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0001 acts pricey again
‘CT’ goes for Rs 4.6 lakh; ‘CV’ 4.45 lakh
Ludhiana, June 18
The auction of fancy numbers for motor vehicles in series PB-10-CV and the remaining numbers of series PB-10-CT here today has made the department of transport richer by Rs 42.85 lakh.

HC contempt notice  to ex-city babus
Ludhiana, June 18
The Punjab & Haryana High Court has issued a court of contempt notice to four IAS officers, including two former deputy commissioners (DC) and a revenue official, who were earlier posted in the city, for their failure to obey the court’s orders issued in 1961 regarding allotment of a piece of land worth Rs 12.5 crore in Mattewara village to the heirs of a refugee who came to India after the subcontinent’s partition.


Autowallahs often a law unto themselves
Ludhiana, June 18
With nearly 50,000 autorickshaws and about 100 taxis plying on the streets every day, the 200 low floor buses being pressed into service will further add to the traffic chaos in the city.

Dial an Auto
Exclusive permits nettle drivers

Ludhiana, June 18
Even before the “Dial an Auto” service could hit city roads, it has snowballed into a controversy as autorickshaw drivers have protested against the government’s policy to issue permits to “capitalists”. They complained that they were already facing paucity of space to park vehicles and new autorickshaws would only add to the chaos.
Members of the clock tower autorickshaw association today protested against a manufacturing company for manufacturing radio autos “exclusively” for a particular company.

A road near a temple has been barricaded for a religious congregation in Ludhiana. Road closure leads to chaos
Ludhiana, June 18
Showing complete lack of consideration for city residents, the management of the Durga Mata temple has got one side of the road from Fountain Chowk to Jagraon Bridge closed to traffic for three days, beginning Thursday morning, in order to hold a function.

A road near a temple has been barricaded for a religious congregation in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Women Entrepreneurs-III 
Baking her way to success

Swastika D Sobti. Ludhiana, June 18
It has only been a year since Swastika D Sobti entered Ludhiana's entrepreneurial incubator and has, in that time, baked her success story with delectable flavour. Her taste buds prompted her to launch this venture and today she is busy rolling out a countless number of cakes, pastries and other bakery items at her café, Cake Square, located on Pakhowal Road.

Swastika D Sobti. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Jainpur Garbage Dump
MC fails to comply with pollution board’s orders 

Ludhiana, June 18
Though the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has directed the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC) to shift its garbage dump at Jainpur village, Hambran Road, at the earliest, the civic body is finding it difficult to comply with the orders, as there is no other option available.

Govt does away with NOC for new connection 

Ludhiana, June 18
In a significant development, which will meet the long-pending demand of the trade and industry in the state, the Punjab government has waived off the condition of obtaining the “no objection certificate” (NOC) from the urban local bodies for the extension of load or a new power connection.

Shops acquired without survey, violate bylaws 
Mullanpur Dakha, June 18
SK Sharma, SDO, Punjab Mandi Township, revealed yesterday that no survey had been conducted to assess the illegal and haphazard constructions in the local grain market. After a few persons demanded information under the RTI Act, on the basis of which notices were issued and areas acquired, the department was left with no alternative other than carrying out the survey of the grain market.

Specialised eye hospital soon
Ludhiana, June 18
Dr RV Ramani, managing director, Sankara Eye Care Institutions, addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana Coimbatore-based Sankara Eye Care Institutions will set up Punjab’s first specialised eyecare hospital in the city to cater to the needs of economically weaker sections of society by providing state-of-the-art facility free of cost to 80 per cent indoor patients while also attending to 200 outdoor patients every day.
Dr RV Ramani, managing director, Sankara Eye Care Institutions, addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Navneet, Gurpreet shine in fashion designers’ contest
Ludhiana, June 18
Students with their creations during the Amateur Fashion Designers’ Contest in Ludhiana For the first time, garment manufacturing houses of the city stepped forward to recognise budding talent among city’s fashion students during Amateur Fashion Designers’ Contest at Ivanna Institute of Fashion Technology.

Students with their creations during the Amateur Fashion Designers’ Contest in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

BCom Admissions
Confusion over new criteria may hit rural colleges

Doraha, June 18
Apprehensions are being raised that the centralised admission process of commerce stream for Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur and Chandigarh, may adversely affect the admission to the rural institutes, situated on the periphery, that have to still go in for direct admission.

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Two held for vehicle thefts
Ludhiana, June 18
The CIA-II police arrested two persons for vehicle theft and seized seven stolen motorcycles besides a scooter from their possession here today.

Panchayat member held with smack
Mullanpur Dakha, June 18
The police arrested a man for carrying 6 gm smack here last evening.




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