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Shrine on GLADA land razed

Ludhiana, June 4
Officials of Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) have removed a shrine raised illegally over a 300 sq yard plot at Urban Estate (Phase I). The enforcement staff, along with senior officials, descended at the spot yesterday and razed the structure.
A shrine on a vacant plot was cleared by GLADA in Ludhiana A shrine on a vacant plot was cleared by GLADA in Ludhiana, on Thursday. Photo: Inderjit Verma


Raid on 5 hookah bars
Owners booked; teens let off after warning
Ludhiana, June 4
After raiding the premises of five hookah bars and detaining around 40 teenagers last evening, the police came down heavily on erring hookah bar owners and booked them for mixing nicotine in tobacco products.

The police at a hookah bar in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

The police at a hookah bar in Ludhiana

Computerisation Only in Name — I
Hi(gh) tech low at govt offices
Ludhiana, June 4
In 1991, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation became the first civic body in Punjab to introduce computerisation, but the irony is that the technology is limited to making bills and entries of cash collections.

Sant’s cremation passes off peacefully
Ludhiana, June 4
Residents heaved a sigh of relief as no untoward incident was reported from any part of the city in the wake of the cremation of the body of the deputy chief of the Sachkhand sect, Sant Ramanand, today.

Ludhiana-Chandigarh line
Work begins, finally
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 4
The railways department of the union government has initiated the process for taking possession of land that had been acquired for laying a broad gauge rail line on the second section of the Ludhiana-Chandigarh track.


Ludhiana-Chandigarh line
24 jhuggis destroyed in fire
Khanna, June 4
At least 24 temporary structures were gutted after a fire broke out at Dileep Singh Nagar near the railway station here this evening. No damage to life was reported in the incident but belongings of their occupants were destroyed.
A view of the jhuggis that were destroyed in a major fire at Dileep Singh Nagar near the Khanna railway station
A view of the jhuggis that were destroyed in a major fire at Dileep Singh Nagar near the Khanna railway station on Thursday. Photos: Gurdeep Singh Mann

More cats out of MC’s bag
Bills, payment made in single day
Ludhiana, June 4
More skeletons seem to be coming out of the municipal corporation closet over the use of cat’s eye, as sources say bills and payments for undertaking work of these devices have been made in a single day in the last week of May.

Quacks flourish as govt fails to act
Ludhiana, June 4
In the absence of guidelines from the state government, the department of health and family welfare has failed to crack down on quacks practising in the city. The number of quacks has increased manifold in the slum areas of the city in the past 10 years.

Visitor-friendly sub-registrar offices soon
Ludhiana, June 4
Visitors to the three sub-registrar offices in the city will finally get a shelter in the sultry weather, drinking water and conveniences. The Punjab and Haryana High Court had directed the district administration to provide facilities at these offices, which make millions for the state exchequer every month.

Farmers protest against erring agents
Jagraon, June 4
The Kirti Kisan Union and farmers of the area today staged a dharna against the exploitation of farmers by certain commission agents. They staged a dharna in front of the market committee’s office against the inaction of the authorities concerned and the erring commission agents of Dalla village.
Farmers and members of labour unions protest against the authorities at the market committee’s office at Jagraon
Farmers and members of labour unions protest against the authorities at the market committee’s office at Jagraon. A Tribune photograph

Protest against dismissed DSP
Jagraon, June 4
A protest rally was staged by social and employees organisations of Jagraon and surrounding areas here yesterday against the dismissed DSP, Ashok Puri, for threatening a rape victim, her family and the person pursuing the case to turn hostile from their statement given earlier.

A rally against the dismissed DSP at the courts complex at Jagraon. Photo: Rakesh Gupta
A rally against the dismissed DSP at the courts complex at Jagraon

Industrial boards ‘fail’ industry
Ludhiana, June 4
The industrial boards — for small, medium and large-scale industries — were constituted by the SAD-BJP government to solve their problems. However, the boards, formed around one and half years ago, seem to have “failed” to provide any goods to industry.

