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MC fails to see light of dayStreetlights switched on during the day in Feroze Gandhi market in Ludhiana on Friday.
Ludhiana, May 2
While the region is reeling under power crisis, employees of the municipal corporation do not seem to care. 

Streetlights switched on during the day in Feroze Gandhi market in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Ankur Kakkar to play for English countyAnkur Kakkar
Ludhiana, May 2
Local cricketer Ankur Kakkar has made a big leap as he has been selected to play for the Evenwood Cricket Club Division I for the Durham County Cricket League in England. He has inked a contract for five months with the club.                                      
Ankur Kakkar

Fire in a godown at Bhadaur House
Ludhiana, May 2
A godown in the Bhadaur House market today caught fire spreading panic in the area as the fire threatened to spread in the neighbourhood where packing material was stored.


PCCTU factions fail to bury hatchet
Ludhiana, May 2
In yet another unsuccessful attempt to overcome difference, the specially convened meeting of two factions of the PCCTU (Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers) ended in a deadlock.

10-year jail for drug trafficking
Ludhiana, May 2
Taking a strict note of rising incidents of drug-trafficking, the special judge M S Virdi has sentenced Davinder Singh of Raqba village, Dakha, to undergo rigorous imprisonment of 10 years on the charges of possessing narcotics.

Activists of the All-India Majlis Ahrar Islam burn an effigy of the Jharkhand Chief Minister in Ludhiana on Friday. Ranchi paper stirs up anger among Muslims
Ludhiana, May 2
Activists of the All-India Majlis Ahrar Islam today put the effigy of the Chief Minister of Jharkhand on fire in protest against terming Hazrat Muhammad as an invader in the history paper set by Ranchi University.

Activists of the All-India Majlis Ahrar Islam burn an effigy of the Jharkhand Chief Minister in Ludhiana on Friday. —  Photo by Inderjeet Verma


Power cuts hit industrial production
Ludhiana, May 2
Industrial production here has received a major blow, thanks to frequent unscheduled power cuts. Production has already recorded a decline of 25 per cent to 30 per cent within the last two-three weeks, according to rough estimates.

‘Paardarshi,’ penned by Gurbhajan Gill released
Ludhiana, May 2
“Paardarshi”, an anthology of poems, ghazals and “nazms” that can be pronounced as a distinct confluence of past and present was released at a special function organised in Punjab Agricultural University. The book is an ideal birthday gift from Gurbhajan Gill, who turned 55 today. The poet is working as editor (Punjabi) at the university.

Fire destroys stock of rice, jute bagsVillagers try to put out a fire at the rice sheller at Pohir village near Ahmedgarh on Friday.
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 2
Timely help by villagers and passersby saved a rice- sheller plant from being engulfed by fire that destroyed thousands of jute bags and some stock of rice. The precise loss and cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained. The fire broke out in a rice sheller on the Ahmedgarh road at Pohir village, near here, today.

Villagers try to put out a fire at the rice sheller at Pohir village near Ahmedgarh on Friday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma 

PSEB member gets extension
Patiala, May 2
The Punjab government has extended G.S. Sra’s term as member (generation) of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) by one year.

Senior lawyer dead
Ludhiana, May 2
A noted senior lawyer, Mohan Lal Jhanji (91) passed away yesterday night in sleep. He is survived by a daughter, Rekha Jhanji. His wife had expired a couple of years back.



Harvesting of wheat crop
Armed group attacks school staff
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 2
Teachers lectured and students studied under tight security at Rajjoana Publlic School, Rajjoana, near here, today. An armed group of about 20 persons had attacked members of the staff and damaged property at the school yesterday.



Biz Word
Delegation returns from China
Ludhiana, May 2
A delegation of the United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association visited the China Cycle Show in Shanghai from April 25 to 28 under the leadership of Charanjit Singh Vishwakarma, president of the association.



Degrees conferred on 400 studentsSCD College students attend convocation in Ludhiana on Friday.
Ludhiana, May 2
As many as 400 graduate and postgraduate students of SCD Government College received degrees at annual convocation. Panjab University vice-chancellor R.C.Sobti conferred the degrees and called upon the students to stay close their roots by mustering faith in traditional values. 

SCD College students attend convocation in Ludhiana on Friday. —  Photo by Inderjeet Verma

From Schools
BCM students organise mock IPL press conference
Ludhiana, May 2
Senior students of BCM Dugri organised a mock IPL press conference to mark World Press Freedom Day on the school premises here today. With students and teachers posing as celebrities, argumentative cricketers and persistent journalists; it had all ingredients of an action-packed and controversy-laden press conference.

1,700 students’ future in dark
Warring groups vie for control of school
Raekot, May 2
Apprehending a clash between two groups warring for the control of management of SGG Senior Secondary School, Goindwal, Mukand Singh Sandhu, SDM, has directed Mohan Lal, tehsildar, to keep a watch on the situation.

Seminar on ERP solutions held
Ludhiana, May 2
Quest Infosys, Regional Centre, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, organised a seminar on ERP solutions under distance education programme at GGNIVS, Civil Lines, Ludhiana.



Kidney check-up camp on May 5
Ludhiana, May 2
Ludhiana Mediciti Hospital here will hold a renal diseases awareness and check-up camp on May 5. Dr P.M. Sohal, nephrologist, along with other doctors and supporting staff, will examine the patients and render expert follow-up advice.





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