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Cash-strapped MC fails to collect Rs 160-cr dues
Ludhiana, December 1
Even though the municipal corporation claims it faces a funds crunch and has withheld several developmental projects, it has neglected to recover water supply and sewerage arrears to the tune of a whoppingRs160 crore.

3 water connections severed
Rs1.2 lakh recovered from water supply, sewerage defaulters 
Ludhiana, December 1
The operation and maintenance (O&M) branch of the municipal corporation (MC) set the ball rolling for collecting pending water supply and sewerage arrears by severing three water connections and recovering more thanRs1 lakh from defaulters.


Traffic came to a halt near PUA gate No 4 in Ludhiana Traffic lights add to chaos
Ludhiana, December 1
Instead of easing the growing traffic chaos, the new traffic lights installed at six key intersections of the city have virtually turned into a nightmare for commuters.

Traffic came to a halt near PUA gate No 4 in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Pak trap for Indian money
Luring residents with jackpot through SMS
Ludhiana, December 1
Gullible residents of the city are falling in the trap of a Pakistani intelligence agent, who is currently sending scores of short messaging service (SMSes) to people, claiming that they have hit the jackpot.

Pedalling to catch criminals for  Rs 40 !
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 1
Can you imagine, cops are being given Rs 40 and Rs  180 cycle allowances per month for chasing criminals? Sounds strange, isn’t it? But, it is a fact. It’s just a meager amount in the age where criminals are using latest cars to give the police a slip.

Sexagenarian couple injured in roof collapse
Ludhiana, December 1
A sexagenarian couple was injured after a roof collapsed in the Islam Gunj area here today.

MC to build winter roof for homeless
Ludhiana, December 1
In a humanitarian gesture, the municipal corporation (MC) is all set to provide a roof to homeless poor people at night to protect them from the cold in winter.

Student rusticated for lewd remarks on Facebook
Ludhiana, December 1
Social networking website craze among children claimed another victim when a Class VIII student of a convent school was rusticated here today.


World AIDS Day
HIV+kids discriminated against, die young

Ludhiana, December 1
With the country still having no laws protecting the rights of HIV/AIDS patients, children afflicted with the disease are the worst affected as is evident from the discrimination they encounter every day.

Doctors light candles on World AIDS Day to create awareness in Ludhiana
Doctors light candles on World AIDS Day to create awareness in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

NGOs Savdhan youngsters
Ludhiana, December 1
Department of health and family welfare, Indian Medical Association, and various NGOs observed the World AIDS Day by organising seminars and awareness campaigns to educate people on HIV/AIDS.

Angry residents burn council officials’ effigies
Khanna, December 1
A few residents of ward Nos. 4 and 5 staged protest and raised slogans against Nagar Council officials and administration for making false promises and for their failure to get the roads repaired at the earliest. People, who were protesting under the banner of the Khanna Samaj Sewa Club, also burnt effigies of the officials concerned.

Finding solution without spending a penny
Ludhiana, December 1
Finding solutions to problems faced by the city and that too without spending even a single penny seems to be the Municipal Corporation’s new mantra. To prove this point, municipal engineers had a brainstorming session with representatives of a private company. for finding solution to the problems faced by the city on the public-private partnership mode.

Kissan swaraj yatra to reach city tomorrow 
Ludhiana, December 1
Kissan Swaraj Yatra, a nation-wide mobilisation drive to draw people’s attention towards “continuing agricultural crisis in India,” will reach the city on December 3. A public meeting will be organised in front of the PAU. It will be addressed by eminent personalities like Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal, Dr Inderjit Kaur of Pingalwara, Singar Manmohan Waris, Prof Jagmohan Singh and journalist Satnam Singh Manak. Representative of various farmers’ union, environmental and consumer right groups, human right organisations and literary figures are reaching the city to participate in the yatra.

‘Pig farming to come up in big way’
Ludhiana, December 1
The department of veterinary and animal husbandry extension education, GADVASU, organised a seminar for members of the progressive piggery farmers’ association here yesterday.

Horticulture experts discuss challenges in marketing
Ludhiana, December 1
A meeting of the Punjab State Agricultural Implements Manufacturers Association was organised at the College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology (COA&E), PAU, by the Punjab Chapter of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE) under the aegis of National Horticulture Board (NHB) yesterday.

