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NGO to persuade candidates against liquor supply
Ludhiana, April 18
The Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, an NGO here, has found a way to check distribution of liquor and narcotics for votes in the Lok Sabha elections by putting moral pressure on candidates not to supply these items.

Colleges flout norms for ‘good’ results
Ludhiana, April 18
Despite clear-cut instruction of Panjab University (PU), most of the private colleges here are openly violating norms by putting subject teachers on examination duty, allegedly to get good results.

Three killed in accidents
Ludhiana, April 18
Two persons were killed and one was injured in two different accidents on Ferozepore Road here today.
The car which met with accident, killing advocate Anshu Bhandari.
The car which met with accident, killing advocate Anshu Bhandari. Photo: Rakesh Gupta






EARLIER STORIES

Unmindful of the worries around him, a man sleeps contentedly under an amaltas tree on a hot day in Ludhiana.
STATE OF BLISS: Unmindful of the worries around him, a man sleeps contentedly under an amaltas tree on a hot day in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Duping Farmers
Commission agents booked
Raikot, April 18
The Raikot police today booked two commission agents for allegedly duping farmers and embezzling their amount from sale of crops.

Akali leader attacked
Ludhiana, April 18
A group of around eight persons led by Jasdeep Singh Konke and Sher Singh allegedly attacked Akali leader Randhir Singh Laddi at his office on Tajpur Road here today. The group leaders, who too are associated with the Shiromani Akali Dal, are stated to have some personal enmity with the victim.

Tribune Impact
Varsity postpones exams
Doraha, April 18
It is merely a day that the Tribune has highlighted a clash between the date of first election rehearsal and the university examination to be conducted on the same day i.e. April 22, the university has postponed the date of the examination. The new dates for the papers too have been announced.



COMMUNITY

Milk prices likely to increase
Ludhiana, April 18
Consumers of milk might have to pay the price of elections, as in the coming days cost of milk is likely to increase up to Rs 2.

Sonia, Manmohan to address rallies
Ludhiana, April 18
The Akali-BJP government has failed on all fronts and has lost faith of its traditional voters due to booth-capturing during the last panchayat and zila parishad elections.

Tight security demanded at all polling booths
Ludhiana, April 18
All-India Congress general secretary and Lok Sabha candidate from Ludhiana Manish Tewari today called upon the Election Commission to provide tight security at all polling booths.

Charanjit opens office
Raikot, April 18
Proceeding in his crusade against Sukhdev Singh Libra, Congress candidate from Lok Sabha Fatehgarh Sahib seat, Charanjit Singh, yesterday opened his office at Raikot. The opening ceremony had a tremendous response among the Akali workers.

Shiromani Akali Dal workers at the opening of election office at Raikot on Saturday. A Tribune photograph
Shiromani Akali Dal workers at the opening of election office at Raikot on Saturday.

NRIs to boost Galib’s campaign
Ludhiana, April 18
The Germany unit of the NRI wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal has sent a team of workers to hot up the election campaign of Gurcharan Singh Galib.

One more files papers
Ludhiana, April 18
On the second day of filing of nominations for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from the Ludhiana constituency, only one person came to file his nominations here today.

Cong legal cell formed
Ludhiana, April 18
The election campaign planning and implementation legal cell of the Congress for the Ludhiana parliamentary constituency was constituted today.

Jimmy Shergill keeps date with city
Ludhiana, April 18
Being a Punjabi, Jimmy Shergill loves playing Punjabi characters and this is the reason why he keeps on doing these films at regular intervals. First it was "Mannat" and now "Tera mera ki rishta" and still to release "Munde UK de" opposite Neeru Bajwa. Incidentally, he also played a Punjabi character in his first movie "Maachis".

First honey train flagged off
Doraha, April 18
The first train carrying 90 containers of honey was flagged off on Thursday from the Container Corporation of India, Dhandari Kalan, Ludhiana, by Jagjit Singh Kapoor, chairman and managing director Little Bee Impex. Singh claimed that the honey-loaded train was not only an incredible achievement in the company’s history but also in the food sector world over.

