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19 give slip to death
Ludhiana, May 21
Nineteen persons, including four girls, had a providential escape today after they were trapped atop Navrang Towers building when it caught fire around 10 am today. While the extent of damage is yet to be assessed, no loss of life has been reported. The apparent cause of the fire is said to be an electric short-circuit.
Smoke billows out of the Navrang Tower building A cop ties ‘dupattas’ in an attempt to reach the rooftop of the building that caught fire in Ludhiana
Smoke billows out of the Navrang Tower building; and (right) a cop ties ‘dupattas’ in an attempt to reach the rooftop of the building that caught fire in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photos by Pradeep Tewari


Colleges resent delay in admission notifications
Ludhiana, May 21
Resentment prevails among the authorities of local technical colleges over the delay on the part of the Punjab Technical University (PTU) in issuing notification for admission to BBA and BCA courses.

Holiday destinations that beckon everyone
Ludhiana, May 21
Now that summer vacation is here, people have started making holiday plans. However, they do not want to go to regular holiday destinations, rather they look for some exotic places to spend their time. Some of them may settle for adventure holidays, others may escape to some hill station, or decide to see architectural wonders of India or embark on wild trail holidays, or go on pilgrimage. Some of them may decide to visit a foreign country.

70-year-old woman murdered
Ludhiana, May 21
A 70-yr-old woman was allegedly murdered at Jagraon, near here, by an unidentified assailant at about 2.30 am today, who decamped with her earrings. The police was informed by some neighbours that some person had entered the house of Ranjit Kaur in Agwar Ladhai and attacked her with sharp-edged weapons.

‘Allah megh de’
Ludhiana, May 21
Roads and lanes in the city are virtually wearing a deserted look. Business centres are facing subdued activity. Frequent power cuts have made the life of residents hell. And lack of rain has added to their woes. Passengers and commuters, in particular, are the most hard hit with restricted supply of water and a few water coolers installed at bus stands and railway stations.
As the mercury soars a boy quenches thirst from a garden hose in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
As the mercury soars a boy quenches thirst from a garden hose

The fun and the sun


‘Manmohan best suited for the top job’
Ludhiana, May 20
A number of social, cultural and other organisations have welcomed the choice of Dr Manmohan Singh for the post of Prime Minister. These organisations said he was best qualified and suited to lead the country.

Talwandi hails Manmohan’s elevation
Ludhiana, May 21
Two senior leaders of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today hailed the choice of Dr Manmohan Singh as the next Prime Minister of the country and congratulated him for the same.

BJP workers hold meeting
Khanna, May 21
A meeting of the BJP Khanna Mandal was held at the residence of its president, Mr Sarvdeep Kalirao, here today. The meeting was held under the presidentship Mr Hans Raj Sood, president of the BJP Ludhiana (Rural).

Rajiv Gandhi remembered
Ludhiana, May 21
The martyrdom day of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was observed as anti-terrorism day in the district today. An impressive function was organised in the committee room of the mini-secretariat under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Anurag Verma.

People recall association with Satprakash Grewal
Ludhiana, May 21
Tributes were paid to late Satparkash Singh Grewal on his thirteenth death anniversary here today. A simple and solemn function was organised by senior Congress leader Jagpal Singh Khangura at the Samrala chowk. An akhand path was organised on the occasion, followed by langar.

Models who arrived in Ludhiana on Friday to take part in a fashion show MAGNETIC MAIDENS: Models who arrived in Ludhiana on Friday to take part in a fashion show. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

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Performance alone matters
ewage in Oswal street on the Gill Road is choked and overflowing for the past many days, making the life of residents miserable. Wires are left dangling from poles to be uprooted. Residents of Kucha No.16 held a dharna over insanitary conditions in the area on Monday.

Police seeks help in implementing plan


Mungbean workshop at PAU
Ludhiana, May 21
The final workshop under the DFID-AVRDC mungbean project will be held from May 27 to 31 on the PAU campus. Scientists from the UK, the USA, the AVRDC, Taiwan, the ADB, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, the ICRISAT, the ICAR, New Delhi, the IIPR, Kanpur, and farmers from Haryana, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab will participate in the workshop.


DPI(S) given farewell
Ludhiana, May 21
Principals of government, aided and private schools of the city organised a farewell party for Mr Sohan Lal, DPI (Secondary) at RS Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here today.


Parthiv Patel focusing on batting
Ludhiana, May 21
To make a place in the Indian team for one-day internationals, Parthiv Patel has been concentrating on his batting. The Test wicketkeeper, brand ambassador of Avon Cycles, was in the city today. Talking to mediapersons after signing the contract, he said it was a plus point if a wicketkeeper was among the runs. About the tour to Pakistan Parthiv said he had gained a lot of experience during the series as he had faced world class pace bowlers like Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Sami. He singled out the pitch at Multan while appreciating the arrangements made by the host country. Parthiv was highly appreciative of his senior players, who had encouraged him during the tour.

Parthiv Patel who has been appointed brand ambassador of Avon Cycles in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Parthiv Patel who has been appointed brand ambassador of Avon Cycles in Ludhiana


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