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2 sedated, robbed
Victims were found unconscious on truck
Ludhiana, July 8
Two residents of Tran Taran were sedated and robbed of their cash and mobile phones at Transport Nagar here today. The victims have been identified as Kashmiri Lal and his nephew Sanjiv Kumar. They were found unconscious in their truck here this evening.

orders on mid-day meals
Erring schools to face the music, says minister
Ludhiana, July 8
While the state government has issued orders that mid-day meals in government schools in the city will now be cooked on the school premises, as was the practice earlier, a few schools have expressed their inability to do so citing various reasons.

Civic bodyís dog sterilisation project fails to take off
Ludhiana, July 8
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has failed to start its dog sterlisation project in the city. Incidentally, a city resident was bitten by a stray dog in the Gandhi Colony area near the Kochar market here today.


Dog bites sanitation worker in city
Ludhiana, July 8
In another incident of dog bite, a stray dog bit a person in the Kochar Market area this morning. The victim, Rakesh Kumar, is a sanitation worker.

Woman held on charge of murder
Ludhiana, July 8
A woman has been arrested on a charge of killing her 50-year-old mother-in-law at Bazigar Basti in the Salem Tabri area. The police today arrested Amarjit Kaur for killing her mother-in-law and make it appear like a robbery killing. The police has also recovered Rs 1 lakh from the possession of the accused. A domestic quarrel has been stated to be the reason behind the killing.

sukhdev enclave
LITís working comes under the scanner
Ludhiana, July 8
The working of the engineering wing of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has come under the scanner for allegedly giving a long rope to contractors entrusted with the work of constructing multi-storeyed residential flats in 2006 in a residential colony, Sukdev Enclave, on Humbran Road here.

Four water samples fail purity test
Ludhiana, July 8
Four of the eight water samples collected from the Jawahar Nagar Camp area have failed the purity test. The samples were collected after cases of diarrhoea were reported from the area.

Theft at studio: 3 policemen pulled up for laxity
Ludhiana, July 8
A day after thieves struck at a shop on Raikhy Cinema Road near the railway station and decamped with 150 expensive digital cameras worth nearly Rs 45 lakh, an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) and two PCR policemen were "in the firing line" for dereliction of duty.


Minority Commission member to visit Punjab jails
Ludhiana, July 8
Punjab Minorities Commission member Hafiz Tehseem Ahmed (C) addresses a press conference in Ludhiana. Hafiz Tehsin Ahmed, member of Minorities Commission, has expressed gratitude to the state government, as it had agreed to relax certain norms for the Muslim convicts and undertrials, lodged in the jails of Punjab, during the month of Ramzan, which is starting from July 10. 

Punjab Minorities Commission member Hafiz Tehseem Ahmed (C) addresses a press conference in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Akali Dal honours new sarpanches, panches
Khamano, July 8
In a show of strength, Akali Dal, Khamano circle, organised a function here to honour the newly-elected sarpanches and panches. Local MLA Nirmal Singh, a retired justice, was the chief guest on the occasion. Kahmano Akali Dal circle president Surjit Singh said as many as 50 panchayats supporting Akali Dal participated in the function. 

Missing boy traced from Samrala
Samrala, July 8
The Samrala police handed over an 8-year-old missing boy to his parents, who was recovered from Samrala. As per the information Imran, who was playing at Ambala city on June 23, boarded a train which was standing at the railway station. He reached Samrala in the train after some days where he came in contact with a person named Kashmira Ram on July 6, who informed the Samrala police.

Old-age homes not the final destination of elderly
Ludhiana, July 8
The very saying by Robert H Schuller: ďNever cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait, be patient. The storm will pass. 

Youths booked on false charges, alleges Cong
Latala/Ludhiana, July 8
Accusing the SAD-BJP government of violating code of conduct during panchayat polls on last Wednesday, office bearers and activists of various political and trade organisations alleged that innocent villagers, including newly elected sarpanch of this historic village had been falsely implicated in a case after being thrashed by the police and the SAD activists.

Gaming industry booms
Ludhiana, July 8
Multimedia courses are gaining popularity in Ludhiana. With the gaming industry booming, more and more students are opting for multimedia courses. "Although it is fun to develop and animate, learning graphics and animation should not be taken lightly as it requires a lot of patience and talent," said Sachin Sachdeva from Arena Multimedia.

