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Badal to inaugurate Bhagwan Mahavir Meditation Centre today
Doraha set to be on world tourism map

Doraha, March 30
Doraha is all set to be on the world Jain tourism map with the construction of Bhagwan Mahavir Vanasthali, Meditation and Interpretation Centre in sprawling over 11 acres. Chief minister, Parkash Singh Badal, would inaugurate the centre tomorrow morning in the presence of Jain saints and industrialists.

Bhagwan Mahavir Vanasthali, Meditation and Interpretation Centre at Doraha. Bhagwan Mahavir Vanasthali, Meditation and Interpretation Centre at Doraha. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma


EARLIER STORIES


Cheating cases against students
Miscreants threaten DEO, others

Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 30
A group of unidentified miscreants tried to pressurise a flying squad led by Major Singh Sandhu, DEO, Ludhiana to withdraw copy cases registered against eight candidates appearing in class XII examination being conducted at Adarsh Senior Secondary School, Dehlon, and Government Senior Secondary School, Pakhowal, centers on Thursday.

City Centre Scam: Police remand of accused extended
Ludhiana, March 30
Duty Magistrate Shatin Goyal today extended the police remand of two arrested accused in alleged multicrore City Centre Scam for a day.

300 industry units decide to outsource
Ludhiana, March 30
Striving to combat global competition, machine tools manufacturing industry here has decided to outsource most of its works. Industry leaders said the decision that would help over 500 units here would result in saving on time and cost fronts apart from enabling better utilisation of labour and generating employment by passing on job work.

Farmers warned against early sowing of paddy
Samrala, March 30
Dr N. S. Mallri, director Extention Education, PAU, cautioned the farmers against an early sowing of paddy and also reduce area under cultivation of paddy crop in view of the scarcity of water as well as the declining soil health in the state.

Woman run over by bus
Jagraon, March 30
Nirmala Devi (52), a resident of Mohalla Sancharn here, was run over by a bus of Anand Bus Service near court complex today. The accident occurred when she was alighting the bus. The incident took place just few yards away from the traffic police picket.

Boy commits suicide
Ludhiana, March 30
A 17-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling at his house in Ram Nagar, Mundian Kalan, this morning.

COMMUNITY

At The Crossroads
Promoting Punjabi poetry in foreign lands
Amar Jyoti
Ludhiana, March 30
Bubbling with new ideas for the promotion of Punjabi poetry in foreign lands through medium of the English language, Amar Jyoti is on a visit these days to her homeland from Amsterdam (Netherlands).


Amar Jyoti

‘Create awareness about RTI Act’
Ludhiana, March 30
Punjab chief information commissioner Rajan Kayshap has called upon the district level officers, who have been designated as PIOs/APIOs to create proper awareness among the people about the Right to Information Act (RTI), under which any citizen can get any kind of information from all the departments.

B’day celebrations of martyrs planned
Ludhiana, March 30
Punjab state committee of the Marxist Communist Party of India (United) has decided to celebrate the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh throughout the year. The decision was taken at a meeting held under the chairmanship of Malkiat Singh here yesterday.

Shahidi Chetna March concludes
Activists of the Internationalist Democratic Party at the residence of Sukhdev during the ‘Chetna March’ in memory of the martyrs, including Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru in Ludhiana on Thursday Ludhiana, March 30
The Shahidi Chetna March, which started from Hussainiwala in Ferozepur on March 23, concluded at Sukhdev's home here yesterday. The march was organised by the Internationalist Democratic Party.


Activists of the Internationalist Democratic Party at the residence of Sukhdev during the ‘Chetna March’ in memory of the martyrs, including Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Seminar on service tax
Ludhiana, March 30
The Ludhiana branch of the Northern India Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) conducted a seminar on latest amendments in service tax and various issues concerning bank audits here on Thursday.

Panth Ratan Tohra Award for Alag
Ludhiana, March 30
Swaroop Singh Alag, a renowned scholar, writer and chairman Alag Shabad Yug International Charitable Trust was honoured with the Panth Ratan Jathedar Tohra Memorial Award 2006-07 constituted by Sikh Education Society Chandigarh in memory of Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra.

MC offices open today
Ludhiana, March 30
All recovery branches of local municipal corporation would remain open on March 31 to enable people to deposit water and house-tax bills without interest by that date.

