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Woman barges into MLA’s office, held
Ludhiana, April 28
Lovelorn and denied reciprocation, a woman landed local MLA and Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Local Bodies, Harish Rai Dhanda, in an extremely embarrassing situation here last evening after she was denied a meeting with him.

DTO touts back to business after raid
Ludhiana, April 28
Within less than 24 hours after the ‘surprise’ raid conducted at the city’s district transport office (DTO) by Punjab Transport Minister Mohan Lal, ‘commission agents’ were back on the scene fleecing people in the name of expediting their pending work.

Fire officer caught accepting bribe
Ludhiana, April 28
Cracking a whip against corrupt officials, the Vigilance Bureau today caught assistant divisional fire officer Kartar Singh red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 after a trap was laid following a complaint.


Dugri Phase II
MC fails, doesn’t let people develop park
A park in Dugri Phase II that awaits development.Ludhiana, April 28
An undeveloped park in the Dugri Phase II Colony, developed by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) here, has become a bone of contention between the motivated residents of the area and the civic body. Even as the colony stands fully developed for almost a decade now, the said park (175-D) has remained neglected both by PUDA and the Municipal Corporation to whom the colony was later transferred for the maintenance.
A park in Dugri Phase II that awaits development. A Tribune photograph

LED to illuminate city
Ludhiana, April 28
For turning the dream of illuminating the city with the energy-saving lights into reality, Asit Sen Gupta, a consultant from the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, New Delhi, was in the city today for discussing the viability of project with senior officials of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation. If this Rs 90-crore project, on which the municipal authorities are working hard, gets the consultant’s nod, then the Luminous Electronic Devices (LED) will not only brighten the city but also generate revenue for the civic body by providing a portion from its energy saving share.


Narrow link roads causing accidents
Khamano, April 28
Farmers in villages near Khamano have encroached upon the link roads for the past several years due to which the width of these have narrowed down. This has resulted in a large number of accidents.

Residents demand removal of ‘illegal’ unipole
The recently installed unipole at Gol Market.Ludhiana, April 28
Even though the committee on ‘advertisement reforms’ has submitted its report to municipal corporation officials, unauthorized unipole advertising signs continue to be installed in the city. The panel was set up by the civic body to report on the status of unipole signs and billboards installed illegally in the city.

The recently installed unipole at Gol Market. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

SC Verdict
Congress MLA asks Badal, Dhanda to quit
Ludhiana, April 28
Harmohinder Singh Pardhan, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee vice-president and Raikot legislator, today asked Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Chief Parliamentary Secretary Harish Rai Dhanda to quit in wake of the Supreme Court verdict in favour of former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

This is the impression given by a person standing below the Clock Tower.
‘TIME IN MY HAND’: This is the impression given by a person standing below the Clock Tower. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Insurance co told to pay Rs 50,000
Ludhiana, April 28
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited to make the payment of Rs 50,000 to family members of a person who died within a week after applying for the policy.

Housefed disburses housing loans of over Rs 17 crore
Ludhiana, April 28
Housefed had disbursed housing loans worth Rs 1705.18 lakh among its member housing cooperative societies during the last financial year.

Income Tax Act
Amendment makes small traders cheerful
Ludhiana, April 28
Amendment in the Income Tax Act (Section 44 AD) has made the small traders cheerful. It is applicable from the current financial year. Sometimes the small traders fail to maintain account books. After this amendment, they won’t be required to show it to the income tax department.

A girl displays a model during the three-day district-level exhibition in Ludhiana.
A girl displays a model during the three-day district-level exhibition in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Fearing threat to life
Man locks up himself, daughter in room for 2 days
Jagraon, April 28
A resident of Ramgarh Bhuller village had locked himself up in a room along with his daughter for almost two days out of the fear of being killed by his brother’s in-laws. Both brothers are at loggerheads over a share in the property. One of the brothers lives abroad. Those who had locked themselves up in the room are Resham Singh and his daughter Ramandeep Kaur. His wife Rajwant Kaur, who was down with malaria, was admitted to a hospital at Raikot. She was instrumental in moving the High Court and ensuring their release.

