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Identity of murdered youth established
Khanna police makes breakthrough
Ludhiana, May 5
The Khanna police has finally established the identity of a youth whose badly mutilated body was found hanging from a goalpost of a football ground on March 27.

Congmen connived with satta operators: Rinwa
Ludhiana, May 5
Countering allegations that certain BJP leaders allegedly patronised two satta operators in the cops payoff expose, the state BJP chief, Prof Brij Lal Rinwa, today released a set of photographs which show the duo meeting senior Congress leaders.
Punjab BJP president Brij Lal Rinwa releases photographs of certain Congress leaders with two satta operators Punjab BJP president Brij Lal Rinwa releases photographs of certain Congress leaders with two satta operators in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Village politics turns school into cattle shed
Bassian (Ludhiana), May 5
A primary school building in this village is housing about 20 cattle heads and quintals of wheat chaff.
This is not a cattle shed, but a primary school in Bassian village near Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

A girl enjoys coconut water on the concluding day of the trade and cultural fair
A girl enjoys coconut water on the concluding day of the trade and cultural fair in Ludhiana. — Photo Pradeep Tewari


Teachers not paid for four months
Ludhiana, May 5
Teachers of 44 aided schools of the district have not been paid salaries for the past four months. This has caused much resentment among nearly 2,000 such teachers, who are, now, up in arms against the Punjab Government for not releasing the 95 per cent grant-in-aid to the school managements since January this year.

Mango vendors have a siesta on a hot summer noon
Mango vendors have a siesta on a hot summer noon in Ludhiana as Tribune lensman Pradeep Tewari captures them.

Move on octroi faces rough weather
Ludhiana, May 5
The Punjab Government’s move to abolish octroi and give effect to the proposed Local Area Development Tax (LADT) from July 1 to make up for the loss of revenue of local bodies in the state, once again, appears to have run into rough weather. While total confusion prevails on the decision, as on date, the indications are that it could be deferred for some more time if not altogether scrapped.

Inspector’s bail plea dismissed
Ludhiana, May 5
Special Judge Inderjit Kaushik has dismissed the anticipatory bail application of Inspector Paramjit Singh, former SHO of sadar police station, accused of amassing property worth lakhs, disproportionate to his known sources of income. He was booked by the Vigilance Bureau under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Investigation points to murder
Ludhiana, May 5
The Sudhar police, during the investigation of a case registered under Section 304-A of the IPC, has added Section 302 of the IPC to it. On the statement of Mr Sadhu Singh, the sarpanch of Heran village, the police had registered a case against unidentified persons for causing the death of Sukhdev Singh by rash and negligent driving.


Hanspal’s way of functioning flayed
Ludhiana, May 5
Resentment is brewing up among local Congress leaders against the functioning of the Pradesh Congress Committee president, Mr H.S. Hanspal. They are sore over the way they are reportedly being “marginalised and sidelined”, while at the same time some new comers have been getting special treatment. Sources revealed today that some of them had brought the issue to the notice of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, also.

Rs 100 crore for civic amenities
Ludhiana, May 5
Punjab Transport Minister Tej Parkash Singh has reiterated that the state government was committed to provide civic amenities — sewerage, water supply, street-lights etc — in the state and an amount of Rs 100 crore had been released for this purpose.

Disposal of stubble: farmers  favour paper mill
Ludhiana, May 5
After failing to find any favourable solution for the disposal of wheat and paddy stubble which continues to give farmers, environmentalists and the public a tough time, farmers of Pakhowal village, near here, have appealed to the state government to set up a paper mill in the vicinity of the village so that the stubble can be utilised properly.

Sat Pal Parashar remembered
Ludhiana, May 5
Tributes were paid to Congress leader Sat Pal Parashar on his 14th death anniversary at several functions organised in the city today. The Congress leader was gunned down by terrorists after being elected to the Punjab Assembly from the Ludhiana North constituency.
Mr Sushil Parashar, coordinator, Congress Seva Dal, and other Congress activists offer flowers at the portrait of Sat Pal Parashar to mark his 14th death anniversary in Ludhiana on Monday. — Tribune photo Inderjit Verma

Mr Sushil Parashar, coordinator, Congress Seva Dal, and other Congress activists offer flowers at the portrait of Sat Pal Parashar

Survey of mentally challenged ordered
Ludhiana, May 5
Taking a serious note of reports regarding mentally challenged persons chained for the past several years, the district administration has ordered a survey of such persons in the district.

Literary genius called Prof Mohan Singh
ohan Singh is a fairly common name. When proper nouns become common, epithets are added for clarity. Two contemporary Pothohari college professors rose to be writers and poets. The elder assumed ‘Diwana’ as his pen name while the younger added ‘Mahir’ to his name for distinction.

Powermen’s strike from today
Khanna, May 5
The Khanna circle employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board will strike work on May 6 and 7 in protest against the transfers ordered by the Superintending Engineer of the circle.

Two injured in accidents
Khanna, May 5
Two persons were injured in two road accidents here today. In the first incident, a scooterist, Nirmal Singh, son of Dault Singh was seriously injured when his scooter was hit by a vehicle near his village. He received an injury on his head and was rushed to the civil hospital.


71 kg poppy husk seized
Ludhiana, May 5
The Jagraon police, has arrested two men — Kashmira Singh and Shinda of Malsihan Bajan village — from Bardeke and sezied 71 kg of poppy husk. They had been carrying on their scooter (PB-25-B-5048). The police has registered a case under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act and impounded the scooter also.


‘New excise duty to support textile industry’
Ludhiana, May 5
The government has sought to allay the apprehensions of the textile sector after power looms, hand processors and yarn dealers have been brought under the excise cover in the Union Budget for the current financial year. The move is aimed at supporting and strengthening the textile and handloom industry for facing challenges from the WTO regime.



Lecture on railway safety
Ludhiana, May 5
A lecture on railway safety was held today at the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana, for the students of BBA and BCA. 


Police remand for cop


‘Surmai Sham’ organised
Ludhiana, May 5
The Punjabi Sahitya Academy organised “Surmai Sham” at Punjabi Bhavan yesterday evening. Mr Bir Devinder Singh, Deputy Speaker, Vidhan Sabha, was the chief guest. In his address, he stressed that such programmes should be organised even at village level.


‘Jaundice in new-borns may prove fatal’
Ludhiana, May 5
“While jaundice in infants is usually harmless, it may turn fatal if ignored and not treated in time,” said Dr Puneet Aulakh Pooni, Consultant Paediatrician of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, in her lecture on ‘Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia’ during a seminar organised here yesterday by the National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA).

Asthma awareness programme from today
Ludhiana, May 5
The chest unit of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital will organise a week-long asthma awareness programme from May 6. Under this programme, teaching material will be distributed among the OPD visitors and free medicines will be given to the needy. There will also be a demonstration of various inhalation devices.

Fraternity backs Dr Gursharan for PMC candidature
Ludhiana, May 5
A number of doctors in Ludhiana have supported the candidature of the district president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Dr Gursharan Singh, for the membership of the Punjab Medical Council (PMC). The elections to the PMC are to be held later this month.


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