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DMRC official visits Metro sites
Ludhiana, August 27
In a bid to sort out minor hassles in the way of acquisition of land and to finalise the detailed project report for the proposed Metro rail project in the city, RG Sharma, Assistant General Manager of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the official consultant for the project, today visited 10 sites on corridor one (Ayali to the BBMB powerhouse, Jamalpur).
RG Sharma (second from right), Assistant General Manager of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, discusses the Metro rail plan with officials at Ayali Chowk in Ludhiana on Monday. RG Sharma (second from right), Assistant General Manager of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, discusses the Metro rail plan with officials at Ayali Chowk in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


MC pulls down illegal structure
Ludhiana, August 27
A team of officials of the building branch of the local municipal corporation (MC) today pulled down an illegal structure being brought up on the "projection" of a commercial building in the Model Gram locality here. The owner of the shop was warned against carrying out any unauthorised extension of the shop.

Developers on the agitation path
Ludhiana, August 27
With the Punjab Government yet to come out with its promised new policy on regularisation of more than 15,000 unauthorised colonies in the state, developers, along with affected residents of these colonies, have threatened to take to the streets against the alleged apathy of the government towards the real estate sector and lakhs of affected people.

New timings spell chaos at Suvidha Centre
A huge rush at the counters of the Suvidha Centre in Ludhiana on Monday.Ludhiana, August 27
Confusion prevailed at the Suvidha Centre here today following a change in the office timings. Visitors, who were unaware about the new timings from 9 am to 5 pm, turned up at the centre early keeping in mind the previous timings from 8 am to 2 pm.

A huge rush at the counters of the Suvidha Centre in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

2 murders rock city
Ludhiana, August 27
Two murders have been reported from the city. A 40-year-old rickshawpuller, identified as Amarjit Singh, alias Bobby, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar in Model Town Extension, was found dead near the Inter-State Bus Terminus here this morning.

Unsolved murder cases a blot on city police
Ludhiana, August 27
The list of unsolved murder cases is becoming bigger by the day. Except for cracking the high profile double murder case of Moga DSP Balraj Singh Gill and Monica Kapila, the city police has nothing much to its credit.


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Learn to manage anger: Experts
Ludhiana, August 27
Tomorrow is World Anger Day. Precious lives are lost, life-long relationships are broken, deadly diseases take toll over human beings if this negative emotion, anger, becomes uncontrollable.

Experts lay stress on care of gums during pregnancy
Ludhiana, August 27
The presence of periodontal diseases in pregnant women leads to preterm deliveries. This has been revealed in a recent research conducted at Himachal Dental College, Sundernagar, by a postgraduate student under the guidance of Dr Vikas Jindal (director-professor) in the department of periodontics.

No check on ‘illegal’ institutes
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 27
Concerned over the unauthorised mushrooming of coaching centres of private universities situated in other states of the country, local residents have urged the authorities to take immediate steps to check the alleged exploitation of students.

Advances in diagnostic techniques discussed
Ludhiana, August 27
The department of microbiology at DMCH organised a CME-cum-workshop on “Newer molecular diagnostic techniques for diagnosis of TB”. The CME was inaugurated by dean academics, Dr Rajoo Singh Chhina.

Dept forms panel to collect sports funds
Ludhiana, August 27
Finally, the education department has found a solution to get rid from the scarcity of sports funds, as the department has constituted Punjab school physical education development committee to collect funds from all schools of the state.

Earth movers’ assn alleges police high-handedness
Members of the Earth Moving Association hold a protest in Ludhiana on Monday.Ludhiana, August 27
Sore at the alleged highhandedness by the police, the Ludhiana Earth Moving Association has said its members were being "harassed" under the garb of tightening noose on the sand-mining mafia.

Members of the Earth Moving Association hold a protest in Ludhiana on Monday. photo: inderjeet verma

Legal aid clinic opened at Bhundri village
Ludhiana, August 27
The District Legal Services Authority today opened a legal aid clinic at Bhundri village in order to create awareness among residents of the villages about their legal rights.

