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Massive power theft in Police Lines
Meters tampered with, ‘kundis’ galore
Ludhiana, May 10
As many as 70 houses in the police lines here continue to indulge in power theft by accessing power supply on ‘kundi’ connections, and nearly 100 others tamper with the meters even as teams of Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) have been making special and continuous raids at least thrice every week for the last month or so to check the theft by law protectors.
Power, legal or illegal? A night view of the Police Lines in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari

No changes in Cong list
Ludhiana, May 10
Amidst reports that the Congress had changed some candidates for the election to the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, the chairman of the selection committee and the local MP, Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, today said that there were no changes in the list of candidates, and all these reports were being spread by certain vested interests.



Families of drug addicts living in hell
Ludhiana, May 10
Free access to drugs has ruined the health of hundreds of youth who have got hooked on to various drugs out of sheer curiosity. This causes immense distress to their families. Shattered homes and the trauma to families of addicts on a daily basis becomes the hallmark of their lives.

Two awards for PAU scientists
Ludhiana, May 10
The home scientists from Punjab Agricultural University won two awards in the poster session held during the two-day national seminar on ‘Technological advances in home science for rural development’ that concluded last evening.


DYC flays state leadership
Ludhiana, May 10
The District Youth Congress (DYC) today blamed its state leadership for not giving it any representation in the elections to the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation. The DYC claimed that since the state leadership did not show any interest, the Youth Congress was again ignored while the candidates were being shortlisted for the MC elections.

City to have solar  streetlights
Ludhiana, May 10
Municipal Corporation in the industrial capital of Punjab here shall become the first civic body in the state to employ the non-conventional energy sources for streetlights and other civic amenities like running of tubewells and disposal of waste.

Buses to stop  at authorised stops only
Ludhiana, May 10
The District Transport Officer (DTO) has directed the drivers of all private, Punjab Roadways and Pepsu Road Transport Corporation buses to stop buses only at authorised bus stops.

‘Summer Queen’ contest held
Ludhiana, May 10
Rimmy Dang, Navraj Kaur Gill and Sushma Gupta were declared the summer queens in their respective categories during the ‘Summer Queen contest’, organised by the Niharika Ladies Club here today at Dhoda House.

Winners of the “Summer Queen” contest (left to right) Rimmy Dang (below 35), Sushma Gupta (above 55) and Navraj Kaur Gill (above 45) organised by the Niharika Club, Ludhiana, on Friday.  —A Tribune photo
Winners of the Summer Queen contest


Woman alleges rape  by husband
Ludhiana, May 10
A resident of Atam Park colony has complained to the police that she was allegedly forcibly married to a man and raped by him and his friends for several days. A case in this regard has been registered with the Model Town police station after a preliminary inquiry was conducted by DSP (Crime) Gurnam Singh.


Withdrawal of capital, interest subsidy irks industry
Ludhiana, May 10
“The ban imposed by the Punjab Government on granting capital and interest subsidy to new and existing industrial units in the state is an anti-industrial growth decision, which is untimely and unwarranted.



PAU signs MoU with US varsity
Ludhiana, May 10
Punjab Agricultural University and San Jose State University, California, USA, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for establishing a long-term mutually beneficial association between the two universities.

Impressive show by KVM students
Ludhiana, May 10
Fun, frolic, dance and music items marked the annual day-cum-prize distribution function of Kundan Vidya Mandir (city branch), held here today. The function began with “Shri Ram Stuti”, followed by a colourful dance performance by tiny tots of Nursery and KG on the song ‘Meri abhilasha’.An English play titled ‘Dear departed’ was presented by the students from middle section.

Students of KVM (city branch) wait for their turn to perform at their annual function on Friday.  — A Tribune photo

Students of KVM






DC reviews flood control measures
Ludhiana, May 10
Mr Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner has directed the officials concerned to chalk out plans for the flood protection to be carried out at vulnerable sites on the Dhusi bandh and many other places in the district. He has further asked for the estimates so that the required funds could be arranged in time.


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