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Missing youth found dead
Vikas Parbakar Ludhiana, June 24
The body of a 29-year-old-youth, who was missing since Friday, was found in the Sutlej here today. The deceased, Vikas Parbakar, alias Monu, a resident of Preetam Nagar, had gone missing after he went to attend the birthday party of his friend. Vikas' motorcycle was found on the bank of the Sutlej at 4 pm yesterday.

Humid weather leaves residents sweating
Ludhiana, June 24
It was a hot and humid day in the city today, making residents sweat. The relative humidity in the morning was 85 per cent, 23 per cent above normal, which is 62 per cent at this time of the year.

A boy beats the heat at the Sidhwan canal on a hot day in Ludhiana.
A boy beats the heat at the Sidhwan canal on a hot day in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan



LIT turns a blind eye to encroachment
Ludhiana, June 24
Prime land, including parts of a public street and vacant plots, in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar Colony of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has been encroached upon by certain residents for the past several years. However, except for taking note of the illegal occupation of its land in a submission made before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the LIT authorities have done precious little to restore the possession of the land, valued at several crores.

Flower pots placed on a public street in BRS Nagar in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Akali MLA Bains backs Independent councillor
Ludhiana, June 24
Akali MLA Simarjit Bains today came out in support of Independent councillor Daljit Grewal, who was arrested yesterday following a clash with an Akali councillor over taking credit for development work at Shakti Nagar. Bains condemned the "one-sided action" of the police and raised a voice against Akali MLA Ranjit Singh Dhillon.

Akali MLA Simarjit Singh Bains tries to pacify councillor Daljit Singh Grewal’s supporters outside the Police Commissioner’s office in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Post-threat calls, policeman to stand guard on Ambulance 108
Ludhiana, June 24
Following threat calls issued by agitating employees of the Ambulance 108 service, one policeman will be deployed on each ambulance with immediate effect. The decision has been taken to avoid any untoward incident, said Jatinder Sharma, Project Head, Punjab, of the Ambulance 108 service, while talking to Ludhiana Tribune.

A file photo of Ambulance 108

Rejection of papers
Cong workers block traffic
Khanna, June 24
Fed up with the rejection of nomination papers of a large number of candidates for the posts of sarpanch and panch, hundreds of Congress workers led by MLA Khanna Gurkirat Singh Kotli blocked traffic on the Ludhiana-Ambala Road at Jarg Chowk Khanna.

Man held on charge of minor's rape
Ludhiana, June 24
The city police has arrested a bank employee for allegedly developing physically relations with a minor girl and distributing obscene video CDs featuring her in the girl's colony after she refused to marry him. The accused, identified as Vardhman Jain, a resident of Fazilka, has been arrested on charges of rape and criminal intimidation.


Panchayat poll
Teachers oppose duty
Sahnewal, June 24
Teachers, whose contract has already expired or is going to expire by the end of this month, are unwilling to perform election duty as they rue they are no more a part of any institution once their contract expires and till the time it is renewed again.

From colleges
Workshop concludes
RIMT-Maharaja Aggrasen Engineering College organised an open house on workshop training for Second year students. Director Harsh Sadawarti, Principal, RIMT-MAEC and Dr Sushil Garg graced the occasion. The dignitaries were given a warm welcome by Raveen Kaushal, Head, Mechanical Department, and Sanjeev Chopra, Head, Electronics and Communication Engineering Department. The aim of the open house was to provide the practical aspects of fundamentals engineering.

PAU notes
Seven-day tour held
Ludhiana: The Directorate of Students’ Welfare of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) organised a seven-day hiking and trekking tour for the university students. A group of 20 students, including boys and girls, visited Kullu Manali, wherein they were shown Bakheli Temple, Harinmba Mandir, Manikaran Sahib, Rishi Hari Narayan Cave, Raja Sindia Nagar Castle, Lajri Dam and National Park.

Ludhiana scan
German firm invests Rs 70 crore in Ivy hospitals
Ludhiana: A global private equity funds company based in Europe has invested Rs 70 crore in India in Ivy Hospitals as equity funds. The company is DEG, a subsidiary of the European Bank KFW, which is owned by the Government of Germany. It is the first investment by the DEG in any healthcare company in India. Gurtej Singh, CEO of Ivy hospitals said, “With this investment Ivy will set up more hospitals in North India, including Bathinda, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Simla, Karnal and embark on a multi-phase expansion and will make treatment accessible at local level though there are 3 operational hospitals at Mohali, Khanna and Nawanshahr.”

Power cuts hit residents hard
Jagraon, June 24
Contrary to the tall claims by the state government and Punjab State Power Corporation Limited to provide uninterrupted power supply to all categories of electricity consumers during the summer season, the residents of Jagraon and surrounding areas continue to grapple with unscheduled power cuts.

Street vendors launch agitation against MC
Ludhiana, June 24
Street vendors take part in a protest at Guru Nanak Bhawan in Ludhiana on Monday. Perturbed over the non-implementation of the 2004 National Policy for Street Vendors in the city and regular action against street vendors by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI), along with the Ludhiana Rehri Farhi Federation, today launched an agitation against the civic body.

Street vendors take part in a protest at Guru Nanak Bhawan in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Rehri vendors continue to encroach upon roads
Ludhiana, June 24
Even though the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation officials claim to regularly remove encroachments from different parts of the city, there are several areas in the city where rehri vendors have encroached upon roads. This practice of encroaching upon public streets has been going on for a long time and all these years, the civic body has failed to find a permanent solution to the menace.

