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Son poisons mother to death
Jagraon, May 16
In a tragic incident that took place near a Jagraon village, a woman was allegedly poisoned to death by her son at their house late last evening. The incident took place at Akhara village, about 5 km from Jagraon.

The accused in the custody of the police in Jagraon on Wednesday for poisoning his mother to death; and (right) his girlfriend who helped him commit the crime.

The accused in the custody of the police in Jagraon on Wednesday for poisoning his mother to death; and (right) his girlfriend who helped him commit the crime. Tribune photographs



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Temperature 41.2 degrees and rising
Ludhiana, May 16
Both the minimum and maximum temperatures in the city have seen an increase in the past two days. Though the temperatures are not as high as that of last year, the weathermen predict that in the days to come, the weather will be clear and the morning and evening temperatures will see an increase of up to two-three degrees.

NRI woman throws elderly couple out of house, booked
Ludhiana, May 16
Until now, NRIs were falling victims of land mafia, but this time, an NRI woman allegedly hired goons to allegedly take possession of a house located in BRS Nagar.

Two is company
A peacock looks at another of its kind who is in flight at Tiger Safari in Ludhiana.
A peacock looks at another of its kind who is in flight at Tiger Safari in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

VIP duty: 46 policemen withdrawn
Ludhiana, May 16
At least 46 policemen attached to politicians and religious leaders have been withdrawn following the order of Police Commissioner Ishwar Singh.

PM's wife to visit city
Ludhiana, May 16
The police has beefed up security in the city a day before the arrival of the Prime Ministerís wife, Gursharan Kaur. She will be visiting her family members in connection with the death of her elder sister Thananter Kaur, who died two days ago following a prolonged ailment.

Woman gets life for setting ablaze daughter-in-law
Ludhiana, May 16
Court Sessions Judge GS Matharoo has convicted Paramjit Kaur of Himmat Singh Nagar, Samrala, on the charges of killing daughter-in-law Rajinder Kaur by setting her ablaze.

RTI activists join hands against MC Commissioner
Ludhiana, May 16
A group of around a dozen RTI activists have joined hands and will be holding a protest against Municipal Corporation Commissioner Malwinder Singh Jaggi on Monday. The activists say that neither the MC Commissioner nor other MC staff is taking the RTI Act seriously and that is why they have to protest.

2 transferred police officers return to city
Ludhiana, May 16
Call it the "glitz" of the industrial city or political preparation before the municipal elections, two officers who were recently transferred from the city have made their return to the city.

Lease Property
Audit slams LIT for poor recovery
Ludhiana, May 16
Thank your stars if your tenants are paying monthly rent on time and also willing for a periodic hike. For those occupying prime commercial property of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust in different parts of the city are neither paying rent since long nor those fixed decades ago, has ever been revised. The arrears of outstanding rent of several property leased by the LIT have gone up to Rs 14.75 lakh as on March 31, 2011.



COMMUNITY

caved-in road
MC to take 3 weeks to complete work
The municipal corporation repairs the spot near Clock Tower that caved in, in Ludhiana on Wednesday.Ludhiana, May 16
Residents will have to go through inconvenience for another three weeks before the old GT Road near Clock Tower is repaired by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation. This road was closed for vehicular traffic after a slab on it caved in on Monday afternoon. Ever since, the road has been dug up and the MC officials have been making efforts to construct a new slab in place of the existing one.

The municipal corporation repairs the spot near Clock Tower that caved in, in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

poll duty
Sector officers still to get money
Ludhiana, May 16
Sector officers, who were put on election duties by the district election office for more than five-six months, are yet to get their dues worth Rs 12,000 each as per a notification sent by the state election officer. Annoyed at the dilly-dallying attitude adopted by the authorities concerned, the sector officers said for all these months, starting from September 2011 to February 2012, they had to take care of their parent department in addition to performing the election duties.

Splash of joy
A schoolkid sprinkling water on his face to beat the heat outside Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU, Ludhiana.
A schoolkid sprinkling water on his face to beat the heat outside Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU, Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Man pays for fraud committed by namesake
Ludhiana, May 16
Naresh Kumar, a resident of the city, is paying the price for a fault committed by his namesake based in Delhi.

