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City fares well in CBSE Class X exams
Ludhiana, May 30
Students of DAV Public School, Sarabha Nagar, in a jubilant mood on Thursday. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the Class X results today. Over 900 students from the city scored 10 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). Students and parents were seen checking the CBSE website for results since morning.

Students of DAV Public School, Sarabha Nagar, in a jubilant mood on Thursday.

Peon’s son shines with 9.6 CGPA
Ludhiana, May 30
Aman Sharma, son of a peon at Kundan Vidya Mandir, did his father and school proud by getting 9.6 CGPA in the CBSE Class X exams.


Mayor cracks whip against absentees
Ludhiana, May 30
Five civic employees who were absent without leave have been served show-cause notices while six others who arrived late on duty in the C Zone office of the Municipal Corporation were given a warning during a surprise attendance check by Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwadia today.

11 students injured as school bus overturns 
Ludhiana, May 30
Eleven students and a teacher suffered injuries after a bus they were traveling in overturned at Ramgarh village on Chandigarh Road today. The incident took place at 7 am when the driver of the bus was trying to avoid a collision with an auto-rickshaw.

Eight injured in group clash at Civil Hospital 
Ludhiana, May 30
Civil Hospital turned into a battlefield after two groups clashed on the hospital premises and pelted each other with stones.

Material worth lakhs gutted in plywood factory 
Ludhiana, May 30
A massive fire broke out at a plywood factory on Humbran-Mullanpur Road, about 20 kilometres from here today, causing extensive damage to the main shed, machinery as well as raw material and finished goods lying on one side of the shed.


Agriculture not the reason for depletion, pollution of water, says farmers’ body
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 30
Maintaining that overexploitation and contamination by the industrial processes, and not the agriculture, has resulted in depletion and pollution of underground water, farmers of the region have urged the government to save human and animal lives by arranging supply of purified river water at least for drinking purpose.

Industry worried about decreasing export to China
Ludhiana, May 30
The Federation of Association of Small Industries of India met MSME Minister and expressed their concern over India's decreasing margin of exports to China and China's increasing margin of exports to India.

USA’s major vegetable supplier visits PAU
Ludhiana, May 30
Harbhajan Singh Samra Harbhajan Singh Samra, known as “king of Okra” perhaps would not have thought that while buying veggies from a wholesale market, for his brother's restaurant, he will hone his marketing skills and would become a major producer and supplier of vegetables of Indian origion in USA and Canada. (The word Okra is used most often in USA for Lady fingers).

Keep children busy in vacations
Ludhiana, May 30
Summer vacations are almost here and keeping children busy during vacations is extremely important to make their time productive. Parents should make sure that their children get involved in some activity or the other so that their time is not wasted.

Designer water bottles catch fancy of residents this summer
Ludhiana, May 30
Designer water bottles are much sought in this summer. As mercury is reaching its highest point in the summers, residents are taking to designer bottles for quenching their thirst. The cool new designer bottles that look very sporty are increasingly being used by residents. Not only are the bottles necessity for keeping hydrated on the go in the midst of the soaring temperatures but also these are being picked up as much for their sporty and designer look.

Designer water bottles are much sought in this summer. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

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‘Empowering young business leaders is the need of the hour’
Ludhiana, May 30
Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking organised session on "Sharing of Best Practices" amongst CICU-Young Business Leaders (YBL). Avtar Singh, general secretary CICU said that empowering Young Business Leaders for sustainable growth is the need of the hour as they are future engines of growth.

Garbage a common sight at PAU
Ludhiana, May 30
Following in the footsteps of the Municipal Corporation, Punjab Agricultural University has adopted the delaying attitude of lifting the garbage. Ironically, the heaps of garbage can be seen in the campus on different spots.

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Cultivate soybean for crop diversification: PAU experts
Ludhiana, May 30
"Soybean can replace the paddy crop and play an important role in crop diversification," said experts of the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).

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Students bring laurels in CBSE Class X results
Ludhiana, May 30
Tagore International School, Sahnewal Sahnewal: Two students of Tagore International School, Sahnewal, have secured the CGPA 10 while four of them have secured between 9 and 10. Shivam Verma and Anishudeep secured CGPA 10, Nikita got 9.8, Shipra 9.8, Amanjot 9.6 and Sanbir 9.6. Director, Bal Krishan Aneja, and Swati Aneja congratulated the students and their parents.

Building violations III
Ghumar Mandi

No check on illegal establishments 

Ludhiana, May 30
The MC has failed to check illegal commercial establishments at Ghumar Mandi. A number of shops are being constructed at Ghumar Mandi which is called the hub of commercial activity. Problems like traffic congestion and inadequate parking space plague the areas.

Farooqui relieved of DIG charge
Ludhiana, May 30
Senior IPS officer MF Farooqui was relieved of the charge of Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Ludhiana range. He has joined the BSF on central deputation.

6 SHOs transferred 
Ludhiana, May 30
The Commissioner of Police, Ishwar Singh, today ordered the transfer of six station house officers and four chowki in charges with immediate effect. As per information, SHO (traffic) Buland Singh has been sent to the police lines.

Samples of mid-day meal collected from schools
Ludhiana, May 30
A team of the health department collects samples of mid-day meal at Sherpur Kalan. A team of health officials today collected 16 samples of mid-day meal from central kitchen at Sherpur Kalan and three government schools. Food safety officer Harpreet Kaur said,"We collected 10 samples of cooked rice, cooked daal, raw rice, flour, besan powder, pulses, black grams and cumin from the central kitchen yesterday. The samples have been sent for testing

A team of the health department collects samples of mid-day meal at Sherpur Kalan. A Tribune photograph

Traders hail increase in limit for VAT returns 
Ludhiana, May 30
The government's proposal to increase the limit for the audited VAT returns has find favours with the trading community. The proposal is to increase the limit to Rs 1 crore.

change in definition of basic pay
Traders oppose govt’s decision
Ludhiana, May 30
Industry representatives want the government to stall the Employees Provident Fund Organisation's (EPFO's) proposal to change the definition of 'basic pay' under the Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act (EPF and MP Act) 1952.


Cow Slaughter Act: 4 booked
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 30
Jarnail Singh, SHO, Sadar, along with the rescued oxen and calves at Baurhai Kalan village. A The Sadar police has booked four persons under various sections of the Cow Slaughter Act and Prohibition of Cruelty to Animals Act for allegedly detaining 23 oxen and calves at Baurhai village near here. The rescued animals were shifted to the local gaushala situated on Jagera road.

Jarnail Singh, SHO, Sadar, along with the rescued oxen and calves at Baurhai Kalan village. A Tribune Photograph

Two arrested for making extortion call
Ludhiana, May 30
The police has arrested two persons for making an extortion call. A case was registered against Ranjit Singh of Prem Nagar near Ghumar Mandi and Amandeep Singh, alias Johny, of Chandigarh Road for threatening a city resident yesterday.


Swimming meet from tomorrow
Ludhiana, May 30
The 28th edition of the Punjab State Swimming Championship for sub-junior boys and girls will be held at Brajindra College swimming pool, Faridkot, on June 1 and 2.



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