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Stray bull kills 7-yr-old
Ludhiana, April 24
Stray cattle menace claimed yet another innocent life in the city today. The incident took place at around 9.15 am when seven-year-old Mohammad Tasveer, a resident of New Pratap Nagar, Bahadur ke Road, was playing outside his home. The boy accidentally got entangled in the fight between four stray bulls.

MC refuses to learn from past
Ludhiana, April 24
Due to the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation’s failure in tackling the menace of stray cattle in the city, another child lost his life today at New Pratap Nagar, Bahadurke Road. Had the authorities taken the issue of curbing the problem seriously, this child could have been alive.


Couple attempts suicide
Wife dead,man critical
Ludhiana, April 24
A 28-year-old woman along with her husband committed suicide after consuming a poisonous substance here last evening following a scuffle between the two. While the woman died late in the night at a private hospital, husband is struggling for his life.

Brawl at Cinema Hall
Inebriated youths assault cops, 4 held
Ludhiana, April 24
A cop was seriously injured during a drunken brawl at a movie theatre here late last night after a few youths assaulted a police team here last night.

Tribune Impact
NGO apologises to Bedi, removes photo
Jagraon, April 24
The NGO that used the name and photograph of former super cop Kiran Bedi in the hoardings finally removed her photographs and tendered an unconditional apology to her for the blunder made by them.

MC to provide space for mechanics
Ludhiana, April 24
The car and scooter mechanics, who have encroached upon public property for their work and have no permanent shops, will soon be provided a place by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC) at a market price. This step will not only provide a good working atmosphere to the mechanics but the problem of traffic congestion will also be eased to a certain extent.

Shastri Nagar Under Bridge
Experts question its feasibility
Govt adamant; plan afoot to deviate the route
The level crossing near Shastri Nagar where under bridge is to be constructed. Tribune photo: Himanshu MahajanLudhiana, April 24
Engineers have questioned the feasibility of constructing a railway under bridge at the Shastri Nagar level crossing near BCM School as a drain is flowing right at that place. However, sources in the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation maintained that they were helpless, as the government had already made up its mind in this regard. It is ready to go ahead with the project even if it meant deviating from the main road.

The level crossing near Shastri Nagar where under bridge is to be constructed. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Power Tariff
Federation of industries slams hike
Ludhiana, April 24
The Federation of Association of Small Industries of India condemns the 5.72 per cent hike in the industrial power tariffs by the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Authority.

From Schools and Colleges
World Book Day at BCM School
LUDHIANA: BCM School, Dugri, celebrated World Book Day in order to inculcate reading habits among students and encourage everyone to discover the pleasure of reading. The celebration started with a silent reading for half-an-hour. The entire school read books, which was the hallmark of the celebration. Students were told about the importance of the day that is observed by the UNESCO to commemorate the memory of literary geniuses like Shakespeare and Cervantes. A quiz competition was held for Classes VI to IX. School principal Dr Vandna Shahi said: "Book is the purest essence of human soul, an instrument of knowledge and means of sharing".

Row over Noorwala gurdwara
Right to worship encroached upon, say Dalits
Ludhiana, April 24
A month after tension erupted in Noorwala village near here over a place of worship, members of a particular community have said they are not being allowed to exercise their fundamental right to worship.

Depleting Water Table
India must learn from UK: Expert
Ludhiana, April 24
During the workshop on “Creation and dissemination of knowledge” at Punjab Agricultural University, Dr MS Gill, director of extension education, said growth and development should be based on knowledge and science rather than on resource and input used for sustainable progress.

Students get tips to keep environment clean
Doraha, April 24
In order to celebrate the Earth Day, a rally was organised in the market of Doraha under the leadership of the coordinator of Doraha Institute of Management and Technology yesterday.

