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Record Rs 1.03-cr bid for parking lot
Ludhiana, March 12
A view of the Feroze Ghandhi market in Ludhiana. The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has earned a revenue of Rs 1.03 crore by auctioning the prestigious Feroze Gandhi Market parking lot. This is Rs 36.35 lakh more than the revenue of Rs 66.75 lakh earned in 2011.

A view of the Feroze Ghandhi market in Ludhiana. A file photograph

No clue to attack on cardiologist
Ludhiana, March 12
Nearly 24 hours after renowned cardiologist of the city Dr GS Wander was attacked by unidentified assailants on the Barnala-Tapa highway near Bathinda, there has been no clue to the motive behind the attack.


16-year-old boy ‘kidnapped’, returns home
Honey Sharma and his father at a police station in Ludhiana on Monday. Ludhiana, March 12
High drama was witnessed on the Gill road here this afternoon when an iron worker claimed that his 16-year-old son had been kidnapped by two persons. The incident took place when Deepak Kumar Sharma (45) informed the police that his son Honey Sharma had been kidnapped by some unidentified assailants.

Honey Sharma and his father at a police station in Ludhiana on Monday.

MC razes stud farm, pulled up
Ludhiana, March 12
Officals of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation were in for a shock when they went to demolish an under-construction stud farm in Guru Amar Dass Nagar near Keys Hotel today. The stud farm owner accused the corporation of not serving any notice before carrying out the drive.

Child labour goes unchecked in city
Ludhiana, March 12
In an utter violation of the Child Labour Act, children below the age of 14 continue to work in various business/factory premises here, thanks to the callous attitude of the Labour Department, which has miserably failed to act tough with the violators.

No end to woes at Dist Transport Office
Ludhiana, March 12
The state government may have introduced Suvidha Centres across Punjab to provide relief to the general public under one roof, but harassment of people at the hands of certain officials still continues.



Teachers in a fix
Ludhiana, March 12
The education department patted its back, itself, by implementing the bi-monthly evaluation system to examine the performance of the students in non-board classes. The system was introduced as an alternative to annual examination but it is being perceived by teachers as problematic. Now the teachers are confused about the new directions issued by the Director General School Education (DGSE) office.

Saras Mela draws crowds; stalls do brisk business
Ludhiana, march 12
Visitors take a look at exhibits at a stall on the third day of Saras Mela in Ludhiana. It proved to be a super Sunday for the residents and the self-help groups who had descended for Saras Mela at Government College for Women from different parts of the country. The sales figures touched the mark of about Rs 7 lakh on Sunday. The opening day of the festival sought sales, more than three times, which were about Rs 2.2 lakh, according to the figures available with block development officer.

Visitors take a look at exhibits at a stall on the third day of Saras Mela in Ludhiana.
Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Residents stage protest
Ludhiana, March 12
Charging officials of the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) with abetment of violation of building bylaws and unauthorised construction in residential flats, residents of the Housing Board Colony in Jamalpur today staged a protest at the GLADA headquarters.
Children participate in a painting contest at a food joint in Ludhiana on Monday.
Children participate in a painting contest at a food joint in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu mahajan

Ban on export of cotton lifted
Ludhiana, March 12
Much to the relief of farmers and exporters, ban imposed on the export of cotton was lifted today. The industry, too, has welcomed the move. Industry experts said the government kept in mind the interest of farmers and the industry before taking this step.

Club facilitates wedding of five poor Dalit girls
Jagraon, March 12
The local JCI Club solemnised weddings of five Dalit and needy girls at a function organised at Gurdwara Bhajanghar Sahib, Moti Bagh, here today. Newly elected MLA from the Jagraon assembly constituency Shiv Ram Kaler and Baba Gurcharan Singh of Gurdwara Nanaksar Sahib were the chief guest. They offered their blessings to the newly married couples.

Women get free medical care
Ludhiana, Macrh 12
"This is the first time when I got to know about the importance of nutrition." These were the comments of Paramjeet Kaur, mother of two children, who attended a lecture on health and nutrition by Dr Subhashini Verma at Ladies Health and Cultural Fair organised at Elementary School, Phullanwal, by the IMA, Ludhiana, in collaboration with the Gram Panchayat to mark International Women’s Day. The theme of the fair was “Aao Gaon Chalein”.

