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DC cracks the whip
Notices served on eight hookah bars
Ludhiana, March 2
Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tewari today cracked the whip on hookah bars and banned its operation in the district under Section 144 of the Cr.PC.
Harpreet Kaur, Food Safety Officer, serves notice on a hookah bar.
Harpreet Kaur, Food Safety Officer, serves notice on a hookah bar. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Swindler decamps with Rs 1 lakh jewellery
Ludhiana, March 2
A swindler decamped with jewellery worth Rs 1 lakh from a house in Jodhewal by duping children. This incident took place in the afternoon when Surinder Kaur, wife of Gurnam Singh, a truck driver, had gone to market for purchasing goods.



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Sale of property
GLADA gamble fails to pay off
Ludhiana, March 2
The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) could sell only 121 commercial sites and residential plots at a cost of Rs 6,782.23 lakh during the last financial year, falling way behind the target.

MC to raze illegal structures
Notices served on 2,500 violators
A view of shops constructed along the service lane on the Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana on Friday.Ludhiana, March 2
Taking a strict note of encroachments as well as violations of the PUDA Act on prominent roads, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is all set to demolish structures that are within 5 meters of the main roads. A meeting in this regard was held yesterday. The Municipal Corporation hopes to start this drive from Monday onwards. It has identified 2,500 such violations in different parts of the city and notices have been served on the violators.

A view of shops constructed along the service lane on the Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Hawara sisters create ruckus in court
Kin were not allowed to serve food
Ludhiana, March 2
High drama was witnessed at the District Court Complex today when sisters of a dreaded terrorist Jagtar Singh Hawara lodged a complaint before the court saying that the Delhi police was not allowing them to offer home-cooked food to their brother.

Electricity from poisonous gas!
A view of a gas-production unit in at a sewerage treatment plant at Bhattian village near Ludhiana.Board holding talks with PEDA for generating power from methane
Ludhiana, March 2
Poisonous gas being emitted out of sewage, which has claimed lives of a few sewer men, could now be used to generate electricity. The Sewerage Board is holding talks with the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) for generating electricity out of it.


A view of a gas-production unit in at a sewerage treatment plant at Bhattian village near Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

COMMUNITY

NH widening takes toll
At least 36 persons have lost their lives at Khanna
Khanna, March 2
Daily commuters are facing hardships for widening work on the Ludhiana-Ambala national highway at Khanna is going at a snailís pace. The commuters find it very difficult to pass through the city due to routine traffic jams. Students and daily commuters often reach their destinations late.

Industry praises move
Pak to phase out major restrictions on trade with India
Ludhiana, March 2
The local industry has given the thumbs-up sign to the move of the Pakistan government to phase out major restrictions on trade with India by the end of this year.


In sync:
Students perform a dance during an annual athletics meet at Arya College in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Cycle Industry
Association to seek implementation of anti-dumping duty
Ludhiana, March 2
To save Ludhiana's cycle industry from Chinese products, the local industry is vying hard for the implementation of anti-dumping duty on cycles and cycle parts. Representatives of the industry will now write to the Ministry of Commerce for the implementation of anti-dumping duty, citing reasons and evidences for the same.

Respect women: Zeenat Aman
Is not averse to acting, says too late to enter politics
Ludhiana, March 2
Zeenat Aman is in the city for the inauguration of Fashion Guru, an exhibition, at the Park Plaza here. She said she was bowled over by the beauty of women in the region. During interaction with mediapersons, she said womanhood should be celebrated. She also said women were an integral part of society.

Vehicles stuck in a traffic jam at the railway road in Jagraon Inconvenience a great leveller
Delay in laying of interlocking tiles adds to traffic woes
Jagraon, March 2
The delay in road construction out at the local railway road has been causing inconvenience to commuters, shopkeepers and residents. They have been forced to pay through the nose due to the delay in the work of fixing interlocking tiles on the road.

Vehicles stuck in a traffic jam at the railway road in Jagraon. A Tribune photograph

Auto parts exhibition concludes
Ludhiana, March 2
An exhibition of auto parts held by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institute in collaboration with the Auto Parts Manufacturers Association concluded at Auto Parts and Hand Tools Technology, Focal Point, here today.

