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Budha Nullah
Jairam launches restoration project

Union minister for environment and forests Jairam Ramesh releases microbial culture into the Budha Nullah during the inauguration of the bio-remediation project at Haibowal Kalan in Ludhiana on SaturdayLudhiana, April 23
The much-awaited Budha Nullah ecological economical restoration project was inaugurated on its banks at Haibowal Kalan here today.

Union minister for environment and forests Jairam Ramesh releases microbial culture into the Budha Nullah during the inauguration of the bio-remediation project at Haibowal Kalan in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


EARLIER STORIES


Wheat arrival picks up in mandis
Ludhiana, April 23
With bright sunshine and an increase in the temperature, the arrival of wheat has started picking up in Ludhiana district. About 32 per cent of the total expected wheat (Ludhiana district) has already arrived in the mandis. Maintaining its tradition, Khanna mandi has recorded the maximum arrival of wheat to date. Though farmers have expressed their satisfaction over the procurement process, many feel that due to the strict specifications, FCI officials were dilly-dallying in making purchases compared to other state agencies.

Reckless driving
Five months on, autorickshaw driver booked
Ludhiana, April 23
The statement of a minor has led to the registration of a case of reckless driving against an autorickshaw driver five months after the incident.

Extortion Case
Teacher implicating us, claim students
Ludhiana, April 23
A day after the Ladhowal police registered a case of extortion, against persons yet to be identified, for making threatening telephone calls to a schoolteacher, students of Green Land School levelled counter-allegations against the teacher of implicating them in an extortion case.

Incidents of dog bite have increased in Ludhiana City has most rabies cases in state
Shivani Bhakoo/TNS
India contributes highest number of human deaths due to rabies every year. As per National Multi-centric Survey, about 40,000 humans die in India every year due to rabies. In Punjab, the maximum number of rabies cases are reported in Ludhiana.


Incidents of dog bite have increased in Ludhiana. A Tribune photo

The ongoing construction at Lakkar Bridge is causing inconvenience to commutersLakkar Bridge
Delay in construction work harries motorists
Ludhiana, April 23
The delay in the construction of a concrete Lakkar Bridge has been causing inconvenience to area residents, shopkeepers and visitors to the Bhadaur House locality.

The ongoing construction at Lakkar Bridge is causing inconvenience to commuters. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


COMMUNITY

Jaundice Outbreak
MC, health officials spring into action
Doraha, April 23
The municipal council and health officials today sprang into action following the news of the outbreak of jaundice in the town carried in these columns today.

Zonal commissionerís arrest in graft case
15-member panel formed to get case withdrawn
Ludhiana, April 23
Municipal employees from all over the state, who are up in arms against the arrest of the Zonal Commissioner by the Vigilance Bureau on graft charges, have formed a 15-member joint action committee (JAC) for getting the case against the officer revoked.

Daredevilry

A biker performs stunts during the Auto Mall 2011 in Ludhiana
A biker performs stunts during the Auto Mall 2011 in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

City Christians gear up for Easter Sunday
Ludhiana, April 23
The Christian community living across the city observed Holy Thursday on April 21, Good Friday on April 22 and is now set to mark Easter Sunday tomorrow.

At the Crossroads
When time stops
It is a fact indeed that time never stops. Whether its movement is circular or spiral or like a stream is another question. Once past it cannot be recalled. Keeping in view this aspect, Mirza Ghalib told his beloved that she could call him whenever she was in a pleasant frame of mind as he was not like the past time that could not be recalled.

Suspension of Girl
Kin seek action against principal
Ludhiana, April 23
The agitated relatives of a class IX student, who was suspended for carrying a mobile phone to school, gathered at the Police Commissionerís office here today and sought action against DAV Public School principal RS Patial and a teacher Kiran Sood for casting aspersions on the character of the girl.

Non-lifting of crop
Farmers meet Bhattal
Ludhiana, April 23
Irked over the non-lifting of the wheat from grain market farmers met former Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal to apprise her of their problems.

Wheat crop starts arriving as weather improves
Farmers sip tea while waiting for the wheat being procured by agencies at the grain market in Jagraon on SaturdayJagraon, April 23
Wheat crop has started arriving in the local grain market, which happens to the second largest in Asia, as soon as the weather cleared after remaining unpredictable for the past several days. Though the arrival of wheat crop is less as compared to previous seasons, yet it has come as a relief for farmers who have been spending sleepless nights due to bad weather conditions.

Farmers sip tea while waiting for the wheat being procured by agencies at the grain market in Jagraon on Saturday. Photo: Jaswant Shetra

Wheat crop over 5 acres gutted
Samrala, April 23
Gurdev Singh of Gharkhna village suffered huge losses after the wheat crop standing over 5 acres destroyed in a fire.
Fire fighters douse the fire that broke out at a book market in Ludhiana on Saturday
Fire fighters douse the fire that broke out at a book market in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Hindi teachers demand speedy promotions
Ludhiana, April 23
Hindi teachers of the state have demanded that the Punjab government should speed up the process of promotions of Hindi lecturers and master cadre serving in the secondary schools across the state.

Associate school issue discussed
Ludhiana, April 23
A district-level meeting of recognised and non-recognised schools was held here on Thursday to discuss the issue of associate schools.
The Arya School road, the only way to reach Chaura Bazaar, remains clogged due to the ongoing construction work on the Lakkar Bridge in Ludhiana
The Arya School road, the only way to reach Chaura Bazaar, remains clogged due to the ongoing construction work on the Lakkar Bridge in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet verma

From Schools

From Colleges

School block inaugurated
Amloh, April 23
A mid-day meal block, built at a cost of about Rs 2 lakh, was inaugurated at the Government Senior Secondary School (Boys) here today.

90 pc canít afford bypass surgery: Doc
Ludhiana, April 23
Ninety per cent of patients who have been advised bypass surgery and angioplasty cannot even afford the cost of treatment in municipal hospitals forget private hospitals. For them chelation (ACT) and external counter pulsation (ECP) are the cost effective and non-surgical cardiac treatments. This was stated by Dr Pratiksha, founder and chairperson of the Institute of Preventive Cardiology, Mumbai.


Cricket
Pankaj XI in driverís seat
Ludhiana, April 23
Pankaj XI scored 246 runs and then contained National XI to 116 for seven on the first day of the two-day match of the Hot Weather Cricket Tournament (u-16) being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) on Satish Chander Dhawan Government College campus ground here today.

 






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