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getting TSI certificate
MC changes criteria again
Ludhiana, February 14
A week after the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation changed the criteria for getting a TS1 certificate, the civic body has further modified the criteria. Now, only those building owners would have to get a no objection certificate (NOC) from the building branch whose properties have been either challaned or have been constructed in violation of building bylaws.

Farmhouses hub of amorous activities, says police
Ludhiana, February 14
After the brutal killing of DSP Balraj Singh Gill and Monika Kapila at a farmhouse on the Hambran road on February 1, residents having palatial farmhouses feel reluctant to provide their places even to their near and dear ones for organising get-togethers and picnic parties for kids.


Valentine’s day
Police keeps eye on ‘love birds’
Ludhiana, February 14
Heavy police force was deployed in different parts of Ludhiana on Valentine’s Day. While love-birds in the city remained busy with Valentine’s Day celebrations today, the police made sure that there was no display of ‘obscenity’ at public places. An additional 300 police personnel were deployed throughout the city to keep an eagle eye on the activities of youngsters so that there was no unruly incident.

Heavy police force was deployed in different parts of Ludhiana on Valentine’s Day. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Unauthorised colonies
GLADA a mute spectator
Ludhiana, February 14
Claims of stern regulatory measures by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) and taking action against defaulting developers notwithstanding, the unauthorised colonies on the periphery of the mega city keep mushrooming without much regulatory and enforcement action by GLADA.

Love messenger

A delivery boy searches for the address to hand over a bouquet on Valentine’s Day in Ludhiana.
A delivery boy searches for the address to hand over a bouquet on Valentine’s Day in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Last day for Aadhaar enrolment today
Ludhiana, February 14
The enrolment for the current phase of Aadhaar cards for unique identification will close at post offices in the city after February 15. According to sources, the enrolment for unique identification cards will resume on April 1, after a hiatus of a month-and-a-half.

Sterilising stray dogs from his pocket
Ludhiana, February 14
Even as the city is grappling due to the stray dog menace and the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) has failed to sterilise dogs in the city, a city veterinarian is leading from the front and has been sterilising stray dogs on his own and with his own funds. Till date, he has sterilised a total of 313 such dogs from his own pocket and has urged the city residents to contact him in case they want to get stray dogs sterilised free of cost.


Studies to take a hit
Teacher training for new recruits around exams

Ludhiana, February 14
While teachers with government schools are struggling to complete syllabi, the office of the Director-General of School Education will organise induction training for teachers recruited this session. A letter has been issued to all district education offices and principals of in-service teacher training centres to start the one-month induction training from February 21. It will be completed on March 29. The teachers who will undergo this training will be exempt from examination duty.

PAU notes
Farmers discuss problems with experts
Ludhiana, February 14
A joint meeting of kisan committees of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and fruit and vegetable producers was held under the chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor, Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, here today. The progressive farmers from across the state participated in the meet wherein specialists of the university responded to their queries. Dr LS Brar, director of horticulture, Punjab, also attended the meet.

From schools
Adieu to seniors at Spring Dale school
Ludhiana, February 14
A farewell party was organised for students of class XII at Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School, Sherpur, here on Tuesday. The function started with a shabad gyan. A cultural bonanza of songs, group dance and western dance was thrilling and entertaining. A one-minute game show was the main attraction of the programme wherein the students participated with great zeal and enthusiasm.

Students take part in a tug-of-war during the athletics meet at Ramgarhia Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Absenteeism in schools up
Ludhiana, February 14
It is Tuesday morning and Munish and Ranveer are standing outside a local cinema hall in the school uniform at the Ferozpur road. As per the plan, they have come to watch a movie and are waiting for their friend, who is yet to come. They are well aware that their exams are round the corner, but they want to celebrate the Valentine’s Day.

PAU staff irked over faulty aid system
Ludhiana, February 14
Employees of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) are unhappy with the aid system of government. After 50 years of its establishment, the government fails to provide appropriate grant system for the salaries of employees. The employees have to organise protest marches and rallies every month to get salaries.

Aastha crowned Miss Green Grove
Doraha, February 14
Management, staff and students of Green Grove School organised Fete-Au-Revoir to bid adieu to students of class XII. School president JPS Jolly accompanied by chairperson Satinderjit Kaur Jolly inaugurated the function by lighting the lamp, which was followed by a prayer song.

Miss and Mr Green Grove Aastha Mehta and Varun Dhall, respectively, pose with members of school management, staff and principal in Doraha on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Training programme on biotechnology applications
Ludhiana, February 14
A three-day training programme on “Micro encapsulation methods for food and biotechnological applications” was inaugurated here today at the Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET).

Ludhiana scan
Bike expo from February 24
Preparations are afoot for the three-day bicycle trade show, bike expo, which will commence from February 24. Being organised by the Wheel Publications and Expositions, the trade show will have participation from the All-India Cycle Manufacturers’ Association, United Cycle and Parts’ Manufacturers’ Association and Indian Cycle Rickshaw Manufacturers’ Association. The number of stall put up by cycle and parts manufacturers, which was around 600 last year, is expected to cross the 1,000 mark this year.


Sports meet
Paras, Chandan, Guneev adjudged best athletes at DMCH meet
Students take part in the 100m dash during the athletics meet at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, February 14
Paras (2008 batch) and Chandan (2010 batch) in the boys’ section shared the best athlete award, while Guneev (2010 batch) was declared the best athlete in the girls’ section in the 46th annual sports meet of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (SMASH-2012) held here today.

Students take part in the 100m dash during the athletics meet at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Bowlers’ selection
Rain plays spoilsport, 97 attend trials
Ludhiana, February 14
The Punjab Cricket Association’s (PCA) bid to select the talented pace as well as spin bowlers and induct them to attend the coaching-cum-training programme to further improve the standard of their bowling skills began here yesterday at Arya College grounds.

Aditi Sewak takes an aim.Aditi hits bull’s eye at Gwalior
Clinches gold in All-India Inter-Varsity Shooting Championship
Ludhiana February 14
Aditi Sewak, a student of BSc (home science), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), clinched a gold medal during the All-India Inter-Varsity Shooting Championship held at Jiwaji University, Gwalior. Aditi scored 375 out of 400 in the 10m air pistol (women) event.

Aditi Sewak takes an aim. A Tribune photograph



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