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Businessman shot at
Naveen Kumar recuperates at DMC hospital, after being shot at in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, May 31
A 28- year-old-man was shot at by unidentified assailants near the Durgi Bridge late yesterday night. The victim, who has been identified as Naveen Kumar, owner of Rekhi Mega Mart at Basant Avenue

Naveen Kumar recuperates at DMC hospital, after being shot at in Ludhiana. Tribune photograph

Racist attack in Australia 
Students, parents not ready take risk
Ludhiana/Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 31
The recent spate of attacks on Indians in Australia, which has come as a rude shock to the students and authorities in both countries, is taking a heavy toll on those aspiring to go down under to pursue higher studies.


EARLIER STORIES


Rajguru Nagar gets 66 KV sub-station 
Ludhiana, May 31
There is a good news for those living in the Sarabha Nagar, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Aggar Nagar, Rajguru Nagar and many other areas along the Ferozepur Road, as the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has commissioned a new 66 KV sub-station in Rajguru Nagar to augment the power supply in these areas.

Extravagant MC on beautification drive
In spot as road markings fade
Ludhiana, May 31
The local municipal corporation it seems is always surrounded with controversies. After road-construction, its now white road-markings that have put a question mark on the functioning of the civic body as most of these lines on the Ferozepur Road have started disappearing.

Streetlights worth crores lying abandoned

Woman abducted, let off
Ludhiana, May 31
A newly married woman was kidnapped from the Ferozepore Road here last evening. According to information, the half an hour drama took place around 7 pm when victim Vinita Gulati (25), a resident of Manohar Nagar, near CMC, had gone to VLCC in Sarabha Nagar for an appointment. The victim revealed that when she came out of the building, a white Maruti Dzire came in front of her and one of the youths came out of the vehicle and pushed her inside the car. She was finally thrown out of the car at an octroi post. —TNS

City Concerns


COMMUNITY

1.2 m die of tobacco in Asia: Docs
Satnam Singh Dhaliwal, president Universal Human Rights Organisation, addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, May 31
The district branch of Indian Medical Association (IMA) organised an awareness seminar at Centex Fabrics Export unit at Focal Point here today. Dr Manoj Sobti, district president of the IMA, said though the Union government had banned tobacco smoking at public places, the state government had done nothing to implement the anti-tobacco law.

Satnam Singh Dhaliwal, president Universal Human Rights Organisation, addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Teachers not paid salary since March
Raikot, May 31
Around 12 employees of Shaheed Gurinder Singh Government Senior School, Bassian, near here have not been paid their salary since March. Among these 11 are teachers and one a Class IV employee.

Newly married couples after a mass marriage ceremony performed by Shree Durga Sewak Sangh in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Newly married couples after a mass marriage ceremony performed by Shree Durga Sewak Sangh in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Bank to uplift economic status of poor 
Ludhiana, May 31
In an effort to uplift the economic status of poor people in villages, Punjab and Sind Bank (PSB)has come forward to provide them with free specialised training programmes. A total budget of Rs 14 lakh has been sanctioned for 2009-10 for training programmes, targeting weaker sections to become self-employed.

Vienna Backlash
Local industries registered Rs 500-crore loss 
Ludhiana, May 31
As a result of violence witnessed in the state in the wake of the attack on Sant Niranjan Das and his deputy Sant Ramanand of Dera Sachkhand in Vienna in Austria, Ludhiana alone has suffered a loss of more than Rs 500 crore in terms of industrial production and the overall loss in the state would be around Rs 1,000 crore.

MC turns a blind eye to choked sewer
Ludhiana, May 31
For the past six months shopkeepers in Dholewal on the GT Road have been requesting Municipal Corporation officials to get the stagnated water in their area cleared, but the voices seems to fall on deaf ears.

State-level function of laughing clubs
Ludhiana, May 31
Several laughing clubs in the city met under the aegis of the Fraternity Club in a combined function organised at the Leisure Valley, Sarabha Nagar, here today.

CME on neurological disorders among kids 
Ludhiana, May 31
A CME on “Paediatric Neurosurgery Update- 2009” was organised by the Department of Neurology, Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), here on Friday.

Warning on falling groundwater level 
Punjab may not sustain agriculture by 2023: Expert
Ludhiana, May 31
| Time has come for farmers, highly irrigated northern states of India and the Central Government to check the fall in the groundwater table in Punjab, Haryana and Western UP, or soon water crisis would become inevitable.

