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Bloody brawl at Shimlapuri
12 hurt as Khalsa fauj, Dera followers clash
Ludhiana, May 24
Tension prevailed in Shimlapuri area this morning after 20 armed assailants of the Ek Noor Khalsa Fauj, Damdma Sahib, allegedly attacked followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda at Street No. 8, Satguru Nagar, leaving 12 injured.
The house where the clash took place; and (right) the injured undergo treatment at the CMCH in Ludhiana on Sunday.
The house where the clash took place; and (right) the injured undergo treatment at the CMCH in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photos: Inderjeet Verma 

Summer Rush
Passengers suffer as trains run full
Ludhiana, May 24
With the failure of the Northern Railway authorities in running adequate number of summer special trains and enhancing the carrying capacity of the existing long-haul trains, passengers are having a tough time as there is virtually no room on trains bound for Howrah, Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar even as the summer vacations are still a few days ahead.



EARLIER STORIES


INA veteran dead
Ludhiana, May 24
A freedom fighter Karam Singh, who was associated with the INA, died yesterday at Bhutta village in the district. He was 90 years old. He was cremated with state honours in the village today in the presence of a large number of people.

Youth Cong chief attacked
Khanna, May 24
The president of the local Youth Congress was attacked by some unidentified men last night near a hotel in Guru Amar Dass Market on the GT road.

Fake stamp paper scam: SIT yet to record complainant’s statement
Ludhiana, May 24
Six days after the Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed to look into the fake stamp paper scam, it has not even recorded the complainant’s statement in the case as yet.

Road carpeting work comes to halt
Most of the city areas have partially re-carpeted roads and some of the newly constructed roads have already started breaking
Ludhiana, May 24
Despite repeated directions by the vigilance wing of the Local Bodies Department and the special technical team of Lt Gen B.S. Dhaliwal, appointed by the Punjab government, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has failed ensure quality in re-carpeting of roads in the city.
Partially carpeted roads have become a common site in Ludhiana.
Partially carpeted roads have become a common site in Ludhiana. Photos: IV


COMMUNITY

Sale of cut fruits on
Despite ban on the sale of cut fruits on rehris, a vendor sells papaya outside the DC office.Ludhiana, May 24
The efforts of the district administration, especially the department of health, to check the sale of cut fruit during summer have failed to bear any positive results as vendors continue to do so in the absence of strict laws. The sale of cut fruits like watermelon, papaya, banana and fruit chaat is on the rise in summer and so is diarrhoea, typhoid and other stomach disorders due to the consumption of uncovered fruit.


Despite ban on the sale of cut fruits on rehris, a vendor sells papaya outside the DC office. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Curing diabetes through bariatric surgery
Dr Kuldeepak Kular with Clive Dunstan in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, May 24
Clive Dunstan, a British national, is a happy man after losing 12 kg in three day after his mini gastic bypass (the latest procedure in bariatric surgery). The procedure has also cured Clive of diabetes thereby putting an end to his physical and mental agony.



Dr Kuldeepak Kular with Clive Dunstan in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Regional convention of bank held
NK Gaur, president, All-India Bank Employees’ Association, addresses a convention in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, May 24
According to the decision of the State Bank of Patiala (SBoP) Employees' Union, regional-level conventions are to be held throughout the state on different dates. The regional convention of Ludhiana was held here today.

NK Gaur, president, All-India Bank Employees’ Association, addresses a convention in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

City scientists to be honoured in USA
Human medicine and veterinary pharmacology disciplines
Ludhiana, May 24
Dr Kundan Singh Dhillon and Dr Jasmer Singh Khangoora, both former heads of the departments of pharmacology and parasitology, respectively, at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, have been selected to be honoured at World Forum 2009 being hosted by American Biographical Institute (ABI) at Washington DC on July 4.

Stress on youth’s role in nation building
Raikot, May 24
The Sadbhawana College of Education, Jalaldiwal village, organised a state-level seminar on “Youth Power in Nation Building- an Educational Prospective”, which was sponsored by the CTE, Punjab and Chandigarh chapter, here on Thursday.

The poor girls who were married off by the Swami Chetanya Ji Trust at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Brahampur, on Sunday
The poor girls who were married off by the Swami Chetanya Ji Trust at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Brahampur, on Sunday. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

VAT cases to be heard in
city

Ludhiana, May 24
All first appeals under Value Added Tax (VAT) and Central Sales Tax (CST) to be decided at the level of deputy excise and taxation commissioner, which are filed by dealers or appellants of Ludhiana, will be heard at Ludhiana.

Tewari promises job opportunities
Ludhiana, May 24
Newly elected Member of Parliament Manish Tewari today said that his priority would be to help arrest recession, save the existing jobs and generate new job opportunities. He would be the representative of each and every person of his constituency, irrespective of the fact whether they voted for him.

