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Three buses pile up on ferozepur road
Over 30 hurt, three bus drivers critically injured
Ludhiana, February 4
Three bus drivers were critically hurt and more than 30 passengers, including 10 women, sustained minor injuries following a headon collision between three buses on Ferozepur Road near Baddowal village near here Friday morning.

Distressed kin protest outside nursing home
Ludhiana, February 4
Distressed over the sudden death of his 35 year old wife Sunita, who breathed her last on Thursday, her husband Shambhu along with his relatives and friends staged a protest outside the Raja Nursing Home.

They are no ordinary bullocks!
These ‘athletes’ are more than kids: they are a pampered lot fed on dry fruits and kept in AC rooms

Kila Raipur, February 4
A participant bullock worth Rs 7 lakhs at the olympiad in Kila Raipur. “We treat them more than our sons. We may not feed our children dry fruits, desi ghee and milk in this era of inflation but our bullock “athletes” cannot do without it,” says Gurbachan Singh of Dhandari Kalan village.

A participant bullock worth Rs 7 lakhs at the olympiad in Kila Raipur. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Huffing oxen attract crowd
Kila Raipur, February 4
Bullock cart races remained the main crowd puller. For, soon after the event finished, the villagers were seen leaving the stadium.

Bullock cart races remain a major attraction during the three-day event.
Bullock cart races remain a major attraction during the three-day event. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Hi-tech marvels
Kila Raipur, February 4
The rural Olympics which in the past has been thriving on raw talent has ushered in an age of science and technology. 

Feats at Kila Raipur
Meeri Peeri Gattka Akhara fights against social evils

Daredevils on wheels

Punjab police bikers perform at Kila Raipur Games on Friday.
Punjab police bikers perform at Kila Raipur Games on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Mini Olympics clouds rural sports
Bullock cart racers to get attractive prizes
Sahnewal, February 4
Strange it may sound, but the Rural Olympics at Kila Raipur is getting a ‘lukewarm’ response as far as the bullock cart racers are concerned.It’s the Mini Olympics of this small town is the main attraction among participants this time. The over enthusiastic participants are infact waiting for their turn while the organisers are having tough time accommodating all and that, too, before the sun set.

Festivities mark Day II
Kila Raipur, February 4
Festivities marked the second day of the Platinum Jubilee Edition of the Kila Raipur Sports Festival that continued at the Grewal Sports Stadium here today.The mega event was formally inaugurated by Adesh Partap Singh, Minister for Food Supply, Punjab. Adesh Partam Singh called upon the youths of the area to adopt sportsmanship as an element of lifestyle.


Hospital under govt lens for underpaying staff
Ludhiana, February 4
Having failed to ensure payment of daily wages to the housekeeping staff at ESIC Model Hospital, its officials have come under the central labour & employment ministry’s scanner. After deputy chief labour commissioner (central) AA Gilani marked an inquiry into the matter to the deputy chief labour commissioner, Chandigarh a team of senior officials from the latter’s office visited the hospital twice last month and inspected all records on disbursement of salaries.

National Youth Fest
GNIMT bhangra team adjudged third
Ludhiana, February 4
The folk dance team (bhangra) of GNIMT having represented Punjab Technical University (PTU) at the national youth festival at Vankateshwara University, Tirupati, AP, was adjudged third and declared as the “national team” for 2011.A total of 419 universities had taken part in the zonal and national youth festival and the PTU team was awarded the bronze medal.

From schools
LUDHIANA : The final of JCI Eloquent Minds 2010 was held at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, in which students of BCM Senior Secondary School, Sector 32 A, Chandigarh road, excelled in English and Hindi/Punjabi categories and brought laurels to the school. Twenty participants from different city schools were participating in the contest.

Commissioner raids government offices
Phillaur, February 4
Commissioner (Jalandhar division) SR Ladhar yesterday raided government offices like the Goraya market committee and Goraya sub-tehsil in the Phillaur subdivision to check the presence of the staff with an aim to increase the efficiency in the government offices.


Mobile thieves back in action
Decamp with 42 cell phones
A view of the mobile shop at Feroze Gandhi Market. Ludhiana, February 4
After committing thefts at a mobile store in Ishmeet Chowk, Ghumar Mandi, and Ferozepur Road, the hi-tech thieves struck again and decamped with 42 cell phones from a mobile shop at Feroze Gandhi Market.With this incident, the count of stolen mobiles has crossed 200. The incident came to light when the store manager Ricky reached the spot and was shocked to see the shutter of the shop uprooted.

A view of the mobile shop at Feroze Gandhi Market. Photo: Inderjeet Verma




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