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Man loses fingers in tavern brawl
Ludhiana, March 12
A fight over charging Rs 20 extra turned ugly when tipsy customers called their friends and they attacked the staff of a tavern situated near Arora Cinema on the Gill Road last night.

Accused in the tavern brawl case in police custody in Ludhiana. a tribune photograph

Excavation near DMCH gives patients tough time
Ludhiana, March 12
An excavated portion of the road adjoining the main gate of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) has been left unfilled for the past couple of days, giving a tough time to ambulance drivers. Although traffic jams are a regular feature here, the unfilled trench has only worsened the situation.


Civic body officials shut eyes to bylaw violations
Ludhiana, March 12
In utter violation of the building bylaws, commercial establishments are mushrooming in many residential areas without paying change of land use charges. Still, the Municipal Corporation has initiated no action against the defaulters. The cash-strapped MC is not only losing revenue by not taking action against the defaulters, but also encouraging such violations.

Discharging dyeing effluents into sewerage
XENs told to reply immediately
Ludhiana, March 12
Taking cognisance of a report on dyeing units discharging waste into the main sewerage of the Municipal Corporation published on March 10, Zonal Commissioner Kamlesh Bansal has asked two Executive Engineers to immediately submit their replies to him and Additional Commissioner Sumit Jarangal.

Murder case: Sketches of suspects out
Ludhiana, March 12
A day after the body of a 65-year-old woman, Jarnail Kaur, was found locked in a trunk at her house in Kucha No 12, Field Gunj, the police today released the sketches of the suspects. Yesterday, a tenant at the house had found the body. Jarnail Kaur had gone since on Monday. The police came to know that an old tenant, a rickshaw-puller, and his woman partner, were also missing since Monday. A search of the victim’s house revealed the gold ornaments were missing. The police suspect Jarnail Kaur was murdered by the old tenant and his woman partner. Meanwhile, the police pasted the suspects’ sketches at the bus stand and railway station. tns


Farmers get agri tips at mela
Ludhiana, March 12
Kisan Melas are the storehouse of knowledge where farm experts address the queries and provide technical guidance to the farmers for the growth of agriculture. These views were expressed by the chief guest Hardev Singh Riar, member, Board of Management, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), while inaugurating the Kisan Mela at Regional Research Station (RRS), Gurdapsur, today.

Swine flu case reported
One more patient has been tested positive for swine flu. Patient belongs to Kapurthala and has been admitted to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital. Four-lane highway: The 78-km long Ludhiana-Talwandi Expressway will be converted in to a four-lane highway. The project will be executed on DBFOT-basis under NHDP Phase-III in consortium with PAN India Network promoted by the Essel Group of Companies. The cost of the expressway is estimated to be around Rs 735 crore. Kaushik Pal, COO, Essel Infra said, the four lane highway will be a boon for the Punjab and will definitely bring people closer. We will complete the project before the September 2014 deadline.

School notes
Awareness rally
In order to create awareness about the conservation of environment, a rally was taken out by the students and teachers of Nightingale School, Shimlapuri. Students carried banners of environment-friendly slogans to spread awareness about the ill-effects of environment pollution and environmental issues. Director of the school Ravinder Singh and principal Amarjeet Kaur were present during the event.

Students of Nightingale School participate in a rally to spread awareness about pollution in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar Colony
Garbage dump raises stink
Ludhiana, March 12
A garbage dump constructed recently by the Municipal Corporation in 475 acres Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar Colony, developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT), has become a big source of nuisance due to poor workmanship and substandard quality of material used by the contractor. In addition, it also poses health hazards to the residents.

SIT finds drug case accused innocent
Ludhiana, March 12
A man caught with nearly 3 kg of opium nearly two years ago turned out to be a victim of an ugly property dispute between two NRI brothers. Addressing a press conference here, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police-III Satvir Atwal said seven persons, including a Punjab Police head constable and an NRI, had been booked for planting opium in the car of Vipan Kumar.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police-III Satvir Atwal addresses mediapersons regarding the fake opium peddling case in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Spend more time with children, parents urged
Ludhiana, March 12
When an Indian falls into a trouble, he has two fine excuses - the system will never change and what can I do alone. This was stated by Suhel Seth, founder and managing partner, Counselage India, New Delhi, at a session organised by the Ludhiana Management Association on the topic “The Politics of Business - The New Paradigm”.

Extension to CMD, directors of power utilities
Power engineers invoke work-to-rule till March 26
Ludhiana, March 12
In response to a call given by the PSEB Engineers’ Association, power engineers of the central zone, comprising Ludhiana, Khanna, Doraha, Mandi Gobindgarh, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jagraon, Ahmedgarh and Raikot, have announced to observe ‘work-to-rule’ from today. They are protesting against the state government’s decisions to raise the upper age-limit of the chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) and directors and to allow entry of IAS officers in the management of power companies.

