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Gangs of teenagers behind snatching incidents
Ludhiana, May 12
The hopes of the city residents to get some respite from snatching incidents in the city with the arrest of a three-member gang of teenagers were dashed to the ground with reports that another gang of teenagers is quite active in the area and is committing one crime after the other at will.

Childhood dream becomes his birthday gift

Ludhiana, May 12
Madhur Verma could not have probably expected a better birthday gift. On his 25th birthday, this city lad did Ludhiana proud by making it to civil services.

Madhur Verma (centre) celebrates with family after making it to the civil services.
Sweet success: Madhur Verma (centre) celebrates with family after making it to the civil services. — Photo by I.V.


Teachers protest against privatisation of education
Amloh, May 12
Government school teachers of Fatehgarh Sahib held a rally at Government Secondary School here on today and raised slogans against the state and the Central governments for their policy of privatisation of government schools under the pretext of improvement of education standard in schools.

Afghan, Maldivian cops train at forensic lab
Ludhiana, May 12
Adding another feather to the cap of a newly setup Fingerprints and Forensic Laboratory in police lines here, five police officers each from Afghanistan and Maldives along with 22 others from the Northern states of India underwent a special training session at the state-of-the-art laboratory here.


Leaders object to Panj Piaras incident

Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 12
Various political and religious leaders have taken a serious note of an incident in which some Congress leaders, including a Cabinet Minister and an MLA, were led by Panj Piaras in the form of a procession at Jodhan village yesterday.

Mr V.K. Tiwari, Mr S.S. Hundal and Mr Aminderpal Singh, all members of the All Federation and College Teachers Association, address mediapersons in Ludhiana on Thursday. The press conference was held in connection with the elections to the state body of the PCCTU scheduled for May 15. — Photo by I.V.

Mr V.K. Tiwari, Mr S.S. Hundal and Mr Aminderpal Singh, all members of the All Federation and College Teachers Association, address mediapersons in Ludhiana

Hike in sewerage bills to be ‘waived’
Khanna, May 12
Increased amount in sewerage bills will be waived, said Ms Harbans Kaur Dullo, Parliamentary Secretary, during a press conference here today.

Investiture ceremony 
Ludhiana, May 12
Investiture ceremony of the prefect board of B.C.M School, Dugri was held today. Different designations were given to students of the senior classes.


2 booked for cheating
Jagraon, May 12
Two persons, including a woman, allegedly cheated two persons by issuing fake certificates of appointment in police service and collected Rs 1,20,000 from the said persons. The local police has registered a case under Sections 406, 419, 420, 464, 468, 471 and 120B, IPC.

Authorities urged to register case of councillor’s death
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 12
Various social and political organisations of the town and surrounding villages have urged the higher authorities to impress upon the police to register a murder case in connection with the death of Mr Shamsunder, a Councillor and a former vice-president of the local municipal council, whose body was found in a canal near here 10 days ago.


Reduce VAT, demand oil mill machinery manufacturers
Ludhiana, May 12
A delegation of the Oil Mill Machinery Manufacturers Association, led by Parliamentary Secretary Surinder Davar, met Punjab Finance Minister Surinder Singla on May 8 regarding the issue of Value Added Tax (VAT) on spare parts of oil expellers.



Demand to release Principal
Ludhiana, May 12
Principals of several schools yesterday addressed mediapersons at Nav Bharati School, Civil Lines, here. They demanded that the police should expedite its proceedings and release the Director of Guru Angad Dev School, Sukhpal Singh.

Govt college Prof gets UGC grant
Ludhiana, May 12
The Postgraduate Department of Commerce, SCD Government College, added another feather to its cap in the cap when Prof Ashwani Bhalla of the department got a research grant from the UGC for undertaking a research project titled “Housing finance system in India — Problems, prospects and challenges” under the faculty improvement scheme of the UGC.


‘Edhi Kedhi Gal Ae’ audio album released

Ludhiana, May 12
Harprabhjit’s maiden audio album ‘’Edhi Kedhi Gal Ae’’ was released by S. Jagdev Singh Jassowal , president, Vishav Punjabi Cultural Manch, here today at a hotel.

Harprabhjit’s album ‘Edhi Kedhi Gal Ae’’ was released by Mr Jagdev Singh Jassowal at a function held in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Harprabhjit’s album ‘Edhi Kedhi Gal Ae’’ was released by Mr Jagdev Singh Jassowal at a function held in Ludhiana on Thursday.


Change lifestyle to avoid breast cancer, says expert
Ludhiana, May 12
“In the coming years the incidence of breast cancer, which is the most common kind of cancer among women, will grow at a rapid pace in urban India due to increasing trend of women getting married at a late age. It is estimated that in developed countries like the USA, one out of every 10 women, suffers from breast cancer during her life time whereas in India the ratio was 1.30. Currently, Mumbai and Delhi metros are leading in the reported incidence of breast cancer.”

120 medicos donate blood for thalassaemics
Ludhiana, May 12
To mark the ‘International Thalassaemic Day’, the Department of Transfusion Medicine and Punjab Thalassaemics’ Welfare Society (PTWS) of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) today jointly organised the sixth medicos voluntary blood donation camp on the hospital premises.

Separate directorate of nursing sought
Ludhiana, May 12
Several functions in the city marked International Nurses Day, on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the mother of modern nursing, here today. On this occasion, the Punjab State Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI) held an interactive conference on “Nurses for Patients Safety: Targeting Counterfeit and Substandard Medicines”.


Badminton body secy refutes allegation
Ludhiana, May 12
Mr R.S. Behl, honorary secretary, Ludhiana District Badminton Association (LDBA), has refuted the charges of misappropriation of funds levelled by association vice-president, Mohinder Kumar Chopra. In a press note issued here, while dismissing the charges, Mr Behl termed these as vague and baseless.

Bachan Singh Academy lads win
Ludhiana, May 12
Sarpanch Bachan Singh Cricket Academy recorded 63-run victory over Happy Cricket Academy of Delhi in the first tie of the three-match series, being played at the Balloke village ground, here today.


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