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Sarabha Nagar shootout
Will police cancel weapon licences?
Ludhiana, May 14
As all 34 persons involved in the sensational Sarabha Nagar shootout have been acquitted following a compromise, a question is being raised whether these persons will be allowed to carry firearms.

Phoolka to seek fresh probe

MC refuses to learn lessons, illegal digging on roads goes on unchecked
Ludhiana, May 14
Road where inter-locking tiles are being laid Refusing to learn its lesson from the past incidents, the MC has not taken stringent steps to check illegal digging by two private telecom companies.

Road where inter-locking tiles are being laid. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


EARLIER STORIES




Auto driver wanted to teach kin a lesson
Ludhiana, May 14
The 47-year-old auto-rickshaw driver, who consumed a poisonous substance in front of the Deputy Commissionerís office at Mini-Secretariat on Monday, wanted to intimidate his wife and son. He died at the Civil Hospital.

erratic power supply
Residents lay siege to PSPCL office
Residents protest at the PSPCL office in Haibowal on Wednesday Ludhiana, May 14
Hundreds of residents of Chand Colony, Mehar Singh Nagar and B Block of Dairy Complex today laid a siege to the Haibowal subdivisional office of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) against the erratic power supply and poor distribution network in their area.


Residents protest at the PSPCL office in Haibowal on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Dance bonds this saas, bahu
Ludhiana, May 14
It is the common passion for kathak that bonds this saas-babu pair and make them the best of the friends. Geetanjali Lal and Vidha Lal were in the city today to perform at Delhi Public School and Guru Nanak Public School.
Geetanjali Lal and her daughter-in-law Vidha (right) perform kathak at Guru Nanak Public School in Ludhiana on Wednesday Geetanjali Lal and her daughter-in-law Vidha (right) perform kathak at Guru Nanak Public School in Ludhiana on Wednesday
Geetanjali Lal and her daughter-in-law Vidha (right) perform kathak at Guru Nanak Public School in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan


COMMUNITY

A bomb disposal team checks a venue where EVMs have been kept on the PAU campus in Ludhiana Security up ahead of poll results
Ludhiana, May 14
The city police has beefed up security ahead of the counting of votes. At Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and Guru Nanak Engineering College, where electronic voting machines (EVM) have been kept, as many as 1,250 police personnel will be deployed.


A bomb disposal team checks a venue where EVMs have been kept on the PAU campus in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

delay in salaries
Employees raise slogans outside the Vice-Chancellorís office on the Punjab Agricultural University campus in Ludhiana on Wednesday PAU employees up in arms
Ludhiana, May 14
Punjab Agricultural University employees are up in arms over the delay in getting salaries. The PAU Employees Union led by Harbans Singh Mundi staged a two-hour protest outside the Vice-Chancellorís office from 9 am.


Employees raise slogans outside the Vice-Chancellorís office on the Punjab Agricultural University campus in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Despite Ludhiana being ranked 15th among the most polluted cities in the world, no steps have been taken to check garbage burning Garbage burning goes unchecked
Ludhiana, May 14
Ludhiana ranks 15th among the most polluted cities, but the civic body and the district administration seem least bothered. Apart from various forms of pollution jeopardising the health of lakhs of people, garbage burning continues unabated in the city.
Despite Ludhiana being ranked 15th among the most polluted cities in the world, no steps have been taken to check garbage burning. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Price rise upsets offset printersí body
Ludhiana, May 14
The increase in paper prices has upset the Offset Printers' Association. Members of the association said they were left with no option but to purchase raw material at exorbitant rates. They took out a march to lodge their protest.

Hospital ignoring safety measures, alleges RTI activist
Ludhiana, May 14
Employees of the State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Hospital are allegedly putting the lives of the patients at risk by operating them despite the culture of the operation theatre (OT) testing positive.

Inflated bills
PSPCL gives shock to consumers
Sahnewal, May 14
The consumers are up in arms against the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) for sending overcharged bills.

