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Public glare on campus security
GNE College puts off exams
Ludhiana, May 15
The principal of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Dr M.S.Maini, has appointed a four-member committee comprising Dr Sehajpal Singh, Jaswinder Singh, Akshay Girdhar and S.S. Gill to inquire into the killing of a college student and suggest measures so that such incidents do not recur.

At last, veggies go cheap
Ludhiana, May 15
After a long period of continual rise, prices of vegetables have finally begun looking down. The last one week has recorded a decline of 10 per cent to 20 per cent in prices as local supplies have improved while the demand is relatively decreased, said traders.


Despite warning, farmers continue to burn stubble
Farmers burning wheat stubble in fieldsLudhiana, May 15
Despite repeated warnings by the district agricultural department and scientists of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) here, farmers in the region continue to burn the wheat stubble. The experts believe that farming community needs to be told about the ill-effects of its burning. 

Farmers burning wheat stubble in fields. —A Tribune photograph

Flyover in place of Lakkar Pul soon
Mayor, MC commissioner visit site
A view of Lakkar Pul in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, May 15
After having been pushed to the backburner due to financial constraints and other procedural obstacles, the project for construction of railway overbridge in place of the now dismantled Lakkar Pul (foot bridge) might see the light of the day soon, if the civic authorities are to be believed.

A view of Lakkar Pul in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Man held for supplying smack to jail inmate
Ludhiana, May 15
A man was arrested while trying to smuggle smack in a capsicum cover to an inmate of the Central Jail here today. The man, yet to be identified by the police, has been arrested and sent to Police Station VII for further investigation.

Undertrial flees from jail
Ludhiana, May 15
Beeru, an undertrial in several cases of theft and robbery, escaped from the city central jail late last night.


Price Rise
BJYM holds protest march against UPA govt
Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha hold a protest march against galloping prices in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, May 15
Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) today held a protest march in Ghumar Mandi area against abject failure of the UPA government at the Centre to check galloping prices of essential commodities and services.

Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha hold a protest march against galloping prices in Ludhiana on Thursday. —A Tribune photograph 

Delay in tax notifications worries industry
Ludhiana, May 15
Delay in various notifications by the excise and taxation department is adding to the industry's woes.

Mastermind quiz at Apollo Hospital
Ludhiana, May 15
April was observed as the “safety month” at SPS Apollo Hospital here. It culminated with a mastermind quiz contest. Six teams vied with each other for top positions in the quiz which veered round questions from crucial safety areas like infection control, radio diagnosis, biochemistry and the fire safety.

City doctor re-elected vice-chief of APDF
Ludhiana, May 15
Former national president of the Indian Dental Association (IDA) and senior dental professional from the city Dr Bhagwant Singh has been re-elected as the vice-president of the Asian Pacific Dental Federation (APDF) as also the Asian Pacific Regional Organisation of Federation Dentaire Internationalle at the 30th Asian Pacific Dental Congress held at Bangkok, Thailand. He is the first dentist from India to be elected twice to this coveted post. Thirtyone member countries participated in the election.



3 nabbed with spare parts
Ludhiana, May 15
The city police has arrested three persons and seized 132 quintal of parts of cycle, tractor, generator, thrasher and combine machine worth Rs 25 lakh from the accused.

2 held for killing driver, cleaner of truck
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 15
A joint team of the Punjab police and Jharkhand police arrested Sukhpal Singh, alias Bhindi, of Rachhin village and Harjinder Singh of Sandaur village, who had allegedly killed the driver and cleaner of a truck in Jharkhand over three months ago.

PO nabbed from new courts
Ludhiana, May 15
Amrik Singh Prince, facing trials in cases of blackmailing a former mayor and kidnapping a child, is yet again in the police net for his alleged involvement in the case of fraud committed 22 years ago.


ICAR holds meet on oilseed at PAU
Ludhiana, May 15
The annual research workers’ group meeting of All-India Coordinated Research projects on sunflower and castor was organised at Punjab Agricultural University, here today. The function was jointly organised by the PAU and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. The meet was attended by top-ranking oilseed scientists of the country.



Late arrival of papers from PU delays evaluation
Ludhiana, May 15
Late arrival of papers from Panjab University, Chandigarh, is causing inordinate delay in evaluation of papers, thereby causing inconvenience to teachers who get insufficient papers against the stipulated number of 60 papers in a day.

NSS camp at Kasabad
Ludhiana, May 15
A 10-day NSS camp is being organised by the Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women at Kasabad village these days. Y.S Walia delivered a lecture on pollution and environment on the third day today.

Yoga camp at SVM School
Ludhiana, May 15
A fortnight-long Yoga camp organised at Sanatan Vidya Mandir School by the Patanjali Yog Peeth Samiti culminated here today. Students from Class VI to Class X attended the camp. It was specially designed for the students of senior classes. Yoga experts, Krishan Lal Gupta, Ashok Kumar, Sukhwinder Singh and Vijay Kumar gave training of different asanas, mudras and pranayams. Students learnt many body postures during the camp.


Dairy owner gets 5 years for rape bid
Ludhiana, May 15
The court of sessions judge G K Rai has sentenced dairy owner Gurdev Singh alias Nikka of Kutbewal village, Ludhiana, to undergo five-year imprisonment on the charges of attempting to rape a girl of 14 years. He was also ordered to pay fine of Rs 2,000.


SAI releases list of 51 players
Ludhiana, May 15
Fiftyone players have been selected by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Training Centre being run here at Guru Nanak Sports Complex under its residential as well as non-residential schemes.

Cricket trials on May 18
Ludhiana, May 15
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) will organise trials to select probables for the Ludhiana team (senior) here at Arya College ground, Civil Lines,on May 18 at 7.30 a.m.

Ludhiana lads face uphill task
Ludhiana, May 15
In the inaugural match of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-16) for the M.L.Markan Trophy being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association at Gandhi ground, Amritsar, Ludhiana faced an uphill task as hosts Amritsar went on to pile up a mammoth total of 396 runs in 89.4 overs on the first day of the three-day tie.





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