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Officials mull change in Metro design
Ludhiana, August 28
City residents whose land falls on corridor two of the Ludhiana Metro rail project need not worry as officials from the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) are making efforts to change the design mentioned in the detailed project report (DPR) prepared in 2008.

Check sand mining, police officials told 
Ludhiana, August 28
The police has registered 29 cases in the district in the recent past against defaulters on the sand-mining issue. Acting tough with the defaulters, the district administration had asked the police to register cases against 32 persons. However, three cases could not be registered due to some "technical problem". Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari today asked the police officials concerned to register cases against the remaining persons.


Shopkeepers want project scrapped 
Ludhiana, August 28
Owners of shops situated on the Gill Road protest against the metro project. It seems the road for the Ludhiana Metro rail project is not going to be easy with shopkeepers and residents, whose land is to be acquired for this project, voicing their anger against the project. Shopkeepers of the Gill Road area have said they want the state government to scrap this project because its "not going to be viable for the city".

Owners of shops situated on the Gill Road protest against the metro project. photo: Inderjeet verma

Fly-by-night firms under DRI scanner
Ludhiana, August 28
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has come across a number of fly-by-night exporters and importers in Ludhiana. Such businessmen export or import goods once and then vanish.

4 fresh cases of dengue confirmed
Ludhiana, August 28
Four fresh cases of dengue were confirmed today. According to officials of the Health Department, the confirmed cases include a 50-year-old man from Rajasthan and a 42-year-old woman from Jalandhar. Two of the cases, 14-year-old Jaspreet Kaur and 60-year-old Pritam Singh, are from Ludhiana.

City bus service goes online!
Ludhiana, August 28
Next time you want Ludhiana City Bus Service Ltd to start its service in a particular area or if you have any suggestions for it or want to seek some information, you need not visit the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation office.

Toy-library concept fast catching Ludhianvis' fancy 
Ludhiana, August 28
Is your child bored with the toys he/she has been playing with? Is there a shortage of space for storing the ever-increasing number of toys of your kid? Well, if these are the problems bothering you, you need not worry; all you have to do is to rush to a toy library and fulfil your kid's desire for new toys and return these to the library later on.

Caught unawares

Schoolgirls brave showers in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Schoolgirls brave showers in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


School sports policy released
Ludhiana, August 28
The education department has released a new school sports policy to upgrade the sports at the school-level in the state. The department has announced to construct a new girl's hostel in the city.

Tube well norms made stringent
Ludhiana, August 28
Now, getting permission to sink a new tube well will be an easy job as the government has issued strict guidelines in this regard. The strict measures have been brought in to control depleting groundwater, as notified by the Central Ground Water Authority.

2 youngsters crushed under truck wheels
Ludhiana, August 28
Two youngsters were run over by a truck at Phase IV of the Focal Point area last night. One of the victims has been identified as Gurinder Singh from Kum Kalan. The police has arrested truck driver Atinderpal Singh and registered a case under section 304A of the IPC," said Davinder Chaudary, SHO, Focal Point Police Station.

Hike in Ladhowal toll tax from September 1
Phillaur, August 28
The fifth increase in toll tax will come into force at the toll plaza situated at Ladhowal from September 1.

Residents suffer as Jagraon stinks 
Jagraon, August 28
There seems to be no near relief for the residents of various localities situated in different parts of Jagraon. A large number of residents of these localities are forced to live under highly unhygienic conditions due to negligence on part of authorities of local municipal council.

Child drowned in village pond
Mandi Ahmedgarh, Aug 28
A child got drowned in a pond at Flaund village, near here, last evening. The pond was renovated and its depth increased by about 8 foot under the rural development scheme recently.

Steel industry on the warpath against e-billing of trade details
Mandi Gobindgarh, Aug 28
All the trade and industrial associations of the town, known as the Steel Town of India, after joining hands under the banner of the Gobindgarh Steel Chamber of Commerce and Industry, held a dharna at the local Loha Bazar in protest against the e-trip imposed by the Excise and Taxation Department. It was decided that they would continue with their strike till the notification on e-trip was withdrawn.

Illicit relations cost man life
Ludhiana, August 28
Having illicit relations cost heavily to 27-year-old migrant labourer Om Parkash, who was allegedly murdered by his companion at Sant Vihar Colony on the Chooharhpur road on Monday night, investigation officer Swarn Singh said here today.

‘Adopt village as memorial to martyr’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 28
Accusing the successive governments of undermining historical importance of their locality, residents of Sarabha village near here have urged the government to adopt their village as Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha's memorial.

Freshers’ parties reduced to beauty contests
Ludhiana, August 28
The freshers’ parties organised by college authorities in the garb of welcoming new students have been reduced to just beauty contests and monotonous exercise in futility. Besides creating a hole in the pocket of parents, it has triggered an ugly completion “good looks” amozng the youngsters.

Cell phones recovered from jail inmates
Ludhiana, August 28
Alert guards seized eight mobile phones and two sim cards from inmates at the central jail on the Tajpur Road here today. The jail officials conducted an inspection at the jail this evening following inputs that certain inmates were using mobile phones and making threat calls to people.

Rain plays spoilsport for NCC cadets
Ludhiana, August 28
Rain played a spoilsport and led to delay of Group Commander, Ludhiana Group Brig SS Gill. Gill was schedule to arrive at around at 11 am but due rain he reached around 1.30 pm. The delay off the officers took a toll on students and many cadets, who skipped their breakfast to reach for training on time, suffered hunger pangs and had lunch at 2pm.


woman’s death
5-day police remand for husband

Amloh, August 28
The police finally arrested the husband of pregnant woman Monica who was found dead behind the Lok Sewa petrol station located on the bypass road on August 26. Her husband Manpreet Singh was today produced before the court of Justice Parminder Kaur who remanded him in police custody for five days.

Undertrials can get free legal aid: CJM
Ludhiana, August 28
Every undertrial is entitled to free legal services for getting bail or defending the case registered against him. This was stated by the Chief Judicial Magistrate-cum-secretary, Punjab Legal Services Authority, KK Singla, while presiding over a legal literacy seminar held at the local Borstal Jail here today.





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