Dhabas, tea kiosks removed
Samrala, December 1
The forest department removed illegal encroachments near the banks of Sirhind Canal around the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road at Neelon with the help of the police and other teams under Duty Magistrate Surinder Singh today.

BSNL strike hits life
Ludhiana, December 1
Causing inconvenience to residents, billing centres and offices of the BSNL remained closed today.

Sanitary workers seek regularisation 
Ludhiana, December 1
A delegation of the sanitary workers’ sangarsh committee met Municipal Commissioner AK Sinha in the wake of the Municipal Corporation’s core committee’s decision to recruit sanitary workers on DC rates and sought regularisation of their services.

Bidding adieu to singledom with stag & doe parties
Ludhiana, December 1
The city’s youngsters are making the most of their precious "single" days before they tie the knot. Yes, bachelor/bachelorette parties are the biggest celebratory events these days, next only to the actual wedding parties. In many cases the bride-to-be and her prince charming “go dutch” to have a combo youngsters’ bash.

Workshop on vet laparoscopy concludes
Ludhiana, December 1
A two-day workshop on "Clinical applications of laparoscopy and endoscopy in small animals practice" was organised by department of veterinary surgery and radiology, GADVASU, in collaboration with Karl Storz Company.

Thumbs down to dress code in colleges
Ludhiana, December 1
“I don't feel there is any need for dress code in colleges. We are all grown-ups and not school kids anymore that we should come in uniforms,” said Anjana Gupta, an Arts student at Khalsa College for Women when asked about dress code for college students. Majority of college students, especially girls don’t like the idea of dress code. Students term it to be an “arbitrary” attitude and feel that by wearing uniform for a day things won’t change either for management or for students. But orders are obeyed mostly by students to avoid punishments and penalties, say students.
Most colleges in the city, especially women colleges expect students to wear white coloured salwaar suits for one day in a week.

PAU Notes
LUDHIANA: Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), in collaboration with M/s Syngenta India Ltd, organised the second training programme on herbicide application spraying techniques for Hoshiarpur and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar districts at Paddi Sura Singh village on Tuesday.

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Risking kids’ life to eke out a living

Do parents, cops care? Auto-rickshaw drivers flout traffic rules by packing their vehicles above permissible limit with schoolchildren a day after kids were killed in accident in Ludhiana. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan


Gang of robbers busted, two held
Phillaur, December 1
The Goraya police has busted an inter-district gang of robbers with the arrest of two of its main members today. Phillaur DSP Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh said a naka was laid near Dallewal village on the basis of a tip-off and two motorcyclists arrested under Sections 25/54/59 of the Arms Act. 

Chinese co. agent booked for fraud
Ludhiana, December 1
The police booked an agent, who claimed to be working as a middleman for a Chinese polyester company, in a fraud case here today.

Sand mining racket unearthed 
Ludhiana, December 1
It is literally turning sand into gold. That several groups of influential and politically-connected persons are running a racket of illegal sand mining along the banks of the Sutlej at several places in the district came to the fore today when three trailers loaded with sand on the periphery of the city, failed to produce any permit for sand mining. Documents required under the Motor Vehicles Act were also missing.

Bodybuilder Sandeep Kumar flexes his muscles during a visit to the district courts in Ludhiana Mr India winner felicitated
Ludhiana, December 1
Local lawyers felicitated Mr India Sandeep Kumar, who had secured fourth position in the World Bodybuilding Championship, held recently at Los Angeles in the US, at the district courts complex here today.

Bodybuilder Sandeep Kumar flexes his muscles during a visit to the district courts in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Handball trials on Dec 4
Ludhiana, December 1
Trials to select handball probables (women) will be held here on the Punjab Agricultural University campus ground on December 4.

Sunny dazzles in KVM’s win
A match in progress between KVM and BCM in LudhianaLudhiana, December 1
Sunny Pandey hammered 79 runs off 43 balls and fashioned Kundan Vidya Mandir’s 63-runs victory over BCM Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh road branch, in the Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Cricket Tournament, Central Zone (U-19) that began at MGM Public School, Dugri, here today.

A match in progress between KVM and BCM in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

District TT tourney on December 11, 12
Ludhiana, December 1
The Ludhiana District Table Tennis Association (LDTTA) will organise the District Table Tennis Championship-2010 here at the Punjab Agricultural University campus hall on December 11 and 12, according to the secretary of the association, Fang Jenn Chiu.




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