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Residents along nullah dread monsoon
Ludhiana, July 9
Residents of areas along Ganda Nullah in the old city are dreading the monsoon as they are living in constant fear of the nullah overflowing. Work on covering the nullah is still incomplete and going on at a slow pace.
The filthy Ganda Nullah flowing near the Dharampur in Ludhiana. The project to cover the nullah has still not been completed. The filthy Ganda Nullah flowing near the Dharampur in Ludhiana. The project to cover the nullah has still not been completed. Photos: Inderjeet verma

Small entrepreneurs switch to realty sector
Ludhiana, July 9
The burgeoning cost of land in the past few years and the big gains in the real estate sector as compared with the manufacturing sector has lured several small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to test the real estate business.


Grim power situation worries industry 
Ludhiana, July 9
The industry in the city is already passing through a rough phase due to labour shortage and the grim power situation is adding to the problems of the industry.

Caught unawares
Girls riding a scooter try to cover themselves from sudden rain in Ludhiana on Monday.
Girls riding a scooter try to cover themselves from sudden rain in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu mahajan

All roads lead to Dasuya
Ludhiana, July 9
The hot destination for the Akali-BJP leadership is now Dasuya, which will see a byelection on July 11. As various parties slug it out in the Dasuya Assembly byelection, almost all mayoral candidates from the city have been camping there. 

Newborn found abandoned 
Ludhiana, July 9
A newborn girl, who was left to die on the bank of the Sirhind Branch Canal near Sudhar, was rescued by some children of the village here today.

Debt-ridden grocer commits suicide
Ludhiana, July 9
A debt-ridden grocer committed suicide by hanging himself from a fan at his house in Dugri here today. The victim, identified as 45-year-old Ravinder Kumar, left a suicide note holding an oil trader responsible for his death. The police has booked the accused, Harbans Lal, for abetment to suicide.

Son of RPF inspector caught with opium
Ludhiana, July 9
The police allegedly seized 1.5 kg of opium from the son of a Railway Protection Force (RPF) inspector posted in Varanasi. ACP Ramnesh Chaudhary said the police laid a naka near Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib and saw a youth sneaking inside the city from near a track. He was carrying a polythene bag.

Girl 'jumps' into canal
Ludhiana, July 9
In a suspected case of attempted suicide, a girl jumped into Sidhwan Canal here this evening and is feared to have been drowned.


Residents demand repair of Khanna-Barwali stretch
A pothole on the Khanna-Khamano road.Khanna, July 9
A group of social activists from the town, led by PD Bansal, met the SDM Khanna, PS Sodhi, and the Halka Incharge of Akali Dal, Ranjit Singh Talwandi, to discuss the pitiable condition of the 10-kilometer stretch of Khanna-Khamano road from Khanna up to village Barwali.

A pothole on the Khanna-Khamano road. A Tribune photograph

Toll plazas harass locals
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 9
Installation of two toll plazas within a short distance on Malerkotla-Patiala as well as Mullanpur-Barnala roads is making local commuters pay more for traveling on these stretches.

Local organisations demand transfer of government officials
Samrala, July 9
On the call given by Bar Association Samrala, Samrala Bachao Action Committee today marched into the main bazaar to demand transfer of both the SDM and the Tehsildar because of their alleged poor work.

Industry shares grievances with administration
Ludhiana, July 9
To discuss problems related to mixed land use area, a meeting of heads from various departments and industry representatives was held at District Industries Centre here today.

City kid awaits release of her movie 
Ludhiana, July 9
Twelve-year-old Ekta Kapoor has her eyes set on the upcoming movie “Yaaran Naal Baharaan-II”. Ekta has a pivotal role in the movie as she helps the lead pair fall in love.

Marked increase in applicants
Ludhiana, July 9
Compared to last year, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) has received a tremendous response by the students this time.

Students shine in PU exams
AS College
Ludhiana: Students AS College have excelled in the Panjab University annual examination 2011-12. Gagandeep Kaur stood first in the college by scoring 78.62 per cent while Rupinder Kaur stood second, scoring 73.25 per cent. Jatinder Singh stood third with 71.43 per cent marks.

PSEB to upload details of fake certificates on website
Ludhiana, July 9
Punjab School Education Department (PSEB) will upload details of fake certificates on the PSEB website to curb the use of such certificates. 

Schools reopen after summer break
A reflection of students seen on a road filled with water. Schools reopened in Ludhiana on Monday after a month-long summer vacation.Ludhiana, July 9
Government and private schools reopened after more than a month-long summer vacation today. Government primary schools witnessed thin attendance as compared to secondary and high schools.

A reflection of students seen on a road filled with water. Schools reopened in Ludhiana on Monday after a month-long summer vacation. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

With children back in schools, parents heave a sigh of relief
Doraha, July 9
It was a real Monday morning for students today as a majority of the schools reopened today after a long break.

Railway pensioners suffer
Ludhiana, July 9
Even though the Subdivisional Railway Hospital (SDH) here was upgraded some two year ago,still the Northern Railway authorities have failed to provide comprehensive medical and health facilities to both the serving and retired employees. 

No fresh case of dengue reported in Ludhiana district
Ludhiana, July 9
No fresh case of dengue in the district was reported from any hospital today. One suspected case of dengue came to the hospital today.

Ludhianvis lap up mango dishes
A chef displays mango dishes during the Mango Sutra festival in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, July 9
A mango fest “Mango Sutra” is on at a mall on the Ferozpur Road and varieties of mangoes like the dussehries, alphonsos, langdas etc are getting mixed, mashed and churned in expert hands to become the perfect dishes and delicacies for the Ludhianvis here.

A chef displays mango dishes during the Mango Sutra festival in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Illicit relations, love affairs pushing crime graph north
Jagraon, July 9
Illicit relationships and love affairs have emerged as main factors behind some heinous crimes committed in the area recently. In July, six persons, including three women, in Ludhiana (rural) Police district have lost their lives in separate incidents directly related to fallout of illicit relationships or love affairs.

Give protection to contractors, state govt tells dist administration
Ludhiana, July 9
The state government is annually generating crores of rupees by organising animal fairs in different districts of Punjab, which are being used to develop animal mandis. 

Book of ghazals released
Ludhiana, July 9
A book of ghazals titled "Pehli Baarish" by Tarsem Noor was released at Punjabi Bhawan on Sunday. The book titled after the first rain of the monsoon, has about 97 ghazals, written over a period of about 10 years, says Noor. It is the first book by the 55-year-old lyricist.

Winners not given prize money
Ludhiana, July 9
Winners of the Punjab State Bumper Lottery alleged that they had failed to receive the prize money.

Snake spotted
Ludhiana, July 9
Normally it is the criminals who run helter-skelter on seeing the police, but today it was the policemen, who were seen running to save their lives after seeing a four-foot long snake.

Shirking responsibility
With the outsourcing of garbage collection, the Ludhiana MC seems to have washed its hands off the responsibility to keep the city clean. A2Z Waste Management, hired for the purpose, is doing a shoddy job as garbage lies strewn outside the bins placed for collecting garbage at most of the places. With monsoon setting in, these conditions are only set to worsen.



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