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Another patient dies of swine flu
Death toll rises to 10; five are from city
Ludhiana, March 15
Death of another patient, who was being treated for swine flu at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), has taken the total toll to 10 in the city. The deceased has been identified as Satnam Singh (47), a resident of Kapurthala.

Escaped convict injures daughter after firing at her
Ludhiana, March 15
A prisoner who had recently escaped from the city’s Central Jail reportedly reportedly fired a gun at his younger daughter, injuring her leg, in a fit of anger near Hawaas village near here early on Tuesday morning. The girl was admitted to the Civil Hospital and her condition is now said to be stable.




Servant drugs employers in a robbery bid
Ludhiana, March 15
A domestic servant reportedly drugged his employer and five other members of the latter’s family in an obvious bid to rob the house on Monday night. However, the robbery attempt was foiled and the servant fled from the house by scaling the rear wall after noticing neighbours entering the premises.

Soi conferred with bravery award
Ludhiana, March 15
City-based road safety campaigner Dr Kamaljit Soi was conferred with Godfrey Philip Bravery Award at a special function organised in Chandigarh today. Dr Soi was honoured for saving the lives of 11 critically injured road- accident victims near Neelon in Ludhiana district in May 2010.

Road patchwork leaves commuters fuming
vehicles stuck in a traffic jam in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, March 15
It seems the authorities concerned in the industrial hub of the state don’t apply their mind before initiating any development or repair work. This was the case today when the Municipal Corporation authorities started patchwork on the Arya College Road and that too during peak hours.

vehicles stuck in a traffic jam in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Vacancies in Agri Dept
PAU students to close gates today
Ludhiana, March 15
Students of Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) have decided to intensify their agitation after the state government’s “failure” to notify at least 300 posts lying vacant in the agriculture department of Punjab.


All-round development of city
MC, LIT to work in tandem
Ludhiana, March 15
The Municipal Corporation and the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) have joined hands for chalking out a combined strategy to provide better facilities to residents by ensuring all-round development of the city.

Put to flight 

A lone white crane flies over lush green fields in Ludhiana.
HEADING HOME: A lone white crane flies over lush green fields in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Bugged, tehsil staff stage dharna
Pacifiers too join protesters
Khamano, March 15
District managers of two purchasing agencies, who had come to pacify the employees of local tehil complex protesting against problem of pests in wheat and paddy, failed to pacify the agitators in the presence of SDM, Khamano, and also joined the protesters.

Budget, jugglery of figures: Tewari
Ludhiana, March 15
Ludhiana MP and spokesperson of the Indian National Congress Manish Tewari has come down heavily on the SAD-BJP government for presenting a “directionless” budget, which, he said, is jugglery of figures and a sleight of hand.

LIT to participate in lok adalat on March 26
Settlement of pending cases
Ludhiana, March 15
There is a good news for those owning properties in colonies developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) in the mega city and fighting legal battles in the lower or upper courts or else seeking relief in the District Forum for Redressal of Consumer Disputes for their grievances related to registration of title deed, execution of decrees or waiver of non-construction charges.

Jnnurm, blessing in disguise for slums
Ludhiana, March 15
The Municipal Corporation has initiated the process for providing basic infrastructure and civic amenities in more then 30 slums of the city under the Jawahar Lal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

MC recovers Rs 24 lakh from defaulters'
Ludhiana, March 15
Rs 24 lakh was recovered from the defaulters during a drive conducted by the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) branch of the civic body here today.

Choking of sewerage lines
MC writes to PPCB
Seeks action against erring units
Ludhiana, March 15
Even as sewerage lines of the Municipal Corporation continues to get choked due to the discharge of untreated water by the dying units, the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) branch of the civic body has sent a fresh letter to the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) to tame the erring units.

Textile industry strike enters Day 2
Representatives of the textile industry in Ludhaiana protest against the imposition of 10 per cent excise duty on Tuesday. Ludhiana, March 15
Strike by the textile industry against the proposed 10 per cent excise duty on branded readymade garments continued for the second day today.

Representatives of the textile industry in Ludhaiana protest against the imposition of 10 per cent excise duty on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

‘Exercise daily for medicine-free life’
Doraha, March 15
The NSS department of the Doraha Institute of Management and Technology organised a guest lecture on naturopathy yesterday.

Insurance co. told to pay Rs 89,925
Ludhiana, March 15
Terming the denial of a mediclaim to be unjustified, the Permanent Lok Adalat has directed United Insurance Company to pay Rs 89,925 to an aggrieved consumer, which he had spent on medical treatment.

Romancers — melange of comedy, passion
Artistes perform a play, The Romancers, at the Punjab University Regional Centre in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, March 15
An earnest effort of the amateur artistes of the “Dramatics Society” of PU Regional Centre enthralled the audiences with their dramatics in the play “The Romancers”.

Artistes perform a play, The Romancers, at the Punjab University Regional Centre in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Tributes paid to scribe
Ludhiana, March 15
Representatives of various social, political and religious institutions paid tributes to Aditya Jaitley, a young photo journalist, of a leading English daily, who had died in a road accident, a few days ago.

Satinder refuses to compromise with his singing style
Ludhiana, March 15
Reviver of Sufi singing Satinder Sartaj wishes to sing on compositions of music director AR Rehman, but he doesn’t want to leave his Sufiana style.


Youth killed in road accident
Jagraon, March 15
A youth was killed in a road accident on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway near Jagraon late last night. The accident took place near hotel Saneh Mohan Regency on the outskirts of Jagraon when a motorcyclist collided with an unidentified vehicle coming from the Ludhiana side.

Two booked for fraud
Jagraon, March 15
The Ludhiana (rural) police has booked two persons for allegedly duping a person of Rs 1.5 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad. The accused have been identified as Harnek Singh and Jasvir Singh of Raikot.

One arrested with poppy husk, opium
Jagraon, March 15
The Ludhiana rural police has booked two persons for drug peddling in the area. The accused have been identified as Malkeet Singh of Bhaini Baringa village, near Raikot, and Amandeep Singh, a resident of Jammu. Amandeep was the driver of a truck owned by Malkeet Singh.

Gurpreet, Varinda declared best athletes
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 15
Dharminder Singh and Parkash Singh of the Bhutta Group of Colleges emerged as the fastest runners during the 9th Annual Athletic Meet of the institute, which concluded at Bhutta village, near here yesterday.

Sports Club lift trophy
Ludhiana, March 15
Sports Club, Ludhiana defeated Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), Patiala by 10 runs in the final of the 4th Lala Mangal Das Ram Lal Memorial Cricket Tournament held at Dana Mandi ground, here today.




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