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35-yr-old man done to death
Ludhiana, May 16
Policemen inspect the spot where the victim's body was found in Ludhiana on Thursday Panic spread at the Municipal Corporation’s Zone A office and the Mata Rani Chowk area following the murder of a 35-year-old labourer. The victim, Hukum, was a native of Maharaj Gunj in Uttar Pradesh. The incident came to light when residents spotted the victim’s blood-soaked body in the basement of a market located near the MC’s Zone A office.

Policemen inspect the spot where the victim's body was found in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


ROB to be partly operational by July-end
Work in progress on the railway overbridge in Ludhiana Ludhiana, May 16
After missing many deadlines, the railway overbridge (ROB) being constructed in place of Lakkar Pul is expected to become partly operational by July-end.

Work in progress on the railway overbridge in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

24-year-old woman, aide nabbed with 50 gm of heroin
Ludhiana, May 16
Drug peddlers being taken to a court in Ludhiana on Thursday The police has arrested two persons, including a woman, with 60 gm of heroin. The accused have been identified as 24-year-old Kajal, alias Lucky, a resident of Lahori Gate, Amritsar, and Ramesh Kumar, alias Jhony, a native of Islam Gunj. Kajal, who was arrested by the Phagwara police in July 2012, was out on bail.

Drug peddlers being taken to a court in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Woman ends life
Ludhiana, May 16
Tortured by her husband and in-laws, a 23-year-old newlywed woman reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence in Moti Nagar today.

Consumers caught stealing electricity
Ludhiana, May 16
Under the stepped-up drive to curb power theft, the teams of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) have caught three industrial units and a domestic consumer stealing power through meter tampering or kundi connections in different parts of the city.


Zila parishad polls
DC tells Returning Officers to pull up their socks
Ludhiana, May 16
DC Rahul Tiwari speaks to Returning Officers during a meeting at Bachat Bhawan, Ludhiana, on Thursday During the final meeting of the arrangements made for the coming Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti Elections (to be held on May 19) at Bachat Bhawan here this evening, Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer Rahul Tiwari asked all the Returning Officers (ROs) concerned to "behave like senior officers".
DC Rahul Tiwari speaks to Returning Officers during a meeting at Bachat Bhawan, Ludhiana, on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

poll duties
Banks may remain shut for 5 days
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 16
While no commercial bank can stop working on a certain day without declaration in the Negotiable Act, branches of certain national banks have to declare closure on at least five days due to deployment of majority of their staff on election duties.

3,000 cops to be deployed on poll day
Ludhiana, May 16
To make the Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti elections a peaceful affair, as many as 3,000 police personnel will be deployed in the district to ensure that no unruly incidents are reported.

‘Kakas’ ruling the roost, feel ‘taksalis’
Ludhiana, May 16
The domination of "kakas" in political parties has had a demoralising effect on the traditional workers of the Akali Dal. It has been observed that during the nominations for the Zila Parishad election the "taksalis" (the traditional Akali workers) avoided contesting the elections as they felt ignored by the party.

Poll results will check Akalis’ arrogance: Tewari
Ludhiana, May 16
Manish Tewari, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, today asked the people to make the Akalis accountable for their sins of omission and commission in the past six years.

RBI issues instructions for rehabilitation of sick units
Ludhiana, May 16
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued instructions for the timely rehabilitation of the sick units.

Tax exemption on LTA only on domestic travel
Ludhiana, May 16
Tax exemption on the leave travel allowance (LTA) can be claimed only on domestic travel and cannot be clubbed with an overseas journey. If an air ticket comprises Indian and overseas components, no exemption will be provided either on the entire cost or on partial Indian travel.

Valmiki Library puts old coins on display
Arun Sidhu of Bhagwan Valmiki Library shows a collection of coins during an exhibition in Ludhiana on Thursday Ludhiana, May 16
With the aim to preserve antique coins and currency notes of the past, Bhagwan Valmiki Library today organised an exhibition on its campus here. The exhibition is an initiative to acquaint youngsters with coins and currency notes of the olden days.

Arun Sidhu of Bhagwan Valmiki Library shows a collection of coins during an exhibition in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Blood donation camp held
Ludhiana, May 16
To mark the 22nd International Thalassemia Day and World Red Cross Day, the Punjab Thalassemics Welfare Society (PTWS), in collaboration with the Departments of Pediatrics and Transfusion Medicine, today organised the 14th annual medicos voluntary blood donation camp at the DMCH here.

Fashion students gear up for exhibition
Ludhiana, May 16
“I created the dresses on the theme of ‘Kundan’ jewellery,” said Ruchika Uppal, a final year student of Sportking Institute of Fashion Technology.

Parents resent continuous fee hike
Ludhiana, May 16
Parents are still miffed with the school authorities of Greenland Public School, Jalandhar Bypass.

Ludhiana Scan
Eight samples collected
A team of the Health Department today collected samples of eatables from different places in the city.

College Notes
Guru Nanak Engineering College rated AAA+
Ludhiana: A magazine, Careers 360, has recently conducted a survey of the engineering colleges under its special rating of 2013. The colleges have been rated as AAAA (Top class institution), AAA+ (Very high quality institution), AAA (High quality education), AA+ (Better quality institution) and AA (Good quality institution).

PAU Notes
Students celebrate ‘Jashn-e-Baharan’
Ludhiana, May 16
The annual day of the College of Basic Sciences and Humanities of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) "Jashn-e-Baharan" was celebrated with gaiety and gusto.


Man commits suicide
Ludhiana, May 16
A 60-year-old committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in the Ayali Kalan area here today. The deceased has been identified as Baldev Singh. According to the police, Baldev Singh was living alone.




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