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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

Ludhiana

GADVASU prof to attend New Colombo Plan launched in Oz

Shukriti Sharma, assistant professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), has been invited by Australian High Commission to the launch event of New Colombo Plan.

400 cartons of unbilled hosiery items seized

The excise and taxation department on Wednesday raided the Ludhiana railway station and found around 400 cartons of hosiery material without proper billing. These cartons were supposedly to be loaded on different trains.

Not out of last year's losses, cracker wholesalers want reduction in tax

With slump in market and losses suffered by local cracker wholesalers last year, a demand for decrease in lump sum tax that has to be deposited with the excise and taxation department has been raised.

MC directs to remove unauthorised ad boards outside shops, showrooms

To ensure implementation of the Municipal Corporation Ludhiana Outdoor Advertisement Byelaws 2014, the civic body on Wednesday directed to remove the advertisement boards installed outside various shops, showrooms and buildings without its permission.

Man held for locking up parents in room

Police on Wednesday arrested a man for allegedly locking up his parents in a room. The accused has been identified as Sumesh Anand of Barewal, who runs a garment shop in the Model Town area.

Property dealer booked for drugging, raping wife

Jamalpur Police booked a property dealer for drugging and raping his wife at his office in Bhamiyan. The couple, however, is living separately and their divorce case is pending with court. The accused has been identified as Deepak Sachdeva of Janakpuri area.

MC to beautify complexes, area around its Zone-C office

Finally, the civic body has decided to beautify the area and several complexes around the MC's Zone-C office that is located on Gill Road. The MC has even started the work to clean the area outside the complex of MC library, where a park will be constructed.

PU directs colleges to conduct class test instead of house test

To maintain uniformity in calculating the internal assessment in undergraduate semester classes in all Panjab University affiliated colleges, the house tests have been replaced by class tests. Now, the colleges have been directed to conduct the class test for an hour, however, earlier the time duration for house tests was three hours.

Vet Varsity to design vaccine for poultry

The newcastle disease, vernacularly known as Ranikhet disease, infects the domestic poultry and causes heavy mortality of birds, thus, financial losses to poultry farmers. Ramneek, director, School of Animal Biotechnology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), said that killed virus is used as vaccines for chicken and other birds to confer immunity.

Dengue spreads in city with three more cases reported

Three more dengue cases were confirmed in the city on Tuesday, taking the total number of cases in city to 20.

Five-day pulse polio drive to be held from Sept 21

A massive pulse polio drive will be held in the city from September 21 to 25. Neeru Katyal, additional deputy commissioner (ADC) held a meeting with health and related officials in this regard and said, “Though India has been declared Polio-free by the World Health Organization, but still we can’t afford to be ignorant about the disease and should ensure that children upto 5 years get polio drops.”

17-yr-old girl raped after being drugged, suspect at large


 A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a jeweller after rendering her unconscious by giving her sedative laced tea at his home.

System crash cripples PCR operations

If the city police get a threat call at its control room it will not be able to trace the source as the system collapsed 10 days ago. The hi-tech Police Control Room (PCR) system is not also being able to record the calls received and those made.

Dengue rampant in citywith three more cases

Three more dengue cases were confirmed in the city on Tuesday, taking the total number of cases in state to 20. Three patients, a 40-year-male from Haibowal Kalan, admitted to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), a 42-year-old female from Laddowal admitted to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) and a 60-year-old male from Ferozepur, admitted to the DMCH, were tested positive for dengue fever.

Not paid for three months, MC staff continue stir

Municipal Karamchari Sanyukat Committee continued their protest for the fourth day on Tuesday with a large number of employees agitating against not receiving salary for the past three months.
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