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HindustanTimes Sat,27 Dec 2014

Ludhiana

Residents forced to pay above MRP to shop owners at bus stand

Thousands of passengers visiting the Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar Inter-state Bus Terminal here are a harried lot with shops and kiosks' owners overcharging for eatables and other articles.

MC moves proposal to install gates on streets

To resolve the issue of iron gates on the streets, the Municipal Corporation’s house has recently passed a proposal (under agenda of house meeting) regarding allowance of gates on public streets and it will be sent to government for final approval.

3 jump across buildings after failing to rob trader

In an incident that appeared a scene out of a Bollywood flick, a group of three snatchers jumped from one building to another in the old city area after a failed bid to rob a Malerkotla cloth merchant, Imran Hussain. The incident took place on Wednesday morning near Reikhi Cinema.

Boycott of de-addiction drug affecting patients

The boycott of use of de-addiction medicine, buprenorphine, by the members of Indian Psychiatrist Society, Punjab and Chandigarh branch, is affecting patients who are under treatment. The sudden stoppage of this medicine makes withdrawal of symptoms like body aches, loose motion, vomiting, loss of sleep, aggression violence, fit etc on patients.

City buses set to return on the roads in mid-January

Finally, after a gap of five months, city buses will return on road in mid-January, but municipal corporation’s Ludhiana City Bus Service Limited (LCBSL) will get income as low as nearly Rs. 125 per bus a day. A private firm has been selected to operate all 105 city buses and it has offered to pay Rs. 48 lakh per year to the LCBSL.

MC's new proposal may resolve issue of iron gates

To resolve the issue of iron gates on the streets, the Municipal Corporation's house has recently passed a proposal (under agenda of house meeting) regarding allowance of gates on public streets and it will be sent to government for final approval.

Over 3,000 to take PSTSE exam

As many as 3,910 students of Class 8 and 10 will take the Punjab State Talent Search Examination (PSTSE) to be held on January 18.

No Ludhiana IMA polls on December 28

The elections for office-bearers to the Ludhiana chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) have been stayed and will not be held on the scheduled date of December 28, after the current president of the chapter and the chief election commissioner for these polls filed complaints against each other with the state body.

Health department prepares for swine flu

As the winter has set in, the health department has geared up preparations to deal with swine flu. With dip in temperature there is a break on dengue cases, but it increases the fear of swine flu.

Chandigarh crime branch to probe 27-year-old’s death

Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has marked an inquiry to Chandigarh crime branch in the case of death of Mishu Kiran Kalia, 27. He was found dead on October 22.

Case registration just eyewash, say parents of missing kids

Following the stance taken by the Supreme Court regarding police inaction in the cases of missing children, the Ludhiana police have lodged FIRs in bulk in cases of missing children and women that were lying pending with them for the past two years.

Shelter homes in deplorable condition

Expressing dissatisfaction over the state of night shelters functional in the city, engineer-in-chief, state local bodies department, Manmohan Singh said, “There is inadequate space, no beds and the bedding too is not in a good condition at the shelters.”

Ldh immolation: Key witness lands in police net

The police on Tuesday got a major breakthrough in the case of immolation of the 16-year-old girl by apprehending key witness Sultan alias Munavvar from Delhi.

Ldh: NRI woman duped of cash, jewellery

Using distraction as a trick, two men on Tuesday stole cash and jewellery from an NRI (non-resident Indian) woman near Old Sabzi Mandi here.

Newborn deaths: Health dept issues chargesheet to gynaecologist

The health department on Tuesday issued a chargesheet to gynaecologist Dr Alka Mittal in connection with the death of two newborns and three stillbirths at Mother Child Hospital, attached to Lord Mahavira civil hospital, here on November 23.
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