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100 shanties razed; people rendered homeless
Ludhiana, July 27
Nearly 100 illegal shanties, which had come up illegally on the banks of Budha Nallah, near Chand Cinema, were demolished by a demolition squad of the municipal corporation today.

Vidya Devi, a 100-year-old slum dweller, rendered homeless in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Vidya Devi, a 100-year-old slum dweller, rendered homeless in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photos: Inderjeet Verma


Roads, sewers torn up in 3 illegal colonies
Ludhiana, July 27
Roads of the colony being dismantled at Kakowal road. Swinging into action, a demolition squad of the municipal corporation today dismantled metalled roads and sewer pipelines in three unauthorised colonies in the city’s Kakowal Road area this afternoon. The squad, led by assistant town planner Kamaljit Kaur, razed all the roads and sewer lines within a few hours amid protests by the developers, and even demolished the boundary walls on the perimeter of the adjoining colonies.                    
Roads of the colony being dismantled at Kakowal road.

Efforts to check malaria suffer a blow
Ludhiana, July 27
The municipal corporation’s reported refusal to provide more manpower to the health & family welfare department to undertake preventive measures against malaria and dengue fever has come as a setback to the national disease control programme.

Fake Currency Racket
Jail, bank officials may be involved
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 27
The only way to avoid fake notes is to transact through e-banking, considering the police is finding it difficult to rule out the involvement of senior bank officials and jail authorities in facilitating the circulation of counterfeit currency.

Minor raped at religious place
Ludhiana, July 27
Even the religious places are no longer safe for women. In the latest incident, a girl (9) was raped by a servant of a religious place near Sherpur Khurd here today.


City Bus Service
Rishi Nagar residents cry foul over notified routes
Ludhiana, July 27
Residents of 256 acre Rishi Nagar, a posh residential colony developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust on the Humbran Road here, are up in arms over being completely neglected as far as coverage under the proposed city bus service is concerned.

Home remedies to zap zits
Ludhiana, July 27
Monsoon brings along a host of skin problems, acne being the most prominent. In such weather, youngsters and the ones with oily skin suffer from pimples. If one is prone to acute acne problem, it’s best to visit a dermatologist, but for stray zits there are some simple home remedies. Just make sure there is no history of allergies.

Online payment still a distant dream
Ludhiana, July 27
Even though the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (Powercom) has been making tall claims of big technical breakthroughs and computerisation in the operations and billing systems while also asking the people to avail the facility of online payment of energy bills rather than going to cash counters and wasting time in long queues, the fact remains that online payment facility is simply not available to majority of the consumers and still remains a distant dream.

Lok Adalat
Powercom men told to pay relief from their pocket
Ludhiana, July 27
Coming down heavily on the functioning of two officials of the Punjab State Power Corporation (Powercom), resulting in the harassment of a consumer, the permanent lok adalat has ordered them to compensate the consumer with Rs 35,000 each from their own pocket.

Campaign against drug abuse
Ludhiana, July 27
The District Youth Congress (DYC) today launched a signature campaign against drug abuse in Block No 4, Gandhi Nagar, in the course of its ongoing drive against drug addiction. The DYC president, Dimple Rana, led the campaign and a large number of residents and shopkeepers signed the pledge form against the use of drugs and other intoxicating substances.


Four booked under immigration Act
Dehlon (Ludhiana), July 27
Acting on the direction of the Assistant Commissioner of Police (crime), Ludhiana, the Dehlon police has booked four persons under Section 24 of the Immigration Act and Sections 420, 34 and 120-B of the IPC for allegedly duping a resident of Rurka village of Rs 6 lakh.

Protecting wife proves fatal for labourer
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 27
Stopping someone from teasing his wife has cost a migrant labourer his life. Umesh Kumar, working with a contractor at the Tara cattle feed factory at Jitwal Kalan, was allegedly killed by Bhola, another worker at the factory.

3 wanted criminals nabbed
Ludhiana, July 27
With the arrest of three persons here today, the police claimed to have busted a gang of thieves that would strike at factory units in the Industrial Area.

A player in action during a cricket match at the PAU in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Cricket
KVM script easy victory
Ludhiana, July 27
Kundan Vidya Mandir (KVM), Civil Lines, scripted an easy 85-run victory over GRD Academy in the Ludhiana District Inter Zonal Cricket Tournament for boys u-19 being played at Government Model Senior Secondary School, on the PAU campus here today. Batting first, KVM scored 137 runs for the loss of three wickets in the allotted 12 overs. The main contributors were Abhinav Bhatia (64 n.o.), Abhijit Randhawa (25) and Sunny Pandey (10).

A player in action during a cricket match at the PAU in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Clean sweep by Green Land paddlers
Ludhiana, July 27
Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, Jalandhar bypass, stamped their superiority by making a clean sweep in the Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex Table Tennis Tournament at the BCM School, Dugri, today.

BVM lads in final
Ludhiana, July 27
Giving a consistent performance, hosts Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Kitchlu Nagar, secured a berth in the boy’s u-14 final in football in the Ludhiana District Zonal Inter School Tournament being organised by the education department here today.




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