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Cholera rears its ugly head in city again
Ludhiana, July 14
Last week's heavy rainfall has brought back the old fears of waterborne diseases among city residents. Over a dozen people already reported to be suffering from gastroenteritis are undergoing treatment at the Civil Hospital and various other private institutions here.

MC halts construction of ‘illegal’ building
Ludhiana, July 14
The MC has stopped the construction of a commercial building near the garbage dump at Gaushala (Zone A) here on the basis of a complaint filed by a resident of Janakpuri. The MC has asked the revenue department to provide fresh records to verify the ownership of the land worth crores of rupees.
The ‘illegal’ building coming up along the Ganda Nullah, Ludhiana The ‘illegal’ building coming up along the Ganda Nullah, Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Widow hacked to death
Ludhiana, July 14
In a gruesome incident, a 75-year-old childless widow was hacked to death by unknown persons last night. Gurdev Kaur (75) had been living alone at her house in Pind Mansura since her husband Kartar Singh passed away many years ago. Police sources said Gurdev Kaur was killed with sharp-edged weapons.

Counselling goes on till wee hrs
Ludhiana, July 14
The last day of BCom-I counselling at SCD Government College for Boys ended in the wee hours of today with over 3,000 candidates making a beeline for seats. The session ended at 4.30 am. Several students and parents had to wait for over 20 hours for their turn.

Feeling spited, PAU research head quits
Ludhiana, July 14
Reportedly dejected over the Panjab Agricultural University administration’s arbitrary move to remove him from his position, research director PS Minhas today tendered his resignation requesting to be relieved immediately.


Power Reforms
Distribution system in city, villages to be revamped
Ludhiana, July 14
Unfolding an ambitious progarmme chalked out to revamp the power distribution system in the city and the rural areas under the central zone, Punjab State Power Corporation (Powercom) chief engineer PS Gill today said the entire distribution network would be overhauled at a cost of Rs 484 crore under the centrally funded “accelerated power development reforms programme” (APDRP).

60 shanties removed
Ludhiana, July 14
As many as 60 illegal shanties along the Budha Nullah here were razed by a team of the building branch. A fish market being run by jhuggi dwellers along the GT Road was also removed. Kamalpreet Kaur, assistant town planner, Zone A, said several complaints had been lodged against the jhuggi dwellers.
A JCB machine of the municipal corporation demolishes illegal jhuggis near Chand Cinema, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
A JCB machine of the municipal corporation demolishes illegal jhuggis near Chand Cinema, Ludhiana

Staff Crunch
Primary schools to be clubbed with higher ones
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 14
Failing to tide over the problem of staff shortage at the state-run primary and elementary schools, the education department has decided to club these institutes with nearby high or senior secondary schools.

Govt Schools
Students idle as teachers off to seminars
Sahnewal, July 14
With government teachers forced to attend various seminars, students are left with no alternative but to while away time playing and creating nuisance. As per directions of the DGSE, government school teachers are supposed to attend seminars even when the syllabus is pending.

‘Livelihood should depict country’s growth’
Ludhiana, July 14
“Political equality among various groups of society, secularism, gender equality, democracy, economic equality and good governance are some of the key factors that will help India to succeed and make its presence felt at the international level, said MJ Akbar, Editor-In-Chief, The Sunday Guardian, while addressing members of the Ludhiana Management Association.
MJ Akbar, Editor-In-Chief, The Sunday Guardian, addresses a gathering during a seminar in Ludhiana
MJ Akbar, Editor-In-Chief, The Sunday Guardian, addresses a gathering during a seminar in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Students bask in scenic beauty of Leh
Ludhiana, July 14
Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management organised its first-ever adventurous trip to Leh-Ladakh “Trek Leh” recently. Seven students, along with two faculty members, went on the trip. They started from Manali (HP), stayed at Keylong and reached Leh.

From Schools and Colleges
Skit on overpopulation
Ludhiana: On the occasion of World Population Day, Bal Bhartians expressed their deep concern over the growing population. A special assembly was held to draw the attention to growth in population and its social economic impacts.

Conserve resources, says expert
Ludhiana, July 14
Dr Liz Humphreys of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines, said groundwater resources of Punjab were being overexploited due to excessive growth of crops, particularly rice and wheat.

Master town planner shifted
Ludhiana, July 14
MC master town planner Hemant Batra was transferred to Jalandhar today. He would now be replaced by Tarlok Singh from Jalandhar. Confirming this, Batra said he was told about the transfer today but was yet to receive the copy of the orders.


Wife’s illicit relations drive man to suicide
Mullanpur Dakha, July 14
A man who had set himself ablaze July 8 over illicit relations of his wife died yesterday. The police has booked the women and her paramour under Sections 306 and 34, IPC, for abetting suicide.

3 held for selling kerosene on black market
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 14
The Jodhan police has arrested three persons for allegedly selling rationed kerosene on the black market. Four barrels containing 675 litre of kerosene were seized from the possession of the three, including the owner of a fair price shop receiving the supply for public distribution.

Two held with opium
Jagraon, July 14
The police has arrested two persons, including a woman, and recovered 2-kg opium from them. A hair dresser was nabbed from Jassowal village during a routine patrolling.

Top seed Gurinder crashes out
Jagraon, July 14
Top seed Gurinder Singh was shown the door by sixth seed Saurabh Dilip Patil 6-2, 6-0 in the quarterfinal of men’s singles section in the HTA-AITA Men’s and Women’s Tournament-2010 here today. Gurinder was the winner of the last week’s tournament.




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