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Budha Nullah
Politics puts damper on cleanup work

A damaged foundation stone of Budha Nullah cleanup drive at Machhiwara.Machhiwara, June 14
Two years after its pompous launch, the work on cleaning up the Budha Nullah has come to a standstill, especially in the Machhiwara area.

A damaged foundation stone of Budha Nullah cleanup drive at Machhiwara. Photo by writer





Manish Tewari Tewari gets going
Seeks details of crime, projects
Ludhiana, June 14
Local Member of Parliament Manish Tewari, in an official communication to the district police chiefs, both rural and urban, has sought details of crime in the district, particularly with regard to cases registered and convictions during the past five years.

22 residential plots to go under hammer
Ludhiana, June 14
After lying low for a couple of months due to recessionary trend in the real estate sector and model code of conduct for Lok Sabha elections being in force, the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority will put 22 freehold residential plots in the posh locality of Urban Estate, Phase I, Dugri, on June 30.

Power woes worsen for residents
5-hour cut imposed
Ludhiana, June 14
While the weather gods continue to remain merciless and temperature hovers over 40 °C in the region, the Punjab State Electricity Board, grappling with a severe shortfall between demand and supply, has increased daily power cut on urban and mixed feeders to five hours from today.

Two booked for rape
Mullanpur Dakha, June 14
The Sudhar police has booked two persons for raping a girl after luring her into getting her a job. In a complaint, Kulwant Kaur (name changed) of Abbuwal village stated that her brother Jaswinder Singh used to take music classes at the village gurdwara.

NGOs’ egg on Dara Singh’s face
Ludhiana, June 14
Wrestler-turned-Bollywood actor Dara Singh has earned the ire of several NGOs crusading for vegetarianism for his appearance in a television advertisement promoting consumption of eggs in hot weather.


Poor health facilities
NGOs urged to check infant mortality
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 14
Ashwant Singh Rathore, district governor, Rotary International (district 3090), called upon leaders of all NGOs to launch a co-ordinated move to save infants and children, who were dying due to inadequate health facilities, water-born diseases, starvation and illiteracy.
Ashwant Singh Rathore, district governor, Rotary International (district 3090), being felicitated during a function in Ahmedgarh. Tribune photo: Mahesh Sharma
Ashwant Singh Rathore, district governor, Rotary International (district 3090), being felicitated during a function in Ahmedgarh.

Fair on career in animation
Ludhiana, June 14
Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), academic arm of Mumbai-headquartered Maya Entertainment, organised a career fair "Aagaaz" for students aspiring to make a mark in the field of animation and digital film-making.

102 take part in yoga camp
Amloh, June 14
As many as 102 men and women participated in a six-day yoga camp, which concluded today at Government Secondary School, Amloh.

Participants perform yoga during a camp at Amloh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Participants perform yoga during a camp at Amloh on Sunday.

Demand, prices of textile raw material look up
Ludhiana, June 14
With the demand for textile raw material looking up both in export and domestic markets, its prices have started rising. According to sources, there has been a substantial increase in the prices of cotton yarn, acrylic yarn and polyester fibre.

Rural Punjab a lure for labourers
Jagraon, June 14
Though there may be enough opportunities for migrant labourers in their home states, rural Punjab is still their dream destination.

An overloaded bus carries labourers at Jagraon. Photo by writer
An overloaded bus carries labourers at Jagraon.

150 donate blood at CMCH
Ludhiana, June 14
Around 150 students and staff members of the CMCH donated blood during a blood donation camp organised here yesterday.

51 donate blood
Ludhiana, June 14
Salaam Zindagi Foundation, a city-based NGO, celebrated Dr Karl Landsteiner birthday on the occasion of world blood donation day at Pindi Dayal Dharamshala here today.

Experts explore avenues in dairy farming
Ludhiana, June 14
The monthly meeting of Progressive Dairy Farmers Association (PDFA) was held at silver jubilee block of GADVASU here. Over 300 farmers attended the meeting. Experts delivered lectures on different topics.

Cong men attend bhog ceremony
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 14
To pay their gratitude to the almighty for the victory of their leaders, supporters of Sukhdev Singh Libra, Munish Tiwari and Ravneet Bittu, Members of Parliament from Fatehgarh Sahib, Ludhiana and Anandpur Sahib Constituencies, respectively, organised a three-day path of Guru Granth Sahib at Sihar Gurdwara.

