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Salary scam in MC
Safai karamcharis short-changed since long
Ludhiana, May 10
The new system of payment of salaries to safai karamcharis through cheques has left a large number of beneficiaries claiming that they have had a sudden and significant rise in emoluments as compared to their take-home salary (in cash) until now.

It was a tragedy waiting to happen
Ludhiana, May 10
The fire in a hosiery unit in the congested Khud Mohalla of old city that killed 10 persons and injured 85 has brought back into focus inadequate firefighting infrastructure in hosiery units of old city, high-rise buildings and government offices.
Persons injured in the Khud Mohalla fire in the old city of Ludhiana Persons injured in the Khud Mohalla fire in the old city of Ludhiana in the Civil Hospital on Saturday. — IV


Life term for kidnappers
Ludhiana, May 10
The two accused in a Rs 10-lakh ransom and murder case were sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment by Mr Baldev Singh, Sessions Judge, and were also ordered to pay a fine of Rs 10,500 each.

Day to remember lifetime of sacrifice
Ludhiana, May 10
“Mother’s love means a lifetime of devotion and, sometimes, a lifetime of sacrifice,” says Dr Savita, studying for MD Paediatrics in Christian Medical College. She says: “I will always remain indebted to her, for she has been constantly sacrificing for me. Now that I am married and have children of my own, I understand more what all she has done for me and still continues to do.
Nothing can kill maternal instinct. Happy Mother’s Day.— Photo Inderjit Verma
Nothing can kill maternal instinct


Encroachments, insanitary conditions bane of residents
Ludhiana, May 10
Unabated encroachments and extreme insanitary conditions created by unauthorised settlers and jhuggi dwellers all around are the bane of the residents in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar on the Pakhowal road, a residential colony developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT).

Roll back hike in user charges: residents
Ludhiana, May 10
Residents continue to criticise the state government for hiking the water supply and sewerage charges, saying that the company had betrayed the masses by going back on pre-poll promises.

Stone laid for footbridge project
Ludhiana, May 10
'With stepped up pace of development and marked improvement in the delivery of civic services, the Municipal Corporation has done the industrial capital of Punjab proud and has set an example in civic governance for others to follow.'

‘Duped’ man approaches Taraksheel Society
Ludhiana, May 10
The Taraksheel Society, formed to expose tantriks and other conmen, has been approached for help by Mr Purshottam Chand, a resident of Shimla Puri. Mr Purshottam Chand alleges that he has been duped by a tantrik, Moin Samrat, who is running his ‘dera’ on Gill Road and advertise in dailies regularly.



Special performance by special children
Ludhiana, May 10
Students of Nirdosh school for mentally challenged children knew that it was a big day for them. The students had taken a lot of pains to prepare items for their annual day.

240 students honoured
Ludhiana, May 10
The annual prize distribution function of DAV Public School, BRS Nagar, was organised on the school premises here today. The Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge, Mr Justice Narinder Kumar Sud, was the chief guest on the occasion. The function started on the melodious tunes played by orchestra.
Students who were honoured at DAV Public School, BRS Nagar, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Students who were honoured at DAV Public School

Poetry recitation contest
Ludhiana, May 10
The Kundan Vidya Mandir auditorium was resounding with loud, forceful, intonated voices, as students recited poems in and inter-house contest organised by the Junior Humanities Forum. 

Students celebrate founder’s day
Ludhiana, May 10
Students of the Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, celebrated the institution day of the school today. A colourful programme was presented by students of the school, depicting theme of truth, compassion and justice as cherished by the school.

School gets playground
Ludhiana, May 10
With the efforts of the Parent-Teacher Association and villagers, Government Elementary School, Phullanwal village, purchased a plot worth Rs 4 lakh for developing a playground for the school. 

US fellowship


Gill Sports Club win trophy
Ludhiana, May 10
The Gill Sports Club of Ghawadi prevailed over the Chahal Club of Dhangora 1-0 to lift the trophy in the first Taj Resorts six-a-side Hockey League Tournament which concluded at Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium at Jarkhar village, about 15 km from here today. The all important goal was scored by Gurmeet Singh in the 10th minute of the second half.

Stadium at village opened
Jarkhar, May 10
Punjab Minister for Jails and Housing and Urban Development Malkiat Singh Birmi today announced that a new basketball academy would be set up and a sports hostel constructed at this village.

Slow cycling competition


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