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30 acres of land behind VB-admn dispute
Ludhiana, January 17
Around 30 acres of land worth Rs 100 crore is being said to be behind the Vigilance-administration row in Ludhiana if a representation by a senior administration official to the Punjab Chief Secretary is any indication.

Common man made to suffer
Ludhiana, January 18
The row between the Vigilance Bureau and the district administration in the recent past has shaken the people’s faith in the governance. The way the things have been moving in the past have forced the residents to reach a conclusion that corruption was prevailing in all quarters and there wasn’t any to nail it.

Gang of woman purse snatchers nabbed
Ludhiana, January 18
A gang of purse snatchers was nabbed red-hand by the I-Block residents of the BRS Nagar here today.

The gang of purse snatchers in police custody. A Tribune photograph


Thieves take away Sumo of DSP
Ludhiana, January 18
In what came as an utter embarrassment for the city police, the official vehicle of Gurdeep Singh, DSP Traffic, was stolen from Sector 39, Chandigarh Road, residence here in the wee hours today.

Highway patrol vehicle kills doctor
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 18
The police has booked the driver of a highway patrol vehicle under Sections 304-A and 279 of the IPC for causing the death of a medical officer of Civil Hospital Malerkotla due to his alleged negligence and reckless driving today.

‘Tainted’ officials bask in MC patronage
Ludhiana, January 18
Vigilance inquiry and corruption allegations are not new to the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation. Above all, the MC officials, against whom the vigilance probe is pending, are working fearlessly in the same zones where they had been placed in the dock.

Rain brings cheer, ends dry spell
Ludhiana, January 18
Another spell of severe chilly weather has, once again, hit this part of the region in the past 24 hours. Intermittent rain with chilly winds for the past one day has brought the maximum temperature down to 19 degrees Celsius from 22 degrees. The minimum temperature remained at 11 degrees Celsius last night. According to weather reports, coming days will be clear and bright. On the whole, the rain is good for the crop.

An elderly man and his pug take a stroll after the Sunday shower in Ludhiana. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

HDFC Bank Fraud
More trouble for kingpin
Ludhiana, January 18
The alleged kingpin of the multi-crore HDFC Bank fraud and former manager of the bank Kapil Dev Mohan is in more trouble as the city police has slapped fraud cases to the tune of Rs 20 lakh against him.


No lessons learnt from past
Unarmed cops guard people during political rallies
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 18
Though the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai have shaken the peace-loving people across the world, authorities responsible for protecting the lives and property of those living in the border state seem to have learnt no lessons from past incidents.

Canadian parliamentarian honoured
Jagraon, January 18
Canadian parliamentarian Tim Singh Uppal visited Mullanpur Dakha and Sri Ram College Dalla where he was felicitated for bringing laurels to Punjab and India by raising to such a high position in Canada.

Canadian parliamentarian Tim Singh Uppal being felicitated at Sri Ram College, Dalla. A Tribune photograph

Vintage beauties hit the road
Ludhiana, January 18
The word vintage is synonym with passion for car and wine lovers as was evident from the enthusiasm shown by young and elderly during the vintage and classic car rally held here today.

Participants with their family members during the vintage and classic heritage car rally in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Economic Slowdown
Recruitment freeze shrinks job market
Ludhiana, January 18
The slowdown in the global economy is affecting people in every sphere of life and the job market cannot remain isolated in such circumstances. And it’s because of this that the job opportunities in India are shrinking with numerous companies laying off their employees.

Speaking Out
Uncertain, yet hopeful
With large-scale lay offs taking place in numerous companies all over the world and the more recent freezes on recruitments by firms, big and small, MBA students are a worried lot as to what future awaits them when they step out of their colleges.

