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‘Helper’ receives burns
Ludhiana, January 10
A helper allegedly hired by a female clerk at the District Transport Office (DTO) received burn injuries and fell unconscious when he was igniting a brazier this morning. The clerk reportedly locked the room in the basement of the building where the helper was allegedly working for her. Rajiv Bhalla, aka Billa, who had reportedly been hired by Surinder Kaur, was working in a room where the brazier kept.

Info panel slaps Rs 2,500 fine on LIT
Ludhiana, January 10
Taking a serious note of the delay in providing information under the Right to Information Act by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT), the State Information Commission, Punjab, has imposed a penalty of Rs 2,500 each on the Trust in two appeals filed by a city-based RTI activists. The “public authority” (LIT in this case) has been directed to pay the amount to the appellant within a month from the date of the orders.


Woman held for mother-in-law’s murder
Ludhiana, January 10
The 65-year-old NRI woman, Balwant Kaur, was killed by her daughter-in-law, the police claimed today. Balwant Kaur was done to death at her house in Bachittar Nagar on January 1, allegedly by her daughter-in-law Amandeep Kaur. Balwant Kaur’s son Harman also supported the police version.

Truck turns into fireball
Ludhiana, January 10
A major tragedy was averted when a loaded truck caught fire after coming in contact with high-tension power cables on Tajpur road here today. The truck laden with hosiery goods was heading towards the city.


Merger of batches opposed
Ludhiana January 10
Students of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) protested against the university authorities for merging batches of agriculture students here today. The Dean, College of Agriculture, had issued a notice on January 3 that due to certain reasons sections for theory and practical of B.Sc agriculture (fourth year) and B.Sc. agriculture (sixth year) students would be merged with each other from second semester.

50 designers to showcase their creations at exhibition
Ludhiana, January 10
The Bride and Groom Exhibition was inaugurated in the city today. The exhibition is a platform to stash up all the fashion-related bits and pieces under one roof as over 50 exhibitors are showcasing their work here. It is not just for the grooms and the brides, but everyone can have their pick from its vast trove.

Jewellery on display at the Bride and Groom Exhibition in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
Jewellery on display at the Bride and Groom Exhibition in Ludhiana on Thursday

Missing barriers virtual death trap for commuters
Doraha, January 10
Missing barriers at a number of places between Doraha and Neelon, along the canal, may prove to be a death trap for the residents of the surrounding villages or the commuters, who commute by this road for the city. The stretch is marred by eroded edges and lack of essential supports. Resultantly, there is every chance of a commuter meeting with ill fate, as this road, which serves as a major bypass and a route to a number of villages, is heavily used.

The missing barriers alongside the Doraha-Neelon stretch. Photo by Writer

The missing barriers alongside the Doraha-Neelon stretch

Drive with a difference
Ludhiana, January 10
Public participation seems to be the mantra of the police. Over 1,500 residents stood alongside the road to spread traffic awareness amongst the city residents today. The awareness drive has been initiated by the city traffic police. More than 60 youth organisations of the city, came together to form the longest human chain in the state.
Commuters were seen violating rules even as the traffic police conducted an awareness drive in Ludhiana on Thursday
Commuters were seen violating rules even as the traffic police conducted an awareness drive in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
NCC cadets form a human chain to spread traffic awareness among residents in Ludhiana on Thursday
NCC cadets form a human chain to spread traffic awareness among residents in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Dental body cracks whip on quacks
Ludhiana, January 10
Cracking a whip on quackery, Punjab Dental Council today initiated action against two unqualified and unregistered persons, practising dentistry at Khanna. Dr RS Maan, President of Punjab Dental Council said, "This was the first time that a team of senior dental doctors was sent to Khanna, for on the spot verification of the credentials of the persons, involved in the illegal and unauthorised practise.

State medical body resents new admission criteria for MD/MS
Ludhiana, January 10
The newly elected Ludhiana unit of ‘Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) Association’, resented against new PG eligibility criteria for admission to MD/MS courses and discriminatory PG increments to senior specialist doctors.

One more tests positive for swine flu
Ludhiana, January 10
One more patient, who is under treatment at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, has tested positive for swine flu today. The district epidemiologist, Ludhiana, said, "One patient whose sample was sent yesterday to Chandigarh for testing has tested positive.

IAS, PCS officers transferred
Ludhiana, January 10
Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal today approved the transfers and postings of seven IAS and 19 PCS officers in public interest with immediate effect. Among the transferred IAS officers, Isha, SDM, Jalandhar II, has been posted as the Additional Commissioner, MC, Ludhiana.

Awareness on 'Planet Green'
Ludhiana, January 10
A zonal meeting of ‘Inner Wheel Clubs’ from Goraya, Phagwara and Gurdaspur was held, here today, under the chairmanship of District Chairman, Archana Bali and President Sushma Gupta. The two topics of discussion were "Be a friend" and "Working towards a greener planet".


Man, aide nabbed in theft case
Ludhiana, January 10
Surinder Sharma, who committed theft at his sister’s house at Jodhewal Basi by sedating his nephew, Vikas, on Sunday, was nabbed along with his aide, Vicky, by the city police today. The police recovered gold and silver ornaments from the possession of the accused.

Fake currency worth Rs 3.2 lakh seized, two held
Phillaur, January 10
The police seized fake currency and arrested two persons, identified as Kuldip Singh of Dharamkot, district Moga and Bikramjit Singh of village Bahmnian, PS Shahkot, near Upplan road Noormahal, in Phillaur Sub-Division today.

2 youths arrested with weapons
Phillaur, January 10
The Phillaur Police has arrested two criminals identified as, Gurdev Singh, alias Rinku, and Tejinder Singh, alias Nanu (both residents of Phagwara), under Section 382/506 of the IPC and the Arms Act, and recovered, one 12 Bore Pistol, two live Cartridges and one sharp-edged weapon (Datar), from their possession today.




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