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Interstate gang of criminals busted
Ludhiana, March 19
With the arrest of five persons, the Ludhiana Police have claimed to have busted an interstate gang, “Sukha Barewala Gang”, which had been involved in several crime cases reported across the state.
Members of the gang in police custody. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

District Cong gears up to welcome Tewari
Ludhiana, March 19
Manish TewariAfter the Congress general secretary, Shakil Ahmed, indicated to the media in Delhi Member Parliament from the city and Union Minister Manish Tewari will contest from the Ludhiana Lok Sabha constituency, the district unit of the party has started preparations for his welcome to the city.


CBSE reschedules Class X date sheet
Ludhiana, March 19
In view of the Lok Sabha elections and regional festivals in some parts of the country, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has rescheduled the Class X Optional Proficiency Test. Earlier, the Director Academics, Research Training and Innovation, CBSE, had changed the date sheet in view of the regional festivals.

Slow pace of MC work gives residents tough time
Ludhiana, March 19
The Civic Body is laying storm water pipes to tackle water-logging at two major points in the city, the National Road in Ghumar Mandi and L-Block in BRS Nagar. The project, which has been aimed at providing relief to the city residents, has been giving them a tough time as the work is on at snail's pace.

The MC has left a narrow passage for commuters on National Road, Ghumar Mandi, where work to lay storm pipes is under way. Traffic jams are a common sight on the road these days. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Ludhiana votes 2014
Panel keeps a hawk’s eye on paid news
Ludhiana, March 19
The Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) is keeping a check on paid news. The committee has forwarded about 10-12 suspected paid news, carried in vernacular dailies, to the District Electoral Commissioner-cum-Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, Rajat Aggarwal, to decide on the further course of action.

Election Commission to depute IRS officials as observers
Ludhiana, March 19
The Election Commission (EC) will be deploying officials from the Indian Revenue Services (IRS) as observers in expenditure sensitive constituencies during the Lok Sabha polls. The EC has asked the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and the Central Board of Excise and Customs to finalise the names of the suitable officials and send to it for final deployment.

Friends, relatives make a pitch for their candidates
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 19
Having clientage and influence in around 50 localities, falling under at least seven assembly segments of Malwa, owners and organisers of various commercial, social and trade organisations are, reportedly, busy entertaining supporters of candidates from three parliamentary constituencies.

SAD-BJP candidate Manpreet Singh Ayali with his supporters at the AC Market in Ludhiana on Wednesday. photo: Inderjeet Verma

‘Multitasking’ by ASHA staff affects health care
Ludhiana, March 19
The ‘multitasking’ by a few representatives of the Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) — who are also panchayat members — is hampering field activities of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). The ASHA workers have been deployed under the NRHM. A large number of villagers have complained that the multitasking by ASHA workers was affecting health care facilities. They rued that these health workers should be assigned only one responsibility for the better execution of duties.

Ludhiana scan
LS poll: 40% fresh voters
While addressing a meeting of youngsters at the Vishvakarma Colony, president of Ward No. 68 Jasvir Singh Jassi and councillor Jasbir Singh Sokhi said, “This time, 40 per cent of the fresh voters will cast their votes in the Lok Sabha elections.”

Youth must vote for a better tomorrow, say Payal SDM
Doraha, March 19
The SDM, Payal, Ghanshyam Thori, today discussed systematic voters education and electoral participation in a convention organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Ludhiana. The convention was especially organised for the young voters at Dr Ishwar Singh Memorial Hall, Guru Nanak National College, Doraha.

PAU notes
Dr Malhi attends agri meet in Australia
Dr Malwinder Singh Malhi, project manager of Syngenta, handling a joint project with PAU, was invited by the Nuffield International for CSC International Contemporary Scholars Conference (CSC) held at Sydney and Canberra from March 1-8. Being the only Indian representative, Dr Malhi presented a lecture on ‘A perspective on agricultural and trade issues from the developing countries of Indonesia, India and Brazil’.

Sudhar society alleges police inaction, protests outside Commissioner’s office
Ludhiana, March 19
The Mohalla Sudhar Society of Golden Vihar today held a protest outside the office of the Ludhiana Police Commissioner. The protesters demanded an immediate arrest of the accused, who allegedly murdered a 17-year-old youth, identified as Sumit, a resident of Golden Vihar. He was allegedly murdered on March 12. The protesters have submitted a memorandum to the Police Commissioner in this regard.

