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Driversí stir: Chaos outside schools
Ludhiana, July 13
Students and their parents faced harassment for yet another day today with "deadlock" continuing between the District Transport Office and the schools van drivers here. The van drivers stayed off the roads as traffic chaos was witnessed outside almost all the schools. Many students were forced to walk in this humid weather carrying heavy bags on their shoulders.

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Schools not cooperating: Van operators

Education Dept unaware

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Residents were caught unawares by the sudden showers that lashed Ludhiana on Saturday.
Residents were caught unawares by the sudden showers that lashed Ludhiana on Saturday.
Tribune PHoto: Himanshu Mahajan

659 challaned for railway offences; Rs 3.50 lakh fine recovered
Ludhiana, July 13
The Railway authorities at Ferozepur Division initiated a 24-hour inspection drive to check travel without ticket, overweight luggage, illegal vendors and trespassing at Ludhiana Railway Station. During this drive, the authorities challaned 659 violators and recovered a fine of Rs 3.50 lakh from them.

Now, pay for parking along Ferozepur Road
Ludhiana, July 13
A board installed at a parking site in the Ferozepur Road service lane in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan Following the court orders, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has started paid parking along the Ferozepur Road service lane today. This would be for the first time that residents would have to pay for parking vehicles in these parking sites.



A board installed at a parking site in the Ferozepur Road service lane in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Mystery shrouds disappearance of industrialistís son 
Doraha, July 13
There was widespread speculation in the town after the alleged disappearance of a factory ownerís son along with the driver of his car near here late this evening. They were said to be returning home in Ludhiana from the factory situated on the Doraha-Khanna road.



COMMUNITY

City bus service: 15 ticket checkers to be recruited
Ludhiana, July 13
To check pilferage of over Rs 50,000 daily, Ludhiana City Bus Service Ltd (LCBSL) has decided to recruit 15 ticket checkers. This money gets pilfered as some bus conductors and drivers dupe commuters by either donít giving them tickets or re-issuing the same tickets. That is why such money goes directly into their pockets rather then into the LCBSL account.

Closing of security gates 24x7 irks residents
Ludhiana, July 13
A security gate that remains locked 24x7 at the G-Block of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma Residents of the Bhai Randhir Singh Nagarís G Block are a harried lot these days. The reason behind the same is that two security gates installed in the area remain closed 24x7, due to which the residents are forced to take a longer route.


A security gate that remains locked 24x7 at the G-Block of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

Industry flays long power cuts
Ludhiana, July 13
The United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association has condemned power cuts and has requested the government to intervene and relieve the industry from the same.

12 cases of mild diarrhoea reported
Ludhiana, July 13
A team from Sahnewal and a Medical Mobile Unit from Civil Surgeon Office, Ludhiana, organised a medical camp at Muslim Colony, Sherpur, Ludhiana, today.

Private colleges  affiliated to PU
Principals not happy with new fee structure, to hold meeting 

Sahnewal, July 13
Principals of various private colleges, affiliated to Panjab University, are planning a meet to discuss the latest fee structure.

Rubikís cube still a favourite puzzle for youth
Ludhiana, July 13
On the occasion of International Puzzle Day, today, city youngsters vouched that puzzles are some of the best ways to challenge the mind and satisfy the sense of curiosity. The day was celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of the maker of Rubikís Cube, Erno Rubiks.

Bid cleared for treatment plant 
Ludhiana, July 13
Triveni Industries has been awarded the project for setting up of a common effluent treatment plant (CETP) on Tajpur Road.

Missing 10-year-old boy traced 
Ludhiana, July 13
A 10-year-old boy, who went missing yesterday, was found from Khanna this afternoon.

Bollywood actor Pran (right) and Madan Puri with a Ludhiana resident (centre). A file photograph City residents remember Pran
Ludhiana, July 13
Residents are heaving sad sighs over the demise of veteran actor Pran Sikand better known as Pran. People associated with the film industry also recollected their meetings with the actor.



Bollywood actor Pran (right) and Madan Puri with a Ludhiana resident (centre). A file photograph

Police fails to trace missing man
Ludhiana, July 13
Despite the efforts of the police there is no clue of Lakhwinder Singh who reportedly jumped into the Sidhwan canal yesterday.

CRIME

Women, auto driver held for stealing motors 
Ludhiana, July 13
The city police has busted a women gang, who had stolen electrical motors from a shop at Bhullar Market on July 11. All are the residents of the Dhaka Colony. Meanwhile, one of their accomplices, an auto rickshaw driver, Punjab Singh, was also arrested. Paramveer Singh, SHO, PAU police station, said: "The women and auto driver used to do same type of thefts. The gang struck at Chahl Electronics and decamped with 6 motors. The police has recovered the motors from their possession." óTNS

Police flayed for filing 'false' case 
Phillaur, July 13
Former Punjab Cabinet Minister Chaudhary Santokh Singh has condemned the police and few leaders of the SAD for getting a false cases registered against Phillaur Block Congress president Makhan Singh two days ago.

Sports trials at Guru Nanak Stadium
Ludhiana, July 13
Players in action during trials at the Hockey Stadium in the PAU. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan The Sports Department, Punjab, recently conducted sports trials at the Guru Nanak Stadium.





Players in action during trials at the Hockey Stadium in the PAU. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

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