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PC’s Proposals
Industry gives mixed signals
Exporters unhappy; but textile units glad
Ludhiana, February 29
The Union Budget presented by finance minister P. Chidambaram got a mixed response from the local industry. While exporters and steel consuming unit owners were unhappy, textile industry appreciated hike in provision for TUF.
People hooked to TV sets as the finance minister P. Chidambaram presents the Union Budget on Friday.
People hooked to TV sets as the finance minister P. Chidambaram presents the Union Budget on Friday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

There is nothing for aam aadmi
Ludhiana, February 29
City residents today termed the Union Budget as lacklustre and said they had expected the finance minister to dole out more benefits to common man in this budget.



After 8 years, govt staff win legal battle
DC to ensure upkeep of houses
Ludhiana, February 29
In an important decision, a local court has directed the local deputy commissioner, PWD B and R and the public health department’s secretary and other departments of the state government to ensure the proper maintenance of the houses allotted to the government employees at Dugri.

Cops find girl’s body, cremate it
In-laws hand in glove with police: Family
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 29
A family of Lehal village in Payal subdivision was shocked to learn that their daughter, whom they thought was living happily with her husband at Rurka village; had died three weeks ago, and the Rampura Phool police considering her body to be unclaimed had cremated it.


At the Crossroads
Meeting a long lost friend
Distances are eliminated when the hearts crave for a meeting. This is precisely the case of an American and an Indian - William O’ Larsan and Nagar Singh - who were together in Chandigarh in 1965.



Dowry Case
Women alleges molestation
Khanna, February 29
Within 24 hours of their marriage, a couple was at loggerheads, as the bride besides being harassed forbringing insufficient dowry, was also allegedly molested by her father-in-law and brother-in-law. Police have booked 11 persons under Sections 354, 506, 498 A and 406 of the IPC. Two of the accused have been arrested while others are absconding.


Massive protest by PAU pensioners
PAU pensioners, along with teachers and employees of the university, hold a protest march in Ludhiana on Friday. Ludhiana, February 29
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) pensioners, along with faculty members and employees of the varsity, took out a protest march on Ferozepur Road, here today. The relay fast by pensioners and their supporters also entered the fifth day.

PAU pensioners, along with teachers and employees of the university, hold a protest march in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Grandparent's day celebrated at SGHPS
Doraha, February 29
The kindergarten section of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School celebrated Grandparent’s Day, here today. On the occasion, tiny tots presented a cultural bonanza and nursery students put up a dance show. KG class girls presented a Haryanvi dance.

National Science Day celebrated
Ludhiana, February 29
With the objective of promoting science and nurturing a scientific temper among students, the primary wing of B.C.M Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, observed National Science Day - 2008, here today.

LCET job fair from March 4
Ludhiana, February 29
The consultancy, training and placement (CTP) cell of Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology (LCET), will organise the ‘Second Job Fair - 2008’ on March 4 and 5, an official press release stated here today. The job fair aims at providing a common platform for industrial recruitment of engineers and management professionals and facilitate industry-institute interaction.

Maths quiz held at GGPS
Doraha, February29
An inter-house maths quiz was held at Green Grove Public School, Mohanpur, today. Students of all the four houses - Nehru, Tilak, Gandhi and Tagore - participated in the competition.


Forum quashes PSEB’s demand
Ludhiana, February 29
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed the PSEB’s demand seeking Rs 42,557 as surcharge from a consumer on account of theft charges, terming the same to be not justified.


Inter-Agricultural Varsity Meet
PAU athletes stamp authority
Ludhiana, February 29
The contingent of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) was declared overall champions in the athletics (men and women) event during the 9th All India Inter-Agricultural University Sports meet held at MPKV, Rahuri, Maharashtra. The meet was held from February 22 to 25, an official press release stated here today.

Sports day at Kids Zone School
Ludhiana, February 29
The annual sports day of Kids Zone Play Way School, New Chander Nagar, was held here today. Children attired in red shirts and white shorts and skirts took part in various events. Poonam Sethi, principal of the school, awarded the winners.

Athletics meet at Sanghol college
Khamano, February 29
The second annual athletics meet was held today at the Jawala Devi College of Education, Sanghol, near here. The meet began with the flag hoisting ceremony by the chief guest Gurmohan Singh Walia, director of Punjab SGPC colleges.

Annual meet
Ludhiana, February 29
The annual sports meet of Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College, Hospital and Research Institute, Ludhiana, will be held from March 3 to 8, according to a press release issued by the institute here today.

Tarun, Gurleen adjudged best athletes
Ludhiana, February 29
Tarun Kumar of BA II and Gurleen Kaur of B. Com II were adjudged the best athletes among boys and girls respectively in the 57th annual athletics meet of GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, near here today.



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