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Vienna Fallout
Curfew brings life to a halt in city
lVehicles burnt lCars smashed l50 pilgrims from UP stranded lVendors make hay 

Ludhiana, May 25
Normal life was disrupted completely in the city today as violence and arson ruled the roads when followers of Dera Sachkhand protested against the killing of Sant Ramanand at Vienna in Austria.


Police personnel deployed at Basti Jodhewal after situation became tense in Ludhiana; A commando on guard in a city area; A vendor sells vegetables at exorbitant rates on Monday. Photos: Inderjeet Verma



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Heavy price for happenings in a distant land
Ludhiana, May 25
Ludhiana paid the price for what took place in Vienna yesterday, as hundreds of angry followers of Dera Sachkhand and other Dalit bodies went on a rampage and created ruckus in various parts of the city.

COMMUNITY

Disaster management fails
DC orders closure of schools today
Ludhiana, May 25
The ineffectiveness of disaster management of the district administration came to the fore today when the administration allowed agitators to hold the city to ransom.
Supporters of Dera Sachkhand block traffic on GT road near Dana Mandi;  view of the closed shops in Chaura Bazar main market;
a petrol pump, which was attacked by a mob; a Punjab Roadways bus that was put on fire by the protesters in Ludhiana
Supporters of Dera Sachkhand block traffic on GT road near Dana Mandi; ( right) a view of the closed shops in Chaura Bazar main market; ( below left) a petrol pump, which was attacked by a mob; (below right) a Punjab Roadways bus that was put on fire by the protesters in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photographs

Educational institutions affected
Van ferrying schoolchildren stopped by agitators, saved by shopkeepers
Ludhiana, May 25
Functioning of the educational institutions came to a halt today as the city witnessed the incidents of violence in various parts.

Govt officials in a fix over public dealing
Ludhiana, May 25
The violence which started in Jalandhar yesterday following the attack on Sant Niranjan Dass and Ramanand, chief and deputy chief of Guru Ravidas Sabha Gurdwara, in Vienna reached Ludhiana leaving its impact on government functioning too.
Children play cricket on a road as the roads remained deserted in Ludhiana
Children play cricket on a road as the roads remained deserted in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Passengers harassed as trains hit by violence
Ludhiana, May 25
With the entire rail traffic virtually paralysed all through the day after violence erupted in many parts of the city, and burning down some coaches of Kanyakumari-Jammu Himsagar Express near Jalandhar, thousands of outbound passengers, a majority of them with confirmed reservation tickets were stranded at the railway station here today.

Curfew takes its toll on industry
Ludhiana, May 25
Business was greatly affected owing to curfew clamped in the city following protests and violence in the wake of the attack on Dera Sachkhand head Niranjan Dass and his follower Rama Nand in Austria.

Cops step up vigil in Sangrur, Khanna
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 25
Apprehending possible reaction by sympathisers of Dera Sach Khand and activists of dalit Sikh organisations following the attack on the chief of the sect and death of second chief Rama Nand, the police has intensified its vigil in the area.

Life halts at Khanna
Khanna, May 25
Markets, main roads, bus stand and railway station of the city wore a deserted look today after violence in Jalandhar and Patiala over the reported death of Sant Rama Nand of Guru Ravidas Gurdwara in Ballan village near Jalandhar.

Encroachers at it again
Plot again under illegal possession in Dugri
Ludhiana, May 25
There has been yet another bid to encroach upon a piece of residential land in a posh locality of Dugri, Phase I, developed by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) here.

A multi-storey house in Noorpur Bet and behind it the shrine of Jhandewala Pir. Villagers break building shackles
Ludhiana, May 24
For centuries, residents of Noorpur Bet village lived in one-storeyed houses. They did not add any floor for a belief that the houses should be lower than a shrine in the village, much revered by them, otherwise their crop and families would be cursed.

A multi-storey house in Noorpur Bet and behind it the shrine of Jhandewala Pir. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Camp lays stress on hygiene, balanced diet
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 25
Members of the Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Charitable Trust vowed to educate people from rural areas and slum-dwellers about the significance of hygiene and balanced diet for maintaining good health.

Former district Governor Surender Seth inaugurates the obesity awareness camp in Ludhiana Obesity awareness camp
Doraha, May 25
An obesity awareness camp was organised here by the Rotary Club, Doraha, to educate people about the critical nature of obesity.






Former district Governor Surender Seth inaugurates the obesity awareness camp in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Baba Maingal Singh drowned in Harike Pattan
Jagraon, May 25
A pall of gloom descended over the Nanaksar Kaleran and among the followers of Nanaksar sect with the breaking of the news of boat being drowned at Harike Pattan today. Baba Maingal Singh (75) of Nanaksar Kaleran today met a tragic end as the boat, in which he was lodged, capsized in Hari-Ke-Pattan.

SSF wants Libra in Cabinet
Jagraon, May 25
The Sehajdhari Sikh Federation (SSF) appealed to the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, and the UPA chairperson, Sonia Gandhi, to include Sukdev Singh Libra, MP, Punjab, in the Union Cabinet to strengthen the status of the Congress in Punjab

Class X student gets corporal punishment
Raikot, May 25
A student of Class X is reported to have faced corporal punishment at the hands of a teacher on Friday.
Dr Narinder Pal Sing exhibits his prized collection of Bhutanese stamps on Manmohan Singh
Dr Narinder Pal Sing exhibits his prized collection of Bhutanese stamps on Manmohan Singh. Photo: Inderjeet Verma 

Teachers enhance knowledge through seminars 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 25
Terming the teacher-training programme imperative for maintenance of standard of education at schools, Ashok Kumar Bhalla, circle education officer, Nabha, and Jawahar Lal, coordinator, said hundreds of primary and upper primary teachers from Sangrur district had enhanced their knowledge by attending seminars organised at various schools in this part of Malwa.

Office timings of PAU changed
Ludhiana, May 25
Punjab Agricultural University office timing will be changed from 8.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. from June 1 till further orders due to hot weather conditions. This information was given by Dr RK Mahey, registrar, PAU. He said the university would continue to function for five days a week.

School holds investiture ceremony
Office-bearers of senior and junior classes of Green Grove Public School after being administered the oath during the investiture ceremonyDoraha, May 25
Green Grove Public School organised an investiture ceremony here today. President JPS Jolly was the chief guest.

Office-bearers of senior and junior classes of Green Grove Public School after being administered the oath during the investiture ceremony on Monday. Photo: Lovleen Bains

Affiliation granted
Doraha, May 25
Doraha Public School, run by the Sant Kartar Singh Kamaliawale Educational Society, has been granted affiliation up to the secondary level by the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, from the current session.

COURTS

3 students out on bail
Ludhiana, May 25
Three out of four accused in the recent case of alleged ragging in Lord Mahavira Homoeopathy College are out on bail and have counter alleged Amit Gupta (the complainant) for falsely implicating them in the case.

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