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24 from city crack CET
Ludhiana, May 29
As many as 24 students from different schools of the city made it to the CET 2009, conducted by Punjab Technical University, results for which were declared here today.

Harprinderjot Singh - Rank 6, Mukul -8 and Manpreet Singh -11 celebrate their achievement in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photographs


Jubilant sportsmen celebrate the induction of MS Gill in the Union Cabinet in Ludhiana
Jubilant sportsmen celebrate the induction of MS Gill in the Union Cabinet in Ludhiana.  Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Govt College has reason to cheer
Two passouts, Manohar Singh Gill and Kapil Sibal, have made it to the Manmohan Singh Cabinet
Ludhiana, May 29
The faculty and students of the local Satish Chander Dhawan Government College for Boys have all reason to feel proud of their college alumni because two passouts, Manohar Singh Gill and Kapil Sibal, have made it to the Manmohan Singh Cabinet of the UPA government this time.

Industrialist found dead on rly track
n Eyewitness says suicide n Family members say murder
Ludhiana, May 29
A 27-year-old industrialist was today found dead on the railway track under mysterious circumstances.

Industrialist gets one year for air pollution
Ludhiana, May 29
Chief Judicial Magistrate AS Virk has convicted Ashok Beri, owner of M/s Ganga Scientific Dyers, Kashmir Nagar, the Gaushala road, Ludhiana, on charges of causing air pollution. He was sentenced to undergo imprisonment for one year. The trial concluded after 15 years.

Cloud over MC, advertiser pact
Ludhiana, May 29
With the Municipal Corporation’s agreement with an advertising company a secret, there is something fishy as the latter is erecting billboard poles in various parts of the city.

A forest guard in vigilance custody Forest guard netted for graft
Ludhiana, May 29
The Vigilance Bureau has arrested a forest guard for taking Rs 5,000 as bribe from a carpenter at Tajpur road here today. The VB team was led by DSP Gurcharan Singh. According to SSP Kamaljit Singh, the team nabbed forest guard Parminder Singh, while Buta Singh, block level forest officer, managed to flee.

A forest guard in vigilance custody. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Ludhiana City Concerns
Need to get tough on offenders

Who does not know that adulterated milk is harmful for health? Even the government and its agencies have sufficient data on the extent of the problem and its ill-effects on the health of the citizens.

Zonal Commissioners get back teeth
Ludhiana, May 29
The Mayor at a meeting in his camp office in Ludhiana Once again countering Municipal Commissioner GS Ghuman, Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura has delegated powers to zonal commissioners to spend funds for repair and maintenance of tube wells, etc. The decision was taken during a meeting convened by the Mayor at his camp office here today.
  Potable water still a dream
The Mayor at a meeting in his camp office in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma 

Labour pangs for industry 
Ludhiana, May 29
The local industry reeling under recession has been facing a major problem of acute labour shortage these days.

Land for Ishmeet academy gets nod
Ludhiana, May 29
After facing uncertain moments, lack of political will and a lot of bureaucratic red tape, allotment of land for Ishmeet Music Academy in memory of singing sensation and Voice of India star Ishmeet Singh, seems to be taking shape.

Light irrigation to protect crops: Experts
Ludhiana, May 29
Experts of Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) have recommended light irrigation to vegetables and other crops, keeping in view the present weather conditions.

DMCH doctor on CII sub-panel 
Ludhiana, May 29
Dr Rajoo Singh Chhina, medical superintendent, DMCH, attended the first meeting of the “Healthcare Sub-Committee” of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), held at New Delhi.

Ultrasound machine sealed
Raikot, May 29
The health authorities, Raikot, has sealed an ultrasound machine and suspended the licence of a hospital for four weeks.

Hustle and bustle back in city
Ludhiana, May 29
Following initial hiccups to open public movements on the city roads following lifting of the curfew imposed in wake of the assassination of Sant Ramanand ( 57) in Vienna, the city today returned to itself old self with overcrowded roads full of overloaded autorickshaws and markets busting at their seams. The schools witnessed normal attendance and public also queued up at different public offices.

Withdrawal of peak-load exemption opposed
Ludhiana, May 29
The decision of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) to neither extend the peak load exemption period for the old consumers nor give it to new applicants beyond May 31, 2009 has been opposed by the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking (CICU) here.

LPG cylinder bursts
Ludhiana, May 29
A fire broke out at a house at New Shimlapuri following a blast in LPG cylinder here today.

Those who make it to CET-PTU
Vikram Mittu, a student of BVM School, Udham Singh Nagar, gets 23rd rank in CET 2009 in Ludhiana
Vikram Mittu, a student of BVM School, Udham Singh Nagar, gets 23rd rank in CET 2009 in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Rajat Gandhi 548 Karan Jain
067 Atul Gupta 1289 Sahil Chopra

Govt schools outperform private institutes
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 29
Despite poor infrastructure and deployment of teachers on non-teaching jobs, all government schools in this area falling under Sangrur and Ludhiana districts have shown good performance in the Class XII exams held by the Punjab School Education Board. Some government schools, besides achieving 100 per cent results, got merit positions also.
Investigations by Ludhiana Tribune revealed that almost all government schools of the area had shown better results than those exhibited by private institutes. These schools usually lacked adequate facilities and environment congenial to ideal teaching. As teachers had been deputed on various non-teaching jobs during the session, they had to put an extra effort to complete the syllabi.

Fighting odds, Goormeet scores 92.4 pc
Ludhiana, May 29
Goormeet Singh, an arthritis patient, who got 92.4 per cent marks in Class Xth CBSE exams Indomitable will surmounts the mountains. Where there is a will there is a way, it aptly applies to Goormeet Singh, a student of Guru Nanak Public School and a victim of juvenile reactive arthritis, who scored 92.4 per cent marks in class X CBSE exams. All credit goes to his will power and hard work that he has been able to score so well without any tuition and extra coaching. 

Goormeet Singh, an arthritis patient, who got 92.4 per cent marks in Class Xth CBSE exams. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

PAU Notes
Lack of nutrients harms paddy 

Ludhiana, May 29
Paddy crop in Punjab suffers from the deficiencies of micronutrients, especially zinc and iron. This has been stated by Dr JS Manchanda and Dr DS Bhatti of the PAU department of soils.

Govt helpline to check ragging
Doraha, May 29
In a bid to check the menace of ragging throughout the country, the government has decided to set up a national call centre to enable the victims of ragging to dial a toll-free number in order to register their complaints from June 15.


Intoxicating drugs seized from chemist shop
Ludhiana, May 29
A team of health officials led by drug inspector Rajesh Suri conducted a raid on a chemist shop in the Dera Kalsian market, Dhuri Line, here on the basis of secret information today.




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