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3 killed as rain wreaks havoc on dist
Ludhiana, June 13
Three persons were killed in rain-related incidents in the district today. While two youths were electrocuted in the city, a 14-year-old boy drowned in Jagraon. Pre-monsoon rain lashed the city, wreaking havoc on the infrastructure with the main road in the Kitchlu Nagar locality caving in and most of the city localities submerged in knee-deep water for hours together.

Vehicles move at a snail’s pace with headlights on during heavy rain at Dholewal Chowk in Ludhiana on Thursday morning; and (below) a portion of a road that caved in front of Dhami Eye Hospital in the city.
Vehicles move at a snail’s pace with headlights on during heavy rain at Dholewal Chowk in Ludhiana on Thursday morning. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


PAU Met Dept records 178 mm of rainfall
Ludhiana, June 13
Above normal pre-monsoon showers were reported from the city and other parts of the district today. The rain started at around 5.30 am and continued till late in the afternoon. The agro meteorology department of Punjab Agricultural University recorded 178 mm of rainfall, which is a record.

Power supply disrupted
Ludhiana, June 13
Even as the pre-monsoon rain, which lashed the city for more than six hours since early morning today, brought immense relief to the people from the sweltering heat, the power supply played truant during the rain. Power failure was reported from several parts of the city due to uprooting of trees, broken branches, short circuit and faults in transformers.

Rain washes away claims of Jagraon admn
Ludhiana, June 13
The tall claims of the Jagraon administration about its preparedness for handling the situation during the upcoming rainy season were washed away during the first rain of the pre-monsoon season today. Most residential areas and roads of Jagraon were 3 or 4 feet under rainwater. It had been raining in the area since last night. A majority of the drains were chocked.

A flooded street in a low-lying area of Sahnewal on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Officials asked to visit flood-prone areas
Ludhiana, June 13
The continuous rain in the district, that started around 5:30 am and lasted for more than five hours, have alerted the District Administration. The officials in the Drainage Department have been asked to visit the flood-prone areas in the district. Though a meeting on the flood-control measures has been scheduled for June 25, it might be advanced if the situation gets alarming.

A waterlogged road in the Dugri road area in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

DC tells officials to pull up socks
Ludhiana, June 13
Keeping in mind the rainy season ahead, Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari today told the officials of the Health Department, Municipal Corporation and the Municipal Committees that they must pull up their socks and ensure that there was no loss of life due to water-borne diseases. Tiwari said the official concerned will be held responsible in case there was any death due to the outbreak of a disease.

Business takes a hit in city
Ludhiana, June 13
Business in markets suffered after rainwater entered the shops located in the low-lying areas here. It was only in the evening that traders did some business when people moved out of their houses.


Ludhiana scan
Police Commissioner takes charge
Paramjit Singh Gill assumed the charge of Commissioner of Police here today. Gill is the fourth Commissioner of Police of the city ever since the Commissionerate system was introduced here in 2010. Gill's son Param Avtar Singh Gill is serving in the city as Assistant Commissioner Customs and Excise.

PAU Student Home area to be beautified
Ludhiana June 13
Finally, the PAU authorities have responded to the long pending demands of students of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) to beautify and maintain the Student Home area. The Punjab Agricultural University Students Association (PAUSA) had written several times to the authorities to maintain the existing infrastructure at Students Home area.

Dy DEO conducts inquiry at PAU school
Ludhiana, June 13
Deputy District Education Officer, Dr Charanjit Singh, today visited Government Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agriculture University, here today to conduct an "inquiry" into a case in which a student was allegedly promoted by the authorities, while he did not attend the classes. Prior to this, another enquiry was held by the DEO department in February on the same issue when it generated some of controversy.

Vigilance raid
500 tonnes of wheat found damaged
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 13
DSP, vigilance, KD Sharma, accompanied by Sub-Inspector Pritpal Singh, Harbinder Singh, Ravi Kumar from Patiala, along with Rajnesh Kumar and Rawinder Kumar as witnesses, raided two plinths, containing around 500 tonnes of wheat which was declared damaged.

Most offices flooded in Mandi Ahmedgarh
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 13
Rain threw life out of gear with many residential areas and administrative offices, including the local municipal council office, sub-registrar's office and the police station, were flooded today.

A machine removes silt from a sewer on the Dehliz road in Mandi Ahmedgarh. A Tribune Photograph

Boy drowns in rainwater pool at construction site
Jagraon, June 13
A boy was reportedly drowned in the rainwater accumulated at a market site on Old Sabzi Mandi Road here today. The market is under construction. The boy has been identified as Gagandeep Singh (14), son of Sukhpal Singh of the Agwar Ladhai area.

From schools
Summer camp
Ludhiana: A 15-day summer camp, organised by Little Steps Preschool, concluded here on Thursday. During the camp, children learnt how to defend themselves during crisis. Besides, children also learned dance, drawing, art & craft, English and enhanced their skills under the professional guidance of trainers.


Man crushed to death under truck
Ludhiana, June 13
One person was killed after being crushed to death by an overspeeding truck at traffic lights near Pahwa Hospital on Gill road here yesterday. The deceased has been identified as Bobby.

Man arrested with smack
Jagraon, June 13
The Jagraon police has arrested an alleged drug peddler and seized 960 gram of smack from his possession. The accused has been identified as Harmesh Singh, a resident of Madepura village, near Sidhwan Bet.




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