation the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced a new course about the Indian traditions. The course "Knowledge Traditions and Practices of India" is an elective subject for both class XI and class XII students.
Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan
Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Free medicines distributed among patients during medical camps
Ludhiana, June 17
Manav Sewa Society organised a free heart check-up camp at the Aggarsen Dharamshala Shakti Vihar, Haiboal, under the chairmanship of Dr Ish Handa, president Sahil Chhabra and general secretary Tarun Goyal.

A doctor examines a patient during a free medical check-up camp at Aggarsen Dharamshala, Shakti Vihar, Ludhiana
A doctor examines a patient during a free medical check-up camp at Aggarsen Dharamshala, Shakti Vihar, Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Two-year-old girl gets lease of life
Ludhiana, June 17
A team of doctors from Christian Medical College and Hospital gave a new lease of life to a two-years-old child from Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, who was suffering from a serious heart disease.




Dr Harinder Singh Bedi (second from left), who performed the surgery on the girl. A Tribune photograph

Dr Harinder Singh Bedi (second from left), who performed the surgery on the girl

FROM SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
Trip to Dalhousie
Ryan International School, Dugri, organised a trip to Dalhousie for the students of classes IV to VI. It was an educational and delightful trip. During the trip, students were told about the historical background of the place that it was established in 1854 by the British Empire in India, as a summer retreat for their troops and bureaucrats.

180 feet wall caves in post-rain
Khanna June 17
About 180-ft wall of Nirankari Bhawan, Khanna, caved in due to the rain water. As per a memorandum submitted by the members of Nirankari mission, under Ludhiana zonal in charge HS Chawala to SDM, Khanna, they alleged that a private company had started a construction work for a shopping mall and they had dug up a 15-feet-deep hole near the wall of Bhawan for basement.
Residents point towards the wall that caved in at Khanna on Monday
Residents point towards the wall that caved in at Khanna on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Flooding of fields leaves paddy growers worried
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 17
Though, a scarcity of water has always been a major issue among the farmers during the normal times, in this paddy season, a plenty of water has turned out to be a reason of disputes among farmers, especially when there is heavy rain.

Water being diverted from a field at Ber Kalan village in Payal. A Tribune photograph
Water being diverted from a field at Ber Kalan village in Payal

Forest department to launch plantation drive on 700 hectares
Ludhiana, June 17
District Forest Department would carry out plantation drive in more than 700 hectare area in the district. According to the District Forest Officer, Daljit Singh Brar, plantations would be carried out in watershed areas of five different ranges, including Doraha, Jagroan, Samrala, Ludhiana.

Farmers voice anger over land acquisition
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 17
The organisations fighting for the rights of farmers have launched a struggle against government's decision to acquire agricultural land situated in at least seven villages of Ludhiana district.

Take care of your heart: Keep stress at bay, say no to junk food
Ludhiana, June 17
Sedentary lifestyle and bad food habits are driving the working class into hypertension, say doctors. Munching on junk food between meals while at office can affect your health as they have high salt content and trans fat, warn doctors.

LUDHIANA SCAN
Meeting
A meeting of Maha Sabha Ludhiana was held here, in which the office-bearers of the association were elected unanimously. While addressing the meeting Col Jagdish Singh Brar briefed the members about the work being carried out by their association during the last one year.
The new Commissioner of Police, Paramjit Singh, on his way to attend a press conference in Ludhiana
The new Commissioner of Police, Paramjit Singh, on his way to attend a press conference in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

CRIME

SI booked for duping doctor
Ludhiana, June 17
The police has booked a Punjab police sub-inspector (SI) and three members of his family for duping a city-based doctor. A case has been registered on the complaint of Dr Nikhil Bansal, who has a clinic at Hambran Road.

 





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