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Murder accused shows no remorse
Ludhiana, July 20
The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Friday Reena who allegedly killed her father-in-law and stepdaughter in cold blood has shown no remorse for her heinous act. The gruesome killing has also shocked the police.
The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Rakesh Kumar Verma is new MC Commissioner
Rakesh Kumar Verma Ludhiana, July 20
Senior IAS officer Rakesh Kumar Verma has been appointed as the Commissioner of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation. He will replace Malwinder Singh Jaggi who was suspended by the state gover for allagedly misusing official position a few days ago.
                                   Rakesh Kumar Verma


Migrants being treated at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on Friday Migrant labourers drugged, robbed of money
Ludhiana, July 20
A group of 12 migrant labourers was drugged and robbed of money. They were on their way to the Golden Temple. Sources say this might be the handiwork of the Zeharkhurani gang.

Migrants being treated at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

GLADA ‘selective’ in removing encroachments
Ludhiana, July 20
Civic bodies, including the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) have a poor track record when it comes to removal of temporary and permanent encroachments from government land.

3 more test positive for dengue
Ludhiana, July 20
Three more patients from Ferozepur and Haryana have tested positive for dengue. They are under treatment at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana.

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Industry importing machines from China
Ludhiana, July 20
Industrialists are importing cost-effective machines from China to tackle labour shortage. The machinery being imported from China is cheap and will help in solving the labour problem by nearly 20 per cent.

The portion of a city road that caved in after the rain Road caves in yet again, official says minor damage
Ludhiana, July 20
After a brief spell of rain this morning, it was the same story yet again when a large portion of road caved in at Model Town here. The incident has once again exposed the use of sub-standard construction material is construction of roads in the city. Thankfully, no person was injured.
The portion of a city road that caved in after the rain. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Two youngsters ride a bike amid morning hour showers in Ludhiana on Friday Morning showers bring respite
Ludhiana, July 20
The city residents heaved a sigh of relief this morning when the area witnessed light showers following a dust storm, bringing respite from from hot and humid weather. Although the city recorded only 1.6mm rainfall, it brought the mercury down making the weather pleasant.

Two youngsters ride a bike amid morning hour showers in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Power cuts have residents sweat out
Ludhiana, July 20
There seems to be no respite for the city residents from scheduled and unscheduled power cuts amid hot and humid weather conditions prevailing in the region. The situation goes from bad to worse with load shedding necessitated by low frequency at the Northern Power Grid when the power supply has to be cut off for half an hour or an hour without any prior intimation.

mandi ahmedgarh murder
Main accused surrenders
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 20
Uneasy calm prevailed here and the adjoining localities, a day after a youth belonging to a particular community was allegedly shot dead by his neighbourer on Thursday.

Sugar prices may go north
Ludhiana, July 20
Sugar may go bitter after the state government announced introduction of VAT on sugar yesterday. Sugar being the essential commodity will affect the budget of every household. After power, sugar will now go costlier and consumers will now have to shell out more to make their dishes sweeter.

Scant regard for life
Students risk their lives by sitting on the roof of a bus in Ludhiana on Friday
Students risk their lives by sitting on the roof of a bus in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

It is time for bird lovers
Ludhiana, July 20
If twitters, chirps, warbles, chitters of birds enchant you, then this might be the most exciting time of the year for bird lovers.

Industry, dept discuss host of issues
Ludhiana, July 20
A meeting was held under the Punjab Industrial Facilitation Act in which the representatives of industry as well as officials from the Excise and Taxation Department were present.

8 hurt in road accidents
Doraha, July 20
Eight persons have been injured in separate road accidents in the past 24 hours in the area adjoining Doraha and Sahnewal. Two of them are seriously injured.

Rahul Tiwari gets additional charge of LIT Administrator
Ludhiana, July 20
Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari has been appointed administrator of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) as additional charge. He assumed charge late in the afternoon today. Tiwari also holds the additional charge of Chief Administrator of the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority.

Muslims hold protest against Myanmar government
Ludhiana, July 20
Members of the Muslim community hold a protest in Ludhiana Led by the president of the Majlis Ahrar Islam Hind and Shahi Imam of Punjab, Maulana Habib-ur-Rahman Sani Ludhianvi, hundreds of members of the Muslim community today held a protest and burnt the national flag of Myanmar for what they termed as genocide of Muslims in that country at the behest of radical Buddhist elements.

Members of the Muslim community hold a protest in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Unscheduled power cuts take toll on residents
Jagraon, July 20
Despite the tall claims of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited to provide uninterrupted power supply to all categories of electricity consumers during the summer season, the residents of Jagraon and that of the surrounding areas continue to grapple with hours of unscheduled power cuts.

Newly elected MC chief and vice-president head a procession with their supporters at Amloh on Friday Sinderpal Mittal elected president of Amloh Municipal Council
Amloh, July 20
The municipal councillors of Amloh in a meeting presided over by Tehsildar Jaswinder Singh Tiwana today elected Sinderpal Mittal (Vickey Mittal) as president unanimously of Municipal Council.

Newly elected MC chief and vice-president head a procession with their supporters at Amloh on Friday. Photo: Bhushan Sood

PSEB fails to provide roll numbers to re-appear candidates
Ludhiana July 20
Problems for the students, who had applied for re-appear examination of class XII science and commerce, seems to be unending. After submitting the application forms after much struggle, some of the students are not receiving roll numbers.

Upgrade training concludes at GADVASU
Ludhiana, July 20
The department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, organised the seventh knowledge Upgradation Programme for Dairy Farmers from July 16 to 20. Dr HK Verma, HOD, revealed that GADVASU organises series of such training programmes for farmers and veterinary officers of the country.

Panchayat member suspended
Jagraon, July 20
The Rural Development and Panchayat Department has suspended former sarpanch and present member panchayat of Sidhwan Bet Paramjit Singh Pappi from his post with immediate effect for misusing the funds meant for the village Panchayat.


Free-ride gang active again
Ludhiana, July 20
The free ride gang, consisting women, has again become active in the city. In past five days, the gang, consisting of three woman and a men, has robbed two women in different parts of the city.

Five booked for post office fraud
Amloh, July 20
A case of fraud has been registered against five employees of the post office for committing a fraud on depositors.

Woman’s body found
Ludhiana, July 20
Panic gripped at the Focal Point area after a partially burnt body of woman was spotted lying near a railway track. The victim identified as Seema (30), wife of Suraj, was spotted near the railway track by commuters, who further informed the police about the incident.

Six city players attend training camp at PCA
Ludhiana, July 20
As many as six cricketers from Ludhiana are among the 35 probables who have been attending training-cum-coaching camp being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association at the PCA Stadium, Mohali.




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