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Stabbing near DIG's house
Ludhiana, May 10
There seems to be no end to snatching incidents in the city. In the latest case, two motorcycle-borne snatchers stabbed a man a few yards from DIG MF Farooqui's official residence on the Rani Jhansi road last night. It is learnt that the policeman deployed at the DIG's residence suffered injury on his hand as he tried to nab the escaping snatchers.

Migrants to be protected: Police
Ludhiana, May 10
Taking a serious view of the rising snatching incidents with migrants, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Ashish Choudhary has launched a special drive to thwart snatchers from targeting migrants.


A traffic policeman removes black film from the window of a car in Ludhiana on Thursday. Following SC order, traffic police launches drive against black films
Ludhiana, May 10
Cracking its whip on the residents indulging in the black filming of the windscreens of their vehicles, the city traffic police today initiated a special drive and removed several black films from the vehicles.

A traffic policeman removes black film from the window of a car in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Unauthorised colonies
GLADA, district administration work at cross purposes
Ludhiana, May 10
What Rahul Tewari as Chief Administrator (CA) of the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) intends to do towards the compliance of the provisions laid down in the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act (PAPRA) 1995 and check the mushrooming of unauthorised and unlicensed colonies in the mega city, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) in him disagrees, albeit for practical reasons.

DTO to pay Rs 5,000 for harassing consumer
Ludhiana, May 10
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered the local District Transport Officer (DTO) to pay Rs 5,000 on account of harassment faced by a consumer while dealing with his office.

animal care
Ludhianvis prefer private practitioners to vet varsity
Ludhiana, May 10
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal takes the services of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) whenever his pets get sick. In the recent past, a pair of ponies belonging to the CM was sent here for treatment. Unfortunately, the cash-rich society in Ludhiana prefers to take their “expensive” pets to private practitioners, instead of taking them to GADVASU, which is the premier institute in the region for animal care.

2 killed, 11 injured in road mishap
Ludhiana, May 10
Two persons were killed and 11 were injured after a speeding vehicle hit a van on the National Highway-I near Sahnewal late tonight.

2 buildings sealed
Ludhiana, May 10
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation sealed two under-construction commercial buildings near the Bharat Nagar Chowk area here today. Both these commercial buildings were being constructed in a residential area.


Small cycle units cry foul
Ludhiana, May 10
Small scale cycle units are crying foul over tenders given by the Karnataka government. These were invited by it for procuring cycles to be distributed among students under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA) project. Only top notch companies managed to grab the tender as the conditions laid in it were beyond the purview of the small units.

A view of the mortuary at Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital in Ludhiana. Three deep freezers lying defunct
Ludhiana, May 10
Three deep freezers are lying defunct in the mortuary of Lord Mahavir Civil Hospital. It is still waiting for an approval from the Punjab Health System Corporation in this regard.

A view of the mortuary at Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

CICU delegation to visit China
Ludhiana, May 10
After the United Cycle Parts and Manufacturers Association (UCPMA), it’s the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking (CICU) that will be taking lessons from China. A 38-member delegation representing different sectors will be visiting China from June 12-16.

I-T raid on garments units
Ludhiana, May 10
Income tax (I-T) officials today raided garments groups from the city. Raids were held both at their residence and work premises.

Vet Varsity
Nestle selects 3 at placement drive
Ludhiana, May 10
The College of Dairy Science and Technology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), was established in 2008 and it’s the first batch of about 20 BTech (dairy technology) students who are expected to pass out in June 2012.

‘Enhance storage capacity for wheat’
Ludhiana, May 10
The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), Lakhowal, demanded from the Central government to vacant grain stores for the next paddy session.

