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Strike costs state exchequer over Rs 100 cr
n Ministerial staff call off stamp paper stir
n Residents suffer week-long harassment
Ludhiana, May 21
The statewide strike by members of the Punjab Ministerial Staff Union, which was called off late this evening, has ended up causing an estimated loss of more than ~ 100 crore to the state exchequer in stamp duty revenues besides causing harassment to hundreds of thousands of people.

Balwant Sales owner surrenders in court, creates furore
Police seized Rs 26.53 lakh and misappropriated Rs 8.53 lakh, claims defence lawyer
Ludhiana, May 21
The alleged kingpin in the highway robbery case created a sensation soon after his surrender in a local court when he alleged that the police had usurped Rs 8 lakh out of Rs 26.53 lakh recovered from him.


Denied bail
Ludhiana, May 20
The court of Additional Sessions Judge Sunil Arora today dismissed the bail application of Gurdeep Singh, owner of M/s Balwant Sales, a dealer of Tata Motors, in Rs 18-lakh bribery case.

Greed pushed him to crime
Ludhiana, May 21
Passion to stay ahead in the competitive world and cutthroat competition pushed, Gurdeep Singh, the kingpin of the vehicle remodelling gang to the dirty world of crime.

Panel shortlists six scientists
Ludhiana, May 21
The search committee, which was entrusted the task to hunt for the next Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), has reportedly shortlisted six eminent farm scientists for the prestigious post. All these six candidates are well-experienced administrators as well as eminent scientists in their respective fields.

Pranav Chopra City shuttler to represent India
Budding shuttler from the city, Pranav Chopra, is again in the limelight as he has been selected to represent the country in an international badminton tournament.

Pranav Chopra

Tilak Raj Honesty is still alive
Ludhiana, May 21
A local resident has once again demonstrated to others that honesty among people has not completely vanished by handing back a lost cellphone to its rightful owner.
Tilak Raj


7 employees confined in sugar mill
Had filed a petition against implementation of VRS in local court recently
Seven employees of the sugar mill, who were confined by security personnel, at Jagraon on SaturdayJagraon, May 21
High drama was witnessed at closed cooperative sugar mill, Jagraon, when seven employees of the mill, who had rejected the proposal of the Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) of Punjab State Federation of Cooperative Sugar Mills Limited (Sugarfed) and filed a petition against implementation of the VRS in a local court recently, were confined inside the inner circle of the mill premises by the security personnel of the mill today.
Seven employees of the sugar mill, who were confined by security personnel, at Jagraon on Saturday. photo by writer

Govt may have to jump in to expedite process
Delay in implementation of RTE Act in pvt schools
Ludhiana, May 21
With private schools adopting dilly-dallying tactics in implementing the Right to Education Act, the government may have to request these institutions to adhere to the Act’s guidelines.

There is something special about these kids
Students of a city school interact with autistic children
Find them more disciplined
Students of Delhi Public School interact with autistic children of Darpan, an NGO, in Ludhiana Ludhiana, May 21
After interacting with special and autistic kids of Darpan, a school for autistic children, at Gurudev Nagar, students of Delhi Public School felt that they were much more disciplined as compared to normal kids. A group of four students from DPS has opted to hold an interactive session with these kids under a project "Lebenvolat" (which means volunteer), which has been assigned to them by the school as a part of their school curriculum.
for a cause Students of Delhi Public School interact with autistic children of Darpan, an NGO, in Ludhiana. photo Inderjeet Verma

Emphasis laid on preservation of natural resources
Ludhiana: A seven-day NSS camp commenced at Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, on Saturday. Theme of the camp is “Environment, Preservation of Natural Resources and Conservation of Cultural/ Historical Heritage”. The camp was inaugurated by Principal Dr Charanjit Mahal. She advised the NSS volunteers to preserve the natural resources and protect cultural heritage. She motivated them to join community service and educate the masses to live in pure, clean and pollution-free environment.


Youth dies in mishap, sister critical
A badly damaged car and mangled remains of a motorcycle after an accident near Jagraon on Friday morningJagraon, May 21
A youth in his twenties died and his younger sister sustained grievous injuries when a motorcycle they were riding on collided head on with a car on the outskirts of Bujgar village near Jagraon today morning. The car driver also sustained injuries in the accident.
nothing Left A badly damaged car and mangled remains of a motorcycle after an accident near Jagraon on Friday morning. A Tribune photograph

24-year-old poisoned to death
Ludhiana, May 21
A 25- year- old woman, who was allegedly poisoned to death by her in- laws and husband in Hari Kartar colony on Friday, died at a multi- specialty hospital here last night.




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