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Serial killer scare
Morning walkers stay in

Jagraon, April 23
Morning walkers are shying away from venturing out of their houses due to the scare of the serial killer even as the newly appointed SSP of Ludhiana- Rural police district (earlier called Jagraon police district) Gurpreet Singh Bhullar announced that nabbing the serial killer at the earliest was his priority. 

A duck enjoys a splash in the water as the mercury soars and touches the 39-degree mark in Tiger Safari, Ludhiana
A duck enjoys a splash in the water as the mercury soars and touches the 39-degree mark in Tiger Safari, Ludhiana, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed




EARLIER STORIES


Surprise checks at PU evaluation centres
Ludhiana April 23
With a number of complaints pouring in regarding the evaluation process, Panjab University, Chandigarh, is conducting surprise checks at evaluation centres. Recently, a committee headed by the Dean, Academics, visited a local college to see whether evaluation of answersheets was being conducted as per the norms.

 
GADVASU is one-year old
Vet varsity to focus on livestock: VC

Ludhiana April 23
he Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University completed one year of its existence on April 21. The university was set up after much resistance by a section of teachers and scientists from its parent institute, Punjab Agricultural University.

V.K. Taneja, VC, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Husbandry University, Ludhiana.

V.K. Taneja, VC, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Husbandry University, Ludhiana.
Govts fail to pay diver his dues
Ludhiana, April 23
Two successive governments have come and gone, but the struggle of a diver, who helped the administration in fishing out several bodies and was subsequently promised employment as a reward, continues unabated. Satyan Sahni, a diver, who has fished out several bodies during the past one decade, has grown an old man, running from pillar to post to get his due, but he has always been shown the door.

Satyan Sahni
Satyan Sahni

City couple dies in mishap
Ludhiana, April 23
A 28-year-old man and his pregnant wife belonging to Janta Nagar, Ludhiana, died in a road accident near Dhatt village, 4 km from Mullanpur Dakha, in a head-on collision with a Tata Sumo. 

The mangled remains of the cars that were involved in an accident near Mullanpur Dakha in which a couple from Ludhiana died on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
The mangled remains of the cars that were involved in an accident near Mullanpur Dakha in which a couple from Ludhiana

Govt targeting Cong sarpanches: Khangura
Ludhiana, April 23
The Qila Raipur MLA, Jassi Khangura, today alleged that the Akali-BJP government in the state had started selectively targeting sarpanchs of the area who were associated with the Congress.
Qila Raipur MLA Jassi Khangura along with Congress sarpanchs of the area addresses a press conference in Ludiana on Monday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Qila Raipur MLA Jassi Khangura along with Congress sarpanchs of the area addresses a press conference in Ludiana .

Bhandari’s elevation as BJP chief hailed
Ludhiana, April 23
Members of the Punjab Commerce and Management Association (PCMA) comprising faculty members of commerce and management working in different colleges of Punjab congratulated Prof Rajinder Bhandari, senior faculty member in the Commerce Department of Arya College, Ludhiana, as he was elevated to the post of state chief, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

COMMUNITY

Overbridge at Doraha bus stand sought
Doraha, April 23
The Youth Forum of Doraha submitted a memorandum to the deputy commissioner of Ludhiana today, stating that an overbridge or a subway was urgently required at the bus stand of Doraha. It said many mishaps occurred in the area, killing and injuring pedestrians.
A lame person helps four visually challenged ones as they beg for livelihood in Ludhiana.
A lame person helps four visually challenged ones as they beg for livelihood in Ludhiana on Monday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Political interference in varsities condemned
Ludhiana, April 23
The general body meeting of the Peoples Awareness Forum, an NGO, today strongly condemned political interference in the working of the universities and other seats of higher learning. The meeting called upon political leaders to stop playing with the autonomy of seats of higher learning.

Social Security Dept to raise pension
Ludhiana, April 23
Swarna Ram, minister for technical education, industrial training and social security, Punjab, has said that the Social Security Department has proposed to enhance the rate of all pensions under different schemes of the department from Rs 250 to Rs 400 per month. The proposal has been sent to the government for approval.

Leaders must be role models of Sikhism: Badungar
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 23
Absolving Sikh youth from deviating from gurmat and falling prey to the menace of addiction, Prof Karnail Singh Badungar, former president of the SGPC, claimed that the situation could not be improved till religious, social and political leaders presented a role model by doing what they preached.


Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar receives a memento from office-bearers of the Gurdwara Singh Sabha at Ahmedgarh. — Photo by writer
Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar receives a memento from office-bearers of the Gurdwara Singh Sabha at Ahmedgarh

Tributes paid to freedom fighter
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 23
Rich tributes were paid to the INA freedom fighter, Amar Singh who died at his native village Dhaler near, here, today. Body of the deceased was cremated with the state honour. Jaspal Singh Jassie (extreme left) and others pay tributes to Amar Singh, INA freedom fighter, at Dhaler village near Ahmedgarh. Amar Singh, INA Freedom Fighter 
Jaspal Singh Jassie (extreme left) and others pay tributes to Amar Singh, INA freedom fighter, at Dhaler village near Ahmedgarh on Monday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma  Amar Singh, INA Freedom Fighter 



 

BUSINESS


Staffers of BCM School, Dugri, Ludhiana, are absorbed in books. The entire school read books which was a hallmark of the World Book Day celebration
Staffers of BCM School, Dugri, Ludhiana, are absorbed in books. The entire school read books which was a hallmark of the World Book Day celebration. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

LSE to give training in commodity trading
Ludhiana, April 23
In a bid to provide trained manpower to the rapidly growing commodity market in the country, the Ludhiana Stock Exchange (LSE) would soon start courses in association with the Multi-Commodity Exchange (MCX).

Industry hails move on subsidy
Ludhiana, April 23
The Federation of Punjab Small Industries Associations today hailed the announcement related to pending capital subsidy by the Punjab Government. President of the federation V.P Chopra said in a press note issued here that the announcement had created a sense of confidence in the industrial sector in the state.

 
AGRICULTURE

Avoid booze while using threshers, farmers advised
Ludhiana April 23
Director of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, NS Malhi, has advised the farmers to stay away from drugs and alcohol, particularly during the use of thresher for harvesting wheat.

EDUCATION

300 scientists to gather for GADVASU poultry conference
Ludhiana, April 23
The Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science University (GADVASU) will host the XXIV Conference and National Symposium of the Indian Poultry Science Association (IPSA) from April 25 to 27. The theme of the conference is ‘Poultry production for rural employment and nutritional security.’

 

HEALTH


Efficacy of homoeopathy discussed
Ludhiana, April 23
The efficacy of homoeopathic system of medicine in treating mental diseases was under focus at the one-day workshop, organised by the Indian Institute of Homoeopathic Physicians here on Sunday.

Delegates at a workshop on mental illnesses, organised by the Indian Institute of Homoeopathic Physicians in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Delegates at a workshop on mental illnesses, organised by the Indian Institute of Homoeopathic Physicians in Ludhiana

Lithotripsy camp starts at Apollo today
Ludhiana, April 23
SPS Apollo Hospital, here, will hold a lithotripsy camp on April 24 and 25 to mark the inauguration of ‘Stone Clinic’ in the Department of Urology.

500 examined for eye, ENT diseases
Ludhiana, April 23
A medical camp was organised by the Shivaji Sewa Sangh at Shastri Memorial Public School, in Shivaji Nagar, here, on Sunday.

 
SPORTS

Cricket trials on April 26
Ludhiana, April 23
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) will conduct trials to select players  (u-17) for taking part in the forthcoming Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament, at the Arya College ground, here, on April 26 at 5 pm.

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