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Sidhwan Canal bridge opens to traffic
Ludhiana, June 18
Finally, the Sidhwan Canal bridge was thrown open to traffic today in a haste as two layers of wearing coat were not laid on the bridge.

Vehicles pass through the new Sidhwan Canal bridge in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Vehicles pass through the new Sidhwan Canal bridge in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


A CCTV grab of unidentified persons lifting goods from the office of Caliber Plaza. Unidentified persons break seal of Caliber Plaza
Ludhiana, June 18
Throwing rules to wind, some unidentified persons allegedly took out goods lying on the premises of Caliber Plaza, which was sealed by the municipal corporation on May 2011.

A CCTV grab of unidentified persons lifting goods from the office of Caliber Plaza.

CBI raid at rly station
Ludhiana, June 18
An eight-member team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today conducted a raid at the city railway station.

Purchase of electrical items
GLADA in the dock for blocking funds
Ludhiana, June 18
The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has been rapped on the knuckles by the audit wing for purchasing electrical items much in advance which led to the blockage of Rs 44.88 lakh for more than a year causing loss of revenue in the form of bank interest.

Two held for robbery outside SBI
Ludhiana, June 18
The police nabbed two youths for robbing a youth of Rs 14,000 at knifepoint outside the State Bank of India branch at Fountain Chowk on June 14.


Uttrakhand cloud burst
Residents worried about their kin
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 18
The news of the death of a large number of devotees, due to the cloud burst in Badrinath, on Monday sent shock waves among the residents of this part of Malwa.

Road along Doraha bridge in pitiable state
A damaged road in Doraha. Doraha, June 18
The road along Doraha bridge is in critical state but who cares? It has been years together but no single authority has shown any concern towards this. Ironically, half of the road has disappeared altogether. The municipal council says it is PWD's baby while the latter too refuses to adopt it by putting the onus on the NHAI which in turn is in severe financial crunch.

A damaged road in Doraha. A Tribune photograph

Chairman of the Sikh Migrants Welfare Board Kartar Singh Patna addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Allotment of residential flats
1984 riot victims cry foul
Ludhiana, June 18
The Ludhiana Sikh Migrants Welfare Board has charged the officials of the district administration and the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) with giving a raw deal to the genuine victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots at the behest of certain self-styled leaders of riot victims and 'kabza-mafia'.

Chairman of the Sikh Migrants Welfare Board Kartar Singh Patna addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Ready for panchayat poll, says Congress leader
Jagraon, June 18
Isher Singh Meharban, a former minister and senior Congress leader, claimed that the Congress party is completely united and fully prepared for the upcoming panchayat elections in Punjab. Meharban stated this while presiding over a meeting of local congress workers.

MC president resigns
Khanna June 18
Municipal Council President, Khanna, Iqbal Singh has resigned from his post for unknown reason. As per EO, in his resignation, Iqbal Singh has mentioned domestic reasons for resigning as per EO Charanjit Singh. There were rumours of resignation in the day but nothing was confirmed. The president did not attend phone calls and the other concerned officials also remained tight lipped. However EO, Khanna, when contacted confirmed the incident and gave information that the resignation of President was presented to him on June 14 and was sent to Secretary, Local Bodies and Deputy Commissioner for further action. 

Non-conventional energy sources subsidised
Ludhiana, June 18
In a bid to boost non-conventional energy as an alternative source of power generation, the Punjab Government has announced a subsidy bonanza under different schemes of the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA).

Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari during a press conference in Ludhiana.flood prevention
DC reviews arrangements
Ludhiana, June 18
Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari today held a meeting with officials of various departments to review arrangements for flood prevention.

Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari during a press conference in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

15 more ICTCs to come up in city
Ludhiana, June 18
Fifteen more Integrated Counselling and Testing Centres (ICTC) will be set up in the city, taking the tally to 35.

10 child labourers rescued
Ludhiana, June 18
The labour department with the help of an NGO, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, today rescued 10 children working in industrial units at Shimplapuri and Salem Tabri.

Textile workers raise demands
Ludhiana, June 18
Members of the Textile-Hosiery Kamgar Union (THKU), Karkhana Mazdoor Union (KMU) and Naujawan Bharat Sabha (NBS) submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner seeking security.

Talks on for release of hostages
Ludhiana, June 18
The government is in constant touch with the Interpol for the safe release of five Indians held captive by Somali pirates for past three years. The hostages include Surjit Singh from Badhowal village in Ludhiana.

A student on her way to the examination hall at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Tuesday. 5,971 appear for CET at PAU
Ludhiana, June 18
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today conducted a Combined Entrance Test (CET) 2013 today for admissions to the four academic programmes, including four-year BSc Agriculture (Hons), four-year BSc Biotechnology (Hons), four-year BSc Food Technology (Hons) and five-year Integrated MSc (Hons) in Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Microbiology and Zoology.
A student on her way to the examination hall at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Anti Ragging
Students, parents to submit affidavit
Ludhiana, June 18
In order to keep a strict vigil on the incidents of ragging in colleges, University Grants Commission (UGC) has made it mandatory for all the students and parents to submit anti- ragging affidavits to the institutions at the time of admission.

Punjab Board
Class XII students await marksheets
Ludhiana, June 18
Nearly a month has passed since the declaration of PSEB class XII results, but the detail marks cards (DMC) are yet to arrive at the respective schools. Students, seeking admissions to various courses, are facing problems as it is mandatory to attach a copy of detail marks card along with the admission form.

from colleges
Annual training camp
CATC-62 of 3 Pb Girls Bn NCC Ludhiana observed the fifth day with a great thrill as the cadets of bravo company were given exposure to the firing practice with .22 calibre deluxe rifle. They were taught the basics of the firing by the camp commandant Col Ashwani Kumar himself. He told them the basics of firing and also gave them a demo of how to handle the rifle.

ludhiana scan
New endoscopic ultrasound system
The department of gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital (DMCH), has acquired the latest Pentax Endoscopic Ultrasound system. It will be helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal, gall bladder, biliary and pancreatic diseases. A release issued by the hospital said the system was a combination of two technologies. A miniaturised ultrasound probe is fitted on the tip of a slim endoscope. The endoscope enters the gastrointestinal tract and the ultrasound probe is manipulated to lie right next to the liver. The ultrasound probe scans the organ giving high resolution images. The radial endoscopic ultrasound helps in the diagnosis of chest diseases, lung cancer, tuberculosis, sarcoidosis (a disease of enlarged lymph nodes), esophageal (Food Pipe) and cancer.


Drug-peddler held with 10 gm of heroin at Jagraon
Jagraon, June 18
The local police has arrested an alleged drug peddler and seized 10 gm heroin from him. The accused has been identified as Avtar Singh alias Tari, a resident of Ludhiana.

One booked for kidnapping child
Ludhiana, June 18
It has been over a day since a one-and-half-year old girl, Alka, was kidnapped, in front of her mother, in the Focal Point area, but the police has failed to find any clue of the kidnapper.

Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide
Ludhiana, June 18
A 50-year-old debt-ridden farmer committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in a forest near Bhittian village today.




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