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Reappear Forms
Students sweast it out  for hours

Reason: Officials run out of receipt books
Ludhiana, June 19

Long queues of students were witnessed outside the Punjab School Education Board depot at Punjabi Bhawan on the penultimate day of the submission of compartment forms of Class XII here today. Approximately, 1,000 boys and girls from the city and periphery areas gathered there to submit the forms.
Students queue outside the Punjab School Education Board depot in Ludhiana LINED UP: Students queue outside the Punjab School Education Board depot in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


BBA/BCA Admissions
PTU may lose out to PU colleges

Ludhiana, June 19
With Punjab Technical University having failed to announce admission dates for BBA and BCA classes, it is feared the students may opt for colleges affiliated to Panjab University, where July 7 is the admission date.

Mittal gives up room in MC house
Ludhiana, June 19
The Leader of the Opposition in MC house, Prem Mittal, today surrendered the room allotted to him in the MC house by mayor Hakam Singh Gyaspura as a protest against yesterday's announcement that it would be used by all party councillors.

DMC Manís Murder
Killed for Rs 20

Ludhiana, June 19
Raju (22), a safai karamchari at DMC Hospital, who was found dead at a muslim shrine yesterday, was allegedly killed just for Rs 20 in form of coins offered at the shrine.

Pappi Baba in police custody; and (right) wailing relatives of Raju who was killed on Wednesday. Photos I.V.
Pappi Baba in police custody wailing relatives of Raju who was killed

Man shot dead in Jhande village
Ludhiana, June 19
Harjit Singh, a resident of Jhande village, was shot dead by another villager late this evening.

Panchayat Polls: DM bans firearms
Ludhiana, June 19
For peaceful conduct of the gram panchayat elections, District Magistrate Priyank Bharti today banned carrying of firearms, sharp-edged weapons, acid, inflammable articles or anything that could cause injury.


Fear of floods grips residents near Budda Nullah 
MC sleeps over perennial problem, no desilting in sight

Ludhiana, June 19
Monsoon has already lashed the region but the local municipal corporation seems to be sleeping over the silt in Budda Nullah that threatens to flood scores of houses in colonies located at its bank.
Weed and silt in Budda Nullah that requires desilting as it poses threat of flooding the low-lying areas on its bank in Ludhiana Weed and silt in Budda Nullah that requires desilting as it poses threat of flooding the low-lying areas on its bank in Ludhiana
Weed and silt in Budda Nullah that requires desilting as it poses threat of flooding the low-lying areas on its bank in Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Daresi without water for over one month
Ludhiana, June 19
Residents of Jain Mohalla, Chowk Mishra and Thapar Street in Daresi here are doing without potable water for the last one and a half month due to a technical snag in submersible supply to them.

Project for visually challenged in ruins
Ludhiana, June 19
The state-of-the-art auditorium situated in Braille Press Bhawan has turned into virtual ruin, thanks to the official apathy. The auditorium is under construction since 1993 and the authorities seem to have turned a blind eye to the project meant for the blind.

9 killed in eight days in Khanna, admn not moved
Khanna, June 19
With as many as nine people killed in last eight days and around a dozen accidents reported everyday, the city roads have become insecure to ply on.

NSSO to hold workshop on June 23
Ludhiana, June 19
The National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO), under the ministry of statistics and programme implementation, will organise a regional training conference on collection of socio-economic data in the city on June 23, an official press release of the NSSO said here today. The data is being collected specifically for domestic tourism, housing condition and urban slum.

Tehbazaari removes encroachments
Ludhiana, June 19
The tehbazaari wing of the municipal corporation removed all fruit vendors from the Pakhowal road in an operation carried out this evening. Led by Naveen malhotra, the tehbazaari team also removed kiosks from the Jawahar camp market and toy market.

Youth dies in mishap
Ludhiana, June 19
Vijay Kumar (24) was killed in a freak accident near Bhaibala Chowk here this evening.

Couple on a date kidnapped
Ludhiana, June 19
A couple dating in Ansal Plaza here was reportedly kidnapped by relatives of the girl this evening.

Foundation day of Pensionersí Bhawan celebrated
Ludhiana, June 19
Pensioners celebrate 6th foundation day of Pensionersí Bhawan at Mini Secretariat in LudhianaThe pensioners of different government departments celebrated the 6th foundation day of Pensionersí Bhawan in Mini Secretariat here today. More than 250 pensioners, along with their family members, attended the function, which was presided over by K.C. Vijayvargi, deputy general manager of Oriental Bank of Commerce.

Pensioners celebrate 6th foundation day of Pensionersí Bhawan at Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjit Verma


PAU employee held for theft of mares
Ludhiana, June 19
The Haibowal police has arrested a PAU employee on the charges of stealing three mares and a calf worth Rs 4 lakh.



Seizure of Explosives
Police remand for accused extended

Jagraon, June 19
Sub-divisional Magistrate of Jagraon Mandeep Kaur Bedi today extended the police remand of Gurbhej Singh, alias Sonu, of Kathunangal in Amritsar, and Manjit Singh, alias Meeta, of Bardeke village in Jagraon, till June 24. The duo was in earlier remanded in the police custody for two days. The Ludhiana rural police (Jagraon) recovered 24.5 kg of explosives and 25 detonators from the duo on June 17.


SAI trainee bags silver medal in global meet
Ludhiana, June 19
A trainee of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre, opposite Guru Nanak Stadium here, gave a stupendous performance during an international meet to bring name and fame to the state as well as the nation. Inderjit Singh of Taran Tarn in Amritsar, a student of plus two in Nav Bharti Public School, Ludhiana, gave a good account of himself to help India clinch a silver medal in 4x400m relay race at the Junior Asian Athletics Championship held in Jakarta, Indonesia, from June 12 to 15.

Inderjit Singh
Inderjit Singh 

Punjab softball squads announced
Ludhiana, June 19
The Punjab softball teams (men and women) have been announced after the two-day trials conducted by the Punjab Softball Association here at the multi-purpose stadium near Guru Nanak Stadium on June 17 and 18.



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