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Bad condition of roads
MC to get tough on official-contractor nexus
Ludhiana, February 16
Cracking a whip on official-contractor nexus, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation would be holding surprise checks on all roads that were re-carpeted during the past one year from March.

20-yr-old youth commits suicide
Was unable to bear mother’s illness
Ludhiana, February 16
Frustrated over his mother’s chronic kidney disease, a 20-year-old youth committed suicide last night by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in his Vishwamitra Street home in the city’s Civil Lines area. He left behind a note saying he wanted his kidneys to be donated to a needy patient.

Census preparations kick off
Ludhiana, February 16
Municipal Commissioner AK Sinha, who has been appointed as the officer in charge for census within MC limits, today held meeting to review preparations.

Thieves break into shop
Decamp with TVs, DVDs, cash
Ludhiana, February 16
Thieves broke into an electronics shop in the Sandhu Nagar area last night and decamped with five TV sets, three DVD players, two LPG cylinders, an inverter and Rs 30,000 kept in the shop.


Girls perform during the closing ceremony of the annual athletics meet of the Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Girls perform during the closing ceremony of the annual athletics meet of the Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan P4

Political links embolden illegal colonisers
Ludhiana, February 16
That hundreds of unauthorised colonies which have mushroomed across the city over the past few years have been possible due to flawed laws, colluding officials and - above all - political patronage is more than evident in the case of an illegal colony that has come up on Ballowal Road in the Haibowal locality.

Evening courts from Feb 22
Ludhiana, Feburary 16
Following stiff resistance by local lawyers, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has deferred the setting up of evening courts by a week.


Pay Scales
Vet varsity teachers hold protest rally
Ludhiana, February 16
Teachers of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) held a protest rally in the university campus here today in support of the demands of the Punjab Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisation (PFUCTO).

From Schools & Colleges
Mock maths test for Class X students
Students of GMT College take part in a competition on saving environment in Ludhiana on Monday.Ludhiana, February 16
STEPS, a school programme wing of TCY, conducted a region-wide CBSE mathematics mock test for Class X here recently. The mock test, which was held at more than 32 centres across four states, witnessed a heavy turnout. Students from nearly 60 schools from north India participated in the test. When asked about the response to the test among the students, Deepak, a teacher from a school in Chandigarh, said, “The students found it an extremely informative and helpful experience. The test provided a real test like exposure. We are so impressed that we would like the TCY to conduct a science mock test also.”

Students of GMT College take part in a competition on saving environment in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

PAU researchers awarded
Ludhiana, February 16
Associate professor, Dr Jatinderjit Kaur Gill, department of family resource management, College of Home Science, PAU, was awarded a medal by the Punjab Academy of Sciences at the Punjab Science Congress held at Panjab University, Chandigarh, for her poster presentation recently.

Non-practicing Allowance
Vet officials condemn govt
Ludhiana, February 16
The Punjab State Veterinary Officers’ Association yesterday held a meeting under the leadership of Dr Ashok Sharma and condemned the Punjab government for not issuing non-practicing allowance (NPA) as per the recommendations of the Pay Commission.

Green Grove organises Punjabi debate contest
Doraha, February 16
An inter-house Punjabi debate competition was organised at Green Grove Public School today. Students from all houses displayed their skills. Dressed up in Punjabi dresses, the participants, from classes VI to XI, expressed their views on the burning issue like ‘Disarmament’, ‘Lack of laughter in human life’, ‘Pollution’ and ‘Respect to the nation is identity’. The debate brought out the merits and demerits of these issues. In this competition, Pushpinder of class VIII, Navneet of XI and Harpreet of class VII secured first, second and third positions respectively. Jasbir Kaur of class VIII bagged the consolation prize.

Mandi Gobindgarh MC presents Rs 30 crore budget 
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 16
Known as a hub of the steel industry in the state, the Municipal Council, Mandi Gobindgarh, in a meeting chaired by its chief Dharampal Rao passed the budget for 2010-2011 of Rs 30 crore 75 lakh as compared to Rs 26 crore 52 lakh in the past year executive officer Ranbir Singh Khatra said here today.

Students get practical training in first aid at Doraha Public School on Tuesday. Workshop on first aid 
Doraha, February 16
Doraha Public School organised a workshop on first aid for students of classes VII to IX with the help of Rotaract Club of the Doraha College of Education today.

