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Govt to check mushrooming of B.Ed colleges
Ludhiana, January 24
“Mushrooming of B.Ed colleges, which do not have proper infrastructure, is certainly a matter of concern and we will definitely put some restrictions in the future,” said Dr Dinesh Gupta, Deputy Director, Colleges, here today.

Admn blames MC for paralysis of man
PHRC notice to Commissioner
Ludhiana, January 24
The district administration has held the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation responsible for the accident involving a 50-year-old man who was paralysed after he had fallen in an open manhole in 1998.

The city police has intensified checking of vehicles to avoid any untoward incident on the Republic Day function The city police has intensified checking of vehicles to avoid any untoward incident on the Republic Day function.  — Photo by Inderjeet Verma


Industry's threats on VAT go unheeded
Ludhiana, January 24
Industry's constant pleas and threats pertaining to non-refund of Value Added Tax (VAT) seem to be falling on deaf ears. Post the boycott of government by local industry in protest against non-refund, the 10-day ultimatum that the industry gave to the government is over evoking no response from the government.

Infant loses foot due to doctors’ negligence 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 24
In order to save the life of their one-month-old son, his parents have given their consent to amputate his left foot that had developed gangrene allegedly due to erroneous administration of DPT vaccine. But it was negligence of doctors of a rural centre of a Ludhiana- based multi-speciality hospital situated at Pohir village near here, later which resulted in amputation.

4 run over by car, 1 dead
Amloh, January 24
One person was killed and three hurt when an Esteem car ran over some persons, who were playing cards on the roadside, here yesterday. On the statement of Gian Chand, who was also playing with them, an FIR has been registered under Section 304, IPC, on January 23 against Arju Mehant alias Kamal, driver of the car (DL1C-2367), resident of Bhari Panaich.

Accused remanded in police custody
Ludhiana, January 24
The two accused in the attempt to murder case of a yarn broker have been remanded to police custody till January 27 even as the Haibowal police team was making preparations for reading the hide-outs of the third accused in Mumbai.


CII-Bharti to award women achievers
Ludhiana, January 24
The Bharti Foundation and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), which have jointly instituted the CII-Bharti Woman Exemplar Award, have invited nominations for the 2006 edition of the award till January 31, 2006, from women in rural and urban slum areas.


Man alleges rape of daughter, wife denies
Ludhiana, January 24
Mystery shrouds an alleged rape of a minor of the Sherpur area, whose father brought her to the Civil Hospital this afternoon claiming she was raped by a quack but her mother took her away from the hospital claiming she was fine.


Foundation stone of PNB Complex laid
Ludhiana, January 24
Mr I.D. Singh, General Manager, Punjab National Bank, Punjab Zone, laid the foundation stone of PNB Complex at Ferozepur Road here yesterday. Mr Singh said the complex would be ready in a year-and-a-half and would be equipped with modern facilities.

Cherry Blossom celebrates 100 years
Ludhiana, January 24
Cherry Blossom has launched a new campaign showcasing its “100th Shining Year”. A company press note said the campaign reminded the consumers of the various occasions when they had used the brand over the years.

SBI seminar on credit-rating scheme
Ludhiana, January 24
With a view to generate awareness on performance and credit-rating scheme for small-scale industry, State Bank of India (SBI) and CRISIL conducted a seminar for SSIs on the scheme here last evening.



Utility of NAAC accreditation stressed
Ludhiana, January 24
The Department of Higher Education, Punjab, organised a one-day seminar to motivate the principals of non-accredited colleges affiliated with Panjab University, Chandigarh, to get their colleges accredited from NAAC.

‘Vaapsi’ captures plight of Punjabi youth abroad
Ludhiana, January 24
The Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today released a book titled “Vaapsi” by Mr Nirmal Jaura, a teacher at the university’s Communication Centre here today.

Workshop on market access negotiations
Ludhiana, January 23
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) conducted a stakeholder consultation workshop on “Post-Hong Kong Ministerial Consultation on Non-Agricultural Market Access Negotiations (NAMA) and the Indo-Asean FTA Negotiations” here today.

NCC camp concludes
Amloh, January 24
On the closing of one week-long camp of NCC unit of Government Secondary School Amloh organized a seminar on AIDS yesterday. The camp was organised by Punjab NCC battalion Nabha. Havildar Chamkaur Singh imparted training to the cadets.



300 examined at eye camp
Ludhiana, January 24
More than 300 patients were examined by eye specialists and team of doctors at a free medical and eye check-up camp, organised jointly by Shri Vivekanand Swarg Ashram Trust and Rotary Club Ludhiana Central at Swami Vivekanand Hospital here today. The camp was conducted to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand.


Sports Centre win by 74 runs
Ludhiana, January 24
Kuldeep Dhami ( 70 n.o) and Harbhajan Kala ( 4 for 29 runs) helped Sports Centre, Ludhiana to record an easy win by 74 runs over FC Sondhi Club of Jalandhar in the opening match of the first Shaheed Ramesh Chanader Memorial Cricket Tournament being organised by the Shaheed Ramesh Chander Memorial Welfare Society at Daresi Ground here today.

Rural sports meet 
Ludhiana, January 24
Punjab Public Works Minister Partap Singh Bajwa today inaugurated the 77th Rural Sports Tournament organised by Dashmesh Sports and Welfare Club at Falewal village, 25 km from here.


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