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Tata Motors dealer behind highway robberies? 
10 suspects arrested, 3 stolen trucks recovered
Ludhiana, January 7
One of the oldest dealers of Tata Motors in the state is allegedly the face behind the highway robbers’ gang operating in the state.

IT Survey
Wholesaler surrenders Rs 1.25 crore
Ludhiana, January 7
Even as vegetables are burning a hole in the pocket of the common man, vegetable dealers are raking in moolah with a wholesaler surrendering a whopping Rs 1.25 crore as undisclosed income before the Income Tax Department today.




Shops remain shut
Ludhiana, January 7
Panic gripped vegetable wholesalers after income tax department officials swooped on the godowns of the city's two main wholesalers in the Salem Tabri locality yesterday evening. Traders kept their shutters down in fear today with almost the entire wholesale market remaining closed.

Armyman electrocuted at railway station
Ludhiana, January 7
An army soldier died on the spot when he was electrocuted after coming in contact with the railway overhead power lines at the city’s train station in the wee hours today. He has been identified as Sumer Tomar, a resident of Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, who was deployed in the army’s 7th armored battalion and was reportedly travelling in a special military train.

Defying govt’s closure order
Erring schools face action 
Ludhiana, January 7
Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tewari has called on for a strict action against private primary schools for defying government order by not closing their institutions till January 9. However, the nature of action is yet to be decided.


Tribune Impact
CVO takes samples of road
Ludhiana, January 7
A team of the vigilance cell of the Local Bodies Department today took samples of a road constructed in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar at night in contravention of rules and seized the record pertaining to it.

SAD, BJP councillors split over rooftop hoardings
Ludhiana, January 7
Fissures appeared among members of the ruling SAD-BJP alliance at today’s meeting of a municipal corporation subcommittee with senior leaders of both parties clashing over the issue of removal of illegal hoardings put atop roofs of private buildings and other advertisements in the city.

MC suffers Rs 5-cr advertisement loss

When cops turn inventors
Inspector Pardeep Sandhu, SHO (Traffic), shows the movable traffic lights, during a road safety week in Ludhiana on Friday. Devise portable traffic lights
Ludhiana, January 7
After regulating traffic and challaning traffic violators, city cops have adorned a new avatar. The arguably boorish cops have now turned inventors. Now, they would not only chase the criminals, but they would also be seen rushing with the portable traffic lights to ease out traffic at various points.

Inspector Pardeep Sandhu, SHO (Traffic), shows the movable traffic lights, during a road safety week in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Mercury rises, chill persists
Ludhiana, January 7
Even though the day temperature witnessed an increase from 7.4 degrees Celsius to 10.6 degrees today, it failed to provide a respite to residents as the temperature remained 9 degrees below normal.

Emphasis laid on education, health
Mandi Gobindgarh, January 7
India needs to give special attention to health and education services to its citizens on the pattern of Canada, which provides equal services and opportunities to its people, said MP Sukhminder Singh Sukh Dhaliwal, who was elected MP for the second time from Nevton constituency in Canda.

From Colleges
Alumni meet
LUDHIANA: An alumni meet of IIPS was held here today. It was a unique and nostalgic home coming as the old students relived their memorable years. Principal Brig SS Gill spoke on the importance of alumni meet.

Shefali prefers theatre over TV serials
Ludhiana, January 7
A strong desire to work with Bollywood's king Amitabh Bachchan made her action star Akshay Kumar's mother, but Shefali Shah has no regrets. In fact, the beautiful talented actor is proud that she accepted the role in the film “Waqt” wherein she played Big B's wife.

Students of GMT Public School perform during their annual day in Ludhiana on Friday. Gala show by GMT students
Ludhiana, January 7
Gunjan, annual function of GMT Public School, was held here today. The gala show started with the arrival of chief guest Lal Singh, former finance minister.

Students of GMT Public School perform during their annual day in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Punjabi book ‘Foolanzadi’ released
Doraha, January 7
The first meeting of the Punjabi Writers’ Association, Rampur, was held under the president ship of renowned Punjabi writer Surinder Rampuri here today.




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