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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

Ludhiana

A hit among health freak youths, steroids posing risk to lives’

In a bid to increase body’s muscle building ability, the excessive usage of steroids is becoming popular among city youth these days.

Safe drinking water a distant dream at 75% govt schools

Water contamination is a big issue at schools in the district and a recent laboratory report only confirms the worst fears. Of the samples taken from 44 schools in the district, only 11 have been declared fit for drinking.

Station under power cut, police delay autopsy of mishap victim

The claim of the state government on being power surplus was torn to shreds after the post-mortem of an accident victim could only be done on Saturday as, believe it or not, the Sahnewal police station reeled under an unscheduled power cut on Friday.

Troubled over early marriage, woman commits suicide

Distressed over being married at the age of 17, a 21-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide at her rented accommodation at Barewal Road on late Friday night.

Badal reviews restoration work at Bassian Kothi

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal reviewed the ongoing restoration work at Bassian Kothi near Raikot on Saturday. During his visit to inspect the work at the 200-year-old heritage monument Bassian Kothi, Badal said the state government was committed for the restoration of all buildings with historical and religious significance in Punjab.

10 cartons of illicit liquor seized, two held

The CIA staff-2 of the local police commissionerate arrested two persons after recovering 10 cartons of illicit liquor from their possession near the civil hospital on Saturday. The accused, Sonu and Ashwani, were transporting the liquor in a Hyundai Santro car that the police impounded.

Residents demand post office upgrade

Residents of Rishi Nagar are infuriated over the lackadaisical attitude of authorities towards improving the condition of post office in their area that have been lying in a dilapidated condition since long.

Five acquitted MC employees to face music for violating laws

Problems for the five municipal corporation (MC) employees who were acquitted by the additional sessions judge-cum-special judge in a case of violating of laws to give clean chit to a building owner for encroachment have not ended.

Man held for sexually exploiting minor kids

A man was arrested for sexually exploiting his 11-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter for past one year. He had also threatened his children of killing their mother if they resisted or shared the things with anyone.

Pirated CDs' market thrives under the nose of cops

While there are many struggling to get a ticket for their favourite actors' movie every Friday, there are others who can easily lay hands on the latest movies, thanks to the pirated CDs circulating in the city.

PCMS specialist doctors go on strike

Patients at Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital had to face a tough time on Friday as members of the Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) Specialists Doctors' Association observed a two-hour pen down strike against the non-fulfillment of their long-pending demands.

PUNBUS to condemn run-down buses

The condemnation board of Punjab Roadways has decided to condemn as many as five run-down buses at its Ludhiana depot next week.

Show-cause notices to building inspectors

Unhappy with the performance of building branch of municipal corporation (MC), the MC commissioner on Thursday issued show-cause notices to all building inspectors. The commissioner was dissatisfied by the report submitted by the building inspectors after checking the building bylaws of various buildings

PAU hostels, grounds overrun by wild grass

Hundreds of students staying in boys’ hostels on the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) campus are irked over wild grass that has grown in various corners of their hostels. Students said despite they lodged several complaints in this regard with the authorities concerned, no one paid heed to the issue.

‘Passport numbers to be linked with police dept via Internet’

Director general of police (DGP),human resource department,SK Sharma and principal secretary JS Sandhu on Friday visited the Community Police Resource Centre (CPRC) at Police Headquarters and other suvidha centers to know about the procedure adopted by them to issue passport and other police related services.

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