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High velocity winds claim life
Ludhiana, June 29
High velocity winds claimed the life of a factory worker at Geeta Colony, Tibba Road, this afternoon when a wall under construction collapsed at a dying mill. The deceased has been identified as Pintu of Geeta Colony, who worked at the same unit. Two bikers, who were passing the mill, were injured in the incident.

Factory workers gather at the spot where a wall collapsed at a mill on Tibba Road on Saturday; and (right) a policeman looks at a scooter that was damaged in a similar incident in the Mata Rani Chowk area.

Factory workers gather at the spot where a wall collapsed at a mill on Tibba Road on Saturday; and (right) a policeman looks at a scooter that was damaged in a similar incident in the Mata Rani Chowk area. Tribune photos: inderjeet verma/himanshu mahajan


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Followers of Dera Sacha Sauda outside DCP Harash Bansalís office in Ludhiana on Saturday. dera chiefís photos
Accused denied pre-arrest bail
Ludhiana, June 29
Sukhwinder Singh, aka Sukhgill of Sanghowal village here, who has been accused of hurting religious sentiments of the members of Dera Sacha Sauda, was today denied anticipatory bail by a local court.


Followers of Dera Sacha Sauda outside DCP Harash Bansalís office in Ludhiana on Saturday. photo: inderjeet verma

Sukhwinder surrenders
Ludhiana June 29
Finally, Sukhjinder Singh surrendered at the Dugri Police station on Saturday evening.

Mosquito larvae found in desert coolers
Ludhiana, June 29
It seems that the advisories being issued by the Health Department regarding saving oneself from water and vector-borne diseases have been falling on deaf ears as people are still not bothered about the necessary precautions.



COMMUNITY

Administration ill-prepared to curb outbreak of vector-borne diseases
Ludhiana, June 29
Rains are here again, but looking at the condition of several areas in the city it seems that the administration is ill-prepared to curb the outbreak of diseases like malaria and dengue. Mosquitoes have already started breeding in the stagnant water in the district, even as monsoon rains have not yet picked up.

(Clockwise from left top) An open manhole covered with pushcarts near the cremation ground on the Daresi Road in Ludhiana; A choked open drain near Dhobi Ghat in Ludhiana; A choked open drain at Bajwa Nagar in Ludhiana.

(Clockwise from left top) An open manhole covered with pushcarts near the cremation ground on the Daresi Road in Ludhiana; A choked open drain near Dhobi Ghat in Ludhiana; A choked open drain at Bajwa Nagar in Ludhiana. Tribune Photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Employees of the Health Department distribute medicines and chlorine tablets among residents in the Jawahar Nagar camp area. Report on water samples still awaited
Ludhiana, June 29
Exactly 11 days ago, the Health Department collected water samples of the Municipal Corporation in the Jawahar Nagar camp area, but the report on these samples is still awaited.


Employees of the Health Department distribute medicines and chlorine tablets among residents in the Jawahar Nagar camp area. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

traffic violations
Ist challan settled online
Ludhiana, June 29
After waiting for five days, Jatin Arora, a local resident, was able to avail the online challan facility.

classes X and XII
PSEB to send question papers to banks
Ludhiana, June 29
From now, the Punjab School Education Board will send question papers for classes X and XII to banks instead of schools and centres. This was decided at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the PSEB on June 27 in Chandigarh. Chairperson of the board Tejinder Kaur Dhaliwal said, "If the pilot project yields good result, then from the next academic session, the board will send the papers to banks and the departments could get the same an hour before."

SAD MLAís effigy burnt
Ludhiana, June 29
Supporters of Independent councillor Daljit Singh Grewal, who is behind the bars in an attempt to murder case, burnt an effigy of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA Ranjit Singh Dhillon at Basti Jodhewal Chowk today.

social media day today
Misuse of social media rampant
Ludhiana, June 29
Social media has been hailed to have revolutionised communication, but the flip side of the freedom of communication is being misused to vent anger, incite people and post content to defame.

Villagers say no to sops
Doraha, June 29
Residents of Ghudani Kalan want candidates to focus on the development of the town. They do not want the contestants to woo them with sops only.

Samrala police station adjudged best
Samrala/Khanna, June 29
The police station of Samrala is now the Best Police Station of India. The ADGP, SK Sharma, Director of Police Academy at Phillaur and Community Policing, Punjab, conferred the prestigious award Best Police Station-2011 on the Samrala police station at a function organised at the police station.

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Condemned
Punjabi Sahit Akademi has condemned the attack on Kahan Singh Pannu, director general, School Education. The Akademi members said strict action should be taken against the culprits. Meanwhile, the Punjab Agricultural University Teachers' Association and the PAU Non-Teaching Employeesí Union condemn the unruly behaviour against a fellow alumnus and demand that the guilty should be brought to book without any delay.

Contestants during the semifinal round of Mrs Punjab at Guru Nanak Bhawan in Ludhiana on Saturday.
putting best foot forward: Contestants during the semifinal round of Mrs Punjab at Guru Nanak Bhawan in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


CRIME

3 killed, 2 hurt in road accident
Khanna, June 29
Three persons were killed while two others were injured when a Mahindra pick-up van rammed into a truck near Mehandipur village on the GT Road. The deceased were identified as Sahid, Balvir, both residents of Daulatpur, and Chota of Patna.

 


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