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Photographer, 2 others get life term for murder
Ludhiana, March 2
The court of Additional Sessions Judge A.K. Mehta has sentenced a photographer, Raghbir Singh (29), his younger brother Gurjit Singh (26) and cousin Ajit Pal (26), all hailing from Raikot, to rigorous life imprisonment in a murder case.

More IT surveys: Jewellers surrender Rs 1.90 crore
Ludhiana, March 2
The Income Tax Department here today launched simultaneous surveys on four more business houses to unearth concealed income and evasion of tax, as five firms of jewellers surrendered an amount of Rs 1.90 crore to be added to their returned income during the current year after the surveys conducted on these jewellery shops concluded late last night.


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War Museum: Whistle-blower victimised?
Ludhiana, March 2
The caretaker of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum, whose contract was terminated midway over alleged non-performance by the management committee, was allegedly victimised.
Executive Magistrate Navdeep Singh Sidhu, with papers in hand, and Lt-Col BS Kular during an argument on issues pertaining to the War Museum in
Executive Magistrate Navdeep Singh Sidhu, with papers in hand, and Lt-Col BS Kular during an argument on issues pertaining to the War Museum in Ludhiana on Friday. —Photo by Inderjit Verma


Students appearing in the Class X CBSE examination in Ludhiana on Friday.
Students appearing in the Class X CBSE examination in Ludhiana on Friday. —Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


Cong show better in rural areas
Ludhiana, March 2
The Congress has performed well in rural areas of this district by capturing five seats of the vidhan sabha.

COMMUNITY

Recruitment drive by Dell
Ludhiana, March 2
A campus recruitment drive by Dell at the Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology (LCET), Katani Kalan, was organised for the final year students of all branches of B.Tech.

Lone cabinet berth for Gabria from city
Ludhiana, March 2
Probably for the first time in the recent past, Ludhiana district has been poorly represented in the state cabinet with veteran Akali leader Hira Singh Gabria being the only minister from here. With two strong probables and former ministers Jagdish Singh Garcha and Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal losing from Kila Raipur and Payal, respectively, the choice fell on the senior Akali leader and a staunch Tohra loyalist.

BUSINESS

Industrialists rue rise in steel prices
Ludhiana, March 2
Rise in steel prices has created a hue and cry in the local industry. Within a day, rate of HR coils has increased by Rs 1,000 and touched a high of Rs 32,300 per tonne. The brunt of it is being borne by steel consumers, including engineering and cycle industry.

Exhibition of products for women
Ludhiana, March 2
The Woman 2007, an exhibition of products for women, will be inaugurated on March 9 here. The three-day exhibition, would involve participation of dress designers, jewellery designers, home furnishers and other industries, said Mr Maninder Sethi, director, Excelsior Public Relations, the organisers for the event.

Bank takes possession of defaulter’s property
Ludhiana, March 2
Officials of the State Bank of India’s Stressed Assets Resolution Centre, zonal office, took physical possession of property mortgaged in the account of M/s Anil Oswal Knit Fashion in Sunder Nagar here yesterday.

AGRICULTURE

Proper marketing of agri products stressed
Ludhiana, March 2
The colossal debt of Rs 26,000 crore is adversely affecting the agricultural community. This was stated by Dr K.S. Aulakh, vice-chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. He was addressing farmers during the annual meet of the PAU Kisan Club held on the campus.

PAU against early sowing of summer seed
Ludhiana, March 2
Punjab Agricultural University has advised farmers not to go for early sowing of summer seed.

PAU prof imparts training to Pak officials
Ludhiana, March 2
Dr Sandeep Kapur, associate professor, Department of Business Management, Punjab Agricultural University, visited Karachi to impart training to officers of various developmental organisations of Pakistan on " Cluster Development".

 

 

EDUCATION

Love Dale kids put up colourful show
Ludhiana, March 2
Students at Love Dale celebrated end of the term with a function here today at Le Baron. The outgoing students were bidden farewell while the newcomers were welcomed.






