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Chaos, adjournment mark MC House meeting
Agenda approved ‘haphazardly’ in less than 10 minutes
Ludhiana, April 16
Councillors argue with each other during the general house meeting in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan The much-awaited General House meeting of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC) witnessed chaotic scenes today, with councillors of both parties bickering and levelling allegations.

Councillors argue with each other during the general house meeting in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Boy ‘vanishes’ from police custody, residents protest
Ludhiana, April 16
Residents of the city’s Shivpuri area today staged a protest outside the division no 4 police station after an 11-year-old boy belonging to the locality “disappeared” from police custody under mysterious circumstances.

PSEB Strike
Uninterrupted power supply maintained
Ludhiana, April 16
On the second day of the two-day strike by the technical and non-technical employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) against the government’s decision of unbundling the board and replacing it with two companies, there was an eerie silence among agitating employees. The PSEB engineers and non-gazetted employees, who had not joined the strike, were, meanwhile, in high spirits.

Board asks unit to restrict operation
Ludhiana, April 16
The zonal office of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) in its order dated April 5, 2010, has asked M/s Satguru Parshad Fabrications, Chander Vihar, Chander Nagar, to operate their unit from 8 am to 6 pm only as it was violating the provisions of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981 and was also operating from a residential area.


Record: 9,994 tonnes of wheat arrives in market
Khanna, April 16
The Khanna grain market today recorded the highest wheat arrival of the season at 9,994 tonnes. The grain market has received 57,033 tonnes of wheat hitherto, as compared to last year’s 62,500 tonnes of wheat. Market committee secretary Kuldip Singh said last year about 96,766 tonnes of wheat arrived till April 30 and this year, too, the same figure was expected.

Missing Land File Case
Vigilance Bureau begins probe
Ludhiana, April 16
A team of officials from the Vigilance Cell, Punjab, led by Chief Vigilance Officer AK Prabahakar today started a probe into the case of missing file of 400 square yards in the posh Rajguru Nagar locality developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT).

HP entry tax a major relief for industry
Ludhiana, April 16
With a double bonanza industry in the state is in high spirits after a long time. First it was the central government’s failure to extend the industrial package for Himachal Pradesh. Now, another relief has come in the form of a tax imposed on entry of goods in that state. This includes a tax of 4 per cent on steel and 7 per cent on furnace oil, which were directly affecting auto, engineering and bicycle units in Punjab.

Harsh weather claims soldier’s life
Mullanpur Dakha, April 16
Harsh weather in Jammu and Kashmir claimed the life of a soldier on Wednesday. His body was brought to his native Jangpur village near here and was cremated with military honours.

Fire plays havoc with farmers
Jagraon, April 16
With the wheat harvest season already on, the reports of fire in have also started pouring in. Yesterday, about 45 acres of standing wheat crop was destroyed in a fire that took place at Salempur village near Humbran.

PSEB Unbundling
Dharna continues on second day
Jagraon, April 16
The two days strike against the unbundling of the Punjab State Electricity Board continued for the second day today. Except for the case of snag at Lakha village yesterday, that rendered more than 24 villages powerless in the Hathoor belt, no untoward incident has been reported. However, the power supply was restored wit the help of retired PSEB technicians and labourers engaged by them. The strike was, however, total with more organisations coming in the support of the PSEB employees. Representatives and the supporters of 22 farmers’ and labour organisations seized the National Highway and staged a dharna just opposite the bus stand.


8 held for poppy husk peddling
Two cops among those arrested
Raikot, April 16
The Raikot and Sudhar police today arrested six members of two gangs involved in peddling of poppy husk and opium among local. Among those arrested two were posted as cops in Moga.


Lok Adalat settles160 cases
Labour court’s presiding officer GS Gill hears litigants and lawyers during the Lok Adalat in Ludhiana Ludhiana, April 16
The labour Lok Adalat today settled 160 out of 249 cases by persuading the parties for amicable settlement. The Lok Adalat was presided over by GS Gill, presiding officer, Labour Court-cum-Additional Sessions Judge,Ludhiana.

Labour court’s presiding officer GS Gill hears litigants and lawyers during the Lok Adalat in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph




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