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WHEAT PILFERAGE

SIT to investigate role of other Pungrain officials

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

LUDHIANA: To find more black sheep in Pungrain, who are involved in the pilferage of wheat meant for the poor from a godown hired by the department, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Ludhiana Rural, Surjit Singh, has formed a special investigation team (SIT).

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Nikhil Bhardwaj

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 20

To find more black sheep in Pungrain, who are involved in the pilferage of wheat meant for the poor from a godown hired by the department, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Ludhiana Rural, Surjit Singh, has formed a special investigation team (SIT).

The police have booked two inspectors of Pungrain, Maninder Pal and Surinder Pal, for conniving with the thieves in one such case.

Confirming the development, the SSP said SIT had been formed and it comprised SP-Investigation Pritpal Singh, DSP-Head Sarabjit Singh, CIA In-charge Lakhbir Singh and Dakha SHO Jasvir Singh. “I have told SIT to thoroughly investigate the matter and submit the report to me within 10 days. Apart from two Pungrain inspectors, who have been booked in the case, SIT will also probe the role of other Pungrain officials in depth. If the team recommends action against any other official, the police will not shy away from naming him in the FIR. I will not tolerate even minor involvement of any Pungrain official,” the SSP added.

During the night of August 8, 11 persons were arrested by the Jagraon police for pilfering wheat following a raid conducted by the district administration in collaboration with the Ludhiana rural police at a godown in Rakba village, near Dakha. The raid was conducted by Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Agarwal in the presence of SP-Crime (Ludhiana Rural) Pritpal Singh, District Food Supply Controller  (DFSC) Rakesh Bhaskar, the Jagraon SDM and other officials. The godown had around 1.2 lakh sacks of wheat weighing 30 kg each. Labourers were stealing 5 kg from each sack and putting water in them to maintain the actual weight. The godown is located on the premises of Radha Rani Shellers.

Mindi wished to fight PU poll

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KHANNA: Slain ‘gangster’ Manwinder Singh Mindi visited Panjab University about three days ago and held a meeting with the supporters of the Gandhi Group of Student Union (GGSU), which has a strong base at PU.

Vending zones

Vendors’ assn alleges fake enrolment

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

LUDHIANA: The Rehri-farhi Association is unhappy with the way surveys are being conducted by the company concerned to enrol beneficiaries for vending zones to be set up in the city.

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Teachers to pass moral values to schoolchildren

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LUDHIANA:As youth is growing astray and following the paths of crime in the society, the Education Department has decided to drill moral values among children in the schools.

Punjabi fest heldSchool Notes

Punjabi fest held

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

Ludhiana: Guru Hargobind Public Senior Secondary School, Sidhwan Khurd, organised 'Punjabi Fest'.

NGO awarded for arranging blood camps

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

AHMEDGARH: Social Welfare Organisation, an NGO of local town, was bestowed upon with the Punjab State Award for social service by the Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amrinder Singh, at a state-level function held at Gurdaspur recently.

Blood camp at GNIMTCollege Notes

Blood camp at GNIMT

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

Ludhiana: The National Service Scheme (NSS) unit, Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and Students Chapter of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan Campus, organised a blood donation camp in collaboration with the Indian Bank, Model Town, Ludhiana, as part of the ongoing celebration of Independence week and Foundation Day of Indian Bank.

City youths release book on Harry Potter

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

LUDHIANA: A ‘fan fiction’ book ‘Harry potter and the Curse of the Lying Prophecy’ about Harry Potter series was released by city youths today.

Legal loopholes should be pluggedOPEN HOUSE COMMENT

Legal loopholes should be plugged

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Robust surveillance can curb adulteration in ‘mithai’Open House response

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Trade unions gear up to fight NDA govt ‘anti-worker’ policies

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

LUDHIANA: The Joint Council of Trade Unions (JCTU) gave a call to join hands and raise a strong voice against denial of basic rights of the workers by Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre today.

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21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

The ongoing tussle between the Punjab Minister for Local Bodies, Navjot Singh Sidhu, and owners of a Mall in the city, considered to be close to the Badal family, has taken a new twist.

PPCB’s vain bid to whitewash ‘murky’ affairs

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21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

LUDHIANA: The highly polluted Buddha Nullah, considered the bane of the industrial hub of the state, hogged limelight before the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) as the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) made a desperate bid to paint a ‘rosy’ picture of the drain and efforts underway to further cut down the pollution level.

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LUDHIANA: Jalandhar warded off stiff challenge from hosts Ludhiana before romping home victorious to clinch the title in boys’ section in the 6th Sub-Junior Punjab Baseball Tournament that concluded at Government Senior Secondary School, Gill village, near here.

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Stay on illegal development on village common land

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

LUDHIANA: Occupants of a piece of land measuring 89 kanal and 12 marla at Kanija village in this district, said to be village common land, have been restrained from interfering, selling, raising construction or mortgaging the said land till the final decision pending with the Collector (Divisional Deputy Director of Panchayats).

Snippets

Two booked for carjacking bid on Pakhowal Road

21 Aug 2017 | 1:04 AM

Ludhiana: The Sarabha Nagar police have booked two unidentified persons for attempting to snatch an XUV from a Model Town resident here.

