WASTAGE OR BOON? Water gushing out from a
broken water-supply line near Aarti Chowk provides solace to a passer-by in the sweltering heat.
— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tiwari
Tiny tots of BCM school in Ludhiana enjoy a "get wet" party arranged for them on
Monday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
‘Cong govt at Centre a boon for minorities’Ludhiana, May 31
The Bairagi Mahamandal, Punjab, has congratulated the electorate in general and the Bairagi community in particular for voting in favour of the Congress and the installation of a Congress- led United Progressive Alliance government at the Centre, which it described as welcome sign for the minorities in the country.
Reforms sought in gurdwara electionsLudhiana, May 31
Prof Prithipal Singh Kapoor, Chairman of the Master Tara Singh Institute of Studies in Contemporary Sikh Politics, has sought electoral reforms in gurdwara elections and has urged the Chief Commissioner, Gurdwara Elections, to understand the changes that have taken place in the past 50 years in the electoral system in the country.
Scooter rally marks World No Tobacco DayLudhiana, May 31
Congress workers, led by Mr Kewal Arora today organised a scooter rally in the city to mark ‘World No Tobacco Day’. On the conclusion of the rally at New
Vishnupuri, the participants made a bonfire of cigarettes and pouches of ‘gutka, zarda and pan masala’ to mobilse people against the use of tobacco.
Do not burn your life away
Tobacco is the second major cause of death in the world. It is currently responsible for the death of one in 10 adults worldwide(about 5 million deaths each year ). If current smoking patterns continue, it will cause some 10 million deaths each year by 2025.
Traffic refresher coursesLudhiana, May 31
Following directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the District Transport Office has chalked out a comprehensive plan to organise refresher courses for the drivers of school vans, buses and autorickshaws which ferry children to the school, during the ensuing summer vacations.
Your pug needs special care in summer
Margot Kaufman once said pugs were a living proof that God has a sense of humour. And all pug owners will agree. Once you take a look at this wideeyed small dog, you will fall in love with him right away. Pugs have been popular all over the world.
|Artificial rain has Ludhianvis dancing
Ludhiana, May 31
A rain dance was organised at Magnet Resort here last night. Bhanu Studio 69 arranged the event and provided the lights and music. Two sprinklers were set up at the entrance.
Said Mr Vijay Singhania, a party goer, “I really enjoy partying.
The showers of rain were like showers of blessing in the
blistering heat of summer.
People dance in artificial rain at Magnet Resort in Ludhiana on Sunday night.
— A Tribune photograph
Applications invited for Kabir PuraskarLudhiana, May 31
Deputy Commissioner Anurag Verma has invited nominations for the Kabir
Puraskar, conferred on persons working for the promotion of communal harmony and national integration.
Mr Krishan Kumar Bawa, national president of the Bairagi Mahamandal, addresses a
meeting of the office-bearers of the body in Ludhiana on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph
Sudeepa, Manish win Zee contestLudhiana, May 31
Sudeepa and Manish Arora won Zee TV’s India’s Best ‘cine star ke khoj’ contest here yesterday. Alisha and Ravish were runners-up.
In the first round, the number of contestants was reduced from 39 to 20.
Workshops on quality parenting Ludhiana, May 31
Sambhav organised workshops on quality parenting on May 24,26 and 28 in the city. The special sessions were conducted by Mr Sanjeev Sharma, who is associated with NGOs working for social and economic causes related to children.