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PU colleges to get NOCs
Ludhiana, July 4
Following assurance by government officials regarding issuing no objection certificates (NOCs) to various colleges of Panjab University for starting technical courses, including BCA, PGDCA and MSc (IT), the row between the PU colleges and the Punjab Government has come to an end.

FRESH FACE FRESH FACE: Girls fill admission forms at the Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana on Thursday.
— Tribune photo Pradeep Tiwari

Bridge collapse: probe completed
Ludhiana, July 4
The Central Roads Research Institute (CRRI), New Delhi, has completed an inquiry into the collapse of five beams of the high level 810-metre bridge being constructed over the Sutlej on the Nakodar-Mehatpur-Sangowal- Sidhwan Bet-Jagraon road. The report is likely to be submitted by next week.



  DMCH row: disadvantage patients
Ludhiana, July 4
“While the management and union of the DMCH have been levelling allegations against each other, nobody has bothered to care about the suffering of the patients. The management’s claim that everything is running smoothly in the hospital is absolutely wrong.

Artist’s struggle to sustain talent
Ludhiana, July 4
Driven by a strong desire to express his feelings, Shingara Singh is an artist by choice. The hunger pangs due to poverty do not deter him from making a name for himself in the artists’ world.

Shingara Singh, a painter in the making, gives final touches to his paintings. A Tribune photograph

Shingara Singh, a painter in the making, gives final touches to his paintings.

Body found at PAU
Ludhiana, July 4
Recovery of the body of an unidentified aged man from cricket stadium on the Punjab Agricultural University Campus caused quite a scare on the campus here today.


Police ‘shielding’ accused in dowry death case
Ludhiana, July 4
The police is adopting dilly-dallying tactics in what seems to be a clear case of dowry death to let some of the accused off the hook for reasons best known to it, allege the relatives of Geeta, an 18-year-old, who was allegedly done to death in the local Bangaru mohalla by her in-laws on February 21 last.

Dowry case accused let off under ‘pressure’
Ludhiana, July 4
Mohali-based Dapinder Singh and his mother, Baljit Kaur, accused in a case of dowry harassment and who were arrested from their residence by the Model Town police yesterday, were allegedly let off under pressure from a police high-up in Chandigarh.

Police campaign against drug abuse
Ahmedgarh, July 4
The Punjab Police has launched a campaign to curb drug addiction in the Malwa belt of the state. Formally launching the campaign, Mr Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota, DIG, Patiala range, said addiction was the root cause of all social evils. 

SAD supports employees’ stir
Amloh, July 4
The SAD will support the agitation of employees for justice in the state, said Capt Kanwaljit Singh, SAD General Secretary and former Finance Minister, while addressing a gathering at Nalini village in this constituency yesterday.

Withdrawal forms in short supply
Amloh, July 4
Prescribed forms for the withdrawal of money are not available in the local post office. Consequently people have to buy the forms at the rate of Re 1 per form from private persons. This was alleged by Mr Rakesh Kumar Garg, Chairman, Yuva Sangathan, Amloh, in a press statement here yesterday.

DCC supports anti-corruption drive
Ludhiana, July 4
The District Congress Committee (DCC) president, Mr K.K. Bawa, and the vice-president of the Pradesh Youth Congress, Mr Pawan Dewan, have supported the anti-corruption drive and other people-friendly measures initiated by the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh.

4 killed as bus, canter collide
Ludhiana, July 4
Four persons, including two women, were killed and 12 others injured when a mini truck (canter) in which devotees were on their way to a dera of Baba Wadbagh Singh had a head-on collision with a Punjab Roadways bus coming towards Jagraon this afternoon.


1 held for issuing fake cheque
Doraha, July 4
A man was arrested for issuing a fake cheque for Rs 50,000. A case was registered against him at the Payal police station on Thursday.

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LMA to give annual awards
Ludhiana, July 4
In an effort to encourage outstanding entrepreneurs and managers, the Ludhiana Management Association will hold an annual award function in August this year.



New course
Ludhiana, July 4
A new postgraduate diploma course in international trade in affiliation with Panjab University will be introduced at AS College, Khanna, from this year.

Havan to celebrate good result
Ludhiana, July 4
To celebrate the achievements of its students in securing cent per cent result in class X examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, Springdale Public School organised a havan.

Students and teachers of Springdale Public School in the midst of a havan ceremony performed by the school management to celebrate the good result of the students in class X examination. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

Students and teachers of Springdale Public School in the midst of a havan ceremony

PAU conducts entrance test
Ludhiana, July 4
For the first time, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) conducted an entrance test for admission to masters’ programme in veterinary sciences here today.



Ways to minimise radiation side-effects discussed
Ludhiana, July 4
“By judicious use of three milestones of radiation protection i.e. time, distance and shielding, the radiation dose can be kept to the minimum possible level. Any radiological procedure should be undertaken adhering to the Principal of ALARA (as low as minimum as reasonably possible)”, stated Dr P. Nathuram, Head of the Radioactive Standards Section, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, in his keynote address today on the fourth day of National Radiation Safety workshop being held at Christian Medical College and Hospital.

Paramedical staff burn Budget copies
Ludhiana, July 4
To protest against the ‘anti-employee policies’ of the Punjab Government, the Paramedical Health Employees Union burnt the Budget copies here today.

Members of various government employees unions burn copies of the Budget in Ludhiana on Thursday. — I.V

Members of various government employees unions burn copies of the Budget in Ludhiana



Contractors told to ensure quality
Ludhiana, July 4
The contractors, enlisted with the Municipal Corporation, have been told in explicit terms to provide efficient, transparent and up-to-the-mark workmanship in execution of different development works in the city. Interacting with a deputation of contractors here today, the MC Commissioner Mr S.K. Sharma, said that the civic administration did not want to go in for any confrontation with them but at the same time there would be no compromise on quality, quantity and time schedule for completion of the works.

Voters’ list revision from July 15
Khanna, July 4
The process of revision of the voters’ lists - 2003 will start from July 15. The directions regarding this have been issued to the electoral registration officers by the Deputy Commissioners-cum-District Election Officers.


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