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MC contractor forges ADCs signature?
Ludhiana, April 12
In order to push a file through for approval of the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) of the Municipal Corporation, an MC contractor is said to have forged the signatures of the Additional Commissioner, Mr Raminder Singh.

Bullock-cart race illegal: Maneka 
Ludhiana, April 12
Continuing her opposition to the bullock-cart races, a noted animal rights activist and Union Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation, Ms Maneka Gandhi, has said she would ensure that such races are not organised at any sports meet, including Kila Raipur Rural Olympics.

Jagjit sings for animal welfare
Ludhiana, April 12
Gifted with velvety voice Jagjit Singh performed at Guru Nanak Bhavan here yesterday. He performed for three hours and the proceeds of the show would go to the People for Animals. Jagjit said he was concerned about the welfare of animals and this was his second performance to help Maneka Gandhi, the chairperson, PFA, to build hospitals for animals.


Farmers rejoice!
A Bhangra team leads a Baisakhi nagar kirtan on Friday in Ludhiana
A Bhangra team leads a Baisakhi nagar kirtan on Friday in Ludhiana. Photo Pradeep Tewari

Forum penalises auto dealer
Ludhiana, April 12
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed M/s Indo Automobile to pay Rs 2,000 as compensation for mentioning wrong date of manufacturing on sale certificate to Ms Ranjit Kaur. The forum has also directed to pay Rs 500 as cost of litigation to the consumer.

Voters not registered, asserts Councillor
Ludhiana, April 12
Reacting to the press reports that the staff deployed for enumeration of voters in the course of revision of electoral rolls for the coming civic election had not registered large number of new voters in Ward No 51, the area councillor, Mr Kulwant Singh Dukhia, has asserted that he had lodged a complaint with the Assistant Election Officer in this regard.


Tenants in unsafe buildings
Ludhiana, April 11
Despite the fact that Sections 292 and 294 of the Punjab Municipal Corporation (PMC) Act, 1976, has enabled the Municipal Commissioner to issue instructions for the improvement of buildings unfit for human habitation and had even issued orders to demolish such buildings, there are many such buildings existing in the city which have somehow escaped the MC attention. 
Migrant labourers live in dark and gloomy rooms without proper ventilation. RB
Migrant labourers live in dark and gloomy rooms without proper ventilation.

BKU to supervise procurement
Ludhiana, April 12
Responding to complaints by farmers regarding difficulties in selling their wheat crop, the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) has decided to set up committees, comprising activists of the union, to supervise the procurement of wheat by government agencies and to assist farmers in the process.

Encroachments in old city markets 
Ludhiana, April 12
The Chaura Bazaar and its off-shoots such as the Books Market, Pindi Street, Saban Bazaar, Sarafan Bazaar and the Gur Mandi continue to be congested due to unauthorised extensions by the shopkeepers and roadside sellers of various goods.

Changes sought in Consumer Protection Bill
Ludhiana, April 12
The Akhil Bhartiya Grahak Panchayat (ABGP) has intensified its nation-wide campaign for the approval of Consumer Protection Bill (CPB), 2001, in Parliament. ABGP has not only been demanding for the approval of the said bill, but also opposes some proposed changes in the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. 


Man kills historysheeter
Ludhiana, April 12
A city resident killed an alleged historysheeter late last evening at a house in Block-C of Issar Nagar behind Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College. The deceased, Ashok Kumar, was killed allegedly by Amardeep Singh in a scuffle between the two.


Ten times more wheat procured: DC
Ludhiana, April 12
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Aggarwal, today claimed that 10 times more wheat as compared to the last year has been procured till date in the district. Giving details of procurement, Mr Aggarwal stated that 7,788 metric tones (MT) of wheat had been procured in the district till date, whereas, last year it was only 775 MT till date.


GNIMT students shine in PTU fest
Ludhiana, April 12
Students of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Model Town, participated in an inter-zonal cultural festival organised here by Punjab Technical University on April 8 and 9 and won two gold medals and six silver medals.

KVM kids open toyroom
Ludhiana, April 12
With the inauguration of a new toyroom and an activity room at Kundan Vidya Mandir here today, the tiny tots will now have more fun and games. In the toyroom, several doll houses have been set up in which the child can enter and play. A triple-storey house has car parking facility in the ground floor, drawing cum dining rooms in the first floor and bed rooms in the second floor. The second house has a door from which the kids can enter, and play.

Kids admire dolls at a toyroom in KVM School, Ludhiana, on Friday.
Kids admire dolls at a toyroom in KVM School, Ludhiana, on Friday.




Raminder, Sukhjeet best athletes
Ludhiana, April 12
Sukhjeet Kaur Grewal, a student of the College of Home Sciences, and Raminder Singh of the College of Agriculture were declared best athletes among women and men athletes, respectively, in the two-day 36th annual athletics meet of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, which concluded yesterday.

Raminder Singh of the College of Agriculture after he was adjudged the best athlete.
A Tribune Photo
Raminder Singh


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