Kids present bhangra at a function organised at Love Dale school in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo by Inderjit Verma
Kids present bhangra at a function organised at Love Dale school in Ludhiana on Friday

Guru Nanak college farewell
Ludhiana, March 2
Students of the commerce department of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana, bid farewell to their seniors at a party. The function was presided over by the Principal, Dr Charanjit Mahal, and president of Guru Nanak Education Trust Gurbir Singh. To add colour to the occasion the students presented an entertaining cultural programme.

Akal Academy celebrates annual function
Samrala, March 2
Akal Academy, Dhindsa, 10 km from here, today celebrated its annual function with great pomp and show. 

Dr Khem Singh Gill, former VC of PAU, and principal Oberoi at the award presentation ceremony of Akal Academy, Dhindsa, on Friday

Dr Khem Singh Gill, former VC of PAU, and principal Oberoi at the award presentation ceremony of Akal Academy, Dhindsa, on Friday.

Khalsa college exhibition concludes
Ludhiana, March 2
The Fine Arts Department of the Khalsa College for Women here organised its two-day annual exhibition on March 1 and 2. Ranbirinder K. Gill inaugurated the exhibition. As many as 90 students from undergraduate and postgraduate classes displayed their skills by using innovative techniques such as ceramic work, stone work, velvet work, miniature work and sequins work. There was a vibrant variety of 42 landscapes, 50 portraits, 42 compositions, 19 life-studies, 100 drawing sheets and 15 mural paintings.

COURTS

Chambers for young lawyers soon: Dhanda
Ludhiana, March 2
Newly elected MLA Harish Rai Dhanda yesterday announced the construction of chambers for young lawyers soon with half of its cost being borne by the state government. He reiterated his commitment to fulfil the promises made during his election campaign. He thanked lawyers for extending support to him. Earlier, he was accorded a warm welcome by the fraternity.

 

CULTURE

Celebrate Holi with natural colours
Holi, the festivals of colours, fun and frolic, is associated with Lord Krishna and his Gopis. It is a festival to celebrate one's existence and realise that there is a chance to reunite with the God. There is a chance to be happy and spread happiness and a chance to forget the past, and make a new beginning.

HEALTH

National conference of psychiatric nurses begins today
Ludhiana, March 2
The College of Nursing at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) is hosting the sixth National Conference of Indian Society of Psychiatric Nurses (ISPN), which will start on March 3. The theme of the three-day conference would be substance abuse and psychiatric nursing perspective.

2-inch nail removed from child’s respiratory tract
Ludhiana, March 2
A team of doctors at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) claimed to have performed a rare surgery on a one-and-a- half-year-old child here yesterday. Jaswinder, a resident of Banga, was brought to the hospital with the complaint of difficulty in breathing. The child was suffering from this problem for the past three days, and his problem was getting worse, according to his mother Ms Harpreet.




Jaswinder with his mother, Harpreet, displays the nail taken out from his respiratory tract in Ludhiana on Friday. —Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Jaswinder with his mother, Harpreet, displays the nail taken out from his respiratory tract in Ludhiana on Friday

Free treatment for cleft lip patients at DMCH
Ludhiana, March 2
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here, in association with The Smile Train, a US-based NGO, has introduced free treatment for patients with cleft lip and palate.

 
SPORTS

Simran Kaur Local hockey prodigy in coaching camp
Doraha, March 2
Simran Kaur Khangura, a promising hockey player of Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School, is presently attending a junior coaching camp at Lucknow by the SAI. The camp is being held to prepare players for the Junior Asia Cup for 2007
.                               Simran Kaur

Manpreet, Davinder best athletes
Ludhiana, March 2
Manpreet Kaur and Davinder Singh, both students of BA II, were declared best athletes among girls and boys, respectively, in the 36th annual athletic meet of Guru Teg Bahadur National College, Dakha, while Taranjit Singh and Harwinder Kaur, students of BCA IVth semester were adjudged best athletes in the meet of Guru Teg Bahadur Institute of Management and Technology, Dakha, near here yesterday.

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