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Shopkeepers lay siege to Ferozepur Road
Ludhiana, May 14
Vehicular traffic came to a standstill on Ferozepur Road as shopkeepers formed a chain and marched towards the Deputy Commissioner’s office to submit a memorandum. The shopkeepers started their march from Aarti Chowk. As they formed a chain and marched towards the DC office, the traffic on the right side of Ferozepur Road came to a halt.

Shopkeepers form a human chain on Ferozepur Road leading to snarl-ups in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Shopkeepers form a human chain on Ferozepur Road leading to snarl-ups in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Unauthorised colonies
Realtors find flaws with draft policy
Ludhiana, May 14
The draft policy announced by the Punjab Government with an objective of compounding unauthorised colonies and promoting regulated development has failed to find favour with real estate developers.


Teachers accuse Guru Nanak Girls College management of harassment
Ludhiana, May 14
The Punjab State Women Commission has summoned Gurbir Singh, president of Guru Nanak Girls College Trust, Dr Charanjit Kaur Mahal, principal of Guru Nanak Girls College and her husband Surjit Singh Mahal on a complaint filed by the secretary of the college trust Prithipal Singh Grewal.

Passengers feel the heat as fans remain non-functional at railway station
Ludhiana, May 14
Notwithstanding the tall claims of the railway authorities of providing state-of-the-art facilities to passengers at the city railway station, the ceiling fans installed on platforms have stopped functioning.

Passengers brave the heat at a ticket counter at the Ludhiana railway station on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Two-wheelers parked outside school confiscated
Ludhiana, May 14
The tehbazaari wing of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today confiscated 11 two-wheelers from outside Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar. The two-wheelers were parked illegally on the road outside the school.

Court: Collect blood samples of Congress leader’s brother
Ludhiana, May 14 
For confirming the biological relation of Congress leader Amarjit Singh Tikka’s brother Charanjit Singh with two sons of Bhupinder Kaur, the court has ordered the authorities concerned to collect Charanjit’s blood samples.


Zila parishad polls
Local issues are of more importance to residents
Machhiwara (Ludhiana), May 14
The posters of candidates contesting the Zila Parishad and the Block Samiti polls are glued to the walls of houses and shops in the villages falling in the Neelon Kalan zone, one of the 25 zones of the Ludhiana Zila Parishad. Nevertheless, the poll posters are dwarfed by other random posters and signboards on shops that are more eye-catching.

Residents of Mubarakpur village show the pond that overflows during the monsoon.
Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Show-cause notices served on 150 employees
Ludhiana, May 14
Show-cause notices are being served on about 150 employees of the state government by the Additional Deputy Commissioner (D)-cum-Assistant District Election Officer Rishipal Singh today. The notices are being sent to those who failed to make it to the final day of the election-duty rehearsals at various venues in the district. These employees neither informed nor sought prior permission from the authorities for remaining absent from the election duties.

MCPI demands Prime Minister’s resignation on moral grounds
Ludhiana, May 14
The Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI) has asked Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to quit on moral and constitutional grounds in view of the observations made by the Supreme Court and charges of corruption against two members of the Cabinet, who had to resign under mounting pressure.

Campaigning yet to gain momentum in Jagraon area
Jagraon, May 14
The campaigning for the upcoming Zila Parishad and Block Samiti elections is yet to pick up in the area. Less than one week is left for the elections scheduled to be held on May 19, yet no election-related activities are visible in a majority of villages surrounding Jagraon, Sidhwan Bet, Sudhar and Mullanpur Dakha areas so far.

Ludhiana scan
GGN School bags honour
Nehru Sidhant Kendra Trust on Tuesday commemorated the upcoming 49th death anniversary of India's first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The trust had earlier organised the 20th inter-school declamation contest in which 31 schools from Ludhiana participated. The winners were given prizes during the function. The champions’ trophy was bagged by GGN Public School. Besides this individual prizes were also given to the students.

