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Fit of Rage
Man loses life for Rs 5

Ludhiana, June 22
A 20-year-old youth lost his life for Rs 5. He had refused to pay the amount to a fruit vendor, who could not take his refusal and killed him in a fit of rage. Victim Baldev Singh, a resident of Mangat village near here, was on his way back home last evening along with his father Chamkaur Singh when he stopped at Basti Jodhewal Chowk to buy bananas.


dazzling effect

Vehicles passing near the fountains on the Club Road present a picturesque scene at night in Ludhiana
Vehicles passing near the fountains on the Club Road present a picturesque scene at night in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Power cuts, load shedding derail normal life
Ludhiana, June 22
Tall claims of the Punjab State Power Corporation (Powercom) top brass, including its CMD KD Choudhry, of not imposing power cuts beyond three hours in major cities have fallen flat as the people in the industrial hub of the state are facing outage for anything between four and seven hours in the form of scheduled and unscheduled power cuts, load shedding and snags.

Power Connections
Racket in fake NOCs thriving
Ludhiana, June 22
Even after the Punjab government did away with the requirement of a ‘no objection certificate’ from urban local bodies for new electricity connections or extension of load at commercial establishments last week, the racket in issue of forged NOCs is flourishing, thanks to the nexus between employees of the Punjab State Power Corp Ltd (Powercom) and the municipal corporation.

MC to crack down on residential encroachments
Ludhiana, June 22
After tightening the screws on the city’s commercial establishments by removing encroachments outside their premises, the municipal corporation has now decided to focus its attention on residents. The MC’s demolition wing has begun earmarking residential areas in several localities before razing permanent extensions outside houses and apartments.
Signs in red marked outside houses for removal by the municipal corporation in Ludhiana
Signs in red marked outside houses for removal by the municipal corporation in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Faith beckons

Children distribute sweetened water to the passersby on occasion of ekadashi
Children distribute sweetened water to the passersby on occasion of ekadashi
in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

...pulls up ‘unresponsive’ officials
Ludhiana, June 23
All assistant town planners, XENs of the B and R department and officials of the tehbazari wing of the Municipal Corporation were today “pulled-up” for being “unresponsive” towards the general public. According to sources, Additional Commissioner KP Brar today met these officials and asked them to be sensitive while dealing with the general public.

Anti-impotence drugs play havoc with youth
Ludhiana, June 22
A large number of young men in the city are abusing erectile dysfunction medicines for fun only to be hit later by their side effects. A study says teenagers and older youths who experiment with these drugs find themselves suffering from debilitating side effects that impair their sexual functioning.


43 yrs on, govt to erect memorial to Tara Singh
Ludhiana, June 22
Four decades after the death of prominent Akali leader, Master Tara Singh, who is also accredited with demanding Punjab as an independent state, the government has woken up to acknowledge his contribution by finally deciding to erect a memorial in his name.

Auction of Coop Society Property
Five office-bearers resign in protest
Mullanpur Dakha, June 22
Naib Tehsildar-cum-Executive Magistrate, Bhupinder Singh, today auctioned a property owned by the Agriculture Service Society of Dakha village (a co-operative agriculture society) measuring 4 biswa 10.

Mining Ban & Price Hike
Contractors, common man feel the pinch
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 22
Total ban on the mining along the riverbeds in the state by the Punjab and Haryana High Court has taken its toll on the construction activity in the region, with both building contractors and common man feeling the pinch of unprecedented hike in the input costs.

Molestation in Jail
Minister stays transfer of jail clerk
Ludhiana, June 22
Minister of jails Hira Singh Gabria has stayed the transfer of the jail clerk who had complained against the Borstal jail superintendent of allegedly molesting her. The jail clerk, posted at Borstal Jail, was transferred to Jalandhar.

Drizzle fails to provide relief from heat
Ludhiana, June 22
Today morning drizzle provided a temporary relief to city residents as the gradual rise in temperature combined with humidity has added to the summer woes of the people at large.

Water Supply Work
3-member panel formed
Ludhiana, June 22
Following a complaint filed by the husband of the councillor of Ward No. 22, Sunita Fenta, Municipal Commissioner AK Sinha today constituted a three-member committee to look into the water-supply work being.

GNDEC adjudged best in state
Ludhiana, June 22
Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC), one of the oldest institutions in north India, accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA-AICTE), New Delhi, and having ISO-9001: 2008 certification, has been ranked first in Punjab and 39th at the national level among 50 engineering colleges, including NITs and IITs.

Girl dies of snake bite
Mullanpur Dakha, June 22
A child died after being bitten by a snake at Bhundri village near here yesterday. As per the report, Parampreet Kaur (eight) was made to sleep at the cot after a bath and got engaged in household chores.

6-yr-old boy drowns
Ludhiana, June 22
Six-year-old Dheeraj Kumar lost his life this morning after slipping into a canal near Jawaddi bridge. Dheeraj had gone to the canal along with his friends to play at around 9 am today. As the kids played near the canal, Dheeraj lost balance and slipped into the canal and drowned.


Rs 3.66 lakh snatched from petrol station manager
Raikot, June 22
In a daring incident, two scooter-borne youths snatched Rs 3.66 lakh from the manager of a petrol station while he was going to deposit the money in a bank today afternoon.

9-yr-old hit by car, dies
Mullanpur Dakha, June 22
A child died after being hit by a car on the national highway today. The child has been identified as Lovepreet Kaur, alias Samar (9) of Ludhiana. She had come to visit her aunt at Shekupura village along with her mother Shinder Pal Kaur when this accident took place.

Murder Case
It was accident, say cops
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 22
The local police has claimed to have solved the death mystery of Jagjit Singh, resident of Sirhind, in November, 2009. Balwinder Kaur, wife of the deceased, had got an FIR registered on November 3, 2009 in which she had alleged that some persons had kidnapped and murdered Jagjit Singh.

City girls corner glory
Ludhiana, June 22
Girl participants performed well and emerged overall champions in group II and III and finished runners-up in group I in the 26th Sub-Junior and 35th Junior Punjab State Swimming Championship held at the Punjab Sports Department swimming pool at Ropar from June 18 to 20.
City swimmers along with their coach are all smiles in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

City swimmers along with their coach are all smiles in Ludhiana



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