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A weak MC becomes shop’s foundation
Ludhiana, March 4
Cocking a snook at the orders of the local municipal corporation to demolish a shop violating building bylaws in Ghumar Mandi, the alleged violator has completed the structure by putting up a shutter and repairing the part earlier razed by an MC squad.

The shop which was constructed in violation of MC orders.
— Photo by I.V.
The shop which was constructed in violation


Farmers protest against police highhandedness
Ludhiana, March 4
The Kirti Kisan Union today staged a demonstration against the alleged highhandedness of the police. Union activists also burnt an effigy of Improvement Trust Chairman Paramjit Singh Sibia.

Smile Train to treat children with cleft lip
Ludhiana, March 4
The district administration has launched a project in collaboration with the Christian Medical College and Hospital and Smile Train, an NGO, for treating children with cleft lip and cleft palate free of cost. The objective of the project is to make children of this district free of these congenital deformities.

A niece of the deceased woman gives details about her aunt to the police in Ludhiana on SaturdayA niece of the deceased woman gives details about her aunt to the police in Ludhiana on Saturday Woman crushed under tractor
Ludhiana, March 4
An aged woman, Veena Rani, was crushed under a Tractor-trailer near Kaka Marriage Palace on Ferozepore road today morning. She was crossing the road. The police said driver of the tractor, Mewa Singh of Matour of Mohali, had been arrested and the vehicle impounded. The woman lived near Hambran road. The police said the woman was avoiding being hit by an auto-rickshaw while crossing the road when she was crushed under the tractor.

A niece of the deceased woman gives details about her aunt to the police in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by I.V.

Labourer killed as earth caves in
Mullanpur Dakha, March 4
A labourer was killed while two others had a miraculous escape when a well filled by them caved in at Mandiani village, near here, this afternoon.


State on fast track of development, says Birmi
Ludhiana, March 4
Chief Parliamentary Secretary Malkiat Singh Birmi has asserted that a special integrated development programme has been launched to put the state on the fast track of all-round development and funds amounting to more than Rs 4,000 crore were being spent under different schemes.

People throng chicken mela
Ludhiana, March 4

Chicken lovers are happy again and the fear of bird flu seems to be waning quickly. That is the indication if one goes by the amount of chicken that was consumed within two days at a chicken mela organised in Sarabha Nagar here. Over 14 quintals of chicken and 6,000 eggs have been consumed within the first two days.

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People queue up to buy chicken dishes at a mela at Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
People queue up to buy chicken dishes at a mela at Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana on Saturday

Amarjit Singh Village pays tributes to its son
 Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 4
A number of organisations of the area have decided to honour Mr Amarjit Singh, Inspector-General, Rajasthan Police ,posthumously, whose bhog ceremony will take place at Umarpura (Nathumajra) village near here.

At the  crossroads
Poet as a crusader

When a poet takes a pen in his hand, he cannot help telling the truth. This is what Kartar Singh Kalra has done in his autobiography, “Pairan di Parwaaz.” He was 12 when he crossed over to India in 1947.


1 held with stolen car



Experts: teachers can mould minds
Khanna, March 4
Teachers can change the mindset of students, parents and society, said Dr Rakesh Mohan, principal, of SPN College, Mukerian, while speaking on “‘Involvement of stake holders in quality education” at a two-days national seminar on strengthening of internal quality assurances cell in educational institutions at A S College for Women that concluded here today.

DMCH graduates given degrees
Ludhiana, March 4

A former Vice-Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Dr L.S. Chawla, today exhorted medical graduates to keep faith in their profession.

Graduates at the convocation function of the DMCH in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Graduates at the convocation function of the DMCH in Ludhiana

Schools & Colleges
Parents interact with counsellor

Ludhiana, March 4
‘A parent orientation meet’ was organised at the premises of Strawberry Kids Club here today. The meet was addressed by Ms Khanna, counsellor at Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar.

National seminar held
Khanna, March 4
A two-day national seminar on “Strengthening of internal quality assurance cell in educational institutions” commenced at A.S. College for Women here yesterday. Dr Kanwarjit Singh, DPI (Colleges), was the chief guest.



Anaesthesia review at CMCH from tomorrow
Ludhiana, March 4
The Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care at Christian Medical College and Hospital here is hosting an international anaesthesia review on March 6 and 7, 2006.


Athletics meet
Ludhiana, March 4
The 6th annual athletics meet was organised at Mata Ganga Khalsa College for Women at Mani Sahib, Kottan near Khanna, today. This year’s meet was dedicated to the memory of Gurcharan Singh Tohra, former president of the SGPC.

Lodhiana Academy breeze past Muktsar
Ludhiana, March 4
In a ding dong battle, Baba Lodhiana Academy managed to breeze past Muktsar
79-71 in the first semi-final league match in the men’s section on the penultimate day of the 56th Senior Punjab Basketball Championship being played at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.


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