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National-level woman athlete thrashed
Ludhiana, April 10
Just two days before the Kabaddi World Cup final, a national level woman athlete was thrashed by her male counterparts at Guru Nanak Stadium here this morning.

Verka milk dearer by Re 1 from today
Ludhiana, April 10
Verka milk is set to get dearer by Re 1 per liter from tomorrow. However, the hike will only be applicable to the full fat and medium-fat milk while the skimmed milk price remains unchanged.

Diesel Pilferage
Two firefighters chargesheeted
Ludhiana, April 10
The “novel” idea adopted for stealing diesel from fire tenders landed two employees of Sunder Nagar fire station in trouble today. Departmental inquiry has been ordered against the “erring” employees and they have been charge-sheeted for pilfering.


Three held for man’s murder
Ludhiana, April 10
The police has arrested three persons who had allegedly murdered a man and thrown his chopped head in the fields situated on the outskirts of Ladhowal village near here about 10 days ago.

Liquor vend near school
500 students, parents stage dharna
Students, parents protest against a liquor vend near a government school in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo:Inderjeet Verma Ludhiana, April 10
Students of Government High School, Ambedkar Nagar, today took to streets to protest against a liquor vend that has recently come up in the vicinity of the school. They staged a dharna near the police station at the Model Town Chowk and disrupted traffic for over 30 minutes.

Students, parents protest against a liquor vend near a government school in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo:Inderjeet Verma

Cops release sketch for smooth flow of traffic
Ludhiana, April 10
The city police has chalked out a plan for the smooth flow of traffic on the day of the final match of the ongoing World Kabaddi Cup scheduled to be held here at Guru Nanak Stadium on April 12. Certain measures have been taken so that the locals as well as the travellers do not face any difficulty on that day.


Educationists call for stress-free learning
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 10
RIMT College of Education, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised a seminar today on “Stress free Learning: A Step Towards Quality Education” under the guidance of principal Dr Rajwant Kaur. RIMT Group of Institutes chairman Dr Hukam Chand Bansal was the chief guest of the occasion inaugurated the seminar by lighting a lamp. The keynote was addressed by Prof Meenakshi Gupta, Department Of Education and Community Service, Punjabi University, Patiala. Bansal appealed to the teachers and parents to provide more freedom so that they can identify their unique capabilities.

Transparency will eliminate graft: Ramesh
Ludhiana, April 10
Chief State Information Commissioner Ramesh Inder Singh called upon officials, faculty and employees of Punjab Agricultural University to practise transparency and openness under the RTI, which he said would lead to efficiency and elimination of corruption.

e-book on industrial competitiveness released
Ludhiana, April 10
Dr MA Zaheer, a keynote speaker, while speaking during an international conference on the “Industrial competitiveness” organised at the Gulzar Group of Institutes here today said in the economic turbulent period when most of the corporate concerns either faced difficulties to sustain their business or saw their profitability receding, the companies needed a holistic approach and comprehensive effort.

From Schools and Colleges
Bhangra marks Baisakhi fest
"Baisakhi Festival - 2010" was organised at Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, here today. Rajinder Sharma, president, Association of PSEB Affiliated Schools, Punjab, was the chief guest. A fancy dress competition was organised on the occasion. The students presented a colourful programme of song and dance and also performed gidha and bhangra. Speaking on the occasion, Principal Asha Sharma told the students that Baisakhi was also the festival of wheat harvesting in Punjab. Prizes and sweets were also distributed among the students.

Roadside encroachments causing accidents
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 10
Unchecked encroachments on the Mandi Gobindgarh-Amloh road has resulted in several accidents, some fatal ones, in the recent past. Three teenagers, all residents of Jammu and Kashmir, were recently killed when their bike was run over by a speeding truck.

Railway health unit being upgraded
Ludhiana, April 10
There is a ray of hope for serving employees, pensioners and their dependents who have been crying over poor medical and health care facilities in the sub-divisional railway health unit (RHU) here.

Yarn prices head north
Ludhiana, April 10
The prices of yarn have inched up by 13-14 per cent in the past one month. Within the past 15 days alone, the prices have gone up by Rs 25 to Rs 30 a kg. The hike in the prices of yarn is being attributed to an increase in the prices of raw material. Weaving units fear they will have to discontinue with their operations if the prices go up further.

