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98 EGS schools shut in district
2,400 students face bleak future

Ludhiana, Decmeber 1
The future of as many as 2,400 students is in the dark after the government has closed down as many 98 Educational Guarantee Scheme (EGS) schools in the district. The EGS scheme is working under the aegis of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), a centre-run project, to provide elementary education to all children of the country.

Local bowler part of ICL carnival
Ludhiana, December 1
Local lad Love Ablish is all set for his new spell. This former Ranji Trophy front line bowler from Punjab representing Chandigarh Lions in the Indian Cricket League (ICL) Twenty-20 cricket championship inaugurated at Chandigarh yesterday.


EARLIER STORIES


Riot of colours as the sun sets down on a cold evening
SKY AS PALETTE:
Riot of colours as the sun sets down on a cold evening. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Mini Secretariat sans security cover
Ludhiana, December 1
The Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana has virtually no security cover. There are no modern security gadgets, important for such places housing so many offices, including those of the deputy commissioner, the senior superintendent of police and other organs of the government.

‘Aaja Nacch Le’ pulled out of theatres
Ludhiana, December 1
The local cinema halls pulled out the evening show of the Madhuri Dikshit- starrer “Aaja Nacch Le” here today. The movie, released yesterday, had been pulled out from theatres in Uttar Pradesh on the orders of Chief Minister Mayawati yesterday.

COMMUNITY


Govt sets aside Rs 800 cr for reviving nine sick sugar mills
Budhewal (Ludhiana), December 1
Cooperation minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh disclosed today that the government had set aside Rs 800 crore for reviving all nine loss-making sugar mills in the state.



Cooperative Minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh inaugurates sugarcane crushing season at Budhewal Sugar Mills, Budhewal, in Ludhiana, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Cooperative Minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh inaugurates sugarcane crushing season at Budhewal Sugar Mills, Budhewal, in Ludhiana

Mandira Bedi says no to ‘saas-bahu’ roles
Ludhiana , December 1
Actor-cum-host Mandira Bedi says a firm no to “saas bahu” roles. Herself having been part of Kyonki …. Bedi said during that role her conviction took over and now she would rather stick to hosting shows and acting, if good offers came by. In the city last evening to visit Satya Paul, a designer wear outlet, Mandira arrived well over an hour after the scheduled time.
                                       Mandira Bedi


Mandira Bedi

 

CRIME

City Centre Scam
Chetan not allowed to leave country
Ludhiana, December 1
Special judge Gurbir Singh today dismissed the application filed by Chetan Gupta, a Delhi based businessman and close family friend of Captain Amarinder Singh, seeking permission to leave country for business purposes.

 

BUSINESS

Rainfall brings cheer to hosiery industry
Ludhiana, December 1
Brief rainfall last night and early this morning has brought cheer to the hosiery industry which is expecting spurt in demand now. This may be unfavourable for consumers as hosiery manufacturers have reduced production on account of shortening winters. As a result, rates of woolens too may rise.

Lower software cost, says CII head
Ludhiana, December 1
Industry experts asserted on lowering the cost of acquiring new software and its maintenance for the information technology sector to serve it better. Exchanging views on “Making Small and Medium Enterprises Hosiery and Knitwear Sector IT- Enabled for Prosperity” at a forum organised by the CNBC-TV 18 along with Dell, here yesterday evening.

Industry against weekly off on same day
Ludhiana, December 1
Local industry has urged the Punjab State Electricity Board to allow weekly off on same day for all feeders catering to the industry instead of making it a weekly feeder-wise off.

 
AGRICULTURE

PAU dons caution farmers against late blight
Ludhiana, December 1
For the past two to three years the cultivation of potatoes is being seriously affected by the late blight, a fungal disease, which is more prevalent in Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Nawanshahr, Ropar and Amritsar districts. A campaign was launched during this cropping season to save the crops from this disease.

Animals’ death due to urea spray: Experts
Ludhiana, December 1
The experts from GADVASU have revealed that nitrate poisoning (for speeding-up fodder growth) on fodder was responsible for the death of 95 buffaloes at a dairy on Tajpur road here on November 28. The experts said despite their repeated warning to farmers, the latter still used urea spray to get good crop at the earliest.

EDUCATION


Sukhwinder wins turban tying contest
Doraha, December 1
Winners of “Dastar Sajaun” and “Shudh Gurbani Ucharan” Competitions were honoured by the managing committee, principal and staff of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, during the Gurpurb celebrations that were organised at Dr Ishwar Singh Memorial Hall today.


