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MC Budget
No new taxes in next fiscal year
Ludhiana, March 15
No new taxes have been proposed in the budget of the municipal corporation, Ludhiana, and austerity will be the catchword in the next fiscal year. The budget that will be tabled in the budget meeting of MC house within the next fortnight was finalised in the core committee meeting of the MC here this evening.

6 hurt in clash at Kilaraipur railway station
Dispute over loading of goods
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 15
Six persons were injured in a group clash at Kilaraipur railway station near here today in a dispute over loading
of goods.

Tenders under scanner; overwriting in estimates detected
Ludhiana, March 15
The allotment of tenders of nearly 20 development projects has come under a scanner with the contractors alleging that estimates were changed at the last minute to help particular contractors fit in the required conditions.

Panchayat poll: Work begins on a war footing
Ludhiana, March 15
As many as 7,000 employees would be required for smooth conduct of the April 7 elections of Panchayat Samiti, Zila Parishad and Gram Panchayat in the district.

Tada accused acquitted after 17 years
Ludhiana, March 15
The court of special judge M.S. Virdi (Additional Sessions Judge) has acquitted Jagdish Singh alias Dissa of Kaunke Kalan village, Jagraon, in a 17-year-old TADA case and a case of planning a dacoity.

Puja Gupta, Miss India Universe 2007, at a function in Ludhiana on Friday night.
WINSOME: Puja Gupta, Miss India Universe 2007, at a function in Ludhiana on Friday night. ó Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed



One year of SAD-BJP rule
Govt should get its act together
Ludhiana, March 15
The crime situation in this industrial hub has been deteriorating for the past one year. The cases of thefts and snatchings are on the rise but the police is always reluctant to register the FIRs, particularly in cases of snatchings.

CMCH Imbroglio
Church supporters jubilant over reshuffle
Ludhiana, March 15
Having scored a victory in the first round of their battle with the top administration of Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here, the section of employees enjoying support of the Church was jubilant and sweets were distributed at several places in the hospital and educational institutions by agitating employees here today.

Unmanned crossings becoming death traps
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 15
Unmanned crossings are fast becoming death traps. The area has seen several accidents, including the one that occurred two days back in which three youths lost their lives near Gill village. The matter has been widely written about, but the authorities, both railways and civil, seem to be unconcerned about human lives. Even public interest litigations in various courts have failed to bear fruit.


Youth killed as well caves in
Khamano, March 15
Class-IX student Gagandeep Singh Gaggi (19) of Chuhar Majra village died while Rana (30) was injured when a well caved in while they were taking out bricks from it. The incident took place at about 11.30 am yesterday when the two youths had just entered the well. The debris and bricks fell on them and they were trapped inside the well. Persons present there immediately informed SDM Khamano Ravinder Kumar and the rescue operation started.



War among steel industries gets murkier
Ludhiana, March 15
The war between steel consuming industry and local steel producers got murkier as industries, including cycle and cycle parts manufacturers sought an inquiry against producers alleging "massive hoarding of steel". Owners of steel consuming units who met tourism minister Hira Singh Gabria today, told the minister that local steel producers were indulging in malpractices by creating artificial shortage of steel so as to increase rates.

Professionalism needed in family business: Expert
Ludhiana, March 15
The trend of family businesses in India was higher as compared to the rest of the world. As 90-95 per cent of businesses here are managed by families, there is a strong need for a more professional approach in order to attain success.



From Schools
Kajal wins laurels
Ludhiana, March 15
Kajal Verma of class X of GMT Public School brought laurels to the school by winning the second position in a scholarship test conducted by Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar. About 300 students from schools of Punjab enthusiastically participated in the test. Fifteen students were given scholarships. Kajal was given a cheque of Rs 15,000. School directors Kashmir Singh Thind and Jasbir Singh Thind and principal Amarjeet Dhaliwal congratulated Kajal and her parents on this achievement.

Lecturer to present paper at Mauritius
Ludhiana, March 15
Seema Kapoor, lecturer in the department of economics of Khalsa College for Women, has been invited by the International Institute of Development Studies (IJDS) to present a research paper on "Globalisation, emergence of India's knowledge economy and role of ICI sectors," jointly with Dr Vikram Chadha, professor of economics, GND University, Amritsar, during the sixth IIDS international conference on development (new series) to be held at University of Technology, Mauritius, from July 15-19.


PNB, IOC register victories
A match in progress between Indian Oil and Air Force during Guru Govind Singh Gold Cup Hockey Tournament being played at Astroturf Stadium, Punjab Agriculture University, on Saturday. Ludhiana, March 15
Punjab National Bank and Indian Oil Corporation XI began their campaigns with thumping victories in the 5th All-India Guru Gobind Singh Gold Cup Hockey Tournament being organised by the Ludhiana Sports Welfare Association at Prithipal Singh AstroTurf Stadium of Punjab Agricultural University here today.

A match in progress between Indian Oil and Air Force during Guru Govind Singh Gold Cup Hockey Tournament being played at Astroturf Stadium, Punjab Agriculture University, on Saturday. Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed



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