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Authorities donít pay us on time: Bus operators
Ludhiana, July 2
The District Transport Office here has again asked bus operators to provide their district and mini-buses for the gram panchayat elections to be held tomorrow. Though the bus operators have agreed to send about 350 vehicles, at the same time they rue that the authorities never release their payments on time.
Buses parked outside Guru Dev Nanak Bhawan to ferry poll material and officials on election duty  in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Buses parked outside Guru Dev Nanak Bhawan to ferry poll material and officials on election duty in Ludhiana on Tuesday.


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Arrangements complete, says DEO
Ludhiana, July 2
ďAll arrangements for the panchayat elections to be held tomorrow have been finalisedĒ, Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer Rahul Tewari said. He further said that for the elections of 801 panchayats, 1,439 polling booths had been set up while 127 panchayats had been elected un-apposed. He further said 10,000 officials had been sent on election duty. The polling will be done between 8 am and 4 pm.

Policemen look at the visuals of a CCTV camera at BRS Nagar, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. Hand bag snatched from woman in BRS Nagar
Ludhiana, July 2
Snatchers struck again this evening when a womanís hand bag containing jewellery and cash was snatched by two miscreants at Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar main market.



Policemen look at the visuals of a CCTV camera at BRS Nagar, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Take receipt from banks when submitting 15G forms
Ludhiana, July 2
Making banks responsible for receiving 15G and 15H forms, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has instructed banks to issue acknowledgement slips to customers on submitting the forms. If the interest on the fixed deposit is more than Rs 10,000, then the provision of tax deduction at source (TDS) is applicable.

SMOs reshuffled again, 5 transferred within district
Ludhiana, July 2
Once again the Health Department reshuffled 17 Senior Medical officers (SMOs) within the state. Out of 17, five SMOs have been transferred within Ludhiana district.

House tax arrears
MC initiates action to sell properties of defaulters
Ludhiana, July 2
The Municipal Corporation(MC) seems to have had enough of habitual defaulters in the wake of mounting arrears of house tax in the mega city with recoveries not forthcoming despite notices served to the property owners. The MC has identified five biggest defaulters in each of the four zones, and details of their properties have been sent to approved valuers for selling the properties through an open auction.

Undertrial flees from courts complex, head constable booked
Ludhiana, July 2
An undertrail fled from police custody, when the police brought him for a hearing of a case to the court yesterday afternoon.


Residents were caught unawares when it rained in some parts of the city on Tuesday.
Much needed relief: Residents were caught unawares when it rained in some parts of the city on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


COMMUNITY

Now, public sector banks to charge for SMS alerts
Ludhiana, July 2
Following the league of their private sector counterparts, now public sector banks have also started charging for SMS alerts, which has not gone down well with many bank customers.

Members of Rahat-Health for All, an NGO, along with doctors, enquire the well-being of a breast cancer patient at Krishna Charitable Hospital in Ludhiana. NGO comes to the rescue of breast cancer patient
Ludhiana, July 2
A city-based NGO, Rahat-Health for All, has come forward for helping a patient who as been suffering from breast cancer.




Members of Rahat-Health for All, an NGO, along with doctors, enquire the well-being of a breast cancer patient at Krishna Charitable Hospital in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Railway mazdoor union activists meet Station Superintendent over duty roster issue
Activists of the Uttariya Railway Mazdoor Union at the Station Superintendentís office at the Ludhiana railway station. Ludhiana, July 2
Activists of the Uttariya Railway Mazdoor Union (URMU) met the Station Superintendent and discussed the issue of duty roster with him.



Activists of the Uttariya Railway Mazdoor Union at the Station Superintendentís office at the Ludhiana railway station. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Staff members on election duty allege misconduct by poll official
Jagraon, July 2
In an embarrassing incident, a polling official of the Jagraon area allegedly refused to provide a vehicle to staff members deployed on poll duty for the panchayat elections.

Government plans to do away with Special Economic Zone programme
Ludhiana, July 2
Surrounded by a series of controversies and scams the government is finally planning to do away with the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) programme. It programme was launched in 2006.

Circle officers supervise preventive measures
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 2
To instil a sense of security and confidence among residents of the region for conduct of a fair and fearless polling tomorrow, the police organised flag marches at various localities. Combing operations were also conducted to rule out the possibility of storing of liquor, drugs and narcotics by candidates and their supporters.

