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Illegal structure at Transport Nagar
4-member panel set up
Ludhiana, May 22
In a twist to the illegal construction case at Transport Nagar where 20 shops had been constructed, Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura has formed a four-member committee on a complaint submitted by the Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Satpal Gosain.

Tehsildars suspend work
Complain about councillor to DC
Ludhiana, May 22
Tehsildars of three revenue offices today suspended work for an hour to lodge their protest with the Deputy Commissioner. They were annoyed at the way an Akali councillor allegedly misbehaved with the Sub-Registrar (Central).


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Children take a dip in Sidhwan Canal to beat the heat in Ludhiana on Friday.
Children take a dip in Sidhwan Canal to beat the heat in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Road contractor defies MC order
Ludhiana, May 22
Road contractors are working as per their own wishes and MC officials can’t seem to stop them. The XEN, HS Salaria, who is looking after road construction in D-zone, today confessed before the senior deputy mayor that he had asked a road contractor to stop work on the recarpeting of a road at Sarabha Nagar, but to no avail.

No love lost between Mayor, MC Commissioner
Ludhiana, May 22
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, which has already been reeling under severe fund-crunch, is witnessing another kind of battle these days with Municipal Commissioner GS Ghuman and Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura being at loggerheads.

Typist booked in stamp paper scam
Ludhiana, May 22
The special investigation team (SIT) formed to look into the stamp paper racket has included the name of a woman in the case. The SIT has booked Jyoti, a typist, who is allegedly involved in the racket. Earlier, a case had been registered against a stamp vendor, Ravinderpal. The SP-D, SK Kalia, today said that the SIT had started probing the matter and several skeletons were likely to come out of the closet. —TNS

COMMUNITY


Rly pensioners seek 50% concession in house tax
Ludhiana, May 22
The Northern Railway Pensioners Welfare Association has called upon the union government to implement the 6th pay commission recommendations in letter and spirit.

Chairman of the Northern Railway Pensioners Welfare Association addresses the annual general meeting in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Chairman of the Northern Railway Pensioners Welfare Association addresses the annual general meeting in Ludhiana on Friday.

Elections gone, so have leaders
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 22
Irrespective of their political allegiance, leaders have once again become unavailable to common people with the conclusion of the election process.

12 challaned for smoking at public place
Ludhiana, May 22
The health department today challaned 12 persons for violating the Tobacco Control Act 2003. A team of health officials caught 12 persons for smoking cigarettes at public place near Fountain Chowk, Bharat Nagar Chowk, bus stand and Model Town. The offenders were charged Rs 200 each and were issued a warning to refrain from smoking at public place.


A roadside vendor sells tobacco near Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana. Photo: IV
A roadside vendor sells tobacco near Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana.

Anti-Tobacco Act: Industry violating regulations
Ludhiana, May 22
Direct and indirect resistance from the tobacco industry to the Anti-Tobacco Act has constantly supplemented the number of tobacco users in India.

Rally against fee hike
Ludhiana, May 22
After the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections and removal of the model code of conduct, the Hindu Sikh Jagriti Sena has resumed its agitation. A rally comprising bikes, cars and scooters was taken out against the hefty fee hike by the CBSE-affiliated public schools.

Members of the Hindu Sikh Jagriti Sena hold a protest against fee hike in schools in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: IV
Members of the Hindu Sikh Jagriti Sena hold a protest against fee hike in schools in Ludhiana on Friday.

Police refusal to release weapons peeves residents
Ludhiana, May 22
Hundreds of weapon holders are opposing the decision of the police to not release their weapons till June 2. According to officials, the code of conduct has been imposed till June 2 due to byelection in the Noormahal Assembly constituency.

Poll violence: 26 Cong, SAD workers booked 
Jagraon, May 22
At least 26 persons have been booked for indulging in violence due to political conflicts on the night of May 18. Out of them 14 belongs to the Congress and 12 are from the SAD.

Sukhbir’s overbearing attitude irks BJP
Ludhiana, May 22
The Punjab BJP leaders and cadres are unhappy with the functioning of the SAD-BJP government in Punjab and are in particular against the alleged “overbearing” attitude of Deputy Chief Minister and SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal. Most of them are feeling let down after the result of the 13th Lok Sabha seats were declared recently.

Students design battery operated wheelchair
Ludhiana, May 22
Eight students of Research and Development Polytechnic College, Dhandari Kalan, have designed a battery operated wheelchair for the physically challenged.

UGC
GND varsity staff ranked second
Doraha, May 22
The Academic Staff College of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, has been placed on the second position owing to its performance in conducting, organising and executing various courses.

Rajiv Gandhi remembered
Jagraon, May 22
To commemorate the 18th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, a meeting of Congress workers was held at Mullanpur Dakha and Jagraon yesterday.

City Centre Scam
Amarinder gets exemption
Ludhiana, May 22
Court of Sessions Judge GK Rai today granted exemption to former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh from personal appearance in the City Centre scam fixed for May 23.

CRIME

Panch escapes unhurt as man opens fire
Jagraon, May 22
A panch of Talwandi Kalan near here had a miraculous escape when a person opened fire upon him. Jagmohan Singh, who was admitted in a critical condition to Sidhwan Bet civil hospital, said yesterday morning that he along with Mannu, a migrant labour, visited Majari village for watering his fields when Avtar Singh along with three others of the same village attacked him.

Jagmohan Singh undergoing treatment at Civil Hospital in Sidhwan Bet. A Tribune photograph
Jagmohan Singh undergoing treatment at Civil Hospital in Sidhwan Bet.

Snatching at petrol station
Kin of main suspect arrested
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 22
The Ludhiana (Rural) police has initiated probe into the alleged snatching from an employee of a petrol station located on the outskirts of Barundi village near here a few days ago.

Six booked for assault
Mullanpur Dakha, May 22
Six persons were booked yesterday for attacking and injuring another villager at Baghian village near here on April 29.

Two IPL bookies arrested
Ludhiana, May 22
The CIA-I has arrested two bookies for placing bets on T-20 IPL matches being played in South Africa. The accused were arrested from Flower Enclave at Phollanwal village last night.

Couple beaten up, four booked
Khanna, May 22
Four persons, including two women, were booked today for allegedly beating up a couple and then locking them inside their house in Machhiwara yesterday afternoon.

Gang of robbers busted; 2 held
Mullanpur Dakha, May 22
The local police has busted a gang that had been involved in robbing residents by entering their houses.

2 arrested for extortion
Ludhiana, May 22
Two youths posing as journalists belonging to an electronic channel were arrested by the Focal Point police for extorting money from a grocery shop owner.


 






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