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CBSE Class XII Results
DAV boy is first with 96 pc

Ludhiana, May 21
Yatish Jain of DAV Public senior Secondary School from the commerce stream has topped the district in the Class XII examinations (CBSE) with 96 per cent marks. Trailing him closely is Ajay Arora of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary, Shastri Nagar, with 95.8 per cent marks.

  BCM, DAV have best results

Yatish Jain with his family; Jashanjit Kaur (left), Neha Ghai and Ashish Markan (right) with their school principal; and Navdeep Kaur who topped in humanities. Tribune photos: Sayeed Ahmed


Gulmohar and amaltas in full bloom at the PAU in Ludhiana
NATURE’S COLOUR PLAY: Gulmohar and amaltas in full bloom at the PAU in Ludhiana. Photo: Satwinder Basra

Muthoot Burglary
The super rich who wanted too much, too fast

Ludhiana, May 21
He has more air-conditioners in his house than a common man has coolers. But now he sleeps on cemented floor, under rickety fans, in the custody of the CIA police. Puneet Aggarwal, accused in the multi-crore Muthoot burglary case, is probably the richest accused cooling his heel’s in police net.
Twentysix-year-old Puneet has bank savings and assets far more than the Rs 2.80 crore gold he allegedly stole in connivance with the acting bank manager, Ritesh Pillai, on Saturday.

A raid being conducted on Azad Fuel Station at Fountain Chowk in Ludhiana Petrol station raided
Ludhiana, May 21
A team from the department of district food, civil supplies and consumer affairs conducted a raid on Azad Fuel Station at Fountain Chowk here today.

A raid being conducted on Azad Fuel Station at Fountain Chowk in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Park panels get notices
But where are the grants?
Ludhiana, May 21
Just two months after park management committees (PMCs) were announced, the horticulture wing of the MC has issued notices to 22 PMCs for not maintaining the parks well.


VHP, Bajrang Dal rally against terror
Ludhiana, May 21
Activists of the VHP and the Bajrang Dal took out a two-wheeler rally to protest against terrorism in Ludhiana Activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal today held a scooter and motorcycle rally in the city to register their protest against increasing disruptive activities of what they termed as “Islamic terrorism”.

Activists of the VHP and the Bajrang Dal took out a two-wheeler rally to protest against terrorism in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

  ‘Anti-terrorism day’ observed

Sub-registrar’s office waterlogged for 3rd day
Ludhiana, May 21
The sub-registrar’s office that was flooded after showers in Ludhiana Causing inconvenience to the public, the sub-registrar’s office here remained waterlogged for the third day today. People who had come to get sale deeds registered had to wade through the water to enter the office premises. Residents said though the office was shifted here a long time ago, no attention was being paid to facilities like drinking water or civic amenities.

The sub-registrar’s office that was flooded after showers in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed

Jewellery Shop Attack
Police zeroing in on culprits 

Mandi Ahmedgarh May 21
The police has tightened noose around members of a gang that had attacked a jewellery shop owned by Kuldip Singh Karwal, general secretary, SAD youth wing, and thrashed his brother,Gurdeep Singh, after dragging him to the Railway road here on Monday. Though a few persons were reportedly rounded up by the police, no body was arrested.

Women empowerment project goes to PAU 
Ludhiana, May 21
The department of biotechnology, ministry of science and technology, Government of India, has sanctioned a mega project,” An integrated approach to provide employment opportunities to women” with a budgetary allocation of Rs 54.96 lakh to Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) recently.

Tributes paid to Rajiv Gandhi
Ludhiana, May 21
Rich tributes were paid to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 17th death anniversary by functionaries of the District Congress Committee (Urban) at Congress Bhawan here today. The meeting was presided over by senior party leaders Vidya Sagar Rampal and Des Raj Saini.

Villagers organise mela
Ludhiana, May 21
People attended the 9th annual mela organised in the memory of Lakh Daata Peer at Bulara village.

Banks must reach out to poor


Crop Damage Farmers seek claim; ICICI refuses 
Ludhiana, May 21
Farmers living in villages in and around Jagraon have alleged that a private company from which they got their potato crop insured has refused to settle their claims despite they having inured huge crop loss. At least 40 farmers said the company charged a premium of Rs 1,600 per acre for which the sum insured was Rs 24,000 but,now it was refusing to make that payment.

Rain brings relief to cultivators 
Rain helps farmers prepare fields for sowing paddy and cotton near Ahmedgarh Mandi Ahmedgarh May 21
The two-day rain brought relief not only to urban population, but the peasants as well gained financially by cutting down the cost for preparing fields for cultivating paddy and cotton crops in this belt of Malwa. Savings could have been much more had the administration given relaxed the ban on the early sowing of the paddy.

Rain helps farmers prepare fields for sowing paddy and cotton near Ahmedgarh. A Tribune photograph



Sacred Heart student wins laurels
Ludhiana, May 21
Megha Gulati has brought laurels to the city by topping the Class-X ICSE board examination in the district with 95.83 per cent marks.



Health wing cautions people against cut fruits
Ludhiana,May 21
The mass media wing and malaria field staff of the health department today organised awareness camps at the railway station, general bus stand and the Jawahar Nagar locality to educate people about preventive steps to be taken against water-borne diseases like jaundice, typhoid, cholera, gastroenteritis, which were common during summer and the rainy season.

Time to break myth behind blood donation: Doc 
Ludhiana, May 21
Healthy people should voluntarily donate blood as there is a huge gap between its availability and demand for the critically ill-patients. Despite efforts being made at various levels, blood collected from voluntary donations in this part of the country constitutes just 20 per cent.


Chandigarh comfortably poised
Ludhiana, May 21
Hosts Chandigarh were well-placed against Ludhiana in third match of the ongoing Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-16) for the ML Markan Trophy played at the cricket stadium, Chandigarh, Sector 16, today.

Punjab soft tennis squad named
Ludhiana, May 21
The Punjab soft tennis team (boys) was announced today on the conclusion of a week-long coaching camp organised from May 14 to 21 here at Satish Chander Dhawan Government College for Boys. According to Kila Raipur MLA Jasbir Singh Khangura, who is also the president of the Punjab State Soft Tennis Association, the team would represent the state in the 6th Senior National Soft Tennis Championship scheduled to be held at Bhopal from May 26 to 29.

Basketball meet from May 28
Ludhiana, May 21
The Punjab State Sub-Junior Basketball Championship for boys and girls will be held at AS Senior Secondary School, Khanna, from May 28 to 31, according to Punjab Basketball Association (PBA) president Rajdeep Singh Gill.




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