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Software trainer held for cheating youths
Ludhiana, February 15
The police has arrested a computer software trainer for allegedly fleecing more than 30 youths of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and some local residents of lakhs of rupees by not fulfilling his promise of providing them a job. The youths lost whatever money they had in the hope of making a good living in the state on the basis of the promises of the accused.

2,100 booths for Pulse Polio drive
Ludhiana, February 15
The district administration has asked all officers concerned to give final touches to the arrangements for the conduct of three-day Pulse Polio campaign from February 18 to 20 in the entire district.


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Prices of vegetables stabilise
Ludhiana, February 15
City residents heaved a sigh of relief as the vegetable prices that grew enormously last week stabilised today. The rates are expected to reduce in the coming days as weather is improving, said traders.

Vegetable sellers doing brisk business as prices stabilised in Ludhiana markets. Vegetable sellers doing brisk business as prices stabilised in Ludhiana markets.
NO MORE TEARS: Vegetable sellers doing brisk business as prices stabilised in Ludhiana markets. — Photos by Inderjit Verma


Devotees of Lord Shiva take out a rath yatra on the eve of Mahashivratri in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Devotees of Lord Shiva take out a rath yatra on the eve of Mahashivratri in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo Inderjit Verma

Industry to improve environment
Enters into tie-up with World Bank
Ludhiana, February 15
In a first of its kind initiative, the hand tool and forging industry in the state will work towards bettering environment by reducing carbon dioxide emission in the environment.

Polling over, but not for police
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 15
Though the civil administration is feeling relieved after polling, the police will remain busy with the follow-up of cases that had been registered in connection with violation of norms.

Non-resident legislators likely in key constituencies
Ludhiana, February 15
Quite a number of Ludhiana constituencies are likely to have "non-resident legislators".

COMMUNITY

Authorities ignored poll code violation by Cong candidate: Garcha
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 15

Terming administration to be a puppet in hands of the Congress government, Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, SAD nominee from Kilaipur, accused officials of ignoring directions of a representative of the Election Commission during the election period.

HELPING HANDS

A child helps his mother in household work by cutting wood for making dinner in Ludhiana on Thursday.
A child helps his mother in household work by cutting wood for making dinner in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Relax norms for TTA exam: BSNL employees
Ludhiana, February 15
Led by activists of the district unit of the BSNL Employees Union (BSNLEU), employees of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited today held a massive dharna in front of the office of the General Manager, Telecom, at Bharat Nagar Chowk here in support of their pending demands.

Bank employees seek Singla’s arrest
Ludhiana, February 15
Bank employees today condemned Mr Surinder Singla, Finance Minister, Punjab, for slapping a senior bank employee and demanded that the minister be arrested and strict action taken against him by the Election Commissioner as well.

 

CRIME

Congress activists booked for alluring voters
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 15
The Payal police has initiated action against Congress activists who had been booked for allegedly alluring voters in favour of the party nominee from Kila Raipur on the previous night of the polling day.

 

BUSINESS

PCMA programme on marketing skills tomorrow
Ludhiana, February 15
The Punjab Commerce and Management Association (PCMA) will organise a one-day faculty development programme on marketing skills in current economic environment at Doraha Institute of Management and Technology (DIMT), Doraha, on February 17.

Company to facilitate exchange programmes
Ludhiana, February 15
US World Wide Services, a company that will facilitate exchange programmes for Indian students to the USA, was launched here today.


Officials of US World Wide Services address a press conference in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Officials of US World Wide Services address a press conference in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Rise in interest rates to ‘hit’ manufacturing sector
Ludhiana, February 15
The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry today said rise in interest rates would have an adverse impact on the manufacturing sector.

 

EDUCATION

Lecture on interview skills

Ludhiana, February 15
"Convince people with your intellect, boldness and humbleness.” Stating this while delivering a guest lecture on interview skills to students of MBA and MCA at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Prof Harbhajan Singh Deol, a former member of the PPSC and Minorities Commission, said interview was an art and “what matters is how you put forward your points to convince the other person.

Prof H.S. Deol delivers a lecture on interview skills to students of GGNIMT in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Prof H.S. Deol delivers a lecture on interview skills to students of GGNIMT in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Inderjit Verma

Fragrance 2007 at GNKCW
Ludhiana, February 15
The picturesque campus of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women provided the perfect backdrop for Fragrance 2007, a colourful inter-college festival which was held here today. It featured a variety of competitions ranging from folk music, fine arts and home science items to brain teasers such as quiz and computer-based items.


A participant making Rangoli during Fragrance 2007 at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

A participant making Rangoli during Fragrance 2007 at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Contest organised to promote knitting
Ludhiana, February 15
To promote the art of knitting the Vardhman Group has started organising a series of competitions at the school level.


Students from various schools take part in “Aao Bune Knitting Contest” held in Ludhiana recently. —  A Tribune photograph
Students from various schools take part in “Aao Bune Knitting Contest” held in Ludhiana recently.

NSS unit holds camp
Ludhiana, February 15
The NSS unit of GCW, Ludhiana, led by Ms Parveen, Lecturer in Sanskrit, Ms Harjeet, Lecturer in Hindi, and Ms Sukhwinder Kaur, Lecturer in commerce, organised a one-day camp at Jhande village here today.

GNDEC to host IIIEC-2007
Ludhiana, February 15
A mega event, India-International Industrial Expo and Conference (IIIEC-2007) is being organised at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College campus from February 23 to 25. This is the first event of its kind to be held in GNDEC.

 

HEALTH

Experts caution against tuberculosis
Ludhiana, February 15
A CME on tuberculosis update was jointly organised by the District Tuberculosis Society and Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here last evening.

 

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