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15 shops razed in Basti Jodhewal
Ludhiana, May 19
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today demolished 15 shops and a portion of a government school in Basti Jodhewal amidst mild protests by those residing in the area. These structures were razed to make way for six laning of the GT road.
Residents of the area urge municipal officials to stop the demolition drive. Residents of the area urge municipal officials to stop the demolition drive. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan


Opium smugglers caught in act
The arrested accused, who used to send opium through courier to Canada.Ludhiana, May 19
The local police has busted a gang, which used to supply opium, “packed” in rolls of dress material to Canada through a courier. A person, who was arrested in this connection, has admitted that they were able to send a huge quantity of opium thrice to Canada from the city.

The arrested accused, who used to send opium through courier to Canada. Photo: Inderjeet verma

Man commits suicide
Jagraon, May 19
A youth allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance in his in-laws house at Jagraon last night. The deceased has been identified as Sonu, son of Harbans Singh of Jamalpur Colony in Ludhiana. He was married to Gurpreet Kaur of the Agwar Lopon locality in Jagraon.

Health dept forms 18 teams
Ludhiana, May 19
Following orders of Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tewari regarding outbreak and prevention of cholera under the Epidemic Disease Act, the health department today constituted a few teams, which visited the disease-prone and sensitive areas of the city.


MC POll: Mad scramble for ticket
Ludhiana, May 19
As the date for the municipal corporation poll is nearing, the "politics" of ticket has started in full swing. Claims and counter-claims of ticket aspirants are fuelling infighting.

Councillors begin the wooing act
Ludhiana, May 19
With the municipal corporation elections nearing, councillors have started "serving" the residents of their respective wards. From distribution of pension sanction letters to claims of remaining available 24 hours, the leaders are trying it all to woo voters.

Girls excel yet again, bag top positions in district
Ludhiana, May 19
Girls have excelled yet again in the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) examinations of Class XII, which were held in March. They have bagged top positions in all three streams of Class XII (non- medical, medical and commerce streams) in the district.

Bollywood stars make a beeline to city
Ludhiana, May 19
Talk of celebrities until a few years ago used to be like talk of stars in the sky. People, who used to boast of having met celebrities had to precede their conversation with trips to the B-town or metropolitan cities. But stars of the city are changing now.

School & College notes
Students of GMT Public School during a graduation ceremony in Ludhiana. Students' council
Ludhiana: Doraha Public School held an investiture ceremony on the school campus. Meritorious, talented and responsible children were appointed to the students' council for the session 2012-13. Chief guest was Purshottam Singh Sodhi, SDM, Khanna.

Students of GMT Public School during a graduation ceremony in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Villagers protest at Powercom SDO’s office
Jagraon, May 19
Agitated over unnecessary delay caused by the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PowerCorp) in repairing the faulty electricity transformer at Sidhwan Kalan village near Jagraon, a large number of residents, including several women, held a protest in front of the office of Powercom SDO today.


Tantrik held for molesting girls
Ludhiana, May 19
A tantrik had to pay the price for being the "saviour" to two young ailing sisters while he tried to molest them. The tantrik was not only beaten up by the area residents but was also handed over to the police. A case under Sections 354/506 IPC has been registered against the accused.

3 held for stealing mobile phones
Ludhiana, May 19
The Daresi Police has arrested three persons and recovered 15 mobile phones from their possession. As per information, the three accused, Ravi, Gurmit Singh and Navjot Singh, all residents of Daba, stole mobile phones from Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College on April 27 when students had kept those in their two-wheelers while taking an exam.

Conman dupes three of Rs 42,355
Ludhiana, May 19
A man posing as a "policeman", who put up a naka near Ladowal Cement Factory yesterday, duped a passerby of Rs 42, 355.

Rs 1.31 lakh stolen from insurance co.
Ludhiana, May 19
A thief, suspected to be an insider, fled with Rs 1.31 lakh from the office of an insurance company located at Mall road.


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