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Wanted criminal held in UP
Ludhiana, April 21
In a major breakthrough, the city police has arrested dreaded criminal and kingpin of the notorious Fortuner gang Jatinder Singh, alias Bunty, alias Langra, from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh late this evening.

A farmer inspects his ripened wheat crop with overcast sky in the backdrop in Ludhiana.
Fearing weather gods: A farmer inspects his ripened wheat crop with overcast sky in the backdrop in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan


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26 years on, farmer struggles to reclaim his farm land
Ludhiana, April 21
If nature's fury was not enough, an irregularity allegedly committed by financial institutions has forced a 57- year-old man to run from pillar to post for the past 26 years to reclaim his agricultural land. Sucha Singh, World War II hero Amar Singh's son, is waging a lone battle against the corrupt system that allegedly led to the usurping of his land.

Sucha Singh, along with his wife Balwinder Kaur, shows papers pertaining to his land in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet verma

Filing complaints
MC mobile phone application gains popularity
Ludhiana, April 21
The mobile phone Android application of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, LMC CRAMAT, is proving to be a boon for the city residents. A large number of residents have been using it ever since it was launched last month. With the help of this mobile phone application, a large number of residents have complained about civic problems such as encroachments, illegal parking, potholed roads.

Now, pick fresh vegetables right from farm
Ludhiana, April 21
Rather than picking stale or unpalatable vegetables from markets or mandis, now you have the option of picking vegetables straight from a farm. A city-based nursery has struck this novel idea. Its customers can pluck fresh vegetables from the nursery. The aim is not only to provide fresh veggies to people, but also to sensitise them about how these are grown.

Visitors pluck vegetables from a nursery at Badowal in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Chemists to go on two-day strike
Ludhiana, April 21
In protest against the Police Department for registering cases against chemists (running shops without licence), the retail chemists of the city have decided to keep their shops closed for the next two days.

Yet another reshuffle in MC
Ludhiana, April 21
There has been yet another reshuffle in the top brass of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation. Kamlesh Bansal has been once again appointed as zonal commissioner, Zone A, while AS Sekhon as zonal commissioner, Zone C.

Medicines worth lakhs destroyed in fire
Ludhiana, April 21
Medicines worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed in a fire that broke out at Gurmail Medical Hall, a leading chemist shop in the Pindi Street area of the city early this morning. The fire, which broke out at around 6:30 am, was put out by around 7:15 am.


A gutted chemists shop in the Pindi Street area of Ludhiana where a fire broke out on Sunday morning. A Tribune photograph


COMMUNITY

Liquor shop opened near school
Ludhiana, April 21
Caring two hoots for the basic rules in providing licenses to the wine shops, mushrooming of wine-shops near religious places/educational institutes goes unabated in the city. Perturbed over opening of such shops, the protests by the residents have become a daily routine these days.

A wine shop near the boundary wall of Government Multipurpose Senior Secondary School, Kesar Ganj, in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Regularisation of unauthorised colonies
Ludhiana, April 21
The real estate developers and other stake holders have outrightly rejected the draft policy for regularisation of unauthorised colonies in Punjab, formulated under the Punjab Laws (Special Provisions) Act 2013 which was approved by the Punjab Assembly during its budget session last month.

Reporterís diary
Parking contractors fleece commuters
Almost without exception, the city residents parking their vehicles at paid parking lots at the MC headquarters near Mata Rani Chowk, Mini-Secretariat, Feroze Gandhi Market, or else at the designated parking space at the railway station, must have, at one time or the other, fallen victim to overcharging by the attendants. The practice is more rampant at the parking lots at MC headquarters and the Mini-Secretariat where the contractors do not give two hoots to repeated warning by the senior officials.

Bhandara organisers must adhere to prescribed menu: Amarnath Shrine Board
Ludhiana, April 21
Navin Kumar Choudhary, IAS, Chief Executive Officer of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB), stressed that the bhandara organisors must adhere to the food menu provided by the SASB in the interest of pilgrims.

PU EXAMS
Evaluators demand day off from duty
Doraha, April 21
The teachers, currently evaluating answer sheets at various centres, allocated by Panjab University, Chandigarh, have demanded at least one off day from duty especially at the weekends.

Ludhiana scan
Mazdoor union to observe May Day
The Karkhana Mazdoor Union and Textile Hosiery Workers' Union will observe May Day at the PUDA Grounds here. The decision was taken by the leaders of both the unions during a meeting held here. During the occasion, rich tributes will be paid to the martyrs. The leaders said that in present times, atrocities against workers were increased and strategies to curb the "exploitation" of workers will be made.

Anil Rajimwale speaks during a seminar in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

From colleges
Convocation
Ludhiana: The PCTE Group of Institutes organised its 5th annual convocation function on the PCTE Campus-II on Sunday. About 500 degrees were conferred on the graduates from different disciplines like PGDM, MBA, MBA-IB, MCA, M.Sc-IT, BBA, BCA, B.Sc ATHM, B-Pharmacy and BHMCT. VK Goyal, executive director and CEO, SEL Industries Ltd, was the chief guest on the occasion. Dr KNS Kang, director general, PCTE Group of Institutes, give away the degrees to the students and VK Goyal gave away the prizes and college colours to meritorious students.

