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10 KVM teachers ‘expelled’ in 
seven months
Ludhiana, April 30
In an apparent bid to remove surplus staff, as many as 10 teachers of Kundan Vidya Mandir (KVM) have been expelled in the past seven months. Majority of these teachers were from the nursery and primary sections of the school and were appointed in March last year.

WATER BABIES: Kids take a dip in a pool to cool themselves as mercury soars in Ludhiana. — Photo Pradeep Tewari


Cong leaders divided over support to officers
Ludhiana, April 30
There seems to be total polarisation within the District Congress Committee (DCC) with one section of the party supporting the Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Harpreet Sidhu, and the other section supporting the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Agarwal.

Land dispute gets murkier
Group accuses other of harvesting crop forcibly
Jaspal Bangar (Ludhiana), April 30
The controversy surrounding the possession of 120 kanals of agricultural land in Jaspal Bangar village has once again come to the fore, with a group of villagers fighting for the possession of land accusing the opposite party of harvesting the crop forcibly.

30 health employees found absent
Ludhiana, April 30
About 30 employees of the state Health Department posted in Ludhiana and Ropar districts were found absent from duty in Vigilance Bureau raids conducted at 36 Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Civil Hospitals and dispensaries here yesterday.

Names of 26,500 docs missing from PMC roll
Ludhiana, April 30
Out of total 34,000 doctors in Punjab, 26,500 are either supposed to be dead or have migrated outside Punjab in the eyes of the Punjab Medical Council (PMC). This was observed in an electoral roll prepared for the council’s election by its registrar. The roll contains the name of 7,500 doctors.


BJP leaders to meet Advani, seek CBI probe
Ludhiana, April 30
The CD expose, highlighting corruption among police personnel in the city has taken a new turn with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) deciding to approach the Union Home Minister, Mr L.K Advani, seeking a CBI probe into the incident. Under the leadership of the former Punjab Deputy Speaker, Mr Satpal Gosain, a party meeting has been summoned for later tonight.

Ensure regular water supply for cotton: CM
Ludhiana, April 30
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, has directed the Chief Engineer (Canal) to ensure uninterrupted water supply to complete cotton sowing in the cotton belt of the state.

100-foot road, green belts gobbled up
Ludhiana, April 30
Inhabitants of Urban Estate Phase I and its surrounding localities like HE Housing Colony and HM Housing Colony, besides factory owners and industrial workers in Focal Point Phase V, are sore over rampant encroachment on both sides of the 100-foot road and parts of green belts due to inaction on part of the civic body and the district administration.

No takers for state awardees’ creations
Ludhiana, April 30
Dilshad Ahmed an artisan from Saharanpur, has brought exquisitely carved furniture to the city. He has come here with beautifully carved wooden screens, stools, beds, sofas, dining tables and other articles.

WAITING FOR BUYERS: An artisan takes a nap as there are not many takers for the goods at the ongoing handicraft and cultural mela at the Government College for Women in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph


Not clean or green at all

UDHIANA is by no means ever near ‘clean and green’ as the bill boards announce it. It is perhaps the most polluted, over-polluted and a mismanaged city of Punjab by its Municipal Corporation.

Rickshaw-puller hurt in mishap


Two liquor smugglers held
Ludhiana, April 30
The relatively cheap liquor from Chandigarh continues to flow into Ludhiana. However, the excise officials seem to be trying their best to prevent smuggling of liquor into the city.

Sarpanch booked for grabbing land
Ludhiana, April 30
More than five years after the Sarpanch of Miani village in the Bet area was charged with having encroached upon a piece of “shamlat” land, the local police has finally registered a case of land grabbing against him.

Bus hijacked, 4 booked
Ludhiana, April 30
In a unique case, the district police has booked four persons for allegedly hijacking a bus on the Ludhiana-Jagraon road here on April 28. An FIR was registered at Sarabha Nagar police station here yesterday on the complaint of Mr Manjit Singh , Managing Director Sewak Bus and Transport Company Ltd.


