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Night or a nightmare?
Ludhiana, June 13
The intervening night between Thursday and Friday turned out to be a nightmare for residents as power supply was disrupted due to showers, high-velocity winds and hail that lashed the city late at night.

Illegal religious structure pulled down 
Ludhiana, June 13
After much dilly-dallying and dragging of feet, the Municipal Corporation today removed a religious structure at Ghumar Mandi which had recently come up on a part of government land.
A JCB machine razes the structure at Ghumar Mandi in Ludhiana. A JCB machine razes the structure at Ghumar Mandi in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Thieves take away gold, cash
Ludhiana, June 13
Thieves struck at a house in Rishi Nagar B Block and decamped with gold, cash and an LED. Narrating the incident, Amarjit Singh, a hosiery businessman, said the incident took place last night between 7 pm and 9.30 pm.

I-T raids at Bhushan Steels
Ludhiana, June 13
The investigation wing of the Income Tax Department today conducted raids at five units of Bhushan Steels.


Mission Admission
Govt colleges move ahead of pvt institutes
Applicants buy prospectuses at SCD Government College in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, June 13
With the onset of the admission season, scores of students made beeline for buying prospectuses at various colleges. Instead of seeking admissions in private colleges, students were seen thronging government colleges.

Applicants buy prospectuses at SCD Government College in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Unified action required to combat drug menace: BJP leader
Ludhiana, June 13
If Punjab Government wants to model itself on Gujarat, it should not forget that Gujarat is a dry state. Former Health Minister and senior BJP leader Laxmi Kanta Chawla said this while talking to The Tribune today. She was in the city on her way back from Mandi Ahmedgarh where she had gone to attend the cremation of an RSS leader.

Environmental campaign kicks off at PAU
Students collect garbage at the PAU.Ludhiana, June 13
Students of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) kicked off an environmental campaign on the premises. More than 60 students enthused by Dr Dinesh Kathuria collected garbage from parks, roads and green belts of the varsity.

Students collect garbage at the PAU. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Hire rural talent to tackle unemployment: Industry Minister
Ludhiana, June 13
Industry minister Madan Mohan Mittal urged the local industry to provide youths from rural areas with maximum job opportunities, so that the problem of unemployment and labour crunch are solved at the earliest.

In their twilight years, they need a place to sit and chat
Members of Rajguru Nagar Senior Citizens Association seek a Senior Citizen Bhawan in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, June 13
Senior citizens of Rajguru Nagar demanded that a senior citizen bhawan should come up in the area.

Members of Rajguru Nagar Senior Citizens Association seek a Senior Citizen Bhawan in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

PHD Chamber submits memorandum to minister 
Ludhiana, June 13
The PHD Chamber has submitted a memorandum to Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises through Sharad Jaipuria, national president of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Safe Vahan Scheme: 150 schools served reminders to fill forms
A school bus ferries schoolchildren in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, June 13
More than 150 schools, affiliated to Punjab School Education Board, have been issued a reminder to submit their forms under the Safe Vahan Scheme at the District Transport Office before June 20.

A school bus ferries schoolchildren in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet verma

college NOTES
GNKCW students shine in BCA-I results
Students of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women (GNCKW), Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, secured 19 first divisions in BCA-I examinations held in April, 2014. Alisha scored 80.62 per cent and stood eighth in the university and first in college.

Sakshi Sawhney ranks sixth in CSE 
Sakshi Sawhney with her relatives at Ludhiana.Ludhiana, June 13
Sakshi Sawhney, who secured sixth position in Civil Services Examination (CSE)-2013, conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), is currently celebrating the success with her maternal grandparents in Ludhiana.

Sakshi Sawhney with her relatives at Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Police officials launch drive to educate bankers
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 13
The police have launched a movement to educate bank officials about preventive measures to be taken for preventing robberies in banks and ATMs.

World Blood Donorís Day observed
Ludhiana, June 13
To mark the World Blood Donorís Day, the department of Immunohaematology and Blood Transfusion, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, organised a seminar on the importance of blood donation.

