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Construction Of Shops
Politicians, MC officials lock horns
Ludhiana, April 16
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation councillors owing allegiance to SAD-BJP and local politicians today locked horns with MC officials over construction of shops in Transport Nagar.
Area Town Planner Kamaljeet Kaur during a verbal exchange with the son of councillor Prem Sharma in Ludhiana on Thursday. Area Town Planner Kamaljeet Kaur during a verbal exchange with the son of councillor Prem Sharma in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


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Civil Surgeon Office
Staff operate from unsafe building
Ludhiana, April 16
In yet another example of apathetic attitude of the state government towards its employees, the staff at the Civil Surgeon office continues to work in the building which was declared unsafe by the PWD almost nine years ago.

Heaps of files containing important health records piled up haphazardly in a damp room at the Civil Surgeon office in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Heaps of files containing important health records piled up haphazardly in a damp room at the Civil Surgeon office in Ludhiana.

Revenue Dept Bribery Case
HC notice puts govt in a fix
Ludhiana, April 16
With the High Court issuing a notice of motion to the state government in the Revenue Department bribery case in which a sub-registrar had alleged that lakhs of rupees were sent to ministers and officials everyday, the government is in a catch-22 situation and panic has gripped sub-registrar offices in the district.

Man gets life term for killing wife
Ludhiana, April 16
The Court of Sessions Judge G.K. Rai has sentenced Gurbachan Singh (36) of Tibba Road, New Punjabi Bagh, Ludhiana, to undergo life imprisonment on the charges of killing his wife. He was also ordered to pay a fine of Rs 5,000.

Kidnapped NRI traced
Ludhiana, April 16
Harbhajan Singh, 68- year- old Canada-based NRI, who was allegedly kidnapped by Lakhwinder Singh and two of his accomplices yesterday, was rescued by the police from Khandur village near Raikot in the wee hour today.



COMMUNITY


Non-stoppage of buses
Villagers block highway
Mullanpur Dakha, April 16
About 200 villagers of Boparai Kalan, Ghuman, Budhel and Jassowal villages blocked the Ludhiana-Bathinda State Highway at Boparai Kalan today. The road remained blocked for more than three hours. They were protesting against the buses not stopped by drivers of these buses at the bus stop of these villages.

Villagers block the state highway near Mullanpur Dakha. Photo: Rakesh Gupta
Villagers block the state highway near Mullanpur Dakha.

Panic-struck farmers reap their crop
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 16
High-velocity winds with intermittent showers caused panic among farmers of the area, who reaped their crop using combine harvesters despite a ban on their use at night. The farmers, who harvested their crop last night, could face difficulty in getting their yield procured and lifted by government agencies as it might not meet the moisture standards.

Wheat worth lakhs gutted
Ludhiana, April 16
Wheat crop in more than 170 acres of land was gutted here last night. Th estimated cost of the damaged crop is above Rs 25 lakh. The affected farmers and their leaders have asked the government to give them compensation soon.

CM’s secy takes stock of wheat procurement
Ludhiana, April 16
DS Guru, principal secretary to the Chief Minister, Punjab, said the target of 115 lakh metric tonnes of wheat procurement would be achieved in this season. Guru visited the grain market, Salem Tabri, Ludhiana, to review the procurement process and talked to farmers and commission agents. Earlier, Guru also visited the grain market, Jagraon and Mullanpur, and reviewed the procurement process.

Principal secretary to the Chief Minister DS Guru along with other officials at a grain market on Thursday. A Tribune photograph
Principal secretary to the Chief Minister DS Guru along with other officials at a grain market on Thursday.

Implement new pay scales: PAUTA
Ludhiana, April 16
The Punjab Agricultural University Teachers’ Association (PAUTA) has appealed to the Punjab government to implement new pay scales for the teachers in PAU as approved and notified by ICAR vide F No 1 (1)/2009-per IV dated April 13 addressed to the chief secretaries of the states.

Actress Jividha steals students’ hearts
Ludhiana, April 16
“Working with Gurdas Mann was like a dream come true,” says Jividha. She has great expectations from her upcoming movie “Mini Punjab”, which will be released on April 17. The actress along with Vivek Shauq visited the Greenland Senior Secondary School.


Students of Greenland Senior Secondary School seek Jividha’s autograph in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan
Students of Greenland Senior Secondary School seek Jividha’s autograph in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Cong takes out road show
Ludhiana, April 16
The Congress took out a road show here today led by party candidate Manish Tewari. He was accompanied by local leaders Surinder Dawer, Dimple Rana, Sushil Prashar, Pritpal Singh Ghayal and others.

CME on cardiology
Ludhiana, April 16
The Ludhiana Medical Practitioners Association in collaboration with the Ludhiana Mediciti Hospital organised a CME on cardiology and nephrology yesterday.

Dr PM Sohal speaks on the treatment of acute kidney failure at a CME in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph
Dr PM Sohal speaks on the treatment of acute kidney failure at a CME in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Cardiology camp for senior citizens
Ludhiana, April 16
Senior Citizens Forum, Urban Estate Dugri and management of Guru Tag Bahadur Sahib Hospital organised a free cardiology and diabetic check up camp here today.

715 examined at medical camp
Ludhiana, April 16
A cardiology and diabetic medical camp was organised by the Senior Citizen Forum, Urban Estate, Dugri, Ludhiana.

4 students hurt in mishap
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 16
Four students of Sant Isher Singh Public Senior School, Karamsar, were injured when radiator of the bus exploded and overheated water spilled over them.

Canadian college dons visit BCM
Ludhiana, April 16
Peter Maddot, dean, Business School, Humber College, and Dr Elaine Popt, dean, hospitality, recreation and tourism, Humber College, Canada, paid a visit to BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar today.

Founder’s day at Bal Bharti
Ludhiana, April 16
To seek blessings of the Almighty for well being of Bal Bharatians, the school organised an ardas and havan on the eve of its second founder's day in the school premises here today.

CD of reunion released
Ludhiana, April 16
A CD, showing the reunion of graduates from the 1964-68 batch was released by Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Vice-Chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang at a function here today. The reunion was held on March 20, 2009. — TNS



CRIME

Domestic violence: Youth kills father
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 16
A youth residing at Jandali village in the Payal subdivision has been booked under Section 302 of the IPC for allegedly killing his father at his house yesterday night. The son took this extreme step as his father used to fight with family members under the influence of liquor. He is absconding.

Man commits suicide
Raikot, April 16
A man committed suicide at Raikot. The deceased identified as Kulwant Singh (42), a pathi, was residing at Raikot for the last more than 10 years. He committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance on April 14. He was taken to a private hospital where he breathed his last.

Man dies in mishap
Jagraon, April 16
A motorcyclist identified as Kewal Singh (45) of Kilichalan died after being hit by a car near Mehna. His motorcycle (PB 69 A 0846) collided head on with Swift car (PB 10 CF 0013) near Kothe Baggu on the outskirts of Jagraon on April 14. The car was coming from Moga.

5 snatchers held
Ludhiana, April 16
The police has busted a five-member snatcher gang who have so far committed 35 snatchings in various parts of the city. The gang consisting the members in their mid-20s was notorious as the snatcher gang.
A five-member gang of snatchers in the police custody in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph
A five-member gang of snatchers in the police custody in Ludhiana on Thursday.

 






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