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MC officials face the music for inefficiency
Ludhiana, July 13
Realising it was high time civic officials pulled up their socks to respond fast to public grievances, municipal corporation commissioner AK Sinha and mayor Hakam Singh Gyaspura today asked them to step up their efforts to efficiently deal with all complaints.

Principal under cloud for issuing ‘fake certificates’
Jagraon, July 13
The infighting within the administration of Sri Ram College in Dalla village has laid bare a racket of issuing bogus bona fide student certificates to young people aspiring to go abroad. A trustee alleged the college principal used to issue such certificates for Rs 4 lakh each.




BCom Counselling
Police called in as students protest
Ludhiana, July 13
The last day of the BCom counselling at SCD Government College for Boys witnessed uproar after students resorted to protest today. The police had to be called in to avoid any untoward incident.

Spurned, man assaults ex-wife
Thrashed by onlookers; both in hospital
Ludhiana, July 13
The need to reunite with his former wife drove a man to such extremes that he allegedly assaulted her in the market today, inviting mob fury.

Neglecting old fountains, MC splurges on new ones
Ludhiana, July 13
A non-functional fountain near Sufi Chowk in Ludhiana. The municipal corporation has begun “beautifying” the city, especially the roundabouts on major intersections, with landscaping, fancy lights, fountains and other embellishments. However, the existing nonfunctional fountains on which several crores of rupees have been spent are of no use to the public or the civic body itself.

A non-functional fountain near Sufi Chowk in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Colleague accuses prof of misdemeanour
Ludhiana, July 13
A professor at a college found himself mired in controversy after his female colleague and former student levelled allegations of misbehavior against him. The complainant had yesterday, in a complaint to the police, alleged that the professor barged into her house and abused her would-be father-in-law, police sources said.


GLADA sells 30 SCOs for Rs 16 crore
Ludhiana, July 13
The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) today netted Rs 16 crore by sale of 30 shop-cum-office (SCO) sites at Kohara in this district. The auction was conducted on behalf of the Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB), which had been handed over the site of the old PWD rest house, which had since been shifted for commercial exploration by the state government.

Woman commits suicide; daughter struggles for life
Manjit Kaur recuperates at a hospital in Ahmedgarh on Tuesday. Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 13
The police has initiated a probe into an incident in which a woman and her daughter reportedly tried to commit suicide by consuming some poisonous substance yesterday. While the woman was declared brought dead by doctors, her daughter is struggling for life at a private hospital here.

Manjit Kaur recuperates at a hospital in Ahmedgarh on Tuesday. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

Medical officers demand non-practising allowance
Ludhiana, July 13
The Joint Action Committee of the Medical Officers of Homoeopathic and Ayurvedic Systems of Medicine and the Veterinary Officers Association have urged the state government to grant them non-practising allowance (NPA) as per the recommendations of 5th Punjab Pay Commission report which was yet to be notified.

A devotee uses cymbals during Jagannath rath yatra in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
FAITH CALLS: A devotee uses cymbals during Jagannath rath yatra in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Congress demands Kahlon’s resignation
Ludhiana, July 13
The Congress has demanded that the Speaker of Punjab vidhan sabha Nirmal Singh Kahlon should immediately step down from his position in view of the chargesheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation against him in a CBI court.

Ban on drinking at public places
Ludhiana, July 13
The Commissioner of Police, Ishwar Singh, today warned people not to consume liquor outside liquor vends, eateries and along roads else action would be taken against them.

‘Inspired’ Aiyali gives up official guards, car
Canada trip makes it happen
Ludhiana, July 13
Leading by example, zila parishad chairman Manpreet Singh Aiyali today announced to surrender his security guards and official vehicle with red beacon atop and vowed to serve public with sincerity.

Medical Allowance
Rly pensioners rue meagre hike
Ludhiana, July 13
The Northern Railway Pensioners Welfare Association has lamented the discriminatory attitude of the Central government towards its pensioners in grant of fixed medical allowance (FMA), which has now been increased from Rs 100 to Rs 300 per month.

Aspirants do chin-ups during an Army recruitment rally in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Aspirants do chin-ups during an Army recruitment rally in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Death of eight farm animals
Veterinary dept initiates probe
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 13
The state veterinary department has initiated a probe into the death of at least eight domesticated animals of a farmer of Ghabadi village. The animals had died after consuming feed and drinking water yesterday.

Voice tossing software a rage among mobile users
Ludhiana/ Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 13
Mobiles, equipped with speech tossing software, are a rage these days. While children’s voice is in universal demand, young boys and girls are in search of voices of opposite sex.

Energy Efficiency
Team from Delhi visits city
Ludhiana, July 13
A two-member team from the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Delhi, visited the city as part of municipal corporation’s project for installation of energy saving lights. The members — Ajitsen Gupta and Hemant Gupta — met with Additional Commissioner KP Brar and discussed the project.


Nut & bolts worth Rs 3.5 lakh stolen
Ludhiana, July 13
In a daring incident, unidentified persons stole 136 sacks containing nut bolts worth Rs 3.5 lakh from a factory near Cheema Chowk last night. The goods weighed over 6,800 kg.

Fake Rs 1,000 notes in circulation
Ludhiana, July 13
After the seizure of 345 counterfeit notes of Rs 1,000 denomination, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued an advisory to the public sector, private sector and foreign banks to be cautious while handling cash and ensure the use of note scribbling machines. The general public has also been told to be careful while accepting such notes.

Gurinder scrapes past resilient Reddy
Jagraon, July 13
Wild card Pradeep K Reddy of Andhra Pradesh gave top seed Gurinder Singh a scare at the HTA-AITA Men’s and Women’s Tournament-2010 here today. Gurinder won the first set easily but in the second, Pradeep upped his game and won it 6-4. The decider went to a tie-breaker, which Gurinder eventually won 7-4.




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