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Production at vaccine institute halted
Ludhiana, May 22
The Punjab Veterinary Vaccine Institute, the only government institute producing vaccines of haemorrhagic septicemia and other vaccines for the livestock here, has stopped production following failure in getting its license renewed from the Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO).

Itís ringing business
Results push cell phone sales up
Ludhiana, May 22
It is raining gifts for toppers who have made their parents proud by securing top positions in the Class XII CBSE examination. Some have sought mobikes, some play station games and a majority of them latest mobile phone sets.








EARLIER STORIES


An elderly man escorts children to school amid showers in Ludhiana on Thursday.
HELPING HAND: An elderly man escorts children to school amid showers in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Raise security bar, cops warn banks, landlords
Ludhiana, May 22
The police has asked banks and finance companies to immediately foolproof their security measures or face action.

Police website lying defunct since 3 years
Khanna, May 22
The Khanna police website, claiming to act on problems of NRIs within 48 hours, has been lying defunct for the past three years.

Power Shutdown
Power supply will be suspended to areas around Oswal Alloy, Thapson, Gobind Rubber, Kanganwal, Metro, Azad, A S Alloy, Vishkarma, Aanand Mangal Selko Steel, Garg Cotton, Gobind Rubbers, Waryam Steel, Garg Furnace, Hindustan, Turbo, Supreme Yarn, Garg, Sudarshan, Supreme, Amar Udyog, Shivalya, Jindal Cots and 66kv Vishkarma from 9 am to 4 pm. 


COMMUNITY

Slum dwellers made aware on hygieneNSS volunteers of GNN College talk to slum dwellers in Doraha on Thursday.
Doraha, May 22
As part of a 10-day NSS camp, volunteers of GNN College, Doraha, visited Balmiki Mohalla, a slum area of the town, and generated awareness on personal hygiene, cleanliness, abstinence from drugs, etc.


NSS volunteers of GNN College talk to slum dwellers in Doraha on Thursday. ó Photo by Lovleen Bains

Stolen jewellery restored to Muthoot Finance
Ludhiana, May 22
The city police today restored stolen jewellery to the Muthoot Finance. It was recovered from the two accused who committed a theft in this finance company recently.

Attack on docs: IMA meets Badal
Ludhiana, May 22
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has renewed its demand for issuing an ordinance on the Andhra Pradesh pattern which will make an attack on doctors or causing damage to property or equipment at the hospitals or nursing homes, a cognizable offence. Not only this, the offenders will be liable to pay damages to the affected institution.

Teachers seek elections to state association
Ludhiana, May 22
Resentment prevails among government college teachers over not holding elections to the state body of the Government College Teachers Association (GCTA) for almost a year.

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BUSINESS

Remove taxes to make steel cheaper: ACCI chief
Ludhiana, May 22
The local industry has in its list of problems submitted to the newly-formed industrial boards sought to redress issues like high electricity costs and hurdles faced in setting the base in the Focal Points.


EDUCATION

PSEB Class VIII Exam
Ankit tops in district
Ludhiana, May 22
Ankit Luthra, a student of RS Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, has brought laurels to the city by securing ninth position in the state in the Class VIII board examination conducted by the Punjab school Education Board (PSEB).

From Schools
Seminar highlights problems of adolescents
Ludhiana, May 22
A seminar to address the issues of adolescents and counsel them on behavioural and emotional problems was held at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School today.

Speakers during a seminar on adolescents at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary SchoolStudents of Lovely Lotus School play with colours during a summer camp in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Speakers during a seminar on adolescents at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School; and (right) Students of Lovely Lotus School play with colours during a summer camp in Ludhiana on Thursday. ó Tribune photographs


 

COURTS

Four drug peddlers get 10 yrs jail
Ludhiana, May 22
Court of Additional Sessions Judge A.K.Mehta has convicted four persons on the charges of possessing narcotics. They have been sentenced to undergo 10 years imprisonment each. Fine of Rs 1 lakh each has also been imposed upon them.


 

Admn to inspect Dhussi bandh
Ludhiana, May 22
Deputy commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar has directed the district flood committee to inspect the entire stretch of Dhussi bandh along the Sutlej in the wake of ensuing monsoon. A team of district officials would conduct a survey of the bandh on May 24. The team has also been asked to identify the vulnerable sites. He said this while addressing a meeting of officials of various departments here today. He directed authorities concerned to make elaborate arrangement for tackling the flood-like situation.






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