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Day after, counting centres stink
Ludhiana, May 17
Though the District Administration has initiated a campaign to remove posters and other election material from the walls of the city soon after the elections, it seems to have forgotten to get the heaps of garbage removed from counting centres established on the Punjab Agricultural University campus.

Personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force rest close to a garbage heap at a counting centre on the PAU campus.


City schools fare well in ISC Class XII examination
Ludhiana, May 17
Students of Sat Paul Mittal School and Sacred Heart Higher Secondary Convent School, Jamalpur, have fared well in the Indian School Certificate Examination (class XII) declared here today. There are only two schools in the city, which are affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). In the humanities stream, Namit Anand of Sat Paul Mittal School has topped the city with 86% marks while Aayushi from the same school has secured the 2nd position with 83.9% marks.

Ridhima Karwa, who has secured the Ist position in the city (non-medical) with 96.25% marks, with her parents. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

‘Guilt’ forces woman to end life
Ludhiana, May 17
Kuldeep Kaur (52) reportedly committed suicide by setting herself ablaze at her house in Model Town late last night. The incident came to light when a domestic help found her charred body in her room in the morning.

Rs 13 lakh stolen from shop
Ludhiana, May 17
Rs 13 lakh was stolen from Maan Singh/Bhagwan Singh medical store on Pindi Street last night. A case under sections 457 and 380 of the IPC has been registered against unidentified persons on a complaint filed by Manjit Singh, a resident of the College Road area. According to the complainant, he closed the shop in routine last night at around 8 pm. Today, at around 8:30 am, he got a call from his friend that the shutter of the shop was opened. He rushed to the shop and found the shutter was broken. The safe kept at the shop was broken and Rs 13 lakh missing. He lodged a complaint with the Division Number 1 police.

Simarjit Bains may float own party
Ludhiana, May 17
A day after the General Election results were declared, MLA Simarjit Singh Bains, who contested as an independent candidate from the Ludhiana Lok Sabha seat, said he would take a call on forming his political party after holding a meeting with his supporters. He will not join any party as he doesn't want to join the traditional politics which is mired in corruption, he said.

Simarjit Singh Bains addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Surprise check at 3 schools
Ludhiana, May 17
A team of the Education Department led by the District Education Officer today conducted surprise checking at three government schools in the city. While two teachers were found absent at Government Elementary School, Bhattian, a teacher came late to the school in the morning.

District Education Officer Charanjit Singh (in black turban) inspects a classroom at Government High School, Jamalpur, in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Poll results dash hopes of residents
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 17
The election results have disappointed residents of the town and surrounding localities. SAD-BJP nominee Kulwant Singh, who had promised to construct a railway overbridge on the Ludhiana-Dhuri line, has lost the elections.

Classical music alien to city
Ludhiana, May 17
The Ludhiana chapter of SPICMACAY (Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Among Youth) has been organising cultural programmes in Ludhiana for the past 10 years. Founded in Delhi by Dr Kiran Seth 36 years ago, the organisation has been promoting Indian classical music and dance throughout the country and abroad.

Sutlej Club elections today
14 candidates to vie for seven posts
Ludhiana, May 17
The election to the honorary posts of Sutlej Club will be conducted tomorrow. After the hubbub of the Lok Sabha elections, candidates are left with little time to campaign and throw parties to canvass. Talking about the reason for holding the elections just a day after the Lok Sabha Elections, Deputy Commissioner and president of Sutlej Club Rajat Aggarwal said the club elections had already been delayed, so they had decided to conduct the poll tomorrow. "Sunday being a holiday allows maximum members to visit and cast their vote," he said.

Autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation
Early intervention is the only cure
Ludhiana, May 17
"Early intervention for special children can make a world of difference to their lives," said experts from the National Trust during a workshop for trainers of special children. Poonam Natarajan, chairperson, National Trust, said first couple of years of a child's life were crucial and there were developmental milestones that the child should start achieving at the right age.

Dispensary pops a pill of neglect
Ludhiana, May 17
The homoeopathic dispensary at the Civil Hospital is ill-equipped. Patients and some associations lend a helping hand to the dispensary staff to keep them going. Sometimes, the staff have to bear the expenses. The dispensary run by the homoeopathic department of the Punjab Government has been in a state of neglect for the past many years. It lacks equipment and medicines.

Medicines have not been supplied to the homoeopathic dispensary at the Civil Hospital since September 2013. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Ludhiana scan
Cong workers fete Bittu's win
Congress workers celebrated the victory of party candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu in the Lok Sabha Elections. Former minister Malkit Singh Dakha said by voting for Bittu, people of Ludhiana have paid a tribute to former Chief Minister Beant Singh.

Skill development scheme for youth
Ludhiana, May 17
The Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings (CICU) has launched the Skill Development Initiative Scheme (SDIS) at the head office on Gill Road. Under the scheme, the industry will get skilled workers. This way, employment will be generated. The youth will get jobs and stay away from drugs and other evils.

A melange of colours
Ludhiana, May 17
Fashionable clothes were exhibited at the seventh national buyer-seller meet “Knits and Wears” today. Most of the hosiery manufacturers agreed that the winter fashion season was going to be dedicated to colour. “This time it is all colour. Although neons have been in vogue, this season, bright colours are in,” said Ashok Jain from Oner. Japneet Singh from Juele concurred that bright colours were going to be very popular this winter season.

Woollens displayed during a buyer-seller meet in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Need for attaching more coaches to long-route trains
Overcrowded general class coaches in long-route trains to various destinations are a source of inconvenience to passengers boarding trains from the Ludhiana railway station. Not only are the passengers are deprived of basic amenities they deserve, they also have to bear with cramped spaces. Some opt to leave the compartment and spend their time on the footboard, not knowing that as per the Section 156 of The Railway Act, 1989, travelling on roof, steps or footboard of any carriage or on an engine, or in any other part of a train not intended for the use of passengers, is punishable.

Buyer-seller meet
Hosiery products on display
Ludhiana, May 17
The seventh national buyer-seller meet “Knits and Wears 2014" commenced today. Office-bearers of the Knitwear and Apparel Manufacturers Association, Ludhiana (KAMAL), stated that more than 2,000 traders would turn up for the meet.

Verka plant
No hike in milk prices
Ludhiana, May 17
With the yield of milk remaining unaffected due to weather being less hot than that in the previous year, the local Verka milk plant has decided not to increase rates of milk and milk products as of now. The milk yield is reported to be around four per cent more as compared to last year. Dr Surjit Singh, manager, procurement, said prices of full-cream milk (Rs 44 per litre), standard milk (Rs 40 per litre) and double-tonned milk (Rs 32 per litre) besides that of milk products were not being increased. On April 11, the Dairy Union of Ludhiana had increased the milk prices by Rs 10 per litre. It was after the Deputy Commissioner's intervention that the hike was reduced to Rs 2 per litre. TNS


Rape of minor girl
Youth booked
Samrala, May 17
The Samrala police have booked a youth for raping a 17-year-old girl. The youth’s family, too, has landed in the police net. The victim, a resident of Saloudi village, is a Class XII student at a government school. She told the police that the youth, also suspected to be a minor, promised to marry her.




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