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Electroplaters to blame too
Ludhiana, April 2
After the installation of the reverse osmosis (RO) system at the common effluent treatment plant (CETP), the claims of the electroplating units of achieving zero discharge seems to go down the drain as the investigations by The Tribune revealed that there are many loopholes in their claims.
The collection tanker at the common effluent treatment plant where the meters are non-functional; and (inset) a non-functional meter The collection tanker at the common effluent treatment plant where the meters are non-functional; and (inset) a non-functional meter. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan



EARLIER STORIES



Unpaid Power Bills
Govt comes to rescue of defaulter depts
Pays Rs 66 crore to state electricity board
Ludhiana, April 2
Finally, the state government has cleared the arrears of energy bills that various departments, including the Punjab Police, failed to deposit with the PSEB. The government decision to pay up the outstanding amount to the PSEB has saved the defaulter departments of embarrassment as the PSEB.

Clean Chit To Tytler, Sajjan
SSF anger spills on tracks
Ludhiana, April 2
Perturbed over the clean chit by the CBI to Congress leaders Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar and move for cancellation of FIR against them in connection with the anti-Sikh riots of 1984, activists of the Sikh Students Federation (SSF) today resorted to "rail roko" at railway station here.
Activists of the Sikh Students’ Federation stage a dharna in front of a train at railway station in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo Himanshu Mahajan
Activists of the Sikh Students’ Federation stage a dharna in front of a train at railway station in Ludhiana

Politicians accused of neglecting disabled
Ludhiana, March 2
Accusing the political parties of ignoring the issues of the disabled, city-based non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working for the disabled have joined hands with other NGOs of the country to take out protest rallies against those contesting the Lok Sabha polls.

PAU students protest against security lapse
Ludhiana, April 2
Students of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today boycotted their classes and held a protest march against security lapse on the campus. Earlier also, the students have been protesting against authorities for not stopping outsiders from entering the University premises.
PAU students stage a dharna against security lapse on the campus on Thursday. A Tribune photograph
PAU students stage a dharna against security lapse on the campus

Minor girl kidnapped from school
Ludhiana, April 2
A 17-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped by a migrant labour from G K Model Public School. According to the victim's father Gopal Singh, resident of Dhandari, her daughter Ganga Kumari was kidnapped by Vidya Nand of Darbangha, Bihar.

A boy dressed as Lord Rama with Sita at a tabluex during a shobha yatra taken out on the eve of Ram Navmi in Ludhiana
A boy dressed as Lord Rama with Sita at a tabluex during a shobha yatra taken out on the eve of Ram Navmi in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

I-kg opium seized; one arrested
Jagraon, April 2
The Jagraon police has arrested a youth with 1-kg opium at Dangian village. According to sources, the police party intercepted a scooter-borne youth, identified as Binder Singh (20), a resident of Takhtupura village.

13-yr-old raped; couple nabbed
Ludhiana, April 2
A 13-year-old girl, who was separated from her parents during Bihar floods, was allegedly raped by a city resident and was forced into prostitution by him.


COMMUNITY

Action against local bodies’ officials political?
Ludhiana, April 2
There seems to be more political overtones than anti-corruption campaign of the Vigilance Bureau in the recent action against local bodies officials, who were booked for corruption.

Road inspection panel collects samples
Ludhiana, April 2
The high-level Punjab government committee formed to probe into the quality of roads across the state visited Ludhiana yesterday and took samples of material used in various roads.

6,000 cops to be deployed for poll
Ludhiana, April 2
Six thousand police personnel from the reserved forces will be deployed at all polling stations in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

29 interviewed at placement drive
Ludhiana, April 2
The training and placement cell of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT) organised a campus placement drive for its MBA students.

Parents, sena team up against fee hike
Ludhiana, April 2
Resentment is prevailing against the alleged loot of the students by the CBSE-affiliated schools in the city as the parents of the students have resorted to agitation.


SDM Manpreet Singh talks with activists of the Hindu-Sikh Jagriti Sena in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

SDM Manpreet Singh talks with activists of the Hindu-Sikh Jagriti Sena in Ludhiana

PCTE, UK college sign pact
Ludhiana, April 2
The Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) has signed the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) with City College, Birmingham, the UK, an academic partner of the PCTE.

