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Pull up socks, DC tells officers
Ludhiana, April 28
Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Gupta has called upon officers to perform their duties honestly and efficiently and give maximum time for the redress of problems of the public concerning various departments.

4 head of cattle burnt alive
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 28
Timely help by residents of Dhaler village near here and the availability of power saved the habitation from devastation even as a fire at a house located in the middle of the village left at least four head of cattle burnt alive today.
Women mourn the death of four animals at Dhaler village near Mandi Ahmedgarh on Friday
Women mourn the death of four animals at Dhaler village near Mandi Ahmedgarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph





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Farmers surrender encroached land
Mandi Ahmedgarh
Only one day after the appeal made by the SDM Malerkotla, Dr Indu, to surrender land held illegally along link roads, a large number of farmers came forward today to leave the possession so that roads could be widened.
Mr Harnek Singh, ADC(D), Sangrur, supervises the surrendering of encroached land along the
Ahmedgarh-Maherna road on Friday. — Photo by
Mahesh Sharma
Mr Harnek Singh, ADC(D), Sangrur, supervises the surrendering of encroached land along the Ahmedgarh-Maherna road

Raped, 3-year-old battles for life
Ludhiana, April 28
A three-year-old girl is battling for life at DMC Hospital here after a drunkard youth kidnapped and allegedly raped her at 3 am today in Barrewal here. The accused threw the badly bleeding girl in a ditch near the Barrewal bridge. The timely arrival of a Sarabha Nagar police team and relatives of the girl, who were searching for her, saved her in time to be recovered alive.


Vinod Sharma, charged with raping a
three-year-old, in police custody in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Vinod Sharma, charged with raping a three-year-old, in police custody in Ludhiana

Textbooks in short supply
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 28
Leaders of various social and educational organisations of the area have demanded a probe into the alleged nexus between certain officials of Punjab School Education Board and private publishers, resulting in delay of printing and supply of textbooks for various classes.

 
COMMUNITY

Fight exploitation, workers exhorted
Ludhiana, April 28
The Centre of Trade Unions, Punjab, has called upon the working class to take a vow on International Labour Day on May 1 to intensify the struggle against exploitation of workers by the government in pursuance of policies dictated by imperialist global forces.

Awareness camp held for rural women
Ludhiana, April 28
The Vocational Rehabilitation Training Centre for the Blind/Disabled, Habowal Road, here organised an awareness camp for women at Pamal village, from April 24 to 28 under the auspices of the Punjab State Social Welfare Advisory Board, Chandigarh.

 
CRIME

Accidents claim two lives
Khanna, April 28
The Samrala police has booked Kala of Gharkhana village under Sections 279 and 304 of the IPC on a complaint of Jarnail Singh of the same village. According to information, Jarnail Singh, along with his brother Karnail Singh (35), was returing from the fields when a speeding car driven by Kala hit him.

Youth’s death: five arrested
Ludhiana, April 28
The Sadar police today succeeded in arresting five of the 10 persons charged with attacking and killing a youth at Rama village last week.

BUSINESS

BSNL errs on bill
Ludhiana, April 28
Strange are the ways of the BSNL. Even in competitive times, the BSNL prefers to remain laidback. Sunil Datt, a BSNL subscriber and resident of Kitchlu Nagar, learnt this the hard way.

 
AGRICULTURE

PAU workshop for vegetable growers on May 1
Ludhiana, April 28
PAU scientists and officers of the state Department of Horticulture will meet here on May 1 to finalise package of practices to be followed by vegetable growers.

Field day on winter maize 
Ludhiana, April 28
The Vice-Chancellor of PAU, Dr K.S. Aulakh, and the Chairman of the Punjab State Farmers' Commission, Dr G.S. Kalkat, will lead a group of scientists to Khaira Bet village on May 4 to see the cultivation of winter maize.

Farmers take to self-marketing
Ludhiana, April 28
To overcome marketing difficulties and get remunerative returns from produce, farmers in the region have set a precedent by organising themselves into a “self-marketing” help group to eliminate the middle man and earn profit.

