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Encroachments along NH-1
Demolition won’t serve purpose: MC

Ludhiana, February 3
The Punjab and Haryana High Court’s directions to
remove encroachments along the National Highway-1
will not be a cakewalk for the Municipal Corporation as
there are many constructions on the road which have
been done before 1996.

Makki di roti, saag pull Abdullah
National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, February 3
It is the spicy and tasty food of Punjab which pulls National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah time and again to the city.


National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Bhambi






EARLIER STORIES


Elusive rains deepen power crisis
Ludhiana, February 3
For the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), which has been grappling with acute scarcity of power leading to massive power cuts all over the state, complete failure of winter rains has come as a big blow.

Traffic chaos on the Pakhowal Road-Sidhwan Canal intersection in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Snarl-up fails to move cops
Ludhiana, February 3
It is the “disinclination” of the traffic cops
deputed on various intersections in the city
to execute their duties with precision that
has amplified the traffic woes.


Traffic chaos on the Pakhowal Road-Sidhwan Canal intersection in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Burglars strike at Sub-Registrar office
Authorities yet to ascertain loss
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 3
Unidentified thieves struck the office of the Joint Sub-Registrar-cum-Assistant Collector, Dehlon, last night.

Thieves beat factory worker to death
Ludhiana, February 3
The police has arrested two thieves for allegedly killing an employee of a cloth-manufacturing unit and taking its owner hostage at Kailash Nagar near Mohan Dai Cancer Hospital late last night.

Man gets life term for killing wife
Ludhiana, Feburary 3
The court of Additional Sessions Judge M S Virdi has convicted Jagdish Chand of Gali no: 2, Gurmel Park, Tibba Road, Ludhiana, on the charges of murdering his wife Poonam. He was sentenced to undergo rigorous life imprisonment.

Litigants suffer as lawyers strike work
Ludhiana, February 3
Work came to a halt at district court here today as the city lawyers observed a complete strike following a nationwide call given by the Supreme Court Bar Association against amendments in the CrPC.

COMMUNITY

Stray Dog Menace
Sterilisation drive fails to start
Stray dogs having a field day at Kitchlu Nagar on Tuesday.Ludhiana, February 3
Tackling stray dog menace, it seems, is not the priority of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation as it has failed to take any initiative in controlling the increasing canine population in the city.


Stray dogs having a field day at Kitchlu Nagar on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

BSNL employees seek revised pay scales
Members of the United Forum of BSNL Executives’ Associations stage a dharna in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, February 3
The United Forum of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) Executives’ Associations today held a dharna outside the office of General Manager.


Members of the United Forum of BSNL Executives’ Associations stage a dharna in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

All is not well with jobs
Ludhiana, February 3
The current job scene in India is not very encouraging just like the rest of the world due to the prevalent global economic downturn.

Abandoned newborns puzzle cops
Ludhiana, February 3
The city police which is already grappling with the increasing crime graph is witnessing a worst kind of crime these days.

PSEB to clear all tubewell cases by March 31
Ludhiana, February 3
The Punjab State Electricity Board will clear all pending tubewell connections under general category by March 31, 2009, where demand notices were issued by December 31, 2008.

Fissures to fore ahead of Cong rally
Ludhiana, February 3
Preparations are underway for organising rally at Mullanpur by the Congress on February 5 in the midst of the division in the party ranks.

Drug addiction leading to marital discord
Ludhiana, February 3
The city and its surrounding areas are witnessing a marked rise in cases of drug addiction and alcoholism, threatening marital lives in particular.

Demolition drive in Model Town
Ludhiana, February 3
Carrying on with its anti-encroachment drive, a joint team of the tehbazari wing today removed encroachments from zone-D.

TVS posts 13 pc growth in motorcycle sale
Ludhiana, February 3
The TVS Motor Company has posted a growth of 13 per cent in motorcycle sales while registering total two-wheelers’ sale of 93,729 units last month against 93,385 units in the corresponding period of the previous year.

Staff shortage hits polio drive
Ludhiana, February 3
Lack of coordination in terms of surveillance, screening, and control measures is hampering the eradication of the polio.

Dr Savraj honoured
Ludhiana, February 3
Dr Savraj Singh being honoured by Vishav Punjabi Sabhayacharak Manch in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Proper balance in life can be achieved if
one adopts the western materialism and
eastern spirituality.


Dr Savraj Singh being honoured by Vishav Punjabi
Sabhayacharak Manch in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
A Tribune photograph

Vet parasitology congress gets under way
Ludhiana, February 3
The XIXth National Congress of Veterinary Parasitology, under the aegis of Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (IAAVP), and organised by the Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, was inaugurated today at Pal Auditorium of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).

Gurdev Kaur Mangat
A life dedicated to rural education
Doraha, February 3
Gurdev Kaur Mangat, who died on January 25 and whose bhog ceremony is to be performed tommorow, was the one whose entire life was a befitting example of humility and piousness.

Rare surgery saves man’s spinal cord
Ludhiana, February 3 Department of neuro and spine surgery at SPS Apollo Hospital has successfully performed a rare spine surgery to save Babul Lal, a construction worker, who had fallen down from a height of 20 feet.

Students with their certificates and awards at the annual function of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. Annual function at girls college
Ludhiana, February 3
The Annual prize distribution function of Guru Nanak Girls College was held here today. Harish Rai Dhanda was the chief guest of the occasion.


Students with their certificates and awards at the annual function of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

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CRIME

Fauja Singh, who was beaten up in enmity over a piece of land, under treatment at CMC hospital in Ludhiana. Land Row: Man beaten
up by three brothers

Ludhiana, February 3
Volunteering to administer polio drops to
children of his village cost Buta Singh of
Togarh village dear, whose father Fauja
Singh was assaulted by a farmer family
nurturing enmity with them over a piece
of land last evening.


Fauja Singh, who was beaten up in enmity over a piece of land, under treatment at CMC hospital in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Sewadar booked in minor’s abduction case
Raikot, February 3
Sewadar of a gurdwara has been reported to have abducted a minor girl of a village. Sant Singh (60) of Batthu Chack village in Amritsar was living at gurdwara of Tugal village. He used to work there as sewadar to collect food (dali) from nearby villages.

 






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