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Political Patronage
MC land a bone of contention as squatters refuse to budge
Jalandhar, December 11
Political interference is proving to be a major hurdle in the way of the municipal corporation Jalandhar, which is in the process of getting its prime three-acre land vacated in the Basti Bawa Khel area on Kapurthala Road here.

A view of the 3 acre land in Basti Bawa Khel, which the MC authorities claim has been encroached upon, in Jalandhar. Tribune photo: Pawan Sharma


The lone rider
Jalandhar, December 11
Although not patented, he notifies it as “CURUSLER”, yet school-going children wish to call it their Limousine or even a “limorickshaw”. The rickshaw, rather the monument, which is a combination of Sham Lal’s conviction, creativity, art of decorum, self respect and will to serve society. Sham Lal Sharma, alias Chachaji, was a contractor of canteens and cycle stands in cinema halls. But today he is the owner of the most luxurious rickshaw of the city. 

Sham Lal Sharma with his “luxury” rickshaw. Photo: Suryakant

VC ‘missing’ at PTU’s new home
Jalandhar, December 11
The room is done up in a subtle, crème theme. Equipped with the best, brand new furniture available in the market, everything is in place, including a spotlessly clean, white towel on the back of “the chair”.

The newly constructed office of the vice-chancellor of Punjab Technical University on the new campus on Kapurthala Road in Jalandhar. Tribune photo: Pawan Sharma

All set for NRI convention today
Jalandhar, December 11
The NRI Sabha, Punjab, is all set to organise its annual convention at Victoria Garden, GT Road, here tomorrow. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will inaugurate the convention, while SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal will preside over it.

City bus service: MC unveils hi-tech plans
Jalandhar, December 11
It’s been just five months since the launch and buses equalling almost half the length of a railway coach run on city roads. Acting as the hallmark of the rich royal society of the city, the buses undoubtedly add to the noise and chaos created by the traffic. But all in all, the service seems to act as a status symbol for the city, expanding its small-town image to almost that of a metropolitan. Providing conveyance to the troubled citizens, who had hitherto been searching for a convenient commuting option, the bus service is attracting passengers at a rapid rate.

Campus crooks watch out, LPU all set to hit a technical high
Jalandhar, December 11
To keep a close watch on the activities of the students, and to provide them with a security cover, the authorities of Lovely Professional University have decided to put up multiple CCTV cameras across the campus soon.

Young World
Students raise voice against terrorism
Jalandhar, December 11
Boarding students of CT Public School conducted a peace assembly against the Mumbai terror attacks and observed a two-minute silence in the memory of those who lost their lives in the attacks. On the occasion, students wrote anti-terrorism slogans, lit candles and paid floral tributes to the victims of the attacks.

Immediate steps needed to curb rise in road accidents
From 480 in 1980, the tally rose to 3,300 accident deaths in 2007
Jalandhar, December 11
The number of accidents on Punjab roads has been increasing at an alarming rate. A survey conducted under the transportation research and injury prevention programme reveals that 60.7 per cent of the total accidents on Punjab roads prove fatal.

‘Naturescapes’ on display from Sunday
Jalandhar, December 11
An exhibition of photographs and paintings, “Naturescapes”, will bring visitors closer to the nature, especially environment. The works of noted photographer Kanwaljit Singh Dhudike and artist Taljit Singh would be at display for general public in the Art Punjab Gallery in Ajit Nagar, near Gurdwara Singh Sabha, at Nakodar Chowk on Sunday onwards.

SSA to conduct science, math exams for classes V, VIII
Jalandhar, December 11
With an aim to develop interest of students in subjects like science and mathematics, the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) authorities have decided to conduct a district-level exam for the students of class V and VIII of government schools.




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