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Teacherís Day Special
For them, itís more than just teaching
Ludhiana September 4
Against all odds, they continue with the mission of teaching students with their sincere efforts. Despite being physically challenged, their resolve of spreading education remains firm.

Yogesh Sharma (second from left)
Yogesh Sharma (second from left) 
Though I cannot see the colours of nature, I can feel them. I am happy with my students who respect me a lot

Trial run of local bus service from today
Ludhiana, September 4
The much-awaited public transport in the city would soon be a reality with the Municipal Corporation starting a trial run of local bus service from tomorrow.

Radio FM to alert drivers on traffic congestion
Ludhiana, September 4
The Ludhiana police has drafted a proposal for the Radio FM service in the city. The radio will update road travellers about the status of traffic congestion on their travel routes to help them plan their journey.






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This city needs Pied Piper
Ludhiana, September 4
The city will soon need a Pied Piper to clear the menace of rats with the ever-increaing population of the rodents leaving the residents worried. The city has the highest rate of generation of garbage in the region and it seems to be a major feeding source for the rats.

Undertrialís escape: Blame game on
Ludhiana, September 4
The undertrial, who had escaped police custody at the District Courts last evening, was not supposed to be brought out from the jail, it appears as none of the seven cases, including two murders, against him were listed for hearing.

Mor Karima peaceful
Ludhiana, September 4
Talwandi Khurd and Mor Karima villages remained calm on the eve of the controversial religious congregation at Sant Bhurri wala dera.


COMMUNITY

LIC employees oppose proposed FDI hike
Ludhiana, September 4
Insurance employees are unhappy over the proposed foreign direct investment (FDI) hike in insurance sector.

Root out female foeticide: Laxmi Kanta Chawla
Ludhiana, September 4
Punjab minister for health and family welfare Laxmi Kanta Chawla today urged the girls to dedicate themselves to root out the problem of female foeticide from the society on the sacred festival of Janamashtmi.

PCCTU teachers to court arrest
Ludhiana September 4
To put pressure on the state government to accept their demands at the earliest, three teachers from Ludhiana, among 21 teachers of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU), will court arrest in Chandigarh on Teacherís Day.

Punjab set to start paddy procurement
Ludhiana, September 4
Punjab state is all set to start the procurement of paddy as arrangements for the same have been finalised. The official purchase of paddy by the state agencies and the food corporation of India starts from October 1. But sometime under political pressure, purchase by the agencies is started earlier as well as the paddy arrivals will pickup by mid September.

Oil tanker catches fire, none hurt
Ludhiana, September 4
An empty oil tanker was burnt when it caught fire after colliding with a vehicle near Samrala Chowk in the wee hours today. Nobody was injured as the driver jumped to safety.

Labourer found hanging
Khanna, September 4
The police today recovered the body of a migrant labourer, who is believed to have committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree near Libra village on the national highway number 1.


 

CRIME

Six booked for robbing truck
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 4
The Payal police has booked six persons, including office-bearers of the Truck Operators Union, Malaudh, and their accomplice, under various section of the IPC for allegedly robbing a truck at gun-point from the premises of a spun pipe factory at Jhamatt village near here on Sunday night.


 

BUSINESS

Steel rates escalate; industry fears losing buyers
Ludhiana, September 4
Sudden increase in steel prices by local steel manufacturers today came as a shock to steel consuming industries. Treading on the footsteps of large-scale producers, local manufacturers affected an increase of Rs 700-Rs 1,000 per tonne. The decision would have a direct effect on industries like cycle, cycle parts, auto parts and light engineering, which fear they would lose orders.


 
AGRICULTURE

Mini kisan mela on Laser Leveller
Samrala, September 4
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Samrala in collaboration with the dept of farm power and machinery, PAU organised a mini kisan mela on Laser Leveller at Pawat village today. About 400 farmers and farmwomen participated in the mela. Live demonstration was given to farmers at Malkiat Singhís farm. Dr N.S. Malhi, director of Ext. Education, PAU, was chief guest of this occasion. Dr J.S. Chandi, deputy director (Training), KVK, Samrala, welcomed the chief guest, scientists of PAU and the farmers/farmwomen.


EDUCATION

From Schools
Teachers honoured for promoting green cause
Ludhiana, September 4
Teacherís Day celebrations were held at hospital auditorium of Christian Medical College and Hospital here yesterday. The main objective of this deliberation was to felicitate the teachers who had done commendable work in promoting healthy school environment.

Students celebrate Janamashtami with fervour and enthusiasm in Ludhiana on Tuesday. óA Tribune photograph

Students celebrate Janamashtami with fervour and enthusiasm in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Creative writing competition
Ludhiana, September 4
A creative writing competition was organised at the Government College for Women by the department of English here today. The students showed great enthusiasm by participating in three different categories- essay, short Story and poetry Writing.

Janamashtami celebrated with fervour
Ludhiana, September 3
BBPS celebrated Janamashtami: Bal Bharati Public School celebrated Janamashtami with bursting zeal. The kids of the pre-primary classes came in traditional attire. The campus was decorated with rangoli. The programme began with lighting the lamp by the principal, Punam Dogra, along with teachers and the tiny- tots. The students presented a musical play depicting a mid -night scene where Devakiís child was carried out of prison to Yashodha by Vasudeva. The principal said the purpose of such celebrations was not religious but social The main idea was to increase interaction among students so that they shed inhibitions and come out more confident, she added.


 
SPORTS

Atinder bags 2 gold medals in shooting
Ludhiana, September 4
Atinder Singh Garcha won two gold medals in the 16th Ludhiana District Shooting Championship organised by the District Rifle Association, Ludhiana, at the Markfed shooting ranges, Mohali, on September 1 and 2. Garcha won top honours in the air pistol event in the men's and junior men's sections. Sixtyfive shooters took part in the tournament, held in differnt categories.

TT tourney from Sept 8
Ludhiana, September 4
The 18th edition of the Prithipal Singh Memorial Open Table Tennis Tournament will be held at the indoor stadium of Punjab Agricultural University campus on September 8 and 9.

 

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