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Gunda Nullah to be covered
Ludhiana, April 22
The tenders of laying A view of the polluted Gunda Nullah, which will finally be covered within a year, in Ludhiana. reinforced cement concrete (RCC) slab on Gunda Nullah starting from Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib to Shingar Cinema junction near the Samrala road were today floated by the MC.

A view of the polluted Gunda Nullah, which will finally be covered within a year, in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Bitumen Scam
Indicted officials to be chargesheeted
Ludhiana, April 22
Tainted officials in the bitumen scam which rocked the MC recently will be chargesheeted. MC Commissioner AK Sinha said procedural lapses were committed by the officials and the MC would recommend the state government to take action against them.


Missing File 
LIT lodges complaint with police
Ludhiana, April 22
Close on the heels of the vigilance wing of the local government department of the Punjab government launching a probe into the missing file of plot number 110-A in Rajguru Nagar Colony developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) here, the police has registered a case on the complaint lodged by LIT chairman Ashok Juneja regarding the theft of the file.


‘Don’t axe trees if you can’t plant them’
Ludhiana, April 22
Don't axe the trees if you can't plant them, as trees are the more precious than any other fortune, advocated Mangal Dhillon, the noted Bollywood actor as he called upon the Ludhianavis to show magnanimity in planting trees.

Actress Juhi Babbar in Ludhiana on Thursday. Theatre is Juhi Babbar's first love
Ludhiana, April 22
"Theatre has always been my first love", smiled ravishing actor and theatre artiste Juhi Babbar. After her marriage she took a halt from films for sometime but now she is back and has few films in her kitty. She along with beauty expert Dr Blossom Kochhar was in the city to inaugurate Venus Blossom Kochhar Salonspa.

Actress Juhi Babbar in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

School, college students vow to make earth clean and green
Ludhiana, April 22
Activists of Jan Gyan Vigran Jatha and students of GMT College monitor noise levels at a busy chowk on Earth Day in Ludhiana on Thursday. To observe "Earth Day", the students and teachers of GMT Public School had an interactive session with lectures on the theme "go green, save the earth". They took a pledge to keep their surroundings clean and green. Poster Making and face painting was organised on this occasion. Students of V to XII class depicted the pathetic condition of the Earth in their paintings.

Activists of Jan Gyan Vigran Jatha and students of GMT College monitor noise levels at a busy chowk on Earth Day in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Field trip to witness harvesting
Doraha, April 22
Students of Doraha Public School today went on a field trip to witness the procedures and methods used during the harvesting of wheat.Principal Jatinder Kaur Gupta said that the group went to the nearby farms of Rampur and Doraha and interacted with the farmers to get the first-hand information on various machines and devices used during the process. 

Shanties destroyed in a fire and (inset) a woman weeps after the loss suffered by her family. 22 shanties gutted
Mullanpur Dakha, April 22
About 22 shanties belonging to daily wagers were destroyed in a fire that broke out due to the negligence on the part of a man who had fallen asleep after lighting a candle in his shanty.

Shanties destroyed in a fire and (inset) a woman weeps after the loss suffered by her family. Photos: Rakesh Gupta

Bains released on bail, thanks supporters
Ludhiana, April 22
SAD councillor Simarjit Singh Bains, who was named prime accused in the Tehsildar assault case, today took out a thanksgiving procession in his ward.Flanked by his aide, Kamaljit Singh Karwal, who was also released from the jail on bail yesterday, Bains walked down from the Gill Road to Gurdwara Khuhisar Sahib, Kot Mangal Singh Nagar here this evening and thanked people.

Tehsildar bereaved
Tehsildar GS Benipal’s father Col Jagjit Singh (retd) died of a massive heart attack at Mohali on April 19. He felt uneasy and was shifted to a hospital there. ‘‘I have lost a big support of my life,’’ said Major Benipal adding that his father had an illustrious career in the Army. 

Riot victim’s family lands in soup for fraud
Ludhiana, April 22
A family of anti-Sikh riot victims here is in trouble for claiming the amount of compensation announced by the government twice. After conducting a probe and the charges, prima facie, having been established, the district authorities have now lodged a complaint with the police against the accused and a criminal case is likely to be registered in a day or so.

Non-availability of credit, micro-sector cries foul
Ludhiana, April 22
Non-availability of adequate and timely credit to the micro-sector is giving them sleepless nights. Although the task force has recommended that 60 per cent of the credit to the micro and small enterprises should go to the micro-sector but yet it apprehends that the share of credit is garnered by higher and small enterprises.

Tribune Impact
Admin starts repairing canopies
Ludhiana, April 22
The civil department of the municipal corporation has started repairing the sunshades at major crossings of the city. Other civic bodies have also been asked to do the needful for protecting the traffic cops on duty from weather adversaries.

Pvt bus operators continue to violate route permits
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 22
Not caring two hoots for directions of the State Transport Authority, owners and organisers of private buses continue to violate route permits.

Civil Surgeon’s Office
Census duty bites staff
Ludhiana, April 22
Already burdened with the maintenance of records and reports, the technical and clerical employees working at the civil surgeon’s office here have been thrown off balance after being deputed on “Census 2010” duty.

MC flags off new machinery
Ludhiana, April 22
Municipal corporation Mayor Hakam Singh Gyaspura flagged off new machinery worth Rs 1.12 crore from the zone D office here today. Additional Commissioner Kamalpreet Brar said the new machinery included three JCB machines, two loaders, two sewer cleaning machines, one jetting machine and a tempo.

Steel unit a nuisance for residents
Ludhiana, April 22
In spite of filing several complaints to the municipal corporation against the blocking of road by vehicles belonging to an industrial unit in street No. 7, New Janta Nagar, Gill Road, no action has been taken against the defaulter.


Youth creates ruckus, misbehaves with woman cop
Ludhiana, April 22
A youth, claiming himself to be close to an Akali leader created ruckus at the Bhai Bala Chowk here last night and misbehaved with a woman ASI also.Kuljit Singh, who claimed himself to be close to SAD leader, Amarjit Singh Bhatia, was in an inebriated condition. He was intercepted by ASI (Traffic) Jasmeen Kaur as his car had black films on it.

SI suspended for taking bribe
Jagraon, April 22
Former in-charge of the Latala police post under the Ludhiana rural police was suspended by SSP Harinder Singh Chahal today for allegedly taking bribe from a suspect accused of smuggling poppy husk.

Co-worker kills youth in factory
Ludhiana, April 22
Changing the direction of a pedestal fan by a factory worker claimed his life when his co-worker allegedly pushed him in a fit of rage, killing him of brain haemorrhage here last night.




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