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Guards at border lose native land
Ahmedgarh, December 4
Two brothers, both army men, have urged the higher civil and defence authorities to impress upon the Sangrur district police to probe the alleged harassment of their family members at the hands of the Sanduar police and initiate action against the members of an agricultural family of Pharwali village, who had allegedly taken illegal possession of land by smashing a wall.

5 held for stealing transformers

Ludhiana, December 4
The local police today nabbed five persons for alleged theft of transformers.

Five persons who were arrested by the Ludhiana Police for stealing transformers on Monday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Five persons who were arrested by the Ludhiana Police for stealing transformers on Monday.



EARLIER STORIES


Cloudy weather led to low visibility in Ludhiana on Monday.
Cloudy weather led to low visibility in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Physically challenged rues govt's attitude
Ludhiana, December 4
In what can be called another example of neglect by the government, Rajinder Singh Rehlu, a physically challenged powerlifter, remorsely blamed the state government for his weak performance at the Para Asian Games in Malaysia recently.

Finance Minister assures PAU of need-based grant
Ludhiana, December 4
Finance Minister Surinder Singla is learnt to have assured Punjab Agricultural University that the state will provide need-based grant instead of bulk grant to the university.

City will grind to a halt
Rail roko, chakka jam on December 13
Ludhiana December 4
A joint meeting of various kisan organisations took place here in preparation of the state-level call for ‘rail roko and chakka jam’ for two hours on December 13, against the ‘repressive policy of the Congress government’ in the state.

COMMUNITY


A woman makes chapatis while her daughter tries to shield her with an umbrella from the rain which lashed Ludhiana on Monday.
A woman makes chapatis while her daughter tries to shield her with an umbrella from the rain which lashed Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Sena activists burn Mann's effigy
Ludhiana, December 4
Activists of the Shiv Sena (Bal Thakrey) today burnt an effigy of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) President Simranjit Singh Mann protesting against the alleged assault on sena activists by Mann supporters at Tarn Taran yesterday.

Childless couples prefer adopting male children
Ludhiana, December 4
Girls, it seems, are low on childless couples' priority list. Even when the matter is as serious as adopting a child, people in the area have shown a visible inclination towards adopting male children.

Citizens' council honours prominent persons
Ludhiana, December 4
The Ludhiana Citizens' Council honoured a number of prominent people for their outstanding contribution to various fields, at an impressive function held here last night. A number of cultural programmes were organised that highlighted social motifs.

 

BUSINESS

RBI offers incentives to encourage exporters
Ludhiana, December 4
In an effort to boost exports, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced additional facilities for exporters in the mid-term review of their annual policy for the year 2006-2007. Foreign exchange earners can now retain upto 100 per cent of their foreign exchange earnings in their exchange earners and foreign currency accounts.

 
AGRICULTURE

Diversify into vegetables, fruits: farm expert
Ludhiana, December 4
There is an imperative need to come out of paddy-wheat rotation and diversify to vegetables and fruit production in order to save the precious natural resources and soil health in the state.

EDUCATION

Extention lecture on ‘Gramsci’ organised
Doraha, December 4
The Political Science Association of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, organised an extension lecture on the topic, “Political Ideas of Gramsci” at the college seminar hall. The lecture began with a welcome address by Dr Kuldip Singh and Mr Jaswant Singh Gill, Director of the college.

From Schools and Colleges
Annual day celebrations at Guru Nanak Public School

Ludhiana December 4
The annual day function of nursery and primary Sections of Guru Nanak Public School (G.N.P.S), Sarabha Nagar, was celebrated here today. The tiny tots of the school in their colourful attires presented a show which was appreciated by one and all.


Primary and nursery students of GNPS perform on their annual day in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Primary and nursery students of GNPS perform on their annual day in Ludhiana on Monday.

GGN Khalsa college organises Science Fair

Ludhiana, December 4
The Science Fair 2006 was organized here today by the Young Scientists’ Association of GGN Khalsa College. Sixty participants of different institutes, college and schools took part in the fair which consisted of a recitation, quiz and poster-making competitions.

Students look at posters made during the Science Fair at GGN Khalsa College, Ludhiana, on Monday. — Photo: IV

Students look at posters made during the Science Fair at GGN Khalsa College, Ludhiana, on Monday.

Latest knowhow on water management to be discussed
Ludhiana, December 4
Punjab Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (PAMETI), situated at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) campus, is organising a national training programme on conjunctive use of surface and ground water, including use of brackish water, sponsored by the Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India.

COURTS

Advocates oppose demand to postpone construction work
Ludhiana, December 4
The Group of Friends Advocates today opposed the demand raised by a section of lawyers to postpone the process of start of construction work for the Lawyers Chamber Complex Part-II.

 

HEALTH

Updated book on TB released
Ludhiana, December 4
A city-based physician, Dr R.S. Bhatia, has compiled a multi-author update on tuberculosis which has been released in the market by Peepee Publishers and Distributors, Delhi, recently.

500 examined at camp
Ludhiana, December 4
Around 500 patients were provided free medical consultation and medicines at a medical check-up and treatment camp organised by the Ma Laxmi Sewa Society in Shivpuri locality here under the supervision of Dr Surendra Gupta, Secretary, Ludhiana branch of the National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA), on Sunday.

Patients being examined at a free medical camp jointly organised by the Ma Laxmi Sewa Society and NIMA in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph.
Patients being examined at a free medical camp jointly organised by the Ma Laxmi Sewa Society and NIMA in Ludhiana on Sunday.

 
SPORTS

Asian Games medallists to be honoured
Ludhiana, December 4
The Surjit Sports Association of Canada will honour players from Punjab who bag medals in the ongoing Doha Asian Games. Mr Steven Grewal, President of the association stated this at a press conference, here today.

Harsimran, Rohit declared best athletes
Doraha, December 4
The annual athletics meet of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School concluded here today.

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