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HindustanTimes Fri,19 Sep 2014

Ludhiana

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assessment in undergraduate semester classes in all Panjab University affiliated colleges, the house tests have been replaced by class tests.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.

Two BJP co-conveners expelled from party

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday expelled party co-conveners of local body cell Aman Kumar and Arun Kumar after they were allegedly found involved in anti-party activities.

Recruitment rally for Territorial Army from September 25-30

The 103-Infantry Battalion (TA) Sikh Light Infantry (LI) is organising a recruitment rally for soldier, general duty, soldier, tradesmen and clerk at their unit location at the GT road, Millerganj, Ludhiana, from 25 to 30 September.

Commercial activities rampant in residential areas; MC clueless

From schools, salons, gyms, grocery stores to small restaurants, the residential areas have become the hub of commercial activities, resulting in traffic jams, pollution and disturbance to the people living in these colonies.

2 PAU professors transferred for failing to forecast weather

Punjab Agricultural University’s (PAU) school of climate change and agricultural meteorology has become a topic of discussion on the campus after two of its assistant professors got transfer orders on late Saturday evening for not being able to alert the higher authorities in the department about rainfall prediction on September 12 and 13, when mela took place.
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