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Suicide bid by lovers, boy feared drowned
Jagraon, August 2
A love affair between two youngsters, both minors and belonging to a different “caste”, came to a tragic end on Tuesday with both the boy and girl jumping into a canal in a frantic attempt to end their lives. Though the latter survived after she was pulled out of the water by some people standing nearby, her lover is feared to have drowned.
Wailing kin and neighbours of Lovedeep Singh, who is feared drowned in Abohar Branch Canal near Akhara village.
Wailing kin and neighbours of Lovedeep Singh, who is feared drowned in Abohar Branch Canal near Akhara village. Photo by the writer


Ludhiana presented as clean to UK delegation
Ludhiana, August 2
Ludhiana is a very clean city and the roads wear a very clean look. This is the impression gathered by a three-member UK delegation on a visit to the city.

PU yet to declare MA-I results
Ludhiana, August 2
Though the new academic session has begun at city colleges affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh, the varsity has yet to declare the results of about a dozen examinations held last April. Students have been enquiring about their results at their respective colleges but the latter have not been able to tell them the exact date when the results would be declared.

Mystery shrouds Rs 5 lakh funding for college structure
Ludhiana, August 2
Where has the Rs 5 lakh grant for a “heritage home” at the Government College of Women, Rakh Bagh announced by Punjab tourism minister Hira Singh Gabria gone? While he claims he had released the money for maintenance of the dilapidated structure college officials assert they never received the funds.

Bad condition of walls and the roof inside the heritage home at the Government College of Women in ludhiana and (right) Broken couches and chairs lying in the verandah outside the heritage home.

Bad condition of walls and the roof inside the heritage home at the Government College of Women in ludhiana and (right) Broken couches and chairs lying in the verandah outside the heritage home. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Jailed cop booked for sneaking in opium
Ludhiana, August 2
Barely eight days after he shot at SHO Brij Mohan and helped his criminal son Mandeep Singh in escaping during a police raid, Sukhwinder Singh, a constable with the municipal corporation, yet again landed in trouble after he tried to sneak 15-gm opium inside the Central Jail here today.

DTO has no count of illegal vehicles on city roads
Ludhiana, August 2
Punjab Pollution Control Board’s chairman KS Pannu may have directed the district transport department to curb the menace of rising pollution levels generated by un-registered vehicles, especially auto-rickshaws, in the city, but the department seems to have no way of tackling the problem or getting the exact number of illegal vehicles plying on city roads.


Pruned to 25 beds, ayurvedic hospital yet to take off
A view of the ayurvedic hospital that is coming up in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, August 2
The much-proclaimed 50-bed ayurvedic hospital, the foundation stone of which was laid last year by the then Health and Family Welfare Minister Luxmi Kanta Chawla, has failed to come up in spite of the fact that its deadline ended over five months ago.

A view of the ayurvedic hospital that is coming up in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

power shortage
Harsh regulatory steps blow to industry
Ludhiana, August 2
Harsh regulatory measures slapped on the industry by Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) in the wake of severe power crisis in the state seems to be a double-edged sword.

Auto-rickshaw fare hike irks commuters
Doraha, August 2
As the commuters are finding it difficult to cope up with the increased auto fares for smaller routes, the union is thinking in terms of reconsidering the decision to a considerable extent. Om Parkash Jodhan, president, Auto-Rickshaw Union, said that, keeping in view the problem faced by the commuters, the union was thinking in terms of giving relaxation to commuters especially on the smaller routes.

Leicester Council
Delegation inspects various projects
Ludhiana, August 2
A three-member delegation of the Leicester City Council visited various ongoing development projects in the city today. The delegation will remain in the city till August 7.

vet varsity
Faculty, students meet to curb ragging
Ludhiana, August 2
Behind the facade of "welcoming" new students to college, ragging is a notorious practice, wherein, senior students get an excuse to harass their junior counterparts and make them easy targets. To curb the menace of ragging in institutes of higher education, as per the directives of the University Grants Commission, the College of Dairy Science and Technology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) conducted a meeting of faculty with old and fresh students to discuss the anti-ragging issue. Dr. Amandeep Sharma said that aim of the meeting was to create cordial relationship between junior and senior students.

