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ATPs join work, ‘violate’ Commissioner’s orders
Ludhiana, February 10
In spite of MC commissioner GS Ghuman ordering Area Town Planners (ATPs) not to take charge of their newly appointed zones without submitting the list of under-construction buildings to him, most were witnessed working in their new zones today.

Police-leader nexus alleged in cheque bounce case
Ludhiana, February 10
In yet another case of “nexus” between the police and politicians, Baljit Singh Jassian, president of the state unit of the Shiv Sena (Rashtravadi), is walking as a free man, even after a court issued arrest warrants against him in a cheque bounce case.
Baljit Singh Jassian, president of the state unit of the Shiv Sena (Rashtravadi)
Baljit Singh Jassian, president of the state unit of the Shiv Sena (Rashtravadi)



EARLIER STORIES



Industrialist shielding son: Councillor
Ludhiana, February 10
The day after real estate developer Gushan Kumar raised allegations of blackmailing against the area councillor, Manvinder Singh Makkar, the councillor lashed out at the industrialist and alleged that instead of helping the nine- year-old boy, the industrialist was busy affecting a compromise.

Saying I do on Valentine’s Day
Ludhiana, February 10
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love is in the air and couples have decided to marry on this day. Astrologers are also considering the day auspicious for marriage. Even the astrologers are considering this day auspicious for marriage. According to them, Jupiter would be in “uday” and to make the marriage fruitful, couples must give kesar in silver pack in a sweet box to be gifted to friends and relatives.

— Photo: Rajesh Bhambi
— Photo: Rajesh Bhambi


Farmers to gherao Parliament on February 18
Ludhiana, February 10
A meeting of the Bharti Kisan Union, Punjab, was held here under the presidentship of Ajmer Singh Lakhowal here today. The leaders of the union were asked to prepare themselves to take part in the protest rally at Parliament House on February 18.

Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, president of the Bhartiya Kisan Union, addressed a press conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, president of the Bhartiya Kisan Union, addressed a press conference in Ludhiana

Naib Tehsildar Case
Affidavit justifies vigilance action
Ludhiana, February 10
In a boost to the vigilance department whose action against Mullanpur Dakha naib tehsildar, Sailander Singh, is being probed by the ADC of Patiala, APS Virk, an affidavit signed by 21 persons has been submitted saying that the action was correct.

Three killed in accident
Mullanpur Dakha, February 10
Three persons were killed and three seriously injured when an empty mini school bus and a Scorpio met with an accident here today.

12-yr jail for possessing poppy husk
Ludhiana, February 10
The court of the Additional Sessions Judge, Ashok Kumar, has convicted Ajaib Singh of Rasulpur village, Ludhiana, on the charges of possessing huge quantity of poppy husk. He was sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 12 years.

IT raid on business houses
Raikot, February 10
At least 10 teams from the income tax zone of Moga raided business houses here today. The teams started the raids in the afternoon and till the filing of this report, the accounts of the firms were being investigated.

Computer parts worth Rs 4 lakh stolen
Ludhiana, February 10
Thieves decamped with computer parts worth Rs 4 lakh from a shop in Model Town Extension here today.

COMMUNITY


Trust that takes care of meals of needy, labourers
Ludhiana, February 10
The Dream and Beauty Charitable Trust near Vardhman Mills on the Ludhiana-Samrala road here provides two meals to needy and labourers working in the area, free of cost. People who eat meals here are only required to maintain cleanliness and hygiene.

Men and children get food free of cost from the Dream and Beauty Charitable Trust on the Chandigarh-Ludhiana road, in Ludhiana. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Men and children get food free of cost from the Dream and Beauty Charitable Trust on the Chandigarh-Ludhiana road, in Ludhiana

Cong leaders root for Galib
Ludhiana, February 10
Alarmed by the prospect of senior Congress leader and two-time MP Gurcharan Singh Galib joining the SAD, Congress councillors met him here today and impressed upon him not to leave the party.

Mills & Boons still catch girls’ fancy
Ludhiana, February 10
Though many avenues for entertainment are there but what still remains the same is that Mills & Boons epitomises the genre of romance novels and continue to delight innumerable readers worldwide, especially the teenage girls.

With overcast sky, a worker busy at PAU farm field in Ludhiana
With overcast sky, a worker busy at PAU farm field in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Surjit Patar and others at the release of a magazine, “Aale Bhole”, brought out by the Sarv Siksha Abhiyan authorities in Ludhiana
Surjit Patar and others at the release of a magazine, “Aale Bhole”, brought out by the Sarv Siksha Abhiyan authorities in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: IV

Price Watch
Fruits, veggies stabilise
Ludhiana, February 10
With nearly a month after truckers’ strike came ended, prices of fruits and vegetables seem to have stabilised.

