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Hosiery manufacturers hold massive protest
Ludhiana, April 7
Hundreds of hosiery manufacturers today held a massive demonstration in protest against the levy of Central excise duty on hosiery products.
MASS AND MASSIVE: Hosiery manufacturers stage protest against the Central excise duty in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Industrial waste disposal site earmarked
Ludhiana, April 7
The Punjab Pollution Control Board has earmarked a site near Dera Bassi in Patiala district for the disposal of industrial waste since the lack of an effective dumping system had led to environmental pollution besides alarming degradation in the quality of groundwater.

Protest over workshop

‘Earmark places for rehri markets’
Ludhiana, April 7
The Rehri-Farri Union has urged the civic administration to earmark places in the city for rehri markets so that the petty traders could freely carry out their business. At a meeting with the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Mr S.K. Sharma, a deputation of the union, headed by Mr Bal Kishan Pappi, demanded steps to stop invocation of Section 283, IPC, against vendors and sending them to jail for no offence.

Schools confused over new syllabus
Ludhiana, April 7
While the Punjab School Education Board has not cared enough to issue the details of the revised syllabus to its schools for the new session, principals, teachers and students here are a confused lot.

UNIQUE PROTEST: A hosiery manufacturer in Ludhiana, who painted his head demanding withdrawal of the Central Excise Duty. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari


‘Emotionally strong kids become better citizens’
Ludhiana, April 7
Today is World Health Day and the theme focuses on ‘Health environments for children’. Unfortunately, a little has been realised by the countries responsible for deaths of innocent children in Iraq.

Punjab to seek control of PU
Ludhiana, April 7
The Punjab Government will seek the control of Panjab University, Chandigarh, as it belongs to Punjab. Stating this here today, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Minister for Higher Education, said the government would write to the Centre to handover the control of the university to Punjab.


Sena (H) lashes out at Akalis
Ludhiana, April 7
The Shiv Sena (H) has lashed out at Akali groups and some other Sikh bodies for their move to put pressure on the Centre and the judiciary by holding a demonstration in protest against death penalty to militant Devinder Singh Bhullar.

Minister honoured
Ludhiana, April 7
The Union Rural Development Minister, Mr Sangh Priya Gautam, has extolled the achievements of the NDA government. He has claimed that a record number of development projects have been planned and executed for the betterment of the people by the NDA government.

No end to their misery
Ludhiana, April 7
Some families of the Bagharia tribe which have migrated from Chittorgarh in Rajasthan to this place are living on the edge. They have put up tattered blankets atop shaky low bamboos that hardly offer them any shelter from the rising temperatures on the national highway.

Lying and living: This group of people from Chittorgarh lives in penury near the National Highway No. 1. — A Tribune photograph
Lying and living


Cong candidate booked 
Khanna, April 7
A Congress candidate and the father of an Independent candidate, along with 10 others, have been booked for indulging in poll violence. At the time of counting of votes in Ward No 17 yesterday, 271 ballot papers were allegedly torn by a Congress candidate Mr Ashok Tewari, according to an Independent candidate, Mr Dinkar Kalia.


Properties of Mangla Cotex sealed
Ludhiana, April 7
Following the takeover of their properties by officials of Canara Bank, two proprietors of Mangla Cotex Ltd. today allegedly broke open the locks of the houses. The bank reportedly lodged a complaint with the police. The properties had been sealed earlier in the day by the bank.


World Bank team meets PAU experts
Ludhiana, April 7
A World Bank team, comprising Dr Deepak Ahluwalia, Dr Derek Byrue, Dr Pal Singh Sidhu and Dr Karam Singh, is currently on a visit to Punjab to interact with government officers, PAU scientists and farmers for bringing out a status paper on the agricultural policy.

PAU to host rice group meeting
Ludhiana, April 7
The Directorate of Rice Research of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Hyderabad, in association with Punjab Agricultural University, will organise three-day 38th annual rice group meeting at Pal Auditorium from tomorrow.


Students protest against US attack
Ludhiana, April 7
Students and staff of the BNM College of Technical Education, Alamgir, yesterday demonstrated on the college premises against the US attack against Iraq and its people. The students wore black badges and held banners, carrying slogans “Mother earth needs peace not war”, “American greed leads to bleed”, “Blood is more valuable than oil,” “American hypocrisy kills democracy.”

120 students get prizes
Ludhiana, April 7
The annual prize distribution function of the Malwa Central College of Education for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana was organised in the college hall today. Ms Ravinder Kaur, Principal of the college, presented the annual college report. She highlighted various activities organised during the current session.
With hopes in eyes, young students listen intently to the proceedings during the annual prize distribution function of Malwa College of Education in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
With hopes in eyes, young students listen intently to the proceedings during the annual prize distribution function


Ghazals enliven evening
Ludhiana, April 7
A mushaira was organised by the Gulistaan-E-Adab here last evening. Prof Niranjan Tasneem, a novelist, presided over the function. Kundan Aravali of Gurgaon was the guest of honour and was awarded a prize for his contribution to the promotion of Urdu. Jagan Nath Jain, a music director of the 50s, presented the prize to Kundan Arawali.


World Health Day observed
Ludhiana, April 7
A function was organised at the Civil Hospital here today to mark World Health Day. The function was presided over by the Deputy Mayor, Mr Prem Kumar Mittal. Dr S.N. Tiwari, Civil Surgeon, while speaking on the occasion said children were the future of the nation and they should be provided a healthy environment. “Efforts should be made to provide pollution-free, healthy atmosphere to the children”, he said.


Harpreet declared best player
Ludhiana, April 7
Undergraduate students of 2000 batch bagged the overall trophy in the annual sports meet of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital. The prize distribution function was held here today at Dumra Auditorium of the hospital where the winners were awarded the trophy by Mr S.K. Sharma, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana. The students, who participated in various sports events during the meet were given certificates and medals.


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