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Building inspector arrested

Ludhiana, January 3
Exposing corruption in the building branch of the municipal corporation, Vigilance Bureau today arrested a building inspector of Zone A, Joginder Kapoor, while taking a bribe of Rs 21,000 from a dhaba owner who was issued a demolition notice by the branch.

Building inspector Joginder Kapoor, who was arrested by the Vigilance while accepting Rs 21,000 as bribe.


Sub-registrar remanded in police custody
Ludhiana, January 3
Naib tehsildar-cum-sub-registrar Mullanpur Salinder Singh and deed writer Mal Singh, who were arrested in a corruption case, were sent to police remand until January 5 today.

Pigeons flock temple towers on a dusky afternoon in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Temperature dips by 5°
Trains cancelled; cold wave bad for potato crop
Ludhiana, January 3
The fog and cold wave continued to sweep the region for the past 24 hours. The maximum temperature has come down by almost five degrees to 12.5 degrees Celsius against 17 degrees yesterday.

Rural dispensaries go without power
Ludhiana, January 3
A large number of rural dispensaries have been functioning without electricity for more than two years following the reluctance on the part of the rural development department, Punjab to pay outstanding electricity bills of these dispensaries.

City Concerns
More than 30,000 autorickshaws on city roads are not only emitting smoke, but are also a major cause of traffic jam. A classic display of the raw power of pollution and the harassment faced by daily commuters can be seen at the Jagraon bridge.


Live operative skill exchange programme at DMCH
Ludhiana, January 3
The department of urology, DMCH, organised a live operative skill exchange programme on laparoscopic adrenal surgery here today. Laparoscopic adrenal surgery is a specialised surgery and is rarely done in the northern region.

Memorial to war hero in neglect
Ludhiana, January 3
The statue of national hero Maj Bhupinder Singh, Mahavir Chakra Winner for 1965 Indo-Pak war, installed along with a captured Pakistan tank on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur road is in a state of neglect. The statue is littered with bird droppings and the area around it is in disarray.

HDFC Bank Fraud
SIT headed by SP formed
Jagraon, January 3
Ice has started to melt with many complainants coming forward in what may be the biggest bank scam of North India.

DTO dubbed den of corruption
Ludhiana, January 3
Terming the District Transport Office a den of corruption, the District Youth Congress, Ludhiana, today alleged that none of the public work was completed without greasing the palms of its employees.

DYC activists address a press conference in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: I.V.

Community help sees heart patient through
Ludhiana, January 3
Rachna (38), a resident of Giaspura, is on the road to recovery, thanks to community support extended to her for her operation at a local private hospital here.

Here is the will to study
Govt schoolchildren brave chill to attend classes
Ludhiana, January 3
Winter winds may be blowing harsh, mercury might dip to its lowest, but the children brave the chilly weather and the icy winds to attend the school. These children between the age group of 6 to 10, remain immune to government's apathy in providing them with most uncongenial environment for studies. But where there is a will, there is a way.

Board discusses Class V exam issue
Ludhiana, January 3
A general meeting of the members of the association of the PSEB affiliated schools, was held under the presidentship of Rajinder Sharma along with other members of the association from various districts of the state regarding Class V exams clarification.

Thousands take part in nagar kirtan
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 3
Thousands of devotees from the town and surrounding villages participated in a nagar kirtan organised by Sikh religious organisations in various parts of the town today. Kirtan was organised under the aegis of the Kalgidhar Federation and Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee, Singh Sabha

From Schools
Gurpurb celebrated with fervour
Ludhiana, January 3
Spring Dalians celebrated Guru Gobind Singh Ji's birth anniversary with religious fervour on the school campus today.

Kids dressed as warriors during a nagar kirtan; and (right) an elephant leads the procession in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Kids dressed as warriors during a nagar kirtan. Photo: Satvinder Basra

Legal fraternity celebrates New Year
Ludhiana, January 3
The District Bar Association celebrated the New Year amid singing of songs and cracking of jokes in a packed bar room at the district courts complex here today.

