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MC cracks whip on encroachers
Ludhiana, March 14
Continuing with its concerted drive against encroachments and unlawful parking in service lanes along Ferozepur Road (a national highway) from the Jagraon Bridge to the Sidhwan Canal and several other posh localities in the city, a team of the tehbazari wing of the municipal corporation today impounded more than a dozen two-wheelers, issued challans to several other vehicles and seized other articles and goods placed by vendors on roadsides.

An SUV being towed away during an anti-encroachment drive on Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana on Thursday; and (right) police officials paste a challan on a haphazardly parked vehicle. Photos: Inderjeet Verma


GLADA under fire for selective demolitions
Ludhiana, March 14
Not caring two hoots about the directions issued by the Punjab and Haryana High Court to all local bodies and other government agencies to adopt a zero-tolerance policy against encroachments on government land, the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has been dragging its feet on encroachments of "almost a permanent nature" by some 50 residents of the Housing Board Colony in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar on Ferozepur Road here for nearly a decade.

Traders fail to file VAT 15 returns due to slow server
Ludhiana, March 14
Last date for filing of the VAT 15 quarterly returns is tomorrow, but many were unsuccessful in filing their returns due to the slow server.


Stage set for PAU Kisan Mela
Ludhiana, March 14
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is all decked up for the on-campus Kisan Mela on March 15 and 16.

Preparations on in full swing at the mela ground on the eve of Kisan Mela on the PAU campus in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo Inderjeet Verma 

Vet university to provide info on livestock diseases
Ludhiana, March 14
A file photo of the Pashu Palan Mela at GADVASU in Ludhiana. The Pashu Palan Mela of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University will be very useful for everybody. Dr VK Taneja, Vice-Chancellor, GADVASU, expressed these views on the eve of 14th Pashu Palan Mela, which will be held on March 15 and16.

A file photo of the Pashu Palan Mela at GADVASU in Ludhiana.

World Kidney Day observed
Ludhiana, March 14
The DMC&H today observed the eighth World Kidney Day by organising a seminar on "recent advances in acute kidney injury" followed by poster competition and role play by students in the OPD complex.

Suspension of police official revoked
Jagraon, March 14
A few days after the suspension of SHO Mohamad Jamil from the Jagraon city police station, the police department has revoked his suspension and appointed him as in charge of the traffic wing and the police control room, Jagraon.

Woman detained, ‘abused’ by police; kin stage dharna
Ludhiana, March 14
In a bizarre incident, the Moti Nagar police allegedly picked up a woman from a shanty and detained her throughout the day yesterday. The poliec reportedly abused her.

Kin demand arrest of DMCH doctors
Ludhiana, March 14
Sohraabjeet Singh Insaaf Dawao Committee today demanded from the Deputy Commissioner Barnala to register an FIR against the doctors of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital and arrest the doctors for their alleged negligence in treating Sohrabjeet Singh due to which he allegedly died here on February 6 at the hospital.

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Vehicle thief held; four stolen SUVs recovered
Ludhiana, March 14
With the recovery of four sports utility vehicles (SUVs) and the arrest of a person, the city police claims to have busted an inter-state gang of vehicle thieves. Members of the gang used to steal vehicles in Uttar Pradesh and sell these in the city by changing their number plates.

Year-old robbery case cracked; two arrested
Ludhiana, March 14
The police gives details about the arrests in the robbery case in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma In a major breakthrough, the city police has cracked a robbery case in which the 60-year-old wife of a retired PAU Professor was brutally assaulted by two armed youths posing as cable operators at Durga Puri in Haibowal.

The police gives details about the arrests in the robbery case in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Thieves strike at sweetmeat shop
Jagraon, March 14
Police officials at the sweetmeat shop in Jagraon on Thursday. A tribune photograph Thieves struck at a shop and fled with cash and goods worth Rs1.25 lakh. The theft took place at Surindra Sweet Shop opposite the Easy  Day Departmental Store near Jhansi Rani Chowk last night when some thieves broke into a sweetmeat shop and escaped with cash and goods worth 1.25 lakh.

Police officials at the sweetmeat shop in Jagraon on Thursday. A tribune photograph

Man booked on charge of raping daughter
Ludhiana, March 14
A 42-year-old city resident, who had spent nearly eight years in jail in a murder case, was today booked on a charge of raping his daughter.

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