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MC House bonanza for illegal colonies
Water, sewerage to be provided in 2 months
MC councillors engage in a heated discussion at the general house meeting in Ludhiana on ThursdayLudhiana, October 14
Hundreds of thousands of residents living in unauthorised colonies that mushroomed in the city before 2007 finally have a reason to rejoice with the state government.
MC councillors engage in a heated discussion at the general house meeting in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Cong councillors lie low
Ludhiana, October 14
The loud claims made earlier by Congress party councilors to “take” the ruling coalition “head on” over development issues at the municipal corporation’s annual general house meeting held today turned out to be hollow as all the 17 councillors remained mute spectators.


Underage driver killed in hit-and-run case
The wailing sister (left) and mother (centre) of Rajit (inset), who was killed in an accident in Ludhiana on Thursday 17-yr-old Rajit Rattan was going for a tuition class when his scooter was hit by an unidentified vehicle
Ludhiana, October 14
A promising young life was snuffed out in a road accident here today. Seventeen-year-old Rajit Rattan lost his life in a hit-and-run case on the Pakhowal road early this morning while he was on his way to his tuition class. The incident took place at 6 am.

The wailing sister (left) and mother (centre) of Rajit (inset), who was killed in an accident in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

No measures to check menace
Ludhiana, October 14
Even though the death of Rajit here this morning shocked and angered city residents, the boy was underage to drive a two-wheeler. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated occurrence in the city. In recent years, numerous innocent lives have been lost in such accidents. Still, the menace continues unchecked.

Old District Courts Complex
PUDA to auction two commercial pockets
Ludhiana, October 14
Even as the real estate sector has not shown any sign of revival and buyers of the prime commercial property are still hard to find, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) is all set to sell, through an open auction, two more commercial pockets out of the erstwhile old district courts complex in the Civil Lines area on November 10. The two sites to be put on sale through an open auction are 3.60 acre and 1.60 acre with a reserve price of Rs 80,000 per square yard.

5 get life term in murder case
Ludhiana, October 14
The Court of Additional Sessions Judge Munish Singal has sentenced five persons of Payal to undergo rigorous life imprisonment on the charges of killing Arminder Singh, resident of Payal, on July 9, 2006.


Dengue Outbreak
298 tested positive in city
Ludhiana, October 14
The city is reeling under the threat of dengue outbreak with the number of such cases touching the 1,500 mark. A large number of patients, having tested positive, are undergoing treatment at DMCH, CMCH, SPS Apollo hospital and Oswal hospital. Numerous other cases are being treated at small hospitals and have gone unreported so far.

DTO officials ignore probe on irregularities
Visitors at the district transport office fall prey to tactics of commission agents, as officials fail to take action against outsidersLudhiana, October 14
Officials of the city’s district transport office (DTO), have apparently defied an order of the Regional Transport Authority (RTA), Patiala to appear before it in connection with a pending inquiry into alleged irregularities in the issue of driver’s licences and vehicle registration numbers.

Visitors at the district transport office fall prey to tactics of commission agents, as officials fail to take action against outsiders. A Tribune photograph

Suspension of Lecturer
Teachers’ body stages protest
Raekot, October 14
To protest against the alleged exploitation of their members at the hands of management committee of various private colleges of the state, activists of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU) organised a protest rally and march here today.

Youth fest at Doraha college from Oct 24
3,000 students to showcase talent
Doraha, October 14
The 52nd Inter-Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival of Panjab University Chandigarh will be hosted by Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, from October 24 to 27.

Youth Fest
Gobindgarh college shines with 14 prizes
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 14
Gobindgarh Public College bagged 14 positions in the Panjab University Zonal Youth Festival, Ludhiana zone-A, held at SCD Government College, Ludhiana. More than 12 colleges of Ludhiana, Khanna, Samrala, Doraha and Sidhsar participated in the youth festival. It is a moment of great pride and honour for the institution to win prizes on such a large scale.

49 students get placement
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 14
A total of 49 RIMT students got picked up by INDIA MART during the placement drive held here. India Mart Acquisition Manager Kinshuk Sharma was present. A total of 130 students appeared for the first round of the group discussion followed by two rounds of personal interaction. 

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‘New server to save uploading time’
Ludhiana, October 14
A new server will be installed at head office of the excise and taxation department in Patiala by December. This will, most likely, solve the problem of those who used to complain of slow server while filing the VAT returns.

Gene mapping can help treat cancer: Doctor
Ludhiana, October 14
There is good news for thousands of women suffering from early breast cancer as studies show that most adjuvant (treatment in early stage) therapies are important for fighting the breast caner. Dr JS Sekhon, oncologist at DMCH, stated this.

Rotting Paddy
DC inspects tehsil complex
Khamano, October 14
Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Commissioner Yashvir Mahajan visited a local tehsil complex and took stock of the paddy and wheat rotting there since the last year. Advocates, deed writers, typists and clerks have already sent letters to officers concerned about the pathetic condition of the complex.

Youth Cong to take out rally from Oct 22
Ludhiana, October 14
The Punjab Youth Congress will take out a “padyatra” through out the state from October 22 to highlight the policies of the Central government aimed at the welfare of the urban and rural population.

I-Tax raid at firm
Khanna, October 14
A team of the Income Tax officials raided a local firm today evening. The team lead by Assistant Income Tax Commissioner Amit Raj raided Hukam Chand Sood and Sons in the morning. They were examining the income tax records till the filing of this report.

Kho-kho Meet
Double delight for Sutlej school
Ludhiana, October 14
It was a double delight for Sutlej Public Senior Secondary School, Rahon road, when both boys and girls won the kho-kho title in their respective categories for the sixth consecutive year. In all, 11 teams of girls and eight teams of boys from Ludhiana and Phillaur participated in the event.




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