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Dust storm wreaks havoc on power supply network
Many localities without electricity for the entire night
Ludhiana, May 11
The dust storm that lashed the city for nearly two hours, and the light showers that followed, wreaked havoc on the power supply network in the mega city last night.
A view of people caught in the dust storm and rain that lashed Ludhiana on Monday night. A view of people caught in the dust storm and rain that lashed Ludhiana on Monday night. Tribune photo : Himanshu Mahajan


Narrow escape for 2 as crane hook gives way
Ludhiana, May 11
Two workers had a narrow escape when the hook of a crane carrying a concrete slab weighing a tonne gave way at National Highway No. 1 here while the workers were on the job at Shivpuri Chowk this afternoon.

Firm breaching road safety norms
Ludhiana, May 11
The project to widen the National Highway-I from Phillaur to Doraha has become riddled with irregularities with the construction company awarded the contract flouting regulations at will, thereby posing risks to lives of the hundreds of thousands of commuters using this busy stretch every day.

Riot victims create ruckus outside SDM’s office
Groups level corruption against one another
A cop argues with a riots victims outside the SDM’s office in Ludhiana on Wednesday.Ludhiana, May 11
Riot victims, owing allegiance to two different factions, created ruckus outside the office of Sub Divisional Magistrate (West) here today when they openly confronted each other, used abusive language and levelled allegations and counter-allegations of corruption against each other.

A cop argues with a riots victims outside the SDM’s office in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Census Duty: Relaxation for teachers
Ludhiana, May 11
In a major relief, government school teachers and other staff members put on census duty have been given relaxation in school working hours.

With no checks, hotels dish out spurious milk products
Ludhiana, May 11
In a shocking admission, the health & family welfare department has stated it has not conducted any ‘raids’ or checks on any restaurant or hotel in the district in year 2009. The department has been delegated the responsibility of enforcing the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act.


Week after gang-rape, no case registered
Mullanpur Dakha, May 11
The police seems reluctant to register a case even a week after the gang-rape of a Dalit woman of Changan village, near Humbran.

Ad panel meeting of MC fails to arrive at result
Erection of unipoles in city
Ludhiana, May 11
No result came from yet another meeting of the committee on "advertising reforms" yesterday.

BSNL workers hit road to protest
Ludhiana, May 11
The BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Union (AITUC), Ludhiana, took out a massive rally, near their office at Bharat Nagar Chowk here today.

Test to select cops on May 17
Ludhiana, May 11
Recruitment process for the posts of constables in Punjab Police and Punjab Armed Police (PAP) is scheduled to commence from May 17.

Rescued child labourers handed over to parents
Rescued children with their parents in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, May 11
Eight of the 18 bonded child labourers, rescued on April 18, were yesterday handed over to their parents at Bal Sudhar Kendra. The children's parents had come from different districts of Bihar yesterday to take their wards home after they were rescued by a police team and an NGO last month.

Rescued children with their parents in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Tips to keep infection at bay
Ludhiana, May 11
A unique initiative was taken by Satguru Partap Singh Apollo Hospital in order to educate children on "infection prevention” with the help of a bunny.

Translation Blunders
Students want grace marks
Sahnewal, May 11
First-year BA students of physical education are disappointed over the Punjabi translation of paper B conducted by Panjab University.

Saplings planted at KCW
Jagraon, May 11
Students of Khalsa College for Women (KCW), Sidhwan Khurd, in an initiative to save environment, planted saplings on the college complex.


Two killed, 1 seriously hurt in head-on collision
The badly damaged car and pickup truck involved in a head-on collision on the Chandigarh-Ludhiana road near Khamano on Tuesday.Khamano, May 11
Two people were killed and one seriously injured in a road accident on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road close to Jatana Ucha village near here. According to reports, the driver of a Suzuki Dzire car with two others aboard, which was coming from Chandigarh

The badly damaged car and pickup truck involved in a head-on collision on the Chandigarh-Ludhiana road near Khamano on Tuesday.

Former friend turns killer
Jagraon, May 11
Twentysix-year-old Gagandeep, a businessman residing at the Ram Nagar Mohalla here, was killed with a sharp-edged weapon here last night.

One held for gambling
Khanna, May 11
The police arrested a man for gambling near bus stand at Rauni village. The police recovered Rs 820 from his possession and booked him under the Gambling Act.

2 killed, 4 injured in accidents
Jagraon, May 11
Two persons were killed in two different accidents, while four got injured yesterday. In first case, a makeshift vehicle (rehra) crushed two youths near the level crossing at Sherpura road.

Patwari held for taking bribe
Samrala, May 11
The vigilance bureau today arrested a patwari while accepting bribe from a resident of Utalan village.




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