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3 dead, 2 hurt as speeding car rams into trailer
Ludhiana, May 2
The mangled remains of the car that hit a trailer killing three youths on Humbran road in Ludhiana. Three people died and two injured after an overspeeding car collided with a stationary sand trolley on Hambran Road late on Sunday night.

The mangled remains of the car that hit a trailer killing three youths on Humbran road in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Hambran Road a deathtrap
Ludhiana, May 2
The latest accident to occur near the Golf Link apartments on the Hambran Road has again highlighted the plight of commuters with the increase in fatalities in road accidents. With no indicator or streetlight, the stretch has become a virtual deathtrap.


Car hits tree, 25-yr-old youth killed
The badly damaged Maruti Swift that rammed into a tree killing a youth near Jagraon on Sunday evening.Jagraon, May 2
A 25-year-old youth died when a Maruti Swift car (PB 25 D-0076) he was driving hit a tree near Government Science College on the Raikot Road here today. The deceased has been identified as Gurinder Singh, alias Gindi, a resident of Moga.

The badly damaged Maruti Swift that rammed into a tree killing a youth near Jagraon on Sunday evening. A Tribune photograph

Using autos, not ambulances, to ferry accident victims
The victim of Sunday’s accident being taken to hospital in an autorickshaw.Jagraon, May 2
Accident victims are being shifted to hospitals in autorickshaws. Two such instances were witnessed during recent accidents that occurred within a week. In an accident on April 26 at the railway overbridge here, Pawanpal Kaur of Chajjawal village had died while her brother Harbgah Singh was seriously injured after their motorcycle was hit by a truck. The deceased as well as the injured were rushed to hospital in an autorickshaw.

The victim of Sunday’s accident being taken to hospital in an autorickshaw. A Tribune photograph

IAS officer appointed acting PAU VC
Ludhiana, May 2
At their meeting held in Chandigarh on Monday, members of the management board of Panjab Agricultural University decided to appoint Navreet Singh Kang, a senior IAS officer who is state financial commissioner (development) as the varsity’s acting vice chancellor to replace Manjit Singh Kang, whose four-year term expired on April 30. According to sources, he will be hold charge till the time the Punjab government makes a permanent appointment for the prestigious post.

Relief for former Cong councillor
4 booked for implicating him in a murderous assault case
Ludhiana, May 2
In a major relief for former Congress councillor Satwinder Singh Jawaddi, facing murderous assault charges, the police has booked four persons, owing allegiances to Tanvir Dhaliwal, for falsely implicating the former Congress councillor in murderous assault case.

Embroiders mint money using pirated software
Ludhiana, May 2
From faking logos of international brand to hacking software, city-based embroidery traders are indulging in the unethical trade, giving scant regards to the law of the land.


Compensation to riot victims
Sikh migrants slam Punjab govt for apathy
Ludhiana, May 2
The Ludhiana Sikh Migrants Welfare Board has slammed the state government for its indifference towards the victims of the anti-Sikh riots of 1983, who were still waiting for their promised compensation and rehabilitation measures even after 28 years of suffering.

No semester system in BCom
Assn terms PU’s decision unfortunate
Ludhiana, May 2
The Punjab Commerce and Management Association has termed the decision of Panjab University of not implementing semester system in commerce stream from 2011-12 unfortunate and not in the interest of students.

World Asthma Day Today
Doctors at loggerheads
Allopathic doctors challenge claims of homoeopaths in curing asthma
Ludhiana, May 2
Allopathic and homeopathic doctors are at loggerheads following homeopaths’ claim for having a permanent cure for asthma, which has been challenged by allopathic doctors. They have termed it as false and misleading.

Non-Use of Punjabi at Rly Stations
Upset, NGOs write to CM
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 2
Upset over alleged intolerance of Railway authorities towards use of Punjabi language at almost all railway stations of the region, office- bearers and activists of a few organisations of the area have urged higher authorities, including Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, to impress upon the Railways to implement trilingual system of conversation and communication at all railway stations in the state.

Lighting up the dark

Artistes perform the play Vith (distance) during the Natak Mela organised by the Punjab Lok Sabhaycharak Manch in Ludhiana.
Artistes perform the play Vith (distance) during the Natak Mela organised by the Punjab Lok Sabhaycharak Manch in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Fight Against Drug Addiction
Chain fast by Youth Cong continues
Ludhiana, May 2
The ongoing chain strike by the Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) entered the second day with 50 party activists sitting on strike today as well.

City Bus Service
Tewari asks Centre to intervene
Ludhiana, May 2
Ludhiana MP and the national spokesperson of the Indian National Congress Manish Tewari has urged the Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath to ask the Punjab government to introduce the City Bus Service, which has got delayed by several years, at the earliest,. He has also urged the minister to ensure that the buses run on CNG fuel.

Neelon bridge stretch fraught with risk
Ludhiana, May 2
Numerous people have lost their lives due to the traffic chaos between the Neelon Bridge and Ludhiana over the past one-year. The accident-prone spots on this 20-km “killer stretch” are Katani Mor, Ram Garh, Munidian Kalan, Jamalpur and the Samrala Chowk. Records obtained from the Ludhiana traffic police reveal that in 2010 about 350 road accidents were reported. At least 226 people had died in Ludhiana and 25 on this stretch alone.

AIEEE Paper-leak
Students, parents feel cheated
Ludhiana, May 2
After AIEEE paper leak yesterday in Lucknow, students from the city who had gone to different centres to take the exam, feel shattered and dejected. Terming the particular incident as “crime”, students said it had played with their sentiments and they felt cheated.

Mayor-Councillor Spat
Bains fails to attend sangat darshan
Ludhiana, May 2
In yet another dramatic turn of events in the ongoing tussle between the City Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura and SAD-B councillor Simarjit Singh Bains, the latter missed his date with the weekly sangat darshan at Zone C here today.

Power Play
Jalkheri plant lying defunct for 3 years
Amloh, May 2
The tall claims of the Punjab government to provide uninterrupted power supply to the industry, farm sector and domestic users by generating 1,100 MW power from wheat and paddy straw besides other means seem hollow if the state of the power plant at Jalkheri village in Amloh constituency is any indicator.

PAU museum to get facelift
Ludhiana, May 2
City residents who are fast losing historic landmarks, courtesy civic authorities, have a reason to smile. Giving a lesson on preserving heritage monuments, the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) authorities, in an effort to attract more visitors, have decided to give its museum a facelift.

Reaching out to farmers in salt-affected areas
Ludhiana, May 2
Showing keen interest in inland saline water aquaculture trials conducted by the university in salt-affected waterlogged waste land at Fazilka, Ferozepur, chief secretary, Punjab, SC Aggarwal said utilisation of these waste lands through aquaculture would help in uplifting the socio-economic status of the farmers in salt-affected areas in south-west districts of the state.

A Correction
The names of two colleges, including Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, and Devki Devi Jain Memorial College were erroneously mentioned as Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women and DD Jain College of Education for Women, where paper was opened before date, by mistake in the news item Ludhiana Tribune under the headline “Syndicate okays anthem for PU.” The error is regretted.





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