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Slum dwellers go on the rampage
Hold demolition squad responsible for fire in jhuggis
Kanchan Vasdev
Tribune News Service

A crowd gathers at Transport Nagar after rioting by slum dwellers in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
A crowd gathers at Transport Nagar after rioting by slum dwellers in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Ludhiana, February 27
Slum dwellers of Transport Nagar today went on the rampage, gheraoed a school bus carrying children and damaged vehicles when their jhuggis caught fire after they were removed by a demolition squad here today.

Timely intervention by residents of Transport Nagar saved students of Ryan International School who were in the bus. Angry slum dwellers stopped the bus and started pulling out the children. They were stopped from doing so by the residents.

The slum dwellers also pelted stones on the bus and broke its windowpanes. Children were horrified and were seen crying.

They also damaged two cars and a fire engine that had reached the spot to douse the fire in jhuggis. The driver of the fire engine was injured and was taken to hospital.

The slum dwellers later staged a dharna on the GT Road in protest against the demolition. Senior police officials reached the spot to maintain peace.

A demolition squad of the MC had visited the spot at 1 pm and had asked the dwellers to leave the jhuggis and shift their goods to a safer place.

They removed the goods themselves and piled those at a distance.

After the squad left, the jhuggis caught fire and nearly 25 were gutted within a few minutes. Residents of the area informed the fire brigade.

The jhuggi dwellers got angry and started hitting whoever came their way. They alleged that the MC team was responsible for the fire as it did not want them to return.



4 highway robbers nabbed
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 27
The police has busted a six-member gang of highway robbers who have been charged with committing 25 robberies or snatchings in the last 18 days in various parts of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana.

DSP Paramjit Singh told reporters that a team led by the SHO of Basti Jodhewal, inspector Gurbans Singh Bains, intercepted the gang on the Tibba road last night and arrested four gang members. Two of them managed to escape.

The alleged gang leader, Avtar Singh Tari of Gobindgarh, who has 55 FIRs registered against him in Punjab, Himachal, J&K and Haryana, was also arrested.

The police said Tari was released on bail a few months ago. He allegedly formed a gang and executed a number of highway robberies.

The other accused are Gagan Kumar, Raju and Vicky. Their accomplices Sawan and Rajan are at large.

The gang is accused of taking away vehicles, robbing commuters and even injuring many of them on highways.

Tari had earlier been accused of kidnapping the son of a local industrialist and murdering an employee with a petrol station here. He has also been charged with killing the driver of an Akali leader.

The police has recovered a stolen Sumo car (DL-4CD-4956) from their possession, apart from several motorcycles which they had parked elsewhere.

The cops have also seized a large number of sharp-edged weapons, rods, sticks and a countrymade pistol from their possession.



Insurance co told to pay mediclaim
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 27
Finding the rejection of mediclaim of an old woman to be unjustified, the permanent lok adalat has directed an insurance company to pay her Rs 1.20 lakh, spent by her on treatment during hospitalisation.

The orders were passed by the chairman of the lok adalat, C.D. Gupta, and its members R.S. Khokar and Nand Lal while deciding the complaint filed by husband of the woman.

Satya Paul Puri (82) of Sarabha Nagar had contested the case on his own without taking the help of any lawyer.

The lok adalat directed the insurance company to make the payment within 45 days, failing which the complainant would be entitled to 9 per cent interest.

The complainant had submitted that he and his wife Pushpa Puri had been taking the mediclaim policy from the insurance company for the past 10 years. The policy was taken for Rs 2 lakh each.

His wife developed osteo-arthritis in the knees. She was advised therapy, following which she underwent treatment.

However, when they filed their claim, it was rejected.

On the other hand, the counsel of the insurance company justified the action taken by the company, saying that company officials had taken the opinion of Dr Tarsem Lal Gupta of Ghumar Mandi in February 2007 and he had opined that her admission in hospital was not required.

He had further said the claim was not payable as per the terms and conditions of the policy.

Again an opinion was taken from Dr Sukhdev Sharma of Parkash Orthopaedic Centre and he, too, said there was no need for her to be hospitalised.

As per the policy, expenses incurred on OPD treatment were not permissible.



