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MC in a spot again
This time over unfinished roads
Ludhiana, April 6
The municipal corporation which has been accused of embezzlement of funds several times is once again in the dock over two roads along the banks of Budda Nullah. In information gathered under the Right to Information Act, the civic body has given contrary replies, raising a question on what was done with Rs 62.85 lakh for road construction.
The site where a road had to be constructed along Budda Nullah in Ludhiana The site where a road had to be constructed along Budda Nullah in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma



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MC blind to dumping of fly ash
Ludhiana, April 6
Environment has never been a priority for the industrial city, which is becoming a “pollution well” --- be it Buddha Nullah or dumps of fly ash. The industrial sector, especially the dyeing industry, has been posing environmental hazard. A visit to places like Industrial Area and Focal Point shows how fly ash, a byproduct obtained after burning rice husk, is dumped along roads, posing health problems.
Fly ash dumped at the Focal Point area in Ludhiana
Fly ash dumped at the Focal Point area in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Power plays truant
Ludhiana, April 6
Power played truant even as the city experienced thundershowers and high velocity winds all through the day today. A large number of localities had to go without power from half hour to two hours in the morning and again later in the day at regular intervals until late evening.

Sudden rain took commuters by surprise in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Sudden rain took commuters by surprise in Ludhiana

Man arrested for killing labourer

Mandi Gobindgarh, April 6
The police today arrested an accused involved in the murder of a migrant labourer. The body of Vijay Kumar, alias Raju, was found buried in a godown in August 2008. He was working as a labourer in the godown where its owner had kept some cattlehead. Vijay was looking after fodder for the cattle and stayed alone in the godown.

The accused in police custody in Ludhiana
The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Man robbed of over Rs 4 lakh
Ludhiana, April 6
Robbers decamped with Rs 4.37 lakh after throwing chilly powder in the eyes of an employee of a security agency here today. The incident took place in broad daylight near the accommodation for IAS and PCS officers. The victim has been identified as Vikram Sinah. He said he had gone to collect the instalment from a firm near Fountain Chowk.

Lax Security Who is to blame?
Ludhiana, April 6
Today’s robbery incident has again brought to the fore the indifferent attitude of banks and other financial establishments that transfer lakhs of rupees without taking proper security arrangements. The huge amount is sometimes transferred from one place to another by employees hired on meagre salaries.

LIT to give land for relocation of police stations
Ludhiana, April 6
The Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has agreed to the request of the Punjab police for the transfer of land for the purpose of relocation of the Model Town police station, which is proposed to be made into a model police station, as also the Kitchlu Nagar police post which does not have its own building.


COMMUNITY

Partial compliance of Section 144
Admn warns violators
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 6
Taking cognizance of the partial compliance of orders promulgated under Section 144 of the Cr.PC by the Sangrur District Magistrate in view of the model code of conduct, the district administration has warned to take action against violators.

Rain: Tough going for farmers
Seek Rs 20,000 compensation
Ludhiana, April 6
It seems there is no end to the worries of farmers this time with weather playing spoilsport just before the harvesting of wheat crop. Intermittent rains along with winds have been reported from the district and nearby areas.

‘84 riot victims protest against Centre
Ask government to cancel Tytler’s nomination
Doraha, April 6
Victims of the 1984 riot along with a few residents of the town took out a protest march against the acquittal of Jagdish Tytler and allotment of ticket to him and Sajjan Kumar.

Riot victims take out a protest march in Doraha on Monday. A Tribune photograph
Riot victims take out a protest march in Doraha

Kiln owners halt sale of bricks
Ludhiana, April 6
Prices of bricks are set to rise with brick kiln owners of the state halting its sale from today onwards. The kiln owners are protesting against the arrest of their counterparts in Amritsar last week.

Indiabulls closure hits mall
Ludhiana, April 6
Shutting down of Indiabulls mega store recently has hit the city’s first shopping mall Ansal Plaza hard. The mall seems to be losing its sheen among residents following the sudden closure of the store, which was one of the biggest and oldest retail outlets not only in the city, but also the entire state.

Contractors seek payments, meet mayor
Ludhiana, April 6
A group of contractors, who owned hot-mix plants, along with senior deputy mayor Praveen and Akali leader Vinod Jain met Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura and apprised him of their problems.

