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Schools ripping off parents with arbitrary fee hikes
Ludhiana, May 2
The commencement of the new academic session sees worry writ large on the faces of parents of school students who are finding it increasingly difficult to cope with the constantly spiralling cost of educating their children.

Mother, daughters set woman afire
Ludhiana, May 2
In a shocking incident, a woman and her daughters allegedly set afire their neighbour at Basti Jodhewal here yesterday over noise emanating from a machinery installed in her house.


Asthma on rise in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, May 2
Asthma is on the rise and causative factors include genetic, environmental, seasonal, occupational and infections of upper respiratory tract that lead to its exacerbation, said Dr Pradeep Kapoor, senior chest consultant, Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation.

Terror Threats
Security at public places lax, still
Ludhiana, May 2
Despite terror threats rocking the national capital yesterday following which security was tightened across cities, the situation here has remained the same.

Weekend revellers vulnerable
Ludhiana, May 2
Following repeated terror threats across the nation, residents from peripheral areas, who were regular visitors, especially on weekends, are increasingly keeping away from the city.


Barkat Sidhu regales audience
Ludhiana, May 2
Sufi singer Barkat Sidhu performs at a cultural programme in Ludhiana. Barkat Sidhu known for his redemption of Bulle Shah and Shah Hussain Farid's poetry enthralled the audiences in the city last evening.An exponent of Patiala Gharana, Sidhu is loved for his passionate singing and the simple style, which was evident in every movement he made during the performance at Punjabi Bhawan on the International Labour Day.

Sufi singer Barkat Sidhu performs at a cultural programme in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

‘Winners of reality shows are decided before hand’
Ludhiana, May 2
"Winners of the reality shows are decided before hand," opines model-cum-actress Anupama Verma. Such shows are "twisted reality". They are not actually scripted and the person depicted in these shows portrays the actual traits of a person," she added.

Free diabetes camp for parents, children
Ludhiana, May 2
Students flaunt their degrees after the convocation ceremony at the Partap College of Education in Ludhiana on Sunday. To help students and their parents in getting themselves thoroughly checked for diabetes and thyroid, Tagore Public School organised a free-medical camp here today from 9.30 am to 2 pm.

Students flaunt their degrees after the convocation ceremony at the Partap College of Education in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

City Concerns
Rights panel dictates make MC helpless 
A few days ago we had complained to the municipal corporation about avoidable deaths on account of menace of stray animals in the city, though the corporation had approved sterilisation of stray dog in the city, but nothing is visible as the civic employees are afraid of animal’s rights activists.

Construction of flyovers
Pedestrians cross the NH 1 in a hurry at Doraha. Pedestrians get a raw deal
Doraha, May 2
Even as the National Highway Authority of India, during its ongoing process of widening of the National Highway No. 1, is planning to construct flyovers almost in all towns and villages, the construction of subways for pedestrians, too, should not have been overlooked at any cost, feel the road users.

Pedestrians cross the NH 1 in a hurry at Doraha. Photo by writer

Sachin’s wax statue unveiled
Ludhiana, May 2
Chander Shekhar Prabhakar celebrated master blaster Sachin Tendulkar birthday by unveiling his wax statue today.

City lads make it to IIMs
Ludhiana, May 2
Two boys have made the city proud by not only clearing the CAT but also making it to IIMs, the most prestigious B-schools of the country. Both boys are students  of T.I.M.E.

Groom’s kin says no to wedding over caste
Jagraon, May 2
The family of a groom has refused marriage to his bride, alleging that she belongs to a low-caste family.The marriage was scheduled for today. The bride’s family met Jagraon SSP Harinder Singh Chahal and asked him to intervene in the matter. Saying cards had been distributed and preparations made, they maintained that both families belonged to the same caste.

Veterinary varsity comptroller retires
Ludhiana, May 2
Bahadur Singh Randhawa, comptroller, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), retired yesterday. He was given a warm farewell by the staff of the comptroller and registrar offices of the university.

Land sharks occupy Rifle Club’s land
Ludhiana, May 2
Tension gripped BRS Nagar yesterday when a few persons allegedly tried to encroach upon 5,500 square yards worth crores given to the District Rifle Club by the municipal corporation three days ago.

