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Erosion Of Canal Embankment
Numerous lives lost, authorities unmoved
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 14
Frequent falling of private and commercial vehicles into canals, claiming several precious lives have failed to awaken the authorities concerned.

Encroachers back on park land
Ludhiana, March 14
Two years after a public park of PUDA and a part of a road was got vacated by the authorities in the HJ Block of BRS Nagar, the alleged encroachers are at it again. They have constructed a room and a boundary wall in the area.


A part of park being allegedly encroached in HJ Block of BRS Nagar in Ludhiana A part of park being allegedly encroached in HJ Block of BRS Nagar in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by I.V.







SWEET SPRING
With Spring approaching and flowers in full bloom, a bird enjoys nector in Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
With Spring approaching and flowers in full bloom, a bird enjoys nector in Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Vultures’ extinction: captive breeding ‘best option’
Ludhiana, March 14
With the population of vultures, the most common and widely accepted scavengers in South Asia, almost on the verge of extinction, the ornithologists have suggested their captive breeding as best solution to safeguard the specie.

Trust wakes up to Rajguru Nagar’s plight
Ludhiana, March 14
S.R. Kaler, administrator of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust today directed the officials of the Trust to take up the repair of roads and cleaning of the sewerage system in the Rajguru Nagar residential colony immediately.

Plus two students write book
Ludhiana, March 14
Two 12th standard students Avinash and Ishant have co-authored a book titled ‘Let the Laughing Men Cry’, a collection of short stories and poems based on human emotions. These students of Tagore Public School, have already got 300 copies of their book published.


COMMUNITY


Ludhiana resident Inder Lal takes pride in his moustache that he grew over the years
MOUSTACHE OR MATTER OF PRIDE: Ludhiana resident Inder Lal takes pride in his moustache that he grew over the years. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

MC House session: Malaria issue set to dominate
Ludhiana, March 14
With the budget session of general house of Ludhiana Municipal Corporation just a day away, the expenditure incurred on controlling malaria is all set to stare the local body in its face.

Bank employees seek talks with PM
Ludhiana, March 14
Indian National Bank Employees Congress (INBEC) has urged the Prime Minister to hold talks with bank employees so as to avoid the three-day strike from March 28 to 30.

E-banking becoming popular, says study
Ludhiana, March 14
Electronic mode is considered to be the fastest growing mode for banking transactions. This was revealed in a study conducted by Kamalpreet, a student of Punjab College of Technical Education, recently. The study was conducted on more than 200 respondents availing services of selected public and private sector banks in Ludhiana city.
A tree in full grandeur with bright red flowers attracts virtually every passer-by near Mall Road in Ludhiana
Nature’s bounty: A tree in full grandeur with bright red flowers attracts virtually every passer-by near Mall Road in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Anti-graft body rues LPG crisis
Samrala, March 14
The Anti-Corruption Front held its monthly meeting here in which members from three subdivisions participated. It was presided by commandant Rachhpal Singh.

Hoteliers elect new office-bearers
Ludhiana, March 14
The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Ludhiana today unanimously elected its office-bearers. A meeting of the association was held here under the chairmanship of its president, Manjit Singh Nagpal.

Kochhar elected president
Ludhiana, March 14
Dr Ravinder Kochhar, principal, Lord Mahavira Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital has been elected the president of the state branch of the Indian Institute of Homeopathic Physicians, for a two year term. Dr Muktinder Singh was elected general secretary of the body.


 

EDUCATION

1,039 given degrees
Ludhiana March 14
Dr K.S.Aulakh, vice chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University gave away degrees to 1039 students at the annual convocation of Khalsa College for Women here today.

Rights workshop concludes
Jagraon, March 14
A University Grants Commission sponsored four day workshop on the 'Status of Human Rights in Punjab' held in LR DAV College, Jagraon from March 10, concluded Tuesday evening. Principal Dr Brahma welcomed the resource persons and representatives of panchayats from Sidhwan and Jagraon development blocks.

Teachers focus on Punjabi content development
Ludhiana, March 14
A district-level workshop for class VIII was organised at the Government In Service Training Centre (GITC) here today under the aegis of GITC Principal Gurdeep Kaur and state project coordinator (Edusat) Rajiv Sharma.

COURTS

National Insurance directed to pay mediclaim
Ludhiana, March 14
Terming the repudiation of a medical claim of Rs 86,980 as unjustified, the consumer forum has directed National Insurance Company to pay the claim amount with interest to the aggrieved consumer.


 

CULTURE

Gopal Krishan Beri shows his creations on leaves. Bringing alive art on leaves
Ludhiana, March 14
Retired engineer Gopal Krishan Beri’s decision to carry a bag full of leaves, weighing 35 kilograms, from America to India was anything but appreciated by his family members. Two years later, Beri who discovered his passion in the art of creating beautiful images by cutting and shaping leaves, is known for his creativity.


Gopal Krishan Beri shows his creations on leaves.

HEALTH

‘Erase stigma attached with mental health problems’
Ludhiana, March 14
Even as one in five persons experiences a mental health issue at some point in their lifetime and mental ailments affect people of all ages, in all kinds of jobs and educational levels, there is a great stigma surrounding mental health problems.

 
SPORTS

Players of Amritsar and Jalandhar in action during the 58th Punjab State Basketball Championship at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana City men, eves register victories
Ludhiana, March 14
On the penultimate day of the 58th Punjab State Basketball Championship being held here at Guru Nanak Stadium, the hosts Ludhiana women and men registered victories in their respective semifinal league encounters today.
In the men's section, Baba Lodhiana Academy of Ludhiana while Jalandhar in the women's section too came out triumphant. In the men's section, Patiala fought valiantly against Baba Lodhiana Academy before going down 78-96.

Players of Amritsar and Jalandhar in action during the 58th Punjab State Basketball Championship at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

6 teams to vie for hockey honours
Ludhiana, March 14
Indian Airlines, Air India, Namdhari XI, EME-Jalandhar, Sikh Regiment, Delhi, and PSEB, Patiala, will be vying for top honours in the 4th All India Guru Gobind Singh Gold Cup Hockey Tournament .

BJS College sports meet from today
Ludhiana, March 14
The annual sports meet at Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Hospital, Chandigarh road Ludhiana will be organised from March 15 to 17. According to a press statement issued by the college here today, chairman, Baba Jaswant Singh will inaugurate the meet on Thursday at 11 am.


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