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MC lifts vehicles, students fume 
Ludhiana, April 15
Students of BCM School shout slogans against the MC in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: himanshu Mahajan It was a tense Monday afternoon for students of BCM School, Shastri Nagar, after the tehbazaari wing of the municipal corporation lifted their vehicles from outside the school.

Students of BCM School shout slogans against the MC in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: himanshu Mahajan 

Cut in petrol prices hailed 
Ludhiana, April 15
Petrol price was today cut by Re 1 per litre, without taxes, effective from midnight today. The estimated decrease in the prices in Punjab, including taxes, will be around Rs 1.20 per litre.


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Fashion designing student ends life
Ludhiana, April 15
The father of the victim outside the mortuary at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on Monday; and the deceased, Tajinder Kaur (inset). Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan A 22-year-old fashion designing student committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in her hostel room on the campus of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College in Model Town last night.




The father of the victim outside the mortuary at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on Monday; and the deceased, Tajinder Kaur (inset). Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan 

The victim's kin at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan 44-year-old man suffers a fall, dies
Ludhiana, April 15
A 44-year-old man was killed after he fell from the second floor of his house at Majit Nagar near Abdulahpur Basti last night.






The victim's kin at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
 





COMMUNITY

Wheat arrival yet to pick up at Jagraon grain market 
Jagraon, April 15
Labourers carry sacks of wheat at the grain market in Jagraon. A Tribune photograph The arrival of wheat crop at the Jagraon grain market, which is the second largest grain market in Asia after the one in Khanna, has not gained the expected momentum so far. Though a bumper harvest is expected due to good weather during the season, the arrival has not yet picked up.





Labourers carry sacks of wheat at the grain market in Jagraon. A Tribune photograph

DC directs company to expedite work
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 15
Government officials inspect the construction work of Wada Ghallughara Kup Rohira Memorial near Mandi Ahmedgarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph The authorities have taken a serious note of the delay in the completion of Wada Ghallughara Kup Rohira Memorial, which is being constructed to commemorate the sacrifice of 35,000 Sikhs, who were massacred by invader Ahmed Shah Abdali in 1762.

Government officials inspect the construction work of Wada Ghallughara Kup Rohira Memorial near Mandi Ahmedgarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Illegal possession of govt shop: Block Samiti chief writes to CM
Jagraon, April 15
The controversy surrounding the alleged illegal possession of a shop owned by Block Development Office (BDO), Jagraon, took a new twist when Block Samiti Chairman Malkiat Singh Roomi complained to the Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, about the issue.

Medical camps held
Ludhiana, April 15
Nearly 600 patients were treated at two separate medical camps here today.

District needs 10 fire tenders, Admn tells Chief Secy
Ludhiana, April 15
Fire-fighting vehicles in a bad shape in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma The District Administration has reportedly told the Chief Secretary, Government of Punjab, Rakesh Singh that the district needs at least 10 fire tenders for the market committees so that no untoward incident takes place during the procurement season in mandis.



Fire-fighting vehicles in a bad shape in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Excise and Taxation Dept lifts cap on beer prices
Ludhiana, April 15
Aiming at earning more revenue, the Punjab Excise and Taxation Department has lifted cap on the beer prices.

Opening of liquor vend opposed 
Ludhiana, April 15
The Communist Party of India (CPI) have opposed the opening of a liquor vend in Chander Nagar locality.

Gadgets a blessing in disguise for children 
Ludhiana, April 15
With the changing times, the way children are brought up is also changing.

Sale of plots: GLADA nets Rs 10.42 crore
Ludhiana, April 15
An auction under way on the Ludhiana- Chandigarh road on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) today netted Rs 10.42 crore from sale of 19 residential plots in Sector 32-A on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road.





An auction under way on the Ludhiana- Chandigarh road on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Gurdial Singh at Guru Amar Das Apahaj Ashram, Sarabha. A Tribune photograph Mentally challenged gets shelter
Ludhiana, April 15
A mentally challenged man, who had been spending nights on a roadside, has found shelter in Guru Amar Das Apahaj Ashram, Sarabha.






Gurdial Singh at Guru Amar Das Apahaj Ashram, Sarabha. A Tribune photograph

Linesman dies of burn injuries 
Ludhiana, April 15
In a shocking accident, an assistant linesman died after a line-breaker at 66 KV power grid at Phase VII in Focal Point exploded today. The incident took place around 2.30 pm. The deceased, Laxman Singh, was a resident of Ballo Ke Road, Haibowal. "The breaker developed a snag. When Laxman went to fix it, it exploded." Laxman suffered 100 per cent burns. He died on the spot. The police reached the spot and started investigations.

studentsí creativity being affected
Education Department directs school heads to check use of help books

Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 15
Showing concern over the use of help books and guides by teachers and students of government schools, the education department has asked heads and teachers of schools to ensure that these books do not find their way to the campus.

Schools welcome open-book system
Ludhiana, April 15
Local schools and students have given a thumbs-up to the open-book system of examination that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is set to introduce. Students are eagerly waiting for the open-book section that will carry 20 per cent weightage in the final examination of Classes IX-XI from the current academic session and in Class XII board examination from the next year.

Vet varsity opens admissions 
Ludhiana: Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University opened admissions to various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in veterinary, fisheries and dairy technology for 2013-14. 

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CRIME

Woman accuses estranged husband of abduction, raging modesty
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 15
A woman of Brahampur village has accused her husband of allegedly beating her in public and raging her modesty by detaining her illegally at a deserted place on Friday. She was allegedly abducted from a local bus stand when she came here for work.

Goraya police nabs two robbers
Phillaur, April 15
The accused in the police custody in Goraya. A Tribune photograph The Goraya police today arrested two members of an inter-district gang of the robbers who had allegedly chopped a scrap dealerís hand during a robbery bid on the Rurrki-Ghurrka road near Goraya on the night of April 8.



The accused in the police custody in Goraya. A Tribune photograph

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