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10 buses added to fleet
Ludhiana, May 1
A fleet of 10 low-floor buses is set to ply on the Ferozepur road route. The buses are likely to start operating from Monday. At present, only 10 low-floor non-AC buses are running on a single route -- from the bus stand to the Jalandhar bypass.

Bains brothers patch up with SAD
Ludhiana, May 1
Politics within the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is all set to take an interesting turn with Bains brothers-Simarjit Singh Bains and Balwinder Singh Bains-officially rejoining the SAD today.


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Politics come a full circle for Bains
Ludhiana, May 1
With the return of the Bains Brothers to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) fold, the political equations has shifted once again. 

Despite claims, acute shortage of gunny bags in districts
Ludhiana, May 1
Senior government officials have been issuing statements that there is no shortage of gunny bags in the state and the procurement procedure was going on smoothly in all districts. 

Commission agents block traffic
Machiwara, May 1
Commission agents of Machiwara and farmers of the area today blocked traffic on the Machiwara-Samrala road following a shortage of ďbardanaĒ in the grain market of Machiwara.

Dogs gained access from illegal entry
Rabbits inside an enclosure at Nehru Rose Garden, Ludhiana.Ludhiana, May 1
It has been confirmed that the rabbits at Nehru Rose Garden were killed by stray dogs. An inquiry report prepared by the MC Joint Commissioner, AS Sekhon, regarding the death of over a dozen rabbits at the rose garden found that the enclosure where the rabbits were kept had not been repaired ever since the mini-zoo was shifted from the rose garden over a decade ago.
UNSAFE: Rabbits inside an enclosure at Nehru Rose Garden, Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Differently abled against new rules for CA exam
Ludhiana, May 1
Differently abled persons are against the new guidelines laid by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for the examination scheduled for May 3.

Gatecrashers taken for thieves, thrashed
Ludhiana, May 1
Gate-crashing at a wedding yesterday proved costly for a couple as they were mistaken to be thieves and beaten up by the relatives of the bride and groom.

Jailed, man struggles to prove his innocence
Ludhiana, May 1
First he languished in jail for more than seven months for a crime he had never committed; now Jagshir Singh is running from pillar to post to get back his valuables.



COMMUNITY

A Day dedicated to workers
Workers of the Karkhana Mazdoor Union observe May Day in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, May 1
To pay homage to the martyrs of May 1, who laid down their lives for their fellow-beings (workers), various trade unions affiliated to the AITUC and CITU held a rally at the bus stand here today.



Workers of the Karkhana Mazdoor Union observe May Day in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

For them, the day does not hold any significance
Ludhiana, May 1
When different labour organisations were busy celebrating May Day, there were a few labourers who could be seen working hard to make both ends meet.

MC swimming pool opens today
The swimming pool that was inaugurated at Rakh Bagh in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, May 1
Residents can now beat the heat at the Ludhiana Municipal Corporationís swimming pool in Rakh Bagh. It will start functioning from tomorrow onwards.



The swimming pool that was inaugurated at Rakh Bagh in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Porters get tips on dealing with casuality
Ludhiana, May 1
To deal with casualities at the railway station here, trainers from Ziqitza Health Care Company, a service provider, today trained porters.

PU Mcom syllabus to be revamped
Ludhiana, May 1
MCom in colleges affiliated to Panjab University is going to be revamped from this session onwards, even the syllabus of the course has been updated.

City post offices to be included in initial phase
Ludhiana, May 1
As Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for Communications and IT, announced the installation of ATMs at about 1,000 post offices in the country in the initial phase. The Head Post Office in the city is all set to be included in the initial phase, sources said.

From schools
Juicy treat for children
Ludhiana: It was a sweet and juicy sunshine yellow morning at ABC Montessori School, as little ones welcomed the seasonís first mangoes with glee. Energy levels of excited kids perked up with the mouth-watering flavour and aroma of mangoes.

Itís La Nina year
Ludhiana, May 1
It is La Nina Year. This means winters are prolonged till March and summers get delayed. According to the Meteorology Department of PAU, this phenomenon is repeated after every four to five years.

Then a hero, now a victim of police apathy
Ludhiana, May 1
He passes off as barely a five-feet tall man but his heroics sets him apart. However, the indifferent attitude of the authorities has yet again proved that the act of courage has no recognition in society.

Graft rocks Jagraon municipal council house yet again
Jagraon, May 1
Allegations of embezzlement of funds worth several lakhs by a few municipal authorities in connivance with contractors while carrying out development works in various parts of the town has once again rocked the house during the monthly general house meeting held today.

Novice swimmers risk their lives
Ludhiana, May 1
A few novice swimmers put their lives at risk by jumping into the Municipal Corporationís swimming pool in the absence of a lifeguard.

Midday meal workers demand hike in salary
Ludhiana, May 1
Resentment prevails among the mid-day meal workers against the government for not fulfilling the promises made by it till date. The government had promised to hike their salaries before the Assembly elections.

Frequent travellers vow to shun food
Ludhiana, May 1
Fed up with the unpalatable food and snacks served on board the elite Shatabadi Express trains running on the Amritsar-New Delhi and Ludhiana-New Delhi routes, a few frequent travellers have vowed never to eat food served even if means suffering financial loss worth a few hundred rupees on each trip.


CRIME

3 snatchers arrested
Ludhiana, May 1
The city police has claimed to have busted a gang of snatchers behind eight incidents of snatching in Daba and surrounding areas with the arrest of three persons.

10-yr-old sodomised
Ludhiana, May 1
In a shocking incident, a 10-year-old boy was allegedly sodomised by a youth in the Old City area.

105 boxes of liquor seized
Ludhiana, May 1
The PCR unit of the city has seized 105 box of illicit-liquor from a vacant plot in Chabra Colony here last night.

Basketball tournament: LBA lads romp home champions
Winners of the 63rd Junior Punjab State Basketball Championship with their trophy.Ludhiana, May 1
Players of the Ludhiana Basketball Academy (LBA) created history of sorts by winning the 63rd Junior Punjab State Basketball Championship (boyís section) for the record ninth year in a row.


Winners of the 63rd Junior Punjab State Basketball Championship with their trophy. Photo Inderjeet Verma


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