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UP, Bihar-bound trains to halt at A view of the overcrowded Ludhiana railway station. Dhandari station
Ludhiana, March 6
In a move that is likely to provide relief from congestion at the railway station here, all Uttar Pradesh and Bihar-bound trains and those coming from these states will be given a regular stoppage at Dhandari railway station from April. This will enable the migrant labourers travelling to these states to board trains from Dhandari, located close to the industrial belts.
A view of the overcrowded Ludhiana railway station. A Tribune photograph

Police to pull up parents of underage drivers
Ludhiana, March 6
Taking strict measures after yesterday’s incident, the police has decided to pull up the parents of underage children caught driving a vehicle.


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Girls perform a dance at the farewell party at the Government College for Women in Ludhiana on Friday.
Girls perform a dance at the farewell party at the Government College for Women in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Snatchers’ gang busted; 4 held
Over 100 mobile phones, two laptops seized
Ludhiana, March 6
The CIA staff has busted a gang of snatchers with the arrest of four of its members, allegedly involved in over 250 cases of snatching in the last 10 months. The police has also recovered 101 mobile phones and two laptops from their possession.

Two get life term for murder
Ludhiana, March 6
The Court of Sessions Judge G.K. Rai has sentenced Dalip alias Sanjay of Faizabad, UP, and Chaderma Yadav of Dabaria district, UP, to undergo life imprisonment on the charges of killing a junk dealer, Ashwani Kumar, of 33 Feet Road, Gyaspura, Ludhiana. Pronouncing the verdict, the court held that the prosecution has successfully proved the charges levelled against the accused.


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Non-functional streetlights are a common sight in Ludhiana.
Streetlights scarce, non-functional
Ludhiana, March 7
Only 80,000 streetlights for a city spread over 134 sq km. That's the reason why one finds it tough to spot streetlights whenever one has to roam about in the city at night. It takes around Rs 10,000 for the installation of a streetlight and as far as maintenance of these are concerned, the work is given to private contractors.
Non-functional streetlights are a common sight in Ludhiana.Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Threat call from bank alleged
Ludhiana, March 6
A local resident of Gokal Road, who was badly beaten up by recovery agents of a bank a month ago in contravention of the Supreme Court orders, alleged that he had received a threatening call from the bank even yesterday.

COMMUNITY

Class XII students discuss the chemistry question paper after taking the exam in Ludhiana.Class XII Exams
Chemistry paper shocks students
Ludhiana, March 6
Class XII chemistry paper of the Punjab School Education Board has caused lot of heartburn among the students and the science teachers. The teachers have alleged that the paper setter had not followed the norms and the pattern prescribed by the board.
Class XII students discuss the chemistry question paper after taking the exam in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

‘Enact Punjab Public Library Legislation’ 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 6
Accusing successive state governments of ignoring demand to enact the Public Library Legislation, office-bearers of the Old Students’ Association of the MGMN Senior Secondary School and the Punjab Library Association urged the voters of the area to impress upon the legislators of their respective constituencies to do the needful in getting the bill passed.

From Colleges
Institute holds workshop on entrepreneurship
Ludhiana, March 6
To prepare the extension staff officials from the department of agriculture and allied disciplines, who are also the trainers at field level in inculcating entrepreneurship development skills among the rural youth, Punjab Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (PAMETI) organised a five-day workshop on entrepreneurship, which concluded here today.

Degrees conferred on 600 students
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 6
“The present financial crisis has once again reminded us of the need that students should be developed as entrepreneurs so that they can become job creators instead of becoming job seekers”, said PTU Vice- Chancellor Dr Rajneesh Arora at the convocation organised by RIMT group of institute, Mandi Gobindgarh.

Students seek justice for Kuki
Ludhiana, March 6
Students of the Punjab Agricultural University and the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, have decided to take up the matter of demanding justice for reformed militant, Ranjit Singh Gill alias Kuki whose life term was upheld by Delhi High Court recently.

Seminar on Guru Granth Sahib
Jagraon, March 6
The postgraduate department of History of Khalsa College, Sidhwan Khurd, conducted a seminar on Guru Granth Sahib in collaboration with the UGC.

Staff members of ESIC hospital donate blood at a camp in Ludhiana on Friday. 50 units of blood donated
Ludhiana, March 6
As many as 50 employees of the ESIC Model Hospital donated blood at a voluntary blood donation camp in association with the Civil Hospital here today. Inaugurating the camp, medical suprintendent Dr Sarita Dogra stressed on the need for voluntary blood donation to save millions of lives. 
Staff members of ESIC hospital donate blood at a camp in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Pictorial lists to check fake voting 
Ludhiana, March 6
With the district administration readying voters’ lists along with photographs of voters on the direction of the Election Commission, the residents can heave a sigh of relief that the chances of bogus voting rigging have been reduced to a naught in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Industrialist assaulted
Ludhiana, March 6
As many as six assailants attacked a 28-year-old industrialist and snatched his mobile phone and cash while he was returning home from his factory at Balloke road late last night.

Transfers of MC officials stayed
Ludhiana, March 6
The local bodies department has stayed transfers of 54 officials of the Municipal Corporation. Those, who have already joined their new posting, have been asked to report to their present postings.

Social body forms local unit
Jagraon, March 6
The Sant Sipahi constituted its local unit. The organisation is a part of International Sant Samaj.

CRIME

The truck that rolled down the highway. Narrow escape for bus passengers
Truck in neutral mode without driver goes down highway
Jagraon, March 6
About 60 passengers of a Jagraon-bound bus had a miraculous escape when a loaded truck rolled down the national highway without any driver. The incident occurred last evening when the truck (PB-23D-1332), parked at a petrol pump near Chowkiman village, suddenly started rolling down the slope and crossed the highway without any driver in it.
The truck that rolled down the highway. Photo: Rakesh Gupta 

Kila Raipur farmer booked for child labour
Ludhiana, March 6
The Ludhiana rural police has booked a Kila Raipur-based farmer, Rajinder Singh, for holding an 11-year-old boy captive and make him work as a demestic help.


 






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