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CITU demands withdrawal of cases against labourers
Ludhiana, May 26
Re-intensifying its movement against ‘‘industry guilty of violating labour laws’’, the CPM backed Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) today alleged that in the past two years more than 200 ‘‘false cases’’ had been registered against labourers.

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Johar promises sheds for slum schools after vacations

Ludhiana, May 26
With no immediate solution in sight to provide covered classrooms to the students of slum schools in the city, the Education Minister, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, today ordered that the schools should be closed for summer vacation from today and assured that sheds would be provided there after the schools reopened.


City resident wins ticket to FIFA World Cup
Ludhiana, May 26
Sandeep Singh Grewal, a local football enthusiast, won the contest organised by an MNC manufacturing soft drinks. He pocketed a ticket to Germany to watch three matches live during the forthcoming FIFA World Cup to be held from June 9 to July 9.
Sandeep Singh Grewal receives the ticket to Germany to watch the FIFA World Cup-2006, at a function held in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Sandeep Singh Grewal receives the ticket to Germany to watch the FIFA World Cup-2006, at a function held in Ludhiana

Burglary in sweet shop owner’s house
Ludhiana, May 26
Burglars struck at the house of the owner of a popular sweet shop, Khushi Ram and Sons, in Block-K of Sarabha Nagar early this morning and decamped with around 5 tolas of gold jewellery and Rs 1.50 lakh cash apart from other valuables.

Good comeback by Home Science courses
Ludhiana, May 26
After facing lack of interest from students, various courses of Home Science seem to have made a phenomenal recovery. It took a mild change in the curriculum and the course structure to attract students once again towards this stream. Within a span of two years, the demand for home sciences subjects has increased phenomenally and there is a great rush for applicants.

Smooth opening for ‘Fanaa’ in city
Ludhiana, May 26
The controversial Aamir Khan starer ‘Fanaa’ which has been banned in Gujarat and is facing opposition by BJP activists in other parts of the state opened peacefully to packed halls in Aarti and Orient here today.

Fans queue up for tickets to watch Aamir Khan starrer ‘Fanaa’, which was released in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Fans queue up for tickets to watch Aamir Khan starrer ‘Fanaa’, which was released in Ludhiana


Roads cry for repair
Doraha, May 26
The Rampur Road and the road adjoining Leela Resorts at Doraha are in a bad condition for some time. Residents complain that Rampur Road of Doraha remains occupied with heavy vehicular traffic throughout the day but has been in a neglected state for the past many months due to the sewerage work initiated by the municipal committee.
A road in poor shape in Doraha. — A Tribune photograph
A road in poor shape in Doraha

16-year-old heart patient needs help
Ludhiana, May 26
Harjinder Singh (16) of Umaidpur village, near Sahnewal, is suffering from serious cardiac problem and needs replacement of heart valves. The cardiac condition of the boy is not only affecting his day-to-day movement but is seriously retarding normal growth.

Welfare schemes for weaker sections
Ludhiana, May 26
The Punjab Vidhan Sabha Committee on Welfare of Schedule Castes, Schedule Tribes and Backward Classes headed by Mr Joginder Singh Maan, MLA, today visited the city and reviewed the progress of the utilisation of the funds released by the union and state governments under different schemes for the welfare of these sections of society.

Pensioners submit memo to DC
Ludhiana, May 26
Under the aegis of the Punjab Government Pensioners Joint Front, Punjab Government pensioners/family pensioners organised a zonal convention and rally in front of the Mini-Secretariat here today.

City to have cell to help rape victims
Ludhiana, May 26
The city may soon have a rape crisis intervention cell to provide relief and counselling to the victims. Apart from the cell, the police has also started the process to open an all-women police station in the city.

Farmers honoured


Two booked for assault
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 26
The Latala police today registered a case under Sections 323, 324, 506 and 34 of the IPC against two persons of Rachhin village for allegedly assaulting their sister-in-law. No arrest has been made so far.

Man’s body found in hotel room
Ludhiana, May 26
Mystery shrouds the death of a man, whose body was found in Som Hotel near Clock Tower Chowk today morning. The deceased, Varinder Singh, reportedly belonged to Hisar.

Man kills father



Market fluctuations temporary: experts
Ludhiana, May 26
The ongoing fluctuations in the capital market are temporary in nature, as market fundamentals are much superior now and the Indian economy very robust. This was stated by Mr Mihir Kothari, vice-president, Private Client Group, Motilal Oswal Securities Limited, at a seminar on “Wealth Creation”, organised by the Ludhiana Management Association (LMA) here last evening.



From schools and colleges
NSS camp at GHGH College

Ludhiana, May 26
A 10-day NSS camp was organised at GHGH College of Education, Sidhwan Khurd, under programme officers Ms Manjeet Kaur and Ms Shally. One twenty six volunteers participated in the camp.

Shortage of books at sales depot
Ludhiana, May 26
The new session of the schools affiliated to the Punjab School Board started nearly two months ago, but text books are not available at Ludhiana Book Depot, the biggest one in the state. Surprisingly, the books can be easily had from book depots of Fatehgarh, Nawanshahr and Jalandhar.


Labour Lok Adalat settles 66 cases
Ludhiana, May 26
The District Legal Services Authority on Friday organised a Labour lok adalat to settle the pending cases between labourers and their employers, under the supervision of Mr A.K. Singla, Additional Sessions Judge-cum-Presiding Officer of the Labour Court.



Complete strike by doctors
Doraha, May 26
The Doraha branch of the Indian Medical Association observed a complete bandh in support of the on-going agitation by the doctors and residents against the reservation policy yesterday.


Hockey academy trials


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