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Rain damages wheat in fields, grain markets
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 22
Bundles of reaped wheat crop are spread in a field at Pakhowal village, near Ahmedgarh, on Sunday. Heavy rain, accompanied by winds and mild hailstorm, besides causing loss to standing wheat crop, has harmed the produce lying open in grain markets of the area.

Bundles of reaped wheat crop are spread in a field at Pakhowal village, near Ahmedgarh, on Sunday. — Photo by the writer

When city MC went ga ga over Sukhbir’s visit
Ludhiana, April 22

A massive cleaning operation in progress on the Ferozepore road in Ludhiana on Sunday. The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation went ga ga over the visit of member parliament and chief minister’s son, Sukhbir Singh Badal, to the city, here, today.

A massive cleaning operation in progress on the Ferozepore road in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed








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Man repents his ‘heroic’ deed
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 22
Paramedical staff attend to Paviter Singh at his house on Saturday. Repenting his decision to chase some car-borne hooligans who had crushed many cycles, rickshaws, other vehicles and pedestrians walking on the busy Pohir road eight days ago, Paviter Singh, a junior engineer in the Punjab State Electricity Board office here, has urged the leaders of various social and political organisations to impress upon the authorities to initiate action against the suspects who had put many lives in danger.

Paramedical staff attend to Paviter Singh at his house on Saturday. — Photo by the writer

2 Congress councillors join SAD
Ludhiana, April 22
Two Congress councillors Madan Lal Bagga and Satpal Beri today joined the Shiromani Akali Dal in the presence of acting party president, Sukhbir Badal. While Bagga’s joining was a forgone conclusion, after he contested as a rebel candidate during the assembly elections from north Ludhiana, Beri's decision came as a surprise.

Bagga proves Pandey right, albeit a little late
'Congress' councillors Madan Lal Bagga (with Sukhbir Badal) and Satpal Beri announce their decision to join the SAD in the presence of Sukhbir Badal in Ludhiana on Sunday. Ludhiana April 22
When Shiromani Akali Dal acting president Sukhbir Badal visited the residence of ‘Congress’ councillor Madan Lal Bagga here today, it must have come as a consolatory relief to senior Congress leader and former minister, Rakesh Pandey, as it proved him right, although a little late.

'Congress' councillors Madan Lal Bagga (with Sukhbir Badal) and Satpal Beri announce their decision to join the SAD in the presence of Sukhbir Badal in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Police team recovers fake currency in UP
Ludhiana, April 22
A team of Government Railways Police (GRP) went on a mission to Balia in Uttar Pradesh to stop the functioning of an illegal printing press and recovered Rs 10 lakh fake currency notes from the Gazipur-based house of one of the absconded accused.

Down Under
Life not that green for Indian students
Ludhiana, April 22
Australia is not that green as it seems from a distance. Students going there with high expectations are mostly upset and disappointed. As the long odyssey they take is not that rewarding.

A local lawyer was taken aback to get an international call from an old friend the other day. The motive was not less than to get his servant pardoned for flouting a traffic rule. While the man could have got free by paying a fine of a few hundred rupees, this NRI had something else in his mind. Our lawyer knew a senior traffic police officer, who could get the challan pardoned.


COMMUNITY

Master plan of development of towns to be prepared: Badal
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 22
The master plan of development of all towns of the state will be prepared and some of its steps will be implemented in the first year and the rest within five years, asserted Parkash Singh Badal, Punjab Chief Minister, at a press conference, organised by PAC member Randhir Singh Bhambri and former council chief Sukhwinder Singh Bhambri at the later’s residence today.

Warm send-off to Marthoma priest
Dr John Abraham presenting a memento to Rev Jacob Verghese. Also seen is Jikku Jacob. Ludhiana, April 22
Rev Jacob Verghese, Vicar of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church, Ludhiana, was given a warm send-off at a meeting in Mohar Singh Nagar here this afternoon.

Dr John Abraham presenting a memento to Rev Jacob Verghese. Also seen is Jikku Jacob.

Parshuram Jayanti celebrated
Ludhiana, April 22
Bhagwan Parshuram Brahaman Sabha, Ludhiana district, organised Parshuram Jayanti here today at Nauria Mal Jain Model Secondary School. Dr Krishan Rai Sharma, president of the Ajar Amar Brahman Sabha, district president of the sabha, Pandit Dharam Pal Sharma, and others addressed the congregation.


 

EDUCATION

GNIMT signs MoU with PSB Academy, Singapore
Ludhiana, April 22
The Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT) signed an MoU today with the Productivity Standard Bureau (PSB) Academy, Singapore, for mutual exchange of students and faculty and also mutual development of both the institutions. The PSB Academy of Singapore is equivalent to Bureau of Indian Standards.

Sunil Bharti conferred degree
Ludhiana, April 22
The prestigious Govind Ballabh (G.B.) Pant University of Agriculture and Technology has conferred the degree of Doctor of science on Sunil Bharti Mittal, chairman and group CEO, Bharti Enterprises. The honour was conferred on Mittal for his invaluable contribution to society and nation, in the field of his profession and other areas of public interest.

Students of RS Model School admire the models during the exhibition based on Earth Day.From Schools
Environment awareness camp held
Ludhiana, April 22

Eco-Club of RS Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, Ludhiana, here, today organised an Environment Awareness camp on the World Earth Day. All the teachers, students and members of the “Eco-Club” participated in this function. Principal Mohan Lal Kalra presided over the function and vice-principal Veena Khanna graced the function as the “Guest of Honour.”

Students of RS Model School admire the models during the exhibition based on Earth Day. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

COURTS

Kaushal elected Taxation Bar Association chief
Ludhiana, April 22
B.R. Kaushal and Deepak Chopra were unanimously elected as president and secretary, respectively, of Taxation Bar Association (TBA) for a two- year term (2007-09).

 

CULTURE

Punjabi Sahitya Akademi honours Jaggi, Vinod
Dr Rattan Singh Jaggi being honoured with lifetime fellowship of the Punjabi Sahitya Akademi in Ludhiana on Sunday. Ludhiana, April 22
Rattan Singh Jaggi and T.R. Vinod have been honoured with the lifetime fellowship by the Punjabi Sahitya Akademi for their outstanding contribution to the Punjabi literature. This is the highest honour the Akademi gives to select people who have made exceptional contribution to the Punjabi literature.

Dr Rattan Singh Jaggi being honoured with lifetime fellowship of the Punjabi Sahitya Akademi in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

HEALTH

S.P. Sharma takes over as civil surgeon
Ludhiana, April 22
Dr S.P. Sharma took over as the civil surgeon of the district here yesterday. The post was lying vacant after Dr Yash Pal Singla retired on March 31.


 
SPORTS

Lalli urged SAD leaders to encourage Kabaddi
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 22
Blaming successive state governments of ignoring ‘Kabaddi’ game Ajit Pal Singh Lalli, an international kabaddi player, has urged senior SAD leaders to come to rescue of the players, who are gradually withdrawing from the game due to lack of facilities.

Chandigarh record victory over Ludhiana
Ludhiana, April 22
Chandigarh registered win over Ludhiana on the basis of the first innings lead in the third match of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-15), which concluded at Satish Chander Dhawan Government College grounds here today.

Eklavya House bag B’Ball trophy
Ludhiana, April 22
In a keenly contested final, Eklavya House prevailed over Pralahad House at 16-10 to bag the title in the Inter-House Basketball Championship of Saraswati Modern School, here, yesterday.



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