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Green cover vanishing fast, new areas hold hope
A park situated in front of the Haibowal police station being used to dump impounded vehicles.Ludhiana, April 4
Even as the city grapples to shed its notorious distinction of being the most polluted city in the state, its lungs — the parks and green belts — are crying for attention.

A park situated in front of the Haibowal police station being used to dump impounded vehicles. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

PM denies extension of industrial package
Punjab cheers at Himachal’s lossManav Mander
Ludhiana, April 4
The local industry is in a happy mood after the Prime Minister denied the extension of the special industrial package to Himachal Pradesh.


Imposter nabbed
Ludhiana, April 4
Imposter, who claimed to be the officer on special duty (OSD) of state finance minister Manpreet Badal, was nabbed by Focal Point police here today.The accused was identified as Avtar Singh Dhindsa, a resident of Saila Khurd village in Hoshiarpur.

Youth mowed down by truck
Ludhiana, April 4
The mangled remains of a moped that was crushed under the truck in which Parvesh (inset) was killed in Ludhiana on Sunday. An 18-year-old boy was run over by an over speeding private truck at Samrala chowk here today.The incident took place around 9 am, when the truck, heading towards Chandigarh road, jumped traffic lights at Samrala Chowk and mowed down a moped, killing Parvez Alam, a resident of Gulabi Bag colony, near Tajpur road, while Aftaab Alam, father of the victim, who was driving the moped, had a miraculous escape. He sustained minor injuries.

The mangled remains of a moped that was crushed under the truck in which Parvesh was killed in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photographs

After Class X, commerce rules the roost
Ludhiana, April 4
Contrary to popular belief that science subjects are preferred by students after Class X, a recent survey has revealed that it’s the commerce stream that takes the cake.According to the survey that covered 33 schools across Ludhiana and its periphery, and 496 students of Class XII, 30 per cent of students opted for commerce after Class X, while 26 per cent of them went for science subjects. Arts, however, remained the least preferred subject with only 11 per cent students opting for it.


Dance show fails to attract crowds
Artistes perform at the Mega Dance Star Show in Ludhiana on Sunday. Ludhiana, April 4
“Mega Dance Star Show” organised by the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam failed to attract audience.It was only the parents and relatives of participants who came to watch the show. A few college students were the exception.

Artistes perform at the Mega Dance Star Show in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Mass prayers mark Easter celebrations
Ludhiana, April 4
The Christian community celebrated Easter Sunday with fervour here today.Mass prayers and service were held at churches across the city.Members of the Christian community lit candles and offered prayers at various churches in the city.

Pak designer bowled over by Indian hospitality
Ludhiana, April 4
Differences between the two neighbouring countries have never deterred me from coming to India, says Heena Anjum, a fashion designer from Karachi, Pakistan.Heena, who was in the city to participate in the three-day fashion exhibition “The Woman-2010” that concluded here today, said, “The love I get from Indians is overwhelming and it keeps me pulling back to the country every now and then.”

Together, they make a difference
Richa Jain and Supriya Khemka, fashion designers from Delhi, with their creation at ‘The Women 2010’ in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, April 4
“It’s exciting to be different and explore something new,” said Supriya Khemka and Richa Jain, young designers from Delhi.Claiming to be the first women in India to be exclusively designing and manufacturing customised designer shirts for men, the dynamic women entrepreneurs said their quest of being different from the rest made them take up their present line of work.

Richa Jain and Supriya Khemka, fashion designers from Delhi, with their creation at ‘The Women 2010’ in Ludhiana.Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Cyclist run over by Army truck, killed
Ludhiana, April 4
A cyclist was mowed down by an Army truck at Jodhewal Basti here this evening.The incident took places around 5 pm when the victim, Gurcharan Singh, who was cycling to his residence in Kashmir Nagar on Rahon road, was crushed under an Army truck.

Wheat Procurement
Lack of proper arrangements fumes agents
Khamano, April 4
Commission agents today said the district administration failed to make proper arrangements for the procurement of wheat despite its tall claims.They said procurement agencies had not been assigned the grain markets from where they were supposed to procure wheat. “Neither any arrangements were made last year nor this time. Agencies have not been allotted shops in the markets. Even tenders for hiring labour are yet to be floated,” said Prem Singh Manaili, an agent in Khamano.

