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Killer MC Trucks
End of road for old vehicles
Ludhiana, March 26
Waking up to the loss of three lives in accidents involving municipal corporation’s trucks, the civic body has now decided to phase out the vehicles that have outlived their life.

Handy Tests
50 quintal adulterated cheese seized
Ludhiana, March 26
Health officials seize cheese with thick layers of fungus from the Haibowal Dairy Complex in Ludhiana on Friday. A team of health officials caught the owner of a milk-chilling centre with 50 quintal adulterated cheese covered with thick layers of fungus here today.

Health officials seize cheese with thick layers of fungus from the Haibowal Dairy Complex in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Ex-sarpanch holds free eye camp on girl’s birthday
Ludhiana, March 26
The former sarpanch of Hissowal, Harnek Singh, has taken the lead in setting an example of "benevolence" as he celebrated his daughter's birthday by organising a free eye checkup camp in the village.
A physically challenged boy being escorted home by his friends after the Friday prayers at the Jama Masjid in Ludhiana.
A physically challenged boy being escorted home by his friends after the Friday prayers at the Jama Masjid in Ludhiana.Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Title Deeds
Good news for allottees
Ludhiana, March 26
There is good news for allottees of properties in colonies developed by government agencies like the Improvement Trusts, PUDA, local area development authorities or urban local bodies as the state government has decided to grant further extension for registration of title deeds on the reserve price till June 30. Earlier, this facility was available only till March 31.

Prof booked for molestation
Ludhiana, March 26
A senior professor of the department of English of SCD Government College, an Urdu poet and a recipient of State Award, Prof Bhupinder Singh Parihar, has been booked for allegedly abducting and molesting a five-year-old girl at Flower Dale Enclave here today.

Faculty shocked
Ludhiana, March 26
The entire teaching fraternity was shocked following the arrest of senior professor BS Parihar in connection with a molestation case.


Trends in education discussed
Doraha, March 26
Doraha College of Education organised a national seminar-cum-panel discussion on “Indian Education System: Challenges Ahead” here yesterday.Dr Inderpal Singh, former Pro Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, was the chief guest.

BSNL employees stage dharna
Call for indefinite strike from April 20
Ludhiana, March 26
BSNL workers sit on a dharna in front of their general manager’s office in Ludhiana on Friday. Workers of the BSNL Employees Union, Sanchar Nigam Executives Association, All-India BSNL Executives Association and the National Federation of Telecom Employees today staged a daylong dharna outside the general manager’s office. The joint action committee comprises 13 associations and unions of executives and no-executives having strength of more than three lakh employees.

BSNL workers sit on a dharna in front of their general manager’s office in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Spreading awareness on TB among students
Sahnewal, March 26
The 10th anniversary of Tagore International Senior Secondary School, Sahnewal, was celebrated here today. World TB Day was also observed. Various competitions, including on-the-spot writing and calligraphy were organised.

Jack of all trades, master of many
Doraha, March 26
Now on the verge of superannuation, Major Madan Singh Bhandari has been a major in the literal sense, playing an indispensable role both at home and the workplace. He completed his matriculation in the 1960s in a school located in a remote hilly area of Uttaranchal during a time when few thought of acquiring an education. Later he enrolled in college, going on to earn BA (honours), MA (Hindi) and BLib degrees.

From Schools & Colleges
Industrial visit by engg students
Ludhiana, March 26
Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology (BCET) organised a visit to Vardhman Yarns and Threads, a unit of Vardhman Group for MBA students.The purpose of the visit was to make the students aware of the manufacturing processes, marketing strategies and export procedures.

Sarpanch, BDO officials accused of setting huts afire
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 26
Two Dalit families of Kasba Bharal village in Sangrur district have accused the village civic body chief and certain officials of the block development office of setting their huts on fire to dislodge them from the common land where they had been living for two generations.

Tribune Impact 
Work handed over to private company
Worn out expansion joints of Doraha flyover
Worn out joints on the Doraha flyover being replaced. Doraha, March 26
The work of replacing the worn out expansion joints on the Doraha flyover (National Highway No. 1) has finally been taken up by a private company.The plight of commuters and residents, who were facing difficulty due to the ever-widening gap between the joints, had specifically been highlighted in the columns of this paper.

Worn out joints on the Doraha flyover being replaced. Photo: Lovleen Bains

Youth Akali Dal seeks memorial for NRI
Ludhiana, March 26
To glorify the sacrifice of an NRI in the United Kingdom, who saved a British woman from muggers and got killed himself, the Delhi Youth Akali Dal has demanded a memorial in his name to be erected in the city.

Weed shatters farmers’ dream
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 26
Pre-harvesting season is proving to be thorny problem for farmers of this area. Infestation of wheat fields by Philarus Minu, a weed called “guli danda” in a local dialect and long and inadequate irrigation system have shattered their dreams to have bumper crop after many years.

Astrologer challenged for predicting Sonia’s future
Ludhiana, March 26
Taraksheel Society, Punjab, today challenged a city-based astrologer, who had recently claimed to have predicted the future of All-India Congress Committee chief Sonia Gandhi.

Govt employees hold protest rally
A trade union leader addreses a rally in Ludhiana on Friday. Ludhiana, March 26
Those visiting the local government offices were at the receiving end as clerical employees and supervisory staff up to the superintendent level, went on strike today in response to a call given by the Punjab State Ministerial Services Union to press for acceptance of their demands.

A trade union leader addreses a rally in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Earth Hour
Switch off lights today
Ludhiana, March 26
On a call given by the World Wildlife Fund to observe World Earth Hour tomorrow, the local environmentalists have urged city residents to switch off their lights for an hour between 8.30 pm and 9. 30 pm tomorrow.

Procurement of wheat from April 1
Ludhiana, March 26
The Punjab government has made the necessary arrangements for drinking water, lights, loading, unloading, cleaning of foodgrain and storage for the procurement of wheat in mandis would commence on April 1.

Experts dwell on health issues, programmes
Ludhiana, March 26
The department of health and family welfare organised a workshop for health workers on the execution of national health programmes carried out under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) here today.

Justice Mohantta promises civic amenities
Ludhiana, March 26
Justice Ashutosh Mohantta, Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court-cum-Administrative Judge for Sessions Division, Ludhiana, today assured that arrangements would soon be made to provide potable water to litigants, lawyers and judicial staff at the judicial complex here.

Seed treatment key to fighting insects
Ludhiana, March 26
Crops often fail to give the optimum yield because of attack by a variety of diseases and insect-pests, stated PAU scientists Parminder Kaur, Paramjit Singh and Dr Chander Mohan here.

Grant-in-Aid Hike
PAU reminds govt its commitment
Ludhiana, March 26
The PAU authorities are disappointed with the Punjab Budget as the annual grant-in-aid of the university has not been raised despite an increase in the salary component as a result of the implementation of the new pay scales, as recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission for teaching staff and the Fifth Pay Commission by the state government for non-teaching staff.


Congress leader booked
Mullanpur Dakha, March 26
The Dakha police has booked a senior Congress leader for bid to grab land of two NRI sisters.Major Singh, state secretary of the Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee, was accused of grabbing the land belonging sisters Navdeep Kaur and Navjeet Kaur yesterday.

Cricket trials tomorrow
Ludhiana, March 26
Trials to select players (u-19) will be held at MGM Public School, Phase I, Opposite LIC Building, Dugri, on March 28 at 3 pm, according to Ludhiana District Cricket Association general secretary Vinod Chitkara.




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