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MC income up, but falls short of target
Ludhiana, February 27
In spite of the stepped-up recovery operations of the Municipal Corporation in the last month, the total income of the civic body in almost 11 months of this financial year, though comparable to the figures of the last year, is still below the budget target.

Foreign subsidies must go: BKU
Ludhiana, February 27
The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), Punjab has expressed concern over the subsidies provided to farmers of various countries and has urged the government to impress upon developed countries to withdraw the subsidies at the next meeting of the World Trade Organisation.

Girls take off their sweaters as a result of sudden change in temperature Girls take off their sweaters as a result of sudden change in temperature in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph


Jail Superintendent told to appear in court
Ludhiana, February 27
A District Court today directed Superintendent Central Jail, Ludhiana Gursharan Singh Sidhu, accused of cheating and embezzlement of government funds to the tune of more than Rs 50 lakh, to personally appear in the court tomorrow. The direction was given to the accused through his counsel.

Railways to focus on customer satisfaction
Ludhiana, February 27
The Railways has laid special focus on safety measures this year with regular staff counselling, technical update, random inspections and surprise checks. Disclosing this here today the newly appointed Area Traffic Manager (ATM), Mr N.S. Mann said, the customer satisfaction was the top priority of the railways.

Case against Mann angers party
Ludhiana, February 27
The state body of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) has condemned the levelling of TADA charges against the party chief and MP, Simranjeet Singh Mann, saying that it is an assault on minorities and part of a conspiracy to prevent him from contesting elections.

Telecom firm achieves landmark
Ludhiana, February 27
Bharti Teletech, a subsidiary of Bharti Enterprises and manufacturer of Beetel telephones, achieved a landmark today of manufacturing 3 million telephone sets. The company that is exporting the instruments across the world sent its latest consignment to Germany.


Nominations filed for civic poll
Ludhiana, February 27
A total of 108 nominations have been filed for the elections in 19 wards of the Municipal Council, Jagraon. Many of the nominations have been filed in duplicate to avoid problems in case of the rejection of the papers. Out of 19 wards, seats in 10 wards are reserved either for SC/BC or women candidates.

Protest against police torture
Ludhiana, February 27
The Nepali Jan Adhikar Surakhaya Samiti, the Inqalab Render Punjab, the Lok Sangarh Manch, the Kirti Kisan Union, the Technical Services Union and the Employees Federation organised a rally in front of the SDM’s office in protest against police atrocities on Nepalese labourers.


‘Missing businessman had apprehension’
Ludhiana, February 27
The claims of relatives of a missing industrialist, Mr Ramesh Kumar, that he had gone to meet another influential industrialist’s family in the city before disappearing mysteriously were strengthened today when an office-bearer of the local Garment Machine Manufacturers and Buyers Association confirmed the claim in his deposition before the police.



Adopt diversification report fully: Johl
Ludhiana, February 27
The contract farming started in Punjab as a sequel to the diversification report will not succeed unless it is based on tested and recommended technologies given by Punjab Agricultural University, says Dr S.S. Johl.

Rural women told about their rights
Ludhiana, February 27
As many as 85 women from Dugri, Dhandran, Manakwari and Kheri Jhameri villages were told about their rights during a programme organised at Joseph’s School, Dugri-Dhandran road, here today.

Position holders in MBA exam
Ludhiana, February 27
The Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) has bagged seven out of the top 10 positions in MBA examination conducted by Punjab Technical University this year. Giving this information, Dr K.N.S. Kang, Director of the college, said the students had got first, second, third, fourth, fifth, ninth and 10th positions in the university.

Fashion show for tiny tots
Ludhiana, February 27
It was a treat to see tiny tots attired in colourful dresses, swaying to music and catwalking at a fashion show organised in Cherryfields Nursery School, Atam Nagar, here today. While a majority of little girls wore lehnga choli with tikka, bindi, bangles and “parandi”, boys dressed up in “achkans”.
Kids of Cherryfields Nursery School participate in a fashion show in Ludhiana  on Thursday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari 
Kids of Cherryfields Nursery School participate in a fashion show

Training course for African students concludes
Ludhiana, February 27
The Second Tech. Trainers Training Course, organised by the R&D Centre for Bicycles and Sewing Machines under the UNDP/UNIDO programme for African countries, has concluded.

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Conference on ethical dilemma in medicine
Ludhiana, February 27
A conference on “Ethical Dilemma in Modern Medicine” will be organised at the CMC here tomorrow. The objective of the conference is to seek support of all who are committed to the ethical practice of medicine in India.


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