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MC Commissioner’s Sangat Darshan 
Disappointment blends with dissatisfaction 

Ludhiana, July 15
The maiden Sangat Darshan held by the Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation, Pradeep Aggarwal, at the Zone A office turned out to be a damp squib. Residents, who attended the programme, returned dissatisfied as their grievances were either not heard or the disposal was not to their satisfaction.

Spy pen camera found in trial room
Ludhiana, July 15
High drama was witnessed near Mall Road after a hidden camera was found in a changing room of a garment shop today.
A man shows the hidden camera in Ludhiana. A man shows the hidden camera in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Free ride gang hits the road, robs woman of gold bangle
Ludhiana, July 15
After remaining underground for a few months, the notorious free ride gang is at it again. The gang members offered a ride to an elderly woman and swiftly removed her gold bangle.
Police officials record the woman’s statement women involved in flesh trade being taken into custody in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Police officials record the woman’s statement; and (right) women involved in flesh trade being taken into custody in Ludhiana on Tuesday. tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan 

2 booked for murder 
Ludhiana, July 15
The police have booked two persons for killing 23-year-old Honey, whose body was recovered from a canal in Moga on Sunday.

Centre that promises everything, but suvidha 
Visitors line up outside a counter at the Suvidha Centre in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, July 15
There was mad scramble for Aadhaar cards at the Suvidha Centre today. Fans and air-conditioners at the UID Aadhaar Card Hall were of little help as tempers ran high.

Visitors line up outside a counter at the Suvidha Centre in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

collection and testing of food samples 
Health Department’s efforts go in vain 
Ludhiana, July 15
The Health Department puts in efforts to collect food samples, but these often prove futile. First, the samples are sent for testing and then it is a long wait for officials. It takes lab staff 15 days to prepare a report.

Encroachments removed
Ludhiana, July 15
The tehbazari wing of the Municipal Corporation removed temporary and permanent encroachments alongside Sidhwan Canal on Jawaddi Road. JS Sekhon, tehbazari superintendent (zone D), said a team of the MC staff confiscated push carts and fahris.The officials removed shutters from an under-construction shop in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar. 




Farmers protest power cuts
Samrala, July 15
Farmers of the area fed up of poor power supply protested in front of Xen grid office, Ghulal, and blocked traffic for some time on Ludhiana- Chandigarh road. Led by Avtar Singh Mehlon, State vice-president, BKU Lakhowal faction, the protesters raised slogans against the state government and demanded proper supply of power.

PCS officer transferred
khanna, July 15
Ajay Kumar Sood, Punjab Civil Services (PCS), was transferred by Punjab Government today. He has been posted as Additional Deputy Commissioner, Khanna and given additional charge of office of SDM Khanna and Land Acquisition Collector, Ludhiana Improvement Trust, Ludhiana.

BKU opposes interlinking of rivers 
Ludhiana, July 15
Bharti Kisan Union, Punjab, (Lakhowal), has alleged that the proposal of center government to interlink the rivers of the country is against the interests of Punjab.

Rotary Club holds dengue awareness rally 
Ludhiana, July 15
Rotary Club, Greater Ludhiana, today organised a dengue awareness rally in Ram Nagar area, Mundian. The club members along with the president Amanpreet Singh Arora and Project director Dr Arvinder Nagpal went for a door to door campaign in the area and apprised general public of the measures to be taken to prevent mosquito breeding and there by prevent dengue.

Kisan meet from Aug 31 
Doraha, July 15
The first foundation conference of “All India Kisan Federation” (AIKF) will be organised from August 31 to September 2 at Kisan Bhavan, Chandigarh.

Arise India enters retail domain
Avinash Jain, MD, Arise India Ltd, addresses a press conference in Ludhiana. Arise India Ltd, dealing in electrical and electronic goods, has entered the organized retail domain in Ludhiana with its ‘Arise One’ concept. Arise One concept seeks to deliver an entire portfolio of products to the consumers under one roof while ensuring handsome return on investments to the investors. By displaying an entire product range on a common platform, Arise One will provide an experience to the consumers that will enable them to have a first-hand look into the products and thus make an informed buying decision. 

