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2 killed in roof collapse
The site where the roof collapsed, killing two labourers in Ludhiana on WednesdayLudhiana, February 10
Two labourers died after the roof of an old structure being demolished at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT) near Ghumar Mandi collapsed here today. The incident took place around 10 am when the labourers were demolishing the structure situated on the corner of the institute.

The site where the roof collapsed, killing two labourers in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Unskilled labourers at high risk of accidental death
Ludhiana, February 10
With no insurance cover or reimbursement of medical claims, thousands of labourers working at construction sites risk their lives every day for a meager daily wage of Rs 150. The majority of labourers are unskilled and are not aware about the risks associated with their jobs.


Shooting of Youth
Victim may lose vision if he lives
The victim, Prabhdeep Singh, recuperates at the DMCH in Ludhiana on WednesdayLudhiana, February 10
Blinded by love, Prabhdeep dared to enter the house of his beloved, knowing little that he would not be able to see again. The world of parents’ came crashing down today when doctors told them that their son’s condition was critical and if he survived, he might not be able to see again. On life support system, Prabhdeep is in coma after the girl’s father, Gurvinder Singh, shot him in the neck. 
The victim, Prabhdeep Singh, recuperates at the DMCH in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph


Project for sterilisation of dogs fails to take off
Ludhiana, February 10
The project for the sterilisation of stray dogs in the city, which was to get under way today, has been put on hold for the time being on account of the failure of the Amritsar-based firm, Doggie Lane, to obtain mandatory registration from the Animal Welfare Board of the Central government under the relevant law.

PAU convocation: Girls outshine boys
Chancellor and Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil addresses the PAU annual convocation in Ludhiana on WednesdayLudhiana, February 10
It was a “Women's day” at the annual convocation of Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) here today as members of the fair sex walked away with maximum honours. Considering the dominant presence of girls in the toppers' list, chief guest Dr MS Swaminathan said: ‘‘We are glad that girls have walked with most medals.’’ The PAU awarded 355 degrees, 64 merit certificates, 12 gold medals, five awards and a plaque.
Chancellor and Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil addresses the PAU annual convocation in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

VC comes to rescue
The Vice-Chancellor today saved three students from disappointment, when he passed their names to the announcer, who expressed her helplessness at not being able to find names in the list. Sensing the goof up within a few seconds, the Vice-Chancellor walked to the announcer and gave her the names after reading them from the degrees. The students were happy to receive the degrees.

Jatindera Greenfield School felicitates student
Ludhiana, February 10
The management, principal and staff of Jatindera Greenfield School, Gurusar Sudhar, felicitated student Inderjot Singh Gill, who has done the school proud by participating in the Republic Day parade held in New Delhi on January 26, this year. Inderjot is an NCC cadet and participated in the parade along with cadets from other states. Inderjot was among those, who participated in the parade from Punjab.

Paddy still not lifted from Khamano Mandi
Khamano, February 10
Despite Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s order to lift the paddy from grain markets in Khamano and Sanghol in two days during his visit to Ranwan on January 27, the paddy is still lying in these mandis.

Strike by PSEB employees
Suvidha Centre (single window) at zonal office of PSEB wears a deserted in Ludhiana on WednesdayLudhiana, February 10
Offices of the PSEB wore a deserted look as clerical and technical cadres of the board observed a strike here today against wage anomalies and policies of privatisation. Power supply remained largely unaffected, but residents had to face inconvenience as the rectification of faults took hours and the cash counters were closed. The suvidha centre in the zonal office of the PSEB was also closed.
Suvidha Centre (single window) at zonal office of PSEB wears a deserted in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

‘Money Order Videsh’ in city soon
Ludhiana, February 10
The much-awaited scheme of the Department of Posts - Money Order Videsh - will start in the city soon. Offering international cash-to-cash and cash-to-account transfers, the scheme promises special remittances for students studying abroad.

Industrialists meet DC
Ludhiana, February 10
The meeting of the single window clearance committee of the industries was held here today under the chairmanship of the DC, Vikas Garg. Several issues pertaining to the industry were raised, including small-scale industry and auto parts, etc.


Incense sticks being burnt durign the rath yatra taken out ahead of Shivratri at Shivala Mandir in Ludhiana on Wednesday
Incense sticks being burnt durign the rath yatra taken out ahead of Shivratri at Shivala Mandir in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

SAD-BJP government is trader friendly: Ratti
Jagraon, February 10
“The SAD-BJP alliance government is both people friendly as well as trader friendly” said Narottam Dev Ratti, chairman, Punjab Traders Board, who was here along with vice -chairman Madan Lal Bagga, to preside over the meeting of workers of the Akali-BJP Beopar Mandal that was held here last evening.

Govt ruining state economy: Congress
Ludhiana, February 10
Former president of the District Congress Committee and chairman of the Punjab Housefed Krishan Kumar Bawa yesterday made scathing attacks on the SAD-BJP government, charging it with wreaking havoc on the state economy through wrong policies and indifferent approach towards the core issues.

Vet varsity scientist honoured
Ludhiana, February 10
Prof AK Jain, senior buffalo breeder of GADVASU, was felicitated by the Indian Society for Buffalo Development at the International Buffalo Conference held at the National Agriculture Science Complex (NASC), New Delhi.

