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Political interference mars
anti-encroachment drive

Ludhiana, April 6
Political interference once again marred the anti-encroachment drive of the Municipal Corporation, with some political leaders supporting the alleged encroachers and the demolition squad coming back without razing the illegal structures in the Jawahar Nagar area for the third consecutive day today.

Injured journalist shifted to CMCH
Accused railway employees still at large
Ludhiana, April 6
Even after two days of the registration of a case under Section 307 of the IPC against eight railway employees for assaulting and injuring three journalists, one of them seriously, the police is yet to arrest the accused.

Bhangra dancer quenches thirst while taking a break in the countryside of Ludhiana on Wednesday Bhangra dancer quenches thirst while taking a break in the countryside of Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma


Paucity of funds halts repair of Sangrur road
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 6
Whether the authorities would be able to make the Ludhiana-Sangrur road motor able for vehicles in the near future remains an unanswered question as the efficiency of the office of the Executive Engineer, Construction Division, PWD, at Malerkotla would depend upon the availability of funds.

Rights panel seeks report on living conditions in city
Ludhiana, April 6
After a long drawn battle between the local Municipal Corporation and the Federation of Pollution and Park Management Committees (FPPMCs) over the upkeep of parks, the latter has complained to the Punjab State Human Rights Commission, (PSHRC) that the city residents were being deprived of clean environment.
Garbage Woes: A dump of garbage near Society Cinema, Bhadaur House, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — Photo by I.V.
Garbage Woes: A dump of garbage near Society Cinema, Bhadaur House, Ludhiana, on Wednesday

Passing Thru


Remove VAT to save implements industry, warns association
Ludhiana, April 6
The Punjab State Agricultural Implements Manufacturers’ Association has urged the Punjab Government to exclude them from VAT’s purview.

Transact through drafts, farmers told
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 6
The district police has asked the traders and farmers of the town and surrounding villages to take preventive measures against those who might strike at sensitive points in view of the ensuing wheat procurement season when they might be required to carry huge cash without any proper security.

Wheat procurement process inaugurated
Amloh, April 6
Parliamentary Secretary Sadhu Singh on Monday inaugurated the procurement process of wheat by government agencies at the Amloh grain market. The purchase was made by Punjab Agro at the rate of Rs 640 per quintal, which is the MSP for the same. Officials of six purchase agencies Pangrain, FCI, Punsup, Markfed, Warehouse and Punjab Agro were present at the procurement.

Staff protest bank’s entry into capital market
Ludhiana, April 6
Protesting against the management’s decision to reduce government capital and entering into the capital market, employees of the Allahabad Bank observed a one-day strike here today.

Chain fast by councillors enters third day
Khanna, April 6
The chain fast started by some councillors of the Khanna Municipal Council entered the third day on Wednesday. Mrs. Sharda Sharma, councillor of Ward no. 25, sat on the fast today at the Municipal Council complex with her supporters.

Offices inspected
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 6
The Sangrur district administration conducted an inspection of the offices of Municipal Council, Sub-Registrar and Market Committee at local town and Amargarh. The authorities found the functioning at these offices satisfactory.

AISSF (Badal) gives memo to DC
Ludhiana, April 6
All India Sikh Students’ Federation (Badal) marched to mini secretariat to present a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Verma. Mr Varinder Dhaliwal , president and other members of the federation wanted to draw the attention of the administration towards the matter of exploitation of the private schools’ authorities of the parents during the admission time

‘Contours of Punjabi Poetry’ released
Ludhiana, April 6
Prof N.S. Tasneem’s 25th book, The Contours of Punjabi Poetry, has got good response from both its readers and critics. It presents a cavalcade of Punjabi poets form Farid Sani, Shah Hussain and Bulleh Shah to renowned poets of the present times.

