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Local bodies director,MC officials booked
Accused of helping a coloniser, husband of an MC councillor, for declaring private roads as public
Local Bodies Director SK Sharma and STP Balkar Singh BrarLudhiana, March 7
The Ludhiana Vigilance Bureau has booked Director, Local Bodies Department, Punjab, Senior Town Planner and Area Town Planner of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, on the charges of helping a coloniser, husband of a councillor, for declaring private roads as public
Local Bodies Director SK Sharma and STP Balkar Singh Brar

Sahir forgotten by Ludhianvis
Ludhiana, March 7
Today Ludhiana is known as the industrial city but before this it was known as Sahir's Ludhiana. His birth anniversary falls on March 8. While Sahir's name has only grown over the years internationally, but back home, it is altogether a different story to narrate. 


ICAR okays revision of pay scales 
Hope for PAU teachers
Ludhiana, March 7
The teachers and scientists at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) here have welcomed the revision of pay scales and career advancement schemes of scientists by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) with a hope that the new grades will be implemented soon.

3 nabbed for snatching
Ludhiana, March 7
The Shimlapuri police busted a three-member gang of alleged snatchers and recovered a stolen motorcycle from the accused.

Poll Khol — IV
Water leaks from a pipe in Ludhiana.
Politicians close eyes to water quality 
Ludhiana, March 7
Have you ever given a thought to the quality of water you are drinking? If reports of Central Groundwater Regulation and Management Department are to be believed, the quality of groundwater here is worst in Punjab. In Ludhiana, where groundwater is the only source of potable water, one can think how serious the elected representatives are as far as health of residents is concerned.
Water leaks from a pipe in Ludhiana. Photo:Inderjeet Verma


No special day for these women who are working hard to earn their livelihood in Ludhiana.Women’s Day
Unfair treatment on for fair sex
Ludhiana, March 7
While the world is gearing up to celebrate International Women’s Day, the condition of women is still in a sorry state. Eve teasing, molestation, acid attack and physical assault are the order of the day in the city. Despite, repeated assurances by the police, the city is not safe for girls.
No special day for these women who are working hard to earn their livelihood in Ludhiana. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Sukhbir Badal plays development card 
Amloh/Mandi Gobindgarh, March 7
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal urged party workers and people to help SAD in the coming Lok Sabha elections. He addressed the party workers at various meetings at Amloh, Mandi Gobindgarh and Khanna.

MC accused of tampering with tenders
Ludhiana, March 7
Alleging tampering of tender by the B&R department of the Municipal Corporation, contractor Arun Kumar Singla has written a complaint to Local Bodies Minister Manoranjan Kalia, Principal Secretary DS Bains and Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) AK Prabhakar.

Invigilator assaulted for stopping mass copying
Raikot, March 7
An invigilator had a sour experience when he was physically assaulted for disallowing mass copying. On March 5, Amandeep Singh, a political science lecturer at Government Senior Secondary School, Bhaini Baringa, was on duty as invigilator at the SGG Senior Secondary School, Gondwal, near here for the chemistry exam in the evening session.

PAU holds kisan mela at Rauni 
Ludhiana, March 7
The Punjab Agricultural University(PAU) organised a kisan mela at its krishi vigyan kendra, Rauni (Patiala), yesterday. Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, chairman, Punjab Mandi Board, was the chief guest, while PAU Vice-Chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang was the guest of honour.

Hospital staff seek more wages 
Ludhiana, March 7
The Private Hospital and Nursing Home Employees’ Federation organised a convention at Punjabi Bhawan here today. A large number of workers from Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, CMC, Kapoor Hospital, Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital and Mohan Dai Oswal Hospital joined the convention. 

DMCH Convocation
Sheenam gets gold 
Ludhiana, March 7
As many as 72 medical graduates of the 2003 batch were awarded degrees and prizes at the annual convocation of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here today. Dr SS Gill, Vice-Chancellor, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, was the chief guest.

Lecture on recession 
Khanna, March 7
The third BS Minhas memorial lecture was held at the AS College today. Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council Suresh D Tendulkar was the chief guest on the occasion. Tendulkar said the Indian economy would not be much affected by the global recession. Reputed personalities, professors of the college and others were present on the occasion.—TNS

Annual day at dental college
Ludhiana, March 7
Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College celebrated its annual day last evening. It was a perfect blend of creativity, thought, comedy and wit. The evening marked the culmination of Sardar Jawala Singh Memorial Annual Sports Meet in which students, faculty and staff showed their skills in various outdoor and indoor games.

Paddy rotting at tehsil complex
Khamano March 7
Advocates and employees of the local tehsil office in a letter to the general manager (Procurement), Agro Chandigarh, demanded to lift paddy from Tehsil Complex, Khamano, which is lying there from the last many months.


Illegal use of beacon lights common in Malwa
Peddlers using vehicle arrested
The accused, who have been distributing drugs and narcotics in a van with blue beacon, in police custody. Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 7
Red beacon lights are a common sight atop vehicles in Malwa these days. Though officials who used unauthorised beacon in routine have put off the status symbol after enforcement of election code of conduct, politicians and godmen (babas), allegedly supported by those at the helm of affairs, continue to violate norms flaunting beacon lights atop their vehicles.
The accused, who have been distributing drugs and narcotics in a van with blue beacon, in police custody. A Tribune photograph

Two arrested for robbery
Amloh, March 7
The police arrested two persons in a robbery c here today. DSP Raminder Singh said an FIR was registered by resident of Birdano village Harkirat Singh on March 5.

Bodies of new-borns found in bin
Ludhiana, March 7
Bodies of two newborns were found from the garbage bin near CMCH last night. The bodies were first spotted by a sweeper, who went to throw garbage in the dustbin situated on the backside of the hospital. 

2 snatchers nabbed
Mullanpur Dakha, March 7
The Dakha police has nabbed two snatchers accused of many crimes yesterday. The accused are identified as Parminder Singh and Swaranjit Singh.




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