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Dera followers' protest hits life
Ludhiana, June 28
Dera Sacha Sauda followers' protest today disrupted life in the city for eight hours. The followers staged a dharna near the Verka Milk Plant on Ferozepur Road from 8 am till 4.30 pm against the uploading of a photograph of dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on a social networking site showing him in poor light.

U'khand tragedy: Dist sets up helpline 
Ludhiana, June 28
The district has started a 24-hour helpline to provide information about the Uttarakhand tragedy on the instructions of the state government. Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari said staff would be deployed on helpline number 0161-2433100 round the clock.

Petrol price hiked
Existing price: Rs 73.33 New price: Rs 75.15 


Dera followers' protest hits life:  (Top 1)Ferozepur Road wears a deserted look due to a protest by followers of Dera Sacha Sauda;  (2) protesters partake of langar in Ludhiana on Friday. and (3) police personnel stop vehicles from entering the PAU.
(Bottom 1)) Followers of Dera Sacha Sauda stage a dharna at the Sidhwan Canal bridge on Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana on Friday; (2) a traffic jam on a road due to the protest; and (3) a policeman cleans his weapon during the dharna. Tribune Photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Civic body plans to rid city of slums
Ludhiana, June 28
The municipal corporation (MC) has chalked out an ambitious plan for slum-dwellers and the urban poor under the centrally sponsored Rajiv Awas Yojna in a bid to rid the city of slums.

Railway staff block traffic; several trains delayed
Ludhiana, June 28
Intensifying their agitation against officials of the carriage and wagon section of the Northern Railway, railway employees, led by activists of the Northern Railwaymen's Union (NRMU), today squatted on the rail track near the Jagraon bridge and obstructed rail traffic for more than an hour and a half.

Activists of the Northern Railwaymen’s Union block rail traffic near the Ludhiana railway station on Friday; and (right) Members of the Northern Railwaymen’s Union block rail traffic. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan & Inderjeet Verma

Transport office nets Rs 9 lakh 
Ludhiana, June 28
Officials auction vanity numbers in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma The District Transport Department conducted an auction of 24 vanity numbers in the PB DN series and 35 numbers in the PB DL series at Bachat Bhawan today.

Officials auction vanity numbers in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Medical stores closed on Sunday
Ludhiana, June 28
Medical stores at Dugri, Gill road, Bharat Nagar, Aggar Nagar, Sarabha Nagar and Ferozepur Road will remain closed on June 30. This was stated by Amandeep Ahuja, president of the Ludhiana Retail Chemists Association.


400 nurses get tips on critical care from experts during workshop-cum-conference 
Ludhiana, June 28
A SPS Apollo Hospitals critical care nursing workshop-cum-conference was organised by the Department of Critical Care and the Department of Nursing.
A speaker addresses the gathering during a nursing workshop at the Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph
A speaker addresses the gathering during a nursing workshop at the Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Industry delegation meets DETC
Ludhiana, June 28
A delegation of the All-Industries and Trade Forum today met Rishipal Singh, Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner (DETC), under the leadership of Gurmeet Singh Kular, Convener, AITF, and president, UCPMA, at his office to discuss the issues faced by the industrialists, especially regarding VAT refund.

CII holds awareness session for factory workers
Ludhiana, June 28
With an objective to promote drug de-addiction among factory workers and other sections of society, the Ludhiana chapter of the CII organised an awareness session on drug de-addiction for factory workers at Shingora Textiles Limited. Dr Rajesh Thapar and Dr SK Prabhaker were the keynote speakers for the session.

Mild cases of diarrhoea reported from Jawahar Nagar camp area
Ludhiana, June 28
Mild cases of diarrhoea have been reported from the Jawahar Nagar camp area here today.

Watch out for hackers!
Ludhiana, June 28
The cases of cyber crime are on the rise, with businessmen being a soft target.

Panchayat poll: Factionalism in SAD out in open
Ludhiana, June 28
In almost all 12 blocks of Ludhiana district, there are at least a few villages where the Akali Dal is pitted against the Akali Dal. Though the Panchayat elections are not contested by political parties on the party symbol, the candidates' political affiliation is an open secret in villages. The local power pockets in villages are often personality centric which makes factionalism even more pronounced during the poll.

Home Secy reviews poll arrangements 
Ludhiana, June 28
With only four days left for the panchayat elections, officials are busy making arrangements.

Rs 1,914 cr to be spent on urban development 
Ludhiana, June 28
The Punjab government has formulated a Rs 1,914 crore plan for urban development and delivery of civic amenities to the urban population during the current financial year. This was stated by Punjab Local Bodies Minister Chuni Lal Bhagat while addressing a function in connection with Kabir Jayanti organised by the Municipal Karamchari Dal at the MC headquarters today.

Flood warning to be flashed through wireless sets
Ludhiana, June 28
Terming wireless sets used by the police as a 'reliable source' for transmitting warning messages, Chief Engineer, Canals, Punjab, has urged the Director General of Police to flash flood warning messages through their wireless stations.

Post office resolves parking problem 
Ludhiana, June 28
Owing to haphazard parking and influx of vehicles into the head post office, an attendant has now been deployed to note the numbers of vehicles along with the parking time duration. "This has solved the problem as people refrain from parking their vehicles on the premises for long," said Swaraj Kaur, senior postmaster.

Visitors take a look at a painting at an exhibition in the Sutlej Club, Ludhiana, on Friday. A Tribune photograph Painting imagination on canvas
Ludhiana, June 28
'Hues of my identity', an art exhibition, was organised at Sutlej Club today. Sixteen paintings were displayed at the exhibition by amateur artist Jasbir Kaur Bhogal. The paintings have been painted in baroque style.

Visitors take a look at a painting at an exhibition in the Sutlej Club, Ludhiana, on Friday. A Tribune photograph

PO held after 17 years
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 28
A proclaimed offender declared by the Chief Judicial Magistrate of an Amloh court on October 7, 1995, was arrested today by a police party at the national highway near Gobindgarh Public School and was produced in the court at Amloh. The accused was sent to judicial custody to a Nabha jail.

Gadvasu  notes
US degree programme

Deepjot Singh, a student of the first batch of the Bachelor of Fisheries Science (BFSc) degree programme from College of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, got admission to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (USA) for MS in Fisheries and Mariculture Programme.

From colleges

Ludhiana scan


Three suicide cases reported from city
Ludhiana, June 28
Three persons committed suicide in separate cases while a girl died under mysterious circumstances in the city. A 45-year-old commission agent at a shoe market reportedly committed suicide in a godown situated in the market. He has been identified as Vivek Kohli, a resident of Phillaur.

JE caught taking bribe of Rs 10,000
Ludhiana, June 28
The state Vigilance Bureau has arrested a Junior Engineer (JE) of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited while taking a bribe of Rs 10,000.

Police solves theft case within week, 3 held
Jagraon, June 28
With the arrest of three youths today, the police has claimed to crack a theft incident that took place six days ago in Jagraon.




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