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13-year-old boy’s body recovered from Sutlej
Ludhiana, May 20
The spot on the Sutlej bridge from where the victim, Maan Singh, fell into the river in Ludhiana. The body of a 13-year-old boy from Phagwara, who had fallen into the Sutlej last night, was recovered here today. The deceased has been identified as Maan Singh. He reportedly slipped from a gap in the footpath of a bridge, created due to a broken slab. He was busy on the mobile phone when the incident took place.

The spot on the Sutlej bridge from where the victim, Maan Singh, fell into the river in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Parents, relatives blame construction firm for his death
Ludhiana, May 20
The parents and relatives of 13-year-old Maan Singh, who drowned in the Sutlej, have blamed Soma-Isolux, a road construction and toll collection company, for his death.


At 44.8°C, city residents prefer to stay indoors
Ludhiana, May 20
There was no relief for city residents from the scorching heat today. The city recorded 44.8°C today. According to Met experts, the temperature will continue to rise during the next few days.

Explosion triggered by candle kills woman 
Ludhiana, May 20
A 30-year-old woman died while her husband is battling for life after suffering burn injuries. The deceased has been identified as Usha Rani, while her husband has been identified as Partap, both residents of the Peeru Banda Colony in Salem Tabri.

City may get canal water
Ludhiana, May 20
The Sirhind canal near Ludhiana. The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is in talks with World Bank for the supply of canal water for city residents. To check the feasibility of this system, a team of experts from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, had visited the city in December last year. In its pre-feasibility report submitted to the MC, the team had given the go-ahead for this project.
The Sirhind canal near Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

parking violations on ferozepur road
Commissioners to submit report to HC
Ludhiana, May 20
Hearing in the case pertaining to parking-related violations on the Ferozepur Road service lane as well as violations by shopkeepers and some commercial establishments took place in the Punjab and Haryana High Court today.

Auto-rickshaw driver drowned in Sutlej
Ludhiana, May 20
An auto-rickshaw driver was drowned after he fell into the Sutlej here on Monday. The victim has been identified as Badal of Kakowal. According to the relatives, while he was taking a dip in the river, he was swept away by the water current. His body was retrieved later and sent to the Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination. —TNS

Six car owners challaned
Ludhiana, May 20
The police has challaned the owners of six cars for parking the vehicles in a service lane. According to the police, these cars belong to the visitors to a hotel. The parked cars were impeding the flow of traffic in the service lane. — TNS


Treaty benefits: File returns even if income not taxable
Ludhiana, May 20
Those availing of treaty benefits will now be required to file returns of their income even if they are not liable to be taxed. The government has changed the Income Tax Rules and has made it mandatory for certain classes of assessees, including those covered under bilateral tax treaties, to file their returns in the country. The new rules will be effective from April 1.

Awareness programme on thalassaemia
Ludhiana, May 20
Members of Zindagi Live Foundation, an NGO, along with thalassaemic children at a function organised at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan in Ludhiana. Zindagi Live Foundation, a non-government organisation, started its awareness campaign for ‘thalassemia’ here yesterday at Guru Nanak Stadium with a cultrural programme presented by thalassemic children.

Members of Zindagi Live Foundation, an NGO, along with thalassaemic children at a function organised at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan in Ludhiana. A Tribune Photograph

No fire station in Jagraon
Jagraon, May 20
Once again, the need for a fire station was felt in Jagraon when goods worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed in a major fire that broke out at Indo-Canadian Departmental Store near Rani Jhansi Chowk on the Tehsil Road, a multi-storeyed building, in Jagraon on Saturday late night.

Polling over, it’s time to relax for candidates
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 20
A zila parishad election candidate and his supporters relax in Dehlon on Monday. After toiling hard in the scorching sun and dust for over a fortnight, candidates contesting zila parishad and block samiti elections and their supporters seemed to be in a relaxed mood here on Monday. However, it remained a day of calculations and assessments with anxiety and stress explicit on their faces.

A zila parishad election candidate and his supporters relax in Dehlon on Monday. photo by writer

No respite from traffic jams in Jagraon
Jagraon, May 20
Despite the joint efforts of the local police and an NGO, Supreme Welfare Society, Jagraon, to improve the traffic situation in the town, there seems to be no relief for local residents as well as the commuters from frequent traffic jams on many roads in the city.

