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Poor response to BHARAT bandh call IN CITY
Ludhiana, May 31
The nationwide bandh call given by the NDA and Left parties to protest the unprecedented petrol price hike today failed to evoke much response in the city. Only malls remained closed during the day, but shops in all major markets like Ghumar Mandi, Model Town, Chaura Bazar and Sarabha Nagar remained open.
It was business as usual in most city markets that remained open in Ludhiana on Thursday It was business as usual in most city markets that remained open in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
Policemen sit outside some shops that were closed following the bandh call in Ludhiana on Thursday Policemen sit outside some shops that were closed following the bandh call in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


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Fewer patients turn up at OPDs
Ludhiana, May 31
The Bharat bandh call by the NDA and Left parties affected the out-patient departments (OPDs) of the city and peripheral hospitals, which witnessed a fewer patient turnout today.

Engg exams put off to June 9
Ludhiana, May 31
The Punjab State Board of Technical Education postponed its examination due to the bandh call. The exams for various streams, scheduled for today, have been postponed to June 9.

Rural commuters face the brunt
Ludhiana, May 31
People commuting from peripheral areas of Ludhiana suffered a lot due to the call for Bharat bandh. Commuters wanting to travel to Jagraon, Sarabha, Haibowal, Dehlon, Raikot and Samrala faced inconvenience due to the absence of mini buses.

Bus service was affected partially in response to the call for bandh in Ludhiana
Bus service was affected partially in response to the call for bandh in Ludhiana.
Commuters were left high and dry with fewer buses plying
Commuters were left high and dry with fewer buses plying.

Murder attempt
Cong candidate's son, nephew booked
Ludhiana, May 31
The son and nephew of a Congress candidate from Ward No. 59 Satwinder Jawaddi, and three others have been booked in an attempt-to-murder case in connection with a shooting incident last night that left one injured.

At 45.8C, city hottest in decade
Ludhiana, May 31
The maximum temperature broke the record of the last 10 years, with the city sizzling at 45.8 degrees Celsius today. Weather experts predict that in the next two-three days, the temperature may rise by two degrees more as hot and dry winds continue to blow in the region.

COMMUNITY

MC POLL
Blame game begins
Ludhiana, May 31
With the municipal corporation elections just round the corner, the blame game has already started among candidates. Congress candidate from ward number 45 has submitted a written complaint with the returning officer claiming that the Shiromani Akali Dal candidate and his family members have got votes made in two different wards.

Shot in arm for SAD candidate
Ludhiana, May 31
The SAD candidate from ward number 56 got a shot in the arm after an Independent candidate, Pawan Puri, withdrew his nomination papers in his favour. Ward number 56 comprises posh areas of the city, including Sarabha Nagar, Gurdev Nagar and Punjab Agricultural University.

JET
City boy ranks 16th in state
Ludhiana, May 31
Belonging to a humble background, Gautam always wanted to do something big in his life and due to his firm determination, he managed to secure 16th rank in Punjab in the Joint Entrance Test (JET) conducted by the Punjab State Board of Technical Education.

Unhygienic sugarcane juice destroyed
Ludhiana, May 31
Following complaints of unhygienic sugarcane juice being sold by a vendor at Sherpur Chowk, a team of health officials today conducted a surprise check and destroyed the juice.

CRIME

Auto driver stabbed to death
Ludhiana, May 31
Panic gripped Jamalpur area after the body of a youth, who was stabbed multiple times, was found in a vacant plot at Jawala Singh Nagar, Jamalpur area, here today. The victim was identified as Davinder Singh (24), a resident of Jamalpur area.

Gang of vehicle thieves busted, 2 held
Ludhiana, May 31
With the arrest of two persons, the police has claimed to have busted a gang of vehicle thieves who had stolen a car of a city resident last night. Sadar SHO Harjinder Singh the accused, Jagjit Singh and Ranjit Singh of Janta Colony and Ishar Nagar, had stolen the car of Mandeep Singh from the Ferozepur road.

cricket meet
Ludhiana amass 442 runs
Ludhiana, May 31
After initial hiccups, Ludhiana managed to reach a defendable score of 442 runs in their first innings against Chandigarh on the second day of the four-day match in the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (U-22) being played at Punjab Agricultural University here.

 





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