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Use water judiciously, urges MC chief
City divided into 3 zones for water, power supply
Ludhiana, June 27
The acute power crisis has already hit the water supply in various parts of the city. This has prompted Municipal Commissioner GS Ghuman to urge residents to use water judiciously.

Karwal arrested in another case
Gets 10-day police remand
Ludhiana, June 27
The prime accused in the Tehsildar Major GS Benipal (retd) assault case, Kamaljit Singh Karwal was arrested for another pending case by the Shimlapuri police station and remanded to one-day police custody by the Duty Magistrate.
Kamaljit Singh Karwal being produced in a court in Ludhiana Kamaljit Singh Karwal being produced in a court in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma




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Bains, Karwal supporters stage dharna
Ludhiana, June 27
A large number of women supporters of SAD councillor and the prime accused in Tehsildar’s assault case staged a dharna against ‘‘inhuman’’ treatment being meted out to him in the police custody. The women staged dharnas at the Gill and the Samrala Chowks today.

Controversial Projects
MC in catch-22 position
Yet to fix responsibility for delay
Ludhiana, June 27
The controversial projects like Pakhowal Indoor Stadium and covering of the Ganda Nullah allotted to Deepak Builders would be once again restart, but the question about who is going to pay the penalty for the delay still remains.

Benipal Case
Pistol of accused found
Ludhiana, June 27
Even as the police has not been able to recover the revolver of Tehsildar Major GS Benipal (retd) till date, it succeeded in recovering the pistol of another accused Ravi Kumar, alias Neetu, in the assault case.

Death of infant’s mother
Brother-in-law arrested
Ludhiana, June 27
The police today arrested Puneet Arora, brother in-law of Neha Arora, who died under mysterious circumstances at Deep Hospital yesterday. Puneet was produced in the court and was further sent to police remand, while the three accused, including Vineet Arora, husband, Rajrani Arora, mother-in-law, and Jaipal Arora, father-in-law, are still absconding.

Hottest day of season in city
Ludhiana, June 27
The city recorded the hottest day of the season here today with mercury touching 47 degree Celsius and the rain gods still playing truant. Experts predict no respite from the scorching heat for at least next two days. They predict that the day temperatures would go up to 49 degrees tomorrow.

Change in office timings welcomed
Ludhiana, June 27
The state government has changed the timings of government offices, bringing a sigh of relief to government employees and officials, who have been braving hot weather and long power cuts.

COMMUNITY

No respite from power cuts
Ludhiana, June 27
The city nowadays is facing blackout, courtesy policies of the state government and delayed monsoon, which have caused acute power shortage in the state. As soon as the clock strikes 10 pm, streets in the city go under a spell of darkness.

Ward No 11
Streetlights remain on at daytime
Sahnewal, June 27
Even as people here are facing an acute power crisis, ward no 11 is witness to reckless wastage of electricity.

Streetlights kept on during the daytime in ward No 11 of Sahnewal. Photo by the writer

Power Crisis
Tewari shows sympathy for industrialists
Ludhiana, June 27
A few industrialists, who were protesting against the unequal distribution and shortage of power in the city, met Manish Tewari, local MP, today.

Streetlights kept on during the daytime in ward No 11 of Sahnewal

Minor fires break out at 3 places
Ludhiana, June 27
The city witnessed three minor fire incidents in various parts here today. According to information, the first fire was reported in a house near Government College where due to a short circuit, the power metre caught fire.

Merger of Banks
SBI assn chief calls for debate
Ludhiana, June 27
ON Bindroo, president of the State Bank of India (SBI) Staff Federation, today asked employees to work unitedly for strengthening the union. Bindroo, who was in the city today, was felicitated by the Staff Association and Staff Federation of the State Bank of India, Ludhiana.

Labourer succumbs to injuries
Machhiwara, June 27
A migrant labourer who received serious injuries on Thursday succumbed to his injuries today. The deceased, identified as Ramesh Lal (50), was admitted to a local hospital after receiving serious injuries in a brawl with three migrant labourers near Dhussi Bandh.

Railway station inspected
Ludhiana, June 27
Divisional railway manager (DRM) Satish Kumar, Ferozpur division head, today conducted an inspection at the railway station here.

CRIME

Inter-state gang busted, 3 held
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 27
Three members of an inter-state gang, specialising in stealing money from the glove boxes of two-wheelers and cars, have been arrested. The eight-member gang, aged between 17 and 50 years, had been active in the town and the neighbouring areas for the past three years.

Grandfather’s kidnapping: 3 held
Khanna, June 27
The Khanna police today booked three persons for kidnapping grandfather of one of the accused and forcing him to sign blank papers. The incident took place around six months ago and the accused were arrested yesterday.

Gang of thieves busted, arms seized
Mullanpur Dakha, June 27
The Sudhar police has arrested five members of a gang of thieves yesterday. With this arrest, the Ludhiana rural police has claimed to solve more than 100 cases of thefts and snatching in the past six months.

Soft Tennis
Mixed luck for Punjab players
Ludhiana, June 27
Hosts Punjab had a mixed luck on the second day of the ongoing fifth Junior National Soft Tennis Championship for boys and girls being organised by the Punjab Soft Tennis Association on the Punjab Agricultural University campus grounds here today.

 





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