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UID enumeration from July 1
Ludhiana, March 22
The Municipal Corporation (MC) will commence house-to-house enumeration to cross-check the data entered in the national population register (NPR) from July 1, which will continue till March 31, 2013. On the completion of the enumeration process, the next phase of the nationwide programme to issue a unique identification card (UID) will be taken up.

Despite incentives, fewer men opt for vasectomy
Ludhiana, March 22
To promote vasectomy operation in males, the government is facilitating men with free of cost non-scalpel vasectomy along with incentive of rupees 1,100, yet the misconceptions continue to haunt males and keeping them away from this surgical procedure of sterilisation.


18-yr-old youth killed for ‘honour’
Ludhiana, March 22
The mysterious disappearance of an 18-year-old youth from Dhandra Road in Dugri has turned out to be a shocking case of honour killing.

Three robbers nabbed, kingpin at large
Ludhiana, March 22
The police has busted a gang of robbers behind the midnight robbery that took place at Kanganwal on February 27 with the arrest of three persons.

Man arrested for double murder
Ludhiana, March 22
Two days after the brutal double murder of two women at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, the police today arrested the alleged accused, Arun Kumar, from the Vishal Nagar area here this afternoon.

Zero tolerance to traffic violation in city
Ludhiana, March 22
Sending out a strong message among residents that traffic violations would not be tolerated even if it involves a police official, the traffic police has challaned the private vehicle of a woman Sub-Inspector (traffic) for tinted windows.

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West Bengal artisans get Rs 5-lakh order
Ludhiana, March 22
The artisans from West Bengal, who came to participate in Saras Mela at the Government College for Women, have booked orders worth Rs 5 lakh from the local industry. These artisans were able to sell products above Rs 6 lakh during the 12 days mela.

Kisan Mela concludes
Farmers examine new farm machines put on display on the second day of Kisan Mela at the PAU in Ludhiana on ThursdayNew technologies a must for profit: Farm expert
Ludhian, March 22
The Golden Jubilee Kisan Mela organised by Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), concluded here today.

Farmers examine new farm machines put on display on the second day of Kisan Mela at the PAU in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan


Kisan Mela concludes
5,000 fruit saplings sold
Ludhiana, March 22
The Nutrition Garden Project of Punjab Agricultural University to promote horticulture in the state has got good response from farmers. More than 5,000 saplings of various fruits were sold in two-day Kisan Mela. Kinnow, peach, sweet oranges and lemon plants were the main attractions of the farmers. Gurbax Singh Kahlon, head of horticulture department, said most of the farmers bought these plants for domestic use.

Farm literature a big hit with farmers
Ludhiana, March 22
Agricultural literature attracted farmers at the PAU Kisan Mela as the university sold over three lakh books and 700 persons opted for monthly subscription in two days.

This time it was flash mob with a difference
Ludhiana, March 22
Students take part in a flash mob organised by an NGO to promote reading. A flash mob piqued the attention of curious onlookers at PAU near Thapar Hall on the second day of PAU Kisan Mela. Instead of grabbing the attention by dancing, which is usually done at a flash mob, about 30 students started reading at the place, out of the blue. Underlining the need to read books, the group freezed for 10 minutes reading books under the theme - “Readers are Leaders”.
Students take part in a flash mob organised by an NGO to promote reading.

Foot Overbridge
Material for constructing a foot overbridge lying in the open for the past several months at Doraha NHAI relents, but project yet to start
Doraha, March 22
The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) might have relented to the demand of erecting a foot overbridge at a bus stand in Doraha, but it has failed to do so despite the fact that construction material are lying in open for the past three months. People have started doubting the intention of the NHAI due to this.
Material for constructing a foot overbridge lying in the open for the past several months at Doraha. Photos by writer

Shifting of speedpost centre irks residents
Ludhiana, March 22
Some of the city residents are facing trouble in booking speed post on Sundays, as the only post office where the facility is available on Sundays was sub-post office Miller Ganj.

Water level falling
Ludhiana, March 22
The residents on the World Water Day feel that administration is not doing much to save water in the city. Dr VK Arora of the department of soil sciences said that the water table was going down by 2.5 feet every year.

Principles of ethical hacking discussed
Ludhiana, March 22
The GGN Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT) organised a seminar on “Ethical hacking and its associated career opportunities” for the students of the MCA and that of the BCA, here on Thursday. Parminder Singh, technical head of an institute, was the resource person for the day. He explained that an ethical hacker is a computer and network expert who attacks a security system on behalf of its owners, seeking vulnerabilities that a malicious hacker could exploit. He elaborated that an ethical hacker is required in an organisation to test a security system, and report problems instead of taking advantage of them. — TNS

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Photo studio owner hangs himself
Ludhiana, March 22
A 55-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his shop located on the Rahon road here today. The victim has been identified as Roor Singh. He was running a photo studio.

Two held on murder charge
Phillaur, March 22
The Phillaur police has arrested two accused identified as Bahadur Singh and Jarnail Singh of Fatehgarh Sahib district for allegedly murdering a truck driver Mangal Singh near Lassarra Village in Phillaur subdivision few days ago. They had snatched a scrap-loaded truck from the deceased, killed him, and threw his body in the nearby fields and sped away along with the scrap-loaded truck, the police said.

Sports bodies reach a compromise
Multipurpose indoor hall being renovatedLudhiana, March 22
Two city-based sports associations-Punjab Kurash Association (PKA) and the District Badminton Association (DBA)- that were at loggerheads over holding a national martial arts competition at Shastri Badminton Hall, Guru Nanak Stadium, eventually reached a compromise on the issue. The event will now be organised at Shastri Hall on March 24 and March 25.

Multipurpose indoor hall being renovated. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

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Another files papers for chief’s post
Ludhiana, March 22
Vijay B Verma, who had served as vice-president of the District Bar Association for record five times, staked claim for the president’s post. He along with a large number of supporters filed his nomination papers in the presence of returning officer Parveen Talwar.




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