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Badal cold to PAU cash crunch
Says make do with what you have

Ludhiana, September 13
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today skipped the crucial issue of financial crisis faced by the PAU, instead he suggested that it should “introspect” how much it could do with the available resources. Badal did not appear to be too happy with the pace and progress of research in the university.
At least this is how it looks with Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s chopper landing on the PAU ground in Ludhiana Bus top as landing strip? At least this is how it looks with Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s chopper landing on the PAU ground in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed



9464000005 goes for Rs 9 lakh 
Ludhiana, September 13
Bidding for BSNL’s vanity numbers, the auction of which ended today, went as high as Rs 9 lakh. The auction by the telecom player, that continued for almost a week, received tremendous response.

BSNL told to put VIP no. on hold
Ludhiana, September 13
The district consumer forum has directed the BSNL not to allocate cell number 94640-00000 to any person. These interim orders were issued by the president of the forum, A.S. Narula while hearing a complaint by Neeraj Chawla, president of the anti-corruption federation of India.

City Centre Scam
Raninder, Raminder appear before VB

Ludhiana, September 13
Raninder Singh and Raminder Singh, son and son-in-law, respectively, of former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today appeared before the Ludhiana Vigilance Bureau in connection with the infamous City Centre scam.



DOING A SANJAY DUTT: Raninder Singh shakes hands with a policeman before appearing in front of the vigilance bureau in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Raninder Singh shakes hands with a policeman before appearing in front of the vigilance bureau in Ludhiana

5 robbers fall in police net
Ludhiana, September 13
The police today claimed to have busted a gang of robbers and solved a number of robberies committed in the past few months.

3 farmers honoured
Ludhiana, September 13
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today honoured three farmers at the inauguration of a two-day kisan mela at the PAU here today.

860 gm tumour taken out from heart
Ludhiana, September 13
In a complex surgical procedure that lasted for more than two hours, cardio-thoracic surgeons at a hospital here removed a tumour weighing 860 gm from the surface of the heart of a female patient. The normal weight of a female heart is just about 225 gm.

COMMUNITY

Livestock fair at GADVASU 
Ludhiana, September 13
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal inaugurated a livestock fair at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) here today. Vice-chancellor V.K. Taneja was the guest of honour. “Uromin Lick”, a feed supplement prepared by the nutrition department was released by Badal on this occasion.

Depositor seeks action for postal fraud 
Amloh, September 13
Madan Lal, resident of Gobindpura village near here, posted as line-man at Bhadson sub-division office of the PSEB, who believed that the post-office deposits were the safest, was not aware that he would be defrauded in small saving deposits. Talking to mediapersons, he disclosed photo copies of his complaint submitted to senior superintendent, post officer, Patiala, and senior officer of the department at Chandigarh. He has alleged misappropriation of Rs 1 lakh 46 thousand and 800.

CSD canteen inaugurated
Jagraon, September 13
The CSD canteen was today inaugurated by NRI Buta Singh, chairman welfare society of ex-servicemen, at Lopon Ashram, Jagraon, which has become operational from today. This shall be open on second and fourth Thursdays of every month from 10 am to 4 pm. Col. Bhag Singh, VSM president of Indian ex-services league, Punjab and Chandigarh unit, Ludhiana, said this has been possible due to their long struggle carried in collaboration with the district Sainik Board.

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CRIME

One held for theft
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 13
The Dehlon police has arrested a member of a gang of thieves and recovered two motorcycles from his possession. The vehicles were stolen from Rania village in Ludhiana Sadar police area and Jagera Bridge near here.

In-laws booked in dowry case 
Ludhiana, September 13
Neha (24), a resident of Model Town Extension, got married less than two years ago and her in-laws have allegedly been harassing her. An English (Honours) graduate from Khalsa College, Gujjarkhan campus, Neha was married to Anurag Chhabra, a local business, on May 5, 2005.

Neha Chhabra

Neha Chhabra

 

BUSINESS

Kent launches dental jet
Ludhiana, September 13
Kent RO Systems has launched Kent Ozone Dental Jet - a high pressure ozonised water jet for daily dental cleaning.

