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Man killed, 6 hurt as neighbours clash
Jagraon, April 25
A man was reportedly killed in an armed conflict between neighbours at Chakar village, near here, today.

Fire at paint godown
Goods worth Rs 30 lakh gutted
A paint godown on fire in Ludhiana on Friday eveningLudhiana, April 25
A godown storing thinner, paints and other volatile material caught fire here last evening, causing a loss of over Rs 30 lakh to property.

A paint godown on fire in Ludhiana on Friday evening. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


EARLIER STORIES


Sarna chides Galib for stance on ’84 riots
Advises not to shed crocodile tears
Ludhiana, April 25
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee (DSGMC) president Paramjit Singh Sarna today told SAD candidate for the Ludhiana seat Gurcharan Singh Galib not to shed crocodile tears on the 1984 anti-Sikh riot issue. He chided Galib for taking 25 years to realise who was at fault.

Plastic bags
NGOs show the way

Ludhiana, April 25
In stark contrast to the state government’s failure to implement Punjab Plastic Bags Control Act 2005, it is an endless endeavour for some city-based NGOs to discourage the use of plastic bags and promote the use of paper bags.

Shivpuri 
MC gets more time for demolition

Ludhiana, April 25
The municipal corporation today submitted an affidavit with the local courts urging it to extend the deadline for the demolition of structure in Shivpuri here.

Papers of 7 candidates rejected
Ludhiana, April 25
The District Election Officer today rejected the nomination papers of seven candidates, leaving 33 candidates in the fray for the Ludhiana parliamentary constituency.

COMMUNITY

Admn chalks out plan for elections
Extra force for sensitive, hypersensitive booths
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 25
Having identified over 200 sensitive and hypersensitive polling booths in localities falling under Ludhiana and Sangrur district, the administration claimed to have chalked out a comprehensive plan for holding free and fair elections to the Fatehgarh Sahib, Sangrur and Ludhiana parliamentary constituencies in this part of Malwa.

Families, victim of terrorism not to vote
Want candidates to commit on relief, punishment for killers
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 25
Members of 15 families, who had lost kin to firing by radical Sikh activists at Gandhi Chowk here 17 years ago, have said they will not vote for candidates in the Lok Sabha election till they clear their stand on punishment for killers and compensation  for victim families.

Cong failed to remove poverty: Galib
Ludhiana, April 25
The Congress ruled this country for more than four decades, but it failed to provide basic necessities to the citizens of the country. More than half of the population was still living below poverty line. This was stated by SAD-BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Ludhiana Gurcharan Singh Galib while addressing a rally in the Goal Market of Focal Point. He further added that though the Congress failed to remove poverty, it removed the poor.

National issues don’t matter here 
Ludhiana, April 25
“Bipasa” (bijli, paani and sarak) as an issue is everywhere for the electorate even as national issues have taken a backseat during these elections.

Tewari condemns Makkar’s comments on PM
Ludhiana, April 25
The national spokesperson for the All-India Congress Committee, Manish Tewari, today took strong exception to the remarks of the SGPC president, Avtar Singh Makkar, about the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, that he was a rubber stamp.

Paramilitary forces to guard sensitive stations
Jagraon, April 25
Out of the 335 polling booths, 11 polling stations are declared very sensitive and 102 sensitive, Ludhiana SSP said.

Labour shortage hits road work
Ludhiana, April 25
Owing to shortage of labour, work on re-carpeting of various roads in Ludhiana has been left midway Roads in the city have often remained in the news for one reason or the other. As a result of this, residents have to face inconvenience. For the past few days, partially re-carpeted roads have become a common sight and it seems the municipal corporation responsible for building these roads.

Owing to shortage of labour, work on re-carpeting of various roads in Ludhiana has been left midway. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Residents live in shadow of fear
Unwanted material stored under the bridge constructed over Sirhind Canal at Doraha.Doraha, April 25
The residents of Doraha and surrounding areas seem to be living in a shadow of fear, as the administration has failed to clear discarded articles stored by junk dealers under a bridge constructed over Sirhind canal.

Unwanted material stored under the bridge constructed over Sirhind Canal at Doraha. Tribune photographs

These slum kids are enterprising
Ludhiana, April 25
Underprivileged children set up makeshift stalls to sell goods of daily use near Focal Point on the GT Road in Ludhiana Slum kids seem to have found a new vocation these days. Hundreds of children of migrant labourers have set up small makeshift stalls on the outskirts of the city where they sell daily-use items like shampoo sachets, biscuits, sweets and chocolates. Many of them have even set up tea and paan stalls.