‘88 flood victims wait in vain for houses
Mohit Khanna

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 27
Twenty years after floods wiped out houses of 40 residents of Salempur village in 1988, these people are waiting in vain for houses promised by the government.

The floods had caused a loss of lakhs of rupees to the families. The then deputy commissioner, S.S. Channi, had shifted the villagers to relief camps, which have become their home. The temporary tents have taken the shape of mud houses.

Seventy-year-old Swarn Singh said neither bureaucrats nor politicians have shown concern over their condition.Once well-off due to the fertile land, the villagers are now forced to work as daily wage earners.

They have been warned by the forest department to vacate the forest land, which officers claim to have been encroached upon by the villagers.

Some months ago, with the initiative of a local politician, an electricity connection was installed in some houses.

According to the BDPO, H.S. Sodhi, “These villagers are below the poverty line and are entitled to Indira Vikas Yojna, but unless they got land allotted by the government, a house would be a distant dream.

Kulwant Kaur, a mother of three, said due to poverty, she was unable to send her children to school. “We can’t think of sending them to school as we can hardly make both ends meet,” she said.



Runaway wife booked for fraud
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 27
The Sarabha Nagar police has booked Parwinder Kaur, a resident of BRS Nagar, for allegedly duping her NRI husband of Rs 70 lakh.

The victim, Rajinder Singh, alleged that he solemnised his second marriage with the accused in 1999. The victim has two children from first marriage. After a year of marriage, Rajinder Singh left for America. He claimed he would send Rs 2 lakh every month to his wife. He alleged he was told about the fraud on him from his daughter Lovleen on December 13 last

Lovleen told her father that Parwinder Kaur had was not seen at home for some time. He returned to India on December 17 only to find the house ransacked. He alleged that this was planned by Parwinder Kaur who forced his daughter to sign two cheques. She withdrew Rs 8 lakh on December 10 and another Rs 5 lakh on December 11 from the bank.

He alleged that she left the house with gold ornament and a Rado watch costing Rs 2 lakh meant for the marriage of his daughter.

He also alleged that the accused had illegally solemnised marriage with one Ravi Kumar.

Investigative officer Surinder Chopra said on verifying facts, a case had been registered against Parwinder Kaur. She has been booked under Sections 420, 465, 471, 494, 468, 120-B and 467 of the IPC for fraud.



Killer Crossings
Truck drivers take safety pledge
Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, February 27
In the wake of alarming rise in the number of accidents at unmanned railway crossings in the region, the Northern Railway has launched an awareness campaign for drivers, especially truck drivers.

A safety team from Ferozepore division led by Kuldip Singh, senior divisional safety officer, conducted a meeting of more than 50 truck and auto drivers at Sahnewal yesterday.

Asking the drivers to exercise extra caution at level crossings, P.L. Ahuja, retired traffic inspector (safety), administered a pledge to those present at the meeting to abide by safety norms.

President of the Tempo/Mini Truck Operators Union Karnail Singh assured the officials that drivers of public transport vehicles would lend cooperation to them in this regard.



Drug Peddling
Youth, sister get 10-year jail
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 27
The court of the additional sessions judge, A.K. Mehta, has convicted Jatinder Pal (20) of Jalandhar, his sister Kamaljit Kaur and cousin Budhu Kumar of Hoshiarpur on the charges of possessing narcotics.

The accused have been sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for 10 years each. The judge also ordered them to pay a fine of Rs 1 lakh each. An FIR in the case had been registered in 2006.

According to the prosecution, the police had got information that the accused were coming in a car from Delhi and possessed narcotics. The police intercepted them and 1 kg smack was seized.



4 held for attacking fire brigade staff
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 27
The police arrested four residents, Shakeel, Naresh, Vinod and Arjun, all residents of slum areas, on a complaint of Bacchint Singh, driver with the Fire Brigade. He said he and two of his colleagues, Ricky and Harbans Lal, was injured as the four threw stones at them.

They have been booked under Sections 353, 186, 427, 332, 323, 148, 149 and 341 of the IPC for attacking government employees and obstructing them from discharging duty, damaging cars, detaining school children and pelting stones.



Sanction funds for pensioners: PAU panel to CM
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 27
The joint action committee of the Punjab Agricultural University employees and teachers has urged the Chief Minister sanction funds so that vice-chancellor Dr M.S.Kang could disburse pension among retired employees, who have not been paid their salaries since November 2007.

