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Rain leaves city roads waterlogged
Ludhiana, July 24
The city received heavy rain today, which affected life in several areas. The worst affected was the Old City area where rainwater entered houses and shops and commuters had a tough time wading through waterlogged roads.
A waterlogged street outside the Govt College for Girls in Ludhiana on Wednesday A waterlogged street outside the Govt College for Girls in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

City gets 34.4 mm of rainfall
Ludhiana, July 24
Heavy rain in the city provided respite to residents from the humid weather for some hours in the afternoon but the humidity level increased soon after the rain.
A flooded premises of the DC's residence after heavy rain in Ludhiana A flooded premises of the DC's residence after heavy rain in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Parking contractors spar over illegal use of fire lane
Ludhiana, July 24
The contractor of the Feroze Gandhi Market parking and that of the parking lot opposite the Mini-Secretariat had an altercation today over the parking of vehicles along the boundary wall of the Mini-Secretariat facing the Feroze Gandhi Market.

Industry points out shortcomings in e-trip system
Ludhiana, July 24
Industry representatives today met the Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner to discuss the e-trip system and the difficulties being faced by them in this regard. A delegation of the United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association (UCPMA), the Ludhiana Hosiery Association and the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking (CICU) met Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner Rishipal Singh.

Gold, mobiles recovered from snatchers
Ludhiana, July 24
Five snatchers, including a minor, who were arrested two days ago, have been found to be hardened criminals. During interrogation, the accused confessed to having committed nearly 35 snatchings in the city.


Operators await payments
Ludhiana, July 24
Bus operators whose vehicles were hired for ferrying polling parties during the zila parishad and panchayat elections have not yet received their payments. Reason: Two returning officers, who hold top posts in the district administration, signed empty logbooks.

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MC removes shutter of illegal shop

Ludhiana, July 24
Two days after The Tribune reported that an illegal shop had come up in the residential area opposite the Sarabha Nagar main market, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today demolished its shutter.

The shutter that was removed from an illegal shop in a residential area at Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph
The shutter that was removed from an illegal shop in a residential area at Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana on Wednesday

MC caused me a loss of Rs 3 crore, alleges city-based businessman
Ludhiana, July 24
A city-based businessman has accused the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation officials of highhandedness while demolishing a large portion of his building on Hambran Road that caused him a loss of over Rs 3 crore.

An aggrieved businesman addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
An aggrieved businesman addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Wednesday

Aided schools sans principals
Ludhiana, July 24
Out of the total 484 aided-schools in the district, a majority of the schools are functioning without any principal/headmaster. The services of the headmasters are being rendered by the senior most teachers of a particular school.

Anti-Corruption Group blames school for student’s failure
Ludhiana, July 24
An Anti-Corruption Group has alleged that BCM School, Sector 32, here has "ruined" the career of a student as he had approached the court to get justice. Ramesh Bangar, from the group, said a student, Vishal, was a studying at BCM School, Sector 32. He secured less marks than the required passing marks.

Experts dwell on Down’s syndrome
Ludhiana, July 24
A workshop on “Awareness about Down's Syndrome in children and its Early Intervention” was organised by a city-based NGO, Ashirwad. The programme was conducted in collaboration with the Down Syndrome Association of Tamil Nadu and Matharu Mandir.

Health team destroys unhygienic eatables
Ludhiana, July 24
With an aim of preventing diseases during the rainy season, a team of the Health Department officials, led by Dr Parvinderpal Singh, Senior Medical Officer from the Community Health Centre, Sahnewal, conducted a visit at migrant dominated Dhandari Khurd area here today.

200 youths get jobs under CII programme
Ludhiana, July 24
HS Kingra, Chairman and Managing Director of the National Scheduled Caste Finance Development Corporation, awarded CII certificates and job offers from various CII member companies to over 200 candidates from underprivileged section of the society.

Security given a miss at railway station
Ludhiana July 24
Despite railway authorities directing the Ludhiana railway station officials to strengthen their security arrangements, breaches are aplenty at the station. The major breach in security is in the form of multiple unmanned entrances.

