THE TRIBUNE SPECIALS
50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

TERCENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
L U D H I A N A
Top stories | Community  | BusinessAgriculture
Education | Courts  | Health | Sports

TOP STORIES

Accident: Students block NH-1
Youth’s body lay on road for hours
Ludhiana, September 26
Hundreds of students of Medium Scale Micro Enterprises College (MSME), along with activists of various student unions, blocked NH-1 near Giaspura for nearly three hours.
Students block traffic on National Highway No. 1 in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Students block traffic on National Highway No. 1 in Ludhiana on Wednesday. —A Tribune photograph

Punters
Fleeing trader’s son hit cop
Ludhiana, September 26
An alleged punter, who attempted to run away over a police inspector in Sarabha Nagar market, to avoid arrest for gambling on cricket last evening, has turned out to be the son of an industrialist.

Throwing waste in Budha Nullah banned
Ludhiana, September 26
Apparently in a knee-jerk reaction to a complaint by senior IAS officer P. Ram, who is heading the committee to monitor the cleaning of the Budha Nullah, that the district administration was not cooperating with it, the local administration today issued a ban on the disposal of solid waste into the nullah.

Man posing as VB official nabbed
Ludhiana, September 26
The police has caught a youth Bhawan Preet Singh on the charges of allegedly posing as an inspector of the local vigilance bureau and possessing a fake identity card.







De-addiction: Not by counselling alone
Ludhiana, September 26
“I went to two deaddiction centres, separately.They offered nothing more than speeches. I am an MBA without any professional opening matching with my education. Drinks, at least help me forget my trouble”.The outburst by Amandeep Singh best sums up the sentiments of a manager who failed in his attempts to quit drinking at a de-addiction centre.


COMMUNITY

‘Special’ children not-so-special here
Ludhiana, September 26
It seems that children with special needs are left to fend for themselves in the city with majority of school managements trying to wash their hands off responsibility.

SAD, Cong ready for Chhapar conferences
Ludhiana September 26
The stage is set for a political showdown tomorrow at Chhapar with the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and the opposition Congress both trying to mobilise people for their respective conferences. While Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will address the SAD conference, the newly appointed president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, will be the main speaker at the Congress conference.

A view of Chhapar mela.
A view of Chhapar mela.

Banks asked to lend more to poor, agricultural sectors
Ludhiana, September 26
Banks in the district were asked to focus on increasing lending to the weaker and agricultural sectors at the review meeting of Annual Credit Plan for the first quarter ending June 2007, held here, today.
PLAY ON: Rudra veena maestro Ustad Asad Ali Khan performs at Taksal Gurdwara during a show organised by SPICMACAY in Ludhiana on Wednesday. He held the audience spellbound for more than an hour.
PLAY ON: Rudra veena maestro Ustad Asad Ali Khan performs at Taksal Gurdwara during a show organised by SPICMACAY in Ludhiana on Wednesday. He held the audience spellbound for more than an hour. —Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

PSEB staff, kin stage dharna
Samrala, September 26
The PSEB employees along with their families members held a big rally and staged dharna in vegetable market here today under the presidentship of Bharpoor Singh, president of the technical services union, in which the employees of sub-divisions, Khamanon, Kohara, Samrala, Behlolpur and Machhiwaratook part. The dharna was in protest against the suspension of many leaders of PSEB, including circle president Sickender Singh.

Getting online not so easy
Ludhiana, September 26
Getting online in the industrial town is not as quick as shopping online. Your wait for a high speed broadband connection could range from anything between five days to even 20 days. Even as the market is not monopolised, heavy rush for broadband connections is keeping service providers busy.

Poor woman needs financial assistance 
Ludhiana, September 26
Babbi (22) needs monetary help for her treatment after she met with an accident in an industrial unit. With two daughters aged two and six years, and her jobless husband,she is the sole bread winner for the family.

Residents owe Rs 70 cr to municipal corporation
Ludhiana, September 26
A large number of city residents owe a whopping Rs 70 crore in the form of house tax and sewerage and water supply bills to the municipal corporation. Various public offices also figure on the list of defaulters.
A girl participating in the birth centenary celebrations of Shaheed Bhagat Singh at Khalsa Girls’ Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
A girl participating in the birth centenary celebrations of Shaheed Bhagat Singh at Khalsa Girls’ Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Wednesday.— Tribune photohgraph by Inderjit Verma

Citizens’ service portal launched
Ludhiana, September 26
SAP, a software solutions provider, has come out with an e-governance citizens’ service portal.

Rallies to mark Bhagat Singh’s birth centenary
Ludhiana, September 26
To express their gratitude toward the sacrifice of martyr Bhagat Singh, a few organisations have planned various functions in the city on his birth centenary on September 28.

Government ‘neglecting’ Chhapar cattle market
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 26
Cattle lovers of area are frustrated over alleged pathetic role of the state government that paid no attention to maintain importance of the Chhapar cattle market, once known as one of the biggest cattle markets, of the North India. Even the local town was then known as Mandi Chhapar. Instead of promoting the trade the state government had left cattle lovers on mercy of private contractors, who failed to provide facilities to them.

DC warns officers against taking bribe
Ludhiana, September 26
Apprehending possible demands of bribe by officials involved in the paddy procurement, deputy commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar warned that any act reported would be dealt with firmly. He said any kind of corrupt practises on the part of the procurement staff, of purchase agencies, deployed in the mandis would not be tolerated at any cost.

