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Admn’s blooper: 200 voters get 2 IDs each
Ludhiana, July 3
It is raining voters’ IDs for around 200 residents of Jassian village, who have been issued two IDs each, that too without any discrepancies. In one of the sets of IDs, they have been made residents of a non-existent locality.
Residents show their two voter ID cards. Identity lost Residents show their two voter ID cards. Photo: Inderjeet Verma




Pirated CDs worth Rs 4.5 lakh seized from two shops
Ludhiana, July 3
Over 20,000 pirated CDs were seized by the police during raids on two video shops in Bhadaur House market here this afternoon. The pirated CDs seized are worth over Rs 4.5 lakh.


Girl, family poison boyfriend
Ludhiana, July 3
A 20-year-old boy of Parbhat Nagar in Shimlapuri was allegedly killed by his girlfriend and her family members by offering him juice laced with poison.

Ayush Monga In tragedy, they see hope for others
Ludhiana, July 3
After losing their only son, Ayush Monga, life perhaps holds no meaning for Dr Archana Monga and Sanjeev Monga. Ayush who had been suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia (blood cancer) for the past three years died on June 27. Although the loss is irreparable, his parents mustered courage and donated their son’s organs to the PGI, Chandigarh, for research.

Lovers missing, youth’s kin suspect murder
Jagraon, July 3
In a suspected incident of honour killing, a Dalit youth of Lamma Jattpura village, near here, who was kidnapped from the local bus station last evening along with his girlfriend hailing from the same village was allegedly killed by the family members of the girl.

108: Newborn first to get help
Ludhiana, July 3
The ambulance service launched yesterday by the health department under the “Atal Swasthhya Sewa: Dial 108 in emergency” project remained busy taking queries of residents and providing services to 18 patients and accident victims in the district today.


Desilting, cleanliness work sped up in Buddha Nullah
Workers manually clean the drain near Tajpur Road in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, July 3
The issuing of a show-cause notice to an executive engineer, handling desilting, cleanliness and strengthening of banks along the Buddha Nullah ahead of the monsoon season, seems to have worked right for the Municipal Corporation.

Dirty job: Workers manually clean the drain near Tajpur Road in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photos: Inderjeet verma

Open-minded officials too have a nose for off-beat stories
It seems that officials in the city, too, want to read soft news or off-beat stories in newspapers at times instead of routine "hard-hitting" stories by reporters. A senior official posted in the city does not miss an opportunity to "compliment" the reporters, who do such off-beat stories. 

Residents of sensitive villages worried
Jagraon, July 3
The heavy pre-monsoon rain lashing the region in the past few days has left thousands of residents of more than one dozen flood-sensitive villages located near Satluj in the Sidhwan Bet Sub-Tehsil area feeling insecure about their safety.

Taken by surprise
Children run for shelter after a dust storm hit Ludhiana on Sunday evening.
Stormed Children run for shelter after a dust storm hit Ludhiana on Sunday evening. A Tribune photograph

Finally, heaps of garbage lifted from Jagraon
Jagraon, July 3
The local administration finally swung into action and got heaps of garbage lifted at various places in the town.

CIPHET develops ohmic heater
Ludhiana, July 3
Achieving a new landmark in research, Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) has developed an ohmic heater for stabilisation of rice bran oil. The technology, which would help scale up the production of rice bran oil and increase its shelf life, is first of its kind in the country.

City nursing home gets HBOT centre
Ludhiana, July 3
A city nursing hospital has been equipped with hyperbaric oxygen (HBOT) therapy. According to Dr Neeraj Arora, “It is an under-pressure environment providing 100 per cent oxygen to a patient to improve or correct certain disorders.”

Artificially coloured fruits being sold openly in city 
Ludhiana, July 3
The sale of coloured fruits is on in full swing in the city but the health department is yet to swing into action. Go to any litchi seller, you will find two types of leechies, one is coloured while the other is not coloured. Similarly, fruits like pomegranate and musk melons are also coloured with artificial colours just to attract the buyers.

