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City sizzles at 42°C, temp to rise further
Ludhiana, May 18
Severe heatwave conditions prevail in this part of the region with mercury touching 42°C today. Conditions are likely to remain the same with temperature expected to touch 45°C in two to three days.

A kid plays with water to beat the heat in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


EARLIER STORIES


Dowry Death: Husband, in-laws get 10-yr jail
Ludhiana, May 18
Court of Additional Sessions Judge AK Mehta has sentenced Manu Sidana and his parents Ashok Kumar, Kusum Lata, all residents of Phase-II, Urban Estate, Dugri, to undergo rigorous imprisonment of 10 years each in a dowry death case.

Cops nab thief, recover Rs 16 lakh
Ludhiana, May 18
In a major development the police has nabbed the thief who had stolen Rs 16 lakh from a shop in Calibre Plaza on May 10. The police has also recovered the stolen amount hidden by the accused in Jalandhar. The accused is identified as Amman Khan, a resident of Lucknow.


Cops with the recovered amount. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Euphoria in stock market after Congress victory
Ludhiana, May 18
Euphoria prevailed in the stock market today because investors believe the new government will put economic reforms, including insurance and banking sectors, on the fast track, industry chambers and stock brokers said.

SIT to probe into fake stamp paper racket
Ludhiana, May 18
A Special Investigation Team would probe into the fake stamp papers racket in the city and would bring the guilty to book. The Deputy Commissioner said this today while directing the SSP to constitute a SIT and immediately register a case against the guilty.

MC removes Cong banners
Ludhiana, May 18
Banners put up on the direction boards of the municipal corporation on the Ferozepore Road were today removed following report “MC looks other way as Cong flouts rule” published in columns of The Tribune.

COMMUNITY

SAD blamed for Galib’s debacle
Ludhiana, May 18
The Congress has won the Ludhiana Lok Sabha seat with thumping majority and the ruling SAD-BJP combine has met with a humiliating defeat. The big margin defeat of the SAD-BJP combine shows the legislators and leaders of both parties in a poor light.

Post poll: No jubilation in SAD, Cong camps
Ludhiana, May 18
It seems that the two major political parties- the Congress and the SAD are not in the mood of jubilation.

Adulteration in milk — Part I
No check on vendors, dairy owners
Ludhiana, May 18
In the absence of a comprehensive check by the district health authorities to curb the ongoing practise of adulteration in milk, the local populace is being subjected to a large number of health problems, including chronic stomach disorders, ulcers and cancer.

City Concerns
In absence of a comprehensive check by the District Health authorities to curb the menace of adulteration in milk, the local populace is facing a glut of number of health problems including chronic stomach disorders, ulcers and cancer. The health department has taken just 25 samples of milk and milk products since January 2009.

TV serials focus on villages now
Social issues replace ‘saas-bahu’ topic
Ludhiana, May 18
From the posh drawing rooms with extravagant interiors, the sets of the serials have now shifted to mud houses and fields. From the flashy jewellery and gaudy attires, the focus is now on simple rustic clothes and the leading lady is shown as plain Jane rather than a decked up doll.

A scene from TV serial ‘Chhoti Bahu’. A Tribune photograph

Seminars organised on Nurses’ Week
Jagraon, May 18
Nursing institutes here conducted a seminar on "Nursing in modern perspective" to mark the International Nurses Week.

REPORTERS DIARY
Summer break for domestic helpers
Even for domestic helpers summer-break means a lot. It was interesting to hear the conversation of maids during a birthday party at Sutlej Club recently. One of them was heard saying that she had told her madam that Dalhousie was a better option than Shimla. She said visiting Shimla had become monotonous.  Besides being congested, one could not get peace of mind there. While the other domestic helper said she had asked her employers to get a “hut” (cottage) this time as it becomes convenient to work if everything was easily available to you.

Involving youth worked for Cong
Ludhiana, May 18
Close intimacy and reliability on the second wrung leaders in particular and the youth in general held a key to the victory plan of Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari in the 15th Lok Sabha polls.