SNIPPETS

10-month-old girl electrocuted

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

KHANNA: A 10-month-old girl died after she came in contact with a cooler at her house.

BRIFFLY

Jail visitor held with drugs

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: One Inderjit Singh was arrested by the Central jail police with drugs. Inderjit had reportedly visited the jail to meet some inmates.

Panchkula man ‘looted’ by auto gang

Panchkula man ‘looted’ by auto gang

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA : A Panchkula-based man was allegedly looted by the members of an auto-rickshaw gang here today.

Deepin to lead district cricket team

Deepin to lead district cricket team

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Satish Chander Dhawan Government College student Deepin Chitkara has been selected to lead the district team in the Inter-District Cricket Tournament (U-19) slated to begin in the first week of September.

Day 2: Rain fails to dampen spirit;
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20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Rain failed to dampen the players’ spirit as the second and penultimate day of the inaugural edition of the Ludhiana District Lawn Tennis Tournament witnessed engrossing matches.

Ludhiana eves shine in baseball tourney

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20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Hosts Ludhiana outperformed Ferozepur 12-7 to emerge champions in the girls’ category of the 6th Sub-Junior Punjab State Baseball Championship for Boys and Girls being held at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Gill village, near here, today.

City Centre Case

Bains brothers to move HC

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: The Bains brothers — Simarjit Singh Bains and Balwinder Singh Bains — have decided to challenge the closure report of City Centre, filed by the Vigilance Bureau, in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

PAU roads a picture of neglect

PAU roads a picture of neglect

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Nearly 2,000 students and 500 faculty members visit the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) every day.

Patar’s poetry, ghazals reverberate at Ramgarhia Girls College

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20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: A Sufi singer, Dev Dildar, sang ghazals and poetry written by the renowned Punjabi poet, Surjit Patar, at Ramgarhia Girls College today.

New park with gym facilities inaugurated

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: A garden gym has come up at Income Tax colony, Rishi Nagar, in which five fitness machines have been installed.

When no words are required to depict beautyAugust 19: World Photography Day

When no words are required to depict beauty

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: A picture is worth a thousand words and proving the statement right, ‘One Thousand Words’, photography exhibition is being organised by Photo Journalists’ Association Ludhiana.

Date for filing returns extended, traders happy

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Much to the relief of the traders and business community, the last date for filing the Goods and Services Tax (GST), who have Input Tax Credit (ITC) pending, has been extended to August 28.

No peace for the dead at Lohgarh cremation ground

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20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LOHGARH: The only cremation ground at Lohgarh village, towards Jodhan, Narangwal, is crying for attention.

Graduation Day

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

AHMEDGARH: ‘Graduation Day’ of the Bhutta Group of Colleges was held on the campus at Bhutta village near here today.

CBSE directs schools to instal solar panels

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: To reduce the air pollution and electricity consumption, the CBSE has directed the affiliated schools to instal solar panels.

Unable to pay debt, farmer ends life; Cops say otherwise

Unable to pay debt, farmer ends life; Cops say otherwise

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

KHANNA: Unable to pay his debt, a 28-year-old farmer of Maksudra village here allegedly committed suicide at his house.

AAP workers attacked, hospitalised

AAP workers attacked, hospitalised

20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

Over a two-dozen assailants armed with sharp weapons and baseball bats, barged into a garment store in Phullanwal area and started attacking the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers here today.

Case file goes missing from MC recordsGrand Walk Mall Row

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20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: An important file in the controversial Grand Walk mall case, which remained in news recently, has gone missing from the Municipal Corporation records.

Blue Whale posing a challenge!

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA:A 13-year-old boy from a reputed public school in the city today claimed to be playing the “Blue Whale” challenge that is said to involve a series of 50 tasks perpetuating self-hatred.

‘Powerless’ residents feel the heat

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA:Power supply to many parts of the city was disrupted for three to five hours in the afternoon, when the 220 kV Lalton Kalan sub-station developed a snag.

First swine flu case from Doraha

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

DORAHA:Panic gripped Doraha as the first swine flu case was reported from the area.

Police crack down on snatchers; 6 held

Police crack down on snatchers; 6 held

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA:The city police claim to have arrested six persons, who were involved in various incidents of theft and snatching in various parts of the city.

Diplomat dwells on methods of effective communication

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

KHANNA:Gulzar Group of Institutes organised a workshop on ‘Effective Communication’ here today.

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19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

Students of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women, Ludhiana, outshined in BBA II semester PU Exams.

44 teachers, 1,637 students found absent

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

LUDHIANA:Acting on the directions of the Punjab Government and Deputy Commissioner, various teams led by a gazetted officer conducted checks at various schools of the district today.

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Ludhiana: Students of LKG of Blossoms Convent School learnt to make various things with the help of ice-cream sticks such as frames, toys and boxes.

Industrial visit

19 Aug 2017 | 1:28 AM

KHANNA: The AS Group of Institutions, Khanna, organised an industrial visit for its students to the world’s leading beverage major- Coca-Cola at the Ludhiana Beverages Pvt. Ltd., Jaspalon on August 18.

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