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Chaos at PAU seed counters
Ludhiana, March 14
Visitors to the Kisan Mela at Punjab Agricultural University have complained the arrangements at the counters selling seeds were poor. The number of counters was fewer compared to the large number of buyers.

A farmer tries his hand at a farm machine on the first day of the Kisan Mela in Ludhiana on Friday; and (right) a farmer showcases a new variety of wheat. Tribune Photos: Himanshu Mahajan
A farmer tries his hand at a farm machine on the first day of the Kisan Mela in Ludhiana on Friday; and (right) a farmer showcases a new variety of wheat. Tribune Photos: Himanshu Mahajan


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Pashu mela opens amid fanfare
Ludhiana, March 14
Visitors at the Pashu Palan Mela at GADVASU in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, inaugurated its 16th Pashu Palan Mela here today. Dr GS Kalkat, chairman, Punjab State Farmers Commission, inaugurated the mela.





Visitors at the Pashu Palan Mela at GADVASU in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Phoolka interacts with farmers, students at Kisan Mela
Ludhiana, March 14
HS Phoolka, Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Ludhiana Lok Sabha seat, interacts with farmers at the Kisan Mela. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan It was not less than homecoming for HS Phoolka, Lok Sabha candidate from Aam Aadmi Party, who spent his whole day at the Kisan Mela and interacted with farmers, scientists, students and entrepreneurs during his visit here.



HS Phoolka, Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Ludhiana Lok Sabha seat, interacts with farmers at the Kisan Mela. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Farmers resent poor facilities at melas
Ludhiana, March 14
Farmers attending the Kisan Mela and Pashu Palan Mela have said the university authorities had not made proper drinking water arrangements at the venue.

Building sealed, school issued notice
Ludhiana, March 14
A team of the Building Branch of the Municipal Corporation today sealed a commercial building near Prince Hostel in the posh Green Park Colony for violations of the building bylaws.




COMMUNITY

ludhiana votes 2014
Congress puts up united face

Ludhiana, March 14
Is the Ludhiana unit of the Congress putting up a united front for the coming Lok Sabha elections? Ludhiana West Congress legislator Bharat Bhushan Ashu, whose differences with Congress Member Parliament (MP) Manish Tewari are an open secret, today issued a joint statement praising Tewari.

Congress leaders have a dig at Deputy CM
Ludhiana, March 14
Ludhiana Congress leaders today had a dig at Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal for repeating his claims of changing the face of Ludhiana in another two years, which they said had never come and would never ever come in future as he was habitual of trying to befool the people all the time.

Shopkeepers threaten to boycott poll
Ludhiana, March 14
A board announcing the poll boycott by the shopkeepers of the Gian Singh Rarewala Market on the Link Road in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma Irate shopkeepers of the Gian Singh Rarewala Market on Link Road today held a black flag demonstration against what they termed as highhandedness of the municipal corporation. They also announced to boycott the coming Lok Sabha elections in protest against the uncooperative attitude of the leaders of all political parties.

A board announcing the poll boycott by the shopkeepers of the Gian Singh Rarewala Market on the Link Road in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Illegal hoardings, banners of parties removed
Ludhiana, March 14
Following strict instructions by the District Administration, illegal hoardings, banners and posters belonging to various political parties have been removed by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation.

Civic body staff to stage dharna from March 18
Ludhiana, March 14
Nearly 2,500 Class IV employees of the Municipal Corporation's (MC) Horticulture Wing have announced to stage a dharna at the MC headquarters at Mata Rani Chowk from March 18 against the non-payment of salaries.

Sahnewal residents seek more train stoppages 
Sahnewal, March 14
The residents and the passengers travelling from Sahnewal resent less number of trains halting at the station. 15 years ago almost every train used to halt at the Sahnewal station. Now, only three trains stop at the station.

Gifting life: Organisation offers free heart surgery to needy children 
Ludhiana, March 14
The chairman of Sharman Shawls, Ram K Jain, addresses a meeting of the Have a Heart Foundation at the Sutlej Club in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma Four-year-old Sukhreet could not go to school, for he had a hole in his heart and one of the walls had shrunk extensively. He used to get tired frequently, preventing him to mix up with the children of his age. His mother is a single parent and could not afford the costs of the operation required to make little Sukhreet come back to life again. 

The chairman of Sharman Shawls, Ram K Jain, addresses a meeting of the Have a Heart Foundation at the Sutlej Club in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Documentary on social activist screened at Virasat Bhawan
Ludhiana, March 14
Jagdev Singh Jassowal (fourth from right) during a function to release his documentary at the Punjab Virasat Bhawan in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma A documentary titled 'Haneriyan Rataan Da Jugnu' (Firefly of the Dark Nights), based on the life of a social and cultural activist, Jagdev Singh Jassowal, was screened at the Punjab Virasat Bhawan today.



Jagdev Singh Jassowal (fourth from right) during a function to release his documentary at the Punjab Virasat Bhawan in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Poll may delay PSEB results
Ludhiana, March 14
Though the officials of Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) claimed that the result of Xth and XIIth classes would be declared on time, however the teachers had expressed apprehension that it could be delayed since the staff of government schools will be busy with election duty.

CBSE goes cyber-active, asks schools to send videos for YouTube channel 
Ludhiana, March 14
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has started a YouTube channel in order to encourage students to participate in various activities and connect to them in a more efficient manner.

Degrees conferred on 613 students 
Jagraon, March 14
Sidhwan Educational Institutions including Khalsa College for Women (KCW) and GHG Harparkash College of Education for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, near Jagraon, jointly organised their annual convocation today. Vice-Chancellor of Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, Dr Gurmohan Singh was the chief guest .

Students make 3D design on wall 
Ludhiana, March 14
Students of the Pinnacle Institute of Fashion Technology (PIFT) designed a wall at the institute. The wall was designed on the theme of sunflower and nature.

Boy flees home after flunking exam
Ludhiana, March 14
A 17-year-old student of KVM School ran away from home after he flunked Class XI exams today.

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CRIME

Landlord rapes tenant
Ludhiana, March 14
A Dugri resident was booked for raping a 20-year-old girl who was living as a tenant along with her foster father in his house.

Two commit suicide
Ludhiana, March 14
Two persons allegedly committed suicide in different parts of the city today.

Narrow win for Phagwara college
Ludhiana, March 14
The Lovely College of Engineering, Phagwara, squeezed past Khalsa College, Amritsar, (73-71) in the menís section in the ongoing Reliance-IMG Punjab Inter-College Basketball League at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

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