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Final notices to 100 owners
Ludhiana, December 9
With most of the marriage palaces in and around the city failing to come forward for regularisation and payment of change of land use (CLU) charges as laid down in the policy formulated by the Punjab government for this purpose, the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has served final notices to owners of more than 100 marriage palaces located outside the city limits to submit their applications by December 10.

Girls admire flowers during a flower show at the PAU in Ludhiana.
Girls admire flowers during a flower show at the PAU in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan




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Overloaded trucks touching power cables ó a tragedy in waiting
Jagraon, December 9
Overloaded trucks arriving for unloading at different rice mills situated outside various villages in the Jagraon area have been posing a risk to the lives of the residents of Mandiani, Talwandi and other villages of the area.

Maid dies under mysterious circumstances
Ludhiana, December 9
Victimís father Salem in a state of shock in Ludhiana.Shabnam, an 18-year-old domestic help, working at the house of an industrialist at Pushp Vihar in Barewal, died under mysterious circumstances at a local hospital today.




Victimís father Salem in a state of shock in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo; Himanshu Mahajan

Dhaba owners with turnover of Rs 1 cr or more watch out!
Ludhiana, December 9
If you are running a dhaba with an annual turnover of Rs 1 crore or more, you better watch out. The excise and taxation department may soon consider all such small eating joints and dhabas which have an annual turnover of Rs 1 crore as restaurants. Once these dhabas are converted into restaurants in the record books of the department, they will then be required to shell out 14-30 per cent as tax on the actual sales recorded. Presently, the dhabas pay a lump sum tax ranging from Rs 15,000 and Rs 1.75 lakh per annum based on their sales.

DVOR still not operational
Ludhiana, December 9
The fate of Doppler Very High Frequency Omni Range (DVOR) installed at the Sahnewal Airport still hangs in balance as it has not become operational yet. Although the Airport Authority of India (AAI) officials claim that it will become operational within 15 to 20 days, such assurances have been given several times earlier too.





COMMUNITY

Mystery shrouds death of 13-year-old
Jagdish Chand shows documents in which he has narrated his ordeal, and (inset) his son Shivam. Ludhiana, December 9
Nearly seven months after two persons were imprisoned for kidnapping, murdering and dumping the body of a 13-year-old boy, the father of the victim has claimed that he had recently spoken to his son. Shivam was kidnapped on May 1, earlier this year, while he was playing outside his house in Shivpuri area. Few days later his father Jagdish Chand received a ransom call demanding Rs 30 lakh.





Jagdish Chand shows documents in which he has narrated his ordeal, and (inset) his son Shivam. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Veggies Prove costly
Every Sunday, the residents throng the vegetable market near the Bridge BRS Nagar. Huge number of cars are seen and homemakers, along their husbands and domestic help come to buy the stocks. Today, a woman was seen yelling at a policeman. While she was inside the market to get veggies, her car was towed-away by the traffic police. But she was seen arguing,"There is no yellow light here. How do we know, we have to park the car here or not? There is no board here so where do I park my car?", she asked.

No check on lpg misuse
Jagraon, December 9
At a time when people are witnessing an acute shortage of the LPG cylinders meant for the domestic use, the misuse of the cylinders is going on in the town. The gas cylinders can often be seen being used for commercial purpose at several places.

Pre-budget meeting tomorrow
Ludhiana, December 9
A pre-budget meeting is scheduled to be held in Delhi on Tuesday. The local industry here chalked-out their major problems and demands which need to be addressed by the Union Government in its budget in February.

Organisers target to collect 1,000 units of blood
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 9
Daring opposition from some local organisations against organising blood donation camps for blood banks associated with certain multi-speciality hospitals of Ludhiana, the Social Welfare Organisation has announced to organise a mega blood donation camp at local grain market on February 17.

Students upbeat about CBSE's new vocational framework
Ludhiana, December 9
Students are enthusiastic about the National Vocational Educational Qualification Framework (NVEQF), which is to be launched by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), for Classes IX and X.
Punjabi singer Hard Kaur performs during the annual function of Lodhi Club in Ludhiana.
Punjabi singer Hard Kaur performs during the annual function of Lodhi Club in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet verma

Walk improves concentration: Survey
Ludhiana, December 9
A recent survey conducted by two Danish universities has found that ability of children to concentrate more is among those children, who prefer walking and cycling.

