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Knowledge Foundation wants a slice of PAU
The foundation has suggested that the university make itself “self-dependent” by offering 70 per cent of its stakes
Ludhiana, February 14
The Knowledge Foundation Punjab that runs vocational courses like engineering, nursing and B.Ed in private colleges is extending help to the PAU. According to sources, the foundation has suggested to the PAU authorities to make the university “self-dependent” in the face of a financial crunch by offering 70 per cent of its stakes. This means the 46-year-old university could end up as a puppet in the hands of the foundation.

On V-Day, 500 vehicles challaned
Ludhiana, February 14
Love birds had a tough time today as heavy police force was deployed outside colleges and major markets. While many went ahead with the celebrations, others preferred to postpone it until tomorrow.
Students of GGN Khalsa College celebrate Valentine’s Day in Ludhiana on Thursday.
WHOSE CALL IS IT ANYWAY? Students of GGN Khalsa College celebrate Valentine’s Day in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


Children’s park being used as dump
Ludhiana, February 14
A children’s park in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar has been converted into a dump by employees of the Water Supply and Sewerage Board who dump sand collected after digging work over there.

City bandh partial
Ludhiana, February 14
Industry's call for bandh in protest against rising steel prices received a partial response here today. Industrialists, under the banner of the All Industries and Trade Forum, marched from Vishwakarma Chowk to the office of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam in Feroze Gandhi Market here where they gave a memorandum to the general manager of the company and held a dharna too.

Industrialists meet Paswan, but in two groups
Ludhiana, February 14
Local industry today met union minister of steel Ram Bilas Paswan who assured them a solution to their problems. Interestingly, the industrialists, protesting for the last 10 days against rising steel prices, met the minister in two groups.

Jhuggis reappear overnight
Ludhiana, February 14
Less than 24 hours after the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) removed a few jhuggis from public parks in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, the structures have come back.


Contractors allege favouritism
MC postpones tenders
Ludhiana, February 14
The municipal corporation today postponed tenders of development works worth Rs 20 crore amidst silent protests by contractors who alleged that it wanted to accommodate a particular company under political pressure. The functionaries, however, denied that allegations stating that they were trying to bring more transparency and were working on changing the conditions for tenders.

Govt demotes sub-registrar
Ludhiana, February 14
Punjab’s honeymoon with an honest official has finally ended with the state government posting Mukesh Kumar Sharma, former sub-registrar on a relatively inferior position. 

Govt employees stage dharna
Ludhiana, February 14
The joint action committee of the Ludhiana government employees union staged a dharna in support of their long-pending demands at the mini secretariat today. They sought promotions, regularisation of the part-time employees and filling of vacant posts.

Flower show at PAU
Ludhiana, February 14
PAU’s department of floriculture and landscaping will organise a flower show and competition near examination hall of the College of Agriculture on February 27 and 28 as part Dr M.S. Randhawa’s birth anniversary celebrations.

Patwar union seeks apology, threatens stir
Ludhiana, February 14
Activists of the Revenue Patwar Union today staged a dharna against the alleged misbehaviour of a senior functionary of the revenue department.




Hybrid seeds can enhance profit: Dr Gill
Ludhiana, February 14
Former PAU vice chancellor Dr Khem Singh Gill visited the university field area and interacted with scientists working on oilseed crops. He said oilseed crops in general and canola-type sarson held great potential in agricultural diversification of the state.

Experts underline benefits of forestry
Ludhiana, February 14
Inaugurating a national symposium on “Intensive forest farming: the state-of-the-art” in the wheat auditorium on the PAU campus yesterday, vice chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang said forests could help to a great extent in addressing the problems of environment degradation arising out of agricultural and industrial activities.


From Schools
KVM students bid adieu to seniors
Ludhiana, February 14
Students of class VII and faculty of KVM bid adieu to the outgoing class VIII of the school. Principal S.C. Saxena was present at the function. The function began with a hawan followed by songs and dances.

577 students get prizes
Ludhiana, February 14
At least 577 students received prizes at the annual prize distribution function of Guru Nanak Girls College here today. Dr Daljit Singh, principal, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, was the chief guest. He was received by NCC cadets.

Prize winners of Guru Nanak Girls College during their annual function in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Prize winners of Guru Nanak Girls College during their annual function in Ludhiana on Thursday.

From Colleges
Students get tips on flower arrangement
Ludhiana, February 14
The home science department of SDP College for Women organised a workshop on “The art of arranging flowers” in the seminar hall here yesterday.



40 lakh Indians suffer from cancer: Doc
Ludhiana, February 14
Today, in a lecture organised for employees of Abhishek Industries at Kitchlu Nagar, Dr Rajeev Bedi, senior consultant and head, department of medical oncology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, shared important information on cancer, its causes, signs and symptoms.


Local lad wins gold in power lifting
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 14
A power lifter of the local Galla Mandi area bagged another gold medal at the Punjab State Bench Press Championship organised by the Ludhiana district Power Lifting Association at Samrala recently. A few social and educational organisations of the town felicitated him at a function organized at M.G.M.N Senior Secondary School.




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