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PAU gates, egos and real issue
Ludhiana, April 1
With the issue of closing certain gates of Punjab Agricultural University allegedly forcing the Vice-Chancellor, Dr K S Aulakh, to resign, there is need to put the matter into proper perspective.

VC has quit on petty issue: Dhanda
Ludhiana April 1
Harish Rai Dhanda, the Ludhiana West MLA, happens to be a brilliant lawyer also. And when it comes to defending his case, he puts forth all possible arguments, which are convincing as well.
Ludhiana West legislator Harish Rai Dhanda addresses a press conference in Ludhiana Ludhiana West legislator Harish Rai Dhanda addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph





EARLIER STORIES


Disappointment on PAU campus over Aulakh’s exit
Ludhiana, April 1
The resignation of the vice-chancellor K.S. Aulakh has come as a shock to the people of the Punjab Agricultural University campus. Aulakh was the man, who ensured and enforced discipline into the campus, said a student.

SAARC car rally arrives to a rousing welcome
Ludhiana April 1
A South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation car rally arrived here to a rousing reception, which was led by the minister for tourism and cultural affairs, Punjab, Hira Singh Gabria and the MD, Tourism Development Corporation and Secretary Information and Public Relations, Jagjit Puri.
A SAARC car rally on its arrival in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Tribune photo by :Sayeed Ahmed
A SAARC car rally on its arrival in Ludhiana

Potholes reappear within hours of repair

MC doing patch-work when recarpeting needed
Ludhiana, April 1
Putting a question mark on the quality of material used in repairing potholes on major roads in the city, the premix is giving away soon after it is laid. Bitten by criticism from all quarters, the cash-rich Ludhiana Municipal Corporation had started patchwork on many roads that had developed potholes.


A pothole that resurfaced after a few hours of repairing of a road in Ludhiana on Sunday.
— Photo by Inderjeet Verma

A pothole that resurfaced after a few hours of repairing of a road in Ludhiana

Schools’ body reminds Badal of poll promise
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 1
The Recognised and Affiliated Schools Association, Punjab, has appealed to the state government to rescue these schools which had been sharing the burden of providing education of the government at nominal fee structure to masses for decades.

No matter how much SAD leaders claim that they have no personal axe to grind against the former CM, Capt Amarinder Singh, for sending Badal and son to jail, any conversation on the topic with them shows their hurt feelings. At a recent meeting with the press, Parkash Singh Badal repeatedly stated that bygones were bygones, but his behaviour reflected otherwise.


COMMUNITY

Khamano residents feel cheated as grant withdrawn
Khamano, April 1
Residents of Khamano town are feeling deceived as a grant of Rs 36 lakh, granted by the previous Congress government, has been reportedly taken back by the Akali government. The grant was meant for a stadium at Khamano, thus dashing hopes of the youths to play at sports stadium.

Polio patients given tricycles
Nawan Pind (Ludhiana), April 1
Swarna Ram, Minister of Social Security and Development of Women and Children, Technical Education and Industrial Training, Punjab, has said the government was committed to the uplift of the weaker sections of society and a component plan of Rs 1280 crore had been prepared for this purpose.

Body of advocate found, cremated
Samrala, April 1
The body of an advocate of the Samrala Bar Association, K S Dhaliwal, who went missing, was cremated here today. The cremation was largely attended. Members of the Samrala Bar association and advocates from parts of Punjab, judicial officers, executive officers, intellectuals, prominent journalists, leaders of the CPI and members of the Tarksheel Society were present.

Dr Aulakh elected MCI member
Ludhiana, April 1
Dr Baldev Singh Aulakh has been elected member of the Medical Council Of India. In a closely contested election, Dr Aulakh of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital defeated Dr Navdeep Singh Khaira.

Vijay writes Badal’s name on hair strand
Ludhiana, April 1

Some people wish to do something different so that they are a class apart. One such young man is Vijay Momi. He is not interested in run-of-the-mill things but is constantly doing something new and different.

Dr Indu, SDM, Ludhiana (West), receives a memento from Mukesh Sharma on behalf of the social organisations of the area at Ahmedgarh on Sunday.

Dr Indu, SDM, Ludhiana (West), receives a memento from Mukesh Sharma on behalf of the social organisations of the area at Ahmedgarh

Muslims remember Prophet
Ludhiana, April 1
Muslims today observed the anniversary of Prophet Mohammed. A number of functions were organised and processions taken out to mark the occasion. The main function was organised at the historic Jama Masjid, which was presided over by Maulana Atiq-u-Rehman, president of the minority wing of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.
Muslims taking out a procession to mark the anniversary of Prophet Mohammed in Ludhiana
Muslims taking out a procession to mark the anniversary of Prophet Mohammed in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Arya Samaj Founders Day observed
Ludhiana, April 1
The District Arya Sabha, Ludhiana, organised Founders Day at Civil Line Branch of Arya Senior Secondary School here today. The function was presided over by the president of the Sabha Rajesh Sharma.
People sing bhajans during the Arya Samaj Founder Day in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
People sing bhajans during the Arya Samaj Founder Day in Ludhiana

Lions Club holds conference
Ludhiana April 1
The Lions Club organised its regional conference here yesterday. The chief guest on the occasion was R.K.Rana, MJF district governor.
Anil Aggarwal presented the account of various service projects taken up during the past nine months by the club under the ambit of Region V.

Bhandara date extended
Ludhiana, April 1
A delegation of the Shri Amarnath Baltal Langars Organisation led by president Vijay Thakur has again met SASB chief executive officer Arun Kumar and take up the matter of objectionable terms and conditions, which were not in the interest of the pilgrims and the NGOs.

 

EDUCATION


Stress laid on parent, teacher interaction
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 1
More than 100 students of the local Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School were yesterday felicitated for their outstanding achievements in academic and extracurricular fields during the past academic year.



Prize winners pose at Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Mandi Ahmedgarh, on Saturday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma


Prize winners pose at Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Mandi Ahmedgarh

Investment by FIIs needs monitoring: Study
Ludhiana April 1
“When the Finance Ministry is celebrating the growth of foreign institutional investors and investments in the Indian stock market, various doubts have emerged on the role of these FIIs, which need monitoring and evaluation of policies at regular interval.”

SDM lays stress on importance of education
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 1
Terming education to be inseparable component of human personality, Dr Indu, SDM, Ludhiana (West) called upon the leaders of various social and educational institutes to impress upon the residents of their area by providing a congenial atmosphere for the learning process of their wards.
Vijay Momi with a framed photo of Parkash Singh Badal along with Badal’s name that he has written on a hair strand of a horse
Vijay Momi with a framed photo of Parkash Singh Badal along with Badal’s name that he has written on a hair strand of a horse. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

B.Ed students organises quiz
Ludhiana, April 1
Students of the Bhutta College of Education organised an innovative quiz contest on science and maths. The quiz was conducted by the Bhutta Science Club and Aryabhatta Mathematics Club using audio-visual aids.





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