Sukhdev Singh Libra addresses a gathering at Sihar on Sunday. Photo: Mahesh Sharma
Sukhdev Singh Libra addresses a gathering at Sihar on Sunday.

Punjab Sahitya Akademy
Rs 33-lakh annual budget cleared
Ludhiana, June 14
The general house of the Punjab Sahitya Akademy cleared an annual budget of around Rs 33 lakh here today.

Heat melts ice-cream sales
Ludhiana, June 14
With mercury touching 44 °C, one feels like having ice-cream and cold drink all the time. Contrary to the general impression that sale of ice-cream must have picked-up well, the ice-cream parlours, however, are witnessing lesser number of customers due to severe heat-wave conditions till late evenings.

Kids beat the heat with ice-cream in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph
Kids beat the heat with ice-cream in Ludhiana.

Delay in meeting
MC decisions await hearing in house
Ludhiana, June 14
With the ruling SAD-BJP alliance failing to go ahead with municipal house meeting, many important decisions of the Municipal Corporation had been hanging fire for a long time awaiting a hearing in the house.

Villagers protest police inaction
Jagraon, June 14
People from over 10 villages yesterday staged a dharna in front of the Sidhwan Bet police station, near here, over its failure to check growing cases of theft of their property.

From Colleges
Doraha college students excel in exams
Doraha, June 14
The students of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, have excelled in annual examinations conducted by Punjab University in April this year. In B Com-I, Navdeep Kaur secured 76.36 per cent and topped the class while Gurpreet Kaur and Charankanwal Kaur stood second and third securing 72.18 per cent and 71 per cent, respectively.

From PAU
Course in agriculture for rural youth
Ludhiana, June 14
The directorate of extension education, Punjab Agricultural University, will be organising a three-month training course in agriculture for rural youth from August 3.

City to have socket-wrench plant by 2010
Ludhiana, June 14
The hand tool industry will get a boost as ‘socket wrench’ - a component, which was being imported from countries like Taiwan and China till date, will be produced in Ludhiana by 2010.

Dumping of plastic bags goes unchecked
Doraha, June 14
Even as the project to make the Sidhwan canal pollution-free is being launched, there is no check on the plastic waste being dumped into the Sirhind canal.

Training for Dalit students ends
Ludhiana, June 14
The 3rd Capability Enhancement Training Programme, which was organised by Vardhman Group on May 9, concluded here today. Nearly 41 students belonging to dalit families attended the programme.


4 booked for kidnap bid
Raikot, June 14
The local police has booked four persons for attempting to kidnap a minor here. In her complaint to the police, Sarabjit Kaur of Kalsian village stated that in 1997 she got married to Satpal Singh of Raikot from whom she had a son, Hardam Preet Singh.

Man booked for seeking dowry
Raikot, June 14
The Raikot police has booked a man for seeking dowry from his wife. In her complaint under the Domestic Violence Act to Jagraon SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, Mandeep Kaur of Nihal Singh Wala village, near here, had accused her husband of beating her up and harassing her for dowry.

Rickshaw-puller succumbs to injuries
Mullanpur Dakha, June 14
A rickshaw-puller yesterday succumbed to his injuries after he was hit by an unknown vehicle on Friday night.

Hockey: Ludhiana Hawks, Kings XI set up title clash
Ludhiana, June 14
In last league fixtures, Ludhiana Hawks and Kings XI recorded easy victories over PAU XI and Sher-e-Punjab Club, respectively, to settle for the title clash in the Ludhiana Hot Weather Six-a Side Hockey Tournament being organised by the District Hockey Association at the Prithipal Singh Memorial Astro Turf Stadium on the Punjab Agricultural University campus here today.

Dhruve Pandove Trophy
40 probables selected
Ludhiana, June 14
Total 40 players (u-19) have been selected as probables during the trials conducted by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) on the Punjab Agricultural University campus ground here yesterday.

Wrestling meet
Ludhiana, June 14
A number of wrestlers drawn from various parts of the region are taking part in the 17th edition of the Annual Wrestling Competition to be organised by the Peer Baba Mehar Shah Sports Club on the ground in front of Civil Hospital, near Field Ganj here tomorrow. According to the president of the organising club, Ramesh Kandiare, Laxman Dravid will inaugurate the akhara at 5 pm while Hakam Singh Giaspura, Mayor, Ludhiana, will be the chief guest. —OC




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