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MC seals interstate bus terminus
Ludhiana, February 23
Adopting a tough stance in its bid to improve the recovery of arrears as the fThe sealed fee counter at the bus terminus, Ludhiana.inancial year draws to an end, the Municipal Corporation (MC) today sealed the office and “adda” fee counter of the private company managing Shaheed Sukhdev Interstate Bus Terminus here under the private-public partnership basis. 

The sealed fee counter at the bus terminus, Ludhiana.
A Tribune photograph


A tipper hangs precariously under a bridge near Biza.
Balancing act : A tipper hangs precariously under a bridge near Biza. A Tribune photograph

Most pvt schools flout RTE norms
Ludhiana, February 23
Most of the private schools in Ludhiana district have not applied to Punjab School Education Board for recognition under the RTE Act. Of the 1064 private schools, only about 400 have submitted the application forms. It is now mandatory for every private school to provide details of the school to the education department and get recognition under the RTE. The last date of submission of the details was January 12.

Tardy work irks MC top brass
Ludhiana, February 23
The ambitious project of covering the “ganda nullah” passing through several congested localities in the old city is under the scanner of the civic administration and the top functionaries of the Municipal Corporation are apparently not satisfied with the progress of work, the quality of workmanship and the indifferent attitude of the construction agency towards the hardship being caused to residents living alongside the drain.

Snatchers make away with jewellery worth Rs 6 lakh
Ludhiana, February 23
The victim, Anju Suri, in a state of shock in Ludhiana Even as the police is busy cracking the DSP murder case, increasing incidents of snatching are giving a headache to the city police.

The victim, Anju Suri, in a state of shock in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu mahajan

Charred body found in garbage dump
Ludhiana, February 23
Panic spread in the Transport Nagar area after a badly charred body was found in a garbage dump here today. The incident came to light this morning when a safai karamchari spotted the body of a man and raised the alarm.


‘Mobile’ transformers to prevent thefts
Jagraon, February 23
A transformer installed on a tractor trailer at a village near Jagraon. Getting no relief from the increasing incidents of transformer thefts, farmers of several villages near Jagraon have devised a new plan to deal with the problem. They have removed the transformers from electricity poles and installed them on their tractor trailers or bullock carts to protect them from the thieves.

A transformer installed on a tractor trailer at a village near Jagraon. Photo by writer

Councillors to be accountable for unclean wards
Jagraon, February 23
Municipal council employees remove garbage from a roadside in Jagraon Waking up from their deep slumber, the employees of Municipal Council Jagraon swung into action to clean up the heaps of garbage lying open at various places in the town today. The municipal council launched a massive cleanliness drive and removed garbage from various parts of the Jagraon.

Municipal council employees remove garbage from a roadside in Jagraon on Thursday. photo by writer

Computerised ‘phulkari’ deals a blow to artisans 
Ludhiana, February 23
Phulkari suits stitched in quintessential Patialvi style have become a style statement for Punjabi NRIs. Since the demand for the age-old traditional embroidery has increased among this specific group, the art has also gone hi-tech. Many export houses and boutiques now use computer designs and colours to “stitch” a pattern on suits, giving a tough time to the artisans.

february 28 strike
PSPCL chief administrator writes to Magistrates

Ludhiana, February 23
The chief administrator of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), RP Pandov, has written to all District Magistrates and Police Commissioners to make alternative arrangements on February 28 with regard to a nationwide strike by power sector trade unions.

Do not interfere in the working of EC, Anti-Corruption Front tells Centre
Ludhiana, February 23
Surat Singh Khalsa, convener, Anti-Corruption Front, has asked the Central government not to interfere in the working of the Election Commission of India to “shield” certain political leaders.

Pak expo gets off to a flying start
Ludhiana, February 23
A four-day Indo-Pak expo started today. Huge rush was witnessed on the opening day of the expo.

A singer from Pakistan performs during the event in Ludhiana. (Left) Key chains put on display at the expo. Tribune Photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Hindu exhibitors want to return to their motherland
Ludhiana, February 23
Dungro Mal displays his collection at the expo in Ludhiana. Living across the border, these two brothers always yearn to return back to their motherland and exhibitions and expos held between the two countries provide them with an opportunity to come back to their land. Brother duo Dungro Mal and Banke Das are the lone Hindu exhibitors from Pakistan at the Indo-Pak expo being held in the city.

Dungro Mal displays his collection at the expo in Ludhiana.

Bike expo begins today
Ludhiana, February 23
The city will be holding a three-day trade show, Bike Expo, 2012, from February 24. All major bicycle brands, including Hero, Atlas and Avon, will be participating in the expo. The companies are expected to launch their new models during the event.

‘84 Riot  Victims 
Admn to submit final list by March 15

Ludhiana, February 23
The district administration here has written to all the Deputy Commissioners, Municipal Corporation Commissioners, Improvement Trust chairmen and other officials concerned in Punjab to send information if they had sanctioned any immovable property to riot victims of Ludhiana.

Punjab govt should take steps to attract industry, feel youngsters
Ludhiana, February 23
With the industry not being set up in Punjab, students of various professional courses are a unhappy lot. Although placements are going to begin from the next few months, but many of them lament that they may have to go to National Capital Region for job opportunities, or other manufacturing hubs in the country for good jobs.

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Criminal flees from custody
Ludhiana, February 23
A hardened criminal facing over 30 criminal cases escaped from police custody by throwing red chilly powder in the eyes of two policemen at the Mullahpur-Jagraon highway here today.

Woman inmate booked, 3 mobiles recovered 
Ludhiana, February 23
Not only on the education front, women are fast edging past men in the world of crime as well. In an incident reported recently, alert jail officials have recovered three mobile phones from a woman inmate.

Gang of robbers busted
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 23
The police has arrested four members of a notorious gang from a parking lot in Mandi Gobindgarh. The accused were planning a robbery. Out of the seven members of the gang, Gurinder Singh, alias Gauji, alias Tinku, a resident of Dakha, Pawan Kumar, alias Bha, a The vehicles that were recovered from the gang in Mandi Gobindgarh resident of Kirpalpura, PS Phagwara, Atinder Vikramjit Singh, alias Honey, alias Hunter, a resident of Guru Nanak Nagar, Patiala, and Mandeep Singh, alias Pistoli, a resident of Thapar Nagar, Ludhiana, were nabbed by the police while Jatinder Singh, alias Aman, alias Langra, a resident of Dugri, Ludhiana, Sukhdev Singh, alias Billa, a resident of Pahuwind, Tarantaran and Suraj Parkash, alias Devi, a resident of Ludhiana, are at large.

The vehicles that were recovered from the gang in Mandi Gobindgarh. Photo by writer

3 booked gangrape
Ludhiana, February 23
Three persons were booked for raping a woman of Daba road. The victim, a resident of Daba Colony, said Surinder Singh, Kamal and Happy, all residents of Shimlapuri, had raped her in January, this year.




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