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Chemists hold up traffic 
Ludhiana, March 25
Office-bearers and members of the Ludhiana District Chemists The Civil Surgeon, Dr Subhash Batta, tries to convince protesting chemists in Ludhiana on Monday. Association today blocked traffic on Dandi Swami Road in protest against the Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, for failing to meet them to accept their memorandum despite the fact that they had taken an appointment from him on Friday.
The Civil Surgeon, Dr Subhash Batta, tries to convince protesting chemists in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Auction of 82 outdated vehicles leaves civic body richer by Rs 1.1 crore
Ludhiana, March 25
The cash-strapped Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today earned a revenue of Rs 1.1 crore through an auction of 82 outdated vehicles. 


 

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Civic body seals mobile tower in residential area
Ludhiana, March 25
MC officials seal a mobile phone tower in the Vishal Nagar area in Ludhiana on Monday. A mobile tower installed on the house of a Ludhiana Municipal Corporation employee was sealed by the MC in the Vishal Nagar area on Pakhowal Road this evening following objections filed by area residents.




MC officials seal a mobile phone tower in the Vishal Nagar area in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Cop misbehaves with girl, suspended
Ludhiana, March 25
Satwinder Singh, a head constable posted at the Moti Nagar police station, has been suspended for allegedly misbehaving with a girl late last night.

Municipal Commissioner summons record of land
Ludhiana, March 25
A day after the issue of a park in Joshi Nagar being allegedly encroached upon by three Ludhiana Municipal Corporation employees was highlighted by Ludhiana Tribune, the civic body today swung into action with the MC Commissioner summoning the record of the land in question.

Two more robbers land in police net
Ludhiana, March 25
The police has arrested two more members of a robbers' gang allegedly involved in the kidnapping and robbing of residents in a moving vehicle. Surinder Singh, ASI of the PAU police station, said the accused had been identified as Avtar Singh Tari and Gobind Keshi, alias Nannu Nepali, both residents of Z block, Haibowal Khurd.

 





COMMUNITY

A2Z staff go on strike
Ludhiana, March 25
City residents remained on the receiving end after there was no lifting of garbage from the streets till today afternoon. The lifting of garbage, which starts from 8 am everyday, started only around 2 pm as the drivers of the A2Z Waste Management Ludhiana Ltd today went on strike demanding increase in their salaries. More than 950 metric tones of garbage is produced in the city daily.

Ensure judicious utilisation of funds: CLP leader
Ludhiana, March 25
CLP leader Sunil Jakhar addresses Congress workers protesting against property tax in Ludhiana on Monday. The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Sunil Jakhar, while reiterating that the Congress in the state will oppose Property Tax, slammed the state government for "failing to fulfill its promises to the electorate".





CLP leader Sunil Jakhar addresses Congress workers protesting against property tax in Ludhiana on Monday. photo: inderjeet verma

CMCH alumni share experiences
Ludhiana, March 25
Annual founderís day celebrations of Christian Medical College & Hospital were held at the CMC & Hospital, here today. The day is celebrated in the memory of CMCís founder, Dame Edith Brown, who realised the need for training doctors to serve the community.

440 examined at medical camp
Ludhiana, March 25
A free medical camp was organised by the Rising Youth Association at Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Abdullapur Basti here  yesterday.

Mayor discusses property tax issue with Amritsar counterpart
Ludhiana, March 25
Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria today discussed the issue of Property Tax with his Amritsar counterpart Bakshi Ram Arora during a meeting held at Mayorís camp office in the Civil Lines, here today. Arora was also honoured by the Mayor and local later by councillors.

PAU students clinch 9 medals in youth fest
Ludhiana, March 25
Students of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have brought laurels to the university by clinching nine medals at the Punjab State Inter-University Youth Festival, organised by the Directorate of Youth Services, Government of Punjab, from March 19 to 21 at Shivalik Public School, Mohali. The PAU students won gold medal in poster making, and bronze medals in skit, mime, folk song, poetry recitation, collage making, cartooning, clay modeling, and gidhha events. PAU Vice-Chancellor, Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, and Director Students' Welfare, Dr Balwinder Singh congratulated the students for winning laurels at the state level youth fest and exhorted them to maintain this rich tradition.

PU-affiliated colleges may end semester system
Ludhiana, March 25
The semester system in the post graduation classes, being run in the colleges affiliated with Panjab University, Chandigarh, is on the verge of closure as the PU Vice-Chancellor has formed a review committee comprising representatives from different colleges to study and submit their feedback on the issue. The semester system is expected to be abolished from the coming academic session if the Syndicate provides its nod in April meeting.

Unmindful of the risk it poses, passengers alight from a train on the wrong side in Ludhiana on Monday.
LURKING DANGER: Unmindful of the risk it poses, passengers alight from a train on the wrong side in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

No headway in robbery case
Ludhiana, March 25
The police is still clueless in the Shingaar Cinema manger robbery case, in which the manager of the cinema was shot at and robbed of Rs 3.5 lakh even after three days. The police has summoned a huge number of blacklisted criminals for questioning in past three days. The police is also suspecting the involvement of insiders of Cinema.

