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BEd colleges give merit a pass
Ludhiana, November 30
The recent orders by the Punjab and Haryana High Court of filling vacant seats of BEd in colleges on the basis of merit had come as a ray of hope for hundreds of students here, but certain college managements are “exploiting” students by charging huge amounts as admission fee.

One-way traffic scheme backfires
Ludhiana, November 30
The enforcement of one-way traffic near the Domoria bridge towards the Bhadaur House market by the traffic police has backfired with the traffic situation turning from bad to worse.

Administration wants all ponds secured
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 30
Taking cognizance of incidents of children drowning in cattle ponds, the administration has called upon office-bearers of the civic bodies of the area to safeguard banks of water bodies located in their respective areas.


Mumbai Attack
Ludhianvis pay tributes to martyrs
Ludhiana, November 30
Ludhianvis today paid rich tributes to security personnel who laid down their lives while fighting terrorists in Mumbai and prayed for the peace of the victims who lost their lives in the attack.

Where elite are encroachers
Ludhiana, November 30
Though poor are always targeted when it comes to encroachments, Dr Sham Singh Road, near Bharat Nagar Chowk, is an example of greed for encroachment by the rich.

Winter special Shatabdi from December 3
Ludhiana, November 30
City residents will have yet another Shatabdi linking the industrial hub with New Delhi, but for a short duration of a month.

City Concerns
In what may potentially be an eye opener for the government and enforcement agencies, a study at PAU that has found that 60 per cent of coriander powder in the market is adulterated with sand and 53 per cent chilli samples with brick powder.

Surprise checks at government schools
Ludhiana, November 30
Sudesh Bajaj, district education officer (secondary), has said that government schools were being inspected by three officers to find out irregularities and check the trend of absenteeism among government school teachers.


Artistes from Colombia perform a flag dance at GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sudhar, on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Video conferencing at MC soon
Ludhiana, November 30
The Ludhiana municipal corporation, which is one of the biggest corporations in Punjab, is soon going to be high tech as the D-zone office of the civic body would be equipped with video conferencing facility.

‘Doctor’s negligence’ claims life
Mullanpur Dakha, November 30
Rajwinder Kaur, wife of Baljit Singh, died here due to alleged negligence of a local doctor. She was expecting a baby and was admitted to a hospital here, run by a doctor couple, on the Ludhiana road.

Fund crunch hits mid-day meal
Machhiwara, November 30
The mid-day meal scheme in different primary schools of Machhiwara is in crises these days due to shortage of funds.

It’s business as usual in city
Ludhiana, November 30
Mumbai terror strikes have failed to dampen the spirits of city residents who continue to throng crowded public places with full enthusiasm.

Candies, old wine in new bottle
Ludhiana, November 30
As frantic dieters head to the gym to lose those extra calories before Christmas, the city's "IT" crowd heads to the closest store to buy the hottest new buys-candy. The most colourful and exciting way to get that sugar rush seems to be flying off the shelves at stores these days.

SMS, new tool for brand promotion
Shopping becomes less tedious
Ludhiana, November 30
Shopping becomes “less strenuous” for working women with big and small companies using short message services (SMS), the newest form of brand promotion to update the clients about the latest range of products coming to the stores.

Retail chain stores sending promotional short messages on mobile phones to attract women clients. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

AIDS will affect 45 million by 2010: SMO
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 30
Many social organisations of the area, falling under Sangrur and Ludhiana districts, organised rallies to aware masses about deleterious affects of HIV virus on the eve of World AIDS Day that falls on Monday.

Deadly Ends: These wires with open ends, adjoining a pole, are an open invitation to a mishap on a Ludhiana road. The authorities seen to be looking the other way. Photo Inderjeet Verma

Training on soft computing ends at GNDEC
Ludhiana, November 30
Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) is the latest optimisation technique to solve complex problems of various fields, where putting mathematics to work through soft computing tools was used. This helped in the new inventions and research in areas like medical science, antenna design, wireless communication and various other fields.

Congress holds rally against terrorism
Ludhiana, November 30
Congress activists, led by PPCC secretary Parminder Mehta, today organised a protest rally against terrorist attack on Mumbai and burnt an effigy of ISI while calling upon the Centre to launch direct Army action to eliminate training camps for militants being run in Pakistan.

Agri population in clutches of poverty, indebtedness, says study
Ludhiana, November 30
Despite the fact that Punjab was the pioneer in new agricultural technology, a large section of agricultural population was still living in the clutches of poverty and indebtedness.

Seminar on global economic crisis
Ludhiana, November 30
Economic recession can be fought back by shifting from the unregulated speculative market economy and adopting people-friendly measures that will generate more jobs and guarantee stability in the economic sphere, said Prof Kamal N. Kabra, leading economist associated with the Alternative Survey Group and author of “Alternative Economic Survey, India 2007-08.” He was addressing a seminar organised by Citizen's Action Front, Ludhiana, on “Global economic crisis - Indian scenario,” here today.

