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Improvement Trust allotments under lens
Ludhiana, February 2
A team of officials from the local government department’s vigilance wing, led by chief vigilance officer AK Prabhakar, today inspected documents and records pertaining to questionable plot allotments by Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) under its various residential schemes that are under investigation.

Rs 30,000, gold ring, mobile stolen from shop
Ludhiana, February 2
Unidentified miscreants broke into a provisions store in the city’s Basti Abdullahpur locality and decamped with Rs 30,000, a gold ring and a mobile phone.

Vigilance report on fake bill scam likely in fortnight
Ludhiana, February 2
Officials of the Punjab local bodies department’s vigilance wing investigating the ‘fake bill’ scam that was unearthed in the municipal corporation are expected to submit their report within a fortnight.


100 illegal mobile towers in city
MC yet to swing into action
Ludhiana, February 2
While the municipal corporations in New Delhi and Noida have started cracking a whip against illegal mobile towers by sealing these, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is yet to wake up from its deep slumber.

'Late marriages to blame for breast, ovarian cancer'
Ludhiana, February 2
Late marriages followed by late conception and child bearing are resulting in increasing incidents of ovarian and breast cancer in urban women, observed Dr Veena Jain, head of the Gynae Oncology at the Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation.

Revised Pay Scales
Varsity refutes teachers’ allegations
Ludhiana, February 2
Refuting allegations of the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Teachers' Association regarding non-implementation of revised pay scales, the university comptroller has said the allegations are "incorrect and baseless".


‘94 Grammy winner honoured
Avtar Singh Channa, winner of Gallantry Award, and Grammy Award winner Sukhvinder Singh in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, February 2
While the whole country is rejoicing after AR Rehman won the Grammy Award, it seems no one remembers Sukhvinder Singh, who is also the recipient of the Grammy Award in 1994 for his music album “A Meeting by River”. Settled in the UK, Sukhvinder was in the city and was honoured by the Ramgarhia Khoj and Sewa Society. Born in Ludhiana, he has been brought up at Bhaini Sahib. “Though there are lovers of classical music in India, still efforts need to be put in to make classical music popular,” he added.

Avtar Singh Channa, winner of Gallantry Award, and Grammy Award winner Sukhvinder Singh in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

From Schools
BCM School celebrates annual day
Ludhiana, February 2
The primary wing of BCM School, Dugri, celebrated their annual day with great enthusiasm. The theme of the function was ‘Masti ki Pathshala’. The function began with ceremonial lamp lighting by the chief guest and a prayer to invoke God. Dr Vandna Shahi, principal of the school, welcomed the guests Dr Monika Bharti and Sudarshan Khanna.

Demolition of 119 Shops
MC to present videographic report to HC
Doraha, February 2
Responding to directions issued by the high court to the government stating the position of the demolition drive, the Municipal Council of Doraha has made a videographic coverage of the verbal warnings being issued to shopkeepers, whose shops have been illegally constructed and are hence becoming an obstruction in the completion of the six -lane project already initiated by the National Highway Authority of India on NH-1.

Road safety awareness programme at school
Ludhiana, February 2
Road rules and responsible users, when in tune, can reduce the number of accidents and save the loss of precious human lives. With this conviction, the Traffic Police Department sensitised BCM Aryans regarding the necessity of observing road safety norms here today.

Social activist Shyam Sunder Juneja delievers a talk on traffic management at BCM Arya Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Publish scientific journals in Punjabi, says Kang
Ludhiana, February 2
PAU Vice-Chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang released the newly published collection of short stories by Dr Amarjit Singh Hayer, former head of the department of agricultural journalism, languages and culture, PAU.

Scientists get recognition from farm body
Ludhiana, February 2
Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) director Dr RT Patil and two scientists from the institute have got special recognition from the Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE) for outstanding contributions in the field of Agricultural Structures and Process Engineering during the 44th Annual Convention and Symposium of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers.

‘SAD-BJP alliance failed to keep promises’
Ludhiana, February 2
The SAD-BJP coalition government in Punjab failed to deliver on its promises and did nothing for the development and welfare of people, said Harminder Singh Pradhan, Congress legislator, while addressing members of various youth organisations at a meeting here today.

Making style statement with tattoos
Ludhiana, February 2
When it comes to looking chic the city’s youngsters don’t appear to mind the pain involved in getting a tattoo on some part of their bodies. Following the current fashion they try to ape Bollywood stars by flaunting their tattoos. Even those are unwilling to bear the pain go in for a temporary one.

Tender Opening
MC officials in verbal spat
Ludhiana, February 2
The municipal corporation's tender-inviting cell virtually turned into a battleground here this evening after a verbal spat between SE AK Singla and Executive Engineer (Lights) SP Singh.

Machine makers’ body seeks VAT refund
Ludhiana, February 2
Members of the Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association, Ludhiana, yesterday held a meeting under the chairmanship of its president Kirpal Singh Sagar.

Cultural programme at DMCH
Ludhiana, February 2
The three-day annual cultural programme “Ectopia-2010” commenced today at the Dumra Auditorium, DMCH. Undergraduate medical students will take part in various talent hunt competitions.

PAU mime team leaves for youth fest
Ludhiana, February 2
Eight-member mime team from Punjab Agricultural University yesterday left for Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, where the Inter-University National Youth Festival is scheduled to be held from February 2 to 6.


5 held with liquor, smack
Khanna, February 2
Five persons were held with pistol, knife, smack and illicit liquor here yesterday. As per the police reports, police station Sadar in charge Arvinder Singh said acting on a secret information, the police intercepted accused Harpreet Singh and confiscated .315 bore rifle and two live cartridges. The police also arrested Gurjant Singh from the Boothgarh area and confiscated a knife from him.

Poppy husk recovered
Jagraon, February 2
The Ludhiana rural police on Sunday raided various places and recovered country made illicit liquor, along with poppy husk.

Two cars stolen
Ludhiana, February 2
Car of a Sarabha Nagar resident was stolen from outside his house recently.


Court orders on encroachment
Councillors keep mobiles off to avoid annoying voters
Ludhiana, February 2
With the municipal corporation going ahead with its anti-encroachment drive without buckling under any political pressure following the High Court orders, the politicians are left with no choice but to keep their mobile phones off when the drive is on.

Mahajan is president of bar assn
Ludhiana, February 2
BM Mahajan has been elected president of the District Taxation Bar Association (direct taxes).

Cricket fraternity jubilant over Karan’s selection as captain
Ludhiana, February 2
The cricket fraternity is jubilant over Karan Goel s selection as captain of the Punjab cricket team for the forthcoming North Zone One-Day Tournament for the Vijay Hazare Trophy slated to be held in Haryana from February 10 to 18.




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