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No steps taken yet to avert another gastro outbreak
Ludhiana, June 11
Not having learnt any lessons from last year’s outbreak of gastroenteritis in which a dozen people died, both the health department and the municipal corporation appear to be waiting for yet another epidemic of the deadly disease.

Filthy and unhygenic conditions prevailing at the Dhandharui khurd area Filthy and unhygenic conditions prevailing at the Dhandharui khurd area


77 water samples fail potability test in city
Ludhiana, June 11
Out of the 300 water samples collected by the district health department from different areas of the city in the past two months, 77 have failed the potability test.

Heaps of garbage dot Mayor’s ward
Ludhiana, June 11
It seems that city Mayor Hakam Singh Gyaspura has failed to notice piles of garbage and puddles of water dotting his ward.

MC’s no to billboards on pvt buildings
Ludhiana, June 11
The Municipal Corporation’s sub-committee on advertisements has ruled out the possibility of allowing private buildings for putting up billboards. Most of the committee members said if advertisements were allowed on private buildings, it would increase the number of illegal advertisements in the city.

Jan Aushadhi generic drungs store being given a face lift in Ludhiana Jan Aushadhi store to reopen
Ludhiana, June 11
Patients coming to the local Civil Hospital have a reason to smile, as the Jan Aushadhi Generic Drug Store will be re-opened within a week. The store, which was opened in November 2008, used to provide generic medicines to patients on no-profit-no-loss basis. The store was closed about a year-and-a-half ago after patients complaint of they being overcharged.
Jan Aushadhi generic drungs store being given a face lift in Ludhiana. Photo: Injerjeet Verma


An illegal colony near a railway line in Dugri being demolished MC razes 6 more illegal colonies
Ludhiana, June 11
Intensifying the drive against illegal residential colonies mushrooming in the city, the municipal corporation demolished six such colonies in the zone C area on Saturday, the second such exercise after a recent survey by the civic body identified 18 unauthorized colonies.

driven out An illegal colony near a railway line in Dugri being demolished. A Tribune photograph

Orders issued

The Commissioner of Police today directed owners of cyber cafes in the city to ask visitors for their identity proof and other details. In orders issued under Section 144 of the CRPC, he asked them to register their names and contact numbers. The Commissioner said several cyber crimes took place from the computers used in the cafes. It was necessary to keep a watch on each and every person visiting these cafes.

Sarpanch refutes allegations on misuse of funds
Ludhiana, June 11
Several days after seven members of Naujwan Bharat Sabha were booked under the Defacement of Property Act, the Democratic Lawyers Association, an NGO, today came to their defence claiming that the seven persons were paying the price for standing up against a Rs 45 lakh scam related to Panchayat funds in Mini Chhpaarvillage.

Magical hands

A potter moulds a pitcher in Ludhiana
A potter moulds a pitcher in Ludhiana. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Mutilated body found
Ludhiana, June 11
Panic spread in the Focal Point area after a few residents spotted a mutilated body of a newborn baby girl. According an investigating officer, the body was found from a vacant plot located near Simran Dharam Kanda in Focal Point.

165 patients examined
Mandi Gobindgarh: The Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised a medical check-up camp at Khoje Majra village. A team of doctors headed by Dr Kanwaljit Singh Ahuja, the college principal; Dr Darpan and Dr Jyoti examined the patients.

Police to count Autos plying on city roads
Ludhiana, June 11
For the first time, auto-rickshaws in the city will undergo a Census with the police acting as the ‘census officers’. The police department has been entrusted with counting the number of three-wheelers plying in the city. If all goes well, auto-rickshaws will be given a unique identification (UID). The police has prepared a form, available at a centralised counter of the traffic police, for distribution among auto-rickshaw drivers across the city.


Paedophile ‘Nihang’ arrested
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 11
The Dehlon police has arrested a fake Nihang of Kilaraipur village near here who had allegedly attempted to abduct a minor girl with the intention to exploit her physically and eliminate later.

Domestic help decamps with Rs 22 lakh
Ludhiana, June 11
Having faith in a Nepalese servant proved costly for a trader after the latter fled with cash worth Rs 22 lakh by breaking open a safe of his shop located in Butte Shah Mandi here yesterday.

Thieves decamp with jewellery, cash
Khamano, June 11
Thieves decamped with cash, jewellery and a licensed rifle after striking at two houses in ward no 7, Khamano, last night.

Two elderly women crushed under truck
Jagraon, June 11
Two elderly women were crushed by a speeding truck at Gidarwindi village near Sidhwan Bet last night.

Country-made pistol seized
Jagraon, June 11
The Ludhiana (rural) police has arrested one person with a country made pistol and a stolen scooter. The accused has been identified as Harbans Singh of Chapa village in Barnala district. The accused has also been arrested twice in the past in two different theft cases registered against him at the local city police station and the Mehal Kalan police station. He was released bail.

Man held for raping 11-year-old
Ludhiana, June 11
The police today arrested the 45-year-old man on the charges of raping an 11-year-old girl.

Players in action during a match between Patiala and Gurdaspur in the 62nd Junior Punjab State Basketball Championship at the Guru Nanak Sports Complex in Ludhiana on SaturdayLudhiana, Jalandhar eves move into semifinal league
Ludhiana, June 11
Defending champions, Jalandhar and last year’s runners-up Ludhiana advanced into the semifinal league in the girls’ section on the second day of the 62nd Junior Punjab State Basketball Championship being played at the Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today. The current champions Jalandhar survived a scare from Mansa before emerging victorious 57-48, while hosts Ludhiana eves, who finished first runners-up in the last edition of this championship recorded an easy victory over Sangrur 42-24 yesterday to book their place in the semifinal, which will be played on the league basis among four top teams.
HIGH STANDARDS Players in action during a match between Patiala and Gurdaspur in the 62nd Junior Punjab State Basketball Championship at the Guru Nanak Sports Complex in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Kila Raipur Academy lads prevail over Dhamot boys 3-2
Ludhiana, June 11
Randhir Hockey Academy, Dhamot, after leading by two goals, went down tumbling 2-3 against Grewal Academy, Kila Raipur, in the U-17 group in the second edition of the Prithipal Singh Memorial Six-a-Side Hockey Festival being organised by the Ludhiana Sports Welfare Association at Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium of Jarkhar village near here today.




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