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Three lose life over bet
Mowed down by train

Ludhiana, July 18
Munni Bai, mother of Anis (inset), is inconsolable at theCivil Hospital in Ludhiana on Saturday. Daredevilry proved fatal for three friends who were run over by a train near Sunet village here in the wee hours of today.

Munni Bai, mother
of Anis (inset),
is inconsolable
at the Civil
Hospital in Ludh-
iana on Saturday.
Tribune photo:
Himanshu Mahajan

Cruel blow of fate


Tubewell meant for 5 villages supplies water to only one
Tanda Kushal (Macchiwara), July 18
When an overhead reservoir and a tubewell were installed at Tanda Kushal in 2002, residents of Panj Garian, Udhowal Kalan, Jharaudi, Lakhowal Kalan and Tanda Kushal villages were delighted that at least now they would get potable water.

Road recarpeting ongoing, still
A road being recarpeted in Ludhiana late on Friday night.Ludhiana, July 18
Recarpeting of the Gill road is going unabated at night despite the orders of MC Commissioner GS Ghuman.While Ghuman had given written orders to stop road-metalling with immediate effect the contractors have not complied with the directions and even MC officials have failed to implement these.Road construction in monsoon is not viable because it hits the quality of the road as high temperatures are required for recarpeting.

A road being recarpeted in Ludhiana late on Friday night. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Two run over by truck
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 18
Timely action by the police and passersby saved the life of a scooterist who, along with his mother and nephew, was run over by a truck near Lehra village on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road this afternoon. However, his mother and nephew died on the spot.


School building awaits inauguration
Vocational building of Government Senior Secondary School for Girls at Sahnewal lying locked.Sahnewal, July 18
The vocational building of Government Senior Secondary School for Girls, erected by spending lakhs of rupees, has been awaiting inauguration for the past 14 years.

Vocational building of Government Senior Secondary School for Girls at Sahnewal lying locked. A Tribune photograph

Fake currency notes
Circulation on the rise in Malwa
Names of students appear on currency notes received by cashier of a public school. Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 18
Counterfeit currency notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 are turning out to be too real  to eyes.The reports of spurt in circulation of these notes, coupled with lack of knowledge about characteristics of genuine currency, has panicked cash handlers to the extent that they do not hesitate mutilating new notes by writing names of persons tendering them.
Names of students appear on currency
notes received by cashier of a public
school. Photo by writer

Programmes to improve learning at primary level
Ludhiana, July 18
Punjab will implement specific programmes for improving levels of mathematics and science at primary and upper primary level during the year 2009-10 with independent testing to track the progress, to improve the teacher training programmes and to facilitate remedial teaching.

Stress on consumption of milk
Ludhiana, July 18
Lesser consumption of milk leads to deficiency of calcium in the bones, thereby resulting in oestoprosis. This was said by endocronologist Dr Parminder Singh.

80 admitted to BSc Agriculture
Ludhiana, July 18
The result for admission to six-year BSc Agriculture (honours) programme at the College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, has been declared.

Cadets attend NCC camp
Mullanpur Dakha, July 18
NCC cadets of Government Senior Secondary School, Purain village, near here, came home after attending a 10-day camp at GNE, Ludhiana. The students were given a warm welcome by their schoolmates and the staff as the students scored first positions in volleyball, athletics, firing, giddha and solo dances.

Ryan students shine
Ludhiana, July 18
A group of students, aged from 14 to 15 years, from Ryan International School, Ludhiana, successfully computed the online course in news and journalism, entitled "Beyond Breaking News (BBN)", which was launched by Ryan International Group of Institutions (RIGI) and ICEPLEX.

300 saplings planted
Jagraon, July 18
About 300 saplings were planted today at the Kother Rahalan village near here. Raghubir Singh Toor, president, Jagraon Bar Association, was the chief guest at a simple function held by the panchayat of the village and Baba Jahar Wali Sports Club. About 300 saplings were planted in coordination with the forest department and the Jagraon administration.

