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Vet varsity standoff enters 2nd day
Ludhiana, March 16
The stalemate between the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) administration and students continued here today with neither side ready to back off. No class for undergraduate students was held on the campus for the second consecutive day.
Protesting students of GADVASU hold banners demanding justice during a protest rally in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Protesting students of GADVASU hold banners demanding justice during a protest rally in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Two cops held for escape of murder accused
Ludhiana, March 16
Two constables have been arrested for allegedly helping a murder accused escape while the latter was being taken to Sonepat for a hearing in a robbery case on Sunday night.




MC to sterilise 5,000 dogs
Ludhiana, March 16
The much-awaited sterlisation of dogs project, which was delayed due to several reasons, seems to have finally seen the light of the day with the Ludhiana Municipal Authorities (LMC) reportedly giving nod to "Doggie-Lane", the company, to sterlise 5,000 dogs in first phase. Though further extension to project will be given only after seeing the results, the company is all set to start with the procedure in the next 15 days.

Two booked for pointing pistol at lawyer
Ludhiana, March 16
Two persons have been booked for thrashing an employee and pointing a licensed pistol at an advocate in the district court complex here this afternoon.

Day 3: Fate of disputed structure hangs in balance
Warring groups may soften stand
Ludhiana, March 16
The situation in Noorwala village continued to be tense for the third day even as the fate of the disputed gurudwara was yet to be decided. Heavy security was deployed in the area with the village resembling a virtual fortress even two days after the clash between two communities that left eight people injured.

Non-payment of house tax
MC seals 3 offices, 2 shops
Ludhiana, March 16
Acting tough with house tax defaulters, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC) today sealed three offices and two shops of the MSK Limited Company, having contract with PUNBUS (Punjab Roadways) at the bus stand here for not paying the house tax on time.

Self-attested declaration system from April 1
Ludhiana, March 16
The district administration will implement the self-attested declaration system in place of affidavits for the utility systems, various certificates and admission to educational institutes from April 1.


Take steps to protect 40,000 Indians in Kabul: Bitta
Sewing machines being distributed to a family of terror victim by All-India Anti-Terrorist Front chief Maninderjit Singh Bitta at Mandi Gobindgarh on Tuesday. Mandi Gobindgarh, March 16
All political parties in India should come on one platform to promote the interest of the country instead of evolving new strategies to create vote bank, to capture power and to rule the country, which will cause irreparable loss to the country said All -India Anti Terrorist Front (AIATF) chief Maninderjit Singh Bitta at a press conference here today.

Sewing machines being distributed to a family of terror victim by All-India Anti-Terrorist Front chief Maninderjit Singh Bitta at Mandi Gobindgarh on Tuesday. Photo: Bhushan Sood

Protest by BSNL casual, contract workers
Ludhiana, March 16
A protest demonstration was held by the BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Unions outside the general manager's office today.

Tewari moots zero discharge system for city
Ludhiana, March 16
Ludhiana MP Manish Tewari has urged Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to constitute a taskforce for preparing a project report to be submitted to the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests for getting Central funds for installation of a “Zero-Liquid Discharge System”, which would lead to the cleaning of the Budha Nullah.

House, factory catch fire
Residents douse the fire at Model Town in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, March 16
With the onset of summer, there is a sudden rise in the incidents of fire in the city. A fire broke out at a residence in the Model Town area here today. According to fire department officials, the fire broke out at House No. 603-L, Model Town, opposite Suman Nursing Home at 12.20 pm.

Residents douse the fire at Model Town in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

N-Liability Bill 
Doctors oppose cap on damages
Ludhiana, March 16
The Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) has expressed concern over the proposed Nuclear Liability Bill, which is yet to be tabled in the Lok Sabha for discussion and adoption.

Power cuts getting longer
Ludhiana, March 16
With the mercury rising continuously for the past few days in the region, the duration of power cut in the city and its surrounding areas are also getting longer even though on record, the scheduled power cut during the day is four hours daily- 9 am to 11 am and from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Animal husbandry awards
Harchand wins top spot in cattle category
Ludhiana, March 16
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) has announced the names of Chief Minister’s Award winners in the field of animal husbandry. The awards have been constituted in various categories and being given to innovative farmers.

