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Demolition drive at Janakpuri
A demolition drive in progress at Janakpuri in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photographLudhiana, April 19
In a major demolition drive today, the MC removed encroachments from Kidwai Nagar, Mini Rose Garden and Janakpuri.

A demolition drive in progress at Janakpuri in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Developer plans temple at club site, gets notice
Ludhiana, April 19
In violation of the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act (PAPRA), a coloniser has chalked out plans to construct a Shiva temple at the site earmarked for a community club in a PUDA approved colony — Basant Avenue — near Dugri here.


A man bonding with his goat makes for a pretty picture in Ludhiana
A man bonding with his goat makes for a pretty picture in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Rush at OPDs, courtesy heat
Ludhiana, April 19
With the temperature hovering between 42-44 degrees Celsius, people have not been able to acclimatise with the unprecedented heat, resulting in a rush at OPDs in city hospitals. A majority of people are suffering from body ache, fatigue, fever, migraine and diarrhoea.

Armed men loot Rs 5.8 lakh from factory
Ludhiana, April 19
In yet another daring robbery, armed men barged into an industrial unit in Jugiana village near here in the wee hours today and fled with cash amounting to Rs 5.81 lakh after attacking and injuring three security guards. This is the second such case reported within the past fortnight.

Nickel thieves’ role suspected


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Avoid use of urea, pesticides, says expert
Ludhiana, April 19
Nitrate poisoning and unnecessary usage of urea, pesticides and herbicides is fatal for animals. The findings were revealed by Dr MP Gupta, head, department of epidemiology and preventive veterinary medicine of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana.

65 acre standing wheat crop gutted 
Mullanpur Dakha, April 19
Fire generally caused by sparking of the overhead high -tension electric wires are causing huge financial losses to farmers, running into lakhs, beside there is a danger to life also. Yesterday, 6.5 acre standing wheat crop at Jhammat village was gutted due to the sheer negligence of the PSEB.

PSEB staff wear black badges
Ludhiana, April 19
Responding to the call given by the Punjab State Electricity Board Employees Federation (AITUC), employees of the PSEB wore black badges in protest against the unbundling of the board and proposed establishment of two companies for generation and distribution of electricity as per the provisions of Electricity Act 2003 here today.

BSNL staff to go on indefinite strike from today
Ludhiana, April 19
Workers of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) Employees’ Union, Sanchar Nigam Executive Association (India), All-India BSNL Executive Association and National Federation of Telecom Employees will go on indefinite strike from tomorrow.

Cheaper railway fare doesn’t charm residents 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 19
Despite low fare for journey by train, residents, dominantly women and children prefer travelling by bus. Courtesy, alleged hostile behaviour of staff and lack of facilities at the local railway station. What to talk of providing facilities, like drinking water and clean lavatories, the officials do not even attend telephone calls made by residents.

Prisoners try their hands at powder-making technology
Ludhiana, April 19
The powder-making technology from garlic, ginger and onion for commercial sale was today explained to prisoners of Ludhiana Central Jail by experts of the Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), a premier institute of Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

MP raises issue in Parliament
Ludhiana, April 19
The plight of the 17 Indians sentenced to death by a Sharjah court on March 30 resounded in Parliament with local MP and national spokesperson for the AICC Manish Tewari raising the issue during the Zero Hour today.

Punjab unit to boycott elections
Ludhiana, April 19
State president of the Akhil Bhartiya Aggarwal Sammelan Amrit Lal Aggarwal addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana Alleging that the elections to the All-India Aggarwal Sammelan were being conducted in an unconstitutional and illegal manner by officials appointed for the purpose under the influence of a particular section of existing office-bearers, most of the district units of the body in the state have decided not to participate in the ongoing election process.

State president of the Akhil Bhartiya Aggarwal Sammelan Amrit Lal Aggarwal addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Punjab govt indulging in cheap publicity: Tewari
Ludhiana, April 19
Local MP and national spokesperson for the All-India Congress Committee Manish Tewari yesterday said it was unfortunate to see political masters of SAD-BJP government in Punjab indulge in cheap tactics to garner publicity, which was a symptom of their political bewilderment.

Registration with ration depot
Now, cancer patient battles with system

Ludhiana, April 19
As though battling throat and oral cancer is not enough, Davinder Kumar Khurana (59) has been forced to run from pillar to post to get his name registered with the ration depot in Sarabha Nagar even after five months of getting his ration card.

Lakra submits complaint to DC
Ludhiana, April 19
The controversy engulfing the elections of the Knitwear Club refuses to die down, with presidential candidate Ajit Lakra submitting a complaint to Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tewari here today.

A play in progress by members of the Gayatri Ladies Club in Ludhiana Baisakhi celebrations with ‘green’ message 
Ludhiana, April 19
Giving a "green" message, rose plants were distributed among the members of the Gayatri Ladies Club today, who had gathered to be a part of the Baisakhi celebrations, here.

A play in progress by members of the Gayatri Ladies Club in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Babbu Mann’s movie premiered
Punjabi singer-actor Babbu Mann flanked by comedian Bhagwant Mann and actress Mohitinder Bawa during the premier of his film in LudhianaLudhiana, April 19
“Life in itself is a story, one needs to look at it with a different perspective,” said actor-cum-singer Babbu Maan. The premier of his forthcoming movie “Ekam-Son of soil” was held at the Orient theatre here yesterday.

Punjabi singer-actor Babbu Mann flanked by comedian Bhagwant Mann and actress Mohitinder Bawa during the premier of his film in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Spring collection by Virsa
Ludhiana, April 19
The new Virsa spring/summer collection comprising a variety of cool fabrics, summery shades and trendy styles is available in all leading apparel stores across Punjab. The stylish casual summer collection comprising floral colours and bright shades such as aqua, spring green, peacock, wine, crimson, orchid and neon red give a taste of real Uber-chic fashion and go well with the personality and attitude of today’s women and youngsters.

Wipro hires 39 BTech students
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 19
RIMT has been constantly giving resourceful fresher manpower, said Vasudevan from Wipro Technology, Bangalore, during the two-day pool campus drive here today.

15 students get scholarship
Jagraon, April 19
The Book Bank Society of Jagraon yesterday conducted its books/notebooks, scholarship and awards giving function.

Enumerators receive training for conducting Census in Ludhiana Enumerators given training
Ludhiana, April 19
The second workshop for imparting training for Census 2011 was held today at Arya College for Boys and SCD Government College for Boys. A total of 496 enumerators were imparted training by Prof Harvinder Joshi and Jagtar Singh.

Enumerators receive training for conducting Census in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Ex-Deputy Speaker conferred doctorate degree
Ludhiana, April 19
A doctorate degree was conferred on Charanjit Singh Atwal, former Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha, by the Tajakistan University.

Rs 2 lakh grant for school
Jagraon, April 19
Ludhiana MP Manish Tewari has reiterated his commitment to ensuring rural development in his constituency.


Pistol stolen, hitch-hiker’s hand suspected
Ludhiana, April 19
A case of theft involving a woman came to light here yesterday. Buta Singh, a resident of a village near Khanna, complained to the police that about four days back, he was on his way back home in the afternoon when a woman asked for a lift near Arti Chowk.

15-yr-old ends her life after failing in exams
Ludhiana, April 19
Failure in examinations became the cause of suicide by a girl here today.


Councillor gets bail
Ludhiana, April 19
The news of SAD youth wing president Simarjit Singh Bains (councillor) getting bail from the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a case pertaining to an attack on tehsildar-cum-executive magistrate GS Benipal today has brought cheer to his supporters.




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