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11-yr-old hit by truck, dies
Toofan Ali was playing near a fuel station when the truck ran over him. Ludhiana, August 5
Eleven-year-old boy, who was hit by a truck last night, succumbed to his injuries this morning. The deceased was identified as Toofan Ali. His brother Zohar Ali said Toofan had suffered serious head injuries.

Toofan Ali was playing near a fuel station when the truck ran over him. 

Pregnant woman thrashed by husband
Ludhiana, August 5
A seven-month pregnant woman became a victim of domestic violence. The victim, identified as Menu, who was rushed to the Civil Hospital after being thrashed by her husband Sunny Sachdeva, a resident of Harcharan Nagar. She said her in-laws were pestering her to bring more dowry.


Five students injured as bus rams into van
Ludhiana, August 5
Five students of Government Model School, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), suffered injuries after the van they were travelling in was hit by a bus belonging to an engineering institute today. The incident took place outside Gate No. 4 of the PAU.

It is the same old story every year
Ludhiana, August 5
An extended spell of rain, which lashed the city in the wee hours and continued intermittently till late morning, inundated many city localities, with commuters, especially schoolchildren, being at the receiving end.
An inundated road near Clock Tower a rickshaw-puller stuck on a flooded road in Ludhiana
An inundated road near Clock Tower; and (right) a rickshaw-puller stuck on a flooded road in Ludhiana. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

City receives 44.61 mm of rainfall
Ludhiana, August 5
The city received 44.61 mm of rainfall today. The torrential rain was a blend of joy and misery rainfall. Various parts witnesses water-logging.



No non-teaching staff at Meritorious school
The Senior Secondary School for Meritorious Students in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, August 5
The state government is yet to recruit non-teaching staff at the Senior Secondary School for Meritorious Students. The academic session has already started at the school.

The Senior Secondary School for Meritorious Students in Ludhiana. Photo : Inderjeet Verma 

Pensioners assn flays state govt
Doraha, August 5
The meeting of the Government Pensioners Association, Doraha, was held at KK Kaushal Memorial Bhavan, on Monday. Pawan Kumar Kaushal presided over the meeting. The meeting strongly condemned the harsh and callous attitude of the Akali-BJP government as far as the pleas of the pensioners were concerned.

Beware of waterborne diseases: GADVASU experts
Many waterborne diseases such as giardiasis, cryptosporidiosis, hepatitis A and E viral infections (jaundice), leptospirosis, typhoid, cholera and food poisoning occur due to consumption of contaminated water in the rainy season. 

From reel to real: Gen Y goes retro in style!
Ludhiana, August 5
Fashion never dies. Seeing youngsters dressed up in polka dots or floral shirts nowadays, take you down the memory lane. Retro fashion is back with a bang and how! With the old-is-the-new trend, residents seem to have accepted the trend with open arms.

Teej celebrated
Students of Kiddies Paradise School celebrate Teej on the school premises in Ludhiana. Teej festival was celebrated at Government Primary School, Garhi Fazil, on Tuesday. The chairman of the School Management Committee, Nirmal Singh Sarpanch, and other members of the committee were present of the occasion. Students also participated in a cultural programme. Residents of Garhi Fazil village appreciated the efforts of the management.

Students of Kiddies Paradise School celebrate Teej on the school premises in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahjajan

Starcast of ‘Aa gaye munde UK de’ comes calling 
The actors at Silver Arc Mall in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, August 5
Starcast of an upcoming Punjabi movie ‘Aa gaye munde UK de’ visited the city recently. Actors Jimmy Shergill and Neeru Bajwa visited PVR at the Silver Arc Mall and Pavilion Mall. Shergill said the movie is a sequel to Munde UK De.

The actors at Silver Arc Mall in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Shutters razed 
Ludhiana, August 5
A team of officials from the building branch of the Municipal Corporation (MC) today removed shutters from two under-construction shops in the upmarket commercial hub of Ghumar Mandi.

Punjabi movie screened to promote unity, harmony
Ludhiana, August 5
In the wake of communal violence at Saharanpur, representatives of different religions gave a message of unity and peace during a conference at Guru Nanak Bhawan.

Brief spell of rain leaves Jagraon waterlogged 
A flooded street in Jagraon on Tuesday.Jagraon, August 5
A brief spell of rain lead to the accumulation of rainwater in various areas of Jagraon today early morning. There has been no relief for residents of the town from the problem of waterlogging during the rainy season. Almost all the areas of the town get flooded with rainwater every time when it rains thus causing a lot of problems to the local residents.

A flooded street in Jagraon on Tuesday. A tribune photograph

Civic body’s ill-preparedness exposed at Mandi Ahmedgarh 
Commuters make way through a waterlogged road in Mandi Ahmedgarh. Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 5
Most awaited rains have not been really welcomed by the residents at Mandi Ahmedgarh and surrounding localities as life was thrown out of gear in the morning with many residential areas and administrative offices, including the local municipal council office, sub-registrar’s office and the police station, being flooded due to recent showers.

Commuters make way through a waterlogged road in Mandi Ahmedgarh. A Tribune photograph 

RTI Act revelation: Railway pensioners entitled to yearly medical check-up 
Ludhiana, August 5
The Chief Medical Superintendent of Northern Railway, Ferozepur, has revealed that the railway pensioners are now entitled to yearly medical check-up. This has been revealed to the Northern Railway Pensioners Welfare Association under the RTI Act.

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Army recruitment drive held
Youths take part in the Army recruitment drive at Dholewal Army Complex. For the recruitment in Indian Army 17,200 youngsters participated at Dholewal Army Recruitment Office. After a medical test 2,100 were selected for written test. The written exam will be held on August 31at HVM Senior Secondary School, Karamsar Colony, New Subhash Nagar, Basti Jodhewal, Ludhiana.

Youths take part in the Army recruitment drive at Dholewal Army Complex. A Tribune Photograph


Milk adulteration scam unearthed
Samrala, August 5
The Samrala police with the help of officials of milk plant Ludhiana have unearthed a big scam. The police booked two persons. The alleged accused were daily stealing about 1,700 litres of milk from the tanker and mix water of the same quantity and this practice was said to be continuing from last about three years. The alleged accused were identified as Jagpal Singh, driver, a resident of Ghulal village and Karamjit Singh, a resident of Chamkaur Sahib.

4 arrested with 27 boxes of illicit liquor 
The accused in police custody in Jagraon on Tuesday. Jagraon, August 5
Only two days after being released on bail in an illegal liquor smuggling case, a Jagraon-based youth was again arrested along with his other three accomplices by the Jagraon police for allegedly smuggling illegal liquor. The police have seized 27 boxes of illegal liquor from the accused.

The accused in police custody in Jagraon on Tuesday. A tribune photograph 

Sarpanch booked for molesting woman panch 
Khanna, August 5
The Khanna police booked Sher Singh, sarpanch of Bibipur village, on Monday on the complaint of a woman panch. Manjit Kaur, panch of the village, said she was empowered by the village panchayat including sarpanch to look after the work of the MGNREGS in the village. 

Local tennis players excel in France
Ludhiana, August 5
Three players from the Harvest Tennis Academy (HTA), Jassowal, Ludhiana district, competed in an international tennis tournament held in France, recently.




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