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Man kills himself over money
Ludhiana, July 12
A 50-year-old class IV employee of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree on the university campus this morning. The deceased has been identified as Raj Kumar. According to the police, he had lent money to someone. Raj Kumar was upset as the person did not return his money.

Cash-strapped civic body turns to ad agencies for revenue tips
Ludhiana, July 12
To get suggestions from those running advertising agencies, the Municipal Corporation Commissioner, Pradeep Aggarwal, called a meeting at the Zone D office here today. The members of the Advertising Committee, which was dissolved by the mayor a few days ago, said if they were asked to attend the meeting, they could have given better suggestions than others.


Parking space: 84 to get notices for bylaw violations
Ludhiana, July 12
A view of the Feroze Gandhi Market parking lot in Ludhiana. A file photograph The Assistant Town Planner (Zone D), Monika Anand, said today that notices were being issued to defaulters for violating the parking norms or allegedly misusing the parking space for other commercial purposes. The violators have been asked to bring their documents, if any, within seven days or action against them will be initiated by the civic body for violating the parking norms.

A view of the Feroze Gandhi Market parking lot in Ludhiana. A file photograph


Teachers block traffic
Khamano, July 12
Over 200 teachers, ferried to the area in six buses, blocked the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road for more than an hour here today.

Burger joint mistake lands man in hospital
Doraha, July 12
A man who was served a non-vegetarian burger, instead of a vegetarian burger ordered by him, at a local outlet of an international fast food chain had to be taken to hospital after he began vomiting here today.

All set for writers’ body polls
Ludhiana, July 12
Preparations are in full swing for the biennial elections of the Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha scheduled to take place tomorrow at Punjabi Bhawan.

Four make it to final at city auditions
Ludhiana, July 12
Auditions for the beauty pageant for married women, Mrs India Globe 2014, were held in the city today. Mrs India Globe 2013 Bir Kaur Dhillon was present at the launch of the pageant being organised by the Women on Women Welfare Foundation.

Power pangs turn up heat in city 
Ludhiana, July 12
Even as power continues to play truant and there’s no respite from hot, humid weather conditions, the politics of ‘power’ continues. The District Congress today flayed the state government for making tall claims about the availability of surplus power in Punjab. 

Railway manager reviews work 
Ludhiana, July 12
Divisional Railway Manager RC Goel today visited the Ludhiana railway station to review the construction work on Lakkar Bridge. RC Goel told officials to expedite work. He also inspected railway platforms.

DC inaugurates radiology centre
Ludhiana, July 12
Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal today inaugurated the state-of-art radiology and medical imaging centre at Fortis Hospital.

Rs 10 lakh grant announced
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 12
Ludhiana MP Ravneet Singh Bittu has said he would be giving grants on priority to those villages and localities which had been ignored by the state government due to political reasons.

A beggar being taken to the shelter home in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan Admn shelters 37 beggars
Ludhiana, July 12
The district administration sent 37 beggars to the civic body’s shelter home today. Two weeks ago, Rajat Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, appealed to temple committees not to let the beggars sit outside religious places.

A beggar being taken to the shelter home in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

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Reluctant to pursue studies, girl kills herself
Ludhiana, July 12
A 16-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at Rishi Nagar last evening. According to her parents, she killed herself as she did not want to study further.

FIRs lodged against 191 encroachers 
Ludhiana, July 12
Following the complaint of the MC Joint Commissioner, the Division No. 5 police have lodged FIRs against 191 persons in Jawahar Nagar Camp for encroaching upon public land.

Recovery cup: Shedding inhibitions sportingly 
Ludhiana, July 12
The three-day Recovery Cup Tournament kicked off at the Growth Foundation Drug Counselling and Rehabilitation Centre, Chhoti Mundiyan, yesterday.




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