Dr Balwant Singh, convener of the committee, has said the non-payment of pension has not only put burden over 2,700 pensioners but it has also brought a bad name to the university which is globally acknowledged for its contribution to the state’s economy since its inception.

“Besides, denying the legitimate their dues, the government has put Dr Kang in an awkward position. Instead of working for this institution, the vice-chancellor is being made to grapple with a grave financial crisis”, Dr Balwant Singh said.

He has demanded a thorough probe into the “mismanagement of the huge pension fund” of the university since 1998 which has eventually led to the present crisis. He alleged that the university had lost crores of rupees meant for pension fund due to the “unwise and rash” investments since 1998 to the defunct organisations and a few financial institutions.

Meanwhile, the relay hunger strike of pensioners entered third day today. Dr M.L. Gupta, R.S. Rangila, Roop Lal Sharma and Bhimsen from the pensioners’ side and Kuldeep Singh, a representative of the PAU employees’ union, also sat on dharna today.

Dr B.L.Malhotra, former trade union leader of the PAU employees union, said the pensioners were fighting for their rights and they should be supported by the trade unions.



Flower show begins at PAU
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 27
The annual flower show of Punjab Agricultural University, dedicated to Dr M.S.Randhawa, was inaugurated here today by vice-chancellor Dr M.S.Kang. The two -day flower show has jointly been organised by the department of floriculture and landscaping and the department of family resource and management.

In his inaugural address, Dr Kang said the flower business worth $ 45 million had taken the shape of an industry. Efforts were being made to expand the floriculture in Punjab as well. He informed India was already exporting dry flowers worth Rs 120 crore annually to various countries.

Over 1,200 entries, including that from Punjab horticulture department, Patiala, BJS Dental College, Ludhiana, Mother Touch Playway School, Guru Nanak Public School, DAV Public School, BCM Public School, Guru Nanak Girls College, GCW, PAU and DMCH were registered for various segments of flower competitions.

According to university spokesperson, 126 first prizes and 135 second prizes will be distributed among winners in all segments tomorrow.

The show received a tremendous response on the first day with schoolchildren taking keen interest in fresh and dry flower arrangements. Various competitions in the categories of cut flowers, fresh and dry arrangement of flowers and foliage, pot plants, cacti, succulent, bonsai etc were organised on this occasion.

Ratandeep Kaur, a Class IX student, said such shows were not only popular among students, faculty and staff of PAU but managements of many schools were also taking initiative to show it to their students.



Mobile phone’s ring costs him Rs 500
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 27
Carrying a mobile phone in the court and that too without putting the same on silent mode proved costly to a person. Irked by the frequent ringing of mobile phone being carried by the man, the Judge imposed a fine of Rs 500 on him.

The incident took place today in the court of Judicial Magistrate S.S.Jossan. He was hearing the arguments put forward by the accused’s counsel. Meanwhile, the mobile phone of the accused, who had come from Dalhousie, started ringing.

The Judge ignored this and continued to hear the arguments. But, the accused decided not to switch off the phone. After some time, his cell phone again started ringing thereby hindering the court proceeding. This time, the Judge served notice on him and ordered him to pay Rs 500 as fine.



Gagandeep is district BJYM chief
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, February 27
Gagandeep Jain of Mandi Gobindgarh has been appointed president of the Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Fatehgarh Sahib, at a meeting of the BJP here yesterday. The meeting was presided over by district BJP president Lal Chand Jindal.

Narinder Singh of Chanarthal Kalan was nominated district general secretary.



Scooterist killed in accident
Our Correspondent

Sahnewal, February 27
A scooterist was killed and another injured in an accident which took place on the Tibba road near Sahnewal yesterday.

The accident took place when a Zen (PB29G-6622), with four occupants travelling from Moga to Delhi, collided with a scooter coming from Sahnewal.

The sarpanch of Tibba village, along with others, took the scooterist and the pillion rider to hospital, where one of them was declared brought dead.

The identity of the deceased and the injured could not be ascertained yet as the police has still to initiate an inquiry into the case and contact relatives of the victims.



