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Gagan Ajit’s mother-in-law killed in accident
19 injured as speeding bus overturns
Ludhiana, February 25
Hockey player Gagan Ajit’s mother-in-law was killed and 19 were injured, two of them seriously, when the speeding bus they were travelling in overturned at Cheema Chowk here early morning.
A bus that met with an accident at Cheema Chowk in Ludhiana A bus that met with an accident at Cheema Chowk in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
A Tribune photograph

Fire Fighting Arrangements — III
Civil Surgeon’s office at God’s mercy
Ludhiana, February 25
Fire safety norms are not being followed at the Civil Surgeon’s office, civil hospitals and dispensaries in the district.
An outdated fire extinguisher at the Civil Surgeon’s office in Ludhiana; and (right) a narrow corridor at the office with a single exit and entry door
An outdated fire extinguisher at the Civil Surgeon’s office in Ludhiana; and (right) a narrow corridor at the office with a single exit and entry door. Photos: Inderjeet Verma


Major reshuffle to hit MC projects
Ludhiana, February 25
With the local bodies department transferring more than 56 officials of the municipal corporation following directions of the Election Commission, development projects in the city would come to a standstill.

4-laning of bypass to ease traffic flow
Ludhiana, February 25
The Rs 425-crore four-laning project of the southern bypass along Sidhwan Canal from the GT Road at Doraha to the Ferozepur road in the city will improve traffic management.

Poll scene like never before
Ludhiana, February 25
The city is witnessing a massive public display of pre-electoral verbal jugglery to woo voters, besides public rallies, party meetings and press conferences, even before the elections have been announced.

City Concerns
Regular religious processions, mainly shobha yatras, on city roads continue to inconvenience travellers. Traffic on Jagraon Bridge, Ferozepur road, Ghumar Mandi and a majority of old city roads continues to be bad and there seems no respite in sight.


Sixth Pay Commission
Teachers to go on strike tomorrow
Ludhiana, February 25
The staff of three universities, government and private colleges in the state will go on a strike on February 27 in support of their demands regarding the pay revision. The staff members will hold dharnas on their respective campuses from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on February 27.

Entrance Exams
Free coaching for govt school students
Ludhiana, February 25
The Punjab EDUSAT society has decided to launch coaching/training programme for students aspiring to appear in the AIEEE/CET/PMT/IIT entrance examinations for the year 2009.

1,200 entries for PAU flower show
Ludhiana, February 25
The much awaited flower show at PAU got a roaring response from the flower lovers in the city as they were seen making a beeline at the venue since morning.

Fusion snacks a hit with foodies
Ludhiana, February 25

In the present days of fusion, an American choupsey dosa or a chocolate samosa may no longer sound weird and may titillate your taste buds too. Unlike traditional South Indian dosas and samosas, their western-doctored versions are using noodles, sauces, capsicum, chicken, fish, chocolate, pasta and dry fruits. Pizzas and burgers are relished worldwide but when it comes to samosas everybody treats it like any other snack.

Nagpur artists' work at display
Ludhiana, February 25
Art is the expression of life for these three youngsters. Nature fascinates Praful Dekate while for Vrushali it is the creative painting that captivates her mind and Manish Bobade likes to paint mythological episodes with his brush.

Nagpur artists during their exhibition at Artmosphere Gallery in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Nagpur artists during their exhibition at Artmosphere Gallery in Ludhiana

Tribune Impact
Now, mgmt panels to look after parks
Ludhiana, February 25
Finally giving a thought to public parks here, the municipal corporation has decided to hand over all parks to the Park Management Committees (PMCs) to ensure greenery and their maintenance.

City Concerns - II
Start inter-city rail network
Hundreds of daily commuters face the hardship of travelling to and from the local railway station every day because of the rush of travellers from different parts of the country. The migrant labour forms the biggest component of the rush.

Speaking Out
Tax cut poll gimmick
The Centre yesterday announced a slew of sops for the ailing auto and cement sectors, reducing both excise duty and service tax by two per cent each to stimulate the economy in the wake of the prevalent global economic crisis.

Chemists refrained from selling ‘H’ drugs
To go on strike on March 18
Ludhiana, February 25
As a mark of protest against the decision of the State Drug Advisory Committee that has refrained the chemists from selling the habit forming (‘H’) drugs without affidavits, the Ludhiana retail and chemists associations will observe a strike on March 18.