Another accident on bridge sans railings
Jagraon, March 12
A driver had a miraculous escape when the Scorpio (SUV) he was driving fell into a drain near here late last night. The car driver has been identified as Balwinder Singh of Jagraon. Balwinder, who has suffered grievous injuries, is undergoing treatment at the Civil Hospital, Jagraon.
Students after their exam in Ludhiana.
Students after their exam in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

RTI logo out
Ludhiana, March 12
The department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, has designed a logo for Right to Information (RTI). The logo is simple and iconic. It represents a sheet of paper with information and in the background the authority providing the information.

Members of Philately Club get together
Ludhiana, march 12
They put on 3-D glasses to watch meteorites or have a face-off with mythical creatures. These are not the scenes from a 3D movie, rather 3-D stamps from Holland and Australia. The world of philately that has fascinated generations towards this hobby.

Man has fatal fall
Ludhiana, March 12
A 45-year-old man of Nepalese origin died after allegedly falling off the second floor of a block of flats located in Raj Guru Nagar.

No salary, PAU employees union protest
Ludhiana, March 12
PAU union employees protest at Thapar Hall in Ludhiana. The PAU employees union its class four workers’ union held a long protest march starting from Thapar Hall and back via Gate No 1 GT Road Gate No 2 and Nursery Chowk. After the March, 5 members sat on dharna in front of the Thapar Hall.

PAU union employees protest at Thapar Hall in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

LIC celebrates women day
Ludhiana, March 12
International Women's Day was celebrated in the LIC of India, Ludhiana division. As a part of social activity, sewing machines and uniforms were given to four needy families. A meeting was also organised in the LIC, divisional office, Dugri, and women from all the local units participated in it.

Effort to revive vanishing crafts
Ludhiana, March 12
The agro-crops waste offers a wide variety of fibres that can be utilised to produce utility articles through weaving, knitting, knotting and braiding. A number of traditional articles such as chikkus, hand fans, ropes, moorahs can be made using minor fibres and agro-waste. 

Company secretary at 21
Ludhiana, march 12
Gursimran Kaur Sethi is 21 and has completed her Company Secretary course. She managed to pull through at such a young age as she completed it along with her BCom.

Training on purification of enzymes
Ludhiana, March 12
A valedictory function was organised to mark completion of 11 day training programme on "Fermentation and downstream processing techniques and purification of celluloytic enzymes" under the National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP), here today at the Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET). Scientists and researchers from across the country took part in the training programme, which included lectures, practical, field visits etc. — TNS

Hike will adversely affect economy
Ludhiana, March 12
The industry has condemned the hike in freight charges by the Ministry of Railways as it adversely affect the state economy  as well as the  engineering industry.

IMA wants admn to act, arrest culprits
Ludhiana, March 12
Doctors of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Ludhiana, has condemned violent attack on senior doctor, Dr GS Wander, Chief Cardiologist, Hero DMC Heart Institute, by a few unidentified persons.

Aided schoolteachers seek government status
Ludhiana, March 12
Government-aided schoolteachers have demanded from the the state government that it should "undertake" their posts as the Haryana Government did recently. Teachers of these schools are not satisfied as the government does not treat them as government teachers.

Homemakers have high hopes
Ludhiana, March 12
With only four days left for the Finance Minister to present the Budget in Parliament, people from all sections of society are expecting some relief or some cut in the prices. But there is one section; of housewives, whose expectations are common.

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From schools
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Lurking danger

The district administration and the elecricty board doesn’t seem to have learnt any lesson from February 20 incident in which three persons were killed and four injured when the crane used for filming a religious function in Focal Point touched high-tension wires. 
Several localities in the city, including schools, from where high tension wires are passing.
Several localities in the city, including schools, from where high tension wires are passing. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan 






Theft in house at Sarabha Nagar
Ludhiana, March 12
Thieves struck at a house located in Sarabha Nagar and decamped with household goods, including four LPG cylinders.


Vet varsity athletics meet on March 14

Ludhiana, March 12
All arrangements have been made for organising the 6th edition of the annual athletics meet of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on March 14 and 15. This was stated by Dr SPS Sangha, Director, Students Welfare, GADVASU.



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