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11 injured in accident
Tata 407 rams into stationary truck
Ludhiana, April 21
Wedding celebrations turned sour after a pick-up truck ferrying 11 members of a marriage party rammed into a stationary truck near a resort on the Alamgir road here today.

Eye on polls, councillors take up development works
Ludhiana, April 21
As the Municipal Corporation (MC) elections are nearing, councillors have started beautifying their respective wards. In several parts of the city, MC officials can be seen re-carpeting roads, installing direction boards and tube wells, besides carrying out other development works.


Desks, walls at college double as copying aids
Scribbles on the wall of a college. Ludhiana, April 21
Desks in schools and colleges often turn into canvas for students to doodle, engrave and write. Students at SCD Government College have turned desks and walls into “reading material”. Some sneak in examination rooms some time before the examination and jot down points on desks for copying during the exam.

Scribbles on the wall of a college. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

MLA, councillor spar over tube well inauguration
Ludhiana, April 21
An Akali MLA and a councillor are at loggerheads over the inauguration of a tube well in the New Shakti Nagar area. MLA Ranjit Singh Dhillon had inaugurated the tube well yesterday while councillor Daljit Singh Grewal inaugurated the same tube well in the evening.

2 held for duping youths
Ludhiana, April 21
The police has arrested two persons for allegedly duping residents of money on the pretext of providing them with government jobs. The accused, identified as Nirmal Singh and Hardeep Singh, were running Jan Seva Society in the Shimlapuri area.

Visually impaired Kamlesh with his teacher Jaswinder Kumar. Teacher & angel for visually impaired boy
Ludhiana, April 21
A government schoolteacher from Tarn Taran district is running from pillar to post to get the best treatment for a student whose right eye was damaged from herpeszoster (a viral disease) last year.

Visually impaired Kamlesh with his teacher Jaswinder Kumar. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Dairy farming
Declining fertility worries experts
Ludhiana, April 21
The Punjab state tops in per-cow milk production in the country; however, the increased milk production has predisposed the animals to certain diseases called production diseases. Related to increased production, in the past few years, declining fertility of the livestock has infact, become a matter of concern among the state dairy farmers.

Saving Sutlej: Students do their bit
Students of BCM Arya Model School and volunteers clean the banks of the Sutlej in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, April 21
An army of little campaigners stood there, collecting all the garbage, including polythene bags, pieces of cloths, and earthen pots, religious pictures left behind by people on the banks of the Sutlej.

Students of BCM Arya Model School and volunteers clean the banks of the Sutlej in Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

From Schools
Earth Day celebrations
Don Bosco Global School
Students take part in Earth Day celebrations at GMT Public School at Ludhiana on Saturday.
Ludhiana: A 'Green Walk' was organised by Don Bosco Global School (DBGS), Ludhiana, to celebrate the Earth Day. After a speech by Dr TS Nagpal, the executive director of the school, the students expressed their thoughts on the topic of environment. A 'nukkad natak' was also presented depicting the need to save water.

Students take part in Earth Day celebrations at GMT Public School at Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Stray-dog scare in Khanna, adjoining areas
Stray dogs relax in a corner at Khanna.Khanna, April 21
The menace of stray dogs is prominent in several areas of Khanna, Khamano and Samrala. The residents of Khanna are scared to see dogs as a large number of cases of dog bite have been reported in the past. Groups of stray dogs could be found in every locality of the city while the administration seems the least bothered about this menace.

Stray dogs relax in a corner at Khanna. A Tribune photograph

Thapar elected Knitwear Club chief
Efforts on to decide names for other posts unanimously
Ludhiana, April 21
Last time the 2010 elections of the Knitwear Club had become the talk of the town as high drama was witnessed after the declaration of the election results. The matter took days to be solved. But this year the members have decided to unanimously pick their candidates.

Councillor of CPI joins BJP camp
Ludhiana, April 21
As the Municipal Corporation elections are nearing, the politics of poaching has started among different parties. A fortnight after CPI councillor Sarabjit Lal joined the BJP, now BSP leader Varinder Sharma, who had contested the last MC elections on the BSP ticket, has joined the BJP. He joined the party in the presence of BJP district president and senior deputy mayor Parveen Bansal yesterday.

Juneja is Tax Bar Assn chief
Ludhiana, April 21
A meeting of the Punjab Tax Bar Association was held here today during which Ashok Juneja was unanimously elected president of the association for three years. He has already served as chairman of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust. Harish Rai Dhanda was elected patron, KL Goyal chairman, Anil Sareen vice-chairman, BR Kaushal secretary-general and Rajpal Gupta and HR Saldi vice-presidents.

High drama witnessed over leader’s bus
Ludhiana, April 21
High drama was witnessed near the Bharat Nagar chowk here today when a wrongly parked bus belonging to the transport company run by a political bigwig was impounded.

2 jail inmates die at Civil Hospital
Ludhiana, April 21
Two inmates, who were lodged in Central Jail, died in the Civil Hospital after their condition worsened, here today. The deceased have been identified as Bhupinder Singh (55) and Waryam Singh (55)


Woman molested
Ludhiana, April 21
Raising reservations on the tall claims of the police that the city is a safe haven for the women, eight miscreants allegedly molested a women in full public view at Kum Nagar near the Dhandra road area here on April 19.




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