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Duty magistrate keeps CM waiting, suspended
Ludhiana, September 14
The commissioner, Patiala division, today suspended naib tehsildar of Koom Kalan for dereliction of duty during Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's visit here yesterday.

BJP protest today
ASI’s blooper on Ram
Ludhiana September 14
The Bharatiya Janata Party today announced statewide protests across the state tomorrow to protest against the central government's affidavit to the Supreme Court questioning the existence of Lord Rama.

PAU dons smart over CM’s remarks
Ludhiana September 14
Scientists at Punjab Agricultural University are angry and upset over the remarks of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal who observed here yesterday that the scientists were not spending much time in the fields. "This is like rubbing salt on our wounds," remarked a senior scientist in the university today.

Khoula Ahmed Pak woman designs bonds
Ludhiana, September 14
For Khoula Ahmed, a Pakistani designer, showcasing her designs in Indian markets has become quite a regular affair, which she does not want to break not just because of a good market she gets here but more due to an emotional bonding that has strengthened over the years.

2 jailed under SC/ST Act
Ludhiana, September 14
Additional sessions judge M.S. Virdi has convicted Sukhdev Singh and Baldev Singh of Gureh village, Jagraon, under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Act for using derogatory remarks against the sarpanch and a panchayat member.


Tributes paid to Saragarhi martyrs
Ludhiana, September 14
Kanwaljit Singh, minister for cooperation, Punjab, today said the cooperative department had chalked out a plan to establish an effective marketing system for various crops under the diversification of agriculture so that farmers could get maximum profit.
Capt Kanwaljit Singh, minister for cooperation, pays tributes to Saragarhi martyrs at Jhorran village on Friday.
Capt Kanwaljit Singh, minister for cooperation, pays tributes to Saragarhi martyrs at Jhorran village on Friday. —A Tribune photograph

Kanwaljit inaugurates gurdwara building
Amloh, September 14
The state government has urged the Centre to fix the procurement price at Rs 800, besides Rs 100 as bonus, for paddy, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, minister for cooperation, said while talking to the media after inaugurating a building of Gurdwara Guru Amar Dass at Ladpur village, near here, today.

Nepalese women celebrate Teej
Ludhiana, September 14
The members of the Nepali community, under the banner of the Pravasi Nepali Sangh, celebrated Teej today. According to Hari Prasad Ghimire, Teej is being celebrated by the Nepali community throughout the country.

Nepalese women celebrate Teej in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Nepalese women celebrate Teej in Ludhiana on Friday.

Harbhajan Mann comes calling
Ludhiana, September 14
“Having a lineal descent from the farming community, I have come to the Mecca of farmers,” remarked renowned Punjabi singer and actor Harbhajan Mann while interacting with students of agricultural journalism during his visit to the Kisan Mela at the PAU here today.

Singer Harbhajan Mann interacts with farmers on the second day of the Kisan Mela in Ludhiana on Friday. —A Tribune photograph

Singer Harbhajan Mann interacts with farmers on the second day of the Kisan Mela in Ludhiana on Friday.

Pakhowal road being recarpeted
Ludhiana, September 14
After remaining in bad shape for the past many months, the Pakhowal road in the city is finally being recarpeted by the Municipal Corporation.
A child displays models of the latest farm equipment during the Kisan Mela in Ludhiana on Friday.
LEARNING THE ROPES: A child displays models of the latest farm equipment during the Kisan Mela in Ludhiana on Friday. —Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

‘Radio still the leader’
Ludhiana, September 14
All India Radio continues to spearhead the communication revolution in the country, despite the expansion of the tele-network. More than 50 per cent population of India (around 55 crore) listens to the programmes broadcast by All India Radio (Akash Vani).

Ranike seeks support from corporates
Ludhiana, September 14
In an exercise to improve the standard of sports in rural areas and to provide sports equipment to the sports clubs across Punjab,sports minister Gulzar Singh Ranike along with sports director Pargat Singh held a meeting with the chamber of industrialists and representatives of different sports associations at the Circuit House here today.




