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Man gets probe ordered against son over property
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 9
The Superintendent of Police at Jagraon has ordered a probe into charges levelled by a farmer of Brahmpur village against his son for allegedly getting his property transferred in his name on the basis of documents, which the complainant’s daughter had got signed on the pretext of sending him abroad.

Punjab free of bird flu: Kang
Poultry farms suffer daily loss of Rs 2 crore
Ludhiana, March 9
Punjab Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Jagmohan Singh Kang today said rumours of bird flu were causing a daily loss of Rs 2 crore to poultry farms in the state.
Punjab Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Jagmohan Singh Kang addresses a seminar on bird flu in Ludhiana on Thursday Punjab Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Jagmohan Singh Kang addresses a seminar on bird flu in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by I.V.


DC lists do’s & don’ts for Satluj Club poll
Ludhiana, March 9
To ensure greater transparency and to cleanse the election system in the Satluj Club, Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner-cum-president of the club, has directed that all candidates filing nominations will be required to give information about themselves in an affidavit form regarding their educational qualifications (with proof), conviction (if any) by a court of law and punishment (if any) to the club.

Ex-Deputy Speaker gets bail
Ludhiana, March 9
A former Deputy Speaker of state Assembly, Mr Satpal Gosain, was today granted bail by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr S. S. Dhaliwal, in a defamation case filed against him by the Parliamentary Secretary, Housing and Power, Mr Surinder Dawar.

5 highway robbers arrested
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 9
The Jagraon police today announced the arrest of five members of a notorious gang of highway robbers that was giving sleepless nights to the Punjab Police for the past eight years.

Poor antenatal care leaves newborn with defect
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 9
Medical advancement is yet to reach the doorstep of a common man in India, if the case of a village woman who yesterday gave birth to a girl with genetic defect is any indication.

Chinese pichkaris flood city markets
Ludhiana, March 9
The city markets have geared up to meet the demands of Holi enthusiasts. Chinese pichkaris have captured the markets this time. A survey of Gur Mandi revealed that cartoon characters dominated the pichkari segment. One could see pichkaris shaped like Pokeman, Batman and characters from Harry Porter.

Attractive Chinese pichkaris have flooded Ludhiana markets. — A Tribune photograph
Attractive Chinese pichkaris have flooded Ludhiana markets


Channel report on militancy draws criticism
Ludhiana, March 9
A cross section of the Sikhs has reached sharply to the investigative story telecast by Zee News “Desh Dharoh” on Sunday and Monday. In the programme, the rise and fall of militancy in Punjab was depicted and the thrust was on highlighting the presence of those involved in the Khalistan movement.

Cops honoured for cracking Rima case
Ludhiana, March 9
The Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Ludhiana Range, Mr Parag Jain, the Senior Superintendent of Police, Jagraon, Mr Rajesh Jaiswal, and the DSP, Dakha, Mr Harjit Singh Brar, were felicitated at the Satluj Club last night at a civic reception organised by various organisations for solving the mysterious disappearance and subsequent murder of Rima Jain.

Protest against Varanasi blasts
Ludhiana, March 9

The All-India Anti-terrorist Front (AIATF) has condemned the bomb attack on Sankat Mochan Mandir in Varanasi. In a statement here today, Mr Balwinder Singh Kaka, Mr Yogesh Dewan and Mr Anil Sharma, senior leaders of the outfit, said blasts were an act of sheer cowardice as well as failure on the part of intelligence agencies.
Members of the Sankatmochan Mandir Committee hold a demonstration against the Varanasi blasts in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by IV
Members of the Sankatmochan Mandir Committee hold a demonstration against the Varanasi blasts in Ludhiana on Tuesday

Resort owners allege harassment
Ludhiana, March 9
Owners of marriage palaces and resorts in Punjab are complaining of excessive service tax and excise fee. They says the two charges as unjustified. The Service Tax Department continues to issue summons to them and they are made to pay for the services they are not even providing, they add.

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Answersheets not enough for maths paper
Ludhiana, March 9
Mr Rajinder Krishan Sharma, president, Association of the PSEB- affiliated Schools, said in a written press note yesterday that maths paper of Class VIII, which was conducted by the PSEB, caused a lot of inconvenience to the students. The inconvenience was caused as the answersheets provided to the students were not enough to solve a lengthy mathematics paper.

Seminar on service sector kicks off
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 9
A three-day national seminar on “Service sector management”, sponsored by the All-India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), began on the Regional Institute of Management and Technology (RIMT) campus today. The seminar was inaugurated by Bonanza Portfolio Ltd., New Delhi, managing director Shiv Kumar Goyal.

Women urged to reprioritise lives
Ludhiana, March 9
LR DAV College, Jagraon, celebrated International Women’s Day by organising a function on the college premises today. Human rights activist and municipal councillor Pushpa Jhanji was the chief guest. In her address, she exhorted the women folk to liberate themselves from age-old inhibitions.

Seminar on business ethics
Ludhiana, March 9
The GGN Institute of Management and Technology organised a seminar on “Business ethics and corporate governance” for BBA and MBA students. Prof Brendan O’Connell, head of the accounting and finance programme, School of Business, James Cook University, Australia, was the resource person.

Women’s Day celebrated at Ramgarhia college
Ludhiana, March 9
A host of activities were organised at Ramgarhia Girls College to mark Women’s Day yesterday. The departments of Home Science and Fine Arts made a joint effort to educate and entertain students.


Reliance Info told to refund amount
Ludhiana, March 9
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Reliance Infocom to refund the security amount of Rs 1,000 to a consumer. The company has also been ordered to pay Rs 500 as costs to the aggrieved consumer.



Health centres not in good health: study
Ludhiana, March 9
People are not satisfied with the treatment in primary health centres. They complain about the inadequacy of medicines, lack of proper attention by the staff and no proper sitting arrangement. Moreover, doctors are neither punctual nor regular in duty. People rue absence of proper toilet and lack of proper arrangement for water and electricity. Moreover, patients suffering from diabetes, anaemia, reproductive health problems, E.N.T. and eye problems have to go to the block level health centres.


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