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Punjab Board Class X Result 
Factory worker’s girl tops in dist
Girls do better again
Ludhiana, June 2
Neha Sharma The Punjab School Education Board declared the result of Class X examination today. Neha Sharma of BCM Senior Secondary School, Jamalpur, secured third position in Punjab and first position in Ludhiana district while Amanjot Singh of RS Model Senior Secondary School got second position in the district and fourth in the state.

Neha Sharma
Amanjot Singh/Diksha Gupta
Amanjot Singh/Diksha Gupta









EARLIER STORIES


Plot Allotment
VB scans record for irregularities

Ludhiana, June 2
A team of officials from the vigilance department today inspected record of Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) pertaining to allotment of plots in the name of certain employees of the Trust, including those in the name of their blood relations.

Darshan Singh who shot two gangsters at a village in Jagraon Two gangsters shot 
Jagraon, June 2
Two gangsters were shot here today. Around 3 pm, Jarnail Singh, alias Jaily (30), leader of a gang of about 35 members, equipped with weapons attacked the house of Tara Singh. Darshan Singh, nephew of Tara Singh, had got a case registered against Jarnail Singh and his two accomplices, Kulwinder Singh, alias Tari, and Balwinder Singh of the same village under the Arms Act on May 22 when the trio tried to shoot him and his friend Pardeep Singh.

Darshan Singh who shot two gangsters at a village in Jagraon on Tuesday. Photo by writer

Drugs worth Rs 20 lakh seized from godown 
Ludhiana, June 2
Drugs being seized from a godown at Ludhiana The department of health and family welfare today seized habit forming drugs worth Rs 20 lakh in a raid carried out at an unlicensed godown on Bagh Khajanchian road. A team of health officials led by state drug controller Bhag Singh confiscated 14,54,500 tablets, 6,24,000 capsules, and 1,760 cough syrups from the godown owned by Subhash Dhawan.


Drugs being seized from a godown at Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Eroded canal banks worry residents
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 2
Residents of this part of Ludhiana and Sangrur districts are sore at the indifferent attitude of the canal authorities.

City Concerns
Eve-teasing, particularly, in the evening seems to have become an accepted part of life in the city. It’s a reality that majority of the eve-teasing cases go unreported and undoubtedly women don't feel secure on the city roads. A number of cops on beat duties in different areas, particularly in markets accept the occurance, however, express helplessness in being present everywhere. Ludhiana Tribune will like to seek opinion of the readers on the issue. Do make a mention about the loose ends in the administration's monitoring mechanism and possible solutions. 

Responses, in not more than 200 words, can be emailed to ludhianaconcerns@tribunemail.com or sent to our city office at Bhadaur House, Ludhiana.

— City Editor


COMMUNITY

Fire at defunct sugar mill
Firemen fight the blaze after a fire broke out in the compound of a sugar mill at JagraonRaikot, June 2
A fire that broke out in a sugar mill compound today destroyed vegetation spread over 70 acres. The fire broke about 12.30 pm and spread throughout the overgrown vegetation around the mill.


Firemen fight the blaze after a fire broke out in the compound of a sugar mill at Jagraon on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Bid to encroach upon prime land of LIT
Ludhiana, June 2
A piece of 1.84 acre of prime land in posh locality of Model Town Extension (C-Block) here, with a market value of more than Rs 25 crore, is under threat of encroachment by certain persons. The sign board put up at the site by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has been repeatedly removed by those trying to usurp the land and Trust officials have been threatened with dire consequences many times in the past.

Date for registration at reserve price extended
Ludhiana, June 2
The state government has extended the period for registration of conveyance deeds of all immovable properties allotted by any government or semi-government departments (which includes Punjab Urban Development Authority, Greater Area Development Authorities, Improvement Trusts and municipal bodies) at reserve price for a further period of three months.

Nonfunctional telephones irk residents
Ludhiana, June 2
Subscribers falling under the Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar telephone exchange have accused staff of the exchange of harassing them and showing uncooperative behaviour.

Villagers allege pollution by solvent plant
Jagraon, June 2
Residents of Tappar Haarnia village on the Jalandhar road, near here, have been crying for help as a nearby factory has become a health hazard for them.

One-hour power cut imposed on city
Ludhiana, June 2
With the demand for electricity from the agriculture sector going up for the forthcoming paddy operations and sweltering hot weather conditions continuing in the region, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has imposed one-hour daily power cut in all towns, district headquarters and category I (mixed) feeders from today.

