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Underage driving: It’s high time to hit the brakes
Jalandhar, July 5
Speed is catching them young. Kids, mostly in their teens, zipping across the lanes on their bikes and cars, are a common sight in the city. n fact, the menace of underage driving has reached an alarming proportion. Studies reveal that teen drivers, aged 16 to 19 years, are four times more likely to crash than their older counterparts. They are also more likely to overspeed, jump red lights, take dangerous turns and drive after consuming alcohol or drugs.
Revving up trouble Revving up trouble. — Tribune photo  by Pawan Sharma


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Is it a road or an open drain?
Jalandhar, July 5
Clogging of sewer water just outside the bus stand on the busy GT Road here is not just giving ample lot of problems for daily commuters but also pose a serious risk of health hazard. And with the coming of the monsoon, the situation soon may go out of control. The filthy discharge, which has been a problem for more two months, is due to the blocked drain.
The problem is particularly severe around the bus stand.
The problem is particularly severe around the bus stand.

It’s D-day today, vote now
Jalandhar, July 5
The “Vote for Taj” campaign seems to have found a large number of enthusiasts in the city. The people here are showing keen interest in casting their vote through Internet and their mobile phone sets. Residents, most of them youngsters, are sending messages on cell phones and even logging on to the Internet to get their vote registered.

For monument of love
Taj Mahal

Now, plan that perfect wedding
Jalandhar, July 5
Marriages are said to be made in heaven, but weddings can be “tailor-made” as per one’s choice. With the concept of wedding planning catching up in the city, marriage functions are offering a new flavour to the guests. “The groom and the bride’s families can now sit back and relax,” says Rahul of Creative Wedding Designs, whose company claims to have introduced the concept in the city. The firm is a franchisee of Ferns ‘n’ Petals.

Cantt diversion of Jammu trains irks residents
Jalandhar, July 5
Northern Railway authorities have decided to divertthree Jammu-bound trains from the city railway station to the cantt station. This may cause inconvenience to Vaishno Devi pilgrims who depend on these trains to reach Jammu for paying obeisance at the ancient shrine.

Young World
34 DAV students latch onto Satyam opportunity

Jalandhar, July 5
Thirty four students of B. Tech studying in their pre-final year at the DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology have been placed with Satyam Computers Services Ltd.

DIET students hold protest march

Jalandhar, July 5
DIET students held a protest march from Lambra to Rampur Lallian here on Wednesday to demand no hike in fee, starting migration and issue DMC after every semester.

Women hockey league from tomorrow
Jalandhar, July 5
The Dhanoa Rural Women Hockey Promotion League will organise two-day 13th league tournament at Puhli village in Bathinda from July 7. Convener of the tournament P.P. Sood in a statement here said a total of 78 matches will be played at 13 centres in villages to promote the game.

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