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Teachers observe ‘black day’
Members of the PCCTU hold a dharna in front of the mini secretariatLudhiana, September 5
Dr V.K. Tiwari, national secretary (AIFUCTO) and the general secretary of the All-India Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisation of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU), addressed a rally of teachers here today. Members of the PCCTU observed Teachers’ Day as ‘black day’.

Members of the PCCTU hold a dharna in front of the mini secretariat, Ludhiana, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Functions mark Teachers’ Day
Ludhiana, September 5
The birth anniversary of Dr S. Radhakrishnan, former President of India, was celebrated as Teachers’ Day in all schools of the city. The day was marked by paper reading contest at Guru Gobind Singh Public School, Model Town Extension. Among the participants in English, Manjot Kaur from Class IV stood first, followed by Harleen Kaur of the same class and Harmanpreet Singh of Class III.

24 teachers honoured
Ludhiana, September 5
A function was organised by the Ludhiana Citizens Health Council under the auspices of Christian Medical College at the CMC Hospital auditorium to honour prominent teachers for their exemplary services.

Christian Medical College honoured 24 schoolteachers on the occasion of Teachers’ Day on Friday. 
Christian Medical College honoured 24 schoolteachers on the occasion of Teachers’ Day

DC for action against hospital staff
Ludhiana, September 5
Taking serious note of the negligence shown by doctors in attending to those injured in the attack by robbers near Jagraon on August 28, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Verma, has recommended strict disciplinary action against staff of the Raikot Civil Hospital. Similar action has been recommended against four constables who were deputed to provide security to the injured.

Visitors pose infection threat to Jugraj
Ludhiana, September 5
Doctors at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) are perturbed over hundreds of visitors coming to see Indian’s hockey full back and penalty corner specialist Jugraj Singh, who is recuperating here after surgery.


DC assures relief  to residents
Amloh, September 5
Stagnation of sullage in the heart of the town will be removed within a month, assured Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, to residents of wards 3, 4, 5 and 6 on his second visit here yesterday.

Jaganath rath yatra today
Ludhiana, September 5
All preparations for the Bhagwan Jagannath rath yatra have been completed and devotees are eagerly looking forward to the annual religious ceremony that takes place tomorrow.


Sarpanch attacked, kidnapped
Khanna, September 5
Mr Rupinder Singh Gandhi, Sarpanch of Rasulra village, was kidnapped today from Naulari village by six youths this morning. The victim was attacked with swords and injured before being kidnapped. However, his accomplice, Harpreet Singh, a resident of Dehru village escaped. The whereabouts of the victim are not known.


HMT launches tractor model
Ludhiana, September 5
HMT Limited today launched HMT 6522 Chandi, a model of tractor, at the kisan mela being held at Punjab Agricultural University. Designed by the HMT’s R&D centre, the tractor is powered by a fuel-efficient engine (65 HP category).


Aulakh seeks govt aid for farmers
Ludhiana, September 5
The annual Kisan mela, inaugurated by President Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam at Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) yesterday, concluded today. Delivering a talk to farmers on the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, said that the Indian agriculture was at crossroads today and only help from the government could form a conducive environment for the Indian farmer to compete in the world market.

Pest attacks vegetables too
Ludhiana, September 5
Pest attack on paddy, sugarcane, chillies and vegetables like the brinjal as well as lady’s finger has become a major cause of worry for the farmers, especially the Malwa belt of Punjab.


400 students take part in quiz
Ludhiana, September 5
A quiz was organised by the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle for students of schools falling in Dugri area here today.
As many as 400 students from 10 schools participated in the quiz, which was based on Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Thakkarwal village, won the Sardul Singh Sunder Trophy, while Guru Teg Bahadur Public School won the Mata Sitawanti Running Trophy.

Cultural festival at GNIMT


Punjabi folklore allures Europeans
Ludhiana, September 5
International folk arties from various countries are keen on visiting India, said city-lecturer Davinder Singh Chhina, who met a number of artistes during his participation in at lest six international folklore festivals, including those in Bulgaria, South Korea and France, recently.
Dancers from Punjab who recently participated at folk festivals in Bulgaria, South Korea and France
Dancers from Punjab who recently participated at folk festivals in Bulgaria, South Korea and France.


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