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Talks on to end Hero Cycles impasse
Ludhiana, April 13
Negotiations between workers and the management of Hero Cycles to resolve the ongoing strike were on till late evening today.
Workers of Hero Cycles protest outside the factory in Ludhiana
Workers of Hero Cycles protest outside the factory in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

3 years on, tainted cop’s kin in net
Wife, 2 relatives held for amassing property
Ludhiana, April 13
Nearly three years after a District Commandant of Home Guards was booked and arrested by the Ludhiana Vigilance Bureau on corruption charges, a team of the bureau today arrested his wife and two other women relatives for conspiring with him for accumulating property allegedly disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Bhangra and Giddha mark Baisakhi celebrations in a village near Ludhiana
Bhangra and Giddha mark Baisakhi celebrations in a village near Ludhiana on Wednesday.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma

3 of family booked for fraud
Khanna, April 13
The police here has booked three persons, including a women for committing fraud with their relative. The accused woman had transferred residential house belonging to her mother-in-law in the name of her two sons by using cancelled power of attorney.

College functioning under a cloud
Ludhiana, April 13
A number of people have questioned the way of functioning of the management of Guru Nanak Girls College here. They have demanded a thorough and impartial probe into the way of functioning of the management and also the Principal.

Chadha Group plans Rs 90-cr luxury mall
Ludhiana, April 13
The Chadha Group is planning to invest over Rs 90 crore in building a luxury mall in the city. The mall, named The West End Mall, is likely to come up by January, 2007, said Mr M.S.Chadha, director of the group while addressing a press conference here today.


Accident victim dies in hospital
Police accused of inaction
Ludhiana, April 13
A woman victim of a 10-day-old hit and run case died at CMC hospital today morning with the relatives accusing the police of inaction in the accident case.

Daily wager alleges unjust demolition
Doraha, April 13
A daily wager, residing in Ward No 12 of the municipal council, has alleged unjust demolition of his compound wall by council employees without serving any notice on him for the same.

Vimukt Jatis seek quota in jobs
Ludhiana, April 13
The All-India Tribe Dal today urged the central government to implement the recommendations of the National Human Rights Commission in connection with rights of the Vimukt jatis failing which it would approach the Supreme Court.

Nagar Kirtan marks Baisakhi celebrations
Ludhiana, April 13
A nagar kirtan was taken out from Kalgidhar gurdwara in the old city here today to mark the festival of Baisakhi and the day of birth of the Khalsa panth.

Bank staff resent denial of holiday on Baisakhi
Ludhiana, April 13
Bank employees today condemned the Punjab government’s decision of denial of holiday on Baisakhi.

Staff sore over non-implementation of demand
Ludhiana, April 13
The Punjab PWD (B & R) Supervision Staff Association has expressed its concern over the non-implementation of the demand for granting designation of supervisor under different categories, which was already accepted in principle by the state government.

Shopkeepers want road repaired
Ludhiana, April 13
Delay in the recarpeting of link road in front of Preet Palace cinema is irking shopkeepers, who said that the road was lying dug up for the past five months.

Residents ask MC to repair roads
Khanna, April 13
Residents of the local Lalheri Road have urged the authorities to immediately repair the road, which is in bad condition.They had presented a memorandum in this regard to the municipal council.


Woman held with poppy husk
Jagraon, April 13
Balbir Kaur, alias Beeru, of Shehbazpura was arrested by the Jalaldibal police near her village and 53.4 kg of poppy husk seized from her possession. A case under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered at the Raikot police station .


Punjab Agro begins hyola purchase
Ludhiana, April 13
The Punjab Agro Food Grains Corporation has started the purchase of hyola (gobhi sarson) as per the agreement with farmers and has set up seven procurement centres in the district i.e. at Ludhiana, Machhiwara, Samrala, Khanna, Mullanpur, Raikot and Jagraon, where the variety would be purchased at the minimum support price of Rs 1,700 per quintal.


Need of food processing units in Punjab stressed
Ludhiana, April 13
At a meeting with the Ludhiana Management Association, teachers and students of Department of Business Management of Punjab Agricultural University.

Teachers to stop privatisation of education
Ludhiana, April 13
Mr Pritpal Singh, president of the Punjab Non-Gazetted Teachers Union, and convener of the Elementary/ Primary Sikhia Bachao Front have asked the teachers to get ready for a campaign to prevent the government from privatising education in the state.

PAU convocation on April 15
Ludhiana, April 13
The annual convocation of Punjab Agricultural University will be held on April 15 at 10.30 am at Pal Auditorium of the university. Ms M.S. Nagarajan, Director, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, will deliver the keynote address and Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor PAU, will preside over the convocation.

Try to top in IT sector, Pandey tells students
Ludhiana, April 13
Science, Technology and Industrial Training Minister Rakesh Pandey has exhorted students to acquire excellence in their respective streams of technical education so that they could compete to capture enormous job opportunities at the global level, which had been created as a result of advancement in technology.

Schools celebrate Baisakhi with fervour
Ludhiana, April 13
Tagore Vidya Mandir , Punjab Mata Nagar , Ludhiana celebrated Baisakhi by holding a function today. On this occasion, an art workshop was organised in which over 60 students created motifs related to the founding of the Khalsa and the agrarian festivity relating to reaping of wheat crop.
Students of Greenland Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, present a dance to celebrate the Founder’s Day and Baisakhi
Students of Greenland Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, present a dance to celebrate the Founder’s Day and Baisakhi on Wednesday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

President lauds PAU efforts
Ludhiana, April 13
President of India, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, has commended the Punjab Agricultural University for developing a technique using slippery band of polythene film to control mealy bug in mango.

Union seeks release of scholarships
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 13
The Scheduled Caste/Backward Class Teachers Union in a memorandum to the government has sought the release of scholarships to SC/BC students for the past two years.



Parishad opens polyclinic, eye dept
Ludhiana, April 13
The Bharat Vikas Parishad opened its Kahan Chand Aggarwal Polyclinic OPD and the Janki Das Eye Department on the premises of its existing Viklang Sahayta Punarvas Kendra in Rishi Nagar here on Monday.

Importance of maternal, child health stressed
Ludhiana, April 13
The Directorate of Extension Education of Punjab Agricultural University, in collaboration with Indian Dietetic Association and the department of Food and Nutrition celebrated World Health Day in Ghal Kalan village in Moga district yesterday to focus on maternal and child health.


TPS Gurm, Dinesh Gogna win golf prizes
Ludhiana, April 13
TPS Gurm and Dinesh Gogna romped home victorious to win the ‘Best Gross’ and the ‘Best Net’ prizes in the Baisakhi Golf Cup Tournament organised at the Ranjitgarh Golf Course at the Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur near here today.

Punjab cagers for camp
Ludhiana, April 13
The following Punjab cagers have been selected for the coaching camp to prepare the teams (boys and girls) for the National Sub Junior Basketball Championship scheduled to be held at Bhilai from May 1 to 7, according to Mr Teja Singh Dhaliwal, honorary general secretary, Punjab Basketball Association.

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