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MC cracks down on encroachers
Ludhiana, February 4
In a much-awaited move, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation carried out a massive anti-encroachment drive amid some resistance in the Akalgarh Market area, near Chaura Bazar, today. The drive, which started at 11.30 am, continued till late evening and the MC officials confiscated a large quantity of goods.

Employees of the MC confiscate rehris as part of an anti-encroachment drive at Akal Garh Market, near Chaura Bazar, in Ludhiana on Saturday and right Police personnel at the site where temporary encroachments were removed at Akal Garh Market near Chaura Bazar.


Pressure tactics by cable service provider alleged
Ludhiana, February 4
After monopolising the cable network industry of the state, cable service provider Fast-Way (FW), which has the backing of certain leaders, is again in the news.

EC relief for corporation
Ludhiana, February 4
Relaxation by the Election Commission for allowing calling of bids, their evaluation and finalisations and award of contracts has come as a relief for the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation. With the model code of conduct coming into force on December 24, several tenders that were either in the process of getting finalised or were to be floated, had to be delayed.

Father seeks thorough probe into DSP killing
Ludhiana, February 4
A relative addresses gathering at former DSP Balraj Singh’s bhog in Ludhiana Hundreds of residents, including top cops, politicians, bureaucrats and industrialists, today attended the bhog to pay tributes to Moga DSP Balraj Singh Gill who was found murdered along with a woman, Monica Kapila, in a farm house on the Hambran road on Wednesday.

A relative addresses gathering at former DSP Balraj Singh’s bhog in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


City bazars Part III
Basati Bazar, women’s favourite destination

Ludhiana, February 4
The century-old Basati Bazar is still a woman shopper’s paradise. A small square of about 30 shops is located adjacent to Sarafa Bazar. Shops in this bazaar sell cosmetics, bindis, bangles, churas, artificial jewellery, purses and parandis. It can be approached either from the Chaura Bazar side or from Sarafa Bazar.

(1) A view of the Basati Bazar with jewellery shops and eatery stalls in Ludhiana. (2) Shoppers relish gol gappas at the Basati Bazar in Ludhiana.  (3) A view of the shop exclusively selling parandis. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Jagraon city stinks
Jagraon, February 4
Heaps of garbage lying in front of the municipal council’s office in Jagraon The entire city is fast turning into a garbage dump due to non-lifting of garbage on a regular basis by the sanitation staff of the Municipal Council (MC). The heaps of garbage, lying in every nook and corner of the city, have irked the residents who have blamed the apathy of the MC officials towards regular lifting of garbage for the problem.

Heaps of garbage lying in front of the municipal council’s office in Jagraon. A Tribune photograph

Met office predicts rain in next 24 hrs
Ludhiana, February 4
Residents have tea to beat cold in Ludhiana Similar weather conditions will prevail in the region with minor rainfall or hailstorm expected in certain parts of the region in the next 24 hours. Weathermen at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) predicted that the sky would remain cloudy and weather would be cleared by Monday.

Residents have tea to beat cold in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Payments to brick-kiln owners delayed
Ludhiana, February 4
Though the Assembly elections are over in Punjab, owing to the imposition of the model code of conduct, owners of the local brick-kilns are finding it difficult to get their payments from banks against the material supplied to various government agencies even before the code was imposed in the state.

Hospitality courses likely from next session
Ludhiana, February 4
The hospitality diploma courses are likely to be started at SCD Government College from the next session. The commencement of three diploma courses, including food and beverages, food production and bakery and confectionery, is on the anvil. The blueprint for the year-and-a-half courses is ready.

40 get placed
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 4
Two engineering companies held a placement drive at the RIMT campus here today. One of the companies selected 28 students of BTech (mechanical and ECE) at the annual package of Rs 2.4 lakh. These students would be based in Delhi. Another company selected 12 students of BTech (mechanical), said RIMT director, Dr Harsh Sadawarti.

MSMEs cry over hike in lending rates
Ludhiana, February 4
Repeated hike in lending rates by almost all banks has impacted the smooth running and growth of micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Punjab.

80 examined at medical camp
Ludhiana, February 4
The IMA Ludhiana observed the World Cancer Awareness Day at Apollo Hospital today by holding a free medical check-up camp at the oncology department of the hospital.


Thieves decamp with tools worth Rs 10 lakh
Ludhiana, February 4
Thieves struck at an industrial unit in the Kanganwal area and decamped with iron and forging tools worth Rs 10 lakh.


SAI trials: Experts recommend names of 122 players for induction
An aspirant is supervised by experts during trials for the SAI training centre in Ludhiana Ludhiana, February 4
As the three-day selection trials conducted by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) concluded today, a panel of experts recommended names of as many as 122 boys and girls for induction into SAI training centre for the session 2012-13.

An aspirant is supervised by experts during trials for the SAI training centre in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: INderjeet Verma



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