Multimedia courses are gaining popularity in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Hotels and restaurants to move HC
Ludhiana, July 8
Local hotel and restaurant owners have decided to move the High Court against the service tax. They are enthused by the Kerala High Court judgement pronouncing the service tax on food as invalid.
Two girls on stilts find a novel way to attract attention in Ludhiana.
in High spirits: Two girls on stilts find a novel way to attract attention in Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Panchayat elections: Candidates seek recounting of votes
Ludhiana, July 8
Candidates, who lost the gram panchayat elections, have sought recounting of votes. They visit the returning officers, SDMs and other election officials everyday. The officials said they had received over 100 such requests.

Teachers hold meeting
Ludhiana, July 8
Members of the SSA/RAMSA/CSS Teachers Union organised a meeting here today. They raised various demands, including the withdrawal of false cases registered by the police against them and regularisation of their services.

A salute to martyr
ludhiana, july 8
A state-level function will be held at Rabbo Ucchi on July 12 to pay rich tributes to the great martyr, Baba Maharaj Singh.

Prohibitory orders issued
Ludhiana, July 8
A ban has been imposed on the gathering of five or more persons near all examination centres in the district by Additional Deputy Commissioner Neeru Katyal.

Public money goes down the drain
Ludhiana, July 8
A road that was re-carpeted on a rainy day in Ludhiana. Residents of the Chander Nagar area today accused the Municipal Corporation of re-carpeting a road while it was raining. The road is being re-carpeted near Chiti Kothi, Street No. 2, Chander Nagar. The residents said the workers had completed 50 per cent of the work yesterday. Today, they were seen re-carpeting the road.

A road that was re-carpeted on a rainy day in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Good news for taxpayers
Ludhiana, July 8
Taxpayers, who are facing problems in getting income tax refunds and tax computations, will now get a unique acknowledgement number with an assurance that their complaint will be resolved within two months.

A father-daughter duo heads home on a rainy Monday in Ludhiana.
CAUGHT UNAWARES: A father-daughter duo heads home on a rainy Monday in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Illegal building pulled down
Ludhiana, July 8
The enforcement wing of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today pulled down an illegal building in the Kailash Nagar area, Sherpur. The building had come up in violation of the building bylaws.

United Cycle and Parts Makers' body gears up for elections
Ludhiana, July 8
The United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association (UCPMA) is gearing up for the elections. The association has 2,200 members. Of the total number, 1,500 are small-scale manufacturers, 400 are big industrialists while 300 belong to big corporate houses.

Architects want to work under separate ministry
Ludhiana, July 8
Architects want to work under a separate ministry of architecture. This was stated by city-based architect Sanjay Goel, joint secretary, Indian Institute of Architects, Chandigarh.
People engaged in providing the tiffin service are doing roaring business in Ludhiana.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: People engaged in providing the tiffin service are doing roaring business in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

mid-day meal
Allowance increased
Ludhiana, July 8
Although the allowance per student for the mid-day meal expenses borne by schools has been increased, the school authorities seem unhappy.

from colleges
Youth leadership camp
Ludhiana: Students of Gobindgarh Public College participated in a youth leadership camp organised by Panjab University, Chandigarh, at Student Holiday Home, Dalhousie, from June 29-July 6.

pau notes
Research workshop
Ludhiana: A one-day research and extension specialists' workshop for soil and water conservation was organised at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Monday. The workshop was organised by the PAU Directorate of Extension Education in collaboration with the department of soil and water conservation, Punjab. 


Thieves decamp with cash, jewellery
Jagraon, July 8
Some unidentified thieves broke into a house in Malak village, near Jagraon, and allegedly decamped with jewellery and cash worth lakhs of rupees. The incident came to light today morning when the family members living in the house, targeted by the thieves, woke up and saw the jewellery and cash missing from the cabinet.

Woman arrested for possessing half-kg opium
Jagraon, July 8
The local police has arrested an alleged woman drug peddler and seized half kg opium from her possession. The police has also impounded a Honda Activa on which the accused used to sell the contraband, claimed the police. The woman has been identified as Pal Kaur, a resident of Akkuwal village, near Jagraon.

5 held under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act
Ludhiana, July 8
The police has booked five persons under Sections 4, 8 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. The accused, identified as Sultan, Lal Mohammad, Harshad, Irfaq and Chander Shekhar, hail from Uttar Pradesh. The police said the accused were transporting 15 buffaloes and 11 calves for slaughtering them.

25 teams to slug it out in kabaddi tournament
Ludhiana, July 8
Punjab is all set to host the fourth World Cup Kabaddi Tournament in November. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab, said all formalities had been completed. He said 25 teams would be participating in the championship.

7 budding swimmers leave for Hyderabad
Ludhiana, July 8
Seven budding swimmers today left for Hyderabad to participate in the 40th National Junior Swimming Championship to be held from July 10 to 14. The swimmers will represent the state in the national championship.





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