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100 marriage guests watch murder unconcerned
Youth thrown in front of speeding bus
Raikot, April 7
In an abject case of lawlessness and goondaism, two persons allegedly threw a youth in front of a speeding bus after beating him when the victim reportedly dared to prevent them from teasing his sister and wife last evening in Goindwal village near Raikot.

Confusion over theme of World Health Day
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 7
The Union government having failed to communicate the theme of the year on the celebration of World Health Day to the state health department, various constituents of the health and family welfare department have been asked to adopt the subject adopted by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

All set for IMA poll today
Ludhiana, April 7
Probably for the first time in last so many years the elections for various posts of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) are going to be keenly contested. Although incumbent president Gursharan Singh has opted out of the race, he has been actively campaigning for his group that includes B.S. Sekhon for the post of president, Davinder Walia for the post of secretary, Rakesh Aggarwal and Naveen Sikka.


With the mercurry going up, a woman in Ludhiana checks a pitcher used for keeping the water cool in the traditional way
With the mercurry going up, a woman in Ludhiana checks a pitcher used for keeping the water cool in the traditional way. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

2 held with 7,500 pirated CDs, DVDs
Ludhiana, April 7
The Kotwali police today made a rich haul of pirated CDs/DVDs by seizing 7500 discs of new and old English and Hindi movies from two shops in the Bhadaur House market. Nearly 3,000 of the seized discs were porn movies. The movies were seized on the complaint of Shemaroo Movies Ltd. DSP Varinder Singh Brar told reporters this afternoon that this was the biggest recovery of pirated movies in the recent past. Two persons have been arrested for indulging in the illegal trade.

Govt harassing Cong workers: Bhattal
Jagraon, April 7
Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, leader of the Congress Legislative Party in the state Assembly, while on the way from Ludhiana to Moga today addressed a gathering of Congress workers near the Punjab State Electricity Board here. Gurdeep Singh Bhaini, local Congress MLA, and Darshan Singh Brar, Congress MLA Bagha Purana, were also present.


City taste goes global
Ludhiana, April 7
Gone are the days when mothers used to teach their daughters routine cooking so that they did not face any problems after marriage. These days, the parents take a keen interest in making their daughters join cooking classes from professional teachers, where they could learn how to cook a variety of cuisines like Japanese, Lebanese, Thai etc.

Veenu Rai Dhanda takes a cookery class in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Veenu Rai Dhanda takes a cookery class in Ludhiana

Protest against shoe unit
Ludhiana, April 7
Activists of the Mahavir Mandir Trust and the Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Suraksha Samiti today took out protest rallies against a prominent shoe manufacturing company for allegedly using cow skin in their products.



Three held for snatching
Samrala, April 7
The Machhiwara police during a naka, arrested three persons, who were allegedly involved in incidents of snatching and robbing. A motor cycle (PB-10BL-9276) has also been impounded.



Fiat to focus on Punjab with new model
Ludhiana, April 7
Fiat Palio is aiming to double its volumes within a year with the launch of its new car Fiat Palio Stile. The car, that was launched yesterday, targets youth and is a B segment one promising a combination of higher fuel efficiency due to new technology and style.

New restaurant opens
Ludhiana, April 7
Club City, a hospitality club, opened a new restaurant here today. The outlet offers food from brands like Tikka Express and Shanghai Pos in Green Field here yesterday.



CM meets PCCTU leaders, orders release of grant
Doraha, April 7
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has accepted the demand of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union by directing the Finance Department to immediately release the grant of the fourth quarter amounting to Rs 20 crore.

Seminar on CAD, reverse engg held
Doraha, April 7
A seminar on CAD/CAM/CAT and reverse engineering was organised at the Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana today.

Bal mela at Lovely Lotus
Ludhiana, April 7
A bal mela was organised on the occasion of the silver jubilee celebrations of Lovely Lotus Nursery School, BRS Nagar, here yesterday. Children played games and enjoyed themselves by interacting with kids from other schools. 
Children play with toys during a bal mela held at Lovely Lotus School in BRS Nagar,Ludhiana, on Friday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Children play with toys during a bal mela held at Lovely Lotus School in BRS Nagar,Ludhiana

Kids focus on nutritious food
Ludhiana, April 7
To promote health and enable children to grow and mature into physically, emotionally, socially and mentally healthy adults, the health club of Peace Public School organised a function on ‘World Health Day’ today.



World Health Day
Creating healthy living awareness through contests

Ludhiana, April 7
The students and the staff of Saraswati Modern School celebrated World Health Day with great enthusiasm today. Various inter house competitions were organised to inculcate the sense of ‘Healthy food and Healthy life’. The pre-primary classes nursery, LKG and UKG were told fruit and vegetable stories by their class teachers.

50 donate blood
World Health Day was celebrated at the department of transfusion medicine, DMCH, today where over 50 members of the Krantikari Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal donated blood.

Volunteers donate blood during a camp held at the DMCH in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjit Verma
Volunteers donate blood during a camp held at the DMCH in Ludhiana

‘Good diet for good health’
The State Bank of India (SBI), Kesar Ganj branch, organised a seminar on the occasion of World Health Day here today. Civil surgeon Kuldip Kaur inaugurated the seminar.

500 examined at medical camp
Ludhiana, April 7
As many as 500 patients were examined and rendered follow-up advice in different specialties at a free medical camp held here yesterday.

200 shortlisted for artificial limbs
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 7
A survey camp for the physical evaluation of physically challenged persons was organised on the campus of the Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh, today. The camp was held in collaboration with the Upkar Limb Fitting Centre, Nahan, the Rotary Club, Nahan, and the Rotary Limb Project, Jaipur.

Workshop on soft drinks held 
Ludhiana, April 7
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)organised a two-day workshop under the aegis of the Department of Community Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, here, today.


Delhi shuttlers play in city
Ludhiana, April 7
Trainees of the SAI Centre, Delhi, visited Ludhiana yesterday under the exchange programme of the Ludhiana Badminton Academy (LBA) being run here at Shastri Hall of the Guru Nanak Sports Complex.
Trainees of SAI Centre, Delhi, pose with players of the Ludhiana Badminton Academy in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by I.V.
Trainees of SAI Centre, Delhi, pose with players of the Ludhiana Badminton Academy in Ludhiana

Volleyball trials
Ludhiana, April 7
Trials to select the Punjab sub-junior volleyball teams (boys and girls) will be conducted at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College ground on April 14 at 10 am.



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