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houses near ammo depot to be razed
Ludhiana, June 15
A warning board outside the Baddowal ammunition depot in Ludhiana The sword of Damocles that had been hanging over hundreds of house owners within the 1,000-yard radius of the 17 Field Ammunition Depot at Baddowal for over a decade has fallen.
caution A warning board outside the Baddowal ammunition depot in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Three fires erupt in city, no one hurt
Ludhiana, June 15
The bakery where a fire broke out in Dugri, Ludhiana, on Wednesday Three separate fire incidents broke out in the city on Wednesday but no injuries were reported. In the first goods worth lakhs of rupees were gutted when a bakery in the Dugri area was engulfed in flames.
all gone The bakery where a fire broke out in Dugri, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. a Tribune photograph


Youth in soup for touting ‘political connections’
Ludhiana, June 15
Bragging about his “connections” with Punjab health minister Satpal Gosain proved costly for a young man who landed in trouble after the former denied he knew him and told his staff to report the matter to the police.

Chemist fails to honour pledge
Ludhiana, June 15
Barely three days after local wholesale chemists had pledged not to sell intoxicating drugs to unauthorised persons that, too, without prescription of a registered medical practitioner, one of them was caught in the act and a huge stock of habit-forming drugs seized from his possession.

Youth killed in group clash
Ludhiana, June 15
A young man was killed following a clash between two groups near Samrala Chowk in the city’s Guru Arjandev Nagar locality on Wednesday morning. According to an eyewitness, members of both groups were carrying weapons.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Tales and tears twined together
Ludhiana, June 15
Living at the fag-end of their lives, elders who need to rest and enjoy are forced to lead forlorn and lonely lives. On the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we peep into the lives of some aged persons living unaccompanied at old-age homes and they share with us the apathy they face.


Cop accused of misbehaviour
Ludhiana, June 15
There was high drama in the Gill Road area here, with a head constable posted with the municipal corporation (MC) allegedly misbehaving with the president of the Scooter Market Association today.

No end to political games within Cong
Ludhiana, June 15
Infighting within the Congress seems to be getting dirtier by the day. A Congress councillor has issued a press note, charging a former MLA with indulging in politics by accusing other party councillors of colluding with opposition parties.

Six child labourers freed
Jagraon, June 15
A team from the District Labour Commission raided hotels, restaurants and other places in Jagraon and Raikot and rescued six children who had been engaged in labour.

Blood donors to be screened
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 15
Vowing to contribute more towards the World Blood Donors Day, social organisations have undertaken the screening of donors for latent pathogens of dreaded diseases.

World Blood Donors Day observed
Ludhiana, June 15
SPS Apollo Hospitals observed the World Blood Donors Day here yesterday to raise awareness on the need for safe blood and blood components and to laud voluntary blood donors for their gesture.

Court vacation from today
Ludhiana, June 15
The district courts here will remain closed on account of the summer vacations from June 16 to July 15.

From Schools

No arrest made in assault case
Sahnewal, June 15
Even as one week has passed since a villager of Nandpur in Sahnewal “brutally” attacked an elderly woman, the police still seems to look the other way. No arrests have been made despite the fact that the relatives and friends, along with the Istri Akali Dal and Human Rights Protection Mission, have been running from pillar to post asking the police to arrest the accused at the earliest.

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City girl Sanjana selected for ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Lil Champs’
Ludhiana, June 15
She was only two-and-a-half-year old when she first made her stage performance. Sanjana (12) today is among the top 18 finalists of the ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Lil Champs’. The reality show starting this Friday would see Sanjana in Kailash Kher’s team.

Designer Sabah Khan interacts with students of INIFD; and (right) a model showcases a creation of the designer in Ludhiana For this designer, creativity flows from every aspect of life
Ludhiana, June 15
For designer Sabah Khan creativity is limitless as it flows from every aspect of life. One can draw inspiration from everyday life and need not go to some isolated place for enhancing his/her creativity.

Designer Sabah Khan interacts with students of INIFD; and (right) a model showcases a creation of the designer in Ludhiana. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Four-year-old girl has narrow escape
Ludhiana, June 15
A four-year-old girl had a narrow escape after she was picked up by an unidentified man from her house at Rishi Nagar here past night.

Residents of Sukhmani Enclave show the ongoing sewerage project in Ludhiana on Wednesday They need choppers to get home!
Ludhiana, June 15
Residents of Sukhmani Enclave area might need helicopters to enter their houses. Thanks to the contractor who is laying sewerage in the area. The contractor has dug up the roads in such a manner that the entry of residents to their houses has been ‘restricted’.

Road to hell Residents of Sukhmani Enclave show the ongoing sewerage project in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo:Inderjeet Verma

Denied new power connections, industry gets jittery
Ludhiana, June 15
Future of industry in the city, which is also known as the industrial hub of the state, is in the doldrums as no new industry can start without power connections. Industrialists, who are making rounds of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) offices, are being refused new connections on one pretext or the other.

Fashion designing course for cops’ kin
Ludhiana, June 15
The wife of the Punjab Police chief gave the green signal to a number of projects during her low-key visit to the police lines here today.

Ayali dares rivals on development
Ludhiana, June 15
Claiming that all localities falling under the Dakha constituency have received unprecedented grants for overall development during the past three years, zila parishad chairman Manpreet Singh Ayali has dared his political opponents to debate the issue individually or publicly.

Cancer relief fund: Health minister oblivious of facts
Ludhiana, June 15
The state health department has initiated a Centrally sponsored scheme for cancer patients under which those living Below Poverty Line or from Schedule Caste families will be given Rs 1.5 lakh each for the treatment.


One arrested with 500-gm opium
Jagraon, June 15
The Ludhiana rural police arrested Harwinder Singh of Sattowal village, near Raikot, last evening and recovered 500 grams of opium from his possession.

Auto driver found dead, father alleges foul play
Ludhiana, June 15
What appeared to be a natural death turned out to be a murder as the suspect had allegedly poisoned the victim to destroy the proof?

Mystery shrouds girl’s death
Ludhiana, June 15
A 22-year-old girl died under mysterious circumstances after consuming a medicine in Gagan Nagar near the Daba road here last evening. The girl had fought with her mother prior to consuming liquor.


Man convicted in cheque bounce case
Ludhiana, June 15
Judicial Magistrate Vipindeep Kaur has convicted Rohan Chawla, owner of M/s Rohan Enterprises, Bhagat Singh market, Ambala City, in a cheque bounce case.

Jalandhar eves, LBA lads retain titles
Ludhiana, June 15
The Ludhiana Basketball Academy (LBA) in the boys’ section and Jalandhar district in girls’ section romped home victorious to retain the title in the 62nd Junior Punjab State Basketball Championship that concluded at Guru Nanak Sports Complex recently.

punjab swimming association
Apinder, Balraj re-elected
Ludhiana, June 15
Apinder Singh Grewal and Balraj Sharma have been unanimously re-elected president and general secretary, respectively, of the Punjab Swimming Association (PSA) for four years term.




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