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Property dealer murdered
Ludhiana, September 6
The police records the statements of relatives of the deceased A property dealer was brutally murdered by some unidentified persons. The deceased has been identified as 48-year-old Pritam Singh, a resident of Manekwal village.

The police records the statements of relatives of the deceased

Encroachments on prime land removed
Ludhiana, September 6
A team of MC officials accompanied by the police razes illegal structures Officials of the building branch of the Municipal Corporation, accompanied by the police, today took possession of a prime piece of land which was under unlawful possession.

A team of MC officials accompanied by the police razes illegal structures


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Additional VAT of 0.5 per cent
Prices of essential commodities go up
Ludhiana, September 6
With the Punjab government levying an additional VAT of 0.5 per cent, the prices of essential commodities have gone up by 10-15 per cent. Buying pulses, oil and cooking gas has become a costly affair. "Instead of tiding over the problem, the government is aggravating the woes of the common man. The rising prices are burning a hole in our pocket," said Ramesh Verma, a bank employee.

8 per cent VAT on optical industry
Traders demand rollback
Ludhiana, September 6
With 8 per cent VAT being levied by the Punjab government on optical industry, the Optical Association of Punjab held a meeting to discuss the issue with its members.


Touching the sky
A man heads for his workplace on a pleasant Thursday afternoon in Ludhiana
A man heads for his workplace on a pleasant Thursday afternoon in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Undertrial escapes from police custody
Ludhiana, September 6
Two head constables were taken by surprise when an undertrial gave them the slip while they were having lunch at Haveli restaurant near Mullanpur.

Detailed project report updated
Ludhiana, September 6
Officials of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the project coordinator, Rail India Technical and Engineering Services (RITES), Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) and Local Government Department, Punjab, along with the top brass of the Municipal Corporation today took stock of the progress on the proposed Metro Rail project for the city and discussed modalities to put the project on fast track as directed by the Punjab Government.

Govtís coffers empty: Capt
Phillaur, September 6
The SAD-BJP led Punjab government has reached on the verge of bankruptcy. Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Captain Amarinder Singh made this claim while talking to the media here today.





COMMUNITY

Food available at roadside eateries in Ludhiana can result in serious health problems Check this before eating out
Ludhiana, September 6
Spicy food available at roadside eateries may tickle one's taste buds, but one may not know that many a times synthetic colours are added to the eatables.


Food available at roadside eateries in Ludhiana can result in serious health problems. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Non-compliance of order
DC told to attach property of gifts shop owner
Ludhiana, September 6
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered the Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, to attach the movable properties of M/s Classic Gifts, Ghumar Mandi, for non-compliance of its order.

MC regularises153 sanitation workers on last day of tenure
Ludhiana, September 6
As the term of the present Ludhiana municipal corporation ended today, the civic body regularised a total of 153 sanitation workers.

Teachers without salary for 6 months
Ludhiana, September 6
Teachers of government-aided schools have not received their salary for the past six months.

Health dept collects six samples of milk
Ludhiana, September 7
The District Health Department today collected six samples of milk, burfi, cream and namkeen (matar).

Comply with norms, govt tells steel makers
Ludhiana, September 6
Steel manufacturers are fearing losses as the government has made it mandatory to comply with the specific norms prescribed by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) from September 12.

Trucks parked on a road at the Kaddon Chowk underpass in Ludhiana Underpass rendered useless
Doraha, September 6
The underpass at Kaddon Chowk, constructed for the convenience of commuters, has been converted into a parking lot with a number of trucks and tempos taking a permanent shelter under the pass, rendering it useless for the commuters.

Trucks parked on a road at the Kaddon Chowk underpass in Ludhiana. photo by writer

Jagraon turning into haven for drug peddlers
Ludhiana, September 6
Jagraon seems to have become a perfect hub of drug-peddlers as pharmaceutical drugs, including capsules, tablets and syrups and other habit-forming drugs like opium, smack, heroin, poppy-husk, liquor etc worth several lakhs of rupees have been recovered in the last one month. Peddlers get the drugs in good quantities from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, where these are officially sold at controlled rates. These are then sold at higher price to youngsters and old drug-addicts in Jagraon, maintained the police.

Medicos celebrate Teacherís Day
Ludhiana, September 6
To express their gratitude to teachers, students of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) celebrated Teacherís Day yesterday evening.

Book of poems released
Doraha, September 6
Market domination is expanding so fast in the modern era that the mind of human beings is being captured by the market, while the body is being controlled by advertisements. These views were put forth by Dr Sukhdev Singh Sirsa, general secretary of Punjabi Sahit Akademi and chairman of Punjabi department at Panjab University, Chandigarh, while delivering the presidential address at a function to release a book of poetry by Sukhminder Rampuri at Rampur village.

Forest cover in state to go up from 7 pc to 33 pc: Minister
Pirthipur (Samrala), September 6
Around 4,000 saplings were planted on a six-acre common village land here today. The plantation drive was attended by Punjab Forest Minister Surjit Kumar Jianai who said the government aimed at increasing the forest area in the state from 7 per cent to 33 per cent under the Punjab Haryaval Lehar scheme.

60-yr-old run over by truck
Ludhiana, September 6
Jagdish Lal, a 60-year-old man died while his 13-year-old grandson, Sunny, was seriously injured in a fatal accident that took place near Gill Canal here this afternoon.As per available information, Jagdish Lal had gone to get his grandson from school on a scooter, while on his way back home with the grandson, a truck hit their scooter from behind.

Man found dead in front of hospital
Ludhiana, September 6
A body of a migrant was found from the Model Town area this afternoon.


CRIME

Man goes missing, brother alleges foul play
Khanna, September 6
A person, missing from Salaudi village from two days, was allegedly murdered and thrown into the Bhakra Canal by his wife and her paramour.

Clash leaves 3 injured
Ludhiana, September 6
A clash between two groups left two injured at Hakikat Nagar, Haibowal, here today.

Member of carjacking gang arrested
Ludhiana, September 6
The police arrested another member of Moga-based carjacking gang here today. Gurbans Singh Bains, In charge, crime investigation agency -II, the accused, Dogar Singh, was involve a kidnapping case and the police was searching for him from the date of incident.

Youth beaten to death
Phillaur, September 6
Tragedy struck a newly married couple when a youth died of injuries on being allegedly attacked by his wifeís kin in Noormahal yesterday night.


Katoch shield
City earn three points on basis of first innings lead
A match in progress between Ludhiana and Jalandhar during the ongoing Punjab State Inter- District Cricket Tournamen for the Katoch Shield at the PAU in LudhianaLudhiana, September 6
The four-day match between Ludhiana and Jalandhar in the ongoing Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for the Katoch Shield that concluded at the Punjab Agricultural University ground here today remained unresolved but on the basis of first innings slender lead of 20 runs, hosts were declared winners and earned three points.

A match in progress between Ludhiana and Jalandhar during the ongoing Punjab State Inter- District Cricket Tournamen for the Katoch Shield at the PAU in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Winners felicitated at school
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 6
Students of GVP School, Mandi Ahmedgarh, in a cheerful mood after winning the kho-kho championshipUnder-19 (girls) and Under-14 (boys) teams of Green Valley Public Senior Secondary School were declared winners and runners-up respectively in the zonal-level kho-kho tournament of the state education department that concluded at Bhogiwal near here on Wednesday.
Students of GVP School, Mandi Ahmedgarh, in a cheerful mood after winning the kho-kho championship. A Tribune photograph

 




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