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Farmers to take to streets from October 1
Plan to block traffic on all major roads
Ludhiana, September 29
Agitated over the Union Government’s decision not to increase the minimum support price of paddy, farmers of the state have decided to take to streets in protest against the decision.

Medical council postpones exam
Docs with foreign degrees hardly relieved
Ahmedgarh, September 29
Agitating medicine graduates of various foreign universities felt relieved yesterday when the Medical Council of India decided to postpone the Diploma of National Board Examination. 

Students of the DD Jain College of Education

Students of the DD Jain College of Education at a freshers' party in Ludhiana on Saturday night. — A Tribune photograph



‘Men more prone to heart ailments’
Dr R P Singh and Dr Gursharan Singh, two leading cardiologists cutting the cake to celebrate the World Heart Day
Ludhiana, September 29
Myths about the cardiac problems cropping up only in the advanced age are fast exploding with latest findings revealing that the average age of the people suffering from different heart aliments has come down to 40 years only.

Dr R P Singh and Dr Gursharan Singh, two leading cardiologists cutting the cake to celebrate the World Heart Day at G S Heart Centre Ludhiana on Sunday. 
— photo by Inderjeet Verma

Drug trader’s Italian  vendetta against NRI
Ludhiana, September 29
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission has come to the rescue of the members an NRI family of Khanna, who were allegedly being harassed for money by the police of Khanna and Ludhiana at the behest of a “narcotics smuggler”.

Hari Jaisingh gets LMA Award
Hari JaisinghLudhiana, September 29
Mr Hari Jaisingh, Editor of The Tribune, received the LMA-Dayanand Munjal Award for “excellent performance in creating public awareness towards an informed society”, while Mr Nirmal Jain, Director of Duke Group of Companies, and Mr Kanwar Deep Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of Toubro InfoTech and Industries received the LMA-Vardhman's Entrepreneur of the Year Award and LMA-Trident Young Innovative Entrepreneur Award for the year at the 24th annual day function of the Ludhiana Management Association here today. 



Fair men continue to be ‘unfair’
Ludhiana, September 29
Undeterred by a move to see that the Dasehra mela in the HIG Colony of Jamalpur be organised at a modest scale, the organisers have started covering more area, installing more swings at the site today.

Where does the money vanish
Ludhiana, September 29
Whenever a big-time criminal or terrorist is nabbed by the police in any part of the country , the agency concerned claims the credit for seizing the arms and ammunition from the arrested.

PCCTU's protest plan
Ludhiana. September 29
A meeting of the office-bearers of the PCCTU (Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union) chaired by Prof S.S. Hundal reviewed with satisfaction the implementation of the call for three university level rallies held at Jalandhar, Patiala 12 and Ludhiana.

Bitter experience at food fest
Ludhiana, September 29
Women guests at the ongoing street food festival in Majestic Park Plaza had a bitter experience when a youth, in an inebriated condition, allegedly misbehaved with them.



LSE directors
Ludhiana, September 29
Mr R.C. Singal and Mr R.K. Bansal have been elected directors of the Ludhiana Stock Exchange, while Mr Jaspal Singh, Mr Harish Chhabra, Mr Manoj Sarna, Mr Rajnish Garg and Mr Dharampal Gandhi have been elected directors of Ludhiana Securities Limited, a subsidiary of the LSE. 



Spring Dale Public SchoolSpring of liberalism and the dale of secularism
The larger the island of knowledge
the longer the shore line of wonder

pring Dale sprang into life in '1982' and presently holds a star status on the educational map of Ludhiana. The school is being run by an educational society constituted by Ludhiana social elite and top intelligentsia under the banner of Spring Dale Educational Society (Regd), Ludhiana.

Spring Dale Public School, Ludhiana. 
— Photo Pradeep Tiwari

Principal Avinash Walia“Our outlook is secular and we are disciplined”
rs Avinash Walia has been the Founder-Principal and has deep commitment towards her students. She knows the names of all her students and interacts with them freely.

Students perform at Koshish-2002MBA-II students bag overall trophy
Ludhiana, September 29
MBA (final year) students won the overall trophy at Koshish 2002, an eight-day inter-class cultural festival of the Punjab College of Technical Education. Contests in 37 events were held during the festival.

Students perform at Koshish-2002, an eight-day inter-class cultural festival of the Punjab College of Technical Education, in Ludhiana. 
— Photo Pradeep Tewari

Workshop for aspiring models
Ludhiana, September 29

Kaushik Ghosh, a well known mentor and godfather of former Ms Universe Sushmita Sen and many other famous top models like Don Morea, Gul Panag and Pooja Batra, is in the city to conduct a workshop for the aspiring models. 



Rare dance performance enthrals spectators
K.Suresh performs Karakattam
Ludhiana, September 29
Spectators at Guru Nanak Bhavan were amazed to see Karakattam, a rare dance performed only at Meenakshi Temple, Madurai. But K. Suresh, a great exponent, gave a beautiful presentation of this dance form yesterday. The steps were forceful as it is a martial dance. The accompanying music was equally strong. He danced on the edges of a shallow vessel and revolved it with his feet. Next, he put a heap of grains on a wooden plank. He inserted a long needle into it. Then, bending down, he picked up the needle using his eye-lashes.

K.Suresh performs Karakattam at Guru Nanak Bhavan in the city on Saturday. — photo Inderjit Verma


Dentists apprised of German technique
Ludhiana, September 29
Dentists of the region have been exposed to What is being termed as the “future of dentistry” through a series of workshops and lectures on metal-free ceramics, a new technique, which has reportedly made dental implants successful to an extent of 98 per cent.



GCW eves in semis
Ludhiana, September 29
The Government College for Women, Ludhiana, along with Khalsa College, Sidhwan, and Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Kila Raipur, entered the semi-finals of the Ludhiana District Women Hockey Championship being held at the Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

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