Avinash Jain, MD, Arise India Ltd, addresses a press conference in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet verma

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Protest against Israel
Activists of the district unit of CITU today hold a protest from Chattar Singh Park to general bus stand against massacre of innocent people including women and children in Gaza strip. The protesters burnt effigies of Israel and USA for carrying out army attack and air strikes on the people of Palestine. The CITU leaders also condemned the UN for keeping their eyes closed to such brazen violation of human rights.

Teachers oppose timings 
Ludhiana, July 15
Various teachers organisations of the city opposed the change in school timings announced by Education Department, yesterday. Gurbachan Singh Libra, president, Math Teachers Association stated that the teachers are confused with the change in timing.

Vegetable varieties identified at national level
A tomato variety ‘Punjab ratta’ and a brinjal hybrid ‘PBHL-52’, developed by Punjab Agricultural University scientists, have been selected for cultivation in Zone IV, comprising Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Trai region of Uttrakhand and Bihar. 

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Pool party at Babies Paradise
Children enjoy a pool party at Babies Paradise in Ludhiana. A pool party was organised at Babies Paradise. Children played with the water toys such as ball, fishes and turtle. They enjoyed the water slides and played many water games.

Children enjoy a pool party at Babies Paradise in Ludhiana. A Tribune PHOTOGRAPH

Fishery students’ strike enters Day 44
Ludhiana, July 15
The strike by students of the College of Fisheries at GADVASU entered 44th day. Members of the Trade Union met GADVASU authorities in this regard.

PAUTA to review constitution on July 17
Ludhiana, July 15
The Punjab Agricultural University Teachers Association (PAUTA) will review the constitution of body before the elections in a general body meeting on July 17. The PAUTA elections are scheduled to be held on July 22.

Rain round the corner: Met Dept
Residents continued to sweat it out in sultry weather in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, July 15
Hot and humid weather continued to haunt residents today. Erratic power supply has added to the residents’ woes in many parts of the city. The meteorological department reported a maximum temperature of 37 degree Celsius and a minimum of 30 degree. The humidity level, meanwhile, has gone up to 59 per cent.

Residents continued to sweat it out in sultry weather in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Policeman manhandles Powercom SDO, staff
Ludhiana, July 15 \
A policeman thrashed a sub-divisional officer of the power corporation after the latter raided and detected a “kundi” connection at the former’s house in the Ranjodh Park area near Haibowal here today.

Ayurveda holds the key to a healthy monsoon
Ludhiana, July 15
Along with the dip in mercury, the monsoon brings with it humidity. Ayurveda texts state that “agni” (literally, fire; but figuratively, digestive power) which gets reduced in summers diminishes further when it starts raining. This affects “doshas” (the three fundamental bodily humors that if in balance ensure a person’s health) that are sensitive to weather changes.

collector rate
New category carved out for industrial plots in city
Ludhiana, July 15
The collector rate for industrial plots has been fixed. Noting that being an industrial town, the city needed separate collector rate for industrial plots, the Deputy Commissioner has created a new category for such plots.

Cleaning Buddha Nullah
Team focuses on safe disposal of dairy waste
Ludhiana, July 15
A team of experts from Engineers India Limited (EIL) today focused on safe disposal of dairy waste from dairy complexes in Haibowal and Tajpur Road as a part of a project for cleaning Buddha Nullah.

Worker assaulted
An ice-cream vendor who was allegedly detained and assaulted by his employer being taken to the Police Commissioner’s office in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, July 15
An ice-cream vendor was allegedly kept hostage and assaulted by his employer. The victim, whose legs were badly injured, visited the Police Commissioner’s office today and demanded registration of case against his employer.

An ice-cream vendor who was allegedly detained and assaulted by his employer being taken to the Police Commissioner’s office in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan 

Now, industry pins hope on state Budget
Ludhiana, July 15
After getting a raw deal in the Union Budget, the industry has now pinned its hopes on the state Budget to be announced tomorrow.


Extended court timings from today
Ludhiana , July 15
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has changed the timings of district and sub-division level courts.





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