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City to get 200 buses under JNNURM
Money to be released after final nod from MC House
Ludhiana, April 28
While the much-hyped city bus service of the Punjab government has failed to start in Ludhiana, the Municipal Corporation would be soon getting 200 buses under the Centrally-sponsored Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

Counterfeit Currency
Banks continue to flout norms
Ludhiana, April 28
Not caring two hoots about RBI guidelines on counterfeit currency, most banks continue to flout the norms with impunity. Numerous cases of banks returning fake notes to the customers continue to come to the fore every now and then. Most cases, however, go unreported, primarily because bank authorities find the procedure of dealing with such cases tedious and lengthy.



EARLIER STORIES


Fire Call-I
Old city sits on powder keg
Ludhiana, April 28
Is the population of over 35 lakh safe in the hands of a meagre staff of 75 personnel in the fire department? The obvious answer is no.

Shoe-proof security for Maya
Ludhiana, April 28
With shoes being hurled at politicians during their election campaigns, the police and party workers are getting cautious and leaving no stone unturned to give the star campaigners a safe passage. It seems that the leaders arriving in the city are in no mood to take the risk of campaigning at crowded places.

A man looks at the stage ahead of BSP chief Mayawati’s speech in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Tribune Impact
MC wakes up to plight of fire dept
Ludhiana, April 28
Taking cognisance of a report published in these columns today “Fire dept understaffed, ill-equipped”, Municipal Commissioner G.S. Ghuman has asked Joint Commissioner Mahinder Pal Gupta to prepare a report on the fire department of the MC.


COMMUNITY

Candidates intensify campaign
Ludhiana, April 28
With the withdrawal of nomination papers, the election campaign in the city has been intensified by the candidates of the political parties. The candidates of the political parties have shown their strength at the time of filing of nomination papers by taking out big rallies and blocking the movement of vehicular traffic in various parts of the city.

Poll no charm in Sahnewal
Sahnewal, April 28
The forthcoming elections seem to hold minimum charm for the residents of this abandoned town as they have been denied even the basic amenities. With frustration reflecting on their faces, the voters of the town have literally negated the idea of making a choice of a particular candidate.

Price rise no issue for voters
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 28
Only a few residents of towns and villages falling under Lok Sabha constituencies of Malwa are concerned about hike or fall in prices of essential commodities, including diesel, petrol and LPG, according to observations made by the Tribune.

Libra opens office
Jagraon, April 28
MLA Sukhdev Singh Libra yesterday opened an election office in Raikot. It was inaugrated by Ranvir Singh, Libra’s son.

Tiwari opens election office
Mullanpur Dakha, April 28
Congress candidate Manish Tiwari opened an election office here today.

BKU (Rajewal) backs SAD
Samrala, April 28
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) today extended support to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) at a gathering.

Police exhumes body of labourer
Jagraon, April 28
In the rarest of the rare case, the Sidhwan Bet police yesterday tried to exhume the body of a migrant labourer killed about two months ago by some villagers. The case surfaced in Rauwal village near here. The deceased Rajinder Sharma (45) was killed by fellow workers Ranjit Singh, Vibehsh Yaday and Guddu Kumar and then they buried his body in the fields.


Labourers dig the fields to locate the body of a migrant labourer buried after murder at Rauwal village. A Tribune photograph

Employees block traffic
Demand implementation of pay panel report
Ludhiana, April 28
In response to a call given by the Punjab Subordinate
Services Federation and the UT employees’ joint action committee, employees of various government and semi-government departments blocked the vehicular traffic at Bharat Nagar chowk for more than two hours and later at the bus stand here today against the non-implementation of the 5th Pay Commission report by the state government.

Employees block traffic at the Bharat Nagar chowk against the non-implementation of the pay commission report by the state government in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Inderjit Verma

ATM trouble at grain market
Khamano, April 28
Customers of an ATM situated at the local grain market are facing problem due to the often snag in the machine due to which the machine often fails to process.


CRIME

Woman foils snatching; two arrested
Ludhiana, April 28
With incidents of snatching in posh colonies becoming a routine, another incident of snatching at Punjab Mata Nagar Street No 19 was reported here yesterday.

Truck lifters active
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 28
The local police has not succeeded in finding out any clue of the 10-tyre truck, which has been missing since April 22. Inderpal Singh Kochhar said Kochhar Transport Company's truck having registration no. PB-23G-5031 of 2008 model, which was parked along with other trucks of the company on Partap Mill road, was stolen. The matter has been reported to the police.

Accused held for granthi murder
Selkiana (Samrala), April 28
The KoomKalan police has arrested the main culprits in the Inder Singh murder case.

City lad runner-up in national bodybuilding meet
Ludhiana, April 28
Local lad, Charan Kamal, who represented Punjab in the Senior National Bodybuilding Championship organised at Andheri, Mumbai from April 23 to 25, gave a sterling performance to make his presence felt.

Minor District Zone-B overpower Ludhiana
Ludhiana, April 28
Minor District Zone-B (Ropar) bowlers restricted hosts Ludhiana to 296 for nine in the first innings and romped home victorious by virtue of first innings lead of 98 runs in the second match of the two-day Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-16) for the ML Markan Trophy played at MGM Public School, Dugri, here yesterday.


 






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