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Two cops suspended for thrashing driver
Ludhiana, July 3
The Raikot police today suspended two cops for allegedly thrashing the driver of District Food Supply Controller Rakesh Bhaskar. The cops have been identified as Joraver Singh and Keval Singh, both constables.

MC builds, demolishes, only to build again
Ludhiana, July 3
The existing divider at Shivpuri in Ludhiana An existing divider in the Shivpuri main market is being demolished to make way for another divider which would be slightly higher. Eyebrows are being raised by residents on public money being wasted.

The existing divider at Shivpuri in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


When nights are a nightmare
Ludhiana, July 3
Frequent outages in addition to scheduled power cuts have become a nightmare for domestic consumers in rural as well as urban areas of Ludhiana. The Powercom is imposing three to four-hour cuts on the domestic sector, but consumers are suffering more on account of unattended complaints.

Salesman cheats jeweller, customers
Ludhiana, July 3
A salesman at a jewellery store allegedly committed fraud of Rs 7.5 lakh by selling substandard gold to customers. The matter came to light last evening when buyers created a scene outside the jewellery store located on the College Road.

‘Serial killer’ out to get dogs
Ludhiana, July 3
Dogs, especially pups, are being “killed” by some mentally disturbed persons near Hambran road. Residents have raised concern over cruelty against animals who are being killed brutally.


Pedalling for equality, justice
Ludhiana, July 3
“If Gandhi were alive today, he would have been in jail standing along tribesmen and supporting their cause,” felt human rights activists Himanshu Kumar from Dantewada, Chhattisgarh.

Extortion in name of cops
Woman complains against youth leader
Jagraon, July 3
Sukhwinder Kaur of Agwar Mai Jeena area has accused a youth leader of the SAD of extorting the money. The youth has been identified as Varinderpal Singh, alias Pali of ward No. 17, who claims himself to be a youth leader of the SAD and a close associate Kamaljit Singh Malla (son of former Jagraon MLA Bhag Singh Malla).

Rising Prices
Shops to remain closed on July 5
Doraha, July 3
The local traders’ union has decided to put up their shutters in support of the All-India bandh call given by the Opposition on July 5. Pritam Singh Jaggi, senior vice-president, All traders’ union, said the union would stage a bandh against the price rise of the petroleum products and the LPG.

RBI should support small units: Chamber
Ludhiana, July 3
The base rate system, which aims at introducing transparency in lending operations, has replaced the existing BPLR from July 1. Under this new system, the borrowers will be charged interest rates over the base rate depending on the credit profile. The final lending rate shall be determined by the overall costs of the bank, including cost of deposits, administrative costs, profit margins and cost of parking funds with the RBI in the form of the cash, reserve ratio and SLR.

School fever grips students
Doraha, July 3
For most of the kids, the fun is over. With summer vacations coming to an end, children could be seen wearing a solemn look. With a majority of schools re-opening on Monday, parents have heaved a sigh of relief.

‘Print Yatra’ flagged off
Ludhiana, July 3
The Offset Printers’ Association launched a “Print Yatra” today. The yatra will cover the length and breadth of the entire region to spread the message of brotherhood and to mobilise the fellow printers to visit the “Biggest Print Event of the Year” in Ludhiana on October 23, 24 and 25.

Truck union chief’s post
SAD factions cross swords
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 3
The control of the Truck Operators’ Union at Jandali has become a bone of contention between two factions of the SAD, both claiming support of Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, secretary general of the party.

Ex-sarpanch accused of embezzling pension funds
Raikot, July 3
Certain pensioners of Brahampur village, near here, have accused the husband of village sarpanch of usurping their pension funds sent by the central government in connivance with his wife.

Tewari raps govt for lack of amenities
Ludhiana, July 3
Member of Parliament and national spokesperson for the All-India Congress Committee Manish Tewari today lambasted the state government for its failure to provide amenities to urban people.

Dental fortnight at Civil Hospital
Ludhiana, July 3
“With an increase in the number of tobacco users, oral cancers are on the rise,” said Dr Pradeep Sharma, dental surgeon, Civil Hospital, Ludhiana.


Illegal Colony
Seven booked for selling plots
Mullanpur Dakha, July 3
The local police on the recommendations of the GLADA’s chief administrator has booked seven persons, including a women for carving out an illegal colony at Dakha village. GLADA took this decision on the basis of an inquiry conducted by Karnail Singh, Assistant Engineer, vide memo No. 4179F/453/2010 dated May 31, 2010.

2 killed in accidents
Jagraon, July 3
A person died after a Chevrolet Tavera (DL-14B-4848), which he was driving collided with a truck (RJ-12-GA-0471) near the Tajpur Chowk. The impact of the collusion was such that Tersem Singh, driver of Tavera, and two of its occupants, Ramesh Kumar and Ashim Kumar of Punan village near Fetehabad in Haryana, sustained serious injuries. They were taken to a local hospital. From there, the doctors referred them to DMC&H, Ludhiana. Here Tersem Singh succumbed to his injuries.

In-laws held for murder
Phillaur, July 3
The police has arrested four persons for murdering Mandeep Kaur, a resident of Ramgarhia Mohalla in Goraya.

Man killed in mishap
Phillaur, July 3
A villager died on the spot and three others sustained injuries when a speeding vehicle hit their scooter near Garrha village yesterday evening.

Four held with 174-gm cocaine
Ludhiana, July 3
The Jamalpur police nabbed four persons and recovered 174-gm cocaine worth Rs 17 lakh from their possession.

Gang of thieves busted; three held
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 3
The Dehlon police has arrested three members of a gang involved in theft and snatching of food grain from godowns and rice shellers.

Camp for budding cricketers
Ludhiana, July 3
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) has arranged a specialised coaching camp for the upcoming cricketers in the age group of 14-19 years. Former star bowlers, along with wicket keeper and instructor from NIS, Patiala, has been invited to the camp to impart training and coaching to a bunch of young budding cricketers.

Block-level games from July 10
SL Lotey, assistant director, addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana on SaturdayLudhiana, July 3
The block-level games for under-16 boys and girls will be held from July 10 to 15 at different venues across the state. These games are being conducted under the government’s plan to promote sports at the grassroots under the Panchayat Yuva Khel and Krida Abhiyaan (PYKKA).

SL Lotey, assistant director, addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Jajbir upsets Sagar
Jagraon, July 3
The qualifying rounds of the HTA-AITA Men and Women Tournament-2010 commenced today at the Harvest Tennis Academy.




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