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When city went wild with celebrations
Youths burst crackers and dance after the victory of the INdian cricket team against Pakistan in Mohali Ludhiana, March 31
It was undoubtedly midnight madness as the city burst into celebrations soon after the Indian team registered an emphatic 29-run victory over arch-rivals Pakistan in the World Cup semifinal.
Youths burst crackers and dance after the victory of the INdian cricket team against Pakistan in Mohali on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Watching Indo-Pak encounter, singer slips into coma 
Ludhiana, March 31
The thrilling World Cup encounter between Indian and Pakistan proved too hard to handle for noted singer Yudhvir Manak, son of legendry singer of yore Kuldip Manak, as he suffered a cardiac arrest and went into a coma.


World Cup fever and exam time
Students do smart balancing act
Ludhiana, March 31
While the exams of all undergraduate classes will start from April 2, students, especially boys, are having a tough time concentrating on studies as Cricket World Cup matches are on.

Ban on sale of non-smoking tobacco products in plastic sachets
Govt fails to issue instructions to administration, depts

Ludhiana, March 31
In stark violation of the Supreme Court's order for the strict implementation of the ban on the sale of non-smoking tobacco products in plastic sachets, the state government has failed to issue any instructions to the district administration, department of health and family welfare or the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB). The apex court had passed the directions to the environment ministry for the ban in February 2011, but even after a month and half, nothing has been done towards the implementation.

UFO crash lands in fields near city
Ludhiana, March 31
The UFO just before it crash landed in the fields, clicked by Maninder Singh, a farmer, from his mobile phone. In a startling development an unidentified flying object said to be carrying “aliens” crash landed near Sahnewal in the early hours of Friday morning. Estimated to be the size of five cargo ships, this elliptical object that emitted an “intense white light encircled the fields before it went down with a thud. No one is believed to have been killed or injured and the area has been cordoned off by a large contingent of the Punjab police that has been rushed to the site.

The UFO just before it crash landed in the fields, clicked by Maninder Singh, a farmer, from his mobile phone.


BJP wants development works started in its wards
Ludhiana, Match 31
Fearing delay in development works in the city might jeopardise their prospects in the coming Assembly elections, leaders of the ruling BJP have met the Mayor and MC Commissioner to pressurise them for starting development works.

CIPHET transfers EC room technology, structure
It provides low cost, effective storage to farmers, entrepreneurs
Ludhiana, March 31
The Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to transfer technology of evaporative cooled (EC) room and structure to a Gurdaspur-based entrepreneur.

Redress public grievances promptly, MC officials told
Ludhiana, March 31
Taking note of the complaints lodged by local residents at a meeting of the grievances committee chaired by Deputy Commissioner recently, the MC Commissioner has asked the civic body officials to ensure that the complaints are properly addressed.

Regularisation of rural medical officers hailed
Ludhiana, March 31
The decision of Punjab government to regularise the services of rural medical officers who are working on contractual basis since five years under various Zila Parishads of Punjab has been welcomed by the people living in rural areas of Punjab.

A German biker Daniel Rall performs a stunt at Sat Paul Mittal School in Ludhiana Biker gives tips to students
Ludhiana, March 31
Germany-based professional biker Denial Rall interacted with students of Sat Paul Mittal School here today. He taught the students about various fundamentals of biking.
Rall also performed a few actions before the students on the school premises.

SKY IS THE LIMIT: A German biker Daniel Rall performs a stunt at Sat Paul Mittal School in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Cheer leaders from Ukraine were specially called at a club to entertain cricket lovers in Ludhiana. Chak de moment all over
Ludhiana, March 31
The Bollywood numbers and leading Punjabi songs charged the atmosphere even more when city residents enjoyed India’s victory over Pakistan in the crucial semifinal match at Mohali yesterday.

CHEERING MOVES: Cheer leaders from Ukraine were specially called at a club to entertain cricket lovers in Ludhiana.Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Rotarians to help preserve natural resources
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 31
Assistant governors and district committee chairmen of the Rotary District 3090 resolved to contribute their share in conservation of natural resources and talent promotion among the youth during the business year commencing on July 1, 2011.

NCC camp concludes
Jagraon, March 31
A 10-day annual NCC training camp organised at Air Force Station, Halwara, concluded yesterday with an impressive closing ceremony held at Gole Auditorium in Air Force Station, Halwara. Air officer Commanding AK Nabh was the chief guest. A large number of officials from Air Force Station, Halwara, took part in the closing ceremony.

Dogs devour man
Khanna March 31
In a shocking incident, a number of stray dogs attacked a person at Rohno Kalan village and devoured him.

Rs 400 for poor students’ uniform!
Ludhiana, March 31
In times like today when inflation is sky rocketing, Rs 400 for a full school uniform of a middle standard student sounds a poor joke, but the Director General School Education (DGSE) and state project director has granted this amount to purchase a uniform, including a set of shirt, trouser (suit and dupatta for girls), sweater, shoes and socks.

Government school gets Rs 16 lakh grant
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 31
Management committee of the Government Senior Secondary School, Kila Raipur, received a grant of Rs 16 lakh for expansion of institute premises.

Panel formed to select next PAU VC
Ludhiana, March 31
To decide on the fate of next Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), a three-member committee has reportedly been constituted in Chandigarh during the Board of Management (BoM) meeting of PAU. According to sources, the board of management had suggested three names of members who would look for a “capable” candidate.

From Colleges

Annual day at St Xavier’s School
Amloh, March 31
The role of school education in the personality development of a child is very crucial said Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Commissioner Yashveer Mahajan while addressing the annual day function of St Xavier’s School at Bhadal Thuha.


Man hacked to death by neighbour
Ludhiana, March 31
Intervening in a fight proved fatal for a 25-year-old man as he was hacked to death by his neighbour at Dahsmesh Nagar here today. Two others were also injured in the bloody quarrel. Their condition was stated to be serious.

Girl duped by travel agents
Khanna March 31
After several reports of Punjabi youths languishing in foreign jails, now it is the turn of girls, who are also facing the same fate. In a case of its type, the family members of a girl named Hardip Kaur of Garhi Tarkhana village are facing sleepless nights as they have received information that their daughter, who was promised by the agents that she would reach America safely is languishing in a jail at Ecuador and her passport was also in the custody of the police of that country.


Ghumman, Mittal in tight race for DBA presidency
Ludhiana, March 31
A neck and neck contest between Parupkar Singh Ghumman and Ashok Mittal is expected for the coveted post of president of the District Bar Association (DBA). No stone has been left unturned to woo the 2,100 voters in door to door canvassing and both candidates are confident about emerging victorious in the polls scheduled for April 1.

Defeat disappoints Pakistan fans
Throw empty plastic shells on Indian supporters 
Ludhiana, March 31
The Pakistani supporters proved to be bad losers, feel city residents and foreigners, who watched the two archrival battling it out for a berth in the World Cup final at Mohali stadium yesterday.

Patriotic expression manifested itself on the faces and bodies of cheering fans in the city after India defeated Pakistan in the semifinal match




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