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Fire Fighting Arrangements — II
For MC, fire no threat

Ludhiana, February 24
It is ironic that the government department responsible for fighting fire is not equipped with proper fire-fighting equipment? As a result, fire threat is real in all municipal corporation offices, except the one in Zone-D.

A water hydrant near the MC parking that has never been put to use; and (right) fire extinguishers lying in a neglected state at the MC office in Ludhiana.
A water hydrant near the MC parking that has never been put to use; and (right) fire extinguishers lying in a neglected state at the MC office in Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma


EARLIER STORIES



MC panel in hurry to keep CM’s word

Ludhiana, February 24
The finance and contracts committee consisting of SAD and BJP councillors seems to be working hard to keep the promises made during sangat darshan by the Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, so much so that for the past few meetings, only works of sangat darshan are being taken up by the committee.

Opulent arrangements for a wedding in Ludhiana.Meltdown
Punjabi weddings big ‘n’
fat, still

Ludhiana, February 24
Even in the face of economic
meltdown, Punjabi weddings
continue to held on a large-scale
and opulence is the key word.

Opulent arrangements for a wedding in Ludhiana.
Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Clerk at DC’s office nabbed for graft
Ludhiana, February 24
Allegations of riot victims about greasing the palms of clerks at the Deputy
Clerk Balbir Singh being taken by the Vigilance Bureau from his office in Ludhiana on Tuesday after he took a bribe of Rs 2,000.Commissioner’s office proved true today when the Vigilance Bureau nabbed a relief and resettlement assistant while accepting a bribe of Rs 2,000 from a riot victim for preparing a red card.

Clerk Balbir Singh being taken by the
Vigilance Bureau from his office in
Ludhiana on Tuesday after he took a
bribe of Rs 2,000. A Tribune photograph

Compulsive need to steal
Ludhiana, February 24
Kleptomania, a psychiatric disorder that drives people to steal, has led to cases of shoplifting in the recent past.

Alarming rise in diabetes
Ludhiana, February 24
The home sample collection facility by pathology laboratories here has thrown up the startling fact that there has been a manifold increase in lifestyle diseases.

COMMUNITY

Employees protest at DC office
Activists of the Punjab Ministerial Services’ Union protest at Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, February 24
To press their demands, a batch
of 21 activists of the Punjab
State Ministerial Services’ Union,
led by district president Vijay
Marjara, observed a fast from
10 am to 4 pm at Deputy
Commissioner's office in the
Mini Secretariat here today.

Activists of the Punjab Ministerial Services’ Union protest at Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Advocates of the Jagraon Bar Association sit on a dharna at the Judicial Complex on Tuesday. Lawyers strike, litigants
face the heat

Ludhiana, February 24
Lawyers observed complete strike
on a call given by Punjab and
Haryana High Court Bar Association.

Advocates of the Jagraon Bar Association sit on a dharna at the Judicial Complex on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

A rickshaw overloaded with children in Ludhiana.
A rickshaw overloaded with children in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Congress pokes fun at Galib
Ludhiana, February 24
Senior Congress leaders from Ludhiana today ridiculed former MP Gurcharan Singh Galib for betraying the party for his petty and personal interests.

Exit of Galib a loss for Cong
Ludhiana, February 24
The detractors of Gurcharan Singh Galib, a former member parliament and a senior leader of the Punjab Pradesh Congress, may be feeling happy over his exit from the Congress, but they do not realise the damage the party will receive in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.

Expressway a tribute to Ludhianvis: Sukhbir
Ludhiana, February 24
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal laid the foundation stone of a 26-km long expressway to be constructed along the Sidhwan Canal at the cost of Rs 400 crore.

Rajasthan comes calling
Ludhiana, February 24
The colour of Rajasthani people also reflects on its textile and is visible from the multi hued tie and dye scarf and excellent block printings.

Roshni Mela begins
Jagraon, February 24
The famous three-day fair of Jagraon, Roshni Mela, began with much hustle and bustle here today.

Exams arrive, so does stress
Ludhiana, February 24
February and March are the cruelest months for the school students, first it is the preparation for the board examinations and then sitting in the examinations.

Moscow delegates visit PAU
Ludhiana, February 24
A six-member delegation from Moscow State University of Environmental Engineering (MSUEE), Moscow, Russia comprising of Dr Rozhkov Andrey, Dr Olga Mamay, Konovalov Andrey, Karpov Viachesiav, Bezrukova Olga and Kozlovskaya Daria are on a visit to the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), till March 8.

Dr Randhawa’s birth centenary
PAU to open art gallery on February 26
Ludhiana, February 24
As part of the activities planned in connection with the birth centenary celebrations of Dr MS Randhawa, a press release today mentioned the special programmes slated for the day at PAU.

Lecture on communication skills
Ludhiana, February 24
An extension lecture was organised at the Government College for Women here today. Revathi, an academician from the Regional Institute of English, Chandigarh, was the resource person.

Orientation programme for parents
Amloh, February 24
An orientation programme for the parents was organised in Sacred Heart School, Jalalpur, Mandi Gobindgarh today.

From PAU
Agronomy department honours alumni
Ludhiana, February 24
The organised a felicitation ceremony to honour two scientists and alumni of the department, Dr JS Kolar and Dr BS Boparai, for being appointed members of the board of management of PAU by the Punjab government.

GADVASU wins music trophy
Ludhiana, February 24
GADVASU won the music and fine arts trophy in the national-level competition during the All-India Inter-Agricultural Universities’ Youth Festival at Bangalore recently.

Industrial manufacturers meet
Ludhiana, February 24 Shimlapuri Industrial Manufacturers’ Association held a meeting yesterday to discuss the policies of the state government, which was not declaring Shimlapuri and New Janta Nagar as mixed-use land areas.

Diagnostic tests for breast cancer
Ludhiana, February 24
Nikhil Singal Nobel Trust and Soin Diagnostic Centre have joined hands to ameliorate the scourge of breast cancer by offering diagnostic tests, X-ray mammography and 3D-4D soft tissue ultrasound tests.

590 examined at eye camp
Jagraon, February 24
An eye checkup camp was organised by the Lions Club, Jagraon, at Gurudwara Panjuana Sahib, Lamme village on Sunday.

CRIME

Woman arrested for snatching
Ludhiana, February 24
A woman has been nabbed for stealing the purse of a Greek woman, Topouzy Dimitra (48). The woman, identified as Jagjit Kaur of New Upkar Nagar, was arrested by the Division No 5 police late last evening.

Police party, along with the accused and impounded contraband, at Raikot. 4.4 quintal of poppy husk seized, one arrested
Raikot, February 24
The Raikot police busted an
inter-state gang of drug
eddlers by arresting one of
the accused yesterday.

Police party, along with the accused
and impounded contraband, at Raikot.
A Tribune photograph

One booked for hitting cyclist
Khanna, February 24
Driver of a canter was booked by the local police today for hitting a bicyclist near Gurudwara Kalgidhar Niwas.

COURTS

Industrialist convicted in cheque bounce case
Ludhiana, February 24
The Court of Judicial Magistrate Kawaljit Singh has convicted an industrialist, Jasbir Singh, owner of M/s Bhullar Industry, Baba Deep Singh Nagar, Transport Nagar, Ludhiana, in a cheque bounce case.

Inter-varsity cycling tourney from today
Ludhiana, February 24
The three-day All-India Inter-Varsity Cycling Championship will be organised by the Panjab University, Chandigarh here at the Punjab Agricultural University velodrome from February 25 to 27.

 






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