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Wheat arrival zooms to 1.64 lakh MT
Mandis likely to receive 70,000 MT of foodgrain every day
A young farmer on the Pakhowal road looks at his wheat produce in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Ludhiana, April 14
Wheat arrival has soared to 1.64 lakh metric tonnes (MT) in the grain markets here till last evening as against 8.43 lakh MT in the corresponding period last year. According to district mandi officers, the wheat arrival is expected to increase in the coming 2-3 days as 70,000 MT of wheat was expected to arrive in mandis each day.

A young farmer on the Pakhowal road looks at his wheat produce in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Bhambi


Crop on 35 bighas gutted in 3 villages
Action demanded against power board employees
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 14
Wheat crop on 35 bighas, belonging to three farmers of Butahri village in Ludhiana district near here, was reduced to ashes today.

Dhillon seeks votes at religious function
Ludhiana, April 14
In an action that could land the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in trouble, MP Sharanjit Singh Dhillon today sought votes for the party candidate from Ludhiana Parlimentary seat at a religious function.

Police flooded with poll code violation plaints
People give political colour to their complaints for speedy redress
Ludhiana, April 14
Even as the Election Commission has set a deadline of 24 hours to resolve complaints regarding election code violation, the police is finding it hard to crack routine cases.

Langar being served on Baisakhi at Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Urban Estate, Ludhiana.
Langar being served on Baisakhi at Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Urban Estate, Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

PTA Fund
Schools warned against overcharging
Ludhiana, April 14
Director General, Schools Education, Punjab, Krishan Kumar said action would be taken against government schools found charging extra money from parents under the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) fund.

Shingar Blast Case
Key witness threatens to skip court hearing
Accuses Sahnewal SHO of abusing him
Ludhiana, April 14
Sukhwant Singh, alias Sukha, a key witness in the Shingar Cinema bomb blast case, has threatened the city police that he would not appear in the court for evidence if necessary action was not taken against the Sahnewal SHO.

Cop suspended for third-degree torture
Ludhiana, April 14
In charge of Salem Tabri police post Shamsher Singh was suspended today for subjecting a person to third-degree torture last night. The police picked up the victim, Rakesh Kumar, last night in connection with a theft case.

Widow’s complaint falls on deaf ears
Accuses city-based eye surgeon of negligence; health authorities ‘fail’ to act
Ludhiana, April 14
In what could be termed as “lack of concern” towards the needy and hapless section of the society, the district health authorities have ignored the complaint of a 75-year-old widow, Balwant Kaur, against Dr Rajesh Batra, a leading eye surgeon of the city. Dr Batra runs the Batra Eye Hospital in Sahnewal and Model Town, Ludhiana.


Baisakhi celebrated with fervour
Ludhiana, April 14
Baisakhi was celebrated with fervour in the city. All the city gurdwaras were decorated with lights and flowers. Kirtan was held throughout the day and langar was served from the community kitchen. In some of the gurdwaras, ragi jathas had specially come to the city from various places. Youngsters celebrated the day in their own way.

A dance troupe presents bhangra during the Baisakhi celebrations at West End Mall in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Rajesh Bhambi
A dance troupe presents bhangra during the Baisakhi celebrations at West End Mall in Ludhiana.

Tributes paid to Dr Ambedkar
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 14
Tributes were paid to the architect of the Indian Constitution Dr BR Ambedkar on his 118th birth anniversary, by various organisations at different places in the town and surrounding villages.
Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal pays tributes to B.R. Ambedkar at Jagera Road in Ahmedgarh on Tuesday. Photo: Mahesh Sharma
Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal pays tributes to B.R. Ambedkar at Jagera Road in Ahmedgarh on Tuesday.

EC orders on illegal autos violated
Ludhiana, April 14
Despite the Election Commission’s (EC) directions to SHO, Sadar, and DSP (Traffic) to stop illegal plying of auto-rickshaws on the Ludhiana-Alamgir road, the autos ferried passengers on this route right under the nose of cops today.

Peaceful procession turns bloody
Ludhiana, April 14
A peaceful procession organised to mark the 118th birth anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar turned bloody when two groups clashed at Mata Rani Chowk near Bhadaur House here today.