DMCH's Annual Convocation
42 medical graduates receive degrees
Ludhiana, March 12
The golden jubilee annual convocation of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) was held today with traditional grandeur and gaiety. Forty-two medical graduates of the MBBS 2008 batch were awarded degrees and prizes.

A memorable moment: Doctors in a jubilant mood after receiving degrees at the convocation of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Vet officers attend seminar on parasitic diseases
Ludhiana, March 12
A seminar on “Control of Parasitic Diseases and Judicious Use of Anthelmintics” for veterinary officers of the Punjab State Animal Husbandry Department was organised by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Extension Education. It was held in collaboration with the Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana.

Delegation attends cycle show at Taiwan
Ludhiana, March 12
A delegation of the Bicycle Research and Development Organisation (BRADO) visited Taiwan and attended the Taipei Cycle Show-2014. The delegation members also visited an exhibition there. The display at the exhibition was of fancy frames/forks/brakes made of carbon, aluminium, alloy, magnesium and titanium. Disc brakes, gear shifters and derailers were of high-end quality. Anti-puncture tubes were exhibited at the exhibition.

Fiat rolls out ‘New Linea’
Fiat Group Automobiles India Private Limited on Wednesday inaugurated its first exclusive world-class dealership in Punjab. Dada Fiat showroom near Dholewal Chowk is Fiat’s first exclusive dealership in the state with a full service workshop and a tailored design to cater to a unique Fiat experience. The company rolled out its New Linea to a generation that aspires for luxury and comfort. The new version of Linea comes with newly designed stylish exteriors and premium interiors with rich loaded features.

"New Linea" on display at a showroom in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph
The new range of pumps being launched by Kalyani Pumps in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Poll scene hots up at Sutlej Club, schedule not out yet
Ludhiana, March 12
Hectic political activity has begun even as the date for elections of the ‘prestigious’ Sutlej Club is yet to be announced. The annual general meeting of the club is scheduled for March 18 during which the election date can be announced by Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal, who is the president of the club.

A view of the Sutlej Club in Ludhiana.

IT growth rate in city below national average
Ludhiana, March 12
Despite being an industrial city, Ludhiana has shown a low growth rate in net collection of income tax. Nishi Singh, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (CCIT), Ludhiana, said the net collection in Ludhiana region was Rs 2,365 crore as against the target of Rs 3,510 crore. The region registered a growth rate of 13.5 per cent till March 11 as compared to the all-India growth rate of 14.5 per cent, she said.

300 students get degrees at convocation
Khanna, March 12
Mata Ganga Khalsa College for Girls, Manji Sahib, Kottan, under the management of SGPC, Amritsar, proudly hosted the annual prize distribution and convocation on the college campus. Jathedar Avtar Singh, president, SGPC, Amritsar, was the chief guest on the occasion. Inderjit Singh Loppon and Raghbir Singh Sahranmajra also graced the occasion with their presence. Principal Dr Jatinder Kaur welcomed the guests and presented the annual college report.

Overuse of fertilisers in fodder harmful
Ludhiana, March 12
Dr Inderjit Singh, deputy director, Animal Husbandry, said that overuse of urea and fertilisers for increasing the yield of green fodder can be dangerous for animals and can be fatal. Consuming such fodder increases the amount of nitrates in animals, reducing their body temperature and often leads to death of the animals. He said this in light of the death of about 36 animals and illness of about 400 cows in a Gaushala at Jagraon, a couple of days back.

Students hold rally
Samrala, March 12
Students of Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College for Women, Jhar Sahib, near here, took out a rally on the occasion of Women’s Day. College principal Dr Paramjeet Kaur Tiwana flagged off the rally. About 250 volunteers participated in the rally. NSS program officer Rupinder Kaur, Kamlesh Rani (convener, Eco Club), Ravita Saini (convener, Red Cross Society) and several others took part in the initiative. The students went to Kacha Machhiwara, Bhorla, Khanpur Mand and Kmaalpur villages.

Youth booked for abetment to suicide
Ludhiana, Mach 12
A youth was booked in an abetment to suicide case after his tenant ended his life. The body of Davinder Kumar, who worked for a water purifier company, was found hanging from a ceiling fan. He left a suicide note wherein he had stated that the owner’s son, Johny, was harassing him due to which he decided to end his life. Davinder’s wife Reena, who works as a security guard at a hospital, stated in her complaint to the police that the owner’s son was pressing Davinder to pay the pending electricity bill. She stated that her husband expressed helplessness to pay the money but Johny kept harassing him. Davinder is survived by Reena and two daughters. tns

‘Harassed’ by policeman, woman attempts suicide
Ludhiana, March 12
A 38-year-old woman, identified as Geeta Rani of Sanjay Gandhi Colony, allegedly consumed a poisonous substance after being harassed by a police constable posted in Ludhiana. The woman stated to the police that the cop made a forcible entry into her house and intended to have sex with her. When she resisted, the cop threatened her of dire consequences and left. Geeta Rani said her husband was in jail and her children were small. Fearing that the cop might implicate her in a case, she decided to end her life. TNS




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