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Manhandled, power staff hold protest 
Ludhiana, May 24
Frequent power failure due to line faults and unscheduled power cuts in the blistering heat are not only causing harassment to city residents, but frayed tempers of people over delays in the rectification of faults are making things difficult for the staff of the power utility.

Gastro, dehydration cases pour in at city hospitals
Ludhiana, May 24
he heat wave has not only affected the mobility of people, it has also started affecting the health of city residents. Segregated cases of high-grade fever, dehydration and gastroenteritis have been reported from city hospitals and clinics.

Heat wave to intensify: PAU 
Ludhiana, May 24
The ongoing heat wave, which has thrown life out of gear in the city, is likely to become more fierce in the coming days. The soaring mercury, which has already crossed the 45°C mark, is expected to touch the 47°C mark by the end of this month.


Man hatches conspiracy to dupe brothers of Rs 10 lakh
Ludhiana, May 24
An incident that took place two days ago in which an employee was booked for allegedly fleeing with Rs 10 lakh has turned out to be a "family drama". The police today arrested the accused, Shawinder Singh, and recovered Rs 9.85 lakh from his possession.

former DGP Shashikant Govt has failed to act against drug mafia, says ex-DGP
Ludhiana, May 24
After raising the issue of alleged political backing in the supply of drugs in prisons across the state, former DGP Shashikant has again taken potshots at the ruling SAD-BJP government, questioning its stand on tacking the drug menace.

MC removes illegal jhuggis 
Ludhiana, May 24
MC officials clear an encroachment from Tajpur Road in Ludhiana on Friday. Amid a protest, the building branch of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, in a joint drive with the tehbazari wing, today demolished at least 24 jhuggis in the Tajpur Road area in the city. The jhuggis had come up on government land and area residents had objected to these several times.

MC officials clear an encroachment from Tajpur Road in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph


Distribution of science kits stopped
Ludhiana, May 24
Hopes of government school students to learn science practically through the specially designed kits were dashed to ground as instructions had been given to stop the distribution of these science kits till further orders.

Even as city residents are braving frequent power cuts, streetlights can be seen switched on during the daytime in the Aman Nagar locality near the Jalandhar bypass in Ludhiana on Friday
CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE: Even as city residents are braving frequent power cuts, streetlights can be seen switched on during the daytime in the Aman Nagar locality near the Jalandhar bypass in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma 

Delegation of doctors to visit Germany 
Ludhiana, May 24
A 22-member delegation of Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) is going to Germany to participate in “International Congress on Social and Health Effects of Small Arms”. This is first such Congress being organised by International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) at Villingen-Schwenningen, the city located near major gun-producing industry Heckler and Kohl, from May 30 to June 2.

I-T returns: Dept shoots letter to defaulters 
Ludhiana, May 24
The Income Tax Department is sending letters to high spenders who have not filed their returns. The department had earlier sent letters to tax assesses to enquire from them whether they have filed returns.

City residents unhappy over suspended gold coin sale 
Ludhiana, May 24
City residents are unhappy over the discontinuance of gold coin sale at the sub-post offices coming under the Central Post Office in Mata Rani Chowk and Punjab Agricultural University areas.

Don’t block roads during protests: DMCH 
Ludhiana, May 24
Hundreds of patients, including some emergency cases, usually get trapped in the public protests that choke city roads leading to the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana. Worst affected are the patients who need immediate medical care.
A girl quenches her thirst on a hot afternoon in Ludhiana.
BEATING THE HEAT: A girl quenches her thirst on a hot afternoon in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu mahajan

Excise Dept raids 2 more units 
Ludhiana, May 24
Raids by the Income Tax Department at Genex Industries Limited continued for the second day. Department officials has sealed four bank lockers and obtained Rs 30 lakh and large amount of jewellery. Important documents have also been seized by the department while the property investment of the group is also under department's scanner. Bank details have been collected and incrementing documents have been seized by the department.

Aadhaar card enrolment to resume at Model Town sub-post office
Ludhiana, May 24
The enrolment for Aadhaar cards is going to resume at the Model Town sub-post office in few days. As more and more services and schemes are being linked with the Aadhaar cards, having Aadhaar cards has now become a necessity. "I was not very keen on getting the card made but now it is mandatory for many necessary things. Now, banks have also started asking for the Aadhaar enrolment numbers," said Gagan, a resident.

Safai  Karamcharis
MC Commissioner, DC fail to attend meeting
Ludhiana, May 24
Hari Ram Sood, a member of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis, today boycotted two meetings called by him as senior district administration officials failed to attend these meetings. These meetings were called to discuss the issues being faced by safai karamcharis of the city.

Civil Hospital organises awareness drive 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 24
The staff members of a local civil hospital, led by SMO Dr Arun Kumar Handa, has launched a coordinated movement to spread awareness among masses, including students, labourers and women folk about causes and consequences of dreaded diseases.

Students share views on female foeticide
Jagraon, May 24
A seminar on female foeticide was organised by the Civil Hospital, Jagraon, at the District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Jagraon. An on-the-spot painting competition was also held on the occasion. More than 100 students of DIET, Jagraon, and 17 other schools participated in the competition.

Service tax returns can be revised
Ludhiana, May 24
Service tax returns for the period July 2012 to September 2012 can be reviewed and can also be revised as per the law. The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has accepted the service tax returns for the period July-September 2012, which were rejected by the system on the sole ground that these returns were filed for the period prior to the dates of registration of the assesses as valid returns.

CET for various courses on June 26
The first phase of admission for filling of application forms for various undergraduate programmes of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) for the academic session 2013-14 is over with the last date for receipt of applications being May 17.

from schools
World No-Tobacco Day observed
Ludhiana: Students of Green Land Senior Secondary Public School celebrated “World No Tobacco Day”. An inter-section Hindi declamation competition was organised on the occasion in which students of Class IX and X participated. The students in their speeches highlighted the health-risk associated with tobacco use and advocated for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

college notes
NSS camp
A seven-day special NSS camp commenced at Guru Nanak Girls College here on Friday. The camp was inaugurated by principal, Dr Charanjit Mahal, wherein she emphasised the true application of thematic concern of the camp which was “Environment including preservation of natural resources and conservation of cultural/historical heritage”. 

pau notes
Groundwater research project
The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has been sanctioned a prestigious research project on “Groundwater resource management to mitigate the impact of climate change in Punjab and Haryana” under the sponsored grant component of National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture, Hyderabad.


Thief held with stolen goods
Ludhiana, May 24
A thief in police custody in Ludhiana on Friday. In a major breakthrough, the city police has nabbed a thief, Identified as Randeep Kumar alias Sanjay from Gol Chowk in Basant Avenue area, today. The police has recovered, a motorcycle, three LAD, two televisions, laptop, DVD, video camera, silver coins, two mobiles, gold and artificial jewellery, huge quantity of clothes and home appliances from his possession.

A thief in police custody in Ludhiana on Friday.  Photo: Inderjeet verma

ipl spot-fixing
Bookies in Jagraon go underground
Jagraon, May 24
As the ongoing investigation into the spot-fixing scandal in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is widening and new revelations are coming to the fore, a feeling of fear and panic seems to have gripped the alleged bookies involved in betting on the IPL matches in Jagraon.


Two get life term in murder case
Ludhiana, May 24
Additional Sessions Judge Paramjit Singh has convicted Jeet Bahadur and Dumer Singh, hailing from Nepal, in a murder case. They were awarded life imprisonment.




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