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What a waste
Treatment plant hits roadblock
Only 30% electroplating units are members as deadline nears

Ludhiana, May 28
The deadline for putting the Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) in operation is only three days away but electroplating units appear least bothered about closure they might have to face on failing to get their waste treated.

PAU dumps dry leaves at manure-making plant
MC, Forest Dept could learn a lesson
Ludhiana, May 28
Safai workers of the Municipal Corporation and forest officials need to learn from PAU employees on the proper utilisation of waste dry leaves scattered near the green areas all over the city. 



Thirsty village awaits water
Ludhiana, May 28
Over 10,000 residents of village Partapsinghwala on Hambran Road have not been supplied drinking water for the past one week. All thanks to the callous attitude of the concerned authorities as the village does not fall within the Municipal Corporation limits.
Women of Pratapsinghwala village protest against the dilly-dallying attitude of the authorities The cause: Non-functional motor pump.
CRYING FOR DRINKING WATER: Women of Pratapsinghwala village protest against the dilly-dallying attitude of the authorities. — Tribune photos by Sayeed Ahmed The cause: Non-functional motor pump.

Technically, it’s not an apology: Scholar
Ludhiana, May 28
The press note issued by the Dera Sacha Sauda is unlikely to be accepted by the Sikh high priests when they meet tomorrow at Amritsar to discuss the apology offered by the Dera. It is contended by the Sikh scholars that technically it is not an apology offered on behalf of the person who has committed the offence.

Milk union chairmanship row
SAD suspends Dhillon’s brother

Ludhiana, May 28
The Shiromani Akali Dal today suspended Ajmer Singh Bhagpur, a brother of the party MP, Sharanjit Singh Dhillon from the primary membership of the party.


World Earth Day
Deterioration of land resources worrisome

Ludhiana, May 28
About 1.96 billion hectares of earth's surface has degraded due to human activities and the rate of deterioration is on the increase. The global agricultural productivity since 1940, has declined by about 12 per cent and this decline is expected to rise to 30-37 per cent depending on the rate of degradation in next one decade.

Temple panel to sponsor education of 25 students
Samrala, May 28
Bringing the light of education in the lives of children from poor families the Pracheen Shiv Mandir Chahlan Committee promised to sponsor the education of 25 students from classes VI TO VIII by paying their school fees for the whole year and by gifting notebooks and geometry boxes to as many as 11 children at a function today. The function was presidede over by commandant Rashpal Singh, president of the Anti-corruption Front, Samrala.

Staff shortage hitting work: PSEB engineers
Ludhiana, May 28
Engineers of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) said it was becoming increasingly difficult for them to fulfil the requirements of the public due to shortage of staff and material at sub-stations.



One killed in road mishap
Jagraon, May 28
Keshar Singh of Dulma Kalan was killed near village Brihempur when his scooter bearing registration number PB-10AA-1292 was hit by an unknown vehicle. Dehlon police has registered a case under sections 279, 304-A, 427 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on the complaint of Avtar Singh of Dulma Kalan. No arrest has been made so far.

Knife-point robber arrested
Ludhiana, May 28
The Division 8 police has claimed to have nabbed an alleged robber- Sanjeev Kumar alias Sunny of Rishi Nagar, who had spread terror in Kitchlu Nagar and Tagore Nagar areas over the last few days.

Sanjiv Kumar alias Sunny, who was arrested on the charges of robbery in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
Sanjiv Kumar alias Sunny, who was arrested on the charges of robbery in Ludhiana



New IT return forms introduced
Ludhiana, May 28
"Various new income tax return (ITR) forms have recently been introduced by the Central Board of Direct Taxes for filing income tax returns under different categories which will require substantial and accurate particulars of various transactions. In case full information is not furnished by the assessees, the computer system of the IT Department will not accept the returns.