JET form price slashed
Ludhiana, March 2
To encourage the students of government schools to chose technical courses, the Technical Board of Industrial Training has slashed the price of the Joint Entrance Test (JET) form. Now, it is available for Rs 50, the cost of which was more than Rs 350 till last year.

No respite in residentsí sight
Blocked sewers continue to be a bane of the Filli Gate area
Jagraon, March 2
There is no relief from blocked sewers for residents of the Filli Gate area here. The residents are facing a tough time due to the blockage, which has made their lives hell. According to them, they have been facing the problem for more than a month, but the municipal council (MC) has paid no attention to it.

An inundated street at the Filli Gate in Jagraon. A Tribune photograph

COLLEGE notes
Infovision-2012
The ISTE student chapter of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan campus, Model Town, organised the 10th annual national-level competitions for students, INFOVISION-2012. Students of various management and technical colleges of Punjab and other states participated in it.

A girl admires a flower arrangement at Dr MS Randhawa Golden Jubilee Flower Show and Competition at the PAU in Ludhiana on Friday.PAU notes
Flower show ends
Ludhiana: The two-day ďDr MS Randhawa Golden Jubilee Flower Show and Competition", which was jointly organised by the Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, Estate Organisation and the Department of Family Resource and Management of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), concluded here today.

A girl admires a flower arrangement at Dr MS Randhawa Golden Jubilee Flower Show and Competition at the PAU in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Students continue their stir, want principal sacked
Say a woman teacher was insulted publicly before her dismissal
Khanna, March 2
Hundreds of students of the Gobindgarh Public College here are on strike for the last two days in protest against the principalís behaviour.


Show of strength:
Bodybuilders flex their muscles at a press conference in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Ban on surfing non-educational sites in schools
Complaints of computer teachers surfing indecent websites received
Ludhiana, March 2
The Director-General of School Education (DGSE) has banned opening of social networking and non-educational websites in government schools by computer teachers. Issuing the instructions to the District Education Officers, information communication project coordinators and programme managers, the DGSE has warned computer teachers that they are not supposed to visit the non-educational websites.

DC issues notice to eight officials
Held responsible for delay in action under Right to Service Act
Ludhiana, March 2
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rahul Tiwari today issued a notice to eight officials with various departments for delay in providing service under the Right to Service Act. Taking a serious note, the DC directed the officials to clear pending applications concerning the Act and file a nil pendency report.

Ludhiana scan
Front launched
Various personalities representing Sikh issues join hands to make a new front, the United Sikh Movement, here on Friday.

SARAS Mela from March 10
Ludhiana, March 2
The district administration is going to organise Regional SARAS Mela at the Government College for Women from March 10 to 21. Additional Deputy Commissioner Rupanjli Kartik has said the preparations for the mela are in full swing.

CRIME

Thieves enter bank, bid futile
Ludhiana, March 2
The strong room of a bank proved too strong for the thieves who entered the bank located in Sunder Nagar here last night.

Two booked for assaulting driver
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 2
The local police has registered an FIR under Sections 323, 325 and 34 of the IPC against Gagan and Rakesh Kumar, owners of a godown at the Focal Point here.

 

Arya College Meet
Kirti, Dhanya best athletes
Students participate in a race during the annual athletics meet at Arya College in Ludhiana on Friday. Ludhiana, March 2
Kirti Sharma who came out triumphant in the 100m sprint yesterday, added another gold to her kitty besides winning one gold and two bronze medals to be named the best athlete among girls while Dhanya Shahi bagged this honour in the boysí section in the 65th Annual Athletics Meet of Arya College, Civil Lines, which concluded here today.

Students participate in a race during the annual athletics meet at Arya College in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Students participate in a race during the annual athletics meet of the CMCH in Ludhiana on Friday. CMCH athletics meet begins
Ludhiana, March 2
A large number of participants competed in various track and field events besides fun games on the opening day of the 28th Annual Sports Day of Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) today.

Students participate in a race during the annual athletics meet of the CMCH in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Kuljit Kaur, Tej Partap win top honours
Ludhiana, March 2
Kuljit Kaur and Tej Partap Singh, both students of BA II, were adjudged the best athletes in the girls and boys' sections, respectively, at the annual athletics meet of DRV DAV Centenary College, Phillaur, near here today.




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