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Ridhee is Punjab topper
Ludhiana, May 23
The results of Class XII All-India Senior Secondary Certificate Examination conducted by the CBSE were declared today. Ridhee Singla of BCM School from commerce stream scored 97.4 per cent and was the topper in the state.

Ridhee owes it to parents, Principal

Ridhee Singla of BCM Model Senior Secondary School has secured first position in Punjab in the plus two examination conducted by the CBSE, results for which were declared
Ridhee Singla (red top) of BCM Model Senior Secondary School has secured first position in Punjab in the plus two (commerce) examination conducted by the CBSE, results for which were declared on Monday. She has secured 97.4 per cent marks. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


Preeti tops BBA exam
Ludhiana, May 23
Preeti Kalsi, a student of Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), has bagged first position in BBA (3rd semester) by scoring 89 per cent marks (534 marks out of 600) in December, 2004 university examination.

Suicide bid outside police HQ
Ludhiana, May 23

Upset over continuous domestic disharmony and her long wait for justice, a married woman of Baddowal village today attempted to commit suicide by consuming a pesticide in front of the district police headquarters at the Mini Secretariat this evening.
Sandeep Kaur, who attempted suicide in the district police headquarters at the Mini Secretariat complex, in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Sandeep Kaur, who attempted suicide in the district police headquarters at the Mini Secretariat complex, in Ludhiana on Monday

Punjab to develop 700 Model Villages
Ludhiana, May 23
Mr Malkiat Singh Birmi, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Jails, today said that the state government had formulated a comprehensive plan to carry out development of each and every village of the state, under which, funds amounting to Rs 20 crore had already been released for the pavements of streets and construction of drains in the villages.

Residents purchase water in Kidwai Nagar
Ludhiana, May 23
More than one lakh inhabitants of Kidwai Nagar and the adjoining areas have been experiencing acute water shortage these days. Schoolchildren, office-goers and working people are the worst hit. Residents complained that despite repeated complaints to the authorities concerned, no action has been taken so far.

Come summers and cool drinks are much in demand. Soft drinks, beer, packed juices and several other products claiming relief from heat sell like hot cakes but nothing beats the cool coconut water.


Sardara Singh Oberoi dead
Doraha, May 23
Sardara Singh Oberoi, a staunch Akali leader and member of various educational and religious institutions, died after suffering a heart attack on Sunday. He was 80. He was the executive member of the management committee of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha. Besides, he remained in charge of Payal constituency for the SAD for 16 years.

Tributes paid to Oberoi
Doraha, May 23
The management, principal and staff of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, have mourned the death of Jathedar Sardara Singh Oberoi, founder member of the management committee of the college on Sunday.

Youth Forum’s memo to toll manager tomorrow
Doraha, May 23
A meeting of the Youth Forum was organised here today in which it was decided that a memorandum regarding their demands will be presented to the toll authorities on Wednesday.


Theft bid in gurdwara


Reebok upbeat on growth in premium segment
Ludhiana, May 23
Reebok India is quite enthused over the growing inclination of Indians towards fitness and looks. The apparel and footwear major, that claims 50 per cent market share in the premium range, expects a business of over Rs 400 crore this financial. Besides, it will add more than one stores per week resulting in an increase in the number of its showrooms to 180 from the existing 130.

Banks take possession of defaulters’ property
Khanna, May 23
Officials of the State Bank of India and Canara Bank took possession of the property of the defaulters of the banks at the local Mata Rani Mohalla and Guru Harkrishan Nagar today.

Bank officers take possession of property of defaulters in Khanna on Monday. — Photo by Iqbal Singh
Bank officers take possession of property of defaulters in Khanna on Monday


Exhibition on farm equipment at PAU
Ludhiana, May 23
The Department of Farm Power and Machinery will organise an exhibition on “Farm machinery for diversification of kharif crops and farm safety” on May 27. Dr S.S. Ahuja, Professor and Head of the department, said during the programme the department would focus on mechanisation for diversification of kharif agricultural production system for conserving natural resources and ecosystem and farm machinery safety.

Animal scientists seek NPA
Ludhiana, May 23
Scientists working in animal science disciplines, College of Veterinary Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, in a letter addressed to the University Vice-Chancellor, have demanded grant of professional allowance equivalent to the NPA (non practicing allowance) paid to their counterparts having BVSc and A H Degree.


1 lakh grant each for 13 Ludhiana schools
Ludhiana, May 23
The Minister for Education, Punjab Mr Harnamdass Johar today said that the state government had introduced computer education in 1300 government schools in the state during first phase. Mr Johar was addressing a grant distribution function organised at Government Senior Secondary School , Jawahar Nagar, here today. Grants of Rs. 1.20 lakh each were distributed to 13 government schools in Ludhiana(West) constituency for addition of one classroom.

Sacred Heart students honoured
Ludhiana, May 23
Sacred Heart Convent School, Urban Estate, Sector-39, Chandigarh road, Ludhiana, held a felicitation ceremony here yesterday to honour their second batch of students for their outstanding performance in the Indian Council of Secondary Education (ICSE) Examination.

Canadian school at Bachowal
Samrala, May 23
A NRI, Mr Raju Sodhi, announced the launching of a Canadian International School in Bachowal village, near Phillaur, Jalandhar Distt here today. Talking to mediapersons in Queens Flower Restaurant, Neelon, 10 km from here along with the Canadian Principal Ms John Davie and the Education Director Mr Mathaw Stepureak he said that the Canadian citizens who had migrated to India were interested to get their children education in India.



IMA asks docs to implement PNDT Act
Ludhiana, May 23
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called upon the medical fraternity for scrupulous implementation of the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Test (PNDT) Act so that the embarrassment caused by the violations of different provisions of the Act and the resultant penal action can be avoided.

Online dental CME at CMC
Ludhiana, May 23
Dental Ed’ a national body of dental professionals, conducted its first lecture of a series of 10 lectures, via online presentation at CMC auditorium here on Sunday. More than 100 dental professionals from the city and other parts of Punjab attended the programme and had an opportunity to interact with the faculty from USA and Mumbai.

‘No fear of meningococal epidemic’
Ludhiana, May 23
Medical professionals from different fields like medicine, paediatrics, microbiology and community medicine have expressed the view that stray cases of meningococcal infection reported from some parts of the state during last few days could not be termed as an epidemic and that there is no need to be panicky.



Licensing mandatory for food items
Ludhiana, May 23
The civil surgeons and other local health officers all over the state have been directed by the Director, Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, to issue licences for manufacture, trading and sale of food items under the Punjab Food Adulteration Rules 2004 which have already been notified.


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