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Rs 5 per litre hike comes as A pinch on the pocket
Dairy owners raise milk prices to 
Rs 35 per litre

Ludhiana, April 6
In yet another blow to the common man, dairy owners in the city today increased the prices of milk by Rs 5. Milk, which was available for Rs 30 or 31 per litre with dairies till yesterday, would now be sold at Rs 35 per litre by dairy owners.

School fee hike leaves parents fuming
Ludhiana, April 6
The decision by private schools to increase tuition fees by 10 to 15 per cent has left parents of students exasperated. They said they were already burdened by rising prices and the higher cost of providing their kids a school education would now make things even more difficult for them.

Cong to rotate leadership of councillors
Ludhiana, April 6
The Congress party appears to be playing musical chairs by opting for rotation of the post of leader of the group of party’s councillors in the municipal corporation in a shrewd move aimed at appeasing all factions.


Who will be next PAU VC?
Ludhiana, April 6
Even as the lobbying for the next Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) has intensified, seven to nine names are doing the rounds.

Drug resistance hampers fight against disease
Ludhiana, April 6
‘Antibiotic resistance: No action today, no cure tomorrow’ - the slogan coined by the World Health Organization for World Health Day, observed on April 7, stands defeated in the wake of unchecked quackery and ineffective drug control laws. Over the years the problem of self-medication has become critical with the manifold increase in irrational use of antibiotics, resulting in drug resistance.

Youth held for making extortion calls
Ludhiana, April 6
Thirty-year-old Gursharan Singh, a resident of Shimlapuri whose father worked as the driver of a doctor couple in Model Town, has been arrested for making extortion calls to the couple.


Anna Hazare’s crusade against corruption
Hindu-Sikh Jagriti Sena observes fast
Activists of the Hindu-Sikh Jagriti Sena sit on a token chain fast to express solidarity with Anna Hazare at Jagraon bridge in Ludhiana on Wednesday.Ludhiana, April 6
Activists of various social, religious and other bodies are coming out in support of social activist Anna Hazare, who is sitting on a chain fast in New Delhi and demanding enactment of stringent anti-corruption Bill.

Activists of the Hindu-Sikh Jagriti Sena sit on a token chain fast to express solidarity with Anna Hazare at Jagraon bridge in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo Inderjeet Verma

Collector Rates
Congress ridicules BJP
Ludhiana, April 6
The Congress today mocked at local BJP leaders, who were moving against their own government in an attempt to garner public sympathy on the issue of Collector rates of properties in the city for the purpose of registration of sale deeds.

Stray animals a headache for Jagraon residents
Jagraon, April 6
Stray cows roaming in the middle of the Ludhiana-Ferozepur Road at Jagraon. Stray animals roaming in various parts of the city roads have made commuting difficult for locals besides causing numerous accidents. All this is happening in spite of the presence of two big gaushalas. Residents rue that despite their repeated request neither the municipal council nor representatives of these two gaushalas look serious to resolve the issue.

Stray cows roaming in the middle of the Ludhiana-Ferozepur Road at Jagraon. Photo by writer

Shopkeepers dig road; MC turns blind eye
Ludhiana, April 6
As authorities of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation continue to turn a blind eye to building bylaws violations, a few shopkeepers dug a road managed by the civic body without taking its permission. Shopkeepers have dug up a portion of the College road, which is a few yards away from residences of the Municipal Corporation’s top brass, including Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura. 

Minister shifts 2 toilet sites to ‘appease’ voters
Construction work hangs fire
Ludhiana, April 6
In a glaring example of how political interference can adversely affect the working of the municipal corporation, the project on construction of public toilets has been hanging fire as a Cabinet Minister has ordered the change of two sites.

F&CC meeting deferred at last minute
Ludhiana, April 6
Owing to acute financial constraints, the municipal corporation authorities have deferred the meeting of the finance and contracts committee (F&CC) schedule for tomorrow despite the fact that over 300 agenda items were to be taken up.

Youth exchange programme
Harjot Singh Kalsi NCC cadet visits Kazakhstan
Ludhiana, April 6
Harjot Singh Kalsi, an NCC cadet from 4 Punjab Air Squadron, was the only cadet from Punjab to represent India in Kazakhstan during a youth exchange programme sponsored by the ministry of defence, Government of India, in the second week of March.Sharing his memories in Kazakhstan during his 14-day stay, Harjot Singh said it was a life-time experience.

‘Desi kamaan’ is here
Ludhiana, April 6
Sukhdev Singh with his ‘kamaan’ The performance of Sukhdev Singh amazed spectators as he came on stage with a ‘desi’ and innovative ‘kamaan’ that shoots 12 arrows without loading it again. A disciple of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Gatka Akhara, Sukhdev was taking part in the first district-level ‘gatka’ competition at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College. Seven teams from various ‘akharas’ took part. 

Sukhdev Singh with his ‘kamaan’. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Cong leader bats for reverted staff
Ludhiana, April 6
Rallying behind the subdivisional officers (SDOs) of the municipal corporation who have recently been reverted to junior engineers, a Punjab Congress secretary, who is also a councillor, has accused the state government of double standards.

At 104, Phallewal man felicitated in Canada
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 6
Abstinence from drug addiction and regular exercise, supplemented with nutritious diet is universal 'mantra' (formula) of long healthy life, says Teja Singh (104), a native of Phellewal village in Sangrur district who was felicitated in Vancouver (Canada) recently.

BSNL staff stage protest
Ludhiana, April 6
Under the banner of the Joint Action Committee of the BSNL Employees Associations and Unions, the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited staff yesterday held a demonstration at the office of General Manager Telecom here against “retrograde and anti-employee” steps being taken by the Government of India at the recommendation of the Board for Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprises.

20 students selected in placement drive
Khanna, April 6
A placement-cum-summer internship drive was held at Gulzar Group of Institutes for students of MBA, BBA. Over 100 students participated in the process carried out by a team comprising Agamjeet Singh and Jagdish from the Metro Group.

At the crossroads
Birth of an Urdu poet
Urdu poetry is popular as ever although the language has been ignored by people in this part of the country. This attitude has harmed the Punjabi language as it already comprises the terminology mostly derived from Urdu and languages like Persian, Arabic and Turkish. Still it is being realised that some effort should be made to get acquaintance, as in the days of yore, with this language for our benefit.

Kansas varsity delegation visits PAU
Ludhiana, April 6
A three-member delegation from Kansas State University (KSU), Manhattan, Kansas, US, today visited Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) to hold deliberations on the collaboration between the PAU and the KSU in various areas of agriculture like sustainable crop production systems, grain storage, food processing and food safety.

Degrees conferred on 281 students
Jagraon, April 6
GHG Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar, held its annual convocation at Nihang Shamsher Singh Hall on the college campus yesterday.

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