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Accreditation process on in PAU
Ludhiana, April 18
A seven-member Peer Review Team of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), which is in Punjab Agricultural University as part of its accreditation process, went to the Colleges of Agriculture and Basic Sciences for academic and administrative auditing on its second day of visit today.

A gaping deathtrap
Ludhiana, April 18
About 10-foot-deep open hole on the GT Road, near Mata Rani Chowk, about 100m from the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation headquarters, is an open invitation to an accident. Few days back, on the complaint of some shopkeepers, the MC officials had put a cemented slab on it. But due to pressure of heavy vehicles, the slab fell into the hole.
About 10-foot-deep hole on the GT Road near the Ludhiana MC headquarters
About 10-foot-deep hole on the GT Road near the Ludhiana MC headquarters is an open invitation to accidents.


Look what I found on the Net! —Photo Pradeep Tewari

Forum quashes PSEB demand of 2,04,342 
Ludhiana, April 18
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed a demand by the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) of Rs 2,04,342 from Ms Naresh Kanta, a resident of Ghelwal Road. Besides, the forum has directed the PSEB to restore the electricity connection of the consumer within 10 days.

Snooker pools face closure
ACING rough weather due to the sudden loss of attraction among the Ludhianvis, a number of snooker pools in Ludhiana have either been shut down or are on the brink of closure. Just two years ago the game had caught the fancy of the rich Ludhianvis, who, attired in expensive dresses, used to while away their time in the pools.

Fire wipes out wheat in 1,000 acres
Ludhiana, April 18
A huge fire broke out in the Jagraon subdivision of Ludhiana district today, which wiped out wheat crop in about 1,000 acres of Majri, Khanjarwala and Sabaddi villages.


The success story of a genius
t is a true tale of work-culture, graduating into book-culture, through book-production. It is the story of a genius with an eye for talent. It is the success story of a book-publisher living upto the expectations of his mentor. It is also an account of persons who got less and did more for society. In time it spans six decades (1942-2002). 

He has accepted life as challenge
OT willing to be called as handicapped, Sarabjit Singh has set an example for the physically challenged. He has to his credit a cassette “vassi begumpure de” in which all the songs are sung by him. Unlike any common person who lives just for the sake of survival, a resident of Salem Tabri, he is struggling for making his life worth living.


Raped mother accuses 5 of killing child
Ludhiana, April 18
The Division Number 6 police has registered a case under Sections 302 and 376 of the IPC against a man called Bablu and his four cronies on the charge of raping a woman in New Hargobind Nagar here on Tuesday and killing her seven-year-old son.

Abduction of girl alleged
Ludhiana, April 18
On the statement of Mr Balsatar Shah, a man who lives in Kot Mangal Singh, the Shimla Puri police has registered a case of under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC against Rajinder, a migrant from Allahabad, and another man called Prem Ram.


Powerloom industry seeks review of TUF scheme
Ludhiana, April 18
The Ludhiana Textile Industries Federation, in a memorandum submitted to the Union Ministry of Textiles, through Director & Secretary, Industries & Commerce, Punjab, has urged to review the Technology Up-gradation Fund Scheme (TUFS). TUFS, under which textile units are provided 5 per cent subsidy, has so far failed to provide any relief to the powerloom and handloom sector due to tough conditions.
A seminar on the problems of powerloom industry
A seminar on the problems of powerloom industry in progress in Ludhiana.

Want to dine with Bollywood beauty?
Ludhiana, April 18
In its latest marketing blitz, the Coca Cola has launched yet another campaign for popularising its aerated drink Limca. Under this scheme the marketing scouts of the company keep on moving in different places and wherever they spot a person drinking Limca, he is offered a scratch card.



Teachers demand regular salary disbursement
Ludhiana, April 18
Demanding regular disbursement of salaries by the Punjab Government, the Democratic Teachers Front (DTF) held a dharna outside the Mini-Secretariat here today. The teachers said there was irregularity in the payment of their salaries. They said that at times they are not paid salaries for months. 

Members of the Democratic Teachers Front holds a dharna outside the Mini-Secretariat in Ludhiana on Thursday. —Photo Inderjeet Verma


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