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Ashu makes it to Cabinet

Ludhiana West legislator to be sworn in as minister today21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

LUDHIANA: Much awaited expansion of the Cabinet by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will be held on Saturday.

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Ashu makes it to CabinetBharat Bhushan Ashu

Manav Mander

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 20

Much awaited expansion of the Cabinet by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will be held on Saturday. It holds special significance for the city as MLA Bharat Bhushan Ashu has been chosen for a ministerial berth. The decision was taken during a meeting between the Chief Minister and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday.

Ashu’s name had been doing the rounds for ministerial berth since the Congress government was formed in 2017. It took the Chief Minister more than a year to expand his Cabinet.

With eight MLAs of the ruling party from the district, the leaders had been demanding Cabinet berth for one of them for a long time.

Fortyfive-year-old Ashu has done his graduation from Arya College and has been councillor. He went on to win with a big margin in the 2012 Assembly elections and got elevated as the deputy CLP leader.

In the Vidhan Sabha elections of 2017, he won with the highest margin of 36,521 votes from the Ludhiana West constituency.

A large number of visitors came to see Ashu after his name was announced for a ministerial berth. Speaking on his selection, he said he was thankful to the party high command and Capt Amarinder Singh for showing faith in him.

“I will try my best to live up to the expectations of the party and the people who elected me and always showed confidence in me. I am ready for the new innings and am hopeful of doing my best,” said Ashu.

Five-time MLA Rakesh Pandey, who was also a strong contender for a ministerial berth, said he was happy with the decision of the party. “Change is bound to come and we have accepted that. Rahul Gandhi has selected the team and we respect the decision. He wanted to give a chance to the young generation. If they are able to meet the expectations of the party, only time and their performance will tell,” said Pandey.

Surinder Dawar, a two-time MLA, said everybody tried his best and destiny played an important role in it. “I am happy with the decision of the high command and respect their decision. I welcome the decision on selecting Ashu in the Cabinet and also congratulate him,” said Dawar.

NHAI plea rejected, no toll at Ladhowal till April 24

21 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

LUDHIANA: Permanent Lok Adalat (PLA) on Friday refused to consider the plea of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) which had sought review of the orders stopping collection of toll tax at the Ladhowal toll barrier in Ludhiana.

Kidnapped child rescued by cops

Kidnapped child rescued by cops

21 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

LUDHIANA: A child, who was kidnapped from a slum area in Salem Tabri on the night of April 14, has been rescued by the police.

Sarabha Nagar Ayurvedic dispensary in the pitsReality check

Sarabha Nagar Ayurvedic dispensary in the pits

21 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

LUDHIANA: It takes much time to locate the Ayurvedic dispensary that is situated at power colony in Sarabha Nagar.

Illegal parking lots sealed

21 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

LUDHIANA: The Municipal Corporation has sealed two unauthorised parking lots at the back of the new courts in Model Gram here.

Govt primary schools sans sweepers

21 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

LUDHIANA: It seems that the Capt Amarinder Singh-led government has turned a blind eye towards unavailability of sweepers in government primary schools.

Canadian faculty visits GADVASU

21 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

LUDHIANA: Dr Nigel Caulkett, Head, and Dr Rebecca Archer, Instructor, in Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Calgary, visited the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University GADVASU), Ludhiana.

Changing weather leaves wheat cultivators worried

Changing weather leaves wheat cultivators worried

21 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Wheat cultivators of the area are worried due to changing weather conditions as the procurement and lifting of the crop is yet to pick up at the local grain market and at the centres of the region falling under Ludhiana and Sangrur districts.

Wheat piles up in Khanna grain market

Wheat piles up in Khanna grain market

21 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

KHANNA: As the process of lifting is slow huge piles of wheat bags can be seen at the local grain market.

Shree Ram Sharnam felicitates trainees of vocational course

Shree Ram Sharnam felicitates trainees of vocational course

21 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: The local branch of Shree Ram Sharnam felicitated outstanding performers of the 14th vocational course, which was conducted to commemorate memory of the organisation founder, Rajinder Karir.

Fire destroys standing wheat at Rajgarh village

21 Apr 2018 | 2:05 AM

DORAHA: Standing wheat crop over 4.5 acre and stubble on 12 acre was destroyed when a major fire broke out at Rajgarh village in the noon on Friday.

Petro dealers vow for safety of people, staff

21 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Office-bearers and activists of the Petro Dealers Association have vowed to continue taking organised measures for safety of the people visiting filling stations, besides members of the staff posted at their establishments.

