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LIT takes over prime land; Garcha fumes
Ludhiana, February 12
Amid browbeating and alleged threats from former minister SAD leader Jagdish Singh Garcha and others, officials of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) took possession of 8.8 acre of prime land near Shaheed Karnail Singh Nagar on the Pakhowal road last evening in the presence of Land Acquisition Collector Ashok Kumar Sikka.
A signboard that was put up by the LIT on a piece of land in Ludhiana A signboard that was put up by the LIT on a piece of land in Ludhiana on Wednesday. The board disappeared on Thursday morning. Photo: Inderjit Verma


2 die as car rams into mill wall
Mullanpur Dakha, February 12
Two youths were killed and three seriously injured when a car rammed into the wall of a rice mill near Humbran late last night. A Maruti Baleno being driven by Mahesh Sharma of Gidderbaha went out of control and rammed into the wall of a mill.

Be prompt or face music, DC to officers
Ludhiana, February 12
Deputy Commissioner Vikas Garg today asked officials of various departments to work hard to complete pending projects or face the music. He said dilly-dallying attitude on part of officers would not be tolerated.

Residents gunning for license
Ludhiana, February 12
If the data available with the arms license branch here is any indication, more than 1,25,000 city residents possess arms. The number would be higher as there are several others who have kept the arms illegally.

City Concerns
The railway station is one of the most congested areas of the city. Hundreds of migrant labourers land here daily or travel back home. As a result, it gets impossible to commute on adjoining roads at several points during the day.


Akali rebel joins Congress
CM mixing family with politics: Amarinder
Doraha, February 12
A special function was organised by an Akali rebel, Jagjiwan Pal Singh Gill, in the honour of former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today, in which the formal declaration of Gill's joining the Congress was made.

Kila Raipur sports fest takes political hue
Ludhiana, February 12
The Kila Raipur rural sports festival, known for its cultural and rural ethos has taken a political colour. For the first time in the 73 year-old history of rural sports festival, it will witness huge participation of politicians 'particularly Akalis".

The billboard of Chief Minister, Deputy CM and others at the Kila Raipur sports fest. A Tribune photograph

The billboard of Chief Minister, Deputy CM and others at the Kila Raipur sports fest

Police must reinvent itself: DGP
Phillaur, February 12
The Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, conducted its ninth convocation, in which one PhD degree and 78 MA degrees in police administration were given to successful candidates here yesterday.

Reduce input prices, say farmers
Ludhiana, February 12
Hundreds of farmers participated in a dharna organised by the Punjab Kisan Sabha at Mini Secretariat here today in support of their demands.

Members of the Punjab Kisan Sabha stage a protest at the Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Members of the Punjab Kisan Sabha stage a protest at the Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana

Rash driving: Victim yet to get aid

Ludhiana, February 12
Petty politics is being played in the guise of providing medication and monetary help to a nine-year-old boy, who has been left crippled for life. While the accused, Bollywood debutant Kumar Sahil, is on the run ever since the time of the incident, the victim, Rahul, has not been provided any monetary help as promised by the councillor.
Victim Rahul recuperates at a hospital in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Victim Rahul recuperates at a hospital in Ludhiana

‘Indian ragas belong to Vedas’
Ludhiana, February 12
Dressed in cream dhotis and blue silk kurtas, with complimenting pashmina shawls, Pandit Rajan Mishra and Pandit Sajan Mishra, classical singers, personified serenity as they performed in the city.

Cashing in on ‘board’ season
Ludhiana, February 12
Come board exams and the rates of tuitions have gone up manifold. Inquiries made by The Tribune reporter reveals that some of the teachers are charging Rs 250 per hour, per day and per subject. The charges are further raised even if there is a small increase in the fixed time of one hour. Students have to pay as per the time spent.

583 students take Wipro test
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 12
After Wipro Technologies, Bangalore, it’s now Wipro Infotech from Gurgaon that visited RIMT-group of Institutions, Mandi Gobindgarh, on Tuesday to recruit degree students graduating this year.

From PAU
Check misuse of ground water: VC
Ludhiana, February 12
Expressing great concern on excessive exploitation of ground water and natural resources, PAU VC, Dr Manjit Singh Kang, has called for taking steps for its conservation in the state. He warned that if counteractive steps were not taken, the water table would go down by 70-160 ft by 2023, in most of areas of Punjab.

Quiz contest at college
Mullanpur Dakha, February 12
An intra-college quiz contest was held at Guru Tegh Bahadur National College, Dakha. The contest was a part of a series of contests being conducted by Synetic Business School, Ludhiana.

MC notice to petrol station
Ludhiana, February 12
The municipal corporation yesterday issued a show-cause notice to a petrol station that had been given green light by the district administration.

Tewari men seek Galib’s ouster
Ludhiana, February 12
The ongoing tussle between the Congress factions in the city over the Ludhiana parliamentary seat became “official” with supporters of Manish Tewari holding a press conference here today and criticising Gurcharan Singh Galib.

Writers meet at Rose Garden
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 12
A monthly meeting of the Punjabi Likhari Sabha, Mandi Gobindgarh, held under the presidentship of Amir Dhawan in the Rose Garden here today.

Rotary governor
Ludhiana, February 12
Sanjiv Sethi, former president of the Rotary club of the city, has been elected district governor of the club for session 2011-12 at a conference held in Amritsar on February 8.


3 impostors decamp with Rs 5,000
Khanna, February 12
Three men, posing as cops, snatched away Rs 5,120 cash and lottery tickets worth Rs 6,000 from Prakash Singh, a resident of the Anand Nagar area, here.

Body found, family suspects foul play
Jagraon, February 12
A dead body was recovered near railway lines this morning. The body was recovered about 200 yards from railway crossings on the Raikot Road. The deceased has been identified as Niranjan Verma (40), who worked at Bengali Tailors, main bazaar, Jagraon.

College students beaten up
Ludhiana, February 12
Four outsiders beat up two students on the premises of Kamla Lotiya college here today. However, the other students nabbed the accused and handed them over to the police.

A cop tries to pacify students at Kamla Lotiya College in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

A cop tries to pacify students at Kamla Lotiya College in Ludhiana

Man found dead
Samrala, February 12
A dead body was recovered from Sirhind canal near Dhande village near here late last evening. CIA in charge Gurbinder Singh said the deceased, Harvinder Singh, was a resident of Mohali.




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