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PUDA employees go on two-day strike
Ludhiana, December 12
A two-day The PUDA office wears a deserted look in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma pen-down strike by PUDA/GLADA employees in response to a call given by the PUDA Employees Coordination Committee began today and brought the entire work in the office to a halt.

The PUDA office wears a deserted look in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Marriage palace lacks parking lot
Ludhiana, December 12
Two local Commissioners appointed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court have observed that a marriage palace has been operating without the parking arrangements for a single vehicle. They also stated in their report that two hotels were not using their designated parking space and were allowing parking on the service lane, which was illegal.


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Doraha-Neelon stretch a deathtrap
Doraha, December 12
Missing parapets along the Doraha-Neelon stretch pose a danger to motorists. A Tribune photograph The stretch between Doraha and Neelon is no less than a death trap for commuters as some points are marred by eroded edges. The four-laning work, which was scheduled to be completed in November this year, is still lying in the lurch, multiplying the difficulties of commuters.


Missing parapets along the Doraha-Neelon stretch pose a danger to motorists. A Tribune photograph

Driversí stir hits city bus service
Ludhiana, December 12
The low-floor buses plying under the City Bus Service project are likely to remain off the roads for a month if the ongoing deadlock between the drivers/conductors and Ludhiana City Bus Service Ltd doesnít end soon. The buses have been off the roads for the last three days and in these three days, the LCBSL has suffered a loss of more than Rs 6 lakh.





COMMUNITY

Postgraduates apply for posts of postman
Ludhiana, December 12
Youths fill forms for vacancies in the Department of Posts in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma In a bid to bag a government job, overqualified candidates are applying for posts of postman and Group D services. The qualification for these posts is matriculation. However, even postgraduate candidates are applying for these posts.



Youths fill forms for vacancies in the Department of Posts in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Dept of Posts may deliver product purchased online
Ludhiana, December 12
You order online a product on a shopping website and chances are that you would receive it through post rather than the courier service.

14 rehris confiscated
Ludhiana, December 12
After being pulled up by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Tehbazaari wing of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today carried a massive anti-encroachment drive on Ferozepur Road today. Two local commissioners, who had visited the city on December 7, had submitted photographs of several encroachments along this road, which had caused much embarrassment to the civic body.

Sleepless nights for traders, residents
Mandi Ahmedgarh, Dec 12
Reports about printing and circulation of fake currency in nearby villages and the failure of government agencies to check the same have started giving sleepless nights to big establishments and have resulted in harassment of residents.

FIEO to organise series of seminars
Ludhiana, December 12
Exports from Ludhiana make up 80 per cent of the total exports from Punjab and there is a need to have a focused office that will look after exportersí interests. Keeping this in mind, the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) recently opened its Punjab chapter office in Ludhiana.

Cheap Chinese goods hit sewing machine units
Ludhiana, December 12
A man repairs a machine at a sewing machine unit in Ludhiana. a file photo Manufacturers of sewing machines and their parts have sought levy of anti-dumping duty on sewing machines and its parts to save the industry from the cheap Chinese imports. After cycle and cycle parts manufacturers, it is the sewing machine industry, which has urged the government to levy anti-dumping duty to save it from Chinese imports.


A man repairs a machine at a sewing machine unit in Ludhiana. a file photo

Health Dept to step up drive against adulteration 
Ludhiana, December 12
The District Health Department has collected 431 samples of eatables from January 1 to December 12. Of these, 51 samples have failed the purity test. Action has been initiated under the Food Safety and Standard Act against the persons whose samples have failed the purity test.

NCC cadetsí date with Sukhoi-30
Ludhiana, December 12
It was a dream come true for the Air Sqn NCC cadets when they got an opportunity to have a look at the Sukhoi-30 fighter airplanes. The most potent fighter aircraft of Indian Air Force was presently based at the Air Force Station, Halwara, and was recently in news for the Presidentís colour presentation on November 20. It was due to the personal efforts of Wing Cdr SS Kaila, Commanding Officer of No 4 (Pb) Air Sqn NCC, that the visit could be organised for the cadets. Over the past one week, around 350 cadets have already visited the station and have witnessed the fighter flying.

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CRIME

Thieves strike at house, gas agency
Ludhiana, December 12
Thieves stuck at a house at Sector 32 on the Chandigarh road and decamped with a revolver, cash and gold jewellery last night. All members of the family were sleeping on the first floor of the house when the theft took place.

COURTS

Bailable warrants against PIO-cum-Sub-Registrar
Ludhiana, December 12
Taking a serious note of the defiance of its orders, the State Information Commission has issued bailable warrants against PS Bains, Public Information Officer-cum-Sub Registrar (West), Hambran Road, for failing to provide information to BS Sidhu in response to his RTI application and also for his failure to be present before the commission on the date of hearing in the case.

Court relief for industrialists 
Ludhiana, December 12
A writ filed by the local industrialists against the High Court's decision that the CBI will hold an inquiry into the bogus VAT refund scam has been admitted and a stay has been granted in this regard. The court has given time to the department till January 29 to hold an inquiry and file its report.

World Cup Kabaddi fever grips city
Ludhiana, December 12
Artistes rehearse for the closing ceremony of World Cup Kadaddi at Guru Nanak Stadium. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahaja For making the closing ceremony of the fourth World Cup Kabaddi a memorable event and for entertaining VVIP guests from Pakistan in the best possible manner, the state government seems to be leaving no stone unturned with about 75 Class I officials from the district administration having been put on duty to make the mega event successful. 

Artistes rehearse for the closing ceremony of World Cup Kadaddi at Guru Nanak Stadium. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

KVM shooters bag silver
Ludhiana, December 12
Three students of Kundan Vidya Mandir (KVM), Civil Lines, put up an excellent performance and bagged silver medals in the 59th National Schools Shooting Championship held at Balewadi Stadium, Pune (Maharashtra), recently.

Softball teams announced for West Bengal meet
Ludhiana, December 12
The following players have been selected to represent Punjab in the 35th Senior National Softball Championship (men and women) scheduled to be held from December 25 to 30 at Bardhaman in West Bengal.

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