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Scooter dealers square off with MC staff
One booked for assaulting supdt
Ludhiana, December 4
The tehbazari staff of the municipal corporation yesterday faced the ire of shopkeepers in scooter market on the Gill Road after a team, led by superintendent Rajiv Bhardwaj, went there to remove secondhand two-wheelers put up for sale by the roadside.

Engg units also to go green
Ludhiana, December 4
The industry is set to create an example with the inclusion of engineering industries also in the initiative to adopt green technologies. The units that would earn revenues for reducing the carbon emissions with support coming from the World Bank, would be over 600.
As a result, the revenue share of Ludhiana’s industry is expected to be more than 10 per cent of the total revenues earned by industrial units in the country.

Protest by anganwari workers 
Ludhiana, December 4
Anganwari workers protest in Ludhiana A large number of anganwari workers, along with trade union workers and farmers of the district today protested against the alleged callous attitude of the government towards them. They raised slogans against the government outside the deputy commissioner’s office. Employees representing various government departments like education, LIC, health, BSNL and PSEB blocked traffic for hours at Bharat Nagar Chowk.

Anganwari workers protest in Ludhiana on Tuesday. —  A Tribune photograph

Tribune correspondent killed in accident
For him life was all mirth
Ludhiana, December 4
Tribune correspondent P.S. Batra, who was killed in a road accident last night, was cremated in his hometown Samrala this afternoon.

BDPO, JE arrested for embezzlement
Mohali, December 4
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau today arrested a block development and panchayat officer (BDPO), a junior engineer and two gram sewaks for embezzlement of funds worth Rs 1.42 crore provided under the Punjab Nirman Yojna.


275 types of chrysanthemum on display
Ludhiana, December 4
Visitors look at chrysanthemum varieties introduced by the PAU during a flower show in Ludhiana Inaugurating a two-day Chrysanthemum Show at PAU, Dr Manjit Singh Kang, PAU vice-chancellor, said nature was an open book holding a magnificent diversity of colours and other treasure. Those who love flowers can never go violent as nature means tranquility and harmonious thriving at perfect harmony, he added.

Visitors look at chrysanthemum varieties introduced by the PAU during a flower show in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed 

Wrap up sangat darshan, say complainants
Ludhiana, December 4
Seeing the slow pace of work at sangat darshan, complaints seems to have started losing faith in it.

SP summons cinema hall owners
Ludhiana, December 4
Cinema hall owners in the city were summoned by Rupinder Singh, SP (traffic), here today and given instructions regarding security and traffic management in cinema halls.



Bank celebrates customer’s day
Mandi Gobindgarh, December 4 The local branch of Centurion Bank of Punjab celebrated customer’s day here yesterday. Bank manager Dev Puri welcomed the guests and highlighted the latest developments in the banking and financial sector.


Avoid misuse of pesticides: Experts 
Ludhiana, December 4
Punjab Agricultural University in collaboration with the state department of agriculture organised a one-day symposium on “Pesticides and Environment” here recently. The aim was to bring awareness among stakeholders associated with the implementation of integrated pest management. The pesticides were basically biological poisons. Therefore the use of such chemicals posed serious health problems.


Training programme in hosiery
Ludhiana, December 4
Representatives of the MSMEDI and the Knitwear Club at the inauguration of a training programme in hosiery industry in Ludhiana The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institute (MSMEDI), in association with the Knitwear Club, today started a 10-day entrepreneurship development training programme in hosiery industry here.

Representatives of the MSMEDI and the Knitwear Club at the inauguration of a training programme in hosiery industry in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Young scientist award for PAU professor
Ludhiana, December 4
Dr J.P. Singh, associate professor of soil and water engineering, PAU, has been awarded Young Scientist Award-2007 by the Society of Recent Development in Agriculture (SRDA) on the occasion of a national symposium held in Meerut.

Quiz contest at GHG Khalsa
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 4
Quiz masters of the department of commerce and the department of biotechnology were declared winners and runners-up, respectively, in the interdepartmental quiz contest of the GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, organised at Nihang Shamsher Singh Hall of the institute yesterday. The team of the arts department was declared third.



US urologist to deliver lecture at DMCH
Ludhiana, December 4
World renowned urologist and laparoscopic surgeon Dr Inderbir S.Gill, a professor and head in the laparoscopic and robotic surgery at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, USA, will deliver Dr D.S. Gill Memorial lecture at the Darbar Hall, Hotel Park Plaza, today.


Dhruv, Vivek claim titles

Ludhiana, December 4
Members of the Shivam Cricket Academy address a press conference in Ludhiana Dhruv Verma (Ludhiana) and Vivek Chopra (Jalandhar) emerged winners in the senior and junior category, respectively, of the Punjab State Snooker Championship that concluded at Sutlej Club today.

Members of the Shivam Cricket Academy address a press conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by I. V.

NGO honours deaf cricket team
Ludhiana, December 4
The International Day for the Disabled was celebrated yesterday by an NGO, Jaggo. It honoured members and coach of a deaf cricket team, which represented the state in the National Deaf Cricket Tournament in Lucknow and stood third in a function organised at Punjabi Bhawan, Ludhiana. The function was presided over by Padam Bhushan S.S.Johl.

16 teams for T20 meet
Ludhiana, December 4
Sixteen team from across the state will take part in the third Ram Lal Mangal Das Ram Lal Ji Memorial Open Twenty20 Cricket Tournament will start from December 8. The tournament is being organised by the Shivam Cricket Academy.

Punjab hog limelight in handball
Ludhiana, December 4
The day belonged to Punjab as they won five league matches in the North Zone Handball Championship played at Punjab Agriculture University here today.



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