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Shanties reduced to ashes in Hussainpura village
100 families rendered homeless

Ludhiana, April 29
Nearly 100 families were rendered homeless when the shanties they were living in were reduced to ashes after a major fire broke out in Hussainpura village near here this evening.

A woman sits beside her goods that were damagad in a massive fire at Hussainpura.
ALL IS LOST: A woman sits beside her goods that were damagad in a massive fire at Hussainpura.
A man tries to salvage his rehri after a massive fire at Hussainpura in Ludhiana
A man tries to salvage his rehri after a massive fire at Hussainpura in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan


Stray cattle menace persists
Ludhiana, April 29
Despite tall claims made by the municipal corporation to move stray cows and bulls to gaushalas, the situation remains the same. Herds of stray cattle are seen roaming around in the city.

Many hurt in clash over land dispute
Ludhiana, April 29
Bricks line the street following a land dispute at Tarf Kara Bara in Ludhiana A dispute over land in Tarf Kara Bara on Bahadur K. Road here turned ugly today afternoon when some area residents allegedly assaulted several members of a family over a vacant plot of 500 square yards. Several people including women were injured in the incident that occurred in Baazigar colony. Allegations and counterallegations flowed between the two sides involved, blaming each other for the violence.

Bricks line the street following a land dispute at Tarf Kara Bara in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Kids getting hooked on social networking sites
Ludhiana, April 29
A 10-year-old boy accesses his Orkut account. Popular social networking sites like Facebook and Orkut have cast their spell on teenage and even pre-teen children who, watching grown-ups surfing these sites, become easily addicted to them. Many kids don’t even shy away from entering a wrong date of birth in order to become a member of these sites.

A 10-year-old boy accesses his Orkut account. A Tribune photograph

Daughters want police protection to organise mother's bhog
Fear brother’s interference in the ceremony
Ludhiana, April 29
When people of the region are getting brickbats for preferring male child, an elderly woman, who passed away recently, wanted her daughter to light her pyre.


Truck loaded with wheat goes missing 
Mullanpur Dakha, April 29
The police booked some unidentified persons last evening for stealing a truck carrying 400 bags of wheat procured by Punsup.

Amarinder Issue
Dhanda’s resignation sought
SAD Legal Cell backs him
Ludhiana, April 29
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Legal Cell chairman Dharmjit Singh Khera has sought the resignation of Chief Parliamentary Secretary Harish Rai Dhanda, whose report had virtually ensured the expulsion of former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh from the assembly.

Punjab must focus on service sector: Chief secy
Ludhiana, April 29
“Punjab has the potential to be a leader state. What needs to be done is to re-jig its agriculture, invite investments in industry and re-skill itself,” said SC Agrawal, chief secretary, Government of Punjab, at Confederation of Indian Industry members meet organised at Ludhiana. The meet was followed by interactions with SC Agrawal, SS Channy, principal secretary, industries and commerce, and Ishwar Singh, Commissioner of Police, Ludhiana.

Spreading awareness on seasonal diseases
Ludhiana, April 28
The district health department is carrying out a campaign against seasonal diseases by spreading awareness among people on preventive measures.

Cong activists stage protest against price hike
Ludhiana, April 29
District Congress Committee activists protest against electricity price hike The District Congress Committee (U) today burnt an effigy of the state government at a protest staged against the electricity price hike. DCC president Jagmohan Sharma and Somnath Grover led the Congress activists through markets near Clock Tower raising slogans against the SAD-BJP government in Punjab.

District Congress Committee activists protest against electricity price hike. Tribune photo: Inderjit Verma

Rape victim’s kin protest outside commissioner’s office 
Ludhiana, April 29
Delay in justice today led the kin of a gang rape victim to come out on streets and lodge a protest outside the Police Commissioner’s office.

PAU Notes 
Camp on kharif crops

Ludhiana, April 29
The directorate of extension education, PAU, organised a two-day training camp on improved practices for kharif crops for agricultural officers, agricultural development officers, district extension specialists and faculty of krishi vigyan kendras. The training camp will conclude tomorrow.

From Schools & Colleges
Poem recitation competition

Ludhiana, April 29
The Senior Humanities Forum of Kundan Vidya Mandir, city campus, organised a poem recitation competition here yesterday. Feelings of happiness, love and sense of duty were reflected in the poems selected by the students. The pronunciation, presentation and performance of each child were immaculate. Judges Reena Kapoor and Shashi Goyal had a tough time choosing the winners. Headmistress Namita Raj Singh lauded and appreciated the efforts of the students and the teachers and also felicitated and encouraged the students to participate actively in the future competitions.

ETT teachers protest census duty
Ludhiana, April 29
Showing resentment against the census duties, ETT teachers today staged protest at mini secretariat, outside the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana. These teachers have termed the assignment of duties to be impracticable.


1 held with 200 gm opium
Mullanpur Dakha, April 29
The Dakha police nabbed a youth along with 200 gm of opium on the outskirts of Rurka village on Wednesday evening. Accused Sakandar Singh of Bhutta village, near Dehlon, was coming to the village on his scooter (PB 10 AW 1977). On seeing the police naka, he tried to escape but was overpowered by the police party. On search conducted on his scooter, the opium was recovered, concealed in the glove compartment of the scooter. A case under Sections 18, 25, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act was registered against the accused. 

Labourer killed in accident
Raikot, April 29
A jeep crushed a cycle-borne migrant labourer to death in an accident at Sarabha village last evening.

1 booked for disrupting teaching work
Raikot, April 29
The Raikot police has booked a person for illegally exercising the powers of his sister-in-law, the Burj Hakima village sarpanch, and obstructing government teachers in the execution of their duty and abusing them at a school in Burj Hakima village near here.

Forged birth certificate case
Councillor booked

Jagraon, April 29
The local police yesterday evening booked a town municipal councillor and another person in a case of cheating. Both have been accused of being involved in assisting the parents of a newborn child in getting the birth of their son recorded twice in the municipal council records in 2008.

Dowry death alleged
Ludhiana, April 29
The greed for money claimed the life of a 27-year-old woman here last night. Mona was allegedly done to death by her in-laws for dowry.

Schedule ‘H’ drugs seized from chemist’s shop
Ludhiana, April 29
The district health authorities, in association with the anti-narcotics cell Ludhiana, today seized Schedule "H" drugs in large quantity from Ujala medical hall, a retail chemist shop, at Ikolaha village near Khanna in the district.

Red House romp home victorious
Ludhiana, April 29
Red House defeated Yellow House by 36 runs in the Inter-House Cricket Championship organised at Saraswati Modern Senior Secondary School here, yesterday.

District softball tourney from May 2
Ludhiana, April 29
The 13th edition of the Ludhiana District Softball Championship for junior boys and girls will be held at Ramgarhia Educational Complex, Miller Ganj, here from May 2 to 4, according to the secretary of Punjab Softball Association, Pran Nath Passi.




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