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PSEB Class X Results
110 from dist make it to merit list
Ludhiana, June 11
This year students from the district have secured almost twice the positions in the state merit list compared to last year in the Class X examinations conducted by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), the results of which were declared today. Students from the district secured the maximum slots on the merit list -- 110 out of 398.

Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Race for post of Mayor hots up
Ludhiana, June 11
After the Municipal Corporation election results were announced yesterday, the race for the post of Mayor has hot up among Akali councillors. Several senior councillors have been lobbying hard with the party high command to become the Mayor.


Victory margin ranges from 4 votes to 6,763 votes
Ludhiana, June 11
The minimum winning margin of a candidate in the MC elections was of four votes while the maximum margin was of 6,763 votes. The winner with the lowest margin is Jai Parkash Sharma of the Congress, who defeated Avtar Krishan Tari of BJP by four votes from ward no. 30. Jai Parkash Sharma secured 3,683 votes.

Denied party ticket, they fought as Independents & won
Ludhiana, June 11
Several sitting councillors who were denied party ticket for the MC elections have made it to the MC by contesting as Independents. Nine of the councillors, who won as Independents, are either sitting councillors or family members of sitting councillors who were denied ticket by their respective parties. Some of them are councillors who had won the 2007 elections as Independents.

3-year-old raped, man booked
Ludhiana, June 11
Saving a 24-year-old youth, who had allegedly raped a three-year- old girl in Rishi Nagar yesterday, from an angry mob turned out to be a Herculean task for the police at Kitchlu Nagar.


Heat wave can lead to acute renal failure, say doctors
Ludhiana, June 11
Heat wave has now started taking a toll on the health of city residents. Recently, about six patients suffering from diarrhoea and heat stroke fell prey to acute renal (kidney) failure, however, timely medication saved them.

Amaltas in full bloom at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana. Temperature to rise further
Ludhiana, June 11
After a brief relief from the rising mercury through dust storms and rain, the maximum temperature is on a steady rise again. Agrometrologists say that the temperature will increase in the coming days.

Amaltas in full bloom at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

rail overbridge
Rlys to act tough
Ludhiana, June 11
Senior railway officials have decided to act tough against the construction agency for the delay in completion of the railway overbridge (ROB) in place of the erstwhile Lakkar Pul (foot overbridge) connecting Civil Lines with the old-city localities.

 Manpreet Third achievement on the trot
Doraha,June 11
Manpreet Kaur, a quiet simple-looking rural girl, has secured a place on the merit list of the Punjab School Education Board for the third time.


PU announces dates for BCom admission
Ludhiana, June 11
Panjab University has announced the dates for admission to BCom, engineering and architecture courses in colleges affiliated to PU for the session 2012-13.

After poll duty, another busy day for officials
Ludhiana, June 11
For officials of the district administration and the Municipal Corporation (MC), who remained busy with the municipal elections for the past several days, had a hectic Monday with a lot of public dealing due to the pending work. The officials said other government employees who were on election duty must have taken a "break" today, but for them it was a busy day and they attended office from morning till evening.

Punjab set to improve road safety measures
Ludhiana, June 11
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, in a recent letter to the Director-General/Inspector-General of Police of all the states has asked them to take urgent steps to curb road accidents.

BKU seeks hike in minimum support price of paddy
Ludhiana, June 11
The Bharti Kisan Union (BKU) yesterday called upon the union government to immediately announce minimum support price (MSP) of paddy and other Rabi crops on the basis of recommendations made by Dr MS Swaminathan Committee.

Misappropriation of funds by MC chief
Residents accuse high-ups of hushing up matter
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 11
Accusing senior functionaries at the block development and panchayat office in Pakhowal, Ludhiana, of trying to hush-up complaints regarding the alleged misappropriation of funds by chief of the civic body at Chhapar village, near here, residents, including four panches, have urged the higher authorities to probe the matter and recover swindled public money and initiate action against the suspects.

A tempo operator ferries passengers on side and back stands at Jagraon. Tempo operators continue to risk lives of passengers
Jagraon, June 11
In a blatant violation of traffic norms and guidelines laid down by the state transport department, tempo operators could be seen putting the lives of the people commuting from various villages to Jagraon or visa versa at risk by allowing them to travel either on side or back stands of their vehicles.

A tempo operator ferries passengers on side and back stands at Jagraon. A Tribune photograph

bogus voting
Elderly woman cries foul, man booked
Ludhiana, June 11
A vigilant elderly woman cried foul and got a case registered against a supporter of an Independent candidate for bogus voting at ward no 61 in Dugri.

