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Four days after building collapse, body found
Ludhiana, March 29
A labourer had actually died in the collapse of an under-renovation building in an Sunder Nagar on March 25. Four days after the incident and the police declaration that there was no casualty, a decomposed body was retrieved from a heap of debri.

Doctors and cops retrive the body of a labourer crushed under the debri Doctors and cops retrive the body of a labourer crushed under the debri.
— Tribune photo by Sayeed ahmed






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Artisans from Gujarat, Jaipur, Kolkata demonstrate their handicrafts during Karigari Craft Bazar organised in Ludhiana
Artisans from Gujarat, Jaipur, Kolkata demonstrate their handicrafts during Karigari Craft Bazar organised in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Executive engineer caught accepting bribe
Ludhiana, March 29
The local Vigilance sleuths have arrested an executive engineer of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on the charges of taking bribe from a local Industrialist to give him a pollution clearance report. A Vigilance team led by DSP Banarsi Dass caught executive engineer Sandeep Behl red handed, from his residence when he was taking Rs 15,000 as bribe from complainant Arun Kumar. A Vigilance official told reporters that the accused was allegedly demanding Rs 25,000 from the industrialist otherwise he would take action against him for spreading pollution.

We will go all the way to help people: Gosain
Ludhiana March 29
Even though Satpal Gosain could not make it to the cabinet once again, though he has been elected for the third term, but being the senior most legislator in the district, he is putting up a brave face. He believes that the legislators, irrespective of what responsibilities they get, are primarily elected to serve the people. "It is better to accept whatever responsibility you get", he remarked, while adding that he would continue to serve the people. At the same time he said, he would ensure transparency in the functioning of the government and proper utilisation of the funds meant for development.

Potato 'king' joins PAU management
Ludhiana March 29
Jang Bahadur Singh Sangha, better known as the king of potato cultivation, has been nominated as the new member to the board of management of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

SGPC chief writes to PM
Wants him to disband PSB board
Ludhiana,March 29
SGPC Chief Avtar Singh Makkar has called upon Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to disband the board of directors of Punjab and Sind Bank and reconstitute it.

Legal cell backs Amarinder
Ludhiana, March 29
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Legal Cell (PPCC) has criticised the SAD-BJP leadership for registration of a case in alleged 'City Centre Scam' against the former Chief Minister-Captain Amarinder Singh here yesterday.

Sudarshan Sharma is PPCC secy
Doraha, March 29
Sudarshan Kumar Sharma has been appointed secretary of the Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee from Payal. Congress leader Tejparkash Kotli while handing over the appointment letter to Sharma reposed full faith in his capabilities as a congress representative and a renowned social worker of the area.

Former Bar Association chief missing
Samrala, March 29
People are clueless about the whereabout of former President of the local Bar Association Karam Singh Dhaliwal, who is missing from Samrala since Wednesday morning.

Lover sets girlfriend on fire
Ludhiana, March 29
An allegedly dejected lover set his girlfriend a fire in Preet Nagar last night. The girl identified as one of the six daughters of a rickshaw puller suffered 65 per cent burn injuries.

COMMUNITY

Political patronage may mar HC’s directive
Discharge of pollutants in Budda Nullah 
Ludhiana, March 29
Political patronage may hamper the check on discharge of pollutants in the Budda Nullah as directed by the High Court a few days ago.

EO stays away from office
Ludhiana, March 29
Despite the Administrator of Ludhiana Improvement Trust cancelling the leave of Executive Officer, D.C. Garg, who is an accused in the infamous city centre scam, the latter failed to join the office yesterday.

Tributes paid
Samrala, March 29
Tributes were paid to Kartar Kaur Dhillon, sister-in-law of local former MLA Amrik Singh Dhillon and mother of contractor Manjinder Singh Dhillon at the local Bharti palace yesterday. — OC

 

CRIME

‘Mama-bhanja’ in police net
Ludhiana, March 29
The local police has arrested an allegedly notorious ‘mama- bhanja’ duo (uncle-nephew) of Dabba colony, who were expert in stealing wires and cables from atop mobile phone towers.

 

BUSINESS

Electroplating industry trying hard to meet deadline 
Ludhiana, March 29
Scared of facing closures on account of inability to put the common effluent treatment plant (CETP) to operation, local electroplating industry is now making last ditch attempts to meet the new deadline of May 31 given by the P. Ram Committee.

 

EDUCATION

CWC offers new courses to students
Ludhiana, March 29
CWC Immigration Solutions Canada has been working incessantly for the benefit of those who aspire to go to foreign lands, especially Canada. With a strength of 170professionals, four offices in Canada, one in Iran and five in Punjab, the company is growing to attain professional perfection in their endeavour.
Representatives of CWC Immigration Solutions briefing media about their plans here on Wednesday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Representatives of CWC Immigration Solutions briefing media about their plans

Lectures on banking, logistics held at DIMT
Ludhiana, March 29
Doraha Institute of Management and Technology, Doraha, held extension lectures on ‘Banking operations and role of logistics in domestic and international marketing’ by K.S.Gill, chief manager, Punjab National Bank, Doraha and Malkiat Singh, former senior officer, ONGC, here today.

Grooming workshop held
Ludhiana, March 29
International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) recently organised grooming and development workshops for its pass outs. The aim of these workshops was to make students develop soft skills as an add on to the hard skills being imparted through the technical course.

Placement camp held at RIMT-IMCT
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 29
Many students of RIMT-IMCT, Mandi Gobindgarh have got placements in some reputed companies. B.S. Bhatia, director of the institute informed that the institute is fast approaching its target of getting 100 per cent placements for their MBA-2007 pass-outs.

Annual function organised at Ryan International
Ludhiana, March 29
Guru Nanak Bhawan on Wednesday witnessed an absorbing scene where children, big and small, gave amazing performances. The students of Ryan International School presented a musical play and spell-bounded the audience.


Young qawaals from Ryan International School at the annual function held in Ludhiana on Wednesday.— Photo by Sayeed Ahmed 

Young qawaals from Ryan International School at the annual function held in Ludhiana

COURTS

SC withholds 27 pc quota for OBC
Ludhiana March 29
Students of professional colleges here have heaved a sigh of relief with the Supreme Court’s latest decision to withhold 27 per cent reservation quota to the other backward classes from time to time. A large number of students feel that the judgment was long-awaited and it would help in strengthening 'youth for equality', thus giving a chance to the meritorious students to come forward.

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