Sewerage project inaugurated in Sahnewal
Sahnewal, July 24
The much awaited sewerage project for Ward Number 75 began today. The 16-inch sewer line was inaugurated by MLA Balwinder Singh Bains along with Sarabjit Singh Garcha, councillor of the ward.

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Factionalism comes to the fore
Ludhiana, July 24
Two major city-based industrial bodies stand divided over “petty” issues, while the industry is trying to put up a united stand against the e-trip system. Factionalism within Knitwear Club once again came to the fore after chairman Vinod Thapar shot a press note stating that the club president, Darshan Dawar, had organised a meeting without his consent.

‘My movies will always carry a message’
Ludhiana, July 24
The director of National Award-winning Punjabi film Nabar, Rajeev Sharma, was in the city today. The Mumbai-based director, who hails from Jagraon, said his interest in cinema developed when he was a child.

Rajeev Sharma, director of National Award-winning Punjabi movie ‘Nabar’, in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
Rajeev Sharma, director of National Award-winning Punjabi movie ‘Nabar’, in Ludhiana on Wednesday

Need to give a fillip to art in city, say artists
Ludhiana, July 24
Ludhiana has been known for long as the industrial city, but as the city grows there is a need to develop and evolve its cultural side. The absence of a major art gallery, not only to promote the current talent in the city but also to provide a fillip to the art in the city, is conspicuous.

Art enthusiasts at an exhibition in Ludhiana. A file photo

Art enthusiasts at an exhibition in Ludhiana

A false alarm
Ludhiana, July 24
The city police today went in a tizzy after industrialist Minni Rayat's mobile phone got switched off soon after she left home in her Toyota car. The family members contacted senior bureaucrats and friends and informed them that Mini's mobile was not working. The police said the family suspected the driver who was fired from the job yesterday was responsible for the alleged disappearance.

17 fined under tobacco Act
Ludhiana, July 24
A team of the Community Health Centre, Sahnewal, has challaned 17 persons under the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Control Act. Dr Parvinder Pal Singh Sidhu, Senior Medical Officer of the centre, said 17 persons were challaned for smoking at public places at Dhandari and selling tobacco products. A fine of Rs 2,650 was collected from the violators.

Youth Cong leaders hold protest
Ludhiana, July 24
The District Youth Congress staged a protest demanding an increase in the number of seats in various courses at government colleges here today and submitted a memorandum to the state government.
Members of the Ludhiana Youth Congress hold a protest outside the Government College for Boys in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
Members of the Ludhiana Youth Congress hold a protest outside the Government College for Boys in Ludhiana on Wednesday

Save-environment week
Ludhiana: Third day of week on “Save Environment” was filled with activities highlighting the importance of trees and clean environment at Green Land School here on Wednesday. The students of classes VI and VIII planted over 100 saplings on and around the premises.

Master Cadre Punjab will be staging a dharna on August 10 at Sangrur. “Our long pending demands have still not been met and we are left with no other choice except staging a dharna. Our dearness allowance is pending, even the salary is not received on time and some posts are not sanctioned till now," said Dharamjit Singh Dhillon, president of Ludhiana wing.


A school dropout, 14-yr-old ‘graduates’ in crime
Ludhiana, July 24
Although a school dropout, this 14-year-old boy has ‘graduated’ in crime. The story of a minor boy held in connection with a snatching incident is also a reflection of the degeneration of values in society. The minor's confession before the police also demonstrates how a troubled marriage can have an adverse effect on children.

2 schoolgirls go missing in Khanna
Khanna, July 24
The police is still clueless about the whereabouts of two local girls who went missing on July 20. The girls had gone to attend school but did not return home. After searching for them the parents filed a complaint with the police.

Woman’s body found
Doraha, July 24
An unidentified body of a woman was found dumped in a sack near a village pond at Rampur today. The police has registered a case of murder as they suspect that the victim was strangulated to death.




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