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Unpaid Bills
PSEB cracks whip against defaulters
Ludhiana, March 9
The operations wing of the central zone of the PSEB here has intensified efforts to realise unpaid bills and reduce arrears which stood at a staggering Rs 16.49 crore at the end of last year.

Mass Copying
3 booked for beating up invigilator 
Raikot, March 9
The police has booked three persons who had beaten up an invigilator who had objected to mass copying at a school examination centre on March 5. Amandeep Singh, a lecturer at Government Senior Secondary School, Bhaini Baringa, was invigilating at SGG Senior Secondary School, Gondwal village, in the evening when he was assaulted by five employees of the school for not allowing mass copying.

Man, brother held for killing wife
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 9
The Fatehgarh Sahib police today arrested two brothers for killing a woman on the intervening night of February 26 and 27. The victim, Sandhya Devi, was found murdered in her rented one-room house at Mandi Gobindgarh. Her husband Raju and brother-in-law Raja Kumar were reported missing from the house.


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Silhouette of the railway station against the setting sun in Ludhiana on Monday.
Silhouette of the railway station against the setting sun in Ludhiana on Monday.Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Know your currency
Market flooded with fake notes
Ludhiana, March 9
The circulation of fake currency has been rising and the market is flooded with fake notes. “Fake notes are in circulation. We come across numerous cases everyday,” a senior bank officer of ICICI Bank, requesting anonymity, said.

Security up for Holi
Ludhiana, March 9
This Holi, before splashing colour on someone’s face, think twice. If your “target” refuses to share your spirit, chances are that you might end up behind bars. In order to keep miscreants at bay, elaborate security arrangements have been undertaken by the police. 

Poll Khol — VI
City grows, not infrastructure
Ludhiana, March 9
Every two months, 10,000 vehicles are added to city roads but the infrastructure like parking and roads remains the same. The result is frequent traffic jams and heated arguments.

Poll registration officers appointed
Ludhiana, March 9
To conduct smooth and fair elections in the district, electoral registration officers (ERO) and assistant electoral registration officers (AERO) have been appointed in 14 Assembly constituencies.

COMMUNITY

Panchayat honours Kevin Lamoureux, liberal MLA from Inkster province, Manitoba, Canada, in Ludhiana. Sikhism fascinates foreigners
Mullanpur Dakha, March 9
Though the Indian Sikhs seem to be adopting western outlook by trimming their hair and beard, more number of foreigners are getting fascinated to Sikhism. A large number of foreigners and the NRIs visit the Golden Temple, Amritsar, every year.

Panchayat honours Kevin Lamoureux, liberal MLA from Inkster province, Manitoba, Canada, in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

PAUTA elections on March 25
Ludhiana, March 9
Punjab Agricultural University Teachers' Union (PAUTA), which was dissolved after a noisy annual general body meeting on March 5, has decided to hold fresh elections on March 25. The elected team will continue to work for about six months, as routine elections of PAUTA will be held in October. 

Degrees conferred on 528 students
A student receives degree from RC Sobti, VC Panjab University, Chandigarh, along with Dr Paramjit Kaur, principal Khalsa College for Women, at Sidhwan Khurd.Jagraon, March 9
“Empowered with the degrees in your hand, go and produce good citizens who will lead the country in a better way from the present generation”, said Dr RC Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab University, Chandigarh at annual convocation ceremony at Sidhwan Khurd Educational institutions.

A student receives degree from RC Sobti, VC Panjab University, Chandigarh, along with Dr Paramjit Kaur, principal Khalsa College for Women, at Sidhwan Khurd. A Tribune photograph

Imparting managerial skills to students
Doraha, March 9
In order to boost the managerial capabilities and accord research-based knowledge to the students, a series of extension lectures were organised at Doraha Institute of Management and Technology today.

220 attend seminar on education
Ludhiana, March 9
Appointed service-providers from various government schools of the district are attending a 15-day seminar at Government In-Service Training Centre (GITC) here.

Birth anniversary of Sahir Ludhianavi celebrated
Students of Dayanand Medical College during the Sahir Memorial Musical contest in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, March 9
Commemorating the birth anniversary of poet Sahir Ludhianavi, DMCH under the aegis of Dhvani (Association of promotion of music) organised an Inter-college singing competition for the students of medical, dental and nursing colleges of Ludhiana today at Dumra Auditorium.

Students of Dayanand Medical College during the Sahir Memorial Musical contest in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Multipurpose rural camp concludes
Jagraon, March 9
A 40-day multipurpose camp organised by PAU, Ludhiana, ended today marking Women’s Day at Chowkiman village. The programme was a joint effort of PAU Ludhiana, Nestle India IFFICO, Gram Panchayat, Tarlochan Singh and Youth Services Club of the Chowkiman village.

Sant Kartar Singh remembered
Doraha, March 9
Doraha College of Education celebrated its founder’s day in the memory of Sant Kartar Singh ji Kamaliawale today. Bhai Ravinder Singh, Hazoori raagi Golden Temple, Amritsar, recited shabads on the occasion. 

