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Five LIT colonies in a shambles
Ludhiana, March 7
Continuing row between the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) and the Municipal Corporation over the maintenance of five colonies has the residents of these colonies fuming as there has been no maintenance of parks, roads and streets for more than a year.
A road in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Ludhiana; and (right) an uncovered manhole. A road in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Ludhiana; and (right) an uncovered manhole. photos: inderjeet verma

today is women’s day
Lone woman in men’s bastion
Ludhiana, March 7
Maya Devi (40), the only woman porter at the local railway station, has some resentment with the public in general. Most passengers shy away from hiring her services.
Maya Devi waits for passengers at the railway station in Ludhiana. Maya Devi waits for passengers at the railway station in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Mystery shrouds youth’s death at wedding party
Ludhiana, March 7
Mystery shrouds the death of a 24-year-old youth who died at a pre-wedding function in Basant Avenue last night. While the hosts claimed the victim had died due to liquor overdose, his father alleged his son was killed by youths who attended the function. The incident took place last night.

EC goes cinema way to motivate voters
Ludhiana, March 7
Don't be surprised if during the intermission, a brief video related to the elections is screened at a cinema. On the instructions of the Election Commission of India, all cinemas will show the video till April 29.


Women’s Day today
Holding their head high against all odds
Women police personnel on duty in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, March 7
They may be seen tough from outside but they too face “tough” situations in their lives. Being a part of the fair sex also gives them hard times sometimes, but then again they are the crusader of faith among their fellows and have to rise above these situations and held their head high against all odds.

Women police personnel on duty in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Negligence in duty during examination 
Dy Supdt relieved of charge
Ludhiana, March 7
The District Education Officer (DEO), Ludhiana, relieved the Deputy Superintendent of duty and shifted the staff deputed at Government Senior Secondary School, Basian, for negligence.

licence of Sarabha Nagar shootout accused’s weapon
Licence Dept officer okayed renewal file
Ludhiana, March 7
Commissioner of Police PS Gill probing the case of renewing weapon license of YAD leader Kulwinder Sharma alias Kinda, the key accused in the Sarabha Nagar shooting incident, may have to eat a humble pie.

Cop’s relative challaned for using blue beacon
Ludhiana, March 7
A relative of a police officer, who was flaunting the blue beacon, landed in soup and received a hefty challan for the offence.

Super Series Tennis Tournament
Double joy for Punjab’s Baani
Chandigarh, March 7
Punjab’s Baani Singh won the title of girls’ (U-16) category after defeating Vaidehi Chaudhari of Gujarat on the concluding day of the HTA-AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament at Harvest Tennis Academy, Jassowal, here.

Singer Nitin Mukesh to perform in city today
Singer Nitin Mukesh addresses the media in Ludhiana on Friday.Ludhiana, March 7
Renowned singer Nitin Mukesh was in the city today to perform at a musical evening, ‘Jashn-e-Sahir: Ek Shaam Sahir aur Mukesh Ke Naam’. The event will be organised at the Guru Nanak Bhawan by the Nehru Siddant Kender Trust tomorrow.

Singer Nitin Mukesh addresses the media in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Fashion show marks farewell party at Khalsa college
Students enact a scene from a play during a farewell function at the Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana. Students of Departments of Computer Science and Business Administration, Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, bid farewell to their seniors during a function held on the college premises on Friday. Students presented a cultural bonanza.

Students enact a scene from a play during a farewell function at the Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Due date for filing of TDS/TCS extended
Ludhiana, March 7
The due date of filing of the tax deducted at source (TDS) or tax collected at source (TCS) statements for the financial year 2012-13 (2nd to 4th quarter) and financial year 2013-14 (1st to 3rd quarter) has been extended to March 31, 2014 for government deductors.

POOR SEWERAGE at mandi ahmedgarh
Experts to plan transitory remedial action
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 7
The Local Bodies Minister, Punjab Government, Anil Joshi, has announced to send a team of experts to plan a transitory remedial action to improve the sewerage system at the local town.

CBSE Class XII exams: Dates rescheduled for four subjects
Ludhiana, March 7
The Central Board of Secondary Education has rescheduled the date of examinations of four subjects (Class XII) due to general elections.

Martyr’s kin allege land grab, social activists to launch agitation
Sarabha, March 7
Social organisations of the area have threatened to launch an agitation if justice was not provided to kin of martyr Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha. Members of organisations accused the Administration of shielding land grabbers.

Avoid cash payments to beneficiaries, officer tells schools 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 7
The Block Primary Education Officer (BPEO) at Dehlon, Iqbal Singh, urged in charges of various schools to not to make cash payments to beneficiaries.

School holds inter-house badminton contest
Ludhiana, March 7
Bal Bharati Public School organised an Inter-House Badminton Competition from Classes 1 to V on the campus. About 56 students were selected from Classes 1-V, who competed in the final round of the competition.

City paddler adds another feather to his cap
Ludhiana, March 7
Sanjeev Sood, who performed consistently for more than two decades, added another feather to his cap when he bagged a silver medal in the 21st Veteran National Table Tennis Championship held at Dharamshala in HP last week.

Myth associated with swine flu put to rest
Ludhiana, March 7
The myth associated with swine flu was put to rest by experts confirming that it does not spread from pigs. The name “swine flu” came from a strain of the virus that is also found in pigs. In 2009, a new strain of the swine flu virus that also affected humans was identified.


High drama near Clock Tower
Drivers of A to Z waste management company and the city bus service were at loggerheads following a heated argument over parking of vehicles near the Clock Tower here on Friday. Both groups hurled abuses at each other and stopped their vehicles in the middle of the road, which led to a traffic jam. The police reached the spot and resolved the matter.

Sidhwan Khurd college students shine
Students of the GHG Harparkash College of Education, Sidhwan Khurd, strike a pose.Ludhiana, March 7
Students of the GHG Harparkash College of Education for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, near here, brought fame to their alma mater in the Panjab University Inter-College (BEd) Competitions.

Students of the GHG Harparkash College of Education, Sidhwan Khurd, strike a pose. A Tribune photograph

Manpreet, Balwinder declared best athletes
Ludhiana, March 7
A large number of students representing different houses competed in various sports events in the 14th Annual Sports Meet of the Partap College of Education, Hambran Road, here today.




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