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Bus driver booked for killing man
Union leaders block traffic
Ludhiana, May 24
The Division No V police station has registered a case of death by rash driving against the driver of a PRTC bus after a day-long drama in a hit-and-run case that caused the death of an old man.

PTU students demand merit lists
Ludhiana, May 24
Resentment prevails among students of the local engineering, pharmacy, technical and management colleges affiliated with the Punjab Technical University (PTU) over non-availability of merit lists of students who appeared in the examination held in December, 2003.

With amaltas in full bloom, lovebirds make the most of a picturesque setting at the PAU
With amaltas in full bloom, lovebirds make the most of a picturesque setting at the PAU in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari


Robbers injure sevadar, decamp with ‘golak’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 24
A gang of robbers struck at gurdwara Wada Ghallughara at Rohira village, near here, last midnight. They took away the charity box after injuring a of sevadar and locking another one in a room. The police has rounded up some suspects.

HC orders FCI to reinstate workers
Ludhiana, May 24
Providing a major relief to the sacked workers of the Gill Road depot of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) here, the Delhi High Court has issued directions to the managing director of the FCI for their reinstatement within eight weeks and payment of Rs 10,000 to the petitioners as costs.

City scientist gets patent for female sex-fixer drug
Ludhiana, May 24
A city-based scientist, Dr B.S. Aulakh, belonging to Gregor Mendel Institute for Research in Genetics (GMIRG), has created a history of sorts as his patent relating to the discovery of female sex-fixer drug has been published by the United States Patents Officer (USPTO). The USPTO has confirmed this in a letter.

Dr B.S. Aulakh explains about the female sex-fixer drug in dairy animals in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Dr B.S. Aulakh explains about the female sex-fixer drug in dairy animals


Non-representation of Punjab in ministry flayed
Ludhiana, May 24
The state unit of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) rue that Punjab has remained unrepresented in the Union Council of Ministers. Two senior leaders of the alliance, Lala Lajpat Rai and Mr Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal, said, although Punjab felt proud that the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, belonged to this state, there should have been some representation from the state in the ministry.

Tiwari calls meeting of party workers
Ludhiana, May 24
Mr Manish Tiwari of the Congress, who lost the Lok Sabha elections from Ludhiana, will address a meeting of party workers at Aggarwal Palace here on May 25 to express gratitude to them for their cooperation in the election campaign.

Appointment of Bhardwaj hailed
Ludhiana, May 24
The legal cell of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee has hailed the appointment of Mr H.R. Bhardwaj as the Union Law Minister. A meeting of the legal cell was held here today.

Police inaction alleged
Ludhiana, May 24
Even after two months of registration of an FIR against four members of a family residing in South City colony here, who have been charged with trespass, theft of material and other offences under Section 3 of the SC/ST (Prevention of Cruelty) Act, the police has failed to take any action against the accused persons. The complainant has further alleged that he faced threat to his life at the hands of offenders.

Railway pensioners seek parity
Ludhiana, May 24
The annual general meeting of the Northern Railway Pensioners Welfare Association was held here on Sunday. It was presided over by its president, Mr Sher Singh. Mr S. S. Chana inaugurated the meet and Mr Gurcharan Singh, former governor, Rotary Club, was the chief guest.

Architects’ directory released
Ludhiana, May 24
The Ludhiana Architects Association released its members directory here last evening. Minister of State Rakesh Pandey, who was the chief guest, spoke on the contribution of architects in building and construction.

1,000 attend yoga camp


Six robbers arrested
Ludhiana, May 24
The police has arrested six robbers, including three women, of a splinter group of the Bauria gang. The Ludhiana SSP, Mr Narinderpal Singh, said till now women used to identify the target and get information about the family and the assets.


A girl looks admiringly at clothes displayed at a store that was inaugurated in Ludhiana on Saturday Designers target children

A girl looks admiringly at clothes displayed at a store that was inaugurated in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari



Course in communication, presentation skills
Ludhiana, May 24
A one-week course in ‘Communication and presentation skill’ is being organised by the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chandigarh, at the Government Polytechnic for Women, Ludhiana. About 30 teachers from the polytechnic, the Government Textile Chemistry and Knitting Technology, Ludhiana, GP, Hoshiarpur, Desh Bhagat Polytechnic, Dhuri, ITI Girls, Ludhiana, and Guru Nanak Khalsa College are participating in this course.

PTU centres’ function today
Ludhiana, May 24
More than 3000 students from 38 distance education centres of Punjab Technical University will participate in a joint mega function to be held at GGN Khalsa College, Civil Lines, on May 25.

Karamdeep wins scholarship
Ludhiana, May 24
Karamdeep, a Class VII student of New SMD Senior Secondary School, New Shivaji Nagar, has won a scholarship to be given by the Children Welfare Trust, Chandigarh, on the basis of a talent search examination held at national level. He has obtained 30th rank in the examination.



Health scheme opened for ex-servicemen
Ludhiana, May 24
To provide medicare services to ex-servicemen and their families in the district and to address their key concerns during their post-retirement stage, two schemes including ex-servicemen contributory health scheme, (ECHS) and ex-servicemen, helpline were inaugurated here today by Lt-Gen. P.K. Singh, G-O-C, Vajra Corps at a function organised by Station Commander, Ludhiana Military Station.
Lt-Gen P.K. Singh, GOC, Vajra Corps, inaugurates a health and helpline scheme for ex-servicemen
Lt-Gen P.K. Singh, GOC, Vajra Corps, inaugurates a health and helpline scheme for ex-servicemen in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed


MC XI defeat Sunrise Club
Ludhiana, May 24
Jassi (45) and Harmit Batra (43) enabled MC XI to score a comprehensive victory of 110 runs against Sunrise Club in the ongoing cricket tournament at Satish Chander Dhawan Government College for Boys grounds here on Sunday. This was MC XI’s sixth consecutive win.


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