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Students protest against exam fee receipt anomaly
Ludhiana, September 24
Ugly scenes were witnessed at Punjabi Bhavan here today when hundreds of students raised slogans against the local officials of the Punjab School Education Board for allegedly issuing them receipts for less amount than paid by them as examination fee for the matric and senior secondary school examinations to be held next year.

Long queues of students at Punjabi Bhavan Long queues of students at Punjabi Bhavan on the penultimate day of filling forms for the annual matric and higher secondary examinations. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Dairy owners hold MC, residents to ransom
Ludhiana, September 24
Call it lackadaisical and evasive attitude and utter unconcern of the municipal corporation over the pathetic plight of thousands of residents in more than 10 colonies on the periphery of the city that hundreds of dairies, with several thousand head of cattle, refusing to shift to the proposed dairy complex in the Jamalpur area for well over a year now.

Overstaffed PSEB sags under its burden
Ludhiana, September 24
The government is yet to initiate concrete steps to tackle overstaffing and reduce the cost per employee in the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), which has been highlighted as the main cause of the deteriorating financial health of the board by different industrial bodies as well as consumers of various categories.



No headway in kidney racket case
Ludhiana, September 24
While the police success in busting kidney racket in England early this month and in Amritsar recently is hogging limelight, the Ludhiana police has failed to make any further headway in the year-old kidney racket case registered at division no. 6 police station.

Mela over, devotees’ rush continues
Ahmedgarh, September 24
Even after three days of the ceremonial closure of Chhapar Mela, devotees, visitors kept pouring in to worship snake embodiment of Nag Devta today.

Hard times for city parks
Ludhiana, September 24
Various parks in outer colonies of the city which had been spruced up earlier by citizens’ welfare committees because of liberal grants by the Municipal Corporation are returning to their old shabby look, thanks to an official change of policy in this regard.

Several social and cultural outfits in the city are gearing up to celebrate Dasehra in their respective areas. Ramlila committees apart, special Dasehra committees are being formed and funds are being collected. Special melas would also be held at several places like the Daresi Grounds, Dugri, Focal Point and other localities. Unfortunately, these melas also offer an opportunity for petty criminals to make some fast buck.
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Delegates at a conference on female foeticide at Christian Medical College in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Law enforcement on foeticide negligible
Ludhiana, September 24
The country is on the verge of a demographic catastrophe. If effective measures are not taken immediately, boys and men will soon outnumber girls and women.

Delegates at a conference on female foeticide at Christian Medical College in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Come September
ome September, and with it comes an image that spells out imagery which has linguistic and idiomatic overtones. Besides, it provides a theatre of general memories. Certain years, even some dates, become a record of history. September, 1947, recorded the biggest human exodus when the worst ever bloodshed was witnessed. In the same year, Punjab received heavy rainfall perhaps to wash away the sinful acts. The Sutlej rose to a record height.



VAT provisions resented 
Ludhiana, September 24
Trade and industry circles here are up in arms against the state government over what they term as ‘draconian’ provisions of the Value Added Tax (VAT) Act, 2002, which is to come in force from April 2003.



Members of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union hold a dharna in Ludhiana on Tuesday.PCCTU holds zone-level rally
Ludhiana, September 24
A zone-level rally of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (Panjab University) was held in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here today. Teachers from Ludhiana, Muktsar, Moga, Hoshiarpur, Ferozepore and Chandigarh participated.

Members of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union hold a dharna in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Talent hunt competition
Ludhiana, September 24
A talent search competition was organised here today at the BCM College of Education for the newly admitted B.Ed students. Dr Inderjeet Gill Vashisht, Principal, Government College for Women was the chief guest on the occasion.



Precautions to avoid dengue
Ludhiana, September 24
The post-monsoon season is always an ordeal for the city residents as it is the time when the dengue fever spreads its wings. Last year also, hundreds of patients of dengue sought treatment at various hospitals and private clinics in the city.

Echocardiography academy becomes functional
Ludhiana, September 24
The state unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) in its endeavour to increase the academic standards of the medicos in Punjab has inaugurated a first of its kind, Academy of Echocardiography. The decision to form this academic forum was taken in the recently held state council meeting here.



Arjun is gymnastics champion
Khanna, September 24
The District Ludhiana Gymnastics Championship was organised at Shri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School here on September 22. The championship was inaugurated by Mr Vinod Vashisht the chief guest of the function.

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