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Rights panel to probe cases of penalised students
Ludhiana, September 24
Following complaints from parents, the Academic Affairs Committee of the International Human Rights Organisation will investigate into two recent cases of punishment given to students at Government Senior Secondary School, Threekey village, and DAV Public School.

More skeletons tumble out of LIT cupboard
Ludhiana, September 24
Even as the chairman of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust, Mr Ashok Singh Garcha, has taken a serious note of manipulations of a particular group of contractors and certain officials, financial irregularities in some of the ongoing and completed works have come to light.

6 more dengue patients admitted to DMC Hospital
Ludhiana, September 24
Though the health authorities have issued warning to the city residents to take precaution against the dengue fever, the number of dengue cases, being reported at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital is increasing with each passing day.

Fake currency notes are here
Machhiwara, September 24
On the very first night of Ram Lila performance, some rehri owners showed alertness by identifying a man with fake currency note of Rs 50 when he tried to cheat them. The fake currency holder was immediately handed over to the police. However, an accomplice of the accused managed to escape.


Fake Rs 50 notes with the same number which was recovered in Machhiwara on Tuesday.

Fake Rs 50 notes with the same number which was recovered in Machhiwara

Sarpanch’s body identified
Khanna, September 24
An unidentified body cremated by the Bhadson police on September 9 was of the kidnapped sarpanch of Rasulra village, Rupinder Singh Gandhi.
The police said the fingerprints of Gandhi matched with those of the unclaimed body.


Cable operators may switch off pay channels
Ludhiana, September 24
The ongoing tussle between cable network companies, which represent satellite channels, and cable operators has intensified, with the latter threatening to stop beaming paid channels if satellite networks continue with their policy of exploitation through continuous hike in the rates.

Joyrides, baloons, toys and lots of eats for young and old mark the ongoing Dashera festival at Daresi grounds in Ludhiana. — Photos Pradeep Tewari

Gutkha vendors mushroom
Ludhiana, September 24
Gutkha and other chewable tobacco products are harmful for health and cause cancer of cheek and throat. Yet the sale of gutkha is registering a rise going by the number of stalls selling these in the city.

Traders’ rally on October 11
Ludhiana, September 24
Irked over the “adamant attitude of the state government towards exim form and a volte face over other poll promises by the ruling Congress,” the Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal will organise a state-level rally here on October 11.

Readers write
Ludhiana’s paradise in state of neglect
No doubt it has been very well engraved on a marble plate ‘Ludhiana’s Paradise’ fixed at the entrance of Rakh Bagh facing DC’s residence road. But this ‘paradise’ of Ludhiana is not being maintained by the Municipal Corporation, not knowing as to why it is being neglected.

Atrocities on Dalits: union seeks action
Ludhiana, September 24
Continued, protests, rallies and dharnas by different organisations especially Pendu Mazdoor Union, for the arrest of the persons guilty of harassing Dalits of Dangia village have so far failed to yield any result. Mr Shamsher Singh Dangia, Block Chairman, is among those accused of committing atrocities.

Ambedkar mission staff hold meeting
Ludhiana, September 24
A meeting of all executive committee members of Dr Ambedkar Mission Employees Federation, Ludhiana, Punjab (regd), was held under the presidentship of Mr J. Rai, Speaking on the occasion Mr Rai expressed concern over the illness of BSP founder, Mr Kanshi Ram.


One held for attempting suicide
Ludhiana, September 24
Ashok Kumar, a resident of Purani Sabzi Mandi on the Daresi road, was arrested yesterday and booked under Section 309 of the IPC. Head Constable, Janak Raj, said the accused had tried to commit suicide by setting himself on fire after sprinkling kerosene. He arrested on the spot.


Vendors to boycott Punjab lotteries
Ludhiana, September 24
Reacting strongly to the increase in the price of weekly lottery tickets of the Punjab State Lotteries by the local distributors, the sellers have decided to boycott the weekly lotteries till the price hike was withdrawn.

Fortune seekers mill around a lottery vendor at Clock Tower in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photo

Fortune seekers mill around a lottery vendor at Clock Tower in Ludhiana



Calligraphy, painting contests
Ludhiana, September 24
The three-day district-level cultural competitions being organised by the Punjab School Education Board evoked a mixed response from government, affiliated and aided schools of the second day today.

