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Five injured as building collapses
Ludhiana, March 25
Five labourers were injured when an under-renovation building collapsed near Budda Nullah bridge in Sunder Nagar this afternoon. Cracks developed in adjoining houses also due to the impact.
Rescue operation in progress at Sunder Nagar, Ludhiana, where an under-renovation building collapsed on Sunday, injuring five labourers Rescue operation in progress at Sunder Nagar, Ludhiana, where an under- renovation building collapsed on Sunday, injuring five labourers.
— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed




EARLIER STORIES


City Centre Scam
LIT officials, trustees keep fingers crossed
Ludhiana, March 25
With the local Vigilance Bureau naming the Ludhiana Improvement Trust chairman, executive officer and chief engineer, accused in the infamous city centre scam, fear has gripped trustees and a few officials who are trying to find out whether their names figure in the list as investigations go on.

Farmers up in arms against rural sports meet organisers
Ludhiana, March 25
Farmers of several villages around Alamgir near here are up in arms against the organisers of different rural sports events for shredding the embankments of Khanpur Minor canal to widen the pathways for the bullock cart races.

The embankment of a distributory having been dug out to widen the passage at Alamgir near Ludhiana for bullock cart races. — A Tribune photograph

The embankment of a distributory having been dug out to widen the passage at Alamgir near Ludhiana for bullock cart races

Gosain defends FIR against Amarinder
Ludhiana, March 25
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker, Satpal Gosain today defended the registration of an FIR against former chief minister Amarinder Singh and 18 others for their alleged involvement in corruption.

Exam duty staff seek better dues
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 25
Terming rules framed by the Punjab School Education Board regarding the payment of dues for superintendents and invigilators at examination centres for senior classes as arbitrary and unjustified, various teachers’ organisations have accused the authorities of “adding insult to injury” by making payments lower to those being paid to the staff at the class V examination.

So far, people have been organising various medical camps, animal welfare cams, social awareness camps in the city, but recently a free ‘Astrological Camp’ was organised to dispell misconceptions about this Vedic science and how it is mis-understood and termed as superstitions. Many people “benefitted” from the camp and were told to follow some jyotishs (Astrologers) to know their future. Indeed a unique way to attract the masses!


COMMUNITY


Election hangover refuses to go
Ludhiana, March 25
Namaskar! Harish Rai Dhanda. We have seen you up on the wall since February in the busy Civil Lines before the Assembly elections started and as far as we remember the elections were held on February 13.


The candidates stare down at commuters besides making the city look ugly for elections are over and done with, but the hoardings have not been been removed so far. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

The candidates stare down at commuters besides making the city look ugly for elections are over and done with, but the hoardings have not been been removed so far

Grievances cells sought to root out corruption
Ludhiana, March 25
The National Forum for Consumers Rights and Anti-Corruption Council of India have appreciated the move of the Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal to root out corruption from government offices so that public may be able to get their various jobs done without bribing government officers and their subordinates.

A messiah comes to this poor girl’s aid
Ludhiana, March 25
Living in shabby conditions in a labour colony of the city, life of five-year-old Priya was in great danger. The bone of her left ear had melted and due to septicemia (pus formation) the left side of her head and face had badly swollen. When taken to a private clinic by her parents, the doctors there opined that the child needed an immediate operation failing which she might not survive. However, unable to afford the expensive surgery, Priya's parents brought the girl back home.

Priya, a five-year-old girl, who got a new lease of life with the help of Dr Naurang Singh Mangat’s ‘Guru Amar Das Apahaj Ashram Trust’ in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Priya, a five-year-old girl, who got a new lease of life with the help of Dr Naurang Singh Mangat’s ‘Guru Amar Das Apahaj Ashram Trust’ in Ludhiana

 

BUSINESS

UBI earns Rs 612-cr profit
Ludhiana, March 25
Union Bank of India earned a profit of Rs. 612 crore till December 2006. This was disclosed by the bank's General Manager, V.K.Dhingra, while talking to mediapersons here yesterday.

 
AGRICULTURE


Over 1.5 lakh acres of crops damaged: CM

Jarg (Ludhiana) March 25
Wheat in over 1.5 lakh acres of land has been damaged due to recent rains and hailstorm in the state. This was disclosed by the Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, after visiting some damaged fields in Payal area. He also announced that the compensation for the loss to the crops caused by the recent hailstorm and heavy rains in different parts of the state.

