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City rejoices at Team India’s win
Ludhiana, April 3
With city residents overwhelmed after India won the 2011 Cricket World Cup the tricolour appeared to flutter everywhere and the streets flooded with people, unable to contain their joy.
Youths burst crackers to celebrate India’s World Cup victory, in Ludhiana on Saturday night. Youths burst crackers to celebrate India’s World Cup victory, in Ludhiana on Saturday night. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

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Tricolour, vuvuzela all the way 
A cricket fan blows the vuvuzela after India’s win.Ludhiana, April 3
From Johannesburg to streets of the city, the South African mouth instrument vuvuzela, which hogged the limelight during the FIFA World Cup, travelled thousands of kilometres to be a part of the city’s cricket World Cup celebrations.

A cricket fan blows the vuvuzela after India’s win. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Farmers innovate to prevent transformer theft
Jagraon, April 3
Seeing no relief from increasing incidents of transformer thefts, farmers of various villages near Jagraon have found a unique formula to prevent such incidents.

Sewage treatment plants at receiving end
Damaged parts of a motor at the Tajpur sewage treatment plant in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, April 3
After polluting the Budha Nullah, Ludhiana’s polluting industry has now damaged water treatment macines at sewage treatment plants (STP) worth crores by discharging effluents laden with heavy metals.

Damaged parts of a motor at the Tajpur sewage treatment plant in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Despite several inaugurations, Gill Chowk flyover still not operational
Ludhiana, April 3
Even after no less than four inaugural functions held and crores of rupees spent till date, construction of the Gill Chowk flyover has yet to be completed, leading to huge inconvenience to city residents. The recurrent delays incurred are yet another example of the municipal corporation’s failure to execute ambitious projects in a planned manner.


Village residents, too, have a ball
Ludhiana, April 3
As Ludhiana erupted in celebrations after India’s victory over Sri Lanka in the World Cup final, villages on the city’s periphery also echoed with the beats of dhols and display of firecrackers.

When punters’ fortunes went for a toss
Ludhiana, April 3
The toss controversy just before the start of the World Cup final match left punters high and dry as several bookies lost lakhs of rupees.

MC to probe building bylaw violations
Ludhiana, April 3
Trouble appears to be brewing for officials of the Municipal Corporation’s building branch. After the Punjab government reprimanded the civic body for its failure in enforcing building bylaws in the city MC commissioner AK Sinha has now handed over the inquiry into bylaw violations to additional commissioner Kuldeep Singh.

Joy has no bounds for these fans as they celebrate India’s victory in the World Cup final by consuming liquor in Ludhiana on Saturday night.
On a high: Joy has no bounds for these fans as they celebrate India’s victory in the World Cup final by consuming liquor in Ludhiana on Saturday night. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Cops’ drive against encroachment
Ludhiana, April 3
The staff of the tehbazaari wing of the municipal corporation (MC), entrusted with removing temporary encroachments in the city, was apparently busy enjoying the cricket final yesterday.

Cracking IIT Entrance
Taking cue from Bihar, PTU to train rural students
Ludhiana, April 3
Taking a cue from Bihar that produces more IIT professionals than Punjab, the state is all set to provide special education to 50 students from rural areas, who would be trained with an eye on cracking the IIT entrance test.

Staff crunch ails exam centres
Ludhiana, April 3
There is a staff crunch at several examination centres in the city, which do not have controllers. The district education office is not paying attention to the problem though it has to execute government guidelines to curb copying during board examinations.

Fire breaks out near SCD college
Flames doused in three hours
Ludhiana, April 3
Major loss of property was averted after a fire broke out at SCD Government College of Boys here today. Fire fighting staff had to struggle hard for more than three hours to douse the fire.

‘Vulgarity eating into bhangra’
Ludhiana, April 3
Bhangra is losing esteem, feel bhangra dancers. They allege that bhangra groups have put the cultural dance to shame by bringing vulgarity into it.

Farmer, labour unions rally around panchayat secys
Jagraon, April 3
The Pendu Mazdoor Union, Punjab, and the Kirti Kissan Union have come out in support of panchayat secretaries and samiti members who have been agitating to get their demands fulfilled.

Old enmity behind attack?
Jagraon, April 3
Though the exact reason behind the attack on commission agent Pushpinder Singh Grewal is not clear yet, it is believed that the attack is the result of an old rivalry.

SAD-BJP house in disarray, says Tewari
Ludhiana, April 3
Local MP and national spokesperson for the Indian National Congress Manish Tewari today said a civil war was going on within the SAD and the BJP and the two alliance partners were finding it hard to set their house in order.


Gang of thieves busted
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 3
With the arrest of three members of a notorious gang, the police claims to have unearthed ‘kala kachha’ gang, which is allegedly involved in several heinous crimes, said District Police Chief Ranbir Singh Khatra at a press conference here today.

Commission agent assaulted, hospitalised
Jagraon, April 3
Terror griped residents as well as shopkeepers of the College Road area here when a commission agent and a close associate of former Member of Parliament and senior SAD leader Gurcharan Singh Galib was allegedly attacked by some persons on Friday night.

Man assaulted for pulling chair
Ludhiana, April 3
A man was assaulted for pulling a chair at a community club here last evening.

Shot fired over parking of vehicle
Ludhiana, April 3
A group of youths attacked a man and his family following an argument over parking of vehicle at Welcome Place here this evening.




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