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Riot victims' protest hits rail traffic
Ludhiana, May 5
A "rail roko" agitation by victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots for over four hours here threw the rail traffic out of gear with more than a dozen trains running on trunk routes being delayed between one and five hours. Thousands of passengers were put to inconvenience due to the agitation.

Riot victims raise slogans against the Union Government during a “rail roko” protest in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Riot victims raise slogans against the Union Government during a “rail roko” protest in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Solid waste management
Civic body yet to clear dues: A2Z
Ludhiana, May 5
Officials of A2Z Waste Management Ludhiana Ltd, a private company that has the contract of solid waste management in the city, have rued that they are not able to perform properly because the municipal corporation (MC) has not been clearing their bills on time.

Traders argue with the MC staff at the Gian Singh Rarewala market in Ludhiana on Sunday. Operation clean-up continues
Ludhiana, May 5
There was no respite for those who have encroached on the roadsides in the city as the relentless clean-up drive by the municipal corporation continued on Sunday (otherwise a public holiday). A team of MC officials foiled an attempt by certain used car dealers to set up a car bazar at the Gian Singh Rarewala market on Link Road. It later cleared encroachments from under a railway overbridge near Preet Palace Cinema here.

Traders argue with the MC staff at the Gian Singh Rarewala market in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Little headway in Sachin kidnapping case
Policemen record the statement of the parents of Sachin Ludhiana, May 5
The police has failed to make any headway in the kidnapping case of 18-year-old Sachin Gupta. Sachin, a BCom first-year student at GGN Khalsa College, was kidnapped while he was washing his car outside his house in Basant Avenue near BCM School, Dugri, here last night.

Policemen record the statement of the parents of Sachin (inset) in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Screening of 'Shootout at Wadala' banned
Ludhiana, May 5
Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh today banned the screening of a Hindi film, "Shootout at Wadala", following angry protests by activists of Dalit organisations. The screening was stopped midway at PVR cinemas and multiplexes when the activists barged into the cinemas and started raising slogans against the movie, having an alleged derogatory reference to Maharishi Valmiki.


Freshers’ party
Ludhiana: A freshers’ party for the tiny-tots of Classes’ nursery and LKG was orgainsed in BCM Senior Secondary School, Basant City. Children wore bright dress and walked the ramp with confidence and style. Kanav Mehra and Vanshika Sharma were declared Mr and Ms Fresher for Class nursery whereas Agamjot Singh and Sukhleen kaur were the runners-up.

Reporters’ diary
When you get time to clean veggies at office
A Forest Department employee looks for a leopard that had strayed into a residential area in Ludhiana. You tend to meet different people in life everyday. The other day, I was buying vegetables from a street vendor. I purchased a small bunch of fenugreek, since the vegetable was almost going from the season. A person came near the vendor and said since he saw fenugreek in his hands, he thought he should also buy.

A Forest Department employee looks for a leopard that had strayed into a residential area in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Ludhiana: Vinod Thapar, Chairman, Knitwear Club has been appointed as member of the Punjab Pradesh Advisory Committee by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI). Knitwear Club members congratulated Thapar on his appointment.

Protesters argue with police officials over the screening of a film, “Shootout at Wadala”, in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Meeting on single window clearance held
Ludhiana, May 5
A district level meeting of single window clearance under the Punjab Industrial facilitation Act-2005 on the subject single window clearances was held today. The meeting was chaired by Rahul Tiwari, Deputy Commissioner, in the presence of Rahul Verma, Municipal Commissioner and Chief Administrator GLADA, KL Sharma, Chief Engineer, PSPCL, Kanwalpreet Kaur Brar, DETC, Mahesh Khanna, GM, DIC, Rishi Pal, Addl Deputy Comm Development, Ludhiana, and other senior govt officials heading various departments related to industry and commerce in Punjab responded with rectification measures on the issues faced by industrialist.

Website comes up for senior citizens
Ludhiana, May 5
Now the senior citizens' associations will use technique to mobilise the aged people and make the masses aware about the apathy of senior citizens. With the objective of senior citizen's welfare, Governing Body of Federation of Senior Citizen's Associations of Punjab (FEDSEN-PUNJAB) and Welfare Association Ludhiana (SCWAL) has launched a website here today.

