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Sonia to decide PCC leadership issue: Tiwari
Ludhiana, May 19

The secretary of the All-India Congress Committee, Mr Manish Tiwari, said today that the issue of the leadership of the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) would be decided by the party President, Ms Sonia Gandhi.
The secretary of the All-India Congress Committee, Mr Manish Tiwari, being honoured at a function in Ludhiana on Thursday The secretary of the All-India Congress Committee, Mr Manish Tiwari, being honoured at a function in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

PAU to conduct entrance test for veterinary course
Ludhiana, May 19
The authorities of the newly carved Sri Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science University (not functional as yet) had to eat humble pie as they requested the authorities of the Punjab Agricultural University to hold the entrance test for admission to the BVSc four-year course and also conduct the counselling and interview for admission to the same course.


MC employee threatens to consume poison
Ludhiana, May 19
High drama was witnessed in the Municipal Corporation headquarters here today when a head draftsman in A Zone, Mr Updeshjit Singh, threatened to commit suicide after having been asked to explain his failure to complete an assignment within the given time frame.

Commuters at toll plaza a harassed lot
Doraha, May 19
Commuters who have applied for a local pass with the National Highway Authority of India at the toll plaza in Doraha are a harassed lot. Majority of them allege that their passes are being delayed for days together even after having submitted the required documents for it. Not only this, they complain of the indifferent attitude of toll employees, who pressurise them to pay for the slip till the passes are issued to them.

Uncertainty over screening of ‘Jo Bole So Nihal’
Ludhiana, May 19
Uncertainty over screening of “Jo Bole So Nihal” persisted as the theatre owners here were been told to make alternative arrangements in case they were not to show the movie tomorrow. It is learnt that the distributor of the movie had asked the theatre owners running the movie in the state to wait. The movie was released in Punjab last Friday and was running full house so far.

IT officials conduct search operations
Khanna, May 19
Officials of the Income Tax Department conducted search operations on two business premises in Khanna this morning. According to information, the officials from Jalandhar and Ludhiana were among those who conducted the search operations at a cattlefeed factory on Samrala Road and on the premises of a doctor in the Purana Bazar area.

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Rise in panchayats’ income from auctions
Ludhiana, May 19
Extensive monitoring of lease auctions of agricultural panchayati land by the district administration has resulted in substantial increase in the income of the panchayats in the district.

Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, presides over a meeting of SDMs and BDPOs at Bachat Bhavan in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, presides over a meeting of SDMs and BDPOs at Bachat Bhavan

Work on Jawaddi Road irks residents
Ludhiana, May 19
The ongoing work for the construction of the central verge on the 100-foot Jawaddi Road in the Model Town area here has drawn flak from the local residents.

Parts of the incomplete central verge on the Jawaddi Road in Model Town, Ludhiana, which have already started crumbling. — A Tribune photograph
Parts of the incomplete central verge on the Jawaddi Road in Model Town

Residents resent anti-encroachment campaign
Ludhiana, May 19
Residents of Rarri Mohalla in Barewal village, led by activists of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) today protested against removal of encroachments by a team of civic officials here last evening and the MC officials had to return without taking any action in this respect for the second day in succession.

BDPO Doraha dead
Doraha, May 19
Mr Daljit Singh, the Block Divisional and Panchayat Officer posted at Doraha, passed away last night after remaining ill for quite some time.



Market Pulse
Capital fund launched

Ludhiana, May 19
Principal PNB Asset Management Company Private Ltd, in association with Vijaya Bank, announced the launch of its new scheme “Principal Junior Cap Fund”, here today. The new fund offering would be on till June 8.



Govt stand on schools irks teachers
Ludhiana, May 19
Commenting on the statement of Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Deputy Chief Minister, regarding the ‘corporisation’ of government schools, Mr Charan Singh Sarabha, general secretary of the Government School Teachers Union Punjab, and state committee member of the Anti-Privatisation Adhyapak Morcha , Punjab, in a press note said, “It is just another name for privatisation of government schools to corporate houses in another form.”

From Schools
Sacred Heart students excel in ICSE exam

Ludhiana, May 19
Students of Sacred Heart Convent School, Urban Estate, Sector 39, Chandigarh road, Ludhiana, who appeared in the ICSE board examination (class-X), brought laurels by securing cent percent result. Out of 59 students who appeared for the examination, 58 secured the first division, 3 above 90 per cent, 22 above 85 per cent, and 42 above 70 per cent. Manu Sehal was the topper securing 91.4 per cent.

From Colleges
GNIMT students in PTU merit list

Ludhiana, May 19
Students of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Model Town, have again figured in the merit list released by Punjab Technical University (PTU) recently.

GNIMT admission cell to guide students
Ludhiana, May 19
The All-India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has notified that only those candidates shall be admitted to the MBA/MCA courses from this session who take MAT/CAT or MET conducted by the designated central or state agencies.

City lecturer on PCCTU executive
Ludhiana, May 19
Dr Manjit Singh Komal, Senior Lecturer, Post Graduate Department of Panjabi GGS Khalsa College, Ludhiana, has been elected member of the Executive in recently held elections of Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union at Jalandhar.


2 remanded in police custody
Jagraon, May 19
Gurjant Singh Bhola of Bhinder Kalan and Mohan Singh of Takhtupura, the alleged poppy husk smugglers from whom the Sudhar police allegedly recovered 1000 kg of poppy husk, were today remanded to police custody by Mrs Jitender Walia, SDJM Jagraon, till May 21.

Gupta elected president of Taxation Bar
Ludhiana, May 19
Mr Bal Krishan Gupta was elected president of the District Taxation Bar Association (Sales Tax) Ludhiana with a thumping majority. He defeated his rival candidate; Mr K.D. Bhardwaj, in a direct contest, with a margin of 79 votes.



Music is his passion
Ludhiana, May 19
“I cannot recollect when I started singing, but I was always singing. Seeing me so absorbed in singing, my parents brought me a guitar. I think from that moment my guitar and I have been inseparable,” said 19-year-old Albert John.


850 patients examined
Ludhiana, May 19
More than 850 patients were examined and medicines distributed among them in a two-day free medical camp which concluded at Gurdwara Sahib Singh Shaheedanji on the Bulara road here yesterday. The camp was organised by Gurdev Hospital under the patronage of Baba Sant Singhji, Dr Hardev Singh Alamgir and Mr Gurdip Singh Leel.


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