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300 trees along NH-I simply vanish
Ludhiana, June 2
In a startling development, as many as 300 trees, spread across 2 km along the NH-1 at Doraha, have “disappeared”. The matter came to light when The Tribune got hold of a letter in which a contractor, who got the contract to cut the trees for Rs 13.75 lakh, brought the issue of the missing trees to the notice of the forest department.

Soft drinks up diabetes risk among kids
Ludhiana, June 2
Excessive consumption of soft drinks has led to a perceptible rise in the incidence of type 2 diabetes among children aged two to 14 years. Kids having one or more soft drinks in a day are risk prone as these beverages have high sugar content, which also leads to obesity.



Grapes waiting to be picked at the PAU farms in Ludhiana
Grapes waiting to be picked at the PAU farms in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

CBSE Helpline
Mothers more prone to post-result blues
Chandigarh, June 2
Going by the calls being received by the post-result helpline of the CBSE, it’s not Class X students, but their mothers who are suffering from post-result blues. Out of 14,000 calls received over the last 10 days, over 5,600 are from anxious mothers who want help to put at ease their apprehensions about admissions, streams and performance of their wards.

A few govt schools stand out
Ludhiana, June 2
This year’s performance of students of various government-run schools in this district in the Punjab State Education Board Class XII examinations has come as a big surprise. While some of the schools have fared exceptionally well, there are others which have done very poorly. There is yet another category of schools which have left a lot to be desired.

3 class XII toppers shown as ‘failed’
Amloh, June 2
Though four students of the Government Senior Secondary School (Boys), Amloh, made it to the merit list of the Punjab School Education Board class XII examinations, three of them were earlier shown in the results as having failed.

Topper proves disability no hurdle
Rahul DuggalLudhiana, June 2
Nineteen-year-old Rahul Duggal's disability has not been a deterrent to achieving academic excellence. The gutsy student of SCD Government College for Boys, who has to depend on a writer to write his examination papers, has proved this once again by topping in the BCA (2nd year) exam among boys in this district with 80 per cent marks.

Rahul Duggal


Neha Jindal 3rd in PU in BBA III
Ludhiana, June 2
Neha Jindal of BBA III, student of Kamla Lohtia SD College, has bagged the third position in Panjab University, Chandigarh. The overall result of BBA III of the college is 100 per cent. Neha Jindal secured 79.9 per cent marks while Binny and Aditi Goyal secured 75.7 and 75.2 percent marks respectively.

The Crossroads
Engineer with flair for writing
It is seldom that an engineer or a doctor takes a pen in his hand for some poetic composition or fictional writing, but whenever it has happened, the results have been admirable.


Mehak Jain, student of Khalsa College for Women, has topped Panjab University in BCA III with 81.8 pc
Mehak Jain, student of Khalsa College for Women, has topped Panjab University in BCA III with 81.8 pc

Board position holders felicitated
Jagraon, June 2
Rajni, student of Swami Roop Chand Jain Senior Secondary School, here, has not only bought honour to the school but the entire city by securing the first position in Jagraon and overall seventh position in the state in PSEB class XII exams in the arts stream. She has acquired 413 marks out of 450.

1 lakh saplings to be planted
Jagraon, June 2
The NGO, Anti Corruption Crime Prevention and Community Oriented Policing Society (ACCP COPS), will plant about one-lakh saplings in collaboration with the Forest Department in the next quarter. The decision was announced at a meeting by Rajesh Jain, state president of the society that was presided over by Varinder Singh Sant, the national president of the society yesterday.

‘All Izzz Well’ summer camp from June 6
Ludhiana, June 2
The Sutlej Club is organising the "All Izzz Well" Summer Camp, from June 6, 2010, to June 20. The club has been holding summer camps during the vacations for school/college-going children of the club members.

‘Vacation time best to learn bhangra’
Doraha, June 2
A 15-day long workshop on 'Bhangra and other folk dances of Punjab' commenced at Saraswati Model Senior Secondary School, Doraha, today.

Tips on oral hygiene
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 2
Ignoring medical advice about oral hygiene and dental care, majority of the schoolchildren rush while they brush their teeth.

‘Inspirational leadership, innovation, key to success’
Ludhiana, June 2
Inspirational leadership, sustainable customer value, excellence in results, inspiring high performance, continuous improvement and innovation are key factors for excellence in business, said Anil Kumar, executive director, Shreyans Group of Industries, in a lecture to the members of the Ludhiana Management Association.

