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Sukhbir leaves traders in the lurch
Ludhiana, February 16
The maiden visit of Sukhbir Badal to Ludhiana after taking over as the Deputy Chief Minister has left the traders high and dry as he failed to make any announcement in their favour.

Sukhbir Singh Badal being welcomed by the District Bar Association in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Gives Rs 10 lakh to lawyers
A ‘powerful’ day


GM foods ‘poison on the platter’
Docs, NGOs join hands against ill-effects of genetically modified food
Ludhiana, February 16
With a view to create awareness about hazards of genetically modified organisms (GMO), the Doctors for Food and Bio-safety in Punjab has decided to promote the recently launched documentary - “Poison on the platter”.

Employees come to PAU V-C’s rescue
Say he has not violated protocol by meeting Planning Commission Chairman
Ludhiana, February 16
The employees and faculty members of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have come to the rescue of Vice-Chancellor Dr M.S. Kang following the recent statement of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, saying that he misused his powers by meeting Planning Commission Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia.

Girl faints at school’s annual function
Ludhiana, February 16
A student of class VI fainted during an annual prize distribution function of DAV Public School, Sarabha Nagar Extension, here today.

With polls nearing, quality of works suffers
Ludhiana, February 16
With the parliamentary elections nearing, the SAD-BJP government seems to have been rushing with the work just to prove that it has initiated development in the state ignoring the fact of quality coming out through this work.

Robbery bid foiled, employee injured
Ludhiana, February 16
A brave petrol pump employee foiled a robbery attempt, besides sustaining a bullet injury here this morning. The incident took place just a few yards from the police post situated near Vishavkarma Chowk.


24-hour power supply from next week: Badal
Kahanpura (Mandi Gobindgarh), February 16
The entire state will get uninterrupted power supply from the next week. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said this while addressing public during the inauguration ceremony of a rolling mill.

Pandit Rao mesmerises audience with his performance
Ludhiana, February 16
Branding every soul with melody, Pandit Shubhendra Rao mesmerised audience with recital of raag shudh saarang on sitar during his performance at the Vocational Rehabilitation Training Centre and DD Jain College.

A noted sitarist, Pandit Shubhendra Rao, enthralls audience at a function organised by SPIC MACAY in Ludhiana on Monday; and (right) an artiste sings a ghazal at a musical evening organised by Dhavani. Tribune photographs

Better traffic sense need of the hour
The traffic is going terribly haywire in Ludhiana. Think of any time in 24 hours, be it the day or the night, there is always the possibility of getting stranded in a traffic jam. So much so, even during the midnight, people do not have any certainty that they will reach their destination in time, particularly along the Ludhiana-Ferozepur Road and that too during the marriage season.

B.Com students protest fee hike
Ludhiana, February 16 B.Com students of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam college held a protest today within the campus against the recent fee hike by the college management.

GTB students bring laurels
Mullanpur Dakha, February 16
Students of GTB Institute of Management and Technology, Dakha, excelled in examinations held in May 2008 for the masters’ degree in MSc (IT) of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

Cleanliness drive by students
Raikot, February 16
Girls of the NSS unit of Sadbhawana College of Education for Women, Jalaldiwal, near here, launched a cleanliness drive in schools of three villages under Raikot.

Water pollution on the rise
This is with reference to the news published in Ludhiana Tribune "Festival leave Satluj stinking" dated February 7.


Youth run over by vehicle
Mullanpur Dakha, February 16
A youth was run over by a vehicle yesterday night.

Athletics meet concludes
Mullanpur Dakha, February 16
The 38th annual athletics meet of GTB National College, Dakha, concluded today. The following is the list of winners of various events:
Best athletes: GTB National College
Boys: Guru Dutt BA III won the title for the second consecutive year (1st 200 m, 400m, long jump, 2nd triple jump, 100 m and 3rd high jump).

The winners on the victory stand with principal Dharamjit Singh at GTB National College Dakha. Photo: Rakesh Gupta

Annual DMCH sports meet kicks off
Ludhiana, February 16
The 44th edition of the annual sports meet “Smash-2009” kicked started at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, here today.

A race in progress; and (right) faculty members take part in tug of war during the annual sports meet of DMCH, Ludhiana, on Monday. Tribune photographs

Gurtej, Mandeep adjudged best athletes
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 16
Gurtej Singh of BA III and Mandeep Kaur of BA I were adjudged the best athletes at an annual sports meet of Government College, Karamsar Rara Sahib.

Winners receive prizes on the annual sports meet at Government College in Karamsar on Sunday. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

AITA championship at Jassowal
Ludhiana, February 16
The main draw of the Harvest Tennis Academy, the AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament, was held on the sprawling campus of the Harvest Tennis Academy at Jassowal near Ludhiana today. Hardeepak Singh Saran, director of the academy, was the chief guest on this occasion. He wished players good luck and also briefed parents of the players present there about the academy projects.

Gully Cricket
Ludhiana finish runner-up
Ludhiana, February 16
What started as an exciting game ended in pure frenzy as city boys’ team finished as runners-up and pocketed a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh in the inaugural edition of the RIN T-10 Gully Cricket Championship played at Surat in Gujrat. Surat lads emerged winners to be richer by Rs 5 lakh.




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