 

CRIME

Police remand for PPCB official
Ludhiana, March 30
Duty magistrate Shatin Goyal remanded Sandeep Behl, XEN, Punjab Pollution Control Board, after he was caught red-handed by the Vigilance Bureau for allegedly accepting bribe from a businessman. He was produced in the court today by the officials of the Vigilance Bureau.

 

BUSINESS

Kieis opens outlet
Ludhiana, March 30
Kieis, a premier air conditioning and refrigeration solutions brand, opened its exclusive outlet here today.

Bicycle equipment store launched
Ludhiana, March 30
Striving to re-define bicycle shopping experience, TI Cycles of India launched their bicycle and fitness equipment store, 'BSA GO' here today.

SBP starts awareness survey about banking
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 30
With an intention to create awareness about banking habits among masses, the State Bank of Patiala (SBP) has started door to door survey. The bank has called upon social organisations to join hands with its teams and inculcate saving and thrift trait habits among residents of their respective areas.

Exhibition on yarn and accessories begins
Ludhiana, March 30
Declining consumption of wool in the country can be controlled only if significant measures are taken in direction of innovations in woollen products, controlling fluctuations in prices of raw materials and promoting wool products, said S K Chaudhuri, director south-east Asia, Woolmark, while addressing a press conference here today.

 
AGRICULTURE

PAU releases new cotton hybrid seed
Ludhiana, March 30
There is good news for cotton growers of Punjab. The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana has released a new hybrid variety of desi cotton-PAU 626 H.

EDUCATION

Jagjit, Rupinder enthrall audience
Ludhiana, March 30
The annual prize distribution and felicitation ceremony was held at Partap College of Education here today. Agriculture Minister, Punjab, Sucha Singh Langah was the chief guest on the occasion. Bhog of Shri Akhand Path was also held by the college to pay gratitude to the God.

CMC students awarded degrees
Ludhiana, March 30
The annual convocation and prize distribution function of Christian Medical College and College of Nursing was held here today. Oscar Fernandis, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Government of India, was the chief guest.

Students of the Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, waiting for degrees at the convocation in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Students of the Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, waiting for degrees at the convocation in Ludhiana on Friday.

KIMT girls shine in ‘Virasat 2007’
Ludhiana, March 30
Twenty colleges participated in PTU organised ‘Virasat Mela, 2007’ held at Sri Sal College of Engineering and Technology, Badhani, Pathankot. Students of Khalsa Institute of Management and Technology (KIMT) mesmerised audiences with their performances.

Seminar on role of IT in business
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 30
National seminar on ‘Business transformation through technological integration’ organised by the Punjab Institute of Management and Technology, was held at Mandi Gobindgarh today.

Maple Bear celebrates annual day
Ludhiana, March 30
Maple Bear, the Canadian playway and nursery school, celebrated its first annual prize distribution function. The function was presided over by Sat Pal Gosai, deputy speaker of the Punjab vidhan sabha and Subhash Verma BJP president, Ludhiana.

The students of Maple Bear perform at their annual function in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo Sayeed Ahmed
The students of Maple Bear perform at their annual function in Ludhiana on Friday.

Conference on ‘global trends in IT’
Ludhiana, March 30
Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) is organising its 6th International Conference on ‘Convergence, competition and global trends in IT’ tomorrow.

Myanmar delegation visits GADVASU
Ludhiana, March 30
A five-member Myanmar delegation led by Myint Thein, rector and dean, University of Veterinary Science, Yezin, Myanmar is currently on a seven-day study tour at the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana.

 

HEALTH

Patients being examined at a free medical camp organised by the SNS Pahwa Hospital in Ludhiana on Friday. Free medical camp held
Ludhiana, March 30
A general medical checkup camp was organised at SNS Pahwa Charitable Hospital to mark the 34th foundation day here today. A team of doctors led by Surinder Singh examined about a 1000 patients. Other doctors, included S.K. Chopra, J.S. Chugh, Bhupinder Serra, and Rajesh Kumar Bansal.

Patients being examined at a free medical camp organised by the SNS Pahwa Hospital in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Seminar for AIDS awareness
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 30
Desh Bhagat Institute of Management & Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh held an HIV/AIDS awareness seminar under aegis of the Punjab State Aids Control Society, Chandigarh. Daler Singh Multani, joint director (A&T) and Prem Vij, documentation and publication officer were the keynote speakers.

 

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