Steel Prices: Traders seek regulatory authority
Ludhiana, June 2
Steel industry that is reeling under scarcity and ever increasing prices will heave a sigh of relief as it is expected that the production of steel will almost double by 2012.

Kalia moots pvt varsities by religious bodies
Ludhiana, June 2
Punjab’s Minister for Industries and Local Bodies Manoranjan Kalia has urged the religious organisations to come forward and establish state- level private universities where youths be taught to put-in their efforts to build stronger nation. Kalia expressed these views while inaugurating newly built charitable hospital by the Durga Mata Mandir Trust, near Jagraon Bridge here today.

DC raids revenue offices, warns 4 patwaris
Mullanpur Dakha, June 2
Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tewari raided the registrar’s as well as the patwarkhana’s office here today. The Deputy Commissioner checked the DDR (daily diary report) of four patwaris and found them incomplete.

Non-payment of power bills
BKU(L) dares govt to snap connections
Ludhiana, June 2
The BKU Lakhowal (BKU-L) today threatened that if the government dared to snap their power and water connections due to the non-payment of bills then they would have face the music. Puran Singh Shahkot, BKU-L general secretary, stated this.

Heat is sweet for them
Muskmelon growers hope for prolonged summer
Jagraon, June 2
While people at large look for some respite from the intense heat wave conditions prevailing in the region, there is a section that feels it should continue for a little while longer.

Penny wise MC!
Digs 200-foot to level 20-foot lane
Ludhiana, June 2
Residents of Prem Nagar, Brindaban road, have alleged that the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation instead of spending a few thousand rupees on recarpeting of about 20-foot lane, where the water gets accumulated in just 10 to 15 minutes during the rainy season, has dug up more than 200-foot for “levelling” the area.

Register migrants by June 30: Cops
Ludhiana, June 2
The city police has restarted the migrant verification programme. The residents have been asked to register their domestic helpers and tenants with the police.

Changes in summer timings at PAU evokes mixed response
Ludhiana, June 2
The changed summer timings at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has evoked a mixed response from the faculty and the non-teaching staff. A large section has welcomed the decision while others have given a representation to the university to roll back its decision and carry on with previous timings.

Submersible pumps alarm environmentalists
A submersible pump being installed in LudhianaLudhiana, June 2
Water table is depleting at an alarming speed and since the municipal corporation (MC) has not been able to cater to the water needs of residents, the latter have started installing submersible pumps.  Raising concern, environmentalists feel that due to this, the water table will go further down. They urged farmers to adopt new technologies and change the crop pattern so that less water is used.

A submersible pump being installed in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

This was once a 4-D park, now in a shambles
A perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes, flies
A view of the park at Haibowal Kalan in LudhianaLudhiana, June 2
The 4-D park near Choti Puli, Haibowal Kalan is in shambles. Thanks to the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC), which did not bother to maintain the well-developed park, which slowly turned into a garbage dump and perfect breeding place for mosquitoes and flies. Seeing the dilapidated state of the park, area residents feel that on the onset of rainy-season, the "dump" will create health hazards.

A view of the park at Haibowal Kalan in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Abetting Suicide
Husband gets four-year jail
Ludhiana, June 2
Court of Additional Sessions Judge Karmajit Sigh Kang has convicted Charanjit Singh, alias Jita (35) of Wallian village, Ludhiana, on the charges of abetting his wife Kamaljit Kaur for committing suicide. He was sentenced to undergo four-year rigorous imprisonment.

Now, Ludhiana Premier League on cards
Ludhiana, June 2
A farmhouse being converted into a cricket ground in the South City area for the LPL in Ludhiana Cricket fever may be over for the country after the Indian Premier League (IPL), but the frenzy around the gentlemen’s game is catching up fast yet again with a handful of city youths bringing Ludhiana Premier League (LPL) to the city. Two businessmen Shivam Mahendru (27) and Daman Dhillon (26) joined hands together, chalked out a plan.

A farmhouse being converted into a cricket ground in the South City area for the LPL in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

State U-22 Cricket Tourney Final
Patiala scores 346 in first innings
Ludhiana, June 2
Patiala, after struggling at 121 for 5, made a fine comeback to score 346 for 8 in the first innings on the first day of the final of the Punjab State Inter-District U-22 Cricket Tournament being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, today.




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