HindustanTimes Thu,30 Oct 2014


Bank robbery bid foiled as miscreants fail to break open gate

Bid of looting Central Co-operative Bank at Panj Garayiyan village of Machhiwara was foiled, as the miscreants failed to enter the bank. Machhiwara police station SHO Darshan Singh said, “Some miscreants tried to break open the door of the bank on Monday night, failing which they tried to make a hole in the wall to enter the bank.”

Girl helps neighbourto rape her friend

A girl allegedly helped her neighbour to rape one of her friends by inviting the friend to her home at Boothgarh village of Meharban area on Monday. 

SD college commerce dept holds extension lectures

The post graduation department of commerce and management at Kamla Lohtia SD College organised a series of extension lectures on Tuesday.

Carpeting of Rajguru Nagar roads to start by Nov 10

The residents of Rajguru Nagar will soon get rid of broken roads as the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) is going to start carpeting of roads of the area before November 10.

Fatal mishaps, challans fail to decelerate speed freaks

Learning no lessons from numerous fatal accidents and umpteen drives by the traffic police to challan those found speeding and guilty of other violations, motorists continue to drive at blazing speeds paying no heed to the disastrous consequences.

Illegal construction raised by councillor razed

The municipal corporation (MC) on Monday demolished an illegal structure raised by ward number 33 councillor Raghbir Singh Beera at a public park near Chand Cinema. The illegal construction was done without getting any approval from the MC.

Bullet lodged in man’s neck removed

A bullet lodged in the root of a 60-year-old man’s neck was successfully removed at SPS Apollo Hospital recently. Baldev Krishan, of Dhanvan village, Sangrur, was hit by a stray bullet while working in his fields on October 21.

Garbage brazenly dumped at sweepers’ whim

While the municipal corporation (MC) and A2Z group have been carrying out cleanliness drives in various areas of the city, they have failed to check dumping of garbage near Dholewal Chowk.

'Chatth Pooja': No preparation by railways

People going to their native places in Bihar or UP for 'Chatth Pooja' are a harried lot alleging lack of proper arrangements by the city railway station. Though northern railway has introduced a few trains to cater to the rush, still passengers didn't find it sufficient. One 'Chatth Pooja' special train also ran on Monday evening from Amritsar to Saharsa witnessing huge crowd.

Survey to inspect building bylaws

Following the directions of the municipal corporation commissioner, Pradeep Kumar Agarwal, 50 teams of non-building branch started survey of buildings under construction on Monday. The staff will inspect the violations being done by the buildings, and will submit the report to commissioner on Wednesday.

91-yr-old ex-railway employee awaits revision in pension

Madan Mohan Lal Sobti, 91, has been awaiting a revision of his pension since the past three decades. Since his retirement on August 31, 1981, as the deputy chief controller from Moradabad Division for Northern Railway, Sobiti has been living on a paltry pension of Rs8,000, which includes his dearness allowance, fixed according the government pay scales at the time of his retirement, despite three revisions in the scales since.

PAU's 7-day youth fest kicks off on October 30

Punjab Agricultural University is set to host its seven-day Annual Youth Festival from October 30.Students from colleges affiliated to PAU will participate in the event.Events such as collage, cartoon and creative writing contests will mark the first day of the festival, while poster, debate, clay modelling, poetry recitation competitions will be held on the second day on October 31, said Ravinder Kaur Dhaliwal, director students' welfare at PAU and the chief organiser of the festival.

Trials for World Kabaddi Cup men’s team held

The second day of the qualifying round for World Kabaddi Cup ended with the selection of 40 men at Guru Nanak Stadium Ludhiana on Sunday. The round saw several aspirants from various states across the country.

Street racing claims lives of two friends in Sarabha Nagar

Speeding claimed the lives of two youths, while their friend, who was driving the BMW, had a miraculous escape after the car rammed into roadside trees in the residential area of Sarabha Nagar on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.

'Don't toy with your child's safety'

Going by the harmful effects of the toys having sharp edges, screws, cells and low-quality plastic, city-based paediatricians have suggested that it was must for parents to carefully examine toys before buying them for their children.

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