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MC to set up panel on sealing
Ludhiana, February 28
Deferring the sealing drive further, the core committee of the MC today decided to constitute a sealing committee to identify buildings violating bylaws and take action accordingly.

Trader beaten up, robbed
Ludhiana, February 28
Just a day after the police busted a highway gang of robbers, another gang of criminals struck here this morning. An auto-parts trader was robbed on the GT Road early this morning.

Registration of scan centre suspended
Ludhiana, February 28
A team of senior health officials today inspected ultrasound scan centres in the city for violation of the PNDT Act.

Jhuggis back again; mayor intervenes
Ludhiana, February 28
A day after a demolition squad of the municipal corporation razed several jhuggis in Transport Nagar, slum dwellers began raising these again this morning, much to the chagrin of transporters in the area.

‘Smart’ pills not so smart for health
Ludhiana, February 28
As exams are drawing nearer, the sale of memory enhancing or ‘smart’ pills has considerably increased in the city. Students, unaware of the side-effects, are taking recourse to such pills to overcome the pressure of examinations.

Direct job proposal angers rural doctors
Ludhiana, February 28
The Rural Medical Services Association (RMSA), Punjab, has lambasted the state government over its reported move to go for direct recruitment of postgraduate specialist doctors through the Punjab Public Service Commission.

A cactus in full bloom in Ludhiana.
IN CONTRAST: A cactus in full bloom in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph


Electronic updates at excise office
Ludhiana, February 28
The central excise office here has put up an electronic board that would give the latest updates on budget, taxation and other finance related news and also motivate people to pay their taxes honestly.

City gets 2 more courts
Ludhiana, February 28
The city has got two more courts of additional sessions judge to cope with the heavy pendency of cases.


Brawl at GADVASU hostel
1 student discharged, other still at CMCH
Ludhiana, February 28
Gurjot Singh of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), who was admitted to CMCH following a brawl with some hostellers on Tuesday night, was discharged today morning. “I hope to be with my family at Barnala tomorrow,” Gurjot said. He added that he was unaware whether his parents got a case registered against the erring students or not.

PAU asked to submit details of pension scheme
Strike enters fourth day, massive rally today
Ludhiana, February 28
The state government has reportedly asked the Punjab Agriculture University authorities to submit relevant information on the pension scheme as soon as possible. However, according to senior functionaries of the agriculture department at Chandigarh, nothing has been finalised as yet.

Ex-additional director dead
Ludhiana, February 28
Dr Sukhcharan Singh Sodhi, former additional director of Research (Veterinary & Animal Science), Punjab Agricultural University, expired at the age of 63 years, here today.

Critically ill youth needs help
Ludhiana, February 28
Amritpal Singh (20), a resident of Jamalpur locality, is fighting a battle with a life-threatening condition of chronic renal failure. He was afflicted with the disease about five years ago when he was a student of Class VII and since then he has been on dialysis.

Lecturer invited to Bulgaria for conference
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 28
Harvir Kaur, a mathematics lecturer at GHG Khalsa College, Sadhar, has been invited to deliver a lecture on applications of modern mathematics in the era of computers in the 5th International Conference of Applied Mathematics and Computing, scheduled to commence at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on August 12, 2008.

Consumer forum holds lok adalat
Ludhiana, February 28
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum today held a lok adalat under the supervision of its president J.S. Chawla and member Daljit Singh Bakshi at court complex.

Postgraduates allege arbitrary action
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 28
A group of postgraduates in English, who had applied for various posts, has accused authorities in the state education department of trying to benefit certain candidates by changing the recruitment criteria arbitrarily. They have sought intervention of the chief minister and the education minister in the matter.



2 days before exam, students await roll nos
Candidates form a queue outside the Punjabi Bhawan in Ludhiana on Thursday. Ludhiana, February 28
Barely two days before the class XII board exams, to be conducted by Punjab School Education Board, the education department is submerged in complete chaos. Private candidates have still not got their roll numbers and are running from pillar to post for the same.
A LONG WAIT: Candidates form a queue outside the Punjabi Bhawan in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

From Colleges
Russian, Greek students perform at Ramgarhia
European artistes perform a folk dance during the Punjab International Festival at Ramgarhia Girls College in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, February 28
A ‘Punjab International festival’ was organised at Ramgharia Girls College today, in which artists from Russia and Greece presented cultural items. The cultural troupe from Greece presented the folklore of their country while Russian students put up a music and dance show. Ranjodh Singh, president of Ramgarhia Education Trust, welcomed the artists and dignitaries.
European artistes perform a folk dance during the Punjab International Festival at Ramgarhia Girls College in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Rangoli competition at PAU
Ludhiana, February 28
A rangoli competition was organised by the department of family resource management of the Home Science College, Punjab Agricultural University, here today. The first prize was won by Shivani Malhotra, second by Dipti Chowdhary and the third by Tripti Khanna.


Sukhwant, Sandeep declared best athletes
Students participate in a race during the 37th annual athletics meet of Government College Karamsar on Thursday. Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 28
Sukhwant Singh of BA I and Sandeep Kaur of B Com II were declared the best athletes among men and women respectively, on the concluding day of the 37th annual athletics meet of Government College Karamsar, here today. Parkash Singh, in charge of the sports wing, presided over the session and Baba Teja Singh gave away prizes to the winners. Addressing the gathering, Singh called upon teachers to inculcate moral values among their wards.

Students participate in a race during the 37th annual athletics meet of Government College Karamsar on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Two kids slug it out during the school karate meet on Thursday. Karate meet at Ryan International School
Ludhiana, February 28
Around 60 students vied for top honours during the one-day karate competition organised for class II and III students at Ryan International School, Chandigarh road, here today. Tushar Bajaj and Ananya Mohindra, both students of class III, emerged winners in the boys and girls categories, respectively. Jaishree Gupta, principal of the school, gave away the prizes.

Two kids slug it out during the school karate meet on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Sahinka pockets three titles at athletics meet
Ludhiana, February 28
Sahinka, a student of VIIth standard, bagged three titles during the annual athletics meet of SKN Model High School, Tilak Nagar, here today.



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