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Attack on Congress workers
SAD councillor, 50 others booked

Ludhiana, May 4
An overturned vehicle of Congress supporters in the Shimlapuri area of Ludhiana An SAD councillor and 50 others were today booked by the police in the first case of pre-poll violence in the state.

An overturned vehicle of Congress supporters in the Shimlapuri area of Ludhiana on Sunday night. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

  Attack on Cong women workers condemned


EARLIER STORIES


Crowd scare drives stars away
Amidst appeals from organisers to fans to make way for the stars, Sunny Deol and Jitendra  refused to get out of the car and sped away
Ludhiana, May 4
Sunny Deol and Jitendra await their chopper to take off on the PAU campus in Ludhiana Bollywood stars, including muscular Sunny Deol and “jumping jack” Jitendra, failed to twinkle for SAD candidate from Ludhiana Gurcharan Singh Galib when they could not reach an election rally venue after their car was mobbed by hundreds of fans here last night.




Sunny Deol and Jitendra await their chopper to take off on the PAU campus in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Monthly tests introduced in govt schools
Teachers to face music if students fail
Ludhiana, May 4
The government school teachers should be ready to face the music if their students fail to bring good results in the monthly tests introduced by the Director-General Education, Punjab.

MC Projects
Blue-eyed officials take lion’s share

Ludhiana, May 4
The way the municipal corporation has been handling its affairs lately has raised many an eyebrow. The delegation of a majority of projects to just a handful officials during the past few months has left many officials fuming and red-faced.

Death in Cell
Jail inmates assault pharmacist

Ludhiana, May 4
Angered inmates of the central jail assaulted a pharmacist while he had gone to a cell to give medicines to ailing inmates, here this morning.

Ludhiana Calling
The stretch of Pakhowal Road from Sidhwan Canal bridge up to Lalton Kalan, which almost has a dozen marriage palaces, is virtually becoming a nightmare for city residents.The whole section of the road, just beyond the abandoned octroi post where the road width becomes narrower, has become a major bottleneck for vehicular traffic, with traffic jams extending to several hours during late evenings, especially when there is a rush of people going to marriage palaces. 

COMMUNITY

Rice-millers oppose ‘PAU 201’
Mullanpur Dakha, May 4
The All-Punjab Rice Miller Association has stood up against the recommendation of 201 variety of paddy by the PAU.

475 applications received for GLADA flats
Ludhiana, May 4
The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has received around 475 applications for its proposed multi-storey housing complex to be constructed in Sector 40 on the Chandigarh Road by May 2, the last date of receipt of applications.

MC swimming pool to open today
The municipal corporation swimming pool at Rakh Bagh, LudhianaLudhiana, May 4
The Municipal Corporation Swimming Pool at Ragh Bagh here is set to open for the season, tomorrow. The pool was usually thrown open on April 13 every year and was delayed this time due to repairs taken out to make it perfect for the swimmers.



The municipal corporation swimming pool at Rakh Bagh, Ludhiana. Photo: IV

Today is World Asthma Day
‘Inhalers helpful in tackling asthma’

Ludhiana, May 4
With the aim of spreading awareness about bronchial asthma, May 5 will be observed as the “World Asthma Day”.

Vet scientists’ mee inaugurated
Ludhiana, May 4
The 16th annual scientist meet of the Project Directorate- "Animal disease monitoring and surveillance" was inaugurated at the department of epidemiology and preventive veterinary medicine, GADVASU, today. Dr Simrat Sagar Singh, Dean, College of Veterinary Science, welcomed the guests.

Tewari woos lawyers
Ludhiana, May 4
Congress nominee from the Ludhiana constituency and All-India Manish Tewari addresses lawyers at district courts in Ludhiana Congress Committee spokesperson Manish Tewari today sought votes from the legal fraternity in the name of Manmohan Singh, with the plea that the future of the country was secure in the hands of the Prime Minister.


