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City suffers as power plays truant
Ludhiana, July 11
A boy cools off at a tubewell on a hot and humid day near Ludhiana. Extremely hot and humid weather, coupled with frequent unscheduled power cuts and load shedding, has made the life of city residents miserable.

A boy cools off at a tubewell on a hot and humid day near Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

studentís rape case
Teachers condemn govt action
Ludhiana, July 11
Government schoolteachers affiliated with different teachersí unions today held a protest outside the Deputy Commissionerís office.



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A drum beater makes an announcement in front of a house in Ludhiana on Friday. Beat of drum yields MC Rs 5 lakh
Ludhiana, July 11
In the course of stepped-up drive for recovery of arrears of house tax and user charges for water supply and sewerage, the cash-strapped Municipal Corporation today made a recovery of more than Rs 2 lakh while some more defaulters gave an undertaking to deposit the money on Monday and Tuesday.

A drum beater makes an announcement in front of a house in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Mid-day meal samples collected
Ludhiana, July 11
The Health Department collected 13 food samples from in and around the city today. A team, under the supervision of District Health Officer Abnash Kumar, collected the samples of curd, mixed vegetable, soft drink and milk from dhabas on the Samrala road. 

Missing man found dead
Ludhiana, July 11
A 26-year-old man, who had gone missing from his house at Guru Harrai Nagar on Thursday morning, was found dead on the Jassian road here today.



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Aedes larvae found in Dugri
Ludhiana, July 11
To keep dengue under check the health department today checked coolers and containers at different parts of the city.

Awareness drive launched
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 11
The administration has launched an awareness drive against the outbreak of waterborne and other infectious diseases prevalent in hot and humid weather conditions.

Actress promotes tele epic in city
Ludhiana, July 11
Shafaq Naaz poses for a photograph in Ludhiana. Television actress Shafaq Naaz was in the city for the promotion of the television series of Mahabharat today. She said she likes Punjabi culture and was happy to be in Punjab. Naaz said she hails from Meerut, and went to Mumbai to pursue acting as a career.

Shafaq Naaz poses for a photograph in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Celebrating recovery from addiction
Ludhiana, July 11
Teams comprising former drug addicts and those undergoing treatment compete in a volleyball match during the Recovery Cup tournament in Ludhiana on Friday. After shunning drugs or still on the path of recovery, 120 persons are pinning their hopes on the Recovery Cup: a three-day volleyball tournament that kicked off at Chhoti Mundiyan today.

Teams comprising former drug addicts and those undergoing treatment compete in a volleyball match during the Recovery Cup tournament in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune Photograph

illegal construction
RTI activist demands probe
Ludhiana, July 11
The front portion of the building is covered with sheets as construction activity continues in an unlawful manner on a plot at Old Sabzi Mandi Chowk in Ludhiana. In a complaint lodged with the vigilance wing of the Local Government Department, Punjab, the Council of RTI Activists president, Rohit Sabharwal, has alleged that a commercial building being constructed on a 200-sq-yd plot at Old Sabzi Mandi Chowk had made 100 per cent coverage, a non-compoundable violation of the building bylaws.

The front portion of the building is covered with sheets as construction activity continues in an unlawful manner on a plot at Old Sabzi Mandi Chowk in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Dept issues new VAT 15 quarterly return form
Ludhiana, July 11
The Excise and Taxation Department has issued new VAT 15 quarterly return form for the April-June quarter. The department has made an amendment under Section 13 (1), according to which traders will be able to claim the input tax credit (ITC) only after the sale of any good.

Good Samaritans: NGO gives wings to budding cricketerís dreams
Ludhiana, July 11
An NGO has taken the initiative to fulfil the cricketing dreams of a budding player, Lovejit. At an age of 10, the gifted cricketer practises for eight hours a day. The Global Social Foundation has gifted him a bicycle and a cricket kit, seeing his passion for the game.

Man seeks CBI probe into sonís murder
Ludhiana, July 11
Jagdish Chand shows a picture of his son, who was allegedly kidnapped and killed in 2012, during a press conference in Ludhiana on Friday. A Prem Vihar resident has demanded a CBI inquiry into the alleged kidnapping and murder of his son in 2012. The complainant, Jagdish Chand, alleged that his son, Shivam (14), was allegedly kidnapped and murdered by Sunil Kumar, Lallu and their accomplices on May 1, 2012. An FIR was registered against the duo on May 22, 2012, and Sunil was arrested in the case, while a Ludhiana court declared Lallu a proclaimed offender, said the father.

Jagdish Chand shows a picture of his son, who was allegedly kidnapped and killed in 2012, during a press conference in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Stillbirth: Man accuses docs of negligence
Sahnewal, July 11
The father of a stillborn baby has accused the doctors at the Community Health Centre (CHC), Sahnewal, of negligence leading to the stillbirth of his child at the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana.

City remembers Zohra
City-based personalities associated with cinema, theatre reminisce performances of the grand old lady

pau notes
Training course concludes
A five-day training programme on ďAgro-based IndustriesĒ concluded at the Department of Processing and Food Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), today. The training course saw participation of a total of 25 farmers/rural youth from Punjab interested in setting up the agro-processing complexes. 

college notes
Students excel
Students of Khalsa Institute of Management and Technology for Women, Civil lines, have excelled in the academic result of PTU examination. Students made a mark by securing above 80 peer cent. 

school notes
Face painting competition
MGM School organised an inter-house face painting competition. Each house demonstrated the artistic dexterity. Gurleen Kaur of Ajmer House won the first prize followed by Prabhjot Singh of Hemkunt House and Simran Birdi of Vatican House getting second and third prize, respectively. Principal Poonam Sharma felicitated the winners and laid emphasis on the importance of art and colour in human life.

Noted writer hospitalised
Ludhiana: The noted Punjabi writer Shiv Nath is admitted to a Chandigarh hospital. Punjabi Sahit Akademi has appealed to the state government to bear the expense of his treatment because of his poor financial condition. He has made a rich contribution to Punjabi literature, said the academy members. ó TNS 



CRIME

22-year-old commits suicide
Ludhiana, July 11
A 22-year-old, who was allegedly suffering from hair fall, committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in her house at Raji Colony, near Hambra road, here today.

15 booked for duping woman
Jagraon, July 11
The Jagraon police have booked 15 persons, including four Canada-based NRIs, for duping a woman of Rs 30 lakh on the pretext of sending her daughter to Canada after marriage.

 

 




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