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Blast in cracker unit damages 4 houses
Ludhiana, May 5
A powerful explosion in an illegal firecrackers manufacturing unit ripped apart walls and roofs of four houses besides causing cracks in several adjoining houses in Sant Tehal Dass Nagar, Peeru Banda Colony, around 8.10 am today.

Extensive damage was caused to neighbouring houses when a powerful explosion occurred in a cracker manufacturing unit in Peeru Banda Colony in Ludhiana on  Friday Extensive damage was caused to neighbouring houses when a powerful explosion occurred in a cracker manufacturing unit in Peeru Banda Colony in Ludhiana on  Friday. 
ó Photo by I.V.

I have not violated any law: Mayor
Ludhiana, May 5
The summoning by a court and registration of a case at the behest of the Election Commission of India against him notwithstanding, Mayor Nahar Singh Gill appears to be unapologetic and unrepentant.


Tribune Impact
Jagraon SDM orders closure of school

Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 5
The SDM, Jagraon, has directed the management of Little Star Public School, Bhamipura village, to close the school till necessary arrangements for accommodation of the students were made. Ludhiana Tribune has carried a report on the school in its todayís edition.

Muskmelon hit by viral diseases
Ludhiana, May 5
Muskmelon is under threat from viral diseases and downy mildew in Kapurthala, Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur districts. The diseases have appeared again with vengeance this year, say PAU plant pathologists.


Police told to ensure safety of martyrís mother
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 5
Dr Indu, SDM, Malerkotla, has directed the local police to ensure security of life and property of Fatima Beghum of Dehliz Kalan village, near here, mother of Sowar Mushtaq Khan, a martyr, who had sacrificed his life during Operation Rakshak in Jammu and Kashmir on April 24, 2000.

Childrenís home comes to rescue of 8-month-old
Ludhiana, May 5
An eight-month-old boy, who was found abandoned in Sarabha Nagar Mini-Market, found a new home at the SGB Childrenís Home located in Dham Talwandi Khurd. The boy was found crying outside a doctor's clinic in Sarabha Nagar on Tuesday night. He was picked up by a shopkeeper, who reported the matter to the police.



Agro economy in for makeover
Ludhiana, May 5
The agricultural economy appears to be in for a major transformation. With the coming of the corporate giants like Bharti, a new revolution appears to being scripted in the countryside.



Inter-school declamation contest held
Ludhiana, May 5
The 13th inter-school declamation contest was organised today by Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust at the Nehru Sidhant Kender Complex in the fond memory of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru.

From Schools
Poetry recitation at Sanatan Vidya Mandir

Ludhiana, May 5
Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School today organised poem recital for higher classes here today. The students from Classes (VI to XII) recited poems on various social, patriotic and humorous themes.

Red Day at Harkrishan school
Doraha, May 5
Red Day was celebrated at Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha, in order to convey the importance of the Labour Day. The Junior Wing of the school celebrated the day and organised a cultural feast to thank the class IV employees and helpers.



SMOs discuss common diseases
Ludhiana, May 5
A meeting of Senior Medical Officers of the district was held here today under the guidance of Civil Surgeon S.P Sharma. The meeting was held to create awareness among the masses regarding common diseases and their prevention during the season.


Bhajji sees Windies tour as opportunity
Ludhiana, May 5
Ace bowler Harbhajan Singh sees the forthcoming West Indies series as an opportunity for the Indian cricket team to chalk out their strategy for the World Cup to be held next year in the Carribean.


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