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Highway robbers in police net
Ludhiana, January 28
The division No. 7 police has busted a gang of highway robbers accused of killing a driver near the Sarhind- Rajpura road on December 25.

The police with weapons seized from highway robbers in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Ultrasound machine at clinic sealed
Ludhiana, January 28
The district health authorities today sealed the ultrasound machine at Satija X Ray Clinic at Khud Mohalla in connection with the violation of the MTP and PNDT Act. The registration of the ultrasound scan centre was also suspended.


Rush hard to handle at Sub Registrar’s office
Ludhiana, January 28
Former Mayor Nahar Singh Gill today had the taste of the mismanagement at the office of the Sub Registrar (East).

Singer arrested, remanded
Jasbir Singh had been declared proclaimed offender last year
Ludhiana, January 28
Even as the anti-fraud staff was upbeat after nabbing singer Jasbir Singh, alias Kushdil Kaheriyawala, who was declared a proclaimed offender (PO) in a case of running an illegal immigration racket, the singer alleged that the Kapurthala police had taken Rs 17,000 while frisking him.

Singer Jasbir Singh in police custody in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

No child’s play, this
Ludhiana, January 28
Buying toys will now cost dear to parents, as the ban on the import of toys from China by the government has come into force.

Shastri Nagar under-bridge cleared
Ludhiana, January 28
Traffic chaos at the Shastri Nagar level crossing is likely to be a thing of the past as the railways and the municipal corporation have approved the design of an under-bridge that would come up there.

Shastri Nagar level crossing in Ludhiana where an under-bridge is going to come up. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Murder: Man gets RI for life
Ludhiana, January 28
Sessions Judge GK Rai has sentenced Ram Nath of Bajwa Nagar, Haibowal Kalan, to rigorous life imprisonment on the charges of killing Manju Devi by setting her ablaze.

Development on DC’s agenda
Ludhiana, January 28
Redress of grievances of people and development would figure on the priority list of the new Deputy Commissioner, Vikas Garg, who took charge here this afternoon.

Alert residents foil snatching
Mandi Gobindgarh, January 28
Residents of the main bazaar area nabbed a youth who allegedly tried to take away a bag containing Rs 4 lakh from an iron merchant.

Students of BCM Arya Senior Secondary School perform at the annual athletics meet in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Anil Datt

City Concerns - II
Truckers’ strike has hit country’s economy
The common man not only had to face lots of difficulties in managing their kitchens but also in commuting due the recent strikes by the petroleum employees and the truckers. As expected the industrial sector, too, was crippled.

City Concerns
The issue of handling over 30,000 stray dogs in the city gathers significance in light of the recent Supreme Court observation that “stray dogs, even those which are causing nuisance, cannot be killed arbitrarily”. Experts feel that instead of handling the issue sensitively, a group of people was unnecessarily raising a voice for the killing of stray dogs.


PAU, Moscow varsity sign MoU
Exchange programme for agriculture engg students
Ludhiana, January 28
A five-member delegation from Moscow State Agro-engineering University (MSAU) comprising Dr Roman Filonov, head of the tillage department and students, namely Victoriya Gorlova, Anastasia Sorokina, Kristina Kalina and Elena Shekunova are supposed to visit Punjab Agricultural University from January 27 to February 7.

PAU canteen: No uniformity in contractors’ rent
Ludhiana, January 28
The premier agricultural institute — Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), here, does not have a good canteen. The faculty, employees and students have been demanding to the authorities for constructing a proper canteen so that the visitors, too, can be entertained properly. Moreover, among the contractors of the existing small canteens on the campus, a tug of war goes on. Also, The vendors level allegations about the variation in the contract fees of their canteens (monthly rent).

Tarak Sheel activists end family’s ‘divine’ trip
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 28
A peasant family of nearby Latala village, which rigging worldwide recession and pretending to abide by a divine order had thrown household goods worth lakhs in a canal six days ago, has now denied receiving any such heavenly advice.

Talk on economic meltdown at management college
Ludhiana, January 28
Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) Student’s Chapter and the training and placement cell of Guru Nanak Institute of Management & Technology organised a guest lecture by Dr MA Zahir, chairman Synetic Business School and former dean and professor of management from PAU, here today.

Railway under-bridge in BRS Nagar
Rs 28-cr project awaits approval
Ludhiana, January 28
The manned level crossing on the Ferozepur railway line in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar here will soon have motorable under bridge for ensuring unhindered flow of traffic from the Ferozepur road on to the Pakhowal road and further towards Dugri.

The manned level crossing on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur railway line in BRS Nagar will soon be replaced with an under bridge in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Waterworks inaugurated at Raqba village
Mullanpur Dhaka, January 28
“Water-borne diseases pose a major threat to the lives of people of the state and the Punjab Government will strove to provide potable water to all villages,” said Chaudhary Nand Lal, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Water Supply and Sanitation Ministry, while talking to The Tribune after inaugurating a waterworks at Raqba village, near here, today.

