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PSEB Class XII results
115 from city out of 350 make it to state merit list
Well done Ludhiana!

* Girls make a clean sweep in merit list n Most top ranks taken away by humanities students
* Merit list dominated by private school students
* Doraha girl tops science stream in state
* No student from vocational stream makes it to top 10
Ludhiana, May 31
Jaspreet Kaur of Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School, Doraha, has topped in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class XII science stream in the state with 93.3 per cent marks. Overall, in the combined result of Class XII, Jaspreet has stood second in the state.


Success didn’t come easy to this driver’s daughter
Ludhiana, May 31
“If one believes in oneself nothing is impossible,” exclaims 17-year-old Ruby Mishra, who has done the city proud by ranking third in the state in the PSEB Class XII exams. A student of BCM Senior Secondary School, Focal Point, she has emerged second in the state in the humanities stream and first in the city.

Ruby Mishra and her father put their heads together

Ruby Mishra and her father put their heads together

Narrow escape for 26 as school bus catches fire
Ludhiana, May 31
A major tragedy was averted after a school bus ferrying 26 students caught fire after coming in contact with an overhead low- tension wires at Kali Sarak near Jodhewal Basti here today.

School bus mishap
Powercom shrugs off responsibility, attributes it to squall
Ludhiana, May 31
It was touch and go for 26 students of Shri Salig Ram Jain Public School here, who along with a driver and an attendant had a miraculous escape after the bus banged into an overhead low tension cables and caught fire this afternoon.

Sale of residential plots
GLADA nets Rs 17.09 crore
Ludhiana, May 31
The offer for the sale of 26 freehold residential plots in Sectors 38 and 39 in the Urban Estate on the Chandigarh road through open auction by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) here today evoked a huge response as 24 plots were sold for Rs 17.09 crore as against the reserve price of Rs 11.59 crore with an overall increase of 47.45 per cent.

Hookah joints spreading tobacco habit among youth
Ludhiana, May 31
The ‘hookah culture’ being popularised in the city’s restaurants and coffee shops appears to have increased the habit of smoking tobacco among teenagers, thereby exposing them to a three times bigger risk of heart diseases.


A day of crime
1 hurt as old enmity turned bloody

Ludhiana, May 31
Old enmity turned bloody after an armed assailant opened fire and critically injured a person at Aman Nagar in Salem Tabri here today. Ashok Sidhu (32), the victim, who resides at Piru Bandha colony, sustained bullet injury in his ribs and was rushed to DMC hospital.
Ashok Sidhu recuperates at DMC Hospital in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Ashok Sidhu recuperates at DMC Hospital in Ludhiana

Cash, valuables worth Rs 9 lakh stolen
Ludhiana, May 31
Thieves struck at a house in Ashok Nagar, near Salem Tabri area, today and decamped with cash and valuables worth Rs 9 lakh. The incident came to light early in the morning when Rajinder Kumar, a neighbour, saw the locks of the house belonging to Balraj Gogna broken and informed him about the incident.

Four held for prostitution
Ludhiana, May 31
Taking stringent steps against prostitution in the city, the police arrested three women, including two sisters, and a pimp for running a brothel in LIG quarters, near Tibba Road, here yesterday.

Paddy Plantation
Don’t flout orders, farmers told
Mullanpur Dakha, May 31
In spite of banning of plantation of seedlings of paddy before May 10 and transplant of paddy seedlings (paniri) by June 10 by the Punjab government and the agriculture department, the farmers have started defying the orders with cases of transplant of paddy being reported from villages away from main roads.

Miscreants flee with 300 bags of rice
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 31
A gang of miscreants, at least 10 in number, allegedly took away a truckload of rice bags from the premises of Vishnu Luxmi Rice Mill at Maherna village, near here, this morning after injuring and tying the two watchmen on duty.

Gas Pipeline
Farmer unions urge people to join rally
Doraha, May 31
A joint meeting of Kirti Kisan Sabha Punjab, Kranti Kari Dihati Mazdoor Sabha Punjab, Lok Hitoo Front Punjab, Anti-GAIL (India) Limited Gas Pipeline Action Committee was organised here today.

Residents relieved at KLF militant’s arrest
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 31
Residents of the region have heaved a sigh of relief after the arrest of Baba Bakhshish Singh, a Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) activist, who had been declared a proclaimed offender by the Ludhiana (Rural) police.

Sanitation Project
Administrators of four districts visit city
Ludhiana, May 31
Deputy Commissioners of three districts — Muktsar, Mansa, Ferozepur — and ADC (development) of Bathinda visited villages in Dakha constituency to study the total sanitation project (TSP) of rural development initiated by zila parishad chairman Manpreet Singh Ayali here yesterday.

Play highlights foeticide in Punjab
Ludhiana, May 31
A power-packed portrayal of the young artistes on contemporary environmental and social problems prevalent in the state in the Punjabi play “Katha rukhan te kukhan di” gave the audience a lot to ruminate even after the competition of the act.

Artistes perform the play ‘Katha rukhan te kukhan di’ at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

Artistes perform the play ‘Katha rukhan te kukhan di’ at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan in Ludhiana

Civic Amenities
‘India way behind European countries’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 31
Terming lack of “nationalistic character” among majority of political leaders and indifferent attitude of citizens towards their rights and duties as a major reason for the present situation of the state, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Harish Rai Dhanda urged office-bearers of social and education organisations to launch co-ordinated movement to prevent the state of affairs from further deterioration.

From Schools
World No Tobacco Day
Ludhiana: SDP Collegiate Senior Secondary School, campus SDP College for Women, celebrated World No Tobacco Day today on the college campus. To mark the day, a rally was organised by Classes XI and XII students. Students enthusiastically raised slogans against the use of tobacco and its negative health effects.

Reporters' Diary
Search for dogs
MC Commissioner, Mayor and Senior Deputy Mayor have always been seen inaugurating projects, holding meetings, giving versions to mediapersons etc. But it was very interesting to see all these “powerful” men running after dogs. It all happened at the inauguration of the Doggie-Lane Project -- the programme for sterilisation of dogs in the city.

At the Crossroads
Memorable decade with Ludhiana Tribune
My association with “Ludhiana Tribune” dates back to its inception on June 1, 2000. Its first issue was released in Hotel Park Plaza by the then Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune, Shri Hari Jaisingh, in the presence of a select audience. My article appeared on its first page in the column ‘At the Crossroads’.

Tax liability of Rs 2 lakh or more
Be ready to pay tax every month
Ludhiana, May 31
Any person whose annual tax liability during the previous year was Rs 2 lakh or more will now have to pay the tax every month. This has been stated in a notification issued by the Excise and Taxation Department recently.

Miraculous escape for 50 in bus-truck collision
Ludhiana, May 31
Around 50 passengers had a miraculous escape after a private bus collided with a truck at Jodhewal Basti here today. The incident took place around 1.30 pm right in front of the Jodhewal police station.


Conmen take away bag containing lakhs
Mandi Gobindgarh, May 31
Tricksters took away a bag containing lakhs of rupees from a car belonging to a local businessman on the Amloh road this afternoon. The businessman, Satnam Singh, whose car was parked in front of a shop, had told his driver to get some biscuits exchanged from a shop.

Cricket: Ludhiana beat Jalandhar, enter final
Ludhiana, May 31
On the basis of the first innings lead of 30 runs, Ludhiana emerged victorious against Jalandhar in the semi-final match in the Punjab State Inter-District U-22 Cricket Tournament being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association that concluded at Burlton Park, Jalandhar today.




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