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City cries for water
Ludhiana, May 4
The summer has just set in and residents of the city have already started complaining of potable water shortage. The complaints of water shortage are being received from all over the city.

School functioning from truck and tent
Ahmedgarh, May 4
Bhamipura, a nondescript village in Jagraon tehsil, near here, would be remembered for inhabiting a private senior secondary school that not only taught students in a truck covered by PVC sheets but also admitted having arranged four other trucks for sheltering more students in the ensuing rainy season.
The Principal of Little Star Public School in his makeshift office at Bhamipura village in Ludhiana district The Principal of Little Star Public School in his makeshift office at Bhamipura village in Ludhiana district. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma


3 youths held for old man’s murder
Mullanpur Dakha, May 4
Sexual escapades of a 70-year-old man, who was found murdered on April 24 here, and the treachery of three alleged pimps had led to the crime. Addressing a press conference at the Mullanpur Dakha police station here today, Jagraon SSP R.K. Jaiswal said three youths, Buta Singh, Kewal Singh and Jagga Singh, all of whom worked as farm labourers, used to arrange women for the old man.

Man caught offering bribe
Ahmedgarh, May 4
A resident of Jalwana village was caught attempting to bribe a clerk at the office of Joint Sub-Registrar here. He was caught by the Executive Magistrate, Mr Mukesh Sharma and released after he submitted a written apology for the act.

MC squad comes back as shopkeepers seek more time
Ludhiana, May 4
A demolition squad of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, which had gone to raze shops in the service lane opposite the Punjab Agricultural University, came back after taking action against a single shop only.


Land row: Jt Director's authority questioned 
Ludhiana, May 4
A controversial land dispute on property worth over Rs 6 crore at Mall Road here involving two highly reputed families and a relative of the Uttranchal Governor turned murkier today with an accused, charged with grabbing the property, questioning the authority of the Joint Director, Prosecution, to give a legal opinion in the case.

Pranab Child with a hole in heart needs help
Ludhiana, May 4
Three-year-old Pranab has a congenital heart problem, which needs surgery. A hole in the heart of this child is retarding his normal body growth and affecting his vital functions.

A man helps a woman quench thirst during a hot day in Ludhiana on Thursday
A man helps a woman quench thirst during a hot day in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Killing is a pastime for
terrorists now

When King Lear in Shakespeare's tragic play exclaimed 'Then kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill!', he had a motive behind it. He had been wronged by his kith and kin. Moreover, his outburst was indicative of the frenzied state of his mind. Otherwise, he had not the strength at that time to kill even a fly.

Kitchen garden tips to women
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 4
Land is no limitation for developing a kitchen garden. This was stated by Dr Indu, SDM, Malerkotla, while addressing a gathering of women at Ram Mandir Dharamshala here yesterday.



Samsung unveils fridges, microwaves
Ludhiana, May 4
Samsung India yesterday announced its plans to strengthen its home appliance business by adopting product innovation, product customisation and an enhanced product line strategies.

Steel price hike hits industry
Ludhiana, May 4
A price hike of around Rs 6,000 per metric tonne within a fortnight, in case of HR coils, CR coils and sheets, has upset steel consuming industry here. Local industry feels the government needs to take immediate measures to control steel prices which have been fluctuating for quite some time now.


Winter maize best bet: Aulakh
Ludhiana, May 4
A field day on winter maize was celebrated at the farms of Capt Rattan Singh, a progressive farmer, in village Khaira Bet today. The PAU Vice-Chancellor, Dr K. S. Aulakh was the chief guest of the function which was organised by the Samrala Krishi Vigyan Kendra of the university.

Need to promote dairy farming: Aulakh
Ludhiana, May 4
The Punjab Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor, Dr K.S. Aulakh, has warned against the slump in the agriculture sector in the state. According to him, Punjab farmers are under debt and this is forcing many of them to commit suicide.

PAU launches soil, water management drive
Ludhiana, May 4
In consonance with the national objective to observe 2006 as the year of “soil health enhancement and water harvesting management”, the PAU has launched a movement to create awareness on this to increase agricultural production.


UGC grant for lecturer
Doraha, May 4
Prof Gursharanjit Singh, Lecturer, Post Graduate Department of Commerce, Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, has got the approval of the University Grants Commission (UGC) for undertaking a research project.

Khalsa college lecturer awarded project
Ludhiana, May 4
Dr Khushdip Kaur, lecturer, Department of Commerce, has done Khalsa College for Women proud by being awarded a research project titled ‘’Self-Appraisal of Employees — Comparative Study of Private Sector Banks and Public Sector Banks’’ by the UGC under the financial assistance for teachers working in the college for undertaking minor research project in sciences, humanities, social sciences and languages.

PCCTU election on May 7
Doraha, May 4
The annual session of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union and the election for the office- bearers of Ludhiana district will be held on May 7 at Ramgarhia Girls College, Ludhiana.

National award for Dr Mahal
Ludhiana, May 4
Dr Charanjit K. Mahal, Principal of the local Guru Nanak Girls College, has received National Award for Excellence in Education. The award was presented to her by Mr M.V. Rajasekhran, Union Minister of State for Planning and Dr Bhisham Narain Singh, former Governor of Tamil Nadu, at the 36th National Seminar on World Economic and Social Progress in New Delhi on April 28.

From Colleges
GNIMT students excel in MBA exam

Ludhiana, May 4
Students of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan Campus, have performed well in academics once again. As per the results declared by Punjab Technical University recently, the GNIMT students had shown extraordinary performance in the semester examinations that were held in December, 2005.

Students display models on traffic
Ludhiana, May 4
Students of Guru Nanak Public School organised an exhibition on traffic here today. A number of models were put on display at the exhibition. District Transport Officer Kuldip Singh visited the exhibition. He appreciated the efforts put in by the students.

District Transport Officer Kuldip Singh and traffic rules expert Sham Singh Juneja brief students of Guru Nanak Public School on traffic rules in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by I.V.
District Transport Officer Kuldip Singh and traffic rules expert Sham Singh Juneja brief students of Guru Nanak Public School on traffic rules in Ludhiana on Thursday



500 attend medical camp
Jagraon, May 4
Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Charitable Hospital organised a free medical camp today at Bhaini Bringan village in which Dr Brijinder Singh Rana, eye specialist, Dr Vijay Deep Kaur gynaecologist, Dr Neelkamal, dentist, and Dr Gopal Singhal examined patients.


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