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Factory staff waylaid, robbed of Rs 20 lakh
Ludhiana, September 14
There appears to be no let-up in highway robberies in the city. In the latest case armed suspects reportedly robbed three employees of an acrylic yarns manufacturing firm of Rs 20 lakh in the Kanganwal area on Wednesday.

Gang war in court complex
Ludhiana, September 14
After the MMS war, members of the Talli and Mohni gangs slug it out in the court complex here this afternoon.

Scared of exam, student shouts bomb
Ludhiana, September 14
Officials check plants with a metal detector at Green Land School following a hoax bomb call in Ludhiana on Wednesday Taking advantage of the lingering fear of terrorist attacks in the aftermath of the Delhi High Court bomb blasts, a man suspected to be a student who wanted to disrupt school examinations, made a hoax bomb call.
Officials check plants with a metal detector at Green Land School following a hoax bomb call in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Argument with Mayor costs XEN dear
Ludhiana, September 14
Arguing with the Mayor has cost an executive engineer (XEN) his chair. The fallout was such that the Mayor took back the charge of Zone D from the XEN (Bridges and Roads) HC Salaria and gave it to another XEN VB Goyal.

Mustard oil samples fail lab tests
Ludhiana, September 14
Laboratory tests to determine purity conducted on all five samples of mustard oil of different brands collected by the district health department about 20 days ago have reportedly failed, according to food safety officer Manoj Khosla.

Amarjeet Kaur narrating the snatching incident to the media in Ludhiana Snatchers target cop’s wife
Ludhiana, September 14
After targeting city residents, snatches here today made a policeman’s wife their victim, snatching from her a bag containing Rs 50,000. The incident took place at around 10:30 am when Amarjit Kaur (55), wife of Gurcharan Singh, deputed in the PCR unit, was returning home after withdrawing cash from a bank located near Kailash Cinema. Narrating the incident, Amarjeet Kaur said, “After withdrawing the cash, I entered a street located near Kailash Cinema and was walking to my house in police quarters. Three youths riding a motorcycle came from behind and snatched the bag containing Rs 50,000.”
Amarjeet Kaur narrating the snatching incident to the media in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Women Entrepreneurs-III
When desire to be different bore fruit
Ludhiana, September 14
Anything that's monotonous puts this lady off. Manmeet Sodhia, director of Ivanna Institute of Hotel Management and Fashion Technology, would not like to walk the beaten path.

GCW tries to rid campus of stray dogs before youth fest
Ludhiana, September 14
That the stray dog menace has left officials of the city’s Government College for Women (GCW) disconcerted ahead of the Panjab University zonal youth festival to be held there is apparent after they urged the municipal corporation to sterilize the canines wandering around the college premises. In a letter written to MC health officer Dr Charanjit Uppal college principal Gurwinder Kaur asked him to “act” before the four-day event kicks off on September 21.

Illustration: Sandeep Joshi
Illustration: Sandeep Joshi


Licensed taxi operators at rly station losing business
Ludhiana, September 14
Many taxi operators licensed by the divisional headquarter of the Northern Railway to park their vehicles at the railway station here to pick up passengers are not only living in terror, but losing their business to a group of private vehicle owners, who rule the roost by bullying tactics and muscle power while the railway and police officials choose to look the other way.

Stationary truck leads to snarl-up on busy Ferozepur road
Ludhiana, September 14
A stationary truck on the Ferozepur road led to a long traffic jam here this morning. The incident took place around 9 am when the truck suddenly came to a halt after a mechanical snag. The driver lost control over the vehicle and the truck turned horizontal on the road.

Traffic blues continue to haunt city residents
Vehicles of students and staff parked outside GGN Khalsa College in LudhianaLudhiana, September 14
With the rapid rise in the city’s population over the years the number of vehicles on the streets has multiplied even faster. As the two main law enforcement agencies - the municipal corporation and the traffic police - have preferred to ignore the mounting traffic chaos commuting has become a virtual hell for residents. One of the worst affected areas are the streets outside the major schools and colleges.
Vehicles of students and staff parked outside GGN Khalsa College in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Politicians too responsible
Ludhiana, September 14
If traffic problem is plaguing the city, blame politicians for it. They support a handful of people who are in habit of taking the entire city to ransom by encroaching upon roads.

