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Bumpy roads may stay till Sept
Ludhiana, April 3
With the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation seeming to be in no hurry to recarpet all major roads that need immediate attention, the work may be delayed and the commuters may have to take a bumpy ride for more than five months if the civic body elections are held in May.
A huge crater on the Pakhowal road that demands immediate attention A huge crater on the Pakhowal road that demands immediate attention. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Govt to polluting industry
Comply by May 31 or face closure
Chandigarh, April 3
Under directions from the Punjab and Haryana High Court to clean up Budda Nullah at the earliest, the Punjab government today warned Ludhiana’s industry to comply with anti-pollution norms by May 31 or face closures.


Survey on poor families for subsidised atta-dal
Ludhiana, April 3
The administration has geared up the machinery for the conduct of a 14-day survey to identify poor families with an income less than Rs 30,000 per annum so that they could benefit from the government scheme of subsidised atta-dal at the earliest.

Increase subsidy, says textile industry
Ludhiana, April 3
Keen on capturing a larger chunk of share in the global market, textile industry owners are striving to attain modernisation and technological upgradation for small and medium enterprises in the industry. The knitters feel that apart from increasing general awareness levels, an increase in the technological upgradation fund (TUF) subsidy is critical for this segment.

Production of wheat up despite weather
Ludhiana, April 3
Despite inclement weather and frequent squall, the wheat production will surpass its target this year.

Woman smuggler held with smack
Ludhiana, April 3
The setting up of an anti-narcotics cell in the city on the directions of the DGP, Punjab, has started paying rich dividends with the cops nabbing an alleged woman smuggler with 220 gm of smack. She is the widow of narcotics smuggler Vicky.

Accused smuggler Payal Bhatia in police custody. — Tribune photograph

Accused smuggler Payal Bhatia in police custody.


Rumourmongers make his life hell
Ludhiana, April 3
When Ankur Gupta, a local resident, paid an extra sum to a telecom company for a special number, little had he realised that his passion for that number would actually become a pain in the neck. Just a month after Ankur succeeded in getting the special number (9888888880), it has not stopped ringing, thanks to a rumour doing rounds that receiving a call from this number could kill the listener. Ankur does not know how the word spread about his number around 10 days ago that he was flooded with calls. Things have come to such a pass that he receives around 400 to 500 calls everyday.

Ankur Gupta
Ankur Gupta

Tell us about corrupt officials: Police chief
Amloh, April 3
“People have many expectations from the police and they should develop a direct communication with society to provide corruption-free services to the people,” asserted district police chief, Fatehgarh Sahib, Nilabh Kishore, IPS, at a public meeting held in Government School for Girls.

‘Create awareness against female foeticide’
Ludhiana, April 3
District and sessions judge, Harbans Lal, today stressed the need to sensitise the masses against female foeticide.



5 booked for property fraud
Jagraon, April 3
Avtar Singh, Harprinder Singh and Kaka Singh of Khandoor, Gurbachan Singh and Sham Singh, lambardars of Kahara and Mindian Khurdi have allegedly fabricated documents and sold the property of Sardool Singh of Khandoor.



44 pc rise in PSB profits
Ludhiana, April 3
Punjab and Sind Bank, Ludhiana zone, recorded a 44 per cent increase in its total profits for the year ending March 31. N.S. Anand, deputy general manager, said the zone witnessed a 14.5 per cent rise in its deposits and 33.5 per cent increase in advances during this period.


Latest machines showcased for farmers
Told to sow paddy after June 15
Ludhiana, April 3
The farmers have been advised not to go for early sowing of paddy. This will not only put extra pressure on soil but would also lead to consuming of too much of water.

Farmers having a look at a laser leveller during a training camp organised by the Agriculture Department in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma 
Farmers having a look at a laser leveller during a training camp organised by the Agriculture Department in Ludhiana

Process fruits, vegetables for good returns: Expert 
Ludhiana, April 3
Though India is the second largest producer of fruits in the world, fruits and vegetables worth Rs 30,000 crore get destroyed every year due to lack of proper handling and processing after the harvest. This was disclosed by Dr N.S.Malhi, director of Extension Education, PAU, today.


PAU staff hail VC’s exit
Ludhiana, April 3
The Punjab Agricultural University Employees Union has welcomed the resignation of vice-chancellor K.S. Aulakh, saying it would be in the best interest of the university.

Course on pig farming
Ludhiana, April 3
The Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry extension, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, will organise a training course on pig farming from April 9 to 13.


City centre scam: Bail plea hearing adjourned
Ludhiana, April 3
The hearing on bail applications filed by two arrested in the multi-crore city centre scam would come up for hearing on April 13. A local court today issued notice to the Vigilance Bureau and directed it to produce the record on the next date.



Sunil Munjal elected DMCH chief
Ludhiana, April 3
Sunil Kant Munjal of the Hero Group has been unanimously elected president of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital. He further nominated the vice-presidents and other office-bearers of the DMCH managing society.

325 tested for diabetes at camp
Ludhiana, April 3
The 23rd free diabetes detection camp was organised at Shivpuri under the Community Service Project (CSP) programme.

Blowing whistle costs boy dear
Ludhiana April 3
A team of doctors at Christian Medical College and Hospital performed a surgery on a 10-year-old boy here yesterday. Rishabh, a Class IV student and resident of New Madhopuri, was brought to the hospital with the complaint of swallowing a blowing whistle.





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