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Violations galore, but MC sleeps
Sealing drives deferred under political pressure
A commercial building that is coming up without leaving space on the front and sides, thereby violating bylaws in LudhianaLudhiana, August 22
The death of two labourers in a basement cave-in has brought into focus the issue of building bylaws violations in the city.

A commercial building that is coming up without leaving space on the front and sides, thereby violating bylaws in Ludhiana. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi


Hospitals get rid of biomedical waste at domestic refuge dumps
Health hazard; violation of anti-pollution norms
Ludhiana, August 22
In clear violation of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) norms, some city hospitals, in order to save money, are disposing of biomedical waste at dumps earmarked for domestic waste.

Demolition invites Akali leader’s ire
Ludhiana, August 22
The controversial liquor vend on Gill Road, that was demolished recently is all set to cast its shadow on the Tehbazaari staff who removed it.

Cops start issuing computerised FIRs
Cops lodge computerised FIRs at the Model Town police station in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, August 22
It’s good news for city residents, who were forced to comprehend handwritten FIRs that were illegible at times. The local police has started issuing computerised FIRs in seven police stations.

Cops lodge computerised FIRs at the Model Town police station in Ludhiana. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Bid-to-murder case: Two convicted
Ludhiana, August 22
A fast-track court has convicted two youths Gurbax Singh of Kot Mangal Singh and Jagsir Singh, alias Pappa, of the local jail road on the charges of robbing Rs 3.5 lakh and attempting to murder a person.


Youth seeks aid, promises to repay
Ludhiana, August 22
Refusing to accept his fate, Avtar Singh in his late twenties is fighting to stand on his right leg. This man from Sahauli village, a daily wager at a brick kiln, met with an accident two years ago while returning home from the work.

Two killed in accidents
Khanna, August 22
Two persons died in accidents in Khanna. A truck on the Samrala road hit Surjit Singh, a resident of Chahlan village, who was going on a two-wheeler, on Wednesday night. Surjit was rushed to the local civil hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The truck driver is absconding.

‘Killer’ turns saviour
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 22
Mohammad Rashid of Malerkotla town, who was offered Rs 4.5 lakh for killing Davinder Kumar, a resident of Jagraon, turned his saviour and divulged the entire plan to Davinder. The Jagraon police booked Arun Kumar of Jagraon and Navin Mittal of Moga under Sections 115 and 120B of IPC for engaging a contract killer. A two-decade-old rivalry was reported to be reason behind engaging the contract killer for killing Davinder.


Labourers' death Vishal Motors owner booked
Ludhiana, August 22
The Division No 5 police has booked Vishal, owner of Vishal Motors, in whose shop two labourers had died after a wall of an under-construction basement fell on them on Wednesday night.


3-day expo opens at Sutlej Club
Ludhiana, August 22
Giving wings to every woman's fancy award winning jewellery designer Amisha Khanna and acclaimed costume designer Aminder Madan are showcasing their wares at the three-day exhibition at Sutlej Club.

Cash-rich people make beeline for iPhones
Curious residents enquire about the latest high-end phone launched by Apple at an outlet in a leading mall in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, August 22
The launch of the 'high-end'iphone by Apple and N96 by Nokia has brought to the fore an altogether new picture of this city of the cash rich and ostentatious people. For, more than meeting the targets,sellers are concerned whether the suppliers would be able to satisfy the heavy demand that the city is likely to generate.

Curious residents enquire about the latest high-end phone launched by Apple at an outlet in a leading mall in Ludhiana. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi



From Schools
Children celebrate Janamashtmi in GMT Public School, Ludhiana, on Friday. Janamashtmi celebrated with fervour

Ludhiana, August 22
Janamashtmi was celebrated with religious fervor at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir. Students belonging to all the four houses of the school participated in various events and enacted tableaus depicting the life of Lord Krishna. In addition to this, the epic on Lord Krishna's life was animated in an aesthetic style. Principal Santosh Mehra appreciated the spectacular show presented by the children.

Children celebrate Janamashtmi in GMT Public School, Ludhiana, on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Book ex-student for misconduct, say teachers
Ludhiana, August 22
The Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Teachers’ Association today asked the police to register a case against former student Amrit Pal Sekhon for illegally occupying a room in hostel VIII. He allegedly misbehaved with warden Dr B.S. Sandhu who was seeking evacuation of his room.



Dengue outbreak 
Doctor becomes first victim

Mandi Gobindgarh, August 22
A child specialist at the local civil hospital has reportedly been suffering from dengue for the past few days. He is presently being treated at the PGI, Chandigarh.

Keep surroundings clean, IMA tells people
Ludhiana, August 22
Expressing concern over the reported outbreak of dengue fever in the city, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has advised city residents to keep their surroundings clean. Dr Karamveer Goyal, IMA finance secretary, urged the residents not to allow water to accumulate in and around houses especially in coolers, pots, tyres, broken pitches and drums.

Tumour of hand removed  successfully
Ludhiana, August 22
Hoshir Kumar of Nirmal Nagar, Dugri, Ludhiana, was in for a shock when he was diagnosed to be suffering from complex vascular malformation and additionally aneurysm of the main artery of the hand.


PCA’s public authority status upheld
Ludhiana, August 22
On a case filed by Anil Kashyap of the local Cricketers' Welfare Association, the Punjab State Information Commission has upheld that the Punjab Cricket Association is a public authority. The important order means a large number of details regarding the PCA functioning will be open to public query under Section 2(h), RTI Act, 2005.

Bhartiya Vidya Mandir students excel
Ludhiana, August 22
Players of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar came out with flying colours in judo, table tennis, volleyball, football and kickboxing during the district level tournament organised by the education department at different venues, recently.

Football Tourney
Raikot Zone secure berth in semi-finals
Ludhiana, August 22
Raikot Zone along with Samrala Zone, Kila Raipur Zone and Jagraon Zone won their respective matches to secure berths in the semi-finals in the girl's U-17 years section of the three day Ludhiana District Inter-Zonal Football Tournament for boys and girls being organised by the education department Guru Nanak Stadium and Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar grounds, here today.

Hakam selected for Dhyan Chand Award
Ludhiana, August 22
The Punjab Basketball Association and Punjab police Academy, Phillaur, congratulated Hakam Singh of Punjab police, who has been selected for the Dhyan Chand Award on August 29.




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