Sadhar college students excel in PU exams
Mullanpur Dakha, July 18
Students of MA-I English of GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, have excelled in Panjab University’s annual examinations, which were held in April/May, 2009.

Arhtiyas stage protest
Traffic chaos on GT Road
Chaos on the GT Road as arhtiyas blocked traffic in protest against the government’s decision on direct payment to farmers in Khanna on Saturday.Doraha, July 18
The traffic along Sidhwan canal and from
Ludhiana-side had to be diverted due to
the blockage of National Highway by the
Arhtiya Association at Khanna today. A
lot of traffic mess was observed in
Doraha, while the traffic was diverted
from Neelon towards Samrala-side
and finally to Khanna. The police
officials and commuters had a tough
time tackling with the situation.

Chaos on the GT Road as arhtiyas blocked traffic in protest against the government’s decision on direct payment to farmers in Khanna on Saturday. Photo: Gurdeep Maan

Spot billing extended to 40 divisions
Ludhiana, July 18
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has further extended the scheme of spot billing from five divisions to 40 divisions in the state.

BJP seeks action against Dr Sidhu
Ludhiana, July 18
BJP district president OP Bhardwaj, senior deputy mayor Praveen Bansal, Amit Gosain along with other activists yesterday handed over a memorandum to the DIG (Ludhiana range) demanding action against Dr Gurdip Singh Sidhu for having falsely implicated a group of people on charges of vandalism in his hospital in Doraha.

HDFC branch opening meets with protest
Mullanpur Dakha, July 18
Officials of HDFC Bank had a sour experience when their enthusiasm of opening a new branch of the bank here was cut short by protests by fraud victims on the bank premises on Thursday.

Residents want Rishi colony under MC
Ludhiana, July 18
Irked over poor infrastructure development, shabby condition of roads and parks and lack of sanitation in Rishi Balmiki Nagar colony, developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust, the residents have pleaded with the state government to hand over the colony to the municipal corporation for proper maintenance and sustained development of basic amenities.

Fire in factory, house
Ludhiana, July 18
Fire broke out at a factory and a house in the city on Thursday night.

Fancy Lights: Contractor gets show-cause notice
Ludhiana, July 18
Following the publication of report “Fancy lights rusting, already!” on July 17, MC Commissioner GS Ghuman issued has show-cause notice to the contractor.


Man held for burglaries
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 18
The police has arrested a notorious thief wanted in large number of cases of burglary committed at various localities here.

Body of unidentified youth found
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 18
The body of a youth bearing wounds inflicted with a sharp-edged weapon was found in a deserted colony on outskirts of Himanyupur village in Ludhiana district, near here, today.

3 held for assault, snatching
Ludhiana, July 18
The CIA-II police has busted a three-member gang of drug addicts who used to waylay people at night and snatch their belongings by stabbing them.

3 booked for theft
Raikot, July 18
The police yesterday booked three persons for committing robbery at a mobile phone shop recently.

Unauthorised gas agency busted
Mullanpur Dakha, July 18
The police busted an unauthorised gas agency, accused of stealing LPG and selling underweight cylinders, at Humbran village on Thursday.

104 kg poppy husk seized
Khamano, July 18
The police seized 104 kg poppy husk from a car at Maheshpura village, near here, today. A police team had set up a barricade at Maheshpura bridge in the wee hours when they pulled over an Esteem car. The driver stopped the car and fled the scene. On search, the police found two bags containing poppy husk from the car.

Martial arts show
Ludhiana, July 18
A large number of girls participated in a martial arts show organised by the National Karate Federation of India at Kamla Lohtia College, here today. The partipants exhibited various martial arts techniques.

Football Tourney
Punjab Blue, PSEB in final
Ludhiana, July 18
Punjab Blue and PSEB, Patiala, registered victories in their respective semifinal encounters (boys u-17) in a similar fashion (2-0) to set up the title clash in the First 7-a-Side Schools Football Championship at the Punjab High School ground at Mundian Kalan on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road, near here, today.




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