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PSEB Class VIII Examination
Arundeep tops in city
Ludhiana, May 15
Soon after the results of the Class VIII examinations conducted by the Punjab School Education Board were declared the shy and soft-spoken Arundeep Kaur, who studies in Nankana Sahib Public School near Janta Nagar, received a kind of reception, which she might not have ever dreamt of.

Young Achiever: Jubiliant students pick Arundeep Kaur on their shoulders after she topped in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Defying acute illness, students attain top slot
Ludhiana, May 15
Despite being bedridden due to acute illness for nearly three months, Abhya and Lovleen managed to claim 12th and 40th positions in the Punjab State Education Board examination for Class VIII. Abhya Ranjan Yadav, a student of BCM School, Focal Point, ranked second in the district. According to her father Arun Yadav, who works as a pharmaceutical agent, Abhya suffered from dengue and two months after she was diagnosed with typhoid.

Jagdish Bhagat Singh stands apart!
Ludhiana, May 15
Nowadays when people find it difficult to spare time to remember those who sacrificed their lives for bringing us Independence, Jagdish Bhagat Singh stands apart. He is so impressesd with the life of Shaheed Bhagat Singh that he has not only suffixed Bhagat Singh with his name but has also changed his entire lifestyle as a mark of respect for the great martyr. For the past two decades, he has been dressing-up like Bhagat Singh. Today, he came all the way from Panchkula to celebrate the birth anniversary of Sukhdev Thapar at Naughara near here.

Former councillor unhappy with design
Covering of Gunda Nullah
Ludhiana, May 15
Questions are being raised over the way in which Gunda Nullah was going to be covered by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC). Those closely watching the technical side of the project feel that the design for covering Nullah should be approved by engineers else spending hefty amount on the much-awaited project would be of no use.

Waste strewn in and around Gunda Nullah. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Panel seeks memorial at Naughara Mohalla
Ludhiana, May 15
The Shaheed Sukhdev Yadgar Committee has in collaboration with the Indian Workers Association, Great Britain, decided to circulate books on ideologies of Shaheed Sukhdev Thappar, Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Rajguru in English, said Dr Hardeep Singh, convener of the committee, while speaking on the birth anniversary of Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar observed at Punjabi Bhawan yesterday.

A yajna being performed to celebrate the birth anniversary of Shaheed Sukhdev in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Martyrs statues at crematorium!
Jagraon, May 15
Unable to find a place for installing the statues of their heroes, residents of Galib Kalan village installed them at the village’s crematorium. The martyrs deserve a honourable place in society, don’t’ they?

Bewitched visitors are lured to spend a few moments in solitude amidst the lap of Mother Nature on the banks of Sutlej in Sekhewal village. Drive down about 20 km from Ludhiana on Mattewara side and here you are. One can sit under the shady trees, enjoy fresh breeze, take a dip in cool waters and even go for fishing. And ferries are there to take you on the other side. It’s a perfect picnic spot, far from the maddening crowds. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Houses of martyrs to be preserved
Ludhiana, May 15
The Punjab government has decided to renovate and preserve the ancestral houses of martyrs of freedom struggle, said Minister for Jails and Tourism Hira Singh Gabria. Paying floral tributes to Shaheed Sukhdev on his birth anniversary at his ancestral house at Naughara Chaura Bazaar here today, Gabria said the state government had prepared a comprehensive plan to renovate of the historical buildings and houses of the heroes of the freedom struggle.

Slang ruining students’ English writing skills
Doraha, May 15
Many of the slang terms used by teenagers yesterday are incomprehensible to older generations. Scanning the answer sheets of candidates one often wonders whether we have now reached a point where youngsters habituated to using Internet slang words have forgotten ‘standard’ English. This was the view expressed by most of the teachers who were assigned to evaluate examination papers of students.

