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Four jail officials booked for thrashing inmate
Was kin of personal assistant of Jail Minister Hira Singh Gabria
Ludhiana, May 10
Four officials of the Borstal jail were booked today for allegedly thrashing an inmate said to be a kin of personal assistant of Jail Minister, Hira Singh Gabria, when he was allegedly using mobile phone in the premises.

Gang of inter-state vehicle thieves busted
Had stolen car from PM’s office two years ago
Ludhiana, May 10
One of the accused in police custody The police busted a gang of inter-state vehicle thieves with the arrest of a youth and also recovered a car belonging to defence personnel which had been stolen from outside the Prime Minister’s office two years ago.

One of the accused in police custody. A Tribune photograph


Eight kids had narrow escape
Bouncy accident: Users continue to flout norms
Ludhiana, May 10
A freak bouncy accident in a posh market place of the city last evening, wherein eight kids had a narrow escape after the inflatable burst, has brought to light the careless attitude of users towards the safety of the children.

Missing File
Executive officer indicted, shifted
Ludhiana, May 10
Even as the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) executive officer (EO) Jatinder Singh has been transferred to Jalandhar after having been, prima facie, indicted in the case of the missing file pertaining to the registration of a title deed of a 400-square-yard plot in the posh Rajguru Nagar locality here, he is learnt to have pulled many strings to avoid harsher punishment, at least for the time being.

Two sustain bullet injuries following clash
Ludhiana, May 10
Two brothers, one of them an engineering student, sustained bullet injuries following a group clash at the engineering college in Katani Kalan here this evening.

Boundary wall of Dugri park down again, FIR lodged
Ludhiana, May 10
The controversial boundary wall in Dugri estate The joy of residents of the HIG flats in Dugri Urban Estate Phase after the boundary wall of a park in the colony (park number 150) was reconstructed on Friday after a wait of more than a year was short-lived.

The controversial boundary wall in Dugri estate. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Keeping fit the star way!
Ludhiana, May 10
Fitness freaks in the city have now turned their loyalty towards Bipasha Basu. After Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Basu is the new fitness icon for them. First size-zero figures was the fad and now the girls want to have a perfect figure like dusky beauty Bipasha Basu. Even top companies are now roping her in to promote the health products.


Schools indifferent to students playing in sun
Ludhiana, May 10
Schoolchildren play football during recess in Ludhiana on Monday Every day numerous cases of school children falling ill or fainting due to excessive exposure to sun are being reported across the city. Reason: school authorities force the students to remain outdoors for long durations in the scorching summer sun. Be it the morning assembly sessions, lunch break, games/sports period or rehearsal for any upcoming event of function.

Schoolchildren play football during recess in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Self-immolation bid by retiree
The man being taken by the police in Ludhiana on MondayLudhiana, May 10
Swift action by the police foiled the self-immolation bid of a man near the subzi mandi chowk here today.

The man being taken by the police in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Freshers’ party at Guru Nanak school
Doraha, May 10
A freshers’ party and prize distribution function was organised at Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School here today.

Jatha to participate in ‘Sirhind Fateh Diwas’
Ludhiana, May 10
A large group of functionaries of the Baba Banda Singh Bahadur International Foundation, led by its patron Jagdev Singh Jassowal and president Krishan Kumar Bawa, today left from Circuit House to take part in the tercentenary of "Sirhind Fateh Diwas" to be observed at Chapar-Chiri on May 11.

City Concerns
Govt funds must for maintaining shelters
The tragic death of a seven-year-old boy by a raging bull in the city recently has once again brought the fore the issue of uncontrolled stray animals to the centre stage. Though a few lives have died due to stray bull in the past, the municipal corporation yet to wake up from the deep slumber. While residents want the bulls be taken to shelters so that they don’t turn killers, the municipal corporation often claims that they invite the ire of animal rights activists when they catch them.

Lone Panchkula-Ludhiana Bus
Daily commuters force drivers to flout rules
Ludhiana, May 10
Daily commuters from Panchkula to the city have become nuisance for others on board the lone Panchkula-Ludhiana bus. These daily passengers comprise over 70 per cent of the total number of people commuting by the Haryana Roadways bus every day and dictate terms to the Roadways staff, including the driver and conductor, forcing them to break the rules and regulations. Most of these daily passengers are bankers working at various branches in the city and commute between Panchkula and Chandigarh on all working days.

International Nurses Day
DMCH holds workshop
Ludhiana, May 10
To commemorate birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, known as the “Mother of Modern Nursing”, the College of Nursing at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) today organised a six-day workshop on the nursing care from today till May 15.

Farewell at RIMT
Mandi Gobindgarh, May 10
RIMT bid farewell to final-year batches of BBA, MBA, BCA and MCA at Rukhsat ’10 here on Saturday night.

Jazzy B, Bharti keep audience hooked
Ludhiana, May 10
Jazzy B performs during a musical nite at the Sutlej Club in Ludhiana on Sunday It was a fun-filled evening for the member of the Sutlej Club who had organised the first musical nite after the new executive committee was constituted. Punjabi singer, Jazzy B, was at his best throughout the evening. Dressed in a flashy black T-shirt and adorning a big “khanda” in the neck he stole everybody’s heart with his power-packed performance. Audiences were seen asking him to sing more hit numbers of his.

Jazzy B performs during a musical nite at the Sutlej Club in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan 

Men in khaki break the law
The police force is meant to enforce the law and bring law-breakers to book. However, in the city, it is not uncommon to come across cops violating traffic rules, or other regulations with impunity and getting away unscathed.

Hoardings abound, courtesy politicians
Ludhiana, May 10
Putting up hoardings or unipoles in towns is big business for politicians and big headache for local municipal bodies.

Serving liquor at parties to cost more
Ludhiana, May 10
Serving liquor at parties will be dearer to hosts as the excise and taxation department has hiked the fee for getting a permit.

PAU: We value farmers’ feedback
Ludhiana, May 10
Farmers are ultimate beneficiaries of programmes of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), said Dr Manjit Singh Kang, Vice-Chancellor, in his inaugural remarks during the meeting of the PAU Kisan Committee and the Fruit and Vegetable Producers Committee at the wheat auditorium here today.

Encroachments under garb of ‘green cover’
Ludhiana, May 10
In the absence of strict measures adopted by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC), residents in posh localities including BRS Nagar, Gurdev Nagar and Sarabha Nagar etc, where prices of land are sky-rocketing, have started extending the area of their houses to "maintain" the green belt.



Fake currency racket busted, five jailed
Ludhiana, May 10
Court of Additional Sessions Judge Munish Singal has convicted five persons on the charge of dealing with the fake currency racket. They were sentenced to undergo five years imprisonment each.




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