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Man dies of ‘cold’ near night shelter
Ludhiana, February 1
Causing much embarrassment to the district administration and the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, a middle-aged man died due to suspected hypothermia in the city. His body was recovered from near Reikhy Chowk, this morning. Ironically, a night shelter being run by Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is situated hardly few meters from the place where his body was recovered.

Overloaded rice husk trucks a threat to commuters 
Ludhiana, February 1
Overloaded rice husk trucks are posing grave danger to commuters travelling on Ferozepur Road at midnight. Due to the dense fog, the extended portions of these trucks can not be located by the driver of a smaller vehicle and often result in accidents. 



Wakf Board rebuts govt’s claim
Ludhiana, February 1
Muslim leaders present a sword to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at the foundation stone-laying function of Islamia Public School in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma Chairman Wakf Board, Punjab, Izhar Alam denied the claims made by the Punjab Government, in advertisement published in newspapers, of spending Rs 3 crore to construct Islamia Public School at Rahon Road.

Muslim leaders present a sword to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at the foundation stone-laying function of Islamia Public School in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Sarpanch to go on hunger strike 
Jagraon, February 1
To protest against the alleged injustice meted out to him by the district administration, Balaur Singh, a retired Army Captain and now a sarpanch of Bhamipura Kallan village near Jagraon, has declared to sit on an indefinite hunger strike at Block Development and Panchayat Office (BDPO) in Jagraon from February 3.

PPCB inspects dying units on Tajpur road
Ludhiana, February 1
To check the proper working of water treatment plants in the dying units, the team of Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) inspected the units today. The PPCB teams have inspected the several units on Tajpur Road in the past two days.

Farmers should unite to save agriculture: CM 
Ludhiana, February 1
Farmers should unite for the noble cause of saving agriculture from the ongoing crisis. This was stated by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal during an interaction with progressive farmers after inaugurating Kisan Hostel and Scientist Home at the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, here today.

Councillors given the cold shoulder 
Ludhiana, February 1
The councillors of Ward Numbers 7 and 8 struggled to get the road infrastructure project sanctioned, but it took just 10 minutes for Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to inaugurate the project.

Encroachments removed
Ludhiana, February 1
The tehbaazari wing of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today removed encroachments from the Zone B areas, including Focal Point IV. The MC team accompanied by policemen removed rehris, shanties and temporary encroachments from the area. 

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Youth killed, 5 injured as bus hits tractor at Samrala
Samrala, February 1
A youth was killed and five others injured when a bus hit a tractor near Chahilan village on Ludhiana- Chandigarh road here today.

SUV stolen, 3 booked 
Ludhiana, February 1
Three unidentified persons stole a Toyota Fortuner (SUV) from a beauty parlour owner in the Dugri area on Thursday morning.

Pet dog bites woman, owner booked
Ludhiana, February 1
A woman registered an FIR against a house owner whose pet dog bit her yesterday. The incident took place in G-block of the Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar area of the city.

5 year-old boy’s body found near drain 
Ludhiana, February 1
A body of a five-year-old boy was recovered from near a drain of the Kashmir Nagar area this evening. The deceased, whose identity is still unknown, was wearing just a red -coloured cap.

The unstoppable man, machine and beast 
Kila Raipur, February 1
Greyhound races continued for the second day on Saturday when Sugar Chitri, a female dog, owned by Dhat brothers defeated Raunaki Kala, owned by Baldev Singh Sidhu.




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