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Vigilance inquiry against Improvement Trust head
Ludhiana, February 22
A vigilance inquiry has been initiated against Mr Madan Mohan Vyas, Chairman of the Improvement Trust Ludhiana for his alleged role in the irregularities committed in allotment of plots under various schemes of the trust.

MC plan to privatise stadium, Mini Rose Garden
Ludhiana, February 22
In pursuance of its policy to promote private participation in civic services and other amenities in the mega city, the Municipal Corporation has chalked out plans to hand over Guru Nanak Stadium and Mini Rose Garden in Kidwai Nagar to private parties for maintenance. 

No ground for holding practicals here
Ludhiana, February 22
The Class X physical education practicals of the Punjab School Education Board at most centres here today were a farce. Several schools in the old city that have been made the centres do not have playgrounds or facilities for organising track and field events. 

  In-laws beat up groom, father
Ludhiana, February 22
The move of a young couple to get married against the wishes of their parents led to an attack on the boy’s family allegedly by girl’s relatives in front of the Tehsildar’s office in the mini-secretariat here this afternoon, where the couple, along with the boy’s parents and relatives, had come to get the marriage registered.

New power distribution scheme
Ludhiana, February 22
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) launched a new power distribution scheme at Ghahaur village near here, today, to ensure 24-hour supply to domestic consumers in rural areas and about 12-hour power supply for tubewells in the coming season.


City’s 25-yr-old Major awarded Shaurya Chakra
Ludhiana, February 22
A few years ago, after getting 92 per cent marks in the science stream with mathematics and biology as major subjects, a waif-like Gurtej, who had an option to join either a medical or engineering college, told his father, Col. Dr. D.S. Grewal, “Papa, I would rather to join your regiment than a medical college.’’ The father, himself a distinguished soldier and author of a number of books on the subject of defence, including one on the Kargil war, was surprised.
Major Gurtej Singh Grewal
Major Gurtej Singh Grewal

Collecting ‘lassi-paani’ or revenue for MC?
Ludhiana, February 22
To a casual onlooker, it would surely appear to be a zealous anti-encroachment drive in action. But to those who know the ploy, the purpose of the whole exercise is to make people cough up money to get their vehicles back.

Appeal to prevent flow of country liquor
Ludhiana, February 22
The Social and Health Services Directorate of Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle has requested the Prime Minister, Governor Punjab, Chief Justice, Punjab and Haryana High Court and other dignitaries intervene in checking supply of country made liquor on February 24, when the results of the recently held polls in Punjab would be announced in order to prevent alcohol-related deaths.

2 microlight aircraft commissioned
Ludhiana, February 22
Two microlight aircraft were commissioned here today at Sahnewal Airport by Col D.S. Dhillon, Deputy DG NCC of Punjab and Haryana. Giving details about the aircraft, Col Dhillon said that the aircraft would carry two occupants and cover 280 km in less than two hours.


Dowry death alleged; accused abscond
Ludhiana, February 22
A newly married woman was allegedly strangled and burnt after dousing her with kerosene in Bangaru Mohalla falling under Division No 3 police station here yesterday. The police has registered a case against Vinod, the husband, his mother Raj Rani and sister Shikha who have absconded.


PAU alumni meet on Feb 26
Ludhiana, February 22
The Alumni Association Meet of the College of Agriculture of Punjab Agricultural University will be held on February 26 and 27 on the PAU campus.
Dr Malwinder Singh Tiwana, Dean, College of Agriculture and head of the association, said a technical symposium would be held on February 26 and an eminent farm economist, Dr Karam Singh, would speak on ‘The WTO and Agriculture: Policy Dialogue for Punjab’. Dr S.S. Prihar, a renowned soil scientist, would speak on ‘Sustainability of Water Resources of Punjab’.


Study prospects in US for PAU students
Ludhiana, February 22
Students of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) will soon get a chance to join American universities while studying in the PAU or get a job there after finishing studies here. The PAU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with San Jose University of California (USA), according to which, 10 students will be chosen for scholarships and admissions in the American universities.
Mr Jassie Singh and the Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, at a press conference on the PAU campus on Thursday. —RB 
Mr Jassie Singh and the Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, at a press conference on the PAU campus on Thursday.

Inter-college competitions
Ludhiana, February 22
Contests for shabad singing, poetry recitation, declamation, fine arts and home science events marked an inter-college cultural festival organised by the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle here today.
Students of various colleges participate in the flower-arrangement and ‘rangoli’ contests organised by the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle in Ramgarhia Girls College, Ludhiana, on Friday.
Students of various colleges participate in the flower-arrangement and ‘rangoli’ contests organised by the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle in Ramgarhia Girls College, Ludhiana, on Friday.

Cultural week at DMCH
Ludhiana, February 22
A week-long colourful cultural week during which undergraduate students and interns of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital will display their talent began yesterday in the Dumra Auditorium.



Little check on ads of “miracle capsules”
Ludhiana, February 22
Local TV channels frequently beam advertisements of “wonder capsules”. The manufacturers of these capsules advertise their product to be panacea for all ills. The number of such like “‘miracle capsules” is rapidly increasing. 

‘Folic acid must for expectant mothers’
Ludhiana, February 22
“Vitamin folic acid, if taken before pregnancy or during the first few weeks of pregnancy can reduce the risk of having a baby with a neural tube defect by up to 70 per cent”, Dr Ashok K. Antony, a renowned professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine (USA), expressed these views during an extention lecture at S.D.P. College for Women here today.

Dharna by health employees
Ludhiana, February 22
The Joint Action Committee, Health Department, and members of the Punjab Health Department Subordinate Officers Clerical Association staged a protest dharna outside the Civil Surgeon’s office here today against the transfer of district president Sukhwinder Singh.

Dental check-up camp
Ludhiana, February 22
The Rotary Club here organised a dental check-up camp at New Senior Secondary School in Sarabha Nagar. Dr Akshay Vohra and his team checked 152 students.


Harpreet Kaur adjudged best athlete
Ludhiana, February 22
Harpreet Kaur was declared the best athlete in the annual athletics meet of the Malwa Central College of Education, Ludhiana, here yesterday. More than 250 students participated in various events. Mr R.L. Kalsia, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, gave away prizes to the winners.

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