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Three undertrials escape from police lockup
Ludhiana, March 21
Three notorious undertrials having a history of jailbreaks escaped by making a hole in the wall of a lockup of the Focal Point police station today.
A hole from where three undertrials escaped from the Focal Point police station in Ludhiana on Monday
A hole from where three undertrials escaped from the Focal Point police station in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Indejit Verma

Rain no cause to panic, says PAU scientist
Ludhiana, March 21
Scientists at Punjab Agricultural University have been feeling apprehensive about the wheat crop after the region was lashed by continuous rains for the past few days. However, they said, there was no cause for panic as so far the rains were not going to have any adverse impact on the crop.


Admn puts old, damaged plaques on martyrs’ statues
Ludhiana, March 21
More than three months after plaques from the martyrs’ statues had gone missing and the District Magistrate had ordered the immediate replacement of these, plaques on the statues of martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev installed at Jagraon bridge are back but the inscriptions are incomprehensible. Old and corroded plaques were replaced on the martyrs’ statues, three days before the martyrdom day of these heroes. Thankfully, the civic administration replaced these before the important day but nobody can clearly read the contribution of the martyrs from the plaques. Incidentally, the statues would be garlanded on their martyrdom day on March 23.

The corroded plate that was replaced on the statues of martyrs in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by I.V.
The corroded plate that was replaced on the statues of martyrs in Ludhiana

Photos of film stars on notebooks irk teachers
Doraha, March 21
Title covers of most of the notebooks are replete with pictures of popular Bollywood stars or particular scenes from hit movies. This leads to distraction for the students and have an adverse effect on the socio-psychological make-up of the students. A majority of the teachers and diligent students, who share this feeling, contend that these otherwise attractive covers are a serious obstruction to the intellectual capabilities of students. They feel that such title covers may have negative impact on the results too. While the teacher is teaching in the class, students imagine Aishwarya Rai in “Balle Balle Amritsar to LA” or Shahrukh Khan in “Veer Zara”. Premdeep Kaur, a BA III student of a local college, says that students are so much fascinated by these title pages that they continue to stare them all the time least attentive of what is being discussed in the class. Though they are physically present in the class, mentally they dream of their favourite stars.

Police party attacked
Jagraon, March 21
A police party was attacked by 12 persons armed with sharp-edged weapons in the Rasulpur village area. Two alleged assailants have been reportedly arrested.


Rights panel orders probe into dowry case 
Ludhiana, March 21
Following allegations made by an alleged victim of harassment by her in-laws for dowry over the role of police personnel investigating her case, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission has ordered fresh investigation into the case.

Residents seek shifting of high tension wires
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 21
The Amloh Mandal BJP president Ram Niwas Jain has alleged that officials of the Punjab State Electricity Board have not paid attention to the plea of residents of street numbers 5, 6 and 7 of Adarsh Nagar, here regarding the shifting of high-tension wires of 11000 volt passing over their houses.

People exhorted to adopt small family norm
Ludhiana, March 21
The Civil Surgeon, Dr Rajinder Kaur, exhorted the people to go for small family norm and closely involve themselves with the government-sponsored programmes for family planning and family welfare.

Mediapersons hold protest outside Rotary Bhavan
Ludhiana, March 21
Reporters and photojournalists of Ludhiana today staged a protest outside Rotary Bhavan, the venue for the liqour vends auction, in protest against the ban on the entry of the photojournalists and reporters of electronic media into the venue.

DMCH police post functional
Ludhiana, March 21
A police post has finally started functioning from the premises of the DMC hospital here, marking a new swing in the relationship between the DMC management and the police amidst murmurs of opposition for the setting up of the police post by a small section of the hospital employees.



Rodrigues asks medics to reach out to poor
Ludhiana, March 21
The Punjab Governor, General S.F. Rodrigues, today asked medical professionals to reach out to the poor and in particular make available diagnostic and therapeutic facilities to the weaker sections of society.

Medical graduates take Hippocratic oath at the annual convocation of Christian Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana on Monday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Medical graduates take Hippocratic oath at the annual convocation of Christian Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana

Delay in issuing date sheet resented
Ludhiana, March 21
Uncertainty prevails among undergraduate students of various local colleges because of the delayed date sheet. Many of these Arts-stream students are finding difficulty in preparing for examinations and feel that the date sheet could have been issued at least a month in advance.

From Colleges
Students given warm send-off

Ludhiana, March 21
Students of M.Com I of Postgraduate Department of Commerce, Arya College, gave a farewell to their seniors last night. The function was held in the college auditorium. Niti and Sarabjeet compered the show.

300 students get degrees
Ludhiana, March 21
The annual convocation of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College was held here today in which about 300 students were awarded degrees in the faculties of arts, commerce and science.

KVM school to come up in Chandigarh
Ludhiana, March 21
The trustees of Kundan Lal Trust, Ludhiana, along with a distinguished gathering performed ‘bhoomi poojan’ of their school in Sector 46, Chandigarh, today.

Hamara School
Girls school aims at quality education
Late Ishwar Dass Ahluwalia and Mr Raghu Nath Dass Aggarwal under the aegis of Arya Samaj, Khanna, started Hindi Putri Pathshala on August 15, 1949, with one pupil and one teacher, Ms Leela Vati Bansal. Ever since its inception, the school has climbed the ladder of progress and upgraded to senior secondary with 1,200 students and 48 teachers.

A view of Hindi Putri Pathshala at Khanna.
A view of Hindi Putri Pathshala at Khanna

Ms Usha VermaWe involve students in every activity
The officiating Principal, Ms Usha Verma, says the school aims at imparting quality education. She has 32 years of experience. Under her guidance volunteers have carried out many social projects such as pulse polio, road safety awareness, peace awareness and jan chetna marches. She says: “I involve students in every activity so as to uplift the standard of school in every field.”


Tax lawyers discuss VAT
Ludhiana, March 21
The Tax Lawyers Forum conducted a special meeting today to discuss implementation of the value added tax from April 1. Mr Vijay Bajaj, member of the forum, said despite only 10 days left for the due date, the state government had not come out with the VAT Act.


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