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Power scene set to improve
Ludhiana, May 4
With the power crisis in Punjab worsening in summer and the demand going up with each passing day, the city’s inhabitants, especially those living in residential areas, can now look forward to some respite from daily load shedding. The ongoing work to upgrade the existing 66 kV Ferozepur Road substation to 220 kV is now expected to be completed by June.

Pammi Bai faces music
Ludhiana, May 4
Punjabi folk singer Pammi Bai today found himself caught in a controversy as contestants of a dance competition accused him of favouritism and foul play against him.
Bhangra dancers burn an effigy of singer Pammi Bai in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Bhangra dancers burn an effigy of singer Pammi Bai in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph


Roughing up cops becoming common
Ludhiana, May 4
Gone are the days when people used to quake at the mere sight of the men in khaki. With nearly five incidents of cops being thrashed by the public reported in a fortnight it appears venting anger on them is becoming a frequent occurrence.

VAT Numbers Locked
Traders to be fined for delay in filing returns
Ludhiana, May 4
Those who failed to file VAT return on April 30, the last date for filing the returns, are now in a tizzy as the department has locked the VAT registration numbers. Those who failed to file their return would be charged Rs 100 a day and the maximum penalty could go up to Rs 10,000.

Overuse of cellphones disrupting family life
Ludhiana, May 4
Yesterday's incident in which a couple set themselves afire over possession of mobile phones has brought to the fore the fact how a gadget meant for communication which promises to make our lives easier and more fun, has blurred the boundaries between work and home and caused stress and tension in family relationships.

The raised manholes are a traffic hazard in Ludhiana. Raised manholes pose danger
Ludhiana, May 4
Raised manholes have become a traffic hazard here. Commuters who drive at night often skid on these manholes.

The raised manholes are a traffic hazard in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

2 brothers electrocuted
Phillaur, May 4
Two brothers were electrocuted at Khaira village, near here, late last night. Reports said Sukhbir Singh, who got married last year, was returning home when he saw heavy sparking from 11-kv wires and was electrocuted.


Illegal unipoles, ads to go
Ludhiana, May 4
Illegal unipoles on national highways will be removed as these come under preview of the National Highways Authority of India and not under the Municipal Corporation.

Students drink chilled lemonade to beat the heat in Ludhiana  on Tuesday.
Students drink chilled lemonade to beat the heat in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Jagraon MC gets disputed land demarcated
Jagraon, May 4
The Jagraon municipal council authorities got a piece of land in the Agwar Lopon area demarcated following orders of the Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner.

State govt sets up defence tribunal
Ludhiana, May 4
The state government has set up a defence tribunal in Chandigarh for the early disposal of grievances of jawans and ex-servicemen regarding pensions. With this, they will no longer need to go to the High Court.

World Asthma Day
Over 300 million afflicted with disease
Ludhiana, May 4
Even as the World Asthma Day is being observed today with the theme “You can control your asthma”, over 300 million people are suffering from the disease worldwide. The day is a yearly event structured by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to perk up asthma alertness and concern around the globe.

Rs 15 lakh grant for village
Mullanpur Dakha, May 4
In an effort to uplift rural infrastructure and provide basic amenities to rural areas, Ludhiana zila parishad chairman Manpreet Singh Ayali handed over a grant of Rs 15 lakh to the panchayat of Bhattian Dhaha village, near Humbran, yesterday.

Riot victims to block GT road today
Ludhiana, May 4
The 1984 riot victims will block traffic on the Ludhiana-Jalandhar GT Road bypass here tomorrow and burn the effigies of Punjab Youth Congress president Ravneet Bittu and Member of Parliament Partap Singh Bajwa for objecting to points raised by Member of Parliament Harsimrat Kaur Badal over riot victims in Parliament.

95 contractors file tenders
Ludhiana, May 4
A total of 95 contractors applied for tenders involving various works under the O & M department of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation here today. Tenders worth several crores include laying of new sewerage lines in about two-dozen wards. Besides, new tubewells will be installed in areas where residents have been facing water-shortage for long. More tippers will by hired by the O & M cell for lifting garbage and silt from Buddha Nullah.

Dhamija is BJP district chief
Khanna, May 4
The Fin Circle, an NGO, honoured Sanjeev Dhamija at Golden Grain Club for being elected as the district president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Patron Vinod Vashisht, chairman Shiv Menro, Tirlochan Singh, president Mangat Singh, vice-president Devender Attli, secretary Harvinder Sood and other members of the NGO and party workers were also present. — TNS

From Schools and Colleges
Lung exercises must to avoid asthma, students told
Ludhiana, May 4
In an endeavour to spread awareness and to campaign against asthma, the World Asthma Day was observed at Sat Paul Mittal School here today. To mark the day, a special assembly session was organised. Dr Sonia Bangia, infirmity in charge of the school, made the students aware of the symptoms of asthma and advised the patients to take regular medication, proper diet and avoid stress. She also gave a presentation on various exercises that can strengthen lung. Damini, a student of Class VII, gave a demonstration on pranayam, which could be beneficial for asthmatics.

20 kids undergo heart surgery
Ludhiana, May 4
Having been awarded the Punjab Sarkar Parman Patra for dealing with patients with complex congenital heart disease, Dr Harinder Singh Bedi, the head of cardio thoracic and vascular surgery at CMCH, Ludhiana has operated 20 children, which has been sponsored by the state for children of Government schools in the past 45 days.


Small savings agent booked for assault
Ludhiana, May 4
The police booked a local small savings agent, Dinesh Narulla, after the latter allegedly called in his men who attacked Dr Narlottam Dewan, president of the district wing of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), along with his three brothers and two sisters-in-law on the evening of May 2.

Man booked for thrashing wife
Ludhiana, May 4
A day after high drama was witnessed between a couple at Government College for Women, the husband was booked on charges of thrashing his wife.

Youth held with 60 kg poppy husk
Mullanpur Dakha, May 4
The Dakha police arrested a youth with 60 kg poppy husk from his possession here today.




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