Farmers accuse co-op society of fraud
Jagraon, June 2
Members of the Agricultural Co-operative Society have accused society office-bearers of cheating them by charging higher interest rates on loan taken by them from the society.

Vigilance checks MC’s probe reports
Ludhiana, June 2
The vigilance team of the local bodies department visited the D-zone office of the MC here today to look for documents of various probes being undertaken by the department.

BJYM memo on Oz attacks
Ludhiana, June 2
Representatives of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha protest against violence on Indians students in Australia, in Ludhiana Members of the local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha today submitted a memorandum to the President of India through the Deputy Commissioner in protest against attacks on Indian students in Australia.



Representatives of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha protest against violence on Indians students in Australia, in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Vienna Killing
Checks at rly station, bus stand

Ludhiana, June 2
With the police been put on high alert throughout the state in anticipation of the arrival of slain Sant Ramanand’s body from Vienna, top police officials conducted a check at key locations of the city here today.

Take measures to stabilise prices, minister urged
Ludhiana, June 2
The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) has urged newly appointed Union Steel Minister Virbhadra Singh to take immediate measures to ensure the stability of prices of iron and steel especially HR coils, CR coils, strips and sheets, etc, which were the basic raw material of engineering industry in the small scale sector.

Book on TB released
Ludhiana, June 2
The book, Multi-authored holistic approach to dreaded disease tuberculosis, edited by eminent chest physician Dr RS Bhatia, has been reprinted for the second edition. The book gives an amazing view of diversity and similarity.

BSc agriculture hit among students
Ludhiana, June 2
The six-year BSc agriculture (honours) course introduced by Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) last year continues to be the favourite course among students this year too.

PAU Notes
Training for BSc, BTech students

Ludhiana, June 2
Punjab Agricultural University began with one-month training on plant tissue culture and transformation.

BCA II result declared
Ludhiana, June 2
Students of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, have achieved outstanding results by bagging four out of the top 10 university positions.

CRIME

Bid to rape 6-month-old; man booked
Ludhiana, June 2
A 45-year-old man was booked for attempting to rape a 6-month-old girl at street No. 10 in Janakpuri here today. The incident happened this afternoon at “Paramjeet da Wehra” where around 10 families live in one-room quarters.

Hooligans assault truck driver
Khanna, June 2
Hooligans beat up a truck driver and forcibly took away his vehicle near Bija village. In his complaint to the police, truck driver Avtar Singh, a resident of Rajgarh village, said he was driving the truck from Mandi Gobindgarh and was bound for Jalandhar.

60 booked for group violence
Jagraon, June 2
The police has booked more than 60 persons of two groups who had a violent conflict on May 31. The groups equipped with sharp edged and blunt weapons clashed with each other at Gidderwindi village.

Two booked for bid to burn shop
Khanna, June 2
Two persons were booked today for trying to burn a shop in Bivipur village near Payal. In his complaint to the police, Gurjant Singh stated that he sold general household items, cycle parts and books in his shop.

Three booked for firing into air
Raikot, June 2
The Sudhar police has booked three persons for firing into the air to scare the complainant and beating him up on Saturday.

COURTS

Graft case: Two remanded in police custody
Ludhiana, June 2
The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate AS Virk today remanded the inspector of weight and measures department, Pritpal Singh, and assistant Som Parkash to one-day police remand in a graft case.

Punjab athletes hog limelight
Ludhiana, June 2
Punjab athletes stole the limelight in the National Youth Athletics Championship held at Madurai in Tamil Nadu from May 29 to 31.

Ankur Kakkar to lead city
Ludhiana, June 2
Punjab Ranji player Ankur Kakkar has been named captain of the Ludhiana team for the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for the Katoch Shield Trophy to be organised by the Punjab Cricket Association from June 6 at different venues in the state. Karan Goel will be his deputy.

Probables for softball meet announced
Ludhiana, June 2
On the basis of their performance during the two-day Junior Punjab State Softball Championship held here at Guru Nanak Stadium on May 30 and 31, boys and girls have been picked up as probables for the 27th Junior National Softball Championship scheduled to be held at Mandi in Himachal Pradesh from June 9 to 14, according to Pran Nath Passi, honorary secretary, Punjab Softball Association.

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