Covid-19 claims life of Dugri woman, infects 28 in district

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Ludhiana still has 5th-highest cases per lakh in Punjab

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Dashmesh Nagar woman dies, 67 positive for Covid

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An octogenarian woman of Ludhiana died of Covid-19 and 67 tested positive on Sunday.

MC meets IT professionals to simplify public dealing works

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In order to simplify public dealing work in municipal corporation offices the authorities concerned have sought assistance from IT professionals after conducting a meeting with them on Sunday. The MC commissioner, Pardeep Sabharwal, conducted the meeting with IT professionals in which cabinet minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu and Mayor Balkar Sandhu were also present. Apart from this, officials were asked to improve the sanitation arrangements in the city.

Elderly couple booked for harbouring son accused of rape

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The division number 5 police booked an elderly couple for sheltering their NRI son who was wanted by the Ludhiana police in a cheating and rape case, on Saturday. The accused had come to India to apply for bail and stayed at the house of his parents at Mehrana Khurd village of Sangrur.

Upset over NEET performance, woman ends life

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Unhappy over her performance in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), an 18-year-old woman committed suicide at her house in Jagraon on Sunday.

After robbery bid, police to release security guidelines for finance firms

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After a robbery bid at the Dugri Road branch of Muthoot Finance, the Ludhiana Police believes that security lapses by finance companies make them easy targets. The police are now coming up with security guidelines for all such companies and these will be released in the next two days under Section 144 of the CrPC, making them an order for mandatory compliance.

Farmers demand check on black marketing of DAP

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After having caused coal shortage in private power plants of Punjab, the farmers’ agitation is also leading to shortage of diammonia phosphate (DAP) fertiliser. The resultant black marketing of DAP is a cause of concern for farmers, particularly small ones.

Ludhiana at fourth spot in number of murders committted in 2019

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The city is at number four among 34 metropolitan cities of India with regard to number of murder cases reported, which was 56 in 2019, as per the data of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). In the category of adults, there were more male victims whereas more girls were murdered in the category of children/minors.

RTI activists, residents rue MC apathy towards RTI Act implementation

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The RTI activists here and certain city residents have blamed the municipal corporation for adopting a causal approach towards implementation of the Right to Information Act. They said apart from delaying the information, the officials were also careless in updating the information about the public information officers (PIOs) concerned on its website on regular basis.

Rs 12 crore collected as cow cess, but MC spent just Rs 5 crore

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Even as the problem of stray cattle is severe in the city despite the imposition of cow cess, it seems that MC officials are unable to utilise even the collected funds properly. The civic body spent around Rs 5 crore from cow cess for welfare of stray cattle whereas other cities in the state are spending more than Ludhiana MC.

Ruckus as police team raids Dugri house, ASI held captive, thrashed

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Raw material shortage may put brakes on cycle industry

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In Ludhiana, 67% of juveniles held guilty in 2019: NCRB

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When it comes to percentage of juveniles held guilty for offences under the Indian Penal code (IPC) and Special and Local Laws (SLL), Ludhiana has less such percentage as compared to Amritsar and other cities of the state, but is higher than that of Chandigarh in 2019. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) suggests slight increase in pending cases against juveniles for such crimes in 2019 as compared to the year before.

Two claim to have killed disabled man

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The police on Saturday evening arrested two men for kidnapping a disabled man of Lohara.

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