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Scorching sun takes toll on state ITI athletics meet
Three girls faint from heat stroke, others fall from exhaustion
Ludhiana, May 3
An athlete collapses during the inter-state Industrial Training Institute Athletics Meet at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Tuesday Three girls collapsed and several other youngsters sustained injuries due to heat stroke during the first day of the state level industrial training institutes (ITI) athletic meet held at the Guru Nanak Stadium here on Tuesday.

An athlete collapses during the inter-state Industrial Training Institute Athletics Meet at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Tuesday;Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan


No power cuts this summer: PSPCL chief
Ludhiana, May 3
Claiming that the days of acute power crisis in Punjab are over with enough electricity available to meet the increased demand in the summer season, the CEO of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) KD Choudhry said no power cuts would be imposed on any category of consumers.

New I-T return forms issued
Ludhiana, May 3
The income tax department has issued new income tax return forms Sahaj and Sugam.The forms will be applicable for the year 2010-2011. Mentioning the bank accounts on the forms is mandatory irrespective of whether the fund is due or not. Sahaj form has been introduced in place of SARAL II. Those who have salary income, income from pension, income from house property, and interest income will have to fill Sahaj ITR-I.

‘PAU can’t be run by remote control’
Ludhiana, May 3
Navreet Singh Kang, Financial Commissioner Development, Punjab, joined as the acting Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) at Chandigarh today. He is expected to visit the PAU tomorrow.


Malawi delegation meets PAU officials
Ludhiana, May 3
Aiming at exploring areas of collaboration and forging linkages in the fields of agriculture, environmental sciences and rural development, a 10-member delegation from Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi, on a two-day visit to Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today interacted with registrar, deans and directors of the university.

Tips on cracking interview
Ludhiana, May 3
Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Vocational Studies (GGN) organised a workshop on “How to Prepare for an Interview” on its premises here yesterday.

Settling personal scores a priority
It looks that under the present regime settling personal scores is getting precedence over constitutional duties that elected civic representatives are supposed to perform. During the ongoing spat between Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura and another firebrand SAD councillor Simarjit Singh Bains, the former did score marginal victory if taking away a room allotted to Bains in zone C of the Municipal Corporation was any indication.

A stretch of the Jagraon-Mallha link road. Work mere eyewash
Jagraon, May 3
Work on the construction of the Jagraon-Mallha link road has been a mere eyewash, with work not being carried out on any stretch since it began on March 17.Some heaps of stone had been laid following a visit by Punjab Agriculture Minister Sucha Singh Langah. According to villagers, the work was stopped the day after the minister’s visit.

A stretch of the Jagraon-Mallha link road. Photo by writer

Sterilisation of stray dogs
Irked, MC to rope in Bengaluru co
Ludhiana, May 3
Expressing concern over slow pace of work by Doggie Lane-the company assigned the task of sterilizing 18,000 stray dogs in the mega city, the Municipal Corporation has tentatively decided to rope in another Bengaluru-based company for speeding up the work.

Vet varsity interns worried as govt fails to advertise posts
Ludhiana, May 3
Students perusing internship at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) have expressed concern over their future, as the Punjab government has failed to fill the posts of rural veterinary officers so far.

Power engineers protest recruitment on contract
Ludhiana, May 3
Up in arms over the state government’s decision to make future recruitment on a contract basis and power companies’ decision to follow this procedure for recruitment of assistant engineers, power engineers in the central zone today wore black badges in response to a call by the PSEB Engineers Association (PSEBEA).

Insurance firm told to pay Rs 74,625 to consumer
Ludhiana, May 3
The permanent lok adalat has ordered the United India Insurance Company to pay a claim of Rs 74,625 on account of damage to the car of a consumer. Pronouncing the order, permanent lok adalat members RS Khokhar and Nand Lal held that claim had been wrongly denied.

Teachers get lessons in English language
Uma Raman, instructor in English from the British Council, addresses government schoolteachers in Ludhiana Ludhiana, May 3
A total of 40 master trainers and teachers from government schools across various districts of Punjab participated in the five-day English workshop being organised by Rashtriya Madhyamic Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) here yesterday.

Uma Raman, instructor in English from the British Council, addresses government schoolteachers in Ludhiana Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Knitwear Club welcomes revocation of TUFS policy
Ludhiana, May 3
The Knitwear Club has welcomed the government’s move to revoke the suspension of the Technology Upgradation Funds Scheme (TUFS) policy, which it had suspended on June 28, 2010.


Youth arrested for raping Ranchi-based girl
Ludhiana, M.ay 3
A bus ride from Chandigarh to Ludhiana, exchange of SMS, a facebook chat, five meetings at a local hotel and raising a toast to their friendship is how Deepak Rana, son a clerk employed in Punjab Agriculture University, who was caught for raping a Ranchi-based girl describes his love story.

Four mobike thieves held
Ludhiana, May 3
With the arrest of four youths, the city police have claimed to have busted a gang of vehicle lifters. It was behind a series of motorcycle theft incidents in the recent past.

LBA lads bag basketball title
The Ludhiana Basketball Academy team, which emerged Punjab champions. Ludhiana, May 3
Ludhiana Basketball Academy and Amritsar came out triumphant in the boys and girls sections, respectively, in the 12th Punjab State Youth Basketball Championship, held from April 28 to May 1 at Abohar.

The Ludhiana Basketball Academy team, which emerged Punjab champions. A Tribune photograph

Ludhiana take on Chandigarh today
Ludhiana, May 3
In the inaugural match of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-16) for the ML Markhan Trophy, Ludhiana will take on Chandigarh to be played on May 4 and 5 here at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College ground.




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