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Rain Pain: GT Road stretch goes
A stretch of old GT Road caved in in Ludhiana on Friday. Ludhiana, June 27
Heavy and constant downpour for five hours in the morning deluged the city, damaged roads and vehicles, uprooted trees and completely disarrayed the normal life.

A stretch of old GT Road caved in in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Squall knocks out power supply
Ludhiana, June 27
The heavy downpour caused major disruption in power supply both in urban and rural areas. Due to storm that accompanied the incessant rain, several transformers in Rahon Road, Sunder Nagar and Basti Jodhewal in the city and villages around Gausgarh were reported to have fallen while main transmission and feeder lines, as also electric poles, were damaged causing failure of power for several hours.


Water in Diesel
Protest after vehicles break down
Ludhiana, June 27
A number of drivers of vehicles belonging to the municipal corporation today protested when their vehicles broke down after getting water-mixed diesel from a filling station in Haibowal.

Cops challan DPS buses
Ludhiana, June 27
As many as seven school buses of Delhi Public School (DPS) were challaned, leaving hundred of students stranded on a rainy day here today.

NRI Murder
Let UK cops handle case, parents to CM
Khanna, June 27
With no faith in the Punjab Police and investigations moving at a snail's pace, the parents of deceased NRI woman have approached Chief Minister, Punjab, to hand over the case to the British police.

Bank seals defaulters' property
Ludhiana, June 27
Officials of the Union Bank of India, Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar, Hospital branch, took possession of properties of three defaulters here today. The borrowers had defaulted in repayment of dues to the tune of over Rs 19 lakh.


Doraha voters to boycott council poll
Doraha, June 27
Disillusioned by the disappointing role of the earlier council, a majority of the voters of Doraha town and village have resolved not to exercise their right to franchise at all.

Participants during a summer camp organised by the Punjab Cultural Society at Punjabi Bhawan in Ludhiana on Friday.
Participants during a summer camp organised by the Punjab Cultural Society at Punjabi Bhawan in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Panth riddled with factionalism
Ludhiana, June 27
Sikhs all over the world are celebrating the year of anointment of Adi Granth as Guru Granth Sahib by Guru Gobind Singh at Sachkhand Hazoor Sahib, Nanded.

40 species of trees face extinction
Ludhiana, June 27
An alumnus of Punjab Agricultural University Balwinder Singh Lakhewali has identified about 40 species of trees in Punjab, which are on the verge of extinction. "Sincere efforts from all fronts are needed to save these precious species", he said. Some of these rare medicinal species include “arjun, bael, baheda, kadam, kareer, lasuda, roheda, van, tej-patar, imli, karaunda, reetha, mahua, goolar etc”.

Poor deployment of cops behind rising crime
Ludhiana, June 27
This industrial and financial capital of Punjab has witnessed a rapid change in its demographic structure and the crime pattern is also changing accordingly. The inadequate deployment of police personnel is posing difficulties for the administration to keep crime under check.

PAU security leaves cricketer in lurch
Ludhiana, June 27
Strict security at Punjab Agricultural University cost dear to a cricketer who received his driver’s licence after three days.

High steel prices drive away customers
Ludhiana, June 27
Customers are eluding small and medium enterprises in the engineering, cycle and parts manufacturing industries with steel prices recording a fresh high.

Demonstration against protests in J&K
Activists of Hindu organisations hold a protest at the mini secretariat in Ludhiana on Friday. Ludhiana, June 27
Activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, the Bajrang Dal and the Durga Vahini today held an angry demonstration at Mini Secretariat. They later submitted a memorandum to the district authorities against what they termed as continuous attacks on religious symbols and culture of the Hindus from various quarters in different parts of the country.

Activists of Hindu organisations hold a protest at the mini secretariat in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo Inderjit Verma

Chinese items
The China-made items, viz watches, calculators, mobile phones, toys, sanitary material, crockery, railway engine pistons, etc are easily available in the market and adjudged to be stylish, cheaper and durable from all angles.


Illegal abortion centre unearthed
Ludhiana, June 27
The health department claims to have unearthed an illegal centre for terminating pregnancies, being run by a mid-wife in Haibowal Kalan, with the help of a decoy patient.

Ex-MC's son held with cartons of liquor
Khanna, June 27
Son of a former municipal councillor was arrested today with nine cartons of liquor to be distributed allegedly among voters in the forthcoming municipal elections.

Rs 76,000 stolen from Reliance centre
Ludhiana, June 27
About Rs 76,000 in cash was stolen from Reliance Mobile, Customer Care and Billing Centre near Dandi Swami chowk here in the wee hours this morning.


Tennis championship begins today
Ludhiana, June 27
More than 300 entries have been received from different parts of the country for the annual PAU AITA Total Tennis Talent Series Championship to be held on the Punjab Agricultural University campus courts from June 28 to July 3.



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