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GLADA fails to recover Rs 36 cr
Ludhiana, May 25
The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has been selling residential and commercial property through open auction at a handsome premium, but its track record of recovery of outstanding amount against sold property has nothing to write about. The outstanding amount against defaulting buyers, which stood at Rs 24.46 crore at the end of March 2011, has shot up by almost 50 per cent to touch more than Rs 36 crore by February 2012.

MC Election: SAD flip-flops
Ludhiana, May 25
In an interesting development, the SAD has changed candidates from two of its wards. Harbhajan Singh Dang, who was earlier allotted ticket from ward number 61, has now been adjusted in ward number 47, from where his wife Surjit Kaur Dang would be the party candidate.


Faith surge
Devotees partake of langar to mark the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev at Gurdwara Sukhmani Sahib in Dugri.
Devotees partake of langar to mark the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev at Gurdwara Sukhmani Sahib in Dugri. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Revenue staff in hot waters
Ludhiana, May 25
Employees of the local revenue department are in trouble after Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) RI Singh warned erring employees of criminal action.

Youth commits suicide
Jagraon, May 25
A youth in his twenties allegedly committed suicide by jumping into Sirhind Feeder Canal near Akhara village today. The deceased youth has been identified as Mandeep Singh, a resident of Hans Kalan village situated on the Jagraon-Raikot road.

Naman is a badminton champion; (right) Manyata Kapoor is a yoga buff. These all-rounders are hungry for success
Ludhiana May 25
Treading on a single track doesn’t give them satisfaction. They are hungry for success in whatever they do. They are bent upon proving that sports and academics can go hand in hand, scoring the perfect CGPA 10 and excelling in their passion.

Naman is a badminton champion; (right) Manyata Kapoor is a yoga buff. Tribune photographs


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‘Senate members misuse funds’
Ludhiana, May 25
Senate elections of Panjab University will be held on September 23 and candidates in the foray are canvassing in full swing, leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters.

City loses ‘wizard’ of surgery
Ludhiana, May 25
Dr Karamchand Sood His hands were of a “wizard” when he conducted any complicated surgery without sophisticated instruments. It was 92-year-old, Dr Karamchand Sood, a great surgeon, philanthropist and physician, whom the city lost forever on May 22 when he breathed his last and became an immortal genius of medical profession. His life is no less than an example for young doctors who kept serving the suffering mankind till the last moment of his life. He will be cremated tomorrow at the Madhopuri cremation ground.                 Dr Karamchand Sood

400 MC employees put on poll duty
Ludhiana, May 25
Civic employees were in for a rude shock when they received documents regarding their duties for the Municipal Corporation elections due for June 10. This is for the first time that we have been put on election duty, they said.

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List of riot victims to be prepared
Ludhiana, May 25
Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari said as per the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh, a list of those danga peerats is being prepared whose names have not received any benefit of immovable property (home/booth/flat) till date.

A view of traffic jam on the road that leads to the CMC Chowk in ward number 38. mc poll
ward no. 38
CMC chowk congested
Ludhiana, May 25
Major issues:
Due to the absence of garbage dumps, littering of garbage in many of the areas is common problem in the ward.
Residents complain that sweepers do not visit regularly in many of the areas.
Water logging during the rainy session, is a major problem for those who live near Budhha Nullah.
Some of the roads near the CMC Chowk remain very busy. The area is congested, so traffic jams are a major problem. People say that the authorities should deploy traffic police at chowk to resolve the issue.
Supply of potable water is irregular.

A view of traffic jam on the road that leads to the CMC Chowk in ward number 38. photos: inderjeet verma

ward no. 39
Widespread discontent among residents
Ludhiana, May 25
Major Issues
Streets in the inner areas are potholed. Delay in carpeting and cementing of the streets is causing widespread discontent among those residing in the area.
Construction work underway in ward number 39.
Traffic jam is a continuous problem near CMC. Many points in the area are accident prone due to narrow streets.
Public toilets remains blocked and are in dilapidated condition.
Residents complain about erratic and dirty water being supplied in some areas of the ward.
Cleanliness is a problem in most of the areas. Sweepers don’t turn up for days together, according to residents of the area.

Construction work underway in ward number 39.

ward no. 40
Ganda Nullah stinks, garbage not lifted
Ludhiana, May 25
A well-maintained road at ward number 40 in Ludhiana. Water accumulation whenever it rains.
Encroachments on the streets is a common sight and several shopkeepers have extended their portions.
Traffic congestion and jams common problem in the ward.
Stray animals, especially stray animals could be seen roaming freely in the ward.

A well-maintained road at ward number 40 in Ludhiana.

An open nullah at ward number 40 in Ludhiana.ward no. 41
Encroachment major problem
Ludhiana, May 25
Main problem of the area is water accumulation whenever it rains because it is a low-lying area.
The roads are full of potholes in some parts of the ward.
Sewerage gets often choked, which leads to overflow on the roads.
Encroachments and garbage in Janakpuri area is one of the major problems being faced by area residents.
The Hanuman Mandir Road is in poor shape because it falls between ward number 40 and 41. Residents rue that due to which, the road is not taken care of both the councillors.

An open nullah at ward number 40 in Ludhiana.

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Guru Arjan Dev martyrdom day
Ludhiana: To commemorate the martyrdom day of fifth guru, Guru Arjan Dev, a pan-India NGO Sukrit Trust mobilised the youth and masses to organise Chabeels of Bani at about 83 places in the city and surrounding areas. According to chief co-ordinators, Dr Mandeep Kaur Khalsa and Manpreet Singh Sukarni, more than 25 volunteers dressed in a uniform of Thandi Mithi-Bani Di Chhabeel. They distributed a book - Sukhan Di Manni to the passengers of all incoming and outgoing trains. Apart from this, Bani Di Chhabeels were organised by about 54 shopkeepers and at about 22 Gurdwaras.




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