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MC Demolition Drive
Litmus test for new MLAs
Ludhiana, March 9
The first litmus test for the newly elected MLAs would be the demolition drive, which the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is going to start after March 22.

Flesh trade racket busted
Ludhiana, March 9
The accused in the custody of the Ludhiana police on Friday. The Basti Jodhewal police has busted a flesh-trade racket, which had been running in the city for the past several months, with the arrest of three women and two men last evening.

The accused in the custody of the Ludhiana police on Friday. A Tribune photograph



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Bank manager booked for fraud
Ludhiana, March 9
The police has registered a case against Baldev Singh, branch manager, UCO Bank, near Old DMCH for cheating. The fraud was committed against Davinder Singh, a shopkeeper in Ghumar Mandi, here, on March 31, 2009 and after an inquiry, a case was registered against the branch manager here.

So much for martyrdom

A rug placed on the gun of a tank adjoining the statue of martyr Major Bhupinder Singh outside the Government College for Women.
A rug placed on the gun of a tank adjoining the statue of martyr Major Bhupinder Singh outside the Government College for Women. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

244 challans issued on Holi
Ludhiana, March 9
Holi was celebrated with much enthusiasm by the youngsters here yesterday. But some young revellers blowing pressure horns had to pay a price for violating traffic rules. Acting tough, the traffic police issued 244 challans yesterday.

Brick-kiln workersí strike hits supply
Ludhiana, March 9
Brick kiln owners are not only suffering losses but there is also scarcity of bricks in market due to the ongoing strike by workers.

Increase in freight charges irks industry 
Ludhiana, March 9
The local industry has condemned the hike in freight charges by the Ministry of Railways. It feels that 15 per cent to 37 per cent hike in steel, 18 per cent to 24 per cent in coal and 50 per cent in domestic iron ore will shake the stateís economy as it doesnít have any natural resource of its own.

Kidnap threat SMSes
Ludhiana, March 9
The Sarabha Nagar police has registered a case against an unidentified person for sending threat SMSes to a resident of BRS Nagar. The case has been registered under Sections 387 and 506 of the IPC.



COMMUNITY

Rural schools cry for attention
Broken chairs, no water say it all 
Jagraon, March 9
The near collapsing building of a government school at Gorsian village near Jagraon. Tall claims of the government fall flat when it comes to rural government schools. Schools in Bet area are in a state of neglect. The dearth of classrooms and adequate staff, broken chairs and blackboards, unavailability of clean drinking water and overgrown weeds are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the schools in rural areas.

The near collapsing building of a government school at Gorsian village near Jagraon. 

Youth creates ruckus on College Road
Jagraon, March 9
High drama was witnessed on the College Road here today when a youth stopped a group of girls studying at Lajpat Rai DAV College and started abusing them. The girls were on their way home.

Demand for diesel cars goes up
Ludhiana, March 9
The demand for diesel cars has shot up in the past few weeks as consumers fear the imposition of a new tax on such vehicles in the budget. A proposed tax to the tune of Rs 80,000 is expected to be slapped on diesel cars to address the imbalance between these and the petrol versions caused by the widening price gap between the fuels.

New stamp on former CM of Madhya Pradesh 
Ludhiana, MARCH 9
Much to the delight of philatelists, a new stamp was released by the postal department today. The new stamp celebrates the contribution of the former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shyama Charan Shukla.

The stamp that was released on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Letting their hair down on Holi
Girls smear colour on each otherís face on Holi in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, March 9
It was a day of colour, splashes, fun, dance and music. The city seemed to have turned into an exhilarating fun park as residents from all walks of life, ages, backgrounds just gave in to temptation to have fun and let their hair down.

Girls smear colour on each otherís face on Holi in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Celebrating with flowers
Residents of the Canal View Apartments Welfare Society celebrate Holi with flowers in Ludhiana on Thursday. Ludhiana, March 9
For conserving water on Holi, residents of Canal View Apartments, HIG Flats, located in Block A of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar celebrated Holi with flowers. This is not for the first time that the residents of these flats have made efforts for water conservation.

Residents of the Canal View Apartments Welfare Society celebrate Holi with flowers in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Ailing child needs financial help
Ludhiana, March 9
Four-year-old Abhijit, son of a couple living at Tibba Road, Ludhiana, needs financial help for medical treatment as he is suffering from a large hole in the heart since birth.

5-year-old succumbs to injuries
Ludhiana, March 9
Ram Parsad, a resident of Rajiv Gandhi Colony got an FIR registered against an undientified motorcyclist, who hit his five-year-old daughter on March 7 and ran away by leaving her hurt. His daughter died at the Oswal Cancer Hospital here.

One killed in road mishap
Amloh: One person was killed while two others sustained injuries when the car they were travelling in collided with a motorcycle on the Amloh-Bhadson road. The injured, Gurmeet Singh and Gursewak Singh, were rushed to a hospital, where doctors referred them to GMCH-32 in Chandigarh. While Gursewak Singh died in the hospital, the condition of Gurmeet Singh was stated to be serious. ó OC

PAU employees union hold protest rally
Ludhiana, March 9
PAU employees at a rally outside Thapar Hall in Ludhiana on Friday. The PAU Employees and PAU fourth Class Workers Union today gheraoed Thapar Hall and held a rally. Addressing the rally, Paramjit Singh Gill and Dr Gulzar Singh Pandher said, "Today it is March 9 and we are yet to get salaries for February. Nine months has passed but the university employees are yet to get 40 per cent arrear of their new pay scales."


PAU employees at a rally outside Thapar Hall in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Nodal officer nominated
Ludhiana, March 9
Kartar Singh, Assistant Divisional Fire Officer with the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, has been nominated as the state-level nodal officer of the National Disaster Management Authority. He has been nominated on the orders of AK Sinha, Director, Local Bodies.

Bains brothers meet Majithia
Ludhiana, March 9
The Bains brothers held a closed door meeting with Youth Akali Dal president Bikram Singh Majithia at Chandigarh today. Eyebrows were raised within the SAD as both Simarjit Singh Bains and his elder brother Balwinder Singh Bains had successfully contested the Vidhan Sabha elections as Independent candidates. It is learnt that they held talks for giving outside support to the SAD-BJP led state government. Simarjit Singh Bains, Balwinder Singh Bains besides Kanwaljit Singh Karwal and Parminder Singh Soma, both councillors met Majithia. Sources said Majithia had called Bains brothers for the meeting.

Ticket booking increases manifold
Ludhiana, March 9
With flights landing at the Ludhiana (Sahnewal) airport at regular intervals from February 27, the number of passengers booking their tickets on the lone flight has increased manifold. Presently, only one flight operates between Delhi and Ludhiana on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

 

 




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