Coalition splits, kisan sabha disassociates itself from stir
Jagraon, May 2
The All-India Kissan Sabha today disassociated its from the agitations initiated by a coalition of 22 labour and farmers’ union. Early this month, 22 unions had joined hands during the Lalkar Rally on January 15. The coalition had last month planned a grand rally in front of the DIG Amritsar  Range office in Amritsar, but  it was thwarted by the  government machinery.

After power, residents crave for water
Ludhiana, May 2
The suffering of city residents seems to have multiplied with the outset of summer. With power pangs already making the lives of people miserable, its now the scarcity of water that has further aggravated their problems.

Private Colonies
Specify parks in records, DC to patwaris
Ludhiana, May 2
Coming to the rescue of public parks being gobbled up by land mafia in the city, the Deputy Commissioner has asked patwaris to record these spaces in revenue records to ensure that these are not sold by private developers to make money.

May Day rallies, functions by workers
Jagraon, May 2
The May Day was observed at various places here yesterday. CPM state secretary Charan Singh Virdi inaugurated a party office at Jodhan Mansooran.

Youth electrocuted
Jagraon, May 2
A youth of Nanakpur Jagra village near Mandi Ahmedgarh was electrocuted yesterday while repairing his inverter.The deceased identified as Balbir Singh alias Bira (30), was installing inverter at his home when he accidentally came in contact with some live wire. He got a shock from the electric wire. He was taken to a hospital of Mandi Ahmedgarh in a critical state but he succumbed to the electric shock he had received.

Man ends life
Jagraon, May 2
A youth committed suicide by jumping before a train here yesterday.The deceased identified as Roop Singh of Jhorran village near Raikot had jumped before the Ludhiana-Ferozepur passenger train 4LF near the railway crossing no 40 towards Moga last evening.


Two held for peddling poppy husk
Jagraon, May 2
The Dehlon police yesterday nabbed two youths in two separate cases and recovered poppy husk from their possession.

Mechanic booked
Jagraon, May 2
A mechanic and his accomplice have been booked for selling off their client’s car by fabricating its documents.

Gang of mobile thieves busted, 4 held
Jagraon, May 2
The local police arrested four members of a gang of mobile thieves here yesterday. The accused — identified as Jeewan Singh, alias Jeeva; Vipan Singh of Bhona Chowk, Moga; Khanna Kumar of Doshanjh Road, Moga; and Gulshan Kumar of Gill Road, Moga — were arrested from the busy market of Kamal Chowk at Agwar Gujjaran here while they were trying to sell stolen mobiles to unsuspecting mobile shop owners.

Three booked for forging property documents
Jagraon, May 2
The police has booked three persons, including a women, for fabricating documents to usurp the property of complainant’s relative.

Attack on property dealer
Unidentified assailants booked
Mullanpur Dakha, May 2
The Dakha police yesterday registered a case against unidentified assailants who had attacked a property dealer at his office on the Kailpur Road here.

Softball Tourney
Ramgarhia lads corner glory
A striker swings at a ball during the Ludhiana District Softball Championship on SundayLudhiana, May 2
Ramgarhia Senior Secondary School, Miller Ganj, scored an emphatic 5-1 win over RS Model High School to emerge champions in the boys’ section of the 30th Ludhiana District Softball Championship for junior boys and girls at Ramgarhia Educational Complex, Miller Ganj, here today.

A striker swings at a ball during the Ludhiana District Softball Championship on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Katoch Shield
Chandigarh pile up 379 runs
Ludhiana, May 2
Chandigarh scored 379 runs in their first innings against hosts Ludhiana on the first day of the two-day match of the Punjab State Inter-District Senior Cricket Championship for Katoch Shield at Punjab Agricultural University here today.

SAI to hold hockey, badminton trials today
Ludhiana, May 2
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) will conduct hockey and badminton trials under its sports promotion scheme (non-residential) to enroll talented players (boys) under-14 and 18 years of age at Namdhari Sant Khalsa Virasat Sports Complex, Bhaini Sahib, near here, on May 3 and 4.




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