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Encroachments removed from Jawahar Nagar Camp
Ludhiana, January 21
A JCB machine demolishes shops in Jawahar Nagar Camp in Ludhiana on Thursday. Silencing critics, the municipal corporation today demolished 53 booths (each measuring 8 feet by 10 feet) and shops (4 feet by 10 feet) at more than 100 buildings at the Jawahar Nagar Camp here today.

A JCB machine demolishes shops in Jawahar Nagar Camp in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Lawyers call off stir as cops agree to cancel FIR 
Ludhiana, January 21
The police today agreed to the demand of agitating lawyers to cancel the FIR filed against additional public prosecutor Neelam Pathak.


Bank burglary bid: Four held 
Sahnewal, January 21
The police today cracked the UCO Bank robbery case at Jugiana by arresting four persons here. Those arrested were identified as Ramesh Kumar, Kaushal Kumar, Jatinder Kumar and Harpreet, alias Happy.

Auto-rickshaw drivers seek police intervention
Ludhiana, January 21
Up in arms over an extortion racket and bullying tactics of certain self-styled leaders of an organisation of auto-rickshaw drivers, functionaries of 15 unions of auto-rickshaw drivers here have sought police intervention to curb their activities.



LIC employees demand early wage revision
Ludhiana, January 21
LIC employees hold a protest in support of their demands in Ludhiana on Thursday. LIC employees, under the banner of the Northern Zone Insurance Employees Association of Class III and Class IV cadre of Ludhiana division, comprising Ludhiana, Bathinda and Mansa districts, observed a day-long strike here.Employees have demanded an early and satisfactory wage revision.They took out a rally outside the LIC Divisional Office at Dugri.

LIC employees hold a protest in support of their demands in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Sonia tops declamation contest
Ludhiana, January 21
An inter-college declamation contest on “drug de-addiction”, “female foeticide” and “duty towards environment” was organised at Malwa Central College of Education for Women, Civil Lines.

Computer training for cops
Ludhiana, January 21
SSP Sukhchain Singh Gill recently inaugurated a computer-training programme for 120 cops at the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology.

Chamber flays Sukhbir-Kalia report
Ludhiana, January 21
The recent report prepared by Sukhbir Badal and Manoranjan Kalia on subsidies released by the state government was very disturbing for industry. While writing this report, policy-makers must have forgotten that the industry of Punjab was a big laggard and slipping fast. World over, industry was being propped up to come out of the recession but in Punjab, the reverse was taking place.

Lecture on adolescence, healthcare
Doraha, January 21
An extension lecture on adolescence and healthcare was organised at the Doraha College of Education under the guidance of Dr Neetu Sethi and Sukhwinder Singh, in charge Rotract Club, recently.

LPG shortage prompts residents to gift cylinders
Help by friends, kin; populist measures by leaders
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 21
Hit by an acute shortage of liquefied petroleum gas used for cooking this winter, residents of this town have taken to gifting LPG cylinders at weddings and other social functions. Instead of giving a ‘shagun’ (gift) and other presents many people can now be seen taking spare LPG cylinders from their houses to their friends and relatives to ensure their functions run smoothly.

Inter-college contest ends
Jagraon, January 21
The two-day Sardar Mohinder Singh Memorial Inter-College Competition concluded yesterday at Khalsa College for Women, Sidhwan Khurd.

Alleging favouritism, cops resign
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 21
Breaking all rules in order to accommodate their favourites in the police department has disappointed officials appointed as ASIs in 1989.

Seminar on female foeticide
Khanna, January 21
A seminar on female foeticide was organised at AS College for Women, Khanna.Students staged various plays on the occasion.

Farm tools manufacturers’ meet ends
Ludhiana, January 21
The two-day national meet of tractor and agricultural machinery manufacturers concluded recently at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). The meet was jointly organised by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Department of Agriculture and Cooperation (DOAC), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Punjab Agricultural University.

