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Stalkers target lovers in parks 
Ludhiana, March 1
Stalkers are on the prowl on city and parks in late evening to extort money from young couples by threatening to expose their relationship to their parents or call the police.

Milk up by Rs 3; but Verka holds
Ludhiana, March 1
Milk prices increased by Rs 3 per litre here as dairy owners effected the hike today. Buyers, however, were confused as Verka sold milk at the previous rates only.

Bank penalised Rs 5,000 for wrong entries
Ludhiana, March 1
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Punjab and Sind Bank to pay Rs 5,000 to a consumer as compensation for deficiency in service. The consumer, Sohinder Pal Singh of Dugri, was a former employee of the bank.


Students delighted on Day 1 of board exams
Ludhiana, March 1
Students of Class VIII discuss the paper after appearing for their first board exam in Ludhiana Students came out smiling after taking their first paper of the board exams here today. Students of Classes XII (CBSE) and VIII (Punjab School Education Board) appeared for the examination today.
While the non-medical and medical students of Class XII found their chemistry paper easy, students of Class VIII were delighted at the easy exam pattern.
A CAKEWALK: Students of Class VIII discuss the paper after appearing for their first board exam in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Sahi gets bail in fake institute case
Ludhiana, March 1
The additional sessions judge, A.K. Mehta, today granted bail to Pranav Sahi who was arrested on the charges of running an institute without permission from Symbiosis University, Pune.


‘India can gain by tapping women workforce’
Ludhiana, March 1
Anupama Arya, management expert, addresses LMA members in Ludhiana“India can gain a strong competitive advantage if it takes the lead in tapping the untapped potential of its women workforce. Be it US or any other country, the potential of women as workforce remains largely untapped,” said Anupama Arya, founder of Mobera Systems, while addressing members of the Ludhiana Management Association (LMA) here today.

Anupama Arya, management expert, addresses LMA members in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Vets to be trained on bird flu
Ludhiana, March 1
The department of veterinary microbiology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) will organise four-day training on bird flu from March 3 to 6.

SBI donates van to NGO 
Ludhiana, March 1
The State Bank of India under its community services banking today donated Rs 4.87 lakh to “Ek Prayas”, NGO, for purchasing a van and physiotherapy  equipment. The NGO is imparting training to mentally challenged children.

Budgetary relief due to our struggle, say farmers
Ludhiana, March 1
Farmers in this part of the region feel that whatever relief they have got in this Budget, was due to their 37 years’ of struggle. No party should take the credit of providing “relief” to the farmers, they added. Still much more was required than announced for the welfare of farmers.

Will keep peace in Punjab at all costs: IG
Ludhiana, March 1
Addressing a gathering, Sanjeev Kalra, IG, stressed that peace in Punjab would not be allowed to be disturbed at any cost.

Pensioners to hold dharna
Ludhiana, March 1
The confederation of PAU Pensioners’ Association has decided to hold a dharna on Monday on the campus.

‘Kidnapped’ youth turns out to be drug addict
Ludhiana, March 1
Within hours of an alleged kidnapping of a youth, a team of the city police traced him after a retired Army officer reported that he had witnessed the kidnapping near Sood Homeopathic clinic, Pakhowal road, at 2 pm on Thursday.

40 civic bodies get grants worth Rs 29 lakh
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 1
SAD leaders distributed grants worth Rs 29 lakh at a function organised at Latala village near here today. According to former minister Jagdish Singh Garcha, office-bearers of the 40 local civic bodies were presented cheques for improving basic amenities at their respective villages.

3 of family killed in accident
Khanna, March 1
Three members of a Jalandhar-based family were killed and two others injured in an accident that took place near Baho Majra village, a few kms from Khanna, on the National Highway No.1 on Thursday night. The family was returning to Jalandhar from Ambala when their Santro car was hit by another vehicle.

