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Principal secy inspects units along nullah
Ludhiana, April 5
Principal secretary and convener of the Budda Nullah Development Committee P. Ram today warned the industrial units discharging toxic waste in the nullah. He categorically stated that if they did not meet the May 30 deadline, the units would be closed.

Principal secretary P.Ram and his committee members inspect a paper mill’s treatment plant in Dhnansu village Principal secretary P.Ram and his committee members inspect a paper mill’s treatment plant in Dhnansu village on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma



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FESTIVE FEAT
Nursery students of BCM School, Chandigarh Road, in a festive mood to mark the new session of the year
Nursery students of BCM School, Chandigarh Road, in a festive mood to mark the new session of the year. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Lecture shortage: varsity detains 100 students 
Ludhiana April 5
Acting tough with "careless" college-going students, Panjab University has detained nearly 100 students of various city colleges this time. A majority of them are under-graduates. According to university sources, stern action against irregular students was needed to teach them a lesson.

Youth stoned to death
Raikot, April 5
The local police has booked at least six persons for allegedly killing a youth of Bassian village near here by stoning him in front of his house on Tuesday night and threatening his parents, who had tried to rescue him from their clutches. The wretched parents saved their lives by remaining inside their house for the whole night and sought police action in the morning only.

Badal’s U-turn on waters Act shocking: Mann
Ludhiana, April 5

The SAD (A) has flayed Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for the latter’s volte face on the River Waters Termination

COMMUNITY

 
Dharna against police inaction
L
udhiana, April 5
Activists of the Punjab Nirman Mazdoor Union today staged a dharna against police inaction in a assault-cum-robbery case.



Activists of the Punjab Nirman Mazdoor Union stage a dharna outside the SSPs office in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Inderjeet Verma
Activists of the Punjab Nirman Mazdoor Union stage a dharna outside the SSPs office in Ludhiana

City centre scam: another accused seeks bail
Ludhiana, April 5
In the infamous Ludhiana City Centre Scam, one more accused, Rajesh Singh, of Chandigarh today moved the sessions court, Ludhiana, seeking anticipatory bail.

Pet Talk
It’s bath time for your dog

Ludhiana, April 5
For all pet owners who have been waiting for their pets’ bath, finally the winter has ended. Questions like the age at which the pet must be bathed, how often should it be bathed and with what product have always dogged pet owners.A dog can be bathed as young as six weeks, but eight weeks is preferable. The most important thing is to remember that young puppies should be kept dry and warm as much as possible, so only bathe them when necessary.

 

CRIME

Four booked on assault charge
Jagraon, April 5
Raman Kumar, Charanjit Singh, Jassi and Visakha entered the house of  Surjit Singh of Salempura and allegedly assaulted him.

 

BUSINESS

National policy on apiary business sought
Ludhiana, April 5
The need for an effective national policy to tackle the problems of apiary business was felt during a seminar on “Current problems and future of bee-keeping” held on the PAU campus today. The seminar was organised by the National Bee Board in collaboration with the Progressive Bee-keepers' Association and PAU.

 
AGRICULTURE

Outlook For Farmers
Last irrigation to wheat crop this week

Ludhiana, April 5
The weather is expected to remain dry with the possibility of isolated cloudy conditions over Punjab during the next two or three days. The daily maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to range between 28 and 30 oC and 13-15oC, respectively. Relative humidity is likely to remain around 60-70% during these days.

Mechanisation important for farm diversification
Ludhiana April 
Punjab Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor K.S. Aulakh has emphasised the need to develop appropriate engineering technologies for crop production, post-harvest operations, soil and water management and utilisation of renewable energy sources in agriculture.
Dr. K.S. Aulakh, vice-chancellor, releases the “Recommendations, of 20th National Convention of Agricultural Engineers on Farm Mechanisation for Diversification of Agriculture". —  A Tribune photograph

Dr. K.S. Aulakh, vice-chancellor, releases the “Recommendations, of 20th National Convention of Agricultural Engineers on Farm Mechanisation for Diversification of Agriculture"

EDUCATION

Seminar on solar energy
Ludhiana, April 5
The Renewable Energy Club (REC) of the Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology (LCET) organised a guest lecture on ‘Renewable Energy and its Uses’ for the faculty and students of the college here recently. The resource person was Dr K D Mannan, vice-principal, Sant Baba Bhag Singh Engineering College, Padhiana.

Copying cases registered
Samrala, April 5
A flying squad of the district education department yesterday conducted a raid at Seehan School where Class XII examination of Punjabi was being conducted and caught some students copying. It made cases against two teachers. Two cases of copying were also registered at Government Senior Secondary School.

PAU board meeting today
Ludhiana, April 5
An emergency meeting of the board of management of the PAU will be held on April 6 at the Mohali office of the university.

School kids get midday meal
Ludhiana, April 5
Under the Sarb Sikhya Abhiyan of the Punjab Government, the midday meal scheme has started in Ramgarhia Elementary School, Miller Ganj.




Ranjodh Singh of the Ramgarhia Educational Council distributes food to students of Ramgarhia elementary School. — Tribune Photograph
Ranjodh Singh of the Ramgarhia Educational Council distributes food to students of Ramgarhia elementary School.


 

HEALTH

IMA elections witness mud slinging
Ludhiana, April 5
The elections for the local branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to be held on April 8 at the IMA Bhavan here are witnessing a lot of dirt being raised by contenders.

Indo-Pak docs to discuss problems of adolescents
Ludhiana, April 5
The district branch of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) and the department of paediatrics at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) will jointly organise the annual conference of the lAP here on April 7 and 8. The conference to be held under the aegis of the state units of the IAP and the adolescent chapter of the body will be attended by more than 250 eminent paediatricians from all over the country and Pakistan.

Check spread of diseases: DC
Ludhiana, April 5
The administration has written to the municipal corporation and the health department to take preventive measures to prevent the spread of diseases.

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