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Badal at his jovial best
Machhiwara (Ludhiana), July 7
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal appeared to be at his jovial best during his visit to Machhiwara for inaugurating the 66 KV sub-station at Hedon Bet, 10 km from here.


Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal inaugurates the 66-kv gid substation at Hedon Bet village, near Machhiwara, on Saturday. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal inaugurates the 66-kv gid substation at Hedon Bet village, near Machhiwara, on Saturday.





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Literacy Mission
BCM Arya centre for open schooling
Ludhiana, July 7
Here’s good news for children wanting to study but are not able to do so due to personal problems. With the aim of providing primary and upper primary level education for the needy, a programme has been started.

Awaiting pension for 36 years
Ludhiana, July 7
Annulled from the Navy after being declared to be suffering from schizophrenic, Vadish Kumar Gupta anxiously awaits pension. Despite a letter being forwarded by the Ministry of Defence to the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts, Pension Cell, Mumbai, about three months ago to give pension to Gupta, his wait still goes on.

Local lad among Twenty20 probables
Ludhiana, July 7
Celebrations broke out in the city today as the news came in that local lad Karan Goel’s name figured in the list of probables for the Indian team announced for the inaugural edition of the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup slated to be held from September 11 to 24 in South Africa. The selection panel of the Board of Control for Cricket in India picked up 30 probables for this mega event.
Players celebrate local cricketer Karan Goel’s selection as probable for the Indian team for the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup to be held in September in South Africa.
Players celebrate local cricketer Karan Goel’s selection as probable for the Indian team for the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup to be held in September in South Africa. — Photo by Inderjit Verma



COMMUNITY

Social Security Plan
Senior citizens hail govt’s decision
Ludhiana, July 7
Senior citizens applauded the Finance Minister’s decision for formulation social security plan for the senior citizen in the budget of 2007. However, the effective legislation of implementation of this much hyped scheme, which would provide them legal remedy against neglect by their children, has not materialised yet.


Forest officer plants saplings
Ludhiana, July 7
In a drive to save environment, R.R. Kakkar, divisional forest officer, planted saplings at gate no. two of PAU. The Ludhiana Citizen Council (LCC) initiated the process at a function held on Thursday. Through this Kakkar plans to motivate residents and various associations to participate in such activities.




R.R. Kakkar, divisional forest officer, plants a sapling at a function organised by Ludhiana Citizen Council in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A
Tribune photograph
R.R. Kakkar, divisional forest officer, plants a sapling at a function organised by Ludhiana Citizen Council in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Flight simulator launched
Ludhiana, July 7
A city-based manufacturer, Bhogal Hobby Tech of Bhogal Industries, has made a mark on the national and international map with making country’s first indigenous flight simulator that would provide an almost real aircraft flying training to NCC cadets and trainee pilots.

Brig D.C. Katoch (retd) takes a demo of flight simulator at the Sutluj Club, Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
Brig D.C. Katoch (retd) takes a demo of flight simulator at the Sutluj Club, Ludhiana.


A stretch on Ferozepore Road that has been dug for laying sewerage in Ludhiana.
A stretch on Ferozepore Road that has been dug for laying sewerage in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Panel seeks regular meeting for farmers’ welfare
Ludhiana, July 7
The task force committee for the state is sore over the "callousness" of officials concerned, who had not organised even a single meeting in the past six months. The committee was constituted by the Central government and the ministry of food processing industries, New Delhi, in order to promote processing of agricultural produce to give better return to debt-ridden farmers of the state.

Obed is Rotary Club president
Ludhiana, July 7
Dr Vijay Obed, a renowned plastic surgeon of the city, took over the presidency of the Ludhiana North Chapter of Rotary Club at a ceremony held here on Thursday. Dr Obed is presently a professor of plastic surgery and head of the department at the Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana. Sunil Bansal, an engineer, has been chosen as the next secretary.

Parents cause traffic jams
Ludhiana, July 7
Affluent sections of society not only block traffic in front of Sacred Heart Convent School every afternoon but most of the them who come in swanky cars park the vehicles in such a manner that it becomes almost impossible for the traffic to pass.


When will the administration wake up?

The traffic jam in front of Sacred Heart School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana Encroachments in the Field Ganj area that hamper the movement of traffic.
The traffic jam in front of Sacred Heart School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana; and (right) encroachments in the Field Ganj area that hamper the movement of traffic. — Tribune photos by Sayeed Ahmed

 

EDUCATION

Workshop for teachers concludes
Ludhiana, July 7
S.C. Ralhan, an entrepreneur and keynote speaker, apprised the faculty of how to face the challenges of producing the world-class skilled human resource in the technical institutions on the concluding day of the five-day symposium-cum-workshop on “Teaching methodologies for engineers”, organised at LCET.

Puneet to attend peace meet
Ludhiana, July 7
Puneet Nayyar of B.C.M Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, has been selected as a peace ambassador for the 11th Asian Pacific Children's Conference to be held in Fukuoka, Japan, to be organised from July 11 to July 26, 2007.
Puneet Nayyar (centre) being felicated by staff of BCM Arya Model School, Ludhiana.
Puneet Nayyar (centre) being felicated by staff of BCM Arya Model School, Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph


COURTS

Dues of one can’t be recovered from another
Forum quashes PSEB demand
Ludhiana, July 7
Coming down heavily on the decision taken by the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) for recovering the dues of one consumer from another consumer, the district consumer forum has quashed the demand of Rs 95,954 and Rs 47,278. It has also directed the PSEB to pay Rs 2,000 as cost of litigation to the aggrieved consumer.

 

HEALTH

‘Guided surgery’ for tooth implants
Ludhiana, July 7
Thanks to the latest techniques in dentistry, the dental implants will no longer require any cuts or stitches in the jaws. The new ‘guided surgery’ ensures that implants are done with precision with ‘absolutely no margin of error’.

B.V.Sc course: 19 NRI seats filled
Ludhiana, July 7
Counselling for filling NRI seats for admission to the bachelor degree course of veterinary sciences and animal husbandry conducted by Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University was organised here yesterday. Students were called on the basis of veterinary entrance test (VET) 2007.

Medicos attend seminar
Ludhiana, July 7
The Rabies Control Society in collaboration with Christian Medical College and Hospital organised a seminar on zoonosis on the occasion of World Zoonosis Day on the college auditorium here today.

375 patients examined at camps
Ludhiana, July 7
The National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) today organised two anemia detection/treatment camps at Shivpuri and BRS Nagar here. Dr Surendra Gupta, secretary, NIMA, said the camps were held under community service project.

 

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