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Vigilance Bureau books SHO for assaulting DSP
Ludhiana, April 19
The Ludhiana Vigilance Bureau has booked Punjab Police Inspector Paramjit Singh, posted as Station House Officer (SHO) of Sadar police station here, on the charges of assaulting a DSP (Vigilance) on duty and interfering with his work while the vigilance officer was heading a raid in the house of a government doctor at Ghumar Mandi late last night.

Harvesting of crop amidst threats
Bhupana (Ludhiana), April 19
The panchayat of Bhupana village today succeeded in peaceful harvesting of wheat crop in a 60-acre piece of land amidst high tension in the area due to the threats of damage to the crop by alleged land-grabbers.
cop cover: Policemen ensure a security cover as harvesting of crop on panchayati land begins in the presence of administrative officials at Bhupana village, 45 km from Ludhiana, on Saturday. Photo: Pardeep Tewari COP COVER: Policemen ensure a security cover as harvesting of crop on panchayati land begins in the presence of administrative officials at Bhupana village, 45 km from Ludhiana, on Saturday. — Photo Pardeep Tewari


Govt houses under unlawful occupation
Ludhiana, April 19
A large number of government houses in CRPF Colony of Urban Estate, Phase I, have been occupied by unauthorised persons for more than five years now without attracting any attention of the administration. On the other hand, there is an exhaustive waiting list of applicants in different categories who are yet to be given government accommodation.

Fleecing by schools to stop: Johar
Ludhiana, April 19
Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Higher Education Minister, Punjab has asserted that no private school will be allowed to fleece the parents by way of hefty donations for admissions and other annual funds. These schools will not be allowed to run as commercial establishments, he added.


Cong scooter rally against  Centre tomorrow
Ludhiana, April 19
The District Congress Committee (Urban) will organise a scooter rally here on April 21 to lodge protest against such policies of the Union Government that were having an adverse impact on traders and industries, farmers and working classes. The party MP, Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, will flag off the rally from the Congress office.
A party activist makes a point at a meeting of the DCC(U) at Congress Bhavan in Ludhiana on Saturday. — IV
A party activist makes a point at a meeting of the DCC(U)

Cong MLAs, leaders seek DC’s transfer
Ludhiana, April 19
Congress leaders and workers are up in arms seeking the transfer of the Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner. The campaign is reportedly spearheaded by two MLAs and other district office-bearers who have met the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, also on this issue. They are learnt to have cited various instances where they have not been given due respect by the district administration.

A young boy enjoys an ice-cream
A young boy enjoys an ice-cream as Tribune lensman Pradeep Tewari captures him in the countryside of Ludhiana.

Salespersons’ menace irks residents
Ludhiana, April 19
City residents are a harassed lot because of the growing menace of door-to-door salespersons in the city.

People continue to be superstitious 
Ludhiana, April 19
“I generally faint at the sight of blood, but can you imagine that I go and donate blood for the jail inmates as I am told by the worldly-wise and sagacious people that if one donates blood, then one will not be hospitalised.

Easter, celebration of new life
Ludhiana, April 19
Easter marks the resurrection of Jesus for millions of Christians worldwide. The name Easter is derived from the Easter festival, named after the pagan goddess of spring.

‘Stringent laws needed to check female foeticide'
Ludhiana, April 19
" Female foeticide is a blot on humanity. I have taken this social issue in my discourses. When there are laws for attempt to murder, then why are there no stringent laws against foeticide. 

Tapping talents of ex-servicemen
Ludhiana, April 19
To encourage interaction between industrialists and defence personnel, the Director, Resettlement Zone (West), under the aegis of Headquarters Western Command, Chandimandir is organising an interactive session between defence personnel and industrialists at Punjab Agricultural University here tomorrow.

Bank employees’ strike on May 21
Ludhiana, April 19
The local unit of the Punjab Bank Employees Federation (PBEF) organised a rally at Bharat Nagar Chowk branch of the State Bank of Patiala to observe 58th Foundation Day of the All-India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) today. 

