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139 ineligible teachers hired in 2006-07
Ludhiana, June 1
The ‘zila parishad’ & ‘panchayat’ department, which has been embroiled in one scam after another, has yet again courted controversy for making out-of-turn appointments of nearly 139 diploma holders of the elementary teacher training (ETT) course in 2006 and 2007.

Anxiety marks Class X result
Ludhiana, June 1
It was a day of anxiety for students of the CBSE Class X, the result of which was declared this evening. Since morning, students were eagerly awaiting the result, but a glitch in the official site of the CBSE only prolonged the wait. The site could be accessed only after 4.30 pm.

A1 grade toppers of BCM School in Ludhiana.

JUBiLANT A1 grade toppers of BCM School in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


A perfect 10 for many
Ludhiana, June 1
This year, many students scored 10 CGPA (cumulative grade point assessment) in the Class X result. It means these students scored an overall A1 grade. Some school heads say it is due to in-house evaluation while the others say it is the overall assessment of a student, which included formative assignments and co-curricular activities like co-scholastic evaluation.

11-year-old boy flunks in class, ends life
Ludhiana, June 1
Flunking the class IV examination proved too much to handle for an 11-year-old boy as he allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself off a hook on the ceiling of his house at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) here today.

MC to begin razing illegal colonies today
Ludhiana, June 1
Starting Thursday the municipal corporation plans to commence demolition of 18 unauthorized colonies that had sprung up in various areas of the city after April 1, 2010. Five such colonies were detected in zone A, seven in zone B, and three each in zone C and D. A few days ago the civic body had razed four illegal colonies near Kakowal Road.

KL Sharma Power complaint system to be revamped
Ludhiana, June 1
Two elderly persons pedalling it out, and at times carrying a wooden stepladder between them to rectify the fault in power supply, that too after hours of booking the complaint, is a passe. In the high tech world, 100 qualified groups of two electricians each, will be riding on a motorcycle to attend to complaints of the consumers during the peak summer season. They are going to be deployed for the next four months in the mega city.
PSPCL Chief Engineer (Central Zone) KL Sharma


CBSE introduces online revaluation
Ludhiana, June 1
From this year, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has started online revaluation for students of Classes X and XII. Earlier, the revaluation result would take 21 days.

Amanjot Singh (right) and Amandeep Singh offer sweets to each other to celebrate their success. Two city boys among BCom toppers
Ludhiana, June 1
Two boys from Ludhiana- Amanjot Singh and Amandeep Singh have made “hat-trick” by securing top two positions- first and second position, respectively, in BCom, conducted by Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Top of the World Amanjot Singh (right) and Amandeep Singh offer sweets to each other to celebrate their success. Tribune photograph

Rain brought down the temperature in Ludhiana on Wednesday bringing much relief and some inconvenience to city residents. Pleasant weather brings respite for residents
Ludhiana, June 1
The intermittent rain and cool winds in the past 24 hours were enough to bring smiles on faces of local residents, who desperately needed a break from the scorching heat.

Darkness at noon:
Rain brought down the temperature in Ludhiana on Wednesday bringing much relief and some inconvenience to city residents. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Social networking websites all the way
Ludhiana, June 1
While the CBSE authorities toiled hard for bringing out a win-win class X result, which was declared today, social networking websites like Facebook and Orkut made the most of the result.

Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry writes to PM, seeks help for MSME sector
Ludhiana, June 1
Although the MSME sector plays a major role in manufacturing, it has failed to catch the attention of the government during policy formulation and implementation. With the government due to finalise the manufacturing policy during its meeting tomorrow, the Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry has written to the Prime Minister, highlighting some changes which can boost the sagging sector.