The gidha team of Ramgarhia Girls Senior Secondary School is all cheers after bagging the first prize at the district-level cultural contest held at Guru Nanak Khalsa girls School, Model Town, Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
The gidha team of Ramgarhia Girls Senior Secondary School is all cheers after bagging the first prize

NSS Day celebrated
Ludhiana, September 24
“The National Service Scheme believes in voluntary service by college students for the community. The NSS motto, ‘Not me, but you’ sums up its ideology.” This was stated by Mr Surinder Mohan Kant, Deputy Director, Youth Services, Punjab, and State Liaison Officer, while addressing students of Master Tara Singh Memorial College here today on the occasion of NSS Day.

Mr Surinder Mohan Kant, Deputy Director, Youth Services, addresses students of Master Tara Singh College on the occasion of NSS Day Mr Surinder Mohan Kant, Deputy Director, Youth Services, addresses students of Master Tara Singh College on the occasion of NSS Day, in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
— A Tribune photograph

Freshers welcomed at Arya College
Ludhiana, September 24
The students of Arya College (Women) organised a cultural function to welcome the students of Nursery Teachers Training course here today. Students welcomed Ms Satisha Sharma (in charge) and the Principal, Mr Sam Sharma.

Students of Arya College present dandia raas for the freshers of the NTT course on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Students of Arya College present dandia raas for the freshers of the NTT course

Literary  programme at GHG  college
Ludhiana, September 24
The Aagmit Sahitya Sabha of the Hindi Department of GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sudhar, organised a literary programme in the Nihang Shamsher Singh auditorium of the college today.

40 papers presented at seminar
Ludhiana, September 24
The Indian Society for Technical Education organised a seminar today on “Energy, environment and sustainable development” at the College of Agricultural Engineering, PAU. Students from engineering/management and polytechnic colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh presented papers.

Green Land school paddlers win laurels
Ludhiana, September 24
Giving excellent performance, the students of local Green Land Senior Secondary School, G T Road annexed title in the XII CBSE Cluster (Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir) Table Tennis Tournament-2003 organised at the Gobindgarh Public School, Gobindgarh from September 20 to 23.


Paddlers of the Green Land Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, who won the title in the CBSE Cluster XII (Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir) Table Tennis Meet at Gobindgarh. — A Tribune photograph

Paddlers of the Green Land Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana

Career awareness workshop for students
Ludhiana, September 24
As a part of the career awareness week being celebrated by the Career Guidance Cell of the District Education Department, a workshop was held at Government Multipurpose Senior Secondary School, Cinema Road, here today.

Ramandeep wins paper-reading contest
Ludhiana, September 24
An inter-house paper reading contest was organised at New Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, in collaboration with Bharat Vikas Parishad here today.
Students of classes VII, VIII and IX took part in the contest and spoke on various topics.

Fine arts, literary contests at PCTE
Ludhiana, September 24
Fine arts and literary cont
ests marked the fourth day of the ongoing cultural festival at the Punjab College of Technical Education, Baddowal, here today. Students participated in various contests, including press conference, collage making, story telling, mehndi, quiz, dumb charade and painting.

Seminar on Reliance
Ludhiana, September 24
Students of MBA part I organised a seminar titled “Reliance industry-profile, growth and culture” in the Department of Business Management, PAU, here today. The seminar was conducted by Amit Sharma and Anuj Vatsa, both first-year students, and it was attended by MBA students and the faculty. 


In search of Aryans
Ludhiana, September 24
For Dr B.S. Shah, pathologist, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, looking through the lens of a microscope may be a professional compulsion but what he really relishes is his eye behind the lens of a camera capturing little known realities of life.


City doc invited for national conference
Ludhiana, September 24
Dr R.S.Bhatia, a medical consultant specialising in lung disorders has been invited to participate in the National Conference of Pulmonary Diseases NAPCON, 2003 as Chairman of the academic session at Coimbatore, along with Dr John Gibson from UK.

Acupressure camp
Ludhiana, September 24
An acupressure camp is being organised by the Arya Samaj Mandir Trust, Model Town. According to a press note, the camp is divided in two sessions, morning and evening.


District teams for Punjab Games finalised
Ludhiana, September 24
District teams for the Punjab State Games for women were finalised today after trials conducted by the district Sports Department between September 17 and 22 at different venues in the city.

Mata Gujri college girls win chess championship
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 24
Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh, has won Punjabi University Inter-College Women Chess Championship being held at the local Shanti Tara College.
Today’s session was inaugurated by Mr A.K. Malhotra, Secretary of the college, Ms Harinder Kaur, Principal Government College, gave away the prizes to the winners.

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