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Aanchal Gupta tops CBSE Class X exam in city
54 students get more than 90 per cent
Ludhiana, May 24
Students from Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, maintained their supremacy even in the Class X examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the results of which were declared on the Internet and cell phones here today.

Students of class X see their results on a cell phone screen in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Students of class X see their results on a cell phone screen in Ludhiana on Saturday.
— Photo Pradeep Tewari

Tough going for aspiring docs
Medical colleges hike fees
Ludhiana, May 24
A steep hike in fee has sealed the future of aspiring medical students. The local Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) has hiked its fee structure manifold, as have some dental and medical institutions in the region.


A view of the house that caught fire at Madhopuri in Ludhiana on Saturday.Three hurt in yet another fire
Ludhiana, May 24
In yet another fire, the fourth in less than two weeks, three persons were seriously injured in Guru Nanak Street of Madhopuri area early this morning. The condition of all three is learnt to be serious and they have been admitted to Christian Medical College and Hospital here.

A view of the house that caught fire at Madhopuri in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Former minister Garcha’s bail plea dismissed
Ludhiana, May 24
The Special Judge Mr Inderjit Kaushik, today dismissed the anticipatory bail applications filed by former Technical Education Minister Jagdish Garcha (MLA) accused of cheating, land grabbing and amassing property disproportionate to known sources of income.

‘Parallel’ toll barrier closed
Farmer reprimanded by dist admn
Ludhiana, May 24
Taking cognizance of the activities of a farmer who was cashing in on people’s need to avoid the “hefty” toll at the barrier on National Highway No 1 by running a parallel tax barrier in his fields, officials of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and the district administration have stopped the farmer from doing so.


Congress MLA Surinder Dawar at a workers’ training camp being organised by the Congress Seva Dal in Ludhiana.Dawar visits Cong Seva Dal camp
Ludhiana, May 24
‘The Congress Seva Dal is a volunteer group of the party which could consolidate the party base by imparting training to cadres through workers training camps.”

Congress MLA Surinder Dawar at a workers’ training camp being organised by the Congress Seva Dal in Ludhiana.

PSEB seeks more funds to meet power demand
Ludhiana, May 24
The PSEB has sought additional assistance of Rs 50 crore every month from June to purchase power to meet the demand for power supply in the state, particularly for tubewells. With the rise in mercury, the demand for power has been rising and on May 21, it was 960.20 lakh units, the highest this year.

Amaltas in full bloom on the PAU campus in Ludhiana.
Amaltas in full bloom on the PAU campus in Ludhiana. — Photo Pradeep Tewari.

Kids take a splash in the pool to beat the heat in Ludhiana.
Kids take a splash in the pool to beat the heat in Ludhiana.

Power tariff hike opposed
Ludhiana, May 24
The recent hike in electricity tariff by the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has set alarm bells ringing in industrial circles. The industry says that the new hike will hit it hard, as it is already reeling under crisis.

Sahnewal-Kohara road cries for attention
Sahnewal, May 24
Potholes and bumpy rides have made the Sahnewal-Kohara road a fit case for a hurdle race. Even though the road serves as a main link to the neighbouring town, little attention has been paid to improve it.

Ludhiana Aviation Club instructor on Central panel
Machhiwara, May 24
Pilot instructor Capt G.S. Mangat of the Ludhiana Aviation Club has been included in the prestigious five-member committee which was formed in a meeting held in New Delhi under the chairmanship of the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Mr P.V. Naik.

Water scarcity in old city areas
Ludhiana, May 24
Persons living in Hargobind Nagar and New Hargobind Nagar localities in old city have threatened to launch an agitation against the civic administration for its failure to provide them with an adequate supply of water.

Tandoors being made near Shingar Cinema in Ludhiana.Tandoors are hot favourite this summer
Ludhiana, May 24
With garden parties picking up in summer, the desibarbecue — tandoor — has become everyone’s favourite in the city. Be it a non-vegetarian dish or a vegetarian one, Ludhianvis are including these in their kitchen equipment.

Tandoors being made near Shingar Cinema in Ludhiana.

