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Rs 652-cr MC budget passed in 20 minutes flat
Ludhiana, February 28
Treating the budget like a mere formality, the SAD-BJP alliance today passed the financial plan for 2009-10, amounting to Rs 652.55 crore, in 20 minutes at the municipal house meeting here today.

Cracks resurface on Malerkotla road
Premix laid during winter
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 28
A portion of the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road where premix has to be laid again. Cracks have started resurfacing on a mettled surface of those spans of under-construction Ludhiana-Malerkotla road where premix was laid a few weeks ago.
A portion of the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road where premix has to be laid again. Photo by writer


EARLIER STORIES


Eyewash, say Cong councillors
Ludhiana, February 28
Congress factionalism and absence of a leader of opposition today affected the party during the financial budget session today. The party is in minority in the MC. Terming the budget meeting eyewash, Congress councillors said everything had been preplanned.

Children playing at a dug up park in Ludhiana. Whose park is it anyway?
Ludhiana, February 28
The struggle for supremacy over parks has become an annual ritual in the city as senior citizens and children lock horns over their claim on parks. Children, who have finished their examinations, are geared up to make the most of the free time by playing in parks of their localities
Children playing at a dug up park in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Bid to Murder
‘Accused’ on police advisory panel

Ludhiana, February 28
The district administration has named an accused in an attempt to murder case a member of the district police advisory committee.

Brothers get life term for murder
Ludhiana February 28
A Fast Track Court has sentenced two brothers, Manjit Singh and Gagandeep Singh of Kakrala Kalan in Ludhiana district, to undergo rigorous life imprisonment on charges of killing Sant Singh of the same village.

COMMUNITY

200 people stage dharna outside Jagraon MC
Allege officials relaying streets despite restrictions 
Jagraon, February 27

At least 200 men and women yesterday staged dharna in front of the municipal committee’s president and the executive officer’s offices and raised slogans against them for being biased in carrying out developmental activities and wasting the grants by relaying the streets that were in good condition. As per rules these can’t be even re-laid, the residents added.

Dyeing units to treat effluent 
Ludhiana, February 28
Following an order of the High Court to set May 31 as deadline for the MC to close all outlets being used for discharging waste in Budda Nullah, dyeing units have decided to set up a common effluent treatment plant (CETP).

Councillor joins Cong
Ludhiana,February 28
An independent councillor from ward No. 3, Rakesh Sharma, along with 13 supporters of his joined the Congress at a function organised today evening. The function was addressed by AICC general secretary, Manish Tewari.— OC


Pbi varsity riders pedal to glory
Ludhiana, February 28
Riders from Punjabi University, Patiala, who emerged overall champions for a record period of eleventh year in the track events in the All-India Inter-University Cycling Championship held at the Punjab Agricultural University velodrome here yesterday, continued to dominate in road races here today.

Bachan Academy enter finals
Ludhiana, February 28
Fine batting by Anil Singla (47), Chinton Sehgal (35) and an equally valuable contribution with the ball by Deepak Bansal (3 for 10) and Atul Kohli (3 for 15) enabled Sarpanch Bachan Singh Academy to script 5-wicket victory over the Sports Cricket Club to enter the finals of the inaugural edition of the Twenty20 Cash Prize Cricket Tournament being organised at Chahar village in Ludhiana today.


 






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