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Row over Mayor’s order
Hakam Singh GiaspuraLudhiana, April 11
The orders by Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura that no Ludhiana Municipal Corporation employee would leave office without informing him if he was called for meeting by any political leader, excluding Cabinet minister, might snowball into a controversy, with elected representatives terming it to be a “murder of democracy”.
Hakam Singh Giaspura

Traffic police plans to ease jams
Ludhiana, April 11
The Traffic Police has come up with more plans to ease the traffic situation in the city. It has provided telephone number 0161-2770012 of the control room, which can be contacted anytime to inform the police about the traffic congestions/jams in the city. The control room will immediately inform the concerned SHO/traffic policemen about the the problem.


Before a brief spell of rain, a massive dust storm hit Ludhiana on Wednesday evening.
Before a brief spell of rain, a massive dust storm hit Ludhiana on Wednesday evening. Tribune photo: Himanshu mahajan

Crucial meeting on road widening today
Ludhiana, April 11
The Secretary, Government of Punjab, Department of Public Works (B&R), will hold a meeting with officials in Chandigarh tomorrow following the High Court's directions to hold a joint meeting of officials from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI0 and other authorities concerned of the state government to verify the steps to be taken to remove the difficulties being faced by the NHAI regarding the six-laning of Shambhu Border to Jalandhar Section of the NH-1.

dsp murder case
Accused to be taken to joint interrogation centre
Ludhiana, April 11
The special investigation team (SIT) in the infamous DSP Balraj Gill murder case will take all the accused to the joint interrogation centre situated in Amritsar.

Colonisers feel heat, seek politicians’ help
Ludhiana, April 11
Colonisers and developers have joined hands to seek their political masters’ support, with the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) intensifying its crackdown on unauthorised colonies on the periphery of the city after the expiry of one-month notice period.

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In the absence of a safety grill, a student puts his life in danger by swinging his arm outside the window of his school van in Ludhiana. SC guidelines violated with impunity
Ludhiana, April 11
Authorities of various schools, parents of students and drivers of school vans seem to have not learnt any lesson from previous incidents. They continue to violate the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court for plying school buses.

In the absence of a safety grill, a student puts his life in danger by swinging his arm outside the window of his school van in Ludhiana. photo: inderjeet verma


semester system
Debate under way again
Ludhiana, April 11
The debate on whether the semester system should be continued has begun again in the high rungs of the education authorities while teachers’ unions have given contradictory views on the system.

Teachers to be sent on sponsored state trip
Ludhiana, April 11
To develop competitive spirit among teachers, the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA) will arrange a state trip for teachers.

Facebook in Punjabi a hit among youngsters
Ludhiana, April 11
The announcement that Facebook for mobile phones is going to be launched in eight Indian languages, including Punjabi and Hindi, has brought cheer amongst the youth in and around the city.

Corruption intolerable, says Sessions Judge
Ludhiana, April 11
Corruption in the judicial system will not be tolerated at any level. If anyone is found to have indulged in it, strict action will be taken.

‘What is on offer?’
Residents try out new clothes during a fashion sale by Tarun Tahiliani at the Park Plaza in Ludhiana.
Residents try out new clothes during a fashion sale by Tarun Tahiliani at the Park Plaza in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

‘Introduce anthropology at college, school level’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 11
Getting their demands met has proved a challenge for organisations established for recognition of anthropology and human biology as optional subject at the college and school level.

rte act
Dept swings into action
Ludhiana, April 11
Finally, the education department swings into action to implement the Right to Education Act (RTE Act) and has started visiting private schools to check the required infrastructure.

No campaign to enroll students
Ludhiana, April 11
On one hand, the Central Government has fixed the target to enroll every child in school under the Right to Education Act (RTE), contrary to it, the education department of Punjab has not launched any such campaign or admission advertisement to enroll the students in the government schools.

Homoeopathy association organises meet
Ludhiana, April 11
Advance Scientific Homoeopathic Association celebrated Dr Hahnemann's birthday at Lord Mahavira Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital under the leadership of Dr Sunil Verma. Dr Daljeet Sharma (president) told about the progress of homoeopathy in the city for the past few years as well as the progress of the association.

Jagraon sans fire brigade station
Jagraon, April 11
The absence of a fire brigade station at Jagraon has always been a sore point for residents of the town. Despite a number of fire incidents in the town every year, no fire brigade station has been set up in Jagraon till date.

2 win technological innovation award
Ludhiana, April 11
Two former computer science engineering 2007 batch students of the Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana, have won the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award through their innovative project “Hope” on image, speech recognition and speech synthesiser.

