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Audit exposes Rs 150 cr scam in MC
Ludhiana, November 18
Raising questions about the functioning of the municipal corporation, the finance department’s audit branch has brought out financial irregularities amounting to about Rs 150 crore in the civic body’s accounts.

Land acquisition for link road
Farmers raise anti-govt chorus

Ludhiana, November 18
Farmers of Gill village are an Farmers raise slogans against the government move to acquire 150 acres of land at Gill village, outside the GLADA office in Ludhiana agitated lot. For 150 acres of their fertile land is being acquired by the government for the construction of a missing link road between Ferozepur Road to Malerkotla road.

Farmers raise slogans against the government move to acquire 150 acres of land at Gill village, outside the GLADA office in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


The ongoing work on the Lakkar Bridge in Ludhiana. ROB to be ready by April: MC
Ludhiana, November 18
Residents of the city, facing the problem of traffic congestion, could heave a sigh of relief as the ambitious project of constructing a rail-over-bridge (ROB) at the Lakkar Bridge could be completed before April 2011, the deadline set by the municipal authorities.

The ongoing work on the Lakkar Bridge in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Death to cop in triple murder case
Sensing threat, victims’ parents mull moving out

Ludhiana, November 18
A day after Punjab police constable Jarnail Singh was sentenced to death by a local court in a triple murder case, involving two brothers and a vegetable vendor, the parent of the two brothers are planning to abandon their house fearing threat to their life.

Harbans Singh and Malkit Kaur 


Cop: Son wrongly detained for theft
Ludhiana, November 18
A head constable, later identified as Manmohan Singh, put the entire city police force in a spot of bother after he alleged his son was “illegally” confined at the Model Town police station for two days in connection with a theft. He said when he brought the matter to the notice of senior cops his son was booked in the case.

Investment opportunities for farmers discussed
Ludhiana, November 18
The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) sponsored a one-day workshop on investment opportunities for farm and non-farm sectors.

Riot Victims 
GLADA to issue allotment letters 

Ludhiana, November 18
The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) will soon issue allotment letters of LIG and MIG flats to riot-affected families. The entire process will be completed in next 10 days. At least 250 riot victims, who have opted for MIG flats in their applications, were allotted those meant for the economically weaker sections in the draw of lots taken out on October 12. They will get another opportunity in the next draw.

GLADA offers 264 apartments in Dugri
Ludhiana, November 18
It may turn out to be the chance of a lifetime for those who seek to make a dream home of their own in the city at an affordable cost.

Sinha reviews MC projects
Ludhiana, November 18
In order to review the ongoing construction work of the roads and lying of the sewerage in the Focal Point area, the Municipal Commissioner met officials of the building and road and operation and maintenance branches.

Tata team to visit city next week
Ludhiana, November 18
The Municipal Corporation (MC) has begun efforts on the mono rail project in the city. A team of Tata Consultancy would visit the city next week to conduct a preliminary study in this regard.

Bhatti sheds women’s inhibitions through humour 
Ludhiana, November 18
Artistes enact a nukkad play “Kahin Der Na Ho Jaye” in Ludhiana. Jaspal Bhatti, the noted Punjabi comedian, was once again successful in enthralling the audiences through Nukkad Natak “Kahin Der Na Ho Jaye” in various parts of the city.

Artistes enact a nukkad play “Kahin Der Na Ho Jaye” in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Hospital staff not paid minimum wages
Ludhiana, November 18
In complete disregard of labour laws, the administration of the city’s ESIC Model Hospital is not paying the prescribed daily wages to members of the housekeeping staff, currently numbering almost 50. The staff, which is working different shifts, has been employed by a contractor selected by hospital officials.

LMA lecture on global market dynamics
Ludhiana, November 18
The Ludhiana Management Association will organise a lecture on “Global market dynamics” tomorrow.

Students educated about gynaecological disorders
Ludhiana, November 18
The Youth Red Cross Unit, Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, in collaboration with Sun Pharma organised an awareness programme to make young girls aware of general gynaecological disorders.

Students threaten strike
Want Shakespeare as option
Ludhiana, November 18
MA-II (English) students of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College here have threatened to go on strike from tomorrow if the new option of “Shakespeare” was not introduced.  Sore at the lackadaisical approach of the college management, the students said they had been assured by senior teachers that the new option would be provided to them, but the principal was “not in a mood” to oblige. The students submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner in this regard.

Mickey Mouse turns 82 today
Ludhiana, November 18
Mini Mouse and Donald, Tom and Jerry, Goofy and Pooh descended on Mother’s Pride to wish Mickey Mouse, one of the world’s most famous cartoon characters, a “Happy Birthday”, as this sweetheart of kids turned 82 today.

Students of Mother’s Pride celebrate the birthday of Mickey Mouse in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

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Youth killed in accident
Phillaur, November 18
Harsh Sharma of Partap Pura village was killed on the spot while two others — Santosh and Daula — were injured when the motor cycle (PB 37 E 9535) they were riding was hit by a speeding a truck (PB 11 AJ 9945) near Mahal (Goraya) on the national highway last night.

Man kills wife in fit of rage
Samrala, November 18
In a fit of rage, a man beat his wife to death after a minor quarrel at their house in ward No. 1 here last night.


Man gets RI for life for killing wife’s paramour 
Ludhiana, November 18
A man who had killed the alleged paramour of his wife while he was sleeping on the roof of their common house in Golden Avenue Colony on July 18, 2008, has been sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment.

Football trials
Ludhiana, November 18
Trials to select the Ludhiana boys’ football team will be held at GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, near here, on November 22 at 11 am, according to Tara Singh Lotey, honorary secretary, District Football Association, Ludhiana.




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