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PSEB to supply more power to industry
Peak load hr restrictions up, weekly offs down
Ludhiana, January 23
Even as power scenario in the state remains bleak, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has issued a revised schedule for power supply to the industrial units, which will come into effect from January 25.

Thieves strike at PSEB office
Decamp with chest containing Rs 1.41 lakh
Mullanpur Dakha, January 23
Thieves struck at the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) office at Humbran in the wee hours of today and decamped with a chest containing Rs 1.41 lakh. It is being presumed that the theft took place in the wee hours as the complaint centre of the PSEB nearby was open till midnight.

The site from where the chest of the PSEB, Humbran, was uprooted.
The site from where the chest of the PSEB, Humbran, was uprooted.



EARLIER STORIES


Budda Nullah Project
Baba Baddowal badly in debt
Ludhiana, January 23
The unsuccessful project to clean up the Budda Nullah has burdened the Budda Nullah Development Committee led by Baba Jaspal Singh Baddowal with a whopping Rs 40 lakh.



                        
A file photo of Budda Nullah
A file photo of Budda Nullah

Two women mowed down by truck
Ludhiana, January 23
It was a tragic day for a family of Churwal village as a woman and her daughter-in-law were crushed to death by a speeding truck near the Raho road today.

Full house for ‘Slumdog’ on Day 1
Ludhiana, January 23
After Arvind Adiga's “White Tiger” that won the Bookers Prize last year, it is “Slumdog Millionaire” set up in Indian backdrop that has created ripples in global cinema. Having been nominated in 10 categories for Oscars, “Slumdog Millionaire” directed by Danny Boyle is already a hit with overseas audience.


COMMUNITY


Children take part in ‘Patriotic Day’, organised at Everest Playway and Nursery School in Ludhiana on Friday.
Children take part in ‘Patriotic Day’, organised at Everest Playway and Nursery School in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Colleges flouting parking norms
Students forced to park vehicles outside leading to traffic chaos
Ludhiana, January 23
A few local colleges have even failed to provide adequate space to the students for parking their vehicles inside the college premises thereby flouting the norms laid down for getting their institutions affiliated with various universities. A large number of students are forced to park their vehicles outside the college premises. This has blocked the main road in one of the congested areas. Road rage, accidents and traffic congestion have become the routine of the day due to the callous attitude of authorities concerned, including the college management, municipal corporation and the traffic cops.

Flats for economically weaker sections
MC to bear increased cost of dwellings
Ludhiana, January 23
The much-hyped flats for economically weaker sections under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) are proving to be a white elephant for the Municipal Corporation (MC) as escalated costs of the dwellings is going to be borne by the civic body only.

Girls take a break from their rehearsal for R-Day during a sunny afternoon in Ludhiana on Friday.
Girls take a break from their rehearsal for R-Day during a sunny afternoon in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Doctors defy TB control programme
Non-DOT prescriptions turning patients multi-drug resistant
Ludhiana, January 23
A large number of doctors in the state and in the city are not following the revised national tuberculosis (TB) control programme (RNTCP) as they continue to prescribe non-DOT (direct observed treatment) medicines, thereby adding to the number of multi-drug resistant cases.

Coloniser-Politician Nexus
Unregulated growth hampering development

Ludhiana, January 23
Despite numerous steps being taken by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) to check the unlawful and unregulated development of residential colonies in the city, the powerful lobby of colonisers, enjoying the support of political leaders, have been proving hard to fall in line.

City on THE move

Unending stream of vehicles and people in one of the streets in Ludhiana on Friday.
Unending stream of vehicles and people in one of the streets in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Traders take to SMSes to woo customers
Ludhiana, January 23
Following in the footsteps of various retail houses using short message service (SMS) for promoting their sale, now, various hosiery traders have also ventured into the same with a view to maximize their sales. It’s not only the small-scale producers but a few big hosiery traders have also decided to opt for SMS service for campaigning about their products and that, too, in a city better known as the Mecca of hosiery business in the country.

