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3 mutilated bodies found in city
Ludhiana, May 17
Three bodies were found from different places in the city today in a decomposed state. The victims were all middle-aged men. Only one of the bodies could be identified while the other two were in a badly mutilated condition. A deliberate attempt seemed to have been made to spoil the faces of the other two.

Want to grab land? Come to Ludhiana
Ludhiana, May 17
If you want to start a roadside shop or any other enterprise without bothering about hefty rents or electricity bills, come to Ludhiana.
A view of an unauthorised roadside market at Janakpuri
A view of an unauthorised roadside market at Janakpuri. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


Himika among board exam toppers
Ludhiana, May 17
Himika Goyal, a student of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, has topped in the district and has secured the second position in the state in the middle standard examination conducted by Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), the results of which were declared here today.

Change in school timings
Ludhiana, May 17
In view of extreme weather conditions, the district administration has changed the timings of government schools. These schools will now open at 7 am and close at 11.30 am.

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Youth Cong hits back at BJP
Ludhiana, May 17
The senior vice-president of the Pradesh Youth Congress, Mr Amarjit Singh Tikka, today criticised the BJP leaders, Ms Sushma Swaraj and Mr Govindacharya, for their outburst against the Congress President, Ms Sonia Gandhi.

Arhtiya murder: action sought
Machhiwara, May 17
Residents and commissions agents of the town have demanded strict action against the murderers of commission agent, Subedar Harbhajan Singh. They have demanded the arrest of two accused in the case who have been at large since May 10.

Sabha arranges marriage of three girls
Ludhiana, May 17
The Shri Gyan Sthal Mandir Sabha arranged the marriages of three poor girls on the premises of the temple here yesterday. The newly wed couples were given household goods. Mr Rajkumar Verma presented the brides silver ornaments, whereas Mr Krishan Lal Nauharia gave them sewing machines.
The Shri Gyan Sthal Mandir Sabha arranged the marriage of three poor girls in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
The Shri Gyan Sthal Mandir Sabha arranged the marriage of three poor girls

Need to generate jobs highlighted
Ludhiana, May 17
The industrial hub of Punjab with strategic areas like hosiery and textile, foundries and re-rolling mills, light engineering, agro-processing and automative components, has a huge potential for rapid development.
Participants in the Second Roundtable on the Rapid Economic Development of Punjab, organised by the PHDCCI at PAU in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph.
Participants in the Second Roundtable on the Rapid Economic Development of Punjab, organised by the PHDCCI at PAU

Talent hunt contest
Ludhiana, May 17
The district branch of the Asian Club (International) held a talent hunt contest at the Rehabilitation Centre here today. Sixty students of the Blind Institute also showcased their talent in singing and poetry recitation.

Books on Guru Teg Bahadur released
Ludhiana, May 17
Two books on Guru Teg Bahadur were released at a function organised by the Sabhyacharak Vikas Manch at Gurdwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha, Model Town, yesterday.

Concept of Dr Dog introduced
Ludhiana, May 17
Dog has always been considered to be a friend and a helper, but ‘Dr Dog’, an animal therapy, has proved that dog can be a healer too. ‘Dr Dog’, the brainchild of Dr Jill Robinson, is popular in some Asian countries. In India, after being in Chennai, Bangalore and Ahmedabad, Dr Dog has come to Ludhiana.


‘Tempo’ driver beaten to death
Sahnewal, May 17
The owner, driver and conductor of a bus, in an altercation with a “tempo” driver over the boarding of passengers, hit the latter with iron rods, causing serious injuries that lead to his death at the local Civil Hospital this afternoon.



Aayush in informatics Olympiad finals
Ludhiana, May 17
Aayush Munjal, a student of Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, has done the city proud by reaching the final stage of Indian National Olympiad in Informatics (INOI-2004), a nationwide competition organised by the Indian Association for Research in Competing Science (IARCS) in association with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Kids of Chandamama Play School, Green Enclave, enjoy water games on the school campus

Kids enjoy water games
Ludhiana, May 17
Students of Chandamama Play School, Green Enclave, enjoyed water games at the school swimming pool here today.

Kids of Chandamama Play School, Green Enclave, enjoy water games on the school campus in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma


Tributes paid to martyr Sukhdev
Ludhiana, May 17
Tributes were paid to Shaheed Sukhdev on the occasion of his birthday by the local chapter of the Inqalabi Kendra, Punjab, at his ancestral house in the Nau Ghara area last evening. Two plays on the life of martyrs, directed by Gursharan Singh, popularly known as Manna Bhai, were staged on the occasion.
A still from “Inqalab Zindabad”, a play staged on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Shaheed Sukhdev in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
A still from "Inqalab Zindabad", a play staged on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Shaheed Sukhdev

‘Sangeet Nat Mela’ ends
Mandi Gobindgarh, May 17
The two-day-long 13th Sangeet Nat Mela organised by the Natak Kala Sangam, Mandi Gobindgarh, in collaboration with the North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, sponsored by the local branch of the State Bank of Patiala, concluded here on Sunday night.


Cool ways to keep prickly heat at bay
rickly heat is a skin rash caused by trapped sweat under the skin, sweat can become trapped when the narrow ducts through which it travels to the surface get clogged. Prickly heat tends to be more common in warmer, more humid climates. The condition usually appears on the torso and thighs. 

Seminar on need to improve ESI hospitals
Ludhiana, May 17
A seminar on hospital management for senior doctors working in ESI medical scheme, organised at ESIC Model Hospital here today, focused on various problems and issues being faced by the hospital administrators in their day-to-day working.


MC XI beat Green Cricket Club
Ludhiana, May 17
Skipper Sunil Sharma led from the front to help MC XI to record a convincing 136-run victory over the Green Cricket Club in the ongoing cricket tournament being played at the Government College for Boys ground. Sunil scored 62 runs which included nine fours and one six. Other notable contributor was Sunny who chipped in with 74 runs and remained unbeaten.


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