Mid-day meal being served in a school. Absence of clear guidelines, funds hit mid-day meal scheme hard
Ludhiana, July 2
The government schools opened yesterday after the summer break. From July 1, the schools had to prepare meals for primary and upper primary students on the premises. But in the absence of clear guidelines and instructions by the department, funds and food grain, it seems that will take a few more days.

Mid-day meal being served in a school. A file photo

Ritish Goyal with his father Dr AK Goyal and mother Renu Goyal in a jubilant mood. City lad secures all-India second rank in JEE mains
Ludhiana, July 2
Ritish Goyal from Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, has scored the second rank in the JEE mains.


Ritish Goyal with his father Dr AK Goyal and mother Renu Goyal in a jubilant mood. A Tribune photograph

Rs 3 lakh grant for school in Quilla Mohalla
Ludhiana, July 2
The DCC (Urban), president, Pawan Dewan, and senior Congress leader Parminder Mehta handed over a cheque Rs 3 lakh to the management committee of SDP Senior Secondary School, Quilla Mohalla, Ludhiana. The grant has been released by Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari out of his discretionary quota of MPs Fund.

Naib Tehsildars to get training on July 11
Ludhiana, July 2
The Nib Tehsildars in the state have recently been given the powers to register the partition cases. The Punjab Land Record Society, Jalandhar, will hold a two-day workshop to provide training to the Naib-Tehsildars on the subject.

CIPHET to establish business planning, development unit
Ludhiana, July 2
With an aim to provide technical and operational skills to potential entrepreneurs, Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) will establish business planning and development unit (BPD) under the World Bank funded National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP).

Children after attending classes as the schools re-opened after the summer vacations in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
back to school: Children after attending classes as the schools re-opened after the summer vacations in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan.

Summer camp concludes
Ludhiana, July 2
The summer camp organised by the Punjab Cultural Society concluded today. People from age group 3-60 years participated in the camp.

Ex-serviceman alleges harassment at the hands of sainik welfare staff
Ludhiana, July 2
Jashandeep Kaur, daughter of Avtar Singh, an ex-serviceman, failed to get admission to BEd course in Punjabi University, Patiala, as the office staff at Sainik Welfare Office here failed to provide Lineal Descendent Certificate to her. Not that the certificate was not provided to her father, but the documents were torn by the Superintendent at the office, alleges the father. The Superintendent however said that it was the father who lost his temper and threatened the staff and tore-off the documents himself.

Two water samples from Jawahar Nagar fail test
Ludhiana, July 2
Two out of the six water samples collected from Jawahar Nagar camp area have failed the potability test. These water samples of MC water were collected by the Health Department on June 18.

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Prayer meet
Ludhiana: Workers of Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday held a prayer meeting at Jagraon Bridge for Santosh Kohli who met with an accident. Workers of the AAM party alleged that their party worker was attacked by the workers of another political party.

from colleges
College awarded
Ludhiana: Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC), Ludhiana, was conferred the ďBest Government Engineering College AwardĒ in Punjab by a national news channel. The award was given at a ceremony on June 29 in Mumbai.

from schools
Summer camp
Ludhiana: As many as 100 students of Career Tracks, Urban Estate and Jamalpur participated in a dance party during the closing ceremony of the second summer camp. Students learnt dance, art and craft, self-study skills and calligraphy during the second summer camp from June 17 to 29.


CRIME

Self-styled godman held for abducting minor girl
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 2
The Dehlon police has nabbed a septuagenarian self-styled godman who had allegedly abducted a minor girl from Ghabadi village with an intention to exploit her modesty yesterday.

1 held for forging signatures
Ludhiana, July 2
The police officials today arrested a person for withdrawing Rs 4.5 lakh from the bank account of a woman by submitting fake signatures. The accused has been identified as Yashpal, a resident of Amritsar. Yashpal managed to forge the signatures of Sunila Jain from Vijya Bank yesterday. Today, the accused came to a branch of the bank near clock tower and withdrew Rs 4.5 lakh. Meanwhile, the victim Sunila Jain received a massage on her mobile phone and she contacted the bank manager. The accused was nabbed by the bank employees before he left the bank.

 


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