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MC accused of selective demolitions
Ludhiana, April 7

With only a few hours left for the local Municipal Corporation to present the action taken report in the High Court against the alleged encroachers, residents today accused the civic body of ‘‘selective action’’ claiming that it ‘‘spared the rich and influential’’ and demolished the structures of the poor.

DGP assures early arrest of accused
railway staff

Ludhiana, April 7
Mr SC Jain, the Director General of Police Railways, Punjab today asserted that those railway employees accused of assaulting three scribes here on April 4 would be arrested at the earliest. He said, the railway police had already conducted some raids at several places.

Burdened with age, the old man cannot cast off his burdens and continues to trudge on with a heavy heart in a city street Burdened with age, the old man cannot cast off his burdens and continues to trudge on with a heavy heart in a city street. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed 


With harvesting near, migrant labourers most sought after
Ludhiana, April 7
Even as the formal harvesting of wheat is to start from the second week of April, a section of farmers from Punjab has started visiting this town, particularly its railway station, to engage migrant labourers for the work.

A farmer discusses terms with migrant labourers at the Ludhiana railway station before engaging them for the harvesting of wheat. — Photo by I.V.
A farmer discusses terms with migrant labourers at the Ludhiana railway station before engaging them for the harvesting of wheat

DC’s directions on solid waste management
Ludhiana, April 7
Deputy Commissioner, Anurag Verma today directed Executive Officers of all municipal committees to ensure the proper management of solid waste in the cities and towns of the district on a priority basis and arrange for land-fill sites.

Woman officer, clerk booked for forgery
Jagraon, March 7
A lady education officer and a clerk have allegedly committed forgery, fabrication and criminal breach of trust and have been booked by the police for the same.

‘Killer’s’ father stabbed to death
Ludhiana, April 7
A resident of Koomkalan allegedly murdered a man of nearby Hawaas village today afternoon to avenge the murder of his brother, who was killed 15 days ago.

Bank takes over defaulters’ properties
Ludhiana, April 7
Canara Bank took possession of the properties of M/s B.L. Khosla Hosiery and M/s Mangat Mills due to default in the repayments of loans. Bank officials informed that parties were given 60 day’s notices in June and September respectively.


Badal clarifies about ‘meeting’ Hanspal
Ludhiana, April 7
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), president and former Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal today said that too much was being read out in the “meeting” between him and the President of the Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr HS Hanspal.

Ramoowalia still day dreaming of third front
Ludhiana, April 7
The Lok Bhalai Party president, Mr Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, today reiterated his optimism about the formation of the third front in Punjab excluding both the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and the Bharatiya Janata Party alliance.

Residents come together for cleanliness drive
Ludhiana, April 7
It was a unique sight to see hundreds of residents join in to clean the Brindavan road, Civil Lines, here today. It was part of a drive inspired by Lifebuoy’s motto of “Duniya wahi badlenge jinhe apni suraksha ka koi darr nahin”.

Kartar Singh kabaddi association sr vice-chief
Ludhiana, April 7
Arjuna awardee Kartar Singh, Director, Sports Punjab, has been unanimously elected senior vice-president of the Punjab Kabaddi Association. According to Mr G.S. Malhi, honorary general secretary, PKA, Mr Kartar Singh was elected during the general body meeting of the association held at Guru Nanak Stadium here recently.


Agriculture Department yet to get testing kits
Spurious BT cottonseeds flood markets
Ludhiana, April 7
Even as the spurious BT cottonseeds have been flooding markets in the cotton belt of Punjab, the state agriculture Department authorities are yet to procure kits to test the genuineness of the seeds being sold to the unsuspecting farmers.


Training camp for students held
Ludhiana, April 7
Ananda Marga School, New Kundanpuri,Civil Lines, Ludhiana, had organised a voluntary training camp for students which concluded on Tuesday. Students from entire Punjab had participated in the camp for various training programmes such as yoga, judo, karate and many other skills.

Welcome party for tiny tots
Ludhiana, April 7

A welcome party was arranged for tiny tots of Chanda Mama Play School here today. The kids played party games like chasing the ball, bursting balloons, jumping up and pulling the leg etc. The party room was decorated with balloons and buntings.

Tiny tots of Chanda Mama Play School enjoy the welcome party arranged by the school on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Tiny tots of Chanda Mama Play School enjoy the welcome party arranged

Tiny tots exhibit talent
Doraha, April 7
The annual function of Somerville School was organised here today. Mr Gurdial Dalal, former principal, Government Senior Secondary School, Doraha, was the chief guest.



Admn gears up for pulse polio drive
Ludhiana, April 7
To ensure that polio drops all children up to the age of five years under the intensified Pulse Polio Immunisation Campaign 2005 in the district on national immunisation days on April 10 and May 15, arrangements have been made, said Deputy Commissioner Anurag Verma.

Mothers, children our real wealth
Ludhiana, April 7
Today is World Health Day. The theme this year is healthy mothers and children. The well-being of societies is directly linked to the health of mothers and children.

World Health Day celebrated
Ludhiana, April 7
World Health Day was celebrated by the district Health Department and Punjab National Bank at the Government College for Women here today.


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