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Mad scramble for tickets for ‘mother of all battles’
Ludhiana, March 27
A copy of the much-sought-after ticket of the India-Pakistan semifinal match scheduled to be played at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on March 30 From doling out huge amounts of money to exploiting their political contacts, city residents are willing to pay any price to grab a ticket.
PRIZED POSSESSION: A copy of the much-sought-after ticket of the India-Pakistan semifinal match scheduled to be played at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on March 30.

Land records fudged to benefit liquor vend owner
Ludhiana, March 27
In an example how civic officials often distorts facts just to appease affluent people, the municipal corporation has furnished wrong revenue records to prove a piece of land.


Three killed, 4 hurt in freak accidents
Ludhiana, March 27
Three city residents were killed and four others, including two children, injured in three separate accidents on Saturday night.

Youth shot near Sahnewal
Another battling for life
Ludhiana, March 27
A 24-year-old youth was shot dead while another man is struggling for life following sword injuries he sustained during an attack on them at Dana Mandi in the Sahnewal area last night.

Ranvir Duggal At 6, Ranvir youngest pool player
Ludhiana, March 27
Often referred to as the game with glamour, pool has become a passion for six-year-old Ranvir Duggal from Chandigarh, the country’s youngest pool player. Ranvir mesmerised sports enthusiasts with his precise movements during the ongoing National Pool Championship being held in Ludhiana. Son of Sandeep Duggal, manufacturer of pool tables from Chandigarh, who has been a 20-time pool champion of Chandigarh, Ranvir’s talent for the game of billiards can be termed as inborn.

Ranvir Duggal

Exam flying squads fail to curb cheating
Ludhiana, March 27
“Very few of the estimated 20 examination flying squads in Ludhiana and Jagraon have been undertaking their tasks effectively", said teachers who want an end to the menace of cheating. Even those teachers who are themselves part of such squads agree some of the squads just go through the formalities and ignore illegal practices inside the exam centres.


A wilted tree on a road divider where tiles were installed by the MC a few months agoDepleting green cover
MC to blame
Ludhiana, March 27
Who is responsible for depleting the green cover in the city? The answer would be the faulty planning of the Municipal Corporation (MC) authorities, which is choking the green cover along road dividers. The civic body is installing concrete tiles on dividers where saplings had been planted by its horticulture branch earlier. Due to the beautification work, most plants have wilted as they are not getting enough space to grow.

A wilted tree on a road divider where tiles were installed by the MC a few months ago. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Planning Commission nominates VC
To head working group on animal husbandry
Ludhiana, March 27
Dr VK Taneja, Vice-Chancellor of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, will play a pivotal role in framing the Animal Husbandry and Dairying Policy of India for the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-17).

Kids have fun posing as models Bike Expo rocks in city
Trade, industry throng trade fair on opening day
Ludhiana, March 27
The three-day trade fair and bicycle conference - Bike Expo, showcasing the latest technological advances that go in the making of bicycles across the world, opened in the sizeable presence of bicycle and parts manufacturers, traders and also members of the general public at GLADA grounds on the Chandigarh Road here today. The Punjab Minister for Industry, Commerce and Local Bodies, Manoranjan Kalia, formally inaugurated the event, which was also attended by leaders of the bicycle industry in the city, including OP Munjal, managing director of Hero Cycles and Onkar Singh Pahwa of Avon Cycles.

Kids have fun posing as models

Daniel Rall, a German stunt man, performs during the Bikes Expo in Ludhiana on Sunday German stunt man steals the show
Ludhiana, March 27
A German stunt man stole the show with his daring acts at the bikes expo organised in Ludhiana today. Dressed like a professional biker, he was easily recognised. The special bicycle of 24-year-old Daniel Rall was without a seat. Talking to Ludhiana Tribune, Deniel said: "I need a lightweight bike to perform stunts. It helps in jumping easily. I have competed with the world’s best bike stuntmen in Spain, Greece and China. I have learnt a lot from them. Besides, I have been to such expos to promote bikes of different manufacturers.”

Stunt Ride
Daniel Rall, a German stunt man, performs during the Bikes Expo in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

City police stations to have Suvidha Centres
Ludhiana, March 27
In a major step aimed towards facilitating the residents for lodging their complaints, the city police will soon set up Suvidha Centres in all 27 police stations under the Commissionerate, Ludhiana.

Using martyrs as per their convenience
The word martyr does strike a patriotic chord with the school students who are introduced to the tales of valour by Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, Shiv Ram Rajguru, Sukhdev Thapar, Chander Shekhar Azad, Lokmanya Tilak, Subash Chandra Bose and various others who fought for the Independence.

Glaucoma, the second major cause of blindness: Expert
Ludhiana, March 27
Glaucoma, the second major cause of blindness all over the world, had claimed the eyesight of some 4.5 million people till now, and the figure is likely to reach 11.2 million by 2020.

Cong raps LIT move to allot prime land for BJP office
Ludhiana, March 27
The Ludhiana Improvement Trust’s (LIT) decision to allot a prime chunk of land in the city to the ruling BJP for setting up the latter’s office has evoked a sharp reaction from the Congress that has criticised the civic body’s move.

divine notes 

Artistes perform during the 10th Shastriya Sangeet Sammelan organised at Pushpa Devi Aggarwal Bhawan in Ludhiana on Sunday
Artistes perform during the 10th Shastriya Sangeet Sammelan organised at Pushpa Devi Aggarwal Bhawan in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

PAU Notes

Gupta elected Bar president
Samrala, March 27
Anil Kumar Gupta was elected unopposed as president of the Bar Association, Samrala, during an election held for the post here recently.

Job avenues for CAs highlighted
Ludhiana, March 27
Around 200 chartered accountancy students from Ludhiana, Khanna, Gobindgarh, Moga and surrounding areas attended an introductory seminar for CPT students (for CA entrance) organised by the Ludhiana Branch of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India at ICAI Bhawan, Pakhowal Road, here yesterday.

From Colleges

Management development programme
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 27
MSME-DI (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institute), Ludhiana, and the RIMT Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh, has organised a one-week management development programme in the field of marketing and financial management for students of business administration.

GADVASU microbiologists felicitated
Ludhiana, March 27
Dr Hari Mohan Saxena, professor-cum-head of veterinary microbiology department, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University delivered an keynote address at the recently concluded World Biotechnology Congress organised by the USA-based Omics Publishing Group at Hyderabad.

Yellow Rust Attack
District to face wheat yield losses over Rs 200 cr
Sidhwan Bet, Machhiwara, Jagraon belts are the worst affected
Diseased wheat crop standing in the fieldsLudhiana, March 27
Farmers in the region have crossed their fingers as the much-awaited harvesting season is around the corner. Though they have high hopes to get good returns, still the agricultural experts have warned that since yellow rust had attacked the wheat crop in many parts of distict, there would be yield losses of about 15 per cent, which means farmers will have to bear losses worth Rs 200 crore.

Diseased wheat crop standing in the fields. A Tribune photograph





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