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Mob fury at toll barrier
Disciples of Nirmal Singh Bharomajaray vandalise booths at the toll plaza on the issue of free transit

Phillaur, April 7
A peaceful religious procession turned violent and the mob broke all 12 booths at the Sutlej toll barrier on the NH-I here this afternoon. The police fired into the air and resorted to canecharge to disperse the crowd.
The toll plaza that was damaged in Ludhiana
The toll plaza that was damaged in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
DSP Parampal Singh tries to calm down the agitators
DSP Parampal Singh tries to calm down the agitators.
A Tribune photograph


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Inter-bank ATM services fail to work
Ludhiana, April 7
In spite of the RBI’s ruling to throw open the use of ATMs owned by a particular bank to customers of another bank free of cost from April 1, hundreds of city residents are still complaining that they are unable to get such transactions processed.

Violation of Election Commission orders
Pamphlets being circulated without print line

Ludhiana, April 7
In violation of the directions of the Election Commission, political parties in Ludhiana are circulating poll material like pamphlets and have put up posters without mentioning the name and address of the printer.
Posters and banners being used as signboards by Congress and SAD leaders in front of their offices and houses
Posters and banners being used as signboards by Congress and SAD leaders in front of their offices and houses. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Emergency contraceptive pills
Rampant sale hits AIDS campaign

Ludhiana, April 7
With the sale of MTP pills and emergency contraceptive pills going up by 100 per cent and a steep decline in the sale of contraceptives, the campaign by the National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) for protected sex to control the incidence of HIV/AIDS stands defeated. A majority of chemist shops/drug stores are selling these pills without the prescription of medical practitioners, which is a violation of the Drug and Cosmetic Act and the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act.

Teenagers nabbed from hookah bar
The hookah bar that was raided by the police in Ludhiana Ludhiana, April 7
Parents who were thinking their children were burning midnight oil for examination were shocked to see them being handcuffed at a hookah bar in Kitchlu Nagar last night. These teenagers were caught puffing hookah at the Kitchlu Nagar market late last night. The police raided the hookah bar and detained several underage students. 

The hookah bar that was raided by the police in Ludhiana on Monday night.

Graft: No relief for LIT officials
Ludhiana, April 7
Avtar Singh Azad, executive officer of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT), could not get any relief in his anticipatory bail application here today. He had been booked in a corruption case.

COMMUNITY

Activists take out a rally against the fee hike in schools in Ludhiana Rally against fee hike 
Ludhiana, April 7
The Hindu Sikh Jagriti Sena took out a motorcycle rally comprising 100 bikes against the hefty fee hike by the schools affiliated to CBSE.



Activists take out a rally against the fee hike in schools in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

PAU VC seeks apology
‘Gagging’ of management board 
Ludhiana, April 7
In a letter sent by PAU Vice-Chancellor Dr MS Kang to university management board member Avtar Singh Dhindsa seeking public apology, as the members were not allowed to ask about the functioning of the university.

MC team to study water projects
Ludhiana, April 7
Senior Deputy Mayor Praveen Bansal along with some MC officials left for Chandigarh to study two water supply projects today.

Work on rly health unit begins
Sigh of relief for staff
Work on the railway health unit in progress in LudhianaLudhiana, April 7
The Northern Railway has started the civil work on the railway health unit (RHU) following the demands of serving employees and railway pensioners to make it a sub-divisional hospital.





Work on the railway health unit in progress in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Workshop on nursing
Ludhiana, April 7
Around 30 schools and colleges of nursing from the state attended a two-day workshop on “Critical care nursing” at the DMCH.

Preneet holds rally at Chehal
Amloh, April 7
Congress candidate from the Patiala Lok Sabha seat Preneet Kaur addressed a rally at Chehal village, 3 km from here, today.

MCPI (U) raps govt
Doraha, April 7
The Marxist Communist Party of India (United) has condemned the “anti-people and pro-imperialist” policies of the ruling party which they alleged is forcing the country towards recession.

SAD, BJP under fire from Khalsa panchayat
Ludhiana, April 7
The Shiromani Khalsa Panchayat today made scathing attacks on the ruling SAD-BJP combine in Punjab, charging the coalition partner with shedding crocodile tears over massacre of the Sikhs in anti-Sikh riots of 1984 and politicising the issue for electoral gains.

Symposium on early ageing 
Ludhiana, April 7
The chief dermatologist and cosmetologist, SPS Apollo Hospitals, Dr Jastinder Gill, highlighted the benefits of botulinum toxin, introduced as Neuronox by Ranbaxy, at a symposium organised at the hospital today. Gill spoke on, 'say no to ageing' on the occasion.

Karamchari Dal chief meets employees
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 7
Karamchari Dal chief Karamjit Singh Bhagrana held a meeting with employees here today. Talking to mediapersons, Bhagrana said veterinary pharmasists had been given the designation of veternary inspectors.

Move to shift PSEB office
Villagers up in arms

Samrala, April 7
Residents of Katani Kalan village some adjoining villages, near here, are up in arms against the move to shift the sub-divisional office of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) from Katani Kalan to Shri Bhaini Sahib.

Treasury officials occupying shed
Visitors to police dept exposed to elements

Complainants make their way into a shed occupied by the treasury department at mini secretariat in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, April 7
Complainants visiting mini-secretariat to get their grievances redressed from senior police officers have to either sweat it out in the scorching sun or get drenched in rain. For, the shed designated for them is currently being occupied by the treasury department.


Complainants make their way into a shed occupied by the treasury department at mini secretariat in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Road named after fashion brands
Ludhiana, April 7
The road leading to Mint Gumri Chowk at Model Town has been named the ‘Brand Road’.

Justice Gill inspects jail
Ludhiana, April 7
Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Justice Mehtab Singh Gill today inspected the Central Jail here today. He heard the problems being faced by jail inmates and passed necessary instructions. He was accompanied by Sessions Judge GK Rai, the Deputy Commissioner and the Senior Superintendent of Police.

CRIME

Man stabbed, robbed of Rs 10,000
Jagraon, April 7
A middle-aged man was stabbed by three youths before being robbed of over Rs 10,000 here yesterday.

Cricket buffs celebrate India’s victory
Cricket fans celebrate India’s Test series win over New Zealand after 41 years in Ludhiana Ludhiana, April 7
Cricket fans here have hailed the India’s historic win over New Zealand in the Test series. The Indian team created a history today by clinching the series in New Zealand after a gap of more than four decades.

Cricket fans celebrate India’s Test series win over New Zealand after 41 years in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Navdeep, Neha emerge best athletes
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 7
The Desh Bhagat Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology held its athletics meet here today.

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