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Power cuts get worse

Ludhiana, June 12
Immediately after the civic elections in the city concluded on Sunday, the power situation, which was already precarious ever since two 100 MVA transformers were damaged in a massive fire at the 220 KV Lalton substation, took a turn for the worse.
No relief for city residents either from power cuts or the blistering sun. A mirage is formed on a road as the mercury soars in Ludhiana.
No relief for city residents either from power cuts or the blistering sun. A mirage is formed on a road as the mercury soars in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Theft at retd police official's house
Ludhiana, June 12
Thieves struck at the house of Daljit Singh, a retired Deputy Jail Superintendent, on Tajpur Road today and decamped with cash and gold ornaments worth lakhs of rupees.


Babus want subordinates to arrange for labour for kin
Ludhiana, June 12
It’s not official, but bureaucrats have ordered officials working under them to arrange for migrant labourers for sowing paddy for their near and dear ones. Low-ranking officials from government departments can be seen outside railway stations along with farmers to arrange for labourers for their bosses because of acute shortage of work force during the sowing season.

Alarmed, yarn dealers tighten security at units
Ludhiana, June 12
Panic has gripped yarn dealers and industrialists after yesterday's incident where yarn worth lakhs of rupees was stolen from a unit. Industrialists are now tightening security outside their units to avoid such thefts.

Youngsters fail to make an impact
Ludhiana, June 12
Even as several youngsters were given ticket by different political parties, very few of them managed to win. In the Municipal Corporation elections held on Sunday, they lost by huge margins.

Woman killed in building collapse
Ludhiana, June 12
In a freak incident, a 35-year-old woman died after a portion of a dilapidated building fell on her in Chaura Bazar here today. The victim has been identified as Surita, a resident of Tibba Road, who was shopping along with her sister-in-law Meera in the evening.

Motorcyclist crushed to death
Ludhiana, June 12
A 47-year-old man was crushed to death under a speeding car in the Ladhowal area here last night. The incident took place when the victim, identified as Bachittar Singh of Bagga Khurd, was returning home on his motorcycle after visiting some relatives in Phillaur.

Youth beaten to death by uncle
Khanna, June 12
A youth from a nearby village, Rampur, was allegedly beaten to death by his uncle and six others last evening following a land dispute. The deceased has been identified as 20-year-old Manjinder, alias Manohar Singh, while the accused have been identified as Bachan Singh, Amarjit Singh, Mukhtiar Singh, Hardeep Singh, Kamaljeet Singh, Pardeep Singh and Jang Singh.


Education Board goof-up
Ludhiana, June 12
In a major goof-up made by Punjab School Education Board, as many as 17 Class X students of Nankana Sahib Model High School, Janata Nagar, were marked as ‘failed’ by considering their grade ‘O’ as ‘zero marks’ in the result declared yesterday.

Contract teachers wait for their due
Ludhiana, June 12
Over 7500 teachers, who were contracted by the Punjab government after an advertisement seeking ‘7654 contract teachers’ was published in September 2009, are still struggling to get their due.

They Beat odds to make families proud
Ludhiana, June 12
These girls fought the odds by sheer grit to emerge triumphant during the PSEB Class X examination. Varinder Kaur, who secured the sixth rank in the state, has shown exemplary determination.

(Left) Khushboo shares her success with her parents. tribune photos: himanshu mahajan
(Right) Samar Jahan Tyagi with her family.

Congress leaders condemn attacks on Capt, Ashu
Ludhiana, June 12
The Congress leaders have condemned the incidents involving attacks on Capt Amarinder Singh and Bharat Bhushan Ashu by the Akali Dal workers on the day of municipal elections.

Women councillors vow to serve people
Sahnewal,June 12
All five victorious women candidates of the Sahnewal nagar panchayat seem to be enthusiastic as far as the development of their particular wards is concerned. They have almost jumped into the arena as they feel they owe a lot towards their people who have bestowed complete faith in them and voted in their favour.

'Breakfast diplomacy' the latest fad
Ludhiana, June 12
Senior Akali Dal and BJP leaders during a meeting held at PWD minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon’s residence in Ludhiana on Tuesday. The race for Ludhiana Mayor has hot up, with "breakfast diplomacy" already starting in the city. All winning councillors from the ruling alliance and Bharatiya Janta Party, local MLAs and senior party leaders attended a meeting held at PWD minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon's house today.

Senior Akali Dal and BJP leaders during a meeting held at PWD minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon’s residence in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Admn’s orders remain on paper
Ludhiana, June 12
The orders issued by the district administration to the police heads for registration of criminal cases against those farmers who had failed to remove encroachments along berms of rural link roads in the district still remain on paper, and nothing worthwhile has been done in this regard till now for the simple reason that political leaders have adopted a "lenient" view towards the "unlawful occupants" with eyes on the vote bank.

A car that overturned in Ludhiana on Tuesday. 3 hurt as car overturns
Ludhiana, June 12
An overspeeding car turned turtle on a road near Jagraon Bridge here today. The driver lost control over the vehicle while taking a sharp turn near Master Tara Singh College for Women. The car toppled and turned turtle. Three persons were travelling in the car.

A car that overturned in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Granthi commits suicide
Ludhiana, June 12
A 32- year-old granthi allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at a gurdwara located in Amarpura near the Civil Hospital here today.

Hopes pinned on young councillors
Ludhiana, June 12
Young councillors, who have made it to the Ludhiana municipal corporation remained the hot topic during the SAD-BJP meeting held here today. Almost all speakers, who addressed the meeting held at PWD minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon's residence, emphasised that as a large number of youngsters had been elected as the councillors, they needed to serve the residents in a better manner.

Go-ahead for 3 new courses
Ludhiana, June 12
Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, has authorised Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan Campus, to offer three new courses, i.e. M Com (Professional), B Com (Professional) and PGDCA. 

From schools
Guru Nanak School gets merit positions
Ludhiana: Six merit positions were bagged by the Class X students of Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School, Doraha, in the examinations of Punjab State Education Board, results of which were declared on Tuesday.


Youth’s body found
Jagraon, June 12
Panic gripped Jalalaldiwal village near Raikot when a partially naked body of a youth was found in the fields of the village situated on the Ludhiana-Bathinda highway yesterday.


Ludhiana earn three points
Ludhiana, June 12
The four-day match played between Ludhiana and Mohali during the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (U-22) being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association at Punjab Agricultural University here today remained unresolved.



The victorious councillors



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