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Angry Sikhs derail rail services
Thousands of commuters stranded
Ludhiana, June 25
The rail-roko agitation by Sikh organisations against firing on Sikh protesters by a security guard of Baba Ram Rahim Singh in Mumbai threw the train traffic on Ludhiana-Amritsar and Ludhiana-Delhi sections in disarray here today.

Protesters squat on a railway track at Mullanpur on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur section Protesters squat on a railway track at Mullanpur on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur section on Wednesday. Photo Inderjit Verma


Fund-wise MC sees no light in streetlights
Ludhiana, June 25
In order to save electricity, the Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation today rejected the proposal of streetlight installation projects outrightly stating that it would burden the civic body.

Nail dera chief, says IHRO
Ludhiana, June 25
The International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO), while criticising the Central and state governments, including Punjab, for their inaction against Sirsa dera head Baba Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh, has asked the Maharashtra government to book the "baba" in the Mumbai Sikh murder case under Section 120-B of the IPC along with others.

Torrent leaves city awash
Ludhiana, June 25
The city remained waterlogged for a long time this morning following heavy downpour that resulted in a traffic chaos. All major roads were flooded during the office hours. People were caught on the flooded roads and got delayed for reaching their destinations.
RAIN WOES:  Heavy rain  causes traffic jam in Ludhiana on Wednesday and A truck stuck after a kutcha road opposite Westend Mall caved in after heavy rains in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma . Photos: Inderjeet Verma
Heavy rain  causes traffic jam in Ludhiana A truck stuck after a kutcha road opposite Westend Mall caved in after heavy rains in Ludhiana
Heavy rain leaves Damoria Bridge inundated Waterlogged Jaimal Singh road after heavy rainfall in Ludhiana
Heavy rain leaves Damoria Bridge inundated. Photos: Inderjeet Verma  Waterlogged Jaimal Singh road after heavy rainfall in Ludhiana on Wednesday. 

District block samitis fall in SAD kitty
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 25
SAD captured all offices in block samitis falling under the jurisdiction of Ludhiana district. However, election to the block samiti office Malerkotla II was staggered.

6 booked for bid to encroach plot
Khanna, June 25
The local police has booked six persons, who were trying to encroach upon a plot in Salondhi village.


Reservation of 10 pc seats for rural youths
Quota wonít serve the purpose: Pvt institutes

Ludhiana, June 25
The Association of the Punjab State Technical Private Institutions might have agreed with the state governmentís proposal to reserve 10 per cent seats in their respective institutions free of cost exclusively for rural students, still many managements feel that the reservation was not the only solution, the government must try to restore the dilapidated infrastructure in schools first.

e wild wild web
Fascinating world of emails
Yahoo, an internet services company has recently come out with the ymail.com <http://ymail.com/>on the lines of the successful gmail.com <http://gmail.com/>, hotmail.com <http://hotmail.com/>, aol.com <http://aol.com/>etc. to feed the increasing demand of email service seekers in the world. But the romance with emails has its pitfalls too.

Scientist dwells on benefits of Indian food
Ludhiana, June 25
Research scientist, Nutrition and Food Science department, Texas A&M University, USA, Jairam Vanamala, who is on a three-day visit to PAU visited laboratories and research facilities of the university today. He interacted with scientists on various issues concerning food science and technology. Milkha Singh Aulakh, dean, College of Agriculture, also accompanied the visitor.

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Hosiery Industry
Buyer-seller meeting brings in over Rs 700-cr business

Ludhiana, June 25
The hosiery industry's initiative to bring buyers and manufacturers from across the country under one roof is expected to translate into business worth over Rs 700 crore.


Veggie cultivation: Tata Chem staff get tips at PAU
Ludhiana, June 25
A training programme on cultivation of vegetables particularly tomato, chilli, cauliflower, cabbage, brinjal for officials of Tata Chemicals, working in the vegetable growing areas of Malerkotla and procuring the produce directly from farmers, concluded at PAU today.



Ryanís Sehdev to be honoured on I-Day 
Has got co-pilotís licence from Airtime Canada at 13 
Ludhiana, June 25
Thirteen-year-old Yuvraj Sehdev, who has brought laurels to the city by earning himself a co-pilotís license from Airtime Canada, will be honoured by deputy commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar on Independence Day. After achieving the feat, the life of this Class VIII student of Ryan International School, who also happens to be the youngest among the 11-member to earn the co-pilotís license, has changed ever since he landed the city on June 9. Despite, earning the co-pilotís license, he has something else to flaunt.
Yuvraj Sehdev being presented a bouquet by deputy commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar in Ludhiana Medallion of 2010 Winter Olympics to be held at Vancouver, Canada Yuvraj Sehdev being presented a bouquet by deputy commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar in Ludhiana on Wednesday and right; Medallion of 2010 Winter Olympics to be held at Vancouver, Canada. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Shivangi tops in PTU examination 
Ludhiana, June 25
Students of the Khalsa Institute of Management and Technology for Women, Civil Lines, have bagged top ranks in the Punjab Technical University December 2007 examination.

Green Grove art workshop ends
Doraha, June 25
A weeklong art workshop was organised at Green Grove Public School. The students of classes IV to VIII took part in it. The workshop familiarised students with the new skills in painting, colouring techniques and use of crayons or poster colours. Students were also taught about others skills like fabric, glass and the canvas paintings, 3-D work, crackle and etching paste painting. Principal Suzie George said the main aim was to tap the budding creativity in students and bring it to the forefront by providing adequate platform.

300 B.Tech students to undergo training
Doraha, June 25
More than 300 B.Tech students have registered themselves for the one-month training workshop being organised by the consultancy, training and placement cell of the Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology (LCET) in collaboration with its constituent departments.



CMCH starts specialised surgical services
Ludhiana, June 25
The department of surgery at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here has started specialised breast and endocrine surgical services.

Move to uplift ayurvedic drug industry 
Ludhiana, June 25
Undser directives from the Union Government, the state AYUSH (ayurveda, unani, sidha and homeopathy) department has geared up to ensure GMP (good manufacturing processes) compliance by the ayurvedic drug industry in the state.


Senior National 20 Cricket
Officialsí attitude disheartens players
Ludhiana, June 25
The mockery of cricket continued even on the final day of the first Senior National 20 Cricket Tournament being played at Government Model Senior Secondary School in Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) here today.

15 boys selected for hockey camp
Ludhiana, June 25
Trials were conducted for selecting the Ludhiana boy's hockey team (u-16) at the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium of Punjab Agricultural University here today.At least 35 aspirants turned up, according to honorary secretary, district hockey association, Ludhiana, Ajay Pal Singh.




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