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Schoolchildren, parents inconvenienced
Bus drivers go on strike after crackdown by DTO

Ludhiana, February 5
Hundreds of school students and their parents today faced a lot of inconvenience when bus operators of a number of schools, situated on the outskirts of the city, kept their vehicles off roads, following a crackdown on them by the district transport officer (DTO).

Petrol, diesel dearer due to higher VAT
Ludhiana, February 5
The rise in fuel prices due to the additional VAT surcharge imposed by the Punjab government will dig a bigger hole in the pockets of consumers. Petrol has now become more expensive by Re 1.06 a litre while the price of diesel has gone up by 0.26 paisa per litre. 


A newly wed girl seems to be informing her husband over her phone that she had received her degree at the annual convocation of the SDP College for Women in Ludhiana
Got IT: A newly wed girl seems to be informing her husband over her phone that she had received her degree at the annual convocation of the SDP College for Women in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan P 3

Flouting of Essential Commodities Act
No effort made to rein in erring gas agencies 
Ludhiana, February 5
The food & civil supplies department has failed to take any action against cooking gas agencies that are openly flouting the provisions of the Essential Commodities Act by refusing LPG supply to domestic consumers. The department has also not succeeded in curbing the malpractice of refilling smaller cylinders from domestic LPG cylinders, which can endanger life and property.

125 Snatching Incidents 
Woman, four others held

Ludhiana, February 5
A young woman has been behind 125 snatching incidents that took place across the city in the past three months. Gurpreet Kaur (28) from Machiwara Poth village was arrested by the city police, along with her four accomplices, in connection with a snatching case took place at Focal Point last evening.


Miscreants smear park benches with mud to harass doctor
Ludhiana, February 5
Benches at a park in Gurdev Nagar that were spoiled with mud by some area residents To teach a “lesson” to a local psychiatrist who had complained about harassment by some Gurdev Nagar residents, the latter today smeared mud on benches in a public park in the locality so that no one could sit on them. When a Tribune team along with the doctor, visited the park, located at the rear of SAS Grewal Hospital, they found all the six benches smirched.

Benches at a park in Gurdev Nagar that were spoiled with mud by some area residents. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Dept office lift non-functional for six months
Ludhiana, February 5
The elevator in the building in Sarabha Nagar housing the district food & civil supplies department’s office has been nonoperational for the past six months, causing great inconvenience to visitors, especially senior citizens who are unable to climb the stairs to reach the office on the third floor.

6 water connections disconnected
Ludhiana, February 5
Cracking a whip on water tax defaulters, zonal commissioner PS Ghuman today ordered the disconnection of six water connections in posh localities of Sarabha Nagar, Gurdev Nagar and Lajpat Nagar.

Gurpreet a drug addict
Ludhiana, February 5
Gurpreet is the cousin of a terrorist Davinder Singh Poth of Machchiwara, who was later killed in a police encounter. Before being nabbed by the police, she was residing in a crammed house in Tibba road along with an old woman.

‘Knit Vision 2010’ kicks off
Ludhiana, February 5
“Knit Vision 2010”, an exhibition, kicked off today at the Welkom Palace.

From Schools and Colleges 
Vardhman school celebrates foundation day

Ludhiana, February 5
Vardhman International Public School celebrated its foundation day with great pomp and show here today.

Degrees conferred on 486 students
Ludhiana, February 5
The annual convocation of SDP College for Women was held here today.

Seminar on self-employment opportunities 
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 5
The Entrepreneur Development Programme (EDP) cell of the Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences organised a one-day seminar here today, on the topic ‘Potential and Opportunities of Self- Employment in Agriculture Business’. The seminar was organised in collaboration with NEWGEN AGRITECH and I.N.A.

SCD college claims first position in quiz
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 5
The Inter-College Youth Festival “Rythmz 2010” was inaugurated by chairman of the RIMT Group of Institutes Dr Hukam Chand Bansal here today.


2 bookies held
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 5 The police nabbed two bookies, identified as Ram Labhya, a resident of Vikas Nagar, Mandi Gobindgarh, and Baljit Singh, Mohalla Zatpur, Sirhind, on Monday allegedly for making the payment of ‘satta’ results of the Pakistan-Australia match.

Aspiring doc killed in accident
Mullanpur Dakha, February 5
The mangled remains of the car in which the doctor was travelling An aspiring doctor from New Delhi was killed in a car accident this morning . The accident took place around 3 am, just before the Khothari Resorts near Hissowal village. The driver of the car lost control and rammed it into a plant and pillars erected in the resort.

The mangled remains of the car in which the doctor was travelling. Photo: Rakesh Gupta

Father, son die in road mishap
Jagraon, February 5
Father son duo from nearby Majari village died in car accident that took place last evening.

Con couple nabbed
Ludhiana, February 5
The economic offences wing of the police nabbed a con couple for submitting fake property documents and extracting a loan of Rs 5 lakh.

PNB, Namdhari XI in semis
Ludhiana, February 5
Punjab National Bank, Delhi, along with Punjab Police XI, Jalandhar, Indian Air Force, Delhi, and Namdhari XI of Bhaini Sahib steered into the semifinal of the sixth edition of the All-India Guru Gobind Singh Hockey Tournament being organised by the Ludhiana Sports Welfare Association under the aegis of the Punjab Rural Sports Promotion Council at the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium, Punjab Agricultural University, here today.




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