Ahmedgarh without basic necessities

hmedgarh, the town named after the Nawab of Malerkotla state, Sir Ahmed ali Khan, is situated at the distance of 28 KM from the industrial city of Ludhiana. The city is well known due to the famous Gandhi Chowk, which has eight roads leading to different destinations. 

Strike-hit labourer attempts suicide
Ludhiana, April 19
The over three weeks’ long and ongoing strike by hosiery manufacturers in the city against imposition of new taxes claimed its first victim yesterday when a poverty-stricken labourer set himself ablaze on the premises of a hosiery unit in Shiv Puri here last evening. He also caused injuries to the hosiery owner when he embraced him after setting himself on fire.

Altercation disrupts traffic
Ludhiana, April 19
A minor accident between an Army truck and a Maruti car led to a traffic jam on Jagraon overbridge, near Division No. 5 police station, today. Thought no one was hurt in the accident, an altercation broke out between the driver of the Army truck and the woman who was driving the car.
A scene of the accident that took place between a car and an Army truck which led to a traffic jam on Jagraon overbridge in Ludhiana on Saturday. — IV
A scene of the accident that took place between a car and an Army truck which led to a traffic jam

MC meeting tomorrow


Councillor booked
Ludhiana, April 19
A municipal councillor of Kot Mangal Singh, who was earlier involved in a controversy with the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) over the issue of power theft, has once again been booked by the city police on charges of threatening a senior executive engineer of the PSEB and interfering with his duty.


Handle truckers’ stir tactfully: chamber
Ludhiana, April 19
The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged the government and other semi-government departments to take a soft view of the situation and norms as long as the truckers’ strike continued. The chamber observed that the strike had brought the economy to a screeching halt and it was difficult to stick to the norms and deadlines.



Monthly exams mandatory for primary schools
Ludhiana, April 19
To regularise teaching work in more than 1,000 government primary schools of the district, monthly examinations for all primary schools have been made mandatory this month onwards.

Fancy dress show on  current issues
Ludhiana, April 19
Based on various current issues, children of junior classes from Guru Nanak International Public School, Model Town, participated in a fancy dress show here today.
Students from Classes II to V were divided under four themes.

Kids of Guru Nanak Public International School take part in a fancy dress show at Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma
Kids of Guru Nanak Public International School take part in a fancy dress show

Private colleges get new lease of life
Ludhiana, April 19
With the induction of Mr Harnam Dass Johar as Minister for Higher Education and Languages, Punjab, private colleges have got a new lease of life. Mr Johar has removed the 10 per cent cut on 95 per cent deficit grant-in-aid imposed by the previous government.

Singing contest for children
Ludhiana, April 19
The Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society will hold a singing competition for children (boys and girls) on May 3 and 4 at the DAV College mini-auditorium in Chandigarh. The male participants will sing songs sung by Mohammed Rafi and the female participants will sing Lata’s numbers.


Police remand for doctor
Ludhiana, April 19
The Duty Magistrate, Mr D.P.Singla, today remanded Dr Amarjit Singh Grewal, accused of doing private practice, to two-day police remand. He was arrested by the Vigilance Bureau from his residence-cum-private clinic situated in the Ghumar Mandi area.


Of ghazal and its writers
unjabi language has retained its oriental essence being closest to Sanskrit. It has digested words from the Turko-Arabic stream through Persian. It has assimilated several words of Indo-European stock through English. It also shares vocabulary with sister languages of North India.


First North Zone CME on headache
Ludhiana, April 19
Headache is a common problem that affects every fifth patient attending the neurology OPD. This subspecialty of neurology continues to remain neglected among physicians as well as the public. A number of patients consult the doctor when the headache is severe or associated with some illness. A majority of patients suffering from headache are young and active individuals.


Amritsar amass 393 runs
Ludhiana, April 19
Hosts Amritsar, powered by brilliant 192 by Rakesh Kumar and an equally useful innings of 92 runs by Gauri Iqbal, amassed 393 runs against Ludhiana on the first day of their inaugural three-day match (under-15 years) of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Championship for the Sushil Bali Trophy being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association at Gandhi Ground at Amritsar today.


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