Manish Tewari addresses lawyers at district courts in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Attack on Cong women workers condemned
Manish Tewari pacifies agitated Congressmen in LudhianaLudhiana, May 4
A cross section of the city residents today criticised the attack launched on the Congress women workers at Shimlapuri on Sunday. Capt Sharanjit Singh, a retired officer, said, “It is an irresponsible act, such wrangles hamper the code of conduct.”



Manish Tewari pacifies agitated Congressmen in Ludhiana on Sunday night. A Tribune photograph

English comes back to haunt cops
Ludhiana, May 4
The Punjab Police, which has always struggled with the English language, has been put to test by the Election Commission.

Having lost voting rights, residents feel isolated 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 4
Having lost the power of exercising their franchise for electing MP from the district headquarters, residents of this town, known for manufacturing agricultural implements, have started feeling isolated, both administratively as well as politically.

Liquor meant for poll use seized
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 4
The local police seized 133 cases of liquor, including whiskey, allegedly meant for distribution among voters of the areas falling under the Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency yesterday. Liquor vends are to remain closed during the polling on May 7.

JE unhappy with pay panel report
Ludhiana, May 4
Junior engineers today staged a dharna outside the Deputy Commissioner's office against the report presented by the Fifth Pay Commission.

Bhajan sandhya held
Jagraon, May 4
The diamond jubilee celebration of “bhajan sandhya” was held by the Sai Bhajan Mandal here last evening. Hundreds of devotees from Punjab and surrounding states visited Jagraon Bhaderkali Mata Mandir where the sandhya was held.

From Schools
Role of balanced diet highlighted

Ludhiana, May 4
A model on display during Creativity Day celebrations at Guru Nanak Public School; and (right) students take part in a quiz contest at Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana A lecture on “Importance of balanced diet and physical activity in school children” was organised at the Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar today. 

A model on display during Creativity Day celebrations at Guru Nanak Public School; and (right) students take part in a quiz contest at Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, on Monday. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Seminar on Punjabi language
Amloh, May 4
A seminar for Punjabi language teachers concluded at Government Secondary School (boys) here today. Twenty three teachers from high and secondary schools of the Amloh block participated in the seminar that began on April 28.

Indian scientist honoured for research work
Ludhiana, May 4
The Colorado State University (CSU) recently announced Dr Rajiv Khosla as the recipient of the Monfort professorship.

CRIME

Students attacked by robbers on train
Remain holed up in luggage cabin for 4 hrs
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 4
A group of students of Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, hailing from Haryana were attacked by armed robbers at the Ludhiana railway station around 9 pm yesterday.

Another bid on assault victims
Ludhiana, May 4
The accused, who have been on the run since November 6 after injuring five youths with sharp-edged weapons near Hero Bakery at Pakhowal Road, made another attempt to inflict injuries on the victims by hitting them with a speeding vehicle near the Civil Lines area on Saturday night.

COURTS

VAT tribunal judgements bring relief to industry
Ludhiana, May 4
Two important judgments pronounced by the VAT Tribunal, Punjab, Chandigarh, on the issue of delayed submission of “C” forms as well as on undervaluation of goods, have provided relief to traders, industrialists and other registered dealers in the state.

CJ inaugurates new judicial complex
Phillaur, May 4
Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Tirath Singh Thakur inaugurated the new judicial complex, constructed at a cost of Rs 4 crore, here yesterday.

SDP Model, BCM Arya register wins
Ludhiana, May 4
SDP Model Senior Secondary School outplayed St Thomas Senior Secondary School by 46 runs on the third day of the first edition of the Ludhiana District Inter-School Rajgadh Estates Prize Money Cricket Cup Tournament (U-19) being played at the SDP College for Women, Circular Road, here today.

40 probables shortlisted
Ludhiana, May 4
Forty probables were shortlisted from over 70 aspirants who attended the trials conducted by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) at MGM Public School, Phase I, Dugri, here yesterday.

Santosh Trophy: Punjab eyes hat-trick
Ludhiana, May 4
Punjab has been looking to complete a hat-trick in the prestigious Santosh Trophy Football Championship slated to be held from May 24 to June 14 at Chennai.

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