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Navy man to get pension after 3 decades

Ludhiana, April 6
A 33-year-long battle of a former writer with the Indian Naval Services (INS) to get pension has finally ended with the Review Medical Board upholding that his mental sickness was aggravated by military service with 30 per cent disablement for life.
Vadish Kumar Gupta

Policeman, wife arrested for Bassian youth’s murder
Raikot, April 6
The Bassian murder case took a new turn when the police arrested a policeman, his wife and paternal uncle for their alleged involvement in the incident that led to the death of a youth. The youth allegedly had illicit relations with the lone female suspect.


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Aulakh only PAU VC to resign in protest
Ludhiana, April 6
Finally, K.S. Aulakh was relieved of the post of vice-chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, by the Board of Management that met in Mohali this afternoon. He happens to be the first vice-chancellor in the 45 years’ history of the university to have resigned in protest, two years ahead of the completion of his tenure.

Prayers light up hearts on Good Friday
Ludhiana April 6
Members of the Christian community today took out a shobha yatra to mark Good Friday. The procession started from Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, and after passing through various localities in the city concluded at the same place.

Christians take part in the holy march in Ludhiana on the occasion of Good Friday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Christians take part in the holy march in Ludhiana on the occasion of Good Friday.

Acid attack victims can’t afford cure
Ludhiana, April 6
The recent case of acid attack on girls in the city on a busy road has once again brought to the fore the issue of safety of the girls at work places, public places and at educational institutions.

Women’s panel seeks reports from police, admn
Ludhiana, April 6
The Punjab State Women Commission has expressed serious concern over the security of women in the wake of the acid attack on four girls allegedly by a spurned lover of one of them on Sunday.

COMMUNITY

Saarc Car Rally
Apollo team back with fond memories
Ludhiana, April 6
SPS Apollo Hospital's emergency medical response (EMR) team returned from the Saarc car rally after the conclusion of the Jaipur leg with fond memories as the Saarc flag, signed by the participants from eight countries, was handed over to the team as a gesture of gratitude.

Two youths walk on a spread of flowers shed by a tree in Ludhiana.
NATURE'S BOUNTY: Two youths walk on a spread of flowers shed by a tree in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Scrap Public Enterprises Dept: BSNLstaff
Ludhiana, April 6

Led by activists of the BSNL Employees Union (BSNLEU), telecom employees held a demonstration in front of the office of the general manager at Bharat Nagar Chowk, here, today.

Villagers come out in support of VC
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 6
People have come out against the agitators who are demanding the removal of Swaran Singh Boparai, vice-chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala. Sarpanch of Sakrali village Som Singh, youth leader Abjinder Singh Grewal Nanoki, sarpanch of Chaswal village Shanti Devi, cooperative society chief Sukhwinder Singh of Sakrali village and other residents of various villages signed a memorandum to retain Boparai as vice-chancellor and sent its copies to the state Governor and the Chief Minister today.

Every year 30 lakh kids become labourers
Ludhiana, April 6
Despite stringent laws against the child labour, it is on the rise in India. Every year, 30 lakh children are added to the existing number of children working at various places.

Bhaini Sahib to be spruced up for Kuka function
Ludhiana, April 6
The government will organise a year-long celebrations to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Kuka movement and a state-level function will be held on April 15 at Bhaini Sahib, the headquarters of the Namdhari Darbar.

 

EDUCATION

44 colleges participate in campus placement
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 6
The RIMT-Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Mandi Gobindgarh, organised a two-day campus placement drive for New Delhi-based Compare Infobase Ltd (CIL), which concluded here today.

Best kid auditions tomorrow
Ludhiana, April 6
The singing and dancing auditions for the best kid of Ludhiana-2007 competition, being organised by Kidz Land Playway School and the Kashish Club, will be held on the club premises on April 8.

Sportking picks up 5 LCET students
Ludhiana, April 6
Five MBA students of the Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology (LCET) have been picked up by the garment manufacturer, Sportking, during a campus recruitment drive held here.

 
SPORTS

Mechanical engg students bag sports trophy
Doraha, April 6
The week-long annual sports festival of the Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology (BCET) concluded here today.




Mechanical engineering students receive the overall championship trophy at the prize distribution function of the annual sports festival of BCET in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Lovleen Bains
Mechanical engineering students receive the overall championship trophy at the prize distribution function of the annual sports festival of BCET in Ludhiana on Friday.


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