Mobile shops raided
Officials of the raiding party check mobile sets at a shop in Gur Mandi, Ludhiana, on Saturday. A Tribune photographLudhiana, April 24
The police along with a team from a mobile company today raided mobile shops at Gur Mandi following reports of the sale of duplicate mobile phones and accessories. At least six-seven representatives from mobile manufacturing company Nokia from Delhi, along with cops from the Division No 3 police station, went to Gur Mandi, a known grey market of the city, to conduct raids on mobile shops.

Officials of the raiding party check mobile sets at a shop in Gur Mandi, Ludhiana, on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Panel for peace corridor
Ludhiana, April 24
The Kartarpur Sahib Peace Zone Corridor Project Committee has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking for the creation of peace corridor that would link Dera Baba Nanak with Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara.

Woman commits suicide
Khamano, April 24
A resident of nearby village Amargarh commited suicide by hanging herself from the roof of her house. Amarjit kaur (35) was alone at her house when she committed the suicide. Her husband had gone out for the work and her children to the school. When her children returned from the school they found her hanging. They immediately raised an alarm. At this, the neighbours reached their house and informed the police. THe body was handed over to her guardian after a post-mortem examination.No case was registered in this regard.

Indo-French seminar on textile machinery
Ludhiana, April 24
An Indo-French seminar on textile machinery was organised here yesterday. French technology should be adopted to make the Indian textile industry globally competitive, said Adesh Partap Singh Kairon, food and civil supplies minister.


Granthi nabbed for killing wife
Jagraon, April 24
A granthi killed his wife by strangulating her yesterday. After committing the crime he got himself admitted to the Dehlon Civil Hospital, complaining of abdomen pain to evade arrest. The police, on learning his strategy, has arrested him and the accused has confessed to his crime.

One held for gambling
KHANNA: The local arrested a gambler on Friday and recovered Rs 1,010 from his possession. The accused was arrested from near the bus stand while gambling with a few others who fled away on seeing the cops. The accused was booked under the Gambling Act and produced before the magistrate. Manhunt has been launched to nab the other accused. — TNS

Man poisons overhead tanks to settle score
Ludhiana, March 24
In a shocking incident, a former employee of the Simran Marriage palace-cum-hotel on the Lohara Road, in order to settle scores with his employer, went to the extent of poisoning the water in the overhead tanks of the marriage palace.


City Centre Scam
Case adjourned till May 8
Ludhiana, April 24
Court of Sessions Judge S P Bangarh today adjourned the hearing in the alleged multi-crore City Centre scam involving former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh till May 8.

Punjab Chess Tourney
Smooth sailing for seeded players
Players take part in the Punjab State Chess Championship in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photographLudhiana, April 24
Seeded players faced a little challenge in their respective matches to advance into the third round on the first day of the second edition of the DD Khosla Memorial Punjab State Chess Championship for boys and girls (u-9, 13 and 17) being organised by the Ludhiana District Chess Association at Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, here today.

Players take part in the Punjab State Chess Championship in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

TT Tourney
Alpine School girls enter semis
Ludhiana, April 24
On the second day of the 2nd edition of the Ludhiana Open Table Tennis Tournament being held at Alpine International Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines branch, here today, girl students of the host school recorded victory in the sub-junior section to book their berths in the semi final.

Taek-won-do open challenge cup
Harsh, Deepak shine on Day 1
Players in action during a match at Arya Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photographLudhiana, April 24
Over 100 participants competed in the inaugural edition of the Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Ludhiana District Taek-Won-Do Challenge Cup-2010 held at Arya Senior Secondary School, near Old Sabzi Mandi, here today. Member of Parliament Manish Tewari declared the meet open. The chief guest also inaugurated the computer lab on the school premises.

Players in action during a match at Arya Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

T20 cricket: 21-member squad announced
Ludhiana, April 24
The Ludhiana District Twenty20 Cricket Association conducted trials to select the team (u-25) at Satish Chander Dhawan Government College ground here today in which 54 aspirants turned up. A 21-member team was chosen to represent district in the Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh Twenty20 Cricket Tournament (u-25) slated to be held at Hoshiarpur from April 25 to May 2.




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