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VC concerned at falling standard of medical education
Gold medals given to 41 students

Ludhiana, September 17
The Vice-Chancellor of the Baba Farid University of Health Services, Dr J.S. Gujral, while delivering the convocation address at Christian Dental College here today said, "the education is becoming a saleable commodity." He regretted the falling standards of Health Education in the country.
Students of Christian Dental College after receiving the degrees from the Vice-Chancellor of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences at a convocation organised in Ludhiana

Students of Christian Dental College after receiving the degrees from the Vice-Chancellor of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences at a convocation organised in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Factionalism in Cong mars ministers’ visit
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 17
Factionalism among Congress men marred the ministers visit when the city units of the party and Youth Congress remained away from a public function that was chaired by two ministers and the local MLA. 


Steel prices have hit other sectors, says chamber head
Ludhiana, September 17
The industry has been attributing the rising inflation in the country to the continuously rising prices of steel. It has been maintaining that the abnormal rise in the prices of steel has severely affected all sectors, which has led to the rise in the prices of the essential commodities which is the main cause of inflation.

Industry decries unscheduled power cuts
Ludhiana, September 17
A joint meeting of the Federation of Tiny and Small Industries of India and its affiliated associations was held here today under the chairmanship of its president Joginder Kumar.

Traders seek consensus on VAT
Ludhiana, September 17
The Ludhiana Motor Parts Manufacturers Association has sought rationalisation of the Value Added Tax (VAT) system. The association has observed that the present tax structure in the state is extremely complex and lacked transparency.

BKU demands payment of dues to sugarcane farmers
Ludhiana, September 17
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) has urged the Punjab Government to ensure the payment of the pending dues of Rs 100 crore to sugarcane farmers if it was serious about promoting the crop diversification programme.

Trust to reserve flats for Kashmiri Pandits
Ludhiana, September 17
The Ludhiana Improvement Trust has decided to reserve 2 per cent of the forthcoming allotment of residential flats for Kashmiri Pandits. The formal approval to this decision would shortly be sought from the Department of Local Government.

Conductors for more avenues of promotion
Ludhiana, September 17
The Punjab Roadways Conductors Union has urged the department to stop the victimisation of their members, besides opening more avenues for their promotion. Mr Rajinder Singh Lalton, a spokesperson of the union, said the department had lately resorted to terminating their services on flimsy grounds. This has affected their morale besides putting a question mark on their security of service.


Parks’ maintenance: MC fails to act on PSHRC order
Ludhiana, September 17
The federation of park management committees has alleged that the Ludhiana Corporation has failed to implement an order of the Punjab State Human Rights Commission and no payment has been made to it.

DMC employees’ union takes away 4 AC units for office
Ludhiana, September 17
It is the writ of the DMC Employees’ Union that runs in the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital and the Hero DMC Heart Institute. Taking issues too casually by the management, has only encouraged the union to do whatever it likes and wants. Only a few months ago the union members led by its president Mr Chander Mohan Kalia went to the maintenance section and took away four Air Conditioner units from there and installed these in their office.

Rs 1200-cr project to improve highways
Sahnewal, September 17
Mr Partap Singh Minister for PWD(B&R), Cultural Affairs , Archives and Museums Punjab today announced that the state government was going to launch a prestigious plan to strengthen and widening of 5500 Kms long 18 State Highways at a cost of Rs 1200 crores on Built Operate and Transfer Basis and the toll tax on all these roads would be charged at the nominal rates.

Apology sought from Tehelka
Ludhiana, September 17
Prof Pirthipal Singh Kapoor, President, Master Tara Singh Institute of studies in contemporary Sikh politics today reacted to the denigrating of five symbols of the sikhs by Tehelka weekly.


1 booked for inciting man to file false affidavit
Ludhiana, September 17
The police today booked a man for inciting another to present a false affidavit before the media. A 12-year-old girl, Preeti, had been adopted by Mangat Ram several years ago. Preeti’s real father, Suresh Mishra, took her back with the consent of Mangat Ram who had fallen on bad days.

Man beaten to death
Doraha, September 17
A man was beaten to death allegedly by a farmer of Daumajra village against whom a case was registered under Section 302, IPC, yesterday. The victim was identified as Sawaran Singh, alias Kala, son of Pritam Singh of Raul village.

Man murdered


Traditional handicrafts a big draw
Ludhiana, September 17
Madhubani paintings, the traditional paintings of Bihar, done on Khadi paper by the self-styled artists of the region, bring forth the very old traditional paintings in its myriad colours done as cottage industry in plenty in Karigari Craft Bazar, Nehru Sidhant Kender. Here artist Mahadev Singh says that earlier everyone used to paint their walls with freehand designs made colourful by using vegetable dyes. 

Madubani paintings displayed at Karigari Craft Bazar organised at Nehru Sidhant Kender, Ludhiana. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Madubani paintings displayed at Karigari Craft Bazar organised at Nehru Sidhant Kender


DC for smooth procurement of paddy 
Ludhiana, September 17
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Verma, today directed district heads of all procurement agencies to gear up for the paddy procurement and to ensure that the posting of inspectors for the purchase of paddy was completed within two days.


Contests mark opening of hall
Doraha, September 17
A multipurpose hall, constructed at Guru Nanak National College, here in the memory of its founder president, Dr Ishwar Singh, was inaugurated today. Teams of Ramgarhia Girls College, Ludhiana, Mata Ganga Khalsa College for Women, Kottan, Guru Nanak National College and Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School, both at Doraha, performed kirtan on the occasion.

From Schools & Colleges
‘Aagman 2004’ organised

Ludhiana ,September 17
The second and third year undergraduate and postgraduate students of computer applications and information technology department organised “Aagman 2004” to welcome the first year students at the Khalsa Institute of Management and Technology for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana.


Lok Adalat at Samrala today
Ludhiana, September 17
The Legal Services Authority will organise a Lok Adalat on courts complex at Samrala tomorrow. The adalat would be held under the supervision of chairperson of the Subdivisional Legal Services Committee-cum-Additional Civil Judge (Senior Division), Ms Navjot Kaur Sohal.


Fashion show organised
Ludhiana ,September 17

A fashion designing college of the city, organised a fashion and interior exhibition for the very first time in Ludhiana Club here on Friday. ‘Pridhan Shilpa’ as the title for the PIDT annual fashion exhibition says - ‘Fabric and creativity/designing’ - it is the blend of woven and knitted garments which are designed, cut and stitched by students of PIDT.
A student of Pinnacle Fashion Institute gives finishing touches to a dress at an exhibition in Ludhiana
A student of Pinnacle Fashion Institute gives finishing touches to a dress at an exhibition in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph


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