The train carrying 90 containers of honey that was flagged off recently. A Tribune photograph
The train carrying 90 containers of honey that was flagged off recently.

Town sans vet doctor for nine months
Sahnewal, April 18
Veterinary services are being hit in this town due to the absence of any veterinary doctor for the past nine months. Cattle of Sahnewal thus seem to be left entirely at the mercy of God, especially after the retirement of doctor here in August last year.

Recession a boon for gold-plated jewellery
Ludhiana, April 18
Global economic meltdown has proved as a blessing in disguise for some. While ever increasing prices of gold is giving a tough time to jewellers, those dealing in gold plated and semi-precious jewellery are having a ball. A spokesperson of the Art Karat, who is holding a four-day exhibition in the city, said their sales had grown 50 per cent from the last year.


A model displays the collection of Art Karat in an exhibition in Ludhiana. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan
A model displays the collection of Art Karat in an exhibition in Ludhiana.


Young girls try to cover themselves on a hot afternoon in Ludhiana on Saturday.
SUNSCREEN: Young girls try to cover themselves on a hot afternoon in Ludhiana on Saturday.Tribune photo: 
Himanshu Mahajan

From Schools
Declamation contest on social evils
Ludhiana, April 18
The Health Club with the help of humanities forum of GMT Public School organised a declamation contest on social evils here today.

Corporal Punishment
‘Handle kids with care’
Ludhiana, April 18
The death of 11-year-old Shanno Khan of MCD Girls Primary School, Delhi, who died due to corporal punishment yesterday, has once again raised the question of the punishment being given in schools. Though the CBSE has given strict directions against the corporal punishment, it still goes unchecked.

Arya don to present paper in UK
Ludhiana, April 18
Dr Sunil Khosla, a senior lecturer in the postgraduate department of political science, Arya College, has been selected to present a paper in the 6th Annual World Conference on "Eurocentrism in political theory" from September 2 to September 4 at Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Books given to needy students
Jagraon, April 18
The Book Bank Society of Jagraon today conducted its 23rd books, notebooks, scholarship and awards giving function today. The function was organised at Lajpat Rai Kanya Senior Secondary School in collaboration with the social organisations of the city.


The meritorious students at the function of the Jagraon Book Club. Photo: Rakesh Gupta
The meritorious students at the function of the Jagraon Book Club.

‘Better performance, ultimate aim in life’
Ludhiana, April 18
Having taken the Indian movie buffs by surprise, Vansh Bhardwaj, the lead hero of “Videsh, Heaven on Earth” has his feet firm on ground as he terms better performance his ultimate goal in life.

ARSH clinics a hit among youth
Ludhiana, April 18
National health statistics have revealed that about 1.5 million girls below 15 years are married and conceive before the age of 18 in India, which has led to an alarming increase in the maternal and infant mortality rate.

Wheat on 11 acres gutted
Khamano, April 18
About 11-acre standing wheat crop at Manderan and Khamano was gutted in a devastating fire.

Call emergency meeting: BoM member
Ludhiana, April 18
Avtar Singh Dhindsa, a member of the Board of Management (BoM) of Punjab Agricultural University, has asked VC Dr MS Kang either to withdraw the letter sent to former or call an emergency meeting of the BoM to discuss the issue in detail.

At the Crossroads
Who will save the city?
Ludhiana, April 18
Ludhiana, at present, is in the throes of a revolutionary process. It seems to be a question of now or never. The new generation is waiting to step in at the appropriate time.



CRIME

3 booked for stealing batteries
Mullanpur Dakha, April 18
The Humbran police on Thursday booked three men for stealing old and new batteries from a mobile company’s tower. The theft occurred six months ago.

House burgled at knifepoint
Jagraon, April 18
Around 12 unidentified persons equipped with sharp edged weapons have burgled Gurcharan Singh’s house yesterday.

 






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