Shopkeepers prepare sweets on the occasion of Baisakhi in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Shopkeepers prepare sweets on the occasion of Baisakhi in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Punjab emerges leader in beekeeping
25 pc of honey produced in the country comes from the state
Ludhiana, April 14
The state has achieved the distinction of being leader in the honey production and beekeeping. With only 1.5 per cent of India’s geographic area has the honour of contributing more than 25 per cent of the national apiary-honey production, and also in supplying Apis mellifera colonies and apicultural equipment to other states, and the state has emerged as the hub of commercial beekeeping in the country.

Farmers asked to preserve wheat seeds
Ludhiana, April 14
The PAU Director of Extension Education, Dr DS Dhillon, has suggested farmers, who have currently grown new varieties of wheat such as DBW-17 and PBW-550, to preserve their seeds for the next sowing.

Sidhwan Kalan youth accuses police of third-degree torture
Jagraon, April 14
A youth has accused the Jagraon police for third degree torture inflicted upon him.

Animation centre opens in city
Ludhiana, April 14
The Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), an animation and visual effects institute, opened its first centre in the city today.

Guard deployed at bank
Ludhiana, April 14
The Central Bank of India, Kailash Nagar, today deployed a security guard after the police took strict action against the bank authorities for not maintaining proper security.

Cong candidate for revamp of old city
Ludhiana, April 14
“It is a virtual hell out here,” said Manish Tewari, the Indian National Congress candidate for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, while walking through the tight corridors of Chaura Bazaar and the entire neighbourhood of the old city during his ongoing campaign.

Allow pay panel report: Teachers
Ludhiana, April 14
The Government Teachers Union (Punjab), Ludhiana, has urged the Election Commission to permit the release of the Fifth Pay Commission report to the Punjab government.

PAU Notes
Tips to tackle cascuta in berseem
Ludhiana, April14
Cascuta is becoming a newly emerging problem in berseem. This was stated by Dr US Walia, Head, department of agronomy. He informed that cascuta seeds mixed with berseem seed are the cause of this problem. Cascuta is a yellowish thread-like parasitic plant that twines the berseem plants upwards.

Agitation raises awareness about fee hike
Ludhiana, April 14
The agitation launched by the Hindu-Sikh Jagriti Sena, against the unprecedented fee hike on the pretext of implementing the pay scales recommended by the sixth Pay Commission, has brought awareness among the parents about the alleged fleecing by the English speaking public schools affiliated to CBSE.

Semester system introduced in schools
Ludhiana, April 14
The semester system of education has been introduced by the Punjab School Education Board for Classes IX and XI in the schools affiliated with it from April.

Workshop for nurses at CMCH
Ludhiana, April 14
The College of Nursing at the CMCH will conduct a training workshop for nurses of Punjab on “Human relations in healthcare” from April 15 to 24. Thirty nurses from the state will take part in the workshop.

PNB celebrates foundation day
Ludhiana, April 14
Punjab National Bank celebrated its 115th foundation day here today.

Neelam Man Singh to stage play
Ludhiana, April 14
Neelam Man Singh, a theatre director, will visit the city to stage her play "The Suit".

Meltdown fails to affect beauty business
Ludhiana, April 14
It seems that the desire to look stunning and beautiful has kept the beauty business unaffected even during the global meltdown.

‘50 million suffering from obesity in India’
Ludhiana, April 14
Dr PS Nain and Dr Ashish Ahuja, assistant professors of surgery at the DMCH, recently attended the seventh national conference of the Obesity and Metabolic Society of India at Hyderabad.

Girl dies after stove burst
Khanna, April 14
A girl died after a stove burst in Machhiwara. The incident took place near Gehlewal village. The victim, Lakhvir Kaur, was preparing tea when the stove burst. She was referred to Sector 32 Government Hospital in Chandigarh, where she succumbed to injuries. — TNS

City Concerns
A Majority of the promises made during the election campaign turn out to be ones that are never kept. The bulk of election manifesto and speeches holds ground only during the election process.

Happy emerges champion
Ludhiana, April 14
Happy, from Patiala, got the better of his opponents to emerge as Open Punjab Classic Bodybuilder in the inaugural edition of the bodybuilding championship, organised by the Shaheed Mangal Pandey Sports and Welfare Club at the Lions Bhawan here on Sunday evening.




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