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Govt splurges on oath-taking function
Ludhiana, July 19
The state government has no money to pay salary to its employees, but when it comes to organising functions, it does not hesitate to open its coffers.
Newly elected members of zila parishad and block samitis being administered the oath by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal (not in picture) in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma
Newly elected members of zila parishad and block samitis being administered the oath by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal (not in picture) in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma 


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State panel pulls up LIT for lapses
Ludhiana, July 19
The State Information Commission, Punjab, has pulled up the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) for its failure to take steps towards the implementation of the Right to Information Act, 2005.

An employee of the parking contractor issues a manual slip to a woman in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma Contractor defies High Court orders
Ludhiana, July 19
The contractor of the paid parking lot on Ferozepur Road has failed to start the e-ticketing system. The parking lot was made operational on July 13 following the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.


An employee of the parking contractor issues a manual slip to a woman in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Furniture of the newspaper office set on fire in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma Newspaper office torched
Ludhiana, July 19
Supporters of various Sikh organisations vandalised the office of a vernacular daily on Gill Road today. The protesters staged a dharna and demanded immediate arrest of its publisher Rajesh Sharma. They also set the office of the daily afire.


Furniture of the newspaper office set on fire in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma 

A snake charmer tries to pull out the reptile from a car in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma Snake sneaks into car
Ludhiana, July 19
High drama was witnessed near Kaka Marriage Palace on Ferozepur Road after a six-foot-long snake sneaked into a car of a bank employee today.


A snake charmer tries to pull out the reptile from a car in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma 

Theft bid foiled
Ludhiana, July 19
An alert watchman at the Civil Surgeonís office foiled a theft attempt when he nabbed two suspects who sneaked into a godown where seized drugs had been kept. 



COMMUNITY

Residents a worried lot
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 19
A notification dissolving the municipal council has come as a matter of concern for residents who worry that it will affect the work on incomplete projects started by the council.

Projects worth Rs 124 cr cleared
Ludhiana, July 19
The finance and contracts committee meeting in progress at the Mayorís camp offfice in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma With an eye on the Lok Sabha elections, the finance and contracts committee (F&CC) of Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today cleared 138 developmental works worth over Rs 124 crore. The meeting was held after a gap of over four months and ran for four-and-a-half hours.

The finance and contracts committee meeting in progress at the Mayorís camp offfice in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Medical council member questions cancellation of doctorís registration
Ludhiana, July 19
Reacting to the cancellation of registration of fellow member Dr Sumit Sofat for being convicted in a criminal case, Dr GS Grewal, a member of Punjab Medical Council, has questioned the Registrar, Punjab Medical Council.

Parents heave sigh of relief
Ludhiana, July 19
A school bus ferries children after operators called off the strike in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma With the end of eight-day strike of school van and bus operators, parents have heaved a sigh of relief. The parents said it was very difficult to drop off and pick up their wards. Children too were relieved as the chaos created by the issue finally ended with the intervention of the Deputy Commissioner.



A school bus ferries children after operators called off the strike in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Teachers meet DEO, flay rationalisation policy
Ludhiana, July 19
Several teachers belonging to the primary, middle and senior sections met the District Education Officer (Primary) to apprise him of irregularities surfacing under the garb of the rationalisation policy. The teachers said they were being unnecessarily harassed. The DEO assured them that a committee will be constituted to look into their grievances and a solution would be found soon.

FROM SCHOOLS

Industry demands rollback of e-trip
Ludhiana, July 19
Changes made in the e-trip system have not gone down well with the city-based industrialists. They have given a two-day ultimatum to the government for its rollback, failing which they will observe a strike and hold protest on Monday.

One test positive for dengue, 2 for mild diarrhoea
Ludhiana, July 19
One patient from the Koomkalan block reported positive for dengue. The patient is undergoing treatment at SPS Apollo Hospital.

Alert industrialist foils robbery bid 
Ludhiana, July 19
An industrialist averted a robbery bid late last night, when he and his father managed to escape an attack by unknown men near Seehra village on the Rahon road.

Inspection cell inagurated in judicial complex
Ludhiana, July 19
The District & Sessions Judge G S Matharoo, on Friday, inaugurated the new inspection cell, which was recently set up in the judicial complex.

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CRIME

Two held for providing fake identity cards, police uniforms to accused
Ludhiana, July 19
Barely three days after the arrest of Gur Arpan and Deepali for kidnapping a city-based industrialist, Manish Bharara, the police cracked whip on persons involved in making fake identity cards, licences and police uniforms for the accused.

1 booked for kidnapping minor girl
Ludhiana, July 19
The Focal Point police has booked a person for kidnapping a 15-year-old girl on the pretext of marrying her.

Seven in police net for cruelty against animals
Ludhiana, July 19
The Focal Point police has booked seven persons for cruelty against animals. The accused have been identified as Satvinder Singh of Patiala, Mohammad Iqbal and Sharid Iqbal of Saharanpur, Vijender Singh, Irfan Kapil and Anwar. They were ferrying buffaloes and calves to a slaughter house. 

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