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PAU don living miserably in twilight of his life
Lalton, Ludhiana, May 10
A retired professor and head of the Department of Horticulture, Punjab Agricultural University, is spending the last days of his life in a miserable condition.
Disabled old man worries for orphaned grandkids
Ludhiana, May 10
When people of his age lead a retired life, 72 year old physically disabled Nikka Singh of Maksudaran village, near here, is worried for his two grandsons, who have lost both their parents.

Cooking oil prices all set to rise
Ludhiana, May 10
Prices of edible oils are all set to rise by another Rs 2 to Rs 3 per litre soon. This spells bad news for householders and those in the food business as cooking oil rates have already witnessed a rise of almost 25 per cent within the last one year.

This time, 75 MC wards will go to polls
Ludhiana, May 10
Now 75 municipal wards will go to the polls in the coming MC elections in the city.

8 years on, MC yet to give plots
Ludhiana, May 10
Fourteen residents of the city, who were allotted plots for shop-cum-offices in Transport Nagar here eight years ago by the Municipal Corporation, are still awaiting possession of the property.

School trustee held for slapping chief
Ludhiana, May 10
The controversy surrounding Guru Nanak Public School at Mullanpur took an ugly turn today when one of the trustees Baldev Krishan Arora was booked and arrested for allegedly slapping the Trust president Sanjeev Narula in the presence of SDM Amrit Kaur Gill, other trustees, teachers and students.


Sangat darshan impact 
Block 24 of city included in Zone B
Ludhiana, May 10
There is a respite for residents of Block 24 of the city, as their area has been included in the jurisdiction of the Zone B office.

MunicipaL Corporation officials listen to grievances of residents at a sangat darshan programme in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
MunicipaL Corporation officials listen to grievances of residents at a sangat darshan programme in Ludhiana

RSS to celebrate Sukhdev's birth centenary
Ludhiana May 10
The local unit of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh will celebrate the birth centenary of Sukhdev on May 15 in all its 90 shakhas across the city.

RSS leaders address a press conference in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo byInderjeet Verma
RSS leaders address a press conference in Ludhiana

Martyr neglected, laments Naujawan Bharat Sabha
Ludhiana, May 10
The current year is the birth centenary year of Shaheed Sukhdev who sacrificed his life along with Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

Literary drive launched
Ludhiana, May 10
Dr Kitchlu Branch of the Bharat Vikas Parishad Ludhiana has started a unique literary drive. Under this programme, the children of Shaiwal high School, Amrit Colony, Panjpeer Road have been involved. The school is being run in the area, which is inhabited by people from economically and educationally backward classes.

Help this patient
Ludhiana, May 10
Subash, a 30-year-old man, was admitted to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here a few days ago with the complaint of high blood pressure, weakness in right side of the body and vomiting.



3 booked for demanding dowry
Jagraon, May 10
On the complaint of Jasbir Kaur of Bharowal Kalan, her husband Jagtar Singh, his father Bikkar Singh and mother Malkit Kaur of Dangon have been booked by the Sidhwan Bet police under section 498-A, 323 and 34 of the IPC.

Lady robbed on running train as cops look on
Ludhiana, May 10
The security cover given to the passengers by the Railway police on a running train has come under serious scrutiny with a principal of a school being robbed of jewellery, cash and other valuables worth nearly Rs 40,000 in Chhattisgarh Express, near Ambala, on May 4.



Market leaves investors confused
Ludhiana, May 10
Unpredictable behaviour of the stock market has left investors here a confused lot. Market experts are now waiting for the Uttar Pradesh assembly election results, which they say, would be a determining factor in the near future.

Arhtiyas form new association
Samrala, May 10
To elect the president and office-bearers of the Arhtiya Association, Samrala, elections were held here today. According to the association agenda, issued by the acting association president, Harpal Singh Dhillon, a meeting of arhtiyas, took place under Ram Sarup, chairman of Federation of Arhtiya Association, Punjab.

The newly elected office-bearers of the Arhtiya Association, Samrala.
The newly elected office-bearers of the Arhtiya Association, Samrala.


Farmers given relief, says minister
Ludhiana, May 10
Minister for jails, tourism and cultural affairs Hira Singh Gabria has asserted that the SAD-BJP government was committed to safeguarding the interests of the farmers and had released a compensation of Rs 76.01 crore for disbursement among affected farmers for damage of their crops besides Rs 62 lakh for the damage to houses by the recent hailstorm and heavy rains.

Need to address farm problems felt
Ludhiana, May 10
Director Agriculture, Punjab, Balwinder Singh Sidhu has warned that problems confronting Punjab agriculture today, if not addressed soon, will have far-reaching social implications. He said extension workers in various departments have a greater role to perform by creating awareness among farmers and educating them of the new research findings.


Students of INIFD welcome the guests during their tenth-year celebrations in Ludhiana
Students of INIFD welcome the guests during their tenth-year celebrations in Ludhiana on Wednesday evening.
— A Tribune photograph

Private schools’ body seeks government help
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 10 |
The Punjab Private Schools Organisation has urged the state government to come to the rescue of private affiliated schools, which have been providing quality education to children belonging to poor sections of society at a nominal fee.

Art and craft competition held
Ludhiana, May 10
An Art and Craft Competition for students was held at the GMT school campus, here, today. Several students took part in various competitions like face painting, collage making, rangoli making, best out of waste, and flower arrangement.
Students of GTM school with their faces painted students five finishing touches to their Rangoli creations at GMT School in Ludhiana
Students of GTM school with their faces painted; and (right) students five finishing touches to their Rangoli creations at GMT School in Ludhiana on Thursday. —  Photo by IV

GGSSC holds educational seminars
Ludhiana, May 10
The chief secretary of Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, Dr Charan Kamal Singh, said that the directorate of youth services of the organisation organised educational seminars in seven schools of Ludhiana district here yesterday.


2 businessmen convicted in cheating case 
Ludhiana, May 10
The court of judicial magistrate Tarsem Mangla has convicted two local businessmen, Varun Jain and his brother Munish Jain, of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar in a cheating case.



Stress on cardiac-care awareness
Ludhiana, May 10
“The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 60 per cent of the world’s cardiac patients will be Indians by the year 2010,” revealed Dr G.S. Wander, chief cardiologist and coordinator at Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI) here while emphasising the need for creating proper cardiac-care awareness and strengthening the facilities for the treatment of heart diseases.




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