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Sewage treatment plant for city
Ludhiana, February 25
There is a ray of hope for the polluted Budda Nullah and Sutlej canal at last. After waiting for around a decade, the city will have its first treatment plant in Bhattian village, being set up under the Sutlej Action Plan within three months.

Narrow escape for 2 as truck falls into canal
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 25
The truck that fell into the Bathinda branch of Sirhind canal near Ahmedgarh on Saturday. Two occupants of a truck had a narrow escape when they were rescued by passersby after the vehicle fell into the Bathinda branch of the Sirhind canal near Jagera Bridge yesterday afternoon.
The truck that fell into the Bathinda branch of Sirhind canal near Ahmedgarh on Saturday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma







Ex-CM’s adviser seeks retirement from PAU
Ludhiana, February 25
Harcharan Bains, former media adviser to Parkash Singh Badal, former Chief Minister, has sought voluntary retirement from Punjab Agricultural University where he was employed as Assistant Professor.

The truck that fell into the Bathinda branch of Sirhind canal near Ahmedgarh on Saturday. Social activists come to cow’s rescue
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 25
Social activists from the local town and Ludhiana rescued a cow that had been seriously injured after falling in a well near a gaushala at Kaind village, near here, yesterday.


Social activists look for a cow that had fallen in a dry well near Kaind village, near Ahmedgarh, on Saturday.



Saving for sales
Attraction for discount sales is so strong for some people that they actually save in advance to splurge. A lady bank employee revealed that she opened a recurring deposit which she "utilised" for shopping at discount sales. Innovative idea indeed!


COMMUNITY

Freedom fighter remembered at mela
Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Gupta is seen with prominent personalities from various fields who were honoured at Punjabi culture and heritage mela organised in the memory of great freedom fighter Late Saroop Singh Johal at Mandiani village on Sunday. Ludhiana, February 25
Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Gupta exhorted the social and voluntary organisations to educate people about the heroic deeds of the patriots and freedom fighters by celebrating days related to them so that the present generation could be apprised of their message of forming a great India by liberating it from the foreign rulers.

Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Gupta is seen with prominent personalities from various fields who were honoured at Punjabi culture and heritage mela organised in the memory of great freedom fighter Late Saroop Singh Johal at Mandiani village on Sunday.

Rotary club holds annual conference
Ludhiana, February 25
The two-day annual conference of Rotary International District 3070 ended today at Pal Auditorium, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

BKU rejects MSP of wheat
Ludhiana, February 25
The Bharti Kisan Union (BKU) has outrightly rejected the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat of Rs 750 per quintal, fixed by the Union Government while asking the farmers to sell their produce to traders, arhtiyas and other private agencies at Rs 1140 per quintal, which had been worked out on the basis of wholesale price index.

Tehsildars’ body demands arrest of Budladha candidate
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 25
Demanding immediate arrest of the Congress nominee from the Budladha AssemblyMajor Amarjeet Singh constituency, Mr Mangat Rai Bansal, against whom an FIR has been registered under Section 353 of the IPC and Section 133 of the Representation of People's Act 1951, the Punjab Naib Tehsildar Association has threatened to launch a statewide stir.

Major’s love for flowers makes him author book                                                         
Ludhiana, February 25
To have beautiful flowers around would be any one's delight but to establish a garden one needs to be in love with the plants and should have the sensitivity towards flora, says Major Amarjeet Singh Batth, a city resident, who has come out with a book — Indian Garden Flowers.

Arya Samaj’s annual day
Members of the Arya Samaj, Chander Nagar, sing bhajans at its annual function in Ludhiana on Sunday. Ludhiana, February 25
Arya Samaj, Chander Nagar, Ludhiana, celebrated its annual day here today. At the onset, a yajna was performed by Surinder Kumar of Arya Samaj, Dal Bazar. The chief guest was Sharanjit Dhillon, MP, and the guests of honour were Roshan Lal Arya, and others.

