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Ban on use of polybags from today
Admn fails to take effective steps, confusion prevails

Manufacturers suffer loss worth crores
Ludhiana, April 30
Plastic carry bags on display in Ludhiana on Saturday The state government’s ban on use of polythene bags below the thickness of 30 microns from May 1 seems like another notification, as the administration has not taken any effective steps.
Plastic carry bags on display in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Dismantling of Lakkar Bridge stalled
Ludhiana, April 30
A view of the railway overbridge (ROB) on the Lakkar Bridge where the construction work has been stalled in Ludhiana Work of dismantling the century-old Lakkar bridge over the main line of the Ludhiana-Amritsar railway route got stalled due to the objection raised by the operating department.
A view of the railway overbridge (ROB) on the Lakkar Bridge where the construction work has been stalled in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


DGSE raids 120 govt schools
38 teachers found absent
Ludhiana, April 30
Thirty-eight teachers of various government schools in the district were found absent from duty during a surprise check by a team led by the Director-General of Secondary Education (DGSE) today.

PAU V-C’s term expires
Management to decide on acting V-C tomorrow
Ludhiana, April 30
While the term of Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) Vice-Chancellor Dr MS Kang ends today, all those attached to this premier agriculture institute are curious as to who would become the next Vice-Chancellor. Faculty members and the PAU Employees’ Union believe though the new Vice-Chancellor will be appointed in May, the fate of acting Vice-Chancellor will be decided during the Board of Management meeting at Chandigarh on May 2.

Minor domestic help locked inside car
Ludhiana, April 30
Breaking crockery could have cost the domestic help dear after his master locked him inside a car and parked the vehicle in scorching heat in Aggar Nagar yesterday afternoon.


Gurpreet SinghBrawl with Khali’s bodyguards
Man accuses police of harassement
Ludhiana, April 30
The man, who sustained injuries due to alleged firing by bodyguards of wrestler Khali, has alleged that the district police is harassing him for taking the case against the wrestler back. Gurpreet Singh had sustained injuries after a few unidentified persons opened fire while he was waiting outside the house of Deputy Speaker Satpal Gosain to catch a glimpse of wrestler Dalip Singh Khali a few months ago. Gurpreet had been alleging that the armed bodyguards of Khali had opened fire after a brawl with him on the issue of clicking Khali’s photograph.

Gurpreet Singh

Cop’s body found in pond
Police suspects honour killing, launches hunt to nab accused
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 30
Suspecting the alleged murder of 32-year-old Gurdeep Singh Sidhu, a Punjab Police cop and a folk singer, to be an honour killing, the sadar police has launched hunt for unknown persons who had allegedly killed the cop and tried to destroy his body three days ago.

Liquor vend in school’s vicinity
Dy CM orders immediate closure
Ludhiana, April 30
Taking a serious note of the opening of a liquor vend in the vicinity of Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, Jalandhar bypass, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal has directed the district administration to immediately close down the vend.

Teachers’ training programme ends
Doraha, April 30
A five-day training programme, conducted under Rashtriya Siksha Abhyan, Punjab, concluded here today. The programme was conducted as per the directions of DGSE, Punjab, with the collaboration of the British Council of India for English teachers of various government schools from Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Mansa districts.

Fearing unrest, religious congregation cancelled
Ludhiana, April 30
The nine-day-long religious congregation scheduled from Saturday at Daresi ground was cancelled following fear that the function could trigger unrest in the city.

Musical extravaganza at RIMT
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 30
A musical extravaganza was organised on the RIMT campus wherein Punjabi singer Ishaan left the audience spellbound with his captivating performance for over two hours.

‘Homeopathy an advanced medical science’
Ludhiana, April 30
Dr Praful Vijakar (right) addresses doctors during a homeopathy seminar in Ludhiana on Saturday Duly recognised by the ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Unani, Sidha and Homeopathy) and European countries, predictive homeopathy commenced by Dr Praful Vijaykar has become popular.
Dr Praful Vijakar (right) addresses doctors during a homeopathy seminar in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph


Man held selling illegal weapons
Ludhiana, April 30
A few days after a gang trading in illegal weapons was busted, the police today arrested another person selling illegal arms in the city.




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