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Double murder at Field Gunj
Ludhiana, August 9
The police takes away the body of the victim from Field Gunj in Ludhiana on Thursday. tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan A couple was found murdered under mysterious circumstances at Kutcha No. 7 in the Field Gunj area here today. 

The police takes away the body of the victim from Field Gunj in Ludhiana on Thursday. tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

MC contractors threaten to halt work on all projects
Ludhiana, August 9
Faced with severe resource crunch, the Municipal Corporation (MC) faces the threat of all ongoing and proposed development works coming to a halt as contractors have expressed their inability to continue with the work unless their payments, long overdue, were released.


Students of Khalsa College for Women during Teej celebrations at their college in Ludhiana on Thursday. (L) and The photograph of Mahatma Gandhi lying on the floor amid empty glasses of water in Ludhiana on Thursday. Though traders who are on indefinite fast seem to be following the path of Satyagrah, no one bothered to pick up the photograph of the Father of the Nation. Photos: Himanshu Mahajan& Inderjeet Verma

Few takers for vanity numbers this time
Ludhiana, August 9
The District Transport Office auctioned vanity numbers at Nehru Sidhan Kender today.

Free transport for govt primary school students
Ludhiana, August 9
Now, students of government schools will not have to walk or hitch a ride to go to school. As per the directions of the education department, students of government schools would also have to take a bus or an autorickshaw. The Central government has released the budget for students of Punjab in this regard.

Overburdened staff nurses boycott work 
Ludhiana, August 9
Student nurses attend to patients at Lord Mahavir Civil Hospital following a strike by staff nurses in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: inderjeet verma Staff nurses boycotted the first half of the day and did not attend to patients even at emergency wards at Lord Mahavir Civil Hospital today. The nurses have been demanding more permanent staff.

Student nurses attend to patients at Lord Mahavir Civil Hospital following a strike by staff nurses in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Iderjeet Verma


Punjab government will ruin industry: Veopar Sena
Jagraon, August 9
Veopar Sena Punjab, an organisation of traders and medium-scale industrialists in the state, has condemned the Punjab government for its anti-industry policies. Ravinder Dhir, president of the organisation, said it seemed the government had made up its mind to ruin the industries in the state. It became clear from the decisions taken by the government that would further increase burden on the already reeling industry in the state, he said.

Woman stopped from seeing baby
Ludhiana, August 9
A woman today levelled allegations against SPS Apollo Hospital, saying she was not allowed to meet her newborn till she deposited hospital bill worth Rs 75,000 for her caesarean section and post-delivery medical expenses.

Rehri mafia illegally occupying park
Ludhiana, August 9
Taking serious note of the rehri mafia unlawfully occupying a children park on the Metro Road in the Jamalpur locality here, the Punjab Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has sought a detailed report from the Director, Local Self Government, Punjab, and the MC administration before the next date of hearing on November 22, 2012.

Fast food stalls set up inside a children’s park on the Metro road in the Jamalpur locality of Ludhiana. (L) and Iron grills have been removed by the rehri mafia which hashave encroached a children’s park to run eating joints. Tribune photos

Residents want fencing along Sidhwan Canal 
Ludhiana, August 9
Perturbed over the death of a 26-year-old youth who drowned in Sidhwan Canal, the Country Homes Welfare Society along with the residents of South City and Sukhmani Enclave, met Akali MLA Darshan Singh Shivalik, requesting him to arrange for fencing along the canal to avoid such unfortunate incidents in future.

Police also looking at drug angle 
Ludhiana, August 9
After claiming to be close to cracking the murder case of 21- year-old KFC employee Maninder Kaur, the police today went into a shell and did not divulge any further details in the case.

Taxation Dept gears up for online filing
Ludhiana, August 9
On one side, the industry is against the online filing of the intra-state trade, but on the other the excise and taxation department is all geared up to start the online filing of the details pertaining to the trade carried out within the state. It will be mandatory for all to file the online information from August 10 onwards.

Food samples from ‘karyana’ stores collected
Ludhiana, August 9
A team of health department today collected five samples of pulses and mustard oil from different shops.

Saplings planted to make city greener
Ludhiana, August 9
With a motive to make Ludhiana greener, the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking today planted hundreds of saplings in the focal point area while more will be planted in the coming months.

Increase in power tariff condemned
Ludhiana, August 9
The three parties comprising the Sanjha Morcha, Communist Party of India (CPI), Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) and Punjab Peoples Party (PPP) yesterday staged a dharna at the Mini Secretariat here to register their protest against 12 per cent increase in the power tariff, additional VAT on sugar and other proposals to levy taxes on several other items.

Root out female foeticide: ADC
Ludhiana, August 9
Government workers should play an active role in preventing female foeticide according to Dr Neeru Katyal, Additional Deputy Commissioner.

Rs 200 hike for midday meal workers
Ludhiana, August 9
Midday meal workers serve food to students. Photo: Inderjeet Verma Midday meal workers and sewing teachers in government schools of the state will soon get a salary hike. Punjab government took this decision on the recommendation of the cabinet sub-committee. Midday meal workers have been demanding an increase in salaries for several years.

Midday meal workers serve food to students. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Students participate in inter-school competition
Ludhiana, August 9
Over 500 students from 25 city schools took part in an inter-school fine arts, literary, computer and hospitality programme at GGN Institute of Management and Technology here today.

Students, staff vow to follow traffic rules
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 9
Students and staff of Government Senior Secondary School, Kilaraipur, vowed to follow traffic rules in all situations here today. The oath was taken during a seminar on road safety conducted by the Traffic Education Cell, Ludhiana, on the school campus.

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Liquor seized in special drive
Ludhiana, August 9
A huge quantity of liquor was seized during a special drive conducted by Samrala Police here today. The police officials laid a special checkpoint (nakka) in the main chowk of the town in a drive against drug peddling and liquor smuggling.

Clash over land dispute
Jagraon, August 9
Six persons were injured in two separate clashes over land dispute at Kaunke Kalan and Bhamipura villages near Jagraon. All the injured persons have been admitted to the Civil Hospital, Jagraon.

Woman held with habit-forming drugs
Jagraon, August 9
The Raikot police has arrested a woman along with a huge quantity of habit -forming drugs. The accused has been identified as Karamjit Kaur, wife of Kulwant Singh of Bassian village, situated on the Jagraon-Raikot Road.

ASI shoots himself with service revolver
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 9
ASI Sukhwinder Singh shot himself with his service revolver at his official residence on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. The police said no suicide note had been found.

Gaurav bags top honours in biceps contest
Ludhiana, August 9
A participant in action at a biceps competition that was held at a health club in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph A large number of participants took part in the Open Biceps Competition held at a health club in Shastri Nagar here last evening in which the competitors gave their best to outwit their immediate rivals and bag top honours.

A participant in action at a biceps competition that was held at a health club in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph




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