Members of the Arya Samaj, Chander Nagar, sing bhajans at its annual function in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

 

EDUCATION

Cheerful students with their degrees during the annual convocation of Ramgarhia Girls College in Ludhiana on Sunday. Degrees awarded at Ramgarhia college
Ludhiana February 25
Ramgarhia Girls College, Miller Ganj, held its annual convocation and prize distribution function on the college premises here yesterday. Dr R.C. Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, presided over the function.

Cheerful students with their degrees during the annual convocation of Ramgarhia Girls College in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Winners of a sports event of First Steps Play School, Ludhiana, stand proudly on the victory stand to receive the medals at their annual sports day function held on Sunday. Kids enjoy fun games
Ludhiana, February 25
First Steps Play School, Model Town, organised its annual sports day at Edutainment Children's Planet, here, today. Dr Baldeep Singh of Deep Nursing Home and Hospital inaugurated the meet in which a large number of kids took part in fun games.

Winners of a sports event of First Steps Play School, Ludhiana, stand proudly on the victory stand to receive the medals at their annual sports day function held on Sunday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Gold medals for five students
Ludhiana, February 24
Five students, Bhupinder Kaur, Rasmeet Kaur, Navneet Kaur, Navjeet Kaur and Karamjot Singh, of Guru Gobind Singh Public School, Daad, Pakhowal Road, have won a gold medal each in the Global Testing of Mathematics, organised by the CIPEL of Rohtak, Haryana.

Low-calorie salad making contest
Principal of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, Ludhiana, and guests look at low-calorie salads prepared by students during a competition on Saturday. Ludhiana, February 25
A low-calorie salad making competition was organised by the health club of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, Ludhiana, here, yesterday. More than 200 students participated in the competition.

Principal of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, Ludhiana, and guests look at low-calorie salads prepared by students during a competition on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Arya College athletics meet
Ludhiana, February 25
Rupali Arora of B.Com I and Kavita Joshi of the NTT hogged the limelight by winning the best athlete and best player title at the 37th annual athletics meet of the Arya College for Women held here today.

Students welcome spring
Ludhiana, February 24
Students of Darshan Academy welcomed the spring season by making colourful rangolis and participating in a painting competition. Students of classes I to V displayed Holi drawings on sheets.

 

HEALTH

Over 1500 patients examined
Ludhiana, February 25
More than 200 students and their parents were given a free dental and eye check-up at a free camp organised by Ludhiana Round Table (188) for the under-privileged at Sutlej Public School on Chandigarh road here today.

Schoolchildren recite ‘Saraswati Vandana’ at the inaugural function of the ESIC Model Hospital in Ludhiana on Saturday. ESIC Hospital to organise health camps, CMEs
Ludhiana, February 25
ESIC Model Hospital will organise several health awareness camps and CMEs during the 'ESIC fortnight', which is being observed from February 24.

School children recite ‘Saraswati Vandana’ at the inaugural function of the ESIC Model Hospital in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Recognition for DMCH faculty member
Ludhiana, February 25
Dr Gautam Ahluwalia, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, here, has been invited to become a member of the national advisory board of the Journal of Association of Physicians of India (JAPI).

 
SPORTS

A participant in action during the 8th All-India Inter-Agricultural University Games at PAU in Ludhiana on Sunday. PAU players dominate in inter-varsity games
Ludhiana, February 25
On the penultimate day of the eighth All- India Inter-Agricultural Universities Games being held on the Punjab Agricultural University campus grounds here, hosts PAU players dominated the proceedings.

A participant in action during the 8th All-India Inter-Agricultural University Games at PAU in Ludhiana on Sunday. —  Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Rajan shines in kabaddi
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 25
Eves of Swami Ganga Giri Janta Girls College emerged winners in the Dheeraj Kaura Memorial Inter-College Kabaddi tournament organised at Raikot on Saturday.


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