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To encash guarantees furnished by industries
Pollution board to get tough with non-complying units

Ludhiana, May 12
The industrial units that fail to comply with the Punjab Pollution Control Board norms could land in trouble, as the board is getting firm on encashing bank guarantees furnished by business units.

Autorickshaws add to city’s pollution problems
Ludhiana, May 12
Fifty years after the autorickshaws were introduced on the Indian roads, the vehicles have more or less become a necessary evil in the absence of a mass public transport system in the second most polluted city of the North with a population of around 40 lakh.
Autorickshaw rush on Ludhiana roads Autorickshaw rush on Ludhiana roads.
— A Tribune photograph





EARLIER STORIES


Unmindful of the danger posed by stagnant and polluted water, children take a dip in a pond on the Tajpur Road near Ludhiana
Unmindful of the danger posed by stagnant and polluted water, children take a dip in a pond on the Tajpur Road near Ludhiana on Wednesday. IV
Young boy, girl commit suicide
Mullanpur Dakha, May 12
A young boy and a girl of Chottu Ram Colony, Mandi Mullanpur, committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance here yesterday. Sources say that Amandeep Kaur and Ravi Kumar lived next door to each other and were in love.

Birth centenaries of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev to be celebrated jointly
Ludhiana, May 12
The birth centenaries of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev would now be celebrated jointly by various organisations, who had earlier announced individual programmes.

A man enjoys his afternoon siesta under a shed on a hot day in Ludhiana
A man enjoys his afternoon siesta under a shed on a hot day in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
For this mother, Mother’s Day has absolutely no significance
For this mother, Mother’s Day has absolutely no significance. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


COMMUNITY


Father’s cruelty lands child in orphanage
Khanna, May 12
A Moga resident’s merciless act of leaving his infant daughter at an orphanage has led the women and child security cell of the local police to direct him to hand over the child to her mother, Ambika Sood.

Ambika Sood, mother of the child


Ambika Sood, mother of the child

Gauhar Ayub’s allegations rubbished
Ludhiana, May 12
Kishori Lal Sharma, a former military intelligence operative, who spent quite some time in Pakistan, has questioned Gauhar Ayub Khan’s allegations against Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. He revealed that Gauhar was himself involved in the Agartala Conspiracy involving several Pakistani army officers in the aftermath of the 1965 Indo-Pak war.                                         
K.L. Sharma

K.L. Sharma

Senior citizen struggling to get gratuity
Ludhiana, May 12
Harchand Singh, former block primary education officer (Block Mangat II), has been unable to get 10 per cent of his gratuity even after five years of his retirement. Sore over the dilly-dallying attitude of Education Department, Harchand Singh has finally knocked at the door of deputy commissioner for early release of his pensionary benefit.                                               
Harchand Singh

Harchand Singh
 

BUSINESS

CII holds interactive session
Ludhiana, May 12
The Confederation of Indian Industry held an interactive session with the SMEs, here, on Friday. “Eighty per cent of the financial requirements of the existing clusters will be given by the government under the Micro Small Enterprises - Cluster Development Programme proposed under the 11 th Plan.

 

EDUCATION


Experts deliberate on challenges, opportunities in service sector
Ludhiana, May 12
The GGN Institute of Management and Technology organised a national conference on “Service Sector- Challenges and Opportunities in Indian context,” here today. The conference began on a religious note with students of the host college seeking the blessing of almighty through recitation of shabad gayan.

Dr S.P. Singh, former VC, GNDU, addresses students at the GGNIMT, Ludhiana, on Saturday.

Dr S.P. Singh, former VC, GNDU, addresses students at the GGNIMT, Ludhiana

CMC nod to courses for HP students
Ludhiana, May 12
The CMC Ludhiana has given its approval to initiate certificate and diploma courses for students of Himachal Pradesh at the educational institute of Jai Maa Ashram along with its attached hospital run by Bibi Manmohan Kaur Society at Shug Bhatoli.

Seminar on drug addiction held
Ludhiana, May 12
Municipal Council, Sahnewal, alongwith the Shaheed Memorial Sewa Society, Ludhiana, held a seminar on ill effects of drug addiction, here, yesterday. The seminar was held at Government Senior Secondary School for Boys, Sahnewal. Students of many schools had attended the seminar.

SIFTIANs showcase their talent
Ludhiana, May 12
Annual day function was organised at the Sportking Institute of Fashion Technology, here, today. The Minister for Industries and Local Bodies, Manoranjan Kalia, was the chief guest.


Students of a fashion technology institute present a dance number during the annual day function of the institute in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Students of a fashion technology institute present a dance number during the annual day function of the institute in Ludhiana

From Schools
Inter-school declamation contest
Ludhiana, May 12
Green Grove Public School, Mohanpur, Khanna, here yesterday, organised an Inter-School English Declamation Contest. The theme was based on Drug Addiction to create awareness among young generation about this social evil.

Five students excel in M.Phil
Ludhiana, May 12
Five students of the Department of English at SCD Government College made their college proud by completing their M.Phil degrees from various universities. They excelled under the supervision and guidance of Prof Surinder Singh.

Trust honours students
Samrala, May 12
To felicitate outstanding students of Government Senior Secondary School, the Late S.Sukhdev Singh Memorial Trust organised a function, here, today.

Nurses Week
48 donate blood
Samrala, May 12
Victor Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Sciences, Ranwan, District Fatehgarh Sahib, organised a blood donation camp at their campus today, to celebrate the Nurses Week.

Research project meeting on May 14
Ludhiana, May 12
The annual group meeting of the All India Coordinated Research Project will be held at Punjab Agricultural University on May 14.

 

HEALTH

Male contraceptive becoming popular
Ludhiana, May 12
Keeping in view an urgent need to develop a suitable male contraceptive, Reversible Inhibition of Sperm under Guidance, has recently been developed at IIT (Delhi). RISUG is an injectable compound that partially blocks the tubes that carry sperm in male reproductive organ, providing effective contraception for many years.

 
SPORTS


Akhil’s century helps Ludhiana score 252 runs
Ludhiana, May 12
Powered by a fine century by Akhil Aggarwal (105), Ludhiana scored 252 runs against Bathinda on the opening day of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-17) for the ML Markan Trophy being played at the SD Government College ground, here, today. In reply, Bathinda were 25 for no loss after 10 overs.

A match in progress between Ludhiana and Bathinda in the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-17) for M L Markan Trophy being played at Government College for Boys, Ludhiana
A match in progress between Ludhiana and Bathinda in the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-17) for M L Markan Trophy being played at Government College for Boys, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Inter-class chess meet held
Ludhiana, May 12
An inter-class chess meet was held today at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar branch, in which a large number of students of different age groups took part.
Participants concentrate on moves in the inter-class chess meet, organised at BVM Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar, Ludhiana
Participants concentrate on moves in the inter-class chess meet, organised at BVM Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Over 150 attend martial arts camp
Ludhiana, May 12
More than 150 students attended a one-day training camp of martial arts- Wing Tsun Kung- Fu, held at Sacred Heart Convent School, Chandigarh road, here yesterday.


Representatives of international martial arts body Wing Tsun Kung-fu Association give tips to students at Sacred Heart Convent School, Chandigarh road, Ludhiana, at a training camp organised on Friday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Representatives of international martial arts body Wing Tsun Kung-fu Association give tips to students at Sacred Heart Convent School, Chandigarh road, Ludhiana





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