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Buildings, school wall collapse
A collapsed house near Sangla on Shivala Road. Ashwani Dhiman
Rain leaves trail of destruction

Buildings, school wall collapse

19 Jul 2018 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: Two dilapidated residential buildings and the wall of a government school collapsed in the city during rain on Wednesday. Two ‘unsafe’ multi-storeyed residential buildings collapsed near Nikkamal Saraf Chowk on Shivala Road here. Debris of the two buildings reportedly fell on a scooter, a bike and cycles.

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Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 18

Two dilapidated residential buildings and the wall of a government school collapsed in the city during rain on Wednesday.

Two ‘unsafe’ multi-storeyed residential buildings collapsed near Nikkamal Saraf Chowk on Shivala Road here. Debris of the two buildings reportedly fell on a scooter, a bike and cycles.

A local leader said those houses were in a dilapidated condition and had been lying vacant for a long time. Assistant Town Planner (ATP) Mohan Singh said those residential buildings were earlier declared unsafe by the MC and notices were served on their owners to get them demolished.

No casualty was reported. However, a few vehicles were damaged in the incident, he added.

There are several unsafe buildings in the city, especially in old city areas, but no concrete measures have been taken to avoid such incidents. An MC official claimed the cases related to some disputed properties were sub judice due to which they couldn’t take any action.

Govt school wall collapses

The wall of the government school, Haibowal Khurd, collapsed during the rain. A car parked close to the wall was damaged. Ajay Miglani of Kitchlu Nagar said he had parked his car near the wall. The wall was earlier got repaired. “My car has been badly damaged in the incident. However, a major tragedy was averted as nobody was present in the car,” he added.

Flooded roads taking a toll on vehicles

Flooded roads taking a toll on vehicles

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Waterlogged roads are taking a toll on vehicles which suffer severe damage, partly due to knee-deep water and partly due to drivers’ unawareness of how to handle submerged vehicles.

Regularisation of illegal colonies

Revised policy by month-end, developers term it their victory

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

LUDHIANA: As it became clear at a Group of Ministers (GOM) meeting with the stake holders (developers) at Mohali on Tuesday that near consensus was arrived at on the proposed changes in the revised policy for regularisation of illegal colonies across the state, the developers went in a celebratory mode – terming the major changes to be incorporated in the revised policy as their victory.

Submit tehbazari amount details, HC tells MC

Submit tehbazari amount details, HC tells MC

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

LUDHIANA: In the case pertaining to alleged encroachments at Chaura Bazaar, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the local Municipal Corporation (MC) to place on record the details of amounts recovered as ‘Tehbazari’ from the shopkeepers.

Block: Rail traffic goes haywire

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

LUDHIANA: With barely a day before mega traffic block at Amritsar from July 19 to August 1 for electronic interlocking work, rail traffic in the region was derailed.

Bains for shifting City Centre case out of Punjab

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

LUDHIANA: A day after the complainant in the ‘multi-crore City Centre scam’ alleged that he is being “threatened and pressurised” to facilitate the cancellation of the case, Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) MLA Simarjit Singh Bains has urged the Supreme Court and the Punjab and Haryana High Court to shift the case out of Punjab to ensure a fair trial.

Brick-kiln owners slam order to halt work for four months

Brick-kiln owners slam order to halt work for four months

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

LUDHIANA: To improve air quality during the winter season, the Punjab Pollution Control Board is taking some necessary precautions.

Woman held for attacking cops

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

Ludhiana: The Daresi police nabbed two persons on the charge of attacking a police party.

Brief spell, prolonged trouble

Brief spell, prolonged trouble

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

LUDHIANA: A brief spell of rain once again troubled residents as waterlogging was witnessed in various parts of the city on Wednesday.

Studies, religious rituals go ‘hand in hand’

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

LUDHIANA: An NGO on Wednesday alleged that mamangement of a private school was misusing land allotted for school to conduct religious functions.

