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LIP, AAP leaders meet Police CommissionerAAP-LIP MLAs, including Sukhpal Khaira, Simarjit Bains and Balwinder Bains, and their supporters raise slogans outside the Police Commissioner’s office in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu mahajan

LIP, AAP leaders meet Police Commissioner

Demand FIR against accused who attacked MLA Bains20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: A day after alleged attack on the LIP MLA from the Atam Nagar constituency, Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Sukhpal Singh Khaira, along with Bains brothers and AAP MLAs met the Police Commissioner (PC) here on Monday, and sought registration of an FIR against the accused.

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Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 19

A day after alleged attack on the LIP MLA from the Atam Nagar constituency, Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Sukhpal Singh Khaira, along with Bains brothers and AAP MLAs met the Police Commissioner (PC) here on Monday, and sought registration of an FIR against the accused. To mark their protest, they also raised slogans against the Congress government outside the Police Commissioner’s office.

Giving an ultimatum to the police, AAP and LIP leaders announced to hold protest march and dharna outside the Police Commissioner’s office on Tuesday morning if FIR was not registered against the accused.

After meeting with Police Commissioner RN Dhoke today, Khaira said, “The police commissioner has deployed an IPS officer for investigation. He has assured to take necessary action in this regard.”

He alleged that, “The police work on instructions of the Congress leaders. Thus, FIR has not been registered against those who ‘attacked’ MLA Simarjit Singh Bains in a planned manner.”

“The Congress wants to ‘hijack’ elections as it did during the poll in Patiala, Amritsar and Jalandhar. It is a direct attack on democracy, which is under threat in the state. I invite all other political parties in the opposition to protect democracy in Punjab,” he added.

He further blamed that Punjab Police had lost its credibility and was being misused by the ruling parties in the state. “We want that the Election Commission of India should deploy central agency forces for free and fair MC elections in Ludhiana,” said Khaira.

Meanwhile, MLA Simarjit Singh Bains said, “I have given my statement to the police and medico legal report has been prepared. Now, FIR should be registered against the accused otherwise we will stage a protest outside the Police Commissioner’s office on Tuesday. We are not afraid of the Congress atrocities. I have appealed to our supporters and workers to maintain peace.”

One-year-old boy crushed to death

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: One-year-old boy, who was playing outside his house, was crushed to death by a car at the New Angad Dev Colony, Shimlapuri, on Sunday evening.

CPI’s election campaign picks up momentum

CPI’s election campaign picks up momentum

20 Feb 2018 | 1:18 AM

Ludhiana: The Communist Party of India (CPI) candidates, Randhir Singh Dhira from Ward No.78, Ajit Chaursia from Ward No.95 and Sanjay Kumar from Ward No.94, are in the front race for the three seats of the civic body elections.

‘Illegal’ liquor seized, two accused arrested

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: Ahead of the MC polls, the Focal Point police recovered 105 boxes of ‘illegal’ liquor from different persons on Monday.

AAP alleges attack by Cong candidate on supporters

20 Feb 2018 | 1:18 AM

LUDHIANA: Leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have accused the Congress candidate from Ward No. 80, Maharaj Singh Raji, and his aides of attacking’ their supporters.

Rumours rife on Dr Bhatti as new director of CMCH

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: Rumours are rife about Dr William Bhatti soon replacing Dr Abraham G Thomas as director of the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH).

New MC House must ensure timely cleaning of drainswater accumulation

New MC House must ensure timely cleaning of drains

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA:The problem of accumulation of water in residential areas and markets is one of the major issues being faced by the residents of Ludhiana during the rainy season.

Most school dropouts are migrant kids

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: The Education Department is toiling hard to reduce the dropout rate in government schools.

Bizmen to vote for nominees who promise to redress their issues

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: Industrialists and the business community in the city is sore over the way their problems have been redressed by past councillors of the civic body.

Self-defence tactics to help women punch harassers

Self-defence tactics to help women punch harassers

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: In the wake of increasing number of rapes in the city, self-defence training for women has become the need of the hour.

Jeevanjot Kaur crowned Miss Farewell

Jeevanjot Kaur crowned Miss Farewell

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

DORAHA: Students of Class XI of Green Grove Public School gathered to bid adieu to the outgoing Class XII batch.

Daily exercise good for heart

Daily exercise good for heart

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: Just a few hours of exercise adding to the daily routine can help in keeping the heart healthy.

Teachers oppose move to affiliate colleges of Haryana with PU

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

DORAHA: The Punjab Educationists Forum led by former Principal Tarsem Bahia took a serious note of the move of Haryana to re-affiliate some of its colleges to Panjab University, Chandigarh, and cautioned that it can widen the inter-state gap and the ignoring of interests of Punjab.

Beware of fraud travel agents: Brampton MP to Punjabi youth

Beware of fraud travel agents: Brampton MP to Punjabi youth

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

AHMEDGARH: Brampton (Canada) MP Ruby Sahota, a senior member of a delegation led by Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, said the main aim of the ensuing visit was to strengthen bonds among people of the two countries, besides promoting cultural exchange.

MC House must ensure timely cleaning of drains

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: Absence of advance planning and faulty design of the roads and streets are among the major factors responsible for the problem of water accumulation, say residents

Seven trains cancelled, five rescheduled

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: There was no relief for rail passengers in the region as seven trains remained cancelled and five were rescheduled for late departure while a dozen long-route trains were running late.

Thieves swill beer, decamp with Rs 65,000

20 Feb 2018 | 1:18 AM

LUDHIANA: A few burglars reportedly broke into a liquor store at Palm Enclave at Sangowal village and decamped with Rs 65,000.

