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Jassowal to have world class tennis stadium
Ludhiana, March 6
Harvest Tennis Academy at Jassowal Kullar village may host the international tennis tournaments in future. The stadium, which has over nine international synthetic tennis tracks, will soon have a grass court much like the one at Wimbledon.

Pak player hones skill at Punjab village
Ludhiana, March 6
Pakistan tennis players seem to have found a special love for the Harvest Tennis Academy at Jassowal-Kullar village near Ludhiana.

PAU guard's murder case solved
Son-in-law, three others held
Ludhiana, March 6
The Haibowal police solved the murder of a PAU security guard, who was found murdered yesterday, by arresting four persons, including his son-in-law here today.


Perched on a flowering plant, the parrot appears to be in a playful mood in Ludhiana on Thursday.
NATURE’S PELLET: Perched on a flowering plant, the parrot appears to be in a playful mood in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Local students on big firms’ radar
Ludhiana, March 6
Big companies are showing keen interest in absorbing deserving students from the city. If the job fairs being conducted in various professional colleges in the city is any indication, then it can be said companies waste no time in targeting the best lot. They do not mind offering good salary packages to the fresh students ranging up to even Rs 6.5 lakh per annum.


Vandalism at Hospital
Medical body to hold protest today
Ludhiana, March 6
The Christian Medical College and Hospital authorities have condemned mob violence at a local hospital following the death of a patient while calling upon the state government to evolve a comprehensive mechanism to ensure safety of doctors and supporting staff.

A devotee of Lord Shiva prepares a drink from cannabis on the occasion of Shivratri in Ludhiana on Thursday. Shivratri celebrated with fervour
Ludhiana, March 6
Shivratri was celebrated with religious fervour in the city today. The temples in the city were opened in the wee hours for devotees, who thronged in great numbers. The temples were tastefully decorated for the occasion. People accompanied with their children and grand-children went to various temples of Lord Shiva to seek blessings.

ON A HIGH: A devotee of Lord Shiva prepares a drink from cannabis on the occasion of Shivratri in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo by 
Sayeed Ahmed

Lok adalat to dispose of 15,000 challans
Ludhiana, March 6
The Legal Services Authority is all set to clear the backlog of around 15,000 traffic challans through a state level lok adalat to be held on March 7 and 8 at Judicial Complex.

Kalpana Chawla’s Birthday
Parbhakar to unveil her statue today
Chander Shakher Prabhakar gives final touches to Kalpana Chawla’s wax statue in Ludhiana on Thursday. Ludhiana, March 6
He could not find any other way for expressing his sympathy towards NASA astronaut, Kalpana Chawla’s father for having lost such a bright daughter. Chander Shekhar Parbhakar, a local resident, has etched Kalpana’s wax statue which he would be unveiling on her birthday tomorrow.

Chander Shakher Prabhakar gives final touches to Kalpana Chawla’s wax statue in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

No succour to small units in Budget: Chopra
Ludhiana, March 6
Small-scale industrial units regretted that the finance minister has not paid any attention towards this sector, which is a major employment generator, in the Union Budget. Industrialists also said the government had neither taken any step for providing relief nor did it tried to rid the industry of its existing problems.

Anmol, Tanish, Mehak win healthy baby contest
Ludhiana, March 6
To commemorate the completion of 56 years of ESI Scheme, the ESIC Model hospital, here organised a healthy baby contest, along with mother awareness competition for the families of the insured persons.

Release grant for pensioners: Maur
Ludhiana, March 6
D.P. Maur, former president of the Panjab Agricultural University Employees’ Union, has appealed to the Punjab Government to release a grant of Rs 20 crore to PAU pensioners for which provision already exists in the PAU budget for the year 2007-08.

Army men trained in dairy farming
Ludhiana, March 6
The Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), organised a “Specialised training course on livestock farming” for the Army men deputed by the Commandant, Military Farm School and Centre, Meerut, recently.

Residents fume over stray dog menace
Ludhiana, March 6
Stray dog menace in the city has evoked protest from residents of Model Town extension, who claim that these dogs had made their life a hell.



War against price hike
250 units decide not to buy steel
Ludhiana, March 6
Steel consuming units here waged a war against local steel producers for increasing prices. Over 250 wire drawing units have decided not to purchase steel from induction units and rolling mills.

Anaha offers hallmark jewellery
Ludhiana, March 6
Anaha, a kundan jewellery brand, will offer 100 per cent hallmarked jewellery at its stores. Addressing a press conference, Karanvir Singh, chief executive, Anaha, said hallmarking, a certification of the purity of gold by a government-approved agency, guaranteed purity n jewellery as per marked.



Workshop on techno entrepreneurship
Ludhiana, March 6
The Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology in collaboration with the Institutions of Engineers organised a seminar-cum-workshop on “Strategies for Developing Competitive Advantage for Techno-Entrepreneurs in New Global Scenario” here yesterday.

“Jhankaar-2008” at PU
GNIMT Bhangra team wins first prize
Ludhiana, March 6
Bhangra team of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, won first prize during the cultural function “Jhankaar-2008” organised by Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Pallavi tops PTU exam
Ludhiana, March 6
Students of the Khalsa Institute of Management and Technology for Women (KIMTW) have secured first division and a large number of them also got more than 80 per cent marks in the MCA (IIIrd and Vth semesters) examinations conducted by the Punjab Technical University (PTU) recently.



Public health fair tomorrow
50 disabled to get artificial limbs, equipment
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 6
Asha and Anganwari workers of the state health department launched a door-to-door campaign to mobilise members of the special sections of society to avail themselves of the facilities provided at the subdivision-level family welfare public health fair. The fair will be organised at Dr Zakir Hussain Stadium, Malerkotla, near here, on Saturday.

425 examined in medical camp
Ludhiana, March 6
Under its rural health outreach programme, Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), along with the Qaumi Ekta Council, organised a medical camp for patients living in Street No 8 of Guru Arjan Dev Nagar. At least 425 patients were examined in the camp.

CMCH to organise lectures on critical care
Ludhiana, March 6
The department of anaesthesiology and critical care of the CMCH would organise a series of lectures on critical care in the hospital auditorium. The series would start on March 7. Dr K. Ghandhimathi, presently working as ICU consultant in Belfast City Hospital, Northern Ireland, UK, will be the chairperson of the series.


Members of the Punjab softball teams with office-bearers of the Punjab Softball Association. Punjab annex softball titles
Ludhiana, March 6
Punjab clinched titles in the men's and women's sections of the 29th Senior National Softball Championship held at Cuttack recently. According to P.N. Passi, honorary secretary, Punjab Softball Association, teams from Punjab outperformed their opponents to emerge champions.

Members of the Punjab softball teams with office-bearers of the Punjab Softball Association. — A Tribune photograph



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