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Dowry devil
NRI ‘deserts’ wife
Ludhiana, May 10
A bride was allegedly deserted by her NRI husband after her parents said a no to dowry. The girl's parents alleged that despite making repeated requests, the Sarabha Nagar police did not lodge an FIR against her husband and in-laws.

Flames engulf godown of Oswal Woollen Mill
Ludhiana, May 10
A fire broke out at the godown of Oswal Woollen Mill on Daba Road this afternoon. A short circuit is stated to be the reason behind the inferno. No casualty has been reported. Scrap, newspapers and old bags lying in the godown were gutted. Sub Fire Officer Rajesh Kumar said 17-18 firefighters and four fire-fighting vans were pressed into service.


Nursing student killed in road accident in Khamano
Khamano, May 10
A student of Kular Nursing College was killed after being hit by a tractor-trailer last night. The deceased was identified as Taranpreet Kaur (21), a resident of Hawara Kalan village. Her brother Inderveer Singh said Taranpreet was returning home on a two-wheeler. When she reached near the village, the tractor-trailer took a wrong turn and collided with the two-wheeler. Inderveer, who was on a motorcycle, said the driver did not stop the tractor, killing his sister on the spot. When Inderveer cried for help, the driver fled.

It’s amazing how they can speak right to our heart
A woman attends a Mother’s Day function with her little one at Maple Bear Playway in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, May 10
It is that time of the year when we look for a perfect gift for our comforting companion — our mother. With the passage of time, mother's preferences have also changed. Social networking sites have carved out a special place in their lives. Mothers are keen on uploading the latest happening on social sites. Komal, a parent, said she broke into a frenzy when her child started walking. She shared her joy by uploading the pictures of her baby on a site. Earlier, it was not possible to share such things with friends, but now with the emergence of social media, they are able to share the joy of being a mother with friends and family.

A woman attends a Mother’s Day function with her little one at Maple Bear Playway in Ludhiana. Photo Himanshu Mahajan

Poll posters
Admn launches operation clean-up
Ludhiana, May 10
The district administration is carrying out a cleanliness drive in the city. Posters and hoardings will be removed from different parts of the city. Isha Kalia, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development), Ludhiana, said,"Yesterday, we met all candidates and asked them to help officials of the administration in removing the posters."


Police ensure security for farmers, agents in procurement season
Mandi Ahmedgarh/ Dehlon / Payal, May 10
The police have initiated preventive measures to ensure security of farmers and commission agents carrying heavy cash during the ensuing paddy season. Besides enhancing security near grain markets and branches of commercial banks, the police advised commission agents to minimise the movement of heavy cash by transacting business through cheques and other modes of electronic transfer.

College Notes
Annual prize distribution
Ludhiana: Malwa Central College of Education for Women, Civil Lines, organised annual prize distribution function today. Padam Shri Dr Surjit Pattar was the chief guest. Dr Naginder Kaur welcomed the guests and highlighted the achievements of the college during the session. He distributed prizes and exhorted students to work hard and wished them success. Prizes were awarded to M Ed, B Ed and polytechnic students for their achievements in academic, sports and co-curricular activities.

Students of the Malwa College of Education for Women in a jubilant mood after the annual prize distribution function.
Students of the Malwa College of Education for Women in a jubilant mood after the annual prize distribution function. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Power tariff
Industry condemns proposed hike
Ludhiana, May 10
The Fastener Manufacturer Association of India (FMAI) has condemned the decision of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) to hike power tariff. The association has urged the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister to intervene and issue instructions to the PSPCL to not only withdraw the hike, but also give relief to the industry, which is going through a crisis.

Ludhiana Scan
Awareness rally
In an event organised by Hindu Sikh Jagriti Sena, hundreds of students of Rajindra Model School took out an awareness rally against adulteration of milk. Praveen Dang and Ravinandan Sharma from the organisation said the milk with three per cent fat is being sold for Rs 45, whereas its price should not be more than Rs 25.

Special children of the VRTC perform at a function in Ludhiana. photo: Inderjeet Verma

Ban on Bullock cart races
Assn to file review petition
Samrala, May 10
A meeting was held under the banner of Malwa Doaba Bullock Association, Punjab, led by president Major Singh Kaddon and general secretary Nirmal Singh Nima Naulari. According to them they had won case from Punjab and Haryana High Court and they were not aware about any ban on these races by the Apex Court.

Four robbers held, one on the run
Jagraon, May 10
The Jagraon police have arrested four members of an alleged gang of robbers while another member of the gang manages to escape from the police. The police have also recovered a pistol along with 3 live cartridges and a large number of sharp edged weapons from the accused. The police have also impounded a jeep from the accused.

Indian, Pakistani industrialists urge govts to open cycle trade
Ludhiana, May 10
The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged the Indian and Pakistan governments to open trade of cycles between the two countries. Chamber's Ludhiana zone chairman Gurmeet Singh Kular discussed the matter with the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry president, Sohail Lashari, during a meeting presided over by Pakistan High Commissioner HE Abdul Basit. Pakistan Trade Minister Naeem Anwar and The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry chairman M Khurshid Barlas also attended the meeting.

Training in dairy farming begins
Ludhiana, May 10
Dairy farming training for the farmers of Punjab was started in the Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana.

Finally, Jagraon gets fire tender
Jagraon, May 10
The long wait of Jagraon residents to have the fire brigade in the town finally ended with a fire tender arrived here. The residents say the arrival of the fire tender will help prevent the loss of property and human lives. In the absence of the fire brigade service, many people had suffered huge losses in recent fire incidents.

The municipal council officials celebrate the arrival of a fire tender in Jagraon. A Tribune photograph

PSEB launches online career guide
Ludhiana, May 10
In an attempt to address the major problem of youth of the state, the Education Department released ‘career guide’ to make the students aware about further studies for pursuing different professions after matriculation and XII examination. The Education Department uploaded the guide on its website.

30 patwaris face vigilance cases
Ludhiana, May 10
Thirty patwaris are facing vigilance cases in the district. Data procured from the District Revenue Officer through the Right to Information Act reveals that cases were pending against 30 patwaris up to March 2014. Meanwhile, from January 2001 to March this year, services of 26 patwaris have been terminated due to various cases against them.




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