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Overturned truck waiting for cops
Ludhiana, March 10
It has been more than 40 hours when a truck overloaded with rice husk overturned on Ferozepore road near Nagpal Regency hotel, but the city traffic police has been unable to shift it.


An overloaded truck overturned near Bhai Bala Chowk in Ludhiana on Thursday night and is still blocking the road, hampering the flow of traffic. An overloaded truck overturned near Bhai Bala Chowk in Ludhiana on Thursday night and is still blocking the road, hampering the flow of traffic.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma 

High steel prices continue to trouble industry
Ludhiana, March 10

The government’s effort towards controlling steel prices has failed to address the woes of steel consuming industry. Local industrialists said the Prime Minister’s move to get back hike in rates of hot-rolled or coil-rolled did not manage to tackle the problem of rising steel prices as a whole.

Highway body sharp on tax, lax on upkeep
Ludhiana, March 10
Charging of hefty amounts as toll tax notwithstanding, the National Highway Authority of India(NHAI) is giving the commuters a shabby treatment by continuing with the patchwork on National Highway Number 1 passing through Ludhiana.



















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Rural sports council reconstituted
Ludhiana, March 10
Paramjit Singh Khatra and Jagroop Singh Jarkhar have been unanimously elected chairman and president of the Punjab Rural Sports Promotion Council (PRSPC), respectively. They were elected at the annual general meeting of the council held at the Guru Nanak Stadium here today.
Office-bearers of the reconstituted Punjab Rural Sports Promotion Council. 
Office-bearers of the reconstituted Punjab Rural Sports Promotion Council.

SAD for scrapping Article 356
Ludhiana, March 10
The minister for cooperatives, defence services welfare, removal of grievances, pension and welfare of the pensioners, Capt Kanwaljeet, today said that his party was for the abrogation of the Article 356 of the Constitution besides redefining the central-state relationships. He said the clause 5 of the Water Treaties Termination Act, 2004 would be repealed at any cost.

COMMUNITY

NGO doles out aid to poor students
Ludhiana, March 10
Yog aur Sewa Pariwar, (YSP) Ludhiana, distributed readymade dresses to the needy students of Shri Guru Virjan and Arya Samaj School, Kidwai Nagar, Ludhiana here today. Schoolchildren were given lunch after the function.

Members of Yog aur Sewa Parivar distribute ready-made dresses to the needy students of schools. — A Tribune photograph
Members of Yog aur Sewa Parivar distribute ready-made dresses to the needy students of schools

Sarpanches apprised of human rights
Jagraon, March 10
A four-day workshop on the status of human rights in Punjab was inaugurated at Lajpat Rai DAV College here today by B.C. Rajput, member, Punjab Human Rights Commission. The workshop was sponsored by the UGC.

Beauticians fare well during farewell season
Ludhiana, March 10
Beauticians in the city are having a field day as several girl students from different colleges make a beeline to get themselves ready for farewell parties these days.



A girl gives finishing touches to the make-up of a participant during a farewell party at a college in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo byInderjit Verma

A girl gives finishing touches to the make-up of a participant during a farewell party at a college in Ludhiana

‘Akhand path’ at gaushala from March 16
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 10
The newly constituted management committee of Shri Radha Krishan Gaushala, formerly known as Seth Gobindmal Chanan Ram Parmapati Gaushala, at Kaind village has decided to organise a ‘akhand path’ from March 16 to 18. The decision was taken at a meeting held at the ‘gaushala’ premises on Friday.

 

BUSINESS

Now, deposit LIC premium at UTI Bank
Ludhiana, March 10
The Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India inaugurated a counter at the Miller Ganj branch of UTI Bank for the collection of LIC premiums here today.

 
AGRICULTURE

With govt turning deaf ear, farmers hold cattle show
Ludhiana, March 10
Feeling let down by the government for the past seven years, the Progressive Dairy Farmers’ Association took an initiative to organise a cattle show. Although the association was helped by various institutions, the initiative and efforts were all its own.

Training course on soil management ends
Ludhiana, March 10
Punjab Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (PAMETI) organised a six-day national training programme on ‘soil productivity management’ sponsored by Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India. The course concluded today.

EDUCATION

A journey through illustrious past
Ludhiana, March 10
Students of Delhi Public School (DPS), Ludhiana, made another spectacular attempt in unfolding the saga of our illustrious past at a function held yesterday.

UGC nod to course on fashion technology 
Ludhiana March 10
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has sanctioned an add-on course of "Fashion Technology" to Kamla Lohtia S.D. College with a grant of Rs 5 lakh recently.

Grammar key to learning English: expert
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 10
Terming grammar to be the foundation of any language, veteran educationist Chokha Ram impressed upon the instructors to make the maximum use of teaching aids while coaching their students.

‘Vision, focused action must for success’
Ludhiana, March 10
The Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) organised its convocation for MBA/MCA/BBA/BCA pass out students here last evening. Dr S.P. Prashar, Director, IIM, Indore, was the chief guest on the occasion. Dr S.K. Salwan, Vice-Chancellor, PTU, Jalandhar, presided over the function and awarded the degrees.

Bringing rural youth into world of hospitality
Ludhiana, March 10
Jassi Khangura, Kila Raipur, MLA, today claimed that he had taken first step in bringing international standard vocation education to this predominantly rural assembly segment. Jassi felicitated 30 students, who have made it to the first batch of the recently launched certificate course in hospitality kitchen management (CHKM) at a rally organised at Latala near here today.

Nursing schools fest concludes
Doraha, March 10
A three-day inter-nursing schools sports - cum - cultural festival, organised by the Sidhu School of Nursing, concluded here yesterday. The festival was inaugurated by Dr Harbans Sidhu, Managing Director, Sidhu School of Nursing.

Students present giddha at the inter-nursing schools sports - cum - cultural festival at Doraha on Friday.

Students present giddha at the inter-nursing schools sports - cum - cultural festival at Doraha


Warm adieu to seniors

Ludhiana, March 10
There was a flurry of activities as junior students of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women organised an emotional but ‘fun-n-frolic’ programme to bid a warm adieu to the outgoing students at the college here today.


Students of Master Tara Singh College perform Kathak during a farewell function at the college in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by I.V.


Students of Master Tara Singh College perform Kathak during a farewell function at the college in Ludhiana


Cherry Lane celebrates annual day 

Ludhiana, March 10
Cherry Lane play school held its annual day function here today. The theme of the funtion was ‘unity in diversity’. The theme was depicted in various dances, skits and items giving social messages like love animals, unity is strength etc.
Little children of Cherry Lane play school present an item during the school’s annual day celebrations in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma


Little children of Cherry Lane play school present an item during the school’s annual day celebrations in Ludhiana


 

CULTURE

IPTA scripts a silent revolution
Ludhiana March 10
The Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA), which started as a part of the progressive movement in the pre-Independence era by the legends like Balraj Sahani, Kaifi Azmi and others has continued with its mission. 

From left: Bharat Kapoor, Kuldeep Singh, Rakesh Bedi, Avtar Gill and others before the staging of ‘Shatranj Ke Mohre’ in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo byInderjeet Verma
From left: Bharat Kapoor, Kuldeep Singh, Rakesh Bedi, Avtar Gill and others before the staging of ‘Shatranj Ke Mohre’ in Ludhiana


HEALTH

Insurance co ordered to pay for cytotron treatment
Ludhiana, March 10
The insurance ombudsman having jurisdiction over Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh has made a land mark judgement in the case of two arthritis patients undergoing cytotron treatment. Somnath Gupta and his wife Swaran had cytotron treatment for their knee arthritis at Sibia Medical Centre, Ludhiana.

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