Water-logging, unkempt parks irk residents
Ludhiana, May 10
Water accumulated due to overflowing sewerage in ward number 11 at Ludhiana on Thursday; An ill-maintained park near Bhamian Road in ward number 11 at Ludhiana on Thursday. Though the councillor of ward number 11 is claiming that the development works initiated by him would soon be completed, but residents of the area say many parts of this ward had not been developed in the past five years. Water logging, overflowing sewerage, shortage of transformers, bad roads, ill-maintained parks, which is located on the outskirts of the city, are some of the major problems faced by of those residing here.
Water accumulated due to overflowing sewerage in ward number 11 at Ludhiana on Thursday; (right) An ill-maintained park near Bhamian Road in ward number 11 at Ludhiana on Thursday. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Heaps of garbage a pain in the neck
Ludhiana, May 10
People residing in ward no 12 are worried about pathetic condition of roads and delay in carrying out development works in the area. Most of roads have not been carpeted till date. Even the main road (33 Feet Road) passing through mid of the ward is being laid for the past several months. Dust in the air has made the life of shopkeepers and people residing near the 33 feet road miserable. This road leads to most of the areas of the ward.

An uncarpeted street at Sunder Nagar in ward no 12; (right) A view of under construction 33-foot-road in Ward no 12.

An uncarpeted street at Sunder Nagar in ward no 12; (right) A view of under construction 33-foot-road in Ward no 12. Photos: Indirjeet Verma 

unmanned level crossings
Rlys moots closure
Ludhiana, May 10
Railway authorities have proposed to close all unmanned level crossings in the district. They have urged the district administration to close four unmanned level crossings- C-8, C-18, C-20 and C-23-and construct diversion roads as these could prove fatal.

Buyer-seller meet from tomorrow
Ludhiana, May 10
Knits and Wears, an annual buyer-seller meet, will be held from May 12 to 16 here. It is expected that the footfall of dealers will go up to 2,500 this time. Dealers from across the country will be visiting Ludhiana to book orders.

pilot programme
68 units give letter of intent to comply with norms
Ludhiana, May 10
Employing child labour in the industrial units was costing dearer to business houses and had also lead to cancellation of international orders in the past.

DGP order leads to reshuffle
Ludhiana, May 10
Three station house officers (SHOs) and seven heads of chowkis would face the axe following the orders of the Director General of Police SS Saini, stating that policemen belonging to the Punjab Armed Police (Jalandhar) and own rank and pay (ORP) vacate their present postings and report at their parent cadre and postings.

Parmjeet Chahal joins as DEO
Ludhiana, May 10
Parmjeet Kaur Chahal, district education officer (DEO), Fatehgarh Sahib, joined as the district education officer (secondary), Ludhiana, here today.

10 samples of food items collected
Ludhiana, May 10
The district health department collected 10 samples of various food items today. The samples were collected from Jalandhar bypass, Samrala Chowk, Pakhowal road and Sarabha Nagar areas.

from schools
Tiny tots vow to save environment
Ludhiana, May 10
Cherubs The Preschool celebrated “Green Day” on Thursday on its premises to make tiny tots aware about environment, global warming, importance of trees, etc. The day was full of activities for the children. They seemed to be thrilled in their green attire to mark the importance of green that symbolises global environment. All classrooms were decorated with green balloons, ribbons and plants. The tiny tots also administered oath to save the environment. This was followed by a sapling plantation drive.

ludhiana scan
While addressing mediapersons on Thursday, Dr Ravul Jindal, a vascular surgeon at Fortis Hospital, Mohali, said varicose veins could occur in any part of the body, but are mostly found on thighs and calves due to strenuous and long hours of continuous standing. “Varicose veins are often painful and itch. Scratching them could cause ulcers,” added Dr Jindal. The ailment is usually characterised by aching and heavy legs, ankle swelling, dilated bluish bulge under the skin, redness, dryness and itchiness of skin.


Chemist booked under NDPS Act
Ludhiana, May 10
Ashu, a chemist, has been booked by the Dugri police for selling habit-forming drugs here today.

TT meet from today
Ludhiana, May 10
Around 150 paddlers, including state and national level players, will be seen in action during the three-day Open Table Tennis Tournament to be held at the Punjab Agricultural University campus from May 11 to 13.




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