Cops can’t afford extended medicare
Ludhiana, November 30
The police department has failed to provide medicare to nearly 150 cops who are suffering due to a financial crunch. Limited resources is making it tough for a majority of lower-rung officers to handle medical expenses.

International folk festival at Khalsa College
Mullanpur Dakha, November 30
A group of 30 international artists performed at GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sudhar, yesterday.

Mumbai Terror
AIATF lauds security forces
Ludhiana, November 30
The All India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) today lauded the role of security forces for successfully accomplishing the task of eliminating the terrorists from the premises of Oberoi Trident Hotel, Nariman House and Taj Hotel, in Mumbai.

From Schools
Annual prize distribution at Sat Paul School
Ludhiana, November 30
Sat Paul Mittal School celebrated its 5th annual day here today at Panday auditorium of Nehru Sidhant Kender. Dr Daljit Singh, principal, DMC, Ludhiana, was the chief guest and Deepika Mittal was the guest of honour. Students from classes III to IX presented a cultural extravaganza and it was a magnificient display of talent and skill. Annual report was also read out followed by the annual prize distribution.

2 buffaloes burnt in accident
Khamano, November 30
Two heads of buffaloes of a poor family were burnt to death during an accidental fire and three were seriously injured at Kotla Ajner village near here. According to information, the family of a poor widow, Parmjit Kaur, had gone to attend a marriage.

Online PG diploma in acupuncture
Ludhiana, November 30
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi, has started an on-line postgraduate diploma in acupuncture in collaboration with the Institute of Acupuncture and Natural Medicine, New Delhi.

Cultural show enthralls audience
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 30
C.S. International School, Mandi Gobindgarh, celebrated its annual function, last evening. S.P. Gurcharan Singh Birdi graced the occasion. The function began with "Ganesh Vandana".

Traffic awareness
Ludhiana, November 30
The Red Swastik Society organised a traffic awareness camp at Government High School in Aiyali village on Saturday, where the students were told about various traffic rules. The camp, which was inaugurated by society’s chairman Jasbir Singh Khurana witnessed participation of around 600 students.

Seminar on nuclear politics
Raikot, November 30
The Postgraduate department of political science of SGG College here held a lecture on ‘Nuclear politics — the issue of proliferation, discrimination and hegemony’ by political scientist Dr Ashwani Sharma of DAV College, Jalandhar.

Prasha, Alampreet on roll
Ludhiana, November 30
Prasha Seth, a student of Class V of Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, in the girl's (8-10 years) section and Alampreet Singh, a trainee of the Leisure Valley Club in the boy's u-6 category proved their mettle to bag two gold medals each on the opening day of the 11th Ludhiana District Roller Skating Championship being held at the Leisure Valley Skating Rink, Sarabha Nagar, here yesterday. More than 150 skaters have registered their names in this two-day meet. Exhibiting perfection on quads, Prasha finished ahead of others in the 300m rink race I and then she proved her class in the 750m rink race II to clinch her second individual gold medal.

Prasha Seth of Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, leads in the rink race on the opening day of the Ludhiana District Roller Skating Championship in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Punjab state inter-school games begin today
Ludhiana, November 30
The stage is set for the Punjab State Inter-School Games for boys and girls (u-16) to be organised by the Punjab Sports Department in association with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) slated be held here at the Guru Nanak Sports Complex from December 1 to 3.

Bodybuilding competition
Saurabh rules the roost
Ludhiana, November 30
Saurabh Chopra proved too good for his opponents and emerged overall winner in the annual Mr Libra Bodybuilding Competition held at the Libra Health Club, Ferozepur Road, here today.

Winners pose with the organisers of the Mr Libra Bodybuilding Competition at Libra Health Club in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Western Railway, Mumbai, and Northern Railway, Gorakhpur, eves battle it out inb the All-India MPS Grewal Memorial Hockey Tournament at PAU in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Satnamji eves, Police DAV lads shine in handball meet
Ludhiana, November 30
Shah Satnamji Girls Public School, Sirsa, and Police DAV School, PAP, Jalandhar emerged champions in the girls and boys u-19 sections in the CBSE National Handball Tournament that concluded at the Nankana Sahib Public School grounds, Gill Road, here today.

Anurudh, Tapsi emerge champs
Ludhiana, November 30
Anurudh Garg emerged champion in the men's section while defending champion, Rajiv Verma of the State Bank of Patiala, had to content with second position, and Gursher Singh finished at third spot in the Ludhiana District Chess Championship played at Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines here today.




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