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Reliance Fresh, Cremica in soup
Food samples fail

Ludhiana, July 16
With city residents already battling waterborne diseases in the wake of heavy monsoon showers, rampant adulteration of food items is leading to further health hazards. Laboratory tests of over 25 samples of various eatables including cooked items as well as the raw ingredients, conducted during the past two months, have failed.

6 more gastro cases reported, number swells to 40
Ludhiana, July 16
With six new cases of gastroenteritis reported at USPC Jain Hospital and SPS Apollo Hospital, the total number has gone up to 40 in the city. The ‘gastro wards' in all hospitals, both small as well as the bigger ones, are full of mild or acute diarrhoea and gastro patients. However, the incessant efforts by health department teams have managed to prevent major outbreaks of these waterborne diseases in vulnerable localities.


Rain caused flooding on the elevated road in Ludhiana
Rain caused flooding on the elevated road in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

19-yr-old youngest drug peddler ever nabbed
Shamsher Singh Ludhiana, July 16
Shamsher Singh alias Chotu, who earned notoriety as being the youngest drug trafficker arrested by the local police for possessing 5 kilos of heroin, worth nearly Rs 25 crore in the international market, entered the world of crime when he was in school. A resident of Jamalpur Awana village, Shamsher, 19, is said to have so far peddled 25 kilos of heroin estimated to be valued at over Rs 125 crore. 

Shamsher Singh 

Travel agent fleeces 20 youths
Ludhiana, July 16
Nearly 20 youths, who were reportedly fleeced by a travel agent, met the Commissioner of Police here today.

Kanwal Nain Singh
Kanwal Nain Singh

One-man crusade to help people kick the habit
Ludhiana, July 16
 “Stop smoking, at least for the sake of your loved ones,” Kanwal Nain Singh exhorts those he notices lighting up. Having seen many people losing their precious lives to tobacco, drugs and liquor, he says he was inspired to do something to help men and women give up their addiction. Singh, who has never smoked a cigarette or tasted liquor in his life, did not wait to seek assistance from others. Seven years ago he launched a one-man campaign against substance abuse after gathering together a few posters depicting the deleterious effects of tobacco, liquor and narcotics. 


Spurious ghee under branded labels
Retailers desist from engaging middlemen for supply

Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 16
The health authorities having busted a gang supplying desi ghee packed in containers carrying labels of renowned manufacturers through counters of stores across the state, grocers and owners of department stores have decided to avoid agents and middlemen in procurement of packed food items.

Contractor installs barricades fearing unofficial inauguration
Jagraon, July 16
In a bid to save himself from an unsavoury situation of unofficial inauguration of the Jagraon railway overbridge either by the Congress or the ruling SAD, the contractor has barricaded its entrance.

Mandi board to recruit secys, JEs
Khamano, July 16
Punjab Mandi Board chairman Ajmer Singh Lakhowal has said the board will soon recruit 55 secretaries and 51 JEs in the state for the smooth functioning of the market committees.

43 teachers get show-cause notices 
Ludhiana, July 16
The Director General Secondary Education (DGSE) has issued show-cause notices to 43 government school teachers, who were either found absent or arrived late in the schools during a surprise check conducted yesterday.

Second counselling
LUDHIANA: Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, is going to hold the second counselling for admission to BVSc and AH and BFSc programmes on July 21 and BTech (Dairy Technology) on July 22 in the auditorium of Silver Jubilee Block of College of Veterinary Science for filling unfilled seats/seats vacated by the candidates, according to the registrar, GADVASU, Dr PD Juyal.

From Schools & Colleges


Notorious opium smuggler arrested
Jagraon, July 16
The Jagraon CIA staff police today arrested a notorious smuggler indulging in peddling of opium and poppy husk.

Busting of flesh trade racket
Jalandhar girl made Rs 1.2 lakh per month!

Ludhiana, July 16
Ever imagined, an alleged prostitute earning more than a business school graduate? If Division No 7 SHO Balwinder Singh is to be believed, a 19-year-old Jalandhar-based girl, who was booked for flesh trade along with her four accomplices, was being paid Rs 30,000 per week and over Rs 1 lakh per month by her employers. The startling revelation came to the light following the unearthing of the alleged flesh trade racket being run from MIG Flats, near the Tibba Road area. The police arrested five persons, including three girls, under the immoral trafficking Act.

Snatcher held during drive against eve-teasers
Mullanpur Dakha, July 16
The Dakha police yesterday arrested a snatcher from the Mullanpur Dakha bus stand while the latter was waiting for his prey.

Scooterist killed in accident
Mullanpur Dakha, July 16
A bus mowed down a scooterist near Baddowal village on Tuesday evening.


Lalla Murder Case
Court to hear final arguments today

Ludhiana, July 16
The murder case of controversial Anil Sharma, alias Lalla, is nearing its end. The case has been fixed for final arguments tomorrow in the court of Additional Sessions Judge Manjinder Singh.

The winners of the HTA-AITA Men's and Women's Tournament-2010 at Jassowal Prajnesh, Sharmada corner glory
Jassowal (Jagraon), July 16
GP Prajnesh of Chennai and Sharmada Balu of Karnataka lifted the men’s and women’s titles, respectively, at the HTA-AITA Men’s and Women’s Tournament here today.

The winners of the HTA-AITA Men's and Women's Tournament-2010 at Jassowal on Friday. Photo: Rakesh Gupta

Snooker tourney from tomorrow
Ludhiana, July 16
The Punjab Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) will organise the Punjab State Snooker Championship here at Sutlej Club from July 18 to 25. Competition in the sub-junior and junior sections will be held from July 18 to 21 while matches in the senior section will be played between July 22 and 25.




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