Schools & Colleges
Ramgarhia college wins shabad contest
Raikot, January 18
A two-day shabad, song and recitation contest concluded at Swami Ganga Giri Janta Girls College, here yesterday. The contest was organised by the Punjabi Literary Society in collaboration with the Punjabi Music Society. The renowned Punjabi writer and novelist of Punjabi University, S Kirpal Kazak, principal, DAV College, Satish Sharma, presided over the function in which BL Bansal was the guest of honour.

Students perform giddha on the annual day celebrations at Sant Kabir Academy, Talwandi Khurd, on Sunday; and (right) a school team participate in a competition organise by Kamla Lotia Sanatan Dharam College. Tribune photographs

Centre has diluted UGC decisions: Dons
Ludhiana, January 18
The recent Central government’s decision on UGC pay scales, though has gone well with the teachers but at the same time, the latter feels that the government had tried to put more burden on the states by agreeing to only 80 per cent grant for implementation of pay package and that, too, for only four years and three months instead of five years.

State LJP chief faces rebellion
Ludhiana, January 18
The state unit of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), headed by Ram Vilas Paswan, seems to be in a state of disarray with the newly elected state president Kiranjit Singh Gehri facing rebellion from a large number of state and district level office-bearers.

Youth Missing
Rights panel notice to govt, police
Jagraon, January 18
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission has issued notice to the Punjab government and the police seeking explanation in a case of a missing youth.

Jagraon sugar mill workers to intensify stir
Jagraon, January 18
The workers of Jagraon sugar mill are all set to intensify their stir against the government “apathy” over their rehabilitation.

ABC Montessori branch opens
Ludhiana, January 18
Jasbir Singh Bir, Divisional Commissioner, Patiala, inaugurated ABC Montessori School at the Jalandhar bypass yesterday.

Board with Bhagat Singh’s photo goes missing
Doraha, January 18
Much to the astonishment of residents here, especially the Youth Forum, the board bearing Shaheed Bhagat Singh's picture and yearly resolutions, installed on the New Year eve by the forum, has gone missing.

3-day animal welfare camp ends
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 18
As a part of the animal welfare fortnight, the Animal Husbandry Department of Punjab and CAPE India (Care of Animals and Protection of Environment) jointly organised a three-day animal welfare camp at Lohatbaddi village near here.

Villagers bring animals to the camp at Lohatbaddi village near Ahmedgarh on Sunday. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

Teachers’ protest for new scales on Jan 22
Ludhiana, January 18
The executive of Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers' Union (PCCTU) held its meeting at GGN Khalsa College here today. About 30 members of the executive attended the meeting which was held to chalk out further plan of action of the union.

Executive members of the PCCTU hold a meeting at GGN Khalsa College in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Parking lane or dumpsite?
Ludhiana, January 18
Public places like parking and roads are often used for storing construction material and municipal corporation officials often ignore such things on one pretext or the other.

Motivation key to success: Singha
Ludhiana, January 18
Col HS Singha, director GNIMT, delivered a lecture on the "Importance of personal effectiveness in institute building" under the faculty development programme of the institute here yesterday. Colonel Singha compared effectiveness vis-à-vis efficiency.


Principal charged with bungling of school funds
Teachers hold protest, seek his dismissal
Mullanpur Dakha, January 18
Teachers of Shaheed Col Harchand Singh Sekhon Memorial Government Senior Secondary School, Dakha, yesterday held a protest demonstration against the principal, accusing him of corruption.

Gang of car theives on prowl
Vehicle of Mandi Ahmedgarh doc stolen from in front of mall
Ludhiana, January 18
The theft of three Innova SUVs in less than a week has given credence to the theory that a gang of car thieves was on the prowl.

Proclaimed offender held
Khamano January 18
The Khamano police has arrested a proclaimed offender, Rajvir Singh Raji, accused of duping several persons of lakhs of rupees, from Punchkula bus stand.

All set for Jarkhar sports festival
Ludhiana, January 18
All arrangement have been completed for the 23rd edition of the annual sports festival at Jarkhar village near here, popularly known as Modern Rural Mini Punjab Olympics, slated to be held from January 20 to 23.




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