3-yr-old ‘locked’ in school bus, parents run helter skelter

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

LUDHIANA: Parents of 3-year-old Harnoor Kaur, a student of Sacred Heart School, BRS Nagar, went through a nightmare on Wednesday as she got left behind in the school bus and driver locked the vehicle and parked it near the Civil Hospital.

Teacher dissatisfied with inquiry report over eve-teasing

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

LUDHIANA: Neelam Sharma, a teacher at the Government School for Boys, Jawahar Nagar, who had accussed sports teacher of the same school of harassment and eve-teasing, expressed dissatisfaction over the inquiry conduced by a panel of two principals.

School wall brought down on purpose?

19 Jul 2018 | 2:13 AM

LUDHIANA: After a picture emerged of some men pushing wall of the Government Primary School, Kucha No. 16 Field Ganj, which collapsed, a few days ago, doubts have emerged whether the wall was felled purposely, instead of crumbling after rainfall.

Geospatial tech to monitor water, soil and air quality

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Remote Sensing Centre (PRSC), Ludhiana, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Central University (CU), Bathinda, for use of geospatial technology in natural research management, including monitoring of water, soil and air quality.

PAU inks pact for bottled sugarcane juice

19 Jul 2018 | 2:15 AM

Ludhiana: The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Agreemenet (MoA) with the RVG Agro Private Limited, Sangli, (Maharashtra) for commercialisation of sugarcane juice bottling technology.

School Notes

Drive organised to save water

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

Ludhiana: Students of Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, Jalandhar bypass, held an event to save water.

87 Vets take oath

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

LUDHIANA: The College of Veterinary Science of the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, celebrated oath-taking ceremony of 87 passing-out veterinarians, including 30 girls from Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (2013 batch).

Police DAV girls, Gymkhana Club players register winsbasketball meet

Police DAV girls, Gymkhana Club players register wins

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

LUDHIANA: Police DAV Public School, Civil Lines, girl’s U-19 category while Gymkhana Club in the boys’ U-17 group scored victories to advance into next round on third day of the Ludhiana district sub-junior, junior and youth basketball championship for boys and girls being held at the Guru Nanak Stadium on Wednesday.

Int’l job fair to be held in Mohali

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

LUDHIANA: The state government will offer jobs to about 8,500 youngsters during a first of its kind ‘International Job Fair’ in the country, said Deputy Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Agrawal.

Two held with 50 cases of liquor

Two held with 50 cases of liquor

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

LUDHIANA: The Focal Point police arrested two liquor smugglers and recovered 50 cases of illegal liquor from their possession.

Rotary Club launches drive against drugs

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

Mandi Ahmedgarh: The Rotary Club, Ahmedgarh, passed a new resolution to save future generations from falling prey to drugs. The outfit launched a movement to spread awareness against drug menace among students of various schools. The members also planted saplings at public places.

Rotary Club launches drive against drugs

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: The Rotary Club, Ahmedgarh, passed a new resolution to save future generations from falling prey to drugs.

Firing on youth: Cops register FIR after 4 days

Firing on youth: Cops register FIR after 4 days

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

LUDHIANA: Four days after a youth alleged that two bike-borne men had fired at him in Sector 32, Chandigarh, the police have finally registered an FIR.

Facing theft case, RTI activist writes to DGP for fair probe

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

LUDHIANA: An RTI activist Kuldeep Singh Khaira, who is facing a theft case for allegedly stealing records from the Municipal Corporation (MC) office, on Wednesday wrote to the Punjab DGP seeking cancellation of the FIR.

Increase pension with age, beneficiaries urge govt

Increase pension with age, beneficiaries urge govt

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Pensioners’ Union on Wednesday organised a protest and demanded that pensions of beneficiaries be increased with age.

No check on growth of cannabis on railway land

No check on growth of cannabis on railway land

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

LUDHIANA: At a time when the state government has stepped up its drive against drugs, cannabis continues to grow on railway land in the district.