CIPHET director awarded
Ludhiana, February 10
CIPHET director Dr RT Patil was awarded with the Eminent Engineer Award of Institution Engineers India during the 23rd National Convention of Agricultural Engineers organised by the Maharashtra State Centre of Institution of Engineers held at Mahatma Phule Agricultural University, Rahuri, on February 6.

PU zonal competition on teaching aids
Jagraon, February 10
The inter-college competition of Ludhiana Zone of Punjab University, Chandigarh, was held at the GHG Harparkash College of Education for Women, Sidhwan Khurd. Students from 13 colleges in the zone presented their skills in teaching practices and teaching aids.

Trends in entrepreneurship discussed
Doraha, February 10
A panel discussion on “Emerging Trends of Entrepreneurship” was organised for MBA and BBA students at Doraha Institute of Management and Technology here today. Various industrialists and educationists of the region participated. Sukhpal Singh, chairman, Doraha Group of Institutes, Japvir Singh, director, Doraha Group of Institutes, and Dr RK Lekhi, director of the institute, welcomed the guests.

Faculty development programme at PIMT
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 10
Punjab Institute of Management Technology organised a faculty development programme on research methodology here today.  Former Punjabi Agricultural University MBA department head Dr SK Singla was the guest speaker.

Play on stress in students’ life
Ludhiana, February 10
Manojigyasa, a society of psychology students of Government College for Women, organised a function in the college here today. RK Aulakh, college principal was the chief guest. The highlight was a play: "Distress- A Mess" written, directed and enacted by Subah, Priya, Malika, Payal, Karuna, Manjot, Yoshita, Sania and Silvy.

IT surveys yield Rs 1.85 cr
Ludhiana, February 10
The income tax department swooped down on various establishments for evading tax in the city and Mandi Gobindgarh during the past 24 hours. A team consisting of nearly 100 officials from all over the state was in the city last evening.

Small-town women eager to take up jobs in cities
Ludhiana, February 10
Shedding their inhibitions to work in cities far removed from their homes, girls and even married women from smaller towns more than matched the enthusiasm of their male counterparts at the state ‘rozgar mela’ (job fair) organised for students and graduates of industrial training institutes by state technical education ministry.

Hunt for Punjab’s beautiful face
Ludhiana, February 10
Beauty hunt "Fem De Sohney Sohney Mukhde" will be launched for Punjab state. The pageant is being organised to discover Punjab's beautiful and fair face. The contest will be conducted across five cities- Ludhiana, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Patiala and Jalandhar.

Rozgar Mela
Appointment letters given to seven ITI students
ITI students from Punjab submit their applications during the Rozgar Mela in Ludhiana on WednesdayLudhiana, February 10
With an aim to provide employment to the passouts of Industrial Training Institutes (ITI), the Punjab Ministry for Technical Education organised a state-level "rozgar mela" today at ITI Gill Road, Ludhiana. Chaudhary Swarna Ram, the Punjab Minister for Technical Education handed over appointment letters to seven ITI students.
ITI students from Punjab submit their applications during the Rozgar Mela in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph


Order to attach property of SSP’s office
Khanna, February 10
The local court has attached the office and office premises of the SSP in an order passed here today. Manjit Singh, an employee of the Punjab Police, had filed a case against the Government of Punjab through the SSP, Khanna, challenging the order of his dismissal from service passed on February 4, 1994.

Power board told to give connection to tenant
Ludhiana, Feburary 10
The permanent lok adalat has ordered the Punjab State Electricity Board to release a new electric connection to tenant Mayank Mehra and Subashyank Mehra of M/s Roshan Sweets, Kailash Chowk, Ludhiana.

Rotary team moved by Punjabi hospitality
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 10
Michelle Renee Austin, Michael A Hayoun and Michael V Lurilli, members of the Rotary International Group Study Exchange team from New Jersey, lead by S Patel, were so impressed by the elements of rich cultural heritage of Punjab that they chose to be called by their Punjabi names suggested by the host families during their stay in Punjab.

Athletics meet at Doraha Public School
Doraha, February 10
Doraha Public School organised its second annual athletic meet today. Dr Neeru Katyal Gupta, SDM, Payal, inaugurated the meet by unfurling the flag. The athletic meet began with the march past of the students of Sutlej, Beas and Ravi House. The students of classes I to IV displayed their skills by performing drill with dumbbells and laziums. class VIII boys displayed ‘gatka.

Sports Meet
Nainy adjudged best athlete
Ludhiana, February 10
Nainy Bala, student of BA (I) was adjudged the best athlete in the annual sports meet of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, which concluded here yesterday. Harish Rai Dhanda, chief parliamentary secretary, Punjab, was the chief guest.

Sacred Heart honours students of martial arts
Sahnewal, February 10
Sacred Heart Convent School, Sahnewal, organised a prize distribution function here, today. School principal Sister Pavitra and vice-principal Sister Paulin gave away the prizes to tiny tots of the school for their proficiency in martial arts.

Annual sports meet at dental college
Ludhiana, February 10
The team of BDS (III year) students prevailed over the team of IV year students by 1-0 in football match on the first day of the annual sports meet of Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Hospital, Chandigarh road, here today.




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