Underprivileged children set up makeshift stalls to sell goods of daily use near Focal Point on the GT Road in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Potato growers take to streets
Amloh, April 25
Members of the potato seed industry took out a rally here yesterday through markets and raised slogans against the decision of the Punjab government to suspend the licence of Technico Agricultural Sciences. Basically, the company provides potato seeds to the farmers and purchases back at high prices.

Hospital to distribute free nebulisers to schools
Ludhiana, April 25
In response to the recent incident at a school in New Delhi where a 17-year-old student died of an asthma attack, SPS Apollo Hospitals, Ludhiana, has taken an initiative to distribute nebulisers free of cost to all schools here.

Punjab docs oppose pay panel’s report
Ludhiana , April 25
The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMSA) has expressed anger over the report by the 5th Pay Commission in Punjab, which failed to solve disparity issues between PCMSA doctors and central doctors.

Vet varsity holds free vaccination camp 
Ludhiana, April 25
World Veterinary Day, which is celebrated on the last Saturday of April every year all over the world, was celebrated by Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) today at Silver Jubilee block.

Wrong question paper
BCom III students seek compensation

Ludhiana, April 25
Once again the students appearing for examination under Panjab University, Chandigarh, had to suffer due to wrong question paper. Hundreds of students from their respective colleges had approached the authorities to write about it to the varsity so that they could be properly compensated.

Akshit, Shubham adjudged Brain Fest champions 
Ludhiana , April 25
Students perform during a prize distribution function at Kundan Vidya Mandir in Ludhiana Abacus olympiad National Junior Brain Fest-09 was organised at Father Angel School in New Delhi recently. Around 3,000 students (5-14 years of age) from various academies participated in the competition. They were required to solve 75 sums in three minutes. About 12 students of “Brainobrain, Sundernagar branch, Ludhiana, also participated in the event.

Students perform during a prize distribution function at Kundan Vidya Mandir in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Health dept begins check-up of students
Ludhiana, April 25
With the outset of new academic session, the Punjab health department has started the medical check-up of students studying in government schools of the state. Over 30 lakh students will be covered under this scheme starting from classes I to XII.

Villagers apprised of legal services
Ludhiana, April 25
The District Legal Services Authority organised seminars on Legal Literacy at Threekay and Jhande villages today. Civil judge Ashok Kumar Chouhan apprised different schemes launched by the authority for the masses. He said the authority was providing free legal services to SCs/STs, people in custody, industrial workers, those suffering from calamity, handicaps, persons having less than Rs 50,000 annual income.

CRIME

Doctor booked for making casteist remarks
Raikot, April 25
Students of Dr Ramesh Jain’s Nursing College argue with MC workers in the presence of the police at Raikot A doctor has been booked for obstructing government workers from performing their duty and making derogatory remarks under the SC/ST Act against workers of the local municipal committee.





Students of Dr Ramesh Jain’s Nursing College argue with MC workers in the presence of the police at Raikot. Photo: Rakesh Gupta

Man held for attempted murder
Two others on the run
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 25
A contract killer, who had attempted to kill a farmer of Rajgarh village in Ludhiana district, after accepting money from his rivals a few days ago, was arrested by the Payal police last night.

55-yr-old man commits suicide 
Jagraon, April 25
A man died when he reportedly jumped before a train yesterday. The deceased, identified as Baljit Singh (55), was a resident of Gondwal village near Raikot. He apparently jumped before a Ludhiana bound passenger train coming from Ferozepur near the crossing of Aligarh village drain.

Drugs seized from chemist shop
Mullanpur Dakha, April 25
The health authorities yesterday raided a chemist shop here and seized unaccountable psychotropic medicines.

COURTS

Justice Mehtab Singh Gill releases a directory of the District Bar Association in Ludhiana DBA directory released
Ludhiana, April 25
Justice Mehtab Singh Gill, Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, released the directory of the District Bar Association here today.



Justice Mehtab Singh Gill releases a directory of the District Bar Association in Ludhiana on on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Man gets life term for murder 
Ludhiana, April 25
The court of Sessions Judge GK Rai has sentenced Mukhtiar Singh of Tarn Taran to life imprisonment on charges of killing Ravi Kumar of Ludhiana due to old enmity.

Players exult after winning a tennis tournament at Jassowal Double delight for Rimpledeep
Jagraon, April 25
Rimpledeep Kaur of Harvest Tennis Academy won both girls’ singles under-14 and under-16 titles in the AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament being played at Harvest Tennis Academy at Jassowal village yesterday.



Players exult after winning a tennis tournament at Jassowal on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Hockey: Prithipal XI to clash with MPS XI
Ludhiana, April 25
Mohinder Partap Singh Grewal XI pipped Gurbhej XI 3-0 to storm into the final of the annual Six-a-Side Hockey Tournament being organised by the Ludhiana Sportsmen Welfare Association here at the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium at Punjab Agricultural University campus.

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