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Cop’s son killed by speeding truck
Ludhiana, May 11
A policeman helplessly watched his 11-year-old-son crushed to death by a speeding truck in front of the local police station in Ladhowal near here on Wednesday. The mishap occurred at about 8 am when the victim, identified as Parkash Singh, along with his father, Naranjan Singh, were walking towards a tea stall located near the police station.

Helpline number to keep tab on school bus drivers
Ludhiana, May 11
Following the death of 11-year-old Mandesh, who was run over by an over speeding school bus at the Jassian road yesterday, the city police has taken stringent steps to ensure smooth ride for schoolchildren.

City girl ranks 16th in Civil Services exam
An elated Shruti Sharma (centre) with her parents after the declaration of the All India Civil Services examination resultsLudhiana, May 11
The joys of city girl Shruti Sharma knew no bounds when she realised that finally the dream of her life had been fulfilled.

An elated Shruti Sharma (centre) with her parents after the declaration of the All India Civil Services examination results on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


8 youths held for abduction after car chase
Ludhiana, May 11
“Teaching a lesson” to their brother-in-law by reportedly abducting him in a vehicle proved costly for eight young men who were arrested by the police after a 40-minute long movie-style car chase late on Tuesday night. The incident occurred when additional deputy commissioner of police (traffic) Sajjan Singh Cheema, along with his gunman and driver was on duty near the Westend Mall on Ferozepur Road at around 11 pm.

Woman caught smuggling drug into jail
Ludhiana, May 11
The jail authorities nabbed a woman who was trying to sneak in habit-forming tablets inside the jail by hiding them in powder milk at the Central Jail, here today.

Ailing son of renowned Punjabi singer
Kuldeep Manak rues no help from state govt
Ludhiana, May 11
Kuldeep Manak and (right) his ailing son Yudhveer Manak. Artistes are being treated shabbily by the state government, as it does not bother about them when they are critically sick. This is what renowned Punjabi singer Kuldeep Manak rued while talking about his son Yudhveer Manak (also a famous Punjabi singer), who is under treatment at Dayanand Medical College and Hopsital (DMCH) after suffering brain haemorrhage.
Kuldeep Manak and (right) his ailing son Yudhveer Manak. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Today is International Nurses Day
Living up to Florence Nightingale’s ideals
Ludhiana, May 11
Reliving the spirit of the celebrated pioneer in nursing, Florence Nightingale, on her birthday - May 12 - that is celebrated as International Nurses Day, one can still find that there are dedicated nurses not much unlike “The Lady with the Lamp” who worked tirelessly in the Crimean War to help the sick and the needy. Following the ‘Nightingale pledge’ with their heart and mind, many nurses serve their patients with total dedication.

Now, Sutlej Club within RTI ambit
Ludhiana, May 11
The prestigious Sutlej Club has come within the ambit of the Right to Information (RTI) Act after the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s recent judgement that the land belonged to the government.


18-yr-old love spells doom for two families
Three held for killing cop
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 11
Extramarital relationship has ruined at least two families of Ramgarh Sardaran village near here, with three men cooling their heels behind bars for allegedly killing a cop.

LIT to curb commercial activity in residential colonies
Ludhiana, May 11
Acting on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court issued in the course of disposal of a writ petition against commercial activity in residential colonies, the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has initiated steps to curb commercial activity in the 8.4 acre Sant Isher Singh Nagar residential scheme in the city.

Forgery of tender documents continues in MC
Ludhiana, May 11
Forging and fabricating tender documents, fiddling with bids after submission and lodging inflated bills for development works by the contractors enlisted with the Municipal Corporation (MC) in connivance with both the supervisory officials and subordinate staff seems to be a routine rather than an exception in the civic body here.

Hands that craft and create
Ludhiana, May 11
A few years from now, Preetam Kaur, a widow in her late 40s from Atiyana village, was struggling to make both ends meet. With two young daughters to support, her financial resources were almost negligible. But today, this villager is not only running her household comfortably but also leading a group of other rural woman, coordinating with their self-help activities and acting as a mentor for them.

Revival of dying art form

Women attend an embroidery class at Atiyana village; and (right) Satwinder Kaur and Preetam Kaur work on their pieces.

Women attend an embroidery class at Atiyana village; and (right) Satwinder Kaur and Preetam Kaur work on their pieces. A Tribune photograph

Residents decry installation of mobile tower
Ludhiana, May 11
Residents of the New Prem Nagar locality today held a protest against the installation of a mobile tower atop a roof of a commercial building, which had been constructed in gross violation of building bylaws.

Online details of intra-state trade
Traders speculate, call off bandh on May 12
Ludhiana, May 11
The government's verbal promise to withdraw the recent notification regarding the online furnishing of details of intra-state trade has resulted in speculation in trade and industry.

Taxation bar body meet
Ludhiana, May 11
An annual general meeting of the District Taxation Bar Association (Sales Tax) was held here today in which secretary Sunil Sharma presented his annual report for the year 2010-2011.

PSPCL to pay Rs 5,000 for deficiency in services
Ludhiana, May 11
Taking strict note of inordinate delay in enhancing the electricity load of a consumer, the Permanent Lok Adalat has ordered Punjab State Power Corporation (PSPCL) to pay Rs 5,000 as compensation for deficiency in services.

New heart surgery technique
CMC doc slams claim by Apollo
Ludhiana, May 11
Slamming the claims made by doctors of SPS Apollo Hositals that “Apollo Hospitals introduces MICS”, Dr Harinder Singh Bedi, head, department of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, said MICS had been used by him for the first time in 1997 and then routinely .

NRHM staff walk out of meeting with health secy
Ludhiana, May 11
Protesting against the non-fulfilment of their long pending demands, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) Employees’ Association walked out of the meeting with principal secretary health, Satish Chandra held at Chandigarh yesterday. The union has now decided to gherao Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at his sangat darshan programmes, along with rallies and protest all over the state.

Stress to develop high-yielding varieties of pulses
Dr N Nadarajan, director, IIPR, Kanpur, speaks during a conference at the PAU in LudhianaLudhiana, May 11
A three-day annual group meet of the all-India coordinated research project on MULLaRP (mungbean, urdbean, lentil, lathyrus and rajmah project), jointly organised by Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and the Indian Institute of Pulses Research (IIPR), Kanpur, kicked off here today.

Dr N Nadarajan, director, IIPR, Kanpur, speaks during a conference at the PAU in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Pawan Diwan is new DCC president
Ludhiana, May 11
Pawan Diwan, secretary of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, and a close aide of Congress MP from Ludhiana Manish Tewari, has been nominated as new president of the District Congress Committee (DCC) (Urban).


Youth’s foreign dream turns sour
Accused had demanded Rs 6 lakh for getting their Canada-based daughter married to him
Jagraon, May 11
A family of Rode village in Moga district allegedly duped a youth of Rs 6 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad. The victim has been identified as Balvir Singh, a resident of Gurusar Kaunke village near Jagraon. Family members of the accused, including father Gurcharan Singh and mother Harjinder Kaur, had promised to get their “Canada-based” daughter Gurwinder Kaur married to him on the pretext of sending him abroad.

One held with 500 gm of opium
Jagraon, May 11
The Ludhiana (rural) police has arrested one person and recovered 500 grams of opium from his possession. The accused has been identified asJatinder Singh of Jandi village near Sidhwan Bet.


Execute existing bylaws: HC tells MC
Chandigarh, May 11
Making it amply clear that officials of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation “are publicly duty bound to implement the law,” the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked them to ensure execution of “all existing municipal bylaws.”




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