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Dist students grab top positions
Ludhiana, June 3
The students from Ludhiana have once again done the district proud by grabbing top positions in Punjab in the Class X exams, the results of which were declared by the Punjab School Education Board today. Out of a total of 430 students, 126 students from Ludhiana district, have find place on the merit list released by the Board today.

Harneet (96.31%, second in state). Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Peon’s son gets 95.54% marks
Ludhiana, June 3
Manoj Rawat, son of a peon at the Civil Surgeon's office here, has done his school and parents proud by securing the seventh position in Punjab. A student of RS Model Senior Seconary School here, Manoj Rawat has scored 95.54 per cent marks in the PSEB Class X exams.

Manoj Rawat, who has scored the seventh position in the state, with his Principal (right) and other members of the school management committee. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Toppers studied for 2-3 hours, but were consistent
Ludhiana, June 3
The top position holders in the PSEB Class X exams, who have scored second and third positions in Punjab, have high dreams and want to work hard to achieve their goals. Harneet Kaur, who secured the second position in the state with 96.31 per cent marks, wants to become an IPS officer.

Students in a jubilant mood after scoring good marks in the PSEB Class X exams. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Row over Aggar Nagar gate
Ludhiana, June 3
The issue of a gate between Aggar Nagar ‘A’ block and around dozen odd other residential colonies seems to be getting murkier with each passing day with both the parties levelling allegations and counter allegations. The situation in the area is such that the residents almost came to blows today and the police had to intervene.

Death at mall site
Deceased suffered from rare psychiatric disorder
Ludhiana, June 3
The 18-year-old youth, Raj Kumar, alias Raju, who died after falling off the 10th floor of a shopping mall under construction at Old Session Chowk on Friday, was suffering from a rare psychiatric disorder and used to walk in sleep. Raju's father, Shankar Mahto told the police about his son's psychiatric disorder. He said Raju, who was under medication, used to walk in sleep and cover distances of several kilometres.


Expressing their concern through canvas
Ludhiana, June 3
Several artists converged on the city to paint a canvas for a cause- environmental protection. The artists gathered to drive home the message of stopping the denigration of the environment and the urgency of protecting it. Thirty artists gathered to paint a 70 feet painting. They voiced their concern for environment, the need to save and protect it through a workshop organised by ARS Group at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Sarabha Nagar.

A painting workshop under way at Gurdwara Singh Sabha in Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Teachers seek CBI probe into book scam
Ludhiana, June 3
The Adhyapak Sanjha Morcha with Government Teachers' Union, Government School Teachers' Union and Democratic Teachers Front held a protest near Mini Secretariat today. The agitated teachers submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner and District Education Officer with their charter of demands.

Members of the Adhyapak Sanjha Morcha along with activists of Government Teachers' Union, Government School Teachers' Union and Democratic Teachers Front stage a protest near the Mini-Secretariat in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

PAU notes
Student gets national fellowship
Ludhiana: A PhD student of the School of Climate Change and Agricultural Meteorology (SCCAM) of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Sukhjeet Kaur, has bagged a national level "INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) fellowship" of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. She will be working on "Mitigation of Heat Stress in Wheat" under the guidance of Dr Sompal, Associate Professor, SCCAM. The PAU Vice-Cahncellor, Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, congratulated the university student on her success. Dr Gursharan Singh, Dean, postgraduate studies, lauded the achievement of the PAU student and urged the other students to compete for various national scholarships.

From colleges
Training at GGNIMT
Ludhiana: The Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT), in association with the Secugenius Security Solution began its first batch of professional training for the “Earn While You Learn Scheme” on Tuesday. About 40 students enrolled into the pilot batch that aimed to bridge the gap between the number of jobs in the market and people with the right skill set. Prof Gunwant Singh Dua, co-ordinator, GGNIMT, said the curriculum imparted to the students was basically theory- centric as a result of which the students do not become market-ready even after completing their post graduation.

Sand mining
Villagers booked for extorting money
Jagraon, June 3
Several persons have been booked by the Jagraon police in a case against for their alleged involvement in illegal and forcible extortion of money from the owners and drivers of the trucks and other vehicles transporting sand excavated from Parjian Biharipur mining site to different locations.

From schools
Health awareness programme
Ludhiana: A health awareness programme was organised on the second day for the participants of 'Cooking Club - The Style Chef' in summer bonanza - 2013 at the Bhartiya Vidya Mandir in Udham Singh Nagar. The resource person Dr Sonika Sharma, an expert from the Punjab Agricultural University, acquainted the students with smart tips for healthy cooking and also gave some nutritious recipes to adopt a healthy life style for the entire family. Principal Bandana Sethi thanked her for her valuable tips to the students and motivated the students to shift from a junk diet to a healthy one.

Ludhiana scan
PAU employees meet DC
Representatives of the PAU Employees Union met the Deputy Commissioner-cum-Election Officer Rahul Tewari and demanded that appropriate help be provided to the family of an employee of PAU who had died during poll duty. Pritpal Singh met an untimely demise on May 21. He was on election duty for zila parishad and panchayat samiti election. He was 32. He is survived by wife and three children.

