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Man shoots at wife’s paramour
Ludhiana, June 1
A man pumped four bullets into the alleged paramour of his wife when he spotted them standing in a deserted street at Moti Nagar here today.
A relative of the victim in Ludhiana
A relative of the victim in Ludhiana on Monday.
The victim, Pardeep Kumar, at a hospital
The victim, Pardeep Kumar, at a hospital. Tribune photos

Living in fear of nature’s fury
Ludhiana, June 1
Their previous generations here underwent sleepless nights every monsoon. After centuries of living alongside the Dhussi embankment lining the Sutlej, the present generation continues to get anxiety-related sleeplessness every monsoon due to fear of floods.




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Admn gets ready to make Sutlej safe
Ludhiana, June 1
Efforts to save the collapsing Dhussi bundh near Manieawal village in September last year. Initiating timely action more than a month before monsoon hits the state, the district administration has launched a preventive programme in plugging loopholes on sensitive points along the Sutlej to prevent flooding in the district. The development gains greater importance in the wake of the Dhussi bundh at Sidhwan Bet nearly giving away last monsoon. 

Flood-prone areas to be filmed

Efforts to save the collapsing Dhussi bundh near Manieawal village in September last year. A file photo

Notices served on brick-kiln owners
Ludhiana, June 1
Taking note of complaints filed by certain customers, the District Food and Supplies Department here has started cracking its whip on brick-kiln owners.

Arrival of sant’s body
Residents fear another backlash

Ludhiana, June 1
Queries about the arrival of the body of slain Sant Ramanand of the Sachkhand sect have become the talk of the town.

City Concerns
Eve-teasing, particularly, in the evening seems to have become an accepted part of life in the city. It’s a reality that majority of the eve-teasing cases go unreported and undoubtedly women don't feel secure on the city roads. A number of cops on beat duties in different areas, particularly in markets accept the occurance, however, express helplessness in being present everywhere. Ludhiana Tribune will like to seek opinion of the readers on the issue. Do make a mention about the loose ends in the administration's monitoring mechanism and possible solutions.
esponses, in not more than 200 words, can be emailed to ludhianaconcerns@tribunemail.com or sent to our city office at Bhadaur House, Ludhiana.
Curfew relaxed
Ludhiana, June 1
The district administration today decided to relax curfew in five police divisions under surveillance by two more hours from tomorrow. An official spokesperson said the curfew in police division numbers four, six, seven, Basti Jodhewal and Salim Tabri would be relaxed from 6 am to 10 pm tomorrow. — TNS


COMMUNITY

Unruly mob kept city on ransom
It turned out to be a nightmare for residents after a curfew had to be imposed throughout the city after followers of a religious sect went on rampage to protest against killing of their guru in Vienna (Austria) last week. As the helpless administration acted like a mute witness the day violence erupted, so called followers of the sect went around damaging private and government property, setting fire to vehicles, shops and other commercial establishments. 
Stray cattle has made commuting in almost every part of Ludhiana
A vendor selling muskmelons in Ludhiana (Above left) Stray cattle has made commuting in almost every part of Ludhiana difficult. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

(Above right)A termite-infested tree at PAU campus in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

×A vendor selling muskmelons in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph 

Chamber seeks peak load sanctions 
Ludhiana, June 1
The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) has requested the PSEB chairman to allow new applicants also to avail the peak load sanctions.

Doctors seek hike in budgetary allocation on health
To meet Pranab Mukherjee
Ludhiana, June 1
A deputation of the Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) will meet Union Minister for Finance Pranab Mukherjee for seeking hike in the budgetary allocation on health. Referring to the views that emerged at a national consultation on the National Health Bill- 2009, which was circulated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for public opinion, held at India International Centre, New Delhi, yesterday, the organisation emphasised on the need to hike budgetary allocation on health.

Optional vaccines beyond reach of poor
Ludhiana, June 1
The non-availability of optional vaccinations in government hospitals for children up to the age of five years has become a matter of concern for parents who cannot afford to get their children vaccinated in private hospitals.

Tobacco can cause cancer: Doctor 
Ludhiana, June 1
Dr Manish Munjal, ENT professor, DMCH, while delivering a lecture on the rise in addiction among teenagers, said more and more were getting hooked to tobacco products due to advertisements or seeing adults smoking or chewing it.

Ill-effects of tobacco use discussed
Ludhiana, June 1
The College of Nursing at the DMCH organised a seminar on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day.

Keep vigil against mealy bug attack
Ludhiana, June 1
The mealy bug population builds up on weeds, particularly grass on wastelands, irrigation channels, roads, etc in the cotton belt of the state.

Mosquito-borne Diseases
Health dept sets up control room 

Ludhiana, June 1
Anti-larva staff of the health department today took out a rally to make people aware of the preventive steps to be taken for controlling mosquito-borne diseases. Civil surgeon Dr SP Sharma flagged off the rally. Dr SS Dhir, district health officer, Dr GP Mangla, district epidemiologist, and Satish Sachdeva, district mass media and information officer, besides others were present on the occasion.

Tips for rodent management
Ludhiana, June 1
Rodents are serious pests responsible for huge losses. Discussing the menace, head, department of zoology, Dr Ranjit Kaur Parshad, said rodents lived in the burrows and caused damage to the crop at different stages.

World Net Express fails to take off
Ludhiana, June 1
A revolutionary express service, World Net Express (WNX) by India Post and Deutsche Post World Net (DPWN) scheduled to kickstart today, failed to take off.

Academy to honour PAU scientist 
Ludhiana, June 1
The Indian National Science Academy (INSA) has decided to confer Prof Krishna Sahai Bilgrami Memorial Medal-2009 on Dr Bijay Singh, ICAR national professor, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). The award is conferred after every three years on one of the INSA fellows for outstanding research in agricultural sciences.

CA institute celebrates diamond jubilee 
Ludhiana, June 1
ICAI chairman Sanjeev Gupta addresses a press conference in Ludhiana The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) celebrated diamond jubilee year here today. Chairman of the institute Sanjeev Gupta said the ICAI had contributed towards nation building. He said, “Chartered accountants play an active role in tax collection. They have contributed towards the growth of various direct and indirect taxes and guided society about tax compliance in a better way.”
ICAI chairman Sanjeev Gupta addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

10-day workshop at BVM
Ludhiana, June 1
Bhartiya Vidya Mandir organised a 10-day workshop here today.

Old man falls from roof, dies
Khamano, June 1
Jasvir Singh (70) of Sidhupur Kalan fell from the roof of his house yesterday night and died. This incident took place at around 1 am.

Letters
MC lax

CRIME

Car theft: Sketches of suspects released
Ludhiana, June 1
The police has released the sketches of four suspects who had stolen the car of a woman on Saturday evening.

Rs 2 lakh stolen from car
Ludhiana, June 1
Thieves today broke the windshield of a car parked near Dandi Swami Temple and decamped with Rs 2 lakh kept in it. Anil Kumar (35), the victim, who is a thread trader, found the windshield of his Innova car broken and Rs 2 lakh stolen. He had parked the car outside his office.

Rise in Crime
Political interference renders cops helpless

Ludhiana, June 1
The deteriorating crime graph is a matter of grave concern as criminals, who are roaming freely, are committing crime in the congested and busy areas of the town in broad daylight. Residents are jittery as the fear of the law and the police is subsiding with the passage of time.

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