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MC targets other areas
Ludhiana, March 7
A demolition drive under way in Ludhiana. After removing permanent encroachments from the Jawahar Nagar Camp locality and along Ferozepur Road from Jagraon Bridge to Sidhwan Canal, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has now chalked out an action plan to remove encroachments from other roads in the city.
A demolition drive under way in Ludhiana. A file photo

Woman hacks husband to death
Ludhiana, March 7
A 30-year-old truck driver was allegedly hacked to death by his wife at LIG flats on Chandigarh Road today.


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Drunk man creates ruckus
Ludhiana, March 7
The driver of the bus shows the smashed windshield in Ludhiana on Thursday. High drama was witnesses at Rajpura Chowk near Lord Mahavira Homoeopathic Medical College this morning when a drunk man ran in front of bus ferrying 15 girl students of Bhutta College.


The driver of the bus shows the smashed windshield in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

Girl foils rape bid, stabbed 
Ludhiana, March 7
A 20-yr-old girl was stabbed in the neck when she resisted a rape attempt on her at her residence in Makkar Colony, Dhanadari area, this evening.

Former ASI shot at over property dispute, four booked 
Ludhiana, March 7
A retired assistant sub-inspector (ASI) was shot at while his son, a Youth Akali Dal leader, had a miraculous escape after four persons barged in their office in Dharampura and opened fire.

A policeman checks the weapon used in the crime; and (right) the victim at a hospital in Ludhiana on Thursday.
A policeman checks the weapon used in the crime; and (right) the victim at a hospital in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan 

A salute to strength of women 
Ludhiana, March 7
For these city-based women, Women's Day is just another day. Yet, in their quiet way, they manage to make it special. Their tribute to womanhood is 

Gurdeep Kaur with her five-year-old son; Kirandeep performs her duty at a mall; and Asha prepares 'paranthas' in Ludhiana.
Gurdeep Kaur with her five-year-old son; Kirandeep performs her duty at a mall; and Asha prepares 'paranthas' in Ludhiana. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan 

 

 





COMMUNITY

Rs 9-cr fuel bill pending
Jagraon, March 7
The Petrol Pump Dealersí Association has served an ultimatum to the administration for the payment of the pending fuel bill till March 31. The association members alleged the police and civil departments owed around Rs 9 crore to the petrol pump owners.

Industrialists accuse power corp officials of unauthorised billing at Mandi Ahmedgarh
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 7
Accusing officials of the local office of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited of harassing them by demanding a huge bill on the pretext of advance consumption deposit, the middle-scale industrial consumers have urged the higher authorities to intervene. They have also sought an inquiry into the matter.

District Congress gears up for Parliamentary polls
Ludhiana, March 7
The District Congress has begun preparations for the 2014 Parliamentary polls. As part of preparations, the party is starting a mass contact programme here. The public would be apprised of the "people-friendly schemes" initiated by the UPA at the Centre, said the District Congress Committee, Ludhiana (Urban), president Pawan Dewan, while addressing the party block presidents today.

High drama at factory
Ludhiana, March 07
Work was stalled at a factory unit near Samrala Chowk on NH-1 after a woman employee accused a fellow employee of making sexual advances towards her.

Free healthcare for slum dwellers
Ludhiana, March 7
Slum dwellers in the state will now get free healthcare facilities at regular medical check-up camps.

Itís homecoming for Prof Rajinder Singh
The staff members welcome Prof Rajinder Singh, the new principal of the SCD Government College, in Ludhiana on Thursday. Ludhiana, March 7
Principal Rajinder Singh is busy signing documents on the first day of his joining the principalís office at SCD Government College. "A lot of work was pending," he says.



The staff members welcome Prof Rajinder Singh, the new principal of the SCD Government College, in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Agro-forestry in focus at PAU
Ludhiana, March 7
Deliberations on various aspects of agro-forestry such as planting techniques and disease management were held during a two-day workshop on the role of farmer fairs in the sustainable supply of wood to industries at Punjab Agricultural University.

Sahir Ludhianvi City forgets its son
Ludhiana, March 7
"Masroof zamana mere liye kyon waqt apna barbad kare". The lines, written by acclaimed poet Sahir Ludhianvi, have ironically come true.



                                                                 
Sahir Ludhianvi

MCís maiden meeting put off
Ludhiana, March 7
The maiden meeting of the MC General House scheduled for March 9, has been put off at the last minute due to the intervention of several councillors.

Industry pins high hopes on government
Ludhiana, March 7
The industry has pinned high hopes on the government. It has raised several demands ahead of the state budget.

Fire dept staff serve notice on civic body 
Ludhiana, March 7
Overburdened with additional duty and long working hours, the employees of the fire department of the Municipal Corporation today served a fresh demand notice on the civic body.

MC fails to plug manholes
Ludhiana, March 7
Officials of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation while cleaning a sewer line on Ferozepur Road opened a manhole cover in such a manner that it could have led to a fatal accident.

CRIME

Theft at house
Ludhiana, March 7
Thieves struck at a house in at Field Ganj Kutcha No.12 and decamped with Rs 30,000 in cash and a gold ornaments, a laptop and a camera.

2 juveniles caught retrieving stolen items
The area from where the juveniles gained entry into the store of Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana. Ludhiana March 7
Two juveniles were caught stealing sanitary items from the maintenance store at Punjab Agricultural University.







The area from where the juveniles gained entry into the store of Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Undertrial beaten up in Central Jail
Ludhiana, March 7
An undertrial was allegedly beaten up by two prisoners in the Ludhiana Central Jail today.

SI found drunk, sent to lines
Ludhiana, March 7
Sub-Inspector Rajesh Thakur, who was posted as the in charge of the Jagatpuri police post, has been sent to the lines for dereliction of duty.

911 budding players shortlisted during trials
Ludhiana, March 7
As many as 911 budding players (662 boys and 249 girls) were shortlisted for sports wings and academies being run by the Punjab sports department at various centres across the state.

Cricket trials on March 10
Ludhiana, March 7
Trials to select probables (U-16) for the Regional Coaching Centre (RCC) will be conducted at Arya College on March 10. Players born on or after September 1, 1997, are eligible for the trials.

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