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Racial attack issue ‘blown out of proportion’
Ludhiana, July 8
Tarun Malik, along with his parents Sushil and Saroj, in Ludhiana on Wednesday. If the words of Tarun Malik, a hospitality student in Melbourne, Australia, are to be believed, then Indians, who are settled in Australia, are using the recent spate of racial attacks to their advantage.
Tarun Malik, along with his parents Sushil and Saroj, in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph


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Girl shoots herself in Haibowal
Ludhiana, July 8
A 25-year-old girl allegedly ended her life by shooting herself in the head from pointblank range at her Durgapuri residence in Haibowal here this afternoon. The incident took place around 12:30 pm when Shikha allegedly shot herself in a bathroom, with a .32 licensed pistol of his father.



The SHO gets details from the forensic experts in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph
The SHO gets details from the forensic experts in Ludhiana.

Power, water shortage throws life out of gear
Ludhiana, July 8
With power cuts of more than eight hours continuing in the city and rains being elusive, city residents have also to go without water supply.

‘No diesel’ greets commuters
Ludhiana, July 8
As if routine power cuts of 8-10 hours were not enough, city residents, including domestic users, the industry and commercial establishments, find it difficult to continue with their working in absence of sufficient supply of diesel available at petrol pumps to run their generators.

Man clubs father to death over land
Samrala, July 8
In a bizarre incident, a 39-year-old son clubbed his father to death in the wee hours in Maadpur village, six kilometres from here today.

Man succumbs to burns
Ludhiana, July 8
A man succumbed to burns late last night following fire in his house yesterday.



COMMUNITY

Supply of unfit water in ward No. 22
Residents vent ire on Mayor
Ludhiana, July 8
Continuing with their stir against the Municipal Corporation for its inability to provide potable water, residents of ward 22 once again held a dharna in front of the MC zone-A office.


Residents of ward No. 22 stage a dharna at the Municipal Corporation’s zone A office in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Residents of ward No. 22 stage a dharna at the Municipal Corporation’s zone A office in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Punjab Budget
No expectations from govt, say residents
Ludhiana, July 8
Majority of the residents did not even bother to listen to the state Budget, as they knew that the government was not going to provide any succour to them. Residents maintained that due to eight to nine hours of power cuts daily; they could not listen or watch the Budget details. Moreover, people had stopped expecting from the state government as most of their plans and policies “remained on papers” only.

Cong councillors may launch stir against Mayor
Lodges complaint against Mehta for siding with Giaspura
Ludhiana, July 8
Perturbed over the attitude of the Mayor at the MC house meeting, Congress councillors held a meeting here today to discuss their next course of action.

Semester System: Govt schools in quandary
Ludhiana, July 8
There is a big question mark over the implementation of the semester system in Classes IX and XI in government schools from the current academic session. The Punjab education minister’s decision to extend the summer vacation has further delayed the Class XI admission process.

A passage of contention
Ludhiana, July 8
A piece of land lying vacant in D block of Model Town Extension colony of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) here has become a bone of contention between area residents and and the trust administration.

The vacant piece of land adjoining a revenue passage in D Block of the Model Town Extension scheme has become a controversial matter in Ludhiana. Photo Indrajit Verma
The vacant piece of land adjoining a revenue passage in D Block of the Model Town Extension scheme has become a controversial matter in Ludhiana.


Overloaded trolleys, a menace
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 8
Tractor trolleys, overloaded with rice husk, wheat chaff and other bulky materials, have proven to be a menace for commuters and residents of small towns and villages. Besides causing vehicular accidents and traffic jams, they cause damage to properties situated along streets and roads of these localities.


Overloaded trolleys block traffic at Jandali Bridge near Ahmedgarh on Wednesday. Photo: Mahesh Sharma 
Overloaded trolleys block traffic at Jandali Bridge near Ahmedgarh on Wednesday.

Quacks go online to dupe people
Ludhiana, July 8
Information on advances in medicines and mode of treatment on Internet may be a boon for the medical fraternity at large but it has also added to the practise of quackery.

