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DCC gen secy found murdered
With face smashed, the body was lying along the road at Bhattian village
Ludhiana, March 2

Vicky Rana The general secretary of the District Congress Committee was bludgeoned to death hours before the dates of elections were announced. The politician was identified as Vicky Rana, a resident of Sandhu Nagar near Civil City. The deceased was found lying along the road at Bhattian village here this morning.

Vicky Rana

‘Tainted’ chief engineer awarded, chargesheeted
Ludhiana, March 2
Strange are the ways of the present SAD-BJP government. It first rewarded a prime accused in the infamous multi-crore City Centre Scam of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) only a fortnight ago, only to issue a charge sheet to him a week thereafter for alleged irregularities in calling tenders without seeking approval from the competent authority and then postponing the tenders in a whimsical manner.

Sub-Registrar offices to don new look
Ludhiana, March 2
The Sub-Registrar offices in the city are soon going to get a new look with Deputy Commissioner Vikas Garg announcing a grant for the offices that were devoid of even basic amenities.

Improvement Trust gets show-cause notice
Information denied under RTI
Ludhiana, March 2
State Information Commissioner PPS Gill today issued show-cause notice to the Improvement Trust for its failure to give information to a complainant since 2007 despite the fact that the complainant has submitted Rs 430 for seeking photo copy of the documents.


Padam Vibhushan awardee Pandit Birju Maharaj performs at Legends of India concerts organised by the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam
Padam Vibhushan awardee Pandit Birju Maharaj performs at Legends of India concerts organised by the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam on Monday. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

EARLIER STORIES


Insurance co penalised Rs 35,000
Ludhiana, March 2
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited to pay a compensation of Rs 35,000 to Vijay Kumar on account of theft of his motor cycle.

Shopkeepers protest incomplete road
Ludhiana, March 2
Shopkeepers protest against the authorities for an incomplete road in Ludhiana Shopkeepers on Haibowal Road, near Phuriwala Gurdwara, today blocked the traffic for more than two hours after the Municipal Corporation failed to get the road constructed in the area. The shopkeepers complained that the work on the road was started three months ago, but was stopped due to chill weather conditions and the contractor had left the construction work in the middle by adding pebbles on the road. 

Shopkeepers protest against the authorities for an incomplete road in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: IV

7 injured in accident
Khanna, March 2
Seven people received injuries in an accident today and three of them are reported to be serious. According to information, seven caterers were on their way from Patiala to Khanna in a canter, which collided with a truck near Gurdwara Kalgidhar in the city.

Woman hacked to death
Ludhiana, March 2
The body of an unidentified woman was found from Allowal village near Ladhowal here this morning.

Woman, child commit suicide
Ludhiana, March 2
A woman allegedly ended her life along with her son by jumping in front of a moving train near the Model Town extension railway station here this morning.

COMMUNITY

Sixth Pay Commission Report
PAU teachers hold a dharna on the PAU campus in Ludhiana Teachers vent ire against govt

Ludhiana, March 2
On the call of the Punjab Federation of University and College Teachers' Organisation (PFUCTO), protest rallies were held at six regions at Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Bathinda and Chandigarh today.


PAU teachers hold a dharna on the PAU campus in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo Inderjeet Verma

Labourers stage dharna
Labourers stage dharna in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photographLudhiana, March 2
Rural labourers staged a massive dharna on a call given by the Joint Action Committee at Grain market here today. Labourers said due to the callous attitude of the State Government, they were on the verge of starvation.




Labourers stage dharna in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

At the Cross Roads
Books galore in Ludhiana

National Book Trust, India, has come to the city to hold Book Fair from February 28 to March 8 on the Govt. College (Boys) grounds. As many as 100 publishers from all over the country have displayed their books in a stylish manner. The book lovers have been offered a rare opportunity to get the books of their choice at reasonable prices. The city that remembers Sahir Ludhianvi, who was a great lover of books, cannot let this occasion go uncelebrated. The words printed on a page ultimately get transferred onto the screen of the reader's mind. With the passage of time, these become an inalienable part of human consciousness.

Award for farmers announced
Ludhiana, March 2
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) will confer the Chief Minister’s award in the field of dairy farming, poultry farming and fish farming. The directorate of extension education, GADVASU, has invited applications from farmers undertaking different aspects of livestock farming.The last date for the submission of application is extended from February 13 to March 13.

Badal faces criticism over fund diversion
Ludhiana, March 2
Manish Tewari, the spokesperson of the All India Congress Committee criticised the Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal for diverting the development funds from Ludhiana to Bathinda here today. He said people had realised that they were being cheated and discriminated by the Akali regime. He said, “The Akalis kept quiet when our funds were snatched from us and given to Bathinda”.