Encroachments, poor amenities bane of residents
Ludhiana, May 24
Poor civic amenities, insanitary conditions, stray animals, coupled with brazen encroachments all over, are the hallmark of the Urban Estate colony, adjoining Focal Point, Dhandari Kalan, in the city.

‘Anti-terrorism day’ to be observed on June 6
Ludhiana, May 24
The Shiv Sena (Hindustan) will observe June 6 as “anti-terrorism day”. The party will organise a function in Amritsar to pay homage to soldiers and civilians killed during Operation Bluestar.

Senior citizens want hobby classes
Ludhiana, May 24
“You only grow old when you stop learning. We are forced to grow old as there are no avenues for us to learn new things. Once we retire the world forgets us. There are no hobby classes for us anywhere in this city.

Dharna site shifted
Amloh, May 24
In compliance with court orders, members of the Class IV Employees Union Irrigation Canals, Amloh, have shifted the venue for their indefinite dharna, 250m away from the SDO’s office.



VIP’s car jumps red light, hits boy
Khanna, May 24
A 15-year-old boy had a miraculous escape when a car of a VIP hit him after jumping red light this afternoon.

NRI’s body found
Ludhiana, May 24
A badly mutilated body of an NRI, who was missing since yesterday, was found near a tubewell at Kotala village, 9 km from Samrala, today.


Home loan scheme by ICICI Bank
Ludhiana, May 24
ICICI Bank Home Loans yesterday announced the launch of ‘Ghar Se Ghar Tak’, a home loan event to be held in Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar.

Eicher to launch heavy vehicles
Ludhiana, May 24
Eicher Motors Limited (EML), the makers of trucks and buses yesterday announced their plans to launch heavy commercial vehicles (HCV) in Punjab.

Seminar on ISO
Ludhiana, May 24
A seminar on ISO awareness was organised by ICL Certifications Ltd in association with UNIDO for the Association of Indian Sports Goods Industries.



PTU CET badly conducted: students
Ludhiana, May 24
The Common Entrance Test (CET) held on May 23 was attempted by students from all over Punjab, but some teachers and students are not satisfied with the way it was conducted.

‘Early schooling bad for kids’
Ludhiana, May 24
Beware parents! Sending kids less than three years of age to school can severely hamper their development. The anxiety arising out of separation from their parents, home and surroundings creates a fear in the minds of these tinytots and they tend to become introvert and, occasionally, face adjustment problems.

Courses on disaster preparedness
Ludhiana, May 24
Indira Gandhi National Open University(IGNOU) has introduced two special courses — Certificate in Disaster Management and Certificate in Human Rights — at its various study centres in Punjab.

Study circle to hold training camp
Ludhiana, May 24
Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle Of Ludhiana zone is organising a ‘Youth Leadership Training Camp’ in collaboration with the Nankana Sahib Education Trust from June 1 to 3 at Nankana Sahib Public School of Gill Park in Ludhiana.

350 get prizes at GNIMT annual day
Ludhiana, May 24
The Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT) on Gujarkhan Campus at Model Town in Ludhiana celebrated the annual day of the Indian Society for Technical Education and held a prize-distribution function here today.


105 cases settled in lok adalat
Ludhiana, May 24
As many as 105 cases were settled at a lok adalat held under the supervision of Mr Baldev Singh, District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman, Legal Services Authority.



Friends Club, Riat XI enter semi-finals
Ludhiana, May 24
An unfinished 141-run partnership for the second wicket between Rakesh Sethi (77 n.o) and Rajan Singh (55 n.o) enabled the Friends Club to score an authentic 9-wicket victory over the Hero Club and secure a berth in the last-four stage of the eight Invitation Cricket Cup Tournament being organised by the College of Agriculture Club of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) at its ground here today.

Shooting meet begins
Ludhiana, May 24
Shooters from Kundan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, have established a lead over others in the XIIth Ludhiana District Shooting Championship being held at Grewal Sports Club, Kila Raipur, near here, today.

Taekwon-do body meeting today
Ludhiana, May 24
The general-body meeting of the Punjab Taekwon-do Association (PTA) will be held here in Guru Nanak Sports Complex on May 25 at 4 pm.

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