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PAU makes NET mandatory for teaching posts
Ludhiana, September 5
PAU Academic Council today made National Eligibility Test mandatory for appointment as Assistant Professor or equivalent for Ph.D. students. NET clearance will now be an essential qualification for recruitment at this level. The Vice-Chancellor, Dr. K.S. Aulakh, chaired the meeting of the council.

35 sewer cleaning machines go missing
Ludhiana, September 5
Thirtyfive sewer cleaning machines, which were lying unused due to various manufacturing defects, have gone missing from the places where these were dumped.

A file photo of a sewer cleaning machine
A file photo of a sewer cleaning machine



EARLIER STORIES

Teachers get flowers, love on their day 
Ludhiana, September 5
Students of various colleges and schools gave respect to their teachers in the form of cards, chocolates, flowers, cakes, etc on the Teacher’s Day here today. They celebrated the day by presenting various programmes in their respective schools and colleges.
The teachers who were honoured at KVM School on Teacher’s Day in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
The teachers who were honoured at KVM School on Teacher’s Day in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
— Photo I.V.

Inspector disobeys court orders
Jagraon, September 5
A police inspector posted at police station Jagraon has refused to obey the orders of a local court. According to the information Inspector Prem Singh, posted at police station, Sadar, Jagraon intercepted a Qualis (PB-29E-8182) on August 18, while it was on its way from Ludhiana to Moga and registered a DDR No. 29 on the same day. He also seized Rs 13,39,000 from the occupants.

Rahul Sood City boy bags Felix Scholarship
Ludhiana, September 5
Rahul Sood, a city boy, has bagged the prestigious Felix Scholarship that will enable him to study the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme at Oxford University, UK. Rahul is the only Indian to have qualified for the prestigious fellowship in the current academic session.

COMMUNITY

Time city had a metro council
Ludhiana, September 5
The proposal to have a Ludhiana development authority was mooted in the 70s. However, it was shelved with the formation of PUDA, which has “failed” in serving the needs of the town. Towns with smaller population and industry and business potential have development authorities in Uttar Pradesh and even in Punjab. Ludhiana needs a comprehensive master plan for the next 50 years.

Mann to oppose Vande Matram yatra
Ludhiana, September 5
SAD (A) president Simranjit Singh Mann today said his party would oppose the BJP’s proposed Vande Matram Yatra in Punjab. He said his party would not allow the “imposition of Hindutva” in schools.

Tributes paid to RSS leader
Ludhiana, September 5
Tributes were paid to Mitter Sen, a senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader, who passed away recently.

 

CRIME

Cop among 4 booked for encroachment
Ludhiana, September 5
The Machhiwara police has booked Chet Singh, a police personal, and three others of Chak Lohat village for encroaching upon a passage leading to the land of Karnail Singh of the same village. A case has been registered under Sections 447 and 34 of the IPC.

Man found murdered
Ludhiana, September 5
The Sadar police found the body of a middle-aged unidentified labourer from Dulley village near Alamgir this morning. The labourer was brutally murdered as the police found eight deep stab wounds on the upper part of his body.

 
AGRICULTURE


Bed sowing gives better yield, saves water, say experts
Ludhiana, September 5
Crops sown on raised beds give higher yield and save on nitrogen and water. This is true as much of vegetables as cereals: wheat, maize, soya bean.

Liz Humphreys makes a presentation at the ACIAR review meeting at PAU on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Liz Humphreys makes a presentation at the ACIAR review meeting at PAU on Tuesday.


EDUCATION

Teachers protest killing of Sabharwal
Doraha, September 5
The local unit of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union today went on a one-period strike on a call given by the union and AIFUCTO in protest against the brutal murder of Prof Sabharwal in Ujjain.

Teachers’ dharna against privatisation
Ludhiana, September 5
A large number of teachers and activists of the Government Teachers’ Union took part in a protest rally organised in front of the office of the Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner in Mini Secretariat here today. The rally was held to protest against the alleged policy of privatisation in the state.
Teachers at a protest rally in front of the office of the Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner in Mini Secretariat, Ludhiana, on Tuesday.
Teachers at a protest rally in front of the office of the Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner in Mini Secretariat, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

 

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