Mindless dieting ‘harmful’ for health
Ludhiana, May 5
Everyone just wanted to get into the skinny mode a few years back, but now with increasing awareness, the trend is changing. Mindless dieting can lead to serious health problems. Not only does it cause deficiency of minerals and vitamins in the body, it also doesn't resolve problems of excessive weight. You tend to put on more weight than earlier, when you return to your normal diet," says a city-based doctor.

Check sale of over-ripe fruits: DC to Health Dept
Ludhiana, May 5
Following the instructions of the Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, Rahul Tiwari, has asked the Health Department to check the sale of over ripened or under ripened fruits. Now, the Health Department has come up with a roaster of activities the notice. However, the sale of cut fruit being sold in the city at some placs under unhygienic conditions is yet to be checked.

A roadside vendor arranges watermelons in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Violation of board rules
Report on affiliated schools yet to be submitted
Ludhiana, May 5
The last date for submitting the report on the affiliated schools in the district to the Education Department is May 10 and by May 5 the respective committee members had to submit the reports to the District Education Officers (DEOs).

Police to check number of cartridges used
Ludhiana, May 5
The controversy surrounding the mid-night face off between BJP worker Vipan and the PAU students refuses to die down as the police is now planning to count the number of shots fired during the fracas. Nirmal Singh SHO Division No 5, while confirming the development, said: "We will soon conduct a check on the number of cartridges that were used by Vipan during the incident. We will also probe on number of weapons used."

Fraud by Chinese firms worries Indian Embassy
Ludhiana, May 5
The Indian Embassy in China has expressed concern over the growing incidents of fraud by Chinese companies with the Indian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in import transactions. An advisory for Indian business community to protect them from such frauds has been issued by the embassy. It also includes names of 86 Chinese companies in different 12 cities of China to create awareness among India companies.

PAU to celebrate Batalvi’s birth anniversary
Ludhiana, May 5
The Communication Department of Punjab Agricultural University is going to celebrate the birth anniversary of legendary Punjabi poet Shiv Kumar Batalvi on Monday. The function is scheduled to be held at 3pm at the committee room of the Communication Centre, in which poets from the city will present their poems.

Tributes paid to Bhagat Singh’s niece
Doraha, May 5
The bhog ceremony of Narinder Kaur Gill, the niece of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, was held today at the Dr Ishwar Singh Memorial Hall of the Guru Nanak National College, Doraha. All the prominent leaders and personalities of the state attended the bhog ceremony. Among those who paid tributes to the departed soul were Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Parneet Kaur, PWD Minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Speaker Vidhan Sabha Charanjit Singh Atwal, MP Sukhdev Singh Libra, MLA Dhuri Arvind Khanna, president SGPC Avtar Singh Makkar, OSD to Captain Amrinder Singh and Major Amardeep Singh. — OC


Man booked on charge of forging documents
Ludhiana, May 5
Joginder Singh, a resident of Lull village near Samrala has been booked for obtaining a driving licence by submitting fake documents. During the inquiry it was found that the name of Joginder’s father was Ram Singh, but he intentionally filed a wrong name of his father to obtain the driving licence.

Criminal nabbed
Ludhiana, May 5
Another notorious criminal of Chotta Lalla gang, Lakhwinder Singh alias Jassi, was nabbed by the city police. Jassi was wanted in eight cases, including attempt to murder, assault, gang war and possessing arms.

Four arrested for drug peddling, gambling
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 5
The police has arrested four persons involved in different cases of drug peddling and gambling. As much as 140 kg poppy husk and a motorcycle driven cart was seized during the raid.

Three siblings assaulted
Ludhiana, May 5
Two orphan sisters and their brother were allegedly assaulted by migrants at Kirpal Nagar near Basti Jodhewal here today. During a scuffle, their clothes were also torn. The victims have been identified as Rajni, Mamta and their brother, Pawan. The trio were rushed to the Civil Hospital for treatment.

4 booked for fraud
Khamano, May 5
The police has arrested a local Akali Dal leader along with one more person after registering a case of fraud against four persons.

City lad brings laurels
Ludhiana, May 5
City lad Arpinder, who missed the qualifying London Olympics in 2012 by a minor margin has brought laurels in athletics through determination and continued practice. A trainee at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre, Ludhiana, Arpinder, once again has shown his talent by clinching bronzes medal in Asian Grand Prix which going on in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 4.

Arpinder Singh (left) shows his medal during the Asian Grand Prix in Bangkok, Thailand.




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