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MC bulldozers pull down houses
Ludhiana, May 9
In a drive to clear encroachments from the city under the directions of Punjab and Haryana High Court, a team of officials from building branch of the Municipal Corporation today pulled down a couple of houses located on government land in Mandeep Nagar locality near Rishi Balmiki Nagar here.
An MC demolition team razed a few houses built on the municipal land in the Mandeep Nagar locality near Rishi Valmiki Nagar, Ludhiana, on Monday An MC demolition team razed a few houses built on the municipal land in the Mandeep Nagar locality near Rishi Valmiki Nagar, Ludhiana, on Monday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Child labour continues at Mini-Secretariat
Ludhiana, May 9
Despite action by the Punjab State Human Rights Commission against employers for employing child labour in Mini-Secretariat and Judicial complex, the practice goes unabated with people employing other children for getting their work done.


Vice-President of LDBA resigns
Ludhiana, May 9
Mr Mohinder Kumar Chopra, Vice-President, Ludhiana District Badminton Association has resigned from the association. In a letter, addressed to the secretary, LDBA, Mr Chopra alleged that the association had collected more than Rs 1,50,000 during the Harish Memorial Punjab State Junior Badminton Championship held here and it was agreed that Rs 50,000 would be given to Harish’s family who died in a road accident in Kolkata.

Youth enacts drama of kidney’s removal
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 9
To attract the attention of his parents and teach them a lesson, a Dalit youth of Kailey village in Ludhiana district, simulated as if some gangsters had got his kidney removed surgically.

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Land ‘grabbing’ case: villagers demand probe
Ludhiana, May 9
Highlighting the gravity of the matter pertaining to alleged grabbing of public land worth over Rs 100 crore at Bhaura village, villagers have demanded an inquiry. They have submitted a petition to the Revenue Officer in this regard.

SAD to hold protest on May 20
Ludhiana, May 8
As a part of its state-level agitation against the anti-people policies of the Congress government in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) would hold a protest demonstration at Mini Secretariat here on May 20.

Milk Plant staff stage dharna
Ludhiana, May 9

Protesting against the management’s “inaction” with regard to their demands, employees of the Milk Plant today staged a dharna outside the plant on Ferozepur Road here. The employees will stage another dharna on May 20 outside the head office of Milkfed, Punjab.

Milk Plant employees hold a rally outside the plant on  Ferozepore Road in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by I.V.
Milk Plant employees hold a rally outside the plant on  Ferozepore Road in Ludhiana on Monday

Shobha Yatra taken out
Ludhiana, May 9
On the occasion of Parshuram Jayanti , a shobha yatra was taken out in the city today by the Bhagwan Parshuram Brahman Sabha Ludhiana District. Moti Nagar Mandal also was associated with the yatra

Lions Club cabinet meeting on May 15
Ludhiana, May 9
Mr K.S Sohal will take over the charge of District Governor of Lions Club International, District 321-F on June 1. As many as 140 clubs in different parts of J&K, Punjab and Chandigarh come under District 321-F.

Fire in hosiery factory
Ludhiana, May 9
A major tragedy was averted today by the timely action of the firemen who controlled the fire well in time thus preventing it from spreading in an otherwise highly congested Field Ganj area. The loss was restricted to the factory premises only.

Gurbani Kanth competition
Ludhiana, May 9
The Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle is organising Gurbani Kanth and dastar tying competition on May 21 & 22 said a press release. Chief Secretary of Circle Dr Charan Kamal Singh said that Study Circle is organising Gurbani Kanth competition on May 21 at 8 am in Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Model Gram, Ludhiana.


Scooter stolen
Jagraon, May 9
Hakam Singh , Sukhdev Singh of Mohi allegedly stole Bajaj Chetak Scooter No PB -10-AH-1767 which was parked by Jagdish Kumar of Jodha in front of a shop. A case has been registered under Section 378 of the IPC by Sudhar Police on the complaint of Jagdish Kumar.


