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3 cops booked on bribe charge
Rs 1.8 lakh allegedly taken from drug smuggler’s kin
Ludhiana, April 25
The drive launched by the Jagraon police against smugglers of narcotics ran into a major controversy here today when a case was registered against three police officers of Jagraon under the Prevention of Corruption Act on the directions of DIG Ludhiana Range Dinkar Gupta.


Candidates remove posters on DC’s ultimatum
Ludhiana, April 25
Thanks to the ultimatum served on the contesting candidates by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Verma, a “cleanliness drive” has been launched by various political parties in the city. 
A worker of a party removes posters from public property near Clock Tower after the Deputy Commissioner’s orders
A worker of a party removes posters from public property near Clock Tower after the Deputy Commissioner’s orders on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


Poll duty may hamper varsity exams
Doraha, April 25
Employees of both government and private-aided colleges of the district have received orders by the Election Commission for performing election duties and attending rehearsals, which they contend is bound to affect the smooth conduct of university examinations.

Wave in favour of combine, claims BJP leader
Ludhiana, April 25
The state secretary and media in charge of the BJP, Mr Anil Sareen, has claimed that the wave was in the favour of the SAD-BJP combine and the coalition would make a clean sweep in Punjab and Chandigarh during the Lok Sabha poll.

SAD youth leader joins Congress
Amloh, April 25
The election campaign of Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, Congress nominee from the Ropar (Reserved) parliamentary constituency, got a boost when Mr Jaswant Singh Jassu state vice-president, SAD (Youth Wing), announced to relinquish his post and join the Congress along with his supporters at an election rally at Mazri Kishnewali village, near here, on Friday.

Environment goes up in smoke as administration sleeps
Ludhiana, April 25
While farmers of the district are burning wheat straw, posing a threat to the environment and soil health, the district administration is yet to ban the practice this year. The fires send up in smoke all advice of agricultural experts to the contrary, who have been educating the farmers on the issue. Farmers resort to this practice to prepare their fields quickly for the next crop. A visit to villages on the Ludhiana-Ferozepore highway revealed that the menace was wide spread. This was despite the fact that most farmers were aware of the environmental hazard in the form of the harm the fires do to the soil as well as friendly insects and worms.

Wheat stubble set ablaze in Pamalui village in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Wheat stubble set ablaze in Pamalui village

Brick-kilns feel the heat
Ludhiana, April 25
More than 2,500 brick-kilns in Punjab will be forced to close down on April 30 for an indefinite period if the state government fails to take timely measures and solve the crisis gripping the industry due to various reasons. Besides affecting a workforce of over five lakh, the closure will adversely affect the building industry in Punjab.


Pilgrims left in the lurch
Ludhiana, April 25
Members of the Vishav Guru Ravidas Mission have alleged harassment at the hands of the railway authorities. They have alleged that the railway authorities had failed to provide pilgrims of their mission with coaches, for which they had made payment in advance.



Ranjodh SinghYoung chief of educational council has new ideas
Ludhiana, April 25
“Education is the key that liberates the mind and breaks the century-old shackles. Education is the most important factor that is instrumental in the development of the nation,” said Mr Ranjodh Singh, the new president of the Ramgarhia Education Council.

Management students exhibit talent at fest
Ludhiana, April 25
A three-day inter-class cultural festival being organised at the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Model Town, concluded here yesterday. An overwhelming participation by students in various events made the festival a roaring success. As many as 20 fine arts, cultural and literary events were organised, which provided students an opportunity to exhibit their creative skills.


Pak poets at mushaira in memory of Sahir
Ludhiana, April 25
Jashn-e-Sahir, an international mushaira, was organised by Adeeb International at Nehru Sidhant Kender here last night to celebrate the 83rd birth anniversary of Sahir Ludhianvi. Though the anniversary falls on March 8, the celebrations were postponed due to the Indo-Pak cricket matches.

Begum Bushra Rehman receives the Sahir Award from Mr Rakesh Bharti Mittal and Mr Kewal Dhir at a mushaira in Ludhiana on Saturday.  — A Tribune photograph
Begum Bushra Rehman receives the Sahir Award from Mr Rakesh Bharti Mittal and Mr Kewal Dhir at a mushaira


Relief for young diabetic patients
Ludhiana, April 25
Christian Medical College and Hospital, in its endeavour to uproot ignorance about diabetes, has taken many initiatives in the past. Now adding to its efforts, the hospital has started a Juvenile Diabetes Club which will serve as a forum for the diabetic children to express their views about their disease as well as make friends with other children suffering from the same disease so that they feel encouraged that they are not alone with this disease. 
Dr J.L. Joshi, Dr John Abraham and Dr S.N. Tiwari with diabetic children at CMCH, Ludhiana
Dr J.L. Joshi, Dr John Abraham and Dr S.N. Tiwari with diabetic children at CMCH, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

500 examined at medical camp
Ludhiana, April 25
More than 500 patients were examined for ailments related to eye, ear, nose, throat, etc. at a free medical camp organised by the Bhai Manjh Sewak Jatha at Malwa Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Model Gram, here today.

3,000 donate blood


8-wicket win for MC XI
Ludhiana, April 25
Scintillating batting by Jassi (67), Jatinder Vij (41 n.o.) and Sunil Sharma (26) of MC XI scored a convincing eight-wicket victory over BSNL XI in the cricket tournament being played at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College for Boys here today.Top

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