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Snatchers kill youth
Ludhiana, April 19
Unidentified snatchers killed a 24-year-old youth near Dhandari here last night, all over a mobile phone worth just a few hundred rupees. The deceased has been identified as Sunil Bharti, a resident of Kushi Nagar, UP.

Petrol pumps to remain closed on April 23
Ludhiana, April 19
All the petrol station dealers across the state will observe a day-long symbolic strike on April 23 as part of a nationwide strike call in support of the demand to increase the dealership commission.

City couple robbed, thrashed in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, April 19
A Ludhiana-based couple faced a harrowing time last night when half-a-dozen youths snatched the womanís purse, thrashed her husband and broke the windowpanes of


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Demolition drive
Civic body clears violations, finally 
An MC team carries out a demolition drive in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, April 19
The Municipal Corporation (MC) today commenced a demolition drive to clear encroachments and violations on roads and national highways as per the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.


An MC team carries out a demolition drive in Ludhiana on Thursday. photos: inderjeet verma

Noise pollution violators to be booked
Ludhiana, April 19
Commissioner Police Ishwar Singh today asked residents of the city to adhere to the orders of the Supreme Court on noise pollution as hooters, sirens and loudspeakers playing music till late in the night disturbed the peace of senior citizens, ailing people and students. Anyone violating the orders would be booked under the law.

72-yr-old woman gets back possession of house from son
Ludhiana, April 19
A 72-year-old woman, Rama Rani, who was ill-treated by her son, an advocate, got back the possession of her house at Madhopuri with the help of the police and an NGO.




COMMUNITY

Canal edges pose risk
Stretch between Doraha, Neelon eroded in parts

The eroded edges on the Doraha-Neelon stretch pose a threat to commutersí lives.Doraha, April 19
The eroded edges of the canal between Doraha and Neelon are posing threat to commutersílives. This stretch is a major link between many villages here and therefore it is used extensively.



The eroded edges on the Doraha-Neelon stretch pose a threat to commutersí lives. Photo by writer

Patwari union stir enters second day 
Samrala, April 19
The Patwari Union continued its pen-down strike for the second day here today. They are agitating against the suspension of patwari Ravinder Kumar by the authorities concerned.

Swine flu: 2 samples test negative 
Ludhiana, April 19
Two samples of suspected patients, who were being treated at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, have tested negative.

School defies court order
Denies admission; DEO says they have not received orders from court 

Relatives of Harman Dhingra stand outside the district education office to submit a memorandum in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, April 19
Parents and relatives of Harman Dhingra visited the District Education Office to get the written evidence of argument between Deputy DEO Karamjit Kaur and authorities of Pumpkins Kindergarten School here today.

Relatives of Harman Dhingra stand outside the district education office to submit a memorandum in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

GLADA sells 18 plots for Rs 14.25 cr
Ludhiana, April 19
In what could be termed as a windfall gains for the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA), 18 freehold residential plots in the Urban Estate, Dugri, Phase I, were sold through open auction at a premium of 44.46 per cent.

Truckers threaten stir
Machhiwara, April 19
Tension prevails in the local grain market after tenders for lifting the wheat were given to a few outstation contractors in place of the local truck union despite low rates quoted by it.

Students protest against opening of liquor vend
Students protest in front of a liquor vend at Dr Ambedkar Nagar in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, April 19
Children protested against setting up of liquor vend near their school in Ambedkar Nagar today. Students of Nishkam Vidya Mandir High School and Women and Children Welfare Society had shown black flags and protested against its opening.


Students protest in front of a liquor vend at Dr Ambedkar Nagar in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Poster-making contest on PAU campus
Ludhiana, April 19
The Fine Arts and photography Club of Punjab Agricultural University organised a poster making and cartoon-making competition here today.

From colleges
Varsity toppers felicitated
Winners at a farewell party at Master Tara Singh Memorial College in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana: The management, principal and staff of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, on Thursday congratulated the toppers of M.A (sociology )semester-I examinations. Narjit Kaur, a student of the college, has secured 78.25 per cent marks and has stood second in the university and first in the college.

Winners at a farewell party at Master Tara Singh Memorial College in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

From Schools
37 students of DAV school awarded
Students at a prize distribution function at DAV Public School in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana: As many as 37 students of DAV Public School, Ludhiana, were awarded on Thursday at a special prize distribution for securing top ranks in Mathematics Olympiad. The school secured number one position in the entire Northern region.

Students at a prize distribution function at DAV Public School in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

100 screened for Hepatitis B virus
Ludhiana, April 19
To mark World Liver Day, the department of gastroenterology, SPS Apollo Hospitals, Ludhiana, organised a free screening camp at Malerkotla for Hepatitis B virus under the leadership of Dr. Harmeet Singh Saluja, senior consultant, SPS Apollo Hospitals.

Free medical camp at DMCH
Ludhiana, April 19
The department of surgery at DMCH is organising a free B.M.I. camp and seminar on bariatric surgery on April 21 (from 10 am to 12 pm) in the surgical seminar room. Those people who are overweight as per their height will be examined and their B.M.I. will be checked during the camp.

Book on Dakha village released
Jagraon, April 19
A book titled "History of Village Dakha" authored by Dr Harbhajan Singh Sekhon was released during a brief function held at the GTB National College Dakha today. Dr Assa Singh Ghuman, principal of the college, formally unveiled the book.

Panic at Bhadla village
Bhadla (Khanna), April 19
The ongoing digging work in a village pond at Bhadla village was stalled after a few bomb-like devices were spotted in it.

RBI lowers interest rate, people happy
Ludhiana, April 19
There is good news for city residents. Those taking loan will have to pay low interest rates as banks are gearing to pare back their lending and deposit rates. 

Security sought near FCI godowns
Ludhiana, April 19
The district area manager of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) has asked the police and the district administration to provide security near the FCI godowns for safeguarding foodgrain as in the recent past, a theft attempt was made by about 15-20 miscreants at Mullanpur.



CRIME

Rs 3.65 lakh stolen
Phillaur, April 19
Cash worth Rs 3.65 lakh was stolen from a branch of Co-Operative Society in Rupewal village near Bilga here yesterday.



 

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