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PTU to convert 14 ITIs into engg colleges
Designs all-expenses-paid training with assured jobs
Ludhiana, May 24
Punjab Technical University has decided to take over 14 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) of the state this year and convert these to engineering colleges.

SURE WAY OF BEATING HEAT: A child enjoys a cool bath in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari



Land grab charges against ex-minister to be probed
Ludhiana, May 24
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission has directed the Home Department to conduct an inquiry by the DIG, Ludhiana Range, on the complaint of a Bhutta village resident, wherein she has levelled allegations of land-grabbing against former Akali Minister Jagdish Singh Garcha. In the order, Mr M S Chahal, member of the commission, has directed the Principal Secretary, Home, to get the matter investigated through the DIG with sufficient authority, from outside the Jagraon police district.

Kulwant Kaur
Kulwant Kaur

Defeated Cong candidates rise in revolt
Ludhiana, May 24
The Congress candidates, who lost the recently held municipal elections in the city, are so much upset over the “dubious” role played by a minister and a local party legislator that they have decided to sit in chain dharna at the party office here and burn effigies of the “erring” party leaders from Monday if the party high command fails to initiate disciplinary measures against those who had worked against the official candidates of the party.

PCCTU poll a bipolar contest
Ludhiana, May 24
The annual elections to various posts of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) are to be held on May 26. It is a bipolar contest this time and about 4,000 lecturers are involved in this process.

Opening of tenders raises eyebrows
Ludhiana, May 24
Going against established norms for government departments and local bodies, the Municipal Corporation went ahead here today and opened the tenders for development works worth over Rs 5 crore. These tenders had been received in the MC office on April 11.

Life term for husband, wife
Ludhiana, May 24
The District and Sessions Judge, Mr V.B. Handa, has convicted Darshan Singh (32) and his wife Daljit Kaur (30) for murdering his mother, Sarbjit Kaur. Mr Handa sentenced both convicts to life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5,000 each.


Silence in corridors of power
Ludhiana, May 24
With the names of two key officials in the district administration figuring in the list of those PCS officers whose services have been terminated by the government, officials here are visibly shocked and guarded in their response. There is an uneasy silence in the corridors of power here.

Afforestation drive for Punjab cities launched
Ludhiana, May 24
Under a comprehensive campaign to make all cities of the state green and pollution-free, the Forest Department in co-ordination with municipal bodies and NGOs will engage in large-scale plantation drive across the state. Under this programme, 5000 saplings will be planted in each big city and 2000 in each small city of the state.

Niharika club to rescue of patient
Ludhiana, May 24
Members of the Niharika Ladies Club helped Mr Rajinder Moudgil, a local resident suffering from renal failure by giving Rs 50,000 for his treatment here today. It may be mentioned that both the kidneys of Mr Moudgil are damaged and he cannot afford the cost of a transplant which is more than 3 lakh.

Ms Daljeet Kochar, senior advisory member of the Niharika Ladies Club, gives Rs 50,000 to Rajinder Moudgil, who is suffering from renal problem. — I.V.

Ms Daljeet Kochar, senior advisory member of the Niharika Ladies Club, gives Rs 50,000 to Rajinder Moudgil, who is suffering from renal problem.

Amend Act, says PFA
Ludhiana, May 24
The PFA has demanded an amendment to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act,1960, making cruelty towards animals a criminal and non-bailable offence and also increasing the fines.


Three injured in attack
Ludhiana, May 24
A woman resident of Labour Colony on the Gill road , her father-in-law and mother-in-law were injured in an attack allegedly by a neighbour and his two sons last night.



Lecturers seek full-time jobs
Ludhiana, May 24
The Association of Part-time Lecturers of the state held a meeting here in the Rose Garden. The convener of the meeting, Prof Gurjinder Singh Chahal, said that though their designation is of part-time lecturers, but they have been working almost full-time.

GCTA flays teachers’ arrest
Ludhiana, May 24
Prof Jaipal Singh, president Government College Teachers’ Association, Punjab, has condemned the recent raids by the Vigilance Bureau and implicating of college teachers under corruption charges for indulging in private tuitions. No doubt the tuition menace has to be tackled. 

Anti-tobacco campaign
Ludhiana, May 24
On a call given by Directorate of Social and Health Services of the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, the school students launched an anti-tobacco campaign here today.

Fancy dress show by tiny tots
Ludhiana, May 24
Tiny tots of Lovely Lotus Nursery School, BRS Nagar, participated in a fancy dress show organised here today.

Dairy farming course concludes
Ludhiana, May 24
A one-week course on commercial dairy farming, organised by the Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, College of Veterinary Science, Punjab Agricultural University, concluded here yesterday.


Transport firm penalised
Ludhiana, May 24
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed M/s Globe Transport Corporation to pay Rs 24,025 on account of goods not delivered along with interest at the rate of 15 per cent per annum from August 7, 2000, till actual payment to M/s Bhartee Steel Industries, Ludhiana. It has also directed the transport company to pay Rs 500 as cost of litigation to the consumer.

Home Guards commandant denied bail
Ludhiana, May 24
The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Justice G.S. Saran, rejected the anticipatory-bail plea of the District Commandant of the Punjab Home Guards, Daljit Singh Grewal, in a case that had been registered against him under Sections 13 (1) E and 13 (2) 88 of the Prevention of Corruption Act on May 18 by the Patiala wing of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau.

Man acquitted
Ludhiana, May 24
Mr G.R. Banyal, Additional Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, has acquitted Sikander Kumar, who has been booked under the NDPS Act.


Advocating dance for better health
Ludhiana, May 24
“Fun and dance are the basic and initial ways of non-verbal expression, which bring out the pent up emotions, thereby leading to catharsis, leaving body and mind free to face the life anew,” says Amit Verma.

Amit Verma teaches dance steps to his students.
 — Photo Inderjit Verma

Amit Verma teaches dance steps to his students.


UV-therapy unit at CMC
Ludhiana, May 24
The Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) today installed an “ultraviolet rays therapy unit” in the Department of Dermatology for the treatment of various skin diseases.

Healthcare programme for poor
Ludhiana, May 24
For providing better maternal and child healthcare to poor people and slum-dwellers, the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, with the guidelines of the central government, has constituted an urban reproductive and child health (RCH) programme management agency in Ludhiana district.


Swimming meet from June 1
Ludhiana, May 24
The Ludhiana District Sub-Junior and Junior Swimming Championship for boys and girls in the age groups 15-17, 13-14, 11-12, 9-10 and up to 8 will be held at the Municipal Corporation pool, here on June 1 and 2, according to a press note issued by Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, president, Ludhiana District Swimming Association (LDSA).


‘Check injudicious use of water’
Ludhiana, May 24
Even though the Municipal Corporation is providing adequate supply of clean drinking water to the city population, the acute scarcity of water which has become almost routine during peak summer season, is caused mainly due to wastage and leakage of water from damaged pipes at the consumers’ end.


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