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Gill flyover opened to public, at last
The first two commuters, who took to the Gill overbridge a few seconds after it was opened to the public in Ludhiana on TuesdayLudhiana, May 25
Much to the relief of local residents, the Gill chowk flyover was opened to the public by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.

The first two commuters, who took to the Gill overbridge a few seconds after it was opened to the public in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

But sports fraternity fumes
Ludhiana, May 25
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal’s visit here for the inauguration of the flyover has left the sports fraternity fuming. His helicopter landed at and took off from the football ground of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).


City bus service by Dec-end
Ludhiana, May 25
The much-awaited city bus service, a long-pending demand of residents here, will start from December 2010. In the first phase, 60 world-class AC buses will ply within the city limits for the convenience of the general public.

Woman robbed of Rs 90,000
Ludhiana, May 25
A 70-year-old woman was today robbed of jewellery worth Rs 90,000 at knifepoint by an unidentified youth, who took her to a secluded place on the pretext of being a close to her politician son.

Improper Biomedical Waste Disposal
Case against Mahavira hospital in offing
Ludhiana, May 25
Having refused authorisation to the Lord Mahavira civil hospital, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) is now registering a criminal case against it and the Senior Medical Officer there under Section 5 of the Environmental Protection Act.

Power breakdowns Residents up in arms
Ludhiana, May 25
With the entire region sweltering under the rage of soaring mercury, and the regime of scheduled and unscheduled power cuts continuing, majority of the city residents have to grapple with the menace of frequent breakdowns, leading to power failure for hours together not only during the day time, but also during nights.

Worked-up docs set to beat heat in cool environs
Ludhiana, May 25
Going by the adage, "all work and no play makes jack a dull boy", city doctors are all set to pack their bags for holidaying in the cool environs of New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Srinagar and Goa. The idea of holidaying for Dr Vivek Saggar, a dental surgeon in the city, is switching off the mobile phone and rising up late in the morning.


Milk production dips as temperature rises
Consumers complain of adulteration
Khamano, May 25
Milk consumers complain adulteration as temperature increases in various parts of Punjab due to which milk production has reduced drastically. Since most of the small and marginal farmers fail to take care of their livestock in summer, the milk production reduces drastically during these days.

‘Train students according to industry needs’
Ludhiana, May 25
Suresh Kumar, principal secretary, Technical Education and Industrial Training, today held a meeting with the Institute Management Committee here today at Industrial Training Institute. The industrialists present at the meeting discussed about the shortage of skilled labour for the industry.

‘Be careful in selecting professional institute’
Mandi Gobindgarh, May 25
With the admission process on at academic and professional institutes, a number of national and regional dailies, magazines and periodicals have been carrying advertisements, listing the claims of ever-increasing private universities regarding infrastructure and placement.

From Schools & Colleges
Talented scientist
LUDHIANA: Sachin Aggarwal of 10+1 (non-medical) of Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School was the proud participant in the state-level “Inspire” exhibition, organised at RS Model Senior Secondary School here. The exhibition was sponsored by the department of science and technology, Government of India, New Delhi, in which 226 schools from all seven sub-divisions of this district took part.

Census to continue till June 15
Ludhiana, May 25
The first phase of the Census 2010-11 is going on in the district from May 1 and will be completed by June 15.

Gurdwara Construction
8 hurt in group clash
Mullanpur Dakha, May 25
Eight persons, including seven women, sustained serious injuries in a group clash over the construction of a gurdwara’s boundary wall at Mor Karima village yesterday night.

Fly in flavoured milk bottle
Ludhiana, May 25
City resident Jagjit Singh Maan had bought a pack of 12 Verka’s Pio (flavoured milk) bottles a few days ago. He allegedly found some foreign particles in it.


3 held for robbery bid
Samrala, May 25
Alert villagers of Lall Kalan, 8 km from Samrala, caught three men, who had allegedly scaled boundary walls of some houses to steal/rob valuables.


Man convicted in cheque-bounce case
Ludhiana, May 25
Judicial Magistrate Yukti Goyal has convicted Shawinder Kumar of Railway Colony in a cheque-bounce case. He was awarded one-year imprisonment in the case and fine of Rs 5,000 was also imposed upon him.

Bharat, Geetansh shine on Day One
Ludhiana, May 25
Thanks to fine batting by Bharat Malhotra (108) and Geetansh Khera (87), Ludhiana amassed a huge total of 399 runs and then accurate bowling by Baltej Singh and Deepak Bansal restricted Kapurthala to 57 for 5 on the first day of the third match of the Punjab State Inter-District U-22 Cricket Tournament being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association at Punjab Agricultural University ground, here today.

Athletics: Satinder bags silver medal 
Ludhiana, May 25
Local athlete Satinder Singh has brought glory to his employers, Indian Railways as well as coach Sanjeev Sharma by clinching a silver medal in the 50th Open India Athletics Championship held at Kochi in Kerala, recently.

Dakha girl cagers excel
Cagers of GTB School Dakha represented Ludhiana in the 37th Punjab State Sub-Junior Basketball Champion and scored second position Mullanpur Dakha, May 25
Girls from GTB National Public School here have done well at the 37th Punjab State Sub-Junior Basketball Championship, held at Bhagta Bhai Ka in Bathinda district from May 19 to 22. Gurpreet Kaur, Simranpreet Kaur, Kirandeep Kaur, Barinderpreet Kaur, Arashpreet Kaur, Amandeep Kaur and Inderpreet Kaur were part of the Ludhiana team, which were runners-up in the under-14 category.

Cagers of GTB School Dakha represented Ludhiana in the 37th Punjab State Sub-Junior Basketball Champion and scored second position. Photo: Inderjeet Verma




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