Textile industry resents no subsidy on reconditioned machines
Ludhiana, June 3
Industry has to depend upon machines in the present scenario when the labour shortage is growing at an alarming rate. Under such circumstances, the knitwear industry is not getting subsidy on reconditioned machines under Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) which further is proving a deterrent factor in the progress of this industry.

Colourful gear catches residents’ fancy
Ludhiana, June 3
"A sense of aversion runs down my back at the sight of the old black shoes and handbag I was using a couple of years ago," says Sakshi, a student. "As everyone is sporting lots of colourful clothes these days, the old accessories and clothes seem to be from the 'B&W' era," she grimaces.

It’s time for summer camps in city
Ludhiana, June 3
It's time for summer camps in the city, as learning classes, activities, camps, various classes and workshops are being organised in the city. A four-day workshop is being organised at the Sutlej Club. Art and craft, cookery classes, and different forms of dance will be taught. The workshop is being conducted by Dimple Verma.

Students take part in a four-day summer camp at the Sutlej Club in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Now, PEPSU buses to pass through Mandi Ahmedgarh
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 3
Finally, residents of local town and that of surrounding villages have heaved a sigh of relief when managing director of the PEPSU Road Transport Corporation, DPS Kharbanda, announced to ensure that all buses plying on the Ludhiana Malerkotla road will reach the town instead of returning from Pohir.

Managing director, PRTC, DPS Kharbanda and legislator Iqbal Singh Jhoondan at the inauguration of a platform at the bus stand in Mandi Ahmedgarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Dusty weather plays havoc with eyes, respiratory system, say experts
Ludhiana, June 3
Dusty weather not only makes visibility almost nil but also it plays havoc with eyes and respiratory system. Health problems of patients suffering from respiratory diseases further increase due to dust storms, which keep blowing these days.

Illegal construction goes unchecked
Ludhiana, June 3
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has failed to check illegal establishments in the city. There are several areas where illegal commercial buildings are being constructed, but the MC has failed to do the needful. It's not that the MC building branch officials have failed to take any action against the existing illegal structures, but at places where constructions are still going on in full swing, the MC officials prefer to look the other way around.

PNDT act
Only the guilty are penalised: Health Minister
Ludhiana, June 3
Doctors have accused the health department of wrongly penalising them under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PNDT) Act, 1994. Refuting the allegation, Health and Family Welfare Minister Madan Mohan Mittal said, " I have not received a complaint from any doctor so far."

Health and Family Welfare Minister Madan Mohan Mittal lights a lamp at the CMC Dental College in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Govt pensioners hold protest against PNB
Doraha, June 3
Government Pensioners Association, Doraha, today marched through the market against the ‘vindictive attitude’ of the Doraha branch of Punjab National Bank in the release of third installment to the pensioners.

Members of the Government Pensioners Association protest in front of a branch of Punjab National Bank in Doraha on Monday. A Tribune photograph


Trader levels theft allegation against bank officials
Ludhiana, June 3
High drama was witnessed at Focal Point today when a businessman levelled theft allegation against the authorities of a bank. The house-cum-factory unit of Suman Narula was sealed by the bank a few months ago as he could not pay loan instalments. Narula recently got the order from the court to collect the valuables lying the in the house.

Two booked for demanding dowry
Ludhiana, June 3
The police has booked a businessman and his mother in a dowry case. In her complaint, Sharu (23) Jain stated that her husband Varun Goyal and his mother Usha Goyal harassed her for dowry. She said she got married to Varun on March 2012 last year. Soon after the marriage, her husband and mother-in-law started torturing her.

Robbery foiled as woman raises alarm
Ludhiana, June 3
High drama took place at Ram Nagar area near the CMC hospital after some armed robbers barged into a house and tried to commit robbery. However, a woman, identified as Ritu Chopra, showed presence of mind and raised an alarm. This panicked the robbers and they fled quickly and left a sharp edged weapon at the spot.


Dhruv Pandove Trophy: Ludhiana restrict Jalandhar to 244 runs
Ludhiana, June 3
Ludhiana gained a vital 46-run lead in the first innings against Jalandhar on the penultimate day of the match during the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (U-19) for Dhruv Pandove Trophy being played at the Punjab Agricultural University.

A batsman plays a shot during the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (U-19) for Dhruv Pandove Trophy in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Hockey festival
Friends Club, Jagtar XI enter semis
Ludhiana, June 3
Defending champions, Friends Club of Doraha and Jagtar XI of Jarkhar wrapped up their last league fixtures to join Grewal Club of Kila Raipur and Sant Fateh Singh Club of Dholan in the semifinals of the fourth Olympian Prithipal Singh Memorial Seven-a-Side Hockey Festival being organised by the Ludhiana Sports Welfare Association and Jarkhar Academy at Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium, Jarkhar, today.



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