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Civic body takes U-turn
Opens sealed shops
Ludhiana, September 1
Taking a U-turn just three days after sealing three shops in street number 26, Ram Nagar, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today opened these seals due to reasons best known to its officials.

Anti-encroachment Drive
MC officials manhandle BRS Nagar residents
Ludhiana, September 1
Municipal Corporation officials allegedly manhandled people during anti-encroachment drive in E-block of BRS Nagar here today.
MC officials argue with residents of BRS Nagar in Ludhiana MC officials argue with residents of BRS Nagar in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Fancy Lights
Contractors told to lay wires at specified depth
Ludhiana, September 1
While the Municipal Corporation has told the contractors of rusting fancy lights to repaint these as a face-saving exercise, another major irregularity has come to the fore in the Rs 6-crore project.

Labourers paint fancy lights in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Labourers paint fancy lights in Ludhiana

Teachers go on mass leave, seek revised pay scales
Ludhiana, September 1
In response to a call given by the Punjab Federation of University and College Teachers’ organisations (PFUCTO), teachers from Punjab Agricultural University, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal sciences University, government.

13,000 in race for 158 plots
Ludhiana, September 1
The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has a reason to rejoice and justifiably too. Defying all logic and uproar over global slowdown and recession in real estate sector, the offer for allotment of 158 freehold residential plots in Sector 39-A on Chandigarh Road, which closed yesterday.

Police station gheraoed
Amloh, September 1
Residents of Ghulumajra and surrounding villages, led by Akali Dal (Amritsar) district chief Gurdial Singh Ghulumajra, gheraoed the Amloh police station at 10 p.m. yesterday in protest against the police for not lodging an FIR against the JE of the PSEB, Amloh, who was allegedly held responsible for causing hurt to a youth.

Protesters at the Amloh police station. Photo: Bhushan Sood
Protesters at the Amloh police station

Child labourers rescued
Ludhiana, September 1
The district administration rescued two child labourers from two different bakery shops in South Model Gram area after raiding the premises today evening.

Travel agent nabbed
Ludhiana, September 1
The city police today nabbed a travel agent, who alleged usurped lakhs of rupees from youths on the pretext of sending them abroad.


Chhapar Mela
Safety being ignored
Joyride operators given free hand
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 1
While the police is all set to deal with any eventuality at the Chhapar Mela, starting from Wednesday, the Industries Department is yet to get its act together. Even as a large number of devotees have already started coming for paying obeisance at Guga Mari, officials of the Industries Department are yet to conduct physical verification of the infrastructure at the meal site.

Don’t encourage beggars: Police
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 1
Begging is an organised profession at Chhapar Mela where hundreds of drifters come to seek alms from the devotees in the name of God.

Beggars take position in front of Guga Mari, a day before the commencement of Chhapar Mela. Tribune photo: Mahesh Sharma

Beggars take position in front of Guga Mari, a day before the commencement of Chhapar Mela

Police claims foolproof security arrangements
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 1
Nobody will be allowed create disturbance at the fair, declared the Ludhiana (Rural) police that claims to have made elaborate security arrangements around Guga Mari, Chhapar village, the venue of the meal.

Inclement weather poses threat
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 1
With organisers having made all preparations for the Chhapar Mela, the inclement weather may serve as a major factor in turning it a low-key affair this year.

A vendor puts a PVC sheet on his stall at the Chhapar Mela site on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Mahesh Sharma

A vendor puts a PVC sheet on his stall at the Chhapar Mela site

Farmers against unbundling of PSEB
Ludhiana, September 1
Led by activists of Kirti Kisan Union, farmers and farm workers today organised a protest rally against the proposed unbundling of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB).

Farmers hold a rally in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Farmers hold a rally in Ludhiana

Industrialists demand development of focal point
Ludhiana, September 1
Following a meeting of the members of the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking (CICU) with the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at Chandigarh recently, officials from the local bodies department, Chandigarh, along with MC officials, visited the focal point area for its development.

Market Committee office-bearers assume charge
Ludhiana, September 1
Newly appointed chairman Baba Jagroop Singh and vice-chairman Harpreet Singh Harry Sandhu of the Market Committee, Sahnewal, today assumed their office at Sahnewal in a function organised here today.

Orientation programme at RIMT institute
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 1
An orientation programme for management and computer applications students was jointly organised by the RIMT campus, management and computer studies wing.

Bank ventures into self-employment training
Ludhiana, September 1
Punjab and Sind Bank today ventured into rural self-employment training programme with establishment of an institute for this purpose on the premises of MTSM College here.

Medical official retires
Ludhiana, September 1
Dr S.S.Dhir, District Health Officer, retired yesterday. Dr Dhir completed 32 years of service under the Punjab Civil Medical Services.

Phulkari at AS College
Rajpura, September 1
A cultural programme, “Phulkari-2009”, was held today at AS College, Khanna, wherein students of the college participated in giddha, bhangra, skits, songs and other programmes. Municipal councillor Neeta Dhamija was the chief guest during the occasion. — TNS


Watches stolen from showroom
Ludhiana, September 1
Thieves decamped with premium watches from a Titan showroom in Ghumar Mandi here last night. The theft came to light this morning when Tejpal Singh and Jaspal Singh, owner of the shop, opened the shutter and found the watches of a premium brand missing.
The shop owner shows the ransacked watch shelves in Ghuman Mandi in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

The shop owner shows the ransacked watch shelves in Ghuman Mandi in Ludhiana


Five get 2-yr jail for thrashing driver
Ludhiana, September 1
The Court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate JPS Wehniwal has convicted five persons for causing injuries to a bus driver Lakhvir Singh of Katani Kalan village and confining him illegally. They were ordered to undergo imprisonment for two years each.

Throwball Meet
Everest school emerge champions
Ludhiana, September 1
Students of Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, excelled in the Inter-School Throwball Championship organised by the district schools tournament committee at Punjab Agricultural University here today.

Football trials on September 4
Ludhiana, September 1
The District Football Association, Ludhiana will hold trials to select the district u-16 soccer team (boys) here at Guru Nanak Stadium on September 4 at 10 am, according to the association president, Shivtar Singh Bajwa.

City to host Punjab junior basketball meet
Ludhiana, September 1
The Punjab Basketball Championship for junior boys and girls will be held here at Guru Nanak Stadium from September 10 to 13 September.

Yoga Meet
Sai Public School lads triumph
Ludhiana, September 1
Students of Sai Public School, Shimlapuri made a clean sweep by wrapping up top honours in all the age categories in the Inter School District Yoga Championship organised by the education department at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar branch, here yesterday.




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