No headway in missing demand draft case
Ludhiana, January 28
No headway was made even on the second day on the issue of demand draft worth Rs 25 lakh, which allegedly went missing from the municipal corporation's Zone-D office here yesterday.

Rise in oil prices
Farmers’ unions to stage dharna in Delhi
Ludhiana, January 28
Acting tough over the Central government’s decision on oil prices, a few farmer organisations have joined hands with truck and transport operators, demanding immediate reduction in oil prices. The BKU (Lakhowal), BKU (Rajewal) and the Bashaura Singh Sidhupuri's Kisan Union have demanded that the Central government must reduce oil prices for the benefit of common man or be ready to face nationwide strike once again.

BPL families given Rs 1.1 cr
Mullanpur Dhaka, January 28
The Ludhiana zila parishad distributed Rs 1.1 crore among families living below poverty line (BPL) here today.

Zila parishad chairman Manpreet Singh Ayali hands over cheques to various panchayats at Mullanpur Dhaka on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Union seeks job scheme for villagers
Ludhiana, January 28
Activists of the Kul Hind Khet Mazdoor Union today held block-level rallies in the district and submitted memorandum to the Chief Minister through respective block development officers (BDOs) demanding comprehensive implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NAREGA).

Mechanics vie for spanner award
Ludhiana, January 28
The second “Castrol Golden Spanner Awards”, a search for India’s best car mechanic, kicked off in the city today, with over 250 local car mechanics participating in the event.

NGO plans conferences, activities on road safety
Ludhiana, January 28
Raahat - A safe community foundation plans major road safety initiatives. It is an NGO operating in the field of road safety and is planning major initiatives for road safety in February by organising conferences and road activities in Punjab, Haryana, J& K and Himachal Pradesh.

Placement drive at engg college
Ludhiana, January 28
A two-day placement drive was conducted by the Escorts Group, which is among the India’s leading engineering conglomerates operating in the high growth sectors of agri machinery, construction and material handling equipment, railway equipment and auto components at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, here.

Ailing child needs help
Ludhiana, January 28
Sudarshan (3), who is suffering from a disease, needs to undergo an immediate surgery. The boy is undergoing treatment at the department of paediatric surgery, CMCH.

Robbery: No breakthrough yet
Raikot, January 28
The police is still clueless to the robbery that took place in broad daylight at the bus stand yesterday.

Basant celebrated at Ivaana
Ludhiana, January 28
Basant was celebrated at Ivaana Institute of Fashion Technology and Hotel Management, here today. Students played different games, including musical chair, lemon race, dream race and three leg race.The director of the institute, Manmeet Sodhia, said games were also necessary for the over all development of the children.


Four killed in accidents
Khanna, January 28
Four persons were run over by trucks in Khanna. Piyara Singh of Ikolaha village died when a speeding SUV hit his bike. He was riding pillion with his cousin at around 5.30 pm.


Judicial powers sought for rights panels
Ludhiana, January 28
The local chapter of the All-India Human Rights Watch has urged the Union Government to bring about an amendment to the Human Rights Act 1993 to grant judicial powers to the National Human Rights Commission as well as the state commissions set up for the purpose under the Act.

T-10 Cricket
Gully 1 qualify for Mumbai playoff
Ludhiana, January 28
The Gully 1 team survived some anxious moments before romping home victorious against Gully II team by 14 runs in the final of the inaugural edition of the T-10 Gully Cricket Tournament played at the Guru Nanak Engineering College ground here today. The team qualified for the playoff to be held at Mumbai from February 12.

Players in action during T-10 Gully Cricket Tournament on the Guru Nanak Engineering College campus in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Charu Sharma in his elements
Ludhiana, January 28
“Being the CEO of Bangalore Royal Challengers in IPL (Indian Premiere League) was an exhilarating experience as the position had more face value but the present status of a commentator and an anchor had amplified my passion for the game of cricket,” feels Charu Sharma, noted international commentator and television anchor.

Cricket anchor Jangira set to woo crowds
Ludhiana, January 28
It was the discipline during my training as a national athlete that has enabled me to surpass the perseverance test to become a successful model and a television anchor, reveals Susheel Jangira.

Rural Sports Fest
Malwa emerge winners
Mullanpur Dakha, January 28
The rural sports festival of Jangpur village concluded here yesterday. The four-day Mata Jangir Kaur Memorial International All-Open Championship of Turbaned Sikhs was won by Malwa team who defeated Doaba team 21-13

The players of winning Malwa team with dignitaries at Jangpur village, Mullanpur Dakha. A Tribune photograph




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