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Colonisers lay siege to highway
Accuse GLADA chief administrator of misbehaviour
Ludhiana, April 1
In what could come as a big embarrassment to the BJP, a partner in the ruling coalition, particularly when the Lok Sabha elections are around the corner, Kamal Chatley, president of the Ludhiana Property Dealers and Colonisers Association and former district chief of the BJP, today led a dharna against a top official of Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority and blocked traffic on the Ludhiana- Ferozepur highway for more than one-and-a-half hour.
Property dealers stage a dharna against a GLADA official on the Ferozepur road in Ludhiana Property dealers stage a dharna against a GLADA official on the Ferozepur road in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjit Verma



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Buddha Nullah
Respite for dyeing industry
Dyers claim getting 15-day extension to upgrade effluent treatment plants
Ludhiana, April 1
Even as the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) deadline to upgrade effluent treatment plants (ETPs) for the dyeing industry polluting the Buddha Nullah got over yesterday, the dyers have managed another 15-day time to upgrade the same from the Board.

Encroachers having a field day
Ludhiana, April 1
With the government officials busy making preparations for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, encroachers are making hay as the Municipal Corporation has suspended anti-encroachment drive in the city for the past few days.

Clash at GADVASU hostel, four youths booked
Students’ union president beaten up by outsiders; students boycott classes
Ludhiana, April 1
It seems the students and the authorities at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) refuse to learn from the past. Brawls and manhandling have become the order of the day at the vet university.

Despite high toll fee, NHAI fails to recarpet roads
Doraha, April 1
Even as the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is thinking in terms of initiating the six-lane project on the National Highway No 1 on war footing, the existing four-lane has miserably failed to bear the tag of being a toll road with its bumpy patched up ride and dangerously broken edges.

Temporarily patched up sections on the NH-1. Photo by the writer

Temporarily patched up sections on the NH-1

COMMUNITY

Urban woman conscious of her voting rights
Ludhiana, April 1
Women constitute a major share of voters here. Today’s women have grown conscious about their rights and do not get influenced by their family members’ decision for casting votes, but the situation is not the same everywhere. In some villages, women still cast votes for candidates chosen by their husbands.

Encroachments: Politicians major hurdle
Ludhiana, April 1
Ludhiana-the industrial hub of Punjab- has witnessed phenomenal expansion during the past four decades and this expansion has taken place without any proper planning leading to chaos on all fronts.

Nano unveiled in city
Gets great response from residents
Ludhiana, April 1
The country's "Merc City", Ludhiana, today welcomed the world's cheapest car Nano with as much enthusiasm as it has for the best of the world's luxury cars. Tata Motors’ four-seater Nano was unveiled here today amid a large number of onlookers from all walks of life, be it students, service-class people, businessmen or style-conscious youngsters.
Nano being unveiled in Ludhiana
Nano being unveiled in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Worshipping account books on decline
Ludhiana, April 1
City's business community seems to have forgotten its age-old tradition of worshipping the account books on the onset of the new financial year on the first day of April.
Businessmen worship account books on the first day of the new financial year in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Businessmen worship account books on the first day of the new financial year in Ludhiana

Naina Devi Mishap
Ghumana village mourns its dead
Ghumana (Machhiwara), April 1
Lakhvir Singh (22) hut is illuminated with the lamp lighted before the portraits of goddesses. The family is an ardent follower of Naina Devi and had been visiting the shrine for the past several years annually. Little did they knew that the sole breadwinner of the family will die on his return from the shrine.



The three children of Machhiwara whose parents were killed in the accident at Anandpur Sahib. Photo by the writer


The three children of Machhiwara whose parents were killed in the accident at Anandpur Sahib


Unmindful of the lurking danger, passengers cross the railway track to board a train in Ludhiana
Unmindful of the lurking danger, passengers cross the railway track to board a train in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Accident dampens devotees’ spirit, many cancel visit
Ghumana (Machhiwara), April 1
The accident in which 23 people lost their lives after paying obeisance at Naina Devi shrine in Anandpur Sahib (Ropar) has dampened the spirit of a large number of devotees hailing from Machhiwara. Most of them have now cancelled their visit to the shrine.

