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Misappropriation at sub-registrar’s office
Vigilance affidavit set to open Pandora’s box
Ludhiana, May 1
With the vigilance department submitting an affidavit with the High Court stating that it had found former Deputy Commissioner and several other officials having taken kickbacks from a tehsildar during investigation into a corruption case, lid is set to blow off a major scam involving the Ludhiana’s Sub-Registrar’s Office.

Civil Hospital staff on VIP duty
Patients, docs irked
Ludhiana, May 1
The Civil Hospital staff on “VIP duties” has failed to perform its job for patients. With Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, cabinet ministers and politicians from outer states frequently visiting the city for election campaigning, doctors and paramedical staff are deployed in their service instead of serving patients.


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A labourer works hard under the scorching sun along with his child to make both ends meet on May Day in Ludhiana.
LITTLE RELEVANCE: A labourer works hard under the scorching sun along with his child to make both ends meet on May Day in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Rajesh Bhambi 

Suicide in Custody
Rights panel slaps Rs 1 lakh fine on govt
New Delhi/Ludhiana, May 1
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Punjab Government to pay Rs 1 lakh in compensation to the next of kin of an undertrial in Ludhiana who had died allegedly after consuming insecticide in judicial custody five years ago.

Fire Call-IV
Fire dept grapples with staff shortage
Ludhiana, May 1
The fire department of the local municipal corporation has been grappling with the shortage of manpower for some time. With just 75 employees in its fleet, including fire fighters and ground staff, the department has been requesting for more manpower but to no avail. The department currently has just 86 sanctioned employees.

Cleaning Budha Nullah biggest challenge: Tewari
Congress candidate Manish Tewari releases his party election manifesto in Ludhiana on Friday.Ludhiana, May 1
Manish Tewari, who released his vision document today, has termed Budha Nullah as the biggest challenge. The open drain passing through the heart of the city needs to be immediately cleaned, he added and promised to take up the issue with the Central government. While committing himself to the cause, he said the vision document underlines prioritising the work in a time-bound manner, setting up a benchmark for the quality work and maintaining the report for public scrutiny.



Congress candidate Manish Tewari releases his party election manifesto in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Ludhiana  Concerns



COMMUNITY

Labour Day mockery of labour class
Ludhiana, May 1
For 65-year-old daily wage earner Sudarshan Lal and his family, Labour Day has no significance. Being the lone earner in the family of eight, which comprises his wife, two marriageable daughters, a widowed daughter-in-law and three grandchildren, Sudarshan Lal has no savings. It is his meager earning of Rs 200 daily, which sustains the family.

Labour Day
Trade leaders target government policies
A trade union leader addresses a rally to mark International Labour Day at railway station in Ludhiana on Friday.Ludhiana, May 1
Trade union activists representing railway employees, construction workers, hosiery workers and farm labour today assailed the union government for pursuing “anti-labour” policies that had created social and economic disparity besides problems like poverty, unemployment and corruption.

A trade union leader addresses a rally to mark International Labour Day at railway station in Ludhiana on Friday. Photos: Lovleen Bains, Inderjeet Verma

Residents pay tributes to Hari Singh Nalwa at Raikot. Nalwa remembered
Raikot, May 1
Residents here observed the martyrdom day of Hari Singh Nalwa yesterday. They paid tribute to him by offering flowers on his statue, which is installed in the main chowk of the town.



Residents pay tributes to Hari Singh Nalwa at Raikot. Photo: Rakesh Gupta

Nod sought for raising speed of trains
Ludhiana, May 1
The divisional authorities of the Northern Railway have sought the approval of the Railway Safety Commissioner for accelerating the speed of trains on the Amrtisar-Delhi route after a successful trial to run the trains at a speed of 120 km per hour on the same route.

Farewell
Doraha, May 1
The Doraha Institute of Management and Technology (DIMT) today organised a farewell party for the final year students of the BCA, BBA and MBA courses. Chairman Sukhpal Singh was the chief guest on the occasion. Senior students were welcomed by their juniors. Various cultural items were performed to make the programme lively. BCA student Pradeep Singh was declared Mr Farewell and title of Miss Farewell went to Monia Bhalay. They were selected on the basis of personality and mental ability.—OC

Atrocities on Sikhs
SAD to talk with Centre
Samrala, May 1
The SAD will take up the matter of the ill treatment of Pakistani Sikhs by Taliban with the Centre. This was stated by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal while talking to mediapersons at Machhiwara after addressing a rally in favour of Charanjit Singh Atwal. 

Riot Victims’ Society
Office-bearers cross swords over flats’ sale
Families of riot victims protest against illegal occupancy in Dugri, Phase I, in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, May 1
Unrest prevailed in the Dugri area today when two factions of a riot victims’ welfare society accused one another of illegally selling flats meant for victims and pocketing huge amount of money.



Families of riot victims protest against illegal occupancy in Dugri, Phase I, in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Credit matters, not commuters
Ludhiana, May 1
Taking political credit rather than serving public finds preference with elected representatives of the city as the Dugri bridge, constructed a fortnight ago, is not opened for traffic.

Tewari not outsider: Forum
Ludhiana,May 1
The Ludhiana Intellectuals Forum today ridiculed SAD-BJP candidate Gurcharan Singh Galib for raking up the issue of an “outsider” against the Congress candidate Manish Tewari.

PAU selected as ‘delivery hub’
Ludhiana, May 1
Punjab Agricultural University has been selected as one of the eight delivery hubs to be set up in South Asia under the Cereal System Initiative for South Asia (CSASA) for undertaking research in rice, wheat and maize.

Vehicle ferrying cops hits bike
Mullanpur Dakha, May 1
A newly wed woman had a narrow escape when the motorcycle she was riding along with her brother was hit by a Scorpio car, which was part of a convoy of Punjab Chief Minister, here yesterday.

Letters


CRIME

74-yr-old robbed of gold bangles
Ludhiana, May 1
This summer, be wary of tricksters, who in the garb of sales executives obtain entry into houses and rob the occupants. Cheats posing as salesmen of a Mumbai-based Copper and Brass company entered into a house of a 74-old-woman at Chauri Sarak and tactfully stole gold bangles worth Rs 70,000.

Teenager rapes sister’s friend
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 1
A teenager of Rasulpur village in Sangrur district allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl who had come to his house to take a book from his sister last evening. The condition of the victim, who was shifted to the Civil Hospital here late last night, is stated to be serious.

Drug peddler nabbed
Ludhiana, May 1
The Shimlapuri police yesterday nabbed a drug peddler and recovered 60 grams of smack and a pocket electronic weighing machine from his possession. Nannu Ram, a resident of Jhalawar district in Rajasthan, was on a lookout of a customer. According to the SHO of the Simplapuri police station, on being tipped off that the accused was looking for the customer in the Dana Mandi area a trap was laid near the level crossing and the accused nabbed along with the smack and the weighing machine. — TNS

A player in action during Ludhiana Schools Open Table Tennis Tournament in Ludhiana on Friday. Bhumika claims title
Ludhiana, May 1
Bhumika of Alpine International School outclassed reigning champion and top seed Kritika, also of the same school, in straight sets to emerge champion in the junior girl’s singles section on the penultimate day of the Ludhiana Schools Open Table Tennis Tournament organised by Alpine International Senior Secondary School here today.

A player in action during Ludhiana Schools Open Table Tennis Tournament in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph



 






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