THE TRIBUNE SPECIALS
50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

TERCENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
L U D H I A N A
Top stories | Community | Crime | BusinessAgriculture
Education | Culture | Health | Sports  

TOP STORIES

DRI nabs ‘all-in-one smuggler’
Ludhiana, April 21
Sleuths of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) have caught an alleged former TADA detainee with fake currency worth Rs 9.53 lakh, and nearly 8 kg of heroin worth Rs 8 crore in the international market. 
A DRI employee shows the car from which a consignment of drugs and fake currency was recovered on Saturday. 
— A Tribune photograph
A DRI employee shows the car from which a consignment of drugs and fake currency was recovered

5-hour combing operation fails to nab serial killer
Jagraon, April 21
Nearly 150 policemen along with a large number of villagers conducted a massive combing operation along the Jagraon-Moga railway track in the wee hours today in search of an alleged serial killer, who is suspected to be behind six murders occurring in the region in last six months. The operation was not successful.






EARLIER STORIES

 

A young boy sells coconut slices in Ludhiana unmindful of the recent Child Labour Act.
A young boy sells coconut slices in Ludhiana unmindful of the recent Child Labour Act. — Tribune photo Sayeed Ahmed

Betting is big business in city
Ludhiana April 21
Betting has turned into a million dollar business in Ludhiana. So much is the popularity of betting that several persons have taken it up as a full time vocation. During the ongoing world cup cricket matches, crores of rupees have been won and lost so far. And if punters are to be believed then quite a number of leading businessmen and financiers are also into the ‘game’ as they consider it to be a relatively safe investment than the stock markets.

Bhullar is SSP of Ludhiana-rural
Ludhiana, April 21
Gurpreet Bhullar, PPS, was today appointed as the first SSP of the newly-notified Ludhiana-rural police district in place of Shiv Kumar Verma.

Shots of celebration leave neighbourhood sore
Ludhiana, April 21
Jubilant over the naming of Prof Rajinder Bhandari as BJP state president, activists and leaders of the party today threw the law to the winds by firing shots in the air outside his residence on Rani Jhansi Road even as some residents and children hung out from the windows of their upper storey houses.
Subhash Verma, BJP district president fires a shot in the air on Rani Jhansi Road flats in Ludhiana Rajinder Bhandari being offered sweets by a woman.
Subhash Verma, BJP district president fires a shot in the air on Rani Jhansi Road flats in Ludhiana on Saturday; and (right) Rajinder Bhandari being offered sweets by a woman. — Photos by Inderjeet Verma

COMMUNITY

At the Crossroads
Seeking the fickle fame

Most of my contemporaries are engaged these days in trying to make their names eternal in one way or the other. Some are getting their collected works published by spending their hard-earned money. They think that the next generation is not interested in the written word in this age of computer science. So they want to preserve their writings during their lifetime. There are others who are busy writing their autobiographies in earnest. They are of the view that this is the most authentic method of impressing upon the readers the uniqueness of their struggle of life.

Tonga stand razed in midnight operation
Ludhiana, April 21
In a midnight operation, a demolition squad of the Municipal Corporation razed a tonga stand in front of Deep Hospital in Model Town that was out of use for many years.

 

CRIME

3 computers stolen from school
Jagraon, April 21
In two separate incidents, the police has registered cases of theft. In the first incident, some unknown person burgled Government High School, Gorsian Kadar Bakash, last evening and decamped with three computers, including the mouse, keyboard and CPU.

1 nabbed in Kuljit murder case
Ludhiana, April 21
The Sadar police has arrested one of the two main accused wanted in the Kuljit murder case. The arrest was made just four days before the first death anniversary of the murdered youth, who belonged to Rania village.


Maninder Singh, one of the accused in the Kuljit murder case, is produced in a city court on Saturday after his arrest. A Tribune photograph
Maninder Singh, one of the accused in the Kuljit murder case, is produced in a city court


 

BUSINESS

PSIEC showroom buyers feel harassed
Ludhiana, April 21
Buyers of showrooms from the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC) are an unhappy lot. Even after a year and a half of having made the purchase, the corporation is yet to provide them basic infrastructural facilities like sewerage and water connections.
Buyers of the PSIEC showrooms talk to media persons in the city on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Buyers of the PSIEC showrooms talk to media persons in the city

Allow mutual funds, FIIs in commodity market: Expert
Ludhiana, April 21
For the Indian commodity market to grow, it is important that the government allows participation of mutual funds, banks and foreign institutional investors (FIIs) in commodity trading, said chairman of the Forward Market Commission S. Sundareshan while delivering a lecture on 'Commodity Futures in India' organised by the Ludhiana Management Association (LMA) here last evening.

