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Dummy bombs miss target, fall in fields
Jagraon, March 13
Three bombs fired by Air Force bomber jets today misfired, triggering panic among villagers. As per reports available, around 9.30 am an IAF exercise was in progress at SK ranges at Sodhiwal village, about 10 km from here on the Sidhwan Bet road, when three bombs missed target and fell in the fields of Janetpura village.

April 10 last date for fresh voters
Ludhiana, March 13
Fresh voters in the city, particularly the youth, can give their names for registration till April 10, a week before the filing of the nomination papers. Eligible voters are required to fill Form 6 for the inclusion of their name in the voter list at the earliest. 

Staff crunch at election office
Ludhiana, March 13
Staff crunch has hit the election office in this district, where more than 20 lakh voters are likely to cast their vote in the coming Lok Sabha elections. Though department officials claim to be accomplishing election work well in time, but the department seems to be over-burdened with work due to staff shortage.


Women cross the track unmindful of the hazard at the Ludhiana railway station on Friday. Amenities missing at rly station 
Ludhiana, March 13
The condition of one of the busiest railway junctions in the Ferozepur division, Ludhiana, with some 140 mail and passenger trains passing through it every day and a passenger flow of around 30,000 is pitiable and the services poor. This is when it generates an annual revenue in excess of Rs 100 crore.

Women cross the track unmindful of the hazard at the Ludhiana railway station on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Black Gold, an all girls’ band, performs during a food festival in Ludhiana.
Black Gold, an all girls’ band, performs during a food festival in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Badal kin to contest from Bathinda
Ludhiana, March 13
In an important announcement, Sukhbir Badal, president of the SAD, today said that one of “my” family members would contest from the Bathinda Lok Sabha seat in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

Two brothers booked for killing friend
Raikot, March 13
The Sudhar police has booked two persons for killing their friend. The deceased has been identified as Gurnam Singh (60) of Aitiana village.

Waiter crushed under lift
Ludhiana, March 13
In a freak incident, a 28-year-old waiter died in the service lift of a restaurant near Fountain Chowk when his head was crushed between the lift and the door late last evening.


PAU signs MoU with Nestle 
Ludhiana, March 13
The College of Home Science, Punjab Agricultural University, has signed an MoU with Nestle India Limited on “Health and Nutrition Awareness”. 

Women college students given prizes 
Samrala, March 13
An annual prize distribution and a cultural programme was organised in National College for Women, Machiwara, which was presided over by Venu Prasad (IAS), Excise and Taxation Commisoner, Punjab.

DAV School holds annual day
Ludhiana, March 13
The annual day of students of the KG wing was organised at D.A.V Public School here today. The children presented western, animal, marathi and Punjabi dance. Chairman Poonam Suri, manager-cum-research and development officer RS Patial and principal JK Sidhu were also present on the occasion.—TNS

Children dance during the annual day function at DAV Public School in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph
Children dance during the annual day function at DAV Public School in Ludhiana on Friday.

Brick kiln workers protest low wages
Brick kiln workers stage a dharna against low wages in Ludhiana on Friday.Ludhiana, March 13
Hundreds of brick kiln workers, led by activists of the Lal Jhanda Punjab Bhatha Mazdoor Union, staged a dharna at Chatar Singh Park here today against low wages and failure of the administration to enforce minimum wages Act on brick kiln owners in the state.

Brick kiln workers stage a dharna against low wages in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Intake of fluids keeps kidneys healthy
Ludhiana, March 13
A camp, a quiz and a symposium on kidney was organised at SPS Apollo Hospitals on March 12 and 13 to mark the World Kidney Day.

Sufi singers from Rajasthan with their fans in Ludhiana on Friday. ‘Music basis of Sufism’
Ludhiana, March 13
“Sufi music is directly linked to God. Music is found in every sphere of life. If we care to listen carefully as we breathe in and out, we can hear the rhythm in our hearts. All religions have made music a part of worship. One such form is Sufi music,” said a Sufi music group from Rajasthan, who were here to perform.

Sufi singers from Rajasthan with their fans in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Impact of management strategies discussed
Ludhiana, March 13
A management conclave on “Surviving the Shock and Thriving! Managing the Impact of Business Upheavals Through Technology” was organised by Praneel Innovations, the IT arm of the Trident Group, in Ludhiana recently.

Principal secy visits civil dispensary 
Doraha, March 13
As the plight of the civil dispensary was highlighted in the columns of the Ludhiana Tribune last week, Principal Secretary AR Talwar today visited the shattered civil dispensary of Doraha town.

UPA charged with creating economic mess
Ludhiana, March 13
The economic cell of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has charged the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre with creating an economic mess and failure to provide any relief to the common man during its tenure.

Cong, SAD playing dangerous game: IHRO
Ludhiana, March 13
The International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO), while blaming politicians of Punjab and Haryana for the complexity of the Sirsa Dera Sacha Sauda episode for vote-politics, warned them against playing with the religious sentiments of people.

Ex-servicemen warned against opportunists
Ludhiana, March 13
The Indian Ex-Services League, Punjab and Chandigarh, has cautioned ex-servicemen of the state not to fall prey to the assertions of certain opportunist elements who have declared to contest the Lok Sabha elections.

Arabian food fest kicks off
Ludhiana, March 13
The Arabian Food Festival started at a city hotel here today. The food festival brings together traditional mezze, mouth-watering salads such as tobboule, hommos, fotoush, warakinab, moutabal, patties such as sambousseks. Many more preparations like barbeque, shish tawak, grill fish, veg falafel, are also there.

No headway in ransom case
Ludhiana, March 13
Two days after an anonymous assailant claiming to be a Mumbai-based sharpshooter demanded a ransom of Rs 2 crore and fired three shots at the house of a city-based exporter, the police has failed to make any headway in the case.


Four labourers die on Holi
Mullanpur Dakha, March 13
Four laborers died on Holi in various incidents in the area. In the first incident, a mini truck (HR 45 1261) mowed down two migrant labourers riding a bicycle.

Six booked for attempted murder
Khanna, March 13
Six people have been booked for making an attempt to murder Saranjeet Singh, a resident of Gosal village.


Man jailed for possessing narcotics 
Ludhiana, March 13
A drug peddler, Munsha Singh (35), of Hoshiarpur has been convicted on the charges of possessing poppy husk by a local court.

Volleyball: MBA lads reign supreme
Doraha, March 13
A day-long annual sports meet was organised at Doraha Institute of Management and Technology here today.

Soccer meet from March 20 
Ludhiana, March 13
As many as 16 top soccer teams of the region will slug it out in the All Open Gold Cup Football Tournament to be organised by the India Football Club, scheduled to be held at the ITI College, Gill Road, here from March 20 to 22, said Jagjeet Singh Sarabha, a spokesperson of the club.

Hockey tourney from tomorrow
Ludhiana, March 13
The Ludhiana Sportsmen Welfare Association will organise the annual Six-a-Side Hockey Tournament at the Prithipal Singh Memorial Astroturf Stadium of Punjab Agricultural University from March 15 here today.




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