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Children hooked to junk food
Schools fail to curb the menace
Ludhiana, April 11
Junk food addiction among city's children is gaining alarming proportions, a fact corroborated by a random survey across city schools.

Kabaddi final: Cops in top gear
Ludhiana, April 11
The local police is taking all necessary security measures to prevent a stampede that is expected to occur during the World Kabaddi Cup final scheduled for tomorrow at the Guru Nanak Stadium. Learning from previous incidents where frenzied mobs scaled the fencing to storm the playing arena and caused damage to the costly synthetic track, the cops will exercise effective riot control strategies to avert similar disturbances.


Residents block Hambran road
Ludhiana, April 11
Residents of Chand Colony, Haibowal Khurd, today blocked the Hambran road to protest against the apathetic attitude of the municipal corporation towards their repeated pleas.

Industrialist surrenders Rs 2.5 cr
Ludhiana, April 11
Tax evasion cost a local industrialist dear. In order to evade tax, a city-based industrialist made the registry of Rs 65 lakh, while actually he had sold the property for Rs 2.5 crore. Later, he was, however, caught in his own web and had to surrender the entire amount before the Income Tax Department.


Ludhiana-Delhi test flight on April 13
Ludhiana, April 11
After waiting for several years, the first test flight from Ludhiana to New Delhi will finally take off on April 13. This was disclosed by Manish Tewari, local MP and national spokesperson of the Congress, here yesterday.

City lads top in MCA CET-2010
DanishPankaj GuptaLudhiana, April 11
Local lads have once again done the city proud by bagging top positions in Maharashtra MCA CET-2010 entrance test. As many as 21,000 students from across India had appeared in the test.

Pankaj Gupta and Danish

Jivesh first in declamation
Ludhiana, April 11
A seminar on female foeticide was organised at Tagore Public School yesterday. Member of Rajya Sabha Avinash Rai Khanna presided over the seminar.

Randheer first in turban-tying contest
Winners of the turban-tying contest at Pohir village in Ahmedgarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 11
Ramandeep Singh of Dangon, Darshan Singh of Gill and Gurjit Singh of Bhikhi were declared the handsome Sikh youths in their respective categories at the annual turban-tying competition organised by the Sikh Youth Welfare Club at Pohir village near here today.

Winners of the turban-tying contest at Pohir village in Ahmedgarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

PSEB Unbundling
Night vigil ordered as employees to go on strike 
Ludhiana, April 11
In the wake of the proposed two-day strike (April 14 and 15) by the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) employees against its unbundling; District Magistrate Rahul Tiwari has issued orders to conduct night vigil throughout the district.

Ready for do or die
Mullanpur Dakha, April 11
The PSEB Employees Federation- AITUC- of Punjab today decided to adopt do or die policy against its privatisation. The entire leadership today wowed to fight against the splitting up of the board till their last breath.

‘Illegal’ mobile tower a threat to residents
Despite orders, MC fails to get it removed
Ludhiana, April 11
Strange is the style of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation’s functioning. Despite repeated complaint and the Assistant Town Planner’s (Zone C) on February 16 orders for removing the “illegally installed” mobile tower within three days, it has neither been removed by the owner, nor any action taken by the authorities themselves.

Rotarians vow to eradicate polio
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 11
With intent of achieving the target of a polio-free society by end of the ensuing year, thousands of Rotarians and members of allied organisations have geared up for special national immunisation day to be observed on April 25.

Sehajdharis seek separate SGPC if voting right denied
Jagraon, April 11
The national executive council of the Sehajdhari Sikh Federation (SSF), a political party registered with the Election Commission of India, has decided to form a separate SGPC for ‘Patits’ and Sehajdhari Sikhs as they have been denied voting right in the SGPC elections.

RTI bears the fact
No ‘agreement’, yet canteen functioning
Ludhiana, April 11
The inability of authorities of Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital to produce the records of the “contracts” of the canteen being run on the hospital premises has put a question mark on its functioning.

Ban ads with ‘Dhadi’ praising politicians, says Ramoowalia
Ludhiana, April 11
Accusing the successive governments of ignoring interests of folk artistes-Dhadis and Kavishars- the Lok Bhalai Party has announced to launch a coordinated movement for the preservation and promotion of the art that has been recognised as the symbol of communal harmony.

Lecture on challenges for managers
Ludhiana, April 11
“Dynamic environment, fast changing climatic conditions, technological advancements, diverse markets and fragile financial markets are some of the biggest challenges that the managers of tomorrow are going to face,” said Dr Devi Singh, director, IIM Lucknow, while delivering a lecture on “Challenges for Managers of Tomorrow”.

Lack of guidelines on installation of gates
Residents encroach streets, citing ‘security’ concerns
Ludhiana, April 11
In the absence of any uniform guidelines spelt out by the municipal corporation on installation of gates in various city areas, residents have now begun encroaching upon lanes and streets in many localities are now being encroached-upon by residents for their own vested interests.

Religious function held
Mullanpur Dakha, April 11
“Religion is a soul while sects are its body. The followers of various religions are always seen using the religion for their benefit instead of following its teaching,” said Swami Shankaranand Ji Bhuri Wale, while inaugurating the two-day “United religion initiative” at Sant Kabir Academy here yesterday at Dham Talwandi.

Changes in lifestyle can prevent diabetes: Docs
Ludhiana, April 11
Homoeopathic and allopathic doctors deliberated upon the prevention and treatment of diabetes in India. People from different walks of life, including diabetic patients undergoing treatment, attended the lectures organised by a pharmaceutical at Hotel Le Baron here today.


Two held with 140-kg poppy husk
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 11
The Jodhan police has arrested two persons and recovered 140 kg of poppy husk from their possession. The accused have been identified as Sukhwinder Singh and Sukhwinder Singh, alias Kala, of Chhappar village.


BJP Leader’s Murder
6 accused in judicial remand till April 24
Phagwara, April 11
Though the police had arrested six of those involved in the murder of BJP leader Sudarshan Dhillon that took place in here on March 5,but tension prevailed in the town, including the tehsil complex, when Dhillon supporters and that of the accused entered into a scuffle first in front of the tehsil complex and then in front of the local rest house yesterday afternoon.

DC reviews last-minute arrangements
Ludhiana, April 11
With only a day left for the final match of the first Pearls World Kabaddi Cup, top officials today held a meeting to review the arrangements for the mega sports event. The final match is scheduled for tomorrow at Guru Nanak Stadium from 7.30 pm onwards. The match for the hard line cup will be played at 5.30 pm.

Arrangement being reviewed for the World Kabaddi Cup final to be held in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Sports dept doesn’t follow what it preaches 
Ludhiana, April 11
It seems that authorities of the sports department don’t follow what they preach. The department, which was on the forefront in raising objection against the (mis) use of stadium for live singing concert in the garb of Kabaddi tournament, now appears to be a mute spectator as the local Guru Nanak Stadium will host the finals of the World Kabaddi Cup on April 12. According to the organisers, singers like Sukhwinder and Dolly Guleria would entertain the crowd after the Kabaddi finale.




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