Community centre land
Trust fails to cancel allotment despite govt orders
Ludhiana, March 19
As many as 2,000 square yards of land in Blocks H and I of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, here, remains under unlawful possession, with the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) yet to cancel the allotment originally made for a community centre over 25 years ago.

Teachers protest delay in salaries
Ludhiana, March 19
Teachers of government colleges held a protest at both the government colleges here today. The non-teaching employees of colleges also joined the protesters and denounced the government for not releasing the salaries of permanent college teachers, part-time teachers and non-teaching employees for last three months.

Teachers hold a protest at SCD Government College in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Officials find fault with overbridge design
Ludhiana, March 19
A newly-constructed foot over bridge (FOB) at the railway station is in the midst of a controversy over its poor design. During a recent visit by senior railway officials, they raised objections over the design of the FOB. Chief commercial manager (Claims) M Mishra visited the railway station on Saturday and inspected various areas of the station.

Objections have been raised on the design of the foot overbridge at the railway station in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Inderjeet verma

Hola Mohalla
Hola Mohalla was celebrated at Baba Isher Singh Senior Secondary Public School. The event was organised by Guru Gobind Singh Study circle. Different competitions and games such as dastar bandhi, chatti race, tug of war, lemon and spoon race, musical chair and hungry lion were organised on the occasion. Children also enjoyed elephant ride organised exclusively for them. Two students of Baba Isher Singh Senior Secondary Public School, Ekjot Kaur and Baldeep Singh of Class XII, were rewarded for their all round performance in the session 2013-14. Principal Ranjit Kaur was also honoured with siropa.

GGNIVS trip to Amritsar
Staff and students of the Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Vocational Studies (GGN Campus) organised a one-day trip to Amritsar. As many as 40 students pursuing different graduate and postgraduate courses in Management and Information Technology, accompanied by three faculty members visited the Golden Temple, the Jallianwala Bagh and the Wagah Border.

Vespa S launched
Pioneer Vespa announced the launch of the sporty new Vespa S in the presence of their customers on Wednesday. Vespa Ishwar Das, managing director, director Aman Garg and Hersohena Garg thanked their customers for showing interest in Vespa. The Vespa S signifies the Vespa culture and reinforces the mark made by the Italian brand in India. The introduction of the Vespa S, with its sporty style and design, strengthens Piaggio’s position in the premium scooter segment that the group has successfully created in the Indian market.

Cultural events bring Ectopia ’14 to a close
Ludhiana, March 19
A series of cultural performances marked the concluding day of ‘Ectopia-2014’ held at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH). The day commenced with segments, including solo songs, group songs, antakshari, ad-fads and skits. In the ad-fads segment, the students conceptualised and enacted an advertisement based on a humorous concept of product/services.

Students perform during ‘Ectopia-2014’ at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Support candidates of Third Front, say CPI (M) leaders
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 19
Accusing the successive governments of ignoring the interests of the masses, the office-bearers and activists of various leftist outfits called upon the residents to support candidates launched by the Third Front.

25 RTI applications disposed of
Ludhiana, March 19
As many as 25 applications filed under the Right to Information Act with the Municipal Corporation were today disposed of by the commissioner, State Information Commission. While disposing of the applications, the commissioner, Parveen Kumar, directed the civic body to provide further information to the applicants within three weeks.

Prize distribution at Khalsa college
Ludhiana, March 19
The Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, felicitated its achievers during the annual prize distribution function on the college campus. Dr Naval Kishore, Dean College Development Council, Panjab University, Chandigarh, graced the occasion as chief guest.

Health team collects 13 food samples
Ludhiana, March 19
The Health Department collected 13 food samples on the directions of the Civil Surgeon, Dr Subhash Batta. A team of the department, under the supervision of Dr Avinash Kumar, collected the samples of red chilli powder from Islam Ganj, desi ghee and juice from Gurdwara Kalgidhar Road and fruit cake from Salem Tabri and Jodewal. The team also collected the samples of “dhokla” and “burfi” from Model Town. The samples of other eatables were collected from Kundanpuri, Field Gunja and Samrala. — TNS

Development programme concludes
Ludhiana, March 19
The Gulzar Group of Institutes conducted one-week management development programme on the premises of the institute. The programme was held in collaboration with the MSME-DI, Ludhiana. Ashok Kumar, assistant director, MSME-DI, was the chief guest on the occasion. As many as 100 students, including SC students, from different trades of engineering and management, participated and received certificates by the MSME-DI. — TNS




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