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encroachments on Park land
MC pulls down boundary walls

Ludhiana, March 26
After the matter of a park in the Joshi Nagar area being encroached upon was highlighted in these columns, MC officials today swung into action and demolished the boundary walls of some plots carved out from the park land.
A JCB machine pulls down a boundary wall in the Joshi Nagar area at Haibowal in Ludhiana on Tuesday A JCB machine pulls down a boundary wall in the Joshi Nagar area at Haibowal in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
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FULL OF COLOUR: INIFD students play with colours to celebrate Holi in Ludhiana on Tuesday
FULL OF COLOUR:
INIFD students play with colours to celebrate Holi in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

MC Commissioner to deal with CLU cases
Ludhiana, March 26
The MC Commissioner has been appointed the competent authority to deal with cases pertaining to change of land use (CLU) except multiplexes. In a recent order issued by the state government, the MC Commissioner will be the competent authority to issue CLU certificates, notifications and other such legal formalities concerning the CLU.

Hit by Punjab Roadways bus, 22-year-old motorcyclist dies
Jagraon, March 26
A 22-year-old youth was crushed to death while another youth sustained minor injuries on his legs when their motorcycle was hit by a Punjab Roadways bus on the Ludhiana-Moga highway near the Jagraon bus stand here this morning. The deceased has been identified as Satnam Singh while the injured has been identified as Sukhpreet Singh. Both were residents of Mehna village in Moga district.

Banks to remain open from March 29 to 31
Ludhiana, March 26
Designated bank branches will remain open on March 29, 30 and 31 to facilitate tax collection. March 29 is a holiday on account on Good Friday. "With a view to providing greater convenience to taxpayers, it has been decided that all designated branches of agency banks and RBI offices conducting government business will keep their counters open on March 29, 30 and 31 to accept government taxes," stated a circular issued by the RBI.

Man, son booked for Rs 90-lakh fraud
Ludhiana, March 26
The city police has booked a father-son duo for allegedly committing a fraud of Rs 90 lakh. The accused have been identified as Satwinderpal Singh Arora, alias Pappu, and his son Gurkaran Singh Arora of BRS Nagar. They were booked on a complaint of Neeraj Dhand, manager of HDFC Bank, Mall Road.

Man posing as NRI lands in police net
Ludhiana, March 26
A man, posing as a prospective Canadian NRI groom, landed in the police net before he could dupe his victims. The accused, identified as Gurdish Singh of Ajram village in Hoshiarpur, had inserted a matrimonial in a vernacular daily on March 24, seeking an alliance, preferably from an Arora Sikh family.
The accused, Gurdish Singh (in black jacket), in police custody in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph
The accused, Gurdish Singh (in black jacket), in police custody in Ludhiana on Tuesday

Court finds man guilty of killing wife
Ludhiana, March 26
A former bank manager has been held guilty of murdering his wife 25 years after thier marriage in order father a child in a new alliance. Holding Harpal Singh of Model Town here guilty of killing his wife Amarjit Kaur (47), Additional Sessions Judge Sunil Arora has fixed March 30 for the pronouncement of the sentence.

8 challaned for smoking
Ludhiana, March 26
The district task force today challaned eight persons for smoking at public places following instructions given by the Deputy Commissioner and the Civil Surgeon. "We challaned eight persons for smoking. While one person was challaned under Section 6 of the Anti-Tobacco Act-2003, seven persons were challaned under Section 4.

COMMUNITY


Security beefed up in Sarabha Nagar
Ludhiana, March 26
The city police is all geared up to rein in miscreants who spoil Holi fervour by indulging in eve-teasing. To ensure women's safety on Holi, the city police will deploy policewomen at key locations. The police today held a flag march in the Sarabha Nagar market.
Police officials take out a flag march on the eve of Holi in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Police officials take out a flag march on the eve of Holi in Ludhiana on Tuesday

Parties reach out to masses in dist
Ludhiana, March 26
Political parties in the district are in action mode, with a focus on the grassroots-level mobilisation. Even as the District Congress is gearing up for the first formal interaction of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa with its workers, the District BJP has reconstituted its mandals here.

Use safe colours, save eyes: Experts
Ludhiana, March 26
Warning against corneal damage, health experts say one should be careful while using colours during Holi, as chemical colours can make a person blind. Many people, specially migrants, develop corneal problems due to the use of chemical colours or lime water during Holi.
Children play with water guns. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Children play with water guns

Bodies plan religious programmes
Ludhiana, March 26
Different organisations have planned programmes ranging from "latthmar" to "pushp" Holis to celebrate the festival of colours with religious fervour. A "pushp varsha" will be witnessed at Govind Godham where the Holi celebrations will start at 9 am.

