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PSEB Class XII exams
Ludhiana dist top performer on merit list
Ludhiana, May 11
As many as 108 students (highest from a district in the state) made it to the merit list in the Class XII results declared by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) today.

Hardeep Kaur (non-medical, 96.67%) in A jubIlant mood. Tribune photos: Himanshu mahajan

Girl students again outshine boys
Ludhiana, May 11
Ludhiana district has slipped from top positions to the eighth position on the state merit list. Last year, three students were among top seven merit holders. Hardeep Kaur (eighth rank) of RS Model School is the only student from the district among the top 10 position holders. The PSEB-affiliated schools, which were known for good results, have failed to put up a good show.

City police bust gang of women thieves
Ludhiana, May 11
The Division Number 6 police have busted a gang of women thieves, the kingpin of which owns three shops in the city and has an annual income of more than Rs 7 lakh from rental. Division Number 6 SHO Sandeep Wadera said on May 2, 2014, Harmit Singh, a resident of BRS Nagar, lodged a complaint. He told the police that nuts and bolts were stolen from his factory, BAC Enterprises, Textile Colony, Industrial Area A, on the night of May 1.


Lok Sabha poll: Only one registered in ‘third category’
Ludhiana, May 11
In the Lok Sabha elections here, of the 18 voters registered in the "third gender category", only one used the right to franchise on April 30. This shows though the apex court has given them (transgenders or medically operated transgenders) a special status of third gender voters, they are yet to come out of the social taboo attached to them.

Woman held on charge of killing daughter
Ludhiana, May 11
While children expressed gratitude towards their mothers on Mother’s Day today, the Division Number 7 police arrested a woman on charge of killing her teenage daughter about a fortnight ago. The woman did not like her daughter’s outgoing nature. Sandeep Garg, Division Number 7 SHO, said Nirmala, a resident of EWS Colony, near Samrala Chowk, had been arrested and she had confessed to the crime.

The accused in police custody in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Admn should seek NGOs’ help
Accidents involving stray cattle are on the rise in the city. Seeking a solution to the problem, Tribune reporter Gurvinder Singh speaks to a cross-section of residents.
The authorities should not feel compunction about sterilising stray animals. The animals stray on to roads and jeopardise the lives of commuters. Recently, a stray dog came in front of my car. As I applied brakes, a motorcycle rammed into my vehicle. I had to go through a harrowing time. The animals need to be castrated. Not only human lives are jeopardised, but they too suffer injuries. It is better to put an end to their suffering. Compassion for animals is one thing, but allowing animals to roam around on roads is injustice.

Pedal it the Amsterdam way
A resident, who recently visited Amsterdam, said he was impressed by the trend of cycling there. He said people there prefer to commute through cycling rather than using motorised personal transport. It is strange that people of India don’t do enough cycling unlike some of the developed countries like Netherlands, where cycle is used to a much larger extent. It is ludicrous and ironical that even though Ludhiana being the home to cycle industry, people here considers cycling as ‘low-class’, he said. Even though the city is battling high levels of pollution, health issues, inflation, but people don’t switch to cycling for a healthier life and greener city.

Ludhiana Scan
Power shutdown
The 11-kV National Road feeder, fed from 66-kV DC Complex sub-station, will remain shut down on Monday from 9 am to 2 pm for urgent maintenance work. During this period, power supply to National Road, Shah Singh Road, HIG Flats, GGN Khalsa College for Boys, Ghumar Mandi and surrounding areas will be affected.

‘Romeo Ranjha’ star cast comes calling
Ludhiana, May 11
Star cast of the upcoming Punjabi movie ‘Romeo Ranjha’ was in the city today. Director Navaniat Singh, singer-cum-actors Jazzy B and Garry Sandhu along with female actors Aman Grewal and Parul Gulati came to promote their upcoming movie.

Star cast of ‘Romeo Ranjha’ in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu mahajan

Better Ludhiana: Parking pangs
Shrinking space poses problems
Ludhiana, May 11
With the number of vehicles plying on the city roads crossing the 14 lakh mark and space available for parking them remaining limited, residents are frequently harassed.

Vehicles parked in a “no parking” zone on Ferozepur Road; and (right) cars parked on a street in a residential area in Ludhiana. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Counting of votes to begin at 8 am on May 16
Ludhiana, May 11
On May 16, the counting of votes will start at 8 am in nine centres on the PAU campus. Four centres will be set up at Gymnasium Hall, two at Examination Hall, two at Sukhdev Singh Bhawan and one at Community Centre.