Gang of cheats from UP, Bihar on the prowl
Ludhiana, JuLY 3
An organised inter-state gang of cheats, running their operations from remote areas of UP, Bihar and MP, has been targeting local residents these days. These cheats make use of cheap mobile calls rates to trap innocent residents.

Women insecure as snatching incidents on the rise
Malika, who was injured by snatchers, in a hospital in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, July 3
The city seems to have become an unsafe place for women as snatching incidents have seen an increase in the recent times. It may be posh localities or interior parts of the city, snatchers look for an opportunity to target vulnerable victims i.e. women.

Malika, who was injured by snatchers, in a hospital in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Passion for lifting weights with eyes, hair'
Ludhiana, July 3
Playing with weights and lifting any amount of weight with his ears, hair and even eyes is his passion. He already has his name registered in the Guinness Book of World Records thrice, while 16 records speak in his name in the Limca Book of Records.

Residents demand demolition of rooms
Rooms iside an encroached land that have not been demolished near Sunet village in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, July 3
Even as a liquor vend situated inside an encroached area of a park in Sunet village was demolished by Municipal Corporation officials on June 27, two more rooms, which are also constructed on the encroached park land are yet to be demolished by the MC.

Rooms iside an encroached land that have not been demolished near Sunet village in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Left protest against LPG price hike 
Ludhiana, July 3
The CPI and CPM took out a rally from a bus stand to the mini- secretariat in protest against the rise in prices of diesel, kerosene, LPG and all other essential commodities.

MC councillor launches website to reach out to masses
MC councillor Tanvir Singh Dhaliwal browses through his website in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, July 3
In a bid to reach the masses and taking advantage of the new age technology, a councillor of the Municipal Corporation has made his own website. He is the second councillor to own a website, with the first one being senior Deputy Mayor Parveen Bansal. Thirty-three-year-old Tanvir Singh Dhaliwal, who is councillor from ward number 59, is also in touch with his ward residents through social networking websites.

MC councillor Tanvir Singh Dhaliwal browses through his website in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Four injured as car falls into trench
Ludhiana, June 3
The newly launched ambulance service is proving a boon for city residents. In the latest incident, four persons had narrow escape after their car fell in a 10-feet deep trench dug up to construct a road on the under construction slip road after being hit by a pickup truck near Shakti Nagar in Basti Jodhewal where the National Highway - expressway project is underway.

SAD-BJP activists seek clemency for Bhullar
Ludhiana, July 3
Led by vice-president of the party Amarjit Singh Bhatia, activists of SAD-BJP yesterday held a protest against the death sentence awarded to Devinderpal Singh Bhullar.

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NRI husband booked for demanding dowry
Ludhiana, July 3
An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) died of a cardiac arrest after failing to provide relief to his daughter, who was deserted by her NRI husband a day after her marriage. The police has now swooped into action and booked the UK-based NRI, Ranjit Singh, for fraud and thrashing the woman for dowry.

Abducted minor girl recovered after six weeks
Malauadh, July 3
The local police has succeeded in recovering minor girl of a Dalit family of Ramgarh Sardaran village who was allegedly abducted by a youth of Laadpur Tooran village six weeks ago.

One booked on assault charge
Mullanpur Dakha, July 3
The local police has booked the organiser of an orchestra group of Jalandhar for allegedly assaulting members of another group from Zeera at a resort near Bhanohar. The injured include a female dancer.

Man dies in road mishap
Mullanpur Dakha, July 3
An unidentified migrant labourer who was run over by some unknown vehicle on the Ludhiana- Ferozepur road near Bhanohar village has succumbed to his injuries.

Amanjot outperforms Kanishk
Ludhiana, July 3
A chess tournament for children was organised by the LIC Employees’ Sports and Recreation Club. The tournament was organised for the children of employees and members of the LIC Sports Club. The tournament was held for the children in the age group of 8 to 19 years and it was divided into three groups i.e. 8 to 12 years, 12 to 15 years and 15 to 19 years. A total of 30 participants are participating in the tournament.




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