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Police illegally occupies part of grain market
Khanna, November 28
The local police is illegally occupying a major part of the Khanna grain market for the past several years without even paying the rent for the land use. The rent arrears have swelled to nearly Rs 1.25 crore with no hopes of the payment in sight.
The Police Lines, Khanna, which is housed illegally in The Police Lines, Khanna, which is housed illegally in
the Kisan Bhavan on the land of the Asia’s biggest grain market. The police has never paid rent for occupying the land. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Nursery admission: now interaction idea baffles parents
Ludhiana, November 28
Though the majority of top schools in the city have declared that they will admit students on the basis of “interaction and not interviews” for nursery classes, still the parents are puzzled over the thought of interaction. It now seems that pressure will shift on the parents to present the case of their children in a convincing manner to ensure their admission.


Rs 51-cr elevated road under scanner
Use of inferior material alleged
Ludhiana, November 28
The Rs 51-crore elevated road has come under a scanner with allegations that the road has started showing signs of inferior quality material having been used for the project.

Female foeticide camp
Samrala, November 28
The Child Development Project Department will hold a camp on female foeticide at Jandiali village on November 30 at 11 am, according to the CDPO here, Mr Surinder Kumar.


Village fails to adapt to modern facilities
Brahmpur (Mandi Ahmedgarh), November 28
Lack of awareness among the majority of residents of the village about optimum use of facilities being provided by the Village Life Improvement Foundation, here has increased the problems faced by the management in the maintenance of infrastructure including sewage plant and treatment plant installed at the cost of more than Rs 1.25 crore rupees.
A wall, meant to keep cow dung and stagnant water out of sight, has been broken at places by persons according to their convenience in Brahmpur near Mandi Ahmedgarh. — Photo by writer
A wall, meant to keep cow dung and stagnant water out of sight, has been broken at places by persons according to their convenience in Brahmpur

Overflowing sewage water irks residents
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 28
The town lacks an efficient sewage disposal system. Frequent overflow of sewerage and stagnation of stinking water at many places, including at entry roads and schools had led to pathogens breeding in the low-lying areas.

A pedestrian passes through stinking sewage water flowing on Dehliz Road in Mandi Ahmedgarh on Sunday. Photo by writer
A pedestrian passes through stinking sewage water flowing on Dehliz Road in Mandi Ahmedgarh

Choose utensils with care
These could lead to toxicity
Ludhiana, November 28
Be careful while choosing utensils for cooking as one may inadvertently be adding low doses of toxins to the food. Research studies at the Punjab Agricultural University's Department of Family Resource Management show that metals and inert plastic tend to enter into food when cooked in metallic and non-stick finish utensils. Home scientists Rupa Bakhshi, Moninder Sidhu and Pushpinder Sandhu, who have studied risks in cook-wares have observed that aluminum utensils are a popular choice of housewives when choosing cooking vessels.

‘Lack of self governance leads to failures’
Ludhiana, November 28
The ability of an individual to manage his own actions is proportional to the level of success and happiness he experiences in his lifetime. Lack of this self governance is the main reason for failures in both personal and professional lives. It is also the underlying reason for us experiencing disease, obesity, financial ruin and relationship problems.

Water supply schemes inaugurated
Ludhiana, November 28
Mr Harnam Das Johar, Water Supply and Sanitation Minister, inaugurated a newly commissioned water supply scheme at a cost of Rs 35 lakh at Kolaha village in the Khanna constituency, 50 km from here, today.

Remain calm but alert, ADGP tells people
Machhiwara, November 28
Reacting to an unknown international call warning of potential bombings in Jalandhar,Patiala and Ludhiana districts, Mr Chander Shekhar, ADGP(Law & Order), Punjab, has appealed to the people not to get scared at all. Talking to Ludhiana Tribune on the phone, Mr. Shekhar said that there was nothing frightening as the police was taking the call seriously.

Govt urged to notify 5th pay panel
Ludhiana, November 28
More than three months have elapsed since the Punjab Cabinet gave its nod to the setting up of the 5th Punjab Pay Commission, but no notification has been issued so far. Pensioners at a meeting held here yesterday urged Capt Amarinder Singh to issue the notification without further delay and direct the pay panel to submit its report within 18 months.



Zee channels still off air
Ludhiana, November 28
Thousands of subscribers of Siti Cable in the city continued to suffer as even after six days channels from Zee TV bouquet remained withdrawn from their cable networks. Alleging non-payment to the tune of Rs 3.5 crore by Siti Cable, Zee Turner withdrew Zee channels from the operator.


Dr Roy on veterinary council 
Ludhiana, November 28
Dr K.S. Roy, Dean, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (ADVASU), Ludhiana, has been nominated as member of the Veterinary Council of India(VCI) by the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, amongst the Deans of veterinary colleges in India. As member of the newly constituted VCI he has been put in two sub-committees- examination committee and education committee. He will represent veterinary faculty of the northern India in the council.


Placement test a big draw with students
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 28
A placement fortnight started on an impressive note here on the RIMT-IMCT Campus yesterday. On the first day of the placement campaign, a joint placement test was conducted, which saw a huge response from various reputed institutes of the north region. More than 2,000 students from as many as 50 technical institutes participated in the job fair, which was organised in the institute in collaboration with Saber Corp. The students accompanied by their respective training and placement officers and members of the faculty thronged the campus.

