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Industry rues unkept promises by new govt
Ludhiana, March 26
The new government was not acting upon its assurances to the local industrialists about solving their problems. Representatives of local industrialists rue that as a result the industry was suffering as steps to solve their problems were not being implemented.

A Shobha Yatra being taken out on the eve of Ram Navmi in Ludhiana on Monday

A Shobha Yatra being taken out on the eve of Ram Navmi in Ludhiana on Monday.
Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed



BSNL employees see red over FDI hike
Ludhiana, March 26

In response to a call given by the central committee of the BSNL Employees Union (BSNLEU), the telecom employees today.

Led by activists of the BSNLEU, the telecom employees staged a protest against FDI hike in Ludhiana on Monday.—A Tribune photograph

Led by activists of the BSNLEU, the telecom employees staged a protest against FDI hike in Ludhiana on Monday.

Amarnath langar bodies to move court
Ludhiana, March 26
Various organisations, which offer free langar and set up camps along the Amarnath yatra route, are up in arms against the Jammu and Kashmir government for some unacceptable conditions it has imposed.

Strike deferred
Bank customers heave sigh of relief

Ludhiana, March 26
Bank customers can heave a sigh of relief as bank employees have deferred the three-day strike post assurances by the Indian Bankers Association (IBA) to resolve the issues raised by them.

Petrol stations closed on April 13
Ludhiana, March 26
All the 2,600 petrol stations in the state would remain closed on April 13 in protest against government's inaction on their long-standing demand regarding increase in dealers' commission.


Chabra group defeated
Ludhiana March 26
The entire group of K.S.Chabra, outgoing general secretary, Lodhi Club, has been rejected by the members of the Lodhi Club the elections of which were held here yesterday.

Punjab needs colleges like IIT, says NGO
Ludhiana, March 26
The Welfare Society for Engineers, Scientists and Managers (WSESM), in its meeting held here today, has asked the state government to open colleges like IIMs and IITs in the state.

The day of the absurd
Ludhiana, March 26
From funny to absurd to shockingly irrational. The city witnessed it all within last 24 hours only.

DMCH poll poised to be smooth affair
Ludhiana, March 26
Stage is set for the election of the office-bearers of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital managing society on March 30. But this time, there will be no contest for the various posts and the election is likely to be a smooth affair.

Pak team to visit PAU
Ludhiana, March 26
A 60 member delegation from Pakistan will be on a two-day visit to the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) from tomorrow.



Vijaya Bank opens branch
Ludhiana, March 26
O P Munjal, chairman and managing director of Hero Cycles, inaugurated a small and medium enterprises branch of the Vijaya Bank here today.

Hoteliers want govt to promote rural tourism
Ludhiana, March 26
The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Punjab has urged the Union Government to promote rural, domestic, farm, ecological and religious tourism in Punjab.

Property business comes to a halt
Ludhiana, March 26
As the City Centre project in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar is in the centre of a controversy, the real estate business has suffered a major setback as the buyers have suddenly gone missing.


PAU gets pat from Ohio State University
Ludhiana March 26
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, has won appreciation for replicating the model of Ohio State Food Industries Center.

Stop foodgrain wastage: Expert
Doraha, March 26
Dr Joginder Singh, former Professor Punjab Agriculture University stressed on need of cutting down on foodgrain wastage at an an extension lecture on 'Agri-marketing with special reference to international marketing' organised by the Doraha Institute of Management and Technology today.


Class V students of LDM Public School do well
Doraha, March 26
Twenty students of class V of LDM Public School, Rampur, have secured 60% and above marks in the Punjab School Education Board examinations. Ramandeep Kaur, Lavpreet Kaur and Pardeep Kaur have secured 380, 371 and 359 marks out of 450 respectively.

Session ends at Master Tara Singh College
Ludhiana March 26
The academic session of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women concluded on an auspicious note here today. Bhog of Shri Akhand Path was solemnised and students of the college shabad team recited hymns of Gurbani.



Plays mark Martydom Day
Ludhiana, March 26
Plays were staged by Naujawan Sabha at a cultural function organised to mark the martydom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru. A medical camp and a children’s book exhibition were also organised to mark the day.


‘Fast-food joints fuelling obesity’
Ludhiana, March 26
The three-day 'obesity and weight loss camp' which commenced at SPS Apollo Hospitals here today to mark the inauguration of weight loss clinic, received a huge response.


Kamaldeep shines in athletics meet
Ludhiana, March 26
The second annual meet of the Doraha College of Education was inaugurated by Kuldip Singh, DSP, Payal. Kamaldeep bagged the first positions in the 200m and 100m races and the long jump competitions in the meet.
A marchpast in progress during the second annual meet of the Doraha College of Education.
A marchpast in progress during the second annual meet of the Doraha College of Education.—A Tribune photograph




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