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Damaged water pipeline gushes
Ludhiana, August 14
Potable water goes waste due to the damaged pipeline at the New Deep Nagar area in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Thousands of gallons of water was wasted in the New Deep Nagar area as the MC staff took more than 27 hours to repair a damaged water supply pipeline.

Potable water goes waste due to the damaged pipeline at the New Deep Nagar area in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Crime-mapping software to curb crime
Ludhiana, August 14
The pattern of policing is in for a change in the city. Besides checking the crime, police has initiated a unique move of crime mapping, which may prove helpful in prevention and detection of various crimes.

Naib court booked
Ludhiana, August 14
A naib court has been booked for dereliction of duty. Jaspal Singh, in charge, District Courts police post, said naib court Lal Singh was booked on the orders of Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Amrinder Pal Singh after Malkit Singh, a resident of Amritsar, escaped from his custody.


Minor abducted, raped for 2 months
Khanna, August 14
A minor girl was abducted and raped repeatedly at several places before she managed to flee from a ‘brothel’ in Delhi. Disclosing this at a press conference here on Monday, the victim, a Class X student, and her mother alleged that she was abducted by three car-borne persons when she was returning from school on a cycle.

The man behind Devender's success
Ludhiana, August 14
For Devender Pal Singh, who has become one of the nation's favourite young singers by reaching the Top-4 stage of "Indian Idol", and Ishmeet Singh, the lad who made waves at the reality show, Voice of India, before his death in the prime of his age, being from Ludhiana is not the only common thing.

Office can’t ask for extra formalities
Ludhiana, August 14
The Judicial Branch of the Home Department, Punjab, has written to all registrars, marriages, to stick to the basic formalities required under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, and not to demand extra documents from applicants at the time of registration of marriages.


City all decked up for I-Day
Ludhiana, August 14
Girls showcase Independence Day spirit at the Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Enthusiasm for the Independence Day (I-Day) was all pervasive in the city, as institutions, restaurants and outlets are all ready to celebrate the spirit of freedom. Some of the stores have special discounts lined up, especially for the day. “This is the great day to celebrate the independence. We are offering 20 per cent extra discount for the day, so that residents can shop with freedom,” smiles Tinny, a store owner.

Girls showcase Independence Day spirit at the Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana on Tuesday. photo: inderjeet verma

Rise in sale of Tricolours
Ludhiana, August 14
Fluttering the Tricolour seemed to be adding to the fervour of independence on the day, as the city has been gearing up for the Independence Day. The city has witnessed a rise in the sale of flags, as residents are buying them for homes, offices, cars, etc. Flags and their symbols in the form of stickers, badges and miniature paper were popular among youngsters, according to a store owner in Ghumar Mandi.

Celebrations undergo change
Ludhiana, August 14
The industrial hub of Punjab has witnessed a drastic change in the Independence Day (I-Day) celebrations. Gone are the days when a city patriot like Bansi Lal Bigular played “bigul” on the banks of Raavi on December 31, 1929 when Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru hoisted the national flag and took the pledge of Purna Swaraj. Nowadays, none comes across such patriots.

Three principals to be honoured
Ludhiana, August 14
Principals of three government schools in the district will be honoured during the Independence Day function, to be held at the SCD Government College tomorrow.

Bribery case: Woman clerk shifted
Ludhiana, August 14
A day after a woman clerk was caught taking a bribe of Rs 2,000 from a city resident, she has been transferred from the House Tax branch of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation. An inquiry has been ordered against her and if she is found guilty, she can face strict disciplinary action, including her suspension and even dismissal from job.

Confusion over online filing of trade details
Ludhiana, August 14
While the Excise and Taxation Department has given the green light to the online filing of the details of intra-state trade, the trader community is still waiting for its rollback. Rumours have it that the notification has been deferred for one month while the department officials said nothing of such sorts was happening.

Festival season fails to spur gold sales
Ludhiana, August 14
Even as the festival season has failed to lift the spirits of those in the jewellery business, jewellers are blaming rising prices for a sluggish demand for gold. Gold, the existing price of which is Rs 30,000 per 10 gm, has lost its lustre for people from all sections of society.

Riot victims' list prepared
Ludhiana, August 14
Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari has said adhering to the orders of the Punjab and Hayrana High Court, a list of 'danga peerats', who have not been provided any rehabilitation gains in terms of property, has been prepared by the administration. The addresses of these persons have to be confirmed.


Six booked in shootout case
Ludhiana, August 14
A day after one person died and three sustained gunshot injuries in two separate incidents, the city police today booked accused under murder and attempt to murder cases today.

11 abortion kits seized
Ludhiana, August 14
A team of the district health department today collected two samples of eatables. Food safety officer Ravinder Garg said, “We collected these samples on the directions of Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, Dr Subhash Batta, and collected one sample of prepared daal from Zaika Restaurant of Hotel Leela Classic near Dayanand Medical College and Hospital.





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