Excise dept tightens its noose around dealers, transporters
Ludhiana, May 16
The Excise and Taxation department has tightened its noose around those indulging in the sale and purchase without bills and transporters who ferry goods without bills. A notice in this regard has been issued by the department. It states that apart from imposing fine, department will also initiate criminal proceedings against the offender. It can also land them in the jail.

Bigwigs meet minister, want trade centre in city
Ludhiana, May 16
The Punjab government will soon start three to six month training programmes for making youth self-sufficient. The industry and technical education will be given priority in the state. This was stated by Industry minister Anil Joshi, who was the city yesterday.

A caved-in portion of a road can lead to a fatal mishap at Ward No. 21 in Ludhiana. (right) A bridge under construction in the area. Litter, choked sewerage speak a thousand words
Ludhiana, May 16
Located along the Budha Nullah, the picture is not so rosy in Ward No. 21. Be it potholed roads, garbage or choked sewerage, the ward has it all.

A caved-in portion of a road can lead to a fatal mishap at Ward No. 21 in Ludhiana. (right) A bridge under construction in the area.

Development of Ward No. 22 not on MCs list
Ludhiana, May 16
A road in a pitiable condition. Despite several pleas, the road has not been repaired; (right) A road that has not been recarpeted for years. While some of the areas in Ward No 22 are developed, others have been crying for attention. Roads at Fareed Nagar, Bal Singh Nagar and Jagdeep Nagar need to be re-carpeted. As the elections are nearing, a few roads are being repaired in Jagdeep Nagar. The area councillor said the maintenance of drainage system was his first priority.
A road in a pitiable condition. Despite several pleas, the road has not been repaired; (right) A road that has not been recarpeted for years.

Artist Vijay Kumar Thapar with his creations at the Artmosphere Gallery in Ludhiana. His paintings reach the heart
Ludhiana, May 16
Art gave him a new lease of life at the age of 40. The septuagenarian makes art, not only to make a living, but for living, he says. It's the urge to create that keeps him going enthusiastically, even at this age.Vijay Kumar Thapar, is a city-based, self-made artist. He opened his week-long exhibition titled The Landscapes at Artmosphere Gallery today.

Artist Vijay Kumar Thapar with his creations at the Artmosphere Gallery in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: himanshu mahajan

pau notes
Use of nitrogenous fertiliser increases pest attack: Expert
Ludhaian, May 16
A seminar-cum-brain storming session on the use of leaf color chart (LCC) and tensiometer (TM) was organised at the Farmers Service Centre, PAU. More than 50 extension scientists from the State Department of Agriculture, Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) and the Farmers Advisory Service Scheme (FASS) from various districts participated.

DC bans burning of wheat stubble
Ludhiana, May 16
Ludhiana Deputy Magistrate Rahul Tiwari has banned burning of wheat stubble under section 144 of the Cr.PC.

bravery awards
Authorities told to recognise brave acts of children
Ludhiana, May 16
To ensure that deserving children were recognised for showing exemplary courage, the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) has asked the District Collectors, District Magistrates, Director Generals and Commissioners of Police, Department of Social Welfare, Women and Child Development etc to be actively involved in giving the scheme of National Bravery Awards wide publicity so that genuine acts of bravery are brought to the notice of the selection committee and the awards.

from schools
Pool party
Ludhiana: Cherrylane Play School organised a pool party for children on Wednesday with the theme "Summers Are Fun". The children wore colourful sunglasses and swimming costumes. They even applied sunscreen on their body before entering the pool. After the pool party they relished summer fruits like mango and watermelon.


CRIME

Unidentified bodies found
Phillaur, May 16
A decomposed body of an elderly person was found in the fields near Sarhali village on the Phagwara -Nakodar road in this subdivision last night. Pal Singh, a farmer, who noticed the decomposed body, informed the Zandiala police about it. A case has been registered in this regard and the body sent to the local Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination.


Handball trials on May 18
Ludhiana, May 16
Trials for selecting the Punjab junior handball team (boys) will be conducted in Government Model Senior Secondary School on the Punjab Agricultural University campus on May 18 at 9.30 am.

 


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