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CMC public authority: Panel
Ludhiana, May 4
In a landmark decision, the State Information Commission (SIC), has declared Christian Medical College (CMC), Ludhiana, a public authority under Section 2 (h) of the RTI Act. The double bench of Chief Information Commissioner RI Singh and State Information Commissioner Surinder Awasthi today issued a 14-page order and directed the CMC to appoint a public information officer (PIO) and comply with the provisions of the RTI Act.


Himanshu Gupta, who secured the seventh rank in the civil services examination, with his parents in Ludhiana City youth 7th in civil services examination
Ludhiana, May 4
Himanshu Gupta from Ludhiana has secured the seventh rank in the civil services examination, the results of which were declared this afternoon. The 24-year-old youth had cleared the Indian Forest Services examination in March, securing the 5th rank. This was his second attempt.
Himanshu Gupta, who secured the seventh rank in the civil services examination, with his parents in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Probe into poor quality of Shatabdi food
Ludhiana, May 4
Taking up the cause of passengers who had lodged complaints about the poor quality of food and snacks being served on Shatabdi running between Amritsar and New Delhi, also highlighted in The Tribune in its columns on May 1, May 2 and May 4, the northern railway authorities have initiated an inquiry to fix responsibility and take action against erring staff and officials.

Ex-Dist Youth Cong chief booked for murder
Ludhiana, May 4
After struggling for life for nearly 75 days, 24-year-old Harwinder Singh, who was allegedly set on fire by former District Youth Congress Committee president (DYCC) Komal Khanna and his two accomplices, succumbed to his injuries at the PGI, Chandigarh, here today.

Travel agents dupe youths of Rs 38 lakh
Jagraon, May 4
The foreign dreams of two youths hailing from Roomi village situated on the Jagraon-Raikot road turned sour when they were sent to Nepal instead of Canada as promised by the travel agents.

The car which was hit by a truck near Partap Chowk, Ludhiana, on Friday. The youth driving the car escaped unhurt Woman, daughter killed in accident; son injured
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 4
A mother and daughter were killed, and son seriously injured, when the car carrying them collided with a tree near Ghudani village on Payal-Karamsar road last evening.

The car which was hit by a truck near Partap Chowk, Ludhiana, on Friday. The youth driving the car escaped unhurt. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Youth has miraculous escape
Ludhiana, May 4
A 25-year-old youth had a miraculous escape after a truck crashed into his car near Partap Chowk here today.


commercial property
PUDA open Auction a hit
Ludhiana, May 4
The sale through open auction of nine freehold single-storey shops in erstwhile Canal Colony on Pakhowal Road here conducted by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) turned out to be a success as all properties on offer were sold for Rs 7.75 crore.

civic body polls
Poor development work defines ward No. 1
Ludhiana, May 4
The outskirts of Aman Nagar have turned into a garbage dumpDevelopment has been patchy in Ward No. 1. While some of the areas have seen the carpeting of roads, the other areas remain backward, with no development activity. Despite the presence of warehouses and factories in the area, the area scores low on development. Many roads are in a poor shape in areas like Bajigar Basti. Some roads are being carpeted in the wake of the MC elections.
IN the dumps: The outskirts of Aman Nagar have turned into a garbage dump. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Potholes on the Noorwala Road in Ward No 2 Flowing sewage, potholed roads, dumped garbage dot Ward No. 2
Ludhiana, May 4
For the residents of Municipal Corporation Ward No 2 in the city, the forthcoming MC elections, which are to be announced any time now, have brought new hope as they feel that all their pending development works will be sped up and executed now by the ruling coalition in order to consolidate its vote bank. The sitting SAD-B councillor Ranjit Singh Dhillon, who has recently been elected the MLA from Ludhiana East Assembly segment, claims that his victory in the assembly election is an evidence of development works undertaken in his ward.

Potholes on the Noorwala Road in Ward No 2

Power tariff to be hiked from April 1
Ludhiana, May 4
Members of the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking said that power tariff would be hiked from April 1, 2012. New tariff is yet to be announced by the Punjab Power Regulatory Commission, but the revised tariff will be applicable from April 1. Chamber wants that the power tariff should not be announced from the back date, as it will cause them losses.

continuous comprehensive evaluation
Format to be changed
Ludhiana, May 4
After opposition from the teachers’ camp, the Punjab School Education Department is going to change the continuous comprehensive evaluation (CCE) format.

