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New twist to minor girl’s case
I am not held captive, he is my husband, says girl
  Alleges that her parents wanted her to dance for money 
Ludhiana, April 9
The minor girl of Jwaddi village, who her parents alleged, had been held captive by a local youth, today said that she had married him and wished to spend her life with him.
Mandeep’s husband carries her to a court in Ludhiana Mandeep’s husband carries her to a court in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Govt unlikely to reopen PAU 'seed scam'
Ludhiana, April 9
The state government is learnt to have given up the idea of reopening the 'Nabha Seed Scam' lest it be construed a step in vindictiveness, besides landing itself into further embarrassment.





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As the mercury shoots up, a monkey shields itself with a piece of cloth in Ludhiana
As the mercury shoots up, a monkey shields itself with a piece of cloth in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Sandhu joins as officiating VC of PAU
Ludhiana, April 9
Gurinderjeet Singh Sandhu, financial commissioner, development, today took over as the officiating vice-chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). He was appointed the officiating VC by the PAU board of management, which accepted the resignation of K.S.Aulakh at its meeting held in Mohali on April 6.
At his inaugural meeting with scientists and officers of the PAU, he emphasised the need to focus on teaching in addition to agricultural research and extension.

9 years gone, memorial still not complete
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 9
Nine years after Parkash Singh Badal, the then Punjab Chief Minister, announced to construct a memorial to Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha on the pattern of Jaillianwala Bagh at the cost of Rs 1.25 crore, the monument stands uncomplete as the work started on it during the pre-election period has come to a halt again.



a Gurdev Singh, an office-bearer of the Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Memorial Committee, points out at the under-construction memorial of Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha at his native village near Ahmedgarh. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma
a Gurdev Singh, an office-bearer of the Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Memorial Committee, points out at the under-construction memorial of Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha at his native village near Ahmedgarh

BJP workers burn Mulayam's effigy
Ludhiana, April 9
Workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party led by their district president Subash Verma today burnt an effigy of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav to protest against the registration of an FIR against party president Rajnath Singh on the issue of a controversial CD which was released during the UP elections and was attributed to the BJP.
BJP workers burn an effigy of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav to protest against the registration of an FIR against party president Rajnath Singh. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
BJP workers burn an effigy of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav to protest against the registration of an FIR against party president Rajnath Singh.

BJP to protest if road not recarpeted
Ludhiana, April 9
BJP leader and former councillor of the city Pran Nath Bhatia today threatened that the BJP would be forced to protest if the Pakhowal road was not recarpeted by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation.

Sukhjit declared ‘Mr Singh’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 9
Sukhjit Singh Khera, a journalist, was declared “Mr Singh” at a function organised by the local unit of the SAD (Youth Wing) at Pohir village, near here, yesterday.

COMMUNITY

Pak delegation arrives for alumni meet
Ludhiana, April 9
A 10-member delegation from Pakistan has arrived at Punjab Agricultural University here to participate in the two-day international meet of the alumni association of College of Agriculture beginning tomorrow.

False hope on reviving dead child
Jagraon, April 9
Blind faith made a migrant family dig out their dead child out of the grave where was buried four days earlier.

H.L.Takoo is head of Kashmiri society
Ludhiana, April 9
H.L.Takoo has been elected the president of the Kashmiri Welfare Society, Ludhiana. The elections were held at the annual general meeting of the society at Vishwanath Mandir, Jamalpur, here yesterday.

Tributes paid to Bankim Chander Chatterjee
Ludhiana, April 9
Lord's Divine International School, Noorwala Road, Ludhiana, held a function to pay tributes to Bankim Chander Chatterjee on his death anniversary.

Akhand path organised
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 9
Students of the RIMT-IMCT organised an akhand path of Shri Guru Granth Sahib on its local campus.

 

CRIME

17 booked in two cases of assault
Jagraon, April 9
In two separate incidents, the Humbran and Sidhwan Bet police have booked 17 persons on charges of assault.

 

BUSINESS

Wheat chaff price hike is the cause
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 9
The hike in prices of wheat chaff due to the increased demand in paper industry and the flourishing dairy industry, has resulted in the restoration of manual harvesting and use of thrashers and haranba.

Hotel industry forms panel
Ludhiana, April 9
In a first of its kind initiative, the local hotel industry has formed an eight-member committee that would to put forth its problems with the state government. The committee will hold regular meetings with the government, said representatives.

 
AGRICULTURE

Bank scheme for honeybee farmers
Ludhiana, April 9
Yes Bank has started a structured rural financing scheme for 2,000 honeybee farmers. A company press note issued here today said the bank has been awarded Euromoney - Trade Finance 'Deal of The Year' award for the project.

Reorient farm research, scientists told
Ludhiana, April 9
There is a need to reorient agricultural research keeping in view the climatic changes due to global warming. These views were expressed by Dr P.K.Mishra, secretary, Department of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Government of India, during his visit to the PAU.
G.S. Sandhu (second from left) and Dr P.K. Mishra flanked by scientists during a field visit to the PAU in Ludhiana on Monday.
G.S. Sandhu (second from left) and Dr P.K. Mishra flanked by scientists during

Farmers return to manual harvesting for fodder
Ludhiana, April 9
With the dry fodder getting costlier, farmers have returned to the manual harvesting of wheat crop. The manual harvesting prevents the wastage of wheat straw that is used as dry fodder for cattle by farmers.



Manual wheat harvesting seems to have been adopted once again by the farmers as the wheat straw, used as dry fodder, is getting costlier. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Manual wheat harvesting seems to have been adopted once again by the farmers as the wheat straw, used as dry fodder, is getting costlier

EDUCATION

Students educated on importance of health
Ludhiana, April 9
Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School celebrated World Health Day.

Detained students say attendance  record manipulated
Ludhiana, April 9
Questions are being raised about the authenticity of the CDs pertaining to the attendance record on the basis of which more than 100 students have been detained.

Complaints against Dr Aulakh proved to be false
Ludhiana, April 9
As Dr K.S.Aulakh has submitted his resignation from the post of vice-chancellor, hue and cry is being raised by some of those employees who were at the receiving end during the tenure of Dr Aulakh and have made out a case that there were some inquiries pending against him, as a result of which he has resigned.

Fun and frolic at Genesis-07
Ludhiana, April 9
The atmosphere at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) was full of excitement and festivity, as the three-day All-India Techno  Cultural Festival  entered its second day yesterday.

 

HEALTH

CDE focuses on new techniques in dentistry
Ludhiana, April 9
The district unit of the Indian Dental Association (IDA) today kicked off its series of CDE programmes with its first CDE which was inaugurated by Dr Joy.L. Joshi, principal of Christian Dental College (CDC).

Problems of children, adolescents discussed
Ludhiana, April 9
The annual conference of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) and Adolescent Chapter, Punjab, organised in association with the department of paediatrics of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), concluded here last evening with extensive discussions on the problems of children and adolescents.

New IMA team lists its priorities
Ludhiana, April 9
The newly elected office-bearers of the Ludhiana branch of Indian Medical Association (IMA) - Dr Arun Mitra, president, Dr Subhash Batta, senior vice-president, Dr Rajiv Gupta, secretary, Dr D.P. Singh Arora, joint secretary and Dr Karamveer Goyal, finance secretary, have expressed their gratitude to members of the medical fraternity here, for entrusting upon them the responsibility to run the affairs of the IMA for the next session.

Dr Arun Mitra
Dr Arun Mitra

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