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MC carves out plots on park land
Ludhiana, March 24
A park in the Joshi Nagar area of Haibowal here has been allegedly encroached upon by three MC employees in connivance with officials. According to the MC records, the encroached area, a piece of land measuring 1,045 sq yards, is a park. Area residents say a park used to exist on this land till a few years ago.
A boundary wall of a plot, which has come up on park land, being demolished in the Joshi Nagar area of Haibowal on Sunday A boundary wall of a plot, which has come up on park land, being demolished in the Joshi Nagar area of Haibowal on Sunday. A Tribune photograph


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Finally, revised policy on unauthorised colonies ready
Ludhiana, March 24
After much dilly-dallying and dragging its feet to come out with a simple and realistic policy on unauthorised colonies, the Punjab Government is learnt to have prepared a revised policy for the purpose. A formal announcement is expected soon.

City records 29 mm of rainfall
Ludhiana, March 24
The city witnessed a dip in the temperature following heavy rain last night. The city received 29 mm of rainfall last night. According to the Met Department of Punjab Agricultural University, the city receives an average rainfall of 26 mm in March.

 

A partially overcast sky in Ludhiana after rain on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

A partially overcast sky in Ludhiana after rain on Sunday

Brick-kiln owners bear the brunt
Ludhiana, March 24
Sudden rain and thunderstorms in this part of the region during the past 24 hours may have brought cheer to residents, who feel the weather will help delay the summer, but these have cost brick-kiln owners dear, who have reportedly suffered a huge loss.

70-year-old man ends his life
Ludhiana, March 24
A 70-year-old man committed suicide at the Papeeta market in the Salem Tabri area here this morning. The victim has been identified as Preetam Singh. According to the police, Preetam Singh hanged himself from the hook of a ceiling fan in his son's shop.

hola mohalla
Goods carriers flout rules, ferry passengers
Ludhiana, March 24
Giving traffic rules the go-by, tractor-trailers, trucks and goods carriers are being used for ferrying passengers for the Hola Mohalla celebrations from Ludhiana to Anandpur Sahib.

Passengers travel on a modified tractor-trailer in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Passengers travel on a modified tractor-trailer in Ludhiana

COMMUNITY


Prefer herbal colours this Holi
Ludhiana, March 24
The festival of colours is here. Like every year, city markets have been flooded by colours of different brands. These colours that spread happiness and oneness on Holi, however, can also play havoc with our health. Urging the residents to have a safe Holi, Dr Anshu Vatsayan, a city-based Ayurvedacharya, said: "People should use home-made herbal colours.


Chief of Namdhari sect addresses congregation amid tight security
Ludhiana, March 24
After the clash between both the successors of Namdhari sect at Amritsar, chief of Namdhari sect Thakur Uday Singh addressed a congregation for the first time at Shaheedi Smarak today. A number of political and literary personalities attended the event.

Satguru Thakur Uday Singh, chief of Namdhari sect, addresses a religious programme in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo Inderjeet Verma
Satguru Thakur Uday Singh, chief of Namdhari sect, addresses a religious programme in Ludhiana on Sunday

Beware of fraudulent mails: I-T Dept
Ludhiana, March 24
Be careful if you get an e-mail from the Income Tax Department asking you about the details of your net banking account to which the refunds will be issued. Think twice before answering to any such mail as this mail is not from the department but from cyber criminals who are sending mails posing as Income Tax Department officials.

Civic body postpones demolition drives
Ludhiana, March 24
The two demolition drives scheduled for next week have now been postponed. These drives are being carried on the orders of Punjab and Haryana High Court, which, in civil writ petition 4559 of 2007, had directed the MC to clear all violations (encroachments), which have come up after year 1995 and are within five metres or 16.5 feet from the scheduled roads.

Industrial policy of Punjab discussed
Ludhiana, March 24
The Federation of Association of Small Industries of India met NK Sharma, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Government of Punjab, and discussed about the upcoming industrial policy of Punjab. FASIIís national president Badish Jindal submitted some important points for the industrial policy being drafted.

Regularise services: Teachers
Ludhiana, March 24
The teachers working under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) held a state-level protest against the lackadaisical attitude of the government towards the implementation of their long-pending demands.
Policemen stand guard during a protest of teachers at the Grain Market in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Policemen stand guard during a protest of teachers at the Grain Market in Ludhiana on Sunday

BSP protests against abolition of SC/ST posts
Ludhiana, March 24
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) today held a protest at Basti Jodhewal Chowk against reported abolition of 62,000 posts for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in the state welfare department. The state secretaries of the party, Harmesh Singh Bhagsinghpuri and Balwinder Bitta, accused the Punjab government of pursuing various anti-Dalit policies.

from schools and colleges
Students encouraged to open start-ups
Ludhiana: A three-day entrepreneurship awareness programme concluded at Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology. The programme aimed at encouraging qualified candidates to come forward and look beyond seeking a job by opting for entrepreneurship.
Students of The Olive Kid School during their graduation ceremony at the Nehru Sidhant Kendra in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Students of The Olive Kid School during their graduation ceremony at the Nehru Sidhant Kendra in Ludhiana on Sunday

LUDHIANA SCAN
Management team of parishad elected
Ludhiana: New management team of the Bharat Vikas Parishad was elected at the Viklang Sahayta Kender on Sunday. The election was presided over by Dr Rajesh Ratan. The annual report of the organisation was also read on the occasion. Members of the organisation also played 'Tilak - holi' on the occasion.

CRIME

Earrings snatched from woman
Jagraon, March 24
Two unidentified youths, riding a motorcycle, snatched gold earrings from an elderly woman in Jagraon today. The incident took place at Raikot road today morning when the victim woman was waiting for a bus to visit her relatives in a nearby village.

Minor accuses youth of rape
Ludhiana, March 24
A 14-year-old girl student of Class IX was allegedly raped by a 21-year-old youth on Saturday. The incident came to light after the girl narrated the gory tale to her parents on yesterday evening. A complaint was lodged today morning at the local police station.


Rain plays spoilsport, U-14 cricket trials postponed
Ludhiana, March 24
Trials slated for today at Arya College ground to pick the cricket probables (U-14) to enrol them for the PCA Non-Residential Academy could not be held as the ground was left waterlogged after the last night's heavy showers.

Players who had come to attend the trials at Arya College in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Players who had come to attend the trials at Arya College in Ludhiana on Sunday

200 athletes attend selection trials
Ludhiana, March 24
As many as 200 athletes (boys and girls) attended the trials organised at the Guru Nanak Stadium yesterday to select the Punjab probables for the forthcoming Senior Federation Cup National Athletics Championship scheduled to be held from April 23 to 23 at Patiala.

Wrestler honoured
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 24
Rubaljit Singh Rangian, a wrestler and winner of the Bharat Kessari was felicitated by social and religious organisation of the region during the closing session of the 5th death anniversary of Surinder Singh Dehlon.

 





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