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Census: Residents too busy, enumerators too lazy
Sandeep Joshi Ludhiana, February 25
Ten minutes at the tall gates, another five minutes with the watchman or domestic help and just a minute with the mademoiselle, rushing to her kitty party; this sums up the experience of enumerators going to posh localities in the city to fill in the forms for Census 2011.

Coming up, an exclusive Shatabdi
Also, an upgrade to ‘adarsh’ station
Ludhiana, February 25
The Railway Budget has given Ludhianvis reason to cheer. The industrial hub of the state will have a new Shatabdi to the National Capital.


Railways off-track on facilities at station
Ludhiana, February 25
The introduction of new trains and the proposal to provide better infrastructural facilities at the upgraded railway station notwithstanding, rail passengers here are having a tough time.There are overcrowded and delayed trains, poor upkeep of railway premises, heavy rush at advance reservation and current booking counters, railway staff, touts and police fleecing passengers, especially migrant workers, and hordes of luggage and parcels scattered all around the railway platforms due to acute shortage of parcel vans, making the movement of people difficult, if not impossible.

Speaking out

Murder Case
Cops send SOS to US firm
Ludhiana, February 25
For the first time, the Ludhiana police is seeking Uncle Sam’s help in solving a murder case. It has sought the assistance of an American software company to lift images of assailants who were caught on close circuit television (CCTV) cameras while shooting victim Shiv Sharma, a 38-year-old iron trader, in the Dugri area on the night of August 12, 2010.



15 yrs on, still no vocational teacher in school
Sahnewal, February 25
Vocational building of Government Senior Secondary School has been locked for the past 15 years.Lakhs of rupees were spent on the construction of the building which was meant for imparting vocational training to girl students.

Punjabi actors converge on city
Ludhiana, February 25
Making a Punjabi movie is like a dream come true for Guddu Dhanoa. “It was my long cherished desire to make a Punjabi movie. When one of my cousins Vijay Dhanoa asked me to make a movie, I started searching for a subject and actors,” said Guddu who belongs to Punjab.

PAU’s Flower Show Mohit Khanna
Ludhiana, February 25
Sensing the business potential of the flower show organised at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), which has become a major crowd puller over the years, private gardening tool manufacturer companies and florists made the most of the two-day Dr MS Randhawa Flower Show and Competition that concluded here today.

From Schools
Talent show
Ludhiana: Lovely Lotus School organised an annual talent show for its students. Students introduced themselves beautifully and recited rhymes of their choice. They also gave a dance performance. Participants were given colourful story books and chocolates.

From Colleges
Annual day
Ludhiana: Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College, Hospital and Research Institute, Ludhiana, held its annual day. A prize distribution ceremony was also organised. Winners of Sardar Jawala Singh Memorial Annual Sports Meet 2011 were felicitated.

200 students felicitated
Mandi Ahmedgarh,February 25
Around 200 students of Government High School at Sarinh have been felicitated for their performance in academics, sports and co-curricular activities. The function was presided over by Ravinder Kaur, principal, while Darshan Singh Shivalik, Dakha, MLA, was the chief guest. A cultural programme was also presented by students.

Candidates videographed during trials
Ludhiana, February 25
Candidates participate in a race during a recruitment drive organised by the Punjab Police in Ludhiana on Friday. Leaving nothing to chance, the city police videographed the physical fitness test of 498 candidates who appeared on the first day of the recruitment drive at SCD Government College here today.Around 4,700 candidates have applied for the posts of 534 constable.

RUNNING FOR WORK: Candidates participate in a race during a recruitment drive organised by the Punjab Police in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Cong councillors burn Majithia’s effigy
Ludhiana, February 25
Irked over the statement issued by Akali MLA Bikram Singh Majithia against former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Congress Councillors, including Sanjay Talwar, Rakesh Prashar, Ashok Bagga, Pritpal Singh Ghayal and former councillors Jasbir Singh Chadha and Kailash Kapoor lodged their protest by burning an effigy of the Akali leader.

Hero’s welcome for national champions
Ludhiana, February 25
The members of the Punjab basketball team (men) who emerged champions in the 34th National Games at Ranchi were accorded a warm reception on their arrival here today.

Organisers urged to uphold standards
Mandi Ahmedgarh,February 25
Showing concern over alleged commercialisation and degradation of standard of kabaddi, sports enthusiasts and promoters have called upon organisers of kabaddi cups to consolidate their plans to save cachet of the rural sport.




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