Six judges shifted in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, March 26
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has transferred six judges in Ludhiana district. Additional Sessions Judge Arunvir Vashishta has been transferred to Jalandhar. He has been replaced by ADJ Karunesh Kakkar.

Dalit morcha withdraws stir
Ludhiana, March 26
The Dalit Adhikar Bachao Morcha organised a rally on the Jalandhar bypass to announce the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's decisions about the long-pending demands of the Dalit community.

Activists of the Dalit Adhikar Bachao Morcha hold a rally on the Jalandhar bypass in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Activists of the Dalit Adhikar Bachao Morcha hold a rally on the Jalandhar bypass in Ludhiana on Tuesday

pre-school registration
Confusion prevails over RTE Act
Ludhiana, March 26
Though the last date of registration of private schools with the state government under the Right to Education Act, ended on March 12, confusion still prevails amongst certain schools over the registration issue. It has been made mandatory for all the private regular schools to get themselves registered under the RTE Act.

FROM COLLEGES
Convocation
Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management observed its second convocation on March 26. Professor Arun Kumar Grover, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University (PU), presided over the function. As many as 330 students were conferred upon degrees. Five students were honoured with the college colour while thirteen others with Roll of Honour.
Students of the Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management in a jubilant mood after the annual convocation in Ludhiana
Students of the Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management in a jubilant mood after the annual convocation in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

FROM SCHOOLS
Holi celebrations
Maple Bear Canadian Pre-School, Udham Singh Nagar, celebrated Holi in the school premises with pomp and show. The school children came in traditional dresses depicting themselves to be ready for the sprinkling of colours to celebrate Holi. They enthusiastically played Holi with colours and with pichkaris.
Students of Maple Bear School celebrate Holi in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Students of Maple Bear School celebrate Holi in Ludhiana

LUDHIANA SCAN
Eco-friendly Holi
Very colourful yet very clean and eco-friendly Holi celebrations were witnessed here in the campus of Inter National Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD), Ludhiana. Institute carries forward its tradition of Pushp Holi. The campus was beautifully decorated with different types of flowers.

A traffic police official clicks a photograph of a private bus having a black film in Ludhiana on Tuesday
A traffic police official clicks a photograph of a private bus having a black film in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

Verka Asia's best milk plant
Ludhiana, March 26
Ajmer Singh Bhagpura said that Verka Milk Plant at Ludhiana had been awarded as Asia's best milk plant. Present on the occasion Avtar Singh Makkar, president of Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandak Committee said that milk plants had been instrumental in bringing white revolution in the state while SGPC was a regular buyer of desi ghee and milk powder TNS

Rs 3 lakh for village lanes
Ludhiana, March 26
A cheque for Rs 3 lakh was given to village Malakpur for repairing and constructing the lanes of the village. Malkiat Singh Dakha, president of District Congress Committee (Rural) said that the cheque had been given from the parliamentary quota of MP, Manish Tiwari. "Basic infrastructure is the foundation of any society and can be strengthened only if its inhabitants live in hygienic conditions." he added. TNS

Couple nabbed on suspicion
Ludhiana, March 26
The city police nabbed a couple from a colony located near Shinghaar Cinema. The man and a woman were living in a single room quarter. The residents suspected their movement and informed the police about it. Police has found two fake SIM cards from their possession. The raids were being conducted in the area following the broad day-light robbery incident that took place on March 22. TNS

CRIME

Cyclist crushed to death under truck
Ludhiana, March 26
One person was crushed to death by a speeding truck. The deceased, identified as Pawan Kumar was a resident of Kailash Nagar. According to Sham Sunder, brother of the deceased, they were heading towards home on their cycles.

Six accused confess to snatchings, murder
Ludhiana, March 26
A major turnaround took place as the six persons who were caught from Clock Tower area yesterday, for planning a robbery, reportedly confessed to have committed 21 snatching and a murder of man who has been identified as Shambhu Singh, whose body was found near Jagraon Bridge on March 19.


105 cricketers attend trials at Arya College
Ludhiana, March 26
Around 105 budding cricketers attended the trials conducted by the LDCA at Arya College here today. The trials were held to select boys (u-14) for training at the PCA Non-Residential Academy.

Budding cricketers attend trials held for the PCA Non-Residential Academy in Ludhiana Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Budding cricketers attend trials held for the PCA Non-Residential Academy in Ludhiana Tuesday

PU Inter-College championship
Khalsa College girls bag overall trophy
Ludhiana, March 26
The students of the Khalsa College for Women (KCW), Civil Lines, Ludhiana, stamped their superiority bagging the overall trophy in the Panjab University Inter-College Championship for the session 2012-13 held recently.

 





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