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Dental College Row
Protesting students kept away from convocation

Voice anger against authorities; VC assures probe
An intern of BJS Dental College protests against the ongoing “unethical practices” after the convocation of the college in Ludhiana on Friday.Ludhiana, April 10
Accusing the management of BJS Dental College, Ludhiana, of indulging in unethical practices, students of six batches of the BDS staged a protest during the first-ever convocation of the college here today.

An intern of BJS Dental College protests against the ongoing “unethical practices” after the convocation of the college in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

4 pilgrims hurt as bus overturns
The bus that flipped on its side after it hit a road divider, hurting four persons, in the wee hours of Friday; and (inset) one of the injured passengers, Prem Singh.Ludhiana, April 10
Four pilgrims were injured, two of them seriously, when the drunk driver of an overloaded mini bus, rammed bus into a divider at an octroi post on the Ferozepur road in the wee hours here today. After hitting the curb, the bus  overturned.

The bus that flipped on its side after it hit a road divider, hurting four persons, in the wee hours of Friday; and (inset) one of the injured passengers, Prem Singh. A Tribune photograph


Recession Hits Realty
GLADA plans fall flat
Just 150 applications received for 144 two-room flats
Ludhiana, April 10
If the lukewarm response to the proposed multi-storey housing complex to be constructed by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) in Sector 40 on the Chandigarh Road here is any indication, recession seems to have hit the common man where it hurts the most.

Watchman stabbed to death; 1 held
Ludhiana, April 10
A watchman was stabbed to death by the son of a factory worker near Sherpur Chowk here today. The deceased has been identified as Laljeet (65) from Nepal. Laljeet was working as a watchman at Ramlal and Sons Industries near Sherpur Chowk.

City gets third fast-track court
Ludhiana, April 10
The city has got one more fast-track court with the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. With this, the strength of such courts has risen to three, the highest number for any city of the state. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has appointed Harveen Kaur Bhardwaj as the presiding officer of the court. She was earlier posted at Kapurthala as Civil Judge, Senior Division. She assumed charge here today.—OC

MC squad returns empty-handed
Ludhiana, April 10
The town planning squad of the municipal corporation, which had gone to remove encroachment in Model Town Extension, near Baba Deep Singh Gurdwara, had to return empty-handed today due to protest by encroachers.

City Concerns
Majority of the promises made during the election campaign turn out to be ones that are never kept. The bulk of election manifesto and speeches holds ground only during the election process.


A mall all decked up in Ludhiana on Friday. ‘Good’ Friday for city traders
Ludhiana, April 10
Good Friday proved to be ‘good’ for traders here, as it was a holiday and shoppers thronged city markets in large numbers. A huge rush was witnessed outside various shopping malls of the city, as various multiplexes were jampacked with residents queuing up to watch the latest releases of the week.

A mall all decked up in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Holiday bonanza for govt staff
Public work takes backseat
Ludhiana, April 10
Public works have been put on hold, thanks to a holiday bonanza for state government employees. With Good Friday coinciding with weekend, Baisakhi and Ambedkar Jyanti, employees will have a string of holidays this time.

Cong asks SAD to snap ties with BJP
Says it has anti-Sikh leaders like Varun Gandhi
Ludhiana, April 10
Manish Tewari, the Congress candidate from Ludhiana parliamentary constituency, today asked the Shiromani Akali Dal to sever its ties with the BJP as its leaders like Varun Gandhi have pronounced their hatred against the Sikhs. Besides, he added, the CBI had given a clean chit to Jagdish Tytler in 1999 during the BJP’s regime when LK Advani was the Home Minister.

Migrants lament raw deal by political parties
Ludhiana, April 10
Lakhs of migrants from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, settled in the mega city for a long time now, have charged the major political parties with giving a raw deal to them and not addressing their problems in day to day life.

Pension Delay
Retired employees threaten to boycott election 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 10
Accusing constituents of various government offices of showing scant respect to retired officials, former employees of the state food department have threatened to boycott the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections if their dues were not paid immediately.