EDUCATION

Paper out of style, claim students
Ludhiana, April 28
The political science question paper of BA-I held today created panic among students as the pattern of the paper was not as per the syllabus. As per the format, 15 questions were to be asked in part A, out of which the students were required to attempt any 10 of two marks each.

High fee: ADC starts probe against Ryan school 
Ludhiana, April 28
The district administration today launched a high-level inquiry into a complaint against Ryan International School of charging high fee for admission, stationery and uniform from the students.

Meet industry needs, students exhorted
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 28
Under a series, “personality of the month”, Mr Navin Mittal, an IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh, had an interactive session with students and faculty members of the RIMT-Institute of Management and Computer Technology held on the campus.

Ad hoc appointments for veterinary varsity
Ludhiana, April 28
Mr D.S.Bains, Vice-Chancellor of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, has made the following ad hoc appointments: Director of Research— Dr A.S. Nanda; the Director of Extension Education— Dr K.B.Singh; the Dean of Postgraduate Studies— Dr S.K.Jand; the Registrar—Dr Simrat Sagar Singh; and the Dean of Students Welfare and Establishment Officer— Dr K. S. Sandhu.

Tips on farm journalism
Ludhiana, April 28
The five-day training programme on farm journalism and documentation of success stories organised by Punjab Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (PAMETI), PAU, concluded here today.

Workshop on management development
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 28
The Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences organised a workshop on “Analytical approach to management development” yesterday on the college campus.

College teachers meet SSP
Ludhiana, April 28
A deputation of the Punjab Government College Teachers' Association met the SSP, Mr A.S. Rai, under the leadership of Prof Jaipal Singh, president, PGCTA, to lodge their protest against an unfortunate incident which took place with Professor Harblas, a lecturer at SCD Government College, on April 25.

Reduce timings, say teachers
Ludhiana, April 28 Leaders of six teachers' bodies in a joint statement have urged the Education Board to reduce the school timings as soon as possible. They said it was getting hotter with the temperatures hovering between 40-42 degrees.

From Colleges
DIMT students excel in PTU exams

Ludhiana, April 28
Students of Doraha Institute of Management and Technology, Doraha, have brought laurels to the institute by securing excellent marks in the examinations held by Punjab Technical University in December 2005, said Dr R.S. Gupta, Director, DIMT, in a press note issued here today.

From Schools
When kids dressed up as pencil, computer
Ludhiana, April 28
Jain Public Senior Secondary School, Benjamin Road, Ludhiana, organised a fancy dress competition of KG and class I students here today. About 50 students participated in it. The students dressed up as traffic light, pencil, computer, beggar, etc. Principal S.K. Kalra gave away the prizes to the winners.
Students of Jain Public Senior Secondary School come dressed up for a fancy dress competition held in the school on Friday
Students of Jain Public Senior Secondary School come dressed up for a fancy dress competition held in the school on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

 

CULTURE

Nazar ’06 inaugurated 
Ludhiana, April 28
Nazar ’06, a three-day exhibition of handicrafts, paintings, photographs and artifacts, organised by the Photography and Fine Arts Club at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, was inaugurated by Dr Surinder Bir Singh, Principal of the college, here today.

HEALTH

Doctor raises the alarm on depression
Ludhiana, April 28
“Around 8 per cent of the world population suffers from depression. As per the WHO, the projections show that with the aging of the world population and the conquest of infectious diseases, psychiatric and neurological conditions can increase their share of the total global disease burden.”

Dr Paramjit Singh Khurana makes a presentation on management and treatment of depression at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Dr Paramjit Singh Khurana makes a presentation on management and treatment of depression at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on Friday

Abide by PNDT Act, doctors urged
Ludhiana, April 28
The year of census comes as a rude shock to the nation when the skewed sex ratio is slapped on its face. It is major worry for policy makers but the public has very short memory and it needs to be shaken from time to time.
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