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2 Cong MLAs working overtime to help Tangri
Ludhiana, July 11
The Chief Minister had publicly ordered immediate crackdown on Jagdish Tangri and his associates, the police has gone all out against him. The public opinion is against the suspects. The media is also exposing Tangri’s hitherto hidden activities. But two sitting Congress MLAs from the city are surprisingly making all efforts to favour the suspects or to get at least some relaxation for them.

‘Pirate’ Tangri’s temple of booze and porn
Liquor seized from the office of Jagdish Tangri in Gur Mandi
Ludhiana, July 11
In raids on the Gur Mandi den of the Shiv Sena (Rashtrawadi) chief Jagdish Tangri today, the police seized hundreds of pirated CDs of blue movies, pornographic magazines and photographs, besides liquor bottles from a temple room.

Liquor seized from the office of Jagdish Tangri in Gur Mandi, Ludhiana, on Thursday. Photo Inderjeet Verma

Beopar Mandal forms panel
Ludhiana, July 11
The Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal has set up a panel to probe the incidents in Gur Mandi here.


May be booked under POTA
No trace of the ‘supremo’ so far
Ludhiana, July 11
The city police may invoke POTA against Jagdish Tangri, the self-made Shiv Sena supremo, and book him under the same as and when he is arrested. Wanted by the police in connection with the alleged amassing of arms and making of petrol bombs in the Gur Mandi here, Tangri and his son Sunil Tangri are on the run for the time being.

Lawyer with ‘licence’ to collect traffic fine
Ludhiana, July 11
If the traffic police has impounded your licence, registration certificate or any other document without giving you a traffic ticket, do not worry. Dial 643645 and you’ll be properly counselled on how to get these back.


Live bomb found
Khanna, July 11
A live bomb was found lying near the local sabzi mandi on the Amloh road today morning at about 8.30. The bomb which was lying in garbage was noticed by a sweeper Sushil Kumar. Some scrap dealers and industrialists are being interrogated in the case.

Offshoots of Sheikhupura
UGHALS as invaders destroyed many towns and cities. As rulers they rechristened some, re-built a few others. Many small towns and villages they never visited, bear their names. Akbar made Lahore his capital, shifted to Agra, built Fatehpuri Sikri. Abandoned it for want of water. 

Facing the wrath of weather and PSEB
Ludhiana, July 11
With severe heat and humidity refusing to abate, most of the people in and around Ludhiana have to pass sleepless nights. Even the day time is no relief as the heat and humidity get more intense. Added to their woes is the frequent, and unscheduled power cuts that last hours together.

Retired cop honoured; recounts Partition days
Ludhiana, July 11
The Police Pensioners’ Welfare Association has presented a special award to Mr Harbans Lal Vij, SP (retd), on its first Police Elders Day. The award has been given in recognition of his selfless service for the association.

Society demands houses for riot-hit
Ludhiana, July 11
The Danga Peerat Welfare Society (Punjab), Ludhiana, has demanded that 225 houses in the CRPF Colony, which have been reserved for the riot-affected people, should be immediately allotted to them. In no case these should be allotted to government servants, it says.

Industrialist donates land
Ludhiana, July 9
Mr Ghanshyam Singh Lotey, a leading industrialist of the city, has donated 20-acre of land behind Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College for the establishment of the CMC — Ajit Singh Lotey Hospital in memory of his father Ajit Singh. The value of the land is estimated at Rs 2 crore.


City girl found dead at Chintpurni; 1 held
Ludhiana, July 11
Ria Rana, a 27-year-old receptionist at Calibre Plaza, a city restaurant was found dead in a hotel room at Chintpurni in Una district of Himachal Pradesh on July 8, two days after she checked in along with a city-based boy.

Killed for cash and jewellery?
Ludhiana, July 11
The persons who had killed Ritika Malik, daughter of an industrialist, here some days ago had also taken away Rs 41,000 in cash and 1.2 kg gold jewellery, according to assessment by Ritika’s family. The report of the loss has, now, been added to the FIR.


Modern commercial complex planned
Ludhiana, July 11
Mr Raminder Singh, Administrator, Improvement Trust, Ludhiana, told mediapersons that the Improvement Trust had decided to construct a modern multi-storeyed commercial complex in place of its old building known as Lajpat Rai Market situated along Society cinema.


‘Increasing global temperature harming agriculture’
Ludhiana, July 11
The indiscriminate cutting of forests is likely to result in increase in global temperature having far reaching implications for the agricultural sector.
This opinion was expressed by Dr Gurbachan Singh, Assistant Director General (Agronomy), ICAR, while inaugurating an advanced training course on ‘Nutrient and water management in crops and cropping systems’ here today.


World Population Day
Ludhiana, July 11
Students of Rajindra Model Senior Secondary School in Haibowal locality today took out a rally to observe World Population Day. Led by the Civil Surgeon, Dr J.S. Bhullar, officials of mass media wing of the Health Department and staff members of the school also accompanied the rally, which was flagged off from the school premises and passed through main market of the locality and Jassian Chowk.
Schoolchildren take out a rally to observe World Population Day
Schoolchildren take out a rally to observe World Population Day in Haibowal locality
in Ludhiana on Thursday. IV



DMCH begins fresh recruitment
Ludhiana, July 11
The management of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) and its employees union continued with their hardened stand. The management has decided to start fresh recruitments as the union has not been found cooperative.


Concentrate and work hard, Bedi tells youngsters
Ludhiana, July 11
Former captain of the Indian cricket team and spin wizard Bishan Singh Bedi has advised young cricketers to work hard, maintain high concentration level and not to expect comfort zone on the field.


Admn plan to make city pollution-free
Auto-rickshaws to bear administration’ s wrath
Ludhiana, July 11
Official dubbing Ludhiana being the most polluted city after Delhi in the Northern region, the district administration has affirmed that level of pollution, especially air, had crossed all danger marks. The revelation comes close on the heels of a declaration by the Central Government that Ludhiana figures among the 27 most polluted cities in the country. According to figures given to Ludhiana Tribune by the district administration, which has conducted a thorough investigation in this field, the suspended particulate matter (SPM) in the city is between 500 to 600 microgram while the permissible limit is only 200 microgram.


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