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2 PAU teachers allege victimisation
Ludhiana, March 12
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is in the thick of a controversy over alleged victimisation of teachers. For the first time in the history of the PAU, two “victimised” scientists today said they would sit on a dharna from next week onwards if the government failed to intervene in getting their grievances redressed.

Sarpanch booked for forgery 
Ludhiana, March 12
The Sarpanch of Majri village in Jagraon has been booked by the police for duping the government of Rs 1.5 lakh by preparing fake documents and forging signatures of the Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO), Sidhwan Bet.

Probe in illegal immigration cases sought
Ludhiana, March 12
A body named the Cultural Protection Front has been launched to protect art and culture of the state. The front aims to expose those bodies and promoters who indulge in illegal immigration in the garb of sending cultural troops abroad’’.


District NCP chief quits, floats new party
Ludhiana, March 12
Blaming the party leadership for wrong choice of candidates, which resulted in the party’s poor performance in the recently concluded Assembly elections, the District Unit (Rural) chief of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Mr Rashpal Singh Gill, along with a number of supporters, has quit the NCP to form a new political party, Punjab Lok Congress Party (PLC).

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Implement demands, urge Sikh migrants
Ludhiana, March 12
The Danga Peerit Welfare Society, a body of the Sikh migrants, has called upon the new Congress government headed by Capt Amarinder Singh to take immediate steps towards implementation of its pending demands, which stood accepted in principle by the outgoing SAD-BJP government.

PSEB proposal to check power theft
Ludhiana, March 12
The Punjab State Electricity Board ( PSEB) has submitted a proposal to the board management seeking approval to launch a voluntary disclosure scheme ( VDS) for domestic consumers to check power theft in the state.

Shivratri celebrated 
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 12
Shivratri was celebrated with great religious fervour in the towns of the district. The temples, were decorated and devotees thronged these from the early morning. District level celebration was held at Sanatan Dharam Mandir, Sirhind, where thousands of devotees offered prayers.
(Top left) Capt Bikramajit Singh, OSD to the Punjab Chief Minister, at a Shivratri function; and glimpses of the celebration in Ludhiana.
(Top left) Capt Bikramajit Singh, OSD to the Punjab Chief Minister, at a Shivratri function; and glimpses of the celebration in Ludhiana.


Two accused in dowry death case arrested
Doraha, March 11
Two of the four accused in a dowry death case were arrested by the Doraha police, late evening yesterday . Those arrested are Vinod Kumar and Krishna Devi, the husband and mother-in-law of 19-year-old Poonam, who was allegedly burnt to death by her in-laws.

Burglars on the prowl
Ludhiana, March 12
There has been a sudden spurt in crime incidents in the city. Close on the heels of a burglary in a big showroom in Old Sabzi Mandi two days ago, a house was burgled in Nirankari Colony, a truck loaded with goods was stolen from Transport Nagar, Rs 15,000 were snatched from a man in Focal Point and some gold chain snatching incidents took place on Rani Jhansi road and Sarabha Nagar yesterday.

Man missing; 2 meat sellers booked
Ludhiana, March 12
Mr Jagdish Chaudhary (25), a taxi driver, has been missing under mysterious circumstances since Saturday. According to the report lodged with the Kotwali police station, Mr Gurvinder Singh, president, Taxi Stand Union, stated that the missing driver had taken four boys to Ambala in his Maruti Esteem taxi (DL 3C A 6990) on Saturday.



PCCTU urges CM to release grant
Ludhiana, March 12
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU) has urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to reverse the ‘‘anti-higher education policies’’ of the SAD-BJP government.

PCTE overall winner
Ludhiana, March 12
Students of the Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) emerged as overall winners of Crescendo, an inter-college youth festival, which concluded at the Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, here today.
Students take part in various events on the concluding day of the inter-college youth festivalat GGN Institute of Management and Technology, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. —Photos Inderjit Verma
Students take part in various events on the concluding day of the inter-college youth festivalat GGN Institute of Management and Technology, Ludhiana, on Tuesday.

Children's park inaugurated
Ludhiana, March 12
The newly renovated children's park and the newly constructed Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar Hall of New Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, were inaugurated by Mr Sunil Maria, president of the school management committee, here yesterday.



MC to take up projects in Urban Estate 
Ludhiana, March 12
The common complaint of lack of civic amenities and common utility services of residents of a Urban Estate locality on Dugri Road here would be redressed in the near future as the Municipal Corporation, which took over the colony from PUDA for maintenance a few months back, has drawn up elaborate plans to undertake several development projects in the area.


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