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Dog menace: MC a step closer
Ludhiana, February 16
Finally, the residents of the city will get respite from the menace of stray dogs as the civic body has awarded the contract of sterilisation of dogs to the Hyderabad-based Vet Society for Animal Welfare and Rural Development. The company has asked the Municipal Corporation (MC) to provide them space where stray dogs could be sterilised and provided pre and post-operative treatment.


AAP Lok Sabha candidate from city to work for ‘swaraj’
HS Phoolka Ludhiana, February 16
Senior advocate HS Phoolka (58) is the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Ludhiana Parliamentary constituency.

HS Phoolka

Phoolka a farm varsity alumnus
Ludhiana, February 16
The announcement that senior Supreme Court lawyer and Aam Aadmi Party leader Harvinder Singh Phoolka would be the party candidate from Ludhiana has brought cheer to the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) fraternity. Phoolka has done his BSc (Agriculture) from the PAU and has a big circle of friends and classmates in the city.
A father and his daughter enjoy coffee on a sunny day at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Sunday morning
Morning warmth: A father and his daughter enjoy coffee on a sunny day at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Sunday morning. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

LPG cylinder price
Administration waits for circular as residents suffer
Ludhiana, February 16
Even as several weeks have passed since it was announced that the domestic LPG cylinders would be made available at the earlier rate of around Rs 450, the city residents are still paying Rs 1,203 for a cylinder. And the local DFSC office is merely waiting for the circular to be issued by the Centre Government.

Examinations around, DJs add to students’ worries
Ludhiana, February 16
It’s not only examination jitters students are having these days but they are also at the receiving end of nuisance caused by disc jockies (DJs) playing loud music at late night wedding parties. Besides, sick people are also suffering due to these irresponsible DJs.

80-year-old killed in accident
Ludhiana, February 16
An 80-year-old man was killed in an accident near Dholewal Chowk here today. The victim has been identified as Baljinder Singh, a resident of the Amar Nagar near in Dholewal.


Better Ludhiana: sanitation
Toilets turn into public ‘inconveniences’
Ludhiana, February 16
Despite a caretaker present on the premises, hygiene given a miss at a public toilet near the railway station Ludhiana, a city with over 17 lakh inhabitants, has to make do with only 54 public toilets. Even these toilets are in such a pathetic condition that those who dare to enter these are always prone to infection.

Despite a caretaker present on the premises, hygiene given a miss at a public toilet near the railway station

Ayali calls for drug-free elections
Jagraon, February 16
MLA Manpreet Singh Ayali addresses a meeting of the SAD workers at Mullanpur Dakha in Ludhiana on Sunday Mullanpur Dakha MLA Manpreet Singh Ayali had called upon the leaders of all the political parties to make the coming Lok Sabha elections completely drug-free. Ayali appealed the politicians to not get indulged in the practice of distributing drugs among the people to garner votes during the elections.

MLA Manpreet Singh Ayali addresses a meeting of the SAD workers at Mullanpur Dakha in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Pakistani suits strike a chord with Ludhiana women
Ludhiana, February 16
Although the craze for Pakistani suits is declining, after their reign in the markets for several years, but the Pakistani suits at the Indo-Pak expo were in great demand, as a number of residents visited the expo and women were seen checking out Pakistani suits at the expo.

Will always work for Ludhiana, says outgoing MC commissioner
The Commissioner of Municipal Corporation Rahul Tiwari has now been transferred as Special Principal Secretary to Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal. The tenure of four years in city had been satisfying for the officer as he candidly said, "I have received so much warmth and affection from the people of Ludhiana. Both professionally and personally, I have learnt so much from the city. I will always work for the betterment of this town in whatever position I can.”

