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Inferno razes yarn factory
Property worth crores destroyed
Ludhiana, April 15
Yarn and property worth crores of rupees were destroyed when a fire broke out in Supreme Woolen Mills located in Kanganwal village, near here, late last evening. 
Fire-fighters work with a debris-removal team of the MC at Supreme Woollen Mills, Kanganwal, near Ludhiana, which was destroyed in fire on Thursday
Fire-fighters work with a debris-removal team of the MC at Supreme Woollen Mills, Kanganwal, near Ludhiana, which was destroyed in fire on Thursday. — Photo by I.V.

Crop worth lakhs destroyed in fire
Lalton (Ludhiana), April 15
The villagers of this small village along the Pakhowal Road are living in fear of fire. Already four fire incidents have happened. In these incidents of fire, caused allegedly by the sparking in the high-tension electric lines running above the fields, the standing wheat crop worth lakhs of rupees had already been destroyed.


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PMC takes note of doctor’s ad

Ludhiana, April 15
Taking a serious note of a news report published in Ludhiaina Tribune today, the Punjab Medical Council (PMC) has decided to issue a show-cause notice to a doctor for advertising in newspapers through handbills.

8-year-old boy drowns
Ludhiana, April 15

An eight-year-old boy drowned in Budda Nullah near the Peeru Banda colony in Salem Tabri after falling into it today. Satish was playing near the nullah with a friend when he slipped and fell into.

Lal Babu, uncle of eight-year-old Satish (inset) who had  fallen into Budda Nullah, takes him to a hospital in  Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Lal Babu, uncle of eight-year-old Satish (inset) who had  fallen into Budda Nullah

Improvement Trust sits on encroachments
Ludhiana, April 15
Even as the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is bearing the brunt of the situation arising out of removal of encroachments, the Improvement Trust is sitting pretty over hundreds of encroachments, though the latter was directed by the high court to clear the illegal constructions.

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PSHRC recommends prosecution of cops for rights violation 
Ludhiana, April 15
Coming down heavily against a DSP and a Sub-Inspector of Punjab Police in a much-publicised two-year-old case of police harassment and human rights violation, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission(PSHRC) has recommended to the state government for prosecuting both the officers for illegal restraining, confining, torturing a local businessman and his family members and extorting money from them through misuse of power.

Nishan-e-Sikhi Award for Dr Alag
Ludhiana, April 15
A Sikh scholar and writer, Dr Sarup Singh Alag, chairman of the Alag Shabad Yug International Charitable Trust, Ludhiana, will be decorated with the prestigious Nishan-e-Sikhi award by the Guru Angad Dev Shatabdi Committee on April 17 of a function to be held in connection with the 501st birthday of Guru Angad Dev Ji at Khadpur Sahib.

Markfed vanaspati GM, 2 officers suspended
Khanna, April 15
Three high-rank officials, including a General Manager, of Markfed vanaspati unit here have been suspended on the charges of corruption. According to information the suspended officers are General Manager C.M. Malik , Commercial Manager Vinod Kumar and Deputy Chief Accounts Officer M.R. Singla.

DCC reshuffle in offing?
Ludhiana, April 15
The District Congress Committee (DCC), Ludhiana, is all set for a major reshuffle. With indications of a probable change of guard at the Pradesh Congress Committee headquarters, there is all likelihood that the DCC, Ludhiana, may also be revamped.

Akali Dal members to give memo to CM
Samrala, April 15
A meeting of local Akali Dal workers was held under the chairmanship of member SGPC Kirpal Singh Kheernian here today. The members decided to give a charter of demands to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who would visit the town on Monday to honour heart surgeon and Padam Bhushan awardee Dr T.S. Kaler at a function organised by the Bharti Kisan Union (Rajewal).

Brick-kiln workers observe strike
Ludhiana, April 15
Demanding implementation of labour laws for workers at brick-kilns, the Lal Jhanda Punjab Brick Kiln Labourers Union observed a one-day strike today. “We want labour laws to be implemented here. Workers in brick kilns are not being provided proper working environment,” said Mr Tarsem Jodhan, general secretary of the union.


Shopkeeper held, released
Khanna, April 15
More than 150 goldsmiths closed shops in protest against the detention of a shopkeeper by the Khanna police on Thursday. They also took out a procession in the city and reached city police station to register protest.

Cash, jewellery worth Rs 2 lakh stolen
Jagraon, April 15
Burglars stole cash and jewellery worth over Rs 2 lakh from a house on the college road here. According to a press note by SSP Rajiv Ahir today, the occupants of the house were away to Rishikesh. On return, they found their house burgled with around Rs 50,000 in cash and jewellery worth over Rs 1.5 lakh stolen. The house belonged to Bhushan Dev Goel.

71 quintals of poppy husk destroyed
Ludhiana, April 15
The Jagraon police on Wednesday destroyed over 71 quintals of poppy husk recovered from narcotic smugglers and kept as case property in police and judicial malkhanas.


Hero Cycles strike: management, workers blame each other
Ludhiana, April 15
While the Hero Cycles management today blamed “anti-social” elements for creating problems, workers on protest alleged that it was the management that was indulging in violence and attacked a worker today.

Mr O.P. Munjal, Co-Chairman, Hero Cycles, addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by I.V.
Mr O.P. Munjal, Co-Chairman, Hero Cycles, addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Friday



Degrees awarded to 197 students at PAU convocation
Ludhiana, April 15
Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, Vice Chancellor, PAU, today conferred degrees upon 197 students, who did their graduation and postgraduation from the varsity at its annual convocation held here today. Students were also awarded merit certificates and gold medals.
Students who were awarded degrees at the annual convocation of the PAU in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by I.V.
Students who were awarded degrees at the annual convocation of the PAU in Ludhiana on Friday

300 students awarded prizes
Ludhiana, April 15
Fancy dress competition and prize distribution function of the senior section of Kundan Vidya Mandir were held here today. Students were honoured for their achievements in extracurricular activities. More than 300 students were awarded prizes by Mr S.C. Saxena, Principal of the school.


Cassettes on Khalsa Panth released
Ludhiana, April 15
As part of celebrations of the birth of Khalsa at Gurudwara Kalgidhar Sahib, chairman of gurdwara committee Gurcharan Singh, along with activists of the Sikh Students Federation, released a set of two audio cassettes of a Sikh scholar, Giani Pinderpal Singh, here today.


PCMSA against privatisation of healthcare
Ludhiana, April 15
The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMSA) has urged the state government to review the proposed privatisation of health institutions in the wake of the observations of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh that the step might lead to the health facilities going out of reach of the poor and weaker sections.

Admn intervention sought into dismissal of nurses
Ludhiana, April 15
Crying foul over the dismissal of two nurses of Hero DMC Heart Institute by the management, the ad hoc committee of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital Employees Union has asked the district administration to intervene and ensure justice to the employees who are allegedly being victimised.


Basketball trials on April 18
Ludhiana, April 15
The Ludhiana District Basketball Association (LDBA) will conduct trials to select the Ludhiana junior teams (boys and girls) here at the indoor hall of Guru Nanak Sports Complex on April 18 at 4 pm.

Wrestler attributes success to coach
Khanna, April 15
Wrestler Gurdev Singh who had won silver medal in junior wrestling World Cup, held in Bulgaria, said his coach Mansa Singh was behind his success. Mansa Singh was running an akhara in Malikpur, village five km from here where several wrestlers was doing practice and getting special training.


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