Winner of a declamation contest receives a certificate during the prize distribution ceremony at Nehru Sidhant Kendra in Ludhiana on Tuesday. tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Ryan international school
Aggrieved parents seek DC’s help
Ludhiana, May 14
Feed Foundation today submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner regarding the lack of affiliation of Ryan International School, Dugri. Parents of the children studying in the school said despite repeated promises made by the school authorities, the educational institution had failed to get affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education.

Parents of children studying at Ryan International School, Dugri, submit a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune Photograph

From schools
Graduation ceremony
It was a day of new beginning, fun and frolic as the tiny tots of the kindergarten at Green Land School, Jalandhar Bye Pass, bid farewell to their teachers who had helped them get through their years of informal learning. On their graduation day, they along with their seniors from Class I presented a cultural programme.

Kindergarten children wait for their turn during the graduation ceremony at Green Land School in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Manish Tewari to start three-day tour in villages of Ludhiana district from today
Ludhiana, May 14
Keeping in view the forthcoming elections, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari will start his three-day visit in the villages of Ludhiana district from tomorrow. He will be visiting Jagraon, Gill and the Dakha constituency to address the people.

Star cast of ‘Jats in Golmaal’ descend on city
Ludhiana, May 14
The star cast of the upcoming Punjabi movie "Jats in Golmaal" promise that the movie to be as hilarious as the Hindi version "Golmaal". "History will be repeated but this time in Punjabi. We promise that the movie will tickle your funny bone and make everyone laugh. It is a tale of those who want to settle down abroad," said Jaswinder Bhalla, ace comedian.

Punjabi Movie “Jats in Golmaal” star cast comedian BN Sharma, actress Sameksha and Jaswinder Bhalla were in Ludhiana to promote the film. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Fraudsters held
Ludhiana, May 14
The city police nabbed two fraudsters yesterday. The accused, identified as Kapil Suri of Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, and Singh Raj of Faridabad in Haryana, used to dupe innocent people.

Joys of childhood: Children play with dry leaves on the Punjab Agricultural University campus in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

Meritorious students felicitated
Ludhiana, May 14
The annual prize distribution function of the Partap College of Education was held today. The ceremonial farewell-cum-good luck party was also organised for the passing-out students. Students were honoured for their achievements in academics, co-curricular activities and sports.

Admn declares May 19 as dry day
Ludhiana, May 14
The Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer Rahul Tiwari has ordered May 19 as the dry day keeping in view of the Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad elections. The sale of liquor will be banned in villages and blocks where elections will be held on May 19. The orders have been imposed to ensure that elections were conducted in smooth and peaceful manner. — TNS

Postage stamp released
Ludhiana, May 14
A postage stamp on wild ass of Ladakh was released by the Postal Department. The first day cover and cancellation were also released along with the postage stamp. Kiang or Tibetan Wild Ass is the largest African-Asian Tibetan wild ass. Its coat is reddish in summers and dark brown in winters. It is considered close to a horse, due to its short ears, large tail tuft and broad hooves. The stamp was appreciated by the city-based philately enthusiasts. — TNS


Heroin worth Rs 20 lakh seized
Ludhiana, May 14
The city police nabbed a person and recovered 40 gms of heroin from his possession here today. The accused, identified as Gurinder Singh, alias Money, is a resident of Tibba Road. According to the police, the recovered contraband is worth around Rs 20 lakh in the international market. Station House Officer, Salem, Tabri Dharam Pal, said, the accused was arrested at a checkpoint at Jalandhar bypass near Green Land School.

Youth commits suicide
Jagraon, May 14
A youth of Kamalpura village located around 10 km away from Jagraon on the Jagraon-Raikot road reportedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance late last night. The deceased has been identified as Varinder Singh Hansra (32), son of Malkiat Singh of Kamalpura village. The incident took place last night when Varinder Singh consumed some poisonous substance at his house. He was under depression.A case has been registered. — OC




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