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Protesters again target public
Ludhiana, July 10
It seems the only way to wake the government up from its deep slumber is to harass the common man. It was evident when yet another protest organised by hundreds of Anganwari workers here caused a lot of inconvenience to the city residents and commuters travelling from far-off places. The agitators had blocked the traffic at Bharat Nagar Chowk for about an hour. As no vehicle was allowed to pass the chowk, the traffic police had to divert the traffic and massive traffic jams were witnessed on all the roads connected to the chowk.

Anaganwari workers hold a protest in Ludhiana on Wednesday; and (right) a harassed parent carries his child.

Anaganwari workers hold a protest in Ludhiana on Wednesday; and (right) a harassed parent carries his child. Tribune photos: himanshu mahajan


MC officers fail to file returns
Ludhiana, July 10
It seems the senior officials of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation are not taking the Punjab Government Employees (Conduct) Rules 1966 seriously. A total of 45 officials in the group B category, who had been posted in the Ludhiana MC between January 2010 and January 2013, have not filed their annual property returns, which is a gross violation of the Punjab Government Employees (Conduct) Rules 1966.

Satinder Singh Bajwa Athlete brings laurels to city
Ludhiana, July 10
Athlete Satinder Singh Bajwa has brought laurels to the city by winning gold in the 400m hurdle race in the 20th Asian Athletics Championship held from July 3 to 7 in Pune.

Satinder Singh Bajwa

Thieves decamp with Rs 5 lakh from ATM
Ludhiana July 10
Thieves struck at an ATM of the State Bank of Patiala at Sahnewal in the morning here today and decamped with nearly Rs 5 lakh.

Population Day Today
Men shy away from vasectomy
Ludhiana, July 10
Despite enhanced incentives, most men have been shying away from vasectomy. As a result of this, the District Health Department has failed to achieve its 25% target of vasectomy. Interestingly, such men always prefer their wives to have a tubectomy. According to the data available with the District Health department, during 2011-12, only 7% men (903 men) underwent vasectomy while 10,997 women underwent tubectomy in the district.


MC plans city’s development
Ludhiana, July 10
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) is all set to start the development of city in a planned manner.

Amrit Pandey with his family members in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Missing Bihar boy reunited with parents
Ludhiana, July 10
The city police and the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) today handed over the 12-year-old boy, who went missing from Bhogpur district in Bihar on June 23, to the Bihar Police.

Amrit Pandey with his family members in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Ministerial staff protest by wearing black badges
Ludhiana, July 10
The Punjab State Ministerial Association has given a call to all its employees to wear black badges to protest against the callous attitude of the government in fulfilling their demands.

Unauthorised Colonies
Realtors hold a protest in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Developers hold protest, seek rationalisation of policy
Ludhiana, July 10
Finding faults with the policy announced by the Punjab Government to regularise unauthorised colonies on payment of compounding fee and development charges, colonisers and property developers, along with other stakeholders, held a protest at the Mini-Secretariat here today.

Realtors hold a protest in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Pensioners’ body demands office at railway station
Ludhiana, July 10
The Northern Railway Pensioners’ Welfare Association has written a letter to Railway Minister Mallik Arjuna Kharge and demanded an office for association members at the Ludhiana railway station.

Visitors feel harassed
Ludhiana, July 10
Government has put a ban on the registries of plots and lands in unauthorised colonies for the time being. But the visitors visiting the Sub-Registrar's offices here complain that under the garb of government's orders on unauthorised colonies, the tehsildars/naib tehsildars have virtually stopped doing any registry and the visitors are being asked to bring the records of their lands from the Municipal Corporation.

Parents take their children home after  school on Wednesday in Ludhiana. Parents suffer as bus operators go on strike
Ludhiana, July 10
The parents of the wards studying in BCM, Sector 32, and KVM had to face a lot of harassment as the bus operators of these schools refused to pick and drop the students.

Parents take their children home after school on Wednesday in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu mahajan

Deadline to complete Sidhwan Canal Expressway extended
PWD Minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon inspects a Sidhwan Canal Expressway site near Doraha on Wednesday. Ludhiana, July 10
The state government has extended the project completion deadline of the much awaited Sidhwan Canal Expressway. Now, December 31 has been fixed by the state government as the next deadline. The state government claims that the four-lane road in the project will be ready by October 31.

