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No escape for traffic violators
Cops challan over 50 vehicles
Ludhiana, April 2
A school student argues with a policeman. Tightening the noose around underage drivers, the traffic police launched a massive challan drive outside BCM Arya Model School at Shastri Nagar in Model Town here this morning.

A school student argues with a policeman. 

3 engineering students meet death on exam day 
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 2
Three college students, who went to take exams in Desh Bhagat Engineering College, were killed in a road accident on Amloh road in Mandi Gobindgarh.


Irregularities in Doraha MC
Erring officials yet to be nailed
Ludhiana, April 2
The Doraha Municipal Council is yet to take action against officials involved in financial irregularities of over Rs 7.14 crore between August 31, 2004, and June 30, 2009.

New Housing Colonies
LIT seeks public participation
Ludhiana, April 2
Following acute shortage of affordable housing and land acquisition being a cumbersome procedure, the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has proposed to develop new housing schemes with private participation.

Khayali eyes chaise lounge in Bollywood
Ludhiana, April 2
Having been nominated for the Guinness Book of World Records for doing 16 reality shows in three years, comedian Khayali Saharan is now eyeing a chaise lounge in Bollywood.


Wheat procurement begins today
Khanna, April 2
Government agencies will start procuring wheat from tomorrow. Secretary of the Market Committee Kuldip Singh said till yesterday there was no wheat in the market, it was only today that around 50 to 70 quintals of wheat was unloaded at the Grain Market in Khanna.

Farmers with their produce at the Khanna Grain Market on Friday. Photo by writer

Mixed response to challan drive
Ludhiana, April 2
The police received a mixed reaction from the city residents for conducting a challan drive at the BCM Arya Model School in Sharstri Nagar here today.

Collection on Mughal era’s theme a crowd-puller
A woman at the fashion exhibition, ‘The Woman-2010’, in Ludhiana on FridayLudhiana, April 2
“The Woman-2010”, a three-day exhibition on fashion, kicked off at Hotel Majestic Park Plaza today. Jewellery, fashion and accessories were among the main attractions at this year’s exhibition.

A woman at the fashion exhibition, ‘The Woman-2010’, in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Industry for rollback of electricity duty hike
Ludhiana, April 2
The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said though industry had been demanding for a long time that electricity duty be subjected to VAT, the Punjab government had instead raised the duty from 10 to 13 percent and has urged the latter to immediately roll back the hike. With the increase in electricity duty the per unit cost will now come to 56 paise, it added.

One drowned, another missing in Sutlej
Ludhiana, April 2
One person drowned while another is still missing in Sutlej river at Mattewara village.The deceased has been identified as Kaser Singh (37), a resident of Boothgarh. His brother-in-law Ajaib Singh (36) from Sasrali village is still missing. According to reports, they went to buy wood across the river in Tajpur village this morning.

Raikot youth among 17 death row convicts in UAE
Raikot, April 2
With another man, Navjot Singh alias Jyoti, 26, identified as one among the 17 Indians awarded the death sentence by a UAE court, the number of people belonging to the Jagraon area who were convicted has risen to three.

MC urged to give Rakh Bagh a facelift
Ludhiana, April 2
Once bustling with activity and popular among the young and old alike, the city’s Rakh Bagh has lost is charm with few residents now interested in visiting the park.For children the ‘toy train’ was its major attraction but that too is nonfunctional. These days only those going for a walk in the morning or evening go to the park but they too face numerous problems.

Residents thrash thieves
Ludhiana, April 2
Residents of Durgapuri in Haibowal nabbed three thieves and handed them over to the police after giving them a sound thrashing.The incident took place this afternoon when Sudhaker Dhanda, a resident of Palli Cable Street, spotted thieves in his house and raised an alarm.

PAU Notes
Course on seed production
Ludhiana, April 2
The Directorate of Extension Education, PAU, will organise a two-day training course on seed production of vegetable crops on April 5 and 6 at Kairon Kisan Ghar.About 25 participants, including the horticultural development officials, district extension specialists and teachers of Kirshi Vigyan Kendras will participate in the course.


Woman’s gold chain snatched in Kitchlu Nagar
Ludhiana, April 2
An unidentified youth reportedly snatched a gold chain from a woman in Block C, Kitchlu Nagar, here this afternoon.According to the victim, Bittu Mishra, a schoolteacher, a youth in his mid-20s requested her to help him in locating the address of a resident. She said the address was written in Punjabi and she told the youth the house he was looking for was not situated in the Block C colony.

Two held with 2-kg opium
Mullanpur Dakha, April 2
The Dakha police today nabbed two youths and recovered two kg of opium from their possession. The accused have been identified as Joga Singh and Tehal Singh, both residents of Kang Kotha village near Lohian. Following a tip-off the police nabbed the duo with the contraband near Humbran T Point.

Migrant labourers attack cops
Khamano, April 2
Some migrant labourers, who were in an inebriated state, attacked a police party at Maheshpura village.The labourers work at a brick kiln here.According to information, a two-member police party had gone to the brick kiln to enquire about the identity of a person, who had died in an accident yesterday.

2-year-old raped
Jagraon, April 2
In a ghastly incident, a 50-year-old man allegedly raped a two-year-old girl yesterday.




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