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violation of parking norms
MC seals 2 commercial complexes
Ludhiana, May 9
Officials of the municipal corporation (MC) carried out hectic activity throughout the day today to take action against commercial establishments misusing the service lanes along Ferozepur Road for parking purposes. The action followed directions issued by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in this regard.

Policemen deflate tyres of vehicles parked in the service lane on Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana on Thursday; and (right) an MC official seals the premises of Hotel Batra for the violation of parking norms.

Policemen deflate tyres of vehicles parked in the service lane on Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana on Thursday; and (right) an MC official seals the premises of Hotel Batra for the violation of parking norms. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan


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Assault victim Richa recuperates at her house in Ludhiana on Thursday. Was assaulted by cop: Woman; police says he was a swindler
Ludhiana, May 9
A day after a schoolteacher, Richa (40), was allegedly assaulted by, what the police claims, a swindler posing as a policeman at the Jalandhar bypass, the victim has asserted that the attacker was a policeman and not a highway robber posing as a policeman.


Assault victim Richa recuperates at her house in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Panic grips traders as fire breaks out in restaurant
Ludhiana, May 9
Shopkeepers in the upmarket business hub of Ghumar Mandi and other visitors to the market were gripped by panic when a fire broke out in The Bistro, a restaurant on the first floor of a building adjacent to Ghumar Mandi Chowk here today.

Fire rages in a restaurant at Ghumar Mandi in Ludhiana on Thursday; and (right) people gather outside the spot.

Fire rages in a restaurant at Ghumar Mandi in Ludhiana on Thursday; and (right) people gather outside the spot. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Ritish Goyal Ritish tops JEE (Main) in district
Ludhiana, May 9
Ritish Goyal of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, has topped the JEE (Main) in Ludhiana district by scoring 331/360 marks. Ritish owes his success to his parents, teachers and the Almighty.


Ritish Goyal

The victimís daughter mourns her death 70-year-old man murders wife
Ludhiana, May 9
A 70-year-old man allegedly murdered his wife by smashing her with a pan (tawa) following a minor dispute in the Kochar market area here today.








The victimís daughter mourns her death

Sachin, the victim More arrests likely in Sachin murder case
Ludhiana, May 9
The police is believed to have got some vital clues to the murder mystery of Sachin Gupta (18), whose body was found from the storeroom of a house near his residence in Basant Enclave, Dugri. Sources said the police was likely to make more arrests in the case.

Sachin, the victim

Six die in separate incidents in city
Ludhiana, May 9
Six persons lost their lives in separate incidents in the city. A 24-year-old labourer died after falling from a ladder at an under-construction house in Phase-III, Dugri, here today.

Boy booked on charge of raping six-year-old
Ludhiana, May 9
The Jodhewal police has booked a 14-year-old boy on a charge of raping a six-year-old girl. The police had to tread cautiously while registering the case and recorded the statement of the girl and her parents as both the victim and the accused are minors.



COMMUNITY

ZP poll: 30 nominees withdraw papers
Ludhiana, May 9
Only 50 candidates are in the fray for 25 zones of zila parishad elections after as Nominees of various parties at the Zone A office of the MC in Ludhiana on Thursday. many as 30 nominees withdrew their nominations. While, nomination papers of one of the candidates were cancelled during the scrutiny and interestingly, none of the candidates has filled the paper against Shiromani Akali Dal candidate, Baldev Singh from Zone No 16 Manku (Reserved).
Nominees of various parties at the Zone A office of the MC in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Month on, govt schools yet to receive books
Ludhiana, May 9
Books of Classes I to VIII in many government schools are yet to arrive despite the fact that the session had started a month back. Books for reserved category students for higher classes are also expected.

move to shift dairies
Administration sets up 3-member panel
A dairy owner puts milk in a container at a dairy in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, May 9
There are as many as 1,200 dairies in Ludhiana and a majority of these are located in the Haibowal and Tajpur areas. Efforts are being made by the authorities concerned to shift these dairies to the periphery, as demanded by residents. The District Administration has reportedly constituted a three-member committee, two officials from municipal corporation and DDPO, to find suitable locality in peripheries, so that a move to shift the dairies in clusters could be initiated at the earliest. A meeting in this regard will be held on May 14.
A dairy owner puts milk in a container at a dairy in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune Photograph

Excise duty: 81 dyeing units get notices
Ludhiana, May 9
The issue of dyeing units to submit the central excise duty still hangs fire as a meeting between the representatives of dyeing industry and officials from central excise failed to deliver any results.

Excise raid on export house
Ludhiana, May 9
High drama prevailed on the premises of a export house in Focal Point area following a raid by the Excise and Taxation Department.

Farmers not paid for last year's crop, hold protest
Farmers plough their standing sugarcane crop in Machhiwara. Machhiwara May 9
Five farmers of Akalgarh and Noorpur villages, falling in Machiwara block, today ploughed their 17 acre standing sugarcane crop with tractors to protest against the non-payment of their dues for last year's crop by a sugar mill in Budhewal.

Farmers plough their standing sugarcane crop in Machhiwara. A Tribune photograph

Cycle association seeks VAT refund
Ludhiana, May 9
An urgent meeting of the office bearers of United Cycle Parts and Manufacturers Association was held under the presidentship of Inderjit Singh Navyug (acting president), in the absence of Gurmeet Singh Kular, to discuss VAT refund of the association members.