Industrial policy won’t solve problems: Businessmen
Ludhiana, May 31
Resentment prevails among local industrialists as the SAD-BJP alliance has failed to bring about the industrial policy even after two years of its formation. There are many others, who feel that even if the government announces the industrial policy, it will be of no use till their basic problems were resolved.

Student perform bhangra during a camp at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana.
Student perform bhangra during a camp at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

MBA students prefer self-employment: Study
Ludhiana, May 31
"Entrepreneurship has become the first choice of majority of MBA students in Ludhiana. The most important factors that encourage students to become entrepreneurs are professional and technical education, desire to be self-employed, desire for more money followed by family background, desire for taking personal responsibilities, self-achievement and success stories of existing entrepreneurs," revealed a study conducted by Ramandeep Kaur Kailey, MBA final year student of Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), under the guidance of Sandhir Sharma.

Khalsa College girl tops in BBA 
Ludhiana, May 31
Students of BBA III of the Khalsa College for Women,Civil Lines, here have done their college and parents proud by bagging four out of the top 10 positions in the Panjab University examinations held this year.

Govt school registers 100 pc result in commerce
Ludhiana, May 31
Students of Government Senior Secondary Model School, PAU, have excelled in the Class XII PSEB exams. The school has registered 100 per cent result in commerce, 98 per cent in arts and science and 98.4 per cent in vocational group.

Pak’s Madhuri in city
Ludhiana, May 31
Mehrunnisa known as Madhuri Dixit of Pakistan, who loves to play larger than life characters, is in the city these days for shooting of her film “The Heartland”. Based in the US, Mehr's father is from India, while mother originally belonged to Lahore. Mehr has not restricted herself to one medium and has done films down South, in Pakistan, Bollywood and Hollywood.

CRIME

Teenager killed in accident
Jagraon, May 31
A teenager cyclist was killed after he was hit by a car last evening. The victim, identified as Jagdish Singh (17), a resident of Kotmann village, near Sidhwan Bet, was returning home from his tuition classes at Bhundri village on his cycle.

Man commits suicide
Jagraon, May 31
A man is reported to have committed suicide by hanging himself in his home. The deceased is identified as Gurmeet Singh (40) of Sidhwan Bet. He was running a shop of dry cleaner.

Bid to abduct minor, two youths arrested 
Jagraon, May 31
Youths attempted to abduct a minor girl from her house in Mukandpur village near Delhon. Sukhwinder Kaur, mother of the girl, in her complaint to the Delhon police has accused Amandeep Singh of Mukandpur village and Gurjit Singh of Khatra Chuharm village of attempt to abduct her 17-year-old daughter on the evening of May 28.

Truck mows down child
Jagraon, May 31
A child is reported to have been crushed by a truck at Ramgarh Bhullar near here. The deceased has been identified as Jagjit Singh (10) of Ghall Kalan near Moga.

Industrialist’s house raided
Ludhiana, May 31
The house of Varinder Bihari Aggarwal, owner of Creative Line Hosiery, has been raided in connection with a cheque bounce case. The raid was conducted on the basis of an arrest warrant issued by the Itawa court. A bank dishonoured cheque for Rs 12 lakh recently.

Softball Tourney
City lads, Gurdaspur eves script victory
Gurdaspur eves after wining the 14th Junior Punjab State Softball Championship held at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, May 31
Hosts, Ludhiana in the boy's section, while Gurdaspur in the girl's section emerged champions in the 14th Junior Punjab State Softball Championship that concluded at Guru Nanak Stadium, here today.



Gurdaspur eves after wining the 14th Junior Punjab State Softball Championship held at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Hockey: Ludhiana Hawks, PAU XI win
Ludhiana, May 31
A hat-trick by Tej Pal Singh enabled Ludhiana Hawks to register an emphatic 5-1 victory over Kings XI in the annual Ludhiana Hot Weather Six-a-Side Hockey Tournament being organised by the District Hockey Association at the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium on the Punjab Agricultural University campus here today.

Stephen bowled over by Punjab
Ludhiana, May 31
The US-based actor Stephen, who is in the city for shooting of his film “The Heartland” is bowled over by Punjab. Though he has roots in India, this is the first time that he is in the country. 


 






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