Biz Word
2 MDs get lifetime achievement awards
Ludhiana, September 14
Balraj Kumar, managing director, York Knitwears, and Gian Chand Dhawan, managing director, York Exports, were given lifetime achievement awards at the annual function of the Wool and Woollens Export Promotion Council held in Delhi. These awards were given in recognition of their services to the hosiery industry and export of the same.

Campaigning for cycle body’s poll picks up
Ludhiana, September 14
Campaigning for elections of the United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association of India, which has more than 2,000 members, intensified with the Charanjit Singh Vishwakarma group releasing its manifesto here today.


Machines, periodicals draw farmers
Ludhiana, September 14
The two-day Kisan Mela at the PAU witnessed unprecedented rush of farmers from all over Punjab and adjoining states.

VC gives tips on increasing livestock productivity
Ludhiana September 14
The livestock sector in the state is witnessing a revolution especially in dairy and poultry. Although productivity levels for milk, egg and broiler production are high, there is a scope for further increasing productivity and income from the livestock and poultry.


From Colleges
Workshop on sculpture making
Ludhiana, September 14
Fine Arts Department of G.N. Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, organised a workshop on sculpture making here today. Renowned sculpturist from Khanna, Jaswinder Singh, gave demonstration on “sculpture from live model” and apprised students of the basics of sculpture making.

Canadian universities’ fair today
Ludhiana, September 14
The Canadian universities and colleges admissions fair and workshop will be held here tomorrow. Such fairs are being organised at Kolkota, Ludhiana, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Hyderabad between September 12-27.

Principals meet board chief
Ludhiana, September 14
A delegation of principals of a few schools affiliated with the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) led by Rajinder Sharma met its chairman Daljit Singh Dhillon and apprised him of problems being faced by the schools.

Career Fiesta-2007 at GCW
Ludhiana, September 14
"Career Fiesta-2007", an exclusive education and career fair, was organised at Government College for Women here today. Education minister Upinderjit Kaur was the chief guest. She was welcomed by Parbhjot Kaur, principal, and council members of the college.
Education minister Upinderjit Kaur performs giddha with students of Government College for Women in Ludhiana on Friday.
Education minister Upinderjit Kaur performs giddha with students of Government College for Women in Ludhiana on Friday. —A Tribune photograph

Green Grove school dominate
Doraha, September 14
Green Grove Public School, Mohanpur, has bagged the most medals at the Inter-District Roller Skating Championship organised by Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, recently. A total of nine schools participated in the event.



Cleft awareness meet tomorrow
Ludhiana, September 14
Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), along with the Rotary Club, Ludhiana north, will organise an awareness meet on cleft lip and cleft palate here on September 16. These are birth defects which could be easily cured by surgery. The surgical treatment for these defects is offered totally free at CMCH under the “Smile Train Project (USA)”.

Dr Rajoo Singh Chhina DMCH doc gets advanced training from Japan
Ludhiana, September 14
Professor and head of gastroenterology at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Dr Rajoo Singh Chhina, recently visited Jichi Medical University, Tochigi, in Japan. He was invited for advanced endoscopic training in the field of "endoscopic mucosal dissection and double balloon enteroscopy (DBE)”.

Protect docs from being intimidated, pleads IMA
Ludhiana, September 14
The Indian Medical Association (IMA), while expressing concern over increasing cases of intimidation and harassment of doctors, has urged the state government to frame out statutory rules and instructions which should incorporate guidelines about prosecution of doctors for offences such as criminal negligence.


BSF trounce PSEB
Ludhiana, September 14
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), Patiala, valiantly fought before going down 64-73 against the BSF, Jalandhar, 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.

Satluj school win
Ludhiana, September 14
Hosts Sutlej Public Senior Secondary School, Rahon road, outplayed DAV School, Jagraon, to clinch the girls u-14 years title in the 16th Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex Badminton Tournament. Results: Girls (u-14): Sutlej Public Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana 1, DAV School, Jagraon 2 and GMT Public School, Ludhiana 3; u-19 years: Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana 1, KVM Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana 2 and DAV School, Jagraon 3.





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