Fire breaks out at 2 places
Goods worth Rs 50,000 gutted
Ludhiana, April 28
Two incidents of fire were reported in the city today. Fire broke out in a house at Rajguru Nagar after a gas cylinder burst due to a short circuit in an air conditioner. However, major tragedy was averted, as alert family members were able to douse the fire along with fire fighters. In another incident, fire broke in a confectionary shop at Jawahar Nagar Camp here this afternoon.

Companies on hiring spree
Ludhiana, April 28
With the days of pink slips over due to the reversal of global meltdown, the youths are heaving a sigh of relief.

Kishan Pal BSF jawan commits suicide
Jagraon, April 28
A BSF jawan posted in Assam committed suicide by shooting himself with his official gun in the wee hours today. As per information received from his commandant, Kishan Pal (32) shot himself in his neck around 3 am. The reason of suicide could not be ascertained yet. He joined the BSF around eight years back.

                                                                              Kishan Pal

Cops to step up night vigil
Khanna, April 28
Punjab DGP PS Gill met senior police officials of the district and directed them to intensify the late night patrolling on the GT Road to curb incidents of robbery, snatching and other crimes.

Winners of the Tech fest at Mandi Gobindgarh on Wednesday. RIMT students win 11 medals in Tech fest
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 28
Students participated in Tech fest organised by PTIS at GND Polytechnic College, Ludhiana, recently and bagged eight gold and three bronze medals in different competitions.

Winners of the Tech fest at Mandi Gobindgarh on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Investiture ceremonies at city schools
Doraha, April 28
Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha, Sacred Heart Convent School, Sahnewal, and Green Grove Public School, Mohanpur, organised their investiture ceremonies on the commencement of the new academic session.

From Schools & Colleges
World of fairy tales at BCM
Ludhiana, April 28
The KG students of BCM, Dugri, created an enchanting "World of Fairy Tales" on the school premises.

At The Crossroads
Poetess of sense and sensibility
Kirti Kesar In modern times, something of the earlier age intermingles and it gives form to a new approach. A creative writer tiptoes on the dewdrops of the changing times. Kirti Kesar depicts in her poems the passion, conflict and contradictions in the life of a today’s man. For this, she employs soothing undertones, lyrical sensibilities and befitting terminology.
                                                                                                       Kirti Kesar


Two die escaping from snatchers
Jagraon, April 28
The sarpanch of Lelan Megh Singh village, near here, and his daughter-in-law were killed in a accident today while trying to escape from snatchers.

1 held for killing rape suspect
Ludhiana, April 28
Acting on a tipoff the police today arrested a man, later identified as Gurdial Singh, for killing Pankaj Kumar, 17, who was suspected of having raping the former’s minor niece, on March 26 last. Gurdial was apprehended along with his brother-in-law, Jarnail Singh.

Villagers force cops to arrest accused
Raikot, April 28
Villagers of Bassian gharaoed the police station here yesterday, accusing the police of not arresting the driver and the owner of a tractor-trolley that reportedly crushed two youths on Monday evening.

IPL: Raveena sad for Shilpa
Ludhiana, April 28
“The IPL is full of controversies and I am pleased not to be a part of it. I lack sportsmanship, which is required to be a part of the team,” says actor Raveena Tandon. She sees Lalit Modi as the showman of the IPL, who has taken it from the ground to the skies. She was here with Vandana Luthra to inaugurate a VLCC centre.

Mangat Rai SharmaBadminton coach to hold camp
Ludhiana, April 28
Mangat Rai Sharma, an NIS-trained coach from Ludhiana, has been selected for the national badminton camp, scheduled to be held at Pune from May 5 to 20. He will conduct a camp at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune, where campers under 16 years of age will be imparted training.

                                                                                                                Mangat Rai Sharma




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