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LIT Scheme
30-yr wait for plots pays
Ludhiana, August 10
In what comes as a good news for allottees, who have been waiting to get possession of plots in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar scheme on Pakhowal Road for the last over 30 years, the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) will allot alternative plots to the allottees. The possession of the plots could not be given as the land in question had come under the City Centre project, which stands abandoned due to litigation.

Metro construction plan reworked
Ludhiana, August 10
The Ludhiana Metro Rail Corporation has decided to change the construction plan. The project will now have an 11.5-km underground and a 17-km elevated corridor. Out of the total project cost of Rs 10,300 crore, around Rs 3,700 crore will be spent on the construction of the underground corridor alone.

Metro map


The Sada-e-Sarhad bus which met with an accident near the Jalandhar bypass chowk on Friday Lahore-Delhi bus hits vehicle, 3 hurt
Ludhiana, August 10

The Sada-e-Sarhad bus from Lahore to Delhi met with an accident near the Jalandhar bypass chowk at about 1 pm today when it hit a pick-up truck (Tata Ace). Three persons travelling in the truck, including its driver, suffered minor injuries.
The Sada-e-Sarhad bus which met with an accident near the Jalandhar bypass chowk on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Army man held for abetting wife's suicide
Jagraon, August 10
A woman committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her house in Halwara village near Gurusar Sudhar yesterday. The deceased has been identified as Pardeep Kaur, wife of an Army man.

City buses to run on CNG
Ludhiana, August 10
In a bid to bring down pollution levels in the city, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) will introduce compressed natural gas (CNG) in buses running under the Ludhiana City Bus Service project as well as PUNBUS.

Vijay Kumar (left) with his cousin Aarti Sharma at her residence in Chander Nagar, Ludhiana, on Friday Olympics medallist Vijay Kumar visits city
Ludhiana, August 10
Vijay Kumar, silver medallist at the London Olympics, was in the city to meet his cousin sister recently. It was the best Rakhi gift for 32-year-old Aarti Sharma who had the opportunity of putting around her neck the medal her brother has won at the London Olympic Games.
Vijay Kumar (left) with his cousin Aarti Sharma at her residence in Chander Nagar, Ludhiana, on Friday. A Tribune photograph


A tea-delivery boy dashes through a flooded road near Clock Tower after rain in Ludhiana on Friday

Gay abandon

A tea-delivery boy dashes through a flooded road near Clock Tower after rain in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


A dyeing unit in Ludhiana PSPCL adopts separate rules
Ludhiana, August 10
The small and medium scale dyeing industries cried foul at the Punjab State Power Corporation’s act of granting the status of “continuous process” to large scale units. The small and medium enterprises have threatened to move court to challenge the decision. “The dyeing process takes nearly 20 to 24 hours. If there is a power failure in between then the entire process is affected. The PSPCL has given the status of “continuous process” to only a few topnotch units whose connection is above 1,000 KW. The only difference is that the big units have more machines. Otherwise, the dyeing process is same.”
                                                  A dyeing unit in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Foreigners throng temple
Foreigners visit Govind Godam Temple during Janmashtmi celebrations in Ludhiana
Foreigners visit Govind Godam Temple during Janmashtmi celebrations in Ludhiana 
on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

New rationalisation policy out
Ludhiana, August 10
The education department has released the much-awaited rationalisation policy to shift the surplus post of teachers in the government schools of the state to other schools where more teachers are required.

Maintenance of computer laboratories
Teachers responsible, says DGSE
Ludhiana, August 10
During his recent inspection drive in government schools, Director General School Education observed that computers installed in laboratories were not functioning properly due to the negligence of teachers and service providers.

Shun hard copy, opt for e-mails: DGSE
Ludhiana, August 10
In the era of globalisation, where everything is in the fast track, the communication between the district education department and schools is yet to go hi-tech. Strange, but true that communication is still being exchanged through hard copies.

Factionalism in civic body affected maintenance work, allege residents
A dilapidated stretch on the Jandali Road in Mandi Ahmedgarh Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 10
Residents of the town have accused the councillors of indulging in factionalism rather than worrying about the development of their respective wards. "Unfortunately, the councillors had been fighting among themselves for power in the council instead of taking up issues such as laying of more efficient sewerage system and installing more tubewells," said a resident.

A dilapidated stretch on the Jandali Road in Mandi Ahmedgarh. A Tribune photograph

Furnace owners not to buy scrap from exempted units
Ludhiana, August 10
The decision of the induction furnace owners not to buy scrap from the exempted units is proving to be a death knell for the already ailing small and medium sector.

DIG cracks whip on violators
Ludhiana, August 10
Drinking and driving could prove costly for the violators, particularly on Ferozepur Road, Chandigarh Road and on National Highway-I.

Plantation drive inaugurated
Ludhiana, August 10
A mass plantations drive was organised at the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking Complex, Focal Point today.

4 hurt as cylinder explodes
Ludhiana, August 10
Four persons, including a woman, were hurt after a cooking gas cylinder exploded near Shinghar Cinema today. The cylinder was kept at a roadside fast food joint. The injured were rushed to hospital and discharged later in the day.

New career-oriented courses for CBSE schools
Ludhiana, August 10
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to introduce career-oriented vocational courses in its affiliated schools from the next academic session.

Devotees throng temples on Janmashtmi
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 10
Janmashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna, was celebrated at various temples of the town and neighbouring villages including Malaudh, Dehlon, Kangawal, Sandaur, Barundi and Kilaraipur here today.

Government to provide free medical treatment to students
Jagraon, August 10
Senior Medical Officer, Jagraon Civil Hospital, Dr Raj Krisan Karkara held a meeting with principals of more than 15 government primary schools in the town.

PAU notes
Rice productivity increased four-fold due to high-yielding varieties: VC
Ludhiana, August 10
There had been a four-fold increase in rice productivity in the last 50 years in India. Punjab Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon made this statement while inaugurating a brain storming session on the recent developments in the management of rice diseases at the PAU on Thursday.

School notes

College notes


Peddler held
Jagraon, August 10
The Jagraon Police has arrested a drug peddler and recovered a huge quantity of habit-forming drugs from his possession near Rasoolpur village following a tip-off yesterday evening. The accused has been identified as Gurmail Singh alias Gela, a resident of Mallha village near Jagraon.

Body of missing girl found
Khanna, August 10
The body of Manmeet Kaur, who went missing after attending school on July 30, was recovered from Dhanaula in Barnala district.




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