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Vigilance nabs ASI 
Ludhiana, March 1
A team of the local Vigilance Bureau yesterday nabbed a Punjab police ASI, posted in the Khanna city police, while he was allegedly taking Rs 2,000 as bribe from an undertrial to facilitate him in a case of narcotics smugglings. ASI Paramjit Singh was arrested and booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Three booked for exploiting girl
Ludhiana, March 1
The Basti Jodhewal police has booked a resident of Meharbaan for allegedly exploiting a girl for several months on the pretext of marrying her. The police said Mohinder Singh of Meharbaan village had made the girl’s video in compromising position so that she might not object to his marrying another girl.

6 GADVASU students booked
Ludhiana, March 1
The Sarabha Nagar police has booked six students of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) for the February 26 clash between different groups of students. — TNS




Experts discuss budget at GGNIMT
Ludhiana, March 1
GGN Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT) organised an interactive session on ‘Budget 2008’ for students of BBA and MBA here today.

Plan to develop 18 towns with Centre: Kalia
Meeting with authorities on March 11
Minister for local bodies Manoranjan Kalia distributes prizes among students during the prize distribution function at A.S. College for Women at Khanna Khanna (Ludhiana) March 1
Minister for local bodies Manoranjan Kalia has said a comprehensive plan for strengthening the infrastructural facilities in 44 cities and towns of the state has been chalked out and details of such developmental projects in 18 towns had already been submitted to the Centre.

Minister for local bodies Manoranjan Kalia distributes prizes among students during the prize distribution function at A.S. College for Women at Khanna on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Science day celebrated at DCE
Doraha, March 1
The Science Association of Doraha College of Education celebrated science day on the college premises today.

Annual convocation at Malwa College
Ludhiana, March 1
Malwa Central College of Education for Women organised the 51st annual convocation of the college here today.

Quiz contest at Doraha College
Prize winners of the quiz contest being honoured by director and principal of Guru Nanak National College, DorahaDoraha, March 1
A quiz contest was organised by the Commerce and Economic Association of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, today. Students of BCom I, BCom II and BCom III participated in the preliminary round. Out of a total of 50 students, 12 were selected. The students were divided into teams A, B and C.

Prize winners of the quiz contest being honoured by director and principal of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, on Saturday. Photo by Loveleen Bains

Book on concepts of research released
Ludhiana, March 1
The book ‘Concepts & Practices of Research Methodology’, written by Harjeet Kaur, faculty member of Bhutta College of Education, co-authored by Harpreet Singh, Lovely Professional University, was released here today. The book is positioned as a beginner’s guide and is aimed at self-learning.

Ramgarhia College Annual Meet
Bhupinderjit adjudged best athlete

Ludhiana, March 1
Bhupinderjit Kaur, B.A.Ist year student, was adjudged the best athlete while Baljeet Kaur of BA IIIrd year emerged the fastest runner by winning the 100m sprint in the 38th annual sports meet of Ramgarhia Girls College, Miller Ganj, Ludhiana, today.

BCM Arya wins 35 prizes in flower show
Ludhiana, March 1
BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School won as many as 35 prizes under various categories of flower arrangement during flower mela organised at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) in the memory of Dr M.S. Randhawa. Various public and private institutes participated enthusiastically in the contest. 


Prime land to be auctioned on March 14
People want CM to intervene 
Ludhiana, March 1
As several acres of prime land in the old courts complex where 1,500 trees are standing is all set to go down the hammer on March 14, city residents led by environmentalists and a BJP leader have given a clarion call to the Punjab Chief Minister to save the green belt.

Mega traffic adalat from March 7
Ludhiana, March 1
Elaborate arrangements are being made for the conduct of a two-day mega traffic lok adalat at the New Judicial Court Complex on March 7 to clear cases/challans.



20 per cent city kids obese: CMCH study
Ludhiana, March 1
A study conducted by Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here has revealed that 20 per cent of the schoolchildren in the city are obese.


Annual Athletics Meet
Jagdeep adjudged best athlete

Doraha, March 1
Jagdeep Kaur was adjudged the best athlete in the 34th annual athletics meet for girls of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, that concluded at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

Mangla is CJM of Moga
Ludhiana, March 1
The Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday promoted local Additional Civil Judge (Senior Division) Tarsem Mangla to the post of the Chief Judicial Magistrate. He has been transferred to Moga as the Chief Judicial Magistrate.





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