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Govt schoolteachers don’t care for students’ health 
Routine health check-up ignored
Ludhiana/Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 31
Taking cognizance of alleged indifference of government schoolteachers towards monitoring health of their students, the higher authorities in the education department have summoned list of defaulting institutes so that necessary action might be initiated against the erring staff.

Vet student falls off first floor, dies 
Ludhiana, December 31
A 23-year-old student died after falling from the first floor of the hostel at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences Universityin mysterious circumstances here last night. The victim identified as Amanpreet Singh, a resident of Bhinder Kalan near Moga, was studying in the fourth year and was scheduled to fly to the US on January 5.


Ludhiana Tribune wishes its readers a happy and prosperous 2011.
Ludhiana Tribune wishes its readers a happy and prosperous 2011. 

homeward bound
Hostel students leave for home following winter break at PAU in Ludhiana
Hostel students leave for home following winter break at PAU in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Axe to fall on 25 religious encroachments
Ludhiana, December 31
The axe is finally going to fall on 25 religious places in the city that have encroached on public land. The Municipal Corporation (MC) has submitted a list of such places to the Deputy Commissioner (DC) following the orders of the Supreme Court for action against religious encroachments.

Construction of public toilets
Firm gets MC notice for pact violation
Ludhiana, December 31
Taking a tough stance against a private company for starting commercial activity at public toilets without even providing basic services to residents, the municipal corporation authorities have served a legal notice on the company, asking them to file a reply within a week.

A robbery that wasn’t 
Ludhiana, December 31
The claim of a woman that three unidentified men robbed her of Rs 65,000 after tying her up at Ladhowal village two days ago, fell flat during police investigation.

Syali Bhagat, Moni Roy and Raushika RekhiStars ring in New Year
Ludhiana, December 31
The city had its share of stardust, when celebrities welcomed the New Year by entertaining residents with their scintillating performances in various clubs and hotels here tonight. Item girl, Moni Roy set the stage of Nirvana Club on fire, while Raushika Rekhi anchored the show. Moni, popularly known as Krishna Tulsi of “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi” fame, said though it was her first visit to the city, she was already in love with it.

Syali Bhagat, Moni Roy and Raushika Rekhi

For them, sky is the limit, indeed!
Ludhiana, December 31
Four-year-old Reshma has not seen the open sky. Ever since she was born, the huge barracks, her mother, an aunt and several others like them are her “companions” at the Women Jail here.


Oyster Mushroom Cultivation 
Low-cost technology to enhance farmers’ income
Ludhiana, December 31
Keeping in view the need for agricultural diversification and income enhancement of the farmers, the scientists of the Department of Microbiology at Punjab Agricultural University, (PAU), familiarised them with the low-cost technology for cultivation and harvesting of the oyster mushroom (pleurotus, also commonly known as dhingri) together with its nutritional advantages.

Bank to facilitate credit to farmers 
Jagraon, December 31
With the intent to facilitate credit to agriculturalists, the Oriental Bank of Commerce has announced to focus attention on advances in the housing, retail lending and agriculture sector next year.

Experts dwell on mgmt of stroke
Ludhiana, December 31
The local branch of the National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) in association with the neurology department of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital organised a CME on “Management of stroke” recently.

City branch of IMA gets national award
Ludhiana, December 31
The Ludhiana branch of Indian Medical Association (IMA) has bagged one more national award - Community Service Award -2010 along with the Best President Award, from the national IMA, New Delhi. The honour came close after the "best branch award" from Punjab IMA.

F&CC agenda for Jan 4 meeting
Double load, courtesy BJP
Ludhiana, December 31
Bowing to pressure by BJP councillors, the municipal corporation (MC) authorities have doubled the number of items on the agenda to be discussed during the meeting of the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC), now scheduled for January 4.

PAU Notes
PAU, PTU ink accord
Collaboration in Academic and Research Programmes
Ludhiana, December 31
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and Punjab Technical University (PTU) was formally signed today for collaboration in academic and research programmes.

New Year, new hopes, new targets
Like every New Year, 2011 has brought hopes and expectations. Tribune correspondent Manav Mander talks to some of the city’s who’s who about their hopes and plans for the ‘Manchester of India’ and how the city can be made better


XEN arrested for abetment to suicide 
Jagraon, December 31
The local police has arrested an XEN with Punjab State Power Corporation Limited for abetting suicide committed by an employee on December 6. A team from the Jagraon city police station, led by SHO Balwinder Singh, arrested XEN Bhagwant Kishore from Patiala yesterday.

College lecturer attacked
Jagraon, December 31
A college lecturer was assaulted at his house today. The lecturer, identified as Parminder Singh, received serious injuries.


Rape accused sent to jail
Ludhiana, December 31
Satwinderpal Singh, a native of Dholen village who had been on the run after raping an Australian woman in Brisbane, Australia, was produced before the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) and further sent to jail here today.




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