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Info panel fines LIT
Ludhiana, April 14
There seems to be no end to the woes of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust officials as far as applications and appeals under the Right to Information Act, 2005, are concerned. In a second instance of its kind in less than a fortnight, the State Information Commission has penalised the public information officer of the LIT for delay in providing information to applicants.

Reshuffle in MC’s RTI wing
Ludhiana, April 14
The RTI wing of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has been changed in a big way. From now on, MC Additional Commissioner Davinder Singh would be the first appellate authority in place of MC Commissioner Rakesh Kumar Verma, while zonal superintendents would be public information officers (PIOs) and inspector-level officers would be assistant public information officers (APIOs).


Man sets himself afire in police lock up
The man who tried to immolate himself being taken to a hospital in Ludhiana on Sunday. Ludhiana, April 14
A murder accused reportedly tried to set himself afire in a police lock up at Salem Tabri today. The accused was out on bail but was detained for harassing residents of the Salem Tabri area. The incident took place this afternoon when 37-year-old Rinku Ghai, a resident of Valmiki Colony, got hold of a matchstick and set himself afire.

The man who tried to immolate himself being taken to a hospital in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Driving with their vision, for a cause
Ludhiana, April 14
In a reversal of roles, visually impaired youngsters guided the able sighted through the course of the rally organised here today. The visually impaired persons acted as navigators and guided participants through the rally route by reading Braille map. The route of the rally, which was approx 45 km, was printed in Braille. The route could only be interpreted for the driver by a visually impaired person.

A visually impaired student guides a participant on the rally route in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Notorious gangster opens fire, booked for attempt to murder
Ludhiana, April 14
In yet another case of gang war, notorious gangsters Sachin Kumar along with his accomplices entered the house of his rival gang leader Vijay Singh, alias Chota Lalla, and opened fire. The police has registered an attempt to murder case against Sachin.

A girl studies near a makeshift fruit shop in Ludhiana.
Fruitful learning
: A girl studies near a makeshift fruit shop in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Man strangulates son-in-law’s father
Payal, April 14
Failing to pay the promised money to a ‘middleman’ for getting his mentally challenged son married proved dear to a farmer of Gobindpura Nawanpind who was killed at his house on Saturday afternoon.

Man sells daughter’s newborn, booked
Ludhiana, April 14
A 20-year-old woman has accused her father of selling her newborn in connivance with a nurse. The complainant, Noori, a resident of Iqbal Nagar in Basti Jodhewal, along with her mother approached the police and lodged a complaint against her father Firoz. She told the police that her father allegedly sold her five-day-old son for Rs 45,000.


Ludhiana Scan
MCPI opposes power tariff hike
Ludhiana: Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI) stated that committee had strongly opposed sharp increase in power tariff, terming it as an unbearable burden and a big blow to the people of Punjab. The state secretary of the party Kuldip Singh said power tariff hike would further fuel the inflation and lead to the prices of essential items going out of reach of the common man. He said any increase in power tariff was totally unjustified in the wake of power cuts and inadequate power supply to the farmers and other consumers.

The Lions Club, Greater Ludhiana, organised its first artificial limbs distribution and polio operation camp at the Viklang Sahayata Kendra, Rishi Nagar, on Sunday. Artificial limbs, tricycles, callipers, crutches, wheelchairs and hearing aids were distributed among 54 persons. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

From schools
Annual function
Ludhiana: The annual function of Maa Sharda Vidya Peeth School was held at Guru Nanak Bhawan on Sunday. The school is being run for the underprivileged children by Nobel Foundation. Students were given bags and books on this occasion. Patriotism was the theme of the function, in which students performed various cultural items depicting sacrifices made by freedom fighters. They presented a skit, group songs and gave speeches on the life of martyrs.

Woman, daughters missing since April 8
Machhiwara, April 14
Police has registered a case of suicide after recovering a suicide note from the room of a married woman of Machhiwara, who went missing under the mysterious circumstances on April 8, along with her two minor daughters.

Yellow metal gets cheaper
Keep your fingers crossed
Ludhiana, April 14
Gold prices have come down to Rs 28,200 per 10 grams for 24 carats. The sudden decline in the prices has come as a "shock" for both the jewellers and buyers. The prices have been the lowest since April 2012. Now, both the jewellers and investors are waiting for the real trends in the international market.

The dilapidated condition of the Jugiana road in Ludhiana. Work on Jugiana road begins
Sahnewal, April 14
Finally, the work on the Jugiana village road has started. Ironically, the only road leading to Jugiana village, now under ward number-75 of Ludhiana's Municipal Corporation, and to a number of industries, firms, was hitherto in the worst of states. "The re-carpeting work may take another month or so, but as far as the immediate repairs are concerned, we have started the needful", said Sarbjit Singh Garcha, the councillor.

