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Another ‘dowry’ death
Ludhiana, May 17
In yet another case of suspected dowry death, a 23-year-old newlywed woman died under mysterious circumstances in the Dugri area here today. 

All for Yuvraj, nothing for Keepa
Ludhiana, May 17
While it is raining money for cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who recently overcame a battle against cancer, former kabaddi star Kuldeep Singh Keepa, who suffered a spinal injury, remains bedridden and is spending his life in penury.

13 years later, 21 accused acquitted
Ludhiana, May 17
Additional Sessions Judge Mandeep Pannu has acquitted 21 persons, hailing from different districts of Punjab, facing accusations of attacking policemen with the intention to kill, blocking the national highway and damaging government property by giving them the benefit of the doubt.



Excise raids at rly station, showrooms
Ludhiana, May 17
The mobile wing of the excise and taxation department today conducted a raid at the railway station and seized about 200 parcels that had come to the city without proper billing.


It is the same old story in every ward
Ludhiana, May 17
Ward No. 23 cannot be called a neglected one, but it does have many problems, which have been prevailing in the area for the last many decades.

(Clovkwise) A transformer installed in the middle of a road in Ward No. 23, Ludhiana, Even though the MC has put up a board asking residents not to throw garbage along the Budha Nullah, the civic body itself throws litter in the area, Encroachments on a road leading to Sekhewal village. and Garbage dumped on a roadside in the area. Photos: Inderjeet Verma 

Waterlogging, poor sanitation bane of Ward No. 24 
Ludhiana, May 17
Residents of Kara Bara, Nanak Nagar and New Vishnu Puri continue to face the problem of waterlogging and poor sanitation. During rainy season, water gets accumulated on roads and even enters houses. In Karabara, heaps of garbage lying scattered at vacant plots have become an eyesore for residents.

(Clockwise) A vendor sells sugarcane juice along the Budha Nullah in Ward No. 24, Ludhiana, Water accumulated on a street in the area, Litter thrown on a roadside and A road in a pitiable condition. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

PM’s wife Gursharan Kaur during a visit to Ludhiana to attend the bhog of her sister. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan PM's wife attends sister's bhog
Ludhiana, May 17
Emotions ran high as Prime Minister's wife Gursharan Kaur today paid homage to her sister Thananter Kaur who died a few days ago.

PM’s wife Gursharan Kaur during a visit to Ludhiana to attend the bhog of her sister. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Furnace units call off strike
Ludhiana/Mandi Gobindgarh, May 17
Induction furnace units today called off their statewide strike against the increased power rates. More than 200 units were on strike from May 16. It has been postponed till May 28. In case the enhanced billing charges are not withdrawn they will resume their strike.

Old-age home inmates want freshly cooked food
Ludhiana, May 17
A stray dog rests in the dining hall of Red Cross old age home at Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma They neither have home, family nor money; still they are happy and contented. They have got no grudges against God for being “unfair” to them at the dusk of their lives. Whatever He (god) gave was more than enough. At least 26 inmates of Old Age Home of Red Cross feel that they were being taken care of well by the “caretakers” at the Old Age Home. Their only demand was that they should be served freshly cooked light food, which they could digest easily at this age.

A stray dog rests in the dining hall of Red Cross old age home at Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Adhocism prevails in GLADA, developers rejoice
Ludhiana, May 17
The absence of full time Chief Administrator (CA) and the Additional Chief Administrator (ACA) for some time now has come as manna from heaven for unscrupulous developers in the mega city. They are having their way with no fear of regulatory action or enforcement of laws against development of unauthorised colonies.

Wholesale chemists assn poll tomorrow
Ludhiana, May 17
The Wholesale Chemists’ Association, Ludhiana, will hold its election on May 19. This is for the first time that the election for the post of the president of the association would also be held. The association has 432 votes.

MC razes illegal constructions
Ludhiana, May 17
The Municipal Corporation (MC) today carried out a substantive campaign to remove encroachments and pull down unauthorised constructions at several places around the Haibowal locality. Officials of the building branch of the MC, led by an Assistant Town Planner, cleared encroachments along the Humbran road where a dhaba had encroached on a part of the road.

DGSE Revises CCE format 
Ludhiana, May 17
After facing strong opposition from teachers, Director General School Education (DGSE) has finally revised the format of Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE). According to school teachers, the previous format of CCE was time consuming and unproductive. Teachers now seem satisfied with the new model as the Master Cadre Union, Punjab, and Math Teachers Association welcomed this move of the department.

School shifted on DEO's order 
Ludhiana, May 17
Government Senior Secondary School, Basti Jodhewal, has temporarily shifted to Government Senior Secondary School, Sekhewal, on the orders of the District Education Officer.

School for differently abled children organises annual function
Ludhiana, May 17
Differently abled children perform a dance during the annual function organised by Nirdosh School in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan The annual function of Nirdosh School for differently-abled children was organised at the Rotary Bhawan today. Children performed on "I have a dream" and portrayed different roles in life during the event. Girl students acted as teachers on the song "Ichak Dana". Chief guest Miridula Jain, director, Shingora Shawls, said that the service of special children is the service of God.

Differently abled children perform a dance during the annual function organised by Nirdosh School in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

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3 revenue officials booked for fraud
Ludhiana, May 17
The police has booked a sarpanch, a patwari, kanungo and nambardar for fraud and criminal conspiracy following a probe by the Vigilance Bureau (VB).

Valuables worth Rs 2 lakh gutted
Phillaur, May 17
Valuables worth more than Rs 2 lakh were reduced to ashes in a devastating fire which broke out in Gaheer Repairing Shop on Barapind Road, Goraya, last night. Fire tenders from Phagwara had to work for two hours to bring the fire under control. The exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

Three injured in group clash
Ludhiana, May 17
Three persons sustained injuries in a clash that took place near the local bus stand today.

6 booked for fraud
Ludhiana, May 17
The Division No 5 police station has booked six persons for fraud and criminal conspiracy following a complaint lodged by a city resident Amit Dhanda.


12 teams to play Prithipal hockey meet
Ludhiana, May 17
Six teams each in the junior section (u-17) as well as veterans (above 35) will be seen in action in the Prithipal Singh Memorial Seven-a-Side Hockey Festival to be organised between May 20 and June 3. This tournament is being jointly organised by the Mata Sahib Kaur Hockey Academy, Jarkhar, and the Ludhiana Sports Welfare Association at Jarkhar village on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road, about 15 kms from here.



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