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HindustanTimes Sat,01 Nov 2014

Ludhiana

Sikh body hails Modi govt's compensation move

Ludhiana Sikh Migrants Welfare Board chairman Kartar Singh Patna has welcomed the announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of giving Rs. 5-lakh compensation to the families of the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Minor, two others fall prey to rapists

Women are not safe in the industrial town of Ludhiana. Three rape cases, including that of a minor girl, were reported from across the city on Thursday. Police have registered separate cases in this context.

Five dengue cases reported

Five patients tested positive for dengue in the district on Friday. District epidemiologist Dr Anil Verma said the 27-year-old woman from Prem Vihar, 45-year-old man from Ranjodh Park, 46-year-old man from PAU, 62-year-old man from Model Town Extension and 31-year-old man from Rajesh Nagar are undergoing treatment at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital.

3-month breather to get property regularised

The owners of over 300 unauthorised colonies and around 25,000 illegal buildings and plots in the city can get their properties regularised till January 27, 2015, with the state government allowing another chance for the same, albeit, with a slight increase in rates.

IT student hangs himself in Jamalpur

A 19-year-old hanged himself from a ceiling fan after turning on music in Sarpanch Colony, Jamalpur, on Thursday. Rohit Bijwan was a student of Information technology at Research and Development Polytechnic College, Ludhiana.

Father of kidnapped girl lodges complaint

The father of a minor girl, who was kidnapped on Saturday and held captive for three days by three youths and released later, has lodged a police complaint against the accused.

High court order leaves MC in a fix

The municipal corporation (MC) is in a fix over the Punjab and Haryana high court’s decision regarding encroachments on the roof of booths at Transport Nagar area. This area was transferred by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) to the MC in 1984.

Drunken guard runs amok on PAU campus, students complain

A group of Punjab Agricultural University students were in for a rude shock when a inebriated security guard allegedly misbehaved with them inside the campus on Wednesday evening. Later, one of them, a student of the College of Agriculture, Karanvir Singh, filed a written complaint against the guard with the varsity’s vice Chancellor and estate officer, demanding stringent action be taken against him.

To recover dues, civic body will now use GIS

With the Ludhiana municipal corporation failing to recover water and sewerage dues from defaulters, it is now pinning hopes on geographic information system (GIS), which is used to assess water and sewerage connections.

Locals bought cookies from inmates on Diwali

Cookies that tingled your taste buds this Diwali might have been baked at the Ludhiana Central Jail.Do not get surprised as several city residents had ordered cookies from the jail to distribute among their relatives and friends on the festival. The jail bakery had sold more than 500 kg packed cookies on the occasion.

PAU colleges come together for youth fest

 A cartooning event on themes such as 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' and 'Role of Information Technology in Today's World' was held on the opening day of the inter-college youth festival at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Thursday.

Bal Bharti School students win Sahodaya dance contest

Students from 35 city schools participated in the Sahodaya Inter School Folk Group Dance Competition held at BCM Basant City on Thursday.

63-year-old man murdered in Sahnewal

A 63-year-old man was found murdered on a vacant plot in Fauji Colony of Sahnewal on Tuesday evening. The victim has been identified as Surinder Nath of Bhogpur Colony. His son, Barkeshwar Nath, told the police that his father had gone to the market to get his spectacles repaired.

Baby delivered in truck outside hospital

A woman, in her thirties, delivered a baby in a mini-truck outside the gynaecology ward of Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital on Wednesday. Passersby on the hospital premises stood bewildered as they heard Seema crying of labour pain and her two female relatives conducting the delivery.

Brothers accuse police of torture in custody

Two brothers from Shimlapuri have accused the police of apprehending them for no fault and thrashing them at the police station. Pawandeep Singh and Gagandeep Singh were brought to the Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital on Tuesday evening for treatment of injuries that they alleged had been inflicted by the police.
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