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Guard, youth gagged to death
Ludhiana, May 13
Policemen inspect the spot where a 60-year-old security guard was found murdered in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Two murder incidents rocked Model Town and the surrounding area on Sunday and spread panic among residents. In the first incident, 60-year-old man was found gagged to death in a house in Model Town Extension.

Policemen inspect the spot where a 60-year-old security guard was found murdered in Ludhiana on Sunday. photo: inderjeet verma

Building collapses in Wait Gunj
Ludhiana, May 13
A major tragedy was averted when a dilapidated building in Wait Gunj collapsed here today. The incident took place at around 8pm when the near-collapsing building that was lying vacant collapsed suddenly. Thick smoke engulfed the area moments after the building collapsed. There was a loud thud. Residents thought that it was an earthquake and ran helter-skelter for cover.


LIT gives long rope to debtors, attracts audit objection
Ludhiana, May 13
The Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) is in the dock once again and faces audit objection for its failure to recover huge amount of money, which was given to various other local bodies as loan long back. In some cases, not even the principal amount has been returned by the local bodies concerned and with the addition of interest over the years, the total amount of loan has almost doubled.

Rs 250 pension to senior citizens, widows
Ludhiana, May 13
From June 1 this year, the state government will disburse Rs 250 per month as pension to senior citizens, widows, orphans and physically challenged persons under the Electronic Benefit Transfer Scheme (EBTS). The initiative has been taken by the government so that the "monopoly" of sarpanches in villages could be curbed.

Male candidates apply for post meant for women
Ludhiana, May 13
English is proving to be Achilles' heel for men aspiring for a permanent job in the jail department. Nearly 40 men were disqualified after they applied for the post of matron (reserved for women) during a recruitment drive held recently to select jail staff.

Show off: Brand bug bites city elite women
Ludhiana, May 13
The show-off culture in Ludhiana refuses to die-down. To prove the upmanship on others, a section of women belonging to the "elite" class do not mind spending a few thousand bucks as rent for one day, in order to flaunt their "new" branded bags. As the bags (purses) of Louis Vuitton, YSL, Jimmy Choo, Chanel, Gucci, Burberry etc are too expensive and everyone can not afford to buy these, women get them on rent from Delhi, which serves the purpose.


A woman chooses a pitcher put up for sale on a roadside in Ludhiana.
chill pill: A woman chooses a pitcher put up for sale on a roadside in Ludhiana.  photo: inderjeet verma


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Teachers' salary delayed
LudhianA, May 13
The new fiscal year seems to have started on an unlucky note for the government school teachers as they have not been receiving salaries for last two months. Recently, the government hired a private company to make the treasury online. The company provided a password to all the principals and head masters of the schools for drawing the salaries. Ironically, this service has become the major cause of inconvenience for the teachers.

College teachers need training, say experts
Ludhiana, May 13
With the rapidly changing educational environment, youngsters and teachers are increasingly feeling that some kind of training for teaching at the college level should be mandatory.

Finally, fans installed at PAU canteen hall
Ludhiana, May 13
PAU employees install fans at the students centre canteen hall. After much delay, fans have finally been installed at the students centre canteen hall in Punjab Agricultural University, much to the relief of students. Earlier, the students had no option but to sit in the canteen hall without fans. The extension hall of the canteen was constructed by the university months ago, but there was no arrangement of fans in the newly constructed hall.

PAU employees install fans at the students centre canteen hall. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Translate first, learn later
Ludhiana/Doraha, May 13
The postgraduate students of sociology at Panjab University studying in the Panjabi medium are facing difficult time as syllabus books in Punjabi are in short supply. These students are left with no other option but to translate matter into their mother tongue to prepare for the forthcoming examinations.

Railway pensioners voice anger
Ludhiana, May 13
The Railway Pensioners Welfare Association todaycriticised the UPA government for its failure to accept recommendations of the Fifth Pay Commission. They said the commission recommended to included full parity to post pensioners by conversion of old pay scales to revised scales or addition of pay band to the old pay scales

mother’s day
Mothers cherish the day with cakes, bouquets 
Ludhiana, May 13
Digitally printed cakes specially made for Mother’s Day. Mother's Day was celebrated with chocolates, cakes, love and hugs by many in the city. Many mothers were surprised by their children in the morning with the offering of cakes and hugs along with "Happy Mother's Day" cheers.