Paramilitary personnel guard a strong room on the PAU campus in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

From schools
Graduation ceremony
Ludhiana: Green Land Senior Secondary Public School conducted a graduation ceremony for the tiny tots. Students said goodbye to their teachers who had helped them get through their years of informal learning.

Poor amenities
Residents denounce LIT authorities
Ludhiana, May 11
Residents of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar Colony, developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) in an area of 475 acres on Pakhowal Road, are up in arms against LIT authorities. They expressed resentment over the slack approach of the authorities towards their basic needs.

A caved-in road has been turned into a dumping site at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar Colony in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

International Nurses Day today
In pursuit of better life, nurses move on to greener pastures
Ludhiana, May 11
Battling with low salaries, Florence Nightingales of India are moving abroad for better pay packages. Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare sector, but they are not keen on serving their own nation. They study in India and shift abroad. A recent study on the nursing brain drain in India stated that up to one-fifth of the nursing labour force had migrated to wealthier states.

Bollywood singer KK captivates audience
Ludhiana, May 11
Noted Bollywood singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, entertained the audience at Sutlej Club yesterday evening.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Isha Kalia enjoys KK’s performance; and (right) Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal shares a light moment with his predecessor, Rahul Tewari, at Sutlej Club in Ludhiana. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Stray animals unleash terror
Ludhiana, May 11
Move around on city roads and you will be confronted with stray animals sitting right in the middle of the stretches. Commuters escaping unhurt consider themselves lucky. A number of people have lost their lives in accidents involving stray animals. Many have been crippled for life.

BJP leaders ‘attacked’
Bikramjit Singh CheemaKhanna/Payal May 11
BJP district rural president, Ludhiana, Bikramjit Singh Cheema had a narrow escape when he along with another BJP leader was allegedly attacked by two persons near Ghudani Khurd village previous night at about 8.45 pm. The Payal police have registered a case against the two unidentified persons.

No let-up in haphazard parking across city
The ever-increasing number of vehicles, along with rapidly expanding infrastructure, has led to parking problems across the city. From hospitals to shopping malls, from markets to other business hubs, the problem persists everywhere. Paying no heed to inconvenience caused to others, people often park their vehicles haphazardly. The lack of civic sense is the root cause of rising number of traffic jams and accidents. Haphazard parking leaves little space for pedestrians and also leads to the loss of precious time of commuters.

Physically challenged persons
Trust to impart hosiery training
Ludhiana, May 11
The Bharat Vikas Parishad Charitable Trust organised its annual general body meeting at Viklang Sahayata and Punarvas Kendra in Rishi Nagar. Trust president Suraj Jyoti spoke at length about work being done under the Sewa and Sanskar projects.

Dogs devour newborn
Ludhiana, May 11
An abandoned baby girl was devoured by stray dogs at Giaspura today. SHO of the Focal Point area Gurmit Singh said a case had been registered. Singh said a passerby shooed away the dogs and immediately informed the police about it. The police took the body into their custody and sent it to the Civil Hospital for autopsy. Officials are trying to get the details of newborns from nearby hospitals and nursing homes.

Police stop bullock cart race at Humayunpur
Ludhiana, May 11
The police today stopped a bullock cart race at Humayunpur village on Dugri Dhandra Road today. On getting the information about the race, the Animal Welfare Board of India member Dr Sandeep Kumar Jain intimated the police control room besides the Police Commissioner.

Children made aware of latest technologies
Ludhiana, May 11
Various activities marked the National Technology Day at Sri OP Gupta SDP Model Senior Secondary School. Students took part in group discussion and extempore on latest technologies. Amandeep Singh of Class XI besides Anjali Pandey and Mahroof Raza of Class XII, all from the science stream, highlighted the importance of the day. Tiny tots of the primary wing visited a gallery where photographs of scientists and their works were on display. Posters relating to the advancements made in the field were also displayed. TNS

Deserted by husband
Woman stages dharna
Ludhiana, May 11
A woman, who was deserted by her NRI husband, alleged that her husband and in-laws were not allowing her to enter their house at BRS Nagar. She staged a dharna outside the DC office. Although an FIR has been lodged at the Sarabha Nagar police station against her husband Gurmit Singh Manchanda and his parents, but the woman wants them to accept her. Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal said since it was a police case, he spoke to Police Commissioner S Kalra. Aggarwal said the boys’ family had locked the house from outside and that they were probing the matter. TNS




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