Dental college in the eye of a storm
LUDHIANA, Dec 11 — The Christian Dental College here is in the eye of a storm these days. The allegation of sexual harassment levelled by Ms Promilla Samuel, a former senior technician of the college, against the Principal, Dr J.L. Joshi, has created a rift among college employees. The scene seems to be getting murkier day by day amid allegations and counter-allegations.
‘PAUTA may join protest’
Ludhiana, Dec 11 — A general-body meeting of the PAU Teachers Association (PAUTA) was called today to discuss the issues of the removal of Dr R.S. Paroda from the posts of the DG of the ICAR and Secretary of DARE, the implementation of the new Career Advancement Scheme and the pay scales of the ADOs of the Punjab Department of Agriculture.
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Ludhianvis underwent famine miseries
LUDHIANA, Dec 11 — Famine, and that too in Ludhiana, one of the most productive districts in both agriculture and industrial sectors of the state, sounds incredible. But a peep into the past reveals that the region experienced as many as seven serious droughts since its inception in the middle of the 16th century.
Teachers resent census
drill during exams
LUDHIANA, Dec 11 — Along with the first day of December examination in government schools, rehearsals for the census began here today. Most of the school teachers here were an agitated lot, as they found it difficult to perform double duties of conducting the examination and attending rehearsals at the same time.
Sharif’s exile evokes mixed response
LUDHIANA, Dec 11 — The city residents have mixed reactions over the ousted Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif’s release from jail and his subsequent exile to Saudi Arabia, 14 months after he was overthrown by General Parvez Musharraf. Most of the people took the decision lightly by saying that it was Pakistan’s internal matter and as such Indians were not particularly affected in any way.
SAD in search of a new district
LUDHIANA, Dec 11 — The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is reportedly in search of a new district president for Ludhiana. The move has been prompted by the war of oneupmanship between the acting president, Mr Avtar Singh Makkar, and another senior leader, Mr Amarjit Singh Bhatia, going on unabated and also getting murkier. The party high command is understood to be working on a strategy to create a third alternative well before the Assembly elections, likely to be held within a year from now.