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Plan to set up district urban 
development authorities
Encroachments to be regularised
Ludhiana, July 5
The Punjab Government is planning to set up district urban development authorities on the lines of Patiala Urban Development Authority all over the state, besides formulating a policy to regularise some of the illegal colonies or encroachments after taking hefty charges from the colonisers.

MC officials face action for water-logging 
In the absence of a proper drainage system, a lane in the Harnam Nagar locality turns into a pond after showers Ludhiana, July 5
As the city experienced its first showers of the monsoon during early hours of this morning, the Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation, Mr S.K. Sharma, accompanied by senior officers of the civic body went round several localities in Zones A and B in the old city to oversee the areas, where accumulation of rain water was a persistent problem.
In the absence of a proper drainage system, a lane in the Harnam Nagar locality turns into a pond after showers in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph


7 hurt in clash between cops, traders
Ludhiana, July 5
Seven persons, including four policemen, were injured in a clash between policemen and shopkeepers in the Gur Mandi market, near Chaura Bazar here, this evening when the police raided the market to seize alleged fake CDs of music albums as well as films. The agitated shopkeepers have called for a Ludhiana bandh tomorrow.

Agitated shopkeepers of Gur Mandi show the injuries suffered by Surinder Kumar at the hands of cops, outside police station No. 3 in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari
Agitated shopkeepers of Gur Mandi show the injuries suffered by Surinder Kumar

10 PCMS docs opt for long leave
Ludhiana, July 5
Faced with tremendous pressure from the government to stop private practice, a number of Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) doctors have gone on long leave. They are now practising medicine in their private clinics in different parts of the city.

A fashion show organised in industrial town Ludhiana recently, showcasing a transition from traditional to western influence trends.   (28k, 56k)


SGPC chief concerned over rise of dera culture
Ludhiana, July 5
“Apart from the growing consumerism, the Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee has been unable to convey and effectively spread the message and essence of Sikhism among the masses for the past 30 years. The rise of the dera culture in the state is a fallout of this vacuum and we are doing our best to fill this vacuum,” says SGPC chief, Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar.

SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar makes a point to mediapersons in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar makes a point to mediapersons

‘Review police patrol scheme’
Ludhiana, July 5
The PCR motor cycle scheme, under which cops started round-the-clock patrolling of various city areas in three shifts of eight hours each, has come under fire from business community here which had welcomed the scheme at the time of its introduction more than three months ago.
A PCR motor cycle parked at a platform of the Gill railway station with one of the cops talking to a railway officials. — Photo by writer
A PCR motor cycle parked at a platform of the Gill railway station

‘Mann’s statement ridiculous’
Ludhiana, July 5
Terming the statement of Mr Simranjit Singh Mann that both factions of the BKU were either pro- Akali-BJP combine or the Congress as ridiculous, the BKU general secretary, Mr Manjit Singh Qadian, today advised Mr Mann to keep silent on the matters which were beyond his comprehension.

MC fails to remove encroachment
Khanna, July 5
Two local residents have encroached a street in the Gulmohar Nagar area on the Amloh road here. The municipal council had served a notice under Section 172 of the Punjab Municipal Act to the two residents — Nathu Ram and Prem Chand — to remove the encroachment within seven days.

200 jail inmates to be shifted
Ludhiana, July 5
To tackle the problem of overcrowding in jails, the State Prisons Department has given its nod to shift at least 200 convicts or undertrials from the local Central Jail to Hoshiarpur. The shifting of prisoners will take place shortly. Inmates lodged in Bathinda and Ferozepore jails would also be shifted as these jails were also facing similar problems.

Mr Izhar Alam talks to members of panchayats of jail inmates in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Mr Izhar Alam talks to members of panchayats of jail inmates

Power shutdown
Ludhiana, July 5
The 11-KV Simlapuri and Daba Road feeders under the 66-KV sub-station on the Gill Road will be shutdown tomorrow from 7 am to 10 am for maintenance work, according to a spokesperson of the Punjab State Electricity Board. The 11-KV Preet Nagar feeder will remain shut from 7 am to 2 pm.


Woman alleges police victimisation 
Ludhiana, July 5
Krishna, a resident of Bank Colony in Haibowal, has alleged victimisation at the hands of the police, which has failed to register a case against a policeman and his brother, living in her neighbourhood, who had allegedly broken her arm more than a month ago.


Sub-contracting exchange in city soon
Ludhiana, July 5
The Apparel Exporters Association of Ludhiana has been granted the sub-contracting exchange with financial assistance for promoting and developing the local knitwear industry.

Vyas’ acquittal welcomed
Ludhiana, July 5
The Federation of Yarn Trade and Industries has welcomed the acquittal of Mr M.M. Vyas in an inquiry conducted against him by the Vigilance Department. Mr Vyas was recently acquitted by the vigilance inquiry.

PNB, Ludhiana, gets new head
Ludhiana, July 5
Mr A.K. Loomba joined as the new Senior Regional Manager of Punjab National Bank (PNB), Ludhiana Region, yesterday. He replaces Mr K.I. Singh, who has been transferred to New Delhi. On his joining here, Mr Loomba was accorded a warm welcome by employees of the BRS Nagar branch.


PAU develops new brinjal variety
Ludhiana, July 5
A high-yielding brinjal hybrid ‘BH-1’ developed by the Department of Vegetable Crops, Punjab Agricultural University, has been identified for cultivation at the national level during the 20th All-India Workshop of Coordinated Research Project on Vegetable Crops held at Kerala Agricultural University, Vallanikkara, Thrissur.


PTU offers dual degree option
Ludhiana, July 5
Now you can graduate in fashion technology and bio-informatics at the same time. Punjab Technical University has for the first time given a dual degree option to all its students.

School complex inaugurated
Amloh, July 5
should come forward and donate for the construction of school buildings in their respective villages as the government alone cannot afford to provide the requisite accommodation for schools.

Trust to introduce vocational courses
Ludhiana, July 5
Under the Direct Central Assistance Scheme of the Ministry of Human Development, New Delhi, the Bharat Vikas Parishad Charitable Trust, Punjab, will introduce several new vocational courses for the physically challenged and those from economically weaker sections of the society.

5-hr stay must for lecturers
Ludhiana, July 5
a written communication to the principals of all government and aided colleges of Punjab, the Director of Education Department has directed them to ensure that all lecturers stay in the college for at least five hours daily.



DMCH authorities submit reply to DC
Ludhiana, July 5
The management of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) today met Mr A.K.Sinha, Additional Deputy Commissioner, and submitted their reply to the union’s charter of demands to the city administration.


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