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MC draws alternative traffic routes 
Ludhiana, April 19
While giving effect to the proposed ban on plying of all kinds of motor vehicles on the stretch of Old GT Road between Jagraon Bridge and Chand Cinema as a traffic regulation measure due to ongoing work for the Elevated Road project, the Municipal Corporation has drawn up alternative routes for vehicular traffic for various inward and outward directions.

PTU cancels distance education centre
Ahmedgarh, April 19
Punjab Technical University (PTU), Jalandhar, has cancelled its existing distance education centre at Ahmedgarh and has appointed the High Tech Computer Centre as its authorised online study centre.

Ram Ji ki Nikli Sawari: A team from Ram Dwara Mandir, Amritsar, leads a procession of Ram Navami in Ludhiana on Friday. —Photo Pradeep Tewari


Too many entrance tests confuse students 
Ludhiana, April 19
The decision of various universities of Punjab to conduct separate tests for entrance to engineering courses has caused a confusion among students here. While earlier it was decided that the universities of Punjab would conduct a common entrance test by rotation every year, this year the authorities of Punjab Technical University, Guru 

15 cattle, 6 mares die
Ludhiana, April 19
Tragedy struck a cattle farmer in Lalton village last night when 15 head of cattle and six mares belonging to him died within a few minutes after eating green fodder on which, it is suspected, some insecticide had been sprayed.


Family exasperated as CBI fails to submit report
Wadla (Ludhiana), April 19
The hopes of an aggrieved family of this village from a CBI inquiry into the mysterious disappearance of their son, Chamkaur Singh, from the custody of the Sudhar police in 1991, have diminished to a large extent as the investigating agency has not submitted the report within the stipulated period of six months earmarked by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in July, 2001.

Relatives of the missing youth, Chamkaur Singh (inset) in Wadla village on Thursday. 

Fast cars, catchy slogans
esides writing surnames or catchy slogans on vehicles, youngsters in the city have started writing extracts from popular musical numbers and poetry on their vehicles now to stand out in the crowd. Some people have painted the doors of the cars with paintings. This is especially true in case of young boys trying to attract the attention of the opposite sex.

Aujla pleads for setting up juvenile police units
Ludhiana, April 19
Dr G.S. Aujla, Additional Director-General of Police and Director, Punjab Police Academy (PPA), yesterday pleaded for setting up special juvenile police units in each district and other towns. He said it would bring about a qualitative change in police treatment to juveniles and children.

Ludhianvis relish Raslila
Ludhiana, April 19
“Main nahin makhan khayo, main nahin makhan khayo” were the words by a little boy performing Kanha in the Makhanchori segment of the Raslila at Jai Durga Mata Mandir in Rishi Nagar. The eight- day-long drama based on the life of Krishna is enjoyed by the residents every evening . 

Five cows electrocuted
Ludhiana, April 19
Five cows were electrocuted in the early hours of Thursday at a dairy farm at Threeke village falling under Sadar police station. According to a report lodged with the Sadar police by the dairy owner, Mr Harnek Singh, there are about 100 buffaloes and about 40 cows at his farm.

Three of the five cows that were electrocuted in Threeke village, near Ludhiana, on Thursday. 
—A Tribune photograph
Three of the five cows that were electrocuted


Man accused of beating wife
Ludhiana, April 19
The Salem Tabri police has registered a case under sections 354,341,323, 509 and 506 of the IPC against a man on the complaint of his wife who alleged that he beat her up and tore her clothes in full public view on Thursday.



PSEB penalised for deficient service
Ludhiana, April 19
The District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum has directed the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) to pay Rs 2,000 as compensation for deficient services to Mr Tanvir Singh, a resident of Raina village.

6-year RI in murder case
Ludhiana, April 19
The District and Sessions Judge, Mr V.B. Handa, has convicted Jakir Hussain (23), a migrant labourer from Bihar, for murdering Kirpal Singh. Mr Handa sentenced Jakir Hussain to six years’ rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 2,000. 



15-kg tumour removed from abdomen
Ludhiana, April 19
In Christian Medical College and Hospital here, a 15-kg tumour was removed from the abdomen of a 55- year-old man, Ajit Ram of Noor Mahal, who had been admitted early this month with complaints of persistent fever, pus discharge from an abdominal wound, weight loss and inability to walk.

Quiz for nurses
Ludhiana, April 19
To create awareness among hospital staff regarding infection control, an infection control quiz was organised for cardiac nurses in Dumra Auditorium by the Infection Control Committee (ICC) of Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI) yesterday.


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