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Rainfall brings cheer to paddy farmers

The recent rains in the city came as a blessing for the farming community as majority of the farmers had failed to complete paddy transplantation so far.

City's Sarah, Mritunjay enter AITA quarterfinals

Sarah Dev of Punjab and a Harvest Tennis Academy trainee and Prinkle Singh of Jammu and Kashmir stormed into the quarterfinals in both girls' under-14 and under-16 age groups in the AITA Super Series tennis tournament being played at Harvest Tennis Academy in Jassowal on Tuesday.

CBSE to identify ‘best practices’ in education

To create a monograph series on best practices among students, the Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to identify “best practices in education” in schools.  The board is taking this initiative with the aim of building a culture of learning through collaboration and sharing. The schools have been directed to identify any one of the listed areas in which it has excelled.

Rape accused among 9 booked for attacking victim's relatives

A Kakowal village resident, accused of rape, and his eight accomplices have been booked for allegedly assaulting the relatives of the rape victim.

600 models on math concepts displayed

Bal Bharati Public School students organised a math exhibition on the school campus to provide the students a perfect platform to have fun with the subject.

Psychological testing, guidance helps discover oneself: Experts

The department of human development at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has recently started the service for providing psychological testing, guidance and counselling to children, adolescents and their parents.

Teachers protest outside DC office

Around 100 teachers protest against the Punjab government for the suspension of two teachers and headmistress of Gover nment High School, Sunet, outside the deputy commissioner’s office on Monday.

Once again, contest date changed from Aug 4 to 25

The date to conduct the Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) awards has been extended due to non-functional bank accounts of several students, which has caused delay in the delivery of money (Rs5,000) to students for making science models and transportation.

HIV-positive woman held for killing mother-in-law

The police claim to have solved the murder case of a 75-year-old woman within 24 hours with the arrest of her daughter-in-law.

Rain brings back city’s ugly side to fore

With only 11% of the city covered under storm water sewerage, Ludhiana turned into a pool of water on Monday when 101.4mm rain lashed the city. But this was nothing new, and only a reflection of the municipal corporation (MC) not learning any lessons from monsoon creating havoc each year.

Phoolka demands full compensation for Saharanpur riot victims

Aam Aadmi Party leader HS Phoolka on Monday demanded full compensation to the victims of communal violence at Saharanpur within 30 days.

'Need to reduce role of middle men in farming'

Punjab Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (PAMETI) organised a five-day training programme on "issues and emerging challenges in agricultural marketing"at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). The training programme concluded on Monday.

Teachers protest outside DC office

Around 100 teachers protest against the Punjab government for the suspension of two teachers and headmistress of Government High School, Sunet, outside the deputy commissioner's office on Monday.

Relative carry out Rs. 15 lakh robbery at property dealer's house using WhatsApp

A relative and his accomplices had robbed the wife of a property dealer of `15 lakh and jewellery at Basant Avenue on July 18, the police said on Monday. The police claim to have solved the case with the arrest of six persons, including the relative of the victim, Gurwinder Singh alias Sweety.

Industrialists meet local bodies minister over rollback of worksheet-7

A group of industrialists on Monday met minister for local bodies Anil Joshi at Amritsar, and demanded that the worksheet-7 introduced by excise and taxation department of the state for refund of Value Added Tax (VAT) be rolled back.
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