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Order to industrialists on scrap bombs
Ludhiana, April 23
After considering various ways and means to solve the problem of scrap bombs, the district administration has now planned to handle the problem at the local level only.

Bhatia group disbands parallel selection panel
Ludhiana, April 23
In the wake of widespread criticism and opposition from party cadres, the SAD Vice-president, Mr Amarjit Singh Bhatia, today not only disbanded the parallel selection committee to decide on party candidates for the municipal elections in the city, but also went a step further to say that he had no intention to challenge the authority of the four-member panel set up by the SAD President, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, for this purpose.

44 banks authorised to collect phone bills
Ludhiana, April 23
Taking serious view of heavy rush and long queues for depositing telephone bills at various post offices of the city, the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has authorised 44 branches of Syndicate Bank, the Bank of India (BOI), UCO Bank and Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) in Ludhiana to collect the bills. 


Swimmers during a training session at Ludhiana’s MC pool. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Govt schools attract more students
Ahmedgarh, April 23
Although the Punjab School Education Board has yet to declare matriculation results, government schools have attracted more students in comparison to private ones for provisional admissions in Class XI due to a new board policy.

Students fail to get CET forms
Ludhiana, April 23
Hundreds of students who wanted to apply for the CET examination conducted by Punjab Technical University were left in lurch as they failed to procure forms at the two specified outlets here today.

Servant decamps with cash, jewellery
Ludhiana, April 23
A domestic help decamped with cash and jewellery after drugging another domestic servant in the absence of the employees here at Model Town yesterday. The victim, a resident of Dhakka Colony was admitted at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in a serious condition by the neighbours of Mohinder Singh, owner of the house.

A couple of weeks ago some workers stumbled on a bomb while cleaning a sewer in Jeewan Nagar. They placed the bomb on the road and the police was informed about the discovery. 
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Yuva morcha stages dharna
Ludhiana, April 23
Activists of the Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha, led by their state president Sukhminder Pal Singh Grewal today staged a dharna at Mini Secretariat here to voice protest against what they termed as objectionable utterances by Ms Sonia Gandhi and the vindictive attitude of the Congress Government in the state against the workers of erstwhile ruling combine of SAD (B) and BJP.
Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha stage a dharna against the AICC President, Ms Sonia Gandhi, and the Congress Government in Punjab at Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Panchayats oppose early poll
Ludhiana, April 23
A meeting of panches and sarpanches of the area held at Kila Raipur village today strongly opposed the move of the Punjab Government to hold panchayat elections earlier, although more than a year still remained for the completion of term of present panchayats. 

Protest by SSF activists
Ludhiana, April 23
Members of the Sikh Students Federation (Mehta) held a demonstration to protest against derogatory and objectionable reference made against Sikh gurus and Sikh religion by Shardha Nand of Nur Mahal Divya Jyoti Sansthan, Delhi, during a discourse in Tarn Taran recently.
Workers of the Sikh Students Federation (Mehta) stage a demonstration in Ludhiana on Tuesday against disrespect shown to Sikh Gurus by a religious body.
Workers of the Sikh Students Federation stage a demonstration


Husband stabs wife
Ludhiana, April 23
Jagga, a rickshaw-puller, who allegedly stabbed his wife, Shindro, in Mohalla Preet Nagar falling under the Shimla Puri police station here last evening, was arrested from the spot.

Trader robbed at gunpoint
Ludhiana, April 23
Mr Kimti Lal Jain, a Jalandhar-based cloth merchant, was deprived of Rs 45,000 at gunpoint by two motor cycle-borne youths near Baddowal on the Ferozepore road last night while he was returning from Raikot.



No convocation at PTU colleges
Ludhiana, April 23
While thousands of students studying in the colleges of Punjab Technical University pass out with graduate and postgraduate degrees every year, no convocation has ever been held for them. While every year students are assured that convocations would be held, but finally after a year they are told to collect their degrees from their college offices.





MC to acquire land
Khanna, April 23
The Khanna Municipal Council passed a resolution to acquire 22.5 acres of land for a sewage treatment plant in a meeting held in the Municipal Town Hall here today. The meeting passed 33 resolutions out of 34.


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