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MC gets tough with Act violators
36 fined for spreading filth
Ludhiana, May 11
In the wake of increasing tendency among residents to throw garbage in front of their houses and indiscriminate littering, which quite often lead to choking of sewer lines and open drains in the city, the Municipal Corporation has decided to get tough. 

Cong changes candidate amidst pay-off charge
Ludhiana, May 11
The Congress today changed one of its 70 candidates, who were allotted party tickets by the selection committee headed by local MP, Gurcharan Singh Ghalib for the forthcoming elections to the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation.

256 (bogus) votes in a single house!
Ludhiana, May 11
699, Model Gram, Ludhiana. Believe it or not. 256 votes are registered against this address. And they are all claimed to be living in the space constructed on an area of 180 square yards. The house may deserve a place in record books, with so many voters living in such a small space. 



Ludhianvis groan under  scorching heat
Ludhiana, May 11
As Ludhiana scorches with the mercury soaring to 45.3º C, the highest temperature recorded in the region, there has been no respite from the heat. The temperature has been at least five degrees above the normal during these days.

11-month-old murder case solved
Ludhiana, May 11
The police has arrested a female member of a gang of pickpockets, which had severed the hand of one of its members in Delhi and killed another in Ludhiana 11-months ago.


Day to honour your mums
Ludhiana, May11
“God found it difficult to be everywhere, so he made mothers.” So goes an old saying. The meaning of this adage holds true in the new world also. Mum or ‘maan’ spells love, protection, safety, security and immense trust of a child. The bond between a mother and a child is strongest of all as mothers are known for their sacrifice and care. 

Sexual harassment at  workplace common
Most women ignorant about SC guidelines
Ludhiana, May 11
Almost everyday there are lectures and seminars on ‘Women Empowerment’ which say “Women should be given equal rights”, “Society should give due respect to every woman”. But at the same time, the “empowered Indian woman” continues to be sexually harassed at the workplace. 

DSP’s appeal against drug addiction
Ahmedgarh, May 11
Mr Tarsem Singh, DSP Mullanpur, appealed to the panchayat members and sarpanches of block Dehlon to inspire the youth to shun drug addiction. He was addressing a gathering of rural people, at a seminar held recently at police station Dehlon.


Assault on scribe: case  registered
Ludhiana, May 11
The Civil Lines police yesterday registered a case under Sections 420, 468, 379, 342, 323, 295-A, 149 and 506 of the IPC on the statement of Gurbakash Singh, Editor, Arjun Patrika, Ludhiana, against Jasdev Singh, a clerk in the DTO office at Ludhiana, Avtar Singh alias Taari, Sohan Singh , a typist in the New Courts and Surinder Singh Sodhi, a car bazaar dealer.

Six booked for stealing vehicles
Ludhiana, May 11
The Civil Lines police has registered a case against a gang of vehicle lifters under Sections 379, 467, 468, 471, 392 and 420 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act. 

Two bookies figure in suicide case
Ludhiana, May 11
The illegal trade of book makers, mainly involving betting on cricket matches, not only causes financial loss to the government by the use of hawala transactions but can also consume some lives.


Concern over hike in raw material prices
Ludhiana, May 11
A sudden spurt in the prices of iron and steel products like HR Coils and the basic raw material of CR Strips and allied items of steel has endangered the very survival of the cycle and parts industry, auto parts industry. and other engineering units in the city.

‘Subsidy withdrawal a setback to industry’
Mandi Gobindgarh, May 11
Mr Surinder Singhi, member national executive, All-India Steel Re-rolling Association (AISRA), in a press note here today termed the Punjab Government's recent decision to impose a ban on capital and interest subsidy granted to new and existing industrial units as anti-industrial growth especially when the industry is passing through recession.

Street Smart Challenge contest
Ludhiana, May 11
Maruti Street Smart Challenge, a competition open exclusively to Maruti car owners, is being organised in Ludhiana on Sunday (May 12) to improve customer-company relationship, according to a communication from Maruti Udyog. This event is the first of its kind in the region and the city has been selected due to a large customer base here.

Seminar for architects
Ludhiana, May 11
A seminar on Modern trends in lighting — showcasing ultra-modern range of luminaires and fans was organised here by Crompton Greaves Limited for the Ludhiana Architects Association.


BKU threatens stir over power crisis
Ludhiana, May 11
The Bharti Kisan Union, Punjab, has threatened a statewide agitation in case power is not supplied for at least 10 hours to the agriculture sector immediately.

Farm training programme
Ludhiana, May 11
The Department of Farm Power and Machinery, College of Agricultural Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, will organise a field day on ‘Mechanical paddy transplanters’ on May 16 at the department farm.


Performance of Class VIII  students goes down
Ludhiana, May 11
Ludhiana, hitherto known as the educational hub of the state, has proved to be otherwise. Only 61 students from Ludhiana, who appeared in the Class VIII examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board this year, have their names in the merit list of 550 top students of the state.

Summer jobs — cool way  to earn moolah
Ludhiana, May 11
Now that the strain of examinations is over and the students are free from tension, with summer jobs they can look for avenues to make some money to buy the music system they have always wanting to buy. 

Students take part in rally
Ludhiana, May 11
Students from over 10 schools participated in a rally against tobacco yesterday and presented memorandum to the high rank officers of the district demanding a ban on its sale.


A paradise in colour
Ludhiana, May 11
A beautiful collection of paintings based on Vaastu Shastra, reproduction of old masters like Torrent, Tanjore paintings, paintings using relief work and metallic & calligraphy by a Delhi-based artist, Nidhi Gupta, is on at Park Plaza. The artist has brought 100 works of art for display. The exhibition started today and will be on till May 12.

A painting by Nidhi Gupta on display at a hotel in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Inderjit Verma

A painting by Nidhi Gupta

A soldier who loves to paint
Ludhiana, May 11
It appears a bit incongruous that a professional soldier has the sensitivity of a painter. But Harparkash Janagal (78) is a true blend of valour and creativity. Harpraksh immigrated to Canada after his retirement from the Army in 1982.

Summer  collection launched
Ludhiana, May 11
‘Summer Fashion Nite’, a fashion show, was organised at a local resort last night. Male and female models from New Delhi sashayed down the ramp wearing latest trendy and traditional summer outfits giving a touch of Indo-Western fusion. In the first round of ‘Saree-Saree Duniya’, beauties wore traditional Indian sarees with beautiful hand embroideries of zari, zardosi and kundan. Models wore bright colours like orange, purple and red. In the ‘Party Collection Round’, female models accompanied by male models wore shorts, minis, capris and trousers.

Models display summer collections at a fashion show organised in Ludhiana on Friday. —A Tribune photograph 
Models display summer collections


Arjuna Cup football tournament matches
Ludhiana, May 11
In the first match of the Arjuna Cup Inter-School Football Tournament organised by the local unit of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Government High School, Khasi Kalan, trounced Bhartiya Mandir (BVM) by 4-0 in a one-sided match.


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