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False declaration of assets by cops
Scheme to check corruption fails to deliver
Ludhiana, May 2
A two-year-old massive exercise of the district police to record the details of the assets of its employees up to the rank of Inspector to check corruption seems to have come to a naught as several of them, ostensibly, made false declarations to the authorities. There is no evidence that the declared assets were counter-checked or action initiated against any policeman for lying.

Mesmerising hues of Tiranga
Ludhiana, May 2
The audience at Guru Nanak Bhavan where Tiranga — a salute to the National Flag was depicted through poetry, music and art — was spellbound by the superb performances given by the masteroes of Indian music. Ludhianvis will remain indebted to the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam for bringing this unique show to the city last night.

Invoking the muse. Two legendary maestros, Pandit Jasraj and Pt Hari Prasad Chaurasia during the presentation of the Tiranga in Ludhiana Invoking the muse. Two legendary maestros, Pandit Jasraj and Pt Hari Prasad Chaurasia during the presentation of the Tiranga in Ludhiana on Thursday evening. — Photo Pradeep Tewari


  70 school employees found absent
Ludhiana, May 2
As many as 70 employees, including 38 teachers and three Principals of the state Education Department posted in different schools in the rural area of the district, were found absent from duty during raids conducted by the Vigilance Bureau here today.

Overloaded school vehicles flout orders
Ludhiana, May 2
Despite repeated orders issued by the District Magistrate, Mr Anurag Aggarwal, prohibiting the overloading of vehicles carrying schoolchildren, many autorickshaws and rickshaws running in contract with the schools continue to be packed with children much beyond the stipulated seating capacity.

Unsafe ride: Autorickshaws packed with children are a common sight in Ludhiana.  — Photo Inderjeet Verma
Unsafe ride: Autorickshaws packed with children are a common sight in Ludhiana

Ludhiana excels... be it politics, business or culture
Ludhiana, May 2
It is a great transition. From politics to commerce. And commerce to culture. Ludhiana's elevation to artistic and literary sublimity may not be complete as yet. It may appear to be too subtle and silent to be noted too prominently. But it is certainly coherent and consistent, full of rhythm and melody.

Johar inspects exam centres
Ludhiana, May 2
With a view to check the menace of copying in the colleges, Mr H. D. Johar, Higher Education Minister, Punjab, paid a surprise visit to the examination centres in the Government College for Boys and the Government College for Women here today.


I-cards for morning walkers on PAU campus
Ludhiana, May 2
Health-conscious residents of the city hate to miss their regular walking schedule, especially in the pollution free Punjab Agricultural University campus. So much so that they are ready to pay for it without any objection. There is tremendous response to the registration of walkers by the university authorities as more than 3,500 forms have been sold for the same.

WALKERS’ PARADISE: The Punjab Agricultural University campus is a favourite with regular walkers in the city. — Photo Pradeep Tewari
The Punjab Agricultural University campus is a favourite with regular walkers

At 71, he cycles for peace
Ludhiana, May 2
At 71 not many are left with any sort of zeal, but this man is different. Even at this age, Nathiprasad Nainwal's sole mission is to spread the message of peace and to make the country corruption-free.

Minister to flag off Jain rally
Ludhiana, May 2
A caravan of about 550 followers of Jainism will be flagged off tomorrow night by Mr Tej Parkash Singh, Minister of Transport, from Jain School, Daresi, Ludhiana. This was stated by the president, Mr Ramesh Kumar Barad, Shri Atmanand Jain Mahasabha (Uttari Bharat), in a press conference held in Jain Dharamshala this morning.

Body lifted after two days
Ludhiana, May 2
An unidentified man’s body has been removed from outside the local head office of the Municipal Corporation after it was rotting there for about two days.





All PTU colleges to get study centres
Ludhiana, May 2
All management and technical education colleges affiliated with the Punjab Technical University are likely to get permission to open study centres within their premises for imparting distance education to students. The decision in this regard will be finalised in the first meeting of the newly formed “Interim Council” of the university set for implementation of 38 recommendations given by the task force on Distance Education Programme.

5-day course to hone communication skills
Ludhiana, May 2
A five-day training course in communication techniques in dissemination of agriculture technology was organised by the Department of Extension Education, PAU, for ADOs and HDOs of the state agriculture and horticulture departments.

Educationists' forum meeting today
Ludhiana, May 2
Mr Bir Devinder Singh, Deputy Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, will inaugurate the first meeting of the newly- floated Punjab Educationists' Forum for Peace and Development tomorrow at GGN Khalsa College, Ludhiana, at 5 pm. Prof Prithipal Singh Kapur, former Pro-Vice- Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, will preside over the meeting.

College results on mobile phones
Ludhiana, May 2
The dynamic website of D.D. Jain College has been launched by the president of the college, Mr Narinder Kumar Jain. In this site there are about 150 pages.

Sena for probe into school assets
Ludhiana, May 2
Activists of the Shiv Sena (Hindustan), led by the party general secretary, Mr Pawan Sharma, and the district president, Mr Krishan Sharma, today urged the authorities of the Income Tax Department to initiate a high-level inquiry into the assets of several local schools to effectively curb the exploitation of students and their parents by some local public schools.


Prof N.S. TasneemTasneem’s romance with literature continues
Ludhiana, May 2
The family and friends of litterateur, Prof N.S. Tasneem, celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday with eclat. He retired some years ago from the Department of English of the local Government College. Primarily he considers himself a teacher of English and than a Punjabi novelist.

Book of ghazals released
Ludhiana, May 2
A book of Punjabi ghazals “Man De Buhe Barian” written by Mr Gurbhajan Gill of the Centre for Communication, Languages and Culture was released by Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, PAU. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Aulakh said Punjabi poets should follow the traditions of their predecessors like Baba Sheikh Farid and Bulle Shah, who portrayed the social structure and feelings of the people through their classical writings.



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