Rotarians visit Lahore
Ludhiana, April 6
A special delegation of Rotracters of Rotary International District 3070 participated in Rotary Centennial International , Ryla at Lahore, Pakistan. The delegation was led by PDRR Rtn Rupesh Saddi (Chairman) and PDRR Rajat deep Kaur (coordinator) DRR-elect Rajan Rai, RTR Harkirat Singh, RTR Rajinder Singh , RTR Jaideep Singh, RTR Japneet Kaur RTR Ravinder Kumar, RTR navdeep Kaur, RTr Navdeep Kaur, and RTR Prabhdeep Kaur were other members of the delegation.



Chandigarh resident wins Ford Ikon
Ludhiana, April 6
Mr Sudhir Bansal, a resident of Chandigarh, won a Ford Ikon in the Spice Glucobon Mobile Tambola Contest. He was handed over the keys of the car by Mr Naveen Kaul, COO, Spice Telecom, Punjab, at a function held here today.

Spice COO Navin Kaul hands over the keys of a Ford Ikon to Mr Sudhir Bansal, winner of the Spice Glocobon mobile Tambola Contest. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Spice COO Navin Kaul hands over the keys of a Ford Ikon to Mr Sudhir Bansal, winner of the Spice Glocobon mobile Tambola Contest

OBC plans public issue this month
Ludhiana, April 6
Oriental Bank of Commerce is planning to come out with a public issue in the third week of this month. Disclosing this, Mr Rajeev Rishi, Deputy General Manager, informed in a press note yesterday that the bank was the first one in the country to have attained a net non-performing assets (NPA) at zero level.


VC for refinement of farm practices
Ludhiana, April 6
Dr K. S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), today urged the scientist to work for refinement of existing farm practices to minimise the harm being caused by the weeds.


ITI students boycott classes
Ludhiana, April 6
Students of Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Gill Road held a strike and boycotted classes here today. Students raised slogans against the governments’ decision to privatise 17 ITIs in Punjab.

From Schools
BCM’s session begins on spiritual note

Ludhiana, April 6
BCM School, Chandigarh Road, invokes the name of God before starting any new project. Following the same path, the new session started on April 6 in a spiritual environment seeking divine blessings. A ‘havan’ was performed in the school campus in the morning. Nursery students and their parents were invited on this occasion.
The function was presided over by Shri Satyanand Ji Munjal, the school chairman. The ‘havan’ started at 9.00 am. Oblations were offered by the children and their parents and prayers and hymns were recited by all.

Nursery students of BCM School, Ludhiana, on the first day in school on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Nursery students of BCM School, Ludhiana, on the first day in school on Wednesday

From Colleges
Hans Raj Hans gets Bulleh Shah award
Ludhiana, April 6
Ramgarhia Council and Baba Bulle Shah Foundation International honoured renowned Punjabi sufi singer Hans Raj Hans at Baba Gurmukh Singh Hall, Ramgarhia Girls College, here, yesterday.

Hans Raj Hans at Ramgarhia Girls College on Tuesday night in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Hans Raj Hans at Ramgarhia Girls College on Tuesday night in Ludhiana


50 cases settled at pre-Lok Adalat
Ludhiana, April 6
A pre-Lok Adalat was yesterday organised by the District Consumer Disputes Redressal under the supervision of its president A S Narula and members T.R. Arora and Pooja Dewan to settle the pending cases through negotiations.



‘Make every mother and child count’ this year
Ludhiana, April 6
The future of all societies will be healthier and more productive only when all act to make every mother and child count. The slogan for World Health Day 2005 ‘Make Every Mother and Child Count’ reflects the reality that today governments and international community need to make the health of women and children a top priority.


Jaipreet, Gurjit adjudged best athletes
Ludhiana, April 6
Gurjit Kaur and Jaipreet Singh were adjudged the best athletes among girls and boys, respectively, in the annual athletics meet of the Partap College of Education, Hambran Road, here on Tuesday.

Football tourney held
Ludhiana, April 6
The team of students from the Mechanical Engineering (third year) prevailed over the team from the ME (second year) 1-0 to win the final of the Inter-Class Football Tournament organised at the Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology at Katani Kalan near here.


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