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Relief for small property developers likely
Ludhiana, February 21
With the Lok Sabha polls expected to be announced any time, the state government is understood to have finalised a new policy on colonisation in a bid to resolve the deadlock between the regulatory agencies (PUDA and GLADA) and the colonisers.

City harsh on greenery
17,00 trees sacrificed for building
Ludhiana, February 21
The city has always been unkind to trees. History has showed that major green belts in the city have been sacrificed at the altar of development and colonisation. No wonder that the city watched silently as 1,700 trees of medicinal and environment importance were axed recently for a building.

Rash driving jolts family
1 killed, 3 injured
Ludhiana, February 21

In yet another case of rash and careless driving, Shivam (8) lost his life while his father Jatinder (30) is fighting for his life at the Ludhiana Mediciti hospital. Other two members of the family, Mona (28) and Khushi (6), too, have received serious injuries and are undergoing treatment.


EARLIER STORIES


Foreign children enjoy the football match between Chirag United and JCT National Football League at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Foreign children enjoy the football match between Chirag United and JCT National Football League at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Cheque Bounce Case
Man gets 1-yr jail
Ludhiana, February 21
The court of Judicial Magistrate Randhir Verma has convicted Kultar Singh, a resident of Sarabha Nagar, in a cheque bounce case. He has been sentenced to undergo one-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1,000 has also been imposed on him.

‘Video-linkage can curb escape of criminals’
Ludhiana, February 21
Every time a prisoner absconds from custody while he is being produced in court for hearing, Minister for Jails and Tourism Hira Singh Gabria comes up with the statement that video-conferencing will start soon.

LCD TVs, laptops worth Rs 10 lakh stolen
Ludhiana, February 21
Thieves decamped with cash, computer accessories and LCD televisions approximately worth Rs 10 lakh from August Computers at the Gobind Nagar chowk near the PAU gate No.3 in the wee hours today.

164 mobiles stolen
Ludhiana, February 21
Thieves are giving tough time to the police these days. In yet another incident, about 164 mobiles were stolen from a Nokia Priority’s outlet situated at Field Gunj, in the wee hours today.

Thieves turn hi-tech, steal gadgets with ease
Ludhiana, February 21
It has been more than six months since the thieves started targeting computer shops, but the police is still groping in the dark and have not been able to solve a single case.

COMMUNITY

Master Tara Singh college wins Gurbani competition
Winners of the Gurbani competition pose with the chief guest. Mullanpur Dakha, February 21
A gurbani singing competition was organised at the Nihang Shamsher Singh auditorium of GHG  Khalsa College Gurusar Sudhar today. The participants were from Mata Sahib Kaur Girls College, Talwandi Sabo, Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College for Women, Kamalpura, GHG Khalsa College of Education, Sudhar, GHG Khalsa College of Pharmacy, Sudhar and Master Tara  Singh Memorial College for Girls.

Winners of the Gurbani competition pose with the chief guest. A Tribune photograph

Students take part in a fashion show at Ramgarhia College in Ludhiana. College Notes 
Punjabi Day celebrated 

Ludhiana, February 21
Students of GMT College of Education celebrated “Punjabi Day” today. The students expressed their love for the Punjabi language in the form of poems, folk songs and speeches.

Students take part in a fashion show at Ramgarhia College in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Students discuss their papers outside an examination centre in Ludhiana. Punjab board exams begin
Ludhiana, February 21
There was smooth beginning of the examinations of class VIII and XII of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) here today. According to Amarjit Kaur, District Education Officer (secondary) as many as 422 examination centres have been set up for morning papers and 362 centres for evening papers.

Students discuss their papers outside an examination centre in Ludhiana. 
A Tribune photograph

Workshop on computer applications
Doraha, February 21
A two-day workshop on computer applications organised by the Doraha Institute of Management and Technology (DIMT) concluded here today.

Students display their creations during an exhibition “Miles of Styles” at INIFDin Ludhiana. Miles of Style by INIFD 
Ludhiana, February 21
The annual exhibition of Inter National Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD), "Miles of Style", went underway today. Students displayed thousands of innovative creations related to fashion, textile and interior design. The collection included designer semi-formal tops, jerseys, elegant upholstery-cushion sets, waistcoats, men's shirts, jackets, suits and kids wear. 

Students display their creations during an exhibition “Miles of Styles” at INIFDin Ludhiana. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

RIMT signs MoU with Centre
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 21
The RIMT Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh, signed an MoU with the Government of India. The objective of the MoU is to develop business skills among students. It was signed by chairman of the RIMT Group of Institutions, Hukam Chand Bansal and director RC Chopra, MSME Development Institute, Ludhiana.

