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Firemen put money before action
...while fields burn and farmers go red with anger
Ludhiana, April 26
Farmers of the district are not happy with the controversial rule of the Fire Department to charge Rs 300 per hour from persons who need its services outside the municipal limits. 

How the Sanju case was solved
Ludhiana, April 26
The factors like a home-made handkerchief found from the child's body, overcleverness of the accused and the post-mortem examination pointing at sodomy, which was cleverly hidden by the police had all contributed to crack the infamous Sanju murder case that rocked the city on Wednesday.

Hundreds flee colony fearing police crackdown
Ludhiana, April 26
With tables turned against them, hundreds of residents of Economically Weaker Section (EWS) colony behind the Vardhman Mills, who had reportedly participated in the violent protests over a child’s killing on Wednesday, have fled from their homes following a massive crackdown of the police on them.


Dance Like a Man — watch like a movie
Ludhiana, April 26
‘Dance Like A Man’ is a powerful play that shows three generations of conflict, jealousy, ambition and power struggle. It is about traditional south Indian husband and wife, Jairaj and Ratna, who try to excel in bharatnatyam all their life, but never achieve perfection. They pin all their hopes on their daughter Lata, whose career in dance promises to be outstanding.

Lillete Dubey, Vijay Crishna, Suchitra Pillai and Joy Sengupta in the play ‘Dance Like A Man’, in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph 
Lillete Dubey, Vijay Crishna, Suchitra Pillai and Joy Sengupta

Resentment over cancellation of exams
Ludhiana, April 26
There is a great deal of resentment among the students of B.A., B.Com, BCA, M.A, B.Ed, M.Ed, Shastri, Diploma in Statistics, post graduate diploma in computer sciences, M. Com, MFC, diploma in vocational agriculture, MMC, MSc, and post graduate diploma in health, family welfare and population education as their examinations scheduled for today have been postponed to May 8.


Registration of bogus voters alleged
Ludhiana, April 26
The enumeration of new voters and additions and alterations carried out during the revision of electoral rolls for the coming municipal elections have come under a cloud with allegations of several irregularities by enumerators being levelled by contenders, sitting councillors and political functionaries in the city.

NGO gets bonded labourer released
Ludhiana, April 26
The Dalit Dasta Virodhi Andolan (DDVA) has claimed of getting a bonded labourer, Sewa Singh, a resident of Jodhpur village, Abohar tehsil in Ferozepore district, released from the police custody at Kabarwala police post under Malout police station.

PWD workers’ dharna on May 7
Ludhiana, April 26
The PWD Field and Workshop Workers Union, branch PUDA (Ludhiana), will stage a rally-cum-dharna outside the department’s head office on May 7 to air their protest against the non-implementation of their already accepted demands.



CFTRI resource centre faces closure
Ludhiana, April 26
Following three decades of services in providing expertise in food technology, grain storage and food processing to various government and private organisations, the Central Food and Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) has now been told to shut down its resource centre.



Internship for home science students
Ludhiana, April 26
With the aim to providing job opportunities to students and train them for self-employment, Punjab Agricultural University has decided to introduce internship for the final year students of BSc (home science) from this year.

65 achievers get prizes
Ludhiana, April 26
As many as 65 students of the Satguru Ram Singh Government Polytechnic for Women, Rishi Nagar, received prizes for academics, sports and cultural activities at the fourth annual prize distribution function held here today. Top three position holders of five years were given certificates and mementoes. Harinder Pal Kaur, Sukhbir Kaur, Shama Malhotra, Navdeep Kaur, Jyoti Sharma, Pooja Sharma, Jaspreet Kaur and Rajbir Kaur, all winners of inter-state sports events, were given college colours.
Students of the Satguru Ram Singh Government Polytechnic for Women
Students of the Satguru Ram Singh Government Polytechnic for Women in a jubilant mood after their prize-distribution function in Ludhiana on Friday. —A Tribune photograph

Painting contest on drug menace
Ludhiana, April 26
Students from 18 schools of the district will participate in a painting contest on ‘Drug-free society’ being organised by the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle at Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Dugri, on April 27.


New metaphors for the poetry of earth
IN line with John Keats (‘The poetry of earth is ceasing never’), Varinder Parihar is of the view that nature is the poetry of the earth. The present generation of mankind has lost its ear for this divine symphony. Instead, science and technology have disturbed the ecological balance of the universe, resulting in, as Philip Larkin says — “But all that remains for us will be concrete and tyres”.



Encroachments on Mall Road removed
Ludhiana, April 26
In a bid to ensure more parking space in front of shopping complexes on Mall Road, the Municipal Corporation today removed unauthorised constructions. According to official sources, the MC team removed fencing at Surya Kiran AC Market; marble floor at Lodhi Complex; and a hump at Gautier showroom.

Illegal structures demolished by the Municipal Corporation in an anti-encroachment drive in Ludhiana on Friday. —Photo Inderjit Verma
Illegal structures demolished by the Municipal Corporation


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