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Residents pelt MC squad with stones
Ludhiana, April 5
For the third consecutive day, the demolition drive of the local municipal corporation following directions by the high court, failed in face of stiff opposition by the alleged encroachers. The demolition squad led by ATP Tejpreet Singh had to return from Hargobind Marg after residents pelted the team with stones.

A demolition drive in progress in Ludhiana on Tuesday A demolition drive in progress in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
— Photo by I.V.

Doctor found violating MTP Act, notice to be issued today
Raikot, April 5
A doctor allegedly advised medical termination of pregnancy to a woman after performing sex determination with an ultrasound machine installed illegally at his clinic. On receiving a complaint, the SMO, Sudhar, conducted an inquiry and reportedly “sealed” the machine.


After flood, traffic chaos haunts Gill residents
Ludhiana, April 5
The water-level of the flooded pond in Gill village has receded but it has washed away a stretch of road on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road. Traffic snarls and minor accidents have become the order of the day on the road even as villagers demand that it should be re-carpeted.

Traffic snarl at Gill village on Monday following the washing away of a road. — A Tribune photograph
Traffic snarl at Gill village on Monday following the washing away of a road

2 held in taxi driver’s murder case
Ludhiana, April 5
The city police today arrested two of the four accused charged with the murder of a taxi driver in Bathinda on April 1. They had allegedly killed him with a sharpedged weapon after hiring his taxi and were in the process of selling the vehicle in Ludhiana when they were caught by the local police.

Assault on scribes condemned
Ludhiana, April 5
While the manhandling of three journalists by some booking clerks at the reservation counter of the Ludhiana Railway Station has been widely condemned, some of the accused are taking shelter in the name of unionism.


Notice issued to circus manager
Cruelty to animals alleged

Ludhiana, April 5
Following an alleged violation of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, by Amar Circus, which is camping in the city, the Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry, today issued a notice to its manager for restraining sick animals from performing and providing veterinary care to them immediately.

Vehicular traffic suspended for hours
Ludhiana, April 5
Vehicular traffic remained suspended near Shastri Nagar for a couple of hours early today as the bar of the level crossing got stuck. The guard alleged that the bar was stuck as some youth forcibly tried to lift it up after it had been brought down in anticipation of a train.
Vehicular traffic held up at the Shastri Nagar railway crossing as the bar at the level crossing got stuck for a couple of hours on Tuesday morning. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Vehicular traffic held up at the Shastri Nagar railway crossing as the bar at the level crossing got stuck for a couple of hours on Tuesday morning

Mazdoor sabha flays UPA policies
Ludhiana, April 5
Mr Madala Narain Swami, national president of the All-India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha (AIKMS), while accusing the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre of economically ruining the farmers for its WTO, World Bank and IMF friendly policies, said the sabha would launch a struggle to tackle the issues.
Madala Narayana Swamy, National President of Kisan Union, addressing a press conference in Ludhiana
Madala Narayana Swamy, National President of Kisan Union, addressing a press conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Residents face power cuts
Ludhiana, April 5
Summers might take some time to come to full swing, but power cuts for even more than three hours per day have already begun. Electricity board officials attribute these cuts to a sharp rise in demand and say the situation in near future depends on the mercy of rain gods.

Peace march to halt at Khanna
Khanna, April 5
A peace march that is being taken out from Delhi to Multan under the leadership of the Magsassey Award winner, Mr Sandeep Pandey, in order to promote amity and friendship between India and Pakistan will halt at Khanna for interaction and cultural exchange with peace marchers.

Widening road or digging grave
Jagraon, April 5
The widening of G.T. Road from Mullanpur towards Jagraon side and the digging of one side of the road from Mullanpur for the said purpose is proving dangerous for the vehicles resulting in frequent accidents or slips.

Pensioners sore with Centre
Ludhiana, April 5
Central Government employees and pensioners across the country are sore with the Union Government for not setting up the new pay commission. Interestingly, the economy is in a better shape as per the economic survey presented to Parliament in February this year stated a press note of the Government Pensioners’ Association.

Pensioners’ rally in Chandigarh today
Samrala, April 5
As the Punjab Government has been dilly-dallying on the acceptance of the genuine demands of the Punjab Government pensioners since a long time pensioners from different departments have decided to stage a protest rally at Bridge Market in Chandigarh on April 6. After this, thousands of pensioners will proceed towards the Punjab Assembly to gherao it.

Brahmin Sabha holds meeting
Samrala, April 5
An emergency meeting of the executive committee of the Brahmin Sabha, Samrala, was held at local Durga mandir under the presidentship of Mr Behari Lal Saddi. More than 25 members participated.


3 thieves caught in police dragnet
Khanna, April 5
The Khanna police has arrested three thieves and recovered several stolen items from their possession. The SSP, Khanna, Mr Pramod Ban said here today that SHO,City, Wajir Singh, under the supervision of Mr Rajeshwar Singh Sidhu, DSP, Khanna, had arrested these thieves at a special naka.


One-week strike by scrap dealers against VAT
Ludhiana, April 5
Iron scrap dealers will observe a week-long strike in protest against implementation of value added tax (VAT) from tomorrow onwards. Satish Gupta, president, Ludhiana Scrap Dealers’ Association, said in a press note that as a result of implementation of VAT, scrap buyers and sellers were forcing dealers to pay tax.


Conference on weeds at PAU from today
Ludhiana, April 5
In a significant move which could usher a new era in sustainable agriculture, about 200 scientists will come together for three days on the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) campus from tomorrow to evolve strategies to prevent herbicides being extensively used to kill weeds, from causing environmental hazards.



52 students donate blood
Ludhiana, April 5
The NSS unit of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana, organised a blood donation camp on its campus today in collaboration with the Department of Transfusion Medicine of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here today.

Students donate blood in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Students donate blood in Ludhiana


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