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2 suspected gastro deaths in city
40 persons in six Giaspura colonies affected

Ludhiana, June 29
Even as the rainy season has almost set in, nearly half a dozen colonies in Giaspura in the city are under attack from gastroenteritis with around 40 persons afflicted with vomiting and diarrhoea and two victims having succumbed to the disease in the Shantinagar locality during the past 24 hours.

Admn gears up for rains
Ludhiana, June 29
The district administration is all geared up to meet any eventuality and had activated its flood control mechanisms.
A woman with her son trapped in the downpour in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
A woman with her son trapped in the downpour in Ludhiana on Friday.

 






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Maharaja Ranjit Singh forgotten?

The 168th death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh went unnoticed in the district with no special function organised even at Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum on the Ludhiana-Jalandhar highway.
The 168th death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh went unnoticed in the district with no special function organised even at Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum on the Ludhiana-Jalandhar highway.
— Photo by Inderjeet Verma

It's official, no pro-VC in PAU
Ludhiana, June 29
At last, the Punjab government is learnt to have given up the idea of appointing Dr B.S. Dhillon as the Pro-vice-chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University. Dr Dhillon retires from the services tomorrow.

Drive against adulteration: Shops raided
Ludhiana, June 29
In an ongoing drive against adulteration of food, health officials raided a few provision stores in different parts of the city today and took 10 samples of desi ghee, spices and other eatables.

VAT Returns
Filing date extended
Ludhiana, June 29
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today decided to extend the date of the filing of VAT returns for one month, i.e up to July 31, 2007, following an appeal by a delegation of the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings which called on the CM in Chandigarh today. The demand has been raised by industrialists across the state for the past many days. — TNS

COMMUNITY


Craft Bazaar comes to town
Ludhiana, June 29
A handicraft exhibition, Karigari Craft Bazaar and Training Programme, organised by the Akhil Bhartiya Dastkar Someday commenced at Nehru Sidhant Kender here today. Forty craftsmen from different parts of the country are participating in the “craft bazaar”. The crafts on display include exotic embroidery suits, jute goods, khurja pottery, kurta-pyjama, artificial jewellery and leather items.
Iqbal Singh, president of the samiti informed that the exhibition provided a platform to the craftsmen to display and sell their crafts directly to the people.

An exhibition organised by the Akhil Bhartiya Dastkar Samiti in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
An exhibition organised by the Akhil Bhartiya Dastkar Samiti in Ludhiana on Friday.

Councillors up in arms
Vice-president’s election postponed
Amloh, June 29
Ten out of 14 agitated councillors led by Sadhu Singh Dhramsot, local MLA, staged a protest march from the municipal complex to the SDM office and held a rally against the postponement of the vice-president’s election scheduled for today.


 
AGRICULTURE

Applications invited for farmer awards
Ludhiana, June 29
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, has invited applications for awards to be given to innovative farmers of the state during the September, 2007, Kisan Mela.

EDUCATION

PAU faculty prefers ‘in-house’ registrar
Ludhiana, June 29
Experiment of appointing “in-house” registrars in various universities seem to have worked well in the region.

Counselling for undergraduate courses at GNIMT begins
Ludhiana, June 29
Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, held a counselling for BBA and BCA classes for the 2007 batch here today.

Akal Academies plan massive expansion
Ludhiana, June 29
A philanthropist never retires. This holds true for a few retired faculty members of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, who are working for not-so-fortunate ones.

All Gadvasu seats filled on day 1
Ludhiana, June 29
The first counselling session for admission to Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences (B.V.Sc) and Animal Husbandry (AH) degree courses was held today.

 

HEALTH


IMA to hold medical camp
on July 1

Ludhiana, June 29
The local branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) will organise a medical camp free of cost at the IMA House here on July 1.


IMA president Arun Mitra (2nd from left) addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
IMA president Arun Mitra (2nd from left) addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Thursday.

 


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