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Saxophonist stabbed to death
Ludhiana, May 18
A saxophonist with a band was allegedly stabbed to death by his drunken colleague following a heated argument near Domoria Bridge here late last night.

Census workers facing hostility from homeowners
Ludhiana, May 18
If you think government employees have to brave only the scorching sun in undertaking enumeration work for next year’s population census then you are wide off the mark. They have also to reckon with rude servants, insensitive gatekeepers and ferocious dogs while performing their duty.


Put your own house in order first, MC!
60 shops block passages in office building
Ludhiana, May 18
Charity begins at home, but not for the Ludhiana municipal corporation, which has actively been engaged in removing encroachments from the entire city.
A tea stall in front of a foundation stone; and (right) shopkeepers have encroached on the passage of the MC building (Zone C), Ludhiana.
A tea stall in front of a foundation stone; and (right) shopkeepers have encroached on the passage of the MC building (Zone C), Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Axed trees lying along Sidhwan Canal in Ludhiana. There goes another green cover
1,000 trees axed, 9,000 more to fall
Ludhiana, May 18
After the felling of nearly three lakh trees and plants in the district for the widening of the National Highway-I, it appears that the city is heading for another ecological crisis as the government has ordered the axing of nearly 10,000 trees for the construction of the Rs 400-crore expressway on the southern bypass along Sidhwan Canal.

Axed trees lying along Sidhwan Canal in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

World Hepatitis Day
Be careful when you get a tattoo
Ludhiana, May 18
The tattoo culture is adding to the number of "Hepatitis C" cases among youths as they surrender to the temptation of getting themselves tattooed from roadside artists. These artists use the same needle for more than one person.


Illegal colony coming up along GT Road
Developer doesn’t care two hoots to Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act
The work for roads and layout of plots on in an illegal colony in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, May 18
Thanks to the “lackadaisical” attitude of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) and the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, property developers are out to exploit gullible people as scores of illegal colonies are mushrooming not only in the periphery but in the city as well.

The work for roads and layout of plots on in an illegal colony in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjit Verma

No messing around in LIT office
Entry of public regulated; sales branch staff reshuffled
Ludhiana, May 18
Cracking a whip, Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) chairman Ashok Juneja has banned the entry of unauthorised persons to the LIT office.

50 pc quota for Sikh students
SGPC ‘violating’ apex court ruling
Ludhiana, May 18
The 50 per cent reservation for Sikhs studying in the SGPC-run educational institutions has evoked sharp criticism from students across the state.

Tantrik ‘misbehaves’ with woman, flees
Dupes many of lakhs of rupees
Mullanpur Dakha, May 18
A tantrik has absconded from the town after duping residents of lakhs of rupees by promising them cure to their problems through black magic. The police is on his lookout.

‘Punjab has maximum cases of female foeticide’
Ludhiana, May 18
With an aim to create awareness among women against female foeticide in village and to inculcate a sense of responsibility among their students, the management of Synetic Business School (SBS) carried out a door-to-door campaign in Kaneja village to educate people against the "dire consequences" of the falling ratio of females in Punjab.

SBI resumes defaulter’s property
Ludhiana, May 18
Officials of the State Bank of India, administrative office, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, yesterday took the possession of a property mortgaged to M/s Sandali Darwaja Resorts and Restaurants Pvt Ltd (erstwhile M/s NIF Pipes (P) Ltd.) having its registered office at Industrial Area-A and works unit at Latton Joga village through Bhagat Singh (managing director), Jarnail Singh Khela (director) and Tapinderjit Kaur (director).

Jangpur village gets Rs 20-lakh grant
Jagraon, May 18
In an effort to uplift infrastructure and provide basic amenities to the rural areas, Ludhiana zila parishad chairman Manpreet Singh Ayali today handed over a grant of Rs 20 lakh to Jangpur village sarpanch Khushwinder Kaur here today.

Jail guards call off stir
Ludhiana, May 18
Activists of the Punjab Jail Guards Association today called off their protest following talks with Punjab Jails Minister Hira Singh Gabria.

Riding his Passion
Abhinav Shukla Now, Abhinav to foray into photography
Ludhiana, May 18
Acting and photography are his passions. After trying his hands at acting and making a place in the hearts of youngsters, this heartthrob is now marching forward to satisfy his quest for photography.

                                                                   Actor Abhinav Shukla

Employees seek reinstatement
Ludhiana, May 18
A meeting of the Joint Council of Trade Unions was held here today in which various trade unions representing transport, electricity board, hospitals, educational institutions and the municipal corporation participated.


4 booked for abetting suicide
Jagraon, May 18
The Sidhwan Bet police booked four persons for abetting suicide. Sukhdev Singh of Kot Umra village had committed suicide by hanging himself at his house yesterday night. Taro Bai, mother of the deceased, had stated before the police that sarpanch of the village Shankar Singh, Tara Singh and Karam Singh, all from the same village, along with Ujaggar Singh, former sarpanch of Bhundri village, used to threaten her son of getting him implicated in a false case.

Astrologer held for molestation
Jagraon, May 18
The police has arrested a middle-aged astrologer on charges of attempting to molest a minor girl living in his neighborhood.


Man gets 2-yr jail in cheque bounce case
Ludhiana, May 18
Judicial Magistrate Yukti Goyal has convicted Harjinder Singh, partner of Jang Singh Charan Singh, New Grain Market, Khanna, in a cheque bounce case. He was awarded two years imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5,000.

Cricket match turns ugly, 1 hurt
Ludhiana, May 18
A cricket match took an ugly turn today when after being bowled out, a youth and his teammates thrashed the bowler at Kumkalan. Varinder Singh sustained serious injuries and was rushed to hospital in a serious condition. The police has registered a case of murderous assault against Satinder, Harkirat, Sarabjit and 10 others.




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