Nehru Planetarium to get new look
Ludhiana, March 2
Nehru Planetarium in Ludhiana, which will finally get a new look The journey in the world of stars and planets through planetarium in the city will soon be more interesting and comfortable as the civic body has decided to give Nehru Planetarium at Rose Garden a new look. The decision has come in the wake of limited sources of entertainment in the city and the deplorable condition of the building.


Nehru Planetarium in Ludhiana, which will finally get a new look. A Tribune photograph

For Bhutan cops, it’s city of black canal
Phillaur, March 2
Ludhiana, the industrial city popularly known as the Manchester of India, has a new name. Thanks to the industrial waste discharged by dyeing and electroplating units, some foreigners have named it a city of black canal.

Nurses’ role in patient care discussed
Ludhiana, March 2
A daylong workshop on "Critical care in nursing" was held at the Dumra auditorium of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), which was attended by about 150 members of the nursing fraternity from all major hospitals of the city.

40 donate blood at camp
Ludhiana, March 2
A blood donation camp was organised at Atam Vallabh Jain College, in which more than 40 students donated blood here on Saturday.

484 examined at medical camp
Mullanpur Dakha, March 2
The Jeewan Dan Charitable Society, in association with panchayat of Salempur village, organised a free medical camp at High School of the village, near here.

500 attend medical camp
Ludhiana, March 2
A neuro and heart check-up camp was organised at Sobti Neuro and Super Specialty Hospital here today. As many as 500 patients suffering from disorders of nervous system and cardio-vascular diseases were examined.

‘Benefits of science must reach common man’
Ludhiana, March 2
"India is now being viewed as a future economic power and is a prospective market for many developed countries. The uniqueness of Indian mind has been well accepted globally. It was the Indian intellect that influenced events of the 20th century. There is no dearth of talent in India. Indian doctors, engineers and information technologists are serving meticulously the world over,” these were expressed by PAU VC Dr Manjit Singh Kang on the occasion of National Science Day on Saturday at PAU.

Speaking about her achievement, Nafees, an alumnus of Sacred Heart Convent School, said it was her focused approach towards studies that helped her to get this distinction. City girl shines in MA(English) exam 
Ludhiana, March 2
City girl Nafees was awarded the first prize for scoring the highest percentage of 61in the MA (English) examination of the University School of Open Learning (USOL). Speaking about her achievement, Nafees, an alumnus of Sacred Heart Convent School, said it was her focused approach towards studies that helped her to get this distinction.


Nafees Bhambi, a student of the University School of Open Learning, who secured the first position in MA II(Eng). A Tribune photograph

300 students awarded
Ludhiana, March 2
With a view to recognise the sincere efforts put by students in various fields, the annual prize distribution function was held in the auditorium of Government College for Women here today.
Kids decked up at a flower show at Lovely Lotus School in Ludhiana
Kids decked up at a flower show at Lovely Lotus School in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Girls discuss the paper after the first day of the CBSE exams in Ludhiana
Girls discuss the paper after the first day of the CBSE exams in Ludhiana. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

NGO opens school for poor kids
The school for children of domestic helps being run under a tent in BRS Nagar, Ludhiana.Ludhiana, March 2
Several non-government organisations have set up a school for the children of domestic helps at BRS Nagar L-Block here. The school, opened in the first week of February, has admitted as many as 100 children within a month and is working towards providing a shelter to the children while studying.

The school for children of domestic helps being run under a tent in BRS Nagar, Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Private teachers go on mass casual leave
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 2
The private schools remained closed here on Saturday, as the staff went on a mass casual leave in protest against the alleged indifferent attitude of the government towards the long-pending demands of private teachers.

CRIME

Thieves thrive on MC property
Ludhiana, March 2
It seems that thieves are making merry on MC property these days, it has happened countless number of times that special inverters and batteries installed at five key road crossings to run traffic lights have been stolen, leaving serpentine queues on the roads during power cut hours.

Accused sewadar caught by villagers
Raikot, March 2
The sewadar of gurdwara, who had abducted a minor girl of Tugal village, was caught by the villagers, when he came to the village to pick his belongings.

Six booked for assault
Jagraon, March 2
The Jagraon police today booked six persons for entering the house of a man, identified as Gursewak Singh, and beating him and his mother badly.

2 held with stolen mobiles
Jagraon, March 2
The police yesterday nabbed two pick-pockets with stolen goods.

Canadian man booked for dowry
Jagraon, March 2
The police has registered a case against dowry seeker Canadian husband. Sarabjit Kaur of Gure village near here in her application to SSP (Ludhiana Rural) Gurpreet Singh Bhullar has stated that she was married to Ajaypal Singh of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar of Mullanpur Dakha on June 3, 2007.

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