A team of students and two teachers of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School visited Europe from June 12 to 23. They also visited France, Italy, Switzerland and Germany.
A team of students and two teachers of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School visited Europe from June 12 to 23. They also visited France, Italy, Switzerland and Germany. A Tribune photograph
Three youths enjoy a ride in an autorickshaw in Ludhiana.
Boys’ Day out: Three youths enjoy a ride in an autorickshaw in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

New-look post offices soon
Ludhiana, July 8
Visiting the post office will be a refreshing experience now as five of the city offices will don a new corporate look in the days to come. Every employee sitting at the window will be seen wearing a red-coloured jacket. The makeover programme titled "Project Arrow" aims at giving a corporate look to the old and grimy post offices throughout the country.

Tender Tempering
MC postpones submission of bids
Ludhiana, July 8
After several allegations, it seems decks have been cleared once again for “tender tampering” by the Municipal Corporation as it has postponed the submission of bids from today to July 10. The MC on June 20 had invited tenders for more than Rs 19 crore for undertaking 84 road works.

Cancellation of ETT exams upsets students
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 8
Reports of cancellation of the annual examinations for Elementary Teachers Training courses being conducted by the J&K Board of School Education have once again upset parents of thousands of students from this part of Malwa.

HDFC shifts branch to Rishi Nagar
Ludhiana, July 8
HDFC Bank relocated its Police Line branch to an upscale office at Rishi Nagar here today.

SMS blues while roaming
Ludhiana, July 8
Messaging while roaming is costing subscribers dearer. Some subscribers from the major mobile networks are alleging of foul play while messaging from outside the home network area. They allege that while they send one message, the recipient receives nearly 5-6 same SMSes from the sender.

‘Review decisions of Sukhbir as Dy CM’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 8
Considering all decisions taken by SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal during his tenure as the Deputy Chief Minister as ultra vires, a faction of BJP activists and leaders have urged the Punjab government to review these decisions. They demanded the post of the Deputy Chief Minister for some BJP leader.

Protest against killing of Muslims in China
Ludhiana, July 8
Local Muslims today protested against the apathy of the Chinese government towards Muslims. The Muslim community today protested by burning the Chinese flag at Field Ganj. Shahi Imam of Punjab, while speaking on the occasion, said the Chinese government should stop torturing Muslims living in the country.


Muslims protest against the Chinese government in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Muslims protest against the Chinese government in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

BSc agri (Hons) interviews from today
Ludhiana, July 8
Dean, College of Agriculture at Punjab Agricultural University, Dr Milkha Singh Aulakh announced that owing to the huge response for seeking admission to six-year BSc agriculture (honours) programme, the interview schedule had been prepared for three days, from July 9 to 11.

Talent hunt at Gurukul
Ludhiana, July 8
Gurukul Vidyapeeth, has announced its second special drive known as a Talent Hunt Competitive Test for scholarships worth Rs 1 crore to help the academically meritorious students.

5,000 saplings planted
Ludhiana, July 8
To make up for the lost forest cover in the district, the zila parishad would plant 1 lakh saplings in different villages.

At The Crossroads
Remembering Krishan Adeeb
Exactly a decade ago, he breathed his last on July 7. Nobody has forgotten him but there is no time to sit together and talk about the person who was once the poetic image of Ludhiana. During his lifetime, he soared high on the firmament of poetry like a prince but lived the life of privation like a dervish.


CRIME

17-yr-old girl commits suicide
Jagraon, July 8
A teenager committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance here today.



COURTS

IELTS examinations
Accused in judicial custody
Ludhiana, July 8
Duty Magistrate Ashish Saldi today remanded all accused, arrested in connection with the alleged IELTS impersonation case, to judicial custody till July 22.



SAI centre judoka for national meet
Ludhiana, July 8
Shradma Bhanot, a trainee of the local Sports Authority of India (SAI) training centre, has been chosen to represent Punjab state in the upcoming National Sub-Junior Judo Championship slated to be held from July 12 onwards at Indore.

5 city athletes in Punjab squad
Ludhiana, July 8
The names of five athletes from the city have figured in the 11-member Punjab squad to take part in the Federation Cup Junior National Athletics Meet to be conducted in Lucknow from July 24 to 27.

 






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