Sickle manufacturers make hay as manual reaping shines
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 21
Ancillary and industrial units engaged in the manufacture of sickles accomplished a record production and sale of the agricultural implement due to the rise in the trend of manual reaping instead of garnering by the combine-harvester.


Owner of an ancillary unit prepares sickles at his workshop in Ahmedgarh. Photo by writer

Owner of an ancillary unit prepares sickles at his workshop in Ahmedgarh

 
AGRICULTURE

PAU workshop advocates soil nutrient management
Ludhiana April 21
Intensive agriculture, particularly large-scale adoption of the rice-wheat cropping system in Punjab has impaired the ecology in terms of the adverse effect on soil health and water, in quantity as well as quality, raising concerns about the sustainability of agricultural production at the current levels.

Compensation demanded
Samrala, April 21
Press secretary of the District Bharti Kisan Union (Rajewal ) Mewa Singh has demanded compensation from the Punjab government for farmers whose wheat was damaged due to rain and wind recently. 

EDUCATION

PCTE, GGN institute students excel in BCA exams
Ludhiana, April 21
Swati Goel, a BCA final student of the Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), topped in the BCA fifth semester university exams conducted by Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, in December 2006. The PCTE also bagged second, fourth, eighth and 10th positions in the BCA university examinations.

Seminar on tech education in Canada held
Doraha, April 21
A seminar on technical education was organised today, at the Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology (BCET), Ludhiana.

From Schools 
Students celebrate Earth Day with enthusiasm
Ludhiana, April 21
Earth Day was celebrated in Peace Public School here on Saturday. The endeavour was not only to develop environmental awareness, but also environmental consciousness. Children were briefed about several reasons for the unprecedented impact of our species on our environment. The first being the population that now occupy the planet. The pressure on the natural system and the solutions to these urgent problems by understanding their full context would be a part of the week-long awarenes programme in the school.
Students of Sacred Heart School celebrate Earth Day on the school premises Students of TPS are all smiles as they prepare to perform folk dance at the annual prize distribution function
Students of Sacred Heart School celebrate Earth Day on the school premises on Saturday. — Photos by I.V Students of TPS are all smiles as they prepare to perform folk dance at the annual prize distribution function on Saturday.

CIIS makes education abroad affordable 
Ludhiana, April 21
International education through off shore campuses of renowned Canadian universities in India will no more be the exclusive privilege of students belonging to the elite class.



Officials of CIIS announce the launch of Students’ Monetary Award Scheme in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Officials of CIIS announce the launch of Students’ Monetary Award Scheme in Ludhiana

Schools, colleges jittery over order on self-financing NCC units
Doraha, April 21
The recent orders from the NCC battalion directing all government-aided and unaided schools and colleges to bear their own expenses and establish self-financing NCC associate units in their institutes have come as a bolt from the blue for these institutes that are in no position to bear all finances independently.

 

CULTURE


Programme on music from
K.L. Sehgal to KK 

Ludhiana, April 21

The Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam (LSS), which has been providing cultural items of varied nature, is bringing something novel connected with films this time. 

Satish Popli and brother Jaswant Popli address mediapersons at a conference in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Satish Popli and brother Jaswant Popli address mediapersons at a conference in Ludhiana


HEALTH

Workshop on psycho-somatic disorders
Ludhiana, April 21
The Indian Institute of Homoeopathic Practitioners will organise a one-day workshop on psycho-somatic disorders at Hotel Green, opposite railway station, tomorrow.

 
SPORTS

Inter-District Cricket Tournament Chandigarh set target of 267 for Ludhiana 
Ludhiana, April 21
Fine batting by Naveen, Manan and Lovesh enabled Chandigarh to put up a challenging total of 267 for 9, in the first innings against Ludhiana on the first day of their two-day match of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-15). The match is being played at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College ground, here.

Top



HOME PAGE

| Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |