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Industrialists up in arms against pollution board orders 
Term it arbitrary, to stage dharna outside PPCB office today

Ludhiana, November 26
The recent orders by the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) for closure of 35 dyeing units and disconnecting power supply to the units on the Tajpur Road with immediate effect has come as a big jolt to the local industrialists.

Leukaemia patient gets new lease of life
MCH doctors perform bone marrow transplant using stem cell therapy 
Ludhiana, November 26
Having undergone a successful bone marrow transplant for blood cancer (leukaemia) under Dr Joseph John at the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), Binderpal (33) of Garha village near Phillaur has become the first patient in the region to be treated with the stem cell therapy.


Sexual Harassment Case 
Inquiry panel submits report to PAU

Ludhiana, November 26
In a major development, the committee set up to probe the alleged sexual harassment case involving Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) DSW Dulcha Singh Brar has submitted its report to the university.

Youth stabbed to death; 1 held
One of the accused in police custody in LudhianaLudhiana, November 26
The Salem Tabri police has booked two brothers for allegedly killing a youth at Peeru Banda Mohalla near Salem Tabri last night. The accused have been identified as Sonu and Monu, residents of street No. 2, Peeru Banda Mohalla. While Sonu has been nabbed, Monu is still absconding, the police said.

One of the accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

No check on underage driving
Ludhiana, November 26
The fatal accident in which a Class IX student of BCM School died two days ago has brought to fore the dark side of underage driving.


Painting exhibition by ‘Corners’ 
Visitors at the exhibition put up by artist group ‘Corners’ from Mumbai at Artmosphere Art Gallery in LudhianaLudhiana, November 26
They call themselves “Corners”. Like corners of a room, each member of the group is incomplete without each other. “Corners” is an artist group from Mumbai, who have put their exhibition in the city at Artmosphere Art Gallery. Vinod Chachera, Virendra Chopde, Sailendra Singh and Sudhir Nehare are the four corners of the group.

Visitors at the exhibition put up by artist group ‘Corners’ from Mumbai at Artmosphere Art Gallery in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma 
A farmer takes along his children back home after a day’s hardwork in a
Mixing business with pleasure: A farmer takes along his children back home after a day’s hardwork in a village near Ludhiana. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

City Concerns
Corrective action must to check encroachers 

Encroachments rule the roost in the markets and media reports point to encroachers hand in glove with ‘tehbazaari’ officials of the local municipal corporation. The roadside are so congested that people have to wade through "rehri" and "farrhi" structures on the streets already choked with vehicles. The union members openly accuse greasing the palms of ‘tehbazaari’ teams. This is what a cross section of people has to say on the issue.

MC assigns sterilisation project to Ahmedabad NGO
Ludhiana, November 26
The number of street dogs, which have been increasing in the city, will be controlled soon as the municipal corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an Ahmedabad-based organisation to undertake the process of sterilisation of dogs. Talking to The Tribune, assistant medical officer, health, (MOH) Dr Charanjit Uppal said the municipal corporation had signed an MoU with an NGO, Animal Help Foundation, Ahmedabad, in Ludhiana yesterday. The organisation would bring a team to sterilise 12,000 dogs per year.

New hope for asthmatic kids
Ludhiana, November 26
Bringing a new hope for asthmatic kids, Dr Akashdeep, consultant, SPS Apollo Centre for Respiratory Diseases, and leading expert in lung diseases has designed an innovative programme called "Breathe Easy Play Hard". Aimed to inform and inspire children hit by asthma, the doctor yesterday conducted a seminar at Delhi Public School, here.

Government to train dairy farmers 
Ludhiana, November 26
To promote dairying as an alternative venture to the agriculture, the dairy development department has launched a comprehensive training programme for young dairy farmers in the state. Five training centres have been set up in different parts of the city for this purpose.

PAU scientists to be awarded
Ludhiana, November 26
Two PAU scientists, namely Aseem Verma, senior technical assistant at College of Agricultural Engineering, and Dr R. S. Sidhu, head, department of economics and sociology, will receive national awards. Sidhu will get R. T. Doshi Best Paper Presentation Award.

Nokia ordered to replace defective phone
Ludhiana, November 26
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered Nokia India Private Limited and its dealer to replace the defective cell phone with new one within a month.

Vijaykumar’s performance mesmerises audience
Margi Vijaykumar, a Kathakali exponent, performs at a function at Delhi Public SchoolLudhiana, November 26
Margi Vijaykumar with his explicit expression of pathos, joy, humour, fear, heroism, disgrace, surprise, anger and serenity, nine emotional elements in “Kathakali” added to the euphoric moments of audience at Delhi Public School. The artiste accompanied by Margi Damu, Margi Balu, Margi Sassi, Margi Ratnakar, Margi Tampi on percussion instruments today performed under the aegis of SPIC MACAY.

