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Couple killed in cylinder blast
Tragedy leaves children shattered
Ludhiana, May 16
Two persons, including a woman, died when a man was trying to transfer a coolant gas from one cylinder to another at their house in Kot Mangal Singh area here today.
Neha and Sunny wailing after the deaths of their parents in a cylinder blast in Ludhiana on Monday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Neha and Sunny wailing after the deaths of their parents in a cylinder blast in Ludhiana on Monday

6 notorious criminals nabbed
Role of Bardeke sarpanch under scanner
Jagron, May 16
The residents of Bardeke village in the Jagraon police district today heaved a sigh of relief following the arrest of six notorious criminals of the area who had created lawlessness in the area.

Man arrested for killing wife
Suspect claims death was accidental
Ludhiana, May 16

A property dealer of New Vishnu Puri near Shiv Puri allegedly murdered his wife after firing a shot from his licenced rifle, following an altercation over a personal issue in the morning here today.

Accused Narinder Singh wails at his residence in Ludhiana on Monday.— Photo by Inderjit Verma
Accused Narinder Singh wails at his residence in Ludhiana on Monday

Marriage service providers open shops
Ludhiana, May 16
The industrial town could soon be a witness to flourishing “marriage business”. Leading companies have realised “this potential” of the city and now it is time for marriage service providers to open shops in Ludhiana.

Man accused of possessing charas acquitted
Ludhiana, May 16
The court of Special Judge, Mr B.S. Sodhi, has acquitted Vikram Sood, alias Neetu, of Samrala from the charges of possessing 5 kg of charas, as the prosecution could not prove the charges levelled against the accused.

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SAD to stage dharna against govt policies
Ludhiana, May 16
The Shiromani Akali Dal will hold a district-level protest dharna at Mini Secretariat here on May 20 to focus on anti-people policies of the Congress government in the state. Besides other prominent leaders of the party, SAD president Parkash Singh Badal and party general secretary Sukhbir Badal will address the rally.

Police told to protect children
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 16
The Punjab Human Rights Commission (PHRC) has observed that the human rights of children had not been protected in the state during the recent past. Taking note of the spurt in the incidence of child abductions for ransom and subsequent murders, the commission has asked the Punjab Police to educate the masses about the precautions needed to be taken to protect the lives of children.

INA soldier awaits release of film on Bose
Lalton (Ludhiana), May 16
Ajaib Singh Grewal a former Indian National Army soldier is 86. He has never been to a cinema hall to see a movie. But he is awaiting the release of Shyam Benegal’s movie on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. According to him, it is probably for the first time that a tribute was being paid to the great hero of India’s freedom struggle.

Determined youth needs financial help
Ludhiana, May 16
Twentythree-year-old Surjit Singh is polio afflicted. He may be unable to walk but is not a shattered youth. It is his determination that helped him complete his graduation this year. Now he wants to pursue his career in computer designing but the family’s financial condition does not allow him to fulfil his dreams. A resident of Ravidas Chowk, Surjit has taken exams of BA final this year from SCD Government College here. “I belong to a poor family. We are a big family with six sisters and two brothers. 

Surjit Singh is keen to learn computer designing to be financially independent. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Surjit Singh is keen to learn computer designing to be financially independent

Movement on protection of Sikh identity picking up
Ludhiana, May 16
The movement for protection of the Sikh identity and the Sikh symbol seems to be gathering ground outside Punjab. Those who are opposed to the Akali Dal (Badal) are trying to cash in on the minimal role, the SGPC has been playing in respect of the turban issue in France currently engaging the attention of Sikhs all over Europe.

BKU gears up for ‘kisan panchayat’
Ludhiana, May 16
The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) has stepped up mobilisation of farmers from all over the state for the kisan panchayat to be held at Chandigarh on May 18. According to functionaries of the union, more than 50,000 farmers were expected to attend the meeting and discuss in detail the problems being faced by them.

Championing the cause of Hindi
Ludhiana, May 16
The government and NGOs working for the promotion of Hindi should for a year desist from organising functions and conferring awards on people for the use of our national language and instead spend the money thus saved on the promotion of the language across the length and breadth of the country



Steel prices on the decline
Ludhiana, May 16
Prices of steel are witnessing a downward trend. The price of steel in the country rose sharply not due to the demand and supply mismatch but due to speculation. This speculative aspect has been checked by China as iron are suppliers were quoting higher prices in chain. Now China will publish the reference rates of iron and anyone charging more than the reference prices would be blacklisted.



CMC, SGPC institutes lock horns with govt
Ludhiana, May 16
The minority medical educational institutions in Punjab are once again on a collision course with the state government. The Christian Medical College and Christian Dental College, Ludhiana, and the SGPC-run Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Dental Sciences, Amritsar, have been asked to fill their 50 per cent quota seats through the PMET being conducted by the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, for admission to the MBBS, BDS, BAMS and homoeopathic colleges in the state.

City boy’s civil services dream comes true
Ludhiana, May 16
“When dreams turn into reality, one goes through a gamut of emotions — surprise, overwhelming joy, disbelief, happiness — and then one turns to God to thank him for his blessings.

Khalsa college girls shine in BBA II exams
Ludhiana, May 16
Students of Khalsa College, Civil Lines brought laurels to the institution by bagging the second and fifth positions in the BBA (II) examination of Panjab University. All students got the first division in the examination.

Sister Maria Leena is best Principal
Ludhiana, May 16
Principal Sister Maria Leena, B.S. of Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, has been awarded the Best Principal Award for her contribution towards promotion of science and information technology in the north zone.


Mehsopuria rocks the crowd
Ludhiana, May 16
The new superstar of bhangra Mehsopuria rocked the crowd Planet M here yesterday where he had come to release his second album “ Ranjha Jogi”. Dressed in his unique style, he spoke in chaste Punjabi and sang the title song of his album Ranjha Jogi . The UK-born singer said that he started learning kirtan at the age of five from Sujit Singh Mulash . He said youngsters were trying to be connected with their roots in the UK while in India, the youths were trying to break away from great Punjabi folklore.

Bachan Singh Academy win cricket trophy
Ludhiana, May 16
Bachan Singh Academy beat Bedi XI by five wickets to lift the trophy in the inaugural Girdhari Lal Sharma and Dharam Raj Memorial Cricket Tournament held at Sarpanch Bachan Singh Academy ground at village Balloke near Haibowal Kalan yesterday.

Cricket trials on May 18
Ludhiana, May 16
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) will conduct trials to select probables (u-19) here on May 18 at the Arya College grounds at 4 pm. According to Mr Pawan Pandey, honorary secretary, LDCA, boys born on or after September 1, 1986, are eligible for the trials.

KVM win cricket tourney
Ludhiana, May 16
Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, emerged winners in the All-India Hungama Full Toss Cricket Tournament held at Andheri Sports Complex, Mumbai, on May 15. Geetansh Khera of KVM School gave a good account of himself, and led his team to score 78 runs for the loss of six wickets and enabled it to wrap up the issue.


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