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Encroachments removed from service lanes
Ludhiana, February 17
The anti-encroachment drive in progress on Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana on Sunday The tehbazaari wing of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today removed encroachments from the service lanes on Ferozepur Road, from Aarti Chowk to Hotel Le Baron opposite PAU gate number 2.
The anti-encroachment drive in progress on Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Fake travel agent attempts suicide
Ludhiana, February 17
After duping several residents of their hard-earned money, 30-year-old Delhi-based travel agent tried to commit suicide by consuming poison.


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A police officer asks a complainant about his loss in Ludhiana on Sunday Pickpockets have a field day
Ludhiana, February 17
Sale at a cloth showroom proved to be a boon for thieves and pickpockets as they slipped away with cash and mobile phones of three women and a man at Ghumar Mandi today.


A police officer asks a complainant about his loss in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

High Court summons top officials
Ludhiana, February 17
The High Court has asked Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari, Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh and Municipal Corporation Commissioner Rakesh Verma to appear in person for the hearing of a case February 22.


COMMUNITY

A file photo of garbage littered on a road in Ludhiana A2Z company to continue work: MC
Ludhiana, February 17

It seems that the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is not paying heed to the "threat" of members of the Valmiki Samaj Bachao Andolan (VSBA).

A file photo of garbage littered on a road in Ludhiana.

Illegal colonies find no mention in proposed policy on housing
Ludhiana, February 17
The much-awaited policy on housing and urban development proposed to be framed by the Punjab Government has failed to address the crucial issue of regularisation of the existing unauthorised colonies in the state.
Flowers bloom
Girls take a picture of flowers in Ludhiana on Sunday
Girls take a picture of flowers in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Government should take over private aided schools, feel teachers
Ludhiana, February 17
With the managements of aided schools expressing helplessness in contributing

Abolish 2 per cent excise duty on bicycle: Industry
Ludhiana, February 17
The cycle industry considered as one of the pillars of Punjab's economy is facing acute problems and finding it difficult to survive.

Their photographs speak a thousand words
Ludhiana, February 17
When most of the people are lazying around on Sundays, these guys are busy capturing scenic beauty of the city.

Two supporters of Namdhari Sangat 'manhandled'
Ludhiana, February 17
Members of the International Namdhari Sangat (INS) alleged that two of their supporters were beaten and manhandled by a group of persons at a Basant Panchami function in Bhaini Sahib yesterday.

Vegetable, fruit prices stable
Ludhiana, February 17
Although India's inflation rate dipped to a three-year low in January but the grocery prices did not see any downward trend and the prices continued as the same. The Wholesale Price Index, India's main gauge of inflation, eased to 6.62 per cent in January, down from 7.18 per cent in December.

13 lakh students take problem-solving assessment test
Ludhiana, February 17
Director of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Vineet Joshi said 13 lakh students took the problem solving assessment test conducted in 13,500 schools all over India yesterday. Joshi was in the city to take part in the one-day event organised by the CBSE Schools Punjab Association at Greenland School.

reporterís diary
New outfit for scarecrows
A farmer adjusts the clothes of a scarecrow in his fields at Ludhiana LUDHIANA: Scarecrow is probably one of the oldest methods used by the farmers to scare away crows and other birds from their fields. With the passage of time, the outlook of scarecrows may have changed but the foundation remains the same. Earlier, the scarecrow used to have clothes made of waste material, but now the farmers dress the scarecrow, just like men.
A farmer adjusts the clothes of a scarecrow in his fields at Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


CRIME

Group clash leaves seven injured
Ludhiana, February 17
Seven persons were injured in a group clash at Janta Nagar today. Old enmity was stated to be the reason behind the clash.

Man booked for kidnapping minor
Ludhiana, February 17
The police has booked Ravinder Singh, a resident of Sherpur Road, for allegedly kidnapping a 13-year-old girl on the pretext of marrying her. In his complaint to the police, the victim's father said Ravinder kidnapped her on February 14.

 


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