Shingaar cinema Single-screen cinemas losing sheen
Ludhiana, June 1
The city’s cinema theatres, which were at one time the most popular hangouts for young people as well as the elderly, are fast losing their attraction with audiences dwindling due to the twin onslaughts of mushrooming multiplexes and rampant video piracy. While some of the 22 theatres have closed down others are incurring mounting losses.
shingaar cinema few takers

Society cinema Movie theatres struggle to keep afloat
Ludhiana, June 1
Movie theatres remained the only source of entertainment for city residents for a long time but as the times changed and new entertainment avenues opened most cinemas are going through testing times.

Society cinema 70mm

Sangeet cinema cinema goers SPEAKs OUT
‘Old halls should be preserved’
With the city losing one of its oldest landmarks, the Naulakha Cinema, along with many other old cinema halls which are running in losses due to various factors, old timers in the city recall with nostalgia the times they spent watching their favourite movies in these old iconic theatres.

Sangeet cinema deserted look

Farmers go on three-day strike
Ludhiana, June 1
Seventeen farmer and field worker organisations joined hands to press the government to waive their electricity bills. The farmers and workers will observe a day and night protest for three-days against the "anti-policies" of the government.

Industry gives memo to DETC
Ludhiana, June 1
The All-Industries and Trade Forum submitted a memorandum to Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner (DETC) Parampal Singh yesterday in connection with some recent orders and notifications issued by the sales tax department.

Battery rickshaws to hit city roads soon
Ludhiana, June 1
Finally, battery-operated and solar rickshaws will be seen on the city roads.

Participants of the singing contest wait in vain for organisers at Punjabi Bhawan in Ludhiana Auditions of singing competition put off
Ludhiana, June 1
Nearly 150 youngsters today felt dejected after the Josh TV team did not turn up for auditions for its upcoming singing competition.

LONG WAIT Participants of the singing contest wait in vain for organisers at Punjabi Bhawan in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

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Computerisation of revenue records
Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari today directed all revenue officials to speed up the work for computerisation of the land record of remaining sub-divisions in the district. The revenue record of Khanna, Samrala, Malaud, Machhiwara, Payal, Dehlon and Koom Kalan sub-divisions/naib tehsils have already been computerised.

From schools
Poster-painting contest at GN Model Senior Secondary School
DORAHA: A poster-painting contest was held at Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School here today.

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MSKRJ varsity gets new Vice-Chancellor
LUDHIANA: Dr Milkha Singh Aulakh, former dean, College of Agriculture at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), has been appointed as the first Vice-Chancellor of Manyavar Shri Kanshiram Ji (MSKRJ) University of Agriculture and Technology at Banda, near Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, by the UP Governor.

Annual day at BCM College
Ludhiana, June 1
Annual day was celebrated at BCM College of Education. Nandita Shukla (head, department of education, Panjab University, Chandigarh) was the chief guest.

Collecting garbage from the doorstep soon
Ludhiana, June 1
The sight of garbage littered on road side will soon become a thing of the past. If the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation officials are to be believed, by October, the civic body would start door-to-door collection of solid waste.

12-year-old raped
Ludhiana, June 1
In a shocking incident, a 12-year-old girl was first abducted, raped and then dumped near a level crossing at Alamgir village in the wee hours here today.

Summer camp
Ludhiana, June 1
Summer camp is underway at DRV DAV Public School. Magic day, cartoon day, rainbow day etc. will be celebrated during the camp. Students from nursery to LKG participated. On the first day, flower day was celebrated. Students learnt yoga, dance, drawing and craft activities. Children were given tips on personality development.


Woman strangled, in-laws booked
Phillaur, June 1
A newly married young pregnant woman Vandana Sharma was allegedly strangled by her husband, Gaurav Sharma, brother-in-law Bobby, sister-in-law Rajni, and mother-in-law Phoolan Rani near Apra village in Phillaur Subdivision.

Lid off supply of illegal weapons
Ludhiana, June 1
With the arrest of an arms ‘peddler’ and the recovery of a mauser, the police has busted the illegal arms supply reportedly thriving in the city.




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