Ambulance donated
Ludhiana, February 25
The Amway Opportunity Foundation (AOF) and Amway distributors donated an ambulance to the Krishna Charitable Hospital, here today. Punjab deputy speaker S Satpal Gosain and vice-president, North Amway India, Bhuvav Kapur flagged-off the ambulance in a ceremony held at their office.

Traders seek special fund
Ludhiana, February 25
The beopar cell of the state unit of the BJP today demanded that the government should create a special fund to meet the need of traders during calamities or other exigencies.

Employees’ forum to hold rally today
Ludhiana, February 25
The Punjab Subordinate Services Federation and the UT Employees Joint Action Committee is organising a rally at Bathinda on February 26 demanding the release of the Fifth Pay Commission report, a press release of the PAU Employees' Forum said here today.

Talk on education scenario
Ludhiana, February 25
A discussion will be organised on “Current situation of the education, problem and solution” on March 1 by Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle.

Evils of pollution discussed
Jagraon, February 25
A seminar on environmental awareness was conducted and a procession was also taken out by students of DAV College, Jagraon. The seminar was organised by Prof Anuj Kumar and Vice-Principal Shashi Parbhakar.

Sadbhavan students 2nd in fashion show
Raikot, February 25
The students of Sadbhavan College of Education for Women celebrated after grabbing the second prize in the fashion show in CRESCENDO-2009, which was organised at GGNIMT, Ludhiana.

254 examined at dental camp
Raikot, February 25
A free dental camp was organised by the Giani Nihal Singh Gadri Baba Dalip Singh memorial trust at Jalaldiwal village.

Patients being given medicine and dentures at the dental camp in Jalaldiwal village on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Patients being given medicine and dentures at the dental camp in Jalaldiwal village

Wood worth lakhs destroyed in fire
Ludhiana, February 25
A fire broke out on the third floor of a building of Prince Timber near the bus stand here this afternoon.


Two held with 31.5 kg poppy husk
Khanna, February 25
The Khanna police today arrested two persons with 31.5 kg poppy husk near Samrala. The accused have been identified as Jang Singh of Bhanglan village in Khanna and Balram Kumar of Heera Nagar in Ludhiana.

Woman sets herself afire
Raikot, February 25
A woman set herself on fire after a minor altercation with her husband yesterday. Jasvir Kaur and Lakhvir Singh were married for more than seven years. Yesterday, they had an argument following which she doused herself with kerosene and set herself afire.

Missing man fished out of canal
Jagraon, February 25
A missing man was fished out from the canal yesterday evening. Gurdeep Singh (30) of Dalla village went missing two days ago after he went to his shop at Jagraon on his scooter.

Student commits suicide
Ludhiana, February 25
Upset over her performance in accounts exam, an 18-year-old girl committed suicide by setting herself ablaze here today.

Youth consumes insecticide, dies
Jagraon, February 25
Nirbhai Singh (25) of Kaunke village died after consuming insecticide accidentally at his residence here today.

Khalsa College eves lift kabaddi title
Raikot, February 25
The girls of Khalsa College for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, bagged the champions trophy in All-Girls Kabbadi Tournament held at Swami Ganga Giri College here today.
Players in action during a kabaddi tournament at Raikot on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Players in action during a kabaddi tournament at Raikot

Cycling Meet
PU riders dominate on day one
Ludhiana, February 25
Riders from the host Panjab University, Chandigarh, dominated the track events- clinching two titles on the opening day of the three-day All India Inter-Varsity Cycling Championship that began at the Punjab Agricultural University velodrome here today.

IN TANDEM: Students take part in the All India Inter-University Cycling Championship at the PAU in Ludhiana
IN TANDEM: Students take part in the All India Inter-University Cycling Championship at the PAU in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

ONGC League
JCT take on Churchill Bros today
Ludhiana, February 25
A keen tussle is on the cards when JCT FC, the premier soccer outfit of north India, takes on Churchill Brothers of Goa in the 17th round match of the ongoing ONGC I Football League scheduled to be played at the Guru Nanak Stadium here tomorrow.

Athletics meet today
Ludhiana, February 25
The 3rd annual athletics meet of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana will be held tomorrow.




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