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Hambran village killings
Heart-rending scenes witnessed
Ludhiana, February 1
Residents gathered outside the house where the boy and girl were killedHeart-rending scenes were witnessed at the house of Teja Singh Gill in Hambran village following the killing of Navdeep Kaur and her lover Harpreet Singh, alias Happy.
Residents gathered outside the house where the boy and girl were killed

‘TV serials also to blame’
Ludhiana, February 1
When it comes to honour, natives of Hambran and surrounding areas do not think twice before sacrificing their daughters.


Bad company proved to be the undoing
Ludhiana, February 1
Bhupinder Singh blamed Ballu, a close aide of Harpreet, for the killing. He said Ballu encouraged Happy to meet the girl. Last evening, Harpreet took the car from the house on the pretext of visiting the gym.

Marriageable youngsters on teeth-whitening spree
Ludhiana, February 1
No matter how much pain one has to bear and how much cost one has to pay but everyone wants to look beautiful or handsome on wedding day. The city has been witnessing an increased trend that marriageable boys and girls now visit dental surgeons before they visit the beauty parlours for the complete make over. Talking to the Tribune, Dr Kapil Dua Professor of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics of Christian Dental College said,"Facial and bleeching at beauty parlour have taken a back seat now.

Fire in mall creates panic
Ludhiana, February 1
A fire at a shoe shop located in MBD Mall created panic here this evening.

Passengers fume at rly catering services
Ludhiana, February 1
The newly constructed food plaza at the main entry gate of the railway station awaits opening for the past several months Far from bringing the claimed improvements in passenger services and amenities at the railway stations under the Ferozepur division of the Northern Railway, the railways authorities have not been able to run even the existing catering facilities at one of the busiest and highest revenue-earning stations like Ludhiana.

The newly constructed food plaza at the main entry gate of the railway station awaits opening for the past several months. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Exams round the corner, syllabus still not completed
Ludhiana, February 1
Examinations of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) are around the corner, but the syllabus is yet to be completed in government schools. According to directions of the education department, syllabus of all classes should be completed till end of January so that revision should be done in February. Teachers claim that due to non-academic duties and late examinations of first semester, the syllabus could not be completed.

Vehicles stuck in a traffic jam at College Road, Jagraon Traffic chaos back to city roads
Jagraon, February 1
Soon after the conclusion of Assembly elections and end of the Election Commission’s (EC) rule, the problem of traffic jams has returned to haunt residents of Jagraon.

Vehicles stuck in a traffic jam at College Road, Jagraon. A Tribune photograph

The renovation work in progress at the Nehru Planetarium in Ludhiana Renovation work underway at Nehru Planetarium
Ludhiana, February 1
Schoolchildren and public in general would have to wait for about 10 days to be able to gaze at planets, galaxies, solar systems, comets and the world of astronomy.

The renovation work in progress at the Nehru Planetarium in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Newborn gets pacemaker at CMCH
Ludhiana, February 1
A baby boy, born to Monica and Amit Singh of Jammu, at a nursing home here, having a complete heart block, was referred to the Christian Medical College & Hospital here.

Change in lifestyle can reduce cancer risk
Ludhiana, February 1
The World Cancer Day-2012 has been themed as “Together it is possible” because it is only possible by the collective efforts of a person, an organisation, government and NGO that the world will be able to reduce premature deaths from cancer by 25 per cent by 2025.

Vow to create awareness about cancer
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 1
As a part of their programme to create awareness among masses about causes and consequences of dreaded diseases, office-bearers of various units of the Rotary District 3090 resolved to contribute their share in curbing cancer in their respective areas.

Corporal Punishment
Spare the rod, spoil the child, say teachers
Ludhiana, February 1
After the implementation of the RTE Act in the state, corporal punishment in schools has been banned, but this clause of the Act has become a matter of depression among the teaching community. As per the clause, a teacher would not give any kind of physical punishment to its students. As a result, students are enjoying to the fullest, but at the same time, teachers are in a pitiable condition, as they are not being able to control the nuisance created by the students in the absence of corporal punishment. Not only this, a number of teachers are becoming patients of depression.

Songs, skits mark ‘Aagaaz-12’
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 1
Students of RIMT Management College organised a freshers’ party “Aagaaz-12”, a cultural extravaganza.

Candidates’ manifestoes miss education
Ludhiana, February 1
The Assembly elections have passed peacefully in the state with candidates belonging to various political parties promising voters to bring development, progress and providing basic civic amenities. But none of the candidates in the district came out with the idea of bringing revolution in the present education system, which was need of the hour, lamented academicians.

Protest by income tax officials
Ludhiana, February 1
All members of the Income Tax Gazetted Officers’ Association protested against the delay in promotions to ACIT grade and unjust reduction of 207 posts in the grade of DCIT/ACIT in cadre restructuring proposals and large-scale grievance relating to all-India transfers of JCIT from today.