No stopping violations in LIT colonies

No stopping violations in LIT colonies

21 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

LUDHIANA: Even though the Vigilance Bureau has indicted the officials of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) for the gross violations of approved standard design, illegal change of land use and other irregularities committed by the owners of shop-cum-flats in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar Colony, there is no check on similar non-compoundable structural changes and illegal change of land use in the same colony, where several residential houses are being fully or partly converted into commercial establishments.

Action sought against encroachments on Gill Road

Action sought against encroachments on Gill Road

21 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

LUDHIANA: The members of the Environmental and Welfare Association, New Janta Nagar and Shimlapuri, Ludhiana, has asked the Municipal Corporation to pay attention towards issues such as encroachments, among others, on the Gill Road.

Mouse traps proving fatal for birds too!

Mouse traps proving fatal for birds too!

21 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

LUDHIANA:The Chinese glue traps, available in the market for trapping mouse, are proving fatal for birds too.

City, Jalandhar match ends in draw

21 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

LUDHIANA: The three-day match between Ludhiana and Jalandhar that concluded on Thursday at the Jathedar Santokh Singh Margind Sports Stadium Sewa Committee, Dulay village, near Phallai Sahib, ended in a draw.

‘Time trial’, ‘road race’ her strong suit

‘Time trial’, ‘road race’ her strong suit

21 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

LUDHIANA: Saruchi Garg from the city has raised the trophy numerous times at the national, state and district-level events in skating.

BRIEFLY

Four snatchers held

21 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

Ludhiana: The CIA-1 wing of the city police has arrested four snatchers and recovered six mobile phones and a motorcycle from them.

Bizmen meet PMs of India, UK

21 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

LUDHIANA:The CMD of Hero Cycles’, Pankaj M Munjal, met Narendra Modi and Theresa May, Prime Ministers of India and the UK, respectively, during the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) business function, held in London.

School notes

Cherubs celebrates Earth Day

21 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

Cherubs Pre-school celebrated Earth Day to make tiny tots aware about environment, global warming, importance of trees etc.

Afghan experts visit PAU

21 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

LUDHIANA:A 10-member delegation comprising officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Kabul, Government of Afghanistan, attended a 10-day international training on “Crop protection chemicals for food security, safety and their residue management” at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).

PAU scholar delivers lecture in China

21 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

LUDHIANA:Simranpreet Kaur, an MSc student of the Department of Entomology, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), visited China Agricultural University (CAU) in Beijing from April 1 to April 10 for carrying out research work on rearing of fruit flies.

Digitisation of Dr MS Randhawa library at farm university a boon for readers

21 Apr 2018 | 2:04 AM

LUDHIANA: Library is a place that could make every avid reader nostalgic.

Orientation programme heldSCHOOL NOTES

Orientation programme held

20 Apr 2018 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines, organised an orientation programme for the parents of tiny tots with the aim to familiarise them with the curriculum rules and regulations of the school, teaching methodologies and the co-curricular activities.

Briefly

MC demolishes 14 illegal constructions in city

20 Apr 2018 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: Following a complaint, the Municipal Corporation took action against illegal constructions on Gill Road, Jaspal Bangar and Lohara in Zone C on Thursday.

Jalandhar legislator meets Phagwara victim’s family

20 Apr 2018 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: The Member of Parliament (MP) from Jalandhar, Chaudhary Santokh Singh, visited Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on Thursday to inquire about health of Yashwant Kumar, who was injured during violence in Phagwara last week.

Badminton: Consistent performance by KapilaAchiever

Badminton: Consistent performance by Kapila

20 Apr 2018 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: A city-based lad Agrim Kapila is making waves in the field of badminton. His performance has been consistent for the last eight years.

Fire mock drill to train employees of Pavilion MallFire Safety Week

Fire mock drill to train employees of Pavilion Mall

20 Apr 2018 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: The Fire Department carried out a mock drill at the Pavilion Mall on the Kailash Cinema road here on Thursday. The exercise was conducted by fire officials as a part of the ongoing fire safety week.

Husband denied bail in cheating case

20 Apr 2018 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: Additional Sessions Judge Jatinder Pal Singh Khurmi has dismissed the anticipatory bail applications filed by Umesh Gupta and his father Bharat Bhushan, both residents of Club Road, in a cheating case of Rs 52,50,000.

Two years on, no smart city project complete

Two years on, no smart city project complete

20 Apr 2018 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: Over two years have passed since Central government’s announcement of developing Ludhiana as a smart city, but majority of projects under the mission are still hanging fire. Besides, important projects like construction of public and community toilets under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan are also getting delayed.

‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ drive launched

‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ drive launched

20 Apr 2018 | 1:49 AM

PAYAL: Office-bearers of various departments and social activists have vowed to associate with the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ movement which was launched by the Social Security, Women and Child Development Department.

Candlelight march to seek justice for rape victims

Candlelight march to seek justice for rape victims

20 Apr 2018 | 1:49 AM

DORAHA: It was a real show of solidarity when more than 500 local residents joined the candle march protest seeking immediate and befitting punishment for the perpetrators of Kathua and Unnao rape and murder.

Police launch hunt to nab ‘peddler’ who attacked cops

20 Apr 2018 | 1:49 AM

PAYAL: The Payal police have launched a hunt for the suspected ‘drug peddlers’ who had attempted to kill cops at a naka in Aaslapur village on Dhamot-Malerkotla Road near here on Wednesday afternoon.

No buyers for wheat in mandi, farmers irked

No buyers for wheat in mandi, farmers irked

20 Apr 2018 | 1:49 AM

DORAHA: Slow lifting of wheat at Doraha mandi has created a literal mess. The arhtiyas and farmers are at the mercy of procuring agencies for receiving payments. Even a single penny has not been paid to arhtiyas and farmers.

Farwell at women’s collegeCOLLEGE NOTES

Farwell at women’s college

20 Apr 2018 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: The Khalsa Institute of Management and Technology for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, organised a farewell party for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Junior students bid warm farewell to their seniors.

City students to show creative fashion designs in Noida

City students to show creative fashion designs in Noida

20 Apr 2018 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: City-based fashion designing students are all set to showcase their creative flair in Designer Next India Season–4 on April 21 at Noida Film City.

Dr Uppal is Dean of animal sciences

Dr Uppal is Dean of animal sciences

20 Apr 2018 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: Dr Sanjeev Kumar Uppal, Professor-cum-Head, Department of Veterinary Medicine, joined as Dean, Postgraduate Studies at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana.

Braving sun to care for winged friends

Braving sun to care for winged friends

20 Apr 2018 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: In the hot sweltering sun, this young brigade is busy with its ‘project’ – sensitising the people towards the needs of their ‘winged friends’. In the summers when the mercury soars, many birds die due to lack of water.

One arrested for rape bid on minor

20 Apr 2018 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: The Meharban police have nabbed a man on the charge of attempting to rape a 10-year-old girl. The suspect has been identified as Avtar Singh, a resident of Moga.

3 years on, government sitting on Vigilance reportViolations at SCFs in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar

3 years on, government sitting on Vigilance report

20 Apr 2018 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: Even after the Vigilance Bureau had established bylaw violations, illegal change of land use, unauthorised use of electricity and evasion of property tax at SCFs in E Block of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, the state government (read the Department of Local Government) has been sitting on the inquiry report for the past three years.

Store worker duped of Rs 81,000

Store worker duped of Rs 81,000

20 Apr 2018 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: Three men posing as CBI officials conned the employee of a trader out of Rs 81,000 in the Kesar Ganj market on Thursday. The con men were reportedly captured in CCTV cameras installed in the market. The Kotwali Station House Officer, Pawan Kumar, reached the spot and started investigation.

Six shops at 2 underpasses to be rented out to firms

Six shops at 2 underpasses to be rented out to firms

20 Apr 2018 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: Two pedestrian underpasses at Aggar Nagar and near the Mini Secretariat on Ferozepur Road, which have been lying unused for the past many years, are likely to be put to use as the MC has decided to rent out three shops at each underpass to private firms engaged in the construction of an elevated road here.

Four get 5-year jail for murder attempt

20 Apr 2018 | 1:49 AM

LUDHIANA: Additional Sessions Judge Varinder Aggarwal has convicted four persons of an attempt to murder on Baba Baldev Giri and his family. The attackers wanted Giri to refrain from pursuing the case of his son Jaj Kumar’s murder.

World Heritage Day celebratedSchool Notes

World Heritage Day celebrated

19 Apr 2018 | 12:46 AM

Ludhiana: Ryan International School, Jamalpur, celebrated World Heritage Day. The students of standard VI to VIII presented cultural activities based on the development of culture in the morning assembly.

IAS officer chosen for Special Jury Award

19 Apr 2018 | 12:46 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Residents of the local town feel proud of an IAS officer from a native family, who has been chosen for a Special Jury Award for his outstanding services as Director of the national programme of Swachh Bharat.

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