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No check on illegal digging
Ludhiana, April 15
A portion of the Pakhowal road that was dug up in an illegal manner by the staff of a private company in Ludhiana on Tuesday. a tribune photograph Crores of rupees being spent on development of the city is going down the drain as certain private companies get away with illegal digging of roads.

A portion of the Pakhowal road that was dug up in an illegal manner by the staff of a private company in Ludhiana on Tuesday. a tribune photograph

Hunt on for copís kidnapper
Sahnewal, April 15
Munna, who allegedly kidnapped head constable Rakesh Kumar posted at the Sahnewal police station and left him for dead near Bhairommuna village on Saturday night, is still at large.


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Rachhpal Singh shows a document in Ludhiana. photo: Inderjeet Verma Rape case accused cries foul
Ludhiana, April 15
A 48-year-old Municipal Corporation (MC) employee has claimed he was falsely implicated in a rape case by the Dakha police at the behest of a SAD leader.




Rachhpal Singh shows a document in Ludhiana. photo: Inderjeet Verma

Community centre land: LIT defies govt directions
Ludhiana, April 15
Strange as it may sound but it is a fact that the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) authorities are sitting over explicit directions by the Punjab Government for the cancellation of allotment of 2,000 square yards of prime land allotted for a community centre in Block H and I of the posh Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar Colony.

Candidates devise novel ways to woo addicts
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 15
Setting a precedent, the administration has toughened stance against those people who woo voters with drugs, narcotics and liquor.




COMMUNITY

floating of tenders for mandis in district
Process conducted peacefully
Ludhiana, April 15
The tendering process at the District Food and Civil Supplies Controller's office in Sarabha Nagar was conducted peacefully today.


Police personnel deployed at the entrance to the District Food and Civil Supplies Controller's office at the civic bodyís Zone D office in Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Hospitals encourage people to vote 
Ludhiana, April 15
After the Civil Hospital, various private hospitals in the city have taken up the responsibility to encourage people to vote.

Fogging to start today
Ludhiana, April 15
Keeping in view the mosquito breeding season, the Health Department has issued the fogging schedule for different wards. Fogging will be held from April 16 to 30 in the morning hours.

Keep yourself hydrated during summers
Ludhiana, April 15
The sunny skies are perfect for beach trips, picnics and other outdoor adventure. But before you go out and enjoy, make sure you are protected from the extreme heat that the summer season can bring.

3 shots of HPV vaccine can prevent cervical cancer, says expert
Ludhiana, April 15
Three doses of human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to females in the age group of 15-26 years can prevent cervical cancer. The efficacy of the vaccine is more than 90 per cent in the age group, said Dr Princy Gupta, a gynaecologist at Ludhiana Kidney Centre, adding that every fifth woman suffering from cervix cancer belongs to India.

Parents protest at DC office
Ludhiana, April 15
Parents protested outside the Deputy Commissionerís office demanding rollback of the fee hike at Sacred Heart Convent Schools at Bhattiyan and Sector 30.
Parents shout slogans against fee hike outside the DCís office in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Parents shout slogans against fee hike outside the DCís office in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

PAU offers more seats in undergraduate programmes
Ludhiana, April 15
Punjab Agricultural University has increased the number of seats in its undergraduate programmes to 556 for the 2014-15 session. In the 2013-14 session, the number of seats stood at 443.

City girl makes it to IIM, Ahmedabad
Ludhiana, April 15
Harleen Chadha, a city-based student, has made the city proud by making it to the IIM, Ahmedabad.

ludhiana votes 2014
Govt staff pledge to vote

Ludhiana, April 15
Following the instructions of the Election Commission of India, Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal, who is also the District Electoral Officer, made all the employees take a pledge to vote at Bachat Bhawan here today.
Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal administers a pledge to government officers and staff to vote at Bachat Bhawan in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal administers a pledge to government officers and staff to vote at Bachat Bhawan in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

SAD-BJP hijacked Centreís projects: Kotli
Ludhiana, April 15
Congress candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu interacts with senior citizens at a village on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph In past seven years, the SAD-BJP alliance did nothing for development, other than laying inaugural stones. This was stated by MLA Gurkeerat Singh Kotli, while addressing a gathering at ward number 65 here toay.
Kotli and senior Congress leader KK Bawa appealed to the vote for Ravneet Singh Bittu, partyís candidate from Ludhiana. Kotli and Bawa campaigned door to door as well.

Congress candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu interacts with senior citizens at a village on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

AAPís HS Phoolka campaigns in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan AAPís Rakhi Birla to hold roadshow 
Ludhiana, April 15
Aam Aadmi Party leader and former Delhi minister Rakhi Birla will take out a roadshow to campaign for party candidate Harvinder Singh Phoolka tomorrow.






AAPís HS Phoolka campaigns in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Congress members join Akali Dal
Ludhiana, April 15
Congress member Banti Chopra along with some other fellow members joined the Shiromani Akali Dal today.

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CRIME

Woman accuses brother-in-law of rape
Ludhiana, April 15
A 31-year-old woman has levelled rape allegations against her brother-in-law. Members of the Valmiki Sabha, Ludhiana, accompanied by the woman, met the Police Commissioner.

Bag containing Rs 22 lakh snatched
Ludhiana, April 15
An agent of a cash-collection company complained to the police that two persons snatched a bag containing Rs 22 lakh from him on the Ferozepur road here today.

Chess tourney on April 18, 19
Ludhiana, April 15
The Ludhiana District Chess Association (LDCA) will organise the Punjab State Chess Championship under the aegis of the Punjab State Chess Association at St Thomas Senior Secondary School, Brown Road, on April 18 and 19.

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