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Train Tragedy
Heartrending scenes at hospitals
Residents want solution, not aid
Ludhiana, May 20
Heartrending scenes were witnessed at DMC and CMC hospitals here as more than 17 students, who were injured in the accident between a passenger train and a van of Akal Academy at Gumtala, Bilga, were brought there in the morning.

Injured children admitted to the CMCH in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan


CBSE Class XII Result
Srishti tops in science with 97.2 pc
Ludhiana, May 20
Students of Ludhiana have done well in the Class XII CBSE examinations, the results of which were declared today. All the top positions in the city have been bagged by students of Kundan Vidya Mandir (KVM) and Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar.

Pickpockets have field day at DMCH
Ludhiana, May 20
Even as parents were searching for their children, who were injured in a collision between a school van and a train today, pickpockets had a field day at the DMCH here.

Former minister Lal Singh consoles parents of Nurmahal train tragedy in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

VC seeks detailed report on ragging
Ludhiana, May 20
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences at Faridkot has taken serious note of the complaint of ragging by a first year student of Lord Mahavira Homoeopathic College here.

Septuagenarian booked for murder bid
Ludhiana, May 20
The Shimlapuri police has booked a septuagenarian for attempt to murder. According to the police, the accused, Surjit Kaur (72), allegedly hired six persons to grab a piece of land at Jaspal Bangar village.

Fake Stamp Paper Scam
Police inaction under scanner
Ludhiana, May 20
Following the unearthing of the fake stamp paper racket, the role of the police, which apparently did not act on a similar complaint a year ago, has come under scanner.


SAD activists start introspection
Raikot, May 20
After faring badly in the Lok Sabha election, the losing candidates and their supporters are now in the introspective session. A meeting was called by former MLA, Raikot, Ranjit Singh Talwandi at Gurudwara Tahliana Sahib that was attended by a large number of Akali workers.

Ranjit Singh Talwandi adresses the Akali wokers’ meeting at Gurdwara Tahliana Sahib at Raikot on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

PSEB in denial mode as cuts continue
Ludhiana, May 20
Even as most city localities are facing interruption in power supply for hours together in the name of either planned shutdown for maintenance purpose or some snag in the distribution network, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) is sticking to its position of no power cuts being imposed anywhere in the state till now.

CBSE affiliated schools score 100 per cent result
Ludhiana, May 20
If percentage of marks is any yardstick to judge the IQ (intelligence quotient) of the students then the younger generation is definitely on the right track. This is indicated by the result of Class XII, as declared by the CBSE today.

‘Apathetic attitude’ of civil hospital staff irks patients
Ludhiana, May 20
The apathetic attitude of the staff at civil hospital, Ludhiana, has once again put a question mark on the existing ‘work culture’ in the public health sector. The patients and their attendants are subjected to humiliation, thereby adding insult to their injury.

Industry abhors move to hike power tariff
Ludhiana, May 20
The industry has condemned the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission’s move to increase electricity tariff with effect from June.

NGO to preserve endangered tree species
Ludhiana, May 20
With a view to preserving and conserving the rich diversity of flora in the country, especially in Punjab, a group of enthusiasts in association with Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have formed an NGO, Nature’s Tree Foundation. The PAU vice-chancellor will be the chief patron of the foundation.

Gill Village
Work on bypass moves at snail’s pace
Gill (Ludhiana), May 20
Even after two years of its commencement, the work on the bypass here is still on. Talking to The Tribune, Ravinder Singh, a villager, said: “For the past two years, the contractor has been widening the road and that too in pieces. He removes soil from one place and dumps it at another.”

An unfinished patch of bypass at Gill village. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Fogging no good, say health officials
MC reviews preparedness to tackle outbreak
Ludhiana, May 20
Municipal Commissioner GS Ghuman held a meeting with officials of the health department, including CMO SP Sharma, at his office here today to discuss arrangements regarding precautionary measures against dengue in the coming months.

Rare surgery gives 2-yr-old new lease of life
Ludhiana, May 20
Timely diagnosis and unique surgery performed on a child here with a rare brain condition has given him a new lease of life.

IT industry cries for attention
Ludhiana, May 20
The information technology industry in the city has been crying for care in the city. The industry rues that it is not guaranteed electric commercial connection and SSI registration with industries department in residential area as it was pollution-free.

Fire breaks out at furniture shop
Ludhiana, May 20
A fire broke out at Khurana Wood Crafts here this afternoon, damaging the signboard on the front portion of the building.

Freshers’ party at Desh Bhagat College
Mandi Gobindgarh, May 20
BAMS 2nd year students of Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College organised a welcome party “Juvenilia” for freshers here today. Dr Zora Singh, chairman of Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes, inaugurated the function by lighting the lamp.

Chairman of Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes distributes prizes to the winners at Mandi Gobindgarh on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Land acquisition for rly line
80 pc amount given to farmers: SDM
Ludhiana, May 20
Owners of land acquired for the Ludhiana-Chandigarh railway line in five villages, including Sahnewal Khurd, Kanech, Bir Sahnewal, Barwala and Katani Kalan, have been paid 80 per cent of the compensation, said Manpreet Singh Chhatwal, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Ludhiana (east), here yesterday. All villages fall in Ludhiana east zone.

Village extension training for students
Ludhiana, May 20
PAU department of extension education will organise a village extension-training programme for BSc Agriculture (honours) final year students of College of Agriculture in Jagraon villages from May 25 to June 5.

New courses at Kamla Lohtia College
Ludhiana, May 20
Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam (KLSD) College here has started two new add-on courses in mass communication and video production and foreign trade practice and procedure from the new academic session 2009-10.


Man gets 10-year jail in narcotics case
Ludhiana, May 20
The court of Additional Sessions Judge GS Saran has convicted Beant Singh (31) of Dhudike village, Moga, on the charges of possessing poppy husk.

One held with 60-kg poppy husk
Raikot, May 20
The Sudhar police arrested a person with 60 kg of poppy husk yesterday. The accused, identified as Harpal Singh of Sarabha village near here, was driving a truck, along with his co-driver and owner of the truck Baldev Singh of Toosa village, when they were intercepted by a police party near Kaily chowk while on a routine patrol.




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