Minister for Jail and Tourism Hira Singh Gabria being felicitated by DBA president Parupkar Singh Ghumman in Ludhiana on Saturday. Also seen in the picture are Sessions Judge GK Rai, Canadian MP Sukh Dhaliwal, State BJP president Rajinder Bhandari, local MP Sharanjit Dhillon and SSP RK Jaiswal. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Sabhyacharak manch to honour 9 figures
Ludhiana, January 3
The Malwa Sabhyacharak Manch Punjab today announced that nine leading personalities from diverse fields will be honoured at a special function in connection with Lohri on January 9.

Members of the Malwa Sabhyacharak Manch during a press conference in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: I.V.

Cattle suffer in absence of vet
Sahnewal, January 3
Livestock here seems to have been left to the mercy of god in the absence of government veterinary doctor in the town for the past over six months.

MC releases impounded vehicles
Ludhiana, January 3
The municipal commissioner, GS Ghuman, had to release around a dozen two-wheelers that were confiscated from Gill road last evening during an anti-encroachment drive.

Anti-Imperialist Struggle
CPI expresses solidarity with Cuba
Ludhiana, January 3
On “50th Anniversary of Cuban revolution and its impact on world”, the local office of the Communist Party of India today expressed solidarity with their anti-imperialist struggle and demanded immediate lifting of economic embargo against Cuba by the US.

Warm sendoff to PAU don
Ludhiana, January 3
A farewell function was organised in the PAU’s department of economics and sociology today to bid farewell to Dr Harnek Singh, professor of sociology, who attained superannuation.

India, Pak docs condemn war hysteria
Ludhiana, January 3
The Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) and Pakistan Doctors for Peace and Development (PDPD) in statements released in both countries have condemned terrorism, but they expressed concern at the war hysteria being created on either side of the border.

Army recruitment rally on Feb 9
Ludhiana, January 3
The 152 Infantry Battalion of the Territorial Army, Sikh, is holding a recruitment rally on February 9 for the posts of four vacancies of soldier (general duty) and one vacancy for washerman, an official press release said here today.

Tributes paid to educationist Dhawan
Ludhiana, January 3
Noted educationist Satish Chander Dhawan was remembered by Dhawans brotherhood on his death anniversary at SCD Government College (for Boys) here today.

Teachers request DC to change timings
Ludhiana, January 3
Government School Teachers’ Union, Punjab, today requested the Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, to change the school timings.

Bank opens 2 branches
Ludhiana, January 3
Sutlej Gramin Bank, a regional rural bank, sponsored by Punjab and Sind Bank, opened two new branches at Bhaini Baringa village in Raikot block and Gidderwindi village in Sidhwan Bet block of the district, a press release said here today.

Truckers’ strike tomorrow
Ludhiana, January 3
The Ludhiana Transporters Welfare Association would take part in the countrywide strike on January 5 following a call given by transporters against the high prices of diesel despite it having gone cheaper in the international market.

Hockey Tourney
Surjit XI pip Namdhari academy to clinch title
Ludhiana, January 3
Down by two goals, Surjit academy, Jalandhar, bounced back to pip Namdhari academy, Bhaini Sahib, 3-2 and clinched the title in the inaugural edition of the Canada Gold Cup Hockey Tournament played at the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium on the Punjab Agricultural University campus, here today.
Winners Surjit XI with chief guest from Canada Sukh Dhaliwal on the final of Canada Hockey Cup at the PAU in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photo

T-10 Cricket Trials
Over 200 aspirants turn up
Ludhiana, January 3
More than 200 aspirants turned up on the first day of the two-day trials being conducted to select four teams of Ludhiana for the forthcoming T-10 Gully Cricket Tournament at the Punjab Agricultural University campus ground here today.

Aspirants practise before trials for the T-10 Gully Cricket Tournament at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Katoch Shield
Cricket trials tomorrow
Ludhiana, January 3
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) will conduct trials to choose the Ludhiana senior team here on the Arya College ground, Civil Lines, on January 5 at 11.30 am.




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