Margi Vijaykumar, a Kathakali exponent, performs at a function at Delhi Public School under the aegis of SPIC MACAY. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Craze for painted bangles on the rise 
Ludhiana, November 26
It's one of the most visual ways of telling people about your personality without speaking a word. From bags and hair accessories to jewellery and other body bling, people want to stand out. Unique accessories are always great conversation pieces and statements of character, and hand-painted wooden bangles add pizzazz to one's get-up. It's artwork adorned on your wrist!

Dental camp concludes
Amloh, November 26
Dental fortnight medical camp concluded at the civil hospital here today. Dr Sarbjit Kaur MDS examined 604 patients, delivered full dentures to 25, partial dentures to four patients were fitted free of cost.

Workshop on motivational contact gets underway
Ludhiana, November 26
A week-long motivational contact workshop, “Motivational contact programme for talented school students” being organised at PAU by the Centre for Communication and International Linkages (CCIL) in collaboration with the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology (PSCST) from November 26 to December 2 was inaugurated here today.

Just drag mouse to enter classroom
Ludhiana, November 26
If you have missed a lecture at school or college or wanted your instructor to teach a topic just one more time, you will find www.topchalks.com an invaluable asset. Problems like chasing friends for lecture notes, running after private tutors to cope with the exams that are just round the corner, trying to remember the lessons that were taught months ago, desperately trying to understand complex problems that you once understood are all too familiar.

Workshop on faculty development
Ludhiana, November 26
The ECC Department of Guru Nanak Engineering College is conducting a short-term faculty development programme on 'artificial neutral networks and optimisation in video applications' till November 28.This programme began yesterday. It was inaugurated by Kuldeep Singh Vaid, PCS joint commissioner, municipal corporation, Ludhiana. The course is being organised by NITTTR, Chandigarh, in collaboration with ECE Department of the college.

Documentary on Sikh Gurus released
Samrala, November 26
A religious documentary film “Simar Simar Prabh Paia” based on the life of six Sikh gurus, Bhagats and Bhatts produced by Ek Onkar Media Productions was released on the eve of the martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur by MLA Samrala Jagjivan Singh Khirnian and ex-MLA Koom Kalan Inder Iqbal Singh Attwal at Queens Flower, Neelon, near here.

IndusInd ties-up with TVS
Ludhiana, November 26
The IndusInd Bank Limited and TVS Motor Company have entered into an agreement wherein the bank will provide structured inventory funding to dealers of TVS Motor Company.

Cop injured in accidental fire
Ludhiana, November 26
A head constable was injured when his service rifle went off accidentally at Hira village near Kohara last night.

Medicine supply to rly pensioners


Education colleges set to fill vacant seats
Ludhiana, November 26
Hundreds of seats for B.Ed course lying vacant in Ludhiana will be filled by the colleges after pronouncement of orders by the Punjab and Haryana Court.

MPS Grewal hockey tourney from today
8 top women teams to vie for top honours
Ludhiana, November 26
Eight top women hockey academies of the country will be vying for top honours in the XIIth All-India Mohinder Partap Singh Grewal Memorial Hockey Tournament scheduled to be held at Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium, Punjab Agricultural University, from tomorrow till December 1.

Visually challenged sportsman honoured
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 26
Gurbir Singh receives medal at Dehlon, near Ahmedgarh Gurbir Singh of Dehlon village, who brought laurels to the area by creating new records during the 16th IBSA National Sports Meet for Blind, was felicitated by sports associations and civic bodies of the area at his native village today.

Gurbir Singh receives medal at Dehlon, near Ahmedgarh, on Wednesday. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

Jarkhar academy lads honoured
Ludhiana, November 26
Jarkhar Academy lads, who were declared joint winners with the Punjab and Sindh Bank Academy of Jalandhar in the All-India Gold Cup Hockey Tournament (boys under-19) organised by the Doraha Hawks Club on Gurukul Mehta Academy ground, Doraha, recently, were honoured on their arrival at the Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium, Jarkhar.

Handball tourney from today
Ludhiana, November 26
Around 500 boys and girls’ participants drawn from 37 schools from five zones of India will be taking part in the CBSE National Handball Championship slated to be held here at Nankana Sahib Public School, the Gill road, from November 27 to 30.

Punjab Softball Meet
Amritsar lads clinch title
Ludhiana, November 26
Amritsar got the better of Jalandhar 4-2 to emerge as champions in the men's section of the 16th Senior Punjab State Softball Championship (men and women) being held at the multi-purpose indoor stadium of Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today.

BVM students win 8 medals
Ludhiana, November 26
Students of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, bagged eight medals, including three gold in the boy’s section of the Punjab State Kick Boxing Championship organised at Sohrab Public School, Malerkotla, recently.




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