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Punjab agriculture in thick of a crisis
Ludhiana November 24
The web of crisis that has engulfed the Punjab agriculture of late is becoming more scary by the day. Even to sustain the existing level of food production that has reached a plateau, the costs being incurred by the farmers are proving insufficient. In fact, costs are constantly increasing.

Lives lost, management blames it on bad luck!
Ludhiana, November 24
Injuries suffered by many girl students of the Arya College, Noormahal, in the last week's accident of a college bus had not healed properly when a new bus bought by management on special request of the students was hit by a train near Gumtala this morning.

Zee deactivates its channels on Siti cable
Ludhiana, November 24
Thousands of viewers of cable TV in the city stopped getting channels from the Zee TV bouquet on their cable television today after the Zee Turner Limited discontinued its channels on the network of Siti cable for alleged non-payment of its dues to the tune of Rs 3.5 crore.

Body of missing man found in canal
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 24
The Dehlon police has registered an FIR under Section 302 of the IPC against unknown persons for killing a local youth, who was to leave for Canada on Wednesday.



Streamlining immigration to Canada priority
Ludhiana, November 24
For Sukh Dhaliwal, Member of Parliament for Newton-North Delta, House of Commons, Canada, the major concern of Indians was to streamline the immigration process. The representative of the Liberal Party of Canada, Mr Dhaliwal said the Canadian Government was keen to promote technical people and he, being an Indian, would try to make sure that capable youth went to Canada legally.

R.K. Chopra ‘Do not follow motivational gurus blindly’
Ludhiana, November 24
Modern-day motivational gurus are giving undue importance to outward grooming. Instead, they should stress on developing virtues which would automatically reflect in a person's attitude towards life and hence result in an overall improvement, feels management guru R.K. Chopra, founder, Chopra Institute, Ahmedabad.

This parking contractor is cops' best friend
Ravinder Walia Ludhiana, November 24
While the parking-lot contractors in the city are under fire for ‘ignoring’ cars, ostensibly stolen and parked for long on their premises, till the criminals get a right time to take them away, an owner of a parking lot in the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital stands apart in the crowd by his endless zeal to take on such criminals.

'Universal brotherhood is the essence of Guru Granth Sahib'
Ludhiana, November 24
Universal brotherhood, humility and equality of mankind without any discretion of caste or creed. These are the moral values enshrined in Sri Guru Granth Sahib, which, when we sincerely imbibe, can change the course of our life and mitigate our sufferings.

Sarabha's statue relocated
Ludhiana, November 24
After being at the centre of a controversy for the past many days, the statue of martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha was finally relocated at Feroze Gandhi on Pakhowal Road and the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation organised a function to mark the ceremony. Cutting across party lines, councillors from the BJP, the Shiromani Akali Dal as well as the Congress attended the function.

Mayor Nahar Singh Gill, and MLA Malkit Singh Dakha, after unveiling the statue of martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Mayor Nahar Singh Gill, and MLA Malkit Singh Dakha, after unveiling the statue of martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha in Ludhiana on Friday.

With Garcha looming over Payal, Gill supporters up ante
Doraha, November 24
Prominent Akali leaders and workers of Payal constituency have urged their chief, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, to grant the party ticket to Mr Jagjiwan Pal Gill, a party activist of the area, which if denied may lead not only to loss of support but also result in negative response from the party workers of Payal who view their bright future only in Gill's leadership now.

Despite SC ban, many children love to labour
Ludhiana November 24
The Supreme Court order imposing a ban on child labour is turning out to be a difficult one to implement as the employed children do not have any alternative to fall back upon.



1.5 kg of opium seized
Machhiwara, November 24
In a major breakthrough, the Machhiwara police seized 1.5 kg of opium from Prem Kumar of Rajasthan this afternoon.


Decline in agricultural growth cause for concern
Ludhiana, November 24
The progressive decline in agricultural growth in the country is a serious cause of concern for the country. While the overall GDP growth rate has been eight per cent, the agricultural growth rate has been just 1.5 per cent for last five years. This has come down from 4.7 per cent in the eighties. This is causing a serious rural-urban divide in the country in terms of economic prosperity, which can have socio-political repercussions.


Vedic declamation contest held
Ludhiana, November 24
DAV Public School, BRS Nagar, hosted an inter-school Vedic declamation contest here yesterday. The contest organised by Ved Prachar Mandal was held to make the students aware of the Vedic heritage.

A teacher takes a class in the bright sunlight at Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana on Friday.
TO KILL THE CHILL: A teacher takes a class in the bright sunlight at Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Dazzling fete at Harkrishan school
Doraha, November 24
Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School organised a fete, the-first-of-its-kind in the area, here today.

Matric students given guidance
Ludhiana, November 24
| An educational-and-vocational-guidance camp was organised by BCM College of Education at Government High School, Salem Tabri, here on Wednesday. The teachers, Mrs Harpreet and Mrs Manminder from the college, guided the students of class X.



Mandeep Kaur Macchiwara girl sings her way into final
Machhiwara, November 24
Mandeep Kaur, a student of BA-I of local National College for Women, has entered the final round of 'Punjab Da Super Star' being organised by ETC-Punjabi. Earlier, she had topped the semifinals held at Bathinda. Mandeep Kaur seems to have inherited her wonderful sweet voice from her father, Niranjan Singh Noor, who is also a renowned 'Dhadi' of the area.

Polish Ambassador honours city lecturer
Ludhiana, November 24
A city lecturer, Mr Davinder Singh Chhina, was commended by Dr Krzystof Majba, Poland’s Ambassador to India, at a function organised by the Embassy of Poland, the Sangeet Natak Academy, and the Foreign Affairs Department of Poland, at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi, last week.


Timely heart surgery saves Jeet Ram

Ludhiana, November 24

Jeet Ram (18), resident of Haibowal Kalan locality, was brought to the Christian Medical College and Hospital here after his desperate attempts to get proper treatment did not yield any results.

Jeet Ram at the CMCH in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Jeet Ram at the CMCH in Ludhiana on Friday.

Psychiatrists to ponder over anxiety disorders
Ludhiana, November 24
The annual conference of the Punjab and Chandigarh Chapter of the Indian Psychiatric Society (PUNCIPS-2006) will be held here on November 25 and 26.


Everest school cagers outperform elite rivals
Ludhiana, November 24
The Baba Lodhiana Basketball Academy, Ludhiana team, comprising students of the local Everest Public School, Moti Nagar, emerged champions in the inaugural edition of the National Basketball League for Schools held in Bangalore from November 14 to 19.

BVM school (Kitchlu Nagar) emerges best in athletics
Ludhiana, November 24
The Kitchlu Nagar branch of the Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School bagged the overall trophy in the annual inter-branch athletics meet which concluded yesterday.


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