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Naib Tehsildar amassed property worth Rs 1 cr: VB
Work at Sub-Registrar offices suffers for second consecutive day
Ludhiana, January 7
Naib Tehsildar of Mullanpur Dakha Salinder Singh, who was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000, has amassed property worth more than Rs 1 crore.

Another employee booked for graft
Ludhiana, January 7
In yet another case, the Vigilance Bureau arrested reader of SDM (E) red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 2,000 from a Chandigarh resident here this evening. Paramjit Singh Sappal had allegedly demanded money from Yaspal Singh of Indra Colony, Chandigarh, to settle a case with his wife in the SDM's court. — TNS



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Kickbacks worth Rs 7.5 lakh collected everyday
The money is distributed among officials,
reveals arrested Tehsildar
Ludhiana, January 7
A whopping Rs 7.5 lakh of “black money”, earned through registry of properties, is distributed among government officials starting from the Tehsildar office in Ludhiana, revealed Tehsildar Arvind Parkash Verma, who was arrested four months back in a graft case.

House Tax
MC seals properties of three defaulters
Ludhiana, January 7
While an auction notice of the Sutlej Club was withdrawn due to its "contacts", the other house-tax defaulters had to face the Municipal Corporation's wrath today.

Health of cops in bad shape
1,600 policemen suffering from hypertension
Ludhiana, January 7
A medical camp conducted in the police lines has once again brought to the fore the dismal health conditions of lower rank cops in the city.

Despite mishaps, admn fails to cut trees
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 7
Even after two-and-half years of a major mishap that claimed six lives near Karamsar village, the administration has failed to axe about 60 eucalyptus trees that have narrowed the road.

Professional courses go beyond students’ reach
Need to shell out Rs 1.5 lakh per annum: Study
Ludhiana, January 7
Though there has been a lot of talk of development of higher education in Punjab, there are certain facts which need the immediate attention of the government, academicians and policy makers concerned for providing real boost to the system.

COMMUNITY

Transporters to stop supply of essential goods today
Daily-wagers sit idle during the third day of the all-India truckers’ strike in Ludhiana on Wednesday.Ludhiana, January 7
The All-India Motor Transport Congress’ (AIMTC) strike entered third day today. Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, Lok Bhalai Party president and former minister, visited the site of protest at Transport Nagar here today.


Daily-wagers sit idle during the third day of the
all-India truckers’ strike in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Cycle industry supports strike
Ludhiana, January 7
The United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers’ Association, which claims to enjoy the membership of 1680 industrial units, in its urgent meeting held today, have supported All-India Motor Transport Congress’ nationwide strike.

Members of the Senior Citizens’ Conclave distribute scholarships among meritorious students in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Members of the Senior Citizens’ Conclave distribute scholarships among meritorious students in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Students of BCM Arya Model School, Shastri Nagar, at a prayer session to pay tributes to Mumbai terror victims.
Students of BCM Arya Model School, Shastri Nagar, at a prayer session to pay tributes to Mumbai terror victims. A Tribune photograph

A boy selects kites and “dor” for Lohri celebrations in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
A boy selects kites and “dor” for Lohri celebrations in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Smog-related ailments on rise
Ludhiana, January 7
Smog is a chemical mixture of gases that forms a brownish-yellow haze, primarily over urban areas.

Health authorities fail to
submit report

Eye surgeon accused of duping
70-year-old woman on the pretext
of operating her for glaucoma
Ludhiana, January 7
Inordinate delay on part of the district health authorities to submit the inquiry report of a complaint against city-based eye surgeon Rajesh Batra has given enough “time” to the doctor concerned to use “pressure tactics” on the complainant Dharam Pal Verma.

Fats necessary for vital
organs: Experts

Ludhiana, January 7
The health-conscious people, who avoid consumption of fats in their daily diet, must know that vital organs, including heart, lungs and brain, are protected by a sheath of fat and water.

Police plans to educate 30,000 auto-rickshaw drivers
Ludhiana, January 7
The city, which is suffering from immense traffic chaos largely due to reckless driving by auto rickshaw drivers, will possibly get a sigh of relief.

DJ owners hold protest
Ludhiana, January 7
The Ludhiana DJ's Sound Service Association has alleged that PPL and IPRS private companies are forcing them to get licence from them and have even registered false complaints to the police.

Hungarian musician mesmerises audience
Ludhiana, January 7
Bridging the barriers of language Jeszenszky Istvan, a noted musician from Hungary and an exponent of “healing therapy through music”, chanted the Gaytari mantra imbibing it with multi-lingual alaap thereby mesmerising audience at Ramgarhia College for Girls.

Improvement Trust penalised Rs 10,000
Ludhiana, January 7
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered Ludhiana Improvement Trust to pay Rs 10,000 as compensation to a consumer for harassment.

Gram Panchayat Bypoll
112 nominations received for 60 seats
Ludhiana, January 7
The Additional Deputy Commissioner-cum-Additional District Election Officer has received 112 nominations for the bypoll of 60 seats in 12 blocks of the district that remained vacant during the gram panchayat poll held in June, 2008.

Zila Parishad for safe water in villages
Ludhiana, January 7
To help the villagers suffering from water-borne diseases due to polluted water, the Zila Parishad will provide safe drinking water by installing submersible pumps in the villages. The water, treated by an effective system, will be supplied to the villages.

Disbursement of arrears
Arya College teachers give ultimatum till Friday
Ludhiana, January 7
A delegation of the Arya College Teachers Union (ACTU), led by its president Dr R.P.Sabharwal, met Dr S.M.Sharma, principal of the college, on the issue of disbursement of arrears due for the year 1997-98.

Heads, principals asked to follow education dept’s instructions
Ludhiana, January 7
District Education Officer (DEO) (Secondary) Sudesh Bajaj has directed heads of high schools and principals of senior secondary schools to strictly follow the instructions of the Punjab schools’ education department.

Education dept flayed
Ludhiana, January 7
Heads of the Privately Recognised Aided Schools Association yesterday criticised the decision of the Punjab education department for the submission of class V forms by January 9.

Annual day celebrated
Jagraon, January 7
The institutions run by Guru Gobind Singh Educational Trust, Kamalpura, celebrated its annual day with religious fervour.

Jackets, shoes distributed
Khamano, January 7
A function was organised at Government Elementary School, Khamano, Mele Wali, in which Sohan Singh, an NRI village with his family distributed about 140 jackets and shoes to needy students of the school.

Traffic awareness camp organised
Khamano, January 7
A traffic awareness camp was organised at the truck union, Khamano, in which DSP Balwant Singh was the chief guest.

Rural sports fest ends
Raikot, January 7
A two-day rural festival of Rachhin village near Raikot concludes with cheers for the winners yesterday.

 






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