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Auction of Liquor Vends
Chadhha group gets lion’s share
Excise dept fetches Rs 254 crore

Applicants view the draw of lots of liquor vends in LudhianaLudhiana, March 12
The Chadhha group got a major share of liquor vends, the allotment of which was made through a draw of lots for this district here today. The department earned a revenue of more than Rs 254 crore from the allotments.

Applicants view the draw of lots of liquor vends in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph


ALL SET: Preparations are on at the PAU for the two-day Kisan Mela to be inaugurated in Ludhiana on Thursday.
ALL SET: Preparations are on at the PAU for the two-day Kisan Mela to be inaugurated in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed

Violations: 3 MC officials suspended
Ludhiana, March 12
The local bodies department, Government of Punjab, yesterday suspended three officials of the building branch of the MC following a complaint by a resident regarding building bylaw violations by a mall owner.

Fear sets in among officials
Ludhiana, March 12
Troubled with the suspension orders of three officials of the building branch, MC officials have decided to file a representation with the local bodies minister, Manoranjan Kalia, to review the suspension.

Session on, but where are the books?
Ludhiana, March 12
While schools affiliated to the CBSE are mushrooming in the city, book sellers are finding it hard to cope with the increasing demand for course material.

‘Missing’ ex-serviceman killed by wife
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 12
Hapreet Kaur of Kadon village, mother of three, allegedly killed her husband Paritam Singh by serving him drug-laced liquor and throwing his body into a canal over five months ago. She told relatives and the police that he had gone to look for a job after attending Chhapar Mela on September 26.

Pregnant woman commits suicide
Khanna, March 12
A 21-year-old woman, Paramjit Kaur, who was married about three months ago, reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan in her in-laws’ house in Guru Nanak Colony on Monday night.

Mother of two dead; SSP orders probe
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 12
Swarnjit Kaur of Momnabad, a mother of two, died in mysterious circumstances at her house today. While her parents accused her in-laws of killing her for not bringing enough dowry, the latter maintained that she had committed suicide.

Violent youth taken to asylum
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 12
A mentally upset youth, who had been posing a threat to life and property of residents at Narangwal and surrounding villages for months, was taken by the police to a mental hospital in Amritsar after presenting him at a court here yesterday. Action was taken on the complaint of villagers.

Dharna against milk price hike
Ludhiana, March 12
Residents protest against the rising prices of milk in Ludhiana Hindu Sikh Jagriti Sena members staged a dharna against hike in milk prices here today. They also burnt an effigy of “milk cartel”. Parvin dang, president of the association, said increase in milk prices had directly hit common man who already feel burdened due to high inflation. Dang said prices of essential commodities too had witnessed a significant rise in the past few months adding to the woes of people.

Residents protest against the rising prices of milk in Ludhiana on Wednesday. 
A Tribune photograph


Pilgrims return from Katasraj temple, felicitated
Ludhiana, March 12
Devotees who returned from Katasraj in Pakistan being felicitated at Vaishno Devi temple in Ludhiana Jatha of Hindu pilgrims which returned to city after visiting Katasraj in Pakistan was today felicitated at Vaishno Devi temple in Housing Board Colony here. Members of the jatha, comprising Krishan Kumar Bawa, chairman, Punjab Housefed, B.K. Gupta, joint commissioner, municipal corporation, Ramesh Joshi, chairman, Urban Development Cell, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Jeewan Dhawan and Meena Gupta

Devotees who returned from Katasraj in Pakistan being felicitated at Vaishno Devi temple in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

One year in MC house
SAD-BJP promises fall short of expectations

Ludhiana, March 12
The SAD-BJP government in Punjab has completed one-year term but what has Ludhiana, the financial and industrial capital of Punjab, has achieved during this period? Will Ludhianvis like to know? To their dismay, more than 500 year-old city of Lodhis has failed to get any developmental benefits.

Chief Justice’s Appeal
NGOs rise against gender bias

Mandi Ahmedgarh/Khanna, March 12
Responding to a call given by the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, a few local social and religious organisations have decided to launch a coordinated movement against female feticide and gender bias.

Residents want MC to maintain LIT parks
Ludhiana, March 12
Even as the municipal corporation has constituted park management committees to look after its parks, nothing has been done to maintain those owned by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust.

Physicians converge at ayurvedic college
To take out peace march from Wagha
Khanna, March 12
Eighty delegates of the “International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War” from countries like Germany, Australia, Holland, Sweden, Ukraine, Nigeria, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Bangladesh and Nepal visited the Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh, to interact with student on issues like education, health, nutrition and a doctor’s role in war.

Train accident victim needs help
Ludhiana, March 12
Joginder Kaur (30) of Kailash Nagar met with a train accident a few days back following which she was admitted to CMC Hospital. Her left leg had to be amputated to save her life. She also had a complex pelvic fracture.

Plays on women issues
Doraha, March 12
The women wing of the Human Rights Munch, in association with the staff and students of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, yesterday organised a seminar-cum-cultural programme on the issues related to women.

Employees’ union holds function
Ludhiana, March 12
The inaugural function of the Non-Teaching Employees Union of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University was held here yesterday. The function was presided over by the GADVASU vice chancellor, Dr V.K. Taneja.The demands of the employees were discussed in detail by president of the union Anil Sabharwal and other executive members. "The VC has accepted some of our demands," said Sabharwal.



Bank defaulter arrested
Ludhiana, March 12
The Division No. 2 police has arrested Inderjeet Singh of Dugri (Phase I) from near Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Ludhiana, in a cheque bounce case.



Power situation improves
One weekly off for industrial units from March 15

Ludhiana, March 12
The dismal power scenario prevailing in the state for the past couple of months has shown a ray of hope with a little more power being available after the demand of the farm sector marginally subsided. Besides this, the third unit of the Lehra Mohabbet project, which had recently become operational, started generating additional 50 to 60 lakh units of power.

  Industry worried over power purchase at high rates



SCD college to start BCA, PGDCA courses
Ludhiana, March 12
Dr Malkiat Singh, principal, SCD Government College, interacts with mediapersons in Ludhiana Satish Chander Dhawan Government College is all set to become star science college of the nation. The college has made various plans to get itself accredited as the lead college.

Dr Malkiat Singh, principal, SCD Government College, interacts with mediapersons in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

IGNOU to participate in kisan mela 
Khanna, March 12
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is all set to participate in the kisan mela to be organised by Punjab Agricultural University from March 13 to 14 in Ludhiana.

Free books for students of backward classes
Ludhiana, March 12
The Punjab state welfare department will distribute free books among the students of backward classes for the year 2008-2009.

Workshop on teaching skills
Doraha, March 12
A workshop on teaching skills was organised at Green Grove Public School, Mohanpur, yesterday.


IndusInd Bank to pay Rs 10,000 for lost cheque
Ludhiana, March 12
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered IndusInd Bank to pay compensation worth Rs 10,000 to one of its customer, whose cheque was lost by the bank.


Jagroop Jarkhar nominated to sports council
Ludhiana, March 12
Jagroop Singh Jarkhar, president of the Punjab Rural Sports Promotion Council and a sports correspondent with Punjabi newspaper Ajit, has been nominated to the reconstituted Punjab State Sports Council.




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