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Day 2: MC bulldozers’ run continues
Ludhiana, May 8
A JCB machine demolishes a structure at Gyaspura in Ludhiana on Thursday After demolishing illegal structures in Zone D yesterday, the Municipal Corporation teams today razed many illegal structures in Zone C.

A JCB machine demolishes a structure at Gyaspura in Ludhiana on Thursday

Woman’s gold chain snatched
Ludhiana, May 8
A snatching and robbery were reported in the city today. According to the police, both the incidents occurred on May 6.

Son seeks CBI investigation into suicide by principal
Ludhiana, May 8
Ranjit Singh It has been more than two months since Ranjit Singh (59), principal of Government Senior Secondary School, Latala village, allegedly committed suicide by jumping into Sirhind Canal but the Khanna police have failed to act against the “MLA of Dakha”.
Ranjit Singh


4 months on, nurses run health centre
Ludhiana, May 8
The Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Rauni, Ludhiana district, has been without general and Ayurveda physicians for the past four months. The entire village is dependent on three nurses for their health problems. One permanent post of nurse is lying vacant.

Thalassaemia Day
A test before marriage can prevent thalassaemia major in kids
Ludhiana, May 8
A blood donation camp in progress at the CMCH to mark World Thalassaemia Day in Ludhiana on Thursday With fewer persons coming forward for blood donation in the city, shortage of fresh blood is one major problem faced by patients of thalassaemia. Children, who undergo transfusion every two or three weeks, need fresh, not stored, blood. Thalassaemia is a hereditary disease of the blood caused by genetic defects in a patient’s body, which results in the production of an abnormal form of haemoglobin, thus causing anaemia.

A blood donation camp in progress at the CMCH to mark World Thalassaemia Day in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Milk samples collected from vendors
Ludhiana, May 8
On the directions of the Civil Surgeon, Dr Subhash Batta, a team of the Health Department collected milk samples from vendors in different part of the city early this morning.


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Schools told not to burden parents
Ludhiana, May 8
Parents gather outside Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal’s office in Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal has instructed private school managements to abide by rules of the Education Department and avoid burdening parents by increasing school fee.

Parents gather outside Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal’s office in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Students shifted from unsafe building
Ludhiana, May 8
Principal Secretary, School Education, ordered to shift the classes of Government High School, Chawani Mohalla, to Government Senior Secondary School, Kundanpuri, on Wednesday.

SC students get outdated cheques
Sahnewal, May 8
The scholarships for SC students, which the students were expecting to receive at the beginning of the session, finally arrived after the culmination of the academic session.

CBSE issues fresh instructions
Ludhiana, May 8
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has instructed schools to create awareness on health risks associated with tobacco consumption.

The mobile ATM van launched by the State Bank of Patiala in Doraha Bank launches mobile ATM vans
Doraha, May 8
With its purpose to achieve the target of financial inclusion, the Doraha branch of State Bank of Patiala has launched mobile ATM vans in two villages and aims to spread it to other villages as well, in the coming months.

The mobile ATM van launched by the State Bank of Patiala in Doraha. A Tribune photograph

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Allegations levelled against revenue officials
Ludhiana, May 8
Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Preet Nagar, who was refused mutation of a bank-attached property, has accused revenue officials of transferring the title of one such property without registering land deed.

Phoolka urges AAP workers to remove posters
Ludhiana, May 8
HS Phoolka, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from the Ludhiana constituency, today urged the party volunteers to remove posters from their locality.

Reel world not meant for realtors, investors
Ludhiana, May 8
Seeing Punjabi cinema doing well, property dealers and other investors jumped into the bandwagon to produce Punjabi movies, but because of the lack of experience of the film industry and its working and dynamics, many movies are struggling to find shows in multiplexes and cinema houses.

Inadequate parking space leads to chaos on Jagraon roads
Jagraon, May 8
Traffic jams are a routine occurrence in Jagraon In the absence of adequate parking space, chaos reigns supreme on various roads of the town. There seems to be no end to the woes of commuters. Traffic jams are a routing affair here. Most of the areas have been developed in an unplanned manner. A majority of roads are narrow.

Traffic jams are a routine occurrence in Jagraon. A Tribune photograph

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‘Bhandara’ for pilgrims
Members of Baba Amarnath Langar Committee, Ludhiana, paid their obeisance at Baba Kedarnath and Badrinath temple and took permission from the Almighty to hold a bhandara in the city from June 25 to 27 for the pilgrims.

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Mother’s Day celebration
It was a mellow May morning full of fun, frolic and enjoyment as mothers gathered at ABC Montessori School, Ludhiana, BRS Nagar, to celebrate Mother’s Day with smiles and laughter.

Poll of Knitwear Club
A delegation of Knitwear Club comprising its president Darshan Dawar, senior vice-president Jaswant Lal Takkar and general secretary Narinder Miglani, called on the Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana soliciting his indulgence for conducting smooth and fair elections of Knitwear Club so that true spirit of democracy should prevail in the functioning of the Club.


5 booked for duping NRI of Rs 2 crore, two arrested
Khanna, May 8
The police have booked five persons for allegedly duping an NRI of approximately Rs two crore. Two of the accused have been arrested and identified as Ranjit Singh, a resident of village Doomewal, and Rajinder Singh of Amloh.


Lawyer moves court for FIR against Ramdev
Ludhiana, May 8
Controversy shrouding Swami Ramdev after his alleged remarks against dalits and congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's visit to houses of dalits for ‘honeymoon’ and ‘picnic’ has not died yet.




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