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Rain brings down temperature
Woolens out of closet again
Ludhiana, March 4
A car’s windshield reflects branches of a tree after the rain in Ludhiana on Thursday. City's hip 'n' happening brigade will have to wait for a while before they can flaunt their trendy summer wear with panache.

A car’s windshield reflects branches of a tree after the rain in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Encroachments on Mall Road removed
Ludhiana, March 4
It is perhaps the first time that the municipal corporation authorities are adamant on removing all encroachments within its limits.Strictly following the Punjab and Haryana High Court orders of removing encroachments in the city, a massive demolition drive was started at one of posh areas of city - the Mall Road - today.


9 injured as four buses collide
Doraha, March 4
Nine passengers sustained injuries after four private buses collided one after another on an overbridge here today morning.While Paramjit Kaur and Satyawati of Gobindgarh were admitted to Rajwant Hospital; Mohammad Razak and Roza Fatima of Sherpur, Ranjit Singh of Jamalpur, Sukhwinder Singh of Jodhewal, Guriqbal Singh and Baldev Singh of Shimlapuri, Kuldip Singh of Baranwala were admitted to Sidhu hospital with minor injuries.

Ramdev takes political course
Motivates people to join his party
Ludhiana, March 4
Baba Ramdev Stress buster yoga guru Baba Ramdev has taken a political course. The baba, who took the ancient art of keeping fit to virtually every household, today motivated people to join his political party that he would announce before the Lok Sabha elections.

                                           Baba Ramdev 

For speedy trial of corruption cases
Ludhiana, March 4
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev today made a strong plea for cleansing the "rotten" political system in the country and making provisions for setting up fast-track courts for speedy trials of cases involving corruption and other heinous crimes like rape and sedition.

Ishmeet's picture defaced by miscreants
The defaced banner of Voice of India Ishmeet Singh in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, March 4
The defacement of Voice of India-Late Ishmeet Singh's picture on a chowk named after him has caused immense hurt to his family, which is gradually coming to terms with the shock of his loss.His picture, printed on a flex sheet with a message, was put up on Ishmeet Singh Chowk by his family.It was defaced by some miscreants last night.

The defaced banner of Voice of India Ishmeet Singh in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Duty on captive power generation irks industry
Ludhiana, March 4
Vexed by the Punjab government's decision to levy an additional 5 per cent duty on electricity generated by captive power plants, the city’s industry has decided not to allow Punjab State Electricity Board to install meters on their generator sets.

Govt urged to scrap tax on generators
Ludhiana, March 4
Ludhiana MP and All India Congress Committee national spokesman Manish Tewari today lashed out at the Punjab government’s proposal to levy an additional duty on captive power generation by industry.


Teachers turn tormentors
Snatch answer sheets before time, allege students
Ludhiana, March 4
Parents and guardians wait to pick their wards from school after the exam that led to traffic chaos in Ludhiana on Thursday. In a classic case of teachers turning tormentors, a number of invigilators of class XII board exams have been accused of "snatching the answer sheets before time" from students. Due to this, many students were not able to complete their papers and would lose on marks.

Parents and guardians wait to pick their wards from school after the exam that led to traffic chaos in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Anti-narcotics cell raids SAD leader’s eating joint
Jagraon, March 4
Tough times are ahead for Akhtiar Singh Roomi, a Zila Parishad member and senior SAD leader from Roomi village near here. Last week, he as blamed by fellow villagers for grabbing the village common land by keeping somebody else in front. Yesterday, a team of the anti-narcotics cell from Ludhiana raided his eating joint. His name figures in the list whenever one talks about the peddling of opium and poppy husk.

SBI opens NRI special branch
Ludhiana, March 4
With intent to provide better and prompt services to its NRI clients, the State Bank of India opened its 16th Dedicated NRI Special Branch at Fountain Chowk, Civil Lines, here today.

PTC Music Awards 
Religious leaders campaign for Rajni
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 4
Activists and office-bearers of a few religious organisations are all out to seek votes for amateur singer Rajni Jain Arya, who had been nominated for the “Best Debut Female Singer” in the “PTC Music Awards 2010”.

Ramming Incident: Cops fail to take action
Ludhiana, March 4
It has been four days since some unidentified miscreants intentionally rammed their vehicle into a music store, located on National Road in Ghumar Mandi, but the police has yet to take action.

Martyr’s work to be included in Punjab board syllabi
Ludhiana, March 4
Almost 300 years after Baba Moti Ram Mehra of Fatehgarh Sahib sacrificed his life to save the young Sahibzadas and Mata Gujri from the clutches of Mughals, the martyr finally got his due.

Pulse Polio Drive
Health officials review arrangements
Ludhiana, March 4
Civil surgeon Dr Maninderjit Singh yesterday met senior medical officers (SMOs) and medical officers of the various civil dispensaries in the city for reviewing the arrangements for the next round of the pulse polio drive on March 7 to 9.