Few takers for BSNL pre-paid broadband
Ludhiana, March 25
There seems to be hardly any takers in the city for the pre-paid broadband service being offered by the BSNL. CS Bhanot, Senior General Manager said there are not many customers for the pre-paid broadband service in the city. He said, however, there is a good customer base for the post-paid broadband service and the pre-paid service is not being much preferred here. Had it been introduced earlier, it would have been better received in the market, he added.

Hike in collector rates: Govt seeks feedback from DCs
Ludhiana, March 25
Fearing a tremendous hike in the collector rates from the coming financial year, residents are rushing to the sub-registrar offices to get their land deals registered by March 31.

Shopkeepers meet MC Commissioner
Members of temple committees and shopkeepers meet MC Commissioner Rakesh Kumar Verma (extreme right) at his Zone-A office in Ludhiana on Monday.Ludhiana, March 25
Shopkeepers of Gur Mandi and Talaab Bazaar today held a meeting with the MC Commissioner. Submitted their side of the story, shopkeepers claimed the shops were the property of temples located in respective areas.



Members of temple committees and shopkeepers meet MC Commissioner Rakesh Kumar Verma (extreme right) at his Zone-A office in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Manís leg comes under bus wheel
Ram Aasra, whose leg came under a tyre of a moving bus, recuperates at the Civil Hospital; and (below) policemen question the driver (second from left) at the accident spot near the railway station in Ludhiana on Monday.Ludhiana, March 25
A bus ran over a manís leg near the railway station today. The victim, Ram Aasra, reportedly jumped from a moving bus and his leg came under its tyre.




Ram Aasra, whose leg came under a tyre of a moving bus, recuperates at the Civil Hospital; and (below) policemen question the driver. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Faux pas: Ministerís chopper lands at wrong place
Jagraon, March 25
The local administration was caught unawares when the pilot of a chopper ferrying Punjab Revenue Minister Bikramjit Singh Majithia to a Sikh religious place in Jhorran village near Raikot reportedly landed the chopper mistakenly at Gurdwara Nanaksar Sahib around 5 kilometers from here today.

Navneet deserved Miss India title for her beauty,
Ludhiana, March 25
"She was so humble and down to earth," says Tarwinder, a student of the Inter-National Institute of Fashion Designing (INIFD), while recalling Femina Miss India Navneet Kaur Dhillonís visit to the campus last year.

Inter-National Institute of Fashion Designing (INIFD) students show outfits worn by Navneet Kaur Dhillon at the Lakme Fashion Week last year; @@and (right) a file photo of Navneet sporting one of the dresses.
Inter-National Institute of Fashion Designing (INIFD) students show outfits worn by Navneet Kaur Dhillon at the Lakme Fashion Week last year; and (right) a file photo of Navneet sporting one of the dresses. Tribune photographs

High drama at DMCH over blood sample
Ludhiana, March 25
High drama was witnessed at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital over collecting blood sample from a patient. Acting on the court orders, a panel of three doctors constituted by the civil surgeon accompanied by the DMCH doctors collected blood samples of Charanjit Singh, who is undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Machine tool industry in city ready for image makeover
Ludhiana, March 25
With the soft intervention for the cluster development of machine tool industry to be held shortly, the decade old industry is all geared up to change its image. A meeting of Machine Tool Cluster was held under the chairmanship of Kirpal Singh Sagar, with Davinder Singh presiding over it. It was decided that soft interventions for cluster development will now be conducted by the special purpose vehicle of the cluster.

Davar new CII-North chairman
Ludhiana, March 25
Jayant Davar has been elected as the new chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Northern Region, for the year 2013-14. Zubin Irani will be the deputy chairman.

NGO to adopt slums
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 25
Feed Foundation Punjab, an NGO, which serves poor and downtrodden, announced to adopt slums situated on outskirts of the town.

from colleges
Jyoti brings laurels
Ludhiana: Jyoti Bala of Ramgarhia Girls College, Miller Ganj, Ludhiana, made her mark once again after winning first prize in phulkari embroidery during the Inter-Varsity Youth Festival organised by the Department of Youth Services, Punjab. She has also bagged first prize in other competitions before winning this prize at Shivalik Public School, Mohali, on March 22. Principal Dr Narinder Sandhu congratulated Ritu Sood, head, Department of Home Science for making efforts in reviving this traditional folk art of the state of Punjab.

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Meeting
A meeting of Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission was held under the chairmanship of Romila Dubey, in which various organisations from the city was took part to discuss the matter of electricity, president of united cycle and parts manufacturers association. Ludhiana, Gurmeet Singh Kular while presenting his views strongly opposed the anti measures taken by the commission to increase the tariff of the electricity, strong resentment was given to the commission regarding two part tariff which is totally against the industry.

from schools
Prize distribution function held
Ludhiana: To cherish precious moments of success, a graduation-cum-academic prize distribution function of Nankana Sahib Public School (NSPS), Gill Park, was organised amidst fervor and enthusiasm. 




CRIME

One held with poppy husk
Ludhiana, March 25
The city police arrested a person with 19 kgs of poppy husk. The accused has been identified as Iqbal Mohammad, a resident of Uttar Pradesh.  The police arrested the accused at a checkpoint in Cheema Chowk. On seeing the police, the accused tried to speed away from the scene.

 




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