600 girls take part in NCC camp
Ludhiana, May 24
Annual training camp for as many as 600 NCC girl cadets has been organised by 3 Punjab Girls Battalion NCC, Ludhiana, at Khalsa College for Women. The camp was yesterday inaugurated by the college principal and chief guest Dr Varinder Kaur Thind. The Commanding Officer Col SS Deol thanked the principal for accommodating the cadets and extending her cooperation.

English teaching workshop begins
Jagraon, May 24
Prof Baldev Singh addresses teachers of Government Schools in Jagraon on Sunday. A four-day English language teaching (ELT) workshop was organised here today. The workshop was conducted by vice-principal Prof Baldev Singh, District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), here according to guidelines of the state project director, education for all, Punjab, to impart new teaching techniques of teaching English.

Prof Baldev Singh addresses teachers of Government Schools in Jagraon on Sunday. A Tribune photograph 

Rivaan shines in fancy dress contest
Ludhiana, May 24
A fancy dress competition was organised for pre-primary section of Jesus Sacred Heart School, South City, today.

Airtel subscriber alleges harassment
Ludhiana, May 24
A subscriber of a private cellular company has alleged harassment at the hands of company officials. Vinay Mittal, a subscriber, said though he had submitted his ID proof at the time of purchase of a SIM, still his number had been deactivated by the company.

V-C sets ball rolling for Central varsity
Opens office at Bathinda; campus to come up on abandoned cotton mill premises
Ludhiana, May 24
The process to establish the Central University in the state has been set in motion with Vice-Chancellor Dr Jai Rup Singh setting up an office at Bathinda. The university campus will be set up on an abandoned cotton mill premises in Bathinda. The Union government had announced Central University for Punjab before the Lok Sabha elections.
Girls perform at the annual day celebrations of Nikhil Singal Noble Trust in Ludhiana.
Girls perform at the annual day celebrations of Nikhil Singal Noble Trust in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

72 students honoured
Ludhiana, May 24
The Nikhil Singal Noble Trust organised its first founder day and prize distribution function in Guru Nanak Bhawan today. The trust honoured 72 students, who got distinctions, with mementos and merit certificates.

Goods worth Rs 5 lakh destroyed in fire
Jagraon, May 24
A fire broke out in the central old city of Jagraon this morning. The fire that broke out around 6 in the morning took more than 3 hours for the residents to extinguish.

Cops in dark over PCO employee’s death
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 24
Mystery shrouds death of a woman whose body was found lying along the bank of Bathinda branch of the Sirhind Canal near here yesterday. She had remained missing for about eight hours, after she left her house for usual duty at a city PCO on Friday.

Shabad kirtan held
Khamano, May 24
Shabad kirtan sandhya was organised at Gurdwara Sahib, Khamano, by Sarvhitkari Vidya Mandir, Khamano, on Friday.


CRIME

2 vehicles stolen
Ludhiana, May 24
In a major embarrassment to the police, two vehicles parked outside the CIA-1 headquarters situated in the mini secretariat were stolen on Friday.

5 booked for assault, theft
Raikot, May 24
The Raikot police has booked five members of a family for assaulting and stealing at the house of a co-villager near here on Friday.

Farmer’s son commits suicide
Raikot, May 24
A youth has reportedly committed suicide as his father was caught in the debt trap and the family was not in a position to repay the loan. Jagjit Singh (29) was found hanging in a room of his house at Rupa Patti village near here last week. 

5 held in group clash
Mullanpur Dakha, May 24
The Dakha police yesterday booked 22 persons, including eight, involved in a group clash and for damaging a chemist shop.

Cops ransack house of widow
Raikot, May 24
The house of a widow was allegedly ransacked by two local cops.  Karnail Kaur of Hari Singh Wala village, narrating her woes in the presence of village panchayat members, said she was at her home with her young daughters on Friday afternoon when Mohinder Singh, alias Mind Singh, of the same village came to her house, accompanied by two policemen in uniform.


Karate Tourney
Miraj, Sanjay emerge champions
Ludhiana, May 24
Miraj Ahmed and Sanjay Kumar, both from Punjab, emerged overall champions in the senior and junior boys’ sections in the All-India Ashihara Karate Championship organised by Shaheed Mangal Pandey Sports and Welfare Club in association with the Punjab Ashihara Club at Valmiki Bhawan, the Chandigarh road,here today.

Cass, Savi win bicep competition
A participant in action during the bicep competition in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, May 24
A large number of participants shrugged their shoulders in the Ludhiana bicep competition held at Prime Bodies Health Club, Shastri Club, here on Saturday. After a keen tussle, the following participants came out triumphant in different weight categories.

A participant in action during the bicep competition in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Hockey League
PAU XI, Sher-e-Punjab Club triumph
Ludhiana, May 24
PAU XI and Sher-e-Punjab Club scored identical (2-1) victories over their opponents in the annual Ludhiana Hot Weather Six-a Side Hockey Tournament being organised by the District Hockey Association, Ludhiana, at the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium on the Punjab Agricultural University campus here today.


 






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