Roadways staff press for regular jobs, salary hike

Roadways staff press for regular jobs, salary hike

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

LUDHIANA: A three-day strike being observed by the Punbus Contract Workers’ Union of Punjab Roadways ended on Wednesday.

Briefly

Peddler arrested

19 Jul 2018 | 1:48 AM

Ludhiana: The city police arrested a drug peddler and recovered 5-gram heroin from him. The accused has been identified as Mandeep Kumar, a resident of Preet Nagar.

It’s raining flood and fury in district

It’s raining flood and fury in district

18 Jul 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA:The heavy rain that lashed the region on Tuesday virtually brought the city to a standstill.

Assault, loot cracked; 5 held

18 Jul 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA:With the arrest of five persons, the Jagraon police have claimed of cracking the loot and assault case took place in the first week of July.

Private centres to give free OPD facility to drug addicts

18 Jul 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA:Heads of private de-addiction centres have announced to assist the Punjab Government's drug de-addiction drive.

Endovascular surgery restores smile of 12-yr-old

18 Jul 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: 12-year-old Tejaswini (name changed) and her parents were worried as ugly scars on her face which had been operated twice earlier, started to bleed.

School Notes

Seminar on road safety

18 Jul 2018 | 1:09 AM

Young Emerging Talent – a group of theatre activists organised a seminar on traffic awareness at the Swami Dayanand Hall.

Travel agent brought on production warrant again

18 Jul 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: Notorious travel agent Nitish Ghai has again been brought on production warrant from the Ludhiana Central Jail by the city police for more thorough questioning about his illegal trade of travel and immigration.

Buddha Nullah that gave them bread turns their watery grave

Buddha Nullah that gave them bread turns their watery grave

18 Jul 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: The police are yet to trace two boys who were feared drowned in the Buddha Nullah during the rain on Monday.

Punbus strike continues

18 Jul 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: Travellers to various parts of the state continued to face problems as the strike by the Punbus Contract Workers Union of Punjab Roadways entered its second day on Tuesday.

Not a single student turns up

18 Jul 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: A day after students of Government Primary School, Field Ganj, had a narrow escape in the collapse of its dilapidated structure, no student turned up for classes on Tuesday.

college notes

Students stand out

18 Jul 2018 | 1:09 AM

Ludhiana: Students of the GNN College, Doraha, proved their mettle in exams.

Mission Tandrust Punjab

Yoga camps organised

18 Jul 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: Under mission “Tandrust Punjab”, numerous camps are being organised for students in Ludhiana district to make them aware about benefits of yoga.

Not just agri scientists, PAU produces actors as well

Not just agri scientists, PAU produces actors as well

18 Jul 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: Narjit Singh, who was known to perform poignant and comedy roles with ease at youth festivals held at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has made it to silver screen.

Child-centric, teacher friendlyNew Education Policy

Child-centric, teacher friendly

18 Jul 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: Education Minister Om Prakash Soni has constituted a committee to formulate new education policy in the state.

Commuters at receiving end

18 Jul 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: Commuters had a harrowing time going to their workplaces as they navigate through the waterlogged roads following rain in the city today morning.

Intercity trains again suspended from July 19

18 Jul 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: A mega traffic block to carry out work for electronic interlocking at Amritsar Yard from July 19 to August 1 would once again paralyse the rail traffic in the region.

GMMSA Expo to be held in Jan

GMMSA Expo to be held in Jan

18 Jul 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: The Garments Machinery Manufacturers and Suppliers Association (GMMSA) on Tuesday announced that its 4th GMMSA Expo-India 2019 will be held from January 25-28, 2019, at Dana Mandi, Bahadurke Road, Ludhiana.

Day 2: BCM, Gymkhana Club lads script victoriesDistrict Basketball Championship

Day 2: BCM, Gymkhana Club lads script victories

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