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 Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide
Kashmira SinghMachhiwara, May 11
A debt-ridden 40-year-old farmer, Kashmira Singh, resident of Dhanoor village, committed suicide today by consuming some insecticide. He is survived by a wife, four daughters and a son. According to information given by his father Jagir Singh, he was mentally disturbed due to the heavy debt on his head.

HC order to MC
Pay park panels @ Re 1/sq m

Ludhiana, May 11
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation to pay to the park management committees at the rate of Re 1 per square metre for the maintenance of the parks in the town as agreed upon in 1999 by the municipal corporation.


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Age-old Problems
Son drags elderly parents to police station
Ludhiana, May 11
They struggled in their youth to bring up children and during the twilight of their life, one of their three sons got angry over the division of land and allegedly started making false complaints to the police demanding their arrest in one case or the other.



Dalbari Ram and Bidya Devi. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Dalbari Ram and Bidya Devi

PAU to open Kitchlu Nagar gate
Ludhiana May 11
It was the gate, whose closure cost a vice-chancellor his job, literally. Ultimately, the Punjab Agricultural University has decided to open Gate No: 6 towards Kitchlu Nagar. The concrete wall that had been erected there has already been demolished and a gate is being set up.

The PAU gate that remained closed for about two years is being opened for public now. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
The PAU gate that remained closed for about two years is being opened for public now

Labourer dies as pit caves in
Machhiwara, May 11
A migrant labourer, Nathni Sahni (19), died when soil caved in while he was digging a pit at Sikanderpur village today. Sahni was digging a well for tubewell in the field of Bachan Singh when the accident occurred.

COMMUNITY

Manki Village Family Dispute 
Cops, women cell on collision course?

Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 11
Contradicting the findings of its Women and Child Security Cell, the senior superintendent of police, Jagraon, has directed the SHO, Sudhar, to register a case under Sections 406 and 498 A of the IPC against three members of a family of Manki village on the complaint of a bride, charges levelled by whom could not be proved.


Manjit Kaur breaks into tears while narrating her story.
Manjit Kaur breaks into tears while narrating her story.

Jaggie elected MC vice-president
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 11
Cutting across party lines, eight out of 15 councillors unanimously elected Jagwant Singh Jaggie, an office-bearer of the district unit of the SAD, vice-president of the local municipal council at a meeting held at Town Hall yesterday.
Jagwant Singh Jaggie, vice-president, Municipal Council (with garlands), other councillors and leaders of various parties pose for Ludhiana Tribune after election at Ahmedgarh on Thursday. — Photo by writer
Jagwant Singh Jaggie, vice-president, Municipal Council (with garlands), other councillors and leaders of various parties pose for Ludhiana

Fruit, vegetable prices fall
Retailers yet to pass benefit to consumer
Ludhiana, May 11
The arrival of local supplies has reduced rates of fruits and vegetables by 10 per cent to 20 per cent within a week. The impact on the retail market, however, is yet to show. Those in the trade say the decline would continue for around a month till the marriage season arrives. While a weakened wholesale market started recording a decline almost a fortnight ago retailers are yet to pass on the befit to consumers.

Employees flay move to increase FDI  in insurance sector
Ludhiana, May 11
The seventh biennial conference of the Northern Zone Insurance Employees Association (NZIEA), held here today, condemned the government's proposal to increase foreign direct investment (FDI) in the insurance sector from 26 per cent to 49 per cent.
A.K. Bhatnagar, general secretary, NZIEA, addresses a conference of insurance employees in the city on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
A.K. Bhatnagar, general secretary, NZIEA, addresses a conference of insurance employees in the city

Police delinks 4 cases from serial killer
Jagraon, May 11
In what could come as a major relief for the residents of Jagraon and surrounding areas, who were reeling under the scare of a serial killer on the prowl for over a month now, latest police investigation asserts that four of the alleged seven incidents cannot be treated as a handiwork of only one person.

Death anniversary of Nehru observed
Ludhiana, May 11
The Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust commemorated the 43rd death anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru here today in Pandey auditorium. Floral tributes were paid to Nehru at the onset of the function.

 

CRIME

Motorcycle, auto-rickshaw recovered
Jagraon, May 11
The local police with the arrest of a person, in the area of Malak village, claim to have solved two theft cases of motorcycle and a auto-rickshaw.

Huge stocks of drugs seized
Ludhiana, May 11
In the course of the ongoing drive against unregulated sale of intoxicating drugs and other addictive substances, the drug control authorities conducted raids on a number of chemist shops in the Mundian Kalan locality on the periphery of the city last evening.

 

BUSINESS

Nickel price rise troubles industry
Ludhiana, May 11
The rise in nickel prices is giving the industry using this metal sleepless nights.Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings general secretary Avtar Singh yesterday said that rates had increased from Rs 800 per kilogram to Rs 2,500 per kilogram within three months, which had hit the small-scale sector.

 
AGRICULTURE

Ajmer Singh Lakhowal Lakhowal remains a farmer at heart
Ludhiana May 11
For Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, president of the Bhartiya Kisan Union, nothing has changed much after becoming the chairman of the Punjab Mandi Board. The fiery kisan neta continues to remain a kisan. He has not given up the BKU badge that he wears even while presiding over the official functions and meetings. He believes that he will always remain a kisan to the core irrespective of the responsibility he holds. 

EDUCATION

From Schools & Colleges
Seminar on multimedia organised

Ludhiana, May 11
A seminar on multimedia and animation has been organised at the BNSM CTE. A team of designers from the Xplora Design School conducted the seminar.
Children of Smile Playway School have a gala time at a pool party in Ludhiana
Children of Smile Playway School have a gala time at a pool party in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Dr H.S Rajamani from Bradford (UK) presents a seminar on energy management at BCET, Ludhiana
Dr H.S Rajamani from Bradford (UK) presents a seminar on energy management at BCET, Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Poetry recitation contest held
Ludhiana, May 11
Hindi poetry recitation competition was organised for students at Spring Dale Senior Secondary School, Sherpur here today.

GGNIMT to host conference on service sector
Ludhiana, May 11
The management wing of the GGN Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT) will organise a one-day national conference on ‘Service Sector- challenges and opportunities in the Indian context’ tomorrow.

 

HEALTH

IMA to meet today
Ludhiana, May 11
A general body meeting of the local branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) will be held at the IMA House, here, on May 12, to chalk out a strategy to increase interaction among the members of medical fraternity of the city.

CMC implements innovative nursing techniques
Ludhiana, May 11
"Excellence in nursing care is an important factor in patient care, in fact it could be as important as the physician himself." These observations were made by Robyn Kathleen Bullock, after conducting a series of interactions with nurses, physicians and the management of the Christian Medical College (CMC), here.

Polio campaign on May 20
Ludhiana, May 11
The health department here was taking all steps to ensure 100 per cent coverage of children in the age group of 0-5 years, for the next phase of pulse polio campaign that would be held on May 20.

Asthma week ends 
Ludhiana, May 11
On the concluding day of the asthma week, the department of pulmonary medicine at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), under the leadership of Dr Akashdeep Singh, organised a free respiratory diseases camp at Ambica International Yarn Factory on the Hambran Road here.

 
SPORTS

Cricket trials tomorrow
Ludhiana, May 11
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) will conduct trials to select (u-13) probables, here, at SD Government College for boys, on May 13 at 4.30 pm. The selected boys will represent Ludhiana in the forthcoming Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament slated to take place in the last week of this month. Players born on or after September 1, 1994 are eligible for the trials.

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