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Old Sessions Court goes for Rs 175 cr
But realtors unhappy; say itís below expectations
Residents wish the land was used as park 

Ludhiana, March 14
In the biggest-ever auction of a single piece of government land, 2.474 acres of old sessions court fetched a whopping Rs 175 crore for PUDA here today.

Bidders at the auction of the Old Sessions Court in Ludhiana Bidders at the auction of the Old Sessions Court in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjit Verma 


EARLIER STORIES


Tiny tots of Dilís Nursery School at a fancy dress contest in Ludhiana
A HAPPY BANDIT: Tiny tots of Dilís Nursery School at a fancy dress contest in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed

Rs 250-cr mini ring road awaits nod
Ludhiana, March 14
The Rs 250-crore proposal for a mini ring road here is set to get financial nod of the state government.

PCCTU to boycott annual exams
Doraha, March 14
The PCCTU at a meeting held at A D College Dharamkot today has decided to hold dharna on March 17 and March 26 in Chandigarh.

Chahal case adjourned
Ludhiana, March 14
A fast-track court today adjourned the case involving B.I.S. Chahal, former media adviser to former CM Amarinder Singh, till March 24.

City gets 9 more judges
Ludhiana, March 14
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has appointed nine judges in Ludhiana. With the appointment of these judges, the strength of the courts has increased to 43 in the district.

Man run over by train
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 14
A 40-year-old man died after he was hit by a train near the local level crossing late last night. The man has been identified as Ishwar Das, a resident of Sunam.

COMMUNITY

Tribune Impact
SCD college rectifies mistake
Had forgotten to paint the scientistís name at the entrance
Ludhiana, March 14
The authorities of Satish Chander Dhawan Government College for Boys have rectified their mistake of not mentioning the name of the scientist at the college entrance.

A cobblerís claim to fame ó mirror writing
Ludhiana, March 14
The habit of keeping his notes secret from classmates developed a distinct art in city resident Subhash Chander.

MLA takes up land scam in House
Machhiwara, March 14
The infamous multi-crore land record tamper scam of the Machhiwara Cooperative Agricultural Society has reached the assembly session after passing through police case and departmental inquiries.

Foundation stone for community kitchen laid
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 14
Baba Balwant Singh Rare Wale laid the foundation stone of a langar hall and a diwan hall at local Gurdwara Singh Sabha here today.

Society on a green mission
Ludhiana, March 14
Activists of Vatavaran Sambhal Society, panchayat members of Kasabad and teachers plant saplings at Primary School, Kasabad Carrying on with their green mission, the activists of Vatavaran Sambhal Society encouraged the students of Government Primary School, Kasabad, to plant 270 saplings of various trees today.

Activists of Vatavaran Sambhal Society, panchayat members of Kasabad and teachers plant saplings at Primary School, Kasabad village, on Friday. A Tribune photograph 

Labourers seek loan waiver
Ludhiana, March 14
Feeling neglected by the government, particularly after the announcement of loan waiver for farmers, rural and factory labourers here have sought a similar treatment.

Health officials collect milk samples
Ludhiana, March 14
Nine teams of district health officials today collected samples from several milk vendors and tankers on the outskirts after receiving complaints of adulterated milk supplied to residents.

Machhiwara is now Machhiwara Sahib
Machhiwara, March 14
The historic town, known for its association with Guru Gobind Singh, will be rechristened Machhiwara Sahib, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has announced.

228 donate blood
Banur, March 14
The NSS unit of Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology in collaboration with PGI, Chandigarh, organised the 12th voluntary blood donation camp on the college premises. As many as 228 students donated blood.

Blood donation camp
Khanna, March 14
The local Emergency Blood Donorsí Association organised a blood donation camp in which 101 people donated blood.

Letters
Hospitals making money

 
AGRICULTURE

Pashu palan mela a draw
Ludhiana, March 14
Pashu palan mela on the theme "Pashu palan dhanda apnao, Punjab nu khushaal banao" organised by Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) attracted a huge rush of farmers on the concluding day today.

Kisan mela concludes
Ludhiana, March 14
The two-day kisan mela organised by Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) concluded here today with farmers expecting that "something more beneficial" will be added to the event for the marginal ones next time.

  Articles by rural women a huge draw

EDUCATION

From Schools
Spirited performance by kids

Ludhiana, March 14
Annual function of St Xavier Playway School was held today on the school premises. The outgoing batch of children presented a colourful entertainment programme that included awareness skit-junk food v/s fruits and vegetables. Students performed various dances.
Young graduates with their degrees during the graduation ceremony organised by Sat Paul Mittal School students of St Xavier School await their turn to perform during the annual function in Ludhiana
Young graduates with their degrees during the graduation ceremony organised by Sat Paul Mittal School; and (right) students of St Xavier School await their turn to perform during the annual function in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photographs

 
SPORTS

GGS Gold Cup 
Hockey tourney begins today

Ludhiana, March 14
Four matches will be played daily in the 5th All-India Guru Gobind Singh Gold Cup Hockey Tournament to be organised by the Ludhiana Sports Welfare Association at the Prithipal Singh AstroTurf Stadium of Punjab Agricultural University from tomorrow. The tourney will conclude on March 20.

Sports fest from March 31
Ludhiana, March 14
The annual sports festival at Dolay village on Gill road, near here, will be organised from March 31 to April 2 in which competitions in various traditional events besides kabaddi, and volleyball will be held.

Mandeep best athlete
Khanna, March 14
Mandeep Singh and Rupinderjit Kaur were adjudged best athletes as they proved themselves to be fastest during the 3rd annual athletics meet of the Gobindgarh College of Education at Alour in Khanna. President of the Gobindgarh Education Social Welfare Trust, O. P. Goyal, was the chief guest. College principal Dr Daljit Singh motivated students to lead a healthy life. College chairman Pawan Sharda distributed prizes among the winners.

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