Street food vendors nightmare for commuters
Ludhiana, September 14
Vendors selling eatables on the Rani Jhansi Road in Ludhiana The stretch of Rani Jhansi road between the Khalsa College for Women and the Fountain Chowk has become another traffic bottleneck in the city with dozens of hawkers setting up stalls for selling snacks. The rush gets heavier on weekends or holidays, particularly in the evenings, when the vendors on the roadside and customers in their vehicles line up on the other.
Vendors selling eatables on the Rani Jhansi Road in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

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Finally MC acts, dismantles wooden bridge over Budha Nullah
Ludhiana September 14
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today dismantled the dilapidated wooden bridge from the Budha Nullah and started constructing a new one at New Chander Nagar today.

A student seen insisting the traffic policeman to talks to her ‘contact’ on a phone to avoid being challaned during a drive launched by the police in Ludhiana 5 months on, challan drive abruptly stopped
Ludhiana, September 14
Barely five months after its launch, the on-the-spot challaning drive launched by the city police has abruptly ended. Reason: Old challan books are out the stock and the new stock is yet to be issued to the department.

A student seen insisting the traffic policeman to talk to her ‘contact’ on a phone to avoid being challaned during a drive launched by the police in Ludhiana. A file photo

Sr Deputy Mayor gets net savvy
Ludhiana, September 14
Senior Deputy Mayor Parveen Bansal has gone net savvy. He is promoting free anti-rabies vaccine given by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation to the dog bite victims.

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Dyers body threatens to lock units
Ludhiana, September 14
The Punjab Dyers' Association (PDA) has threatened to handover the keys of their dyeing units to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal if the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) did not stop "harassing" association members by conducting surprise raids on their premises.

Striking a pose

Girl students of MTSM College pose during the fresher’s party in Ludhiana on Wednesday
Girl students of MTSM College pose during the fresher’s party in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Youth shot at, police initiates inquiry
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 14
The Jodhan police has initiated a probe into an incident in which a youth of Kasba Bharal, who had visited Mela Chhapar yesterday morning, was injured seriously after a youth of Khurad village fired a shot at him.

Parents of rape victims allege police inaction, stage dharna
Ludhiana, September 14
Their kids were picked up by a pedophile, raped and dumped near a canal on Lohara road. It has been nearly a month since the parents are running from pillar to post in pursuit of justice, but all their requests have fallen on deaf ears as the police has not done a bit to nab the pedophile on prowl in the Gyaspura area.

Police solves blind murder case
Jagraon, September 14
The Ludhiana (rural) police has claimed to have solved a blind murder of a Ludhiana-based auto-rickshaw driver, Amarjit Singh, who was found dead in the fields near Tuse village under Gurusar Sudhar police station on August 20. The police has arrested three youths.

MC razes illegal structures
Ludhiana, September 14
A team of municipal corporation (MC) officials today demolished pavements in front of 30 houses at Kidwai Nagar area of the city. The anti-encroachment drive was carried by assistant town planner (ATP) of Zone B, Surinder Singh Bindra.

architect award
‘Functionality of design comes first’
Ludhiana, September 14
“Functionality and practicality of the design come first, then come the aesthetics,” says Kanav Khosla, telling about his design philosophy.

CMCH comes with autonomic laboratory
Ludhiana, September 14
The Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) has come up with a comprehensive autonomic laboratory on the hospital premises.

UCPMA poll for 5 posts today
Ludhiana, September 14
During a late evening development, Inderjit Singh Navyug was elected unanimously as the senior vice-president and Baljit Singh Lotey as the joint secretary of the United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers’ Association (UCPMA).

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Paramedic stabbed to death
Dehlon, September 14
A paramedical employee working at a private hospital in Ludhiana city was brutally murdered by a few unknown persons at the Kaind bridge near here last night.

2 injured in shooting incident
Khanna, September 14
Two persons, Gurdip Singh of Libra village and Raju of Bahu Majra village, were seriously injured when some youths fired several shots at them in broad daylight.

Teacher diverts GPF of 6 staff, booked
Mullanpur Dakha, September 14
A teacher of Government High School at Gahaur village has been booked for allegedly siphoning Rs 28.85 lakh from GPF accounts of six employees by forging the signature of a drawing and disbursement officer of the organisation.


Athletics meet on Sept 16
Ludhiana, September 14
The District Athletics Championship 2011-12 will be organised at Guru Nanak Stadium here on September 16 and 17. SS Pannu, secretary, District Athletics’ Association, Ludhiana, said competitions would be organised for boys and girls under 16, 18 and under 20 years age group. Athletes willing to take part in the championship have been advised to report at 8 am on September 16. They have also been asked to bring their date of birth certificates.

Softball tourney from Sept 17
Ludhiana, September 14
The Punjab Softball Association is organising the 16th edition of the Punjab State Softball Championship for juniors on September 17 and 18 in Ludhiana.




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