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Schools refuse to pay enhanced cost
Ludhiana, April 16
The temples of learning in the city that were allotted huge chunks of land in posh localities by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) for a pittance seem to be in no mood to pay the enhancement.

Now, get your building plan sanctioned in a day
Ludhiana, April 16
There is good news for city residents. The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has launched the Saral scheme under which the building plans will be sanctioned in a day. Initially, the building plans of plots up to 200 square yards will be sanctioned.
MC Commissioner Isha Kalia gives details of the saral scheme in Ludhiana on Tuesday MC Commissioner Isha Kalia gives details of the saral scheme in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph


8 hurt as two groups clash over land
Khanna, April 16
The ongoing tussle between two groups at Kot Panaich village over land took an ugly turn when some group members clashed leaving eight persons, including two women, injured. The injured were rushed to the Khanna Civil Hospital. Eyewitnesses said the situation took an ugly turn when some Dalits demanded plots from the panchayat.
The SDM and police officials at Kot Panaich village. Tribune photo: Gurminder Grewal
The SDM and police officials at Kot Panaich village

Income Tax Dept to ‘name and shame’ habitual tax evaders
Ludhiana, April 16
The Income Tax department has decided to name and shame chronic tax defaulters by publicising their names and addresses. It is in the process of finalising the procedures of compiling the names and cases pertaining to habitual tax dodgers and subsequently uploading them on its website.

Tremors panic residents
Ludhiana/Jagraon, April 16
A powerful earthquake and a series of strong aftershocks on Wednesday sent people scurrying from buildings. People rushed out of their houses, shops and offices after strong tremors were felt around 4.15 pm. The tremors lasted for 45 seconds followed by several aftershocks.

Health dept, police raid 21 medical stores, drugs seized
Ludhiana, April 16
On the directions of the Commissioner of Police, Ludhiana, Ishwar Singh and Civil Surgeon Dr Subhash Batta, five joint teams of the police and the health department today raided 21 medical stores in all five zones of the city.

Civic body fails to install safety grills on accident-prone Elevated Road
Ludhiana, April 16
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has failed to install grills at the sharp curve on Elevated Road. Many lives have been lost in accidents on the road. After every mishap on the road, officials of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation visit the spot and claim that safety grills would be installed on the stretch for the safety of residents.
The accident-prone Elevated Road. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

The accident-prone Elevated Road


Railway tracks breeding ground for rats
Ludhiana April 16
In the absence of pest control management at the city railway station, rats and cockroaches have become a menace on tracks, trains and platforms. The railway authorities have failed to sign a contract with a private company to control the pests in the past one and half years.

Gold price continues to fluctuate
Ludhiana, April 16
Gold prices continued to fluctuate even today. The price of gold today ended at Rs 26,500 per 10 gram while yesterday it ended at Rs 27,600. During the day the price also went down to Rs 26,300 and then recovered again.
Jewellers in the city heaved a sigh of relief after gold prices began improving on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Jewellers in the city heaved a sigh of relief after gold prices began improving on Tuesday

procurement season
Farmers spend sleepless nights

Mandi Ahmedgarh/Payal, April 16
Harvesting period is giving sleepless nights to farmers of the area. Those who have chosen to harvest unripe wheat are panicky due to intermittently inclement weather. The others, who preferred to wait for the grain to ripe, apprehend losses due to delayed harvesting.

The destroyed crop at Dehlon near Mandi Ahmedgarh
The destroyed crop at Dehlon near Mandi Ahmedgarh. A Tribune photograph

Residents want officials to start work on judicial complex
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 16
Feeling isolated both administratively and politically after the reorganisation of Assembly and Parliamentary constituencies, residents of the town have urged the administration to start the construction of a judicial complex.

Newborn's death: Family approaches Commissioner
Ludhiana, April 16
The father of the newborn, who died at Satgur Partap Singh Apollo Hospital on April 14, approached the Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh, alleging negligence on the part of doctors. Ramandeep Singh demanded that a criminal case be registered against the doctors who were responsible for his child’s death.

corruption at government offices
Poor response to toll-free number
Ludhiana, April 16
To root out corruption, the Vigilance Department launched a toll-free number (1800-1800-1000) a week ago, but to date not even a single complaint has been filed by anyone. The department got the number pasted at all the sub-registrar offices. It has also displayed the number on buses.

MC puts off demolition drive
Ludhiana, April 16
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation yesterday postponed a demolition drive in Industrial Area. This is the third time that the drive has been postponed. The MC had decided to remove permanent encroachments on government land and streets.

Power utility staff go on statewide strike from today
Ludhiana, April 16
Employees of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) and its transmission wing - Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited, will go on a statewide one-day strike from midnight today to protest against the failure of the respective managements to implement most of the accepted demands.
PSPCL employees hold a gate rally in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
PSPCL employees hold a gate rally in Ludhiana on Tuesday

Now, entry tax on vehicles purchased from outside state
Ludhiana, April 16
The Punjab government has imposed entry tax on vehicles if purchased from outside the state, but are brought into the local area of the state for the purpose of registration under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Airshow at school
Ludhiana: In a bid to encourage students to join the Armed Forces, Mona Singh, Principal Guru Nanak Public School, invited Wg Cdr SS Kaila, Commanding Officer of No 4 (Pb) Air Sqn NCC, to deliver a lecture. The school's NCC officer, Gurdeep Singh, was the coordinator. The event started with a scintillating Aero-model Airshow which left the school students and staff thrilled and spellbound.

Cong alleges injustice
President of the District Congress Committee (rural) and former minister Malkit Singh Dakha alleged that the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance was misusing its powers during the Panchayat elections. He said the government had not released the list of zones post-delimitation. While addressing party workers at Pakhowal Road on Tuesday, he said the Congress would fight the injustice.


Youth concocts robbery story
Ludhiana, April 16
A youth residing in Chander Nagar took the city police for a ride after he told the police that two armed robbers barged in his house and took away his car. However, his robbery tale turned out to be concocted and the robbed car was also recovered.

Man booked at 2 police stations
Ludhiana, April 16
The police seems to have gone overboard while registering cases against a youth involved in eve-teasing. In the latest incident, a youth, who was harassing a college student was booked by the police at two police stations.

Woman rams car into house, 3 hurt
Ludhiana, April 16
Three persons were hurt after a woman lost control over the car she was driving and crashed it into a boundary of a house located near Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC&H).

4 policemen sent to lines following complaints
Ludhiana, April 16
Four policemen have been sent to the police lines following the orders of the Commissioner of Police. While the officers are terming it a routine transfer, but insiders said that thefour were sent to police lines following complaints. However, the nature of complaints is not known yet.

3x3 basketball tourney to begin tomorrow
Ludhiana April 16
The Punjab Basketball Association is set to organise 3x3 (3-on-3) Junior Men and Women National Basketball Championship on April 18 and19 at Guru Nanak Stadium. The meeting of the organising committee was held today under the chairmanship of MF Farooqui, DIG, Ludhiana Range, to review the arrangements.

Punjab players to get their due
Ludhiana April 16
Finally, the Punjab Sports Department will distribute the scholarship money to players who performed well in the Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh Punjab Games and Punjab State Games in 2011.




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