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Mehak, Yatish with 96.4 % stand second in Punjab
Girls outshine boys in CBSE Class X exam

Ludhiana, May 27
Mehak Wadehra of KVM School bracketed with Yatish Jain of DAV Public School topped the district in the All India Senior Secondary Examination (AISSE) of Class X conducted by CBSE with 96.4 per cent marks.
Yatish Jain with 96.4 per cent marks along with Mr SR Patial, Principal of DAV School, and Akriti, ranked second with 96 per cent marks, are all smiles at the good results ( From left ) Yatish Jain (topper) with 96.4 per cent marks along with Mr SR Patial, Principal of DAV School, and Akriti, ranked second with 96 per cent marks, are all smiles at the good results. — A Tribune photograph

Midwife booked for disposing of body of new born
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 27
A midwife of nearby Kup village has been booked under Section 318 and 120B of the IPC for allegedly concealing birth of a child by secretly disposing of its body.


Making a mockery of the RTI Act
Ludhiana, May 27
Efforts of a local residents to draw information on the upkeep of public parks from the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation have yielded nothing literally with the local body supplying him with incomplete information, including some details he had never asked for.

A public park in a state of neglect in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
A public park in a state of neglect in Ludhiana

NRI comes to aid of 16-yr-old heart patient
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 27
Dr Sanjiv Ahluwalia, an alumnus of Punjab Agricultural University and NRI philanthropist settled in Canada, has offered to contribute towards the medical expenses to be incurred on the surgery of Harjinder Singh (16) of Umaidpur village near Sahnewal. This is in response to a story published in Ludhiana Tribune today.

Teenager done to death
Ludhiana, May 27
A 15-year-old boy, working in a shop selling glass products, was murdered in the city late last night. The victim, Rohit Kumar, a resident of Prem Nagar, was allegedly beaten to death by two teenagers working in the same shop. DSP R.K. Sharma said the boys had some argument over the working in the shop. The argument led to exchange of blows, which resulted in Rohit's death. He allegedly died due to injuries on his private parts.


Youth frustrated with Cong, says Akali leader
Ludhiana, May 27
The youth of the state are frustrated with the performance of the Congress government, which has miserably failed to provide them with any employment opportunities.

Passersby reach for langar being distributed on the Pakhowal road, in Ludhiana on Friday
Passersby reach for langar being distributed on the Pakhowal road, in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed.

With mercury touching 43 degrees in Ludhiana, riders in a rickshaw take shelter under a cloth
With mercury touching 43 degrees in Ludhiana, riders in a rickshaw take shelter under a cloth.—  A Tribune photograph

Bharowal is chief of cooperative employees’ body
Ludhiana, May 27
Gurmail Singh Bharowal, a leader of co-operative employees in Punjab, has been elected president of the All India Cooperative Employees' Federation. He seeks to carry on his employees welfare services at the naitonal level now. Mr Bharowal said the co-operative movement in the country can realise its optimum utility if co operatives socieits come together and provide better amenities to workers and employees.

Kisan Union threatens agitation
Ludhiana, May 27
A group of representatives of Kirti Kisan Union of the Ludhiana unit met Mr R.K. Jaiswal, SSP, Jagraon, today and demanded police action against the person who hit Sukhdev Singh Chaktaike, vice president of Raikot unit, with his car.

Setting up of pay panel sought
Ludhiana, May 27
Resentment is brewing among Central Government employees and pensioners across the country over the delay in the constitution of the sixth Central pay commission as announced by the Prime Minister on February 1 this year.


10,000 pirated CDs seized
Ludhiana, May 27
In a major success against piracy, a team of the police seized about 10,000 , VCDs, DVDs and MP3s from four shops in Bhadaur House market today. Most of the seized discs were of porn movies.

3 booked for assaulting woman



SBI launches SME city credit centre
Ludhiana, May 27
Mr Hemant Contractor, Chief General Manager, State Bank of India (SBI), Chandigarh circle, inaugurated a small and medium enterprises (SME) city centre here today. The centre would centralise the entire credit process for SME business, resulting in better speed, efficiency and higher consistency. The centre would handle nearly 7,000 accounts during the current year.

Small units unhappy with govt on octroi
Ludhiana, May 27
Even as the state government claims that it is determined to abolish octroi, small-scale industrialists here have little faith in these promises. Industry, which is quite disappointed with the government for its failure to solve its problems, feels the government’s statements these days have more to do with coming elections than with people welfare.


Demonstrations on water saving technologies
Ludhiana, May 27
Demonstrations on water- saving technologies and farm machinery were the highlights of field day held at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Samrala, yesterday. The function was presided over by the Director of Extension Education, Dr S.S.Gill.


Tagore school gets 100 pc result
Sahnewal, May 27
For the fourth time Tagore International Senior Secondary School here has registered 100 per cent results in the CBSE class X examination. Among the toppers of the school, Navdeep singh secured 90 per cent marks, Satwant Kaur 85 per cent, Navpreet Kaur 84 per cent, Uttamjit Singh 83 per cent and Dildeep Singh got 81 per cent marks.

Guru Arjan Dev's sacrifices recalled
Ludhiana, May 27
Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School, Ludhiana, dedicated today to marking the 400th year of martyrdom of the fifth Guru Arjan Dev and paying obeisance to the symbol of peace and embodiment of sacrifice.

Seminar on teaching aids 
Ludhiana, May 27
Teachers of various schools of the district put up an excellent display of teaching aids during the concluding day of English and Art and Craft seminars conducted on the directions of the SCERT at Government In-service Training Centre (GITC) here today.

Nankana school students excel


42 cases settled at Lok Adalat
Ludhiana, May 27 The District Legal Services Authority organised a Lok Adalat here to resolve the disputes between the litigants through amicable settlement. Two Benches heard the cases and disposed of 42 cases involving settlements worth Rs 62 lakh. In all 141 cases were placed before the adalat.



Camp to spread awareness about obesity
Doraha, May 27
A two-day free comprehensive body mass composition checkup and dietary guidance camp was organised at the weight loss centre of Sidhu Hospital, Doraha, recently.


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