Menace of eve teasing on rise
Ludhiana, February 10
Complaints of eve teasing are pouring in different police stations from areas like Model Town, Sarabha Nagar and Civil Lines, where the educational institutes are located.

Village school goes hi-tech
Pupils get first online lessons
Hambowal (Machhiwara), February 10
In another step towards bringing IT to the grass roots, students of Government Senior Secondary School here have started getting their first lessons online from trained professionals sitting in Mohali, thanks to the online education programme launched by the government under its Sarva Siksha Abhiyan.

US scientists visit PAU
Ludhiana, February 10
A team of scientists from Dopont, a US based company, visited Punjab Agricultural University today to explore potential areas for collaborative research especially in the field of biotechnology and transgenic crops.

Workshop on industrial safety
Ludhiana, February 10
A national workshop on Occupational Health and Industrial Safety was organised by Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College in collaboration with Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi, here yesterday.

Placement Drive
Reliance Communications at RIMT
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 10
Reliance Communications Ltd visited RIMT Institute of Management and Computer Technology at the ongoing placement drive on its campus, here today. The team was led by HR manager of the company Tej Mann to select the final semester MBA students.

Upgrade of institutes
Government to involve private players
Ludhiana, February 10
The new industrial policy of the Punjab Government, has laid emphasis on the upgradation of the existing ITIs, in the state through the involvement of the public private partnership (PPP).

Committee seeks panel on minority education
Ludhiana, February 10
The National Monitoring Committee on minority education, has sought the establishment of a commission, to look into the matters of minority education in the country and more freedom for deemed universities.

For once, some support for V-Day
Jagraon, February 10
Sehajdhari Sikh Federation’s national president Dr PS Ranu in a letter written to the President of India has criticised organisations like the Bajrang Dal and the Ram Sene for issuing threats in the media over the Valentine’s Day celebrations.

Municipal House meeting on Feb 13
Ludhiana, February 10
The municipal house will meet on February 13 to pay tributes to municipal councillor Krishan Lal Chabbra, who died on February 7 due to a heart attack.

Kisan bodies stage protest
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 10
Activists of five kisan unions of the area staged a protest in the area and blocked rail traffic at Kilaraipur railway station, near here, this afternoon.

Income Tax
Details of new commercial buildings sought
Ludhiana, February 10
With a view to tighten the noose around owners of newly constructed commercial complexes in the city, the income tax department has written to the municipal corporation Commissioner demanding a list of all buildings constructed 2007 onwards along with the names and addresses of their owners.

Free check-up camp tomorrow
Ludhiana, February 10
A free medical camp for heart diseases and cancer will be organised at Gill Hospital, Ayali, on Humbran Road on February 12.

MC to meet rly officials in Delhi today
Ludhiana, February 10
With nothing concrete being achieved out of the Lakkar Bridge till today, MC GS Ghuman has decided to meet the railway officials and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Charanjit Atwal, in New Delhi tomorrow.

Homoeopathic training workshop from March 16
Khanna, February 10
The Punjab branch of Indian Institute of Homoeopathic Physicians (IIHP) is going to organise a seven-day practical training workshop PRERNA-09 for homoeopathic doctors and interns from March 16 to 22 here.

CRIME

2 held with opium, stolen vehicle
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 10
The local police has arrested two persons, including a proclaimed offender, from two separate places. At least 1 kg opium and a stolen 407 Tempo were recovered from their possession.

Rs 80,000 snatched
Ludhiana, February 10
Two motorcyclists snatched Rs 80,000 from an employee of the Singapore Airlines near Vishvakarma Chowk here today.

Theft at jeweller’s house
Ludhiana, February 10
Thieves decamped with jewellery, cash and computer appliances worth lakh of rupees from the house of a jeweller at New Kundan Puri on Sunday night.

Hockey Tournament
Kila Raipur eves romp home victory 3-2
Ludhiana, February 10
The girls of Khalsa Girls Senior Secondary School, Kila Raipur, had a mixed luck on the opening day of the Ranjodh Kaur Grewal Memorial Ludhiana District Hockey Tournament for Women held at the Sukhdev Thapar Government Girls Senior Secondary School, here today.

Global recession hits rural olympics
Ludhiana, February 10
The global recession has not only unsettled the industries and their functioning, but it has hit the rural Olympics too.


Organisers of Kila Raipur Sports Festival at a press conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Organisers of Kila Raipur Sports Festival at a press conference in Ludhiana

 





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