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IT surveys on 11 premises
Ludhiana, January 17
Panic gripped business community as the IT department conducted surveys on as many as 11 premises of different assessees here today.The surveys, that started this morning and were on till the filing of report, were conducted as the department suspected concealment of income by the parties concerned.

Fun fraught with danger
Despite tragedy, MC yet to repair swings
Ludhiana, January 17
The local administration has not learnt any lesson from the tragic incident that took place seven years ago in which a girl died after falling from a slide in a public park. Till toady, broken swings located in a park in the Chawni Mohalla are crying for attention.

Pure: Purple Dirty: Yellow Testing waters
Ludhiana, January 17
The reverse osmosis (RO) system or water filters can supply water not safe for drinking if these are not properly serviced by company representatives every month.

Jharkhar not sporting of its girls
Ludhiana, January 17
The proclamation that girls are no less than boys seems to be a farce in the face of the status of Jharkhar girls as they are still considered inferior to boys.

Two held with 500 gm smack
Khanna, January 17
The Khanna police today arrested two drug peddlers and seized 500 gram of smack from their possession. According to the SSP, the accused have been identified as Jagdev Singh, a resident of Ward No. 24, Khanna, and Balwant Singh of the local Gurbax Colony.



Youths outsourcing talent to 250 US firms
Mandi Gobindgarh, January 17
After having earned the reputation of being one of the most important industrial towns of the country, Mandi Gobindgarh seems to be all set for making its presence felt in the field of accounting as a large number of foreign-based companies are now getting their accounts managed by young commerce graduates, based in the town.

Jain dist convener of BJP cell
Mandi Gobindgarh, January 17
A meeting of BJP workers of Fatehgarh Sahib district was presided over by the district president of the party, Lal Chand Jindal.

Books written by GNIMT faculty released
Ludhiana, January 17
A book release function was organised at Guru Nanak Institute of Management Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan campus, here today. The faculty has written six books covering the PTU syllabi of the MBA, BBA and BCA courses.

SOI reorganises city wing
Ludhiana, January 17
The Students Organisation of India (SOI) has decided to reorganize the district unit of its organisation.

Shun WTO, says Badungar
Amloh, January 17
Indo-China talks cannot be called fruitful as these did not refer to several thousand miles of Indian territory occupied by China, said former SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar here yesterday.



Two booked for stealing animals
Jagraon, January 17
The Humbran police has registered cases of theft against Raju of Nupur Bet and Rajesh Kumar, alias Raju of Landheke. Rajesh had on December 27 allegedly entered Sukhdev Singh’s house at Burj Maan Kaur and stolen 12 goats. In another case, Raju of Nurpur Bet had stolen four pigs from the residence of Pheru of Ballipur Khurd on November 30.



Officials of General Motors at the launch of Chevrolet Captiva in Ludhiana on Thursday. Chevrolet Captiva launched
Ludhiana, January 17
General Motors India launched Chevrolet Captiva, its latest premium sport utility vehicle, here today. Addressing a press conference, the general manager, marketing and product planning, Gaurav Gupta, said with the launch of this vehicle, the company was now present in all categories right from the small car to the SUV.

Officials of General Motors at the launch of Chevrolet Captiva in Ludhiana on Thursday. —A Tribune photograph


Australian don open to tie-up with PAU
Ludhiana, January 17
“World today needs India more than ever before for the growth and alternative to other fast-growing economies.” This was stated by Dr Om Jhorar, director and honorary associate, School of Rural Science and Agriculture, University of New England, Armidale, Australia.
Dr Om Jhorar interacts with Punjab Agricultural University vice-chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang.
Dr Om Jhorar interacts with Punjab Agricultural University vice-chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang.


PU Convocation
Sangam wins gold medal
Khanna, January 17
Students of A.S.College, Khanna, have brought laurels to the college by winning gold medals during the convocation held at Panjab University, Chandigarh, yesterday. This was stated by college principal Dr R.S. Jhanji today.

28 students attend NSS camps
Ludhiana, January 17
The National Service Scheme unit of Punjab Agricultural University had sent its 28 volunteers to attend two national integration camps at Dumka (Jharkhand) and Annamalai University, Chidambaram (Tamil Nadu), wherein they took part in the national-level talent identification and exhibition competition-2008.

Govt teachers going for image makeover
Motivated teachers have evolved new ways to teach children.Ludhiana, January 17
A large number of people who have been selected for the post of elementary and secondary school teacher at a few government schools across the district are breaking the age old saying “spare the rod and spoil the child.” New breeds of teachers are now going for an image makeover. 

Motivated teachers have evolved new ways to teach children. —A Tribune photograph


Suspended DFO gets anticipatory bail
Ludhiana, January 17
Additional sessions judge M.S. Virdi today granted anticipatory bail to suspended Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) R.R. Kakkar, who was booked by the Dakha police along with five other forest department employees for allegedly kidnapping and beating an employee of a marriage resort.



Dr Amarjit Singh Rattan addresses a news conference in Ludhiana. Medical tests for poor at subsidised rates
Ludhiana, January 17
In a significant move aimed at bringing modern diagnostic tests within the reach of poor patients through private participation, the Punjab Health Systems Corporation (PHSC) has empanelled a local multi-specialty and diagnostic centre for referral from government health institutions.

Dr Amarjit Singh Rattan addresses a news conference in Ludhiana.— Photo by Inderjit Verma

AIDS awareness programme by nursing students
Ludhiana, January 17
Members of the new team of the Interact Club of School of Nursing, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ludhiana South End, held an awareness programme on AIDS and foeticide at Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Hospital here yesterday.


Hockey Tourney
A match in progress on the third day of the North Zone Inter- Varsity Hockey Tournament being played at Prithipal Singh Astroturf Stadium at PAU in Ludhiana on Thursday.PAU, PU record comfortable wins
Ludhiana, January 17
Hosts PAU, Ludhiana, and Panjab University, Chandigarh, recorded convincing victories in their respective matches on the third day of the North Zone Inter-Varsity Hockey Tournament for men being played at Prithipal Singh Memorial Astroturf Stadium on the university campus here today.

A match in progress on the third day of the North Zone Inter- Varsity Hockey Tournament being played at Prithipal Singh Astroturf Stadium at PAU in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

3 city boys to represent Punjab
Ludhiana, January 17
Three trainees of the Ludhiana Badminton Academy have been selected to represent Punjab in the aforthcoming National Badminton Championship slated to be held at Panjim (Goa) from January 19 to 27, according to Rajinder Kalsi, general secretary, Punjab Badminton Association. The local lads are Lakhwinder Singh, Raj Kumar and Pranav Chopra.




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