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Bike-borne students thrash SHO
Were stopped by police at checkpost
Ludhiana, April 26
In a daring incident, three MSc students of Punjab Agricultural University riding a motorcycle assaulted and injured a police station house officer (SHO) when they were stopped by cops at a checkpost at the city’s Jagraon Bridge after midningt on Tuesday.

Molasses spill causes snarl-up for 4 hrs
Ludhiana, April 26
Spilled molasses from an overloaded truck on the busy Gill Road gave commuters a tough time even as the administration failed to clear the road for four hours this morning.
A two-wheeler rider loses his balance as his pillion rider, holding an LPG cylinder, tries to retain balance on Ludhiana’s Gill road spilled with molasses on Tuesday. A two-wheeler rider loses his balance as his pillion rider, holding an LPG cylinder, tries to retain balance on Ludhiana’s Gill road spilled with molasses on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Use of inferior quality construction material
5 MC officials issued show-cause notice
Ludhiana, April 26
Irregularities, especially the use of inferior quality construction material, in the ongoing project of the covering of the drain from Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran to Shingar Cinema today prompted the Municipal Corporation (MC) officials to issue show-cause notices to five top officials of the buildings and roads (B&R) branch.

Police officials and farmers at the site where the IAF rocket between Tappar and Ramghar Bhullar villages on Tuesday. Another IAF rocket falls in fields
Second incident in 11 days creates panic
Jagraon, April 26
A rocket, fired from an Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter aircraft stationed at Halwara Air Force Station, fell in the fields between Tappar and Ramghar Bhullar villages on Sidhwan Bet Road near Jagraon late Tuesday evening, triggering fear and terror in the minds of hundreds of residents of the area.

Police officials and farmers at the site where the IAF rocket between Tappar and Ramghar Bhullar villages on Tuesday. Photo: Jaswant Shetra

Ganda Nullah project a cash cow for MC
Work stalled after Rs 2 crore goes down the drain
File photo of the ongoing work to cover the Ganda Nullah.Ludhiana, April 26
Rather than providing any respite to city residents, the project to cover the open Ganda Nullah (drain) stretching from the Dukh Niwaran gurudwara to Shingar cinema appears to be another money making opportunity for civic officials. Even though Rs 2 crore has been spent the work remains incomplete with no accountability in place.

File photo of the ongoing work to cover the Ganda Nullah.


Allopathic docs indulging in quackery
Prescribe ayurvedic formulations in violation of apex court order
Ludhiana, April 26
In complete violation of the Supreme Court orders, allopathic doctors are openly prescribing Liv 52, Softalac, isapgol, B-Vax, Glucosamine and ayurvedic pharmacopoeiac herbs, which amounts to quackery as the above formulations can only be prescribed and dispensed by a qualified ayurvedic practitioner.

MC wants Sekhon back
Ludhiana, April 26
Buckling under pressure from politicians and trade, municipal corporation officials led by city Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura has requested the Punjab government to consider the “reinstatement” of zonal commissioner Amarjeet Singh Sekhon who was arrested on April 19 by the vigilance bureau following allegations of accepting a bribe. The official was however released on bail two days later.

GLADA Properties
14 shops to go under hammer on May 16
Ludhiana, April 26
The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) will sell 14 single storeyed shops in Green Park Enclave in Canal Colony on Pakhowal Road here through public auction on May 16.

36-year-old woman crushed to death
Killer truck damages tractor-trailer and Innova suv
Jagraon, April 26
A woman was crushed to death while her younger brother had a miraculous escape in a road mishap at the railway overbridge on Tehsil Road in Jagraon today.
1. The mangled remains of the motorcycle that met with an accident on the railway overbridge in Jagraon on Tuesday. 2. In the process a tractor too rammed into the truck 3. A Toyota Innova was also damaged by the same truck. Photos: Jaswant Shetra

Defunct lights plague traffic movement
In a city where traffic has become monstrous, the authorities fail to provide required infrastructure to ensure smooth flow of traffic. While the roads are in bad shape, traffic lights at many points do not work. At several points where the traffic lights were installed recently, these have already become non-functional.
The newly installed traffic lights near bus stand that have stopped working soon after these were installed Non-functional traffic lights at Janta Nagar near Shimlapuri, which has heavy flow of traffic Traffic lights on Gill Road, that are in need of repairs for quite some time Defunct traffic lights at Dugri chowk, which is one of the worst traffic bottleneck in Ludhiana. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Shifting Of Bank Branch
PAU pensioners show displeasure
Ludhiana, April 26
The PAU Pensioners' Association has expressed their displeasure over the "highhandedness" of the authorities in shifting of the bank for disbursement of pension to retirees. The retirees maintained since they were satisfied with the facilities being provided to them by the existing bank, there was no need to shift the accounts to another bank.

Staff body condemns govt for not releasing arrears
Ludhiana, April 26
The Punjab Agricultural University Employees Union here condemned the state government for not releasing grant of 40 per cent (arrears) to PAU till date. A meeting of the employees union was held here under the presidentship of Harbans Singh Mundi, the president of union.

ATM inaugurated
Ludhiana, April 26
Punjab and Sind Bank's new ATM was inaugurated at Saban Bazar by Ravinder Gossain, general manager, local head office yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, Gossain said more ATMs were being opened at different offsite locations in the city.

Village children try their hand at golf at Mullanpur. Village children to be trained as golfers
Mullanpur, April 26
Village kids today tried their hands at golf, a game known for its sophistication and leisure. The Imperial Golf Estates, located at Mullanpur started the first batch of The Prodigy Programme with 15 school-going children.

Village children try their hand at golf at Mullanpur. Tribune Himanshu Mahajan

Visually impaired sportsperson needs financial support
Khanna, April 26
Harmanpreet Kaur, who is blind and outstanding sportswoman of the area in athletics, is awaiting government help to take part in the Youth Sports Games For The Blind to be held at Colorado city in America. She has won medals at the international level several times.




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