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Parents fume as school holds back kids
Ludhiana, November 14
Children’s Day at Ryan International School turned out to be a nightmare for parents and students. According to information, some students were asked to stay back to rehearse a performance that would be held in front of the school chairman tomorrow. However, neither the students nor their parents were informed about the rehearsal.

MC gets pat on back
A job well done, say residents
Ludhiana, November 14
The two-day anti-encroachment drive conducted by the MC has been appreciated by residents, who feel that if stringent laws prevail in the city, it would make the city a beautiful place.

4 held for assault on ETO
Ludhiana, November 14
Four persons were today nabbed for assault on an excise and taxation officer. The accused, identified as Shiv of Bihar, Vijay of Jodhewal Basti and Gulam Sadik and Sanjay, both residents of UP, were nabbed by the police following raids at various places.


Autorickshaws create traffic chaos near Clock Tower in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Autorickshaws create traffic chaos near Clock Tower in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Brothers get life term for killing uncle
Ludhiana, November 14
Additional Sessions Judge-cum-presiding officer of the fast-track court, BR Garg, has sentenced Pritpal Singh and his brother Bikramjit Singh of Kheri village to rigorous life imprisonment in a murder case.

Mobiles banned at petrol stations
Ludhiana, November 14
After a fire at an Indian Oil depot in Jaipur that claimed five lives recently, managers of petrol stations in the city have directed their staff to be cautious with customers using mobile phones. In order to prevent any ontoward incident, petrol station owners have put up posters, prohibiting people from using mobile phones while getting petrol filled.

3 cagers make it to Indian team
Ludhiana, November 14
Three cagers of the Ludhiana Basketball Academy have been selected for the Indian basketball men team (u-16) for the FIBA Asia Championship for Men to be held in Malaysia from November 19 to 27.

Body of woman found in manhole
Khanna, November 14
Panic gripped the Badinpur road area here yesterday after the body of a woman was found in the manhole of an abandoned house.


Villagers repair roads as authorities fail
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 14
Villagers undertake repair work on a link road in Pakhowal block near Ahmedgarh. Having lost hope of repair and recarpeting of link roads connecting the town with Ludhiana, Malerkotla and about a dozen other localities falling under Sangrur and Ludhiana districts, some voluntary organisations and individuals have started undertaking necessary repairs on their own.
Villagers undertake repair work on a link road in Pakhowal block near Ahmedgarh. Photo by the writer

PAU Notes
Apiculture training for extension personnel
Ludhiana, November 14
Directorate of extension education, PAU, in collaboration with department of entomology, is organising an advanced training course on “Integrated refresher training course in apiculture for extension personnel” from November 16-20 at Kairon Kisan Ghar on the university campus.

Vet surgeons’ conference ends
Ludhiana, November 14
The three-day conference of Indian Society of Veterinary Surgery concluded at GADVASU, Ludhiana, yesterday.

Jawaharlal Nehru remembered
Ludhiana, November 14
The Congress workers celebrated the 120th birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of the country, Jawaharlal Nehru, at the District Congress Bhawan here today.

Games, competitions mark Children’s Day celebrations
Tiny tots of Greenland Senior Secondary Public School cut a cake on the occasion of Children’s Day in Ludhiana on Saturday.Ludhiana, November 14
DARSHAN ACADEMY: Children's Day was celebrated with fun and zeal at Darshan Academy. Students from senior secondary section participated in various activities like debate on the life of Pt Nehru. Students from primary section participated in poem recitation competition. Rangoli competition was the main attraction of the day.

Tiny tots of Greenland Senior Secondary Public School cut a cake on the occasion of Children’s Day in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Pooja crowned Ms fresher
Ludhiana, November 14
Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College, Hospital and Research Institute, Ludhiana, welcomed the new batch of students during a freseher's party. Students interacted with each other irrespective of their senior/junior status and added to lively evening of cultural extravaganza.

300 women delegates attend convention
Ludhiana, November 14
The Working Women Forum held a convention on “Role of women in building modern India” at GN Khalsa College for Women here today. Around 300 women delegates participated.

From Colleges
Students showered with flowers
Ludhiana, November 14
Sportking Institute of Fashion Technology, Ludhiana, organised a Children's Day function here yesterday.

Bhutta college students shine in youth fest
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 14 Students of the Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology, Bhutta, who brought laurels to the institute by bagging tops position in various events during the youth festival - MINERVA 2009 - concluded recently at the Rayat Institute of Management, Railmajra, Nawanshehar, were felicitated by the management committee.

Speaking Out
Involve poor kids as well
With the hectic schedules and gradually depleting value of special occasions, are we doing enough to make “special days” really special? Does Children’s Day hold the same importance today that it used to a few years ago? How can we make the day special for our children? On Children's Day, a cross section of people share their views with The Tribune staffer Charu Chhibber.

Double delight for DAV school
Ludhiana, November 14
It was a double delight for DAV Public School as its girls and boys teams stood first in the under-19 Sahodaya School Complex Handball Tournament held at Nankana Sahib Public School.




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