Fee Hike
No support from politicians: Parents
Ludhiana, April 10
Why politicians are not coming forward to raise their voice against the ‘loot by the management of the schools affiliated to CBSE’.

Schools celebrate Baisakhi
Mullanpur Dakha, April 10
Students of Peace Public School celebrated Baisakhi on its campus here today. Students were dressed in colourful traditional dresses while the school was decorated with phulkari, harrow, sickle, plough and scare crow.

PAU dons honoured by horticulture society
Ludhiana, April 10
The Indian Society of Ornamental Horticulture honoured the PAU former and current head of the floriculture and landscaping department, Dr JS Arora and Dr Ramesh Kumar, with fellowships of the society in an annual meeting and symposium held at New Delhi recently.

Importance of US fellowships discussed 
Ludhiana, April 10
Punjab Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang attended the Fulbright Campus representatives’ meeting at New Delhi recently. In a press note issued here today, he said there were various Fulbright fellowship opportunities for students and faculty.

Youth held for abducting daughter of teacher
Ludhiana, April 10
Out of his devotion for his music teacher, a local youth, Manjeet Singh, had abducted the former’s daughter, Kamaljit, who had married a youth of her choice. The feeling that his music teacher was belittled in society turned Manjeet restless.

Dr Vineet IS Khinda with one of his pictures during the ‘Amazing India’ exhibition at Gallery Artmosphere in Ludhiana. ‘Amazing India’ comes to city
Ludhiana, April 10
He has captured India’s different regions in his shutterbug. Be it Rajasthan or southern part, Indian states have come alive in photo exhibition ‘Amazing India’ by Dr Vineet IS Khinda. A doctor by profession he has been shooting actively for almost two decades.

Dr Vineet IS Khinda with one of his pictures during the ‘Amazing India’ exhibition at Gallery Artmosphere in Ludhiana. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Violation of Ethical Code
Medical association’s move to curb malpractice
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 10
Taking cognizance of the alleged reports of violation of ethical code by certain medical practitioners of the area, office-bearers of the Medical Practitioners Association Punjab have launched a move to curb malpractices.

Bar forms body for environment protection
Ludhiana, April 10
The District Bar Association has set up a panel of 11 lawyers for extending support to the eminent enviornmentalist, Balbir Singh Seechewal of Sultanpur Lodhi, Kapurthala, and creating awareness among masses against pollution hazards.


Labourer killed in accident
Jagraon, April 10
A migrant labourer died when a car hit his cycle on Wednesday night. The deceased was identified as Lalan Rishi who was coming toward Sidhwan Bet when a Maruti car (PB 10 U 1315) coming from the opposite side at a high speed hit his cycle, injuring him badly.

Youth held for stealing donation box
Jagraon, April 10
A youth was arrested today for stealing a donation box from a religious place here. Sunny Kumar of Sherpura village had allegedly stolen the box from a Jain Sthanak at Ram Nagar Mohalla here in the wee hours yesterday.

Security guard held
Mullanpur Dakha, April 10
A man was arrested by the local police along with a stolen rifle. Gurdev Singh of Gahour, a security guard at Spirit Golabal, a complex under construction near Bhanohar village, alleged that his colleague Balraj Singh, along with his three accomplices, had snatched his 12 bore rifle after scaling the wall. He said Balraj was irritated over him as he had called him up twice over the phone to take the charge of night duty and relieve him. The Dakha police swung into action immediately and arrested Balraj and Gursewak Singh yesterday. A case against him was registered. 
— OC

Basketball Meet
City lads retain title
Players of the Ludhiana Basketball Academy in a jubilant mood .Ludhiana, April 10
The Ludhiana Basketball Academy in the boy’s category while hosts Sangrur in the girl’s category emerged winners in the 36th edition of the Punjab State Sub-Junior Basketball Championship (u-14) held at Sangrur from April 6 to 9. In the boy’s section, defending champions Ludhiana Basketball Academy remained unbeaten to retain the title.

Players of the Ludhiana Basketball Academy in a jubilant mood . A Tribune photograph




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