Prices steady as new crops arrive in the market
Ludhiana, December 9
With the arrival of new crops in the market, the prices of vegetables have been stabilised. The residents have got a variety of vegetables and fruits at reasonable rates in the winter season.

Students attend seminar on police-public cooperation
Jagraon, December 9
Local police today organised a seminar on police-public cooperation at Suvidha centre. The aim of the seminar, which was conducted during the visitors' week, was to increase the cooperation between the police and the public.

35 complaints disposed of during visitors' week
Ludhiana, December 9
ADCP Nilambari Vijay Jagdale at a camp during the vistorsí week in Ludhiana on Sunday. The visitors' week at Suvidha centre (central) concluded today with a camp on pending complaints. Out of the 65 complaints received, 35 were disposed of on the spot. The camp was held under the directions of Police Commissioner Ishwar Singh and ACP Ramneesh Choudhary, and under the supervision of ADCP-1 Nilambari Vijay Jagdale.



ADCP Nilambari Vijay Jagdale at a camp during the vistorsí week in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Two youths die in accident
Khanna, December 9
Two motorcycle-borne youths were mowed down by a truck on the Rahon road near Machiwara last night.

9 BSP leaders booked
Khamano, December 9
The Khamano police today booked nine BSP leaders and some unidentified persons in connection with yesterday's road blockade at Sanghol for disrupting the traffic. The BSP leaders, who were booked included, Harbhajan Singh Bajheri, Amarnath Singh Luhari general secretary state unit BSP, Bheem Singh Manki, Rajinder Singh Raja Khamano, Mahinder Singh Jatana Neewan, Harbhajan Singh Dulwan, Didar Singh Ramgarh, Bhaldev Singh Barwali and some others unidentified persons.

NGO spreads awareness on child rights
Ludhiana, December 9
As Human Rights Day is being celebrated tomorrow, organisations like Jago have been working to spread awareness about the rights and working for the betterment of the people over the years. .

After the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, garbage lay strewn on the streets near the Panjab Agricultural University campus on Sunday.
After the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, garbage lay strewn on the streets near the Panjab Agricultural University campus on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu mahajan

Mahila Samman Diwas
The Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) celebrated the birthday of Sonia Gandhi as Mahila Samman Diwas. The Ludhiana Youth Congress, along with Mahila Congress led by its president Leena Taparia, organised a programme at Holy Path School. The programme was presided over by the president of the PYC Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary. Speaking on the occasion, he said Sonia Gandhi has worked for women and youth empowerment. He reiterated that the PYC would continue its fight against all social evils, particularly female foeticide, dowry and honour killing.




CRIME

Ajlali panch found murdered
Mandi Gobindgarh, December 9
A panchayat member of Ajlali village was found murdered at his house here this morning. He was allegedly attacked with sharp-edged weapons. The victim has been identified as Tilak Raj Mehta. The incident came to light when Tilak Rajís driver Surinder Singh reached the house in morning.

Dumped by paramour, man commits suicide
Ludhiana, December 9
A 26-year-old man, who set himself on fire yesterday after his paramour snapped all ties with him, succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital here today. The man has been identified as Mohit, a resident of Jamalpur. He had immolated himself following a heated argument with the woman.

 

 

Ajay Pal to represent PU in air rifle shooting competition
In the recently held inter-college competition at Panjab University, Ajay Pal won the gold medal, securing 573 points out of 600. Now he will be representing his varsity at the inter-university competition.Ajay Pal Singh practises at Guru Nanak National College in Doraha. Doraha, December 9
Ajay Pal Singh Gill has been selected to represent Panjab University, Chandigarh, in the air rifle shooting competition at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, next month. In the recently held inter-college competition at Panjab University, Ajay Pal won the gold medal, securing 573 points out of 600. Now he will be representing his varsity at the inter-university competition.

In the recently held inter-college competition at Panjab University, Ajay Pal won the gold medal, securing 573 points out of 600. Now he will be representing his varsity at the inter-university competition.Ajay Pal Singh practises at Guru Nanak National College in Doraha. A Tribune Photograph

Pugilists of Shere Punjab academy bag 7 medals
Jagraon, December 9
The pugilists of Shere Punjab Sports Academy, Chakar, once again proved their mettle by bagging several medals at Punjab School Boxing Championship that concluded in Patiala recently.

 

Players of Turkmenistan kabaddi team help a teammate who pulled a muscle during a practice session at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Players of Turkmenistan kabaddi team help a teammate who pulled a muscle during a practice session at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

 

 




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