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GLADA nets Rs 50.33 cr
Auctions prime commercial site on Ferozepur Road
Ludhiana, May 23
In a trendsetting deal in the real estate sector, the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) today sold a prime commercial site on Ferozepur Road for a whopping Rs 50.33 crore.

CM gives nod to canal water project for city residents
Ludhiana, May 23
An ambitious canal-based drinking water project for residents of the mega city may see the light of the day as Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has given a nod to the World Bank-funded project involving an estimated expenditure of Rs 900 crore.

Double murder: Sanitary worker grilled 
Ludhiana, May 23
The police claims to have got some vital clues in the murder case of a mother-daughter duo that took place yesterday at Fateh Jung Mohalla in the Division No. 3 area in the city. Usha Grover and her daughter Heena were found murdered in their house. Almirahs in the house were ransacked and Rs 4 lakh and jewellery worth lakhs were found missing.


MC team confiscates illegal rehris 
Ludhiana, May 23
A team of the tehbazari wing of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today carried out an anti-encroachment drive in several congested residential and commercial areas in the city.


Rly passengers go thirsty
Ludhiana, May 23
Water leaks from a broken pipe neat platform number 1 at the Ludhiana railway station. Though former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal had claimed that the city railway station figured on the list of 108 model railway stations across the country, passengers hardly find it different form any other ordinary railway station.

Water leaks from a broken pipe neat platform number 1 at the Ludhiana railway station. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

MC employees fail to get cold water in own office
Ludhiana, May 23
Claims of the Municipal Corporation of providing safe drinking water to all the residents of the city fell flat when visitors to the headquarters of the civic body at Mata Rani Chowk (Zone A) as well as the MC employees lodged a complaint with the authorities about inadequate arrangements for drinking water.

A man ties a turban on his child’s head to protect him from the scorching heat in Ludhiana.
THE HEAT IS ON: A man ties a turban on his child’s head to protect him from the scorching heat in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

paternity claim
DNA samples of man, kids to be taken
Ludhiana, May 23
Amarinder Singh, Additional Civil Judge (Senior Division), has directed the Civil Surgeon of Ludhiana to constitute a board of doctors to take the blood samples of defendant Charanjit Singh, who has been admitted to the ICU in the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here, and Kushaljit Singh Bindra and Lovejit Singh Bindra in the presence of complainant Bhupinder Kaur.

PAU students launch Facebook page
Ludhiana, May 23
The students of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have initiated a “Facebook page” to discuss the problems and issues regarding university campus, hostels and academics on “virtual space”. The page named “PAU issues and ideas” emerged on May 8 but only 316 persons liked it.

Sujeet Kumar He has passion for machines
Ludhiana, May 23
Sujeet Kumar, a law graduate from Ranchi (Jharkhand), passionate for machines, is at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) to manufacture his innovative manual-harvesting machine. He said this machine would be more effective than the machine which he had innovated a few years ago.

Power cuts expose govt claims
Jagraon, May 23
Neither the God seems to be showing any mercy nor the authorities of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited have been offering some relief to its clients by providing them better power supply.

Women lead in organ donation: Experts
Ludhiana, May 23
Kidney patients (masked) and organ donors at a doctor-patient meet in Ludhiana. It may sound surprising but it's a bitter truth that the women come forward to donate organs for their husbands at the times of need but their husbands do not. It has been observed by the doctors at SPS Apollo Hospitals as the kidney transplant programme completed one successful year since its inception at the hospitals.
Kidney patients (masked) and organ donors at a doctor-patient meet in Ludhiana. photo: inderjeet verma

Online facility for filing VAT 20 returns not operational for a week
Ludhiana, May 23
Online filing of VAT 20 returns is not operational for the past one week. Although those, who want to file the return for financial year 2012-13, have ample time as the last date is in November. But those who want to surrender their VAT number are facing tough times.

Fire at printing press
Jagraon, May 23
A fire broke out at a printing press in Jagraon in which a motorcycle was reduced to ashes while some other valuables, kept in the store, were destroyed. As per information, the fire broke out in the godown of Sahil Printing Press on Wednesday night.

Learning through actions, they even ‘beat’ normal kids
Ludhiana, May 23
Special students get tips on dance at a summer camp in their school in Ludhiana. Indeed they are children with special abilities whose hands work like eyes and ears. It will not be wrong to say that learning through only actions they even beat the normal children. These are the students of School for Deaf and Dumb Children, Hambran Road, who were enjoying a free dance workshop organised at their school by a city-based amateur, Happy Singh.
Special students get tips on dance at a summer camp in their school in Ludhiana. tribune photo: Himanshu mahajan

zila parishad poll
Medical practitioners make their presence felt
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 23
Probably for the first time in the region, Registered Medical Practitioners (RMPs) have shown their importance through an active support in the zila parishad and block samiti elections with some using their popularity for entering into the local bodies.

school notes
Student awarded
Vaanipreet Kaur, a student of Class II of Spring Dale School, attained first rank in International Olympiad of Science. She was awarded a cheque of Rs 10,000, a trophy and a certificate. Avinash Kaur Walia, founder principal and director patted and admired Vanipreet for her knowledge, skills and sharp intellect.


Man held for selling fake Adidas garments
Ludhiana, May 23
The Salemtabri police has arrested Gursewak Singh, the owner of Preet Sports, Gandhi Nagar, for selling fake garments of the Adidas brand on the wholesale market.

I-T team raids industrial unit
Ludhiana, May 23
The investigation wing of the Income Tax Department conducted a raid at Genex Industries Limited located at Cheema Chowk here today. The company manufactures plastic and yarn. Another unit of the company located at Samrala Chowk, Dugri, and a house located at Gurdev Nagar were searched by the team.

Three held with stolen car
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 23
The city police has arrested three members of a gang of vehicle thieves. The police has also recovered one stolen Maruti car from their possession.


Swimming trials on May 26
Ludhiana, May 23
The District Swimming Association of Ludhiana (DSAL) will conduct trials to select the district sub-junior and junior boys and girls' teams besides junior boys' water polo squad at the PAU swimming pool here on May 26 at 9 am.



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