World earth day today
NGOs, religious organisations distribute saplings
Ludhiana, April 21
Even though the administration might be lagging in spreading awareness about the pollution and promoting the culture of planting trees and saplings, social groups, NGOs and religious organisations are coming forward to spread information about the environment and are distributing plants to residents.

From schools
Workshop
Ludhiana: A two-day training workshop on the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) concluded on Sunday at Radha Vatika Senior Secondary School in Khanna. The members of Sahodya Schools (East), principals and teachers participated in the workshop.

4,581 students take JET exam
Ludhiana, April 21
Girl students look relaxed after taking their examination in Ludhiana on Sunday. Total 4,581 students, appeared for the JET, conducted by the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training, here in Ludhiana district. Over 6,500 students had filled the forms while 4,581 took the exam. Paramjit Kaur Chahal, District Education Officer (DEO) and Santosh Kumar, District Guidance Counsellor, said the exam was conducted peacefully across all the 23 centres in the district.

Girl students look relaxed after taking their examination in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Lecture on liver function test delivered
Ludhiana, April 21
Dr Neelam Mohan, a paediatric gastroenterologists and liver transplant physician, visited the city today. She was in the city to deliver a lecture on 'Interpretations of Liver Function Test'.

Police launches drug de-addiction drive
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 21
Identifying drug addiction as a root cause of all crimes, the Gill Circle Police has launched coordinated movement against the menace. It has also roped in office bearers, activists of social, religious and constitutional organisations of the region.

90 units of blood donated
Ludhiana, April 21
An NGO, Zindagi Live Foundation, organised a voluntary blood donation camp at the residence of Madan lal bagga, chairman, Punjab Traders Board. On this occasion, as many as 90 units of blood were donated to a team of doctors from the CMCH led by Dr Rupinder and Dr Justina Williams. Both the sons of Madan Lal Bagga also donated blood.


Volunteers donate blood during a blood donation camp in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


CRIME

Six nabbed with habit-forming drugs
Ludhiana, April 21
The city police has nabbed six persons in four different joint raids and seized a huge quantity of pharmaceutical drugs from their possession here last evening. The accused have been identified as Deepak Kumar and Hitesh Narula, both residents of Islam Ganj Chowk, Rohit Kumar, a resident of Khud Mohalla, Rahul, a resident of Islam Ganj, Kuldip Singh of Cheema colony, and Md Amjan of Sangrur.

Retired teacher killed in road accident
Jagraon, April 21
An elderly man riding a two-wheeler was crushed to death by a school bus on the national highway near Jagraon last evening. The deceased has been identified as Sukhdev Singh (60), a resident of Malleana village in Moga district.

Police solves robbery case within five days
Jagraon, April 21
With the arrest of two youths, the local police has claimed to solve a robbery that took place in Jagraon five days ago. According to the police, the alleged robbers were arrested by a police team from near Gurduwara Nanaksar following a tip-off today morning.

Canada-based NRI booked for forgery
Ludhiana, April 21
The city police has booked a Canada-based NRI for allegedly formulating a divorce with his Indian wife by submitting her false affidavit in the Canadian court.

Two drug peddlers arrested
Ludhiana, April 21
In a major breakthrough the city police has nabbed two drug peddlers from two check points. A head constable suffered injury after being attacked by one of the drug peddlers. Amandeep Singh Brar, SHO, Sadar Police Station, while giving information said the accused have been identified as Baljit Singh (30) and Paramjit Singh (46), both residents of Kaimwal village near Mehatpur area of Jalandhar, and both are brothers.

Amandeep Singh Brar, SHO, Sadar police station, during a press conference on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Two held with stolen metal
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 21
In another case, the local police arrested Satnam Singh, a resident of Naktey, Sangrur district, and Varinder Singh, alias Lal, a resident of Mandi Gobindgarh, with 15 quintals of stolen iron. The accused were caught during a check point opposite to Gobindgarh Public School on the Khanna road. The police has booked them under Sections 379, 411 and 120B of the IPC.

NRI booked for bigamy
Phillaur, April 21
The police has booked an NRI, Sukhpal Singh, under Sections 406, 498-A and 494 of the IPC on charges of bigamy and harassing his wife for dowry.

3 killed in different road mishaps
Phillaur, April 21
Three persons were killed and one sustained serious injuries in two different road accidents.

8-year-old girl raped in Daba area
Ludhiana, April 21
An 8-year-old girl was reportedly raped by a man in the Daba area here today. The matter came to light when the girl went to her parents and narrated the incident to them.

 



Cricket tourney
Ropar declared winners on the basis of 1st innings lead
Ludhiana, April 21
On the basis of lead of 92 runs in the first innings, Ropar district was declared winners against the hosts Ludhiana in the first match of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (U-16) for ML Markan Trophy being played at the SCD Government College ground today.

Players in action during the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award
10 Ludhiana players to be felicitated on April 29
Ludhiana, April 21
As many as 10 players from the city will be awarded with Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award for their achievements in different sports categories. The Punjab Government is going to organise an award function at the Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on April 29.




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