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PHRC directive on city parks
Ludhiana, April 8
Commenting on the bad condition of parks maintained by the Municipal Corporation, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission, (PHRC), has directed the Principal Secretary, Local Government, Punjab, to personally attend to the problem along with the Commissioner, MC, Ludhiana.

PNB auctions defaulters’ properties
Ludhiana, April 8
In what comes as a strong warning to loan defaulters, Punjab National Bank (PNB) today auctioned properties of defaulters.

A deer licks her fawn at the Tiger Safari in Ludhiana on Friday Maternal Instincts: A deer licks her fawn at the Tiger Safari in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed


Gang of robbers busted
Jagraon, April 8
With the arrest of four criminals, the Sidhwanbet police has claimed to have busted a gang of robbers in Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Jagraon and Barnala. Their fifth accomplice managed to escape.

Murder accused jumps from first floor of court complex
Ludhiana, April 8
Teja Singh, who was arrested for his alleged involvement in a murder which took place yesterday, is battling for life at the local Civil Hospital when he suffered multiple injuries after jumping from the first floor of the district court complex here this afternoon.

Passing Thru


Peace marchers reach Ludhiana
Ludhiana, April 8
A group of 35 persons from a cross-section of the society and representing different parts of the country reached here today. The group is on a padyatra from Delhi to Multan. The marchers started from Delhi on March 23, the martyrdom day of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Raj Guru and will reach Multan on May 11.

Scientists given award
Ludhiana, April 8
Dr Sat Pal Mehra, coordinator extension, Department of Agronomy and Agrometrology, Punjab Agricultural University, has been given Dr Satwant Kaur Memorial Best Extension Worker Award for the year 2004 for his outstanding achievement in the field of agronomy.

City engineer honoured in Australia
Ludhiana, April 8
Dr Harninder Singh Sidhu, Research Engineer, Department of Farm Power and Machinery, PAU, has been awarded with the John Dillon Memorial Fellowship for 2004-05.

Singla’s death mourned
Samrala, April 8
A joint meeting of employees of the local market committee including commission agents association, was held here today in the committee premises under the chairmanship of Mr Harpal Singh Dhillon, chairman, market committee to condole the death of Mr Sant Ram Singla, Chairman, Mandi Board, Punjab.



Electro Trade Fair begins
Ludhiana, April 8
The Ludhiana Dealers Association inaugurated Electro Trade Fair 2005 here today. Over 60 companies from different states are participating in the three-day fair that concludes on April 10.


Conference ends with stress on integrated weed management
Ludhiana, April 8
The three-day National Biennial Conference of the Indian Society of Weed Science concluded here today with the participants laying stress on the fact that integrated weed management approach should be adopted to check weeds in agricultural operations.

‘Govt unable to check sale of fake Bt cotton seeds’
Ludhiana, April 8
The Bharti Kisan Union, Punjab, today accused the Agriculture Department authorities of alleged inactiveness in putting a check on the sale of fake Bt cottonseeds by unscrupulous traders and demanded that the accused should be brought to book and given exemplary punishments.


Let ‘pvt hands’ run govt schools
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 8
Disappointed over the outcome of the meeting of private school managements with the Education Minister, Punjab, at the Punjab School Education Board office at Mohali yesterday, the office-bearers of these institutes have come up with suggestions to explore the possibility of handing over the managements of government schools to private institutions in the state.

From Schools & Colleges
Condolence service for Pope

Ludhiana, April 8
Sacred Heart Convent School, Urban Estate, conducted a condolence prayer service here today, the funeral day of the Pope. Staff, students and PTA members of the school assembled in the school ground to pay homage to the Pope.


Visually impaired showcase talent
Ludhiana, April 8
Charu Sharma (14) showed her immense talent and got a word of appreciation from all present when she danced on “Holi ke rang mein” at a function organised by the Aastha ladies club here yesterday. Unfortunately, Charu could not see the beautiful colours which she sprinkled those on the audience as she is visually impaired by birth. A student of class VI of the VRTC here, Charu has a passion for music and wants to be a good dancer or singer.


World Health Day held at CMCH
Ludhiana, April 8

World Health Day was celebrated at the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here today with enthusiasm by Trained Nurses Association of CMCH and Student Nurses’ Association of College of Nursing.
CMC teachers explain about important nutrients of diet to visitors at an exhibition in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
CMC teachers explain about important nutrients of diet to visitors at an exhibition in Ludhiana


175 auto-rickshaws challaned
Ludhiana, April 8 With a view to check plying of illegal auto-rickshaws in the city, 175 three-wheelers were challaned for causing pollution and in violations of traffic rules under a special drive conducted by eight joint teams of the District Transport Office and city traffic police here yesterday.


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