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Poor drainage worsens problem
Rain takes heavy toll on roads

Ludhiana, March 16
The rain experienced during the past many days has taken a toll on almost all the major roads in the city which are needing immediate attention and the Municipal Corporation is facing the task of repairs.
Pothole-ridden road near a convent school in BRS Nagar in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Pothole-ridden road near a convent school in BRS Nagar in Ludhiana.

 




EARLIER STORIES


Rural docs not paid salaries since Jan
Ludhiana, March 16
The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMSA) has expressed its resentment against the non-payment of salaries and other expenses to the ‘service provider doctors’ serving in rural dispensaries all over the state.

Woman's body recovered
Ludhiana, March 16
Three days after a highly decomposed body of an unidentified middle-aged woman was found in Basti Jodhewal, another body of a relatively younger woman was taken out from Ganda Nullah (sewer drain) in Issa Nagar near the Civil Hospital this morning.

Industry seeks extension
Submission of annual returns
Ludhiana, March 16
The local industry has asked the government to extend the last date for submitting annual returns by at least three months.

Shed demolished, house owner injured
Amloh, March 16
The shed of the house of Jarnail Singh, a Dalit, was pulled down and he was allegedly attacked with sharp-edged weapons last evening. He was admitted with injuries to the local civil hospital.

Sand mafia strikes back with vengeance
Ludhiana, March 16
While the election results were still being declared on February 27, the sand mafia in Ludhiana had already prepared itself for a different coup.

COMMUNITY

MCPI-U condemns farmers’ killings in Nandigram
Ludhiana, March 16
The Marxist Communist Party of India-United (MCPI-U) has condemned the indiscriminate firing on farmers at Nandigram in West Bengal, which led to the death of 12 of them.

Assess crop damage accurately, officials told
Ludhiana, March 16

Strict action would be taken against civil servants involved in the special ‘girdawri’ in case they did not present a true account of the damage to the crops on account of hailstorm and heavy rain in the district.

S.S Channy, principal secretary, department of labour and employment, Punjab, and Sumer Singh Gurjar, deputy commissioner, visit the fields to assess the extent of damage caused to crops by hailstorm in Libra village of Khanna subdivision, Ludhiana, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

S.S Channy, principal secretary, department of labour and employment, Punjab, and Sumer Singh Gurjar, deputy commissioner, visit the fields to assess the extent of damage caused to crops by hailstorm in Libra village of Khanna subdivision, Ludhiana, on Friday.

One killed in road mishap
Jagraon, March 16
Pardeep Kumar of Pona was killed while Deepak Kumar also from Pona was injured when Pradeep’s scooter was hit by a speeding truck near Agwar Gujjran village.

 

CRIME

65 kg opium seized
Jagraon, March 16
A case has been registered against Tirlochan Singh alias Tochi of Galib Kalan village under the NDPS Act. About 65.5 kg of poppy husk has been recovered from his possession. He is absconding.

 

AGRICULTURE

Kisan Mela set for grand opening today
Ludhiana, March 16
The annual Kisan Mela organised by Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is all set for a grand opening here tomorrow. The Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice Virender Kumar Jain, would inaugurate the mela.

EDUCATION

Surprise checks put arts colleges under scanner
Ludhiana, March 16
Surprise inspections initiated by Panjab University vice chancellor R C Sobti with the inspection of education colleges will now focus on arts colleges in the region, says Prof Prithipal Singh Kapoor, former pro-vice chancellor of the Guru Nanak Dev University and a syndic of the PU.

Experts give tips on career preparation
Jagraon, March 16
A one-day orientation course on "Career Preparation skills" was organised in L.R. DAV College, Jagraon, yesterday.

Schools and Colleges
Innocent heart kids dance at farewell
Ludhiana, March 16
A farewell function was organised at Innocent Heart Playway School for the outgoing batch of the school in Model Town Extension here today. In a short but attractive function kids danced to the tune of popular numbers. In addition, the title of Mr Innocent Heart was bagged by Gurman while Miss Innocent Heart title went to Snehpreet Kaur.

Students felicitated at annual convocation
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 16
Terming higher education to be a prerequisite for development of a nation, authorities in Panjab University called upon leaders of various social and educational organisations to impress upon residents of their area to give top priority to education of their wards. The call came at the annual convocation and prize distribution function of Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College for Women Kamalpura in Ludhiana district on Thursday.

PCCTU pins hope on Upinderjit
Doraha, March 16
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU) feels its long pending demands will now be fulfilled with the appointment of Upinderjit Kaur as education minister and Manpreet Badal as finance minister of the state.

PAU signs MoU for AIDS project
Ludhiana March 16
Punjab Agricultural University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Claflin University, Orangeburg, USA, for an USAID funded project, "Culturally-Sensitive HIV/AIDS Reduction, Intervention, Training Project in India". The budget estimate is Rs.5,03,800 initially for the year 2006-2007 but extendable for the next three years.

 
SPORTS

Jalandhar eves, city men, win b'ball titles
Ludhiana, March 16
Baba Ludhiana Academy being run by Punjab Basketball Association outplayed Ludhiana district 117-101 in the last semifinal league encounter to emerge champions in the 58th Punjab State Basketball Championship which concluded at Guru Nanak Stadium here yesterday.

Seniors win BJS football tie

Ludhiana, March 16
Final year students of Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Hospital beat first year students with a score of one-nil on the second day of the annual sports meet being held here today. The IInd year students managed to scrape past students of third year 2-1 on the second day of the meet.

Students prepare posters on the second day of the annual sports meet of BJS Dental College and Hospital, Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by I. V.

Students prepare posters on the second day of the annual sports meet of BJS Dental College and Hospital, Ludhiana on Friday.

Kulveer, Davinder adjudged best athletes
Ludhiana, March 16
Davinder Kaur, among girls, and Kulveer Kumar in the boys’ section were declared the best athletes at the ninth annual sports meet of the BCM College of Education, Urban Estate, here today. Satyanand Munjal, chairman, managing committee of the college, inaugurated the meet.

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