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Ludhiana to have minibuses
Ludhiana, February 23
The district administration has announced that it will provide permits to 245 transporters for running minibuses on 20 routes in the city. The transporters have been directed to run the buses on the routes within 2-3 months failing which their permits will be cancelled. This was stated today by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Agarwal.

Bank staff body for hike in IT limit
Ludhiana, February 23
The Indian National Bank Employees Congress (INBEC) has appealed the Finance Minister to enhance the income tax limit from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh. According to the association, the recommendations have also been made by the Kelkar Committee as well as the Rajnath Singh Committee.

Hosiery may shift to cosy, hills
Ludhiana, February 23
Irked by the attitude of the Punjab Government towards the problems of the industry, local industrialists are thinking of shifting their units to the neighbouring states particularly Himachal Pradesh.


Melons that water mouths
Ludhiana, February 23
Mounds of watermelons dot a wide expanse along the GT Road these days. Sellers know how to attract passers-by. They cut watermelons in attractive shapes exposing the red and juicy part to attract customers. Ms Kim says, “I am overjoyed to see watermelons. But at the same time I am surprised to see these in this month as usually these arrive in arid months.
A sea of watermelons on the Ludhiana-Phillaur road entices passers-by. — Photo Pradeep Tewari
A sea of watermelons on the Ludhiana-Phillaur road

City firms to take part in 2-wheeler show
Ludhiana, February 23
Over 35 companies from the city will participate in Cymo India 2003, a two-wheeler show to be organised at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from March 24 to 26. The show is being organised by Modern Multi-Media Marketing Company and is expected to attract about 100 manufacturers from the country and abroad.

A bullock-cart race at the sports festival of Buddhewal village
A bullock-cart race at the sports festival of Buddhewal village on Sunday. —A Tribune photograph 

Mystery over child’s disappearance
Ludhiana, February 23
Mystery shrouds the case of a seven-year-old-child of Kheri village, near here, who disappeared for about three hours before being found in a market by the anxious parents last evening. The child Neeraj(name changed on request), a student of a convent school in Dugri, claims that one of his teachers had forgotten to release after he was locked in a room by the teacher.

Clash in Golden Temple ‘unfortunate’
Ludhiana, February 23
“The youth of the state will be mobilised to tackle various issues before the country in general and Punjab in particular,” says Mr Jisvinder Singh Honey, president of the national unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Master Tara Singh Group). He was here today to meet activists of the party and shortlist candidates for the post of district chief of the party youth wing in the state.


Function on healthcare of girl child
Ludhiana, February 23
A programme on healthcare of the girl child was today organised by the civil dispensary, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, Ms Amrit Varsha Rampal, councillor of the area, was the chief guest and Dr Suchittra Kalia was the presiding officer at the function.

Aggarwals hold meeting
Ludhiana, February 23
The Punjab Pradesh Aggarwal Sammelan held a meeting under the chairmanship of Mr Amrit Lal Aggarwal, president of the association. He gave details of the Aggar Chetna and sadhbhavna ‘rath yatra’ to the office-bearers and members of the community and sought their cooperation to make it a success.

Marxism a social science: Prof Gurdial
Ludhiana, February 23
A two-day seminar, organised by the Punjabi Sahitya Akademi in association with the Delhi Akademy on Marxist Literature-Criticism and Contemporary Concerns, was inaugurated by Punjabi novelist and Gyanpeeth Award winner, Prof Gurdial Singh. Addressing writers who had come from all over India, he said the disintegration of the USSR was not the defeat of the Marxist philosophy, but a human error which had led to the collapse of the Communist regime.

Award constituted 
Ludhiana, February 23
As a tribute to the late Meesha Sidhu, an MBBS student and the only daughter of Dr Waheguru Pal Singh, Medical Superintendent, and Dr Harkanwal Sidhu, Head of Medicine Department, of Guru Teg Bahadur Charitable Hospital, who died on February 19 at Jammu in a road accident, an award, a scholarship and trophies in her memory were announced on the occasion of her antim ardas at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Model Town, here today.



Experts advise students to stay away from drugs 
Ludhiana, February 23
Dr Rajeev Gupta, consultant psychiatrist and de-addiction specialist at Manas in Tagore Nagar here, gave a talk on de-addiction to the students and teachers of Government Senior Secondary School at Nurpur Bet near Malikpur.

Developing a child of today into citizen of tomorrow
The all-round welfare of the students of any educational institution covers all those aspects of the personality which fall within the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains of educational activities. Baba Isher Singh (N) Senior Secondary Public School emphasises on provision of varied activities which help in developing a well-balanced personality of the students.
Students of Sant Isher Singh (N) Senior Sec. School, BRS Nagar, in their science laboratory.
Students of Sant Isher Singh Senior Sec. School, BRS Nagar, in their science laboratory

‘Religion must refine and bring out the best in a person’
s Veena Sehgal got into teaching in the 1979 and that, too, as in charge of the Nursery and KG wing of an international school at Bangkok. Her husband had gone to Bangkok to study and she went along. She says that her stint there was the most beautiful experience of her career. 


Tribune XI beat HT XI
Ludhiana, February 23
A fine knock by opening batsmen helped Tribune XI to defeat Hindustan Times XI by nine wickets in a cricket match organised at the Government College for Boys here today.


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