Upcoming malls show promise
Ludhiana, May 28
International brands, that were earlier hesitant to enter the Indian market for fear of problems related to infrastructure, are now preferring to trust upcoming malls. The fact that most malls are recording near complete lease-out much before starting their operations is a proof to this trend. This not only means more brands, particularly in B category towns, it is being viewed quite positively by mall owners.

Monica Malhotra Kandhari
Monica Malhotra Kandhari


Rural upliftment: PAU scientists form NGO
Ludhiana, May 28
The retired scientists of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have decided to share their know-how with the farmers through the internet.


PAU announces entrance test schedule
Ludhiana May 28
In a communiqué issued by Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, the dates of entrance tests and interviews for various under graduate and post graduate programmes have been announced.

Advances in computer technology discussed
Ludhiana, May 28
The GGN Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT) organised a national conference on "Advances In Computer Technology and Applications."

Management book released
Ludhiana, May 28
The Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) released a book titled Modern Marketing Management. The book has been co-authored by reader, Department of Business Management, P P Singh and management consultant from New Delhi, J N Jain. This is the 11th book the college has released.

From Schools
Kundanites match step with folk tradition
Ludhiana, May 28
A week long Indian folk dance workshop is being organised at Kundan Vidya Mandir. The workshop began on May 25 and would conclude on May 30.

Students learn dance at a workshop organised by Kundan Vidya Mandir in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Students learn dance at a workshop organised by Kundan Vidya Mandir in Ludhiana

Vedic karma yoga camp at BCM school
Ludhiana, May 28
A week-long Vedic karma yoga camp is beingorganised at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, from May 27 -June 3 for boys, with a view to introducing the students the basic teachings and principles of the glorious Indian culture and the Vedas to inculcate human values as well as to give guidelines to lead a good, stressfree life in the modern world.

NSS unit introduced at BCM
Ludhiana, May 28
BCM yesterday introduced the National Service Scheme (NSS) by starting a unit with an aim to arouse social consciousness among the youth, with the objective of personality development of the students through community service.

School felicitates brilliant students
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 28
More than one hundred students of Shaheed Kartar Singh Dukki Government Senior Secondary School were felicitated for their outstanding performances in academics and sports during last year.

A student receives a prize at the annual function of the Kartar Singh Dukki Government Senior Secondary School, Latala, near Ahmedgarh. — A Tribune photograph 
A student receives a prize at the annual function of the Kartar Singh Dukki Government Senior Secondary School, Latala, near Ahmedgarh

Seminar on relevance of religion
Ludhiana, May 28
Chief Secretary of Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, Dr Charan Kamal Singh, said in a press statement today that a seminar on 'Dharam ki jaikar' had been organised by the Directorate of Youth Services in six different schools of Ludhiana district. The Director of Youth Services Satnam Singh Sallopuri, while speaking at each seminar conveyed that relinquishing suspicions and misconceptions and remembering God was the only eternal righteousness.



Over 1 lakh children vaccinated
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 28
The district health authorities claimed to have administered anti-polio drops to more than one lakh children below five years of age in this part of Malwa. While majority of these children were vaccinated during the statewide immunisation campaign held yesterday

DHO Sangrur Dr K C Goel administers polio drops to a child during a door-to-door immunisation drive on Monday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma
DHO Sangrur Dr K C Goel administers polio drops to a child during a door-to-door immunisation drive


Rohit slams ton for Kapurthala
Ludhiana, May 28
Rohit scored a century (101) and steered Kapurthala to score 343 runs for the loss of nine wickets against Ludhiana in the first innings of the match in the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-19) for the Dhruv Pandove Trophy being played at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College ground here tdoay.

Action from the Ludhiana-Kapurthala match played on Monday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Action from the Ludhiana-Kapurthala match played

Badminton body formed
Ludhiana, May 28
As the Ludhiana District Badminton Association (LDBA) has been trapped in a fued for quiet some time, parents of the young budding shuttlers have joined hands to form a new body.



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