MC poll: Contestants begin lobbying
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 14
While result for the Lok Sabha election is yet to be declared, local leaders have started lobbying for coming civic body elections.

Commutersí patience put to test at level-crossings
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 14
Trucks stuck in a traffic jam at Ahmedgarh Level-crossing closures at the Pohir and Jagera roads have been putting commuters to inconvenience. Trucks shifting wheat from yards to godowns of various food procurement agencies add to the traffic chaos. Residents want the authorities to make arrangements for traffic regulation.


Trucks stuck in a traffic jam at Ahmedgarh. A Tribune photograph

Wheat extraction from waste poses health hazard
Mandi Ahmedgarh/Dehlon, May 14
A woman picks wheat from waste at the grain market in Mandi Ahmedgarh Unhygienic practices of extracting wheat grains from wastage and removing chaff by throwing wheat ears under running vehicles on roads is proving hazardous for health of people as well as animals. The alleged malpractice is source of income and livelihood for many, no government or non-government organisation has come forward to check the health menace.



A woman picks wheat from waste at the grain market in Mandi Ahmedgarh. A Tribune photograph

Rain washes away claims of civic body, inundates roads
Khanna, May 14
Vehicles pass through a waterlogged road in Khanna Last night's showers led to waterlogging on roads in the town. Areas around GT Road, including Bila Wali Chapri, Books Market, Subhash Bazar, Suniara Bazar, Meat Market, Smadhi Road and Narotam Nagar, have been flooded with rainwater. The rain has washed away the tall claims of the civic body.


Vehicles pass through a waterlogged road in Khanna. A Tribune photograph

Traditional wear rules fashion show
Ludhiana, May 14
Students sport traditional dresses designed by them at De Samar Academy in Ludhiana on Wednesday De Samar Academy organised a fashion show here today. Students presented a designer collection of traditional Indian wear including lehangas, Anarkali suits, churidars, cholis and angrakha suits during the show.


Students sport traditional dresses designed by them at De Samar Academy in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

2 city colleges to discontinue senior secondary classes
Ludhiana, May 14
Two city-based colleges are discontinuing the senior secondary classes in all streams from this academic season. SCD Government College and Arya College will not admit students to Class XI because of an inadequate number of applicants.

Medical council poll declared annulled
Ludhiana, May 14
The elections of the Punjab Medical Council (PMC), which were held in July, 2011, have been declared annulled. The stay on the elections has been vacated by the High Court.

Residents oppose dairy at Nanak Nagar
Ludhiana, May 14
A complaint was lodged against a dairy being run in the residential area of Nanak Nagar area today. Avneet Kaur Khalsa, a member of Istri Akali Dal, said she along with residents of the area filed a complaint against the dairy.

from schools
Green Day
Ludhiana: Cherubs The Preschool celebrated Green Day on its Dugri campus to make the tiny tots aware of environmental concerns. Classrooms were decorated with green balloons, green ribbons and green plants.

PAU notes
Farm secy raises concern on excessive use of fertilisers
Ludhiana: Punjab Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (PAMETI) organised a one-day training programme on direct seeded rice (DSR) on the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) campus.

ludhiana scan
Power shutdown
11 KV Civil Lines feeder, fed from 66 KV GT Road sub-station, will remain shut down on May 15 from 9 am to 2 pm for maintenance work. Power supply to Club Road, Rajinder Nagar, Ram Nagar, Kailash Cinema Road, Bhandari Street, Government Officers flats, Guru Nanak Stadium, Multi-purpose Hall, Sadar Police Station and surrounding areas will be affected.


Prithipal Singh Hockey Festival from May 18
Ludhiana, May 14
Six teams in the senior section while four teams in the junior section (U-17) will be seen in action during the fifth Olympian Prithipal Singh Hockey Festival slated to be held at Bibi Surjit Kaur AstroTurf Stadium in Jarkhar village on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road from May 18 to June 15.



A statue of Olympian Prithipal Singh. A Tribune photograph

 




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