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Two MBBS students attacked with swords
l 5 youths storm DMCH hostel following brawl 
Inflict injuries on duo
l Girl students terrified 
Ludhiana, March 12
Two aspiring doctors sustained injured after armed assailants stormed a hostel of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in the wee hours today.The incident took place at around 3 am.

Dumping of garbage
Clash between riot victims, sanitary workers averted
Ludhiana, March 12
A clash between riot victims and sanitary workers of the Municipal Corporation over the issue of shifting of a garbage dump from Urban Estate, Dugri, was averted today.


3 booked for usurping Dharmendra’s land 
Ludhiana, March 12
The reel life Veeru of “Sholay”, climbed a water tank to get his demands fulfilled, but fortunately in real life noted film star Dharmendra did not have to do much to get an FIR lodged against land grabbers.

Youth done to death
Ludhiana, March 12
A 21-year-youth was killed in cold blood by armed assailants at Raman Enclave located near Rishi Nagar here today.The victim identified as Chandan Kumar reportedly succumbed to sword injuries inflicted on him by the attackers.

Shubham’s Murder: Mother, paramour arrested
Ludhiana, March 12
Deterorating relationship between mother and son came to the fore with the police proving that it was the mother who had conspired along with her paramour to get her son killed. The boy’s body was found from a vacant plot located near the Jassian road yesterday morning.

Humiliated on duty, DHO seeks transfer 
Ludhiana, March 12
In a shocking incident, District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Jagpal Singh and the District Food Inspector were abused and threatened while they were trying to take samples from a grocery store in the Janakpuri area of the city.

Man sustains gunshot wound
Ludhiana, March 12
A middle-aged man identified as Ramanath Bhanot sustained gunshot injury on his head. The victim was rushed to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital this evening. His condition was stated to be serious. — TNS


Heavily taxed industry awaits breather
With the Punjab Budget to be announced on March 14, Ludhiana’s industrialists have pinned their hopes on state finance minister Upinderjit Kaur to give them some relief. The Central Budget has failed to live up to the expectations of the industry, especially with the levy of central excise duty. Tribune staff correspondent Manav Mander takes a look at the wish list of the industry from the forthcoming state Budget
Sandeep Joshi After receiving no incentives and funds in the central Budget, the local industry has pinned its hopes on the Punjab Budget, to be presented by finance minister Upinderjit Kaur on March 14. The industry expects the finance minister to announce some funds and grants for its upgrade.

illustration by:Sandeep Joshi

LIT mulls over forming review committee
Ludhiana, March 12
In order to check the whopping annual expenditure on legal cases, the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) is mulling over forming a legal review committee comprising officials and trustees.

Minor girl falls intowell, rescued
Samrala, March 12
Rajinder Singh with his daughter after she was rescued from a well (right) at Samrala on Saturday. A minor girl of nearby village Baghour fell into an open well, but was evacuated from it with great difficulty. The well is located in the populated area of the village.The girl identified as Simrandeep Kaur, daughter of Rajinder Singh, was playing with others when she suddenly fell into the 60-foot deep well.

Rajinder Singh with his daughter after she was rescued from a well (right) at Samrala on Saturday. Photos: Gurminder Singh Grewal

MC Commissioner raps officials, contractor
Ludhiana, March 12
The Municipal Commissioner has rapped officials of the Building and Roads (B&R) branch and a contractor for the mess after detecting irregularities in the multi-crore project of covering the drain from Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran to Shingaar Cinema.

‘Govt has failed to preserve rights of migrants’
Doraha, March 12
“The Punjab Human Rights Commission and National Human Rights Commission have handed over a number of labour laws violation cases to the Punjab government, but to no avail,” said Dr Gopal Krishna Ayer, former head, department of sociology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, during a

850 recruitments in govt colleges on cards
Ludhiana, March 12
Education Minister SS Sekhwan’s recent announcement to recruit around 850 teachers in separate government colleges in the state has been appreciated by the teaching fraternity. Teachers said since the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) was a constituted body, with its members coming from various backgrounds, recruitments must be made through the PPSC only, as transparency was needed while making fresh recruitments.

PAU Notes
Exhibition concludes
Ludhiana : The national exhibition-cum-training workshop on “Plant and machinery for horticulture, vegetable and floriculture” concluded today at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).

From Colleges
450 get degrees
The 61st annual convocation of Arya College was held on Saturday. Chief guest on the occasion was Justice Mukaundakam Sharma, Supreme Court of India.The function started with lighting of the traditional lamp. Ashok Paruthi, president of the college management, welcomed guests and other dignitaries, including Sudarshan Sharma, president, Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, Punjab.

42-yr-old killed in road accident
Jagraon, March 12
A 42-year-old man, who was driving a scooter (PB 25 A-0626), died after being hit by an unknown vehicle last night. The accident took place at the railway overbridge on the Tehsil road at around 7.30 pm.

PSEB Examination
No check on use of unfair means
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 12
Despite the administration promulgating Section 144 of the CrPC near examination centres, curbing the use of unfair means seems to be a tedious task for the officials concerned.

Seized goods handed over to owners
Jagraon, March 12
The Ludhiana (Rural) police handed over a large number of vehicles and a few other valuables lying at various police stations and recovery rooms of various courts to their owners during a function organised at the Police Lines yesterday.

De-silting of Sewerage
Officials inspect work
Ludhiana, March 12
To ensure proper monitoring of the ongoing de-silting of the main sewerage system of the city, officials of operation and maintenance (O&M) branch conducted inspection of the ongoing work here today.


From Schools

 Students of Ryan International School present a choreography during a convocation in Ludhiana on Saturday.
SEEKING BLESSINGS: Students of Ryan International School present a choreography during a convocation in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
Graduation ceremony
: Montessori students of Ryan International School received degrees during a formal convocation held on Saturday. A special ceremony was held. Scintillating performances were presented by students on the theme “Values: The Hues of Life”. — TNS

Sports kits distributed among football players
Ludhiana, March 12
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre, Ludhiana, distributed sports kits among football players at Shaheed Kartar Singh Government Senior Secondary School at Sarabha village, near here, today.




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