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2 hurt, house damaged in LPG cylinder blast
Ludhiana, May 4
Two persons of a family were injured and a double-storeyed house was damaged when an LPG cylinder exploded in a house at street No. 1 in Preet Nagar early today.
Prabhjit Kaur, who was injured in a powerful LPG cylinder blast that took place at her residence in Preet Nagar The debris of the house scattered in the street
Prabhjit Kaur, who was injured in a powerful LPG cylinder blast that took place at her residence in Preet Nagar on Sunday morning; and (right) the debris of the house scattered in the street. — Tribune photographs

Labourers freed from bondage
Tell a tale of exploitation
Ludhiana, May 4
The Dalit Dasta Virodhi Andolan, an NGO based in Phillaur, claims to have freed three bonded labourers from the yoke of bondage.


Farmers’ killing: cops accused of partisan role
Ludhiana, May 4
The role of the police in the killing of two farmers in a clash over the ownership rights of crop at Haldiwal village under Koom Kalan police station a few days ago has come under criticism with the family of a farmer alleging that the police was not registering a case against the rival party.

Mr Gurjit Singh and Ms Karamjit Kaur, son and daughter-in-law of Puran Singh, who was killed in a clash at Haldiwal village near Ludhiana.
—  Photo Inderjit Verma
Mr Gurjit Singh and Ms Karamjit Kaur, son and daughter-in-law of Puran Singh

Police beat boxes remain a distant dream
Ludhiana, May 4
More than six months after the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, had announced setting up of about 300 beat boxes all over the city to assist the beat officers of the Police Department, the plan still exists on paper only.


Death of Balwant Gargi condoled
Ludhiana, May 4
A meeting of Rangmanch Sansthan, Ludhiana, was held at Punjabi Bhavan last evening. A large number of theatre workers assembled there to pay tributes to Balwant Gargi.

Plea to observe ‘legal day’ on May 6
Ludhiana, May 4
The legal cell of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPSC) has demanded that Pt Motilal Nehru’s birth anniversary should be celebrated as “legal day” across the country.

Parshuram Jayanti celebrated
Ludhiana, May 4
Bhagwan Parshuram Jayanti was celebrated at Nauria Mal Jain School today by the district Bhagwan Parshuram Sabha. The chief guest was Mr Rakesh Pandey, Printing and Stationery Minister, Punjab.


Cop caught with 2 kg opium



Punjab to spend 50 crore on medical colleges
Phillaur, May 4
The Punjab Government will ensure transparency while conducting PMT this year. This was stated by Punjab Medical Education Minister Santokh Singh while talking to this correspondent here yesterday. He said he would soon visit Baba Farid University of Medical Sciences, Faridkot, which was conducting the PMT. He said no irregularities would be tolerated in admission to professional classes.

MP refutes Johar’s remarks on courses
Ludhiana, May 4
Rajya Sabha MP Lala Lajpat Rai has refuted the statement of Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Higher Education Minister, regarding the introduction of LLB and export management courses in the Panjab University Regional Centre on campus of the Extension Library here from the session beginning in July.

20-year-old develops new way of finding cube root
Yashpaul ChughJagraon, May 4
Yashpaul Chugh, a 20-year-old mathematics student, has developed a new method of finding the cube root of a number by the long-division method.
A student of the S. Government College of Science, Education and Research here, Yashpaul says: “Like you have two methods of finding the square root of a number, by long division and factorisation, I thought why it should not be possible to find the cube root of a number by long division also”. 

Bir Devinder wants debate on education
Ludhiana, May 4
Holding bureaucrats of Punjab responsible for the collapse of educational system in the state, Mr Bir Devinder Singh, Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Assembly, has demanded an exclusive debate on higher education in the Assembly.

Workshop begins
Ludhiana, May 4
Kaushik, a renowned model trainer, is in the city to hold a workshop on personality grooming and modelling and image making. The JD Institute of Fashion Technology is conducting this workshop from May 4 to May 11. Already 120 persons have enrolled themselves. But only 30 of them will get a chance to attend the workshop after a thorough audition by Kaushik Ghosh.

Where students turn out to be achievers 
Students of Ramgarhia Senior Secondary School, Millerganj, may not be excelling in academics, but they certainly have proved themselves in cultural activities, debates, science exhibitions and sports at the state as well as the national level. The bhangra team of the school won the first prize at the state-level function organised in Chandigarh recently.

Students of Ramgarhia Senior Secondary School.
Students of Ramgarhia Senioor Secondary School

Government grant-in-aid must be timely 
he release of the quarterly grant-in-aid from the state government for giving salaries to teachers is usually delayed. The teachers who work with devotion to educate the students throughout the year also expect timely salaries for the efforts put in by them.

Brain Teasers


Love Dale Club holds sports day
Ludhiana, May 4
The Love Dale Club organised sports day yesterday. Children came dressed up in white uniform. More than 100 students participated in various events.

Students take part in sports day organised by the Love Dale Club. IV
Students take part in sports day organised by the Love Dale Club

4-wicket win for PAU-XI
Ludhiana, May 4
A fine all-round display by Baljeet Singh (2 for 31 and 31 runs) and Nitin (45) enabled the PAU-XI to register four-wicket victory over the Singhania Club in the 8th Invitation Cricket Cup Tournament being organised by the College of Agriculture Club of Punjab Agricultural University at the PAU ground here today.

Easy victory for Chahal Club
Ludhiana, May 4
The Gill Sports Club of Ghawadi and Chahal Club of Dhangora won their respective matches to keep hopes alive to make it to the last four in the Taj Resort Six-a-Side Hockey League Tournament being held at the Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium of Jharkhar village, near here, today.


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