Sidhwan Canal
Clean-up work nears completion
Ludhiana, June 4
There is hope at last for polluted Sidhwan canal passing through the city, as the irrigation department is cleaning up a stretch of 13 km of the canal at the cost of Rs 2 crore within 20 days.

Clean-up work in progress at the Sidhwan canal in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Clean-up work in progress at the Sidhwan canal in Ludhiana

Disproportionate Assets
Probe against head draughtsman
Ludhiana, June 4
The local bodies department of the Punjab government has sought a report from Municipal Commissioner GS Ghuman against head draughtsman Ashok Kumar Soni who is stated to have property above Rs 1.5 crore.

Accident victim’s 10-year ordeal far from over
Ludhiana, June 4
Life has become an endless struggle for Gurpinder Singh (34), a resident of Jamalpur, who fell victim to a road accident 10 years ago and became disabled for the rest of his life.

PAU financial crisis worsens
Ludhiana, June 4
The implementation of new pay scales for teachers and non-teaching staff will add to the financial crisis of Punjab Agricultural University. The situation worsened when the university exhausted its pension fund for over 2500 retirees two years ago.

Scotland delegates visit engg college
Ludhiana, June 4
Delegates from University of West of Scotland (UWS) visited Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology (LCET) here today. Marcus Ross, director of corporate marketing, University of West of Scotland, said we would want to contribute to building a knowledge-based economy for Scotland.
Delegates from Uganda visit Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana
Delegates from Uganda visit Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

GHG students excel in BCA exams
Mullanpur Dakha, June 4
Students of BCA III of GHG College, Gurusar Sadhar, have excelled in the examinations conducted by Punjab University in April, 2009. The pass percentage of the college was 100 per cent, while 88 per cent students secured the first division.

BCA I exams
Khalsa College students excel
Ludhiana, June 4
Students of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, have scored top positions in BCA I examinations held in April, the results of which were declared by Panjab University, Chandigarh, yesterday.

80 students get prizes at BCM school
Ludhiana, June 4
BCM Senior Secondary School, Sector 32-A, Chandigarh road, yesterday organised the prize distribution function for students of classes VI to VIII who took part in activities held during April and May.

MC turns deaf ear to residents’ pleas
Ludhiana, June 4
The water woes have started taking its toll on the city with reports of unhygienic water being supplied to residents. Latest in the list is Deep Nagar, Street No. 7, where the residents have not been able to get water for the past three days.

Quilted handbags are back
Ludhiana, June 4
Quilted handbags are back with a bang. They seem to be the latest trend to hit the market. They are sturdy enough for everyday use, stylish and an affordable substitute to expensive designer brands.

Awareness camp at Gyaspura
Ludhiana, June 4
An awareness camp regarding the water-borne diseases was organised by Ludhiana Municipal Corporation in Ward No. 72, Gyaspura, today. Residents of the area were apprised of the water- borne and other diseases that spread during summer like malaria, dengue and cholera.

Seminar for traders on global recession
Ludhiana, June 4
A seminar on global recession and small-scale industries was organised by the Small-Scale Industrialists and Traders Association in association with STEP here today. The inaugural lecture was delivered by STEP executive director Joginder Singh Kular.


Man killed in accident
Raikot, June 4
A man was killed in a road accident here yesterday. The accident took place on the Jhorran road when the motor cycle (PB 44 4762) he was riding skidded. Jarnail Singh (41), an ex-serviceman of Bhai Roopa village, near Bathinda, was serving as a security guard in Ludhiana and was going to work.

Excise inspector in VB net
Ludhiana, June 4
The vigilance bureau arrested an excise and taxation inspector for taking Rs 2,000 as bribe from a city resident here today. The accused has been identified as Jagdish Singh. The VB officials laid a trap and arrested the inspector while accepting bribe.

One booked for molestation
Mullanpur Dakha, June 4
The Sudhar police yesterday booked a man for molesting his sister-in-law and her two daughters. The complainant, Harbans Singh, a resident of Issewal village, said his brother-in-law Lachhman Singh, a resident of Barewal, had been molesting his wife for the past 22 years.




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