Rampur village library has rare books 
The library at Rampur village near Doraha.Doraha, August 27
A library at Rampur village, the brainchild of Punjabi Likhari Sabha (PLS), is running successfully to the extent that it can easily surpass many urban libraries, which despite having resources and approachability, are lying more or less defunct.

The library at Rampur village near Doraha. photo by writer

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Ludhiana: RIMT Institute of Engineering and Technology organised a seminar on “Foreign Languages and Placement, A Vital Connection”. The aim of this seminar was to provide knowledge about foreign languages and placement.

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Convocation on Sept 4
Ludhiana: Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is organising a special convocation on September 4 in the Pal Auditorium. PAU Registrar, Dr RK Mahey, said the convocation would have the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science (honores causa) on Emomali Rahmon, President of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Jannatpreet loves to face camera
Ludhiana, August 27
At the age of 13-14, when many of the children feel shy to talk to strangers, a city teenager, Jannatpreet Kaur, boldly faces camera. For her, becoming a successful actress is the ultimate dream.

Lecturers’ body postpones stir for week
Phillaur, August 27
Following assurances given by education minister Sikander Singh Malooka, the Punjab Master Cadre Union and Government School Lecturers’ Union have postponed its stir for a week.

Snake bites 7-yr-old
Ludhiana, August 27
A seven-year-old girl suffered a snakebite in Ayali village today. The girl, identified as Sarabjit Kaur, was rushed to a private hospital where her condition was stated to be critical.

Cancel licence of doctor: Patient's kin
Ludhiana, August 27
Relatives of a patient staged a protest outside the house of a doctor who allegedly left a pair of scissors in the patient's stomach during an operation six months ago.

Chamber urges govt to shelve online billing
Ludhiana, August 27
The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged the state government to postpone online billing till there is some sense of security against cyber crime. The industry of the state has been badly hit due to online billing and the government's decision to withdraw this condition should not take any longer.


Gang of vehicle thieves busted
Two members of a gang of vehicle thieves.Ludhiana, August 27
With the arrest seven persons, the city police has claimed to have busted three gangs of vehicle thieves and drug peddlers.

Two members of a gang of vehicle thieves. photos: inderjeet verma

Woman robbed of gold bangle
Ludhiana, August 27
Two motorcyle-borne miscreants took away a gold bangle of a 60-year-old woman at Raghunath enclave this evening.

Thieves decamp with cash
Phillaur, August 27
Two unidentified motorcycle-borne persons struck at three different places near Goraya and decamped with cash and gold earrings last night.

Man stabbed in snatching bid
Ludhiana, August 27
In a suspected attempt of snatching, a migrant labourer in his mid-30s was stabbed by unidentified assailants near Rajan Estate in Haibowal today.

Husband held for woman’s murder
Amloh, August 27
The Amloh police has arrested Manpreet Singh for allegedly murdering his wife, Monika (22). The police has recovered a .12-bore gun allegedly used to kill her yesterday.

BVM school sqay martial arts champions
Players in action during the Ludhiana District Inter-school Sqay Martial Arts Championship at Kitchlu Nagar in Ludhiana on Monday.Ludhiana, August 27
Giving a stupendous performance, hosts Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Kitchlu Nagar, won the overall trophy in the girls' section of the Ludhiana District Inter-School Sqay Martial Arts Championship organised by the District Education Department here today.

Players in action during the Ludhiana District Inter-school Sqay Martial Arts Championship at Kitchlu Nagar in Ludhiana on Monday. photo: inderjeet verma

Opportunity for budding golf players of Khanna
Ludhiana, August 27
In an endeavour to popularise golf among the youth, Delhi Public School, Khanna, in collaboration with some golf professionals from Chandigarh, has set up an academy on its premises with a nine-hole golf course.



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