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Holi rush: No room in trains
Ludhiana, March 17
Passengers at the Ludhiana railway station Festival rush in long route trains and the failure of the Northern Railway to run special trains has upset the travel plans of migrants, who are keen to visit their native places.
Passengers at the Ludhiana railway station. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Councillors stay away from budget meeting
Ludhiana, March 17
Councillors during the budget meeting at the Zone A office Not all councillors showed interest in attending the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation budget meeting held yesterday.

Councillors during the budget meeting at the Zone A office. A file photograph


A worker removes a tent from the venue for Kisan Mela at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana
A worker removes a tent from the venue for Kisan Mela at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Cellphones, cameras stolen
Ludhiana, March 17
Electronic goods worth over Rs 20 lakh were stolen from an electronic goods showroom on Chandigarh Road. Thieves decamped with about expensive mobile phones, digital cameras and iPads from Dee Kay Electronics.

It’s never too late for health department
Ludhiana, March 17
The state health department has finally swung into action, albeit little late, and is all set to supply medicines to government schools under the school health programme.

Darshan Singh Saggu’s painting which has been put on display at an exhibition at Gallery Artmosphere in Ludhiana His brush with city’s landmarks
Ludhiana, March 17
Chaos and cacophony failed to come in the way of Darshan Singh Saggu while bringing alive the hustle and bustle around Clock Tower on a canvas.

Darshan Singh Saggu’s painting which has been put on display at an exhibition at Gallery Artmosphere in Ludhiana.


60 private schools may face closure
Ludhiana, March 17
About 60 schools which are not registered under the RTE Act are likely to face action.

Treated water goes waste
Ludhiana, March 17
About 85 MLD of treated water at the sewage treatment plant in Balloke is going down the drain.

State’s steel units on I-T Department’s radar
Ludhiana, March 17
After hawala scam was unearthed in Mumbai and Pune, Punjab's steel units are on the Income Tax Department's radar.

Food for thought
Ludhiana, March 17
"There shouldn't be any restriction on the length of a short story," said Dr Ashok Bhatia, member of the Haryana Sahitya Akademi, Karnal, during a seminar on 'Mini Kahani' at Punjabi Bhawan today.

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Property tax muddle: Admn to miss deadline
The civic body and the district administration, it seems, have tied themselves up in knots over the property tax which is to be imposed from April 1 in Ludhiana along with other cities and towns in Punjab. While the deadline is less than two weeks away, the draft of unit values of different zones, carved out on the basis of price of land, type of construction and delivery of civic amenities, is yet to be fixed.

Nine GNG College students not to appear in final-year exam
Ludhiana, March 17
The nine BCA final-year students of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town here, who had sought admission in BCA-II without clearing their compartment in BCA-I will not be allowed to take the exam of BCA final year, till they cleared the compartment.

Identify students with weak eyesight, DGSE tells schools
Ludhiana, March 17
Director General, Secondary Education, KS Pannu has asked the District Education Officers (both primary and secondary) and headmasters/principals of government schools to identify students who are hard of hearing or have a weak eyesight.

With summer setting in, tomato prices set to rise
Ludhiana, March 17
The price of fruits and vegetables remained stable during the week, with only tomatoes seeing an upward trend, being sold for Rs 30 per kg in the city. Much to the relief of residents, the price of onion came down to Rs 25 per kg from Rs 30 last week.

Cost of water treatment should be reduced: Ludhiana Effluent Treatment Society
Ludhiana, March 17
Meeting of the Ludhiana Effluent Treatment Society was held here yesterday evening. Problems faced by the society were discussed during the meeting. Gurmeet Singh Kular, CEO, said when the treatment plant was set up, the amount of water to be treated was less, which had increased now.

Residents protest against MC president in Jagraon
Jagraon, March 17
Irked by the bad condition of streets and drains in Ward No. 9, residents staged a protest against the Municipal Council president Baldev Krishan Dhir, who represents the ward.

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Annual function
Maple Bear Canadian Play Way and Nursery School, Udham Singh Nagar, organised its annual function at Lions Club on Sunday. Children put up a great performance. The main attraction of the evening was dance performances from different states of India. Students danced to a variety of folk and western songs.

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Textile meet
Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal, adviser to the Punjab Chief Minister, assured the industrialists that they will not face any kind of corruption in any of the departments as the government was committed to industrial growth and development. Speaking at a textile meet, organised by Moti Nagar United Factory Association, he claimed the state would have surplus power within a year.


Prostitution racket busted, four held
Ludhiana, March 17
With the arrest of four women, the police has claimed to have busted a prostitution racket running in the Sherpur area of the city. On receiving information, the police raided the area and nabbed the women, who are residents of Lakha Singh Da Vehra in Sherpur and Salem Tabri. A case under Sections 3, 4, 5 and 6 under the Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act has been registered.

3 held with heroin, powdered drug
Ludhiana, March 17
The police has arrested three persons, including a woman, with 10 gm of heroin and 200 gm of powdered drug.

The police with the recovered gold jewellery during a press conference in Khanna on Sunday Gang of snatchers busted
Khanna, March 17
The Khanna police has busted a gang of chain snatchers. At a checkpoint on Amloh Road, the police arrested two gang members and recovered four gold chains and a mobile phone from them, along with the motorcycle they was riding on.

The police with the recovered gold jewellery during a press conference in Khanna on Sunday. A Tribune photograph


Court gives custody of underage bride to parents, man booked
Mandi gobindgarh, march 17
A girl was rescued from her parents' custody, after her husband accused them of kidnapping her, only to be returned to their custody, after a court today found her to be underage.




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