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Proposal to extend MC limits to rock House
Ludhiana, December 4
The move of extending the limits of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation by a kilometre is likely to rock the MC General House meeting scheduled for December 6.

Former Senior Deputy Mayor Parveen Bansal (holding phone) argues with former Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura over extending the MC limits during the MC General House on November 28, 2011. A file photo

2 booked for firing gunshots in market
Ludhiana, December 4
The city police have registered an attempt to murder case against persons who opened fire during a scuffle at the Sarabha Nagar market last night. The accused have been identified as Varun Chhabra and Goggi. The complainant, Sahil Garg, runs a booth in the Sarabha Nagar market.


Ragpicker beaten to death
December 4, 2013
Rape bid: Parents seek action against principals
December 3, 2013
Trader’s murder cracked
December 2, 2013
Relief for residents
December 1, 2013
Businessman strangled to death
November 30, 2013
Bus staff begin hunger strike
November 29, 2013
280 ITBP recruits pass out
November 28, 2013
Schools short of rations
November 27, 2013
Mother held for girl’s murder
November 26, 2013
Kidnapped girl killed
November 25, 2013
4-yr-old girl kidnapped
November 24, 2013

The accused who kidnapped the child (inset) in police custody in Ludhiana. Man arrested for kidnapping child
Ludhiana, December 4
The city police have arrested a person for kidnapping a child. The accused has been identified as Surinderpal, a native of Uttar Pradesh.

The accused who kidnapped the child (inset) in police custody in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

After dengue, health dept gears up for swine flu
Ludhiana, December 4
Even as dengue cases are still being reported in the city, the health authorities have geared up to tackle another highly contagious respiratory disease — swine flu. With dip in the mercury, cases of dengue are on the decline, but suspected cases of swine flu are being reported in the district. A total of five swine flu cases were reported in the DMCH in the past few months.

Mandi board pulls the ball to dodge sports dept
Ludhiana, December 4
Olympian Prithipal Singh Hockey Stadium on the premises of Punjab Agricultural University is nobody’s baby. Constructed by Punjab Mandi Board at a cost of Rs 6 crore two years ago, the stadium is yet to be handed over to the sports department. In the absence of security and caretaker, the stadium has become a safe haven for miscreants.

Weeds grow at hockey stadium in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Rail reservation counter at post office non-functional
Ludhiana, December 4
Rail ticket reservation counter at the head post office has been lying non-functional for the past one month, much to the inconvenience of city residents. “It was convenient for us to book a railway ticket at the reservation counter at the head post office. The railway station is in the congested area of the city and we have to wait for hours in long queues to get a ticket there," said a city resident.

The computer at the booking counter lying non-functional at the head post office in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Demand for fire station
MC refuses to return protester’s tent
Jagraon, December 4
The authorities of Municipal Council (MC), Jagraon, have refused to return the tent installed by a youth who held an indefinite hunger strike in front of Jagraon MC for setting up of a fire brigade station at Jagraon. The authorities had confiscated the tent on the morning of the third day of hunger strike.


MC general house meet tomorrow
Mayor favours extension of MC limits
Ludhiana, December 4
Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria today claimed that extension of the MC limits by a km was the need of the hour. “If the proposal is passed in the MC general House meeting slated for December 6, all shamlat lands of 49 villages would become MC properties. Besides, the residents would also pay property tax and development charges to the civic body, raising its fiscal position. I am hopeful that the councillors would not object to the proposal.”

Students make most of sudden offs
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 4
Frequent and sudden announcements of holidays in schools and educational institutes proved a boon for videogame parlours, cinemas and cafeterias. A big section of students, instead of returning to their home prefer to spend their pocket money at these places.

Ministerial staff to observe strike
A general body meeting of the State Ministerial Services Association was organised on Wednesday wherein it was decided that members would go on pen-down strike on December 5 and 6. The association is demanding improvement in the pay-scales of clerk, stenographer, Superintendant grades 2 and 3 and other posts besides promotion scale to clerical workers under the Assured Career Progression Scheme, merging of DA with basic pay etc.

Parents, teachers should join hands to combat drug abuse: Psychiatrist
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 4
Identifying drug abuse and lack of counselling as the major factors behind the poor performance of youth of the border state in the national-level competitive examinations, the experts have opined that coordinated efforts by parents and teachers can save their wards from falling prey to the menace of drug addiction.

Demand for expediting probe into bogus billing scam
Ludhiana, December 4
Members of the Active Anti-Corruption Group today met the Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner (DETC) Rishipal Singh and discussed the Rs 2000-crore bogus billing scam. The chairman of the group, Satpal Gosain, appealed to the DETC that the inquiry into the scam be hastened failing which they would be launching a protest.

Active Anti-Corruption Group chairman Satpal Gosain having a word with a policeman deployed outside the office of the Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Role of women in dairy farming discussed
Women are important and integral part of physical and economic strength of our society. Their vital contribution can develop more positive and new horizons in the society. This was said by Dr VK Taneja, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, in his inaugural address in context of ‘Women in Dairy Farming’ at Ramgarh Seekri village (Talwara).

Cbse regulations
Students to get 30 minutes more for open book exam
Ludhiana, December 4
The CBSE has decided to give 30 minutes extra time to the students of Class IX and XI in the final exams of March 2014, particularly for the open book exam. The Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) will be introduced in March 2014, as a distinct section, however comprised in the main question paper.

