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Caliber Plaza Theft 
CCTV footage helps police identify accused

Ludhiana, May 14
The CCTV footage has helped the police to identify the accused who committed theft at Caliber Plaza on Sunday night. The footage shows how the accused entered the mall and stole Rs 12 lakh.

45-yr-old man clubbed to death 
Ludhiana, May 14
A 45-year-old man was bludgeoned to death by his sister-in-law at Khanpur village here today. The deceased has been identified as Parsand Singh, who succumbed to injuries at a hospital this afternoon.


EARLIER STORIES


Verka GM booked for milk pilferage 
Tip of the iceberg, scam worth crores likely to be unearthed: Chairman
Ludhiana, May 14
The police has booked the general manager of Verka milk plant and four others for allegedly stealing milk from a tanker of the milk plant and supplying it to a private dairy owner.

Only 4 out of 44 pass Class VIII; parents protest
Mullanpur Dakha, May 14
A state awardee principal has reportedly been warned by the district education authorities due to bad performance by students in the middle exam. Parents of the students today staged a protest in front of the school and burnt the effigy of school principal Sukhdev Singh of Government Middle School of Ghamnewal village near Humbran.

Dental college in absentee fine row
Ludhiana, May 14
Reacting to the collection of absentee fine by the college authorities, a group of students of BJS Dental College has blamed the college authorities for violation of the guidelines issued by the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS).

Staff on poll duty not paid wages
Ludhiana, May 14
Employees, who were put on duties for the Lok Sabha elections yesterday, are up in arms against the district administration for not being paid remuneration.

COMMUNITY

Kids made to study in unhygienic environs
MC fails to act as vendors leave rotten fruits, veggies behind
Ludhiana, May 14
Heaps of garbage, dirt and the filth scattered outside Baba Ishar Singh Public School, BRS Nagar, is polluting the air that those studying in this school inhales. Just near the garbage dump, vegetable market is organised on every Sunday. A large number of hawkers bring vegetables and fruits and other household goods here for selling in the market. The residents of the adjoining colonies purchase vegetables from here.

Day after poll, party offices deserted
Gurcharan Singh Galib’s office wears a deserted look in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, May 14
After days of hectic activity, candidates and party workers relaxed for a day today. The offices of all candidates looked deserted throughout the day. Many of them who went to meet them returned disappointed.



Gurcharan Singh Galib’s office wears a deserted look in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Voters braved sweltering conditions
Poll staff defied EC orders, failed to provide ORS packets, wet towels
Ludhiana, May 14
Though the Election Commission had directed the officials on the polling booths to keep with themselves ORS packets and wet towels for electorates, most of them were found defying the orders.

Attacks on mediapersons condemned
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 14
Condemning the recent attacks launched on mediapersons in Punjab during the Lok Sabha polls, the Global India Foundation has appealed to the Press Council of India and Election Commission to take action against the miscreants.

Roopa Ganguly for serials with social message
Ludhiana, May 14
Roopa Ganguly, who played the role of Draupadi in the serial “Mahabharata”, relates herself to Draupadi in real life too. “Like Draupadi, I am also a perfectionist,” she said during a video conferencing here today. After a break of several years, Roopa Ganguly will now be seen in Zee TV’s serial ‘Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo.’



Roopa Ganguly, Geeta Kapur
Roopa Ganguly, Geeta Kapur

Local bodies dept mum on sewermen’s death
Ludhiana, May 14
The silence of the local bodies department for the death of two sewermen working with the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, who died while cleaning sewers in Mansa during the wee hours on April 29, has put the working of the Punjab government under scanner.

Nurses Day celebrated
Ludhiana, May 14
The Nurses day was celebrated by the College of Nursing, CMC here. A panel discussion on the sub-theme “Violence at work place” was organised on the occasion.

Vacations
Students plan camping, trekking
Ludhiana, May 14
With summer vacation round the corner, schoolchildren have already started planning for it. While some have decided to attend workshops and summer camps others have planned to go for camping and trekking.

3D course for students
Ludhiana, May 14
The Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) has announced the launch of a new 3D course, the Advanced Diploma in 3D-Xpert (AD3DXPert), at its training centre here.

BVM, Everest school students shine
Ludhiana, May 14
Students of Bharatiya Vidya Mandir and Everest Public Senior Secondary School have shown 100 per cent results of the middle standard examinations of the Punjab School Education Board session 2008-09.

Bhagwant Kaur A philanthropist to the core
Doraha, May 14
Bibi Bhagwant Kaur, chief patron, managing board, Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, whose bhog ceremony falls on May 17, was aptly a philanthropist to the core.

Bhagwant Kaur

Free treatment for disabled students
Ludhiana, May 14
The Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan wing of the Punjab Education Department is providing free treatment to disabled students studying in the government schools.

Farm engineers in demand
Ludhiana, May 14
Agricultural engineering graduates from the PAU have been maintaining the trend of getting the jobs early, even one year before completing their degrees. This was stated by PK Gupta, dean, College of Agricultural Engineering, while discussing the scenario of on-campus placements here today.

CRIME

Man commits suicide, wife booked
Jagraon, May 14
Twenty two days after a man allegedly committed suicide, his wife has been booked for abetting to suicide. An employee of the local civil hospital had committed suicide by jumping in front of a train on April 22.

Man killed in accident
Khamano, May 14
A motorcycle rider, identified as Roorh Singh(50), was killed in a road accident near the railway bridge today. The deceased, a resident of Sanghol, was going on his motorcycle (PB 23 B 2698) but when he reached near the railway bridge his motorcycle suddenly slipped and he fell down and sustained serious head injuries. A police party brought him to Khamano civil hospital where doctors gave first aid and then referred him to the PGI Chandigarh where he died due to his serious head injuries. —OC

COURTS

Lawyers continue to boycott court
Ludhiana, May 14
Lawyers continued to boycott Judicial Magistrate Pooja Andotra’s court even today. The District Bar Association appears to have taken a tough stand on this issue. It has also warned that any member found appearing in the particular court would shun to be its member.

Softball
Guru Nanak school, RS Model win
Ludhiana, May 14
Guru Nanak International Senior Secondary School and R S Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, won in the boy's section on the opening day of the 12th edition of the four-day Ludhiana District Softball Championship, organised at the Ramgarhia Educational Complex, Miller Ganj, today. In the inaugural match, R S Model drubbed BCM Senior Secondary School with focal point 15-5. The second match between Guru Nanak International and Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School, Dholewal, the former won by 12-1. —OSR
Players in action during a softball match being held at Ramgarhia Education Complex, Miller Ganj, Ludhiana, on Thursday.
Players in action during a softball match being held at Ramgarhia Education Complex, Miller Ganj, Ludhiana, on Thursday. A Tribune photograph





 






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