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Dislocation allowance for farmers: CM
Ludhiana, March 31
Chief Minister, Prakash Singh Badal has said in future for acquiring any land, a committee headed by the concerned deputy commissioner would calculate the market rate and payment to the farmers would be given at the market rate to their satisfaction along with a 30 per cent dislocation allowance.
Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal meets a patient after innaugurating a polio surgery camp in Ludhiana Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal meets a patient after innaugurating a polio surgery camp in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph





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Pak spy was getting money via Dubai
Role of several local politicians under scrutiny
Ludhiana, March 31
The alleged Pakistan Spy, Abdul Hanan Rashid, alias Rajveer Ranwat, caught by the city police last week was receiving money from Dubai for his anti-India activities. The police investigation has found out that the spy was conveniently receiving payments every month till his arrest. The money originated from Pakistan and was routed through Dubai.





File photo of Abdul Hanan Rashid.
Abdul Hanan Rashid.

Short of income, Council to sell garbage land
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 31
Failing to achieve targeted income in all avenues except excise duty where, realisation was double than the budgeted figure in the last financial year, the local Municipal Council is planning to sell off garbage land which, is likely to fetch Rs 100 lakh.

Vigilance plea to extend police remand declined
Ludhiana, March 31
Duty Magistrate Shatin Goyal today declined the request of Vigilance Bureau for extending the police remand of two persons arrested in multi crore City Centre Scam.

Tree plantation drive launched
Ludhiana, March 31
Minister for wild life, medical education, labour, employment and parliamentary affairs Tikshan Sood stated that a comprehensive tree plantation programme was being launched to cover all the government lands, i.e. sides of roads, government buildings, canal sides etc, on scope of enhancing forestry in private irrigated lands.

Aamir Khan honours Pankhuri
Ludhiana, March 31
Pankhuri Srivastava, an eighth class student of Kundan Vidya Mandir, had never imagined that one day she would get an award from her favourite bollywood actor Aamir Khan. She was on the top of the world when the actor not only presented the ‘Innova Nacho, Jhumo Gao’ award but also appreciated her dancing skills.





Pankhuri Srivastava with the trophy. 
Pankhuri Srivastava

SAD (A) flays Badal for ‘betraying’ Punjab
Ludhiana, March 31
Senior vice president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) Daljit Singh has condemned the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for "betraying the interest" of Panjab by not moving a legislation in the Vidhan Sabba session to strike off Section 5 of Panjab Termination of Agreement Act 2004 as promised in his party's election manifesto. He has caled on Badal to clarify his stand over the issue.

CPI deplores police failure
Jagraon, March 31
Communist Party of India (CPI) Jagraon block expressed its concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in the area and lashed at the failure of the police in nabbing criminals responsible for committing seven to eight murders on the same pattern in the town here today.

COMMUNITY

Navratan, polki remain favourite
Ludhiana, March 31
“Polki and navratan stones, including sapphire, emerald, ruby, moonstone, coral, uncut diamond, cats eye, gomed and pearls remain favourite among city women. We have got customers from all over the country but women here prefer something traditional yet trendy," says Seema Raniwala of Vaibhav Collections, who put up an exhibition of designer jewellery here today.


Woman admires a Feroza earring during a jewellery exhibition in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Woman admires a Feroza earring during a jewellery exhibition in Ludhiana

“Peace, tolerence need  of the hour”
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 31
Terming regional peace and tolerance as the need of the hour, Rai Azizullah, a member of the Pakistan National Assembly, whose father Rai Faqirullah Khan had taken Ganga Sagar, a sacred urn bestowed on the Rai family by Guru Gobind Singh at time of partition, called upon both governments to utilise all chances to foster fraternity among its citizens.

SSF against separate gurdwara committee in Haryana
Ludhiana, March 31
The Sikh Students Federation today warned the Haryana government against constituting a separate gurdwara managing committee in that state. Addressing a press conference here today, president of the federation Grucharan Singh Grewal and others said this was aimed at undermining the authority of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee, the apex body of the Sikhs.

Sikh Students’ Federation president Gurcharan Singh Grewal addressing a press conference in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Sikh Students’ Federation president Gurcharan Singh Grewal addressing a press conference in Ludhiana

Garcha lays foundation stones
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 31
Former SAD minister Jagdish Singh Garcha laid 12 foundation stones for development projects at various villages in the area.

 

BUSINESS

Chamber flays CRR, repo rate hike
Ludhiana, March 31
Government's move to check inflation by affecting an increase in Cash Reserve Ratio and Repo Rate has failed to find favour with the local industry represented by the Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which feels the decision would hit the small scale industrialists as credit could become costlier.

Competition a sensitive nerve of business: experts
Ludhiana March 31
Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) conducted its 6th International Conference on Convergence and Competition and Global Trends in IT here today.


Delegates from various countries participating 6th International Conference on Convergence and Competition organised by Punjab College of Technical Education in Ludhiana on Saturday. —  A Tribune photograph
Delegates from various countries participating 6th International Conference on Convergence and Competition organised by Punjab College of Technical Education in Ludhiana

 

CULTURE

Book on Punjabi culture released
Patiala, March 31
The best way to preserve our culture is to give it the shape of poetry. This was stated by Prof Surjeet Paatar, a Punjabi writer, at a book release function organised by the department of journalism and mass communication, Punjabi University, Patiala, here yesterday.

HEALTH

Apollo's ambulance for SAARC rally
Ludhiana, March 31
SPS Apollo Hospitals has been selected for providing the Emergency Medical Response (EMR) for the SAARC Car Rally 2007. The rally is being organised first time to bring people of SAARC countries closer. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had proposed holding the rally during the 13th SAARC summit in Dhaka in year 2005.

 
SPORTS

Bhutta College sports meet results
Doraha, March 31
The annual sports festival of Bhutta college of Engineering and Technology (BCET) was organised today.

Hockey coaching programme
Ludhiana, March 31
The Prithipal Singh Hockey Society, Ludhiana has chalked out a programme to coach the young budding players in the age group of 13-17 years today.

Cricket trials tomorrow
Ludhiana, March 31
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) will conduct trials to select probables for the forthcoming Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for boys (under 15).

250 revenue records rectified
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 31
The Ludhiana district administration claimed to have rectified revenue records in connection with at least 250 properties situated in area falling under the west sub-division.

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