Jalandhar ready to send 1,000 quintals of food to Kerala

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JALANDHAR: As part of Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh’s announcement to extend relief worth Rs 10 crore from the state to flood-ravaged Kerala, the Jalandhar administration would airlift 1,000 quintals of ready-to-eat food material from Adampur airbase on Monday morning. Divulging the details, Jalandhar deputy commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma, who monitored the entire exercise of packaging the food material here on Sunday, said one lakh packets of the food were being made in the district for distribution in the flood-affected Kerala. He said each relief pack would have a large…

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Ludhiana police arrest Air Force employee for wife’s murder

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LUDHIANA: Sudhar police on Sunday arrested an Air Force employee for the murder of his wife at New Akalgarh. The accused was identified as Masleh Hadeen Ansari (47) of Sitamarhi in Bihar who was posted as a sergeant in Halwara air force station. Police officials said the deceased Shabnam Ansari (43) had got a piece of land from her parents at her native place in Sitamarhi. They added that the accused would ask her to sell the land and get money. Cops said Inzamam -ul -Haq, brother of the deceased,…

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Rupee slide gives sleepless nights to computer traders

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LUDHIANA: Record fall in the Indian rupee against the US dollar, which even breached the Rs70 per dollar mark last week is giving sleepless nights to computer and parts traders of the city, which is the biggest market of computers and peripherals in Punjab. Ever since the rupee starting registering a decline in the past few months, the rates of computers, parts, accessories, and software — more than 95% of which are still imported into India from other countries — has been hiked by 5-7%, and businessmen fear that if…

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Oldest UK gurdwara in for a facelift, new version to dole out sanitary pads

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JALANDHAR: Central Gurdwara (Khalsa Jatha), London — the oldest gurdwara in Europe established in 1908 by the early Sikh immigrants, would become the first gurdwara in the world to provide free sanitary pads to women. The gurdwara is under renovation and a pad-dispensing machine would be provided in the ladies’ toilet. The restoration and renovation work at the gurdwara is also aimed at making it energy-efficient. “During restoration and renovation of the gurdwaras, we have designed things in a way that it would use renewable energy for 95% of its…

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Yellow dupatta helps cops crack two-year-old murder case

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PATIALA: A yellow dupatta wrapped around the neck of an unidentified man, whose body was recovered by the police from Ghaggar river near Laachharu Khurd in Ghanaur block of Patiala district in December 2016, has finally helped the cops solve the twoyear-old blind murder case and arrest the key conspirator, who happens to be a transgender. The post-mortem had confirmed the victim, Kewal Singh, a resident of Adarsh Nagar on Bhadson Road, Patiala, who was in his early twenties, was strangulated. As the investigations progressed, the cops found that Kewal…

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Health officials colluded with milk adulterators: Cops

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PATIALA: Two days after raiding a synthetic milk manufacturing unit in Devigarh, police have learnt that district health officials were hand in glove with adulterators. Superintendent of police (city) Kesar Singh said during interrogation, unit owner Anil Kumar said he bribed district health officials. He would pay a bribe of Rs 10,000 to get his samples approved in addition to a monthly sum of Rs 5,000. Underlining that the health department was aware of the manufacture of synthetic milk and other dairy products at the unit, Kesar Singh said police…

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Ludhiana: Fire breaks out in garment factory

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LUDHIANA: A fire incident was reported in a garment factory known as DC Oswal and Sons in Basant Bagh Shivpuri on Sunday morning. The fire brigade took almost 2 hours to douse the flames that had covered the ground floor of the building. However, the fire could not reach upper floors of the building with timely arrival of fire brigade. The fire station officer, Srishthi Nath Sharma, told fire call was received at around 8.30am and five fire tenders were rushed towards the spot. He shared that fire had broken…

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After bribe case arrest, CBI raids Ferozepur IGP’s houses

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PATIALA: Following the arrest of a Ludhiana-based middleman, who allegedly accepted a bribe of Rs 10 lakh on behalf of Ferozepur range inspector general of police (IGP) Gurinder Singh Dhillon, a CBI team carried out raids at his residences and office in Patiala and Ferozepur on Friday. The middleman, Ashok Goyal, was arrested by the CBI from Ludhiana on the basis of a complaint filed by former senior superintendent of police Shiv Kumar Sharma, against whom IGP Dhillon had ordered re-initiating of action in a 2009 harassment case of a…

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Woman among three held with Rs 5 crore heroin

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LUDHIANA: Ludhiana police Special Task Force arrested three drug peddlers, including a woman, with a kilogram of heroin and Rs 32,000 drug money on GT Road on Friday. The three-member gang kingpin, Ranjeet Singh, 28, his cousin Amandeep Kaur, 27, and friend Harchand Lal, 40, are residents of Talwandi Kalan village. Ludhiana STF in-charge sub-inspector Harbans Singh said, “A car was stopped at a checkpoint near Fatehpur Gujjran village on GT Road. During checking, one-kg heroin was found hidden beneath the car seats. Besides, Rs 32,000 were recovered from the…

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