Man feared drowned
Ludhiana, February 1
It has been over 24 hours but there has been no clue of Bittu (42), who was feared drown in Budha Nullah.

105 donate blood
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 1
NSS volunteers of the Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences organised a blood donation camp yesterday.

Training course on beekeeping begins
Ludhiana, February 1
A training course on beekeeping, organised by the department of entomology of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) for farmers and farm women of Punjab, began here today. The course has been organised under the aegis of National Horticulture Mission funded project on “Human resource development in beekeeping.” The training programme will culminate on February 9.

Rare species of injured owl rescued
Ludhiana, February 1
An injured owl belonging to a rare species was found by the Pakshi Sewa Samiti near Rakh Bag here yesterday.

Experts stress to plant ornamentals in Feb
Ludhiana, February 1
“February is the most suitable period for planting saplings of ornamental plants, lawns and for potting and repotting of pot plants,” said floriculturists of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) here today.

Auto parts industry sees green pastures in Rajasthan
Ludhiana, February 1
Auto parts’ makers from the city are shifting to Rajasthan due to the opportunities and tax benefits enjoyed by the state. Grim power situation and loaded with heavy taxes, the auto parts makers here are seeing greener pastures in the state known for its Thar Desert.

Maur thanks supporters
Ludhiana, February 1
Dharam Pal Maur, CPI candidate of Sajha Morcha from the Ludhiana West constituency, thanked all supporters and voters of the constituency for maintaining peace and harmony while participating in the democratic process.

High base rate of the banks worries industry
Ludhiana, February 1
High base rate of banks is ruining the already ailing industry in Ludhiana. Increase in the rate of their borrowings from the banks has cut down their profit margins to a large extend. High rate of lending has increased their cost of borrowings from banks and thus resulted in decreased profit margins.

Teaching aids facilitate learning process
Ludhiana, February 1
Technology that revolutionised the world has arrived but the profession of teaching is not untouched. Although teaching aids like LED and audio-visual screens, videos and animated content are already being used in schools, but now more and more aids for teaching are being introduced to improve the education and teaching.

Ludhiana scan
Demand for memorial
Ludhiana: Baba Banda Singh Bahadur International Foundation called upon the Union Government to erect a suitable memorial for Baba Banda Singh Bahadur at Lohgarh (near Yamuna Nagar in Haryana) where the saint soldier laid the foundation of the first Sikh empire.

Health dept collects food samples
Ludhiana, February 1
The team of health department collected food samples from Sarabha Nagar and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, here today.

From schools

From colleges
Workshop on teaching-aid
Ludhiana, February 1
BCM College of Education organised a one-day workshop for preparing on the spot teaching aid for the BEd students. The workshop was organised in collaboration with Punjab State Council of Science and Technology. The students prepared teaching aids in various subjects like language, economics, social studies, science, mathematics, commerce, home science and physical education. The teaching aids were prepared on the current topics like female foeticide, rain water harvesting, conservation of resources, drip irrigation and water cycle. The workshop was based on ‘eco-friendly’ theme. The teaching aids were later displayed by the students in the form of exhibition. Prizes were given for best teaching aid preparation.

Lecture on leprosy held
Ludhiana, February 1
A lecture on leprosy was organised at the slum area dispensary, Salem Tabri and at RC Sabji Mandi on the eve of National Leprosy Fortnight. District leprosy officer, Dr Sangeeta Singh informed about its prevention and treatment to anganwadi workers, the staff of both the dispensaries and the residents of area.


12-year-old raped
Ludhiana, February 1
A 24-year-old boy was booked for raping a 12-year- old girl in the karabara area here today.

Athletics Meet
Kamandeep, Jaspreet hog limelight
A girl participates in the high-jump event at the annual sports meet in Guru Nanak Girls College, Ludhiana, on WednesdayLudhiana, February 1
Students of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, presented a colourful start on the occasion of the annual athletics meet. Surjit Singh Sandhu, district sports official, inaugurated the two-day meet, in which students of all streams participated with enthusiasm and great zeal.

Aiming high: A girl participates in the high-jump event at the annual sports meet in Guru Nanak Girls College, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Getting ready for D-Day
Athletes practise on micro hurdles to obtain speed at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Wednesday
Athletes practise on micro hurdles to obtain speed at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

FC Mittal Trophy
Mohali humble Ludhiana
Ludhiana, February 1
Fine batting display by Gurkirat Maan and an equally valuable contribution with the ball by Manpreet Gony helped Mohali to defeat hosts Ludhiana by five wickets in the inaugural match of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Championship for the FC Mittal Trophy being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association at Guru Teg Bahadur National College ground, Dakha, on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur road near here today.

SAI trials to begin today
Ludhiana, February 1
A team from the Sports Authority of India (SAI) training centre, Ludhiana, attended a meeting held at its local office here this evening to chalk out schedule for the trials to be conducted at the ground opposite multi-purpose indoor hall of Guru Nanak Sports Complex.




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