From Colleges
Kang honours 32 KCW toppers
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 27
The Khalsa College for Women organised its 46th annual prize distribution function here today. PAU vice-chancellor Dr M.S.Kang presided over the function.

The event started with the recitation of college shabad “Deh Shiva Var Mohe Ihe”. Principal Dr Varinder Kaur Thind read out the college’s annual report. She said students had won numerous medals both at the state and national levels.

At least 300 students, holding first, second and third positions, were awarded. Trophies were distributed among 32 college and university toppers of 2006-2007 session. Dr Kang congratulated the winners. He spoke on significance of studies and motivated students to excel in times to come. He was presented a memento by the managing committee and principal of the college.

Play on mother’s plight: English society organised a one-act play “Mother’s Day” by J.B. Priestly at Government College for Women here yesterday. Principal R.K.Aulakh and the vice- principal Neelam Sharma graced the occasion. Sunanda Joshi, head, department of English, welcomed the guests.

The play dealt with the mothers’ plight. The writer was of the view that mothers should be strong enough to assert their rights. The dialogues were full of sarcasm and irony. Bhagya Shree Sharma, Anu Singh, Harsimran and Gunjan Grover of BA IInd year and Priya Sikka of BA Ist year acted in the play which was directed by Tanvi.

Speaking on the occasion, the principal congratulated the students and appreciated the efforts put in by the students.

Quiz contest: An inter-class quiz contest was organised by Synetic Business School at Kamla Lohtia S.D.College here yesterday. This was a part of quiz competition which concluded by SBS in various colleges in and around Ludhiana. Rest of the colleges will be covered in a phased manner, informed Bhupinder Singh, marketing head, SBS.

The final will be held in the 2nd week of March on the premises of Synetic Business School. The first, second and third teams will get prizes worth Rs 11,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs 4,000, respectively, along with certificates.

Teaching contest: The Panjab University inter-zonal skill-in-teaching and teaching-aid-preparation competitions in subjects like English, Hindi, science, physical education and music were organised at BCM College of Education yesterday. The competitions was organised for participants from Ferozepur, Ludhiana and Moga. At least 175 from 43 colleges of education affiliated with Panjab University, Chandigarh, took part in various competitions.

GCW principal R.K.Aulakh was the chief guest, Dr Jagdish Kaur, convener, Board of Studies in Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh, presided over the function and Dr H.S.Gosal, principal, Gobind National College, Narangwal, attended as observer.



From Schools
Annual prize distribution function at Maple Bear
Tribune Reporters

Ludhiana, February 27
Maple Bear Canadian Playway and Nursery School celebrated its second annual prize distribution function. It was presided over by SSP R.K. Jaiswal. Tiny tots presented a colourful cultural programme.

The function stated with the welcome song and Veena Aggarwal read out the school’s annual report. Jaiswal distributed trophies and certificates among children.

Ceremony: Graduation ceremony of kindergarten students was organised at MGM Public School here yesterday. With this students entered into the world of formal education. Meritorious students were honoured by school director G.S.Thind.

Parents were also present on the occasion. School principal Mona Singh congratulated the students.


Kids go green: Students of Government Senior Secondary School, Jandiali village near here vowed to plant and protect plants in and around their habitation in order to prevent deforestation. The oath was taken on occasion of a function organised to inaugurate a botanical garden on the school premises yesterday.

Sarpanch Charandeep Kaur Gill and chairperson of the school welfare committee presided over the function and Manpreet Kaur was the chief guest.

Manpreet Kaur said Ludhiana had emerged as one of the most polluted cities of the state.

She also warned against threat of dreaded deceases like cancer taking the shape of an epidemic. “If we wish that our children should lead quality lives, we must ensure that at least 33 per cent of public places, including schools, are covered with vegetation,” she added.



Incontinence preventable; says US urologist
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 27
Though urinary incontinence affects 25 per cent women between the age group of 30 and 60 and 35 per cent women beyond 60, the problem is not discussed as women find it embarrassing.

This was stated by Dr Virinder K. Bhardwaj, a urologist in Michigan, US, during a lecture on “Urinary incontinence and over active urinary bladder” at the DMCH here today.

He said several treatments were available to cure the condition. Some doctors swore by Keigel exercises that involved contracting and relaxing of pelvic muscles and more than 75 per cent cases had shown tremendous results by following this exercise regime.

