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Lalu’s budget wins heart of common man
Ludhiana, February 26
The "poor man's" Railway Budget presented by Laloo Prasad was appreciated by city residents but got a lukewarm response from industry which termed it a populist Budget.

  • Common man happy with Lalu

Mixed response to Rail Budget from industry
Ludhiana, February 26
Railway minister Lalu Prasad's budget might have made common man happy but the local industry felt that there was need for more.

Illicit relationship, debt led to killings
Murder of four-member family
Ludhiana, February 26
The gory murder of a four-member family, including two children, who were found badly charred in Aman Nagar early this month, was the handiwork of a relative only, who allegedly did not want to pay back a debt of Rs 70,000 to the family head Sukhdev Singh. An alleged illicit relationship with his wife was also a point of conflict.

The accused standing behind the city police officials in the Aman Nagar murder of four family members. The accused standing behind the city police officials in the Aman Nagar murder of four family members. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed





A security guard posted outside a counting centre in Ludhiana
A security guard posted outside a counting centre in Ludhiana on Monday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed



Woman jumps before train
Ludhiana, February 26
An unidentified woman and her three-year-old son were crushed under a train while her five-year-old daughter suffered serious injuries when the woman jumped in an apparent suicide pact before the Ludhiana-Ferozepore train near Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar at about 2 pm this afternoon.

Seeking divine help for victory 
Ludhiana, February 26
Before the polling day, they were pleasing voters as a last-ditch effort and a day before results the candidates in fray remained busy invoking gods to register win in the Assembly polls.

Seeking divine intervention: Surinder Dawar, Congress nominee from Ludhiana East, offers prayers on the eve of the declaration of Punjab Assembly election results in Ludhiana on Monday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Seeking divine intervention: Surinder Dawar, Congress nominee from Ludhiana East, offers prayers on the eve of the declaration of Punjab Assembly election results in Ludhiana

Eligibility for senior advocate
Ludhiana, February 26
The Punjab Government, in reference to the rules and orders of the Punjab High Court, has notified the eligiblity for senior advocate.

Women admire mustard in full bloom at a village near Khanna
Women admire mustard in full bloom at a village near Khanna on Monday. — Photo byInderjeet Verma

Civic poll new govt’s immediate task
Ludhiana, February 26
The immediate task before the new government in Punjab will be to organise elections to the five municipal corporations at Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Patiala and Bathinda. The term of the four municipal corporations of Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Patiala will come to an end in June and the elections of the same are likely to be held in May. Elections to these four municipal corporations were held by the Amarinder Singh Government and the same were under the majority rule of the Congress. Bathinda municipal committee was elevated to the municipal corporation level by the Amarinder Singh Government but the election to the same was not conducted.

COMMUNITY

Cow’s death: Social bodies up in arms against gaushala
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 26
Following the death of a cow allegedly due to the negligence of the management of a gaushala at Kaind village, near here, local activists of social and religious organisations and Ludhiana have vowed to get other cows freed and stop cruelty towards animals.

SHO Dehlon Rachhpal Singh Dhindsa listens to Brahmin Sabha activists at Kaind village near Ahmedgarh on Sunday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma
SHO Dehlon Rachhpal Singh Dhindsa listens to Brahmin Sabha activists at Kaind village near Ahmedgarh

At Crossroads
The beauteous forms of nature

It is difficult not to think of William Wordsworth when the talk is about the multifarious forms of nature. He was indeed the worshipper of nature and believed that “Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.” He also regarded nature as mother in one of his poems - Then Nature said - This Child I to myself with take.

Villagers not keen on branded stuff
Ludhiana, February 26
A study on "Attitude of rural consumers regarding branded soaps and detergents in Ludhiana," conducted by Rekha Tuli, a final-year MBA student of Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), reveals that rural people were not in favour of branded soaps and detergents. Though televisions showed advertisements of new brands on daily basis, it hardly made any difference with rural population as they still preferred the old "pink" and "blue" soaps to all others.

BVP celebrates on getting FICCI national award
Ludhiana, February 26
The Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP)-run Viklang Sahayta Punarwas Kender in Rishi Nagar, Ludhiana, organised a celebratory function after receiving the FICCI National Award which was presented by Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh on January 8.

Tributes paid to deceased ETO
Ludhiana, February 26
Rich tributes were paid to the late Raghbir Singh, Excise and Taxation Officer, who was also the maternal cousin of Dakha MLA Malkiat Singh, at a “shardhanjali samaroh” held at Rajguru Nagar here today.

Process set in motion for IMA elections
Ludhiana, February 26
The local chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has set in motion the process of elections for the post of the president (elect), vice-presidents (elect) and other office-bearers whose tenure will commence from September.