Pawar’s ouster sought over rising prices
Ludhiana, January 21
Activists of the Hindu Sikh Jagriti Sena burn an effigy of Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar to protest against rising prices in Ludhiana on Thursday. Holding Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar “solely responsible” for the spiralling prices of basic food items including sugar, activists of the Hindu Sikh Jagriti Sena today held an angry protest at the Jagraon bridge demanding his removal from the cabinet. The protesters also burnt an effigy of the minister, accusing him of colluding with “hoarders and profiteers” who they said were “holding the entire country to ransom”.

Activists of the Hindu Sikh Jagriti Sena burn an effigy of Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar to protest against rising prices in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Firms surrender undisclosed income
Ludhiana, January 21
Six firms from the city surrendered a total of Rs 2.8 crore of undisclosed incomes. The IT Department had conducted the survey on these firms a day before. Surveys were conducted under the supervision of Joint Commissioner, Range VII, SC Narang.

Residents take to kerosene stoves, heaters
Ludhiana, January 21
With the city reeling under severe shortage of the LPG supply, people from “non influential” backgrounds have taken to the conventional methods of cooking, which include kerosene stoves and heaters.

Withdrawal of VIPs’ PSOs
City police chief awaits orders
Ludhiana, January 21
A day after the state DGP ordered the withdrawal of 3,000 personal security officers (PSOs) assigned duties by the different police stations of the state to protect VIPs, the city police chief in this regard, is awaiting orders.

Migrant Violence
Release of 42 accused baffles victims
Ludhiana, January 21
The release of 42 migrants, who were named accused in violent migrant protests at Dhandari, has baffled the people who fell victim to the horrifying incident.

Industry blames govt policies for power cuts
Ludhiana, January 21
The scheduled / unscheduled power cuts in winters has paralysed the industrial production and created unrest among industrialists in Punjab. The "anti-industry" policy of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has added woes to the misery of the industry. Shocked over the pathetic condition of power in the state, the industrialists asked if 4-5 hour power cuts were being imposed in peak winters, what would happen in summers? The business community has urged the government to bring improvement in the power situation otherwise, the industry here would be on the verge of closure due to production losses.


2 brothers killed in accident
Mullanpur Dakha, January 21
Two motorcycle-borne youths were killed when a Scorpio vehicle rammed head-on into their motorcycle yesterday.

Ornaments stolen from bank lockers, claim clients
Sahnewal, January 21
Even as the police and the UCO Bank authorities at Jugiana stated that the recent robbery attempt was unsuccessful, several residents who had lockers at the bank claimed that they lost gold ornaments worth lakhs.

Jeweller duped of Rs 1 lakh
Khanna, January 21
A local jeweller was reportedly duped by an unidentified man who took away jewellery items from his store worth Rs 1 lakh in lieu of a fake bank draft. In a complaint filed at the Khanna police station, Bhupinder Singh, owner of the store, alleged some one called him up from Allahabad a few days ago, saying he wanted to buy jewellery for which he would pay by a bank draft of Rs 25,000.

Shops using domestic LPG cylinders raided
Mullanpur Dakha, January 21
The local Food and civil supply department today raided the shops using domestic LPG for commercial purpose and recovered six cylinders.The raid started in the afternoon and the department succeeded in nabbing only six cylinders from 5 shops as by then the word regarding the raid had spread out. Other shopkeepers either replaced the domestic LPG cylinders with commercial ones or just removed the domestic LPG cylinders. Some shopkeeper went to the extent of closing down the shop with the news of raid.

Doctor couple duped
Dharna staged against cops’ inaction
Ludhiana, January 21
Members of the Anti-Corruption Federation of India today staged a ‘dharna’ at the Jagraon bridge here today to protest against the police, who they said had not registered a case of fraud against an advocate and some government employees allegedly involved in cheating a doctor couple.

2 officials’ statements recorded
Ludhiana, January 21
The Local Bodies (vigilance department) had today summoned two officials and three contractors indicted in the Fake Bill scam of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation to Chandigarh to record their statements.

Football winners in a jubilant mood after winning the Division B Football Tournament of Panjab University, Chandigarh. Football team felicitated
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 2
The management committee of Government College, Karamsar (Rara Sahib), felicitated football team of the college for emerging champions in the Division B Football Tournament of Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Football winners in a jubilant mood after winning the Division B Football Tournament of Panjab University, Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph




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