Dr Nalini Saklani A dedicated ayurveda doctor who has won hearts of Mehdudan residents
Ludhiana, February 16
Dr Nalini Saklani introduced ayurveda in the sleepy village of Mehdudan, near Samrala. She is a rare example of an urbanite taking up a job in the rural belt for the sake of patients. She is a friendly doctor, close to her patients, which was proved during the recent surprise visit of Deputy Commissioner, Rajat Aggarwal to the Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Mehdudan village where she is posted. Villagers were all praise for Dr Nalini and called her their saviour, DC said the district administration will be giving an appreciation certificate to the doctor.
Dr Nalini Saklani

Mobile apps give a peep into the minds of top brass
Ludhiana, February 16
The status at your social networking sites and apps reflect your state of mind and also gives a peep into one’s personality. With people increasingly becoming dependent upon these sites and apps for unleashing their feelings the status messages had also become an important tool to spread across a word in the administration. Officials of different departments are not behind and write crunchy and crispy status messages.

Book release, kavi darbar organised
Ludhiana, February 16
Delegates release a book by Dr Rajinder Toki at the Punjab Bhawan in Ludhiana on Sunday UNESCO Club of Punjab organised a book release function here today at the Punjabi Bhawan. On the occasion a "Gazal collection" of Dr Rajinder Toki was released. Dr Toki recently retired as head of Hindi department from AS College, Khanna.

Delegates release a book by Dr Rajinder Toki at the Punjab Bhawan in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

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Teachers to go on mass leave
Ludhiana, February 16
Teachers of 136 aided colleges and unaided colleges of Punjab will go on a mass casual leave and hold a protest rally in front of the office of DPI Colleges, Punjab, to push for their pending demands, on March 1.

Mohinder Grewal’s book on crop diversification will make a difference, say academicians
Sahnewal, February 16
National award recipient Mohinder Grewal spends time in his fields National award recipient and former member of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, Government of India, Mohinder Grewal’s book ‘Crop diversification for sustainable agriculture—A practical guide’ is being anticipated to be a grand leap ahead in the field of innovative farming and sustainable agricultural growth.

National award recipient Mohinder Grewal spends time in his fields. A Tribune photograph

Dr Pritpal Kaur Chahal Promoting healthy living, the Punjabi style
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 16
A senior plant pathologist at Punjab Agricultural University, Dr Pritpal Kaur Chahal, will be organising workshops to promote kitchen gardening in the region.

Dr Pritpal Kaur Chahal

Ayush Hind after his felicitation Class VI student wins contest at Abu Dhabi
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 16
Ayush Hind, a Class VI student of Ludhiana Public School, emerged champion in an extempore competition organised by Ferrari at Abu Dhabi in the UAE recently. Hind won after his family participated in a fast-paced interactive game show at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. Hind answered all questions related to motoring.

Ayush Hind after his felicitation. A Tribune photograph

Choose your cooking oil with extra care
Ludhiana, February 16
With so many options available when it comes to buying cooking oil, it's easy to get confused while choosing the healthier alternative.

National Tax Conference in progress in Ludhiana on Sunday Experts discuss tax issues
Ludhiana, February 16
A two-day national tax conference concluded here today. The conference was organised by the All-India Federation of Tax Practioners, Punjab Tax Bar Association, Taxation Bar Association and District Taxation Bar Association.

National Tax Conference in progress in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

NGO distributes artificial limbs
Ludhiana, February 16
Mahavir International Ludhiana, a non-governmental organisation, today distributed artificial limbs to 21 physically challenged people here today. Ramesh Kumar, an entrepreneur, was the chief guest. Organisation's president Sushi Kaura and chairman Hari Daman were also present.

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CIPHET takes part in agri fair in Nagpur
Ludhiana: The Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) participated in the National Agriculture Fair-cum-Exhibition Krishi Vasant 2014 for showcasing post-harvest technologies at Central Institute of Cotton Research, Nagpur, recently.

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Rally held
Lal Jhanda Cycle Mazdoor Union held a rally at Gyaspura Chowk on Sunday. Members of the union expressed resentment over the contract system and said equal work should invite equal pay. Workers from industrial units here will also participate in the rally on February 20.


Thieves strike at shop
Ludhiana, February 16
Thieves struck at a shop in Salem Tabri and stole 300 shirts besides Rs 30,000.

Body found in Focal Point area
Ludhiana, February 16
Panic spread in Focal Point, Phase-I, when the body of a man was found on the roadside this morning.




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