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Employers told to screen workers for TB 
Ludhiana, March 24
"Everyday 22,000 persons enter the 'TB zone' around the world. While eight million people suffer from tuberculosis every year, two million of them die for want of medicine," according to Baljit Sahi, the organiser of a function held by Ludhiana TB Eradication Society in association with Civil Lines Welfare Society at Arya School to mark World TB Day.

Patients at the medical camp organised by the Ludhiana TB Eradication Society in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Patients at the medical camp organised by the Ludhiana TB Eradication Society in Ludhiana on Sunday. —RB 

Rs 6 lakh fraud detected at PAU
Ludhiana, March 24
A fraud of about Rs 6 lakh has been detected in the office of the Comptroller of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). The fraud was pointed out by the Audit department some months ago and now a preliminary inquiry report submitted to the Vice-Chancellor has confirmed the fraud.

Students of Little Angels Playway School
Students of Little Angels Playway School in colourful attires during a farewell-cum-fete organised for the batch of passing out students in Ludhiana on Sunday.

2 well-diggers rescued
Jagraon, March 24
Sheer providence saved two labourers Sewak Singh and Amarjit Singh from certain death. They got buried under sand while digging a well in Chakar village near Jagraon last night. Amarjit Singh was rescued after 10 hours Sewak Singh after four hours.

Labourers robbed of Rs 16,000 
Amloh, March 24
Robbers looted Rs 16,000 from labourers at three different points from Sounti village on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. 

Fatehgarh Sahib to have economic offences wing
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 24
On the pattern of Ludhiana district, the economic offences wing will be formed in Fatehgarh Sahib district to control industrial crimes. Steps will be taken to control traffic on the G.T. road. Mr B. Chander Shekhar, SSP, Fatehgarh Sahib, made these observations at a meeting organised by the Gobindgarh Steel Chamber of Commerce and Industries in the Municipal Council hall on Saturday.


BMMP to back Cong
Ludhiana, March 24
The Bairagi Maha Mandal Punjab (BMMP) has decided to support the Congress in the forthcoming Malout Assembly by-election. Bairagi community has assured the Chief Minister, Mr Amarinder Singh, of supporting the joint candidate of the Congress and the CPI.

President of the Bairagi Maha Mandal Punjab addresses delegates at a state-level conference in Ludhiana on Sunday. —Photo Rajesh Bhambi
President of the Bairagi Maha Mandal Punjab addresses delegates at a state-level conference in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Bhagat Singh's ideals ‘forgotten’
Ludhiana, March 24
All governments in post-independence India have failed to provide economic and political freedom to the masses, as contemplated by Bhagat Singh and other revolutionaries.

Police-public meet to be held regularly
Ludhiana, March 24
The police-public meetings in the city would be held regularly on the last Sunday of every month. Announcing this at the first ever police-public meeting held in Kotwali police station after a gap of over a year in the Ludhiana police district, DIG Rohit Chaudhry said these meetings went a long way in building an understanding between the police and the public.


Tipsy gatecrashers thrashed
Ludhiana, March 24
A fashion show at Mariot hotel in Dugri took an ugly turn late last night when two youths under the influence of liquor beat up hotel staff and some policemen on duty, including ASI Mukesh Kumar, in charge Atam Park Police Post, when they were prevented from gaining access into a hotel.


300 attend seminar on gardening
Ludhiana, March 24
An exhibition-cum-seminar on urban gardening was organised by the Horticulture Branch of the Municipal Corporation of Ludhiana at the Nehru Rose Garden, here today.


Shradhanjali samaroh
Machhiwara, March 24
In a Shrdhanjali Samaroh organised in the local Shaheed Bhagat Singh Public High School here, staff and students of the school paid tributes to martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on their 71st martyrdom day.

Workshop for teachers
Ludhiana, March 24
A three-day workshop on ‘Teachers by heart’ for the staff of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, began here today. Addressing the teachers, Mr Sarabjit Kwatra, resource person from Ways and Means Inc, said stress would be given on methods to equip the teachers with modern learning systems so as to meet the growing challenges and expectations of the fast changing society.

Malwa college convocation
Ludhiana, March 24
The 45th convocation and annual prize distribution function of Malwa Central College of Education for Women, Civil Lines, was held here today. Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, Vice Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, conferred the degrees upon 25 M.Ed and 250 B.Ed students of the college.


160 cases  settled
Khanna, March 24
About 160 of the 384 cases were settled at Lok Adalats organised under the supervision of Mr H.P.S. Mahal, Member Secretary, Punjab State Legal Services Authority, and Mr V.B. Handa, Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, at civil courts, here today.


ADGP Gill honoured
Ludhiana, March 24
Punjab Cultural Promotion Council honoured Mr Rajdeep Singh Gill here for his outstanding contribution to sports and culture in Punjab. Mr R S Gill has recently been promoted to the rank of ADGP (PAP).


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