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MC to spend 75 lakh on parking sites at pvt hotels
Land belongs to Forest Department

Ludhiana, May 24
In what is being described as a ‘questionable’ decision, aimed at granting ‘undue’ benefits to certain contractors enjoying proximity to a couple of ruling party councillors, the Municipal Corporation here has set in motion the process to develop parking sites in the service lanes in front of a marriage palace and a hotel on Ferozepore Road.

22 injured as bus overturns
Jalaldiwal (Ahmedgarh), May 24
A private bus overturned and dashed into a tree near Gobindgarh village bus stand, near here today. At least 22 persons were injured and admitted to hospitals in surrounding towns, including Raikot and Barnala. The Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, Mr Anuarag Verma, has announced grant of Rs 5,000 each to those injured seriously.
Victims of the accident, which took place near Tanda, being treated at the CMC Hospital in Ludhiana
Victims of the accident, which took place near Tanda, being treated at the CMC Hospital in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


Dissolution of Bihar Assembly draws flak
Ludhiana, May 24
The Shiromani Akali Dal-Badal and the Bhartiya Janata Party leaders today condemned the dissolution of the Bihar Assembly by the United Progress Alliance Government at the Centre. The SAD-B and the BJP leaders observed that the decision was most "undemocratic and unconstitutional obviously aimed at preventing a National Democratic Alliance Government in Bihar".

No aid for widow of ex-badminton champ
Ludhiana, May 24
Persons who had donated money to the Ludhiana District Badminton Association (LDBA) to give assistance to the widow of former national champion (doubles), Harish Chander, have sought inquiry into the embezzlement of funds.

Power cuts irk residents, industry
Ludhiana, May 24
As temperatures continue to soar, city residents are facing a tough time due to frequent and long power cuts. Cuts for even five to six hours are being imposed in several areas.

10-year RI for possessing narcotics 
Ludhiana, May 24
The Court of Additional Sessions Judge Mr B.S. Sodhi has convicted a person, Tara Singh of Shallu Bhaini village, Koomkalan on the charges of possessing huge quantity of narcotics. The accused has been sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment of 10 years.


SAD stages dharna 
Amloh, May 24
In protest against the registration of criminal cases on behest of the ruling party against some Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers of Salana village on May 15, a dharna led by Capt Kanwaljit Singh, general secretary, SAD, and former Finance Minister was staged in front of the SDM office here today.

17 Tanda mishap victims in city hospitals
Ludhiana, May 24
Seventeen-persons injured in an accident near Tanda in Hoshiapur district were today hospitalised in different local hospitals. Six persons out of them are reported to be serious.

Bhagwan Parshuram Jayanti celebrated
Samrala, May 24
The Brahmin Sabha, Samrala, celebrated Bhagwan Parshuram Jayanti with devotion and fervour. A two-day Mahautsav at Durga Mandir here was organised. A Shobha Yatra was taken out.


Youth commits suicide


Farmers asked to adopt dairy farming
Ludhiana, May 24
On the concluding day on Monday of a 10-day “Specialised Dairy Training Course” organised by the Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, PAU, Ludhiana, Dr Sarjit Singh Gill, Director, Extension Education, said farmers should adopt dairy farming on commercial basis as an alternative to agriculture. Experts from college of veterinary science advised the trainees to keep high-yielding dairy animals, and construct economical but comfortable houses for them.


Teachers protest against privatisation
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 24
Various employees’ organisations organised a protest march under the banner of the Adhyapak Sangharash Committee and burnt an effigy of the state Chief Minister.

Shilpa Ahuja Shilpa tops in B.Com
Ludhiana, May 24
Shilpa Ahuja, a BCom final year student of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, has topped in Panjab University securing 79 per cent (1142/1450) marks. She has topped in the university for the third consecutive year.

Plus Two achievers

Kanu Sethi(95.6%), Ankit Jain(94.2%), Rishabh Marwaha(93.8%), Vishal Mahajan(93.6%),  Archit Grover(92.8%), Bhumika Kumar (92%)
Kanu Sethi(95.6%), Ankit Jain(94.2%), Rishabh Marwaha(93.8%), Vishal Mahajan(93.6%),  Archit Grover(92.8%), Bhumika Kumar (92%)

Shaweta Sharma(92%), Himanshu (91.8%), Arora Preetika (91.2%), Goyal Sufurti (91.2%),Jain Nitin Goel (90.2%) , Deepali Gupta90.2%)
Shaweta Sharma(92%), Himanshu (91.8%), Arora Preetika (91.2%), Goyal Sufurti (91.2%),Jain Nitin Goel (90.2%) , Deepali Gupta90.2%)

Tips on fashion designing
Ludhiana, May 24
“Mallika wanted to wear a sexy but Indian dress for her appearance with Jackie Chan at the Cannes Film Festival and I designed the outfit accordingly. People have really appreciated the dress in which hottest woman of Bollywood looks sensual and elegant”, said Ashley Rebello, most sought-after designer, here today. He was in the city today to give tips on designing to the students of National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD).

From school and colleges
Vedic Karmyoga camp begins

Ludhiana, May 24
Keeping oneself away from the busy schedule of studies a week-long Vedic Karmayoga Camp for girls was inaugurated at Swami Dayanand Hall yesterday in which 55 girls are participating.


Auction of defaulter’s property ordered
Ludhiana, May 24
The court of the Civil Judge, Senior Division, Mr G.C. Garg, has ordered the auctioning of the property of Harmeet Singh, proprietor of Guru Nanak Agro Service Centre, located at Iqbal Ganj Chowk, Ludhiana, on May 26.


Suraj, Ashma win chess titles
Ludhiana, May 24
Suraj Parkash of Unit II got the better of Kirti Sharma of Divisional Office, Dugri, to win the title in the men’s section while Ashma prevailed over Ritu to clinch the title in the women’s section of the Life Insurance Corporation of India Chess Tournament, organised by the LIC Employees Sports and Recreation Club which concluded at Dugri office here today.


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