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CM extends date for submitting C forms
‘Appeasement’ move pleases industry

Ludhiana, November 10
Chords of dissent in the industry were toned down today and Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's pre-election appeasement move worked well as he agreed to industry's demand of extending the date for submitting C forms to March 31, 2007.

Even after a decade, sewerage plants nowhere in sight
Ludhiana, November 10
How much time does it require for the government agencies to set up sewerage treatment plants to keep the Sutlej and Budda Nullah clean? Well, the answer is more than a decade.
Effluents flow directly into the Budda Nullah in the absence of a treatment plant in Ludhiana on Friday Effluents flow directly into the Budda Nullah in the absence of a treatment plant in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed


Sutlej Action Plan
The Sutlej Action Plan was launched in October 1996 after the river was identified as highly polluted by the National River Conservation Directorate of the Ministry of Environment.

Hardship drives woman to end her life
Ludhiana, November 10
Unable to come to terms with the setbacks life inflicted on her, a 20-year-old woman, Jashanpreet Kaur, committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her maternal grandfather's house in Alamgir this morning.

SSP cannot stay arrest after FIR registration: court 
Ludhiana, November 10
The Senior Superiendent of Police has no authority to stay the arrest of any person after the registration of the FIR. There is no such provision in the CrPC. The order passed by the SSP that the accused be not arrested till the completion of the inquiry is against the law.


Cong leaders go gaga over Vikas Yatra 
Ludhiana November 10
The local Congress leaders today claimed that the ongoing ‘Vikas Yatra’ of the Chief Minister,Capt Amarinder Singh, had proved to be a great success with an “overwhelming response” from the masses.

Threshers or killing machines?
Ludhiana November 10
Farm accidents are a common phenomenon due to over-mechanisation of agricultural operations. If farm power and machinery have reduced the drudgery of farmers, they have also led to occurrence of accidents.

Grain cleaning a threat to farm women: study
Ludhiana, November 10
Though the farm women engaged in cleaning wheat grains and filling gunny bags perceive this activity light or moderately heavy, the fact is that this physical exertion is a cause of serious health hazard to them in the long run. This conclusion emerged after home scientists Kulbir Kaur, Krishna Oberoi and Shivani Sharma of the PAU's department of Family Resource Management conducted a study on the 'Occupational health hazards faced by the farm women during grain cleaning activity' recently.

SGPC asks British Govt to return articles of historical value
Ludhiana, November 10
The SGPC has appealed to the British Government to return all the historical valuables and articles associated with the Sikh Gurus and Maharaja Ranjit Singh to the committee which represents the community worldwide.

Poll on mind, BKU seeks farmers’ opinion
Ludhiana, November 10
The Bhartiya Kisan Union, led by Mr Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, has decided to talk to farmers across the state to decide the course of action to be taken for the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state.

Insurance staff rue promotion policy
Ludhiana, November 10
To protest against the proposed promotion policy, employees of the public-sector general insurance companies will go on strike on November 14. The employees said they were feeling demotivated as even after the excess work they had to do due to staff shortage and no new recruitments, promotional avenues for them were shrunk.



Theft at showroom
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 10

Goods and cash worth Rs 50,000 were stolen from Happy Telecom, an Air Tel Retail Showroom, here last night.The thieves broke into the showroom by breaking wall of the stairway.The police has initiated investigation into the case.

The showroom which was burgled in Mandi Ahmedgarh on Thursday night. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma
The showroom which was burgled in Mandi Ahmedgarh on Thursday night

Go in for crops demanding less water, farmers told
Ludhiana November 10
Diversification in agriculture cultivation can only come about if farmers change their mental attitude. The need of the hour is to go in for less water demanding crops and precision farming to be done with knowledge and cost-effective technology. This is the only 'mantra' to help farmers compete in the world market and hope for remunerative returns.

Concerned over falling wheat yield, Centre explores options
Ludhiana November 10
Alarmed over the declining wheat yield in the country, the Centre is examining a package of proposals by the Ministry of Agriculture for enhancing wheat production and productivity and the required government policy intervention.


Canadian varsity, GADVASU discuss joint research
Ludhiana November 10
Dr Biyan T. Schreiner, Director of Research Services and Assistant to the Vice-President, Research, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada today visited Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University(GADVASU).

From Colleges
Workshop on broadcast journalism

Ludhiana, November 10
An extension lecture and workshop on 'Broadcast journalism and career counselling' was organised by the Department of English, Government College for Women, here today. Ms Anjali Laroya from Zee Business Production Team was the guest resource person.

Guru Angad Dev varsity docs win laurels
Ludhiana November 10
The surgeons of the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) have made their mark during the thirtieth annual congress of the Indian Society of Veterinary Surgeons where the teachers of the Department of Surgery and Radiology, won a gold medal for best paper in the Radiology and Imaging.

Children's Day celebrations: participation must for children, feel parents
Ludhiana, November 10
Though Children's Day is still a few days away but eager parents who want their wards to participate in fancy dress competitions and other activities at various clubs, organisations and schools, are making a beeline outside shops dealing in such stuff.


Seminar throws light on free legal aid
Baddowal, November 10
To create awareness among rural people about the concept of lok-adalat and free legal services provided to the needy section of society by the Legal Services Authority, a seminar was organised at Government Senior Secondary School, Baddowal.



Ileana's odissi mesmerises audience
Ludhiana, November 10
Ileana 's Odissi performance at Nehru Sidhant Kender, under the aegis of SPICMACAY, organised by Sat Paul Mittal School, here today mesmerised the audience. Her hand and feet movements were breathtaking and coupled with grace.The audience sat through her performance spell-bound.
Italian by birth, and after achieving her doctorate in philosophy in Italy, she joined experimental theatre in Italy. Talking to the media, she said, "I realised in Italy that there was no institute where one could learn to express oneself through facial movements.

Ileana performs odissi for students under the aegis of SPICMACAY in Ludhiana on Friday.

Ileana performs odissi for students under the aegis of SPICMACAY in Ludhiana on Friday


Modular TB workshop concludes
Ludhiana, November 10
A five-day modular training of tuberculosis (TB), which commenced on Monday at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here, concluded today. In this workshop, organised by the Punjab State TB Control Society in association with the WHO, 14 doctors from the region, including 7 from DMCH, 4 from Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) and 3 from Adesh Medical College, Bhatinda, were trained.


Maninder, Deepti emerge fastest runners
Ludhiana, November 10
Maninder Singh of Ludhiana and Sangrur's Deepti Rani emerged fastest runners in the boys and girls sections (u-19), respectively, of the 52nd Punjab State Schools Athletics Meet being held at Guru Nanak Stadium here yesterday.

Amritsar eves win TT title
Ludhiana, November 10
Amritsar players made their presence felt by winning team titles in the women's and sub junior boys’ sections on the third day of the 47th Punjab State Inter-District and Open Table Tennis Championship being played at Shastri Hall of Guru Nanak Stadium here today.



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