International workshop on dental education 
Ludhiana, November 28
Dr Vikas Jindal, a professor in Christian Dental College here and a member of the Dental Council of India (DCI), attended an international workshop on dental education---Strategies for the New Millennium---organised jointly by the DCI and the Indian Dental Association (IDA) from November 24 to 26, 2006, at Chennai.

PAU starts courses in bee-keeping
Ludhiana, November 28
The PAU Directorate of Extension Education has started two new courses to train personnel in bee-keeping. The Department of Entomology is collaborating in this venture.

Merits of good speech highlighted
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 28
A workshop on “Power of Speech” was organised on the campus of the Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences today. Mr R.K. Chopra, an HR Motivator, was the guest resource person and the keynote speaker. Dr Zora Singh, Chairman of the Desh Bhagat Group, presided over the workshop.

30 take part in poetry contest
Machhiwara, November 28
A poetry recitation contest was held at the National College for Women, here by the Punjabi, Hindi and English literary societies in which 30 contestants participated. The function was presided over by a well-known Punjabi writer, Prof Hamdardveer Nausheharvi.The judges were poet S. Nasseem, critic Surjit Vishad and R. K. Dhand.

From Schools & Colleges
10 schools take part in skit contest on environment
Ludhiana November 28
The 19th Pb BN NCC organised an inter-school skit competition on ‘Ecology and Environment Protection’ at BCM Senior Secondary School here today. The chief guest, Col S.S. Saini, Commanding Officer, took the Guard of Honour and unfurled the NCC flag. Mr S.D. Kalia, Principal of the school, welcomed Col Saini.
Students perform at a cultural programme during an inter-school skit competition organised by the 19th Pb BN NCC at BCM Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Tuesday
Students perform at a cultural programme during an inter-school skit competition organised by the 19th Pb BN NCC at BCM Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed



Over 800 examined at free medical camps
Ludhiana, November 28
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) organised two free medical check-up camps at Sidhwan Bet and another at Mansa on Sunday. More than 500 patients were examined in the camp held at Sidhwan Bet by a team of consultants from various specialties like medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, ENT, eye, obstetrics and gyanecology and dermatology. The consultants who conducted the medical check-up and rendered follow-up advice included Dr R.K. Garewal (Eye), Dr Rajnish Garg (Orthopedics), Dr Sanjeev Singla (Surgery) and Dr Sunil Kumar Juneja (Gynaecologist).

200 attend camp on healthy living
Ludhiana, November 28
Ayush, a scheme of Ministry of Health to provide token financial assistance to those institutions which work to spread the message of healthy living to society under science of nature cure, organised a day's camp at D.D.Jain College of Education for B.Ed students, professors and some selected representatives of the town here on Sunday.

790 patients examined at eye camp
Amloh, November 28
The All-India Eye Relief Society, Bhadson, in association with the State Bank of Patiala, Bhadson, organised an eye check up camp at Bhadson village yesterday. The camp was inaugurated by Mr J.S. Aneja, Assistant General Manager, State Bank of Patiala. The function was presided over by Mahant Harvinder Khanora, former chairman, Block Samiti, Nabha.

Youngsters getting hooked to drugs: doctor
Ludhiana, November 28
“Drug addiction is posing a serious threat to people in Punjab, especially to the younger generation. An alarming rise in use of drugs and other intoxicating substances is causing suffering to thousands of families in the region.”

24 villages to get aid under health scheme
Samrala, November 28
Twentyfour villages of the Samrala block will be issued cheques of aid under the Rajiv Gandhi Pendu Jan Sehat Kalyan Yojna Scheme, Mr Harwinder Baboo, president of the Youth Congress block Samrala, said here today.


Cricket fans burn Chappell’s effigy
Ludhiana, November 28
Upset over the ‘dismal’ performance by the Team India, fans of cricket organised demonstrations across the city yesterday. A number of youngsters took out rallies to express their resentment and anguish over the successive thrashing of the Indian cricket team in the current one day international series against South Africa.

Power Lifting championship
Samrala, November 28
The Junior Punjab Power Lifting Championship for men and women would be held at the old Sabji Mandi, Samrala, on December 2 and 3. Mr Rakesh Kumar, organising secretary of the Ludhiana Power Lifting Association, said this here on Tuesday.

School team to take part in national TT meet
Ludhiana, November 28
Students of Alpine International Public School, who brought laurels to their school by winning honours in the 16th CBSE Cluster Zonal Table Tennis Tournament held in Ludhiana recently, have been selected to take part in the CBSE National Table Tennis Championship to be held at Mumbai from December 2. According to Principal Rajeshwari Dhir, the paddlers will take part in the u-16 category in the national meet.
Students of Alpine International Public School, who have been selected to participate in the CBSE National Table Tennis Championship to be held in Mumbai
Students of Alpine International Public School, who have been selected to participate in the CBSE National Table Tennis Championship to be held in Mumbai. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Basketball trials on Dec 1
Ludhiana, November 28
Trials to select the Rest of Punjab basketball teams (men and women) will be held at Guru Nanak Stadium here on December 1 at 2 pm. Entries have to be sent to Mr Teja Singh Dhaliwal, honorary general secretary, Punjab Basketball Association, by November 30.



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