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Man spills the beans over ‘mass copying’
Loses job, alleges threat to life

Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 22
A whistle-blower, who had resisted the alleged attempts of staff posted at an examination centre in the Government Senior Secondary School, Karamsar, to facilitate mass copying and approached authorities in that regard, has sought protection due to alleged threats by the school head and her relatives. An activist of All India Crime Prevention Committee, Mr Harjit Singh, a senior clerk at the school, was not only relieved of his duty as an assistant to the Superintendent of the examination centre but was also allegedly publicly humiliated.

Winner bull out of race forever
Bohrayi Kalan (Kila Raipur), February 22
It is rarely seen that an entire village feels concerned over the injuries suffered by an animal.

Villagers with badly injured bull Rana at Bohrayi Kalan village. — A Tribune photograph
Villagers with badly injured bull Rana at Bohrayi Kalan village


Month’s deadline for MC to remove roadside butcheries
Ludhiana, February 22
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has given the Municipal Corporation a month's time to remove the roadside butcheries and directed the Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, to monitor the progress made in the matter. The commission has given MC a month's time to remove the butcheries.

Exams 10 days away, syllabus not over yet
Machhiwara, February 22
Students of Class 10+2 (science stream) of local Shankar Dass Senior Secondary School are in a dilemma as their syllabi of some subjects is yet to be completed with just 10 days remaining for the annual examinations to be conducted by the Punjab school Education Board.

Patwari in Vigilance net over bribe charge
Machhiwara, February 22
The Vigilance Bureau, Ludhiana Range, today arrested a revenue patwari Balwinder Singh for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 500 to dispose off an 'intqal' case. The head of the Vigilance team, Mr Sajjan Singh Cheema, DSP, said accused patwari was apprehended when he was accepting a bribe of Rs 500 from Jarnail Singh of Chakli Manga village.

Making masses aware of the importance of a pollution check in this city still appears a far-fetched idea. For, not only are a majority of vehicle owners least bothered about the possession a pollution check certificate, the number of pollution checking centres issuing fake certificates is also not less. The result is interesting. One place where there are no queues are such pollution checking centres, which now appear to be becoming parking places for animals.


‘A Farmer With a Mission’ released
Ludhiana, February 22
The Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, Dr K.S. Aulakh, today released a book on Mr Mohinder Singh Grewal, a progressive farmer, named ‘A Farmer With a Mission’. Authored by Dr Jagtar Singh Dhiman, a senior plant pathologist, this is probably the first book on a farmer penned by a scientist.


Need for closer scientist-farmer ties: Grewal
Ludhiana, February 22
Mr Mohinder Singh Grewal, a progressive farmer and the newly appointed member of the Commission on Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), Government of India, said today that there was a need for closer cooperation between scientists and farmers. He emphasised the need for mutual cooperation, saying that while the farmers learn a lot from scientists, the scientists can also get a lot of feedback from the farmers on certain unique methods adopted by them.


Meritorious students honoured
Ludhiana, February 22
The annual prize distribution function of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, was held here today. Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, was the chief guest on this occasion.


Forum quashes power bill
Ludhiana, February 22
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed the electricity bill of Rs 18,814 raised on the charges of theft of energy, with the observation that the PSEB had failed to comply with its rules and regulations.


Ludhiana contingent for Punjab State Games
Ludhiana, February 22
The following players have been selected to represent Ludhiana in the Punjab State Games for Men scheduled to be held at Jalandhar from February 23 to 26, according to Mr S.L. Lotey, District Sports Officer.

Bedi XI register 40-run victory
Ludhiana, February 22
Powered by fine batting by Kamal (52) and Sonu (43) helped Bedi XI of Hoshiarpur to register an easy 40-run victory over the United Club of Jagraon in the second match of the first Girdhari Lal Sharma and Dharam Raj Memorial Cricket Tournament being played at the Sarpanch Bachan Singh Cricket Academy ground at Balloke village, near Haibowal Khurd, here today.

Athletics meet at Narangwal college
Ludhiana, February 22
The athletics meet at Govind National College of Narangwal, about 20 km from here, concluded today. Mr Jagpal Singh Khangura, President, management committee of GN College, gave away the prizes. Prof Balbir Singh, Principal of the college, read out the annual report.


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