Dairy farmers come to Verka GM’s rescue
Ludhiana, May 18
The Dairy Farmers' Association of Punjab today came out in support of Verka General Manager, Balwinder Singh, against whom a case of milk pilferage has recently been registered. The farmers have even threatened that if case against the general manager wasn’t withdrawn in the next seve days, the association will resort to an indefinite agitation.

Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission flats
MC appoints Swiss co for quality assurance
Ludhiana, May 18
Reeling under severe staff shortage, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has appointed a private Swiss-company Ms Gaherzi as independent quality assurance consultants to ensure quality in the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission flats coming up at Giaspura. The appointment has come on the directions of the government.

Flats for poor being constructed at Giaspura in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Power transformer catches fire
Thickly-populated area saved from devastation
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 18
Timely and coordinated action by residents of local town and cops saved a thickly populated habitation from devastation even as a fire at a power transformer, laid in busy market, left at least two shops partially burnt yesterday night.

Yatinder Sharma is grahak panchayat chief
Ludhiana, May 18
An annual executive body meeting of the Akhil Bhartiya Grahak Panchayat, Punjab unit, was held at Chandigarh today. Office-bearers and executive members from various districts of the state attended the meeting to discuss the activities and achievements in their respective areas.

Tributes paid to Bibi Bhagwant Kaur
Doraha, May 18
The bhog of Bibi Bhagwant Kaur, chief patron, Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, was organised at Dr Ishwar Singh Memorial Hall today.

MC to get technical assistance from UK
Ludhiana, May 18
The Municipal Corporation would soon be getting technical assistance by Leicester City of the United Kingdom under the MoU signed between the Mayors of both the cities.

Obesity check-up camp on May 24
Doraha, May 18
The local unit of the Rotary Club will organise an obesity awareness programme and a free check-up camp at Sidhu Hospital on May 24.

Khalsa Panchayat hails victory of UPA
Ludhiana, May 18
The Shiromani Khalsa Panchayat has hailed the Congress-led UPA victory in the Lok Sabha elections saying the truth and honesty has triumphed. A meeting of the body, also attended by leader of the Panth Akali Dal Tarna Nihang Mewa Singh Khalsa, held here today observed that the Punjabis, particularly the Sikh panth, deserved to be congratulated for voting in favour of Congress candidates to reinstall Manmohan Singh as the Prime Minister of the country.

Saraswati students bring laurels
Doraha, May 18
Students of Saraswati Model Senior Secondary School here have shown commendable results in Class VIII examinations conducted by the Punjab School Education Board.

Mobile medical van flagged off
Ludhiana, May 18
With an aim to provide healthcare services to the villagers falling under Primary Health Centre (PHC), Hathur, Dr SP Sharma, civil surgeon, Ludhiana, flagged off a mobile van here today.


CRIME

10 booked for assault
Khanna, May 18
Six persons were booked for allegedly beating up a villager here today. In a complaint lodged with the police, Gurtej Singh, a resident of Chankoiyan Kala village, had accused a few residents of his village of beating him up for supporting their opponent. The accused have been identified as Chiri, Jagga, Nikka, Bunty, Amrik Singh and Avtar Singh, all residents of the same village.

Hairstylist succumbs to injuries
Ludhiana, May 18
After struggling for nearly a month from a fatal bullet injury, hairstylist Jeewan Mattu succumbed to his wounds at DMC Hospital, here today.

Kickboxing Tourney
BVM students reap rich haul of medals
Ludhiana, May 18
The students of BVM Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar branch, gave an excellent performance to stamp their superiority by clinching 23 medals in the 5th Ludhiana District Kickboxing Championship held at Saraswati Modern School, Civil Lines, here recently.

Students of BVM School, Udham Singh Nagar, who won 23 medals in Ludhiana District Kickboxing Championship. A Tribune photograph

 






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