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155 panchayats elected unopposed
Ludhiana, June 22
As many as 155 panchayats have been elected unanimously in the district after the deadline for withdrawal of nominations elapsed yesterday evening, according to Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Electoral Officer Anurag Verma.

SHOWER OF AFFECTION: A girl sprinkles water on her brother to beat the heat in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Unity and disunity in SAD
Ludhiana, June 22
Although two stalwarts of the Shiromani Akali Dal Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra and Mr Parkash Singh Badal have joined hands and forgotten their differences, yet the Ludhiana based followers of the two leaders have not reconciled to the fact and they are now preparing for the battle royal.


Akali-backed men allege intimidation
Ludhiana, June 22
The SAD today alleged that the Congress government was harassing and intimidating the Akali-supported candidates while giving undue favours to the Congress-supported candidates. He alleged that the government was trying to use all means to ensure the victory of candidates supported by it.

Tombstones of poll promises
Ludhiana, June 22
It is the season of tall claims and promises which will never be kept. With the die cast for the panchayat elections, political parties are working overtime to woo voters with promises of development. People are taking these promises with a pinch of salt and narrating the tales of foundation stones for projects which will never see the light of day.
The foundation stones for a hospital and cremation ground at Mandiala Kalan village; (From left) The foundation stones for a hospital and cremation ground at Mandiala Kalan village; the foundation stone of a road between Jarkhar and Rania village. — Tribune photographs

Payal tops Class X exam
Ludhiana, June 22
Payal Arora, a student of Atam Public Senior Secondary School, has topped the Ludhiana in Class X examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board, the results of which were declared at SAS Nagar today. As many as 20 students have their names in the merit list released by the board.

Payal Arora, a student of Atam Public Senior Secondary School, who has topped from Ludhiana in the Class X examination, with her parents. — Photo Inderjit Verma
Payal Arora, a student of Atam Public Senior Secondary School, who has topped from Ludhiana in the Class X examination

Gurjot first in BCA exam
Ludhiana, June 22
The first semester results of Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) of Punjab Technical University are out and Gurjot Kaur, a student of Punjab College of Technical Education, Baddowal, here has bagged the first position in the university. She has scored 90 per cent marks securing 631 marks out of 700.

Body of 15-yr-old boy retrieved
Ludhiana, June 22
The body of a 15-year-old boy, Lucky, who had gone missing three days ago, was finally retrieved from a canal by a team of divers from Phillaur, especially requisitioned for the purpose, here today.


SSP for coordination with UP, Bihar police
Plans to check crime committed by migrant labourers
Ludhiana, June 22
The recipient of four President’s Medals for meritorious and distinguished service, besides a Gallantry Award, the new Ludhiana SSP, Mr Narinder Pal Singh, has announced several new initiatives in combating crime and making police more people-friendly in the city.

Effigy of ‘cable mafia’ burnt
Ludhiana, June 22
Members of the Cable Upbhokta Sangharsh Committee held a demonstration against the cable operators in Jamalpur here today. They alleged that a cable mafia was operating in the city and fleecing the residents. An effigy symbolising cable mafia was also burnt on the occasion.

Tributes paid to Bhutani
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 22
Leaders of various social religious and political organisations paid homage to Jathedar Joginder Singh Bhutani, at the local Gurdwara Singh Sabha today. Speakers said Jathedar Bhutani served Sikh Panth and the SAD for 42 years. Mr Surjit Singh Barnala, former Chief Minister Punjab, said Mr Bhutani was the only eyewitness in the Sant Harchand Singh Longowal murder case.

‘Need to enforce labour laws’
Ludhiana, June 22
The PPCC (Labour and Employment Cell) Chairman, Mr Balwant Rai Kapoor, today demanded the setting up of a labour welfare board for the implementation of labour laws in the state since the Labour Department had failed to achieve its objectives.

Phone subscribers cry foul
Amloh, June 22
As many as 400 phones under the local telephone exchange have been disconnected for no fault of subscribers. Mr Manohar Lal Verma and Mr S.K. Mehta, both subscribers, said they had been pronounced defaulters for not paying the bill.

One killed


Woman dies in accident
Ludhiana, June 22
The Sadar police on Saturday registered a case under Sections 279, 337, 304-A and 427 of the IPC on the statement of Ms Usha Kiran, a resident of Azad Nagar. The complainant stated that while she and Ms Harbans Kaur were going on a scooter near Gill village, a tractor hit the two-wheeler. While the complainant sustained injuries, Harbans Kaur died on the spot.

Woman found dead



Where kids are assessed through project work, not exams
UNLIKE other schools of Ludhiana, there are no examinations for the students of Ryan International School, Urban Estate, till they reach in Class V. Evaluation of performance of students is based on project works as the authorities believe in cultivation of all three dimensions of mind, body and spirit and not on cramming for examination purpose.

Building of Ryan International School. — IV
Building of Ryan International School

Low absenteeism indicates greater interest 
majority of students of Ryan International School, Chandigarh Road, have had full attendance throughout their first year in the school, said Ms Ravinder Kaur, Headmistress of the school. This regularity and low absenteeism clearly indicates that the students were taking great interest in their studies as learning has been made more enjoyable for them, she believes.


Charanjit XI win cricket meet
Ludhiana, June 22
An innings of 84 runs by Atul Kohli and a valuable contribution of 39 runs by Puneet enabled the Charanjit Singh Ahluwalia XI to register a convincing 52-run victory over Anil Bharti XI and lift the trophy in the seventh Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup Tournament (under-15) organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) at the Arya College for Boys ground here today.
Charanjit Singh Ahluwalia XI which won the seventh Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Tournament
Charanjit Singh Ahluwalia XI which won the seventh Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Tournament (u-15) in Ludhiana on Sunday. — IV


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