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MC booked for power theft
Booster pump on water supply line running on 'kundi' connection
Ludhiana, July 26
The municipal corporation (MC) has been caught on the wrong foot for installing a booster pump on a water supply line at the Chhawni Mohalla in Ward 32 in the old city, allegedly under political pressure.

A2Z contractor, driver booked
Ludhiana, July 26
Three days after 10-year-old Neha drowned in a pit dug by employees of A2Z, a private garbage-lifting company, the city police today registered a case against the contractor and the driver who excavated the earth.

High-security number plates a headache
Ludhiana, July 26
The state government has introduced high-security number plates to provide benefits and safety, but getting those issued has become a virtual headache for the public.

Sugar dealers on strike against VAT
Ludhiana, July 26
Sugar traders today observed a strike in protest against the imposition of 5 per cent VAT on sugar. Wholesale dealers kept their shutters down at the Kesar Ganj market.


Bus overturns, seven injured
Raikot, July 26
At least 40 students and staff members travelling in a school bus had a miraculous escape when the vehicle overturned in a field along a link road connecting the Raikot-Jagraon road with Seeloani village, near here.

23-year-old man commits suicide
Ludhiana, July 26
A 23-year-old man committed suicide at the Daresi area here today. The deceased, Atul Kumar, was a hosiery manufacturer. The incident came to light this morning when Atul did not come out of the room despite being called.

2 held with alleged flesh-trade worker
Ludhiana, July 26
There was high drama at a school in Mundian Kalan village when two persons, including the school principal's son, were caught with an alleged flesh-trade worker around 11:30 pm last night.

17-year-old boy shoots himself
Ludhiana, July 26
A 17-year-old boy shot himself in the head using his father's licensed revolver at his residence at the Ishwar Nagar Colony in the Daba area today.


Ludhiana-Moga stretch turns into death-trap 
Jagraon, July 26
The Ludhiana-Moga highway is fast turning into a death trap. More than 24 persons have lost their lives this year in different road accidents that took place on less than 50 kilometer-long stretch from Ludhiana to Nawa Chooharchak. Besides, many persons have been injured, several critically, in the road accidents during the same period of time.

Factionalism visible in SAD-BJP alliance
Raekot, July 26
Factionalism once again surfaced among councillors owing allegiance to the SAD and the BJP in the Raikot Nagar Council elections, when those enjoying patronage of former parliamentary secretary and SAD leader BikramJit Singh Khalsa declared their candidate vice-president, even though the district administration had staggered the meeting called for the purpose.

Power crisis bugs Industry 
Ludhiana, July 26
Power cuts and spiraling power prices has proved a double whammy for the city's industry. Power cuts have almost brought the industry to a grinding halt in the city.

PPCC leaders meet Sonia Gandhi
Ludhiana, July 26
A deputation led by former Ludhiana MP and chairman of the Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes department), MS Kalyan, met the Congress President, Sonia Gandhi, in Delhi.

Hepatitis clinic
Ludhiana, July 26
The department of gastroenterology inaugurated a hepatitis clinic on the eve of World Hepatitis Day.

Stamps on London Olympics out
Ludhiana, July 26
The department of posts has released postage stamps to commemorate the London Olympics as the Games kick off in London tomorrow. Four stamps have been released, along with a miniature sheet, by the department bearing the logo of London Olympics.

Inconsolable child puts police in a fix
Arvind Kumar, a rickshaw-puller, with the boy who was found abandoned near a temple at Sunet village. Ludhiana, July 26
An inconsolable abandoned six-year-old child put the Sarabha Nagar police in a spot of bother here this afternoon. The incident took place when a migrant rickshaw-puller, Arvind Kumar, left a child he found abandoned near a temple at Sunet village two days ago.

Arvind Kumar, a rickshaw-puller, with the boy who was found abandoned near a temple at Sunet village. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Work diligently, DC tells officials
Ludhiana, July 26
Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari has asked the officials of various departments to work diligently and ensure that the public was not made to suffer.

Region faces 68 pc rainfall deficit
Ludhiana, July 26
Weather experts, farmers and residents have every reason to be worried as it has been a weak monsoon so far. Though it has rained in the city in the last 48 hours, the showers in July are peanuts compared to the rain last year. If weathermen are to be believed, the state is facing a rainfall deficit of 68 per cent, which is a cause of concern.

Govt to acquire 300 acres
Ludhiana, July 26
The state government will acquire 300 acres under the extension plan of Sahnewal Airport. This was stated by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal while discussing extension plans of the airport with officials of the Ludhiana Administration and PWD Minister Sharanjeet Singh Dhillon at PAU.

construction of bridge
Deputy Mayor inspects work
Ludhiana, July 26
Senior Deputy Mayor of the city Parveen Bansal, who also heads the district unit of the BJP, today visited a bridge which is under construction on an open drain near Gaushala Shamshan Ghat (cremation ground) in the old city to review the progress of the project.

Punjabi movies attracting crowds
Ludhiana, July 26
Punjabi movies are doing well, say movie buffs in the city. It is great to see clean posters of "desi" movies, many admit. "Design, presentation and photography of posters as part of advertising are the first introduction to the movie. The clean design and good photography with enough white space in Jatt and Juliette posters was the first refreshing change in the way posters of Punjabi movies are designed, says Raman, a city-based graphic designer.

Furnace owners to go on 4-day strike
Ludhiana, July 26
Owners of induction furnaces in Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Mandi Gobindgarh will be going on a four-day strike from August 3 to protest against the 12.08 per cent hike in power tariff.

Six cattle heads die
Machiwara July 26
Six cattle heads, including five buffalos of a Gujjar family, were killed when they came in contact with an livewire at Behlolpur village. As per information Hussain Ali was taking his cattles to the fields to fend them.


One nabbed with habit-forming drugs, another escapes
Jagraon, July 26
The Sidhwan Bet police under the Jagraon police district has arrested an alleged drug peddler and seized huge quantity of habit-forming drugs from his possession. Though another accused accompanying him arrested by the police managed to escape from the spot.

Body found in train
Ludhiana, July 26
There was panic at the Sahnewal railway station when the body of an unidentified man in his mid-thirties, stuffed in a gunny bag, was found in a special food train of the Food Corporation of India.

Woman duped of Rs 1.6 lakh
Ludhiana, July 26
A man posing as a bank employee duped a woman of Rs 1.6 lakh. In her complaint, Balbir Kaur said she had gone to the bank located at Miller Gunj to deposit cash.





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