Parkash Singh Badal

Mandi work: Lakhowal orders probe
Khamano, March 25
Chairman Mandi Board, Punjab, Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, while talking to mediapersons at market committee Khamano, said only competent persons would be nominated as chairman of market committees in Punjab in the coming days and Bharti kisan union would also get its due share in these nominations.

EDUCATION

600 teachers trained to provide better education
Ludhiana, March 25
About 600 teachers in the district will complete their Teacher Training Programme by the end of this month. The training is being given under the Sarv Siksha Abhiyan Project, Punjab, Chandigarh, with an objective to develop quality education, building teacher's capacity and their skill developments for new teaching techniques and engineering change in their behaviour to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Wipro shortlists 28 LCET students
Ludhiana, March 25
Wipro BPO, a sister concern of Wipro Technologies, organised a campus recruitment drive at the Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology, Katani Kalan, recently for the final year students of B.Tech Engineering in computer science, electronics and communication, information technology and mechanical.

4 Bhutta college students in PTU merit list
Doraha, March 25
Four students of Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology have been placed in the merit list of the Punjab Technical University the results of which were declared recently.
Suraj Manchanda
BE, 7th semester
Harpreet Kaur
BE, 5th semester
Gurtej Singh Gill
ECE, 8th semester
Neha Gupta
CSE, 5th semester

Seminar on IT trends at Bhutta college
Doraha, March 25
The Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana, organised a seminar on “Current IT Trends and Emerging IT Technologies”, today. Vivek, training head from e-visual media solutions, Chandigarh, was invited as the resource person for the seminar.

Lecture on ‘Surya Kriya Yoga’
Ludhiana March 25
NSS unit of Guru Nanak Institute of Management & Technology, Gujarkhan Campus, organised a guest lecture on "Sidhamrit Surya Kriya Yoga" here today. Col. Raghbir Singh Kang, Lt.Col. Harbans Singh and Prof. Baldev Singh were the resource persons.

R.L. Bhasin Public School inaugurated
Ludhiana, March 25
Ram Lal Bhasin Public School opened here today. Classrooms of the school are air conditioned and equipped with amphitheatres, computer labs and other modern amenities. The school has been opened in the memory of social worker Ram Lal Bhasin and will function under the patronage of the SDP Sabha.

Prize distribution function at Vidya Mandir School
Ludhiana, March 25
Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School organised its annual prize distribution function here yesterday. Chairman of the Ravi Bawa Charitable Society Arvind Bawa was the chief guest of the function.


Students of Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School show off their prizes and trophies given them at an annual prize distribution function on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Students of Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School show off their prizes and trophies given them at an annual prize distribution function

Sammelan gets off to a majestic start
Chandigarh, March 24
The 37th All-India Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan got off to a majestic start with a mesmerising spell by Padmavibhushan Dr M. Balamurali Krishna, doyen of Carnatic classical music, here today at Government Polytechnic for Women.

Farewell function at HollyHock
Ludhiana, March 25
A farewell function was organised at HollyHock Nursery School for the outgoing students here yesterday. The principal and the teachers of the school accorded a warm welcome to the students and their parents.
Students of HollyHock School present a cultural item at a farewell function held
Students of HollyHock School present a cultural item at a farewell function held on Saturday.
— Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

‘Jammu conflict political’
Chandigarh, March 25
Prof Rekha Chowdhary, Jammu University, visiting scholar to the department of political science, Panjab University, delivered a lecture on “Religion, Conflict and Peace Building in Jammu and Kashmir” organised by the ICSSR in collaboration with the department of political science, here, on Friday.

 

HEALTH

3-day obesity and weight-loss camp from today
Ludhiana, March 25
A three-day ‘obesity and weight loss’ camp will commence from tomorrow at SPS Apollo Hospital. A team of doctors, led by Dr Gurpreet Singh and Dr Ramanbeer Singh, senior consultant endocrinologists, will analyse individual cases and underlying causes of weight gain so as to render advice and suggest the suitable course of treatment.

‘Only 10 per cent kidney patients in India get treatment’
Ludhiana, March 25
Over 550 patients were examined at a free multiple medical camp organised at Dr B.L. Kapur Memorial Hospital by a team of doctors led by medical superintendent of the hospital Dr Wahegurupal Singh.

HIV-TB ‘deadly combination’
Ludhiana, March 25
A guest lecture on TB-HIV was delivered in Dayanand Medical College and Hospital by Dr D.Behra, director, LRS TB Institute, New Delhi here last evening to mark the conclusion of the TB awareness week (19-24 March), observed at the DMCH to mark the World TB day this year.





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