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Noorwala tense but under control
Ludhiana, March 15
The situation in Noorwala village remained tense but under control, a day after a clash between two communities over possession of a gurdwara that left eight injured. Among preventive measures the police took today was restricting movement of outsiders in the village, which is facing communal tension perhaps for the first time.

Vet varsity suspends classes
Ludhiana, March 15
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) authorities suspended the classes of undergraduate students here today and warned the protesters to either call off their ongoing strike or vacate the university hostels immediately. However, stalemate continued over the matter even after a few round of talks between the university authorities and students leaders this morning as the students refused to call off the strike unless the authorities took a favourable decision.


THROWING SECURITY TO WIND: Girls flout driving norms on the PAU campus in Ludhiana
THROWING SECURITY TO WIND: Girls flout driving norms on the PAU campus in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

A student leader addresses protesting GADVASU students in Ludhiana
A student leader addresses protesting GADVASU students in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Insurance firm penalised Rs 2.5 lakh
Ludhiana, March 15
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered the Aviva Life Insurance Co to pay Rs 2.5 lakh as compensation along with interest at nine per cent per annum to the widow of a policyholder. The company was also directed to pay Rs 1,000 as litigation expenses.

Theft charge against 8-yr-old girl
Ludhiana, March 15
An eight-year-old girl allegedly stole a handbag containing cash and gold worth Rs 8 lakh, belonging to the mother of the bride during a marriage ceremony at Mai Nand Kaur Gurdwara in Ghumar Mandi here today.

Industrialists feel labour pangs
Ludhiana, March 15
The city has been home to many labourers from neighbouring states like Bihar and UP, but now, the respective state governments have become successful in luring the labour class back home. Various schemes and projects initiated by the state governments have taken the chunk of migrant population to their homes.


Rise in temperature cause of concern
Ludhiana, March 15
As the temperature is increasing with each passing day, so are the worries of residents. Outbreak of deadly diseases, including cholera, gastroenteritis, dengue and malaria, remain the cause of concern, but for the authorities such outbreaks seem to have become a routine.
Heaps of garbage lying in Jawahar Nagar camp in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Heaps of garbage lying in Jawahar Nagar camp in Ludhiana

Park used for sale of second-hand cars
Ludhiana, March 15
One of the triangular parks near Durga Mata Temple was used for commercial purpose for four days, but both Municipal Corporation (MC) and Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) denied of providing permission to organisers.

Lalkar rally: Women want to be heard
Jagraon, March 15
Price rise is forcing women especially from the poor strata of society, to force their family members eat less. The half-filled stomachs were giving rise to an anger that was quite palpable at the show of strength of farm labourers who turned up in thousands at the mammoth Lalkar rally here today.
Show of strength: Women turn up in large numbers at the Lalkar rally in Jagraon
Show of strength: Women turn up in large numbers at the Lalkar rally in Jagraon on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Use of water-saving technologies stressed
Ludhiana, March 15
A large number of farmers descended at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Rauni, Patiala, where Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) organised a kisan mela today. PAU Vice-Chancellor, Dr Manjit Singh Kang inaugurated the mela, which emphasised upon the theme “Conserve natural resources for the prosperity of all”.

‘World human rights council is to help poor’
Khamano, March 15
The main motive of the World Human Rights Protection Council is to help the poor and needy people to get justice who are denied justice due to political and official pressure. This was stated by chairman of World Human Rights Protection Council Advocate Ranjan Lakhanpal while addressing people at the Grain Market, here.

Pvt bus operators take passengers for a ride
Doraha, March 15
Private bus operators are allegedly altering the destinations at their sweet will, much to the inconvenience of passengers, who are forced to get down midway and board another bus, sometimes to be befooled yet again, in the process.

New distt presidents appointed
Ludhiana, March 15
Krishan Kumar Bawa, president, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur International Foundation, today announced the appointment of new district presidents of the body. Addressing a meeting, convened at Circuit House here to review the preparations for the forthcoming 300th year of "Sirhind Fateh Diwas" on May 12.

Students honoured at Mai Bhago college function
Ludhiana, March 15
The 18th annual prize distribution function of Mai Bhago College for Women and Collegiate School, Ramgarh, was held today in which students were honoured for their achievements in academics and youth festival.

This boy, a singer?
Who are you? The strict looking matron was not amused at the young man’s loudly hailing a friend. As a staff member of the college, which was celebrating a commemorative event, she was keeping a watchful eye over the overflowing and youthful audience.

BSNL employees protest against disinvestment
Ludhiana, March 15
Workers of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) Union and Sanchar Nigam Executives Association held a demonstration during the lunch hours in front of the general manager's office. Over 3 lakh employees participated in the demonstration from all over India.
Employees of the BSNL hold a lunch-hour demonstration in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Employees of the BSNL hold a lunch-hour demonstration in Ludhiana

Employees stick by hospital amid controversy
Ludhiana, March 15
Members of the District Hospital & Medical Employees Union today came out in support of the Dr BL Kapoor Memorial Hospital, currently in the eye of a storm, alleging a vicious propaganda campaign had been launched against the institution by “disgruntled elements”.

Kurtas — a style statement
Ludhiana, March 15
Kurtas as a popular traditional wear that add up oodles of grace and refinement to one’s personality have become an essential part of every woman’s wardrobe today. The best part of dressing in a kurta is the fact that they are extremely comfortable and can be worn for hours at a stretch.

Rangi to make documentary on Iqbal Mahal
Ludhiana, March 15
Navalpreet Rangi has made number of documentaries on personalities like Sobha Singh, Yamla Jatt, Bhagat Singh and Kartar Singh Sarabha will now be making a documentary film on Iqbal Mahal.

Tewari expresses concern over grim power scenario
Ludhiana, March 15
Expressing serious concern over grim power scenario which is getting worse with each passing day, national spokesperson of All-India Congress Committee and Ludhiana MP Manish Tewari today asked the SAD-BJP government in the state to spell out, as to how it was going to fulfill the power demand in the coming summer season.

Railway pensioners threaten stir
Ludhiana, March 15
Assailing the Union government for denial of full parity to the railway pensioners after January 1986 as was provided by 5th Central Pay Commission, the Northern Railway Pensioners Welfare Association today issued a threat to start an agitation and even gherao Parliament if justice was not dispensed to them.
Railway pensioners being felicitated by the Northern Railway Pensioners Welfare Association in Ludhiana
Railway pensioners being felicitated by the Northern Railway Pensioners Welfare Association in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Jawandha is Mahila Cong block chief
Doraha, March 15
Satinder Kaur Jawandha was elected block president of the District Mahila Congress, Khanna (rural), on Saturday. She is also the president of the Human Rights Protection Mission (Women cell), Punjab, and Mahila Mandal, Bija.

200 awarded degrees
Machhiwara, March 15
A total of 200 students were given degrees during the convocation function of National College for Women, which was organised here yesterday. The convocation function was presided over by Panjab University Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti who gave away the degrees to 200 students of the college.

7 more police stations opened
Ludhiana, March 15
Keeping a tab on the growing incidents of crime, seven new police stations were opened at various parts of the city. The new police stations have been opened at Daresi, PAU, Dugri, Daba, Moti Nagar, Jamalpur and Meharban.


Thief arrested
Ludhiana, March 15
The Sadar police has nabbed a thief, identified as Gora, from his residence in SBS Nagar, following a tip off here today. Cops recovered Rs 1.81 lakh and an iron rod used for theft from his possession.




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