Prof Gupta passes away
Samrala, February 26
Malwa College, Bondli, remained closed on Monday due to death of former professor R.D. Gupta. Prof Gupta served the college for more than 30 years. Prominent citizens, politicians, intellectuals, advocates, professors and teachers of the area attended cremation in large number. Prof Gupta remained the secretary of the community centre club for many years. — OC

 

CRIME

Hospital owner booked in land dispute case
Raikot, February 26
The Raikot police has booked the owner of a private hospital under Section 420 of the IPC for allegedly duping a woman of Rs 15 lakh by making a contract for the sale of a plot unauthorisedly.

FCI official’s wallet stolen
Ludhiana, February 26
A Sunam-based official of the Food Corproation of India was allegedly pick-pocketed on board an Uttarakhand Roadways bus near Jalandhar bye-pass on Saturday morning.

 

EDUCATION

Teachers exhorted to adopt scientific temper
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 26
Calling upon the teaching community to adopt scientific temper in their profession, dean of the Faculty of Languages in Panjab University Deepak Manmohan Singh optimised that ideal education would facilitate students reign the world. Enhancing infrastructure was not enough to improve education standard until the teachers were trained well, he maintained.
While talking to the Ludhiana Tribune after interacting with students of Bhutta Education College, near here, Deepak Manmohan Singh claimed that a radical change in the attitude of the teaching community was required to achieve desired goal in education.

Deepak Manmohan Singh
Deepak Manmohan Singh

Infosys selects 28 KCW students 
Ludhiana, February 26
As many as 28 students of various academic streams of Khalsa College for Women have been selected by Infosys, Bangalore, in the joint campus placement programme conducted at the college campus and at CT college, Jalandhar, recently.

Student educators exhibit skills
Ludhiana, February 26
The Malwa Central College of Education for Women organised Panjab University Inter-Zonal 'Skill-in-teaching' and 'On-the-spot preparation of teaching aids' competitions under the guidance of principal of the college Dr Ravinder Kaur here yesterday. More than 150 students and 32 B.Ed colleges from four zones i.e. Moga, Muktsar, Ludhiana and Hoshiarpur affiliated to Panjab University participated in the day-long competitions under the observation of Dr H.S. Gosal, fellow, PU and principal G.N. College, Narangwal.

From Schools
A novel experience

Ludhiana, February 26
Kite Flying Day was organised at Chanda Mama School, here, today. Since the kids were too young, it was not possible for them to fly kites like adults, so the principal came out with a brilliant idea. The gas-filled balloons were tied up with doors and children were thrilled to fly the balloons like kites. The novel experience proved to be a great hit with the children.

  • Shoes distributed

Conference on inclusive education 
Ludhiana, February 26
A one-day national conference sponsored by Panjab University, Chandigarh, was organised at the BCM College of Education, Chandigarh Road, here, on Saturday. The subject of the conference was "Inclusive education- a developmental approach" under the millennium development goal of “Education for All.”

Students bid adieu to seniors
Ludhiana, February 26
Students of New Secondary School, Civil Lines, organised a farewell party for outgoing Class XII here today. The function was presided over by principal, V.L. Patel. Director Ashok Setia and members of the school management and attended the function. The function started with lighting of a lamp followed by Saraswati vandana. After that, there was fun and frolic.

Dazzling Founder’s Day at Doraha college
Doraha, February 26
The Doraha College of Education celebrated its Founder's Day in the memory of Sant Kartar Singh Ji Kamaliawale with great zeal, fervour and devotion. Sant Kartar Singh Ji settled in Patiala after the Partition and dedicated his entire life to the service of humanity, education and Sikh religion.



A student of the Doraha College of Education being honoured by Prof A.S. Dua, senator and former dean, GND University, during Founder’s Day at the college.
A student of the Doraha College of Education being honoured by Prof A.S. Dua, senator and former dean, GND University

328 students felicitated
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 26
As many as 328 students of Guru Harkrishan Girls College and Collegiate School, Phallewal, were felicitated at the annual function organized on the college campus on Sunday.

Students of Guru Harkrishan Girls College and Collegiate School, Phallewal, near Ahmedgarh, present a choreography on Sunday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma
Students of Guru Harkrishan Girls College and Collegiate School, Phallewal, near Ahmedgarh, present a choreography

 

HEALTH

Don’t give fat and protein-rich diet to cattle
Ludhiana, February 26
Animal scientists have warned against feeding fatty and protein-rich fodder to cattle, particularly the horses. This, they said, could lead to blockade of arteries and cardiac arrest. The warning follows the death of a mare due to cardiac arrest in Mandiani village, near here, recently.

Joint-replacement surgery has come of age, says expert
Ludhiana, February 26
Senior consultant in the Department of Orthopaedics at SPS Apollo Hospital, Dr Harpreet S. Gill, was invited as a faculty at the recently concluded biennial conference of the Indian Arthroplasty Association (IAA) held at Chandigarh on February 24 and 25.

 
SPORTS

Mandeep, Teena best athletes
Ludhiana, February 26
Mandeep Singh of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, and J. Teena Monisha of Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Sciences University, Chennai, emerged best athletes among men and women, respectively, in the 8th All-India Inter-Agricultural University Games which concluded on the PAU campus ground here today.

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