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Seed treatment best remedy
Bt cotton faces fungal attack

Ludhiana, June 21
Leaf spots on cotton due to different fungal and bacterial pathogens seem to have become more prominent after the cultivation of Bt cotton, say PAU plant pathologists Dr H.S. Rewal and Dr Chander Mohan.

PAU staff oppose Dhillon as pro V-C
Ludhiana, June 21
The joint action committee (JAC) of the Punjab Agricultural University Employees and Teachers Union has opposed the decision of the Board of Management to appoint Dr B.S. Dhillon, present director of research, as pro vice-chancellor of the university after his superannuation, which is due at the end of the current month.

Vehicle registration work computerised
Ludhiana, June 21
Neeru Katyal, assistant commissioner (grievances) and officiating SDM, Payal, has informed that the work of registration of new vehicles at the Suvidha window at the SDM office in Payal has been computerised.

Taxation Bar members decry harassment
Ludhiana, June 21
The District Taxation Bar Association (sales tax) has decried the harassment of traders and heavy penalties being imposed on frivolous grounds by the officials of excise and taxation department under the VAT Act.








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A giddha performance during the golden jubilee celebrations of the Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India in Ludhiana on Thursday.
A giddha performance during the golden jubilee celebrations of the Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India in Ludhiana on Thursday. —A Tribune photograph

Health staff dharna at Chandigarh on June 28
Ludhiana, June 21
In response to a call given by the central coordination committee of the paramedical and health staff, the employees will hold a state- level dharna at Chandigarh on June 28 in protest against continuing policy of privatisation of health institutions.

Meet DIG on working days
Ludhiana, June 21
The people, who have personal grievances or complaints against the functioning of the police, can personally meet the DIG, Ludhiana Range, in his office on all working days between 10 am and 2 pm.


COMMUNITY

Send Baba behind bars: IHRO
Ludhiana, June 21
The inaction of the government in not arresting Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is a sheer mockery of law and a glaring failure of the Akali-BJP government.

Financial independence must, feel women
Ludhiana, June 21
Gone are the days when women were restricted to the four walls of the house. With the changing times, women want to be financially independent in life. From the affluent in society to the needy sections, a majority of women prefer to be self-employed and financially secure.

The Piazza Hair and Beauty Institute organises a seminar on latest hair-cuts and hair-colouring techniques in Ludhiana on Thursday. These techniques were also tried on models. —A Tribune photograph

The Piazza Hair and Beauty Institute organises a seminar on latest hair-cuts and hair-colouring techniques in Ludhiana on Thursday. These techniques were also tried on models.

Birma sells goods under a bridge while her two-year-old son enjoys an afternoon siesta.
Birma sells goods under a bridge while her two-year-old son enjoys an afternoon siesta. —Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Annual Gurmat sangeet workshop begins today
Ludhiana, June 21
An annual Gurmat sangeet workshop and rag darbar will be organised by Jawaddi Taksal at Gurdwara Gur Gian Parkash, Jawaddi Kalan, from June 22 to 24. This was stated by Giani Amir Singh, head, Jawaddi Taksal, and principal Sukhwant Singh here today, in a press statement.


 

CRIME

Couple booked for theft
Jagraon 
The Dehlon police has booked a couple on the charge of occupying the house of an NRI forcibly and committing theft therein. According to information, Mohinder Singh and his wife Gurmit Kaur of Qilla Raipur forcibly occupied the house of Kuldeep Singh of their village, who is now settled in the US.

 

BUSINESS

Auto part industry upset with budget
Ludhiana, June 21
The Punjab budget has frustrated the auto parts manufacturing industry since no promises by the Akalis during the elections have been fulfilled. Gurpargat Singh Kahlon and Surinder Singh, president and general secretary of the association, today expressed their resentment over the budget, saying that before the elections, it was promised that VAT on the auto parts industry would be reduced from 12 to 4 per cent as the high rate of tax had made auto parts industry uncompetitive and unviable.

SBoP holds customer meet

Ludhiana June 21
The State Bank of Patiala, Ghumar Mandi branch, organised its eighth customer relation meet here today. The guests of honour of the meet were Balwinder Kumar and R.K. Jindal, assistant general manager and chief manager, regional office, respectively.


The State Bank of Patiala, Ghumar Mandi branch, organised its eighth customer relation programme in Ludhiana on Thursday. —A Tribune photograph

The State Bank of Patiala, Ghumar Mandi branch, organised its eighth customer relation programme in Ludhiana on Thursday

 

EDUCATION

Seminar for teachers
Jagraon, June 21
In compliance with the directions of the director general of the Sarv Shiksha Abhyan and principal of DIET, Jagraon, a seminar for primary teachers has been held in Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sidhwan Bet. In the course of the seminar, the primary teachers were acquainted with the innovative methods of imparting education to students. In his inaugural lecture Jagjiwan Lal, principal, G.S.S.S. Sidhwan Bet laid emphasis on the importance of seminars.

KIMT to guide students
Ludhiana, June 21
The All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has notified that only those students shall be admitted to MBA/MCA from July who appear and pass MAT/CAT or MET conducted by designated central or state agency.

Hotel management institute to be opened
Ludhiana, June 21
The Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) is launching a new college in hotel management.

 

HEALTH

Rural health festival
Good health care, nutrition for mother, newborn stressed
Ludhiana, June 21
Women and child health, nutrition, vaccination of newborn and safe deliveries were some of the crucial issues under focus at a unique rural health festival organised at Pakhowal village, about 25 km from here, today. Former minister Jagdish Singh Garcha presided over the event, which was held jointly by the health department and the Punarjot Eye Bank of Punjab run by Dr Ramesh Mansooran.

250 cattle treated at vet camp
Ludhiana, June 21
More than 200 dairy farmers thronged a fertility camp, organised by the department of animal husbandry, at Lalton Kalan village in the district yesterday.

 

 

 

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