Board systems for speedy construction
Ludhiana, March 16
Lafarge Boral Gypsum India (LBGI), a part of Lafarge Building Material Company, today organised a road show in Ludhiana followed by contractors’ meet. Lafarge launched its Gypsum product range under brand “LaGyp” and showcased a display van showing different applications possible with “LaGyp” Gypsum products and systems.

From Schools
The day of Small Wonders
Ludhiana, March 16
Small Wonders Nursery School and Small Wonders Club, Sangat Road, Civil Lines, celebrated its annual day today.

285 to be conferred degrees
Doraha, March 16
As many as 285 students, including 122 Arts, 26 honours, 41 B.Com, 4 M.Com, 33 BCA, 20 PGDCA, 21 MA Punjabi and 18 MA Political Science will be conferred degrees at Dr Ishwar Singh Memorial Hall of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, during its annual convocation and prize distribution function on March 18.

Chinese toys may be hazardous for your kid
Ludhiana, March 16
The rampant sale of ‘Made in China’ toys in every nook and corner of the city may have increased the incidence of learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders and anti-social behaviour and even lowered IQ among children. There is no regulatory body to ascertain the quality standard of toys imported from China and Taiwan, which have flooded the country’s markets. India had banned the import of toys containing toxic materials after persuasion by some NGOs working for a ‘safe environment’.

Job-oriented courses are a must
Jagraon, March 16
“Job oriented education is must for better prospective of students. The ability to achieve goals through hard work must be developed among the students,” said Dr Naval Kishore, dean students’ welfare, Panjab University, Chandigarh, while addressing the students during a convocation function of Sidhwan Educational Institutions here today.

Drowning Case
Body found, two still missing
Phillaur, March 16
Even after 48 hours of the mishap, two bodies of the Ludhiana youths, who were drowned in Sutlej River while taking a holy dip in the river on Sunday, could not be found till this evening.

Mock tests for NTSE final launched
Ludhiana, March 16
A set of 20 premium mock tests for NTSE final preparation have been launched by TCYonline.com, an online test preparation portal. The tests are divided into 10 tests of MAT and SAT each. The maximum cost of each test is Rs 100. NCERT will be holding the national-level NTS examination on May 9 and a select group of 4,000 students will match their wits in the final.


Attack on Baba Balbir Singh
Main accused held
Jagraon, March 16
The Jagraon police nabbed the main accused, identified as Buta Singh, of the murderous attack on Baba Balbir Singh case, chief of the Budha Dal.

Man commits suicide
Raikot, March 16
A resident of Brahmpura village near here committed suicide by jumping into canal yesterday. The victim has been identified as Baljit Singh (50). He used to run a school before switching over to a tent- house business.

Vivekananda House clinch overall trophy
Doraha, March 16
The annual athletics meet of Doraha College of Education (DCE) was organised on the college campus today. Assistant director sports, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Dr Rakesh Malik, inaugurated the meet by unfurling the flag.

Nirmala adjudged best athlete
Ludhiana, March 16
Nirmala Devi and Rajesh Kumar were adjudged best athletes among girls and boys in the annual sports meet organised at the Partap College of Education, Hambran road, here today.

Day 1: Komalpreet hogs limelight
Ludhiana, March 16
Komalpreet Kaur, a student of third year of electronics and communication engineering department, hogged limelight by clinching top positions in long jump and 400m hurdles race categories on the opening day of the annual athletics meet of Satguru Ram Singh Government Polytechnic College for Women, Rishi Nagar, here today.

Cricket trials on March 19
Ludhiana, March 16
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) will conduct trials to select the u-12 and u-14 players for the regional coaching centre being run by the assocation here at Arya College ground on March 19 at 3.30 pm, LDCA honorary general secretary Vinod Chitkara said.




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