Students get practical training in first aid at Doraha Public School on Tuesday. Photo by writer

Five-month-old undergoes rare surgery
Ludhiana, February 16
Manvi, a five-month-old female child suffering from a rare congenital anomaly of her left kidney was successfully operated upon at a private hospital in the city.

CME on kidney disease
Ludhiana, February 16
A large number of doctors attended a continuing medical education (CME) programme on “Kidney disease: Prevention and treatment” organised on Sunday by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Ludhiana chapter.

Cop lodges complaint against hospital
Ludhiana, February 16
Having been given a LAMA (Left Against Medical Advice) in the absence of a proper diagnosis for his ailing son Joydeep Singh, a cop in the Punjab Police, Ravinder Pal Singh, has given a written complaint against Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) to the Civil Surgeon Office.

Rajiv Puri is vice-chief of I-T body
Ludhiana, February 16
Rajiv Puri from Ludhiana has been elected as the vice-president of the All-India Income Tax Gazetted Association during a conference held recently in Hyderabad.

Mahila morcha holds protest against price rise
Ludhiana, February 16
Activists of Bhartiya Janata Party Mahila Morcha today led a protest at the Clock Tower Chowk here against wrong economic policies of the UPA government at the Centre and spiralling prices of essential commodities.

Malls: Hub of leisureactivities for youth
Ludhiana, February 16
When it comes to entertainment, Ludhiana has very less to offer to its citizens. Youngsters are left with fewer avenues for amusement. Only the sky scrapping malls housing different kind of leisure activities are the lone source left with the young brigade when they want to hang out with their friends.

Schoolboy missing
Amloh, February 16
A complaint has been registered with the police alleging that Prya Dutt Sharma, alias Kakoo (15), son of Guru Dutt Sharma, press secretary Brahman Sabha, Punjab, and a resident of Ward No 3, Takya Mohalla, Amloh, has been missing since Saturday when he went to bazaar around 2.30 pm.

Tributes paid to Mirza Ghalib
Randhir Kanwal performs at the ghazal night organised by Dhvani to commemorate the death anniversary of Mirza Ghalib in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, February 16
Accrediting Mirza Ghalib for his "Andaaz -e-Bian" (expression) in Urdu poetry, the confluence of Urdu poets and laureates observed his death anniversary by organising various functions in the city yesterday.

Randhir Kanwal performs at the ghazal night organised by Dhvani to commemorate the death anniversary of Mirza Ghalib in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

VAT Refund
Cycle manufacturers meet excise commissioner
Ludhiana, February 16
The United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers’ Association (UCPMA) has claimed that the issue related to VAT refund will be solved shortly.

Promotion of govt schools education
Teachers take out torch drive
Ludhiana, February 16
In the wake of declining students’ ratio in the government schools across the state, the education department has initiated a novel method to reinstate the confidence of people in the government schools’ education.


Theft in Govt Elementary School
Samrala, February 16
Some unidentified thieves struck at Government Elementary School, Otalan, and decamped with a new computer, school records and some ration of the Mid-day Meal Scheme last night.

9 booked for transferring land fraudulently
Mullanpur Dakha, February 16
The Humbran police had yesterday booked nine persons for transferring the family land fraudulently in their names.

Man held with 500g charas
Samrala, February 16
The Samrala police has arrested a person with 500 gram of charas during a nakabandi. According to SHO Arvindpuri, a police party was on patrolling when they stopped a youth on suspicion and recovered the 500 gram of charas from him. He was identified as Ram Krishan, a resident of Krishna Nagar, Khanna.

Sahibjeet, Ramanjit best athletes
Ludhiana, February 16
Sahibjeet Singh and Ramanjit Kaur in the senior section while Karan Bector and Gurleen Kaur in the junior section were named the best athletes in the annual sports meet of Mehta Gurukul Public Senior Secondary School, Doraha, held yesterday.

Sports Meet
Rekha adjudged best athlete
Ludhiana, February 16
Rekha, student of B A I, who won three events yesterday, was adjudged the best athlete in two-day 49th Annual Athletics Meet of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, which concluded here today. The B A II team was declared the best march past contingent.




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