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Crackdown on bootleggers

Ludhiana, March 31
It was a hard day for bootleggers as many were arrested and booked under the Excise Act at various police stations yesterday. The local police seized 17 cases of Indian made foreign liquor (IMFL) from a vehicle.

The accused with the seized cases of IMFL in Ludhiana
The accused with the seized cases of IMFL in Ludhiana on Tuesday night. — A Tribune photograph


Clash near courts, 6 arrested
Ludhiana, March 31
The local police prevented a clash between two groups, armed with sticks and kirpans, adjoining the District Courts Complex here today. The SHO, Division police station no: 5, Mr Anil Joshi and PCR men reached the place of incident.

A cop tries to arrest a boy, who was allegedly involved in a scuffle outside the judicial complex in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photo

A cop tries to arrest a boy, who was allegedly involved in a scuffle outside the judicial complex in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Teacher gets 5-yr RI for causing death of a student
Ludhiana, March 31
In a significant judgement, a Fast Track Court has sentenced a teacher of Government Senior Secondary School, Pakhowal Road, to five-year rigorous imprisonment  on the charge of causing death of a student by giving him corporal punishment.

On exam eve, students await roll numbers
Ludhiana, March 31
Some private candidates, who have to appear for graduation and post-graduation examinations starting tomorrow, are worried as they have not received their roll numbers as yet. The parents of these students are also upset over the irresponsible attitude of the authorities concerned at Panjab University.

BSP candidate begins campaign
Khanna, March 31
Mr Man Singh Manhera, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate for Ropar parliamentary constituency, started his election campaign here yesterday.


Advani yatra ignored J&K: Panthers Party
Ludhiana, March 31
Mr Lal Krishan Advani has been criticised for excluding Jammu and Kashmir from Bharat Uday Rath Yatra.

Police action against Manawala farmers decried
Ludhiana, March 31
Demanding a free and fair judicial probe into the lathicharge and police firing on agitating farmers at Manawala (Amritsar), the BJP Kisan Morcha has asked the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to quit on moral grounds.

Authorities told to check mayhem on city roads
Ludhiana, March 31
After two persons, in their prime youth, fell victim to a speeding vehicle on their way to Gurdwara Alamgir on Gill Road, a little away from the city limits here recently, there was increasing demand from the city residents to enforce stricter traffic regulations and to bring about better management of traffic, both within the city and on main entry points on state and national highways.

Hospital saves poor triplets
Ludhiana, March 31
Three premature male babies delivered by a resident of Giaspura, Shayna Khatoon on March 15, are being taken care of by the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital free of cost. The attending child specialist said that one of the babies had already been discharged as he had gained normal weight.

Two of the underweight triplets being treated at the GTB Hospital, Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Two of the underweight triplets being treated at the GTB Hospital, Ludhiana.

LBP women’s wing to work for empowerment
Ludhiana, March 31
The women’s wing of the Lok Bhalai Party (LBP) has expressed concern at the plight of women and reiterated its commitment to work for their empowerment. The unit will fight for their rights and privileges and try to restore their honour and dignity in the male-dominated society.

Senior citizens honoured by Helpage India
Doraha, March 31
“Helpage India is doing a tremendous job by providing help to the elderly, who feel neglected in this phase of lives. It is one of the biggest institutions working for this noble cause,” said Mr A.P. Bhatnagar, DGP (Jails), Punjab, at a seminar on “Children’s rights” and “Care of the aged” , organised by the Punjab Police State Apex Committee of NGO’s through Helpage India and the BSP Welfare Society at Doraha yesterday.
Mr A.P. Bhatnagar, DGP (Jails) along with Dr P.S. Jassi and Mr Gursharanjit Singh, provides aid to elderly persons in Doraha on Monday.
Mr A.P. Bhatnagar, DGP (Jails) along with Dr P.S. Jassi and Mr Gursharanjit Singh, provides aid to elderly persons in Doraha on Monday. — Photo Loveleena Bains

IAP launches adolescent chapter
Ludhiana, March 31
To understand psychological, physical and social problems of adolescents, the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP), Punjab, launched its adolescent chapter at the Christian Medical College and Hospital recently. Fortyeight members were enrolled on this occasion.

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TV shoots add to noise

I want to draw your attention towards the noise pollution and disturbance to residents of BRS Nagar, I-Block, Ludhiana. Shooting of Sansui Antakshri for ZEE TV, anchored by Anu Kapoor and Pallavi Joshi is playing havoc with the career of students of matric and plus 2.

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Cyclist killed in road mishap
Ludhiana, March 31
The police has registered a case under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC on a complaint of Mr Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Mohalla Uttam Colony that falls in Ward Number 17 at Khanna against Heera Lal, who hails from UP.

Landowner booked for fraud
Ludhiana, March 31
A landowner of Dad village in this district sold the same piece of land twice. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Verma, has written to the district police chief to register a case of fraud against Jasbir Singh, son of late Surjit Singh, who allegedly pulled a fast one on an unsuspecting buyer.


Bank of Maharashtra branch inaugurated
Khanna, March 31
A branch of the bank of Maharashtra was inaugurated by Mr B.K. Piprayia, General Manager of the bank, at GTB Market here today.

Schemes for owners of machine tool units
Ludhiana, March 31
The National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), a Government of India enterprise, in association with the Ludhiana Machine Tools Makers Association (LMTMA), organised an awareness programme for the development of machine tools units through a number of schemes floated by the corporation.


Dhillon promises package for Punjab farmers
Ludhiana, March 31
If the NDA is voted to power again at the centre, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will take up with it the issue of granting a special package to the Punjab farmers which will provide for subsidies on fertilisers, pesticides, farm implements and other inputs on the pattern of those being provided by developed nations.


Jagraon girl tops Class V exam in district
Ludhiana, March 31
Kamalpreet Kaur, a student of Guru Hargobind Public School, Kaonke Kalan, Jagraon, has topped the district in Class V examination the results of which were declared by the elementary wing of District Education Department here today.

Farewell function at Kiddies Paradise
Ludhiana, March 31
Tiny tots of Kiddies Paradise, Kochhar Market, were bid farewell during a function held here today.



Magnificent minerals are natural doctors
ONTINUING with our saga of the unsung heroes of nutritional requirements of our body — the minerals — we will discuss the last of major minerals required by our body in large amounts.

All set for Pulse Polio drive
Ludhiana, March 31
The district Health Department has prepared itself for the third round of Pulse Polio campaign to be held on April 4.


Hockey tourney from April 2
Ludhiana, March 31
A three-day hockey tournament will be organised by the Punjab Rural Welfare and Sports Club at Sultanpur village, Samrala, tehsil, near here, from April 2. This was stated in a press note issued by the spokesman, of the club, Mr Lakhvir Singh Gurm. Interested teams may contact Mr Mehar Singh on mobile phone no 94172-35289.


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