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ITBP jawan killed as truck overturns
Hambran, April 20
An ITBP jawan was killed and 15 others were injured when the truck in which they were travelling overturned here this morning. According to information, the driver of the truck, Balwant Singh, who died in the accident, was apparently bitten by a wasp on the face, due to which he lost control of the vehicle. The truck was carrying 16 personnel of the 12 ITBP Battalion (ITBP) from Bathinda to Kangra, where the battalion has been posted for poll duty.

The ill-fated truck of the ITBP that overturned near Hambran A senior ITBP official enquires about the health of an injured jawan at a hospital
The ill-fated truck of the ITBP that overturned near Hambran, Ludhiana, on Tuesday; and a senior ITBP official enquires about the health of an injured jawan at a hospital. — Photos by Inderjeet Verma


Residents demand railway gates on killer tracks
Ludhiana, April 20
The accident involving a train and a vehicle killing one and injuring another at the unmanned railway crossing, joining BRS Nagar with Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar yesterday has once again brought to the fore the increasing number of accidents at the unmanned railway crossings.

Daily review system for civic complaints
Ludhiana, April 20
The municipal corporation has introduced a daily review system for speedy settlement of complaints regarding water supply, sewerage and sanitation in the city in a bid to bring about qualitative improvement in the delivery of services.

Sahir Awards for 3 Pak Urdu scholars
Ludhiana, April 20
The Adeeb International (Sahir Cultural Academy), a society for the promotion of arts, literature and culture, will organise its 32nd annual Jashn-e-Sahir celebrations at Panday Auditorium in Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust, Feroze Gandhi Market, here on Saturday. Besides presentation of the annual Sahir Awards to eminent writers and artistes, an “Indo-Pak Mushaira” will also be held in which a galaxy of Urdu poets from India and Pakistan will participate.

Horse show at PAU on April 23, 24
Ludhiana, April 20
Punjab Agricultural University will host the first Punjab Horse Show to be organised by the Punjab Equestrian Association in association with the local police on April 23 and 24.

Mr Narinder Pal Singh, SSP, and Mr Naunihal Singh, SSP, Vigilance, address mediapersons in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Mr Narinder Pal Singh, SSP, and Mr Naunihal Singh, SSP, Vigilance, address mediapersons in Ludhiana

As if fellow human beings were not enough to disturb the sleep of peace-loving residents of the city, a monkey that has strayed into the city from somewhere has decided to make its presence felt.
  • Absurd & ridiculous
  • Indifferent voters
  • Vajpayee ‘obliterated’
  • Kind attention... traffic police‘
  • Also ran’ category
  • Superstitious Ludhianvis


Observers ask DC to get posters removed
Ludhiana, April 20
Taking a serious note of defacement of property done by the Lok Sabha candidates, election Observers today asked the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Verma to get the posters of various candidates removed with immediate effect.

Aggarwals back Cong nominee
Ludhiana, April 20
The Punjab Pradesh Aggarwal Sammelan, representing the Aggarwal community, has decided to support the Congress candidate from the Ludhiana Lok Sabha seat, Mr Manish Tiwari, and has called upon members of the community to cast their votes in favour of the Congress in the city and elsewhere.
Congress candidate from Ludhiana Manish Tiwari flnaked by Minister of State for Jails Milkiat Singh Birmi and Mayor Nahar Singh Gill at a function in Ward Number 4. — A Tribune photograph
Congress candidate from Ludhiana Manish Tiwari flnaked by Minister of State for Jails Milkiat Singh Birmi and Mayor Nahar Singh Gill at a function in Ward Number 4

SAD united, says gen secy
Ludhiana, April 20
The National Democratic Alliance will avenge its defeat in the last parliamentary elections by winning the Ludhiana seat with a record margin. This was stated by SAD general secretary Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal while interacting with mediapersons here today. He said much water had flowed down the Sutlej since the Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections, which the Congress won.

3 file nomination papers
Ludhiana, April 20
Three candidates — Bobby, Abdul Shakoor Thind and Mohinder Lal — filed their nomination papers for the Ludhiana parliamentary seat today, whereas Karnail Singh filed his nomination papers for this seat yesterday, according to Deputy Commissioner-cum-Returning Officer Anurag Verma. Four candidates have so far filed their nomination papers.

CM convenes meeting of pensioners
Ludhiana, April 20
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh has called a deputation of state pensioners to discuss their problems at Chandigarh on May 20. Mr B.R. Kaushal, president, Punjab State Pensioners’ Confederation, said representatives of the confederation had met the CM at Patiala yesterday. 

British distorted history: don
Ludhiana, April 20
A function was organised at Kamla Lohtia College on Sunday to mark the birth anniversary of Baba Sahib Amte. The topic chosen for the discussion during the symposium was “Distortion in History”. It was presided over by Dr Pawan Kumar Singla, Head, Department of History, Modi College, Patiala. The function was organised by the Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Samiti and the chief guest was Ms Kamla Jain, Principal of DD Jain College.


4 mobile sets robbed from shop
Khanna, April 20
Two unidentified scooter-borne youths robbed four mobile sets, worth Rs 25,000, from a shop in Guru Teg Bahadar Market this afternoon. According to Jasbir Singh Tiwana, owner of Tiwana Mobile Center, a clean-shaven youth entered his shop around 1.30 pm.


Pradhan likely to be re-elected CICU chief
Ludhiana, April 20
Mr Inderjit Singh Pradhan, president of the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU), is likely to be re-elected unanimously after Mr Mohinderpal Jain, president of the Fastener Manufacturers Association of India, decided to withdraw from the contest after an appeal by a senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member, Lala Lajpat Rai.



PAU daily-wagers on hunger strike
Ludhiana, April 20
Demanding reinstatement of its eight members, the Daily Paid Labour Union, Punjab Agricultural University, sat on 24-hour hunger strike outside the university gate number 2 this morning.

School principal resigns amid row
Khanna, April 20
The tussle between the office-bearers of AS High School Trust and the Management Society of the school reached its peak when the resignation of the president of the society, Mr J.S. Lotey, was accepted by the managing committee at a meeting held on the school premises today. Earlier, the Principal of AS Modern Senior Secondary School, Khanna, Mr G.S. Bajwa, also submitted his resignation from the post.

MSc students  boycott exams
Doraha, April 20
The MSc (Part II) students of SCD Government College for Boys, Ludhiana, who appeared for their mathematics paper today came out of the examination hall after an hour as a protest as they alleged that almost 80% of the paper was out of the prescribed syllabus.

Five schools participate in quiz
Ludhiana, April 20
Students from five city schools participated in a zonal-level quiz competition organised at CFC Public School, BRS Nagar, here today. It was organised by Cremica Foods.



3 Deputy DEOs transferred
Ludhiana, April 20
Three Deputy District Education Officers of Ludhiana have been transferred to other districts in order to prevent their stay in their hometown during the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.


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