14 people challaned for smoking in public places
Jagraon, May 20
A team of the Health Department challenged 14 people, who were found smoking at various public places during a drive, here today.

Police increases vigil to curb illegal sand mining
Ludhiana, May 20
The police has increased security in Ladhowal and surrounding areas including Mattewara and Salem Tabri following inputs of illegal sand mining. Over 10 police PCR Multi-Utility Vehicles (MUVs) along with the PCR motorcycles have been deployed in the area to curb the menace of illegal sand mining.

Handwriting reveals one’s personality, says expert
Ludhiana, May 20
Handwriting can be a tool to understand one’s personality and character. It is increasingly being used to get an insight into the psyche of an indivicual, says a Chandigarh-based graphologist, Mohan Ray, who was in the city a couple of days ago.

Health expert gives tips to prevent water-borne diseases
Ludhiana, May 20
An awareness rally by the district health department was conducted about water-borne diseases at Dhandari Khurd. Students of Guru Nanak College of Nursing, Gopalpur, participated in the rally which was conducted under the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme.

Provide C-form online, say cycle manufacturers
Ludhiana, May 20
A delegation of the United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association today met Tejveer Singh Sidhu and Bhupinder Gupta, Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioners, under the leadership of Gurmeet Singh Kular, president of United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association, to discuss the day-to-day problems faced by the industry. 

Locked gates a public nuisance
Ludhiana, May 20
A locked gate in the E-block of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar in Ludhiana. Even though many residents have got security gates installed around their colonies, they seldom follow the rules. There are many areas in the city where such security gates have been installed on streets, but they remain locked 24X7, causing inconvenience to visitors as well as those using these roads.

A locked gate in the E-block of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

tax evasion
Noose tightened around yarn dealers 
Ludhiana, May 20
Yarn dealers of the city are under the Excise and Taxation Department scanner after Balaji Sales Corporation was found wrongly availing exemption from the payment of entry tax.

Health Dept starts review survey on infant deaths 
Ludhiana, May 20
To know the exact reasons behind infant deaths in the state of Punjab, the Health Department has started an infant death review survey under the National Rural Health Mission. The survey began on April 1.

pau notes
Low-cost cryogenic grinder developed
Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) has designed and fabricated a low-cost cryogenic grinder which would bring down cost to Rs 28 lakh from 1.5 crore of a similar capacity imported grinder. The grinding system is ready for commercialisation.

Ludhiana Scan


Two held for snatching incidents
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 20
The Dehlon police has arrested two miscreants for their alleged involvement in a number of snatching cases. Recently, the accused had allegedly snatched a laptop, a mobile phone and cash worth Rs 2,000 from an serviceman, Janmalas Siyadeeya a few days ago.

Drug peddler arrested with 50 gm of heroin in city
Ludhiana, May 20
The Focal Point police has nabbed a drug peddler and seized 50 gm of heroin from his possession last night. The accused has been identified as Inderjeet Singh of Guru Arjan Dev Nagar.


New hockey stadium at agricultural university a mess
Ludhiana, May 20
The local hockey players have been facing the same problems even after the construction on the Olympian Prithipal Hockey Stadium on the Punjab Agricultural University campus. Though the new stadium has been equipped with a blue turf, lack of basic amenities there remains.

30 athletes selected for Chennai meet
Ludhiana, May 20
The Punjab Amateur Athletic Association has selected 30 athletes who will represent the state in the 53rd Senior Inter-state National Athletics Championship, which is scheduled to be held in Chennai from June 4 to 7.

Dalla youth to take part in Cyprus tourney
Jagraon, May 20
The residents of Dalla village, near Jagraon, were delighted when the news of selection of a youth from the village for an international boxing championship reached the village.

Lovneet, Poonam to lead under-18 basketball teams
Ludhiana, May 20
Lovneet Singh of Punjab and Poonam Chaturvedi from Chhattisgarh have been selected to lead the Indian junior basketball boys and girls’ teams (U-18), respectively, in the inaugural edition of the Three-on-Three FIBA Asia Basketball Championship. The meet is scheduled to be held in Bangkok from May 22 to 24, according to Teja Singh Dhaliwal, general secretary, Punjab Baksetball Association.



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