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Richa Jindal tops CBSE plus two exam
Seven more students get above 90 per cent marks
Ludhiana, May 23
As many as eight students from the city have attained more than 90 per cent m arks in Class XII examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education this year.

My stand has been vindicated: Nisha
Raikot (Ludhiana), May 23
Ms Nisha Kaura sits victorious in her house in this town, about 40 km from Ludhiana. With the Punjab Lokpal upholding her stand against irregularities made in the recruitment of science teachers, she is feeling on the top of the world.

Police forcibly occupies CDPO building
Ludhiana, May 23
In a case of illegal possession by a law-enforcing agency, the Shimla Puri police station staff has allegedly forcibly occupied a part of the building of the Child Development and Project Office (CDPO) near Gill canal bridge much to the chagrin of the office staff, who have now been forced to work with the ‘disturbing’ atmosphere of a police station housed in the same building.


  No overloading of school vehicles: DC
Ludhiana, May 23
Mr Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner, has said that as per the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, school-buses, auto-rickshaws and Maruti vans, engaged in carrying school children to the various schools, would not be allowed to overload their vehicles with the students and further directed all the school heads to report violation of rules by any such vehicle concerning their school to the District Transport Officer so that strict action could be taken immediately.

Cong leader acted as Sidhu contact?
Ludhiana, May 23
A former general secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) may be holding key to certain missing links in the multi-crore recruitment scandal centering round disgraced Chairman of the Punjab Public Service Commission Ravi Sidhu.


MC hall being decked up
Ludhiana, May 23
With the municipal elections over, hectic preparations are on to renovate the MC meeting hall for the oath-taking of 70 newly elected councillors. Thereafter, the General House will elect the city Mayor, the Senior Deputy Mayor and the Deputy Mayor in the next few days.

The Municipal Corporation meeting hall being readied for the first meeting of the new House in Ludhiana. — Photo Inderjeet Verma
The Municipal Corporation meeting hall

Club members resent fee hike
Ludhiana, May 23
Resentment is brewing among members of the Sutlej Club here due to the imposition of a compulsory building fund. The members feel that this is an extra burden on them imposed by the club authorities. 

Truck driver beaten up
Ludhiana, May 23
A scene was created in Kheri Jhamerian village here this afternoon when a number of villagers caught a couple trying to elope and gave them a thrashing. While the woman was later released as she claimed she was being forcibly kidnapped, the man, identified as Jaspreet Singh, a truck driver was tied with the pillar and beaten for several hours.


Youth succumbs to burns
Ludhiana, May 23
Fateh Singh, 20, of the Islam Ganj locality, who allegedly been set afire after being doused with petrol by a neighbour on March 17, succumbed to his burns at the CMC Hospital, here yesterday.



Stir against tobacco
Ludhiana, May 23
The Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle has launched an awareness campaign as a part of the ‘no-tobacco week’.
In a press note issued here today, Dr Ravi Bhushan, leader of the campaign, said students of various schools would stage a sit-in outside six unauthorised tobacco vends near their schools or markets tomorrow. 

Rain dance
Ludhiana, May 23
To beat the heat, tiny tots of Ryan International School of Urban Estate here organised a rain dance party on the campus today. The kids danced and splashed water on each other. Later, quizzes and games on ‘colour concept’, ‘health and nutrition’ and ‘table manners’ were organised.

Students of Ryan International School at a rain dance in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Students of Ryan International School


A family entertainer
fter giving hits like ‘Pyar Jhukta Nahin’, ‘Naseeb Apna Apna’, ‘Teri Meharbanian’, ‘Kudart Ka Kanoon’, ‘Aaj Ka Arjun’ and ‘Lal Badshah’, K.C. Bokadia is all set to take centre-stage again with his new film ‘Hum Tumhare Hein Sanam’.


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