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Battle Over Parks
Encroachers decide to move PHRC

Ludhiana, February 18
The issue of encroachment of parks in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar is turning into a battle of human rights with the slum dwellers deciding to knock at the doors of the Punjab State Human Rights Commission.

A slum colony in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar Meanwhile, ultimatum to slum dwellers

A slum colony in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar.
ó Photo by Inderjeet Verma


Steel Hike
Industrialists meet Prime Minister
Pin hopes on coming Budget
Ludhiana, February 18
Dissatisfied with the "minor" reduction in steel rates despite struggling for 11 days, industry representatives from the city met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the issue today in New Delhi.

It was much too easy, say beaming pupils
Ludhiana, February 18
Approximately 1 lakh students across the district, who appeared for the Class V board examinations, came out smiling as the Punjab School Education Board issued a relatively easies paper, which could be solved even by students of first standard without any difficulty.

Itís party time:
Students of class V in a joyous mood after appearing for their first board exam in Ludhiana on Monday. ó Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Students of class V in a joyous mood after appearing for their first board exam in Ludhiana

Indifferent Babudom
In public offices, wheelchairs are scrap
Ludhiana, February 18
Wheelchairs donated by several voluntary organisations for the challenged are now part of office scrap. The damaged wheelchairs are found in compounds of various offices.

A wheelchair donated by the Bharat Vikas Parishad has found a way into scrap in Punjab State Electricity Board office in Ludhiana on Monday. ó Photo by Inderjeet Verma

PSEB canít reclaim charges: Forum
Ludhiana, February 18
In an important decision, the permanent lok adalat has restrained the PSEB from recovering Rs 37,214 from a consumer on theft charges terming the same to be unjustified.

A wheelchair donated by the Bharat Vikas Parishad has found a way into scrap in Punjab State Electricity Board office in Ludhiana

Young cyclists wade through dry leaves that indicate the arrival of the spring season in Ludhiana
Young cyclists wade through dry leaves that indicate the arrival of the spring season in Ludhiana. ó Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

3 run over by trains
Ludhiana, February 18
As many as three persons were crushed under different trains in separate parts of the city wihting last 24 hours. According to ASI Avtar Singh, the identity of the two deceased persons was still to be ascertained while the third was identified.

Tewari is AICC spokesman
Ludhiana, February 18
All-India Congress Committee secretary Manish Tewari has been appointed as spokesman of the AICC. The appointment has been made by Congress president Sonia Gandhi.


Yoga to bust cops stress
Payal, February 18
To bust the stress of crime busters, the Khanna police has started yoga classes. The exercise will help in improving the personality of the cops, authorities hoped. At least 100 policemen from Samrala, Machhiwara, Koom Kalan, Khanna Sadar and Khanna city police stations besides the local police, attended the yoga classes on the first day of the week-long camp being organised by the Khanna unit of the Bharatiya Yog Sansthan today.

10-year old needs help
Ludhiana, February 18
After fighting with thalassaemia for long now, 10-year-old Chunnu Sidharth Kapoor is going to have a bone marrow transplant at Christian Medical College, Vellore. The operation will at least Rs 10 lakh. The family has sought finacial support from the public. Anyone desiring to help can donate money in patientís name and number 053071-D via a demand draft or a cheque in favour of 'The Treasurer, Christian Medical College, Vellore'.

Chunnu Sidharth Kapoor
Chunnu Sidharth Kapoor

At The Crossroads
Poet of natureís varying moods
It was a memorable day for me when I met Shakti Singh Chandel in the company of Dr Som P. Ranchan at Fair Lawns (Mashobra). He was director of institute of public administration and at that time IAS and HAS officers had assembled there for the refresher course.



From Schools & Colleges
Students bid farewell to seniors
Ludhiana, February 18
Students of Class XI of USPC Public School, Chandigarh road, organised a party to bid adieu to their seniors here today. The occasion was marked by a colourful programme. Members of the school management committee M.P. Jain (secretary), D.P. Jain (school manager) and T.R. Jain (former school president) graced the occasion.

NCC cadets take exam
Ludhiana, February 18
The No. 4 Punjab Air Sqn NCC conducted the "B" certificate examination for the first and second-year senior division cadets at Arya College today. More than 80 cadets, including 36 girls, took the examination.

PU pensioners to hold rally on Feb 22
Ludhiana, February 18
Pensioners of Punjab Agricultural University, who have not been paid their dues for the past five months, will hold a protest rally on the campus on February 22. A pensionersí delegation met the vice-chancellor in this regard today.



Cancer Hospital
Manpreet Badal to lay stone
Ludhiana, February 18
CMC will start a regional cancer centre thatís being built by CMCH. Finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal will lay its foundation on February 20. Maximum amount of pesticides are being used in Malwa.

Cochlear implant surgery at DMCH
Ludhiana, February 18
DMCH has claimed to have conducted first-ever cochlear (ear) implant surgery in the region. A team of DMCH doctors carried out the surgery for improving the hearing capacity of a four-year-old girl.

800 examined at medical camp
Ludhiana, February 18
DMCH organised a free medical check-up camp under the aegis of Vivek Mission Charitable Hospital at Jalal, Bhatinda, recently. The camp was organised for the patients relating to general medicine, ophthalmology, oncology and urology.


Manmeet, Mandeep declared best athletes
Ludhiana, February 18
Manmeet Singh of BSc-III and Mandeep Kaur of BSc-I were declared best athletes among boys and girls, respectively, in the 88th edition of the annual athletics meet of Satish Chander Dhawan Government College, Ludhiana, recently.

Ajay wins silver medal
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 18
Gobindgarh Public College, Alour, team won silver medal in the Panjab University inter-college cricket tournament division-B. More that 19 teams participated in this tournament.

City girl brings laurels to college
Ludhiana, February 18
Baljit Kaur, student of SDP College for Women, Ludhiana, brought laurels to her alma mater. She represented Panjab University in the All India Inter-University Softball Tournament held at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, recently, and played the pivot role in her teamís silver medal winning performance.                       
Baljit Kaur
Baljit Kaur



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