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Farmers get measly a/c payee relief cheques
The crop damage cheques offered by the government to Anian village farmers offer meagre sums and are all ‘account payee’
Amloh, May 25

How does the government view the plight of farmers whose crops get damaged by hailstorms? It seems like it keeps marginal farmers at the margin and generally treats their problems lightly. 

Bar raise
90 pc is just not enough

Ludhiana, May 25
Ninety per cent is just not enough these days. Gone are the days when students would burn their midnight oil to score a percentage above 80 per cent, most of the times without succeeding. The days of feeling elated at scoring first division (60 per cent) and be the only one in village or a school to do so seem even tales from the middle-ages.


CBSE — XII toppers
Consistency, hard work mantra

Ludhiana, May 25

The district toppers of all streams of the CBSE class XII, the results of which were declared today, feel that consistency and hard work pays at the end.

Sunny Dewan (95.2%
Sunny Dewan 95.2% Non-medical

Komal Kiran (96.4% Commerce)
Komal Kiran
96.4% Commerce

Navjeet Kaur (96% Medical)
Navjeet Kaur
96% Medical

Industrialist dead, wife critical
Mysteriously poisoned

Ludhiana, May 25
Mystery surrounds the death of Surjit Singh, aged over 70. The cycle parts manufacturer died after poisoning last night, at DMCH. His middle-aged wife was also in critical condition and admitted at the DMCH. She too had symptoms of poison consumption. It is unclear whether it is a suicide or if someone poisoned Surjit Singh. The poisoning took place at the couple’s residence in Sant Fateh Singh Nagar, Model Town.


IT'S A MATTER OF FAITH: Devotees of Seetla Mata with pierce their cheeks to please the Godess in Ludhiana on Thursday.
IT'S A MATTER OF FAITH: Devotees of Seetla Mata with pierce their cheeks to please the Godess in Ludhiana on Thursday. —Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Freedom fighter grieved
Ludhiana,May 25
After oscillating between life abnd for over a month, Sanjeev Kaushal, son-in-law of an illustrious freedom fighter's family of Tamra Patra holders late Pt Ram Amolak Ram and Gopal Devi Sharma, succumebed to injuries suffered in a road accident last week.His Kriya ceremony would be held at Darbar Mandir, Kichlu Nagar tomorrow afternoon.



50 donate blood at camp
Ludhiana, May 25
The Focal Point branch of State Bank of India (SBI) organised a blood donation camp on its premises here today. In all, 50 volunteers, including bank employees and customers, came forward to donate blood.

A volunteer donates blood at the blood donation camp organised by Focal Point branch of SBI in Ludhiana on Friday.—A Tribune photograph

A volunteer donates blood at the blood donation camp organised by Focal Point branch of SBI in Ludhiana on Friday.

City Centre Scam: Manmohan in jail despite bail
Ludhiana, May 25
Despite getting bail from a local court in City Centre Scam, suspended chief engineer of the Improvement Trust Ludhiana Manmohan Singh could not be released from the jail.

Fire ruins property, goods
Ludhiana, May 25
Property and hosiery products worth lakhs were gutted in a major fire that broke out in K.K.K. Mills at Focal Point yesterday morning.



4 booked for murder bid
Jagraon, May 25
A man, his two sisters and their mother have been booked on charges of attempt to murder and causing harassment for dowry.

3 members of gang of killers arrested
Khanna, May 25
The Khanna police today succeeded in catching three members of a gang which had allegedly killed a youth just to snatch his mobile phone in Machhiwara on May 4, besides looting several liquor vend employees.



Industry accuses govt of causing problems
Ludhiana, May 25
Reacting to the 'Ten Commandments' by the Prime Minister, industry representatives today said the government itself was to be blamed for most of the issues.


PAU to look after ber trees in Darbar Sahib
Ludhiana, May 25
A six-member team of PAU horticulture scientists led by Dr J.S.Randhawa has left for the Golden Temple, Amritsar, to rejuvenate the historical ber trees in the Darbar Sahib complex.

Mealy bug attacks cotton crop
Farmers advised to destroy weeds

Ludhiana, May 25
Damage by tobacco caterpillar and mealy bug on cotton crop has been reported from Bathinda and Mansa districts.


Training programme for teachers
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 25
Terming 'teacher training programme' imperative for the maintenance of standard of education in schools, Dr Ashok Bhalla, principal, Government In-service Training Centre, Sangrur, has called upon educators of the area to equip themselves for the session by imbibing the latest knowledge by actively participating in the seminars according to the scheduled agenda.

MTP school student in Class VIII merit list
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 25
Rajbir Kaur, a student of MTP Senior Secondary School, won laurels for the institute after her name appeared in the merit list of the Class VIII examination results of Punjab School Education Board in March.


New Addl Civil Judge takes charge
Ludhiana, May 25
Gurdarshan Kaur, who has been promoted as Additional Civil Judge (senior division) by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, is the new head of Jagraon subdivision. Earlier, she was working as Civil Judge (junior division) at Ludhiana. She took charge at Jagraon yesterday.




Pulse polio drive in Sangrur tomorrow
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 25
All children below five years will be administered pulse polio drops in Sangrur district on May 27 during the statewide immunisation campaign.

CMCH provides free treatment to labourers
Ludhiana, May 25
The Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), here, has been providing free of cost treatment to two migrant labourers — Ram Manohar and Chhote Lal, who received serious injuries, while fitting a generator in a hosiery unit in the city on April 20.

Health awareness camp for factory workers
Ludhiana, May 25
Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Hospital, in collaboration with the management of Bharat Box Factory, organised a health awareness camp on the factory premises on the Tajpur road here yesterday.


Chandigarh hoist big score
Ludhiana, May 25
Anil Syal (109 n.o) and Ankit (58 n.o) helped Chandigarh to hoist a big score of 361 for the loss of six wickets against Ludhiana on the first day of the two-day match in the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-19) for the Dhruv Pandove Trophy being played at the Satish Chander Dawan Government College ground, here, today.
A batsman from Chandigarh makes a leg glance in the match against Ludhiana in the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-19) being played in Ludhiana on Friday
A batsman from Chandigarh makes a leg glance in the match against Ludhiana in the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-19) being played in Ludhiana on Friday. —Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Power story: Govt saves, MC wastes
Ludhiana, May 25

The summer is here and the sun shines white hot. The days are bright enough to hurt the eyes. And while the state government has decided to save electricity by putting compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in government offices, Municipal Corporation employees do not think much of switching on the streetlights during daytime.
Streetlights switched on during the day in Preet Nagar
Streetlights switched on during the day in Preet Nagar.—Photo by Inderjeet Verma. 




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