DSGMC chief flays CM for reluctance to meet Trudeau

DSGMC chief flays CM for reluctance to meet Trudeau

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s reluctance to meet the visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was unfortunate.

Former councillor's son booked for threatening traffic cop

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: Following the complaint by a constable, the police have booked a man for allegedly threatening a traffic policeman and also obstructing him from performing his duty at the Phullanwal Chowk here.

BRIEFLY

Man booked for raping minor

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

Ludhiana: A 19-year-old man was booked for allegedly raping a minor girl on the pretext of marriage.

Voter awareness drive

Voter awareness drive

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA:The students of Bajaj College in collaboration with NGO ‘Initiators of change’ organised a nukkad natak at Jawahar Nagar Camp and in Sarabha Nagar market to create awareness related to civic body poll.

Students told about ways to deal with stress

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA:The counselling cell of Khalsa College for Women held a special workshop on ‘Stress Bursting Strategies for Holistic Health’ for faculty and students.

Teachers oppose move to affiliate colleges of Haryana with PU

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

DORAHA:The Punjab Educationists Forum led by former Principal Tarsem Bahia took a serious note of the move of Haryana to re-affiliate some of its colleges to Panjab University, Chandigarh, and cautioned that it can widen the inter-state gap and the ignoring of interests of Punjab.

BUSINESS NEWS

Hero Cycles to spruce up plant in Sri Lanka

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

Ludhiana: In a major move to consolidate and power its continued surge in the premium and performance bicycle category in India and Europe, Hero Cycles Ltd.

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20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

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2 charged with abduction bid

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

PAYAL:The Payal police have initiated a probe into an incident in which two youths had tried to abduct a girl of Bhikhi village yesterday.

Oz envoy launches app for dairy farmers

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA:Australian High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu launched a mobile app “Project Mooo” during her visit to the city.

School notes

Religious trip

20 Feb 2018 | 1:17 AM

SISJMPS:Blossoms Convent School, Sidhwan Bet Road, Jagraon, organised a religious trip for students of Classes X and XII and prayed for the upcoming final exams.

SNIPPETS

Rs 20-lakh fraud: Three booked

19 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

Ludhiana: The police have booked three persons on the charge of committing a fraud of Rs20 lakh on the pretext of arranging a government job in the Food and Civil Supplies Department.

MC councillors must ensure safety of pedestriansRoad Safety

MC councillors must ensure safety of pedestrians

19 Feb 2018 | 1:59 AM

LUDHIANA: So far, previous Houses of the Municipal Corporation (MC) have failed to ensure safety of pedestrians on city roads.

Peddler held with opium

19 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

Ludhiana: The city police have nabbed a drug peddler and recovered 250 gram opium from his possession.

Rlys announces two more special trains to cope with rush

19 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Railways have announced to run two more summer special trains to cope with extra rush of passengers.

Abandoned baby gets new home

19 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: A few days old baby girl, abandoned by unidentified parents in a vacant plot on Kakowal Road in the city, was handed over to the authorities of SGB Children Home (an orphanage) today.

Six quintals of suspected beef recovered from woman

Six quintals of suspected beef recovered from woman

19 Feb 2018 | 1:59 AM

LUDHIANA: The city police arrested a woman and recovered 6.36 quintal meat, suspected to be beef, from Bharat Nagar Chowk today.

Tension after sacrilege of holy book in gurdwara

Tension after sacrilege of holy book in gurdwara

19 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Tension gripped the Rishi Nagar Y Block after a man desecrated holy book ‘gutka sahib’ at gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar in the early Sunday morning.

Prof sends notice to channels for playing ‘vulgar’ songs

Prof sends notice to channels for playing ‘vulgar’ songs

19 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Prof Pandit Rao Dharennavar, who has been campaigning for the cause of Punjabi language, has now sent a legal notice to music channels for playing Punjabi songs which promote violence, liquor, vulgarity and glorify weapons.

Buy me a good father!REPORTERS’ DIARY

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19 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

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MachAuto Expo witnesses huge footfall on Day 3

MachAuto Expo witnesses huge footfall on Day 3

19 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: MachAuto Expo-2018 attracted a large number of visitors at GLADA Ground, Chandigarh Road, on the third day today.

Simple measures can be of immense helpOPEN HOUSE COMMENT

Simple measures can be of immense help

19 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

Sexual harassment of women in public spaces is a common occurrence in the city.

Install CCTV cameras across city, say residentsOpen House response: ensuring women safety

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19 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

KULDIP SINGH KREER: The fairer sex in the city has been reeling under insecurity.

Contest set to be between Cong and SAD-BJP in 4 wards

19 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: While three or more candidates would be fighting against each other in a majority of wards, there would be a close contest between only two candidates in four wards of the city.

Aggressive election campaign begins

Aggressive election campaign begins

19 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Candidates and supporters from all major parties, be it Congress, BJP, SAD, LIP or AAP, are leaving no stone unturned in registering a win.

City resident dies in car-truck collision

City resident dies in car-truck collision

19 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Two youths, who worked at a private firm, were killed when the car in which they were travelling in collided with a speeding truck on the Patiala-Zirakpur road, near the Chhat traffic lights, today.

Pitched battle in store for candidates at ward 44

Pitched battle in store for candidates at ward 44

19 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Even though most of the 95 wards in the city would witness a multi-cornered contest in the upcoming elections to the Municipal Corporation to be held on February 24, a pitched battle for the candidates of all three major parties — the SAD-B, Congress and Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) — is in store due to the rebellion factor which all three candidates are facing.

150 children felicitated

19 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

AHMEDGARH: More than 150 students of Good Earth Convent School were felicitated during the fourth annual function held at Siahar village near here today.

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