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Open manholes pose risk to life
Ludhiana, March 27
Even as open manholes in the city pose threat to residents, the Municipal Corporation does not care. A manhole in Sarabha Nagar in front of gate number 2 of PAU is without cover for the past many days. Similarly, in Bhaura Colony another manhole is without cover. Residents say they had made several representations to the authorities concerned in this regard but nobody paid any heed to these.

Residents for reconstruction of Gill Bridge
Blame game goes on
Ludhiana, March 27
Despite various representations and protests by residents of colonies on Gill Road, the bridge over the Sidhwan Canal, that had collapsed a year ago, is yet to be reconstructed. This had caused traffic problems and threat to the canal upstream. Though the Municipal Corporation was claiming to provide new overbridges and roads besides other infrastructures, it had failed to do anything about the collapsed bridge.


SSP to probe petition against committee members
Ludhiana, March 27
While disposing of a writ petition against the office bearers of Shri Ram Lila Committee Daresi Ground, Ludhiana, Mr Justice Nirmal Yadav of Punjab and Haryana High Court directed the SSP Ludhiana to ''look into the matter and take appropriate action in accordance with law''.

PSEB employees to hold rally
Ludhiana, March 27
Privatisation of the power sector would result in an increase of at least 48 per cent in power tariffs. In places where privatisation has been done — Orrissa and Delhi — consumers have been suffering due to high tariffs and poor services.

Workers protest outside labour office
Ludhiana, March 27
Workers of Oswal Woollen Mills, led by the Centre of Indian Trade Unions, held a protest dharna outside the labour office here today. “It has become a routine with the representatives of companies not to appear for hearings.

Workers of Oswal Woollen Mills stage a dharna outside the labour office in Ludhiana on Monday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Workers of Oswal Woollen Mills stage a dharna outside the labour office in Ludhiana on Monday

Youths beat up ASI
Ludhiana, March 27

A group of youths today beat up an ASI in Nalli Mohalla here. ASI Hira Singh was attacked when he asked the youths not to indulge in hooliganism. The police has registered a case against Lalli, Munish, Kala, Moti, Neeraj and Keshwa, all residents of Nalli Mohalla, under Sections 353, 186, 382, 307, 148, 149 and 511 of the IPC.

ASI Hira Singh, who was beaten up by youths on the Deepak Cinema road near Nalli Mohalla in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
ASI Hira Singh, who was beaten up by youths on the Deepak Cinema road near Nalli Mohalla in Ludhiana on Monday


Jain chief of Punjab branch of IAP
Ludhiana, March 27
Dr B. J. Jain, Professor and Head of Paediatrics Department at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here, took over as president of the Punjab state branch of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics in the annual conference of IAP held at Amritsar yesterday.

SGPC chief’s decision hailed
Ludhiana, March 27
The Shiromani Khalsa Dal has hailed the decision of SGPC President Avtar Singh to expel a senior Akali leader from the management committee of Nankana Sahib Senior Secondary School.

Expert talks on Indo-Pak relations
Ludhiana, March 27
The attitude and mindset of Pakistanis, who are more prejudiced against Indians, has long been tailored in an institutionalised manner by intelligentsia and specialised groups working at the instance of certain forces, opined Dr Mohamad Irfan Farooki, principal investigator in a UGC research organisation on Indo-Pak relations.

Pensioners plan rallies
Samrala, March 27
The Punjab Government Pensioners Joint Front has criticised the government for its failure to implement the demands of pensioners. An action committee of the front, which met here today under the leadership of Mr Avtar Singh Affat, decided to intensify its agitation in case the government failed to accept the demands.



Pierre Becker Memorial Award for PAU scientist
Ludhiana, March 27
Dr Milkha Singh Aulakh, Senior Soil Scientist of Punjab Agricultural University, was presented today with the Pierre Becker Memorial Award in Paris.

Computer-aided learning workshop held
Ludhiana, March 27
A 12-day computer training workshop was organised at Ludhiana under the Education for All teacher training project under the patronage of Ms Gurdeep Kaur, Principal, Government In-service Teachers Training Centre, Ludhiana.

Green Valley School holds prize distribution
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 27
The Green Valley Public School organised its annual prize distribution function in the school here yesterday. The function started with saraswati vandana, wherein the students presented a prayer dance followed by a welcome song for the parents and the guests.

504 students get degrees
Ludhiana, March 27
The annual convocation of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, was held here today. Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, Union Minister for Finance (banking), was the chief guest. Dr O.P. Bajpai, Director NITTER (HRD Ministry) was the guest of honour.

NCC cadets sit smartly at the convocation of Guru Nanak Girls College in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
NCC cadets sit smartly at the convocation of Guru Nanak Girls College in Ludhiana on Monday

Inter-house poetry recitation contest
Ludhiana, March 27
Inter-house poetry recitation competition was organised at MGM Public School here today. Students of Classes III to V participated unit. Each house was represented by 3 students. The results are as follows:



Apollo to have telemedicine centre
Ludhiana, March 27
SPS Apollo Hospitals here will soon have an elaborate “telemedicine centre”, which will enable primary and secondary healthcare providers across the state to offer better treatment to patients.


Gagandeep interacts with young cricketers
Ludhiana, March 27
The trainees at the training-cum-coaching camp being organised by the former Punjab Ranji player and national umpire at the panel of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Mr R.D. Singh here at the Punjab Agricultural University cricket ground had a very useful session today as the Indian fast bowler, Gagandeep Singh Toor visited the camp and interacted with them.

Sports meet at DMCH
Ludhiana, March 27
The inaugural edition of the Employees Sports Meet of the local Dayanand Medical College and Hospital began today. The meet was inaugurated in Dumra Auditorium of DMCH by secretary of DMCH Managing Society, Mr Prem Gupta.


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