 
AGRICULTURE

 
Badal opens Kisan Mela
Traffic snarl outside varsity
Ludhiana, September 13
With Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal inside Punjab Agricultural University, where he had come to inaugurate the annual Kisan Mela, the Ferozepur Road remained clogged for about three hours.


The award-winning farmers with the Chief Minister at the PAU in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
The award-winning farmers with the Chief Minister at the PAU in Ludhiana


Farmers unhappy over
non-availability of seeds

Ludhiana, September 13
A large number of farmers from all over Punjab and neighbouring states thronged the 40th Kisan Mela organised at Punjab Agricultural University here today.



A large number of farmers throng the Kisan Mela. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
A large number of farmers throng the Kisan Mela


EDUCATION

Teachers should inculcate reading habit
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 13
Amarjit Singh, principal, in-service training institute, Sangrur, called upon the teachers of state-run schools, to inculcate reading habit, in order to fulfil expectations of student’s parents. He said updating of knowledge was a prerequisite for tailoring students according to needs of modern society,

From Colleges
Aakash institute opens information centre

Ludhiana, September 13
In order to help the students of Punjab and other neighbouring states taking coaching for IIT-JEE and PMT preparation at Ludhiana, Aakash institute and Aakash IJT-JEE launched its information centre at Ludhiana here today.

J.C.Chaudhry (C), managing director Aakash, gives details about the information centre in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
J.C.Chaudhry (C), managing director Aakash, gives details about the information centre in Ludhiana

Two-day workshop on systems design concludes
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 13
A two-day workshop on "Embedded systems design and development using microcontrollers" organised by ECE Department of RIMT-IET in collaboration with EEAST, a Chandigarh based company, for the faculty and final year ECE students concluded here yesterday.

58 shortlisted in placement drive
Doraha, September 13
Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology (BCET), Ludhiana, conducted a training-cum-placement drive for the students of B.Tech today. A two-member team comprising Ashish Kaul and Sanamjit Singh from HCL’s CDC, Chandigarh, visited the institute for this purpose.

Lecture on spoken English
Doraha, September 13
A seminar on spoken English was organised at the Doraha Institute of Management and Technology, Doraha, today.

COURTS

Resolve disputes through lok adalats: Judge
Ludhiana, September 13
District and sessions judge Harbans Lal today stressed on the need for settling pending cases through lok adalats. Claiming it to be a beneficial mechanism, he said that once the dispute is resolved through lok adalats, it ends forever.

 

CULTURE

Chinese food fest begins
Ludhiana, September 13
A traditional food festival from one of the most ancient part of China - the Sichuan region - began today at the Majestic Park Plaza. The food festival will be on till September 23.

HEALTH

Sexual dysfunction camp today
Ludhiana, September 13
A free sexual dysfunction diagnosis camp will be held at the urology OPD in Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here on September 14. This is the first time that such a camp is being held in this part of the country.

200 examined at dental camp
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 13
A little extra care in oral hygiene and dental care could save a person from falling prey to a stock of pathogens which can cause serious ailments like gastroenteritis, said Dr N.C. Mann, former additional director, Dental Health Services, Punjab, and a senior consultant at Christian Dental College, Ludhiana.

Kapoor, Verghese renominated
Ludhiana, September 13
Former pro vice-chancellor,Guru Nanak Dev University Prithipal Singh Kapoor and former head, department of cadio-thoracic surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital Dr Mohan Verghese have been renominated on the national monitoring committee for minorities education for a period of three years. The committee has been constituted and will be headed by Union human resource development minister Arjun Singh.

Mohan Verghese
Mohan Verghese and 
Prithipal Singh Kapoor

 
SPORTS

Rest of Punjab overpower PSEB
Ludhiana, September 13
The Rest of Punjab team overpowered PSEB, Patiala, 84-49 in the men's section of the second leg of the Gurdial Singh Memorial Punjab Basketball Annual League being played at Guru Nanak Stadium and Gure village.

Twenty20 tourney
Ludhiana, September 13
The second edition of the Ludhiana district Twenty20 Cricket Tournament in the age groups of under-14, under-16 and seniors will be organised by the Ludhiana district Twenty20 Cricket Association here at the Government Institute of Textiles and Knitting ground from September 23.

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