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Poor to get 10 pc more seats: Minister
No tuition, admission fee in engg colleges, polytechnics

Ludhiana November 2
Swarna Ram Swarna Ram, Minister for Technical Education, Industrial Training and Social Security, Punjab, said here today that the state government had decided to sanction 10 per cent more seats for poor students in all engineering colleges and polytechnics in the state, for which no admission and tuition fee would be charged.

PU election fever grips city students
Ludhiana, November 2
Though the government has banned student elections in the state, still a few leaders of student unions here are busy supporting their candidates for Panjab University election, Chandigarh, which is scheduled to be held on November 5.


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Man gets 1-yr jail for cheque that bounced
Ludhiana, November 2
Judicial magistrate Tarsem Mangla has convicted Bhag Singh of Mata Nagar, Ludhiana, in a cheque bounce case. He was sentenced to undergo imprisonment for one year and told to pay fine of Rs 5000.

COMMUNITY

Work at sub-registrar office paralysed
State losing lakhs daily due to protest by real estate agents against stamp duty hike
Ludhiana, November 2
The work of sale deeds at the sub-registrar office here has almost come to a standstill, causing a revenue loss to the state exchequer, as real estate agents are in protest against the steep hike in stamp duty in the city.

Unmindful of the commotion, a child concentrates on his studies near a railway station in Ludhiana on Friday.
Undeterred
: Unmindful of the commotion, a child concentrates on his studies near a railway station in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Students of GNIMT perform a play during the youth festival on Thursday in Ludhiana.
Students of GNIMT perform a play during the youth festival on Thursday in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Festivities keep cops on toes
Ludhiana, November 2
Shaken by the Shingaar bomb blast tragedy, the local police has beefed up security especially in the congested markets of the city in view of the festival season.

Tax-evading units under watch
Ludhiana, November 2
Rented property is a major focus for the department of Customs and Central Excise which is expecting to rake in high amount of service tax from this segment. The department, that has set a target of collecting Rs 950 crore as service tax this financial year, is also keenly observing “tax-evading” industries like steel furnaces and “pan masala” manufacturers.

Letters
Govt attitude
Personnel of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, have expressed their resentment against the state government’s attitude for not issuing the notification for sanctioning the DA from November 1,2007, on the pattern of the Central government employees. However, the Central, Haryana and the Himachal Pradesh governments had sanctioned the DA long ago.

 

CRIME

Commission agent dupes farmers; flees
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 2
Acting on the directions of the SSP Ludhiana (Rural), the Raikot police has booked a commission agent of Tazpur village for allegely duping farmers of huge amounts. Kewal Krishan of Tazpur village, now settled at Raikot, was booked for allegedly duping Surrain Singh of Tazpur and other farmers of huge amounts they had deposited with the suspect.

Man booked for abetting suicide
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 2
The Raikot police has booked a resident of Pakhowal village near here under Section 306 of the IPC for allegedly abetting his wife to commit suicide by setting herself on fire yesterday.

Trader’s account books seized
Ludhiana, November 2
Official of the state excise and taxation department seized books of accounts and other documents of a dry fruits trader near Kesar Ganj, Mandi Chowk, here today.

Woman booked for forgery
Jagraon, November 2
Sidhwanbet police has booked Rajinder Kaur wife of Chamkaur Singh, Moga, under Sections 419,420,465, 467,468, 471,120-B of the IPC. Rajinder Kaur prepared few documents, misrepresented the same to be genuine and got issued police clearing certificate.

 

BUSINESS

Biz Word
India must supply branded products, says expert
Ludhiana, November 2
Indian exporters, who are currently passing through a tough situation due to stiff competition offered by China, should focus on their strength areas to emerge winners in global market. They must venture into supplying branded products, something that China is not doing, and should try to focus on smaller size orders, which again is an area that can help them gain competitive advantage over their competitor, said Ajit Shah, export-import consultant.

