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Shiv Sainiks protest against conversions
Ludhiana, March 16
Hundreds of Shiv Sainiks, belonging to the Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) took out a procession here today to protest against the conversions being carried out in certain areas of the state by the missionaries. They demanded that the conversions should be banned as some missionaries were providing allurements to the poor and downtrodden and attracting them towards their faith.

Fire breaks out in godown
Ludhiana, March 16
Fire broke out in the godown of Sunrise factory near the Jalandhar bypass here late last evening, reducing stored goods to ashes.
The godown of the Sunrise factory in Ludhiana The godown of the Sunrise factory in Ludhiana in flames on Saturday. — IV


Bhullar’s sentence: protest on March 30 
Ludhiana, March 16
The Prof Devinderpal Singh Bhullar Defence Committee, representing Sikh bodies, political groups and other organisations have decided to hold a demonstration in Delhi on March 30 in protest against the apex court verdict awarding death penalty to Prof Devinderpal Singh Bhullar. The committee also announced here today that its outfits would raise the issue at the Holla Mohalla celebrations in Anadpur Sahib on March 19.

Be positive, get success
Ludhiana, March 16
“The difference between a winner and a loser is in their mindset. A winner is convinced that he is going to win and a loser unconsciously knows that he is going to lose. This mental attitude decides the outcome of his efforts.” These views were expressed by Dr Rajeev Gupta, a Tagore Nagar- based psychiatrist, while addressing officers of Duke India Fashion Ltd. His lecture was part of Super Charger 2003, the two-day annual conference of the company,

Jangams have a go at cricket
Ludhiana, March 16
As the chances of India winning the cricket World Cup brighten up, the cricket fever seems to be taking hold on everyone. Even the Shiva’s Jangams played it today. As the shops and other business establishments remained closed, the Jangams could not go anywhere for seeking alms. So they spend the time playing cricket. About six Jangams, in their routine attire, provided good entertainment, not only to the players with whom they were playing, but to the passersby as well.

School function
Ludhiana, March 16
Teri Aut School organised its annual day and sports day functions this morning. Students actively participated in various events. A colourful cultural programme was presented by the students. It included dance numbers and Punjabi folk songs.
A teacher gives finishing touches to a child’s makeup during the annual day function of Love Dale School Students of Teri Aut Public School participate in a tug-of-war competition
A teacher gives finishing touches to a child’s makeup during the annual day function of Love Dale School in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari Students of Teri Aut Public School participate in a tug-of-war competition at their annual sports day function on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph 

Watchman killed
Ludhiana, March 16
Close on the heels of a murder of a watchman on Gill Road a few days ago, another watchman-cum-labour assistant was found brutally murdered at a steel shuttering shop the in Dugri area here today.


3 hurt in mishap, power supply hit
Ludhiana, March 16
Traffic on the busy Ludhiana-Ferozepore road and power supply to some villages and colonies of the city were affected for several hours following a head-on collision between a truck and a mini-truck near Baddowal early this morning. The vehicles could not be lifted till the afternoon. 
A truck lies on its side after colliding with a mini-truck near Baddowal on the Ludhiana-Ferozepore road on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph 
A truck lies on its side after colliding with a mini-truck near Baddowal

Submersible pump started
Ludhiana, March 16
Ms Amrit Varsha Rampal, councillor of Ward No. 41, and Mr S.K. Sharma, Commissioner Municipal Corporation, inaugurated a submersible pump at Jagjeet Nagar here. Residents of the area had been facing acute shortage of water for the past more than 20 years.


Businessman’s body found


Pinnacle of fashion
Ludhiana, March 16
The Pinnacle Institute of Design Technology (PIDT), a fashion design institute, organised a mega exhibition, “Paridhan Shilpa”, on fashion forecast and garment designing on its the campus yesterday. Mr Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner, inaugurated the exhibition.



The school with cent per cent result
New Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, has three branches — one at Sarabha Nagar and the two at Dandi Swami Chowk, Civil Lines, Ludhiana. About 2000 students are receiving education at these branches. The motto of the school is ‘Aspire, Act, Achieve’, which is fully adhered to, and students are so taught and guided as to fall in love with the school motto.
New Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana.
New Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana

Disciplinarian for all-round development
r Harish Chander Gupta, principal for last 11 years of New Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, is the educationist to the core having been in the field of education from 1959. He climbed rung by rung and presently is Deputy Director of the three schools run by the management. 

Awareness about WTO


Sunita RainaKashmir beckons Sunita
Ludhiana, March 16
Sunita Raina is a poetess from Kashmiri. Having left the valley 13 years ago, the place keeps on calling her again and again. And the irony is that she cannot visit her home that nourished her dreams for so many years.
Her imagination does not rest on nostalgia. She wants to fly on the wings of imagination. She has already penned over a hundred poems, which have appeared in literary journals, magazines and newspapers.


Painless delivery safe: expert
Ludhiana, March 16
Labour analgesia, commonly known as painless delivery, was safe for the mother and the child, said Dr P. Chari, PGI, Chandigarh. She said that the Indian belief that the mother and child developed a bond due to the pain mother goes through childbirth was baseless.
Participants at the Frank Prior oration, organised at the Christian Medical College & Hospital, in Ludhiana on Sunday. — IV
Participants at the Frank Prior oration, organised at the Christian Medical College & Hospital

Seminar on foeticide
Ludhiana, March 16
A seminar on female foeticide was held by the International Council of Ayurveda (ICA). It was attended by 30 midwives and female health workers. Dr Ashok Sharma , the project manager of the reproductive and child health (RCH) SOSVA, Chandigarh, spoke about ways to root out female foeticide.

Medical representatives protest
Ludhiana, March 16
A delegation of local unit of the Punjab Medical Representatives Association met representatives of the management of M/s Sun Pharma Industries Ltd. Mumbai to protest against the anti-worker policies of the management as it had earlier transferred the entire field staff, consisting of about 15 members, out of Punjab to far off places in India.


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