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Building collapses due to heavy rainAn old abandoned building that collapsed at Karta Ram Street near Chaura Bazar in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Ludhiana, August 14
An old building in Karta Ram Gali near ghaas mandi in the old city collapsed in the afternoon today due to the continuous rain for the past two days. Fortunately, the building was abandoned long ago. No loss of life and property was reported in the street as people were huddled indoors due to the rain. The debris from the building, however, damaged a few motorcycles parked in the street.

An old abandoned building that collapsed at Karta Ram Street near Chaura Bazar in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Students of GMT School celebrate Independence Day in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Students of GMT School celebrate Independence Day in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed








EARLIER STORIES


Abortion without consent
Midwife gets 10-yr RI
Ludhiana, August 14
A midwife, Madam Dass, running Dass Clinic at Adda Raikot, Jagraon, has been sentenced to 10-year rigorous imprisonment on charges of aborting a two-month-old foetus without the consent of a pregnant woman.

I-Day venue changedSecurity personnel carry out last-minute checks for Independence Day celebrations at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Ludhiana,August 14
Due to the incessant rain for the past couple of days, the local administration has changed the venue of the Independence Day celebrations to Guru Nanak Stadium. The state-level function was earlier scheduled to be held at the Government College for Boys. Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal will hoist the National Flag at 9 a.m. TNS

Security personnel carry out last-minute checks for Independence Day celebrations at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Power Theft
Money changer fined Rs 3.19 lakh
Ludhiana, August 14
A money changer who resides on the Gill Road was caught stealing power during a surprise check carried out by field staff of the Punjab State Electricity Board here on Wednesday. The defaulting commercial establishment has been slapped with a penalty of Rs 3.19 lakh.

Amarnath Row
Hosiery industry suffers loss worth crores
Ludhiana, August 14
Law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir are giving sleepless nights to the hosiery industry as business has come to a complete halt. Manufacturers have suffered losses worth crores of rupees.

COMMUNITY

Waterlogged bus stand spells misery for passengersA view of waterlogged bus stand at Ahmedgarh.
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 14
With basic amenities missing at the local bus stand, the recent spell of rains has converted it into a massive pool. Water collected in the compound has not only been posing inconvenience to passengers but also keeping a large number of buses out of the reach of passengers.


A view of waterlogged bus stand at Ahmedgarh. Photo by Mahesh Sharma

IT raid on firm evading Rs 15 crore tax
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 13
Income Tax officials raided the premises of an office that was exporting and importing iron goods of various industrial units without paying taxes. The officials recovered fake government stamps, bill books, VAT-36 forms, stamped computerised slips and a large number of chequebooks.

New MC chief takes chargeCouncillor Ravinder Puri addresses a gathering after MC president Usha Rani Sood (right) took charge of the office at Ahmedgarh.
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 14
Malerkotla SDM Jaspal Singh Jassie, former administrator of local municipal council, handed over the charge of the office to newly elected president Usha Rani Sood.

Councillor Ravinder Puri addresses a gathering after MC president Usha Rani Sood (right) took charge of the office at Ahmedgarh. Photo by Mahesh Sharma 

Chamber for revamp of govt depts
Ludhiana, August 14
Responding to the report of the Sixth Pay Commission, approved by the government today, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry president L.K. Malhotra said the long-awaited report would bring cheer to government employees and defence personnel.

Old toll tax plaza turns death trap
Ludhiana, August 14
The National Highway No.1 near Doraha has turned into a virtual death trap as the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has failed to level the road after shifting the toll plaza from that place.

Dengue death belies claims of health authorities
Ludhiana, August 14
Contrary to the claims of the district health authorities of having the situation under control, dengue recently claimed the life of a resident of Threekay village.


CRIME

15 litre illicit liquor seized, 1 held
Jagraon, August 14
The Raikot police on Tuesday arrested Gurprit Singh of Saraba from the canal bridge of Chak Bhai Ke with 15 litre illicit liquor. A case under the Excise Act has been registered by the police.

 

EDUCATION

Rain plays spoilsport
GADVASU poll postponed
Ludhiana, August 14
Uninterrupted rain disrupted the normal life in the city. Till today morning, in last 24 hours, 84.2mm of rain were recorded in the city.

From Schools
Rakhi celebrated at Green Land schoolStudents of Green Land Senior Secondary Public School tie Rakhi to the idol of Bharat Mata in Ludhiana.
Ludhiana, August 14
The students of Green Land Senior Secondary Public School celebrated Rakhi in a unique manner. Boys and girls of the school made Rakhis in the school and tied the sacred thread on the pole of the Tri-colour and the massive picture of Bharat Mata crafted from wood.

Students of Green Land Senior Secondary Public School tie Rakhi to the idol of Bharat Mata in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph


COURTS

Explosives Case
Judicial remand of five extended
Jagraon, August 14
SDJM Mandeep Kaur Bedi today extended the judicial remand of the five accused in the explosives seizure case till August 28.

 

HEALTH

852 examined at health camp
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 14
At least 852 persons were examined during a health camp held at Ambey Majra village, near here, yesterday.

1,000 students examined at health camps
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 14
Thousands of students from various schools of the town and surrounding areas were examined by doctors at camps organised at health centres falling under the area of district Ludhiana and Sangrur. The camps were organised as a part of the Independence Day celebrations.

 
SPORTS

TT: Double delight for Alpine, DAV
Ludhiana, August 14
Players of Alpine International Public School and DAV Public School, BRS Nagar, bagged two titles each in the three-day Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex Table Tennis Tournament organised by the Green Land Senior Secondary School, near Jalandhar Bypass, which concluded here today.

Rakshak hockey league postponed
Ludhiana, August 14
Rain played spoilsport as the annual Rakshak Punjab Schools Inter-academy Hockey League (under-14), being organised by the Punjab School Education Board in asociation with the Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Club at village Jarkhar near here, has been postponed.

Volleyball camp at Ria
Khamano, August 14
A five-day coaching camp of Volleyball and Football was organised at Ria village by Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sports Club with the help of Nehru Yuwa Kender, Fatehgarh Sahib. Participants were told about new techniques of the games and were imparted hard training. Nehru Yuwa Kender district coordinator Parmjit Singh presented certificates to the participants. OC






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