Implement relief in electricity load extension: CICU
Ludhiana, May 9
The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings has pointed out that industrial units are not being given relief as declared by the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) in its commercial circular in July 2001.

Ludhiana tops in small savings collections
Ludhiana, May 9
The Ludhiana district has recorded the highest collection under various small savings schemes in the state this year. Informing this, Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, said that the district had followed its tradition for the last 24-years and recorded Rs 1,485.11 crore of collections and Rs 721.44 crore net collections under different Small Savings Schemes.

BSNL bill collection centre upgraded
Ludhiana, May 9
The bill collection centre of the BSNL at Dholewal here has been upgraded to customer service centre. The BSNL General Manager, Mr G.S. Julka, formally inaugurated the centre at a brief ceremony here yesterday.


Plan to promote soyabean cultivation in state
Ludhiana, May 9
Dr G.S Kalkat, Chairman of the newly constituted Punjab Rural Commission, today held discussions with the Vice- Chancellor of the Punjab Agricultural University, Dr K. S Aulakh, and other experts to discuss ways and means to diversify crop pattern in the state.


5,000 teachers to undergo training
Ludhiana, May 9
Around 5,000 teachers of government schools of Ludhiana district, will get exclusive in-services training at the teachers’ training programmes being initiated by the SCERT under the Sarv Sibhya Abhiyan from May 16, stated Mrs Usha Sidha, Principal, Government In-Services Training Center here yesterday.

MCA students get top positions
Ludhiana, May 9
Students of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan Campus have shown commendable performance in MCA Semester examinations held in December 2004. Punjab Technical University recently released the merit list of toppers indicating the top ten position holders in the University.

Students’ rally against privatisation move
Ludhiana, May 9
The Punjab Students Union (Shaheed Randhawa) in association with several more student unions organised a protest rally here today against state government’s proposed move to privatise education.

Dance party held for tiny tots
Ludhiana, May 9

A dance party was organised for the tiny tots of Love Dale on the school premises here today. A few mothers attended the party and students presented cards with flowers to their mothers. Children whose birthday was in April were felicitated and children danced on sever popular numbers.

Tiny tots of Love Dale, Ludhiana, dance merrily at a function held on Monday. — Photo by I.V
Tiny tots of Love Dale, Ludhiana, dance merrily at a function held on Monday


‘Akhri Alfaaz’ staged
Ludhiana, May 9
“Akhari Alfaaz”- a play by the Rang Manch Rang Nagri in association with Punjabi Sahit Akademi was staged at Bal Raj Sahni open air theatre in Punjabi Bhavan on Sunday. The 50-minute-long play was full of punch and was more on the lines of “nukkad natak”.


Ayurveda  practitioners resent orders on seniors’ work
Ludhiana, May 9
Various ayurveda practitioners in the district are up in arms against the District Ayurvedic and Unani Officer (DAUO) over his recently issued orders which said that junior practitioners would review their seniors’ work.

Apollo hospital starts functioning
Ludhiana, May 9
The Satguru Pratap Singh Apollo Hospital started it functioning here today. The hospital will have round the clock in-patient service and emergency.


Office-bearers of sports council elected
Ludhiana, May 9
Representatives of more than 60 sports clubs yesterday attended the annual general body meeting of the Punjab Rural Sports Promotion Council. The meeting was held at Guru Nanak Stadium here.

Chess tournament at Ryan school
Ludhiana, May 9
A large number of students from class III to X took part in the inter-house chess tournament held at the Ryan International School, Urban Estate, Chandigarh Road, here today. The participants were seen raking their brains for the next move on their chess boards.

A match in progress during the inter-house chess tournament held at Ryan International School, Urban Estate, Chandigarh Road, Ludhiana, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
A match in progress during the inter-house chess tournament held at Ryan International School, Urban Estate, Chandigarh Road, Ludhiana, on Monday


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