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Management, transporter reach compromise
School to reopen on October 22
Otalan (Samrala), October 19
About 1,000 students of Sacred Heart Convent School, here, will heave a sigh of relief as the school, lying closed for the past over two weeks, will finally start functioning from October 22 following a compromise between the school management and transporter over the system of running school buses.

Seeds of deception at PAU’s door
Ludhiana, October 19
Due to lack of awareness and absence of any regulatory authority governing the sale of seeds, farmers are being fleeced by certain shopkeepers selling ‘high yielding varieties’ which are not recommended by Punjab Agricultural University or the State Agricultural Department.

Mela begins with spice of folk
Ludhiana, October 19
Mohan Singh Mela began with usual fanfare early here today. The customary procession began from the house of Prof Mohan’s son, Mr Kanwal Mohan Singh.
A heritage exhibition in Punjabi Bhavan, Ludhiana, on the opening day of Prof Mohan Singh Mela
A heritage exhibition in Punjabi Bhavan, Ludhiana, on the opening day of Prof Mohan Singh Mela on Saturday. — IV


Flat owners cry foul over price
Ludhiana, October 19
Allottees of high income group flats, constructed by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority  in Urban Estate Dugri locality here are a harassed lot. Owners of 64 duplex flats, each costing Rs 8.92 lakh, are virtually cursing the day, when they opted to go for the alluring offer, which later turned out to be very far from reality.

1,000-cr subsidy on power tariff: Randhawa
Amloh, October 19
The imposition of power tariff of Rs 300 per month on five-HP motors used for agricultural purposes would save the state from facing blackout in coming days. The Bathinda and Ropar thermal plants have coal reserves for only four and 21 days, respectively.

PAU scientist umpire for Railways-WI tie
Ludhiana, October 19
Dr Manjit Singh Mahal, senior entomologist of Punjab Agricultural University here, has been appointed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) one of the umpires for the three-day tie between the visiting West Indians and Ranji Trophy champions, Railways. The match is to begin on October 24 in Pune.


‘US ruling on patents bad for India’
Ludhiana, October 19
“A recent ruling of the Supreme Court of USA — that all plants can be patented in the USA — is a serious development which will have wide repercussions for all countries of the world,” says Dr R Saha, Advisor, Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

PAU’s pre-cooked noodles
Ludhiana, October 19
The Department of Food Science and Technology, PAU, has developed simple technologies for the production of instant pre-cooked noodles which would benefit staff working in hotels and restaurants, besides housewives, who would not have to undergo the drudgery of making, washing and cooling noodles before frying.

Marriage palaces cause traffic jams
Ludhiana, October 19
Construction of marriage palaces has been continuing unhindered along the Ferozepore road and only a few of these have sufficient parking space for the vehicles. With the result it usually leads to chaos on the road during marriage functions at night.

Awareness rally by Indian Bank
Ludhiana, October 19
The local branch of the Indian Bank today organised an awareness rally which passed through various markets of the city explaining to the people various schemes of the banks to the public.

Employees of Indian Bank, Clock Tower, take out a rally in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Employees of Indian Bank, Clock Tower, take out a rally in Ludhiana

Black money surrendered
Ludhiana, October 19
Two hosiery units and one autoparts unit have surrendered nearly Rs 3 crore of concealed income during a survey undertaken by the Income Tax Department here.


Akali worker attacked
Doraha, October 19
An Akali worker was allegedly attacked by supporters of the Congress on Thursday. According to reports, Harminder Singh of Payal was allegedly attacked by Pargat Singh, Kulwant Singh and Pola with sharp-edged weapons while he was working in his fields.

Man commits suicide
Doraha, October 19
Major Singh (55) a mentally challenged person reportedly committed suicide today by consuming sleeping pills. He was admitted in a serious condition to Sidhu Hospital, Doraha, where he died at 2 pm.


Textile ministry officials on tech mission
Ludhiana, October 19
The Federation of Knitwear Textile and Allied Industries Associations held a meeting with Ms Kiran Dhingra, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Textile, and Mr Subodh Kumar, Textile Commissioner, Government of India, New Delhi The visiting officials were on Mini Mission-II on wool, a technology mission, for development of wool and woollen industry, including spinning, weaving, knitting and processing.



Multimedia library in BCM
Ludhiana, October 19
BCM Arya Model School has introduced the concept of a ‘Multimedia knowledge library’, which will provide to its students vast and up-to-date knowledge of different subjects viz. science, tats, commerce, languages, mathematics, computers, social science etc., besides various games, quizzes, puzzles and encyclopaedias.

Mr Satyanand Munjal inaugurates a CD library in BCM Arya Model School, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — IV
Mr Satyanand Munjal inaugurates a CD library in BCM Arya Model School

Ms Fresher contest organised
Ludhiana, October 19
The commerce department of Khalsa Girls College, Civil Lines, had organised a freshers party for commerce students (first year). The aim was to welcome the freshers and give them a chance to interact with senior students and the faculty members. Before the start of fashion show, the senior students had presented a great choreography with a religious theme.

First year students of the Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, participate in the Ms Fresher contest on Saturday. — Photo Pradeep Tiwari

First year students of the Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, participate in the Ms Fresher contest

State-level maths test on November 10
Ludhiana, October 19
The Regional Corporate Office of Castle Learning Centre is organising fifth state-level mathematics test on November 10 in Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar.
Students of classes IX and X, of all leading schools affiliated to the PSEB and the CBSE, will participate the test. Results will be declared in December and the winner wizard 2002, will be awarded a gold medal a TV and sponsored gifts.

Creativity rewards
Ludhiana, October 19
The Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics announced the launch of the nation-wide “Creativity Rewards,” scholarships for students interested in pursuing a career in animation and the multimedia industry, the next boom segment of the IT juggernaut of India. The rewards shall be in the form of a scholarship of upto 100 per cent of the course fees.

Shabad gayan competition
Ludhiana, October 19
Second Baba Gurumukh Singh Memorial Inter-School Shabad Gayan competition was held at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarbaha Nagar, Ludhiana today. As many as 13 schools from Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar and other parts of the state participated for the top honors.

A shabad gayan competition in Guru Nanak Public School, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — IV
A shabad gayan competition in Guru Nanak Public School



Paramedics threaten stir
Ludhiana, October 19
On a call by the State Action Committee of the Paramedical and Health Employees Union, a state-level convention held at the Punjabi Bhavan here on Thursday decided to launch a statewide agitation against the Punjab Government decision to hand over the government hospitals and dispensaries to private entrepreneurs and Primary Health Centres, to panchayats and municipal councils.

City dentist develops new technique
Ludhiana, October 19
A city dentist has developed a technique for saving “mobile teeth” from falling. Loss of bone due to a common gum disease called pyorrhea renders teeth “mobile”. Dr Vikas Jindal, who has developed the technique, says that the disease has predisposing factors like diabetes, hypertension, medication for chronic ailments, pregnancy, hormonal disturbances and epilepsy etc.

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