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SITs take over complex murder cases

Ludhiana, February 27
Drawing flak for failing to solve a number of murder cases, including that of high-profile business persons, in the past four months, the city police has formed special investigation teams (SIT) for each of the ten complex murder cases where the investigations were not making any headway.

Health staff threaten agitation
Non-payment of salaries
Ludhiana, February 27
Coordination Committee of Para-medical and Health Employees, Punjab, has decided to hold a dharna at the office of the Civil Surgeon here on March 2 as a part of a series of district-level protests against non-payment of salaries to employees working on plan posts.

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Probe ordered into harassment of vendors by police

Ludhiana, February 27
Taking serious view of the “extortion by cops”, the police today ordered an inquiry to look into the allegations of fruit and vegetable vendors in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar and Sham Nagar that some policemen took away their goods without paying for them.

A boy prepares for examinations at the Ludhiana railway station
Burning midnight oil: A boy prepares for examinations at the Ludhiana railway station. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Keep tabs on kids’ TV viewing: expert
Ludhiana, February 27
“Television viewing, nowadays, is a major activity and has a great influence on children and adolescents. Children in India have started watching television for longer hours since the past decade, especially because of the presence of a large number of channels. While TV entertains, informs and keeps the children company, it may also influence them in undesirable ways.”

Man immolates self
Ludhiana, February 27
A 41-year-old man, son of one of the partners of the popular Kanpuria Dhabha near Samrala Chowk here, allegedly immolated himself to death on the third floor of his house in Guru Arjan Dev Nagar following some alleged financial problems.

ETT teachers on warpath
Ludhiana, February 27
“Even if the government fixes our salary at Rs 10,000 and gives us employment through panchayats, 12,000 unemployed ETT teachers are not willing to take up these jobs. We will prefer the starting grade of Rs 4,550 and will accept regular employment through the Education Department,” stated a press note issued here today by Mr Balraj Gholti and Mr Paramjit Mann, adviser and district president of the ETT Union, respectively.


Tributes paid to Dr Sandhu
Ludhiana, February 27
The trustees of Shaheed Udham Singh Memorial Trust paid rich tributes to a fellow trustee, Dr Gurdial Singh Sandhu, who passed away on September 25 in Canada. Secretary-General of the trust while speaking at the bhog ceremony (held on February 25) at his native village, Jeewa Arain, Jalalabad in Ferozepore, said Dr Sandhu was the most respected trustee and was instrumental in opening of Canada chapter of the trust.

Pensioners lambast Punjab Govt 
Ludhiana, February 27
Pensioners lambasted the Punjab Government for not addressing their problems at a meeting held here yesterday. They said the state government had failed to fulfill even a single promise contained in the Congress manifesto.

Interviews postponed
Ludhiana, February 27
District and Session Judge Harbans Lal has stated that the interviews/tests for the posts of clerk, steno-typist and class IV employee scheduled to be held on March 3 in his office has been postponed.


1 killed in road mishap
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 27
A person was killed and another injured in a road accident involving a mini-tempo and an Indica car near Pohir village yesterday. The police has arrested the driver of the car and impounded both vehicles. Vipan Kumar (45) of old Madhopuri, Ludhiana , and Sarwan Chobey, both employees of Basant Ice Cream, Ludhiana, were returning from Milap Palace Jagera when the tempo in which they were travelling was hit by the car.
Though a large number of persons were present at the spot, nobody came forward to take the injured to the hospital. In the meantime, the driver of the car fled the scene.
Sarwan Singh, who was injured in an accident near Pohir village on Sunday, at the Pohir Civil Hospital.
Sarwan Singh, who was injured in an accident near Pohir village on Sunday, at the Pohir Civil Hospital

Case registered


Industry seeks lower VAT on auto parts
Ludhiana, February 27
In its pre-Budget recommendations, the Auto Parts Manufacturers Association of India has urged the Finance Minister to address the issue of high percentage of VAT imposed on the auto parts manufacturing industry.

