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Poultry farmers’ loss is retailers’ gain
Ludhiana, February 21
Even as the bird flu scare has caused huge losses to poultry farmers, resorting to distress sale, retailers have been pocketing the margin and the common man continues to get poultry products at the same prices.

These hens are unaware of the fall in demand due to the bird flu scare NO NEED TO WORRY: These hens are unaware of the fall in demand due to the bird flu scare. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Man kills father for land
Jagraon, February 21
The Jagraon police has arrested a youth of Sadarpura village near here on the charges of hiring three killers to murder his father. The youth was reportedly upset with the disciplinarian father, who had threatened to disown him because of his spendthrift nature.









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Students of Khalsa College for Women participate in a fashion show organised by Fashion Fiesta — 2006 on the college campus on Tuesday
Beauty on the ramp: Students of Khalsa College for Women participate in a fashion show organised by Fashion Fiesta — 2006 on the college campus on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Reema Jain’s card found from house of accused
Ludhiana, February 21
The Jagraon police today recovered the membership card of the Sutluj Club of deceased Reema Jain from the house of the prime accused in her murder case, Anil, alias Micky Jain, at Premium Apartments.

Woman allures youth for police jobs, held
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 21
The Sudhar police has booked a woman of Lohgarh village of Sangrur district for duping unemployed youth on the pretext of getting them jobs in security forces, including the Punjab Police.

Two accidents claim four lives
Khanna, February 21
Four persons were killed and four others were injured in two separate road accidents here today. According to the information, Dharam Singh and his family were returning to Delhi by car after attending a marriage at Nawanshahr. Due to poor visibility caused by fog, the car (DL 4 CR 0187) collided with a truck near Naulari village on the Samrala Road. The truck (PUR 5991) was parked on the road as it had a burst tyre.

4 kg lost, 10 kg gold found
Ludhiana, February 21
Making a complaint of theft of about four kg of gold proved costly for a well-known jeweller of the city when the police found allegedly 10 kg of unaccounted gold from his house. The police officials, who had gone to investigate the theft, turned the heat on the jeweller owning Gopal Sons firm when the allegedly unaccounted gold amounting to over Rs 80 lakh was found, besides Rs 10 lakh.

Jewellery stolen

 
COMMUNITY

Licence camp: Cong shifts venue
Ludhiana, February 21
After drawing flak for organising a camp for issuing ration cards on its own office premises, the district Congress committee, Ludhiana urban, today shifted the venue for the processing of application for driving licences to Sita Mata Mandir at Daresi.

ISO certificate holders to be felicitated
Ludhiana, February 21
The state government has launched a scheme to felicitate the ISO certification recipient industries of Punjab by giving them appreciation certificates to encourage them in further improving the quality of their products to compete at the international level in wake of WTO agreements.

 
CRIME

One killed, 2 hurt in accident
Sahnewal, February 21
A resident of Morinda died on the spot while his wife and two-year- old daughter sustained serious injuries, when the jeep they were travelling in was hit by a trolley at Mangarh village in Sahnewal today.

 
AGRICULTURE


Grow maize for better returns: Aulakh
Ludhiana, February 21

PAU Vice-Chancellor Dr K.S. Aulakh today called upon agricultural officers and scientists to accept the present crisis in agriculture as a challenge and work in tandem to improve per unit productivity of crops. He asked them not to allow the present grave situation to cast a shadow over the economic and social fabric of Punjab.

PAU Vice-Chancellor Dr K.S. Aulakh during an agricultural officers’ workshop in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
PAU Vice-Chancellor Dr K.S. Aulakh during an agricultural officers’ workshop in Ludhiana on Tuesday

EDUCATION


Retired Canadian immigration judge Randy Sandhu joins students during a farewell party at Ramgarhia College in Ludhiana on Tuesday
Farewell party at college: Retired Canadian immigration judge Randy Sandhu joins students during a farewell party at Ramgarhia College in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Education Minister Harnam Dass Johar inaugurates a computer laboratory at Government Girls High School in Ramgarh, near Ludhiana, on Sunday
Computer lab inaugurated: Education Minister Harnam Dass Johar inaugurates a computer laboratory at Government Girls High School in Ramgarh, near Ludhiana, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

NAAC grade: govt colleges lose on hospitality
Ludhiana, February 21
If the process of providing accreditation to colleges by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in recent years is any indication, then factors like glorious history of the college, grand infrastructure, efficient staff, students’ priority towards admissions etc seem to count little.

Indian doctors can take British exam
Ludhiana, February 21
In the past many doctors wanted to sit for the British MRCGP examination, conducted by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), perceiving it to be a ‘gold standard’ in family medicine. But the UK exam was culturally and organisationally, biased towards the UK practice.

Education for disabled
Ludhiana, February 21
A conference of Principals from CBSE schools on “Inclusive Education: Promoting the Right to Education for All” was held at Kundan Vidya Mandir (KVM) School here today. More than 70 Principals from different CBSE institutions of the district attended. The conference was chaired by Dr G. Balasubramanian.

50 attend NSS camp
Ludhiana, February 21
A one-day NSS camp was organised at Government Senior Secondary School at Katani Kalan here today. About 50 volunteers participated in the camp. Mr Kulpreet Singh, NSS programme officer, said the volunteers repaired a path that led to the campus corridor. In the closing hour of the camp, the volunteers performed cultural items.

 

CULTURE

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa in new form
Ludhiana, February 21
"We have received an amazing and overwhelming response to recall contestants of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005, who had been voted out by the public voting system. We have, therefore, decided to give another chance to about 20 to 24 ousted contestants . We owe this to our viewers, who made Sa re ga ma pa Challenge 2005— the best programme in its genre by defeating all so called idols," said Mr Ashish Kaul , senior vice-president Zee Network.

HEALTH

‘Celiac disease on the rise’
Ludhiana, February 21
Dr B.K. Jain of the Department of Paediatrics at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here has said celiac disease due to gluten (wheat) allergy has been on the rise the world over, especially in North India, where wheat is the staple diet.

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