Sewage overflow
Farmers want MC to compensate losses
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 26
Accusing the local civic body of destroying their crops by alleged overflow of waste water in their fields, a number of farmers of the area have sought compensation worth Rs 15 lakhs for the losses incurred during last years.

AIR to make programmes for farmers
Samrala, September 26
The All India Radio (AIR) has planned a number of programmes, to be broadcast during the current financial year, for providing more information to the state farmers regarding the latest trends n the field of agriculture and to preserve the rich heritage of the folk music. This was stated by AIR, Jalandhar, station director, D.P. Malik, in the local civil rest house.

Polio no handicap for this scholar
Ludhiana, September 26
Polio has not made Gurvinder Singh Punani, a 35 year-old scholar, a handicap. Although, he is not able to stand on his legs due to it, still he has managed to live the life better than others. He has already done masters in commerce and is currently pursuing M.Phil. He has also done postgraduate diploma in statistics. Besides, writing five textbooks on finance and accounting.
Gurvinder is also running a private tutorial for commerce students. His textbooks are much in demand.

Gurvinder Singh Punani

Gurvinder Singh Punani

Letters


 

BUSINESS

SBI gets “AAA” rating
Ludhiana, September 26
SBI Life has become the first life insurance company in the country to get highest financial strength rating, 'AAA' from the credit rating agency CRISIL.


 
AGRICULTURE

Mahay to be new PAU registrar
Ludhiana, September 26
Dr Raj Kumar Mahay, professor and head, department of agronomy, Punjab Agricultural University, will be the new registrar of the university. The current incumbent Dr V.K. Sharma retires on September 30, after the longest tenure of about five-and-a-half years.

Sharma retires
Ludhiana, September 26
Punjab Agricultural University registrar V.K. Sharma was today given a warm send off after attaining superannuation. The university had IAS or ICS officers as its registrars so far. They were known for reporting back to their cadre after completion of their terms. Sharma was the first professor to join this post in the university’s history.

PAU students agree to call off strike
Ludhiana, September 26
The student leaders of Punjab Agricultural University, who went on strike the day India won Twenty20 World Cup, alleging abusive behaviour from a hostel warden, agreed to arrive at an amicable solution after extended parleys with vice-chancellor Dr M.S. Kang, here, today.

Purchase of paddy begins
Samrala, September 26
The purchase of paddy by government agencies started at the local grain market here today. It was was inaugurated by Sukhdev Singh Mahal, SDM, and Kirpal Singh Kheernian, SGPC member.


EDUCATION

NSUI a house divided
Both factions to meet Bhattal
Ludhiana, September 26
The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), Ludhiana, seems to be divided with two factions levelling allegations against each other.

NCC cadets attend camp
Ludhiana, September 26
At least 99 cadets of the 1 Punjab Remount and Veterinary Squadron, NCC, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), took part in the combined annual training camp that was held at Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, from September 12 to 23.

Hotel management students celebrate World Tourism Day
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 26
Desh Bhagat Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology celebrated World Tourism Day here yesterday.

A.K. Malhotra, general managear, CITCO, addresses students at Desh Bhagat Institute, Mandi Gobindgarh. —A Tribune photograph

A.K. Malhotra, general managear, CITCO, addresses students at Desh Bhagat Institute, Mandi Gobindgarh

Nursing institute students bid adieu to seniors
Khamano, September 26
The 1st and 2nd year students of Victor Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Sciences organised a farewell party for their seniors at Ranwan village near here yesterday.


COURTS

7-year RI for raping minor
Ludhiana, September 26
A fast track court has convicted Manoj Kumar of Bhagalpur district, Bihar, in a rape case. He has been sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for seven years. A fine of Rs 5000 was also imposed upon the accused.


 

HEALTH

Protest march by doctors
Ludhiana, September 26
Responding to a call by the Indian Medical Association (IMA), hundreds of doctors and medical students today held a protest march against the increasing incidents of assaults on members of the medical fraternity and registration of cases under Section 304-A of the IPC.

Doctors hold a protest in Ludhiana on Wednesday.—A Tribune photograph

Doctors hold a protest in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Chemist panel elects office-bearers
Ludhiana, September 26
Members of the Ludhiana District Chemists Association (LDCA) yesterday felicitated Tikka Dalip Singh and G.S. Chawla on their election as the president and secretary of the association. The newly-elected office-bearers are already serving the Wholesale Chemists Association in similar capacity.


 
SPORTS

CBSE North Zone-II hockey tourney
Ludhiana, September 26
Maharaja Aggarsain School, Sirsa, recorded victories in the boys as well as girls sections on the second day of the CBSE North Zone II Hockey Tournament being played at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, here today. In the boys u-19 years section, Aggarsain School outplayed Akal Academy, Reeth Kheri, while in the girls section (u-14), they overwhelmed Akal Academy, Reeth Kheri, 13-0.
A match in progress between Jhamu Devi, Abohar, and Guru Nanak Foundation, Patiala, of the CBSE North Zone II Hockey Tournament being played at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
A match in progress between Jhamu Devi, Abohar, and Guru Nanak Foundation, Patiala, of the CBSE North Zone II Hockey Tournament being played at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, in Ludhiana on Wednesday. —A Tribune photograph

Rural sports meet concludes
Khamano, September 26
The chief parliamentary secretary, Bikramjit Singh Khalsa, while distributing prizes on the concluding day of the five-days rural sports meet at Badla village, said the Punjab Government was constructing model stadiums, distributing sports kits and promoting sports clubs to promote games. He said one stadium each would be set up in all areas and steps would be taken to promote kabbaddi.

 

 

Top


HOME PAGE

| Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |