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Senators come to students’ aid, to oppose fee hike
Ludhiana, June 25
Panjab University Senators have resolved to oppose the fee hike at the special meeting of the Panjab University Senate scheduled on July 6. They have also called upon Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab, and Mr Harnam Das Johar, Minister of Higher Education, both being the ex-officio members of the Senate, to join them in the meeting and deliberate on the issue.

Irrigation Dept sounds alert
Ludhiana, June 25
The Irrigation Department has sounded alert following rise in the number of water theft cases from the Sidhwan canal. As many as 142 theft cases have been reported since May 24, when the department released the water.

Harry Potter bug fails to bite city
Ludhiana, June 25
Harry Potter mania is missing in Ludhiana. The eagerly awaited book five of the Harry Potter series was released on Saturday, but in Ludhiana, only five copies of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” have been sold.  In comparison, Potter sold 2 million on the first day in Britain and is considered the biggest book launch.


MC gears up to tackle floods
Ludhiana, June 25
The Municipal Corporation is gearing up to deal with the flood situation during the coming rainy season and all departments concerned have been put on alert to tackle any eventuality arising from inundation of low-lying areas and other localities in the city.

Rain brings cheer, misery
Ludhiana, June 25
A heavy downpour in the city for about an hour today brought both cheer and misery. The rain was welcomed by all as it brought down the temperature. But city roads proved too harrowing for commuters who had a tough time negotiating water and slush.

A submerged G.T.Road near the Dholewal chowk in Ludhiana after Wednesday’s downpour. — Photo Inderjit Verma 
A submerged G.T.Road near the Dholewal chowk


Election awareness  campaign launched
Amloh, June 25
The candidates should contest the elections within the rules and regulations. Their aim should be to serve the people and not to earn money. These were the views expressed by Mr S.K.Ahluwalia, DC-cum-district electoral officer, Fatehgarh Sahib, at a meeting of the Amloh block panchayat candidates organised by Mr Amarjit Singh Shahi, SDM, at grain market here yesterday.

Pak still abetting terrorism: Gupta
Kum Kalan (Ludhiana), June 25
Union Minister of State for Defence, Prof Chaman Lal Gupta today said that Pakistan was continuing with its policy of abetting terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. Prof Gupta revealed that infiltration across from the border was still continuing, but was being contained by the vigilant soldiers.

Musharraf’s remarks flayed 
Ludhiana, June 25
The Muslim Aman Society has criticised President Musharraf of Pakistan for his recent interview to the BBC in London in which the General had threatened a nuclear war against India.

Anti-drug day today
Ludhiana, June 25
In the past 15 years alcohol intake has increased by 100 per cent in India and Punjab ranks first. India is among the top 15 countries in the world in alcohol consumption. There are around eight lakh heroin users and 35 lakh opium users in the country.

Kirtan darbar to be organised
Ludhiana, June 25
The annual election of Dhan-Pothohar Brotherhood was held at Ludhiana yesterday and Mr N.S. Nanda was re-elected as President for the next two years. The other office-bearers who were unanimously elected include Mr Ravinderpal Singh Khalsa as Sr vice-president, Mr S.S. Sibal, Mr Sohan Singh Nanda and Mr Om Parkash Angrish as vice-presidents, Mr Harpal Singh Jaggi as General Secretary, Mr T.P.S. Bindra as Joint Secretary, Mr N.S. Kohli as Financial Secretary, Mr Tarlochan Singh Jaggi as PRO , Mr Kulwant Singh Jaggi, Mr Ajit Singh Sahni, Mr Harbans Singh Girgla, Mr Kuljit Singh Oberoi and Inderbir Singh Nanda elected as executive members.

Harassment to NRIs
want to draw your attention to the recent reports of harassment to the Non-Resident Indians by the officials of various departments. I have studied and worked in England for several years. Now I am in an advanced age. I have invested a lot of money here and am continuing to do so. 

Three file papers for club elections
Ludhiana, June 25
The elections to the post of general secretary of the prestigious Satluj Club gained momentum today with three persons filing their nomination papers today, the last day for the purpose. According to the returning officer, Mr M.S. Jaggi, the scrutiny of the papers would be done on Wednesday and elections would be held on July 6.



Women entrepreneurs urged to avail of govt schemes 
Ludhiana, June 25
Mr Harnam Das Johar, Minister for Higher Education and Languages, has urged women entrepreneurs to avail of the attractive schemes being offered by the state government and the Centre for the promotion of small- scale industry in the state.

An entrepreneur speaks at a seminar organised by the Small Industries Service Institute in Ludhiana. — IV
An entrepreneur speaks at a seminar



Panel to study medical fee structure
Ludhiana, June 25
The Punjab Government has set up an eight-member standing committee for fixing of tuition fee and distribution of seats under different categories as sought under the guidelines issued by the Health Ministry following the judgement of the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court.

Principals relieved, but for how long?
Ludhiana, June 25
Minister for Higher Education and Languages Harnam Dass Johar’s decision regarding admissions to plus I and II classes has brought relief to principals.
But Ms Madanjit Kaur Sahota, Principal of Master Tara Singh Memorial College, said, “Like previous years we had made provisional admissions from April since we did not receive any official communique in this connection.

NCC wings for more colleges 
Ludhiana, June 25
The Minister for Higher Education and Languages, Mr Harnam Das Johar, said in order to develop all-round personality of the students, more NCC wings would be set up in colleges and the quota fixed for the enrollment of 48,000 cadets would be filled.

LLB aspirants to submit forms to PU



CME at Dewan Hospital
Ludhiana, June 25
Dewan Hospital and ASHA 2002, jointly held a continued medical education (CME) seminar on the increasing problem of ‘acute pancreatitis (curse of prosperity) : in relation to alcoholism and gall stones’ here today.


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