Free power costs board Rs 24 billion annually 
Ludhiana, March 9
Free power being supplied to the farmers of Punjab is the major factor behind the Punjab State Electricity Board’s indebtedness. The board has been supplying electricity at subsidised rates to the tube well owners. It’s costing Rs 24 billion ($ 480 million) to the state exchequer annually. The board is supplying power worth Rs 14.4 billion ($ 288 million) free of cost to the rice cultivators alone.

SAD-BJP harming Punjab, says Tewari 
Ludhiana, March 9
National spokesperson of the All-India Congress Committee, Manish Tewari, said today that the SAD-BJP alliance was destroying the state in the name of development. Addressing two meetings organised by the District Congress Committee and the District Youth Congress, Tewari alleged that the state government had just been juggling the figures for deceiving the people.

Women thrash ex-BJP councillor
Ludhiana, March 9
Former BJP councillor Rajiv Katna, who had gone to solve a marriage dispute in the women’s cell, was allegedly thrashed by a group of women here today. According to information, Katna was representing one of the parties and those present from the other side were all women. The interaction soon took an ugly turn when the former councillor was allegedly thrashed by the women. No case was registered till the filing of the report as inquiry was still going on into the matter.—TNS

Poll Impact
Three councillors threaten fast over road work
The road in Haibowal that has become an eyesore for shopkeepers and commuters.Ludhiana, March 9
The entrance road to Haibowal that was once no one’s baby has suddenly been adopted by three municipal councillors, courtesy the forthcoming elections. For, they have decided to go on fast if work on recarpeting of the road is not started by March 16.

The road in Haibowal that has become an eyesore for shopkeepers and commuters. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Respect the power of vote
The power of adult franchise that has been given to every individual by the Constitution is something one should respect. But it's sad to see that importance of voting is not known to many as they just caste their votes on the basis of parties and not on the achievements of an individual. If the history is to be seen, it has been either a Congress or a SAD leader who has been chosen as MP in Ludhiana and the residents know how much developmental work has been carried out.

Plastic surgery dept opened
Ludhiana, March 9
Deep Hospital in the Model Town area opened the plastic surgery and dermatology departments to mark the International Women’s Day yesterday. Baldeep Singh, managing director of the hospital, said the department would run under the plastic, cosmetic and laser surgeon Omi Jindal. Ashu Budhia Singla, an expert in non-surgical cosmetic procedures, will head the dermatology unit. Manpreet Kaur, a consultant in gynecology at the hospital, said all these facilities would be delivered under one roof.—OC

BSNL cuts tariff for fixed, WLL subscribers
Ludhiana, March 9
To increase its subscriber base, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has gone a step further and reduced local/STD call charges to BSNL’s own and other network (landline/WLL) by reducing intra-circle calls as well as inter-circle calls for own (fixed/WLL) and other network (fixed/WLL) by 50 per cent.

Bar in car a growing menace
Ludhiana, March 9
It seems bar in car has become synonymous with the city. Drinking whisky in swanky cars has become a common practice for the youth of the city. With the police closing its eyes on such people, the culture is flourishing here.

Death continues to lurk on roads
Khanna, March 9
As deaths continue to lurk on Khanna roads, cops remain busy with VIP duties. A number of accidents have taken place during the past several months but these have failed to move the government and the police authorities. They haven’t done anything to reduce the number of accidents.

People’s Commission for Farmers formed
Ludhiana, March 9
A People’s Commission for Farmers was announced during a day-long dialogue on “Future of organic farming in Punjab: Its importance in Punjab”, organised by Kheti Virasat Mission-KVM, at Wheat Auditorium, Punjab Agriculture University, last evening.

CRIME

Hit-and-run case 
Stray dogs devour injured labourer
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 9
Hit and run tendency of drivers, left an injured youth of Noorpura village on nature’s mercy on Saturday evening. Stray dogs dragged the youth who became unconscious after the accident to a non-mettled road where they devoured major part of his body. Later on, the badly mutilated body of the youth was found lying on the road yesterday.

Two killed in mishaps
Jagraon, March 9
A youth died after his motorcycle slipped near Dholan village on the Raikot Road. He has been identified as Satpal Singh (23) of Dholan village. He was returning home from Jagraon in the evening when his motorcycle (PB 25 C 9856) slipped while trying to save an elderly. 

COURTS

City Centre Scam
Court reserves order on bail cancellation
Ludhiana, March 9
The court of Sessions Judge GK Rai today reserved orders on the application seeking cancellation of bail of 18 accused in the alleged multicrore City Centre scam for tommorrow.

Students compete in 400m race on the opening day of the 12th annual athletics meet of SRS Government Polytechnic College for Girls, Ludhiana, on Monday. Jatinder Pal grabs javelin title
Ludhiana, March 9
The two-day 12th annual athletics meet began at Sat Guru Ram Singh Government Polytechnic College for Girls, Rishi Nagar, here today. Jaswinder Singh Bhandari, district sports officer, Ludhiana, inaugurated the meet in which a large number of students are taking part.
Students compete in 400m race on the opening day of the 12th annual athletics meet of SRS Government Polytechnic College for Girls, Ludhiana, on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma




 






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