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Firm lifting sand with garbage: Residents
Ludhiana, May 3
A2Z Waste Management Ludhiana Limited, a private company, that has the contract of managing the solid waste management of the city, has been accused of lifting sand and debris with garbage. The company is paid according to the weight of the garbage collected from the city and residents allege that the practice is adopted to increase the weight of the waste material.

Rs 290-crore project mooted to upgrade water supply in city
Ludhiana, May 3
The municipal corporation has mooted a Rs 290 crore project under the centrally-funded Jawahar Lal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission to augment water supply network in the city, which will not only provide water supply to outer areas on the periphery, but will also benefit residents in the old city localities where water supply pipes laid decades ago needed replacement at a huge cost.



Firing into the air: Realtor to be booked
Ludhiana, May 3
BJP worker and realtor Vipan Sood may land in the soup for firing shots at the students, as the police has decided to book the former in an attempt to murder case. Confirming this, Nirmal Singh, SHO, Division No. 5, said, “We have recorded the statement and we are in the process of registering a case. The gravity of the offence is serious and an attempt to murder case cannot be ruled out.”

Wife, paramour held for man’s murder
Ludhiana, May 3
The Focal Point police today arrested Amit and Rani in connection with the blind murder case of Krishna. It was the wife and her paramour, who had killed Krishna and dumped his body near a pond in the Dhandari area on November 30 last year. The body of Krishna whose head was smashed was recovered by the police and an attendance card of a factory bearing the name Krishna was also found in the pocket of the shirt of the deceased. Nobody came to claim the body so the police cremated it.


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Uniforms distributed
The needy students who were given uniforms by the members of the Shaheed Memorial Sewa Society in Ludhiana on Friday. Shaheed Memorial Sewa Society here on Friday distributed uniforms to needy school students of different schools. Members of the society visited three different schools and distributed uniforms to students. "It is a noble cause and every individual should come forward. Education is the basis of society and those who cannot afford were given uniforms by us today," said a member of the society.

The needy students who were given uniforms by the members of the Shaheed Memorial Sewa Society in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

From schools
Teachers’ training programme
Ludhiana: The teacher training programme was organised at GISTC (Government Inservice Teachers Training Centre, Ludhiana) and DIET (Direct Institute of Elementary Training), Jagraon, here on Friday. Lectures on English language for more than 300 schoolteachers from Ludhiana district commenced today at these institutes in the first phase of English Language training programme.

Health officials find district courts’ canteen unhygienic
Ludhiana, May 3
A Health Department team inspected the canteen on the premises of the district courts and found it very unhygienic and took samples of the food here today. Food Safety Officer, Ludhiana, Harpreet Kaur said, "It was very unhygienic, so we instructed the owner to get it white-washed and install fly catchers here. We observed the entry of visitors to the canteen from the kitchen.

A file photo of the central kitchen at Sherpur Kalan.

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Reduce cost of cultivation: Experts to farmers
Ludhiana May 3
A monthly training camp for the members of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Kisan Club, including ladies wing was held here. A total of 380 farmers and farm women from different parts of the Punjab state participated in the camp. Meanwhile, a state level training-cum-workshop for Progressive Beekeepers Association (PBKA) members was also organised at PAU.

KVM school staff denied increment, hold protest
Ludhiana, May 3
High drama was today witnessed at KVM School after Shanti Parsad, president of KVM class IV employees union fainted during a protest. The union members have been protesting since last two days after the school management suspended six class IV employees.

CBSE tells schools to start skill development courses
Ludhiana, May 3
To make the younger generation self-sufficient, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked affiliated schools to offer skill development courses from class IX onwards. The board has also identified private education service providers with whom the schools can tie up to offer skill-based vocational courses for students from class IX to XII.

PAU govt school favourite with students
Ludhiana May 3
On the one hand, where majority of the government schools are facing shortage of students and the education department has made the lists of such schools to shut them but on the other hand Government Senior Secondary School on Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) premises has been presenting a different story.

A view of Government Senior Secondary School on the PAU campus in Ludhiana. A Tribune photo

No check on PAU hostellers
Ludhiana May 3
In a recent incident of road rage on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday in which hostellers of PAU were also involved yet again highlighted the lack of concern of PAU authorities about the university hostlers.

Stamp on 100 years of Indian cinema enthuses philatelists
Ludhiana, May 3
A postage stamp, commemorating 100 years of Indian cinema released by the postal department, had city philatelists enthused. The postage stamp though is yet to reach post offices in the city.

Cotton a hot favourite this summer
Women take a look at cotton suits at one of the stores on the Mall road in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, May 3
Come summers and cotton rules every woman's wardrobe. Best for its absorbent quality cotton is the preferred cloth. Be it kurtas, shirts or salwar-suit, cotton has huge variety of colours and prints. Pastel shades like peach, pista, off white, lime yellow, sky blue and mauve soothe everybody's eye during summers. These colours have maximum sale during summers.

Women take a look at cotton suits at one of the stores on the Mall road in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

'84 riot victims' to hold protest tomorrow
Ludhiana, May 3
Victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots will resort to a statewide "rail roko" agitation against the acquittal of Sajjan Kumar on May 5. Surjit Singh, president of the Danga Peerit Welfare Society, Punjab, while seeking the cooperation of all Panthic bodies and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee in the protest to build pressure on the government for awarding punishment that was due to the perpetrators, said the riot victims, their families and dependents would squat on rail tracks and obstruct rail traffic during the agitation.

USA delegation visits vet varsity
Ludhiana May 3
A delegation of Dr KG Raghothama professor and Associate Director of International Programmes in Agriculture and Dr Karen Plaut, Associate Dean, and Director of Agriculture of Research Programmes, Purdue University, USA met GADVASU Vice-Chancellor, Dr VK Taneja and other officers of the university.


One booked on rape charge
Ludhiana, May 3
The local police has booked one person for raping a woman. The accused has been identified as Diya Chand, a resident of Pavitar Nagar in Haibowal Kalan. The incident took place on Wednesday.

One booked for firing into the air in Samrala
Samrala May 3
Three persons including two women were injured in a land dispute at Bhaurla village near here. A man named Gurmit Singh also fired in the air and the police has registered a case in this regard.

Excise Dept seizes liquor without licence from godown
Ludhiana, May 3
The Excise and Taxation Department today seized liquor bottles in a large quantity from a godown located on the Karabara road near the Jalandhar bypass. Giving information about the raid, AETC Bhupinder Gupta said liquor in a large quantity was found at the godown and comprised largely of beer, including IMFL. Mainly lower brands were stored at the godown. "The exact number of bottles seized during the raid can be known only after the counting, which will be done tomorrow. It is illegal to store liquor at a place without a licence," said Gupta. — TNS




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