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Fresh breach in bundh renews flood fears
Ludhiana, September17
Residents of villages Villagers throw branches of a tree for strengthening the Dhussi bundh along the Sutlej at Mattewara village in Ludhiana on Friday. situated on the banks of the Sutlej river near the Mattewara ‘dhussi’ bundh are once again reliving the nightmare of floods after a new 70 foot breach appeared in the bundh following the release of more water by the Bhakra Beas Management Board.

Villagers throw branches of a tree for strengthening the Dhussi bundh along the Sutlej at Mattewara village in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Cong MP arrested at mini secretariat
Youth Cong workers protest misuse of Central grants
Punjab Youth Congress chief Ravneet Singh Bittu being taken into police custody in Ludhiana on Friday.Ludhiana, September 17
High drama was witnessed as the Punjab Youth Congress chief and Congress MP from Anandpur Sahib courted arrest at the Mini Secretariat here today in the course of massive protest staged by Youth Congress workers against misuse, embezzlement and misdirection of the Central grants by the state government.

Punjab Youth Congress chief Ravneet Singh Bittu being taken into police custody in Ludhiana on Friday.Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Sumit Sofat arrested by Panchkula police
Panchkula, September 17
The Panchkula police arrested Ludhiana-based doctor Sumit Sofat, accused in an attempt to murder case, from near a hotel in Chandigarh this evening.After a tip-off that Dr Sofat would be arriving near Hotel Sunbean in Sector 22, Chandigarh, in the evening the Chandi Mandir police team led by SHO Jangsher Singh cordoned off the area. When the accused arrived in the parking lot in his car (CH O3K 2948) the police team in mufti cordoned the car and arrested him.


Missing IT Official
10 days on, cops register kidnapping case
Ludhiana, September 17
After groping in the dark for nearly 10 days, the local police has finally registered a kidnapping case against unidentified persons in connection of the alleged mysterious disappearance of Additional Commissioner (Income Tax) Umesh Chandra.

PAU Notes
Field day
There are many constraints prevailing in Punjab agricultural scenario. The land holdings are shrinking, cost of production is increasing and there are several economic and ecological constraints. This was stated by Dr Manjit Singh Kang, Vice-Chancellor, PAU, while inaugurating a field day on the theme of maximising productivity in paddy through adopting relevant technologies, held at Kala Khera village near Kartarpur (Jalandhar).

From Schools & Colleges
Computer adaptive test
The training and placement cell of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Model Town, organised a computer adaptive test for its MBA final year students. The test was conducted by Aspiring Minds, Gurgaon. A warm welcome was accorded to Abhishek Srivastava, technical support engineer of Aspiring Minds, by Dr Sandhya Mehta, deputy director of the institute.

College teachers stage protest
Ludhiana, September 17
On a call given by the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU), teachers of various private colleges observed a black day by wearing black badges here today.

Orthopaedic check-up camp tomorrow
Ludhiana, September 17
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) in collaboration with Rubin Institute, the US, will be performing free hip and knee replacement surgeries for poor patients under project “Operation Walk”.

Workers of Verka milk plant protest in Ludhiana on Friday. 120 Verka employees lose jobs
Ludhiana,September 17
Raising their voice against injustice and exploitation cost dear to 120 casual workers working at Verka milk plant today. All of them lost their jobs after they protested against the authorities outside the milk plant.

Workers of Verka milk plant protest in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

MC panel reviews work of Doggy Lanes
Ludhiana, September 17
The monitoring committee today reviewed the work of Doggy Lanes, the private company hired by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation for the sterilization of the stray dogs.

PAU Kisan Mela
Vets booked for staging protests
Ludhiana, September 17
The veterinarians, who staged protests during the PAU Kisan Mela on September 14, were booked today following a complaint lodged by Inderjit Singh, the security in charge of the university.

BMS threatens nationwide stir
Activists of the BMS hold a protest against price rise in Ludhiana on Friday. Ludhiana, September 17
The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) today served an ultimatum to the Centre and the state governments to take immediate steps to check price rise.Addressing a state-level rally against inflation at the mini-secretariat here, senior national and state leaders of the BMS ridiculed the union and state governments for threefold hike in salaries and allowances of the elected representatives.

Activists of the BMS hold a protest against price rise in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Security stepped up ahead of Chhapar Mela
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 17
In view of the spurt in terrorist activities in the recent years and reported threats to politicians and VIPs, the Chhappar Mela has become a litmus test for the cops. Though it has not made any formal announcement about a vigil at suspected hideouts of those linked with sedition cases, the district police is reported to have stepped up security in the area.

Khamano Roof Collapse
Minister orders probe
Ludhiana, September 17
Punjab Labour and Employment Minister Tikshan Sood has ordered a high-level probe into the incident that occurred at Lakshmi Energy and Food Limited at Khamano near Ludhiana.


25 rag pickers held for theft
Ludhiana, September 17
A gang of 40 rag pickers, all women, struck at a penthouse in broad daylight here today and fled with iron roads and other costly equipment used for an escalator. Prompt action by the owner and the police led to the immediate detention of 25 rag pickers. Sanjiv Kapoor, who owns a market in front of SCD Government College and lives on the top floor of he building, said the gang of women rag picker struck at his house at around 4 pm to steal costly iron material of the escalator.

Bank recovery agent booked for fraud
Ludhiana, September 17
The police has booked a recovery agent of Kotak Mahindra Bank for duping a customer of Rs 3 lakh and illegally selling his vehicle, and is also probing the involvement of two senior bank employees in the case. The suspect, identified as Maninder Singh, was booked for extortion and fraud under sections 420, 384, 120/B of the IPC.

Man held with opium
Ludhiana, September 17
The Government Railway Police (GRP) arrested a drug peddler with two-kilogram opium at the railway station here today.


Man convicted in cheque-bounce case
Ludhiana, September 17
Judicial Magistrate Yukti Goyal has convicted Rakesh Kumar, owner of M/s Anmol Fabrics, Chawni Mohalla. He has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment.The court has also ordered him to pay Rs 5,000 as fine. The orders were pronounced while deciding on a complaint filed by Om Parkash Dua of Karim Pura Bazar.




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