Meltdown Fallout
Cos told ‘to cut down on extra expenses’
Ludhiana, January 23
A new dimension of the global economic crisis has emerged. With a cut in their entertainment and travel allowances, top-level officials of numerous big companies are now the latest to feel the heat of the meltdown. After large-scale retrenchments and lay-offs of lower-level staff by firms, this is the next step towards cost-cutting that most companies have adopted.

State tops in milk production
Ludhiana, January 23
Punjab has emerged as a leader in the per capita production of the milk in the country. Pegged at 1 kg per individual each day, this average surpasses the national average of 240 grams per day by a huge margin. The per capita per day animal protein availability is 37 grams in Punjab which is three times higher than the national figure of 12 grams.

Sarva Sikhsha Abhiyaan
100 schools get financial aid
Ludhiana, January 23
As many as 100 schools (50 primary and 50 upper primary) of Ludhiana district have been provided with financial assistance to promote girl education by the Sarva Sikhsha Abhiyaan, Punjab.

1,200 ad hoc rural doctors boycott immunisation drive
Ludhiana, January 23
Twelve hundred doctors working on contract under the Rural Development Department in rural areas on Wednesday observed two-hour pen-down protest and boycotted the immunisation programme from 11 am to 1 pm.

Badal clan overriding SAD: Rai
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 23
Terming SAD as a “private limited company”, allegedly engaged in harnessing sacrifices of party activists for uplifting members of the Badal clan, former chairman of the State Administrative Tribunal and Vigilance Commission, UP, Rai Singh has called upon the voters of the state to support the Congress candidates in the ensuing parliamentary elections.

Fancy registration numbers fetch Rs 1.36 lakh
Amloh, January 23
Auction of fancy registration numbers of vehicles fetched revenue of Rs 1,36,100.

Sportsman suffers for his faith in law
Ludhiana, January 23
This national-level power lifter and former Punjab Police head constable is paying the price of his belief in the law of the land and following legal course of action to bring the criminals to book.


                                                                            Gurinder Singh
Gurinder Singh

Big Bazaar’s shopping event from today
Ludhiana, January 23
Big Bazaar, India's largest hypermarket chain, a part of the Future Group, announced that its biggest shopping event “Sabse Saste 3 Din” would be held across 106 Big Bazaar stores on January 24, 25 and 26.

Camp for fish farmers ends
Ludhiana, January 23
A 15-day training camp for fish farmers organised by the National Federation of Fishermen Cooperators, New Delhi, concluded yesterday at the department of fisheries here.

Polytechnic student ends life
Ludhiana, January 23
A student of Polytechnic College, Rishi Nagar, committed suicide by hanging herself with a ceiling fan at a hostel near gate number 3 of the Punjab Agricultural University here today.

Fire breaks out in Upkaar Nagar house
Ludhiana, January 23
The smoke asphyxiated two women after a fire that broke out in a house at Upkaar Nagar today evening. They have been identified as Satnam Kaur and her mother-in-law Surinder Kaur. Both of them were rushed to a hospital. Satnam Kaur fell unconscious while she was being taken to the hospital whereas Surinder Kaur was discharged after the first aid.

Shiv Sena units enter alliance
Ludhiana, January 23
The All-India Shiv Sena (AISS) and Shiv Sena Hindustan (SSH) have entered a strategic alliance under which the two parties will work together on the issues of "Hindutva."

Man electrocuted
Ludhiana, January 23
A man got electrocuted when he came in contact with high voltage wires at Moti Nagar here today.


CRIME

Youth, kin booked for abduction
Samrala, January 23
In a bizarre incident a few members of the Bazigar community attacked a police party that had gone to Dhillwan for arresting a youth and escaped with him. The youth had abducted a minor girl some time ago.

Athletics Meet
Kulraj adjudged best athlete
Doraha, January 23
The 9th Annual Athletic Meet of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha, concluded here today. Neeru Katyal Gupta, SDM (Payal) inaugurated the meet by unfurling the flag. Anil Joshi, DSP Payal, was the chief guest and distributed prizes among the winners.

 






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