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Rabbits fall prey to stray dogs
Ludhiana, April 27
An MC employee picks up dead rabbits from an enclosure at Nehru Rose Garden in Civil Lines, Ludhiana In a shocking incident, around dozen rabbits died under mysterious circumstances inside Nehru Rose Garden here this morning. The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation officials, however, maintained that eight rabbits had been killed, but regular morning walkers at Nehru Rose Garden claimed that more than two dozen rabbits had been killed.

An MC employee picks up dead rabbits from an enclosure at Nehru Rose Garden in Civil Lines, Ludhiana, on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma




Enclosure had no lock
Ludhiana, April 27
Even after the killing of rabbits, careless MC staff left open the door of the enclosure. The rabbits, which were killed by stray dogs in Nehru Rose Garden this morning, don’t even exist in the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation records. These rabbits are the ones which were either “gifted” or “handed over” by area residents to the MC authorities.

Even after the killing of rabbits, careless MC staff left open the door of the enclosure. Photo: IV

132 govt staff found absent from offices
Ludhiana, April 27
Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana Rahul Tiwari today conducted a random checking of government offices in the district with the help of district administration officials and found 132 employees absent from duty.

No stopping snatchers
Ludhiana, April 27
There seems to be no stopping snatchers. In the latest incident, two motorcycle-borne youngsters snatched the earrings of an elderly woman while she was returning home from a temple at Rishi Nagar here today. The suspects injured the woman while removing her gold earrings.

child labour Act
Factory owner booked 

Ludhiana, April 27
The police has booked the owner of a factory under the Child Labour Act after a 12-year-old boy’s hand got crushed in a machine. The incident has again brought to the fore prevalence of child labour in industrial units across the city.


Department releases new instructions
Ludhiana, April 27
The Education Department has issued new guidelines for holding Bal Sabhas, which are organised every Saturday in the government schools of the state. According to the instructions of the Director-General of School Education, the school authorities have to organise Bal Sabhas in the second half on every Saturday.

Panic grips farmers
A view of the grain market on the Gill road in Ludhiana Ludhiana, April 27
A total of 5,44,317 lakh metric tonnes of wheat has already arrived in the mandis in Ludhiana district till date. But yesterday’s sudden rainfall and thunderstorm has created panic among farmers regarding lifting of their produce by the respective agencies. The farmers fear that due to inclement weather, the moisture content in the grain would be increased and they may have to wait for more days till the grain dried (in sunny days).

A view of the grain market on the Gill road in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

11 persons challaned for smoking at public places
Ludhiana, April 27
A district-level task force today challaned 11 persons under the Tobacco Control Act for smoking at public places. The force included Medical Officer Ajit Singh, drug inspectors Sukhveer Chand and Karuna Gupta, representative of an NGO Krishan Lal Malik, Assistant District Attorney Darbara Singh from the narcotics cell, head constables Kuldeep Singh and Balbeer Singh. It was led by the District Health Officer (DHO), Ludhiana, Dr Kulwinder Singh.

DMCH staff give warning
Ludhiana, April 27
The Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) Employees’ Union has cautioned the management against unfair labour practices while also demanding immediate withdrawal of disciplinary proceedings against two of its functionaries- Charan Das, its president, and Hardish Masih, propaganda and press secretary- who have been placed under suspension in false and fabricated charges.

Minister interacts with local industrialists
Ludhiana, April 27
Punjab, just like Gujarat, will be developed into an industry-friendly state in the next five years. Union Minister for Trade and Commerce Anil Joshi, who was in the city, said this today.

Withdraw steel from commodity exchange: Industry
Ludhiana, April 27
Fluctuating steel prices is taking a heavy toll on steel-consuming industries in Punjab. Prices of steel have become speculative due to fluctuations in the commodity exchange.

Health dept begins probe against doc
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 27
The health department has initiated a probe into an incident in which a male gynecologist posted at the local community health centre was booked for allegedly trying to rape an expectant mother, who had come for the management of her intrauterine complications on Tuesday.

Ludhianvis take fancy to ornamental fountains
Ludhiana, April 27
More and more residents of the city are adorning their kitchen gardens with ornamental statues, fountains and animal figurines. Having a garden of exotic or different varieties of flowers or plants and maintaining it was a craze a few years ago.

Employees of Mediways Hospital disrupt traffic on the ferozpur road. Hospital staff disrupt traffic 
Ludhiana, April 27
A few employees of Mediways Hospital disrupted traffic on the Ferozepur Road at around 1 pm today to protest against non-payment of salary by the old management. 

Employees of Mediways Hospital disrupt traffic on the ferozpur road. Tribune photo

3 missing, police clueless
Khanna, April 27
Disappearance of a local schoolteacher along with two of his children from her house three days ago is shrouded in mystery as the police is still groping in dark. Although the Sirhind police has recovered her scooty from near the Sirhind canal two days ago and informed her husband about it. The teacher, who resides in Jethi Nagar, has been identified as Harshdeep Kaur (38) and two of her kids- Japneet (8) and Gurmanjot (3).

Army Chief to address rally
Ludhiana, April 27
Chief of the Army Staff Maj Gen VK Singh will address a rally of the Indian Ex-Services League, Punjab and Chandigarh, at Baddowal Stadium near the Ferozepur Road on April 29.

Booksellers have tough time
Ludhiana, April 27
The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has revised the rate list of books for the new session but it has failed to change the print rates on the old books. Due to this negligence on part of the PSEB, students are ofter seen arguing with booksellers who have overwritten the print rates. According to a bookseller who has his shop on College Road, students often argue with shopkeepers about the prices of the books.

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Five arrested for multi-crore fraud
Ludhiana, April 27
The city police claims to have busted a gang of swindlers with the arrest of five persons. They used to withdraw money from banks by submitting fake cheques. The police is probing whether these persons were involved in issuing fake cheques of Nirmal Baba, which was further handed over Interjit Anand, a city resident. He had withdrawn Rs 1.13 crore from the spiritual guru’s Punjab National Bank’s (PNB) account.

Employee loses Rs 65,000
Ludhiana, April 27
Three motorcycle-borne youths snatched Rs 65,000 from an employee of Bonn Bead located at Chabewal village this evening.

14 mobile phones stolen
Ludhiana, April 27
Keeping mobile phones in the dickey of a scooter proved to be costly to the students who were taking exam at the college in the Shivpuri area.

Thieves decamp with 23-tola gold
Ludhiana, April 27
Thieves struck at a house in Moti Nagar and decamped with 23 tola of gold ornaments and Rs 50,000. According to Balwinder Singh, owner of the house, the thieves broke into the house by cutting the iron grills. 

17 cagers selected 
Ludhiana, April 27
Honorary secretary of the Ludhiana District Basketball Association (LDBA), Teja Singh Dhaliwal, said today that 17 players had been selected to represent the Ludhiana district (boys and girls) and the Ludhiana Basketball Academy (boys) in the Punjab Junior Basketball Championship to be held at Joga village in the Mansa district.




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