Doctor raises awareness on arthritis
Ludhiana, April 10
Accredited for having performed a hip replacement surgery of a 103- year-old woman, now leading a normal life, Dr Harsimran Singh called upon the people to volunteer for the knee and the hip replacement surgeries through computer-navigated minimally invasive surgery.

Illegal hoardings to be removed soon
Ludhiana, April 10
The illegal hoardings in the city will soon be removed. Municipal Commissioner AK Sinha met councillors, senior Deputy Mayor and officials on this issue recently. Giving details about the meeting, senior Deputy Mayor Parveen Bansal said the committee had identified roads and areas where the illegal hoardings were installed.

Free yoga camp on April 14
Ludhiana, April 10
To celebrate the festival of Baisakhi, the Patanjali Yog Samiti and district unit of Bharat Swabhiman Trust headed by Swami Ramdev will organise a free “yog vigyan” camp on April 14 at Rakh Bagh here.

Rise in Steel Prices
Small-scale units hit hard
Ludhiana, April 10
Avtar Singh, general secretary, CICU, exclaimed that after presentation of the Union Budget 2010-11, there has been unprecedented hike in the prices of steel products affected till date in 3-4 doses.

Board of small enterprises holds meeting
Ludhiana, April 10
From July 1, the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector will be charged at BPLR (base prime lending rate) and it will be the lowest rate of interest as compared to all other sectors.

400 conferred degrees
Ludhiana, April 10
Students receive their degrees during a convocation in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma The Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) organised its annual convocation function here today. Degrees were conferred on 400 students from various courses. Dr Rajneesh Arora, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, presided over the function and gave away degrees to the students.

Students receive their degrees during a convocation in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Drive against anti-social elements
Police seeks help from social bodies
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 10
Acknowledging the impact of movement launched by the Ludhiana police against social evils in the area, office-bearers of a few social, educational and religious organisations urged the authorities to identify and isolate political leaders whose alleged interference in the administrative affairs had been annulling the outcome of crusades launched during the past years.

Anti-encroachment Drive
Shopkeepers allege pick-and-choose policy
Ludhiana, April 10
Shopkeepers at the Akalgarh market, whose encroachments were removed by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC) on April 6, have alleged that the latter adopted pick-and-choose policy while removing the encroachments and those “well connected” with the area MLA were spared by the team.

Gandhian Study Chair for SD College
Luhdiana, April 10
Kamla Lohtia SD College has been awarded the Gandhian Study Chair by University Grants Commission under its XIth Plan. A grant of Rs 9 lakh was also granted to the college.

Organic cotton catches fancy of health freaks
Organic cotton clothes on display at a store in Ludhiana. A Tribune photographLudhiana, April 10
Organic cotton is winning over new ground both on the farm and in the marketplace these days. It is produced without the use of harsh chemical bleaches or dyes, and is allergy free. Organic cotton clothing, unheard of a few years ago, is now fast catching the fancy of health conscious youths.
Organic cotton clothes on display at a store in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Capt takes a dig at Badals, praises development in Gujarat
Ludhiana, April 10
Former Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh today went gaga over the growth rate of Gujarat and sang paeans of the government without naming saffron leader Narendra Modi.

Residents sans water for 7 days!
Ludhiana, April 10
Residents of ward No. 63, Preet Nagar, Shimlapuri, have been facing an acute shortage of water without for the past seven days. Agitated residents condemned the callous attitude of municipal corporation authorities in rectifying a snag in the tube-well motor.


Con man nabbed
Ludhiana, April 10
Watch out before subscribing your newspapers and magazines copies, as the man who claims to be the employee of the newspapers agency might be a con man. The police said such con men were having a field day by giving one false receipt to people on the pretext of yearly subscription. The Jagatpuri police today nabbed a man who was issuing fake receipt of a circulation agency on the yearly subscription of magazines.

City to get Golf Club soon
Ludhiana, April 10
Ludhiana is about to get its own Golf Club and the project comprised an 18-hole Nicklaus design championship golf course and a premium residential development with villas and a luxurious clubhouse. This development is slated to be first of its kind in Punjab.




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