RTI Woes
Applicant alleges denial of info, LIT officials claim otherwise
Ludhiana, March 4
Officials of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) have been charged with failure to provide information asked for under the Right to Information Act within stipulated period by a city resident. The applicant asserted that the delay caused in providing the information was tantamount to refusal.

Don’t sell cultivable land, farmers advised
Mandi Ahmedgarh,March 4
Growing tendency among peasants to sell their cultivable land in order to meet domestic contingencies; has been viewed as threat to ground economy of the border state.

Civil hospital raided
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 4
Minister for health and family welfare Laxmi Kanta Chawla raided the local civil hospital at 9.30 pm last night.

CAs discuss Union Budget
Ludhiana, March 4
An informative seminar on the 2010-11 Budget was organised by the Ludhiana branch of the Northern India Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India at ICAI Bhawan.

Youth Cong slams SAD-BJP govt
Ludhiana, March 4
The District Youth Congress has slammed the SAD-BJP government in Punjab for what it described as reign of terror let lose against agitating employees and teachers, including women.

Field Day
Over 500 farmers take part in seminar
Mullanpur Dakha, March 4
The Agriculture Department in collaboration with the Co-operative society, Lalton Khurd, and Jhande and the PAU, Ludhiana, organised a seminar-cum-workshop to mark the national field day.

From Schools & Colleges
'Good luck party' for KG kids of BCM School
Ludhiana, March 4
A 'good luck party' was organised to bid goodbye to the kindergarten section at BCM School, Dugri, with great enthusiasm. The day started on a happy note with kids coming in colourful and bright attires. The tiny tots enjoyed various fun games as they participated in one-minute games and musical chairs. 

Parking space
MC yet to act against defaulters
Ludhiana, March 4
In majority of markets, parking lots outside buildings, restaurants, malls and marriage palaces are being used for commercial purposes. Though the municipal authorities claim to act tough with defaulters, a lot remains to be done.


1.5 kg opium seized, 3 arrested
Doraha, March 4
The Payal police has arrested three drug peddlers and seized more than 1 kg opium and cartridges from their possession.The DSP and his team raided a place near Chummon village and arrested Jagtar Singh, alias Tara Singh, and Gurjit Singh, both residents of Chummon village and recovered 1.5 kg opium from them. Another raid was conducted at the house of Gurjit Singh. 

Two booked for beating up man
Khanna, March 4
Two persons were booked yesterday for allegedly beating up and injuring a resident of Harion Kalan village. In a complaint lodged with the police Jasvir Singh had alleged that the two accused- Bikkar Singh and Surjit Singh of the same village-had beaten him up near the village and fled away from the spot leaving Jasvir in a pool of blood.

3 booked in dowry case
Khanna, March 4
Three persons,including a husband and his parents, have been booked for demanding dowry from a newly married woman of Rampur village.In a complaint lodged with the police Jaspreet Kaur alleged that she her husband Sarabjit Singh, son of Sukhdev Singh, had been demanding dowry since their marriage.

Satpal Singh Poonia Another youth murdered in Manila
Raikot, March 4
A youth of Jalaldiwal village, near here, is reported to have succumbed to his bullet injuries in Manila, the capital of Philippines.Satpal Singh Poonia (23) was shot dead at by some youths last Monday.

Satpal Singh Poonia

Three held for murder
Ludhiana, March 4
With the arrest of three persons, the city police has managed to crack a blind-murder case that took place around a month ago in which a driver was stabbed to death by snatchers near Grain Market near Shimlapuri.

Kings XI Punjab player Love Ablish in Ludhiana on Thursday. Love all set to fire in IPL
Ludhiana, March 4
After the extinction of breakaway Indian Cricket League (ICL), the local lad Love Ablish(26) is all set for his new spell, this time, he will represent Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Kings XI Punjab player Love Ablish in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

B.Ed colleges hold badminton tourney
Ludhiana, March 4
Shuttlers with college authorities in Ludhiana on Thursday. The GHG Harparkash College of Education, Sidhwan Khurd, won the Punjab University Inter-College Badminton Championship of B.ed colleges held recently Punjab University, Chandigarh.The team won gold medal for their stupendous performance. The shuttlers Manpreet Kaur, Rupinder Kaur, Satinder Kaur, Ranvir Kaur and Gurpreet Kaur were honoured by the college authorities for bringing laurels to the college.

Shuttlers with college authorities in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Kings XI campaign results in traffic jam
Ludhiana, March 4
The IPL promotion campaign organised by Kings XI Punjab resulted in a traffic jam at Feroze Gandhi Market here today.Serpentine queues of vehicle were seen in the market while the campaign was on. A huge screen was installed in a mini- bus and it was stationed at a parking lot in Feroze Gandhi Market in the afternoon, when the market is busy.




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