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daylight robbery
Worker robbed of Rs 2.5 lakh

Ludhiana, July 17
In a daring daylight robbery, four car-borne persons looted Rs 2.5 lakh from an employee near Punjab National Bank in the Shivpuri area here today. They bundled him into their car and dumped him near Sahnewal after snatching the bag containing cash.
A police officer speaks to Sunil Garg, who was kidnapped and robbed, on the phone in Ludhiana on Thursday A police officer speaks to Sunil Garg, who was kidnapped and robbed, on the phone in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Civil hospital gynae ward suffers staff shortage pangs
Ludhiana, July 17
A shortage of gynaecologists at the Civil Hospital is giving a tough time not only to patients but also nurses. Since there are only two gynaecologists at the Civil Hospital, nurses and patients sometimes have to wait for the gynaecologists to arrive even as the patient writhe in severe labour pain.


SDO Thrashing case
Accused cop was illegally availing subsidy

Ludhiana, July 17
A day after head constable Harjit Singh was booked for thrashing an SDO of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited, it has come to light that the erring policeman was availing himself of the benefit of 200 units of free electricity by claiming himself to be a Dalit, which a government employee cannot avail.

37 school vans challaned, 13 impounded
Ludhiana, July 17
Anil Garg, DTO, challans a school van in Ludhiana on Thursday. Cracking the whip on school vans flouting the rules, officers from the District Transport Office and the Traffic Police today impounded vans ferrying the students of Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar. Although the action against the school vans was taken in accordance with the rules and regulations, it caused a lot of inconvenience to the students.

Anil Garg, DTO, challans a school van in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Rain throws life out of gear
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 17
The Administration was caught off-guard as the first shower of the season threw normal life out of gear besides flooding government offices, including the local municipal council office and the police station here.

pending demands
Govt workers’ union to launch stir
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 17
Office-bearers and activists of the Class IV Government Employees and Workers’ Union announced to launch an agitation in a phased manned to get their demands accepted and implemented without any further delay.

Building razed
Ludhiana, July 17
A commercial building was demolished in the Jawahar Nagar area today. Monika Anand, ATP, Zone D, said the department had received a complaint that the building was being constructed in violation of building bylaws. 

Encroachments removed
Ludhiana: The tehbazari wing of Zone D today removed encroachments from the Jawahar Nagar Area. Eight to nine shopkeepers had encroached upon land outside their shops. Superintendent, Zone D, JS Sekhon said penalty would be imposed on them.

Health Dept collects food samples
Ludhiana, July 17
On the directions of Civil Surgeon Dr Subhash Batta, a team of officials of the Health Department collected food samples from various parts of the city, today.

Cut in grant-in-aid
Govt-aided teachers stage dharna
Ludhiana, July 17
On the call of the Principal Association of Colleges, affiliated to Panjab University, managements, principal federation and teachers of government-aided private colleges held a protest and staged a dharna in Chandigarh today.

Seminar on Minimum Wages Act
Ludhiana, July 17
A seminar on Minimum Wages Act was organised by the Medical Representative Association (PMRA), today. A certified RTI consultant from Government of India's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (DoPT), Jatinder Jain, was the resource person on the occasion. Jain elaborated on the constitutional rights of medical representatives as per the act through audio-visual presentation.

Eyeing Guinness world record, youths hit the green road
Ludhiana, July 17
Volunteers carry placards to spread awareness on plantation in Ludhiana Youngsters in the city are excited for the tree plantation drive, an attempt at setting the Guinness world record for planting maximum numbers of saplings in a set span of time. A lot of youngsters in the city are participating in the event to make a cut to the list of famous world records.

Volunteers carry placards to spread awareness on plantation in Ludhiana. a file photo

Arguments heat up PAUTA general body meeting
Ludhiana, July 17
Members of PAUTA attend a general body meeting on the PAU campus in Ludhiana. Heated arguments over the tenure of presidentship were witnessed during the general body meeting of the Punjab Agricultural University Teachers Association (PAUTA), here today. The PAUTA executives had called the general house meeting to discuss the issue of the tenure of president and other confusions regarding the constitution of PAUTA. The PAUTA election will be held on July 22.

Members of PAUTA attend a general body meeting on the PAU campus in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Industry works on strategies to deal with staff crunch
Ludhiana, July 17
Labour crunch faced by the local industry can be effectively dealt with employing women workforce. The industry is currently working on strategies to rope in the fair sex to fill in the 40 per cent void in the industries.

development projects
Government’s claims up in flames
Ludhiana, July 17
Foundation stones laid near Jagraon Bridge, Durga Mata Temple; and (right) Gunda Nullah, which has been turned into a dumping site in Ludhiana. It seems that the SAD-BJP government forgot to arrange funds before announcing development projects worth Rs 300 crore for the city. Most of the projects are yet to take off. BJP councillor Inder Aggarwal said Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal while laying foundation stones of the projects, including six-laning of Ferozepur Road, underpasses near Aggar Nagar and Pakhowal Stadium, had made false promises.
Foundation stones laid near Jagraon Bridge, Durga Mata Temple in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

When it comes to completing work, authorities go bankrupt 
Ludhiana, July 17
Development of the city seems a distant dream. A number of projects have been hanging fire, with the authorities looking the other way.

Spy camera in trial room
Complainants allege police inaction, meet top cop
Ludhiana, July 17
Two days after a spy camera was found in a changing room of a garment shop, Kiran Makkar and her husband Narinder Makkar met the Police Commissioner and filed a complaint against the Division No. 8 police station.

PU approves MCom course at GCG
Panjab University, Chandigarh, has approved MCom course at GCG, Ludhiana. As many 30 seats have been allotted for the course. The college has also received approval of MSc-IT and PGDCA course. About 30 and 40 seats have been allotted for the courses, respectively. The university has allowed admission of 40 students in BBA first year. The admission for BBA-I will be held on July 21 at 9.00 AM while, the admissions for MSc-IT, PGDCA and MCom will be held on July 23. The students can submit forms for MSc-IT and PGDCA till Saturday.

ICICI Bank launches scheme for NRIs

Ludhiana: ICICI Bank Limited has announced the launch of ‘ICICI Bank Global Banking-Hello Canada’, a convenient banking service for Indians migrated or migrating to Canada. This service offers a customer the convenience of opening a Canadian Dollar (CAD) Account with ICICI Bank Canada along with an NRI (Non-Resident Indian) savings account with ICICI Bank in India. The customer can open both accounts with simplified documentation by visiting his nearest ICICI Bank branch in India only once. 


Bike-borne youths snatch purses
Ludhiana, July 17
Motorcycle-borne snatchers snatched purses from two women travelling on a rickshaw at Udham Singh Nagar. Bhavika Goel, a resident of Kitchlu Nagar, said she, along with her sister-in-law, was going towards Hero Heart Centre when two persons snatched their purses and fled.


Illegal change of land use
HC orders defied

Ludhiana, July 17
Despite the Punjab and Haryana High Court putting both the Municipal Corporation and the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) authorities on notice for illegal change of land use in schemes developed by LIT, some of which are presently under the administrative control of the MC for maintenance, residential buildings are being put to commercial use with impunity.





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