DMCH research paper selected in USA
Ludhiana, May 15
A clinical research paper on minimal hepatic encephalopathy prepared by the department of gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), Ludhiana, was selected by the American Gastroenterological Association during the Digestive Disease Week Conference held at New Orleans, Louisiana, the USA, recently.

BCM school students win quiz
Ludhiana, May 15
BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School yesterday won the city’s final of Limca Book of Records Quiz 2010.

At The Crossroads
Standing tall as critic of critics
In the present age, Punjabi writers are not writing mostly for their readers, but for the critics. They are apprehensive that without drawing the attention of the critics towards their work, their place in the literary world will be uncertain.

‘Misuse’ of Grants
Centre asks Punjab to provide details
Ludhiana, May 15
Ludhiana MP and national spokesperson of the All-India Congress Committee Manish Tewari said yesterday that the Union Government had taken a serious note of the ‘misuse’ and ‘misdirection’ of the Central grants by the Punjab government and the state had been told to provide a detailed report of utilisation of funds released under various centrally-funded schemes.

Work on Gill Chowk flyover complete
Sukhbir Badal to throw it open for public on May 18
Ludhiana, May 15
Even as the work on the much-awaited Gill Chowk flyover is over, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is waiting for Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal to inaugurate it on May 18.

A view of the Gill Chowk flyover. A Tribune photograph

Bharat parishad gets cheque for Rs 5 lakh
Ludhiana, May 15
LIC Golden Jubilee Foundation, a trust formed by the LIC, handed over a cheque for Rs 5 lakh to the Bharat Vikas Parishad Charitable Trust. The money will be used to buy a rooftop solar photovoltic system, which will benefit poor, differently-abled and deserted persons.

Captain gets rousing welcome
Ludhiana, May 15
Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh was given a rousing welcome by Congress workers and leaders on his arrival at the district courts complex here today. He was here in connection with the hearing of the City Centre scam.

Slum dwellers to get houses by Sept: Brar
Ludhiana, May 15
The first batch of slum dwellers would get their houses by September. This was decided at a meeting chaired by Additional Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation, KP Brar, here on Thursday.


Five booked for bigamy
Jagraon, May 15
The police yesterday booked five persons of a family and arrested one person for bigamy. Ajaib Singh of Hathoor had filed a complaint with the police alleging that his son-in-law had married another woman without divorcing his daughter. The complainant said his, Kamaljit Kaur, was married to Baldev Singh of Bhai Chak Ka village near Raikot and the couple was blessed with a girl child. However, her in-laws started harassing her for this, alleged the complainant.

3 of family killed, 2 hurt in mishap
Samrala, May15
Three members of a family, including a three-year-child, were killed and two others seriously injured in an accident near Malmajra village on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road last night.

3 booked for fraud
Khanna, May 15
The police today booked three persons on charges of cheating two residents of Nurpur Mand.

Over 150 take part in karate tourney
Ludhiana, May 15
Over 150 contestants took part in the junior section of the inaugural edition of the Ludhiana District Karate Tournament being organised by the Ludhiana District Karate-Do Association at the multi-purpose indoor hall of Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today.

Kickboxing Meet
Jesus Sacred Heart students clinch 4 golds
Ludhiana, May 15
The students of Jesus Sacred Heart School, South City, Ludhiana, gave a stupendous performance to enable Punjab team to clinch four gold medals and an equal number of bronze medals in the Open National Kickboxing Championship held in Goa recently.

Winners with their medals in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Tennis: Double crown for Ankush
Ludhiana, May 15 Ankush Arora from Ludhiana, representing Punjab, won the double crown in the AITA Talent Series Tournament conducted at the Total Tennis Academy of The British School, Sector 70, Mohali, yesterday.

Chess tourney for visually impaired
Ludhiana, May 15
The Sharp Chess Federation for Blind (SCFB), affiliated with the All-India Chess Federation for the Blind, will organise the second edition of the Ludhiana Open Chess Tournament for the visually impaired boys and girls as well as men and women at Sita Mata Mandir, near Daresi ground, here on May 22 and 23.




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