Rehris parked illegally on a road in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune Photo: HImanshu Mahajan

Industrialists meet Chief Engineer over power issue
Ludhiana, June 24
A delegation of the All Industries and Trade Forum held a meeting with KL Sharma, Chief Engineer, Central Zone, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), under the leadership of Gurmeet Singh Kular, Convenor, AITF, and President of the UCPMA, regarding the problems faced by the industrialist for getting new connection / enhancement in existing connection in mix land use area in which the compliance has already been done before May 10, 2011 by the applicants.

Protesters threaten to gherao substation at Alamgir
Dehlon, June 24
Irritated over frequent undeclared power cuts, residents of nearby villages protested against the alleged unconcern of the Powercom officials towards improvement of power supply in domestic and agricultural sector. The protestors threatened to gherao sub-station at Alamgir in case needful was not done to streamline the supply.

Jewellers welcome hike in tax refund rate
Ludhiana, June 24
In an attempt to increase jewellery exports, the duty drawback rate, or tax refund rate, on gold ornaments has been increased. Exporters are seeing it as a positive sign that will lead to increase in the exports. The duty drawback rate of gold ornaments has been increased by Rs 73 to Rs 173.7 per gram. Duty drawback is the refund of duties on imported inputs for export items.

Good Samaritans join hands to help U’khand flood-hit victims
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 24
Good Samaritans joined hands to help the flood-hit victims in Uttarakhand and rescue those stranded at various shrines. Besides donating cash through various social and religious organisations, the residents donated eatables, clothes and tents through government agencies and private transport.

Councillors condemn clash over road work inauguration
Ludhiana, June 24
After the clash between supporters of independent Councillor Daljit Singh Grewal and Akali MLA Ranjit Singh Dhillon, the city councillors are an angry lot. They rue that such incidents bring bad name to other councillors and the clash over staking claim over some development project is a cheap gimmick.

Following in his grandfather Beant Singh’s footsteps
Kotli (Beant Singh Nagar), June 24
From an obscure village sarpanch to a powerful Chief Minister of a sensitive border state, it is the statesmanship trait which a grandson observed in his slain grandfather Beant Singh. Laying the foundation stone for the repetition of the family history, Harkirat Singh Kotli has agreed to serve the village panchayat instead of aspiring for any other higher post in the party or the administration.

Panchayat members elected unanimously
Jagraon, June 24
Residents of Jhorran village near Jagraon have set a new example by electing the panchayat members as well as sarpanch of the village unanimously. Jhorran village is the birth place of Baba Isher Singh of the Nanaksar sect.

Children get tips on Latin dance
Ludhiana, June 24
A Latin dance workshop was organised by an institute in the city. As many as 45 children participated in the workshop. It comprised of dance forms, including Mirengue and Cha-cha. "Through such workshops, children can channelise their energy and get involved in creative activities," said Dr Sangeeta B Khushwaha from the dance institute. "The workshop was organised to make children aware about the global dance styles, so that they up perform at national and international level. These are technical dance forms like some of the Indian classical ones. So children can excel in these once they get the techniques right."

Children present a Latin dance in Ludhiana. A Tribune Photograph

Exempt women teachers from poll duty: Democratic Front
Ludhiana, June 24
A delegation of the Democratic Teachers Front today met District Election Officer Kanwalpreet Brar regarding the election duties of women teachers. Charan Singh, president, Democratic Teachers Front, said many teachers belonging to Raikot and Jagraon block had been assigned election duties at Khanna, Samrala and Machhiwara.

Technical bid for effluent treatment plant opened
Ludhiana, June 24
The technical bid for the common effluent treatment plant to be set up at the Tajpur Road was opened today. Four companies participated in the bid and after studying the details of the technical bid, the financial bid will be opened next month.

Excise raid on oil firm
Ludhiana, June 24
Excise and Taxation Department today raided Solvex Refined Oil Manufacturing Company at Jagraon. The raid was conducted under the supervision of AETC Bhupinder Gupta on the directions of DETC Rishipal Singh.

Recruitment rally on July 8
Ludhiana, June 24
The Sikh Regimental Centre Ramgarh Cantt (Jharkhand) will organise a recruitment rally at Ramgarh Cantt under the Unit Headquarter Quota for soldier general duty and tradesmen category on July 8 and July 9. — TNS


Snatcher held with cop’s weapon
Ludhiana, June 24
One of the absconding miscreants, who had snatched the service revolver of a policeman at Aarti Chowk, was nabbed by the Punjab police in Patiala today. The arrested miscreant has been identified as Jaswinder Singh, alias Jaad, who snatched the service revolver from head constable Narinder Kumar on June 22.

Woman held for theft
Ludhiana, June 24
The city police has arrested a domestic help and booked her accomplice for the involvement in theft case yesterday.


Phillaur shooter selected for World University Games
Ludhiana, June 24
Akshay Jain, a shooter from Phillaur, has been selected for the World University Games, which will be held at Kazan (Russia) from July 6 to July 17. Akshay (21) is expecting top positions in this tournament. “I have pinned many hopes on this tournament. It will give me a good exposure and an international platform to perform on,” said Akshay. He recently completed his BCom from DAV College, Phillaur, and has a long list of achievements.



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