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Dissidents make contest hotter than weather
Ludhiana, May 12
Campaigning for the coming municipal elections has started picking up here, with all candidates making rounds of their wards to seek votes. Though the heat wave has been restricting them, some of them try to be on the move all day. There are 499 candidates in the fray, making the contest hotter than the weather.
ELECTION HEAT: Flags of various parties hang over a Ludhiana street  on a hot Sunday. Campaigning for the municipal elections continues in spite of the heat wave. Photo Inderjeet Verma

Big cats lose cool due to heat
Ludhiana, May 12
Dolly, a tigress, paces uneasily under a cluster of trees in the Tiger Safari near Amaltas Resorts on the Ludhiana-Jalandhar highway. 
A tiger takes a dip in a water pond
A tiger takes a dip in a water pond so as to beat the heat inside Tiger Safari in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari


Fake scribes walk into police trap
Khanna, May 12
The Khanna police arrested three fake journalists here today on the charge of trying to blackmail a local financier. It seized from them Rs 6,000 that they had taken from the financier and registered a case under Section 384 of the IPC against them.

Street cricket causes brawl; two hurt
Ludhiana, May 12
A minor altercation over a game of cricket in a street took an ugly turn today when at least 15 unidentified persons beat up some of the players in Ambedkar Nagar here today.


Kidney removal case
Victim alleges police harassment, inaction
Ludhiana, May 12
The sufferings of the victim in the Pammian kidney removal case, who was allegedly ditched by his friends, seems to be far from over as now he is reportedly facing harassment from the Sahnewal police.

‘Revival calls for harsh steps’
Ludhiana, May 12
“With the Punjab expenditure exceeding its income and a huge debt of Rs 54,000 crore on the state, the financial situation is bad. The state bankruptcy is now trickling down to the people, affecting the quality of life,” Mr Surinder Singla, Congress legislator and head of a high-power committee on finance, told reporters in Maharaja Aggar Sain Community Centre of Aggar Nagar here today.


Man stabs mother-in-law
Ludhiana, May 12
The Sarabha Nagar police has registered a case of stabbing on the complaint of Ms Kamla, a resident of New Aggar Nagar, against her son-in-law. In her complaint to the police, the injured woman, who has been admitted to the Civil Hospital, said her daughter, Kamlesh, had been married to Parmatma sometime ago.

Sons loot house
Jagraon, May 12
The Dehlon police has arrested Harminder Singh and Harjinder Singh of Gurum village for looting their father’s house. A case has been registered under Sections 452, 382, 506, 342, 148 and 149 of the IPC.



A grooming course for girls 
Ludhiana, May 12
A two-day personality grooming workshop for girl and women was organised at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women. The workshop ended today.
Ms Shelly Ahuja, who had organised the course said, ‘‘This has been done to build confidence, instill manners and etiquette and conversational skill.
Participants at a workshop on personality grooming in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Participants at a workshop on personality grooming

SBSP School students top in middle class exam
Machhiwara, May 12
Students of local Shaheed Bhagat Singh Public High (SBSP) School bagged first two positions in Samrala and Khanna tehsils, after the results of middle class examinations were declared by the Punjab School Education Board.


Hero Club win cricket title
Ludhiana, May 12
A patient knock of 58 runs by Rajan Singh and a hurricane 27 off just 12 deliveries by Surinder Chhinda including two sixes and three hits to the fence helped Hero Club to outplay Riat XI by four wickets in the final of the 9th Veera Devi Memorial Cricket Tournament played at the GGN Khalsa College for Boys ground here today.


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