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Civic body bends to political pressure
LIT trustee’s name left out in police complaint
Ludhiana, February 17
Two days after a trustee of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust, Gurinderpal Singh ‘Pappu’, defied the municipal corporation that had launched a drive to seal shops in residential areas, MC officials backed out in stating his name in their complaint filed with the police.

MC seals building
Ludhiana, February 17
Officials of the building branch of the Municipal Corporation (MC) sealed a building in the Krishna Nagar locality of the city today after receiving complaints from residents that commercial activity had been going on in the residential area.

The guest house at Krishna Nagar which was sealed by the MC in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

The guest house at Krishna Nagar which was sealed by the MC in Ludhiana


Has poor record in following up with FIRs
Ludhiana, February 17
Though the Municipal Corporation (MC) authorities are making tall claims of getting an FIR registered against the trustee of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) who had broken the seals installed by the civic body staff on illegal buildings, the MC has a dubious track record in dealing with such matters of grave public importance in the past.

Collection agents robbed of Rs 2.5 lakh
Ludhiana, February 17
In yet another incident of robbery, five armed men snatched nearly Rs 2.50 lakh from two agents of a collection company near the Dholewal road last night. However, the police was not convinced by the statements of the collection agents and did not register the case so far.

Three criminal gangs active
Ludhiana, February 17
Three organized gang of criminals are currently operating in the city and cocking a snook at the security arrangements of the local police. This is not the first time such gangs have targeted the city that has also earlier been on the hit list of hard core criminals.

PAU book fair fails to woo readers
Ludhiana, February 17
Exhibitors, who have displayed their books at a three-day book fair at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) here, appear disgusted over the arrangements made by varsity authorities.

NO TAKERS: Exhibitors sit idle at the book fair organised at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Reading habit missing among students
Ludhiana, February 17
Though the PAU has organised a three-day book fair on its campus mainly to attract the students towards books, the enthusiasm among the agricultural students for reading or even having a look at the books on various subjects was missing.

NO TAKERS: Exhibitors sit idle at the book fair organised at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana

Yet another tale of dejection, greed
Ludhiana, February 17
For more than two years she dreamt of a happy married life with her Italy-based NRI fiance after falling in love following an elaborate engagement ceremony. But her dreams were shattered, when her fiance married another woman back home, leaving her in the lurch.

Manpreet Kaur, flanked by her parents, shows a picture of her engagement. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Manpreet Kaur, flanked by her parents, shows a picture of her engagement


Women jail inmates get tips on making ginger powder
Ludhiana, February 17
Female inmates of the Ludhiana Women Central Jail today tried their hands on garlic and ginger making powder technology during the training programme on food processing conducted by the Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) on the jail premises. More than 80 women inmates took part in the training programme.

Knitwear Club seeks zero import duty on textile machinery
Ludhiana, February 17
The Knitwear Club has said if the government sincerely wants the textile industry to grow and to remain competitive globally, it should consider some points suggested by the club in the forthcoming Union Budget.

Call of faith

A religious procession being taken out on the eve of Ravidas Jayanti in Ludhiana
A religious procession being taken out on the eve of Ravidas Jayanti in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Dengue, Malaria-affected villages
Civil hospital well stocked, equipped: Health officials
Ludhiana, February 17
Taking serious note of 2,120 dengue and 319 malaria cases that surfaced in Ludhiana in 2010, a team of officials from the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), New Delhi, and the department of health and family welfare, Punjab, visited Laddowal and Bagga Khurd villages in the Koomkalan block, the disease prone areas in the district, today.

Drugs, easy weapons keep cops on toes
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 17
While drug addiction has emerged as major factor behind increasing involvement of youth in nefarious activities like robberies; shielding of facilitators of criminals by politicians has been frustrating the police since long. Easy availability of weapons, including country-made pistols has further compounded the problem.

Sacked teacher creates ‘ruckus’ in school
Accuses ‘corrupt’ management of firing her
Ludhiana, February 17
Furious at being forced to put in her papers, a female teacher along with students of the class 12 of CFC School reportedly created a ruckus in the school premises Thursday afternoon when the teacher came to the school along with her husband to meet the students for the last time.

20 villages urge govt to clear its stand
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 17
Appreciating his stand in getting their long-pending demands accepted, residents of villages falling under reorganised Gill assembly segment have urged higher authorities, including Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to make public answers to questions on development of the area asked by Darshan Singh Shivalik, MLA, Dakha in the Assembly recently.

System for predicting late blight launched
Ludhiana, February 17
The department of plant pathology, in collaboration with the department of agrometeorology, has developed a decision support system (DSS) for predicting late blight in potato, based on the duration of relative humidity at a range of temperatures.

Auto parts manufacturers to form ‘E Club’
Ludhiana, February 17
The Federation of Auto Parts Manufacturers (FAPMA) has decided to form Auto Parts E Club under the Central Ministry's Scheme for promoting medium, small and micro enterprises. FAPMA president Surinder Singh Ryait and general secretary Jagtar Singh Bhambra stated this here recently.

DC office staff end stir
Ludhiana, February 17
The two-day strike observed by 65 data entry operators maintaining land records and 15 workers involved in the the computerisation of revenue records was called off this evening. The data entry operators, who had not been paid their salaries for the past three months, had gone on an indefinite strike yesterday.

Treatment Plant
Association of electroplaters seeks grants
Ludhiana, February 17
The Ludhiana Electroplaters Association has in a letter written to the chairman, Punjab Pollution Control Board, sought upgradation of CETP for electroplating industries at Focal Point, Phase-VII. Joginder Kumar, president of the association, said we had been directed to install the additional equipment /RO system, which is approximately worth Rs 2 crore.

Sarod maestro keeps audience spellbound
Doraha, February 17
Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, the renowned Sarod player, and Ustad Akaram Khan, the tabla player, kept the audience spellbound during a concert organised at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, under the aegis of the Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY), today.

Conference on Indian economy from today
Doraha, February 17
The two-day UGC-sponsored national conference on “India an Emerging Service Economy: Issues and Challenges”, being organised by the post graduate department of commerce and business administration of Guru Nanak National College will begin tomorrow at the Dr Ishwar Singh Memorial Hall on the college campus.

NGO to honour enterprising women
Ludhiana, February 17
Aadhar foundation will hold an award function for honouring enterprising women who have been excelling in their respective fields on March 6. The NGO has been organising this function for the past two years. These awards have been named “Naari Shakti Awards”.


Gang of car lifters busted, 3 held
Ludhiana, February 17
With the arrest of three persons, the city police has claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of car lifters, who used to steal vehicles from the city and further sell in other states at throwaway prices.

Six arrested with illegal weapons
Ludhiana, February 17
The district seems to have apparently become a hub of illegal weapons in the state with the police recovering three pistols, including one country-made pistol, from six persons arrested in this regard.

Annual Athletics Meet of Khalsa College for Women
Mandeep Kaur declared best athlete
Ludhiana, February 17
Mandeep Kaur of BA I was declared the best athlete on the concluding day of the 50th Annual Athletics Meet of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, here today. Ishwar Singh, Commissioner of Police, Ludhiana, presided over the function.

Girls display their martial skills on the concluding day of the 50th Annual Athletics Meet of the Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana
Girls display their martial skills on the concluding day of the 50th Annual Athletics Meet of the Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Girls perform giddha A colourful dance
Girls perform giddha. Photo: Inderjeet Verma A colourful dance. Photo: Inderjeet Verma



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