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Rajdeep’s Murder 
GNDE students protest against police inefficiency

Ludhiana, May 17
Students of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College staged a protest today inside the premises of the college against the failure of city police to arrest the absconding boys involved in the murder of Rajdeep Singh, a final year student of electrical engineering.

MC sleeps over much-hyped sealing drive
Ludhiana, May 17
Two months after the city mayor, Hakam Singh Gyaspura, had announced the municipal corporation's sealing drive for establishments not following parking restrictions, the civic body seems to have forgotten the issue.

English news channels go off air in Rajguru Nagar
Ludhiana, May 17
English news channels have gone off the air for the residents of Rajguru Nagar, thanks to poor cable services in the area for the past few weeks. Residents of the area rue that the entry of a new cable-service provider has worsened things. Several complaints to the cable operator have yielded no result, they said.

Suicide by men on the rise: GRP
Ludhiana, May 17
More men than women have committed suicide before a speeding train in the district this year. Data available of first three months states 17 persons have ended their lives prematurely on different tracks in the district. Of them, 14 were males.

A boy splashes around in Sidhwan Canal, near Ludhiana
FROLICKSOME: A boy splashes around in Sidhwan Canal, near Ludhiana, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed


2 CAs from city make it to Civil Services
Ludhiana, May 17
"Do not feel disheartened by failures, put in your best efforts till you succeed," is the mantra Ravneet Singh Khurana and Sachin Kapoor, the two chartered accountants from the city who have made it to the Civil Services, believe in.
Family members of Ravneet Singh offer sweets to him on his success in the Civil Services examination Sachin Kapoor (second from left) shares happy moments with his family
Family members of Ravneet Singh offer sweets to him on his success in the Civil Services examination. Photo: Inderjit Verma Sachin Kapoor (second from left) shares happy moments with his family. Photo: Inderjit Verma


Land encroached upon by bigwigs: Advocate

Doraha, May17
Advocate Tarlochan Singh Sethi of Doraha has alleged that a portion of the road from water tank to Government Senior Secondary School has been encroached upon by a few political bigwigs. He said as per the information received from the Municipal Council on August 29, 2007, the road in this stretch was 20.16 feet wide in 2004.But, when Sethi approached it again on September 14, 2007, it stated that the road was 28.52 feet wide.
Long queue of vehicles on Bhai Bala Chowk
Long queue of vehicles on Bhai Bala Chowk. The drivers cannot see the change of light as the traffic police canopy blocks the view. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed

Gurdwara Singh Sabha’s governing body poll 
Admn tightens security; SAD meeting today

Mandi Ahmedgarh May 17
Apprehending tension during the local Gurdwara Singh Sabha’s governing body election for the post of president and other office- bearers, scheduled to take place tomorrow, the district administration has directed authorities to tighten the security in the town. Steps were taken to prevent any untoward incident when two groups, vying for control over the religious place, announced nomination of their own candidates.

Parties barring SAD decide to boycott civic poll 
Lamme Jattpura, May 17
Activists of all political parties barring the SAD, who belong to this village, have decided to boycott panchayat elections, polling for which is scheduled to held on May 26.

Woman dies of burn injuries
Ludhiana, May 17
A woman sustained burn injuries when her sari caught fire while she was working in a kitchen in a Muslim colony near the Sharepur Chowk. Two of her children are sill in critical condition. The incident occurred at around noon when Sulekha (25), who was a synthetic sari and clothes hanging nearby, caught fire. Her two children Saurabh (6) and six-month-old daughter Rani sustained burn injuries.

Female foeticide common in north, say experts
Ludhiana, May 17
A workshop on ‘Female Foeticide and Trafficking Among Women: Effectiveness of PNDT Act’ was held by the department of health education and family welfare, Christian Medical College, here today.

PNB to open ‘no-frill’ accounts
Ludhiana, May 17
Punjab National Bank is celebrating 2008 as the “Year of Financial Inclusion.” It would launch a project on urban financial inclusion in this direction here tomorrow.