MLA sets 3-month deadline for cleaning drain
Jagraon, April 11
Jagraon MLA Shiv Ram Kaler set a deadline for completing the cleaning process of a drain passing through the town till June 30. According to Kaler, it will take at least three months to clean 40,000-feet long drain and approximately Rs 12 lakh would be spent on the work.

GLADA overspends, audit objects
Ludhiana, April 11
The audit wing has objected to overspending by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) on deposit works undertaken by it on behalf of various government departments and autonomous bodies. In the internal and external audit report for 2010-11, the audit has held officials of the engineering and finance wing of GLADA responsible for this lapse.

Dust-storm, rain lash city
Ludhiana, April 11
After facing a week of scorching heat residents of the city have been enjoying cool weather for the past two days. Dust storm followed by rain lashed the city once again today afternoon. Residents heaved a sigh of relief, but farmers were in pensive mood after their wheat crop got damaged.

Fair sex encourage illicit relationship: ACP
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 11
Extramarital and illicit relationships, which have emerged as major factors behind a large number of murders and unnatural deaths, were allegedly reported to be encouraged by senior female members of both victim and defendant families.

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Power cuts worry residents
Ludhiana, April 11
Power cuts during daytime have become a cause of concern for those residing in Sarabha Nagar. They are not only miffed because of the power cuts per se, but also due to halting of work at the Sarabha Nagar post office during this period.

A girl relishes a flavoured ice-cream at a parlour in Ludhiana on Wednesday. ice creams
New flavours find favour with populace
Ludhiana, April 11
With blazing sun shinning overhead, the city is getting ready to beat the heat with oodles of ice creams and cool shakes. Not only residents are keen to relish the rich creamy flavours of black currants, butterscotches and the exotic new tastes, ice-cream manufacturers are also luring people with new flavours.

A girl relishes a flavoured ice-cream at a parlour in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Firoz and Mini with KVM principal and staff in Ludhiana. KVM school adopts two children
Ludhiana, April 11
To fulfill the dream of quality education of financially poor students the, KVM School has adopted two students to make their career. The Prarth Club of the school has adopted two students from a modest school yesterday.

Firoz and Mini with KVM principal and staff in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

world health day
CII’s Young Indians visit aanganwadis
Ludhiana, April 11
CII's Young Indians Ludhiana Chapter visited two aanganwadis in Ludhiana on the occasion of World Health Day here yesterday. “Malnutrition is a serious threat to our country and one in every three malnourished child lives in India. Our main focus it to eradicate this menace and with this objective in mind, we visited two aanganwadis of Ludhiana in Gobind Nagar and New Prem Nagar and distributed nutritional food items to the children,” said Sifti Riat, co-chair, Ludhiana Chapter.

Govt moots scheme for farmers
Khanna, April 11
The Punjab government has decided to introduce one-time settlement scheme for debt-ridden farmers. SAD Secretary General Prem Singh Chandumajra while talking to The Tribune said cooperative societies of the state would provide Rs 80 crore relief to the farmers.

A group of sewer men discuss their issues at the MC Zone D office in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Sewer men want MC to regularise them
Ludhiana, April 11
Sewer men working in the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation have urged the civic authorities to regularise them in same way 1,450 safai sewaks were done a few days ago. A group of 250 sewer men met Municipal Commissioner Malwinder Singh Jaggi and requested him to take up the matter with the state government.
A group of sewer men discuss their issues at the MC Zone D office in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Body found in fields
Ludhiana, April 11
The body of an unidentified 32-year-old woman was found from wheat fields of a farmer on the Bajra-Dehri road today afternoon.

from schools & Colleges
Baisakhi celebrated
LUDHIANA: Kids of Rising Stars celebrated Baisakhi with a great zeal. Children came dressed in traditional Punjabi attires. Children learnt about Punjabi culture and traditional crafts like charkha, madhani, phulkari, etc. They also performed giddha and bhangra.

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‘Child Line’ project
A meeting of the City Advisory Board for implementation of the “Child Line” project of the Central government in the city was held at the Bachat Bhawan on Wednesday under the presidentship of Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development), Pardeep Aggarwal. He said under this project, a toll free number 1098 as a 24-hour free helpline for the help of children has been set up.


Police personnel pose with the recovered tractors. Two stolen tractors recovered, one held
Khamano, April 11
The Khamano police has recovered two new tractors, stolen on the night of April 6, and arrested one person in this regard.

Police personnel pose with the recovered tractors. A Tribune Photograph

Three nabbed for snatching
Ludhiana, April 11
The division number 4 police has arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in a number of incidents of snatching in the city.




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