The Civil Surgeon, Dr Subhash Batta (left), with Dr Raj Kumar Karkara during a meeting at the Lord Mahavir Civil Hospital in Ludhiana. Dr Karkara takes over as SMO
Ludhiana, May 9
Dr Raj Kumar Karkara joined as new Senior Medical Officer (SMO) at the Lord Mahavir Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, on Wednesday.




The Civil Surgeon, Dr Subhash Batta (left), with Dr Raj Kumar Karkara during a meeting at the Lord Mahavir Civil Hospital in Ludhiana. Photo by Inderjeet verma

Samiti chief denies statement
Jagraon, May 9
Jagraon Block Samiti Chairman Malkiat Singh Rommi has distanced himself from the issue of subletting of shops owned by the Block Development and Panchayat Office (BDPO), Jagraon.

20 shanties reduced to ashes
Machiwara, May 9
About 20 shanties of migrant families were destroyed in a fire at Panjeta village.

PU likely to do away with PG semester system
Doraha, May 9
Semester system for the post graduate classes in the Panjab University affiliated colleges shall be discontinued from the next session. This decision was taken by the committee constituted for the purpose in the evening today.

Children attend a summer camp in Ludhiana. Kids raring to join summer camps
Ludhiana, May 9
As summer break comes closer, students and institutes for the summer camps are raring to go for learning the new crafts, arts and talents.




Children attend a summer camp in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Doughnuts catch Ludhianavis' fancy
Ludhiana, May 9
Within a span of a few months, a couple of doughnut outlets have become talk of the town. Though, there are more than 30 varieties of doughnuts, the ring-shaped friedcakes are all the rage. "Within three months, there is a huge demand for doughnuts. We have started clocking about 100 pieces of doughnuts per day," says Nehal Sachdeva, from a doughnut outlet on Pakhowal Road. "Apart from the ready varieties, these can be also be prepared according to the demands of customers," he says.

PAU students thrash junior
Ludhiana, May 9
Some students of the Punjab Agricultural University allegedly beat a junior student by entering in a classroom today.

from schools
Mother's Day
Ludhiana: Small Wonders Nursery School celebrated Mother's Day on Thursday. All the students along with their mothers were dressed up in same coloured dresses. Students presented hand made cards to their mothers. A group activity of hand printing was done by the students to show their gratitude towards their mothers. Mothers brought self-made dishes, charts and craft items on behalf of their children. Best ones were awarded prizes. Children played various games along with their mothers and had fun. Principal Neeti Dewan said that this day was an auspicious day of mothers who care and guide their children throughout life.

from colleges
Blood donation camp
Ludhiana: As many as 150 constituents of the Guru Nanak College of Education, Guru Nanak Medical College and Guru Nanak College of Nursing donated blood during a blood donation camp organised by the District Red Cross Society, Ludhiana.

pau notes
PAU to get centre of excellence for crop diversification
Ludhiana: The Punjab Chief Minister has recently held a series of meetings with experts and the progressive farmers to develop a plan for agriculture diversification in Punjab. One of the major proposals is of setting up of a 'Centre of excellence for crop diversification in Punjab' at the PAU. The university had submitted a comprehensive proposal document to the Punjab government.

ludhiana scan
Appeal to Prez
Ludhiana: The Democratic Party of India has appealed to the President to save Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar from death sentence. Gurbax Singh, secretary of the party, said that his death sentence should be taken back on human grounds. "He was not guilty of planting a bomb and has been falsely implicated in the case," he said.


CRIME

Man held with heroin
Ludhiana, May 9
The division no 2 police has nabbed a person in a heroin peddling case. The accused has been identified as Sahajpreet Singh, a resident of Jagraon.

Man crushed to death
Ludhiana, May 9
A 30-year-old man was crushed to death by an unknown vehicle driver yesterday. The victim has been identified as Satpal, a resident of Jodhewal.

CRIME BRIEFS
Man dies of asphyxiation
Ludhiana: A labourer, identified as Joginder Singh, died due to suffocation when debris fell on him while he was digging to repair a hand pump in nearby Beetal village, near Mehatpur, on Sunday. He was pulled out with the help of a JCB machine, but was found dead.


Indian basketball teams leave for Doha
Ludhiana, May 9
A warm send off was given to the national basketball teams (men and women) by the Punjab Basketball Association (PBA) here. The teams left for Doha in Qatar to participate in the Three on Three Asian Basketball Championship to be held between May 15 and 17.

Hockey tournament from May 20
Ludhiana, May 9
The 5th edition of the seven-a-side hockey festival will be held at Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium, Jarkhar village, here from May 20 onwards. It is being organised jointly by the Ludhiana Sports Welfare Association and Jarkhar Hockey Academy in the memory of penalty corner specialist 1960s, Olympian Prithipal Singh.

Ludhiana squander away early advantage in cricket meet
Players in action during a match between Ludhiana and Chandigarh at SCD Government College, Ludhiana, on Thursday. Ludhiana, May 9
Ludhiana squandered away the advantage and Chandigarh went on to score 345 runs in their first innings on the first day of the four-day match of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (U-19) for Dhruv Pandove Trophy, being played at SCD Government College ground here today.
Players in action during a match between Ludhiana and Chandigarh at SCD Government College, Ludhiana, on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Inderjeet Verma

 




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