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Commercial Buildings
Bylaws violated with impunity
Ludhiana, September 29
Even as the building branch of the municipal corporation (MC) has claimed to have taken stern measures against those carrying out the construction of commercial and other buildings in the city in blatant violation of building bylaws, the offenders appear to be hell bent as the construction of commercial buildings without approved building plans continues unabated in different parts of the city.

An under-construction commercial building in Gobind Nagar with a huge hoarding carrying pictures of chief minister and deputy chief minister in Ludhiana An under-construction commercial building in Gobind Nagar with a huge hoarding carrying pictures of chief minister and deputy chief minister in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Ayodhya alert
Quick reaction team deployed in city
Ludhiana, September 29
Specially trained personnel of the quick reaction team (QRT), which was set up by the local police to handle any kind of eventuality following the Mumbai terror attacks, are being positioned all over the city to maintain peace tomorrow when the Allahabad High Court delivers its verdict on the Babri Masjid title suit.

Bookies get active
Ludhiana, September 29
While the entire country is worried about the fallout of the Babri Masjid verdict, bookies in the city appear to be having a gala time and are busy betting over the court’s decision. According to a bookie, crores of rupees are at stake over the judgment on the title suite verdict.

3 women get RI for murder
Ludhiana, September 29
A city court has convicted three women on the charges of killing Mohini of Dholewal by setting her ablaze. They were sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for life.

IT Returns
Last date extended till October 15
Ludhiana, September 29
In view of problems faced by the people due to the floods all over the country, the Central Board of Direct Taxes has extended the last date of filing the Income Tax returns for 2010-11 from September 30 to October 15.

Sahnewal to have first modern police station of country
Ludhiana, September 29
The stage is set for the first state-of-the-art police station to be constructed at Sahnewal. IG MK Tiwari, Managing Director, Punjab Police Housing Corporation, said: “Rs 2. 50 crore will be spent on building the modern police station. The state home ministry has given its nod to the project.”


Ayodhya Alert
Administration on toes, appeals for peace
Social, religious activists roped in to instill confidence among people
Ludhiana/Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 29
Dozens of localities falling under the jurisdiction of Ludhiana and Sangrur districts are inhabited by sizeable populations of two communities, which have been waiting for the outcome of 60-year- long legal battle on one of the most sensitive issues.

Paranoid personalities threat to peace, says doctor
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 29
Psychiatrists and social activists of the area have identified paranoid personalities as major threat to communal harmony. Apprehending that religious fanatics, in order to make their presence felt, might take extreme steps on the pretext of the ongoing volatile issues, the experts emphasized on timely identification and counselling of such elements. Preventive steps if taken before the pronouncement of the verdict on the Ram Janam Bhoomi- Babari Masjid title suit can go a long way in maintaining peace in the region.

Non-practising Allowance
Teachers to support vet officers’ demands
Ludhiana, September 29
Teachers of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University have decided to support the demand of the Punjab State Veterinary Officers for grant of non-practising allowance (NPA).

Development Projects
Sukhbir to lay stones on October 3
Ludhiana, September 29
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal will lay the foundation stone of sewerage and water supply, roads and street lights projects at Sahnewal on October 3. The estimated cost of these projects is around Rs 75 crore.

Gandhian Study Centre at SD College
Ludhiana, September 29
Prof Rajinder Bhandari, vice-chairman, Punjab State Planning Board (centre), being honoured at Kamla Lothia SD College in Ludhiana on Wednesday Gandhian Study Centre was today opened at Kamla Lohtia SD College. The centre has been established under the EPOCH scheme funded by the UGC, New Delhi. The college was given a grant of Rs 6.5 lakh. According to sources, the college is the first one in Ludhiana to have this study centre. Gandhian Study Centre was inaugurated on college campus by Prof Rajinder Bhandari, vice-chairman (Cabinet rank), Punjab State Planning Board.
Prof Rajinder Bhandari, vice-chairman, Punjab State Planning Board (centre), being honoured at Kamla Lothia SD College in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

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Seminar on delayed payment for traders
Ludhiana, September 29
In an initiative to guide traders and manufacturers of knitwear/textile Industry in linkage to the advantages of delayed payment under the MSME Development Act- 2006, Knitwear Club with the support of Apex Cluster Development Services conducted a seminar here.

