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Halt work on mall: MC panel
Ludhiana, May 16The proposed mall where construction goes on in full swing in Ludhiana.
In a peculiar development that might lead to confrontation between the civic administration and elected representatives, a committee of councillors, set up by the mayor at a general house meeting, has called for stoppage of construction work on Silver Arc mall.
The proposed mall where construction goes on in full swing in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph 


summer’s splendour. Photo by Satwinder Basra

World Hypertension Day
To destress, get into your walking shoes
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 16
With one out of every five persons in India suffering from hypertension, there is need to change lifestyle and increase awareness to prevent this "silent killer" that is rapidly spreading its tentacles, said Dr K.C. Goyal, district health officer, Sangrur, on the eve of World Hypertension Day today.

Excise raid on Lodhi Club
Ludhiana, May 16
Excise and Taxation officials conducted a raid on the high-profile Lodhi Club here late last night.

Rajdeep Singh Punish erring college staff, says Rajdeep’s father
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 16
The body of Rajdeep Singh, final-year student of Guru Nanak Engineering College, was cremated at his native village, Kohli Kalan, today. A large number of SAD and Congress leaders attended the funeral.
           Rajdeep Singh

NGO goes green
Takes to fruit tree plantation
Ludhiana, May 16
Taking up plantation of fruit trees, the Nishkam Sewa Ashram, a city-based NGO, is supplying saplings of various fruit trees, including mango, orange, peach, guava, jamun, apple and ber, free of cost.


CPM protests against inflation
Ludhiana, May 16
To mark its protest against inflation, the Communist Party of India (M) held a protest march from Chatar Singh Park to the deputy commissioner's office where it held a dharna here today.

Authorities ask tea shop owners to stop serving food
PAU appoints another contractor; staff resent move
Ludhiana, May 16
Resentment prevails among employees of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) over the recent letter issued by authorities asking teashop owners not to serve food to its employees, students and faculty members. The university has given the contract of serving food to another person recently.

Missing ChildrenSanjana Bajaj, member, NCPCR, looks into the complaints of aggrieved parents of missing children at the circuit house in Ludhiana on Friday.
Police slack in absence of FIRs, says Bajaj
Ludhiana, May 16
Lesser police accountability in tracing a missing child because no FIR is registered has led to parents registering cases of their wards being kidnapped. This was stated by Sanjana Bajaj, member of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), while talking to The Tribune here today.

Sanjana Bajaj, member, NCPCR, looks into the complaints of aggrieved parents of missing children at the circuit house in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Vets demand exemption from poll duty
Doraha, May 16
The dairy animals of the state especially of Payal tehsil seem to be left entirely at the mercy of God as all the 11 veterinary doctors and para veterinary staff of the tehsil has been deployed on election duty, not only for the recently held elections but for the coming panchayati elections also.

Hit-and-run accident victim needs help
Ludhiana, May 16
Darbara Singh, a resident of New Subhash Nagar in Basti Jodhewal locality here, met with a road accident in which he sustained fractures in both legs and a head injury in early March this year. As the offending driver of the vehicle managed to escape without paying heed to the victim, he was taken to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) by the area residents for treatment.

PAU breeding peacocks
Ludhiana, May 16A peacock sanctuary has been opened in 10 acres at PAU in Ludhiana.
A peacock sanctuary has been opened in 10 acres at Punjab Agricultural University here. About 30 peacocks are being bred in the protected green belt. “This is the part of 16 acres of the department of landscaping and floriculture at the university. We are taking steps to preserve the National Bird in the natural environment. Special care is being taken so that these peacocks, whose number has increased to 30 during the past few months, are not disturbed and threatened”, Dr Ramesh Kumar Sadavarti, head, department of landscaping and floriculture, PAU, said. — TNS

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Banned drugs seized
Jagraon, May 16
The Anti-Narcotic Cell conducted a raid in Chhajjawal village yesterday and recovered a large quantity of banned drugs from a shop.


State govts should ‘contribute’ to MSP
Khanna, May 16
The state governments should also contribute to the MSP given to the farmers on their produce. This could be done only when the state governments moot a policy related to it.



Freshers’ party at Guru Nanak Senior Secondary SchoolNavnish Singh and Sneha who were declared “prince” and “princess” during the freshers’ party at Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Friday.
Doraha, May 16
A freshers’ party was organised at Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School today.While the tiny tots put up their best attires on this special day, teachers arranged various colourful items in their honour. The students participated in various games and were rewarded. In the competitions that followed, Navnish Singh and Sneha were declared ‘prince’ and ‘princess’, respectively.
Navnish Singh and Sneha who were declared “prince” and “princess” during the freshers’ party at Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Lecture on knitting techniques
Ludhiana, May 16
The Ivanna Institute of Fashion Technology organised a lecture-cum-demonstration on knitting techniques here. Amardeep Singh Kalra, head of the knitting technology department, Government Institute of Textile and Knitting Technology, was the resource person.

NSS camp
Doraha, May16
A 10-day NSS camp began at GNN College here today. At least 75 volunteers are taking part in the camp. The volunteers cooked food themselves and cleaned the college premises, programme officer Harwinder Kaur said. The theme of the camp is “Healthy Youth for Healthy India”. — OC



Johal heads US chapter of cultural body
Ludhiana, May 16
Baljit Singh Johal was appointed the president of the American chapter of the Punjab Cultural Society (PCS) at a function organised in the city yesterday.


Diabetes check-up camp today
Ludhiana, May 16
Ludhiana Mediciti Hospital here will organise a diabetes awareness and check-up camp on May 17. Dr Gaurav Sachdeva, a diabetes specialist, will examine patients, render follow up and dietary advice and educate the diabetic persons on lifestyle changes to have a better quality of life.

Camp on lifestyle disorders at Desh Bhagat hospital
Mandi Gobindgarh, May 16
Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic Hospital and Panchkarma Centre, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised a two-day free medical camp on lifestyle disorders to mark the International Family Day. The camp concluded last evening.


Sports Quota SchemeKabaddi trials in progress at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Friday.
180 girls take part in trials today
Ludhiana, May 16
A large number of girl aspirants turned up for the selection trials conducted by the Punjab sports department to select the players for different colleges of Panjab University, Chandigarh, under its sports quota scheme.
Kabaddi trials in progress at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Amritsar lads thrash Ludhiana
Ludhiana, May 16
Fine knock of 70 runs by Abhinav Bhatia, student of Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, went in vain as Amritsar demolished Ludhiana on the basis of their first innings lead of 262 runs in the inaugural match of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-16) for the M.L. Markan Trophy played at Gandhi ground, Amritsar, today.



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