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Epidemics Act invoked as water samples fail
Ludhiana, April 21
In the wake of over three dozen mild cases of gastroenteritis being reported from several colonies in the old city earlier this week, the district administration has issued prohibitory orders under relevant Sections of the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 within the city limits with immediate effect.

Submit report on slums, PHRC tells DC
Ludhiana, April 21
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PHRC) has directed the Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana to look into the mushrooming of slums at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar following a complaint by the residents.

Girls cover their faces to protect themselves from heat and rising temperature in Ludhiana on Friday Girls cover their faces to protect themselves from heat and rising temperature in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


Industrialist’s son found murdered
Ludhiana, April 21
Ramandeep Singh, son of paper mill owner Jaspal Singh, was found murdered under mysterious circumstances near Birmi village today, two days after he had gone missing.

SDM finds 87 officials absent
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 21
The SDM of Malerkotla has recommended stern action against 87 officials of various offices of the state government located in Malerkotla subdivision who were found absent in a surprise check conducted this morning.


Stay away from touts, Brigadier tells Army aspirants
Ludhiana, April 21
Officials of the Army Recruiting branch (Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir) today gave a clarion call to aspiring candidates to stay away from touts who claim to felicitate their recruitment in the Army.


Three purse snatchers held
Khamano, April 21
A three-women gang of chain and purse snatchers was arrested red-handed by the police after they snatched the purse of a woman at the Sanghol bus stand. According to information available, the purse of Anjali, a resident of Sanghol, was snatched by the accused when she was standing in queue to buy a bus ticket.

2 booked for assault
Jagraon, April 21
Soni and Deep Singh of Shekhupura allegedly assaulted Sukhdev Singh of their village. The police has registered a case under Section 341, 323, 34 of the IPC on the statement of the injured who has been admitted to the civil hospital, Jagraon.


Festival City to come up in 2 years
Ludhiana, April 21
The Festival City project, claimed to be the biggest mall of Punjab by Aeren R Enterprises with an investment of over Rs 250 crore, will be functional by the end of 2008.

Biz Clips
Thapar elected Knitwear Club chief 
Mr Vinod Thapar was unanimously elected president of the Knitwear Club here on Thursday evening. At a meeting held to elect office bearers of the club for the term 2006 to 2008, the other members who were unanimously elected are: Mr Rajinder Bhushan Maini, senior vice president, Mr Sanjeev Jain and Mr Jagmohan Singh, vice-presidents, Mr Narinder K Miglani, general secretary, Mr Darshan Dawar, secretary, Mr Jaswant Lal Takkar, treasurer, Mr Sanjay Kapoor, joint secretary and Mr Charanjiv Singh, secretary (public relations).

Jewellery festival


Conserve soil and water, Aulakh tells farmers
Ludhiana, April 21
Conservation of soil and water, the most vital resources for not only human and animal population but also for the flora and fauna, was the theme of a one-day Soil Conservation Officers' workshop held here today at Punjab Agricultural University.


Unemployed ETT teachers hold rally
Ludhiana, April 21
Unemployed Elementary Teachers Union, Punjab and Nav Niyukat Teachers Union held a protest rally against the state government in front of the Mini Secretariat here today.
Unemployed ETT teachers stage a protest rally in front of the Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Unemployed ETT teachers stage a protest rally in front of the Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana

Teachers condemn govt’s ‘wrong’ decisions
Ludhiana, April 21
Mr Piara Singh Dhillon, president and Baldev Krishan Moudgil, general secretary of Government Primary Teachers Association, Punjab, in a meeting held today condemned the Punjab Government for taking certain decisions regarding education in the past few days that are “anti-public and unlawful”.

Book of teacher’s memoirs released
Ludhiana, April 21
‘Reymond Remembered’, a book based on the writings, poetry and memoirs of Dr Raymond Griffth who taught English at Punjab Agricultural University during 1973-74 was released here today.

NCC cadets awarded scholarships
Ludhiana, April 21
Three cadets of 3 Punjab Girls Bn NCC, Ludhiana, have been adjudged Best Cadets of the Ludhiana groups. Under-officer Mandeep Kaur of Guru Nanak Girls college, Model Town, Ludhiana, has been adjudged the best cadet for the last training year in the senior wing category.

From Schools
Uttaranchal Governor gives away prizes at KVM

Ludhiana, April 21
The Governor of Uttaranchal, Mr Sudarshan Aggarwal, presided over the annual prize distribution function organised at Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, here yesterday. He was given the guard of honour by the Iron Eagle cadets of KVM.

From Colleges
Students bring laurels
Ludhiana, April 21
Students in the third semester of M.Com at Arya College here brought laurels to the college by getting four out of the top ten positions in Panjab University Examinations held in November 2005. They also secured the first four positions in the Ludhiana district out of five.


Court serves notice in defamation case
Ludhiana, April 21
The Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr S.S. Dhaliwal, adjourned the defamation case filed by the Parliamentary Secretary, Power and Housing, Mr Surinder Dawar, against the former Deputy Speaker of the State Assembly, Mr Satpal Gosain till August 30.



For her, painting is passion
Ludhiana, April 21
For Rekha, painting is the only passion in life. The day starts with brushes and colours and ends with the same. The whole day is passed putting life in dead canvasses, pots, decoration pieces and cloth. And today, she proudly claims that hundreds of students trained by her are earning a good livelihood by adopting hobby classes as a profession.
Rekha gives final touches to a painting in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Rekha gives final touches to a painting in Ludhiana on Friday

Shiv Charan visits sports centre
Ludhiana, April 21
Indian hockey's features such as skill and talent are respected the world over. There is no dearth of promising players in the country. However, the game of hockey in India has been suffering because it is not being properly promoted at the grassroots level.


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