Digitally printed cakes specially made for Mother’s Day. photo: Inderjeet Verma

City hosts extreme sport
Ludhiana, May 13
As part of the extreme sports extravaganza featuring most admired names in the world of extreme sports, Dew Xtreme Tour, Ludhiana Edition, was organised at New Grain Market near Jaladhar bypass today.

Unsafe public buildings a threat to residents
Mandi Ahmedgarh / Khanna, May 13
A government building that was declared unsafe over 12 years ago poses a threat to life and property of residents in Khanna. Even weeks after a huge building collapsed at Jallandhar and left many crippled besides claiming more than 20 valuable lives, the administration is yet to initiate organised preventive measures to protect life and property of general public and occupants of a large number of buildings which could not be graded safe.

A government building that was declared unsafe over 12 years ago poses a threat to life and property of residents in Khanna. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

Blocked drains, potholed roads say it all
Ludhiana, May 13
Heaps of garbage welcome visitors to Ward No. 17 in Ludhiana. Blocked drains, potholed roads, garbage strewn along roads, debris, industrial waste and stray animals sum up Ward No.17. The ward is a mix of almost everything. Be it industries, Transport Nagar, residential areas and vehras, the area has a bit of everything in it.

Heaps of garbage welcome visitors to Ward No. 17 in Ludhiana.

Ward No. 18: Developed but filthy
Ludhiana, May 13
Ward No. 18 is a well-maintained ward as compared to other areas. It has a proper sewerage system, metalled roads and water supply to the area is also regular.

A philatelist’s scooter
The scooter is becoming talk of the town. Not because it is an extraordinary one, but because it is covered with impressions of postage stamps. Yashpal Bangia, a veteran philately enthusiast, found this ingenious idea not only to renovate the scooter but also to popularise philately as a hobby. "People often ask me about the scooter and in way get to know about philately. Today's generation is not much enthusiastic about postage stamps. This is just a small step in the direction," he says.

From schools
Ludhiana: Apart from organising a special morning assembly to commemorate Mother's Day, Vajra Army School students displayed their gratitude towards their mothers in different ways. Pre-primary students, assisted by their teachers, made 'thumb-printed' cards, while the primary class students prepared photo frames for their mothers . — TNS

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Jeev Jantu Paryavaran Sambhal Sewa Samiti organised a programme under the "Feed a Bird" project. Earthen utensils and seeds was distributed among people and they were encouraged to come forward for the project.


Woman forcibly given poison by in-laws, critical
Jagraon, May 13
A married woman was allegedly given poison forcibly by her in-laws in Jagraon yesterday in what is reported to be a dowry case. Her in-laws admitted her to the Civil Hospital, Jagraon, in a serious condition where she is undergoing treatment. According to doctors at the hospital, her condition is quite critical.

Gang manufacturing duplicate mobil-oil busted
Khanna, May 13
The accused in police custody with the seized contraband. The police has nabbed a man allegedly involved in making duplicate mobil-oil of different brands and recovered a large quantity of duplicate mobil-oils, machinery and raw-material. The accused has been identified as Darshan Singh, alias Raju, a resident of Dhamot. The other accused have been identified as Raju and Satkar singh, both residents of Ludhiana.

The accused in police custody with the seized contraband. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Four held with liquor, habit-forming drugs
Ludhiana, May 13
Tightening its nose around anti-social elements, the city police nabbed four persons for smuggling liquor and habit forming drugs.

ml markan trophy
Sangrur win in qualifying round

Ludhiana, May 13
On the basis of first innings lead of 263 runs, Sangrur were declared victorious against Ludhiana in the qualifying round in the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-16) for the ML Markan Trophy played at the Punjab Agricultural University campus ground here today.





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