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Conspirator back in police net
Wife tells on him
Ludhiana, July 17
Harminder Singh Harminder Singh, who escaped from police custody by hoodwinking a senior police official three years ago following the Shingar Cinema bomb blast, was nabbed on Thursday night. The terrorist’s wife allegedly informed the police about the presence of Harminder in the house.

Harminder Singh

Monsoon Woes
Factories, houses inundated
Ludhiana, July 17
Due to waterlogging at Durgesh Nagar, factory owners failed to open their units on Saturday. As many as 10-15 owners of various units were not able to open their factories today, thanks to poor drainage, sewerage and damaged roads that were inundated with rainwater.

Due to waterlogging at Durgesh Nagar, factory owners failed to open their units on Saturday. Tribune photograph


Army Recruitment
Director says no to bribe, threatened
Ludhiana, July 17
An unknown caller threatened the Director, Army Recruitment, Ludhiana, to accept bribe for recruitment that is under way or face dire consequences.

Youth hacked to death
Ludhiana, July 17
Panic spread after the body of a youth, who was reportedly hacked, was spotted near Bharat Nagar Chowk here today.The victim has been identified as Shamsher (27) of Railway Colony No 5.

Roaches in food aboard Shatabdi
Ludhiana, July 17
Passengers on the Amritsar-bound Swaran Shatabdi were shocked to find a cockroach in dal on July 15. Bhagat Singh, a passenger, who boarded the train from Delhi to Jalandhar, spat out a cockroach while eating dal and found another one in the same dish.

Six-laning of NH 1
NHAI throws safety norms to winds
Doraha, July 17
A private company to which the job of completing the six laning on the National Highway No.1 has been entrusted by the National Highway Authority of India, it seems, is testing the “alertness” of those driving on the Grand Trunk road.

The nullah dug up on National Highway No. 1 near Doraha.
The nullah dug up on National Highway No. 1 near Doraha. Photos by writer


Broken dividers a threat
One of the broken dividers near the Bhai Bala Chowk in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, July 17
A large number of accidents could be avoided if broken and damaged dividers and barriers on major city roads are either repaired or replaced.Broken dividers on the Ferozpur road, Pakhowal road and GT Road pose a threat to lives. It makes it convenient to pass through these “alternative” routes, but is a threat to vehicular traffic.

One of the broken dividers near the Bhai Bala Chowk in Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Dhaba, brick-kiln owners to file returns 
Ludhiana, July 17
After the new amendment made by the se and Taxation Department dhaba and brick kiln owners will be required to fill their quarterly VAT returns from now onwards. Earlier they and the commission agents use to pay the lump sum tax. While amendments have been made in the rules related to dhaba and brick kilns owners the department is silent over the status of the commission agents.

New localities, a haven for criminals
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 17
New localities on the outskirt of the town are proving to be haven for most-wanted criminals in the state. Most of them are drug peddlers, cheaters and proclaimed offenders.
A meeting of the BSNL Employees Union in progress in Ludhiana on Saturday.
A meeting of the BSNL Employees Union in progress in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Power Cuts
Chamber seeks special taskforce
Ludhiana, July 17
Assurances given by the Chairman, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), that all sorts of power cuts relating to the industrial and domestic consumers will be done away with have fallen flat.

Commerce the hot favourite
Ludhiana, July 17
When it comes to popularity, commerce has scored over other disciplines this year. The subject is not only the hot favourite among the city’s undergraduate students, but also among class XII and class X students. The reason is not very difficult to find.

Polio immunisation drive on July 25
Ludhiana, July 17
Taking cognisance of the alleged non-administration of polio drops to children in localities of the city, the Health and Family Welfare Department has ordered an additional SIA (special immunisation action) in the city and surrounding localities.

Permanent mark on young minds his forte
Ludhiana, July 17
Good stories for children do not preach, but educate for life, by exploring significant themes, feels Janmeja Singh Johl, a local story writer.Accredited with having penned some of the finest stories in Punjabi, he has compiled four children’s story books for government school students of Punjab.

New college principal
Mullanpur Dakha, July 17
Dr Assa Singh Ghuman joined as principal of Guru Tegh Bahadur National College here at Dakha today. He was accordeda warm welcome by the college management and staff.

Manch to stage street plays on social evils
Mullanpur Dakha, July 17
About a dozen local youths have formed the Chetna Kala Manch to stage ‘nukkad nataks’ (street plays) on social evils. The group, directed by Satwinder Sonu and Manpreet Kaur, plans plays on social evils at schools, colleges and villages to create awareness among the general public.

Fashion exhibition from July 25
Ludhiana, July 17
After success in the Capital, the Bride and Groom Exhibition now hits Ludhiana. High-heel stuff, resplendent ethnic wear, exotic location packages and eye-catching things will be available under one roof.

73-year-old fit after surgery
Ludhiana, July 17
It was a dream come true for Varinder Handa (73), a resident of Kitchlu Nagar. He had undergone beating heart surgery.

Dirt, filth near MGM School, LIC office 
Problems multiply during rains, say residents
Ludhiana, July 17
Heaps of garbage near the LIC office at Dugri. The life of hundreds of people residing near MGM School and the LIC office, Phase I, Dugri, has become miserable due to heaps of garbage scattered all around. The problems of residents have further multiplied during the rainy season. Besides mosquito threat, the foul smelling emitting from huge garbage dump forces residents to remain indoor.

Heaps of garbage near the LIC office at Dugri.Photo: Inderjeet Verma

IT professionals get an update
Ludhiana, July 17
Taking a break from monotonous and formal conferences, Tech Gospels organised IT unConference for IT professionals and students. 


Two motorcycle thieves arrested
Ludhiana, July 17
With the arrest of two youths, the city police claims to have busted an inter-state gang of vehicle thieves and recovered four stolen motorcycles from their possession.


Lalla murder case adjourned till July 19
Ludhiana, July 17
Court of Additional Sessions Judge Manjinder Singh today adjourned the murder case of Anil Sharma, alias Lalla, till July 19 after hearing partial arguments in the case.

Video Conferencing 
250 jail inmates produced in courts
Ludhiana, July 17
At least 250 jail inmates were today produced before the courts at Samrala, Khanna and Ludhiana through video-conferencing from Central Jail, Ludhiana, successfully.




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