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Railway Budget
Industry not excited
Says Lalu could have done more
Ludhiana, February 26
Terming Laloo Prasad Yadav's Railway Budget as "populist", local industry today said the minister could have done more for the industry.

But students, porters jubilant
Ludhiana, February 26
The “please all” railway budget announced by Laloo Prasad Yadav has gone down well with all sections. There was jubilation among the porters at the railway station here who have been promised recruitment as gang men because the railways intended to promote thousands of gang men and shift them to unmanned railway crossings to curb accidents.

Unmanned crossings turn into killer tracks
Ludhiana, February 26
Yesterday’s incident at an unmanned level crossing in Jagraon that claimed six lives has once again brought to the fore the issue of unmanned crossings that are becoming killer tracks.


Greek and Russian artistes perform during an international folk dance workshop organised by the PCPC at Lord Mahavir Homoeopathic College, Ludhiana, on Tuesday.
Greek and Russian artistes perform during an international folk dance workshop organised 
by the PCPC at Lord Mahavir Homoeopathic 
College, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo 
by Sayeed Ahmed

NRI’s Murder
SIT to send report to UK police
Khanna, February 26
The special investigation team (SIT) probing the murder of Manjit Kaur Kular, an NRI, who was allegedly done to death by her in-laws on November 9, 2007, will send its report to the UK police to enable it initiate action on a complaint filed by a friend of the deceased.

Examination supervisors can’t carry mobiles
Ludhiana, February 26
The Punjab School Education Board has ordered examination supervisors not to carry mobile phones. They have been barred from carrying mobile phones during board examinations scheduled from March 1.

Mangal Dhillon addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Mangal Dhillon crusades against drug abuse
Ludhiana, February 26
Actor Mangal Dhillon has appealed to Punjabis to fight against drug abuse. “Be it politicians, educationists, thinkers or any responsible citizen of the state, we all need to take up the responsibility to eradicate the menace of drug abuse,” he said here today. Dhillon, who was here for the screening of his film, “Sarvnaash”, at Bondli village, Samrala, said drug abuse among Punjab’s youth was rising.

Mangal Dhillon addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Youth with knives nabbed
Ludhiana, February 26
Shopkeepers of Guru Nanak Complex nabbed a youth and allegedly seized sharp-edged weapons and a bottle of acid from him.

SAD Rally
Three-wheelers do brisk business
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 26
The public transport system remained crippled for the second day today as a majority of private buses remained off road due to the SAD-BJP “insaf” rally held in Delhi today.

Sealed outlets reopened
Ludhiana, February 26
After submitting affidavit that they would provide parking space to customers within a month, Vishal Mega Mart and VLCC were opened today.


Kids missing school exams
Ludhiana, February 26
According to startling revelations made by senior functionaries of the education department, at least 20% kids from primary classes in the periphery areas of the district were skipping their exams to attend to household chores such as feeding cattle and taking care of siblings.

Pensioners’ hunger strike enters 2nd day
Ludhiana, February 26
The hunger strike of Punjab Agricultural University pensioners entered the second day today. Those who sat on the relay fast included pensioners K.S.Virdi, G.D. Sharda and Sarvesh Pal Sharma.

MLA gives cheques to schools
Khamano, February 26
The Punjab Government is making efforts to strengthen the structure of schools.



Transporters rue heavy tax burden
Ludhiana, February 26
The All India Motor transport Association today urged the government to save the transport industry, which was suffering due to heavy taxes and high fuel costs.



Mathematics Club of LCET holds lecture
Doraha, February 26
Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology (LCET), under the aegis of Optima Mathematics Club (OMC), organised a series of lectures on ‘integral transforms and its applications in differential equations” for its engineering students on the college campus, here yesterday. The aim of the activity was to explain complex mathematical concepts to students.



‘Team approach key to treatment of cancer’
Dr Sewa Singh Legha (centre) with a team of medical students in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Ludhiana, February 26
Even as detection and diagnostic facilities for cancer have witnessed an increase during the last decade, team approach for the treatment and rehabilitation of cancer patients is lacking, which is why survival probabilities in India are not comparable to those in developed nations.

Dr Sewa Singh Legha (centre) with a team of medical students in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by I.V.

CMCH holds free medical camp for children
Ludhiana, February 26
Under the Rural Health Outreach Programme (RHOP), Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) organised a free medical check-up camp for ailing children at Al Kausar CMC Hospital in Malerkotla, here yesterday. The department of paediatric medicine conducted the camp.


Sonia, Gurpreet declared best athletes
Students of Arya College participate in a three-legged race during their annual athletics meet in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Ludhiana, February 26
Sonia and Gurpreet Singh were declared best athletes among girls and boys respectively, in the 61st Annual Athletics Meet of Arya College that concluded here today. Parvesh Chander Sharma, gold medalist in weightlifting in the Commonwealth Games, was the chief guest at the prize distribution function.
TOGETHER WE CAN: Students of Arya College participate in a three-legged race during their annual athletics meet in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Athletics meet ends on high note
Doraha, February 26
The 34th annual athletics meet for boys of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, concluded at the Guru Nanak Stadium, here today. Mohinder Singh Grewal, member of the commission for agricultural costs and prices, was the chief guest and inaugurated the meet. College principal Dr Narinder Singh Sidhu welcomed the chief guest.

Fencing team wins laurels
Khamano, February 26
During the 53rd National Fencing Championship recently held at Panchwati, Nasik (Maharashtra), girls from Khamano area brought laurels for the state by winning several gold medals.



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