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PAU students boycott mid-term exams
Ludhiana, April 22
Students of Punjab Agricultural University ( PAU) boycotted the mid-term exams and observed strike here today to protest against the alleged high-handedness of the police patrolling parties on the campus. 
An examination centre of Punjab Agricultural University  wore a deserted look as students boycotted the mid-term exams
An examination centre of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) wore a deserted look as students boycotted the mid-term exams and announced indefinite strike to protest against the alleged high-handedness of the police patrolling parties and the university authorities. —Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Infighting may hit SAD prospects 
Ludhiana, April 22
Various factions of the local unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) seem to have learnt no lesson from the crushing defeat suffered by the party candidates in the Assembly elections in the city segments. As the civic polls draw near, the faction fighting between two groups of the party, headed by Mr Avtar Singh Makkar and Mr Amarjit Singh Bhatia, has intensified.


Kiln labourer’s death triggers protest
Ludhiana, April 22
Hundreds of labourers employed with a number of brick-kilns today staged a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office, demanding action against officials of a brick-kiln, near Jodhan, for the death of a sick labourer.

Sonali Bendre takes Ludhiana by storm
Ludhiana, April 22
Amidst a milling fan following arrived Ms Sonali Bendre, noted Bollywood star in the city this afternoon to be part of Limca Thirst Attack. Sonali Bendre lived up to the title of her extremely popular game show Kya Masti Kya Dhoom. With her arrival in the city a lot of ‘masti’ was generated and ‘dhoom’ reached its pinnacle.

Looking for meaty roles
Ludhiana, April 22
In an exclusive interview with Ludhiana Tribune, tall, attractive Sonali Bendre who was in the city to participate in “The Limca Thirst Award” said, “There are bound to be changes in the film industry. I liked the movie ‘Company’ and with such film’s being appreciated by audience the whole pattern of movie making would undergo a sea change soon.

Film actress Sonali Bendre in different moods during an interview in Ludhiana on Monday. —Tribune photographs

Now Sekhon to sign MoU with US varsity
Ludhiana, April 22
The signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Punjab Agricultural University and San Jose University, California, USA, would now be done by Dr K.S. Sekhon, Dean, Postgraduate Students, on behalf of the PAU.


Water, sanitation problems discussed 
Ludhiana, April 22
Effective steps for reducing water wastage, levy of appropriate user charges with necessary cross subsidies, rejuvenation of surface and ground water, protection of water sources from pollution, identification and reservation of exclusive water sheds for drinking water needs, promotion of rain water harvesting, recycling of waste water for non-domestic usage, private sector participation in capital investment and operations were some of the significant suggestions made by Mr R.L. Kalsia, MC Commissioner, at a seminar on ‘Integrated water and sanitation management’.

Allot booths, say Sikh migrants
Ludhiana, April 22
The Punjab Danga Peerit Welfare Council has called upon the government to implement pending demands and provide relief, as was decided by the SAD-BJP government, to the Sikh migrants without any further delay.

They kept their promise but officials didn’t
Ludhiana, April 22
Almost six years ago, four divers, were feeling on top of the world when they were promised cash prize and a job in the Municipal Corporation or the district administration by officials concerned. They had toiled hard for almost three days to retrieve bodies of three labourers buried under several feet of sand in a colony in the city.

Writers dwell on Shamsher’s book
Ludhiana, April 22
The International Punjabi Sahit Sabhyachar Manch organised a seminar on Shamsher Singh’s book ‘Peed Kawari’ at Punjabi Bhavan recently. Shamsher is a Punjabi poet from Denmark and in spite of living abroad has been working hard to promote Punjabi language.

Shamsher Singh talks about his book ‘Peed Kawari’ at a seminar held at the Punjabi Bhavan recently. —Photo Inderjeet Verma

DC assures auto-rickshaw union
Ludhiana, April 22
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Aggarwal, has assured auto-rickshaw unionists that he would definitely do something regarding the lifting of ban of plying three-wheelers at certain roads in the city.


Man alleges murder by son-in-law
Ahmedgarh, April 22
Mr Gurbachan Singh of Bir Imamgarh has alleged that his son-in-law Lakhvir Singh murdered his daughter Paramjit Kaur because she could not produce a male child. According to him, Paramjit was married to Lakhvir Singh, son of Malkiat Singh of Gujjarwal, around 10 years ago.

Man booked for assault
Ludhiana, April 22
Mr Amarjit Singh was assaulted with empty bottles and iron rods by some persons at the Khwaja chowk falling under the Division No. 3 police station, here yesterday.

Two murder cases solved
Khanna, April 22
The police claimed to have solved two murder cases and several cases of theft with the arrest of six persons involved in these cases. This was stated at a press conference by the SSP, Mr Devinder Singh Garlha, at his office here yesterday.


CICU chief’s election questioned
Ludhiana, April 22
Can anyone imagine that the president of the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) here, who enjoys the power of a Cabinet Minister with regard to the settlement of industrial disputes and speaks on behalf of the Punjab industry at the national and international level, is elected through a questionable process?



PTU offers online courses
Ludhiana, April 22
With the launch of several graduate as well as postgraduate courses in computer technology and management through its “virtual campus”, the Punjab Technical University has become the first university in the state to introduce online courses.

SC, BC teachers seek reservation
Ahmedgarh, April 22
The SC, BC Teachers Union, Punjab, has demanded reservation of posts in recognised aided-schools besides implementation of recommendations of the Mandal Commission regarding 27 per cent reservation in government departments.



Lecture on breast cancer
Ludhiana, April 22
To create health awareness among the masses, the Health Education Cell of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital has organised the 35th Public Health Lecture on ‘Breast cancer — prevention and management’ in its Dumra Auditorium. The lecture was delivered by Dr Ravinder Singh, Director, Research and Medical Education, Punjab.


College ground being readied  for cricket tourneys
Ludhiana, April 22
The cricket ground of the Arya College for Boys, Ludhiana, will be the venue of matches during this year’s summer league tournaments to be organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) under the aegis of the Punjab Cricket Association.

Rural sports council meeting on April 27
Ludhiana, April 22
The annual convention of the Punjab Rural Sports Promotion Council will be held here in the Guru Nanak Stadium on April 27. This was stated by the council president, Mr Prithipal Singh Batala.


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