Shahi Imam meets Sukhbir
Ludhiana, May 17
Activists of Majlis-e-Ahrar will prepare a list of difficulties faced by the Muslims in different parts of the state and submit it to the Chief Minister for further action. This was stated by Shahi Imam Maulana Habib-ur-Rehman Sani during his meeting with SAD supremo Sukhbir Badal in Amritsar yesterday.

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Insurance agent’s murder baffles police
Lokesh was shot in his office last month
Ludhiana, May 17
Exactly a month after an insurance agent was shot dead in his office at Pink Flats, Sant Ishar Singh Nagar, the police are clueless as to who did it.


Bank of Maharashtra to open 26 branches in Punjab
Ludhiana, May 17
Bank of Maharashtra executive director Rajiv Madhok addresses a press conference in Ludhiana The Bank of Maharashtra is searching for a partner to forge a liaison for getting into general insurance business. It also plans to open 26 more branches, including three in Punjab, in this financial year. Bank’s executive director Rajiv Madhok said it was exploring various opportunities that would contribute to a rise in its inflows.

Bank of Maharashtra executive director Rajiv Madhok addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo



‘Ruksat’ at GGNIMT
Gagandeep adjudged Mr Well Dressed

Students of GGNIMT at their farewell party in Ludhiana Ludhiana, May 17
Students of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology organised a farewell party ‘Ruksat’ (GGNIMT) to bid adieu to the outgoing batches here today. More than 300 students today gathered in the auditorium of the institute to celebrate.

Students of GGNIMT at their farewell party in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed 

PAU ropes in jobless youth
To work as scouts in cotton belts of Punjab
Ludhiana, May 17

The pest scenario in cotton has considerably changed with the introduction of Bt cotton as a component of integrated pest management (IPM), said Dr N.S. Malhi, director of extension education, PAU. He said serious pests of cotton (bollworm complex, including American bollworm) had been mostly managed.

Home science education ‘ideal’ for girls
Ludhiana, May 17
Home Science College of Punjab Agricultural University has created a landmark in the field of women education in India. Dr Neelam Grewal, dean, College of Home Science at PAU, stated this.

Dance classes for hearing impaired 
Ludhiana, May 17
Harpreet Happy conducted special dance classes for hearing and speech impaired students at the Deaf and Dumb School, Rajpura Road.



World Hypertension Day celebrated
Ludhiana, May 17
Dr G.S. Wander, chief cardiologist and coordinator of Hero DMCH, spoke on ‘Current trends in management of hypertension’ today to commemorate World Hypertension Day.


PU Sports Quota Scheme
400 turn up for selection trials 

Ludhiana, May 17
More than 400 boys turned up on the second day today to attend trials conducted by the Punjab Sports Department at Guru Nanak Sports Complex and the Punjab Agricultural University campus grounds. The trials were conducted to select players for seeking admission to various colleges affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh, under its sports quota scheme. At least 450 seats (boys and girls) have been reserved in the three universities namely Panjab University, Chandigarh, Punjabi University, Patiala, and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
Long jump and volleyball trials in progress at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photos: Sayeed Ahmed

Former international footballer felicitated
Ludhiana, May 17
Arjuna awardee Gurdev Singh Gill, former international football player, being felicitated at the Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur Arjuna awardee Gurdev Singh Gill who represented India in various international football tournaments and coached Punjab soccer team in early nineties was felicitated for his outstanding contribution in the field of sports.

Arjuna awardee Gurdev Singh Gill, former international football player, being felicitated at the Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, on Friday. A Tribune photograph 

BCM, Teja Singh eves set up title clash

Ludhiana, May 17
BCM Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh Road, branch and Teja Singh Swatantar English Medium School registered comfortable victories over their respective opponents to settle for the title clash in the girl’s section on the first day of the 7th Sub Junior Ludhiana Softball Championship being held at Ramgarhia Educational Complex, Miller Ganj, here today.



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