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Gur Mandi sitting on a time bomb
Ludhiana, May 13
What Gafar Market is to Delhi, Gurh Mandi is to Ludhiana. Ask for any imported item, mostly electronic goods, you will get it in Gurh Mandi. Originally supposed to be the grocery market and named after ‘gurh’, there are hundreds of shops which now deal mostly in imported (read smuggled) electronic goods.

Heavy price for compromising on fire-safety measures
Ludhiana, May 13
The old city is literally bursting at the seams. A city that was probably designed for a population of a few thousands is now housing lakhs of people eager to make a business, no matter how small or big. This is a city of very hard-working and confident businessmen who feel they too have it in them like the Munjals and the Oswals. 

Cong workers donate blood for fire victims
Ludhiana, May 13
The District Congress Committee (Urban) organised a blood donation camp for the victims of fire incident in Khud Mohalla, currently undergoing treatment at the Christian Medical College and Hospital here.

  BJP rally against hike in water charges
Ludhiana, May 13
Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mahila Morcha, led by the district unit president Ms Santosh Kalra accompanied by other party leaders and councillors today held a demonstration against the government decision to hike the water and sewerage charges.

Activists of the BJP Mahila Morcha, carrying empty pitchers, protest against hike in water and sewerage charges at Clock Tower Chowk in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari 
Activists of the BJP Mahila Morcha, carrying empty pitchers, protest against hike in water and sewerage charges at Clock Tower Chowk

Basement hotels to be closed within a week
Ludhiana, May 13
The Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, Mr Anurag Agarwal today ordered the closure of all restaurants operating from the basements of various buildings within one week as these happen to be a prone to fire accidents.

MC in fix over inviting tenders
Ludhiana, May 13
Even after the postponement of tenders for different development works worth several crores, three times during the past one month, the Municipal Corporation is yet to come out with a foolproof procedure for inviting and receiving tenders from contractors, enlisted with the civic body.

LUDHIANA that boasts of being one of the highest producers of wheat and rice in the country has seen a gradual shift of interests from agriculture to culture. Residents no longer talk about the varieties of wheat or the yield it has been able to achieve.
  • Cut fruit lure
  • Blank traffic lights
  • VIP buzz
  • Disadvantaged  pedestrians
  • It’s all in the name
  • Chill out
  • Smart business
  • Shameful conduct


Fresh hope among Badhowal depot residents 
Ludhiana, May 13
The recent Punjab Government's order of allowing constructions within the 900 meter radius of the defence installations has given fresh hope to the people living around the Field Ammunition Depot, Badhowal.

A tribute to true humanitarian
Ludhiana, May 13
For martyrs time stands still. It was on May 14, 1989 that Gurmail Singh and his bodyguard Joginder Singh were gunned down by terrorists. He was shot dead in his native village Pandher Kheri in Ludhiana district.

Rural scheme proposal sent to WB: minister
Amloh, May 13
A proposal of Rs 688 crore for rural water supply and sanitation has been sent to World Bank, said Mr Jasjit Singh Randhawa, Minister for Public Health. Mr Randhawa was talking to the mediapersons at the residence of Amloh Council’s chief, Mr Baldev Singh Aulakh, today.

Dog bites off child’s eye


No headway in murder case
Doraha, May 13
The police is yet to make any arrest in the case of the brutal murder of a truck driver and his cleaner on Saturday. The police has already registered a case on the statement of Naseeb Singh, brother of the deceased driver and a resident of Tamaroo of Rajpura. 

Old couple robbed 
Sahnewal, May 13
An old couple was robbed off jewellery worth Rs 20,000 last evening by a miscreant. A young man came on a bike to the house of the old couple situated on the Sahnewal-Kohara road and asked them to avail themselves of the facility of the old-age pension scheme.

Two killed in road mishap
Khanna, May 13
Two youths were crushed to death and two others were injured in a road accident on the GT road, near the Civil Hospital, here today. According to information, three youths riding on a motor cycle (PB-26-6536) were hit by a truck (PB-23-6745).



PAU students teach skills to village women 
Bharowal Kalan, May 13
Thirty-six final year students of the Home Science Department of Punjab Agricultural University were exhilarated today as the skills taught by them to about 50 women of Bharowal village, 25 km from Ludhiana, were on display at the local Government Senior Secondary School.
Women of Bharowal village with students of PAU’s Home Science Department at Government Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, Tuesday morning. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Women of Bharowal village with students of PAU’s Home Science Department at Government Senior Secondary School

2 PAU officials suspended
Ludhiana, May 13
The Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, Dr K.S. Aulakh, has placed under suspension Assistant Estate Officer Avinash Kumar Sharma and SDO (Maintenance) Ashok Kumar for allegedly purchasing spurious naphthalene.

PAU begins review of research work
Ludhiana, May 13
The review of the research work being undertaken in the College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University, for the past 10 years began here today.

Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, attends an in-house research review meeting of the College of Agriculture in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, attends an in-house research review meeting of the College of Agriculture

Institutes loaded with summer activities
Ludhiana, May 13
Come summer vacation and it is time to hone your creative skills. And there are lot many activities in store for this season not only for school and college students but also housewives, teachers and professionals.

14 students clear IIT screening test
Ludhiana, May 13
At least 14 city students have qualified for IIT screening test, the results of which have been declared on the Internet. Six students are from Kundan Vidya Mandir and for each from DAV Public School and BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School.


Ex-minister summoned  in accident case
Ludhiana, May 13
Taking up the petition filed by a resident of Katani Kalan village seeking compensation on account of injuries suffered by him allegedly in an accident, Mr S.M.S. Mahal, Additional District and Sessions Judge-cum-Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, has issued summons returnable by June 2, to a former minister, Dr Malti Thapar of Moga.

Police remand for cop, brother


Local ‘Govinda’ dreams big
Ludhiana, May 13
“Govinda, Govinda”, chanted the crowd following Titu, a look alike of Govinda. Titu Mahajan never thought that he had resemblance to film star Govinda till people in Delhi, where he went for business, and in Ludhiana started calling him ‘Govinda’.


PCMSA threatens to boycott PMC poll
Ludhiana, May 13
The Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) Association has threatened to boycott the Punjab Medical Council elections in case all 34,000 doctors in the state are not granted the right to vote. 


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