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Health services hit across district
Ludhiana, April 8
The statewide strike by employees working under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP), Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP), and Ayurveda Unani Sidha
NRHM employees stage a protest outside the office of the DC in Ludhiana on Friday.
NRHM employees stage a protest outside the office of the DC in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) entered its third day today, hitting health services across the district.

Mayor to seek Rs 60-cr state grant for civic projects
Ludhiana, April 8
Concerned about various development projects in the city being grounded due to the acute financial crunch, the municipal corporation is now banking on the state government to come to its rescue. 

Suvidha Centre in charge indicted
Ludhiana, April 8
A committee probing misappropriation of funds at the Suvidha Centre has found in charge of the centre Jagjit Singh guilty of withdrawing money from salary account of employees.


Shoppers’ delight

Residents throng a three-day fashion exhibition ‘Woman 2011’, which started in Ludhiana on Friday.
Residents throng a three-day fashion exhibition ‘Woman 2011’, which started in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Education for special kids under SSA
Ludhiana, April 8
Getting a special kid educated is not a cause of worry anymore. Gone are the days when parents of mentally or physically challenged kids used to spend anxious moments to get them educated. Sarva Siksha Abhiyaan (SSA) is all set to provide education to all such children.

Fruit prices go through the roof
Ludhiana, April 8
With the fasting season on and the Navratra staple buckwheat flour (kuttu atta) mired in controversy, demand for fruits has registered a remarkable rise and so have their prices.

DC marks probe into land-grab case
Ludhiana, April 8
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rahul Tiwari has marked an inquiry into the alleged land-grab case after MLA Darshan Singh Shivalik levelled allegation of corruption against revenue employees.

MC cracks whip on illegal outdoor advertisements
Ludhiana, April 8
Municipal corporation additional commissioner Kanwalpreet Kaur Brar on Friday rapped civic officials on their failure to check unauthorized billboards and other outdoor advertising sprouting all over the city and instructed they should be removed immediately.


Biscuit company penalised Rs 50,000
Ludhiana, April 8
Taking strict note of a jute string in a biscuit, the district consumer disputes redressal forum has ordered a leading biscuit company to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation.

Commerce stream most sought-after discipline
Ludhiana, April 8
Commerce stream has emerged as the favourite of city students compared to other disciplines. Students who are seeking provisional admissions in class XI are mostly  opting for commerce, giving second preference to non-medical and medical streams.

‘Greenhouse technology has great scope in Punjab’
Ludhiana, April 8
The PAU department of soil and water engineering (SWE), in collaboration with Punjab Agro-Industries Corporation Limited, organised a workshop on the “scope of greenhouse technology in Punjab” here today. Inaugurating the workshop, chief guest Sharanjeet Singh Dhillon, chairman, Punjab Agro Industries Corporation (PAIC), lauded the contribution of the PAU in making the country self-sufficient in food production and the research activities of the university in the agriculture and its allied sectors.

BJP Intra-party rivalry 
Posters highlighting failure of Sr Dy Mayor pasted
Ludhiana, April 8
The intra-party rivalry in the BJP has dipped to new low as several local leaders are indulging in a mudslinging campaign, after being backed by several senior leaders, by issuing posters against the Senior Deputy Mayor in the city highlighting his failure.

Groundswell of support for Anna Hazare
Ludhiana, April 8
Demand for the Lokpal Bill and stringent laws against corruption is gaining momentum as people from all walks of life and even a few political groups have jumped on the bandwagon of social activist Anna Hazare, who is on fast-unto-death for the past four days at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

Transporters (top left) and functionaries of the Poorvanchal Vikas Parishad (top right) lend their voice to the demand for the Lokpal Bill; (middle) Activists of the Peoples’ Party of Punjab hold a rally; and (below) Surat Singh Khalsa, convener, Panth Khalsa Dal, sits on fast-unto-death in Ludhiana on Friday. Photos: Inderjeet Verma Raju, a local resident, pedals through the streets of Ludhiana with his faced covered and carrying a 3-foot-long banner to make people aware of corruption. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

He pedals to root out corruption
Ludhiana, April 8
The hunger strike against corruption by septuagenarian Kisan Bapat Baburao Hazare foundly called Anna Hazare has not only roused the temper of intelligentsia but it has also woken the common man from his slumber.

Lawyers back the move
Ludhiana, April 8
Lawyers, too, have out in support of the crusade launched by an eminent social activist.Former secretary of the District Bar Association Govind Puri, Ajay Gupta, Sunil Sood and Gulshan Arora have decided to support the cause and convince their colleagues to make the movement against corruption much stronger

Docs extend support
Ludhiana, April 8
Faculty members, students and employees of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, extended their support to the campaign today. They signed a huge card and called for a transparent system to keep a check on corruption at the highest level.

No action on CM’s order
SDM sits over pension, job to martyr’s widow
Ludhiana, April 8
Ignoring orders of the Chief Minister, the file recommended by the Chief Minister’s office to provide pension and a job to a martyr’s wife is gathering dust.

Advertising panel meeting put off
Ludhiana, April 8
Indifference of councillors towards meetings of sub-committees came to the fore with a majority of the councillors remaining absent from the meeting of the advertising committee, which had to be deferred due to lack of quorum and poor presence.

Cong flogs govt for hike in collector rate of properties
Ludhiana, April 8
Congress activists submit a memorandum against hike in collector rate of properties in Ludhiana on Friday. The Congress has launched an attack on the SAD-BJP government in Punjab for a massive increase in collector rate of properties for the purpose of registration of sale deeds twice during the past six months.

Congress activists submit a memorandum against hike in collector rate of properties in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

MoU signed for academic exchange
Ludhiana, April 8
The PCTE Group of Institutes signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania. Dr KNS Kang, director general, PCTE Group of Institutes, and R Ginevicius, Rector, Vilnius Gadimines Technical University from Eastern Europe, signed an agreement on “Teaching and academic exchange on common course areas”.

From Schools
Baisakhi celebrated
Baisakhi was celebrated at Love Dale Montessori with cultural programmes. The function included Punjabi dances in which individuals and groups displayed their skills. Bhangra was the highlight of the event. Children were dressed up in traditional Punjabi dresses.

Cricket trials tomorrow
Ludhiana, April 8
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) will conduct trials to choose the probables (U-19) at the Arya College ground here on April 10 at 9 am.According to the LDCA honorary general secretary, Vinod Chitkara, the selected cricketers will be enrolled with the Regional Coaching Centre, Ludhiana, being run by the association at the same venue.

Indian hockey coach to train budding players
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 8
Training of budding hockey players selected for admission at the Kilaraipur Hockey Academy will be supervised by Olympian and coach of the Indian Hockey team Sukhbir Singh Grewal.




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