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City now a spying hotspot
Pak sending highly qualified young spies
Ludhiana, March 23
The arrest of an MBA degree-holder Pakistani youth on charges of spying in Ludhiana has once again brought to the fore the spying activities in the city.

Rich tributes paid to martyrs
Ludhiana, March 23
Rich tributes were paid to Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev at a function organised to observe their 75th Martyrdom Day, here today.
Sat Pal Gosain, Deputy Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Sumer Singh Gurjar, Deputy Commissioner, and leaders pay tributes at the statues of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev in Ludhiana Sat Pal Gosain, Deputy Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Sumer Singh Gurjar, Deputy Commissioner, and leaders pay tributes at the statues of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph



Work On Memorial Begins
Sukhdev’s house got vacated after 76 years

Ludhiana, March 23
Seventy-six years after martyr Sukhdev laid down his life for the freedom of the country, his house was finally got vacated for being preserved as a 0memorial to him. Things seemed to set rolling today when deputy commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar inaugurated the gate of the memorial on his martyrdom day.

VAT returns: Traders allege harassment
Ludhiana, March 23
Local industry today said that the Excise and Taxation Department here is asking them to furnish their annual VAT returns as per previous date instead of the recently announced extended date, causing harassment.

Tohra’s services to Panth hailed
Ludhiana, March 23
The death anniversary of the Akali icon of the late 20th century Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra falls on March 25. On the eve of his death three years ago, his services to the panth were hailed by all and sundry who were concerned with the Sikh politics. Even the government of the time honoured his memory by getting a book prepared on his contribution to the Sikh cause. He still has the distinction of having remained the President of the SGPC- the most important Sikh institute for over 25 years.

Punjab Act: IHRO backs Badal 
Ludhiana, March 23
The International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) has lent its support to the Akali Dal-BJP government for repealing Section 5 of the Punjab Termination of Agreement Act, 2004, while appreciating the previous state government led by Capt Amarinder Singh for abrogating the agreements and awards in order to re-establish the correct constitutional status of Punjab rights over its rivers.


Bhagat Singh remembered
Doraha, March 23
Doraha Institute of Management and Technology (DIMT) organised a seminar on Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his martyrdom day, said Dr R. K. Lekhi, Director DIMT in a press release issued here.

Residents pay tributes to martyr Sukhdev on his martyrdom day. —Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Residents pay tributes to martyr Sukhdev on his martyrdom day.

Donating blood is his passion
Ludhiana, March 23
Driven by his gratitude towards the sacrifice of martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, a local resident, Sudhir Mudgal, today donated blood to commemorate their martyrdom day. He becomes the first Ludhiana resident to have donated blood 94 times during his lifetime.
‘‘The martyrs laid their life for their countrymen.

Sudhir Mudgal donates blood on Bhagat Singh’s martyrdom day in Ludhiana on Friday.  — Photo by IV

Sudhir Mudgal donates blood on Bhagat Singh’s martyrdom day in Ludhiana

NGO solemnises girls’ marriage
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 23
In continuation of its service towards the society, Nishkam Kirtan Sewa Society, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised marriages of two girls.

Trident founder is CII new chairman
Ludhiana, March 23
Founder of the Trident Group Rajinder Gupta is the new chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Punjab State Council. J.R. Singal of Eastman Cast and Forge is the new vice-chairman, said a press note.

Pledge to work on martyrs legacy
Samrala, March 23
Paying tributes on the Martyrdom Day of great trio of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, the PNB staff of local Samrala Branch reaffirmed their pledge to work for economic up-liftment of the poor through various bank schemes.



PSB sells defaulters’ properties
Ludhiana, March 23
Punjab and Sind Bank sold off properties of four defaulters under Securitisation Act, 2002, said N.S. Anand, deputy general manager, Ludhiana zone today.

Summer collection
Ludhiana, March 23
Monte Carlo has launched its designer summer wear collection. The new collection for men and women offers casual as well as party wear dresses. The collection focuses not only on fabric and texture but also on colours, the company said.



NSUI calls for student union elections
Ludhiana March 23
Ragini Nayak, general secretary of the National Students' Union of India and in charge for Punjab today said, the NSUI president for Punjab would be soon appointed. She also reiterated the demand of her organisation that student union elections be held regularly in the state.

Ragini Nayak, NSUI in charge for Punjab, addressing a press conference in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo — Inderjeet Verma
Ragini Nayak

Conference on challenges in IT
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 23
The department of computer science and engineering of the RIMT-IET, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised a one-day national conference on “challenges and opportunities in IT (COIT-2007) today.

Desh Bhagat institute join hands with HCL
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 23
Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences (DBIMCS), Mandi Gobindgarh, has joined hands with HCL Career Development Centre (CDC), Noida, after signing a MOU today by Shalini Gupta, Director of Desh Bhagat Institute. While briefing the mediapersons Zora Singh, chairman, Desh Bhagat Group, told that the HCL would provide pre-placement technical training to MCA students of this institute and arrange for the industrial visits to enable the students to serve I.T. companies more effectively.

GND students excel in BHMS exams
Ludhiana, March 23
Students of the local Guru Nanak Dev Homeopathic Medical College have come out with flying colours in the BHMS examinations conducted by Baba Farid University of medical Sciences in Nov-Dec, 2006.


World TB Day
Urgent, unified action must to eradicate TB

Ludhiana, March 23
“TB anywhere is TB everywhere” is the theme for World TB Day (March 24) this year, offering a message of urgency and shared responsibility. Only through a unified action on all levels it will be possible to have a world finally free of tuberculosis.






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