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MC in clean-up mode
Ludhiana, November 5
The municipal corporation (MC) went into a cleanliness overdrive since past evening in connection with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Nitin Gadkari’s visit to the city this afternoon.

Party cadre plays patience, courtesy Gadkari
Ludhiana, November 5
BJP president Nitin Gadkari kept party workers and local leaders waiting for over four hours today before landing in a chartered flight at Sahnewal airport, near here.

Playing teacher
A girl ‘teaches’ another under a tree as they wait for their autorickshaw after school.
A girl ‘teaches’ another under a tree as they wait for their autorickshaw after school. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Now, schools are brand conscious!
Ludhiana, November 5
Brands rule the minds of the youth and children, thanks to brand promotion and advertising. But nowadays, even schools do not lag behind when it comes to the promotion of brands.

Punjab can’t implement RTE yet, says minister
Ludhiana, November 5
The Punjab Government is unable to implement the Right to Education Act (RTE) in the state till 2013, state education minister Seva Singh Sekhwan has stated. The education department has sent a communique to the Centre, expressing its helplessness in this regard.

Both Congress, SAD hog credit for Shatabdi launch 
Ludhiana, November 5
The successful launch of the new Shatabdi has triggered a “credit war” between the Congress and the SAD-BJP combine as both parties are taking credit for the launch.

VAT registration facility goes online
Ludhiana, November 5
Traders have been provided with the facility of online registration of VAT numbers. The excise and taxation department has provided this facility to taxpayers to save time. After getting themselves registered online, taxpayers will be allotted a temporary number and after submitting all the documents with the department manually, a permanent 11-digit VAT number will be provided to them.


Paddy production dips by 10 pc
A worker cleans paddy at Dana Mandi in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, November 5
Though keeping its tradition alive by putting in maximum share of paddy in the state’s pool, Ludhiana comes at number one in the overall production of paddy. The district has seen a dip of up to 10 per cent this year.

A worker cleans paddy at Dana Mandi in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: himanshu mahajan

Stem cell trials for heart treatment exciting
Ludhiana, November 5
Trials are going on to determine if stem cells can cure a diseased heart. It is not standard care, as of now. This was stated by Dr HS Bedi, head of cardio vascular and thoracic surgery at the CMCH.

Youth fest: Creative writing dominates Day 1
Students take part in a creative writing contest at Ramgarhia Girls College in Ludhiana on Saturday.Ludhiana, November 5
Over 180 colleges are participating in Panjab University Inter-zonal Youth and Heritage Festival being held at Ramgarhia Girls College, Miller Ganj.

Students take part in a creative writing contest at Ramgarhia Girls College in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: himanshu mahajan

Educationists’ policy report discussed
Ludhiana, November 5
The Forum for Promotion of Higher Education in Punjab organised a seminar on the policy report submitted to the Punjab government by a committee of educationists.

All roads will be re-laid soon: PWD Minister
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 5
PWD Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa laid a foundation stone for the construction of Jagera road and inaugurated new Tehsil Complex here today.

Green chilly, puree powders are here
Ludhiana, November 5
In an indication of the rising demand for green chilly and green puree powder technology, the Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) transferred this technology to four entrepreneurs from across the country yesterday.

Surgeons behaving like ‘rehriwalas’, claims ex-VC
Ludhiana, November 5
“Most surgeons these days are not committed to the profession. They go to other cities, operate a patient and return to their hometown, leaving the patient to the mercy of God. They are behaving like ‘rehariwalas’ who go from door-to-door and return home,” claimed Dr JS Gujral, former head of the department of CTVS, PGI and former Vice-Chancellor of Baba Farid University.

Donating for loved ones
Ludhiana, November 5
Gift of Life-Organ Donation Awareness Society (GLODAS) organised a function at Guru Nanak Public School to mark World Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation.

Game to hog limelight on
Ludhiana, November 5
With Assembly elections round the corner, every local leader wants to come in the limelight, particularly when their national leaders are in the city. This holds true for the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) as well.


SHO, SI, sarpanch booked for hatching conspiracy
Jagraon, November 5
The crime branch has registered a case against an SHO, an Assistant Sub Inspector, a head constable, a sarpanch of Halwara village and 14 others for allegedly projecting a murder as a road accident.

Three held for faking snatching incident
The stage-managed snatching accused in police custody.Ludhiana, November 5
The snatching of Rs 60,000 that took place on Dr Sham Singh Road on November 3 was stage-managed by a youth to make quick bucks.

The stage-managed snatching accused in police custody. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Jail guard finds drug in shampoo bottle 
Ludhiana, November 5
An alert Borstal Jail security guard reportedly seized 50 gm of brown sugar, costing Rs 5 lakh in the international market, that was being hidden in a shampoo bottle and was being sneaked inside the jail premises.

RS Model school record win
A match in progress during the seventh Senior District Baseball Championship at Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana on Saturday.Ludhiana, November 5
On the second day of seventh Senior District Baseball Championship being held at Khalsa College for Women, RS Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, beat BCM Senior Secondary School, Sector 32, 13-2.

A match in progress during the seventh Senior District Baseball Championship at Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Malwa College hockey champs
Samrala, November 5
The hockey team of Malwa College, Bondli, Samrala, won the Panjab University hockey championship by defeating Shahi Sports College, Samrala, 4-0.




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