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LS Polls
Development issues to the fore
Ludhiana, March 15
Candidates for the Ludhiana seat this time need to be geared up to answer local residents in announcing their work priorities. Party offices of the two main parties, the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD), are working overtime in charting out action plan which "makes better logic" to the voter minds.

Demolition Drive
MC serves notices on 400 residents 
Raikot, March 15
The municipal council has served notices on at least 400 residents for getting their buildings demolished. The executive officer of the council has given a week’s time to those residing on the Malerkotla Road starting from Hari Singh Naluwa Chowk to do so. 

Extortionists’ arrest exposes bank culture
Ludhiana, March 15
The arrest of three extortionists, who were nabbed on the charges of threatening an industrialist, has unveiled the dark side of the banking industry. Out of the three accused, two accused were bank recovery agents, while the third accused also had a stint as recovery agent.


EARLIER STORIES


Man, granddaughter killed in accident
Ludhiana, March 15
In a tragic incident, a bus ran over a motorcycle, killing two and leaving two injured at Jassian Chowk near the GT Road here today. The deceased have been identified as Ashok (60) and Baani (3), while the injured Monica and Nancy were rushed to a hospital in serious condition.

Women smash kiosk selling obscene CDs
Jagraon, March 15
A group of women smashed a kiosk from where objectionable material, including obscene films and songs, was allegedly being sold.

Patients with viral infections flood hospitals
Ludhiana, March 15
OPDs of government and private hospitals in the city and its periphery are flooded with cases of viral infections, which physicians say have multiplied this year as compared to the previous years.

COMMUNITY

Punjab Education Minister Dr Upinderjeet Kaur gives away prizes at Guru Tegh Bahadur National College, Dakha. Three awarded college colours
Mullanpur Dakha, March 15
Annual prize-giving function of Guru Tegh Bahadur National College, Dakha, was held in the college auditorium yesterday. The function was presided over by Dr Upinderjit Kaur, Minister of Education, Punjab. 

Punjab Education Minister Dr Upinderjeet Kaur gives away prizes at Guru Tegh Bahadur National College, Dakha. A Tribune photograph

Call to tackle pneumonia in kids
Dr Rohit Aggarwal, secretary general of the IAP, and other experts at a conference in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, March 15
Indian and international experts in the child health have called for immediate steps to prevent pneumonia morbidity and morality, which they said is the leading cause of death among children under-five years of age in India and other developing countries.

Dr Rohit Aggarwal, secretary general of the IAP, and other experts at a conference in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Make institutes at par with foreign varsities: V-C
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 15
Admitting that a lot was required to be done for promotion of medical science in the state, Vice-Chancellor of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, Dr SS Gill called upon management committees of private medical and research institutes of the region to focus their attention on improvement of learning environment.

Women take out ‘Kalash Yatra’ before the start of the 51st Gyan Bhakti Vishal Sammelan in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Women take out ‘Kalash Yatra’ before the start of the 51st Gyan Bhakti Vishal Sammelan in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Govt staff to launch stir in phases
Ludhiana, March 15
The Punjab Mulazam Sangharsh Committee, comprising six federations and over a dozen unions of government employees, today chalked out a three-phase action programme in which it charged the SAD-BJP government, led by Parkash Singh Badal, with betraying lakhs of employees and pensioners in the state.

‘Privatisation of education unwelcome’
Ludhiana, March 15
Privatisation of the education will be disastrous for the system and the state government should rethink its policy on education. These were the views expressed by former Higher Education Secretary Manmohan Singh while addressing the prize winners at the SCD Government College, Ludhiana, yesterday.

Students interact with industrialists
Ludhiana, March 15
At a time of global economic recession and when Indian economy is also facing the impact of the economic slowdown, the business schools of the country, including IIMs, are facing a problem of placements of their students. In such a scenario, it becomes necessary that the students upgrade their employability skills and be ready to travel to any part of the country.

Management training programme
Ludhiana, March 15
Excellence is not an end, it is a continuous journey. This was stated by Suneel Keeswani, trainer and consultant from New Delhi, at the one-day management development programme held here yesterday.

