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Stray Cattle
Trust offers to provide shelter
Ludhiana, April 27
In a major relief to city residents from the stray cattle menace, Govind Godham Gaushala, set up in 2000 by the Gow Seva Samiti Trust in Ludhiana, has agreed to provide shelter to all stray cows and bulls in the city on the condition that the government extended “sufficient” financial support as well as medical assistance to the animals.

Armed men storm disputed property, one assaulted
Ludhiana, April 27
A dispute over a rented commercial property in Lalton Kalan village near here turned ugly after ten armed assailants allegedly attacked a person and ransacked the premises. Allegations and counter-allegations flowed throughout the day as the two sides involved in the quarrel had different stories to tell.


BLUE REVOLUTION: Fish farmers lay a net in a private pond in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Minister’s ‘surprise’ raid at DTO proves damp squib
Ludhiana, April 27
The surprise raid conducted today at the city’s district transport office (DTO) by Punjab Transport Minister Mohan Lal turned out to be a futile exercise as the dozens of ‘commission agents’ in the department were nowhere to be seen.

Death of three in accident
Truck driver gets four-year jail
Ludhiana, April 27
A truck driver, Darshan Singh of Dhudike village, Moga, has been sentenced to undergo four years rigorous imprisonment on the charges of causing death of three persons by driving his truck rashly.

From Schools & Colleges
Career counselling
Manav Rachna International University (MRIU), Faridabad, organised a career seminar-2010 today. The day-long seminar was organised to provide information about various career options to students. Special career counselling sessions were also held.

City Concerns
The tragic death of a seven-year-old boy by a raging bull in city recently has once again brought the issue of uncontrolled stray animals to the centrestage. Though several lives have been claimed by stray bulls in the past, the municipal corporation seems to be in deep slumber.


Farmers protest against proposed gas pipeline
Submit memo to GAIL
Ludhiana, April 27
Led by activists of Kirti Kisan Union, Jamhoori Kisan Union and Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta), hundreds of affected farmers today staged a protest at the Mini Secretariat here against the proposed gas pipeline project being undertaken by the Gas Authority of India (GAIL).

Activists of the Kirti Kisan Union, along with other farmers, stage a protest against the GAIL gas pipeline at the Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Illegal Advertisements
Committee to submit report tomorrow
Ludhiana, April 27
The nine-member committee on checking illegal advertisements/unipoles in the city constituted by senior functionaries of Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC) will submit their report tomorrow.

CPI protests hike in prices of commodities
Ludhiana, April 27
The Communist Party of India (CPI), along with the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and Lok Bhalai Part (LBP) staged a protest and resorted to a one-hour rail roko agitation at the railway station here today.

Activists of the CPI, CPI-M and Lok Bhalai Party stage a protest on the railway tracks against rising prices of essential commodities, in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Relief for industry
Duty on captive power rolled back
Ludhiana, April 27
Providing huge relief to the industrial sector in general, and small and tiny units in particular, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (Powercom) has rolled back the decision to impose five per cent duty on the electricity generated through captive power plants (read generators) for self use.

Tribune Impact
Help flows for 13-yr-old boy
Ludhiana, April 27
Following reports about Akash, a 13-year-old boy who sells pens and soaps on city streets after school hours to support his own education, generous help has started flowing in from across the city.

‘Dissolve medical councils for transparency’
Jagraon, April 27
If a building gets damaged or a bridge collapses, often people curse the engineer and raise questions on his qualifications and institution from where he/she passed-out, but what about a doctor when a patient dies due to negligence and nothing is done because the “Muna bhai” comes out to be a pass out graduate of a substandard medical college that sought affiliation by bribing the council chiefs.

Rs 5,500 crore for development work
Ludhiana, April 27
Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, chairman of Punjab Agro Industries Corporation, said the Punjab government had chalked out a comprehensive plan amounting to Rs 5,500 crore for the development of cities and towns in the state, under which all basic amenities, including sewerage, water supply, roads, street lights etc, would be provided to entire urban population.

Bank employees seek wage settlement
Ludhiana, April 27
The Indian National Bank Employees Union has urged the finance minister for early signing of the wage settlement of the bank employees, which has been due since November 2007.

MP gives Rs 2 lakh to school
Ludhiana, April 27
Local MP and national spokesperson of the All-India Congress Committee Manish Tewari has sanctioned Rs 2 lakh grant for Government Shaheed-e-Azam Sukhdev Thapar Memorial Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar Chowk, from his MP's local area development fund.

Rs 3.78 lakh for traffic cops
Ludhiana, April 27
The municipal corporation today handed over a cheque for Rs 3.78 lakh to the Commissioner of Police here.


Three booked for dowry harassment
Raikot, April 27
The Sudhar police has booked three persons for harassing a girl for seeking more dowry. Sukhwinder Kaur, a resident of Aitiana Rattowal village, lodged a complaint against her husband Rimpal Singh, alias Reema, his uncle Gurcharan Singh and his sister Ramanjit Kaur of Shankar village, near Dehlon, for dowry harassment.




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