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Rs 27 lakh robbery that wasn't
The accused trio in police custody in Ludhiana on Monday Ludhiana, April 22
The sensational Rs 27 lakh robbery incident in the city has turned out to be a story concocted by three youths.

The accused trio in police custody in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Accused a member of Fortuner gang
Ludhiana, April 22
Loveneet (24), the main accused who enacted the Rs 27 lakh broad daylight robbery drama, is also a member of the notorious Fortuner gang.


court hearings
More policemen to keep vigil on hardened criminals
Ludhiana, April 22
A day after the city police arrested a dreaded criminal and kingpin of the notorious Fortuner gang, Jatinder Singh, alias Bunty, alias Langra, from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, the police today took measures to prevent the escape of hardened criminals while they are being taken to court for hearings.

Protest forces MC to put off demolition drive
MC officials and policemen in the Haibowal Kalan area in Ludhiana on Monday Ludhiana, April 22
Following a protest by residents and politicians, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation had to postpone its demolition drive in the Haibowal area here today. The MC had planned to remove 56 encroachments in the area. Accompanied by a large number of policemen, MC officials had gone there to remove the encroachments.

MC officials and policemen in the Haibowal Kalan area in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Residents argue with MC officials in the Haibowal Kalan area, Ludhiana, on Monday MC demolition plans go awry
Ludhiana, April 22
The action plan against encroachments prepared by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation seems to be in doldrums as the civic body has failed to act according to its own plan, which was prepared following the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Residents argue with MC officials in the Haibowal Kalan area, Ludhiana, on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Chemists’ protest in city adds to patients’ pain
Ludhiana, April 22
Wholesale chemists gather in front of their closed shops at the Pindi street in Ludhiana on Monday Chemists in the city kept their shops closed for the second consecutive day today in protest against alleged police interference, leaving patients at the receiving end. However, the chemists called off their strike and opened their shops around 2 pm after getting an assurance from their office-bearers that they would take up the issue with the authorities concerned.
Wholesale chemists gather in front of their closed shops at the Pindi street in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

village drain issue
HC sets 2-month deadline for DC
Chandigarh, April 22
Alleging neglect due to political reasons, a village in Punjab has moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Taking up its plea, a Division Bench has set a two-month deadline for the Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner to look into the issue and implement the gram panchayat resolutions on the construction of a drain.


ba-iii history exam
Error in paper baffles students
Sahnewal, April 22
After BCom students, now seems to be the turn of history students to express their resentment with the paper setters who while setting the papers failed to translate it well in different mediums.

practical notebooks
Comply with orders, schools told
Ludhiana, April 22
A letter sent by the Director, Education Department (Senior Secondary), Punjab to all the District Education Officers (DEOs) in the state, says students must buy the practical note books of a particular company.

Work at sub-registrars’ offices hit
Ludhiana, April 22
Work at almost all the sub-registrars' offices in the city has been suffering in the absence of officials who register land sale deeds. Though the authorities concerned are making efforts to post tehsildars from other offices here, work has not been going on a normal pace.

Ensure safety of students, schools told
Ludhiana, April 22
District Transport Officer Anil Garg held a meeting with the principals and representatives of different schools and colleges here today. Garg told them that it was the responsibility of the school managements to make sure that their students commuted safely in school buses.

All set for Zila Parishad elections
Ludhiana, April 22
All preparations have been made for a smooth conduct of Zila Parishad elections in the state. This was stated by Rishipal Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Development (ADC-D).

LIC staff form human chain against Bills
Ludhiana, April 22
On the opening day of the third phase of Budget Session of Parliament, the LIC employees of all the branches of Ludhiana division formed a human chain in Feroze Gandhi Market to oppose the government’s decision to approve the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill and the PFRDA Bill.

Cloudy weather worries farmers
Ludhiana, April 22
Although the Meteorology Department of the Punjab Agricultural University has been predicting that there are no signs of rain in next two days, yet partial cloudy weather has been keeping the farmers on toes.

Indo-British Council, LBA sign trade agreement
Ludhiana, April 22
A memorandum was signed today between a UK-based organisation, Indo-British Trade Council (IBTC), and the Ludhiana Business Association (LBA) to promote business cooperation between UK and Ludhiana.

it returns
e-filing forms not notified yet
Ludhiana, April 22
The Income Tax Department has not yet notified the forms for the filing of income tax returns for 2012-13. The department notifies the form every financial year and makes necessary changes in the columns and other details as required.

Minister lays stone of 7 schools in villages
Sahnewal, April 22
PWD Minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon on Monday laid the foundation stone of seven schools in six villages falling under Sahnewal constituency.

Secy inspects grain markets
Khamano, April 22
Additional Secretary of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution PK Jha today inspected Khamano and Sanghol grain markets and directed the officials concerned to solve the problem of lifting the grains immediately.

pau notes
Training programme
Ludhiana: A national training programme on “Rodent Pest Management,” jointly organised by the Department of Zoology of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and the National Institute of Plant Health Management (NIPHM), Hyderabad, concluded on Monday.

from schools
Students of GMT Public School carry messages on their painted faces on World Earth Day in Ludhiana on Monday World Earth Day
Ludhiana: Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School celebrated the World Earth Day with all zeal and vigour. After highlighting the importance of earth during the morning assembly, the KG students were made to go in the open for a nature walk. The students of the primary and middle section held a rally.
FOR THE CAUSE OF MOTHER EARTH: Students of GMT Public School carry messages on their painted faces on World Earth Day in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Ludhiana scan
The work at Excise and Taxation Office on Monday suffered due to a strike by the clerical staff. Monday was the last date to submit the cheques and drafts for the filing of the quarterly VAT return. Since, the clerical staff was on strike so inspectors were appointed to collect the cheques and drafts and to keep the work going.


5 held on charge of drug peddling
Jagraon, April 22
The police has arrested five persons, including a woman, on the charge of drug peddling, from different places in the last 24 hours and seized 71 kg of poppy husk and 15 bottles of illegal liquor.

crime file
Man killed in scuffle over sand in Daba area
Ludhiana, April 22
A 60-year-old man died following a scuffle with security guards of a politician in the Daba area here this evening. The victim has been identified as Subedar Sher Singh (60). According to information, Sher Singh had a heated argument with Amrit Kumar, Head Constable (HC).

Electronics shop burgled
Amloh, April 22
The burglars decamped with electronic goods worth more than Rs 1 Lakh on Saturday night from Arora Electronics shop in main bazaar area of Amloh.




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