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Gastro thrives on garbage heaps
MC apathy stinks on roads
Ludhiana, July 12
Though gastro has spread in various parts of the city yet this does not seem to wake the Municipal Corporation authorities from their slumber. The garbage continues to pile up in different areas of city.
Garbage dumped on a green belt in BRS Nagar in Ludhiana on Thursday
Garbage dumped on a green belt in BRS Nagar in Ludhiana on Thursday. —Photo: I.V.

Appointment of Registrar
PAU to continue with selection process
Ludhiana, July 12
Punjab Agricultural University has decided to continue the practice of appointing its own Registrar. The incumbent Registrar Dr V.K Sharma retires on September 30. He was appointed through a selection process in 2002. This was for the first time that the PAU had appointed the Registrar of its own through selection process. Earlier, the state government used to depute bureaucrats, IAS and PCS, officers as the Registrars.

Bogged down by hot and humid weather,a tiger rests under the shade of a tree in Ludhiana’s Tiger Safari on Thursday.
Bogged down by hot and humid weather,a tiger rests under the shade of a tree in Ludhiana’s Tiger Safari on Thursday.—Photo by Indeerjeet Verma 


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Four held for murder of watchman
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 12
The Payal police has arrested the miscreants who had allegedly killed watchman of a cooperative agricultural society at Katahri village in Ludhiana district after robbing him.

Case property vehicles an eyesore
Ludhiana, July 12
With no more space for keeping case property vehicles in the premises of the Sarabha Nagar police station, cops have started keeping the damaged accidental vehicles outside the BRS Nagar market, making them an eyesore for the passersby as well as shopkeepers.

Damaged vehicles parked in front of Sarabha Nagar police station.—A Tribune photograph

Damaged vehicles parked in front of Sarabha Nagar police station.


COMMUNITY

Sonia hailed for nominating Pratibha
Ludhiana, July 12
Punjab Congress leader Gurkanwal Kaur today hailed the party president, Sonia Gandhi for nominating Pratibha Patil as the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate for the Presidential elections.

Amway donates ambulance
Ludhiana, July 12
Amway Opportunity Foundation (AOF) and Rotary Club Southend, along with local distributors of Amway, made a noble contribution by donating an ambulance to Mohan Dai Oswal Charitable Cancer Hospital.

Amrit Kaur Gill, SDM, and Dr Satish Jain flag off the ambulance donated by Amway Foundation to Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Hospital in Ludhiana on Thursday.—A Tribune photograph
Amrit Kaur Gill, SDM, and Dr Satish Jain flag off the ambulance donated by Amway Foundation to Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Hospital in Ludhiana on Thursday.


 

BUSINESS

Move to hike power tariff to hit industry
Ludhiana, July 12
Condemning the proposal by the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) to increase power tariffs, the local industry yesterday said it would act as a blow to industrial consumers.


 
AGRICULTURE

Panel suggests demerger of 8 PAU depts
Ludhiana, July 12
The review committee set up to consider the demand for separating various departments of Punjab Agricultural University has recommended demerger of eight such departments.

Farmers sore over irregular power supply
Ludhiana, July 12
Hundreds of farmers of Dehadhka and Dalla villages, near Jagraon, are sore over the irregular power supply to the two villages for the past many days. The farmers complained that they were being harassed by the Electricity Board in the days when crops demanded regular irrigation.
Farmers of Dehadhka and Dalla villages protest against irregular power supply in front of the Superintending Engineer’s office in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Farmers of Dehadhka and Dalla villages protest against irregular power supply in front of the Superintending Engineer’s office in Ludhiana on Thursday. —A Tribune photograph


EDUCATION

Problems plaguing open schools discussed
Ludhiana, July 12
A district-level general meeting for the coordinators of Punjab Open School conducted by the Director (Punjab Open School), Punjab School Education Board, Mohali, was held here today at 10 am at Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, Ludhiana.
Satish Menon, Director, Punjab Open School, meets coordinators of Punjab Open School to discuss their problems in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Satish Menon, Director, Punjab Open School, meets coordinators of Punjab Open School to discuss their problems in Ludhiana on Thursday.—A Tribune photograph

Gujranwala students get distinction
Ludhiana, July 12
PGDCA students of the Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Vocational Studies (GGNIVS) have brought laurels to the institute by getting five distinctions in examinations held in March this year.

Book on career counselling released
Ludhiana, July 12
A book on career counselling in Punjabi titled ‘Kirat de bano pujari’ by Karamjit Singh Grewal was released here yesterday evening at the in service Teachers Training Centre.


 

HEALTH

Apollo to set up cancer unit
Ludhiana, July 12
Satguru Partap Singh Apollo Hospitals here has decided to set up a new unit for cancer patients with an investment of Rs 25 crore at its existing facility. This was announced here today by Dr S.P. Singh, chairman of the hospital, while welcoming Dr Navdeep Singh, a renowned medical oncologist, who had joined Apollo as a consultant.

Book on pathophysiology for pharmacy
Ludhiana, July 12
Wg Cdr H.S.Gill, Chairman, Punjab Management Education Trust, today released a book on pathophysiology for pharmacy authored by Prof Rajpal Bansal, Director, PCTE Institute of Pharmacy, at the PCTE campus here. On this occasion, he congratulated Prof Bansal on his academic contribution.

Implant your pet with a microchip
Each year thousands of pets are lost and many are stolen. It can easily happen, no matter how much we all try to prevent it. When your pet is lost or stolen and if they do not have a collar or their collar gets lost, it can be very difficult for them to find their way home. arely does a lost pet find his way back and many are either killed or caught by other people and sold in unregistered pet shops. If your pet is microchipped, there is a much greater chance that they will return to you safely.


 

PPCB to be streamlined: Majithia
Ludhiana, July 12
Bikram Singh Majithia, Minister for Science, Technology, Environment and Non-conventional Sources of Energy, Punjab has announced that the working of Pollution Control Board Punjab would be completely streamlined. The board would adopt an approach to facilitate the industry, while performing the regulatory responsibilities to apply the pollution rules and norms.

 

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