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Four gangs busted in city
Nine members arrested; were behind increasing robbery, theft, drug peddling and human trafficking cases in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, May 11
In a major crackdown on anti-social elements, the city police arrested nearly nine persons, including a woman, and claimed to have busted fours gangs that were behind the increasing robbery, snatching, theft, drug peddling and human trafficking incidents.

Marital disputes unleashed the criminal in them 
Ludhiana, May 11
Five newly married men, who were thrown in jail for thrashing their wives for dowry, formed a gang and committed a spate of snatchings in the city.


Credit war among police officers to fore
Ludhiana, May 11
Credit war among police officers yet again came to the fore when ACP Raj Kumar and ACP Mukhtiar Singh were at loggerheads over the busting of the snatcher's gang. ACP Raj Kumar, who heads the PCR wing, claimed that it was his team that had nabbed the two gang members and seized their motorcycles during a routine checking in the Shimlapuri area.

PU communiqué creates confusion in colleges
Ludhiana, May 11
A communiqué by Panjab University sent to its affiliated colleges pertaining to semester examinations has created confusion among the faculty. The communiqué by the university related to the details of the examination centre mentions the date for commencement of MCom exams as May 17, while the exams for MCom had already started on May 10.

SHO, six others beaten up by residents 
Ludhiana, May 11
Six persons, including the SHO of Division Number 3 Police station, Maninder Bedi, were injured when angered area residents manhandled the SHO here at around 11 pm.

Car catches fire after ramming into tree
Jagraon, May 11
The car that caught fire near Sidhwan Khurd village near Jagraon on the Ludhiana-Moga highway on Friday. Just four days after the tragic road accident involving four vehicles which claimed lives of five women and injured more than one dozen persons, a Tata Indigo car caught fire only a few minutes after slamming against a tree near Sidhwan Khurd village on the Ludhiana-Moga highway.

The car that caught fire near Sidhwan Khurd village near Jagraon on the Ludhiana-Moga highway on Friday. photo by writer

Rs 10 cr surrendered by garment group
Ludhiana, May 11
Rs 10 crore was surrendered by the garment group on whose premises the income tax department conducted a raid yesterday. 

weather ailments
Avoid eating out, say experts
Ludhiana, May 11
Ailments related to digestion have started increasing with the sudden rise in temperature. Young and old suffering from stomach ache, diarrhoea, vomitting and fever can be seen queuing up outside clinics and hospitals.

international nursing day
Nursing no more a female bastion
Ludhiana, May 11
In 1854 when Florence Nightingale, commonly known as "lady with the lamp", started serving sick and injured during Crimean War between Russia and Britain, perhaps nobody had thought that her services to suffering humanity would one day inspire males to adopt this profession.


Now vacations mean vocational training
Doraha, May 11
Gone are the days when children used to wait eagerly for their vacations to enjoy to their hearts content. Now they are more curious to finish off with their exams and think in terms of preparing for one vocational course or another.

Govt schools sans principals
Ludhiana, May 11
On one hand the government is implementing the RTE Act to improve the education standards on the other hand a number of schools running without principals, headmasters and sufficient teachers.

3,000 wheat bags gutted in fire
Jagraon, May 11
More than 3000 bags of wheat stored at a PUNSUP godown outside Malak village near Jagraon were gutted after a fire broke out in the godown here yesterday. The fire was noticed by some labourers, who were unloading a truck of wheat bags in the godown at that time.

Bains duo 'skips' BJP function
Ludhiana, May 11
The Bains brothers, Simarjit Singh Bains and Balwinder Singh Bains, bothe MLAs, did not attend a function organised by BJP councillor Gurdeep Singh Neetu to honour them. This function was organised last evening in the Amar Pura area of ward number 42, which is represented by Neetu.

Protest against water shortage
Ludhiana, May 11
With the election fever rising, protests and demonstrations against sitting councillors have started. Residents of Friends Colony (ward number 31) say they have been facing water shortage for the past 18 months. But, the councillor says this thing is happening for the past two days only.

Industrial area presents a shabby picture 
Ludhiana, May 11
Fly-ash dumps such as this one can be seen in different parts of ward no. 13 in Ludhiana. The moment one enters ward number 13 from side of the Chandigarh road, people are welcomed by smoothly laid metalled road, besides a well maintained green belt running along on the right side. But, once you reach the industrial area, garbage could be seen littered in vacant spaces. Industrialists, too, are in the habit of dumping fly ash in the area.

Fly-ash dumps such as this one can be seen in different parts of ward no. 13 in Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Facilities in ward number 14 primitive
Ludhiana May 11
The pathetic condition of a street at Labour Colony in ward number 14 of Ludhiana. Ward No 14 of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is in deplorable condition. No development has taken place in the area so far. Migrant population resides in the area as most of the industries are located here. Roads in Labour Colony Pram Nagar, Ishwar Colony, Shiv Colony, Durga Colony, New Durga Colony, Jagdeesh Colony, Garcha Colony and Jasveer Colony are potholed.

The pathetic condition of a street at Labour Colony in ward number 14 of Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

TT tourney: Tamanna, Ayushi in semi-final
Ludhiana, May 11
Tamanna and Ayushi, both students of Green Land School, Sector 32, Chandigarh road branch, survived a scare from their respective opponents before booking berths in the cadet girl's sections of the Open Table Tennis Tournament, which began at Punjab Agricultural University today.





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