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HindustanTimes Fri,28 Nov 2014

Ludhiana

58-year-old woman found murdered in Khanna house

In a shocking incident, unidentified people bludgeoned a woman to death at her house in Narottam Nagar of Khanna on Wednesday night. The house was found ransacked and the police suspect robbery behind the murder. The deceased has been identified as Harinder Kaur Sandhu, 58.

Brick kiln owners seek environmental clearance

Even as one group of brick kilns owners is claiming that “mafia” is putting hindrance in their work, another group has now claimed that closure of the brick kilns across Punjab was a unanimous decision of owners as they wanted required environmental clearance to start these kilns.

Backing out of stem cell donation: Probe begins

The inquiry committee set up by civil surgeon Dr Subhash Batta in the Harleen case, wherein a seven-year-old girl died as her stem cell donor backed out at the last minute on November 4, started its inquiry on Thursday. Even conditioning chemotherapy was given to her.

Employees protest against BSNL’s failure to pay annual increments

BSNL’s departments dealing with the public, including cash counters and customer service centres remained closed on Thursday following a strike called by BSNL Employees’ Unions and the National Federation of Telecom Employees to protest the company’s failure to pay annual increments since the past several years.

MC multi-level parking in a shambles

While broken ramps, lack of proper lighting system, non-functioning lifts and old fire-safety system of the municipal corporation (MC)’s multi-level parking are crying for urgent repair, the proposal for renovation is awaiting nod from the finance and contract committee (F&CC).

Residents foil snatching bid, nab two

Residents of Ghumar Mandi area foiled a snatching bid and nabbed two snatchers who were trying to flee after snatching the purse from a woman on Thursday. People handed over the accused to the Ghumar Mandi police.

AAP demands arrest of gangrape accused

Almost three months after the gangrape of a minor girl, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded arrest of two absconding suspects in the case.

PAU gets network project on fruit borer insects

Department of fruit science of Punjab Agricultural University has been selected as one of the centres under the newly launched 'Consortium Research Platform on Borers in Network Mode' funded by Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

Cancer support group meets at Fortis Hospital

A meeting of Saarthak, the Cancer Support Group of Fortis Hospital, held here on Thursday. Nearly 40 patients, survivors and their family members, who are members of Saarthak group, attended the meet held at the hospital.

Power staff protests against proposalto hand over land to GLADA

The coordination committee of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) on Thursday staged a protest against the decision of the Punjab government and PSPCL management for handing over the land of power colonies to Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA).

Acute shortage of chickenpox vaccine leaves parents worried

A severe shortage of chickenpox vaccine in the city for the past more than two months has left parents of infants worried. The disease causes red spots and rashes all over the body, fever in many cases and is highly contagious.

46-year-old Woman run over by train

A 46-year-old woman was run over by a train when she was on her way to a gurdwara near Sunet village in Ludhiana on Wednesday. It is suspected that the woman committed suicide as her husband died in a road accident four months ago.

Encroachments by industries not on MC radar

The municipal corporation (MC) of Ludhiana recently issued notices to 156 encroachers (who made permanent encroachments) of the industrial area A near Cheema Chowk, but it failed to pay attention towards encroachments raised by industries in the area.

Parents arrested for killing 24-yr-old MCom student

In a suspected case of honour killing, the Raikot police on Wednesday arrested parents for allegedly killing their 24-year-old daughter. The victim has been identified as Manjit Kaur, an MCom student and resident of Raikot’s Johlan village, 42 km from Ludhiana.

MCs' laxity in granting CLU irks industry

The municipal corporation (MC) of Ludhiana has come in the line of fire of city industrialists for putting hindrances in granting change of land use (CLU) in some areas despite the state government orders that no fee will be charged for this from the industry.
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