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Girl power reigns supreme in CBSE X
Ludhiana, May 29
In the CBSE X results declared here today, girls showed their mettle once again. The top four scorers in the district are girls, who feel that there was a need to change the mindset of people who believed boys were superior to girls. They felt that girls should be motivated and encouraged as they were excelling in every field.

SAUMYA JAIN (98.4%): “I can feel the happiness of my parents. I feel people must understand that girls can also excel. They are now the forerunners in every field and should be given their due right” GUNIKA SINGH (97.4%): “I owe my success to God, my parents and teachers. Dedication and hard work paid dividend. One should be sincere and target-oriented in studies”.  Ramneek Kaur (97%): “Thorough revision and concentration are must to be successful in life. Parents should realise the value of girls and provide them enough facilities to prove their worth”.






EARLIER STORIES


Unfair Deal
Farmers feel dwarfed by corporate giants

Ludhiana, May 29
Opening up of modern airconditioned fruit and vegetable stores owned by corporate chains like the Reliance, Bhartis and others may be a welcome news for the consumers, but the farmers producing these feel that they have been placed in unfair competition.

Two assaulted in courts complex
Ludhiana, May 29
Questions arose over the security of litigants and lawyers at the District Courts complex in the afternoon today when two litigants were attacked and one was seriously wounded by a group of armed persons. The victim, Ravinder Pal Singh of Phagla village, suffered serious injuries inflicted by multiple strikes of swords and rods and was left for the dead.

Mann defends his ‘Beant’ act
Ludhiana, May 29
Detained leader of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), Simranjit Singh Mann has defended his “democratic” protest in front of the statue of late Beant Singh in Jalandhar. In a statement issued from Central Jail, Ludhiana, Mann said, he along with other SAD (A) supporters had the right to protest against the installation of the statue of Beant Singh.

BJP sticks to its Dy CM demand
Khamano, May 29
Bharatiya Janata Party is still firm on its demand for the post of deputy chief minister in Punjab and now it is the turn of the Chief Minister to respond. BJP’s Punjab president Rajinder Bhandari stated this while talking to mediapersons at Lily Palace, Jatana, near Khamano.

COMMUNITY

City won’t be ‘powerless’ this paddy season
Ludhiana, May 29
While the farmers sweat it out in the fields during the paddy season, city residents have also been made to share in this perspiration over the last few years. This has been happening because power shortage causes the agricultural electricity requirements to eat into urban allocation.

His crores lie buried in a revenue dept file
Ludhiana, May 29
When it comes to red-tapism all men are born equal. Be it a millionaire or a pauper. Or someone who is a milllionaire and a pauper at the same time. Like Bhajan Singh is. This 73-year-old ‘millionaire’ has been visiting the office of the local revenue department for the past 10 years to stake his claim for the ownership of a piece of land worth Rs 2 crore which he inherited. In the absence of this he is forced to live the life of a pauper. The reason for the delay has been the department not giving him the copy of the ‘farad’ showing the possession in his name.

Bhajan Singh, with his complaint
Bhajan Singh, with his complaint

Dera issue: Don’t take political mileage
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 29
Apprehending danger to peace and economic stability in the border state, leaders of various social and religious groups have urged the political parties including SAD and Congress to stop trying to get political mileage from the ongoing conflict between Sikh organisations and Dera Sacha Sauda.

 

CRIME

Licence form racket outside DTO office
Mohali, May 29
Unauthorised persons have been allegedly issuing applications for driving licences and registration certificates of vehicles outside the DTO’s office, leading to a several persons being harassed.

Three held with opium
Jagraon, May 29
Raikot police arrested Hanuman Singh of Ajmer, Dataram of Fatehpur and Satnam Singh of Satta, during patrolling, for possessing 1.5 kg of opium. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.

 
AGRICULTURE

Quality feed must for better dairy output: Experts
Ludhiana, May 29
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Kheri, Sangrur, in coordination with Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, has organised a one-day training course on "Dairy Farm Management".

EDUCATION

Seminar advocates recast of exam system
Ludhiana, May 29
The present examination system should be recast to ensure a method of assessment that is a valid and reliable measure of student development and powerful instrument for improving teaching and learning.

Home Science College offers special courses
Ludhiana, May 29
The College of Home Science is offering short courses on cooking, art creations for home decoration, fabric painting and printing and designing of frocks.

From Schools
Navpreet, Lovepreet excel in Class VIII exams

Samrala, May 29
Gurminder Kaur, principal of Punjab Public Senior Secondary School, Ropalon, 10 km from here, informed that the results of class VIII were remarkable like last year.

COURTS

PSEB told to disconnect electricity connections
Ludhiana, May 29
In an interesting case a consumer knocked at the door of permanent Lok Adalat praying for the disconnection of two electricity connections, installed at a property purchased by him. He had submitted that the PSEB was not disconnecting the electricity connections despite repeated written requests.

 

HEALTH

240 women tested for BMD
Ludhiana, May 29
The Gynecology Department at the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) held a bone mass density (BMD) camp, free of cost, here today, in its second phase of its ongoing activity at the menopausal clinic.

 
SPORTS

Punjab lads enter quarter finals
25th Junior National Softball Championship 
Ludhiana, May 29
Holders, Punjab thrashed Haryana 11-0 to register their third win in a row in the boys' section on the third day of the 25th Junior National Softball Championship being held at Punjab Agricultural University campus ground here today. Jatinder and Mehtab chipped in two runs each to help Punjab to come out triumphant with being challenged. With this win, Punjab advanced into the quarter finals.




A match in progress during the 25th Junior National Softball Championship being held at the Punjab Agricultural University campus ground at Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
A match in progress during the 25th Junior National Softball Championship being held at the Punjab Agricultural University campus ground at Ludhiana

Bharat, Varun’s patient innings go in vain
Ludhiana, May 29
Patient knocks by skipper Bharat Malhotra and Varun Chitkara went in vain as hosts Ludhiana lost to Kapurthala on the basis of first innings lead of 95 runs in the second match of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-19) for the Dhruv Pandove Trophy. The match was concluded at Satish Chander Dhawan Government College ground, here, today.

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