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Stone politics comes to the fore
Ludhiana, March 2
MLA Ranjit Singh Dhillon after laying the foundation stone of a development work in Ward Number 8 on Sunday evening In a case of one-upmanship, an area councillor and the local MLA laid the foundation stones for the same development work at Ward Number 8 today.
MLA Ranjit Singh Dhillon after laying the foundation stone of a development work in Ward Number 8 on Sunday evening. Tribune photographs

Centre releases Rs 37.5 cr for Buddha Nullah cleaning
The Buddha Nullah Ludhiana, March 2
The Centre has released an additional assistance of Rs 37.5 crore for the Buddha Nullah cleaning project.

The Buddha Nullah. A file photograph


Railways to run Holi special trains
Ludhiana, March 2
There is good news for a sizable section of migrants from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar who intend to travel to their native places for the coming festival of Holi.

Recent incidents cast a shadow over Youth Akali Dal
Ludhiana, March 2
While the public and judiciary appear to be hell bent on ridding politics of criminals, a criminal profile seem to be a permit for entry into the Youth Akali Dal (YAD). At least, it is borne out by the recent incidents.


Better Ludhiana: Parks for children
City children have nowhere to play
Children play cricket on a street in Ludhiana Ludhiana, March 2
There are virtually no playgrounds in the city with a population exceeding 16 lakh, of which a significant proportion is of youths and children. Most of the residential areas in the city are devoid of any playground and open park for children. The lack of playgrounds and parks are not letting the sports culture to exist in the city.

Children play cricket on a street in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Flower show ‘Basant 2014’ draws huge crowds
Ludhiana, March 2
Admiring Nature's Beauty: A mother shows flowers to her daughter at a flower show organised on the premises of a gurdwara in Sarabha Nagar It was a riot of colour at “Basant 2014”, a flower show organised by Gurdwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha, Sarabha Nagar, here today. Competitions saw participation of a large number of residents here. Apart from the exhibition, there was a competition of different categories of flowers and on-the-spot photography competitions as well. Flower competitions were organised in different categories, including flowers grown in pots, foliage and perennial flowering, cactus, bonsai, arrangement of flowers in pots and medicinal plants grown in pots.

Admiring Nature's Beauty: A mother shows flowers to her daughter at a flower show organised on the premises of a gurdwara in Sarabha Nagar. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Crores spent, still roads a shambles
Ludhiana, March 2
The pathetic condition of roads in Ludhiana Every year, the financially starved Municipal Corporation spends over Rs 100 crore on the refurbishment of roads still the city roads are in pathetic condition.
Presently, about Rs 100 crore are being spent on the recarpeting of various main and link roads but potholes and damaged roads with bumpy rides have become the order of the day.

Main road, Jalandhar Bypass Chowk: The pathetic condition of roads in Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

3 months on, teachers await salary
Ludhiana, March 2
The financial year is about to end, but teachers of both the city-based government colleges are still waiting for their salary for the past three months.

Hike in import tariff value on gold, silver worries jewellers
Ludhiana, March 2
The import tariff value on gold and silver had been hiked to $433 per 10 grams and $699 per kg, respectively, taking into account the volatility in the precious metals' global prices.

Three cows electrocuted
Ludhiana, March 2
Three cows were electrocuted at the Dairy Complex area near the Hambra Road here today. The incident took place this morning when cows were gazing in a vacant plot on the Hambra Road.

price watch
Fruits out of common man’s reach
Ludhina, March 2
With the outgoing winters, all seasonal vegetables are cheaper these days but fruits are getting dearer. There is hardly any fruit that is less than Rs 50 per kg. This year, fruit crop yield, mainly of grapes, oranges and apples, is less as compared to the last year.

Notice to agency for ‘fleecing’ vehicle owners
Ludhiana, March 2
District Transport Officer Anil Garg has issued a show-cause notice to an authorised agency of the city for issuing a "pollution-free" certificate for three months instead of six months and charging double the fee. Rajat Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner, has instructed the District Transport Officer to cancel the licence of this agency in case it fails to give a satisfactory reply within seven days.

‘Shooting incident has caused panic among residents’
The shooting incident between two groups at the mini-market in Sarabha Nagar on February 27 has sent shock waves among residents who feel that law and order is absolutely ‘missing’ in the city. Ludhiana Tribune spoke to a cross-section of residents on the issue.

reporters' diary
Hailstorm takes city residents by surprise
Ludhiana residents again got a pleasant surprise when a heavy hailstorm hit the city last week. People unleashed their creativity by making snowmen out of the hails. Some mischievous minds made it bit scary by placing candles around the snow. For children, it was a double treat. While the relatives living abroad were bit surprised over the fact and messages like ‘Snowfall in Lousiana (Ludhiana) or London streets’ were flashing on social networking sites and apps. With climactic situation changing a whirl, it seems snow will now be a regular feature in Ludhiana.

Delegation to visit Taiwan
Ludhiana: A delegation of FICO under the leadership of Manjinder Singh Sachdeva, president, Bicycle Research and Development Organisation, is going to Taiwan to take part in the 27th Taipie Cycle Show 2014 to be held from March 5 to 8. FICO is an organisation which comprises of 10 industrial associations.

FROM Colleges
Students bring laurels
Ludhiana: BEd students of Malwa Central College of Education for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, brought laurels to the college by bagging five positions in the Panjab University Inter-zonal Skill in Teaching and On-the-spot Teaching Aid Preparation Competition held at the BCM College of Education, Ludhiana, and Dashmesh Girls College of Education, Badal.

NIMA holds seminar on nephrology
Ludhiana, March 2
A CME was organised by the National integrated Medical Association (NIMA), Ludhiana district branch, in association with SPS Apollo Hospital today.

Give up drugs, Phoolka urges rural youth
Ludhiana, March 2
HS Phoolka, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Ludhiana, addressed a gathering at Mallah village today.

Kidney cancer on the rise in Punjab
Ludhiana, March 2
“Kidney cancer has become common in Punjab because of increasing hypertension, obesity and tobacco use. It needs to be diagnosed and treated early to save kidneys,” said Dr Baldev Singh Aulakh , professor of Urology and Head of Kidney Transplant Surgery, Department of Urology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).

Environmental society to move court
Ludhiana, March 2
The Environmental and Health Protection Society has threatened to file a case of Contempt of Court against the MC authorities if they make amendments in the master plan.

from SChools
Milk activity
Ludhiana: To develop healthy habit of drinking milk among children, a milk activity was organised at Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School. It was observed as ‘milk day’. The kindergarten students recited poems on milk.

Follow teachings of Shaheed Bhai Jiwan Singh: Atwal
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 2
Speaker Vidhan Sabha, Punjab Government, Charanjit Singh Atwal called upon Punjabis in general and Sikhs in particular to follow the teachings of Shaheed Bhai Jiwan Singh, who had sacrificed his life during the battle of Chamkaur in 1705.

Foundation day
Ludhiana: The 57the foundation day of Warehousing Corporation was celebrated in Ludhiana on Sunday. Customs agents, clearing house agents took part in it along with importers. RK Kapoor, manager of the Warehousing Corporation, was also present.


One nabbed with opium
Ludhiana, March 2
The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA- 2) nabbed an auto-rickshaw driver and recovered 2.75 kg opium from his possession here today. The accused has been identified as Sukhwinder Singh, alias Kala (43), of Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar.




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