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Demolition order creates panic
Ludhiana, April 17
There seems to be panic among the people of about a dozen villages and newly colonies, near the Field Ammunition Depot of Baddowal over public notice that all structures within 1,000 yards of the depot will be demolished soon.

NAAC picks 14 city colleges for accreditation
Ludhiana, April 17
After academic and administrative auditing, the National Accreditation and Assessment Council, of New Delhi has selected 14 city colleges for accreditation. The principals of these colleges have now been invited to attend an orientation programme to be held in Panjab University on April 22 and 23.

Placement problem irks PAU students
Ludhiana, April 17
Lack of sufficient job opportunities, low pay packages and laxity on the part of the authorities at Punjab Agricultural University is likely to hit the career prospects of the students here.



Woman raped, 7-yr-old son killed
Ludhiana, April 17
A seven-year-old boy was hacked to death in New Hargobind Nagar here yesterday, allegedly by a group of four persons who had forced their way into the house of Ram Milan, a migrant labourer, to rape the mother of the boy.


Posh locality in dire straits
Ludhiana, April 17
Thanks to the apathy and indifference of the civic administration, coupled with arrogance of the functionaries of a religious institution in the heart of the colony, residents of the so-called posh locality of Model Town Extension in the city are forced to live in the worst kind of insanitary and unhygienic conditions with no one to turn towards redressal of their persistent problems.

Streets and bylanes in the colony are often flooded with dirty water disposed of indiscriminately from the gurdwara in the Model Town Extension area in Ludhiana. — IV

Streets and bylanes in the colony are often flooded with dirty water disposed of indiscriminately from the gurdwara in the Model Town Extension area in Ludhiana.

Cong, Left bodies protest against Gujarat violence
Ludhiana, April 17
Leaders and activists of the Congress, the Lok Bhalai Party and the left organisations today staged separate demonstrations against communal violence in Gujarat. They were demanding the dismissal of the Narender Modi government in Gujarat and steps for restoring the confidence of the minorities in the country.

Congress leaders take out a peace march in Ludhiana to protest against communal violence in Gujarat.
— A Tribune photograph

Congress leaders take out a peace march in Ludhiana to protest against communal violence in Gujarat.

PPCC cell deplores Gujarat violence
Ludhiana, April 17
The legal cell of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee has decided to observe “protest day” against the carnage being carried out in Gujarat. At an emergency meeting held here last evening under the chairmanship of Mr Dharamjit Singh Khera, the members took a serious view of the communal violence and killing of ladies and small children in the state.

‘Light’ moods of Ludhiana’s feeder canal.
‘Light’ moods of Ludhiana’s feeder canal.
— Photo Pardeep Tewari

Ghalib to pick Cong candidates
Ludhiana, April 17
Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, MP will head a 12-member committee for picking the Congress candidates for the coming civic elections in the city.

Police reaches out to women
Ludhiana, April 17
All police stations here and several others in the Ludhiana range would have reception rooms for women complainants and weaker sections of society.
At a press conference in his office here today, Mr Rohit Chaudhery, DIG of the Ludhiana range, said the scheme was aimed at strengthening public confidence in the police.

Kidneys gone, he survives on hope
Rajinder MoudgilLudhiana, April 17
Rajinder Moudgil is just living on hope because, he has nothing else, — both his kidneys are damaged and he cannot afford the cost of a transplant — over Rs 2 lakh. He hopes that some good Samaritans will bring him out of the death trap. His two children and elderly mother could not be more miserable as they fear the worst, but hope for the best.

Man donates son’s eyes
Ludhiana, April17
Baldev Singh, a resident of Nathowal village, donated both the eyes of his son, Darshan Singh, who died recently due to massive heart attack, to the Eye Bank Mansuran.

Release of DA instalment sought
Ludhiana, April 17
The Punjab State Pensioners' Confederation in a press note issued here today has urged the state government to release the instalment of the dearness allowance that is due since January 1, 2002 to its employees and pensioners.


Scooterist beaten up, hospitalised
Sahnewal, April 17
A case under Sections 341, 323, 382 and 34 of the IPC has been registered at Sahnewal police station on Tuesday on the complaint of Harjinder Singh of Bilga village. He has alleged that Pavittar Singh Gholi of Nasrali village was on his scooter (PB 55-4505) when some unidentified persons attacked him and injured him.


Tissue culture for mustard oil extraction
Ludhiana, April 17
Three scientists of Punjab Agricultural University have been able to prove that production of mustard oil can be enhanced if produced by tissue culture technique.

‘Diversification of agriculture must’
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 17
The diversification of agriculture is must and the farmers will have to take the advice of the experts for the diversification of agriculture, thus was stated by Dr Harbans Lal, Minister of State for Forest, Food Supply, while addressing a seminar-cum-training camp for farmers here today.


Demand for students’ body poll gains momentum
Ludhiana, April 17
With Municipal Committee, SGPC and panchayat elections to be held soon, the student community too is becoming restless to have elections for their bodies.
Encouraged by the coming into power of new government in the state, the students are now once again raising the demand of removing the ban on student elections.

Annual school function
Samrala, April 17
An impressive annual function of the local Kinder Garden School of Education was held here yesterday in which Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, MLA, was the chief guest. Mr Tejinder Singh Kooner, chairman of the cooperative bank, Machhiwara and Mr Parminder Singh Gill, general secretary of the legal cell of PPCC, inaugurated the function.


8-yr RI for dowry death accused
Ludhiana, April 17
Mr B.S. Mehndiretta, Additional Session Judge, Ludhiana, has sentenced Jagjit Singh, husband, and Manjit Kaur, mother-in-law, residents of New Janta Nagar, to undergo rigorous imprisonment of eight years in a dowry death case. Ravinder Kaur, wife of Jagjit Singh, died under mysterious circumstances along with her one-and-half-year-old child.



Medical camp for milk plant staff
Ludhiana, April 17
As part of the ongoing measures for welfare of employees, a free medical camp was organised by the management of Verka Milk Plant here today. A team of specialists, surgeons and doctors, under the leadership of Dr Waheguru Pal Singh, Medical Superintendent, Guru Tegh Bahadur Charitable Hospital, conducted the camp.

We’ll buy only necessary drugs: minister
Ludhiana, April 17
The state Health Minister, Mr R. C. Dogra, said here today that the previous government had wasted a lot of money by purchasing medicines that were not required. However, he assured that the new government would not make such purchases.

Truck drivers being examined by experts at a medical check-up camp organised by British Petroleum here today.

Truck drivers being examined by experts at a medical check-up camp organised by British Petroleum here today.


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