The dilapidated condition of the Jugiana road in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Tributes paid to Dr BR Ambedkar
Ludhiana, April 14
The city residents, including social political and religious organisations paid homage to Baba Sahib Dr Bheem Rao Ambedkar on his 122nd Birth anniversary here. A number of functions were organised in the city to celebrate his birthday.

Members of Bharti Valmiki Seva Dal during a rally on the birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Poor arrangement for wheat procurement at Khanna
Officials of various agencies and the market committee during the inauguration of wheat procurement at the grain market in Amloh.Khanna, April 14
Despite claims made by the market committee here regarding arrangements made before the arrival of the wheat crop, heaps of garbage greet farmers and visitors to the grain market.

Officials of various agencies and the market committee during the inauguration of wheat procurement at the grain market in Amloh. A Tribune photograph

DVOR device to be operational by next Month
Ludhiana, April 14
The Doppler Very High Frequency Omni-Directional range (DVOR) device, which was installed at the Ludhiana (Sahnewal) airport around six months ago, is expected to start functioning from next month. If the device becomes operational, visibility requirement for flights will come down from 5 km to 2,500 m.

The Air India flight that shuttles between Delhi and Ludhiana at the Sahnewal airport. A Tribune photograph

Hike in power tariff gives sleepless nights to residents
Ludhiana, April 14
The Northern Railway Pensioners Welfare Association has flayed the 9.06 per cent increase in power tariff. They urged the Punjab government and Punjab State Power Corporation Limited to roll back the hike as it was an unbearable financial burden for residents.

For a special cause: Rusk-making unit opens for differently abled children
Ludhiana, April 14
Adding another feather to its cap, Ek Prayaas, an institute being run by Social Action Group for children with special needs, inaugurated a rusk-making unit in collaboration with Rotary International on its premises on Pakhowal Road here today. 

Differently abled children at the newly opened rusk-making unit. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Punjabi writers demand passing of Library Act
Ludhiana, April 14
The general body meeting of Punjabi Sahit Akademi was organised here today. Writers, poets and persons associated with the academy attended the meeting. During the meeting, Punjabi writers demanded passing of the Library Act to uplift the Punjabi language in the state. Dr S Tarsem, a renowned writer, said it was a long-pending demand of Punjabi lovers. “Several meetings have been conducted in this regard but nothing materialised,” he said.

Students get warm send-off
Ludhiana, April 14
It was a special moment for the outgoing students of the civil engineering department at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College as they attended the farewell party on the college campus.


Blind murder cracked, 2 held
Ludhiana, April 14
With the arrest of two persons, the police has claimed to have cracked a blind murder case. Ashok Kumar, a resident of Durgapuri in Haibowal, was murdered on the night of July 11, 2011, at his house. The killers turned out to be the brothers of Ashok's wife and the woman he tired to molest.

3 women burglars strike at shop
Jagraon, April 14
A local shopkeeper dealing in ready-made garments business was allegedly duped of clothes worth Rs 5,000 by three women in Jagraon today. The incident took place in the Anarkali Bazaar, which is one of the busiest markets of Jagraon.

Thieves decamp with cash
Ludhiana, April 14
Thieves struck at a house in Maha Singh Nagar in the Daba area and decamped with cash and gold ornaments worth lakhs of rupees. Kulwinder Kaur, owner of the house, said the thieves took away Rs 2.5 lakh in cash, gold ornaments and electronic appliances. She said the miscreants might be having duplicate keys of the house as after ransacking the premises they locked the main gate to make it appear that everything was normal.

Two of family killed in road accident
Samrala, April 14
Two persons were killed while two others suffered injuries in a road accident near Neelon Bridge, Sirhand Canal. As per information, Satish Kumar Jain (50), a CA, his wife Neelam Jain, father-in-law Sripal Jain and mother-in-law Sulakshna Jain were coming back from Ludhiana after attending a wedding.

The damaged car at Neelon Bridge in Samrala. A Tribune photograph

Ruckus at cinema hall
Ludhiana, April 14
Drunk miscreants created ruckus at the cinema hall of a shopping mall on Ferozepur Road last night. Eight youths entered the hall and started passing lewd remarks on the characters of film “Daddy Cool Munde Fool”.

Dumping of waste opposed
Ludhiana, April 14
The Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha (BJGVJ) has taken a strong note of a report published in these columns regarding the arrival of 825 tonnes of waste from Europe at dry port.

Girl student commits suicide
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 14
A class XII girl student, Meena Rani (19), daughter of Mukesh Kumar, resident of Kacha Santi Nagar, Mandi Gobindgarh, allegedly consumed some poisonous substance.


Non-residential cricket academy opened
Ludhiana, April 14
Veteran cricketer and chairman of the Punjab Selection Committee (seniors) Chaman Lal Malhotra inaugurated the PCA Non-Residential Cricket Academy at Arya College today. The academy is being run under the aegis of the Punjab Cricket Association at selected venues across the state where budding players (12 to 14 years) are selected and imparted training.

Veteran cricketer Chaman Lal Malhotra gives tips to budding cricketers at Arya College in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph



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