Author in trouble for hurting Valmikis’ sentiments
Ludhiana, September 29
Derogatory remarks against Maharishi Valmiki have landed the author of a children’s book in trouble. This despite the fact that the Punjab and Haryana High Court had passed a verdict contradicting the age-old fable about him.

State Bank of Patiala opens new branch
Amloh, September 29
State Bank of Patiala has opened 29 branches in one day across the country said General Manager Salil Mishra on the inaugural function of the new branch at Khanian village near here today.

Hindi Diwas ends at FCI
Ludhiana, September 29
The fifteen-day Hindi Diwas celebrations concluded here today at Food Corporation of India. Sandeep Sangal, regional manager, FCI, and Manhar Sharma, assistant regional manager, FCI were chief guests.

Fountain Chowk to get facelift
An aerial view of the Fountain Chowk in LudhianaLudhiana, September 29
The unnecessary railing and barricades will soon give way to a road at the city's famous Fountain Chowk. The traffic police is going to trim the dividers and pavements to provide more space for the commuters to move their vehicles. Traffic ADCP SS Cheema said the police had taken the issue with the MC authorities for creating more space to avoid traffic chaos.
An aerial view of the Fountain Chowk in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Cong MLA blames govt for misuse of grants
Ludhiana, September 29
Qila Raipur MLA Jassi Khangura today lambasted the Punjab government for its failure to avail the grants provided by the Central government for various welfare schemes.

PAU students protest, press government to provide jobs
Ludhiana, September 29
After veterinary doctors staged noisy protests during the recently held ‘Kisan Mela at Punjab Agricultural University, students are now on the warpath.

Music takes centrestage at PU youth festival
Students perform a group folk orchestra during a musical contest at PU youth festival in Ludhiana on WednesdayLudhiana, September 29
The second day of the ongoing Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival of Ludhiana Zone-B being held at Ramgarhia Girls College, Miller Ganj, provided a feast to the eyes and ears, as music instrumental and fine arts competitions were conducted today.

Students perform a group folk orchestra during a musical contest at PU youth festival in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

MP’s efforts to help bicycle industry hailed
Ludhiana, September 29
Various industrial organisations representing bicycle-manufacturing companies have hailed the efforts of the Ludhiana MP and the national spokesperson of the All India Congress Committee Manish Tewari in helping the Punjab industry in general and the Ludhiana industry in particular.

CCTV cameras installed
Ludhiana, September 29
To keep a watch on anti-social elements ahead of the Ayodhya title suit verdict to be pronounced tomorrow, Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh has decided to instal CCTV cameras around all sensitive locations.

‘Critical Care’ web conference
Ludhiana, September 29
The All-India Multicentre Web CME “anaesthesia and critical care update” was organised by the Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Division, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), in association with faculty from Mayo Clinic, Rochester, US, under the auspices of Punjab Medical Council, Chandigarh.


Jilted lover throws girl out of car
Khanna, September 29
An enraged lover assaulted his girlfriend and threw her out of his car when she urged him to get married. The girl sustained minor injuries. The girl, who at present is residing at Chandigarh, had an affair with a boy of Mandi Gobindgarh. According to SHO Sadar, they met each other recently and developed a bonding for each other.

Woman strangulated
Phillaur, September 29
A woman identified as Kulwant Kaur was reportedly murdered under mysterious circumstances at her residence in nearby Jaitowal Patti of Pasla village in the Phillaur subdivision yesterday evening.

Thieves strike at cyber cafe
The owner of a cyber cafe shows the broken wall from where thieves entered the cafe and fled with computers in Ludhiana Flee with computer equipment worth Rs 50,000
Ludhiana, September 29
Thieves broke into a cyber cafe located near the Gill chowk late last night and decamped with cash and computer equipment worth nearly Rs 50,000. The incident came to light when Bhupinder Singh, owner of Cyber Space, opened the cafe and found it ransacked.

The owner of a cyber cafe shows the broken wall from where thieves entered the cafe and fled with computers in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Boy ends life
Mullanpur, September 29
Disappointed over failure to get admission in a computer course at an institute of his choice, a minor son of a Dalit family of Birmi village near here allegedly ended his life by hanging himself to a fan hook.




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