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Rose Garden weeps as the VIP cup of sorrow overflows
Ludhiana, May 25
Cityís Rose Garden, also known as its lungs, was stripped of hundreds of flowers as its gardeners went into overdrive throughout last night to prepare wreaths for the deceased wife of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.


SEEING RED
The rose garden from where flowers and leaves were used to make wreaths for the Chief Ministerís wife who was cremated at Badal village. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

SEEING RED The rose garden from where flowers and leaves were used to make wreaths for the Chief Ministerís wife who was cremated at Badal village


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Top police officersí absence hits work
Ludhiana, May 25
The common man suffered as a battery of senior officials from the police, district administration and other offices descended on Badal village in Muktsar district to attend the cremation of Surinder Kaur Badal, wife of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today.
OFFICIALLY SAD Deserted Police Commissionerís office in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
OFFICIALLY SAD Deserted Police Commissionerís office in Ludhiana on Wednesday

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Minister to post docs in dispensaries
Ludhiana, May 25
Health Minister Satpal Gosain today said he would post permanent medical officers in all eight dispensaries in the city immediately that have been without doctors. Reacting to a news-item in these columns today highlighting the ailing healthcare in the health minister's city, Gosain said the doctors would be posted in the first week of June.

More than two dozen city students make it to IIT
Ludhiana, May 25
More than two dozen students from city, studying in various leading schools, including BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, Sacred Heart School, BRS Nagar, Kundan Vidya Mandir, DAV Public School, Shamrock Christian School, Hambran Road etc have made it to the IITs this year.
GOT IT Toppers of IIT from a tutorial in a jubilant mood in Ludhiana
GOT IT Toppers of IIT from a tutorial in a jubilant mood in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Kanav makes city proud
Ludhiana, May 25
It was after five years that a student from Ludhiana district made it to the top 500 positions in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) examination. Kanav Rampal, a student from the KVM, has scored the 496th rank in the IIT exam, the results of which were declared today.

Trio from city bags top 3 IIT slots in district
Ludhiana, May 25
Three friends - Kanav Rampal, Aatish Goyal and Atabak Ashfaq - made the city proud when they secured the first three positions in Ludhiana district in the IIT examination, the results of which were declared on Wednesday.
IN BIG LEAGUE From (left) Atabak, Kanav Rampal and Atish Goyal, three toppers of the city, celebrate by sprinkling synthetic froth on another in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
IN BIG LEAGUE From (left) Atabak, Kanav Rampal and Atish Goyal, three toppers of the city, celebrate by sprinkling synthetic froth on another in Ludhiana

Girls take back seat in IIT exam
Ludhiana, May 25
Just two girls from Ludhiana have made it to the IIT this year. Gursimran Kaur Ahuja, a student from Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, and Priyanka Sharma, a local resident, who took coaching from Patna, secured 2822 and 5324 ranks respectively.

Comprehensive evaluation leads to delay in class X results
Ludhiana, May 25
Continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) system adopted by the CBSE board will no doubt make the evaluation stress free but the new system has resulted in delay in the declaration of results.

He pedalled his way to success
Ludhiana, May 25
For Puneet Sharma, who scored the rank of 3083 in the IIT examination, the results of which were declared on Wednesday, achieving his goal was not an easy task and he had to face tough odds to realize his dream.

COMMUNITY


38 live cartridges, wires found
Ludhiana, May 25
What appeared to be a treasure, discovered by a godman in Bhukhri Kalan village located near Jhabewal area 25 km from the city, turned out to be a plastic box containing 38 live cartridges and a bunch of wire.



Bhola Shah shows the place from where he found the ammunition. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Bhola Shah shows the place from where he found the ammunition

Bodies of two missing boys recovered from canal
Ludhiana, May 25
The worst fears came true for the parents of Gagandeep Singh and Sidharth Sharma as after two days of extensive search, the bodies of the two were found floating in the canal in the Assi Kalan area here today.

Finally, survey of illegal buildings in city
Ludhiana, May 25
In an apparent bid to cover up the mess created in the city, the building branch of the municipal corporation has decided to conduct a survey of illegal buildings constructed in the city from 1997 onwards.

MTP gets show-cause notice
Ludhiana, May 25
The State Information Commission has issued show-cause notice to Municipal Town Planner (MTP) of the municipal corporation for not supplying information within the time frame as prescribed under the RTI Act, 2005.

Thalassaemia: Single test can make the difference
Ludhiana, May 25
After witnessing continuous suffering of their 22-year-old son Rishu, who suffers from thalassaemia, Parkash Arora and Neeru Arora went in for the requisite blood test of their would-be daughter-in-law along and their elder son Vinod Arora before solemnising their marriage.
THREE IS COMPANY Kiran (left) and her thalassaemic daughter Vanshita (right) kiss Ragini, also suffering from the disease, whose mother left her after learning about her ailment
THREE IS COMPANY Kiran (left) and her thalassaemic daughter Vanshita (right) kiss Ragini, also suffering from the disease, whose mother left her after learning about her ailment. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

4 hurt as fire breaks out in hosiery unit
Ludhiana, May 25
Four persons suffered minor burn injuries when a fire broke out at two hosiery units located in the same three-storey building on street No. 1 of the Shivpuri area early this morning.
INFERNO Fire rages on the third floor of a hosiery unit in Ludhiana early Wednesday morning. A Tribune photograph

INFERNO Fire rages on the third floor of a hosiery unit in Ludhiana early Wednesday morning

CRIME

Con man posing as bank staff dupes liquor vend employee of Rs 83,000
Jagraon, May 25
An employee of a liquor vend was duped of over Rs 83,000 by a con man at a bank here on Monday. The incident took place at the local branch of the State Bank of India where the victim had gone to deposit Rs 4.83 lakh given by the vend contractor.

One killed, eight hurt in road accidents
Khanna May 25
One person was killed and eight sustained injuries in two road accidents near here. In the first accident, a cyclist was killed when some unidentified vehicle hit him and he fell on a heap of bricks near Khattran village. The victim died on the spot.

 





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