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Land acquisition weighs on residents’ mind
Ludhiana, August 18
Even as the Ludhiana Metro Rail project is expected to bring Ludhiana to a next level of cities, the residents will have to pay a heavy price in the form of land acquisition.

Officials inspect damaged ROB
Khanna, August 18
Following complaints of the miserable condition of some portion of the bridge on the Khanna-Samrala road, a team of the Public Works Department (B&R) officials, including the SDO, the JE and some other officials visited the railway overbridge (ROB) on the Samrala road in Khanna Today.

400 parcels sans bills seized
Ludhiana, August 18
The sales tax wing of the Excise and Taxation Department seized goods sans bills at railway station here toady. According to the officials, they seized more than 400 consignments sans bills. These goods were part of inter-state deals.


Girls celebrate Teej at the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Girls celebrate Teej at the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Habit-forming drugs seized
Ludhiana, August 18
The police today arrested two persons with a huge cache of habit-forming drugs, including tablets, capsules, syrups and injections. The value of seized drugs in the market is about Rs 10 lakh.

Girl prankster keeps Ambulance 108 staff on toes
Ludhiana, August 18
Ever since its launch in Punjab, the operators of the Ambulance 108 service have been facing the problem of fake callers who make such calls just for fun sake and are the least bothered about the noble service this company is providing to save the precious lives of sick persons and accident victims.

Bioremediation project to start by Sept-end
Ludhiana, August 18
A file photo of Union Minister Jairam Ramesh releasing microbial culture in Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana on April 23, 2011. The bioremediation project to clean Buddha Nullah is all set for a full throttle start from September-end. The project was launched by then Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh in April last year but due to several hurdles such as getting permission and in the absence of no objection certificates from different government departments, the project got delayed.
A file photo of Union Minister Jairam Ramesh releasing microbial culture in Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana on April 23, 2011.

Stung, Verma pulls up socks
Ludhiana, August 18
Perturbed over the “embarrassment” faced due to harsh comments made by members of the Local Bodies Committee of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, MC Commissioner Rakesh Kumar Verma has decided to set his house in order.


Safety norms flouted on divisional railway manger’s visit
An abandoned bag lies on the rail track; and (left) passengers board a train from the wrong side in Ludhiana on Saturday.Ludhiana, August 18
On the one hand Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), NC Goyal, was on a visit to Railway Station, Ludhiana, where a seminar on Railway Safety was going on.

An abandoned bag lies on the rail track; and (left) passengers board a train from the wrong side in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: himanshu mahajan

Traders have doubts
Ludhiana, August 18
Industry feels that it should be free to work on its own but as the online filing of trade details has been made mandatory, it has to depend on government offices. Traders say industry and trade should not be compelled to link its dispatches with the government offices as it can affect their working.

Some teething troubles
Ludhiana, August 18
Small traders are facing the heat after the excise and taxation department started the procedure of online filing of the details of intra-state trade. Small traders complain that they now have to shell out more money to buy computer systems. Those who are not well versed in the computer terminology will have to employ someone for the online filing of trade details.

No sports instructors for three years
Ludhiana, August 18
The Punjab government does not seem to have any sports policy for schools of the state.

Legal aid clinics to be set up in villages, jails: Acting Chief Justice
Ludhiana, August 18
Legal clinics would be set up in the villages and jails across the state for spreading awareness among the people about their legal rights and for providing free legal services to the needy section of the society. Acting Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court-cum-Executive Chairman of the State Legal Services Authority, Justice Jasbir Singh, told the reporters today.

Corrupt traffic policemen to face the music
Ludhiana, August 18
The city police has warned the traffic police on duty that "extortion" in the name of higher officials will not be tolerated and strict disciplinary action will be taken against the cops found guilty. The police said in case there was complaint in this regard against any traffic policeman, the Commisioner of Police, Deputy Commissioner Police and the SP Traffic should immediately be informed.

Lawyers accuse police of inaction 
Samrala, August 18
Alleging police inaction, the Bar Association, Samrala, has demanded action against police officials, including the SHO, for not reaching in time to stop a group of armed persons following a person, who entered the cabin of former president of the Bar Association Anil Gupta.


Singer arrested for fruad
Dehlon, August 18
The local police has nabbed a folk singer of a locality, who had been allegedly swindling innocent youths on pretext of providing them jobs in government and semi-government departments.

10-yr-old dies of snakebite
Jagraon, August 18
A boy (10) died of snakebite at Gure village, near here, today. The deceased has been identified as Rajesh Kumar, son of a migrant labourer from Rajasthan.

Earrings snatched from shopkeeper
Jagraon, August 18
An unidentified person snatched gold earrings of a woman at Jagraon here today. The incident occurred when the victim was sitting at her shop near Subhash Gate area and a turbaned man came to her shop. The unidentified man handed over a list of some grocery items to the woman that he wanted to purchase.




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