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Police in the dock
Jagraon, March 11
The car seized by the police in a drug-recovery case under repair at a garage. The car was reportedly being misused by policemen before it met with an accident While a large number of vehicles seized by the police in various cases are gathering rust at various police stations, a few vehicles, including expensive cars which are in a good condition, are allegedly being (mis)used by policemen.
The car seized by the police in a drug-recovery case under repair at a garage. The car was reportedly being misused by policemen before it met with an accident

illegal colonies
Revenue officials, PSPCL abet violation of master plans
Ludhiana, March 11
With the Punjab Government formulating master plans for various towns and cities in the state, including the mega city, through various amendments in the Punjab Regional Town Planning and Development Act 1995, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA), various local area development authorities (GLADA in case of Ludhiana) were notified as the competent authorities for the implementation and enforcement of master plans outside the municipal limits, whereas the responsibility was vested in the civic bodies within the city limits.


pseb exams
Students to be videographed
Ludhiana, March 11
The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) is all set for the class XII examination starting on March 12.

Serving ‘golgappas’ the unhygienic way
Ludhiana, March 11
Despite instructions of the health department that “golgappas” should be served by wearing gloves, a majority of “golgappa” vendors are busy serving these the unhygienic way. And officials of the health department are yet to swing into action against the violators.

Punjabi comics fail to take off
Ludhiana, March 11
Have you read latest Punjabi comics? The question might sound whimsical to many as not many have heard about comics in Punjabi.

Harpreet declared Mr Punjab
Ludhiana, March 11
Harpreet Singh from Fatehgarh Sahib was adjudged as Mr Punjab in the 39th edition of the Senior Mr Punjab Bodybuilding Competition. The competition was organised by the Punjab Amateur Bodybuilding Association (PABBA) at Milan Palace in Dhuri, Sangrur district, here today. Harpreet was awarded a motorcycle for his achievement.

Women take lead in traffic violations
Ludhiana, March 11
It may perhaps come as a surprise to many city residents, but women commit more traffic offences compared to men.
Police Lines witness high drama


Visitors get a taste of local flavour at Saras Mela
Ludhiana, February 11
A Kashmiri woman serves “Kahwa” at the Regional Saras Fair at the Government College for Women in Ludhiana on Sunday Saras Mela has helped in bringing together cultures and artifacts from various parts of the country under one roof. The fest is currently underway at the Government College for Women. The event has rekindled interest in fast disappearing acts like puppet shows and ‘bioscope’. Children were seen enjoying puppet show and peeping into ‘bioscope’ from Rajasthan at the fair. ‘Kachighori’ also grabbed the attention of many visitors.

Special drink: A Kashmiri woman serves “Kahwa” at the Regional Saras Fair at the Government College for Women in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Woman delivers girl in 108 ambulance
Doraha, March 11
A resident of Ghudani Kalan village delivered a baby girl in 108 Ambulance while she was being taken to hospital last night. Both, the mother and the child, are reported to be safe.

Community policing not much effective in Jagraon
Jagraon, March 11
The Community Police Officers (CPO) scheme, initiated in whole of the state by Punjab Police, in association of the general public has been proving little effective in Jagraon. It was clear from the fact that there was no end to the incidents of the theft in the town despite the deployment of the CPOs.

Ludhiana diary

Glaucoma camp organised
Ludhiana, March 11
More than 200 patients participated in the glaucoma camp organised at a hospital, here, on the occasion of World Glaucoma Week which started today. A senior doctor said that the management of the Vasan Eye Care Hospital has decided that no OPD fee will be charged for the diagnosis of glaucoma patients from March 11 to 13. — TNS

Ice cream lovers will have to shell out more this year
Ludhiana, March 11
For ice cream lovers, summer 2012, will be hotter as the prices of ice creams are expected to rise this year. Summers are yet to set in, but the ice cream makers have already increased the prices last month. One more round of hike is expected after the Union budget next week.

SAB channel in soup
Ludhiana, March 11
The authorities of SAB channel have landed in the soup for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.

Groups clash over land near CMCH
Ludhiana, March 11
High drama was witnessed near the Christen Medical College and Hospital (CMC&H) after two groups clashed over a piece of land. The incident took place this afternoon when around 20 men, who arrived in two mini- trucks, started constructing boundary walls on the vacant land.

Pvt schools criticise PSEB policies
Ludhiana, March 11
A meeting of the executive committee of the Punjab School Private Organisation, Rajpura, was held, here today. More than 80 delegates participated from schools across the state. District presidents MK Chawla hosted the meeting.

Ludhiana scan

‘Education standard going down for two decades’
Ludhiana, March 11
Education Ministers in Punjab have failed to "pass" their electoral examination for the past 20 years. None of the ministers, holding the education portfolio, has made it back to Punjab Assembly election since 1992.
The under-construction indoor stadium at Pakhowal Road in Ludhiana
The under-construction indoor stadium at Pakhowal Road in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

From schools

Fire breaks out at house
Amloh, March 11
A fire broke out in the Ward No 6 of Amloh here. Sources said that in the absence of electricity, Mohinder Kaur, owner of the house, had lit the candle that caught the fire. The clothes lying near the candle caught fire that spread the fire.

Family welfare mega camp
Ludhiana, March 11
The Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, is organising a free non-scalpel vasectomy camp on March 13. The camp is being organised with the help of Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, and the district family welfare officer under the national health & family welfare scheme of Government of India.

Why should men have all the fun

A cow tries to drink water from a tap
A cow tries to drink water from a tap. tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

102 donate blood
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 11
Bharat Vikas Parishad Vivekanand’s youth wing of Mandi Gobindgarh in collaboration with Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh organised a blood donation camp at Ram Bhawan which concluded, here last evening. The volunteers of the parishad donated 102 units of blood during the camp. The camp was inaugurated by the chief guest Tarsem Lal Mangla. Brahman Sabha chief Devi Dayal Parashar and social worker Parkash Chand Garg distributed certificates and trophies to the donors.

IPL, annual examinations a mismatch, feel examinees
Doraha, March 11
Once again the forthcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) is going to upset the mental state of the examinees whose final exams and the IPL dates, much to their displeasure, are sadly coinciding with one another.

‘Shut down special training centres’
Ludhiana, March 11
Director General of School Education passed the instructions to shut down the residential and non-residential special training-centres for out-of-school children, running across the state, till March 3l.


Youth held for abduction, Rape
Jagraon, March 11
The local police have arrested a youth for allegedly abducting and raping a girl. The accused has been identified as Amandeep Singh, alias Deepa.

Factory employee nabbed for stealing
Ludhiana, March 11
Alert security guards of a factory unit located in Ladhowal nabbed a factory employee who was trying to steal T- shirts.

cricket match
Players in a jubilant mood at a cricket match at Punjab Agriculture University in Ludhiana on SundaySandhu Automobiles XI triumph over Impact Bajaj XI
Ludhiana, March 11
Sandhu Automobiles XI defeated Impact Bajaj XI by 34 runs in an exhibition cricket match played at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) campus ground, here today.

Players in a jubilant mood at a cricket match at Punjab Agriculture University in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

wrestling tournament
Harman Alamgir pip Dimpi to romp home victorious
Ludhiana, March 11
In a keenly contested bout, Harman, respresenting Alamgir akhara, pipped Dimpi of Shivpuri Akhara, to bag the title in the Annual Nihal Chand at Pehalwan Memorial Wrestling Tournament. The tourney was conducted by the Jai Bajrang Bali Akhara, here today.




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