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Final fails to enthuse residents
A Go-carting team in Ludhiana cheers Team India just before the start of the World Cup Final on SaturdayLudhiana, April 2
Against Pakistan it was a war, but against Sri Lanka it was just a match, as the din and excitement were missing in city markets.

A Go-carting team in Ludhiana cheers Team India just before the start of the World Cup Final on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan




Truckers strike work
Results in loss of about Rs 300 cr
Ludhiana, April 2
Protesting against the notification of the state government to install speed governors in the trucks, the Sangarsh Committee of Transporters stalled the wheels of their vehicles, resulting in an approximate loss of business worth Rs 300 crore.

Unethical advt: Dr Sumita Sofat issued show-cause notice
Ludhiana, April 2
City-based Dr Sumita Sofat has been issued a show-cause notice by the Punjab Medical Council (PMC) for alleged “unethical advertisements” in print and electronic media in contravention of the Medical Council of India (MCI) guidelines.


World Cup Final
PU exams play spoilsport
Ludhiana, April 2
The Panjab University annual examinations, which commenced today proved to be a spoilsport for city youngsters, who were eagerly waiting for the cricket World Cup final.
A girl applies paint on the face of a boy in preparation to cheer for Team India
A girl applies paint on the face of a boy in preparation to cheer for Team India. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Cricket not their cup of tea
Ludhiana, April 2
Not keen on watching the final match between India and Sri Lanka, a section of people in the city are spending their day in cinema halls, eating joints, beauty clinics and shopping malls.

Trains witness less rush
Ludhiana, April 2
Though the Railways has not been affected by the fervour of the cricket World Cup, its impact is certainly visible on passengers, as a few are bothered to move out of the city at the weekend due to the final match of the cricket’s biggest event.

n ‘We wish for our victory’

World Autism Day
Day out for special kids
Ludhiana, April 2
Oblivious to the social, economic and intellectual divide, the autistic children, along with other differently abled children, enjoyed a day-long carnival at a shopping mall on the World Autism Day.

Showers bring down mercury
Ludhiana, April 2
The midnight showers brought respite to the city residents. The mercury plummeted by almost two degrees, but power cuts turned up the heat. Chief Engineer of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) Rashpal Singh said felling of trees in some areas caused the disruption in power supply. “But the load of damaged transformers was distributed among other transformers. The power supply was restored after a few hours.”

‘Adopt scientific methods of teaching’
Doraha, April 2
“Teaching community should utilise the tool of ‘culture sports’ to promote education in government schools. Latest modes of communication and media could play a vital role in propagation of quality education,” expressed Dr Davinder Singh Chhina, key resource person and media researcher while addressing teachers from 50 schools of Doraha-Khanna-Payal belt on the concluding day of the 15-day induction training programme at Government Senior Secondary School here on Thursday.

Infertility in rural areas on the rise: Radiologists
Ludhiana, April 2
Punjab chief parliamentary secretary Harish Rai Dhanda, while seeking support of radiologists towards the government efforts against female foeticide, has assured that instances of untoward harassment in the course of enforcement of the PNDT Act will be checked.

Ashok Mittal Will deliver on promises, says DBA chief
Ludhiana, April 2
Highhandedness by any officer from judiciary, police and administration will not be tolerated at any cost. This was stated by the newly elected president of the District Bar Association, Ashok Mittal, while talking to Ludhiana Tribune here today at the district court complex.
Ashok Mittal


3 nabbed for selling duplicate paint
Ludhiana, April 2
The police raided a paint factory on the Jalandhar bypass and seized 125 canisters of duplicate paint. A team of the crime investigation agency (CIA) raided the premises and arrested Ravinder Ravi, Ashish Sood and Varinder Sood and seized 125 canisters of duplicate paints.




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