160 get  B.Ed degrees
Ludhiana, March 15
Convocation of GMT College of Education was held on the campus here today. As many as 160 students of sessions 2005-08 were awarded degrees by the chief guest, Dr SS Bari, registrar, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

468 cadets pass out of police academy 
A dog jumps through a fire ring during the annual passing-out parade of the PPA, Phillaur, on Sunday.Philaur, March 15
At least 468 trainees of various basic and promotional courses passed out at the annual Passing Out Parade of the Punjab Police Academy here today. Different batches of trainees included cadets from Bhutan and states like Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Chandigarh.


A dog jumps through a fire ring during the annual passing-out parade of the PPA, Phillaur, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Chemists withdraw strike call
Ludhiana, March 15
Following an agreement with the department of health and family welfare, the Punjab Chemists’ Association has withdrawn the strike call for March 18.

Workers get electric shock
Ludhiana, March 15
Two workers sustained serious burn injuries due to the electrical shock from a power cable while they were putting up a hoarding at a building near Rajpura Chowk at Hambra Road here today.

Non-acceptance of demands
Valmikis against supporting SAD 
Ludhiana, March 15
Frustrated over the dilly-dallying attitude of the SAD over the non-acceptance of its long- pending demands and the BJP’s failure to give due representation to this community in the political set up, the Bhartiya Valmiki Dharm Samaj has served an ultimatum for reviewing its decision of extending support to the alliance in the coming elections.

A participant flexes his muscles during the Mr Punjab and Jr Mr North Zone Bodybuilding Championship in Ludhiana on Saturday.
A participant flexes his muscles during the Mr Punjab and Jr Mr North Zone Bodybuilding Championship in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph 

Allottee praise govt’s move on conveyance deeds
Ludhiana, March 15
The allottees of plots and flats from government agencies like PUDA and improvement trusts have hailed the decision of the state government to allow conveyance deeds of such properties at allotment rates as against the collector's rates, which are many times higher than the reserve price being charged for this purpose till now.

Tewari favours one-rank-one-pension
Ludhiana, March 15
National spokesperson of the All-India Congress Committee, Manish Tewari, today advocated the one-rank-one-pension scheme for the ex-servicemen across the country.

Natural resource mgmt vital for agriculture
Ludhiana, March 15
“The intensive Punjab agriculture has exerted tremendous pressure on natural resource base, particularly on water and soil health. Therefore, natural resource management has become vital for the sustainability of Punjab agriculture,” Dr B.S. Hansra, an eminent agricultural extension scientist and director, School of Agriculture, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, stated.

CRIME

Businessman robbed  at gunpoint 
Ludhiana, March 15
It seems that criminals have no fear of cops. In a typical case of lawlessness, four heavily armed youths, robbed a businessman of his car and mobile phone at a gunpoint in Rishi Nagar on Friday night.

Two held in robbery bid
Jagraon, March 15
A gang of six looters made an unsuccessful bid to loot the house of a money exchanger. The bid failed as the money exchanger and his father returned home a bit earlier.

Bid to rape child, 55-yr-old arrested
Jagraon, March 15
A 55-year-old baba has reportedly tried to rape a five-year-old girl. He failed in his motive as the mother of the child returned home.

Sports carnival  at school
Ludhiana, March 15
The 4th Annual Athletics Meet of Sat Paul Mittal School was held here today. Vijendra Kumar, Olympic bronze medalist, was the chief guest for the day. The chief guest unfurled the school flag. The Satyans impressed spectators with their excellence.

(Left) Vijendra Kumar, Olympic bronze medalist, gives autograph to his fans at Sat Paul School in Ludhiana on Sunday. (Right) Parents participate in a tug-of-war contest at the annual sports meet of a school in Ludhiana on Sunday.
(Left) Vijendra Kumar, Olympic bronze medalist, gives autograph to his fans at Sat Paul School in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph
(Right) Parents participate in a tug-of-war contest at the annual sports meet of a school in Ludhiana on Sunday.Tribune Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

 

 






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