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Migrants’ distress calls
Cops to react in 5 minutes

Ludhiana, January 9
Post the recent incident of migrants' fury following anger due to police inaction, the Punjab Police will now react to any distress call coming from the migrant-dominated areas within five minutes.
DGP PS Gill addresses a function organised to build confIdence among migrants in Ludhiana on Saturday. DGP PS Gill addresses a function organised to build confIdence among migrants in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Sale of LPG on black market surges
Ludhiana, January 9
The purpose to give subsidy on cooking gas stands defeated in the wake of the sale of the domestic LPG on the black market here.


Fog delays trains
Ludhiana, January 9
The late arrival of trains has not only caused inconvenience to passenger but has also marred their travel plans. Passengers missed their flights from Delhi, as even the fastest trains, including Shatabdi, were running late by more than four hours.

Daily wager dies of asphyxiation
Relatives of the deceased outside hospital in Ludhiana on Saturday.Ludhiana, January 9
A daily wager died of asphyxiation, while another had a miraculous escape after they were buried under a part of concrete road that caved in when they were laying a sewerline at Fathegarh Mohalla near Chand Cinema here today.

A matter of survival for six children, mother

Relatives of the deceased outside hospital in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Chinese kites flood markets before Lohri
Ludhiana, January 8
With Lohri round the corner, colorful kites have started dotting the sky. A wide range of kites from miniature to gigantic size is available in the market.

Defying extreme cold, these flowers are in full bloom in Ludhiana.
Defying extreme cold, these flowers are in full bloom in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

7 firms surrender undisclosed income
Ludhiana, January 9
Undisclosed income worth Rs 7.07 crore was surrendered by seven firms during the income tax surveys held by the department yesterday.

Registration Of Bogus Firms
3 booked by Excise Dept
Ludhiana, January 9
The Excise and Taxation Department has booked one of its officer, along with two inspectors, on charges of getting bogus firms registered.

Another death at Focal Point
Ludhiana, January 9
A migrant labourer died of asphyxiation due to the burning of a hearth at Focal Point here today. According to the police labourer died after inhaling carbon monoxide while he was sleeping.


Scrapping of Khamano sub-division decried
Khamano, January 9
Resentment prevails amongst residents of Khamano sub-division as the Punjab government plans to scrap the DSP office, here, and even the sub-division status given to the town in the coming days.

Vehicular Pollution, Weather
No respite for traffic cops
A traffic cop at a busy intersection. Mandi Ahmedgarh/ Ludhiana, January 9
Hundreds of cops, who face pollution due to increasing number of vehicles on roads feel that human rights bodies should come to their rescue and impress upon the government to take remedial steps and get them medically examined regularly for diseases that could be caused due to long exposure to non-friendly factors.

A traffic cop at a busy intersection. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Auto-rickshaw body submits charter of demands
Ludhiana, January 9
The delegation of Auto-rickshaw Workers Federation today met Cabinet Minister Hira Singh Gabria and submitted a charter of demands to him.

Industry pleads for lowering duty on power
Ludhiana, January 9
Differences over power tariffs and taxes between the two ruling alliance partners in the Punjab government have been a double whammy for industry in the state. Due to scarcity of power industrial units have to depend on costlier captive power as well being made to bear the heavy burden of what they term “undue” taxes on electricity levied by the state government in addition to “unjustified” power tariffs.

Scarves, boots in vogue this winter
Ludhiana, January 9
This season, it is not only coats that are making us warm, even scarves, stoles and boots are protecting us from the cold waves. The winter season is perfect for womenfolk to make a style statement. It is high boots and scarves, which are being  considered a style statement this winter.

40 felicitated at annual function
Students perform at the annual function of Bagga institute in Ahmedgarh. Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 9
Bagga Institute of Information Technology and Management organised its annual function “Jashan 2010” on Railway road here yesterday. As many as 40 students were felicitated at the annual function.

Students perform at the annual function of Bagga institute in Ahmedgarh. A Tribune photograph

Nine persons to be honoured
Ludhiana, January 9
The Malwa Sabhyacharak Manch, Punjab, will honour nine persons from the city for their achievements in various fields.

Renal Operations
‘CMCH committed to affordable treatment
Ludhiana, January 9
Renowned renal transplant surgeon Dr Ganesh Gopalakrishnan delivered an oration on the 27th death anniversary of Dr LH Lobo, former principal of the CMCH, Ludhiana.

Transparency key to running family trade: Expert
Ludhiana, January 9
Leadership transformation, conflict resolution, proper compensation to shareholders, transparency in the financial issues and sound succession planning were some of the important issues which needs to be addressed if a family-owned business had to be made successful in the longer run. This was stated by Puneet Vatsayan, co-founder and chairman, Mobera Systems Pvt Ltd, while delivering a lecture on “Driving Growth and Leadership Transformation Issue in Closely Held Companies” to members of the Ludhiana Management Association here last evening.

Decline in swine flu cases
Ludhiana, January 9
Despite prevailing cold weather conditions, conducive for breeding of the H1N1 virus, the mortality rate due to the swine flu has reduced by 60 per cent. There has also been 40 per cent decline in number of serious cases during the past eight days.

MC audit branch meeting
Ludhiana, January 9
Municipal Commissioner AK Sinha recently met officials of the civic body’s audit branch for discussing about 1,200 cases pertaining to financial irregularities.

5,70,000 to be given polio drops
Ludhiana, January 9
As many as 5,70,000 children will be administered polio drops during the pulse polio drive in Ludhiana on January 10. Additional Deputy commissioner Davinder Singh in a statement issued today, stated that the meeting of the task force was held today.

PAU Notes
250 attend kisan club meet
Ludhiana, January 9
The monthly meeting of the PAU Kisan Club was organised in the Wheat Auditorium of Punjab Agricultural University, which was attended by over 250 farmers and farmwomen.

Schools register thin attendance
Ludhiana, January 9
Students and parents have proved that no amount of politics can affect their final decision when it comes to the matter of attending school. Thin attendance in city schools, both government, as well as private, is testimony to the fact.

Teachers’ body elected
Ludhiana, January 9
Dr Harpal Singh Sandhu and members of his team were elected unopposed for the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Teachers' Association elections, the results of which were announced recently.

City Conerns


DSP Narinder Singh shows the recovered cash and gold ornaments in Ludhiana on Saturday. 3 held for theft, abduction
Ludhiana, January 9
The Sadar police today arrested three youths for allegedly abducting a 19-year-old girl and stealing 330 gm of gold and Rs 6 lakh in cash from Alamgir village. The accused has been identified as Mandeep Singh, who is the resident of the same village.

DSP Narinder Singh shows the recovered cash and gold ornaments in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

Two held with fake CDs
Jagraon, January 9
The Jagraon police this evening raided a kiosk near the bus stand and arrested a person for selling fake CDs and DVDs. The police also recovered a computer and arrested its owner for making fake CDs and copying music on memory chips.

10 booked for armed assault
Jagraon, January 9
The Jagraon police yesterday booked 10 persons for armed assault in which three got serious injuries inflicted by sharp-edge weapons.

School honours hockey winners
Hockey players of Government Senior Secondary School, Amloh, with their certificates.Amloh, January 9
Students should take care of their health by taking part in sports along with studies said former Planning Board Member Joginder Singh Naraingarh, while addressing an inaugural function at Government Senior Secondary School (Boys) here today.

Hockey players of Government Senior Secondary School, Amloh, with their certificates. A Tribune photograph 




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