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Extension of MC Limits
Census dept freezes district boundaries
Decision comes as a bolt from the blue for SAD MLAs
Ludhiana, January 22
The Director, Census, decision to freeze district boundaries has jolted the SAD MLAs who had been pressurising the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation to extend its municipal limits.

MC razes wall, schoolgirls spend night in terror
Ludhiana, January 22
Thursday night turned out to be a night of terror for some 30 girls of the sports wing residing at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Government Girls Senior Secondary School hostel here after the campus’ boundary wall was demolished as part of the municipal corporation’s ongoing anti-encroachment drive.
The low boundary wall of Government Girls School, Jawahar Nagar, where 30 students are residing.
The low boundary wall of Government Girls School, Jawahar Nagar, where 30 students are residing. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Chilly weather: With tarpaulin for roof, schoolchildren forced to study in open
Ludhiana, January 22
With tarpaulin for a roof and jute mats in place of chairs, students of Government Primary Schools 1A and 1C, Jail Road, learn their lessons together, shivering and huddled together to protect themselves from the chilly weather.

School teacher dies in freak accident
Ludhiana, January 22
In a freak incident, a 50-year-old teacher was strangulated after her shawl got entangled in a generator while trying to switch it off in a school at Kesargunj Mandi here today.

Two-day police remand for kidnappers
Ludhiana, January 22
The three youths, who were nabbed on the charges of abducting a six- year- old boy from Chand Nagar in Haibowal on January 17, were remanded in police custody for two days today. DSP Raj Kumar said the trio of Rajneesh Attri along with his accomplice Rajesh Sharma and Mahadev abduct Karan, while he was playing outside his house in Chand Nagar on Sunday.

Body of middle-aged man found
Ludhiana, January 22
The body of an unidentified man, thought to be in his mid-40s, was found on Churpur Road here today. The body, in tattered clothes, bore stab marks with the word ‘Kaka’ inscribed on the right arm.


Soothsayers much in demand during exam time
Ludhiana, January 22
A session with a renowned astrologer prior to each examination season seems to have become as important for city students as is attending the best coaching institute in town. The aim behind both the endeavours is the same - to ensure good results.

US delegation visits vet varsity
Ludhiana, January 22
“We can work commonly on bio-fuels and animal waste. The US is looking forward to study the indigenous system of management of animal waste in different countries.”

Tips on writing research report
Doraha, January 22
The Commerce and Business Administration Association of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, organised an extension lecturer on style and format of writing a research report and direct tax code-2011here today.

Accidents on rise as fog blinds region
Authorities fail to take preventive measures; roads prove death trap for commuters
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 22
With the people failing to cancel their travel plans, the foggy weather is claming precious lives in road accidents. Apathy of the public works department has left drivers and occupants of vehicles plying on the Ludhiana-Ahmedgarh road and other link roads on God’s mercy.

A truck that fell into a drain on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road near Ahmedgarh. Photo by writer

Many trains cancelled, rescheduled
Ludhiana, January 22
With the cold weather showing no signs of easing up and dense fog enveloping the entire region throughout most of the day for several days now, rail traffic continues to be in a state of disarray. The sudden cancellation of several long distance trains with most of the others running behind schedule have played havoc with city residents’ travel plans.

Stranded passengers rush to board the Jhelum Express that arrived 11 hours late at the Ludhiana railway station on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Hostel Construction
Resident alleges owner of violating bylaws
Ludhiana, January 22
A resident of Shastri Nagar has complained to the Municipal Commissioner against the construction of a nursing institute’s hostel run by Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital Charitable Trust alleging that the owner was violating the building bylaws.

Threatened to withdraw case, 61-yr-old dies
Ludhiana, January 22
The threat to withdraw a case proved fatal for a 61-year-old man who died following a cardiac arrest at his elder daughters residence in Kadwai Nagar here today.

2 youths drown
Phillaur, January 22
Two youths of Phagwara drowned in Sutlej river while trying to save a child from drowning.


Patwari held for accepting Rs 4,000 bribe
Jagraon, January 22
The Vigilance Bureau today arrested a patwari red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 4,000 from a farmer for permanent allotment of land. Farmers Chaman Singh and Joginder Singh of Baghian village near Sidhwan Bet had complained to the Vigilance Bureau in Ludhiana that patwari of Baghian village Bhupinder Singh was demanding Rs 4,000 from them for reporting about the facts of area of agriculture land under their possession.

Bid to loot ATM
Phillaur, January 22
Some unidentified miscreants unsuccessfully attempted to loot cash from an automatic teller machine (ATM) of the State Bank of India at Apra village in Phillaur sub-division late last night.

Mini Olympics begins
Gurukul academy beat Jagtar XI
Jarkhar (Ludhiana), January 22
The 24th edition of the four-day annual sports festival, popularly known as Modern Mini Olympics began today at Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium. The event is being held under the aegis of the Punjab Rural Sports Promotion Council.




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