Farmers asked to opt for kisan credit cards
Ludhiana, August 2
The Kisan Credit Card Scheme (KCCS) is considered as a big leap by the institutional sources of farm credit to ensure a hassle -free and adequate credit to farmers, and thus has redefined the rural credit, highlighted PAU experts of the Department of Economics and Sociology.

Out on bail, two accused find house burgled
Ludhiana, august 2
A year after being jailed for killing a relative, two accused, who were released on bail today, were in for a shock when they found their house ransacked, and cash, gold jewellery and other belongings stolen.

75-yr-old waylaid, earrings snatched
Ludhiana, August 2
A 75-year-old woman was waylaid on her way to a temple in New Hargobind Nagar near Dharampura by two youths riding a scooter. They snatched the gold earrings she was wearing at around 6.30 am today. The victim has been identified as Dharma Devi.

issru conference
Cong begins mobilising cadres
Ludhiana, August 2
The District Congress Committee (Urban) has started mobilising workers for the forthcoming political conference at Issru.

Punjabi writer honoured
Ludhiana, August 2
Dr. Dalip Kaur Tiwana, was honoured with the fellowship of the Punjabi Sahit Akademy in recognition of her services to the cause of Punjabi language and culture. She has been a renowned Punjabi writer who has created a niche of credibility as a writer.

from schools
Teej celebrated
Ludhiana: Teej was celebrated at Maple Bear, a playway and nursery school, at Udham Singh Nagar. Girls wore green clothes like lehanga, suits, green bangles. Children enjoyed on the swings and sang songs. Various delicious food items are relished by all in the school. The students were told about the importance of Teej.

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CA examination
A felicitation programme was held at Hotel Le Baron in which 75 ETEN CA students were facilitated. ETEN CA, a pioneering initiative from IndiaCan, announced the results for the CA examinations held in May 2011. In the recent examination of CA final held in May 2011, 405 ETEN CA students have become chartered accountants after clearing both the groups of final examinations, whereas 112 students have cleared either the first or the second group of CA final examination. Along with these results, ETEN CA has produced 10 All-India rank holders. As many as 43 out of 75 students cleared the final papers from Ludhiana.


One of the injured, who met with an accident in Jagraon, being treated at the Civil Hospital. One dead, two injured in road accident
Sawadi Kalan (Jagraon), August 2
A 70-year-old man died while two others were critically injured when the motorcycle they were riding on was hit by an overspeeding Jeep near Sawadi Kalan village on the Jagraon-Sidhwan Bet Road today morning.

One of the injured, who met with an accident in Jagraon, being treated at the Civil Hospital. Photo: Jaswant Shetra

Eve-teaser nabbed for snatching mobile phone
Ludhiana, August 2
So far, he had been let-off after a warning for eve-teasing, but this time Jaspreet Singh of Urban Estate, Dugri, was in trouble for snatching a mobile phone of a woman and eve-teasing her.

Gang of seven teenage thieves busted
Ludhiana, August 2
With the arrest of seven teenagers, the Focal Point police claimed to have busted a gang of thieves, who were behind the burglary that took place at a music-cum-mobile store near Sua Road at Gyaspura on July 31.

Anshu Bala Woman commits suicide, in-laws booked
Khamano, August 2
A resident of Kotla Masood village allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance as her in-laws used to harass her for bringing insufficient dowry. The deceased has been identified as Anshu Bala.
                                                                                                    Anshu Bala

Mrinal stars in KVM win
Ludhiana, August 2
A hat-trick by Mrinal Pratap Singh and matching contribution with the bat by Sunny Pandey and Abhinav Bhatia, helped Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, record a comprehensive 88-run win over Saraswati Modern Senior Secondary School, Hambran Road branch, in the Punjab Schools (PAU Zone) Cricket Tournament (u-19) at the Government Model Senior Secondary School ground of Punjab Agricultural University here today.

Saraswati lads outplay SAN Jain school
Ludhiana, August 2
Saraswati Modern Senior Secondary School, Hambran Road branch, had a mixed luck as its students went down against Kundan Vidya Mandir in the under-19 section whereas they scored a thumping 10-wicket victory over SAN Jain Senior Secondary School, Benjamin Road branch, in the under-16 category of the Punjab Schools (PAU Zone) Cricket Tournament at SDP College for Women ground here today. The tournament is being organised by the Punjab Education Department.




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