PWD Minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon inspects a Sidhwan Canal Expressway site near Doraha on Wednesday. A Tribune Photograph

CM appreciates services of health team
Ludhiana, July 10
A three-member team of the Health Department that was sent to Uttarakhand a few days ago has won appreciation from Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

Award for Health Dept
Ludhiana, July 10
The District Health Department will get an award for the best family planning services at a state-level function to be held at Fazilka tomorrow. The Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, Dr Subhash Batta, said: "Some other districts are also going to get this award and Ludhiana is one of them."

sarpanch’s post
‘Winners do not belong to reserved category’
Ludhiana, July 10
Surinder Singh, a losing candidate for the post of sarpanch from Kapoorsing Wala village, has alleged that in his village the post of Sarpanch (ward No. 1 and 2) had been reserved by the government.

NRI youth goes missing, parents suspect foul play
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 10
Mystery prevails over disappearance of an NRI youth of Duley village, who allegedly left his house for Manali along with his friends three weeks ago.

12 water connections disconnected
Ludhiana, July 10
District Health Department today collected as many as 12 water samples from different areas of Sherpur.

Cycle association members meet Labour Dept Principal Secy
Ludhiana, July 10
A delegation of United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association today met Vishwajeet khanna, principal secretary, department of labour, under the leadership of Gurmeet Singh Kular, president, to discuss the problems of minimum wages notification.

Man commits suicide
Khanna, July 10
A man committed suicide by jumping into Sirhand canal. He was identified as Shiv Dayal, a resident of Khanna.

Freshers pose for a photograph in Ludhiana. Freshers all set to experience college life
Ludhiana, July 10
With only a few days left for the colleges to reopen freshers are all geared up for their new ventures and life ahead.

Freshers pose for a photograph in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

from colleges
Students shine in BSc-II (Biotechnology) exams
Ludhiana: Girls of KCW have once again proved their mettle by scoring top positions in BSc-II Biotechnology (Hons), the results of which were declared by Panjab University on Wednesday. Bhavya Malhotra has secured first in the university with 82 per cent marks while Simranjit kaur has bagged the seventh position in university with 78.15 per cent marks, Mani Arora is ninth in the university with 77.25 per cent marks and Kirti has secured tenth position with 76.4 per cent marks, said college principal Dr Varinder Kaur Thind.

Avoid roadside food during rainy season, say experts
Ludhiana: The home science experts of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have advised the home makers and other residents to stay healthy during rainy season, and pay attention to the home management.Referring to diet and health care, Dr Kiran Grover said avoid roadside food and eat only homemade food.

ludhiana scan
Van Mahotsava celebrated
Ludhiana: As part of the Van Mahotsava celebrations, the Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha, Ludhiana, in co-ordination with the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, on Wednesday planted and distributed 100 saplings at the Kapil Park, Hambran Road. The event was inaugurated by MS Bhatia, organising secretay, BJGVJ. In his address, Bhatia stressed upon the need to plant trees in maximum numbers to save the environment. The residents of the area gathered in good number and pledged to protect the trees.


Two booked for molesting a girl
Ludhiana, July 10
The city police has booked two persons for molesting a girl.

Five booked on charge raping minor
Ludhiana, July 10
A day after a 13-year-old dalit girl from Heeran village near Chandigah road was allegedly gang raped by unidentified youths; and after the intervention of former Health Minister Satpal Gosain, the police officials today swung into action and booked four youth and a person named "Sarpanch".

Motorcycle thief arrested
Samrala, July 10
The Samrala police has arrested a motorcycle thief and recovered five motorcycles from his possession.


Clash over inauguration of road project
Councillors Bhola, Gora get bail
Ludhiana, July 10
Additional Sessions Judge Sukhdev Singh today granted bail to Daljit Singh Grewal alias Bhola, councillor of Ward No 8, Basti Jodhewal area, and Gurpreet Singh Gora, councillor of Ward No 7, Ludhiana.

Players participate in trials at PAU in Ludhiana. Trials held for sports wings
Ludhiana, July 10
Motivating budding players, the Sports Department, Punjab, has conducted trials for sports wings of different games at the Guru Nanak Stadium and the grounds of Punjab Agriculture University here today.

Players participate in trials at PAU in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan




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