LSE starts training in capital market today
Ludhiana, February 27
As the training for the certification programme in capital market begins at the Ludhiana Stock Exchange (LSE) tomorrow, the exchange becomes the first institution in the region to provide such training.


Dairy farmers need management skills: experts
Ludhiana, February 27
With focus on developing dairy farming in Punjab, it is important to impart knowledge to farmers on management practices, as majority of them lack scientific information on set practices.


Bangalore farm varsity board members visit PAU
Ludhiana, February 27
Members of the Board of Regents (Management) of the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, today shared information on scientific agriculture being followed by farmers of Punjab and compared it with the performance of farmers back home during an interaction with PAU Vice-Chancellor K. S. Aulakh here today.

Saying it with flowers at PAU
Ludhiana, February 27
Amidst a riot of colours and blend of different shades of foliage, the PAU Vice-Chancellor, Dr K. S. Aulakh, inaugurated a two-day flower show here today. The show, organised by the Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, has attracted about 1,800 entries of flower pots, indoor plants representing a bouquet of multi-hued flowers of all shapes and sizes. These include coreopsis, verbena, phlox, petunia, nasturtium, gladiolus, marigold, rose, chrysanthemum, rosa damascena, tuberose and jasmine.

Inter-college festival organised
Samrala, February 27
An inter-college festival was organised at Malwa College Bondli-Samrala under the supervision of Prof Baldeep Singh, Dean, Cultural Activities. Various teams of different colleges participated in the poem recitation, folk song and histrionics contests. Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, MLA, presided over the function. Akali leader Kirpal Singh Khirnian and Gurbir Shahi, were the guests of honour.

GNIMT clinch Crescendo-2006 trophy
Ludhiana, February 27
The Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, here has won the overall trophy at Crescendo-2006, a two-day inter-college festival held at GGNIMT, Civil Lines, here. The festival concluded yesterday.

Students of the GNIMT show the trophy they won at Crescendo-2006. — A Tribune photograph
Students of the GNIMT show the trophy they won at Crescendo-2006

From Schools and Colleges
Graphologist gives tips to students
Ludhiana, February 27
Mr Mohan Roy, a graphologist and grapho therapist, visited the D D Jain College of Education for Women here today. Mr Roy gave a detailed lecture on handwriting analysis and what it can tell about the character of a person.

Students of Kiddies Paradise take part in a race during the annual sports day of the school on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Students of Kiddies Paradise take part in a race during the annual sports day of the school on Monday



Telefilm ‘Jaggi Farar’ released
Ludhiana, February 27
A DVD of comedy telefilm 'Jaggi Farar' was released here yesterday. The film is a satire on the social evils prevalent these days like dowry and female foeticide. The writer and director of the film is Saranjit Mohali while the producer is Badal Gawaadi. At the function, Mr Badal said the film lambasts the social ills that plague the society. Music has been given by Kanwar Iqbal and playback singer Avtar Matharoo has sung the songs well.


Panel for launching de-addiction programmes
Jagraon, February 27
A meeting of the Punjab Police State Apex Committee for NGO Projects was organised under the patronage of Mr R.K. Jaiswal, SSP, here today. Mr Jarnail Singh Dhaliwal, SP (Headquarters), welcomed Mr Jaiswal, who is also the chairman of the committee.

CMCH holds medical camp
Ludhiana, February 27
The Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), with joint efforts of gurdwara prabandhak committee of the village, held a one-day medical and dental check-up camp at Rauni village in this district on Sunday.


Three city cagers for Commonwealth Games
Ludhiana, February 27
The names of three boys from Ludhiana have figured in the list released by the Basketball Federation of India for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games slated for next month in Melbourne, Australia.

Danish gymnasts perform in city 
Ludhiana, February 27
A gymnastics contingent from Denmark performed at Partap College of Education, Hambran road, here today. They have been visiting the city on the invitation of the Punjab Cultural Promotion Council, India, on the eve of the Punjab International Sports and Cultural Festival-2006 being organised by the council.
Gymnasts from Denmark perform at Partap College of Education in Ludhiana on Monday
Gymnasts from Denmark perform at Partap College of Education in Ludhiana on Monday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


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