“Patients should do the exercises three-four times a day in 100 repetitions each,” he advised. Medicines were also available that helped the problem to quite an extent.



Gauravdeep, Ravi Inder best athletes
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, February 27
Gauravdeep Singh and Ravi Inder Singh shared top honours as they were jointly declared best athletes among boys while Amandeep Kaur Khokhar was adjudged the best athletes among girls in the 48th Annual Athletics Meet of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana that concluded today. The IT branch bagged the overall championship trophy.

The two-day meet was inaugurated by Dr Narinder Pal Singh, dean (Examinations), Punjab Technical University, yesterday. MLA Harish Bedi distributed the prizes.

Results: Boys: 1,500m- Gauravdeep Singh 1, Vikramjeet Singh 2 and Sukhwinder Singh 3; 5,000m- Gauravdeep Singh 1, Vikramjeet Singh 2 and Rajwinder Singh 3; 400m hurdles- Gauravdeep Singh 1, Harmanjot Singh 2 and Harneet Singh 3; High jump- Ravi Inder Singh 1, Dupinder Singh 2 and Vikram Sood 3; Discus throw- Manmohan Singh 1, Rai Varinder Singh 2 and Vhanvir Singh 3; Hammer throw- Manmohan Singh 1, Jagroop Singh 2 and Chanbir Singh 3; Javelin throw- Ranjit Singh 1, Jasmeet Singh 2 and Munish Sharma 3; Pole vault- Ravi Inder Singh 1, Manvir Singh 2 and Ranjeet Singh 3; Three-legged race- Ankit and Ramneet 1, Kanwaljit and Varinder 2, Mandeep and Amrinder 3; 800m- Gauravdeep Singh 1, Rupinder Singh 2 and Vikramjit Singh 3; 10000m- Rajwinder Singh 1, Jagdispreet Singh 2 and Kamaljit Singh 3; 110m hurdles- Ravi Inder Singh 1, Kamaljit Singh 2 and Varinder Singh 3; Triple jump- Ravi Inder Singh 1, Ranjeet Singh 2 and Kuldeepak Singh 3; Shot put- Manmohan Singh 1, Ranjit Singh 2 and Jagroop Singh 3.

Girls: 400m- Ranjodh Kaur 1, Gurvinder Kaur 2 and Swati Chaturvedi 3; 1500m- Ranjodh Kaur 1, Manvir Kaur 2 and Bhawandeep Kaur 3; 100m hurdles- Amandeep Kaur Khokhar 1, Ranjodh Kaur 2 and Manvir Kaur 3; Discus throw- Namrita Ahluwalia 1, Cherry 2 and Gurjit Kaur Walia 3; Three-legged race- Neha and Silky 1, Manvir and Bhawandeep 2, Maninder and Jasleen 3; 4x400m relay- Mechanical branch 1, Civil branch 2 and Information Technology branch 3; 200m- Ranjodh Kaur 1, Prabhjot Kaur 2 and Swani Sharma 3; 800m- Ranjodh Kaur 1, Manvir Kaur 2 and Jaismeen 3; Triple jump- Amandeep Kaur 1, Gurjot Kaur 2 and Simrat Pal Kaur 3; Shot put- Gurjot Kaur Walia 1, Namrita Ahluwalia 2 and Shivani Sharma.



Amandeep, Sukhbir fastest runners
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 27
Amandeep Kaur and Sukhbir Kaur of Government College, Karamsar, emerged fastest runners at the 37th annual athletics meet that commenced on the college premises near here today. Baba Teja Singh presided over the inaugural session and Bikramjit Singh Khalsa, chief parliamentary secretary, was the chief guest.

While addressing the gathering, Bikramjit Singh Khalsa called upon the students to shun drugs and take to sports. He claimed that the state government had launched news schemes for promoting sports in educational institutes. Principal Sushma Gupta claimed that the students had won numerous prizes during the inter-college and interuniversity contests.

At least 200 students took part in various events on the first day of the meet today. Flag hoisting ceremony was followed by a march past.

