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Bribe and the blot
SHO’s arrest lays bare manipulation of drive against drugs

Ludhiana/ Khanna, June 15
The arrest of SHO Rajpal Singh in a corruption case has put the police department in a spot. Posted at the Sadar police station in Khanna, the official allegedly took a bribe of Rs 35,000 for freeing two drug addicts caught for consuming smack.

Drunk drivers on police radar, 230 challaned
Ludhiana, June 15
Tightening the noose around tipplers, the city police have challaned 230 persons in the past fortnight. The drive was launched soon after RK Jaiswal joined as the Police Commissioner.

Dirty water a bane of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar Colony
Ludhiana, June 15
Residents of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar Colony, Pakhowal Road, are up in arms against the authorities for supplying dirty water to the area. The water supply and the sewerage facility in the colony, developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT), are maintained by the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board (PWSSB).


Well-educated, still jobless!
Fishery students’ agitation enters 15th day, authorities mum
Ludhiana, June 15
GADVASU students protest on the campus. Protesting students of the fisheries department of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University said the authorities as well as the state government were playing with their sentiments by adopting dilly-dallying tactics. They said they would wait till Tuesday, the day given by the authorities to fix their meeting with minister GS Ranike.

GADVASU students protest on the campus. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Jeopardising life for a dive in Sidhwan Canal
Ludhiana, June 15
Youths take a dive in Sidhwan Canal, Ludhiana. Residents want that the district administration should not allow youngsters to bathe in the canal. A few days ago, a woman was seen wailing as her brother had drowned in Sidhwan Canal. A policeman told her that her brother had come to the canal with a friend. They wanted to bathe to beat the heat. But a strong current in the canal swept him away. People had gathered around to enquire about the well-being of the boy.

Youths take a dive in Sidhwan Canal, Ludhiana. Residents want that the district administration should not allow youngsters to bathe in the canal. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Youth challaned for misusing red beacon
Chandigarh, June 15
The UT police issued a challan to a youth for driving a vehicle with a red beacon atop. Harpreet Singh, a resident of Ludhiana, had come to a disc in Sector 9 when the police noticed his car that had a red beacon atop with a flasher.


Jugiana village turns into dumping ground
Sahnewal, June 15
Heaps of garbage lying at Jugiana village. In the absence of sweepers at Jugiana village, the residents are going through a torturous phase. Thanks to the apathy of the Municipal authorities, the village is in a bad condition for the past three months now. The authorities have failed miserably to provide any sort of basic amenities to residents of the village, which comprises of migrant population. 

Heaps of garbage lying at Jugiana village. A Tribune Photograph

DMCH holds multiple medical camps in city
Ludhiana, June 15
Donors donate blood during a blood donation camp organised by Zindagi Live Foundation in Ludhiana. A Free multi-specialty medical camp was organised by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) in collaboration with the District Administration in the city today. More than 50 patients were examined during the camp. Patients were made aware of the prevention and early detection of various diseases such as cancer, dengue, malaria, gastroenteritis, jaundice, TB, etc.

Donors donate blood during a blood donation camp organised by Zindagi Live Foundation in Ludhiana. photo: Inderjeet verma

Cong leaders flay Industry Minister
Ludhiana, June 15
The Congress leaders today flayed the Industry Minister, Madan Mohan Mittal, for advocating ‘revengeful’ attitude towards industrialists. Legislators Surinder Dawar, Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Rakesh Pandey and senior leader KK Bawa said it was an inappropriate behaviour by a minister to stoop to such a level. Condemning the minister’s statement as ‘anti-democratic’, the leaders said accepting the people’s mandate is important in a democracy and no political party has the right to question the electorate’s verdict.

uttarakhand tragedy
A year on, parents still await their son’s return
Ludhiana, June 15
Even though a year has passed, but remembering the nightmarish scenes of Kedarnath, when flashfloods led to loss of thousands of lives, people who witnessed the tragedy still feel the chill in their spine.

From hell to heaven!
The extreme summers have become ‘intolerable’ for the elite class of the city, who have already made elaborate plans to visit hills or to go abroad to get respite from it. Bored of going to hill stations such as Shimla, Manali, Nainital or Mussoorie, many residents feel that Srinagar is an ideal destination to enjoy the weather.

Rajguru Nagar a victim of officials’ apathy
Ludhiana, June 15
Senior citizens and residents of the Rajguru Nagar rue lack of basic civic amenities in the area. Caught between the Municipal Corporation (MC) and Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) transfer row, the locality has suffered a great deal, said residents of the area.

Fellow patients, doctors turn Good Samaritans
Ludhiana, June 15
the life of a 29-year-old rickshaw puller named Sanjeev Verma, who was admitted to Hero Dayanand Medical College Heart Institute, was saved with the timely financial help received from the fellow patients admitted in the hospital.

Local dentist conferred excellence award by Prime Time
New Delhi, June 15
Ludhiana dentist Dr Vivek Saggar was awarded the Best Multi-Speciality Dentist Award by Prime Time in New Delhi today. After receiving the award, Dr Saggar stressed upon the need to spread awareness about maintaining oral health in rural India.

Local party volunteers to rope in unemployed to resume bus services
Ludhiana, June 15
Following the recent turn of events, which brought disrepute to the local bus service, the local unit of Shiv Sena has volunteered to resume services on ‘no profit no loss’ basis. The local unit has roped in unemployed youth to run the public transport.

Philatelists, football fans give thumbs up to FIFA World Cup postage stamps
Ludhiana, June 15
Philatelists and football lovers in the city have given approval to the FIFA World Cup postage stamps. The stamps were released by the India Post recently.

obesity support group meet at DMCH
Punjab next to Delhi in obesity: Expert
Ludhiana, June 15
Nearly 30.2 per cent women in Punjab are obese, while 34 per cent women are obese in Delhi. This was stated by associate professor of surgery and bariatric surgeon Dr Ashish Ahuja during the obesity support group meet at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, here today.

Better Ludhiana — parking blues
Public bubbles over with anguish as crisis persists
Ludhiana, June 15
With the dense population of over 30 lakh, parking of vehicles has always been a matter of concern not just for residents but also for the law enforcing agencies.


Two duped of Rs 10 lakh
Ludhiana, June 15
The city police have booked two travel agents for duping two persons for Rs 10 lakh on the pretext of sending them abroad. The accused have been registered on the complaint of Manjit Singh and Gurvinder Singh.


Fifth Olympian Prithipal Singh hockey festival
Jarkhar Academy lads storm into final

Ludhiana, June 15
Players in action during a match of the Fifth Olympian Prithipal Singh Hockey Festival at Jarkhar village. Jarkhar Academy quelled a strong challenge from Umra Academy, Haryana, 6-5 to sneak into the final in the junior section of the Fifth Olympian Prithipal Singh Hockey Festival being held at Bibi Surjit Kaur AstroTurf Stadium in Jarkhar village on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road near here. In the final, they will take on Sant Fateh Singh Club of Dolan, Jagraon, who trounced Government High School, Ghwadi 6-2.

Players in action during a match of the Fifth Olympian Prithipal Singh Hockey Festival at Jarkhar village. A Tribune photograph

Swimming trials to be conducted tomorrow
Ludhiana, June 15
Trials to select the Ludhiana district swimming and water polo teams (junior boys and girls) will be held at the Punjab Agricultural University Swimming Pool on June 17 from 2 pm onwards.

Katoch Shield: Cricket body announces names of probables 
Ludhiana, June 15
Twenty-four players were selected as probables to attend the training-cum-coaching camp prior to their participation in the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (seniors) for the Katoch Shield.



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