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Misuse of land
BJP bats for ‘defaulting’ allottee
Ludhiana, May 1
The issue of cancellation of allotment of 2,000 square yards of land in Block H and I of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar being used to run a marriage palace under the garb of a community centre has taken a curious turn with a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pleading with the Punjab Government to review its decision.

3 hurt in ‘police canecharge’
Ludhiana, May 1
SHO Gurmit Singh at the protest site near Aarti Steel in Ludhiana on Thursday; and (below) a protester shows injury marks Three persons were allegedly injured in a canecharge by the Focal Point police here this afternoon. The injured, identified as Shekher, Rajinder and Rajesh, have stated that SHO Gurmit Singh rained lathis on them.
SHO Gurmit Singh at the protest site near Aarti Steel in Ludhiana on Thursday; and (below) a protester shows injury marks. Tribune photographs


Show-cause notice to MC info officer
Ludhiana, May 1
The State Information Commission has issued a show-cause notice to Balwinder Singh, Public Information Officer, Municipal Corporation, under Section 20 (1) of the RTI Act, 2005, as to why a penalty of Rs 250 per day (subject to a maximum of Rs 25,000) should be not imposed on him till the information is furnished.

Polling over, DEO staff still busy compiling documents
Ludhiana, May 1
Personnel of paramilitary forces stand guard outside a strong room at the PAU Polling for the 16th Lok Sabha election is over in the state but the staff in the district election office is busy compiling necessary papers, sending data and other documents.

Personnel of paramilitary forces stand guard outside a strong room at the PAU. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Police personnel laze around a day after elections
Ludhiana, May 1
As many as 4,000 police personnel, who were put through strenuous duty during the elections, heaved a sigh of relief today.

Cong worker attacked
Ludhiana, May 1
A Congress worker was allegedly assaulted by six armed men in New Subhash Nagar, near Basti Jodhewal, last night.

5 holidays spell inconvenience to public
Ludhiana, May 1
No doubt, long weekends bring respite to employees but the public in general suffers due to stretched holidays. All offices of the state government will open on Monday (May 5).


Vaccine — A shot of confusion
Ludhiana, May 1
Despite the Ministry of Health setting immunisation guidelines, hospitals keep adding new vaccines to their schedule, leaving parents harried.

Goodwill’s death puts controversies to rest
Ludhiana, May 1
Leaders of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Congress today attended the bhog ceremony of former national vice-president of the Youth Akali Dal (YAD), Maninderpal Singh Johar, alias Sunny Goodwill, who died under mysterious circumstances on April 26.

Election officials left in the lurch, provided no transport
Ludhiana, May 1
Election officials faced a tough time going back to their respective destinations after submitting documents and electronic voting machines (EVMs) last night.

Examinees too AAP fans
Doraha, May 1
Even as Aam Aadmi Party seems to have overshadowed the recent polling, the youngsters, most of whom are the future voters, too seem to be no less fascinated by it.

Dr Surjit Pattar addresses media persons in Ludhiana on Thursday Sahit akademi poll on May 4
Ludhiana, May 1
The elections of Punjabi Sahit Akademi are scheduled to be held on May 4 at Punjabi Bhawan. Both the main group of writers has started campaign for the election.

Dr Surjit Pattar addresses media persons in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

TBA holds seminar on accounting
Ludhiana, May 1
Taxation Bar Association (TBA) held a seminar on the topic of “Set off and carry forward of losses”. Advocate Balbir Khanna was the key speaker.

Members of the Northern Railway Men’s Union hold a rally at the Ludhiana railway station to mark May Day on Thursday
United we stand: Members of the Northern Railway Men’s Union hold a rally at the Ludhiana railway station to mark May Day on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

DAV students top JET exam in city
Ludhiana, May 1
The students of DAV Public School, BRS Nagar, have brought laurels to the school by grabbing top three positions in the city in JET exams conducted by the ‘Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training’ on April 20.

Chicago labour martyrs remembered on May Day
Ludhiana, May 1
In the memory of martyrs of May 1, 1886, Chicago incident, when workers struggled for 8 hours shift instead of 24 hours, various labour unions and labourers organised the programme with the objective to unite the labourers.

Green Land management hikes salary
Ludhiana, May 1
A meeting of the Management Committee was held on the premises of Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, Ludhiana, which was presided over by the chairman-cum-director Green Land schools Rajesh Rudhra.

school notes
Labour Day observed
Blossom School: The students of Blossom School, Sidhwan Bet, celebrated Labour Day to understand the importance of works done by the labourers. The students cleaned their school bags and the areas around their classrooms. They also thanked the workers of the school for their work.
A barber takes a nap alongside a road in Ludhiana
In dreamland: A barber takes a nap alongside a road in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

college notes
Principal assumes charge
Dr Manjit Singh Komal, associate professor and head, department of Punjabi, vice-principal GGN Khalsa College on Thursday took over charge as Principal GGN Khalsa College.

Heritage Jewellers joins hands with Senco Gold
Heritage Jewellers proudly announced their association with Senco Gold. Senco Gold is a Calcutta-based company with over 60 stores all over the country. They have chosen Heritage Jewellers for their expansion and presence in Ludhiana.

ludhiana scan
Labour Day observed
Youth Congress (Urban) Ludhiana today celebrated Labour Day at ward number 29. Gagandeep Singh Ahluwalia and women helpline cell ward number 29's president Sharanjit Kaur paid tributes to the workers who laid down their lives in Chicago.

City cagers wrap up title
Ludhiana, May 1
Nav Bharti Public School, Ludhiana, registered an emphatic 85-62 victory over Francis Angel School, Mumbai, in the inaugural edition of the BFI-IMG Reliance National Schools and College Basketball League being held at Thyagaraj Stadium, New Delhi.

16 teams for corporate tourney
Ludhiana, May 1
Sixteen outfits representing renowned corporate will battle it out in the Corporate Cricket League to be held from May 3 to 25 at Ireo Waterfront Township ground, Sidhwan Canal Road.

Ludhiana muster 167 runs
Ludhiana, May 1
Right-arm off-spinner Anmol Danny ripped apart Gurdaspur batting line-up, chipping in eight wickets on the first day of the match in the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (U-16) for ML Markan Trophy being played at Satish Chander Dhawan Government College.




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