The unlifted produce at the Jagraon Grain Market Tardy lifting worries farmers
Jagraon, May 4
Slow procurement of more than 35,000 tonnes of wheat in the Jagraon Grain Market, the second largest in Asia after Khanna, has left thousands of farmers, whose wheat crop is laying in the open, as well as arhtiyas (commission agents) a worried lot.

The unlifted produce at the Jagraon Grain Market. Photo by writer

The sight of a vacant plot full of sewage water at Doraha village Doraha village faces sewer water menace
Doraha, May 4
Doraha village, that is Ward No 12 and 13 of Doraha town, lacks basic amenities. Sewer water in a vacant plot at the village entrance tells it all. The civil dispensary is situated right in the midst of a dirty pond. Despite the fact that the village came was brought under the municipal council a long time back, it continues to get a step-motherly treatment.
The sight of a vacant plot full of sewage water at Doraha village. Photo by writer

Saree showrooms to remain closed on Sundays
Ludhiana, May 4
To spend some quality time with family, members of the Ludhiana Silk and Sarees Association has decided to keep their shops closed on every Sunday.

Net-house technology profitable: Experts
Ludhiana: Protected cultivation of vegetable crops is catching up with farmers due to the availability of net-house technology and incentives by the government. These views were highlighted by experts in the annual planning meeting of the project "Improving vegetable production and consumption for sustainable rural livelihoods in Jharkhand and Punjab," held at PAU, today.

Gadkari to visit city on May 7
Ludhiana, May 4
Preparations are in full swing for the visit of BJP president Nitin Gadkari to the city on May 7. Parveen Bansal, Senior Deputy Mayor and district president of the BJP, said 200 party workers from each district were expected to participate in the function.

Unemployment allowance will hit industry, says federation
Ludhiana, May 4
Unemployment allowance announced by the government has drawn flak from industry representatives, who say there is already a shortage of labour and no scarcity of jobs. It is feared that under such circumstances the benefit can go in wrong hands, leading to misuse of government funds.

Kanwalpreet Brar takes over as DETC
Ludhiana, May 4
Kanwalpreet Brar today took over the charge of the Deputy Excise And Taxation Commissioner (DETC) of Ludhiana division. Brar was earlier posted at Jalandhar.

from colleges
Students excel in PU exams
Ludhiana: Students of MCom Ist Semester of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women performed well in Panjab University examinations. All students secured first division and 11 students got distinctions. Preety got third position in the university scoring 83.6 per cent and Manisha Rani was fifth in the university scoring 83 per cent marks. Principal Dr Parveen Kaur Chawla congratulated the students and appreciated the efforts made by the faculty of commerce department.

from schools
26 schools participate in declamation contest
Ludhiana: The 19th Inter-School Declamation Contest was organised by the Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust at its Joginder Pall Panday Auditorium in the memory of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. The contest received an overwhelming response from the schools in Ludhiana. The contest was held in three languages, Punjabi, English and Hindi. As many as 52 Students from 26 Schools vied with each other for the Nehru Championship Trophy and the first three positions. Students spoke with zest and expressed their views confidently on burning topics of day to day interest like "As Civilisation advances, Culture Declines", "Emotional quotient is more important than intelligence quotient", "Right to Education Act, a great liberating force", "The best and the worst of media", etc.


1 held in murder case
Samrala, May 4
The Samrala Police has arrested one person who was named in a suicide note with others by his own brother whose body was found hanging from a tree last night.

SSP Inderbir Singh (second from right) briefs mediapersons in Khanna Opium, poppy husk seized
Khanna, May 4
The Khanna district police has arrested a person and recovered 2.50 kg opium from his possession.

SSP Inderbir Singh (second from right) briefs mediapersons in Khanna. A Tribune photograph

lic chess meet
Winners of the LIC Chess Meet in Ludhiana on FridayKrishan, Renu emerge victorious
Ludhiana, May 4
Last year's champion, Krishan Kumar Malhotra from the LIC Divisional Office, Ludhiana, maintained his domain intact as he emerged victorious in the men's section in the Life Insurance Corporation of India Chess Tournament held at its Dugri office here today.

Winners of the LIC Chess Meet in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma




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