Class V Results
School board unable to provide result details
Inderpreet tops in district
Ludhiana, April 1
Inderpreet Kaur, a student of New Punjab Public School, has stood first in Class V examination in the Ludhiana district by securing 443 marks out of 500. Antima of Sihora village and Shivani Jain have stood second and third, respectively, by securing 438 and 436 marks.

7 students to attend seminar in US
Raikot, April 1
The Global Youth Leader Council of the US has selected seven students of Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha International Public School, Sarabha village. These students will represent Indian youth at a 15-day seminar to be organised by the council in the US.

Students selected by the Global Youth Leader Council with their principal on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Students selected by the Global Youth Leader Council with their principal

Panjab varsity exams begin

Ludhiana, April 1
The exams of various undergraduate classes, including BA, BCA, BBA, BSc, BCom, etc. by Panjab University, Chandigarh, commenced here today. Thousands of students at their respective centres appeared to take their exams. Rush was witnessed at the college campuses with the students looking confused and nervous.
Girls go through their notes during the first exam of Panjab University on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Girls go through their notes during the first exam of Panjab University

Fee Hike
Parents sit on hunger strike
Ludhiana, April 1
Resentment prevails among parents the kids studying in private schools affiliated to the CBSE against the hefty fee hike. The parents have formed an organisation known as Hindu Sikh Jagriti Sena for checking the rise in the fee structure.

Students awarded
Ludhiana, April 1
The annual prize distribution ceremony of Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Giaspura, was organised, here today. Hakam Singh Giaspura, Mayor, MC, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Plays enacted on life of martyrs
Ludhiana, April 1
The Shaheed Baba Bhan Singh Memorial Trust staged various plays on the life of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev here today. “Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh do Godi”, “Tamasha Moteyan Da”, “Sarpanchani” were the plays staged on the occasion.
A play being staged by Shaheed Baba Bhan Singh Gadar Memorial Trust in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph
A play being staged by Shaheed Baba Bhan Singh Gadar Memorial Trust in Ludhiana

Seechewal releases book
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 1
Noted environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal released a book “Jithe jaye bahe mera satguru” here last evening. The book is authored by Punjabi writer Surjit Singh Marjara.

Public grievances
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CRIME

Suicide by old couple, man-son booked
Mullanpur Dakha, April 1
The man-son duo has been booked for abetting the octogenarian couple to allegedly commit suicide on March 25. Their son Major Singh and grandson Harjinder Singh had quarreled with the couple identified as Ujagar Singh (87) and his wife Bachan Kaur (84) over the money procured after selling off their land.

Flesh trade racket busted; three held
Ludhiana, April 1
After the Mumbai government banned dance bars in the financial capital of India, three bar dancers made Ludhiana their next destination but were arrested by the Haibowal police from their rented house on the Jassian road here today.



The accused in Ludhiana police custody on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

The accused in Ludhiana police custody

Property dispute: 4 booked for beating up neighbours
Mullanpur Dakha, April 1
Four persons have been booked for beating up two others over a property dispute. Kartar Singh of Sujapur has alleged that he along with his nephews, Gurmit Singh and Narinder Singh, was raising the boundary wall of his house when Gurdev Singh, Surinder Singh Sukhjit Singh and Jaswinder Kaur started beating them up.

Truck-petrol tanker collide; 2 hurt
Raikot, April 1
A major tragedy was averted after a truck collided with a patrol tanker near Jalaldiwal on the Bathinda road near here yesterday. Two persons sustained injuries in the accident.

Basketball championship at Sangrur from April 6
Ludhiana, April 1
The Punjab State Basketball Championship for sub-junior boys and girls will be held at the Police Lines Ground, Sangrur, from April 6 to 9. More than 30 teams are expected to take part in the championship, for which around 20 technical officials have been put on duty.

Basketball trials tomorrow
Ludhiana, April 1
The trials for the selection of district basketball teams (boys and girls) will be organised by the District Basketball Association (DBAL) at the Guru Nanak stadium on April 3 at 4 pm.

Trials for hockey academy tomorrow
Ludhiana, April 1
Trials to select players for the Mata Sahib Kaur Jarkhar Hockey Academy will be conducted at the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium on Punjab Agricultural University grounds here on April 3 and 4, according to academy chairman Lakhbir Singh Grewal.

 





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