Mahila Cong president
Appointment of Taparia backfires
Ludhiana, April 4
The decision of All-India Congress Committee (AICC) to name Leena Taparia as president of district Mahila Congress has backfired with the women members opposing the appointment tooth and nail.

Banks told to open pensioners’ accounts
Ludhiana, April 4
Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari has directed managers of all banks in the district to open accounts of old-age pensioners without any delay.The Deputy Commissioner said, “It has been brought to my notice that some banks are not opening pensioners’ accounts. Pensioners have complained that bank officials do not entertain them.”

Migration will end, predicts, says Tewari
Ludhiana, April 4
There will be no more migration of industry from Punjab, especially from the city, while the industrial growth will also get a boost as the Union Government has not extended the package of incentives being granted to some other states, including Himachal Pradesh, beyond March 31.

Admn to crack whip on cow slaughter
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 4
While the state government is yet to finalise the proposal pertaining to constitution of a cow service board, the administration has enhanced vigil to ensure strict compliance of the Punjab Prohibition of Cow Slaughter Act-1955.At least 10 persons were booked under Sections 295, 511 and 34 of IPC.

Health Briefs
104 units of blood collected
Ludhiana, April 4
The Punjab State Electricity Board in association with the Salaam Zindagi Foundation organised a blood donation camp at Focal Point on Saturday.The board officials and other employees donated blood.

From Colleges
Students visit stock exchange
Ludhiana, April 4
Students of University Business School (UBS), Panjab University Regional Centre, Ludhiana, visited National Stock Exchange (NSE), New Delhi, as part of their educational trip recently.

Visitors at the Luxury Lifestyle Showcase in Ludhiana Of life with grace
Ludhiana, April 4
The city residents experienced a real world of luxury, as a three-day event, Luxury Lifestyle Showcase, brought forth the most expensive pieces from the world of jewellery, décor, art and hospitality.

Visitors at the Luxury Lifestyle Showcase in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

A selfless life devoted to helping the needy
Late Bhagwant KaurDoraha, April 4
The late Bhagwant Kaur, the chief patron of the managing board of the Guru Nanak National College here, whose first ‘barsi’ falls on April 5, had the inspiring touch to transform many a life and act as a beacon of hope for the destitute and the needy.

Late Bhagwant Kaur

Theft at Planet M
Youth admits to be drug addict
Ludhiana, April 4
The youth who committed burglary at Planet M showroom in Shastri Nagar and took mobile phones and Play Station pocket game, along with other electrical gadgets, by making the salesgirl a hostage two days ago turned out to be a drug addict.


Youth held for printing fake currency
Raikot, April 4
The police has arrested Sukhdev Singh of Binjal village on charges of printing fake currency.A personal computer, a colour laser printer, stationery and printed currency worth Rs 1.98 lakh have been recovered from his possession.

Farmer found growing poppy plants, let off
Raikot, April 4
The Sudhar police found a farmer cultivating poppy husk illegally, but was let off after some prominent persons intervened in the case and settled the issue. The crop of poppy husk was then thrown in the Sudhar canal after uprooting the same.

Sandeep, Pulok make it to main draw
Jagraon, April 4
Sandeep Choudhary of Rajasthan, Pulok Bhattacharya of Delhi, Garry Singh Amor of Chandigarh, Digvijay S Naruka of Chandigarh, Hardeep Singh Sandhu of Punjab, Vilasier Khate of the NTA, Pavan Surya of Andhra Pradesh and Ajay Yadav of Haryana made it to the main draw of the HTA-AITA Men’s & Women’s Open Tennis Tournament being played at Harvest Tennis Academy at Jassowal village.

Bodybuilding team announced
Ludhiana, April 4
The Punjab Amateur Bodybuilding Association conducted trials to select probables for the Senior National Bodybuilding Championship slated to be held at Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh from April 8 to 10.

Katoch Shield Cricket
25 probables selected 
Ludhiana, April 4
As many as 25 cricket probables (senior) were selected during the trials conducted by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association at MGM Public School, Phase I, Dugri, here today.These players will attend a coaching-cum-training camp to be held at the same venue from April 6 onwards. They have been advised to report to Ankur Kakkar on the scheduled date at 3.30 pm.




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