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Monetary fraud — big time
Ludhiana, September 10
In a shocking case, a resident pledged public land comprising parts of roads and lanes in Sunet village to a bank and managed to get a Rs 33-lakh loan even as the authorities of the municipal corporation (MC) and the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) did not come to know about it.

Peon siphons off Rs 5 lakh from NRI’s account
Ludhiana, September 10
A peon employed with a nationalised bank allegedly siphoned off around Rs 5 lakh from the bank account of an NRI. He was caught while he was withdrawing the second cheque for Rs 2.5 lakh.


Jatinder (left) and Pardeep Sunet shooting takes U-turn
Ludhiana, September 10
A day after a 72-year-old man claimed to have been shot at by his relative in Sunet village, the case took a U-turn. The shooting incident was turning out of be a stage-managed bid to implicate an innocent youth and his relatives. Sohan Singh shocked everyone when he claimed that two youths shot him on the thigh. Sohan Singh named Jatinder Singh and Pardeep Singh for the attack.

Jatinder (left) and Pardeep. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Fatal Accidents
Transport minister gets cracking
Ludhiana, September 10
Two days after three persons, including a two-year-old child and a student, died in three road accidents in various parts of the city, the state transport minister, Surjeet Kumar Jiyani, has come down heavily on the authorities concerned for the spurt in accidents.

Three hurt in road mishap
Ludhiana, September 10
Three persons were injured when an over-speeding bus collided with a three-wheeler near Laddowal toll post. The injured, including a four-year-old girl, were taken to the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, for treatment.

ITI only college making learner’s licences
Ludhiana, September 10
Even after about two months of the announcement made by the District Transport Office (DTO) that government and private colleges in the district will be entitled to issue learner’s licences to their students, none of the colleges, except for the Industrial Training Institute for Boys (ITI), has started with the project. Though the ITI has issued about 50 learner’s licences in the last 10 days, other colleges have failed to initiate the process.


shooting incident
City colleges step up security
Ludhiana, September 10
After a youth was killed and several others were injured in a shooting incident in Kamla Lohtia College a few days ago, city colleges have started stepping up security on their campuses. From setting up doorframe metal detectors (DFMDs) to installing closed-circuit television cameras on their campuses, the authorities are making every effort to avoid the repeat of the similar incident.

Thousands of Devotees throng Chhappar Mela
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 10
Thousands of devotees thronged Guga Mari Mandir at Chhappar village near here to worship snake, the embodiment of the nag devta. The first day, known as “chowkis”, saw a large number of men and women attending the religious fair. The police, which was busy planning security arrangements, found it difficult to control the unexpectedly large gathering in the afternoon.

PPCB raids dyeing units
Ludhiana, September 10
Raids by officials of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on six dyeing units owned by office-bearers of the Punjab Dyeing Association (PDA) have shocked the local dyeing industry. The pollution board officials from Patiala raided these dyeing units yesterday and its local office wasn’t even informed about it.

Ludhiana scan

Nurses play key role in patient care
Ludhiana, September 10
Hospital authorities should give more respect and importance to nurses. As the number of patients of haematology, oncology and bone marrow transplantation are increasing in the country, the role of bedside caregiver (nursing) becomes important, said experts who came to participate in the national conference for nurses and physician assistants working in the field of cancer and bone marrow transplantation.

From schools and colleges

DPRS project launched
Ludhiana, September 10
In a major respite to city residents who had to shuttle between the district transport office and the suvidha centre to register their vehicles, the onus of completing the necessary paperwork and delivering the registration certificate (RC) to a vehicle buyer will now be on the auto dealer.

25 families of eye donors honoured
Ludhiana, September 10
The 25 families that donated the eyes of their relatives in the year 2011 were honoured in a regional conference on "eye banking". The conference was organised on Thursday by IMA Ludhiana, Ophthomological Association and Punarjot Eye Bank to commemorate National Eye Donation Day.




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