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Their world came crashing down
Jalandhar MiG-21 crash victims in CMC; reception mismanaged
Ludhiana, May 3
Ms Saroj Kanojia was enjoying a quiet dinner with her husband, S.K. Kanojia, assistant manager in a branch of the Bank of Rajasthan, least expecting that she would see him next in hospital.
Saroj Kanojia, wife of S.K. Kanojia, a person who got injured in the Jalandhar MiG-21 crash
Saroj Kanojia, wife of S.K. Kanojia, a person who got injured in the Jalandhar MiG-21 crash, being calmed down by one of her relatives in Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

No alarm bells ring at 101 
Ludhiana, May 3
The emergency services in the city are in a shambles. In case a fire incident happens in the city it is useless to dial 101. Because nobody will pick up the receiver as all telephone lines attached to it have been out of order for over a week now. Despite it being an emergency service the telephones (there are four lines) have not been repaired so far.


Biomedical waste disposal facility within 3 months
Ludhiana, May 3
With the procedural wrangles in the way of setting up biomedical waste disposal facility in the city having been cleared and formal agreement between the municipal corporation and M/s Medicare Incin Pvt Ltd signed, the project was expected to become functional within next three months.

Punjabi’s crusader lives in penury
Ludhiana, May 3
An old Punjabi poet, in service of the language since 1943, winner of honours like Punjab Rattan (given to him by the then President Giani Zail Singh) and Punjab Heera, is living in penury. Pritam Das, a self-taught man of 73, is a destitute, with no means to support his disease-wrecked frail constitution.


No site marked to dump industrial waste
Municipal Corporation, industry blame each other
Ludhiana, May 3
The city has thousands of industrial units and which produces several tonnes of industrial waste each day, including hazardous chemicals. Surprisingly, it has no official dumping place. Due to this, disposal of more than 200 trucks of burnt rice husk is daily disposed at all possible open places in the industrial area, on roads, and the chemical wastes flow into the sewerage.
A worker throws industrial waste in a neighbouring empty plot in the Industrial Area, Ludhiana.— A Tribune photograph
A worker throws industrial waste in a neighbouring empty plot in the Industrial Area

City needs specialised force to handle crime
For effective handling of the crime situation and maintenance of the general law and order situation in this industrial and financial capital, of Punjab, introduction of a police commissionerate is a must.

The harm that negative intelligence does
iology provides the study of living organisms having two basic branches — Zoology and botany. Animals search for food. Plants draw it directly from nature. Evolutionists infer that search for food was a prelude to intelligence.

Ex-servicemen support CM’s statement
Ludhiana, May 3
The Indian Ex-Services League, Punjab and Chandigarh, has supported Capt Amarinder Singh’s statement that the Central Government should take positive steps to change the policy concerning Jammu and Kashmir.

Memorial to ex-serviceman
Ahmedgarh, May 3
Rich tributes were paid to Mr Nasib Singh Uppal, an ex-serviceman and philanthropist of the area, who died recently at his native village, Pharwali. Mr Imam Singh announced a grant of Rs 1 lakh on behalf of Mr Simranjit Singh Mann for the construction of a memorial to the deceased in the village.


Woman succumbs to burns
Ludhiana, May 3
Saroj Rani, a woman of Jawahar Nagar here, who had doused herself with kerosene and set herself on fire on April 29, succumbed to her burns in Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital yesterday.

2 arrested on theft charge
Ludhiana, May 3
The Jagraon police claims to have arrested two persons allegedly for stealing Rs 30,000 from a scooter. A press note issued today by the Jagraon SSP said two brothers, Balbir Singh, alias Fauji and Jugraj Singh, residents of Sherpur Kalan village were returning on their scooter after withdrawing the money from the Punjab National Bank branch of Jagraon.



Frozen vegetables retain nutritive value: study
Ludhiana, May 3
Frozen vegetables retain nutritive value for a period of six months as there is no effect on protein, sugar and other contents. If blanched and then frozen properly, there is neither any change in colour nor flavour of these vegetables.

Workshop on school partnerships
Ludhiana, May 3
The British Council, New Delhi, and Central Bureau of International Education and Training, New Delhi, organised a workshop on ‘Setting up and developing school partnerships’ at Wylie Memorial High School, Brown road, here yesterday.

Workshop on quality education
Ludhiana, May 3
The Ludhiana wing of the Punjab Rural Education Promotion Council organised a workshop-cum-seminar on ‘Non-monetary inputs to impart quality education in government schools and colleges of Punjab’ at Government Senior Secondary School, Baddowal.

Fancy dress competition of kids a hit
Ludhiana, May 3
Students of nursery to class XII from Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, participated in an inter-house fancy dress competition organised here today. The participants were divided into five groups. In group A, students from nursery and KG participated. Group B comprised students from classes I and II and group C had participants from classes III to V.
Tiny tots of KVM School, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, wait for their turn at a fancy dress competition on Friday. — PT
Tiny tots of KVM School, Civil Lines

KVM wins inter-school declamation contest
Ludhiana, May 3
Students from nearly 12 schools participated in an inter-school declamation contest organised by the Nehru Sidhant Kendra here today. The speakers were told to present their views on topics of their choice and display their oratory skills. Each school was represented by two students who had the choice to speak in English, Hindi or Punjabi. Students from Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, were declared the winners of the Nehru trophy.
Students of BCM Senior Secondary School, Sec 32, Urban Estate, Ludhiana, present a cultural programme at their annual prize distribution function. — A Tribune photograph

PCCTU favours reward for Saru
Ludhiana, May 3
Hailing the decision of the Punjab Government to remove Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia as Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala, the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) has urged Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, to confer suitable reward on Saru Rana for the courage, fortitude, boldness and determination shown by her to fight the evil forces in the temple of learning.


Forum directs insurance co to pay Rs 4.17 lakh
Ludhiana, May 3
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) to pay Rs 4,17,600 on account of an insurance claim for stolen vehicle to Mr Dalbir Kumar, a resident of Kashmir Nagar, Tajpur Road Chowk.


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