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Migrants feel alienated in hostile environment
Ludhiana, May 16
Migrant labourers prepare food in a cramped room. What began as a small colony to house workers from other states looking for a shelter in the city’s Focal Point industrial zone now has a migrant population touching nearly 400,000, outnumbering local residents.

Migrant labourers prepare food in a cramped room.Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan


4 hurt in clash over wedding song
Manjit Kaur recuperating at the GTB Hospital in Ludhiana on Sunday. Ludhiana, May 16
A quarrel over playing a particular song at a wedding party took an ugly turn today after a house was vandalised and four people, including a pregnant woman, injured in the Brota Road area here late last night.

Manjit Kaur recuperating at the GTB Hospital in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Jail officials suspended for assaulting inmate
Ludhiana, May 16
After four prison officials were booked for assaulting an inmate and subsequently ordered to be suspended, the Punjab Jail Guards Association today attacked the Borstal jail authorities as well as Jails Minister Hira Singh Gabria for being ‘‘extra tough’’ on the officials.

Civic body flouts PPCB directions
Ludhiana, May 16
Despite the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) directions, workers of the civic body continue to dispose of municipal solid waste at Jainpur village (Hambran) in Ludhiana district.


Prez honours city-based classical singer
President Pratibha Patil honours city lad Amit Sharma in New Delhi. Ludhiana, May 16
In a scenario when the youth of today are going astray from their culture and getting hooked to the hip-hop of the West, local lad Amit Sharma is an exception. He is into classical singing and plays harmonium and his talent has received an “appreciation award” fron President of India Pratibha Patil.

President Pratibha Patil honours city lad Amit Sharma in New Delhi. A Tribune photograph

Ration card denied to 59-yr-old caner patient
Seeks Mumbai hospital’s help to fight his case
Ludhiana, May 16
 Davinder Kumar Khurana Irked over the apathetic attitude of the district food and civil supplies department towards registration of his name at a ration depot in Sarabha Nagar, Davinder Kumar Khurana (59), a cancer patient, has forwarded a request to the Cancer Rehabilitation Centre at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, to fight his case on humanitarian grounds.

                                                             Davinder Kumar Khurana

Blood donation camp
Ludhiana, May 16
The District Youth Congress (DYC) will organise a blood donation camp at the Congress Bhawan here on May 21 to mark the martyrdom day of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. This was stated by DYC president Dimple Rana while addressing a meeting of party workers here today.

Biz Clips
HP indigo press introduced
LUDHIANA : Gee7 Printek (P) Limited on Sunday introduced the HP Indigo Digital Offset Press in Ludhiana. HP indigo press gives market leading printing quality instant turnaround time at competitive prices. 

City Conerns
Provide shelter to stray animals
Stray bull kills a child, but nobody wants to owe the responsibility. The authorities concerned often play the blame game. I urge the authorities to provide shelter for stray animals and sterilise them so as to stop their ever-increasing population. NGOs and other social organisations should be roped in to take care of stray animals.

Sarpanch blames ADCP for succumbing under pressure
Ludhiana, May 16
Fissures became apparent in the SAD leadership after Bachittar Nagar colony sarpanch Jasvir Singh, who was facing charges of manhandling a woman, levelled serious allegation against an Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP)-level official for succumbing before the political pressure posed by a cabinet minister.

Burning of waste along the roadside adds to the air pollution in Ludhiana.
Burning of waste along the roadside adds to the air pollution in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

100 examined at camp
Ludhiana, May 16
Hundred patients with problems like thyroid and diabetes were examined at a free medical check-up camp organised by Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha at Urban Estate (Focal Point) here today. Free medicines were distributed.

Jewellers pin high hopes on wedding season
Offer special schemes on purchase of yellow metal
Ludhiana, May 16
With Akshaya Tritiya falling on Sunday and the onset of wedding season, jewellers here are expecting a good business in the otherwise slowdown market.The price of standard gold has been hiked by Rs 1,800.

5 books written by Gurdit Kang out
Ludhiana, May 16
Five books written and translated by Gurdit Singh Kang were released at Punjabi Bhawan here today.The first book, Kash (Oh!), an autobiographical novelette depicting confrontation between a son and a father suffering from blood cancer, was released by Punjab Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor MS Kang.

UPA govt committed to all-round development of villages, says Tewari
Ludhiana, May 16
Ludhiana MP and national spokesperson of All-India Congress Committee Manish Tewari today said the UPA government at the Centre was committed to the all-round development of rural areas.

Signs, not music make them dance
Ludhiana, May 16
If you have passion, you don’t need music to dance. Belying the traditional notion that it’s music that makes one dance, over 100 hearing impaired students from a school for deaf and dumb in Kitchlu Nagar are currently matching their steps with their instructor.

For Ludhianvis, luxury cars are a style statement
Ludhiana, May 16
Beetle is the style statement for girls in Ludhiana. For many Ludhianvis, cars are more of a lifestyle statement than a status symbol. On one hand, the city has Rs 1 lakh Tata Nano plying on its roads, while on the other, it has luxury cars like Bentley and Rolls Royce that cost several crores.

Beetle is the style statement for girls in Ludhiana. Tribune photograph: Himanshu Mahajan


Woman commits suicide
Phillaur, May 16
Mother of two, 31-year-old Narinder Kaur, reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself with a ceiling fan at her parents house in Neelowal village near Bilga in Phillaur sub-division last night.

2 held for selling psychotropic medicines
Jagraon, May 16
The counter intelligence wing, Ludhiana, yesterday arrested two youths for selling unaccounted psychotropic medicines to the addicted youth.

Shrey secures maximum marks for yellow belt
Ludhiana, May 16
Nearly 100 participants attended the grading test organised by the Ludhiana District Karate-Do Association at Guru Nanak Stadium here today. The second-degree black belt holder Sukhdev Singh conducted the test.

Angadji, Lovepreet shine in karate meet
Winners in a jubilant mood after winning the karate championship in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, May 16
The two-day Ludhiana District Karate Tournament organised by the Ludhiana District Karate-Do Association concluded at the Multi-purpose Indoor Hall of Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today.

Winners in a jubilant mood after winning the karate championship in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Basketball trials tomorrow
Ludhiana, May 16
Trials to select the Ludhiana district basketball sub-junior teams (boys and girls) will be held here at Guru Nanak Stadium on May 18 at 4.30 pm.Players born on or after January 1, 1997 are eligible to participate in the trials. They have been asked to bring their date of birth certificates.

Handball trials
Ludhiana, May 16
The Punjab Handball Association will conduct trials to select the Punjab squad (junior boys) at the Punjab Agricultural University on May 18 at 10 am.Players born on or after January 1, 1991, are eligible for the trials. They are required to produce their age proof certificates.




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