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Agitating students lock up PAU gates
Ludhiana, August 16
The agitating students of College of Agriculture (COA), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), today locked up the entry gates to the college and all related departments on the university campus to press for their unfulfilled demands.

Students of the College of Agriculture being asked by the police to open the gates of the college on the Punjab Agricultural University campus in Ludhiana on Thursday. Students of the College of Agriculture being asked by the police to open the gates of the college on the Punjab Agricultural University campus in Ludhiana on Thursday.

PTU starts 49 technical courses
Ludhiana, August 16
Punjab Technical University has started 49 new technical courses under the distance education programme for the rural youth of Punjab. For this, 75 study centres have been opened, most of these being in villages.

Man booked for wrongful confinement of youth
Ludhiana, August 16
The police has booked a man for keeping a youth in wrongful confinement. The mentally challenged youth had allegedly been working as bonded labour with the accused for the past 17 years.





Passport denied to SGPC staffer
Clearance from Intelligence Bureau necessary
Ludhiana, August 16
The employees of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) cannot be issued the passports unless the same is cleared by the Intelligence Bureau (IB). This came to light today when an employee of SGPC who was supposed to accompany Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, President of the SGPC, on his foreign tour and had applied for the passport was refused the same by the External Affairs Ministry unless it was cleared by the Delhi office.

Construction material washed away
Machhiwara, August 16
A large part of construction material, being used for a bridge across the Sutlej, was swept away by a strong current of the river on Wednesday at 3 a.m.

Samaritans come to the rescue of heart patient
Ludhiana, August 16
Ms Tripta, a middle-aged woman, was not able to walk, climb upstairs or do any other work that required physical labour just a fortnight back. After consulting doctors she learnt that she was suffering from some heart ailment and required surgery, for which she needed Rs 1.5 lakh.

Ms Tripta admitted to the CMC in Ludhiana.
Ms Tripta admitted to the CMC in Ludhiana.

Failed student admitted for consideration
Ludhiana, August 16
A local school affiliated to CBSE (upto Class V only) has been admitting students to classes plus one and plus two. Not just that, it hardly matters even if the student has not passed the qualifying exam. And this is done for a hefty fee. The school has reportedly been befooling many gullible students by admitting them in class plus one with a guarantee to clear their tenth standard exam.


Gulzar Singh
Gulzar Singh

Unsung INA hero awaits pension
Bhaini Arora (Ludhiana), August 16
While the nation celebrated its 55th Independence Day yesterday, an unsung INA veteran of this village brooded over his contribution to the nation’s Independence as he is still craving for due recognition and well-deserved pension from the state government.

Grants given to soldiers’ families
Ludhiana, August 16
The Territorial Army has introduced a new scheme to help those soldiers who are not receiving pension.

Petrol pumps to remain closed on Aug 20
Ludhiana, August 16
Petrol pumps will remain closed all over the country on August 20. According to Mr J.P. Khana, president of the Federation of All-India Petroleum Traders Association, Punjab, the strike is being organised in support of several demands pending for long.

Communal amity on the decline
HE college goers in 1947 were expecting a revolution to coincide with Independence, but their hopes were belied when the country was divided on communal lines. Thereafter, loot, arson and bloodshed took place at a large scale. I was a third-year student at that time. In a disgruntled manner, I sought relief in the idea that the corpse of communal hatred had been buried once and for all.

Nine file  papers for  MC poll
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 16
Nine candidates filed their nomination papers on the last day of filing of nominations for the elections of ward No 2 of the Municipal Council, Sirhind. Withdrawal would be allowed on August 18 and polling would be held on August 26.

Minister gives away prizes
Ludhiana, August 16
Students taking postgraduate diploma courses from Punjab Technical University, in collaboration with Asset International, organised an annual function at Government Polytechnic for Women, Rishi Nagar, here today.

Need for more such ashrams
Ludhiana, August 16
Ms Romila Dubey, Principal Secretary, Social Security and Women and Child Development, Punjab paid a visit to Nishkam Sewa Ashram, Ludhiana on Tuesday. Mr Sarwan Kumar, chairman of the ashram, said the organisation is in the service of slum dwellers for the past twenty five years. Sewing schools, hospitals and dispensaries are operated by the ashram to serve the needy.

A treasure of coins worth preservingA glimpse of Kamaldeep’s treasure, which he has stored in polythene pouches.
Ludhiana, August 16
He was given some foreign coins by a cousin settled in Canada some five years ago. The little possession fired a much bigger passion and he embarked on a plan to collect coins, both ancient and modern, and build a treasure of sorts.

A glimpse of Kamaldeep’s treasure, which he has stored in polythene pouches.


Illicit liquor seized
Jagraon, August 16
The local police has arrested Gurnam Singh of Bhundri village from Sidhwan Khurd and seized 14.43 litres of illicit liquor from him.


UNIDO to launch project 
Ludhiana, August 16
The United Nations Industries Development Organisation (UNIDO) is going to launch a triple bottom line (TBL) project for sustainable development of industry. The project would concentrate on the improvement of economic, environmental and social competitiveness of the companies in the region.

Ludhiana Stock Exchange turns 18
Ludhiana, August 16
The foundation day of the Ludhiana Stock Exchange was celebrated today. The exchange which came into being in July, 1981, started trading on August 16, 1983.



BKU flays govt, plans agitation
Ludhiana, August 16
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), considered to be having a soft corner for the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), today lashed out at the government for denial of remunerative prices to the farmers and rampant corruption in Punjab. It would launch a mass agitation to seek justice and safeguard interests of the farming community.


Workshop for college Principals begins
Ludhiana, August 16
A three-day workshop on Managerial Leadership Development Programme for principals of Panjab University colleges began at GGN Khalsa College, Civil Lines, here today.



Accept menopause stoically
Ludhiana, August 16
Ms Malti Ahuja (not her real name) was beginning to see it as the end of her marriage. Something was bothering her. Depressed, dejected and confused, she wanted help, but could not understand what had gone wrong with her. Despite having a caring husband and supportive in-laws, there was hardly anything that excited her.



Course on departmental inquiries at PTA
Ludhiana, August 16
A two-day course on departmental inquiries for inspectors was inaugurated at the Police Training Academy, Philaur, by Mr D R Bhatti, Addl Director General of Police cum Director of the academy today.

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