Air Cdre Vohra takes charge of AFS Halwara
Air Commodore PK Vohra.Ludhiana/Jagraon,June 13
Air Commodore PK Vohra assumed the command of Air Force Station Halwara as Air Officer Commanding from Air Commodore RGK Kapoor.

Air Commodore PK Vohra. A tribune photograph

Police apprise residents of ill-effects of drugs
Khamano, June 13
A police-public meeting was held at Sanghol under DSP Khamano Ramandeep Singh to aware the people about the bad effects of drugs in which the residents of Sanghol and adjoining villages including Panaichan, Kalewal, Khant and Panjkoha participated.

CICU organises a job fair for rural youth
Ludhiana, June 13
A mega job fair was today organised by Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking jointly with Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training. Rural youth was the main target in this job fair.

Fail test, get learnerís licence!
Ludhiana, June 13
Three applicants were issued learnerís license despite being failed in the Ďtab testí which is conducted before issuing of Learnerís license by District Transport Office at its Model Town based Learnerís License centre.

Warrant officer inspects police station
Officials come out of the Kotwali police station in Ludhiana on Friday.Ludhiana, June 13
Naresh Kumar, warrant officer of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, today inspected the Kotwali police station and allegedly released Sarabjit Singh of Dharampura who was illegally detained in a car theft case.

Officials come out of the Kotwali police station in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Beggars go to hills in summers!
Ludhiana , June 13
Although district administration has started a campaign against beggars in the city and motivating them to stay at ďShelter HomeĒ of Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, but many of the beggars have already moved to hills.

Members of Bhartiya Valmiki Dharam Samaj pay tributes to Bhagat Kabir on his birth anniversary in Ludhiana.
Members of Bhartiya Valmiki Dharam Samaj pay tributes to Bhagat Kabir on his birth anniversary in Ludhiana. Photo: inderjeet verma

Admn to begin drive against beggary
Ludhiana, June 13
Temple committees and student volunteers of some city-based schools will be involved to create awareness against beggary in the city. This was decided today in a meeting held under the leadership of DC Rajat Aggarwal, Ludhiana. A few days ago district administration started a campaign against beggary in the city.

Police rope in civilians to tackle drug menace
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 13
Continuing their fight against drug menace, the local police have launched a drive to involve civilians in the crusade. Rank and file in the department have been directed to rope in office-bearers of social, educational and religious organisations of the area falling under their jurisdiction.

APMA demands more excise exemption
Ludhiana, June 13
Auto Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA) has put forward its wish list for the coming budget. Association has demanded that central excise exemption for MSME should be 3 crores and service tax on job works limits should be raised to Rs 50 lakh.

Teen pregnancies on rise: Experts
Ludhiana, June 13
The number of teenagers and young unmarried girls going for abortions has risen sharply in the city sparking concern among gynecologists over unprotected sex.

Closing ceremony
Ludhiana, June 13
Closing ceremony of a summer camp was organised at DRV DAV Public School, Phillaur. This camp was held from 2nd June to 12th June 2014. Students from Classes 1st to 7th participated in it enthusiastically and enjoyed a lot and attended English spoken classes.


The accused in police custody at Dehlon. 2 held with poppy husk 
Dehlon, June 13
The police have nabbed two members of a notorious gang of drug peddlers and seized a huge quantity of poppy husk from them.

The accused in police custody at Dehlon. A Tribune photograph


High Court stays release of movie
Ludhiana, June 13
With the stay order on the release of Punjabi movie ĎO my Pyo Jií that was set to be released on June 13, the hopes of the actors and fans awaiting the movie lie dashed. The release was stalled by a stay order from Ludhiana court on May 30 and it was later maintained by Punjab and Haryana High Court until the next hearing in July. The screening of the movie was stalled after Raj Yuvraj Singh Bains moved to court that Niharika Sahni, granddaughter of actor Balraj Sahni had denied him the rights as a co-producer.




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