Seminar on software development
Ludhiana, November 2
Quest Infosys, Regional Centre of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar (under Distance Education Programme), organised a Seminar on ‘Software Development’ here today. The resource person Tarvinder Singh, chief analyst of technocrats, a software firm of Ludhiana, said software development is the translation of a user need or marketing goal into a software product.

 
AGRICULTURE

Need to manage paddy straw: Don
Ludhiana, November 2
Director of extension education, Punjab Agricultural University, N.S.Malhi has said that the paddy crop sown over 25 lakh hectare produces 20 million paddy straw in the state.

EDUCATION

Students stage a play during Panjab University Diamond Jubilee Zonal Youth and Hertage Festival at Ram Garhia Girls College in Ludhiana. Shalini wins debate contest
Ludhiana, November 2
The Diamond Jubilee Punjab University Youth Festival at Ramgagria Girls College entered the fourth day today. In debate: Shalini of S.D.P College for Women stood first while, Shruti Sharma of Government College for Women and Shivani Mehta of Guru Nanak Girls College stood second and third, respectively.


Students stage a play during Panjab University Diamond Jubilee Zonal Youth and Hertage Festival at Ram Garhia Girls College in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Career counselling at Green Grove
Doraha, November 2
A career-counselling programme was organised for students of senior and outgoing classes at Green Grove Public School, Mohanpur, today.

Seminar on sustainable development
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 2
RIMT-IMCT, will be organising one-day panel discussion on ‘Sustainable Development’ in its campus on November 5. The discussion will be inaugurated by Dr B B Tandon, chairman, Ludhiana Stock Exchange and former dean of UBS.

Green Land senior Secondary School students display their posters in Ludhiana on Friday. Students’ drive to shun crackers
Ludhiana, November 2
An inter-house poster-making competition was held at Green Land senior Secondary School, here, today. The students highlighted the ill effect caused by burning of crackers. The students made an appeal to the society to make their city a noise free zone and urged public to join hand to save the city from cracker pollution.

Green Land senior Secondary School students display their posters in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Recruitment started at PCTE
Ludhiana, November 2
As many as 51 students of Punjab College of Technical Education MBA final year have got their placement assured with the major Banks and MNC’s, during it campus placement programme.

 

HEALTH

Govt health institutions lack facilities
Ludhiana, November 2
The government health institutions, both in rural and urban areas are not providing basic health care services. People have to look toward to alternate sources in the private sector. Moreover, ailing persons with little or no resources are left with no option as they cannot afford treatment from qualified doctors or specialists.

Avoid processed food, says doctor
Ludhiana, November 2
A lecture on “Balanced Diet for a Healthy Life” was organised at Hero Cycles CR Division by Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI), here, yesterday.

 
SPORTS

Tennis
Natasha in finals
Chandigarh, November 2
Aashman Goghari and Digvijay S Mehta will face each other in the finals of the main draw of boys Under-14 category in the Asian Ranking Tennis Tournament getting underway at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association courts, Sector 10, here yesterday.

Ajitwal polytechnic college lift title
Players who won badminton title in the Punjab Inter-Polytechnic Women Sports Meet (table tennis and badminton) at Government Polytechnic College in Ludhiana on Friday.Ludhiana, November 2
Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Polytechnic College, Ajitwal, defeated host Government Polytehnic College, Ludhiana, to win badminton title in the Punjab Inter-Polytechnic Women Sports Meet (table tennis and badminton) which concluded at the Government Polytechnic College, Ludhiana, here today.

Players who won badminton title in the Punjab Inter-Polytechnic Women Sports Meet (table tennis and badminton) at Government Polytechnic College in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

GCW eves emerge champs
Ludhiana, November 2
The students of the sports wing of Government College for Women, Ludhiana, gave a stupendous performance to win overall championship in the Panjab University Inter-College Weightlifting Championship. This was GCW’s maiden title victory.

Rugby Championship
Punjab runners up
Ludhiana, November 2
Punjab secured second position in the seventh Senior National Rugby Football Championship which was organised by the Maharashtra State Rugby Football Association from October 25 to 29 at Nagpur. Sixteen teams took part in this championship.

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