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Frequent road cave-ins indicate shoddy work
Ludhiana, August 4
Frequent cave-ins of a road in Ishar Nagar over the water and sewerage pipelines have once again exposed the use of sub-standard material in construction of road, besides lack of coordination between the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board and the MC authorities.

A large portion of the Ishar Nagar road that caved in on Saturday.
A large portion of the Ishar Nagar road that caved in on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


MC’s drive on, but saplings continue to die young
Ludhiana, August 4
Even as the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) has started vanamahotsava in the city, the fact is that several newly planted saplings and other plants are drying up due to the absence of proper care. Even the already existing greenbelts are in dire need of maintenance with some of them looking more like a garbage dump than a greenbelt.

3 more test positive for dengue
Ludhiana, August 4
Three more patients, undergoing treatment at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, have tested positive for dengue. District epidemiologist Dr Puneet Juneja said: “Three patients have been tested positive for dengue. One of these patients is Satwinder Singh (49) is from Jammu, while Vivek Kumar Mishra (14) is from Barnala and Suman (27) is from Tibba Road in Ludhiana."



Road tiles dislocate
The dislocated tiles on a road in Jagraon.Jagraon, August 4
The interlocking tiles at various areas, including Shastri Nagar, College Road, Bagh Kheta Ram locality situated on Sherpur Road, Jagraon, have started coming out within a couple of months after being placed. Certain portions of these roads have caved in thus raising serious questions on the quality of material used by the contractor. Residents said substandard materials were used by the contractor while laying the road.

The dislocated tiles on a road in Jagraon. Photo by writer

Unable to breastfeed: Psychological barrier to blame
Ludhiana, July 4
Some mothers of infants complain that they failed to produce feed for their babies and so they brought up their baby on bottle feed since day one. But this is nothing but a psychological barrier in the minds of mothers of newly born.

Residents reel under power cuts
Jagraon, August 4
Notwithstanding with the instructions of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited has failed to provide sufficient power supply to the domestic sector even in the night hours.

City witnesses spurt in sale of inverters
Ludhiana, August 4
As the city continues to reel under scheduled and unscheduled power cuts, the sale of inverters has gone up in h city. Dealers in the city are expecting the sale of inverters to go up by 50 per cent in the coming month due to hot and humid weather conditions prevailing in the country.

Victim of domestic violence in ICU
Ludhiana, August 4
Janvi, a 27-year-old woman from Noorwala, was hospitalised today after she was allegedly beaten up by her husband today. Sources said the woman was given poison. The SHO Balwinder Singh said no case has been registered so far and the investigating officer has gone to record the statements of the victim.

Teachers fear about ACRs' upkeep
Ludhiana August 4
Master cadre teachers of the Education Department are worried about their Annual Confidential Reports (ACRs) which they had submitted a year ago at the DEO office to seek promotions. Teachers want these reports back as they feel that their important documents are not safe in the education office. Teachers alleged that ACRs were not properly kept at the District Education Office so these should be given back to the school heads.

DGP visits city
Ludhiana, August 4
As the Director General of Police (DGP), Sumedh Singh Saini, visited the city today, tight security arrangements were made around the Police Lines where he held a meeting with officials. — TNS


Rs 63,000 snatched
Phillaur, August 4 
Two unidentified motorcyclists snatched a bag containing cash worth Rs 63,450 from a peon of DAV College, Phillaur, on National Highways last evening. Lal Chand, the victim, said he was returning from a bank when the robbers attacked him. The snatcher also took the detailed marks certificates of the students . The college principal Ravinder Kalia said he has lodged a written complaint to the police. Phillaur DSP Paramjit Singh Pannu said the police was investigating the matter.


Ludhiana, Amritsar register win
Ludhiana, August 4
A match in progress during the Mahindra NBA Challenge Basketball League at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Saturday. The Ludhiana Academy in the boys’ section, while Amritsar in the girls’ section registered victories without being challenged in the ongoing third Mahindra NBA Challenge Basketball League held at the Guru Nanak Stadium today. In the boys’ under-18 category, Ludhiana Academy that had already stamped its authority by winning both matches last week, continued from where they left last Sunday.

A match in progress during the Mahindra NBA Challenge Basketball League at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

PAU zone eves lift football trophy
Ludhiana, August 4
The PAU zone quelled a strong challenge from Khanna zone before romping home victorious with a narrow margin 1-0 in the final of the Inter-Zone District Football Championship for Girls U-17 organised by the district education department under the patronage of the Punjab School Education Board held at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Kitchlu Nagar branch ground, today.

Players of PAU zone strike a pose after winning the football final in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Players of PAU zone strike a pose after winning the football final in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Pugilists bring laurels to academy
Jagraon, August 4
Two budding trainees of the Sher-e-Punjab Sports Academy, Chakar, near Jagraon brought laurels for Chakar village as well as Ludhiana when they clinched two bronze medals at the fourth edition of the Inter-Zonal Women Boxing Championship held at Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh recently.



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