Former Punjab Public Service Commission member Harbhajan Singh Deol honours Sukhwinder Singh of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Former Punjab Public Service Commission member Harbhajan Singh Deol honours Sukhwinder Singh of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha

JD students showcase states’ culture
Ludhiana, December 1
Students of the JD Institute of Fashion Technology yesterday presented a holistic concept in their audio visual presentations “Eye for detail” and by showcasing the cuisines and culture of their respective states. Students were seen dressed up in typical Punjabi attire, traditional Kashmiri phirans and long Assamese kurtas.

GGN students get insight into marketing trends
Ludhiana, December 1
Having acquainted themselves with technological advancements in various fields, including agriculture and defence, the management students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate courses at GGN Institute of Vocational Studies yesterday returned after visiting trade fair at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

Engg college organises AIDS awareness rally
Doraha, December 1
A rally to spread awareness regarding AIDS was organised by pupil teachers of the Doraha College of Education at Government Senior Secondary School, Kaddon village, here today.


Students of the Doraha College of Education carry banners and shout anti-AIDS slogans at Kaddon village on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Students of the Doraha College of Education carry banners and shout anti-AIDS slogans at Kaddon village

From Colleges
Award for GADVASU scientist
Ludhiana, December 1
Narender Singh Sharma, associate professor (bacteriologist), department of veterinary microbiology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, was conferred a Siksha Rattan Puruskar by the India International Friendship Society, New Delhi.

Delegates from Pak, USA remember Sahir Ludhianvi
Ludhiana, December 1
As part of their ongoing celebration, a programme was organised today at the Malwa Central College of Education. The programme was dedicated to celebrated poet Sahir Ludhianvi, an alumnus of Malwa Khalsa school for Boys being managed by Khalsa Dewan.
Delegates from Pakistan, USA and Russia at Malwa Central College for Women in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Delegates from Pakistan, USA and Russia at Malwa Central College for Women in Ludhiana

Shelly wins poster-making contest
Ludhiana, December 1
Shelly, a student of BA II at SDP College for Women, won poster-making contest organised on the occasion of the World AIDS Day celebrations here today. Priya, BA III, and Isha, BA II, won the second and third prize, respectively.

COURTS

Despite HC order, quacks thrive
Ludhiana, December 1
The unambiguous directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to take action against unregistered and unqualified medical practitioners in the state and the resolve of the state government to implement the directive notwithstanding, as things stand now, the people in Punjab, and particularly in the industrial capital of the state, have to live with quackery for the time being.

 
SPORTS

Athletic Meet: GNPS clinch relay race title
Ludhiana, December 1
Host Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, clinched the title in the boys u-19 years 4x400 m relay race in the 16th Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Athletics Meet that concluded today. Raikot Public School of Raikot and GNP School, Mullanpur, secured second and third position, respectively.

SAI, Patiala lads drub Sangrur 6-2
Ludhiana, December 1
Powered by four goals, including a hat-trick by Ajay Singh, Sports Authority of India (SAI), Patiala, drubbed Sangrur 6-2 in the boys u-16 years category of the Punjab Hockey League being organised by the Punjab Sports Department at Prithipal Singh Memorial Astroturf Stadium of Punjab Agricultural University campus here today.
A match in progress between Faridkot and Mata Sahib Kaur Academy of Jarkhar during the Punjab Hockey League
A match in progress between Faridkot and Mata Sahib Kaur Academy of Jarkhar during the Punjab Hockey League being played at the Punjab Sports Department at Prithipal Singh Memorial Astroturf Stadium of Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Lakhbir wins gold in 400 mts race
Ludhiana, December 1
Lakhbir Sharad of Raikot Public School bagged gold medal in the 400 mts final (under-16) girls category in the ongoing Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools complex athletic meet at Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS).

Canada kabaddi cup from today
Ludhiana, December 1
Six top kabaddi outfits of the country with a number of international stars will be seen in action during the 6th edition of the Canada International Kabaddi Cup Tournament to be played here at Guru Nanak Stadium on December 2.

NZ handball tourney from tomorrow
Ludhiana, December 1
The North Zone Handball Championship for Men and Women will be held in Ludhiana from December 3 to 5 in which teams from Jammu and Kashir, Himchal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh besides hosts Punjab will be vying for top honours.

Alpine school paddlers for state meet
Ludhiana, December 1
Nine students of Alpine International Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, have been selected to represent Ludhiana district in the Punjab State Inter-District and Open Table Tennis Championship to be held at Jalandhar from December 5 to 9, according to a press note issued by the school here today.





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