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TS1 certificate
Residents won’t have to pay development charges
Ludhiana, March 12
The general house of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today decided that residents would not have to pay development charges while getting a TS1 certificate and that these charges would have to be paid at the time of getting their building plans sanctioned. The decision is likely to bring respite to a large number of city residents, who were opposing the earlier decision of the MC Commissioner ever since it was enforced.
Congress councillors and MLAs argue with Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria during a meeting of the MC in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Congress councillors and MLAs argue with Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria during a meeting of the MC in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


F&CC issue rocks House meeting
Ludhiana, March 12
The issue of the formation of the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) today rocked the House when Congress MLA Bharat Bhushan Ashu and Akali MLA Simarjit Singh Bains told the MC Commissioner and the Mayor that no F&CC had been formally formed.

DMCH is a public authority: Info panel
Ludhiana, March 12
In an important decision, the state Information Commission today held that the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), Ludhiana, is a “public authority” within the ambit of Section 2 (h) of the RTI Act.

Punjab School Education Board Class X exams begin
The smiles say it all: Class X students discuss the question paper after appearing in the first exam of the Punjab School Education Board in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Ludhiana, March 12
The Class X board examinations of the Punjab School Education Board started here today. Students of government as well as private schools were seen going to their examination centres enthusiastically to take their science examination. Some students appeared tense and confused. As many as 367 examination centres have been set up in the district for the Class X examinations.

The smiles say it all: Class X students discuss the question paper after appearing in the first exam of the Punjab School Education Board in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Policemen lathicharge youths during an Army recruitment rally in Ludhiana on Monday.
Army aspirants face batons: Policemen lathicharge youths during an Army recruitment rally in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Govt college teachers yet to receive arrears
Ludhiana, March 12
The state government has released the pending arrears of college teachers all over Punjab since 2006; but the teachers have still not received their amounts as the Treasury Branch of Punjab Government is waiting to get a formal nod by the higher officials.

civil hospital
Patients bear the brunt as rape cases keep hospital’s only radiologist busy
Ludhiana, March 12
With the ruling of the Supreme Court to fast-track rape cases, the only radiologist of the civil hospital remains busy most of the time in dealing with rape cases at the fast-track court, while pregnant women have to wait in a queue for their turn.

No consensus reached on draft of property tax
Ludhiana, March 12
The state government is set to impose property tax in Punjab from April 1, yet no consensus was reached today at a high-level meeting of MLAs, bureaucrats and the Mayor here on drafting the rates of the land, falling in eight zones in Ludhiana. Another meeting will be held at Deputy Commissioner-cum-chairman of the Property Tax Committee (district) Rahul Tiwari’s office tomorrow evening.

Summer sets in sooner than expected; air-conditioners out
Ludhiana, March 12
The city has been witnessing 5 degree Celsius more than the normal temperature in the second week of March. The sudden rise in temperature has made residents uncomfortable as they were not expecting the mercury to rise that soon.

Budget has overlooked small & medium sector, say traders
Ludhiana, March 12
The members of Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry feel that Union Finance Minister in its latest budget have overlooked the small and medium sector of industry. Although Finance Minister has promised to make suitable amendments in the budget after receiving various proposals but he failed to do that.

150 volunteers donate blood
Ludhiana, March 12
The Additional Deputy Commissioner (D), Rishipal Singh, today asked the young generation to come forward and donate blood. He said by donating blood, precious lives could be saved. The International Youth Week was celebrated at the Multipurpose Hall of Guru Nanak Stadium here today. He said that youngsters could play a positive role in bringing a change in the society by putting in their best efforts.

LSE holds ‘extraordinary’ general meeting
Ludhiana, March 12
The extraordinary general meeting of Ludhiana Stock Exchange Limited was held here today. VP Gaur, chairperson, Ludhiana Stock Exchange, chaired the meeting.

Bid to hand over love letter costs girls dear
Ludhiana, March 12
High drama took place at Haibowal area today when the residents caught two girls when they tried to visit the house of a girl to handover a love letter of a boy.

from colleges
Workshop on effective communication
Ludhiana: Gobindgarh Public College, Alour, Khanna, organised a regional workshop on "Towards Effective Communication: Through Classroom Management” on the campus. In the first session, Dr SP Singh, former Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, was the chief guest on the occasion. Dr Nirmal Singh Jaura, director, Youth Welfare Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh, was the guest of honour. College principal Dr Neena Seth Pajni welcomed the chief guest, Pawan Sharda, CL Garg, chairman, GPC, and other members of the trust. Seth said this one-day workshop was organised with the objective to explore the problems faced by both students and the teaching community while working in a multi-cultural set-up.

from schools
Warm send-off
Ludhiana: Students of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha, organised a farewell party for the outgoing students of Class X on the school premises. The students of Class IX presented a cultural extravaganza while seniors, attired in formals, sashayed down the ramp confidently. The programme began with a Punjabi fusion dance. Dhanuka Priya of Class IX presented a song "Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna". The cultural programme concluded with the beats of bhangra by boys of Class IX. Other dignitaries present on the occasion were School Trust Member – Amarjit Singh, school director Karamvir Singh, Jaspreet Kaur. The school principal, Manjushaw Vinayak, extended best wishes to the outgoing students and said, “I hope that the students of this talented class will show their talent wherever they go. But they should never forget the teachers and the school which helped them in bringing out their hidden talents.”

ludhiana scan
Rs 10 lakh donated
To provide proper treatment at subsidised rates to people was need of the hour. This was said by Pawan Dewan, president, Ludhiana District Congress Committee (Urban), while giving a cheque of Rs 10 lakhs out of the MP Fund Quota of Union Minister ManishTewari for the Guru Teg Bahadur Charitable Hospital. He said Tewari strongly believed that education and treatment were the basis of development of a nation and development could never be thought of without these two factors.


2 incidents of rape reported from city
Ludhiana, March 12
Two incidents of rape were reported here today. The police has begun investigating the gang-rape case following suspicion that the widow might have levelled allegation to settle a personal score.

Girl takes police for a ride
Ludhiana, March 12
A girl took the city police for a ride after she fled the house and spread the word that she was going to commit suicide. The incident took place at Chabra Colony when then girl's parents called the police and said that their daughter had run away from the house by saying that she is going to commit suicide.The girl was facing allegations of theft and reportedly told her parents that an ASI was pressing her to confess to the crime and return the stolen articles. The senior police officials have started the investigation.Later, in the evening, she was found at the bus stand.




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