CII responsible for levying Cenvat: FTSII
Ludhiana, April 30
The Federation of Tiny and Small Industries of India (FTSII) has blamed vested interests in the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) for the levy of Cenvat on knitted fabrics, readymade garments and power looms in the unorganised sector. This was confirmed by the Union Minister for Textiles, Mr Kanshi Ram Rana, during his visit to the city recently.



Animation course introduced
Ludhiana, April 30
The Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics, academic wing of Maya Entertainment, a leading 3D-animation and post-production house based in Mumbai, introduced a high-end professional course in post production and visual effects for films and television industry in Ludhiana on its premises in Ferozepore Market.

Workshop at DMCH
Ludhiana, April 30
The Orthopaedic Training Association in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons, University of Dundee, UK, held a two-day workshop on basic knee and hip arthroplasty at Dumra Auditorium, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital.

Prof David Rowly (extreme left) from the UK addresses mediapersons during a course on hip and knee arthroplasty, at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Prof David Rowly from the UK addresses mediapersons during a course on hip and knee arthroplasty

Teachers to meet DPI
Ludhiana, April 30
To present its demands before the DPI (Secondary), the Ph.D/ M.Phil School Teachers’ Association has decided to hold a meeting with him on May 6 at Chandigarh.

KV students celebrate annual day
Ludhiana, April 30
Students and staff of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Baddowal Cantonment, organised the annual function of their school here today. Scouts and Guides team of the school along with their in charge, Ms Kamaljeet Kaur, welcomed the chief guest, Col S.P. Sharma, Commandant 17 FAD and Chairman of Kendriya Vidyalaya Management Committee.

Fashion show by tiny tots
Ludhiana, April 30
Tiny tots of Small Wonders Nursery School, Sangat Road, participated in a fashion show organised here today.
Children displayed their colourful outfits with accessories such as handbags, goggles, hats, scarves, jackets, pistols and jewellery and complete make-up. 
Students of Small Wonders Nursery School take part in a fashion show organised on Wednesday. — IV
Students of Small Wonders Nursery School take part in a fashion show

Mozambique President’s visit


Tributes paid to Balwant Gargi
Ludhiana, April 30
The Punjabi Culture Study Circle International (PCSCI) held a special meeting to mourn the death of a noted writer litterateur and theaterist Balwant Gargi and paid tributes to him.

Artistes honour Jassowal
Ludhiana, April 30
The patron of arts, Mr Jagdev Singh Jassowal, was felicitated by a large number of performing artistes on turning 69 today. The function was arranged at Hotel Majestic Park Plaza.

Mr Jasdev Singh Jassowal being felicitated at his 69th birthday at a function in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — IV
Mr Jasdev Singh Jassowal being felicitated at his 69th birthday

Aulakh to release anthology of ghazals
Ludhiana, April 30
Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, PAU, will release an anthology of ghazals ‘Man De Buhe Barian’ penned by Mr Gurbhajan Singh Gill, Editor (Punjabi), working in the Centre for Communication, Languages and Culture of the university, in the Vice-Chancellor's committee room on May 2 at 11 a m.


Save yourself from SARS
EVERE acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) has become a worldwide threat and the World Health Organisation and the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued alerts against this contagious, virulent pneumonia. The illness begins with a fever, in which, the body temperature rises to more than 100.4°F.

Auto-disable syringe launched
Ludhiana, April 30
There are as many as 21 million people across the globe who get infected with deadly viruses like HIV, hepatitis B and C resulting from the reuse of disposable syringes. Due to this, 13 lakh people die annually. 

Smile Train brings hope for infants with cleft
Ludhiana, April 30
One child in every 700 is born with a cleft — fourth most common birth defect and the first most common facial defect. Parents of such children go through hell, but ‘Smile Train’ tells cleft-affected children that they are not alone. With the help of this USA-based NGO, many such children get free treatment at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) every year.

DMCH doctor takes over as NNF chief
Ludhiana, April 30
Dr B. K. Jain, Reader and Head, Unit I, Department of Paediatrics, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital , has taken over as the President of National Neonatology Forum (NNF) , Punjab state Branch. The office has been handed over to him keeping in view his contribution towards the NNF.


Hockey, basketball  tourney


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