BJP leader Avtar Singh Tarri along with his supporters stage a dharna at Domoria bridge in Ludhiana on Monday. BJP candidate stages dharna, seeks re-poll
Ludhiana, June 11
BJP candidate from ward no 30 Avtar Singh Tari, who lost the civic poll to his rival Congress candidate Jaiparkash by a margin of four votes, has demanded re-polling in booth no 7 of Shahi Mohalla. Tari along with his supporters staged dharna at the Domoria bridge today evening and blocked the traffic.

BJP leader Avtar Singh Tarri along with his supporters stage a dharna at Domoria bridge in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Post poll, policemen, candidates making a beeline for salons
Ludhiana, June 11
A day after the municipal corporation elections, policemen and candidates were seen relaxing. While a few preferred to go to sleep, most of the politicians and police personnel were seen making a beeline for salons for face massage and trimming overgrown beard.

DIG MF Farooqui and Khanna SSP Inderbir Singh flag off PCR motorcycles at Khanna. DIG flags off 23 PCR motorcycles
Khanna, June 11
About 23 PCR motorcycles and a commando gypsy were flagged off by DIG (Ludhiana Range) MF Farooqui in a function organised at the local Police Lines.

DIG MF Farooqui and Khanna SSP Inderbir Singh flag off PCR motorcycles at Khanna. A Tribune photograph

Be ready to brave the heat
Ludhiana, June 11
Humbran substation will be shut down for urgent repair and maintenance of 100 MVA transformer from 9 AM to 3 PM tomorrow (June 12). During this period, power supply to DC Complex, Kitchlu Nagar, Sabzi Mandi, Ferozepur Road, South City, Amaltas, Balloke Road, Rajguru Nagar, Aman Park, Haibowal, Barewal Road, Civil Lines, Rishi Nagar, Ghumar Mandi, Pakhowal, Model Gram, Bhattia, Ladhowal, New Kitchlu Nagar, Maharaj Nagar and Gobind Nagar will be affected.

CICU team to attend exhibition in China
Ludhiana, June 11
More than 40 members of the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) left for China to attend international machine tool and tools exhibition. It is being held from June 12 to June 16 at Beijing.

Theft at house
Ludhiana, June 11
Thieves struck at a house in BRS Nagar and decamped with gold jewellery, cash and valuables.

pau notes
Farmers apprised of govt schemes
Ludhiana: In order to solve the problems of vegetable growers and processing units, Directorate of Extension Education held a meeting at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). The meeting saw the participation of vegetable growers, proprietors of vegetable processing industry, representatives of the Punjab Mandi Board, Directorate of Horticulture, Punjab Agro and PAU experts. Scientists observed that the predominance of paddy and wheat rotation in Punjab had led to several problems. Dr Bhajneek Singh, deputy director, horticulture, Punjab, apprised the participants of various schemes launched by the Punjab government for farmers as well as industrialists.

ludhiana calling
Not caring much about traffic rules
Police officials are known for their arrogance and haughty ways. But at times, especially when caught on the wrong foot, they have to cut a sorry figure and become a meek caricature of what they really are. The other day, a traffic policeman had stopped a car entering a one-way road from Prince Hostel to PAU Gate No 4 and asked for documents so that a challan could be issued for violation of traffic rules. While the woman in the driving seat was arguing with the policeman, another SUV with a red beacon atop and painted "police" in bold letters on the windscreen also made an entry to the same road. The woman drivers, as also some other persons gathered at the spot dared the traffic policeman to stop the police vehicle which had also committed the same offence. Finding himself in a tight spot, the policeman meekly smiled and waived the woman car driver away without bothering to stop the police vehicle.

Training camp
Ludhiana: An annual training camp is being organised at Khalsa College for Women here.About 370 cadets from Ludhiana are attending the camp. They are being imparted training in drill, weapon training, map reading, social service and national integration among other subjects. Today, on the fourth day of the camp, Brig SS Gill, Group Commander, Ludhiana Group, visited the camp and inspected the quarter guard, training area, mess and firing rang. He also inspected Thal Senik Camp cadets. In weapon training classes, cadets were told about the characteristics of 76.2 mm SLR rifle. A class on disaster management was also organised. ó TNS

cricket tournament
Ludhiana need 46 runs to win the match
Ludhiana, June 11
Ludhiana requires 46 runs to overhaul Mohaliís first inning score of 414 runs on the third and penultimate day of the match in the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-22) being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association at Punjab Agricultural University today.

Punjab state swimming championship on June 23
Ludhiana, June 11
The 37th edition of the Punjab State Swimming Championship for junior boys and girls in the age groups of 15 to 17 years and 13 to 14 years, respectively, will be held at Mahindra College and NIS Swimming Pool, Patiala, on June 23 and 24.




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