Results are as follows:100 mts race (women): Amandeep Kaur (BA Ist) 1st, Sukhbir Kaur (BA IInd) 2nd, Sandeep Kaur 3rd. 400 mts race (women): Sandeep Kaur (B.Com IInd) 1st, Amandeep Kaur (B.Com IInd) 2nd, Jagdeep Kaur (BA Ist) 3rd. High jump (women): Sandeep Kaur (B.Com IInd) Ist, Amandeep Kaur (BA Ist) 2nd and Amandeep Kaur (B.Com IInd) 3rd.

800 mts (men): Gurdeep Singh (BA IInd) 1st, Baljinder Singh (B.Com IInd) 2nd, Pardeep Singh (BA Ist) 3rd.Discuss throw (men): Sukhwant Singh (BA Ist) 1st, Varun Kumar (BA IInd) 2nd, Arvind Singh (B.Com IInd) 3rd.



City girls win international yoga meet
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, February 27
After making their presence felt at the national-level yoga competitions, city girls Damini Mahajan (9) and Gunjan Bagga (7) have now excelled in an international meet.

Representing India in the International Yoga Meet, held at Surat from February 21 to 26 in which at least 1,000 participants from 20 countries took, Damini, Class IV student of BCM Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh road branch, and Gunjan, a Class II student of Saraswati Modern School, Civil Lines, secured fifth and seventh position, respectively, in the below 12 years.

The girls were given a rousing reception on their arrival at the local railway station, here today. Parents, relatives and school authorities were present there to receive the girls who have brought laurels to the city and their schools. S.D.Kalia, BCM School principal, was also present to congratulate the girls.



Sonia, Gurpreet declared best athletes
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, February 27
Sonia and Gurpreet Singh were declared best athletes among girls and boys respectively, in the 61st Annual Athletics Meet of Arya College that concluded here yesterday.

Parvesh Chander Sharma, gold medalist in weightlifting in the Commonwealth Games, was the chief guest at the prize distribution function. Prof S.C. Sood, president of sports club of the college, read out the annual report, highlighting the achievements of college students during inter-college and inter-varsity competitions.

Dr S M Sharma, principal of the college, along with faculty and students were present on the occasion.


Boys: 400m - Pankaj 1, Sunil Paul 2 and Sidharth 3; 200m - Amit 1, Gurpreet Singh 2 and Ashish 3; 100m - Brij Bhushan 1, Amit Kumar 2 and Chetan Sharma 3; 1500m - Jagdeep Singh 1, Pankaj Gautam 2 and Pankaj Jatwani 3; 5000m - Simrat Dev 1, Brijesh 2 and Pankaj Bassi 3; Shot put - Ajmer Singh 1, Sandeep Thind 2 and Gopal Malik 3; 800m- Ashish 1, Uday Bhatia 2 and Ashutosh 3; Long jump - Gurdeep Singh 1, Gurpreet Singh 2 and Harpreet Singh 3.

Girls: 200m - Sonia 1, Shivani 2 and Shaveta 3; 100m obstacle race - Neha 1, Neha 2 and Rimi 3; Long jump - Sonia 1, Shivani 2 and Rimi 3; Chatti race- Pawandeep Kaur 1.



Biz Word
Housefed doubles loan amount
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 27
Housefed, Punjab, had doubled the amount of loan given to the residents for building and repairing houses.

K.K. Bawa, chairman of Housefed, said this while addressing the general body meeting attended by representatives from 300 house building societies. The loan amount has been increased from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh, he added. About Rs 120 crore worth loans would be distributed among the needy for purchasing the house, he added.

Bawa said Housefed had come out with residential schemes for people. About 165 flats are being constructed in Amritsar, 90 in Ludhiana, 632 in Mohali and 150 in Kapurthala under these schemes. A loan mela was also organised on the occasion.

New Tata trucks

Tata Motors today unveiled its new range of medium and heavy commercial vehicles. The range includes multi-axle and heavy-duty trucks, tractor-trailers and tippers and fully-built solutions like tip-trailers and load bodies.

R. Ramakrishnan, head, sales and marketing (medium and heavy commercial vehicles) said: “With the launch of this range our company reiterates its leadership in providing the best commercial vehicle solutions for its customers and business partners. The new range further enhances the company’s image as a value-added M and HCV manufacturer.”

Also present on the occasion were Rishi Dada, CEO, Dada Motors, and Rajesh Kaul, regional head, trucks, from the company.



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