Tax Concessions
Punjab industry suffers

Ludhiana, February 21
For the last ten years, the Punjab industry, especially the engineering, has been suffering a lot due to the tax concessions provided by the Central government to the neighbouring states like Himachal Pradesh, J&K and Uttranchal.

Eunuch castrates youth 
Jagraon, February 21
A eunuch and a few of his accomplices allegedly chopped off the genitals of Dilshad, a resident of Malerkotla. Another eunuch, Bhola Mahant, and some neighbours brought profusely bleeding Dilshad to the civil hospital.

Road hazard

An overloaded truck carrying straw overturned while co-driver was fixing a jack for changing its punctured tyre in Ludhiana on Saturday.
An overloaded truck carrying straw overturned while co-driver was fixing a jack for changing its punctured tyre in Ludhiana on Saturday. The co-driver died after the truck fell on him. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

No end to woes of Dugri residents
PUDA failed to earmark sites during colony’s development 
Ludhiana, February 21

Resentment prevails among residents of Dugri Urban Estate, Phase I and II, one of the posh localities, over the PUDA’s and the municipal corporation’s failure to provide basic amenities to them. PUDA had developed the colony, which was later handed over for maintenance to the municipal corporation.

Congress wins Amloh civic poll
Puri elected vice-president
Amloh, February 21

Municipal Councillor Jiwan Kumar Puri was today elected as the vice-president of the local municipal council. At least 13 municipal councillors and local MLA Sadhu Singh Dharamsot called a meeting for electing their leader.

SAD-BJP rally to be held in city
Ludhiana, February 21
The SAD-BJP rally that was to be organised at Mullanpur Dakha on February 23 would be held at grain market, Gill road, here. The Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal, would address the rally. 

Bus stand to be named after martyr
Samrala, February 21
Transport Minister Mohan Lal while attending the 194th “Parkash Utsav” at Bhaini Sahib today announced that the fully air-conditioned bus-stand to be constructed at Patiala, would be named after Satguru Ram Singh.

Australian bravery award winner meets DGP
Ludhiana, February 21
The first Indian recipient of the Australian Bravery Decoration Award, Dr Albel Singh Kang, met RS Gill,DGP, and other Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, officers today. 

Indian-American honoured
Jagraon, February 21
The Loins Club and the Sikh Students Federation (Grewal) has honoured Indian-American Mayor Amarpreet Singh Dhaliwal for getting re-elected as the mayor of San Joaquin County, California, for the third consecutive time. San Joaquin, a smallest city in Fresno County, has the population slightly over 3600. 

CME at DMCH
Ludhiana, February 21
The department of Physiology and Biochemistry, DMCH, organised a day-long CME (Continuing Medical Education) on "Problem-oriented learning in Physiology and Biochemistry", in the Dumra auditorium today. The CME was given four hours accreditation by the Punjab Medical Council.

Letters
To control the traffic near railway station at Ludhiana, use of elevated road should be increased. There should be stairs from elevated road at important places, like entry and exit points of the railway station.

CRIME

Despite raid, pirated CDs being sold
Ludhiana, February 21
A day after the police claimed to have officially seized 2.70 lakh pirated CDs ad DVDs of latest Hollywood, Bollywood and porn movies, it was business as usual for the traders of the multi-crore markets of the pirated CDs. The dealers were seen selling such CDs and DVDs freely without the fear of being caught by police.

The judo coach in police custody. Judo coach held for carrying pistol 
Ludhiana, February 21
CIA staff arrested a judo coach from the platform No.2 of the railway station for carrying a pistol and lives cartridges today. The accused has been identified as Rajveer Kaur (35), a Jammu-based judo coach. She was caught after the CIA staff got suspicious about her movement.


The judo coach in police custody. Photo: IV

Psychotropic medicines seized
Raikot, February 21
Health authorities raided a chemist shop at Pakhowal and recovered unaccounted psychotropic medicines today.

A jubilant Rimpledeep Kaur shows the mementoes she won at Harvest Tennis Academy at Jassowal. Rimpledeep shines in tennis tourney
Jagraon, February 21
It was a triple delight for Harvest Tennis Academy's trainee Rimpledeep in the AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament. The championship concluded yesterday at Jassowal, Ludhiana. Rimpledeep won both singles and doubles titles for girls under -18 event and won singles titles for under -16 event. In singles under -16,

A jubilant Rimpledeep Kaur shows the mementoes she won at Harvest Tennis Academy at Jassowal. Photo: Rakesh Gupta



 






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