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No room for indiscipline in 
club, says DC
Councillors want Jain reinstated
Ludhiana April 23
The Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Aggarwal, refused to be drawn into any controversy over the suspension of Satluj Club general secretary, Mr Sunil Jain, saying that he would not make any comment till the secretary suspended on charges of ‘indiscipline’ and ‘misconduct’ submits his reply to the chargesheet.

Cong leaders want Aggarwal transferred
Ludhiana, April 23
There seems to be total polarisation between the district administration led by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Aggarwal, on the one hand and a dominant section of the Congress leadership on the other.

Roof collapse: official visits school
Ludhiana, April 23
It was a providential escape for students of Government High School at Chowni Mohalla when the roof of a verandah collapsed on Monday just minutes before the morning assembly was to be held there. But neither the staff nor the district education authorities seem to have realised the threat from unsafe, wooden ceilings atop corridors and classrooms that can collapse anytime owing to termite infestation.


Councillor-contractor nexus in allotting projects
Ludhiana, April 23
In the wake of stepped up development work being undertaken by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, councillors or at least some of them become more demanding — not in terms of more funds and projects for development but for allotment of projects to certain ‘favourite’ contractors. This results frustration and resentment among other contractors who are not so fortunate to be close to elected representatives.


Area under hyola contract farming to be increased
Ludhiana, April 23
Markfed is in the process of launching a new brand of healthy hyola oil in the market soon. Hyola oil is very good for heart patients because of its low-saturated fatty-acid contents, says Punjab Agro Foodgrains Corporation (PAFC) MD K. S. Saroj. He was addressing a gathering of farmers at Budhewal, near here, today.

Damage to crops: BKU seeks compensation
Ludhiana, April 23
The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) has demanded adequate compensation for farmers whose crops were damaged by the recent hailstorm and rain in the state. According to Mr Ajmer Singh Lakhowal and Prof Manjit Singh Qadian, president and general secretary of the unit, the farmers should be paid at the rate of Rs 12, 000 per acre as compensation and officials deputed for the special girdawri by the government should complete their work at the earliest so that the amount was received by the farmers in time.

Punjab jails to go hi-tech
Ludhiana, April 23
A major overhaul of the jail infrastructure is on the anvil and Punjab would also have the distinction of being the second state in the country to have a video-conferencing facility to tackle security concerns while ferrying prisoners and undertrials to various courts and back, claims Punjab Minister for Jails and Urban Development Malkiat Singh Birmi.
Punjab Minister for Jails and Urban Development Malkiat Singh Birmi interacts with prisoners at the Central Jail, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — Photo IV
Punjab Minister for Jails and Urban Development Malkiat Singh Birmi interacts with prisoners

Private practice: docs against criminal cases
Ludhiana, April 23
The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMSA) has strongly condemned the move of the Vigilance Bureau to implicate a few local PCMS doctors in criminal cases of corruption for allegedly doing private practice.

Check corruption in govt offices

he advertisements given in various newspapers by the Congress under the heading “Completion of one year of corruption-free government” can be justifiably termed as the joke of the century. The truth, as it prevails in the state, is quite different.



Steel traders’ tussle with industrialists
Mandi Gobindgarh,  April 21
While the steel re-rolling mills association pleads that the steel mills are passing through a serious crisis due to the shortage of raw material and hike in power tariff and overall slump, the steel traders association allege that the steel manufacturers have pooled their resources are not helping the traders in this steel city of India.



PAU team leaves for Dhaka
Ludhiana, April 22
A team of five scientists led by the Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, Dr K.S. Aulakh, left for Bangladesh yesterday to work on a mungbean project.
The team will visit the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council, Bangabhandu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University and various sites of the mungbean project and return on April 30.

Students to attend convention
Ludhiana, April 23
Some selected students of the Punjab chapter of SPIC MACAY and their four teachers started from BCM School at 10am today to participate in a three-day convention to be held at Tagore Bal Niketan School in Karnal from tomorrow.

Students of the SPIC-MACAY (Punjab chapter) offer their prayers at a function in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — IV
Students of the SPIC-MACAY

Workshop on cartoon making
Ludhiana, April 23
A workshop on cartoon making ‘Fun with cartoons’ was organised for students and teachers at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here today.
Students and teachers from 12 schools of the city participated in the workshop.

Ajit Narayan, freelance cartoonist from New Delhi, at a workshop of students from BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — IV
Ajit Narayan, freelance cartoonist from New Delhi, at a workshop of students from BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School

Polytechnic celebrates annual day
Ludhiana, April 23
Students and staff of the Satguru Ram Singh Government Polytechnic for Women, Rishi Nagar, celebrated their annual day here today.
Dr Roshan Sunkaria, Director, Technical Education and Industrial Training, Punjab, was the chief guest. 
Students of the Satguru Ram Singh Government Polytechnic for Women, Ludhiana, present dandiya on the occasion of the annual day celebrations of the institute. — A Tribune photograph

Students of the Satguru Ram Singh Government Polytechnic for Women, Ludhiana, present dandiya


Judicial employee sacked

Ludhiana, April 23
The District and Sessions Judge, Mr Baldev Singh, today passed the termination orders of Niranjan Singh, who was working in the record room. Sources said as per an inquiry report submitted by the Additional District Judge, the employee was found guilty of misplacing a document when he was working as ‘ahlmed’ in a court.

Judicial employees show resentment over the sacking of an employee
Judicial employees show resentment over the sacking of an employee in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo IV


Writers pay tributes to Gargi
Ludhiana, April 23
“Balwant Gargi’s demise has left a great void in Punjabi drama and is an irreparable loss” feel Punjabi writers of Ludhiana. Prof J.B.S. Nanda, former head of Punjabi department, Government College for Boys, said, “Balwant Gargi was the man who took the Punjabi drama to international level.


Counselling helps them shun drugs
Ludhiana, April 23
“The most worrying thing facing Punjab is the fact that more than 70 per cent of rural and urban youth are in the grip of drugs. They are wasting their lives. I request the youth to give up this bad habit and urge the parents to keep watch over their wards”, said Santandeep Singh after being rehabilitated at Aas Kiran, a de-addiction centre, being run at Model Town Extension, Ludhiana.


Ludhiana score 224 against Jalandhar
Ludhiana, April 23
Fine batting by Bharat Malhotra (67) and Pankaj Kumar (35) enabled Ludhiana to score 224 runs on the first day of the second three-day match against Jalandhar in the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Championship (under 15 years) for the Sushil Bali Trophy at Burlton Park of Jalandhar today.


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