Lovely Lotus starts session
Ludhiana, April 2
The Lovely Lotus School, BRS nagar, started the new academic session in a novel way by holding “All fools” party. The teachers and children laughed together when they saw one child putting both the legs in one side of the trouser and another using a frock with trouser.
Children at an ‘All fools’ party at Lovely Lotus School in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
Children at an ‘All fools’ party at Lovely Lotus School in Ludhiana

RIMT students shine
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 2
Students of the RIMT Campus for Management and Computer Studies participated in the inter-college management and cultural festival, “Spardha”, organised by the IT Group of Institutes. They took part in eight events and secured positions in five.

ATM at RIMT
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 2
The Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) started its ATM at extension counter on RIMT campus. The ATM was inaugurated by chairman of the RIMT group Hukam Chand Bansal.

CME on stroke today
Ludhiana, April 2
The departments of neurology, medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation along with the College of Physiotherapy of Christian Medical College (CMC) are organising a CME on "Stroke: Recent advances in medical treatment and rehabilitation" here at the hospital auditorium tomorrow.

City Concerns
Voters and unkept promises
With elections around the corner, voters, once again, become a witness to colourful election speeches, which promise stability, reforms and development giving reasons why has progress eluded the country.

Patients examined at dental camp
Ludhiana, April 2
Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Hospital organised a free dental check up and awareness camp at Gurdwara Singh Sabha in New Moti Nagar on the Chandigarh road here yesterday.

Students bid adieu to seniors
Raikot, April 2
A farewell party “Sham-e-Rukhsat” was organised by students of MA I Political Science of SGG Janta Girls College, Raikot, for their seniors yesterday.



Students of SGG Girls College, Raikot, at the farewell party. A Tribune photograph

Students of SGG Girls College, Raikot, at the farewell party

199 awarded degrees
Doraha, April 2
Convocation of the BCM College of Education was organised today. A total of 176 students of BEd and 23 of MEd were awarded degrees. 

Girl needs aid
Ludhiana, April 2
Bhageshwari (11) was brought to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) in a serious condition with ASD (hole in her heart).

NGO on road safety formed
Ludhiana, April 2
The demise of Punjab Minister of Cooperation Capt Kanwaljit Singh in a tragic road accident has once again forced the people to think on road safety policy. A resident Kamaljit Soi has formed a NGO, “Raahat”.

Food samples taken
Ludhiana, April 2
A team of health officials took samples of various food products from different outlets in the city.

Death mourned
Ludhiana, April 2
The board of directors (BoD) of the Punjab Housefed has expressed grief over the sudden demise of Punjab Cooperation Minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh.


CRIME

Villager booked for sodomising minor
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 2
Manjit Singh (41), a resident of Gujjarwal village, has reportedly sodomised a minor of the village a week ago. The victim, Kamaljit Singh, a student of class VII, was attending a path organised by the social organisations of the area.

Murder accused held
Jagraon, April 2
The local police has arrested accused in the murder case of Daljit Singh (40). He was murdered on the night of March 30 when he objected to the kundi connection being installed by the accused.

Youth arrested with smack
Jagraon, April 2
The Dakha police recovered 7 grams of smack from a drug peddler yesterday. The accused has been identified as Charandass (25) alias Sanu alias Akshay of the local Guru Nanak Mohalla.

47 bags of stolen wheat recovered
Raikot, April 2
The Jalaldiwal police has recovered 47 bags of stolen wheat during a routine patrol last evening. Chowki in-charge, Jalaldiwal, Mohan Dass saw four persons near a heap of gunny bags near the Boparam dhaba on the Raikot Barnala Road who were trying to load the wheat bags in the truck.

Man booked for issuing threat
Ludhiana, April 2
The police booked an unidentified person for threatening a resident for ransom of Rs 85 lakh. According to Gurpreet Singh, a resident Ayali Kalan, an anonymous caller threatened him to arrange Rs 85 lakh.



NOZIT-09
Mayank beats Ajeet in badminton quarters
Ludhiana, April 2
Competition in various disciplines was held on the second day of the North Zone Inter-Medical College Tournament (NOZIT-09) at Dumra Auditorium of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here today.

Students at DMCH take out a candlelight procession against ragging. A Tribune photograph


Students at DMCH take out a candlelight procession against ragging

Town girl brings laurels
Khanna, April 2
Rashi Aggarwal, a student of Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School here has brought laurels to her school. She has got third position in the National Games Boxing Championship held at Goa.


 





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