Practical learning still on a back seat
Ludhiana, December 4
The state government may be spending lakhs of rupees in creating corners for Maths, English and Social Studies in government schools so that students could easily learn by practically looking at the things (related with the particular subject) and the school authorities may have set-up such corners as part of ‘Teaching-Learning Material’, but these are ‘hardly’ being used by the teachers while teaching them.

Fear of contracting diseases, a major concern for NRIs
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 4
NRIs visiting Punjab are scared of contracting certain diseases during their visit to their native localities situated in the border state. Typhoid and Hepatitis are among those diseases for which the majority of visitors get expensive vaccines before arriving in India.

Cbse regulations
Tewari flays MC for ignoring Cong wards
Ludhiana, December 4
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari today lashed out at the local Municipal Corporation authorities for discriminating against the wards represented by the Congress.

Chrysanthemum show begins at PAU
Ludhiana, December 4
A two-day chrysanthemum show, presenting the bounty of nature, commenced today at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). Keeping up with the tradition, the department of floriculture and landscaping and the estate organisation, PAU, jointly organised the show, which is dedicated to the eminent Punjabi poet Bhai Veer Singh.

A treat to the eyes and soul: A boy takes a look at flowers during crysanthemum show at the PAU in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma Report

From schools
Junior athletics meet
Ludhiana: Junior Athletic Meet of the kindergarten section commenced on the campus of GMT Public School on Wednesday. Students of pre-nursery to UKG participated on the first day. March past was organised by the junior block students with their house flags. The tiny tots took part in the events, including 50 m race, back race, ball race, frog race, parents’ race and teachers’ race.

Tiny tots take part in a ball race at GMT Public School in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A tribune photograph

Budding entrepreneurs discuss secrets of success
Ludhiana, December 4
A seminar on ‘The Secrets of Success for Small and Medium Business - Season II’ was organised by India’s SME Forum at Ludhiana. This open for all forum titled ‘Secrets of Success’ for eligible SME’s had a focus on keeping it simple, easy to understand and knowledge sharing and that is the real secret of success for budding entrepreneurs for whom the ISF endeavor has been initiated to help and guide.

Civic body all set to hike licence fee
Ludhiana, December 4
After imposing property tax and charges for regularisation of illegal colonies, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) is all set to increase licence fee for shopkeepers and other businessmen besides bringing more businesses under the licence fee net.

Cycle manufacturers urge govt to roll back hike in power charges
Ludhiana, December 4
The United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association today asked the state government to rollback the increase in power charges. A meeting of the office-bearers of the Association held under the chairmanship of Charanjit Singh Vishivkarma discussed the increase in the electricity charges in the form of fuel-cost adjustment and peak load exemption charges. Vishivkarma said the fuel charge was enhanced once again from October 1, 2013 by nine paise per unit. Earlier, the government had hiked the fuel charge as well as peak load exemption charge from April this year.

Punjabi singer releases debut album
Ludhiana, December 4
Singer Gursimran Kaur Mehra released her debut album titled ‘Toomba’ at Punjabi Bhawan today. The album comprises of ten songs.

Go for vasectomy and get a cell phone
Machhiwara, December 4
The Punjab Health Department on the directions of the Punjab Government is luring people to initiate for vasectomy by offering cash money and other schemes to control population.

Foreign ambassador visits India
Ludhiana: The ambassador of The Democratic Republic of Congo to India, Francois Balumuene, visited the PCTE Group of Institutes for co-operation and avenues in higher education.


One held with 100-gm heroin
Ludhiana, December 4
The police have arrested six persons under separate cases registered under the NDPS Act on Tuesday. The Sahnewal police seized 100 gm of heroin from one Manoj Kumar of Moga. In another case, Vikramjeet Singh, a resident of Jodhu Colony, Sri Muktsar Sahib, was held with 350 gm of drug powder. In a separate case, the Koom Kalan police arrested one Satwinder Singh and recovered 300 gm of drug powder. In yet another case, the Mehraban police arrested one Babaldeep Singh with 500 gm of drug powder. Besides, Kuljit Singh and Harwinder Singh, residents of Hoshiarpur district, were held with 300 gm of drug powder.

2 peddlers held
Koom Kalan, December 4
The Koom Kalan police have arrested two persons and recovered 800 gm of intoxicated powder from their possession. The accused has been identified as Duni Chand (38) of Kharar and Satwinder Singh (23) of Jalanpur village near Samrala.


Inter-school athletics meet: Host school shines bright on Day 1
Ludhiana, December 4
The host Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS), Sarabha Nagar, won 11 titles on the inaugural day of the two-day Sahodaya Inter-School Athletics Meet held here today. Around 1,200 athletes (boys and girls) from CBSE schools of the city are taking part in various track and field events being organised during the meet.

An athlete performs a long jump during the Sahodya Inter-School Athletics Meet held at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

World Cup kabaddi
Control room to coordinate between committees
Ludhiana, December 4
To ensure coordination between the committees and sub-committees constituted for the smooth conduct of the men’s final and the closing ceremony of the 4th World Cup Kabaddi, scheduled to be held at Guru Nanak Stadium here on December 14, a control room has been set up at the miscellaneous branch of the Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, on the premises of the Mini-secretariat.

Members of the Kenya kabaddi team practise at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma



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