Fee Hike
ADC snubs school managements
Ludhiana, April 6
Although talks between the managements of the CBSE schools and parents remained inconclusive today, Additional Deputy Commissioner Kuldeep Singh snubbed the school managements for their failure to explain the reason behind fee hike and other exorbitant charges.
ADC Kuldip Singh holds a meeting with school managements and parents in Ludhiana
ADC Kuldip Singh holds a meeting with school managements and parents in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

From Schools & Colleges
KCW girls stand out in exams
Ludhiana, April 6
Students of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, have secured fourth, sixth, eighth and ninth positions in Panjab University in MSc (IT)-3rd semester examinations held in December, 2008.

Misconduct by exam superintendent alleged
Ludhiana, April 6
Against the alleged arrogant behaviour of the centre superintendent towards lecturers on duty, a delegation of more than six lecturers of Arya College met the principal recently.

Reporters' Diary
Be humane towards patients
Callousness on the part of the city residents has exceeded all limits considering the way they treat ambulances on the road. Despite the fact that ambulances carry patients under trauma and if they reach the destination on time their life could be saved, the residents don’t seem to realise this.

— Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

— Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Healthcare services launched

Hambran, April 6
With an aim to bring down the infant mortality rate in and around Hambran, Mata Kaushalya Devi Pahwa Charitable Hospital, Hambran, today launched a door-to-door healthcare services at the village.

Women health visitors being given bicycles to carry out healthcare services in Hambran on Monday. A Tribune photograph


Women health visitors being given bicycles to carry out healthcare services in Hambran

Health awareness drive
Ludhiana, April 6
The Punarjot Eye Bank Society started a health education programme at the community centre, C-Block, near the Canal Bridge, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, during a medical check-up organised by the Senior Sikh Budhijivi Council (Regd) in Ludhiana.

535 examined at medical camp
Raikot, April 6
A free medical camp was organised at Jalaldiwal village by Giani Nihal Singh foundation and Gadri Baba Dulla Singh in the memory of Numberdar Sukhdev Singh Deol.

Anti-corruption council welcomes SC move
Ludhiana, April 6
Members of the Anti-Corruption Council of India have welcomed the Supreme Court’s judgement in Sanjay Dutt’s case debarring him to contest the Parliamentary elections.

Obeisance paid to Goddess Bhagwati
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 6
A number of devotees paid obeisance to Goddess Bhagwati amid chanting of bhajans by singer Neetu Chanchal at the annual ‘Chowki’ at the grain market here yesterday.



Neetu Chanchal singhs bhajan at Ahmedgarh. A Tribune photograph

Neetu Chanchal singhs bhajan at Ahmedgarh

SAD pursuing divisive agenda, says Tewari
Ludhiana, April 6
Manish Tewari, national spokesman of the All-India Congress Committee and party candidate from the Ludhiana parliamentary constituency, while addressing a series of meetings in the Dakha Assembly segment along with former minister Milkiat Singh Dakha.

Four shanties gutted near Bhanohar village
Mullanpur Dakha, April 6
About four shanties were destroyed in a fire that broke out near Bhanohar village here yesterday. Owner of these shanties, Baggi, also lives nearby.

Biz Word
Hotel opens chain
Ludhiana, April 6
Life Hotels, a leisure hotel, has opened one of its chains at the Hambran Road here. On the occasion of its launch Sukhvinder Singh, MD, said: “The hotel offers facilities ranging from recreational business, fine dinning and sports for unlimited entertainment of the dedicated clientèle.”


CRIME

Drugs worth lakhs seized
Ludhiana, April 6
The district drug inspector Rajesh Suri, and in charge anti-narcotic wing Sub-Inspector Harjinder Singh, confiscated drugs worth lakhs during a raid today in Sant tower near Pindi street, Ludhiana.

Brawl claims life
Section 302 to be added
Khamano, April 6
The Khamano Police is required to add Section 302 in the registered case after Mohinder Singh, who was injured in a brawl, died at GMCH-32, Chandigarh, on April 3 and the case was registered on April 4.


COURTS

Graft: LIT officials seek bail
Ludhiana, April 6
Avtar Singh Azad, executive officer of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) and superintendent Paramjit Singh today moved anticipatory bail applications before the sessions court in a corruption case.

 





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