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Deadlock continues at DMCH
Meeting fails to resolve crisis
Ludhiana, August 5
Despite repeated attempts by the district administration, management, employees and leaders of various political parties to put an end to the crisis, the “deadlock” between the management and employees of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) continues to effect the normal functioning of this institution.

DEO orders probe into student’s punishment
Ludhiana, August 5
The District Education Officer, Mr Bachitar Singh, today ordered an inquiry into the alleged punishment of a student of the Nohria Mal Jain School, which led to a part of her body getting paralysed.

A dry tree extends its arms towards heavens in prayer for rain A dry tree extends its arms towards heavens in prayer for rain. — A Tribune photograph 


Hosiery manufacturers resent entry tax on yarn
Ludhiana, August 5
The Association of Knitted Garments Manufacturers has demanded the withdrawal of four per cent entry tax on yarn. A meeting of the association was held here today under the chairmanship of its president Vipin Vinayak. The meeting was also attended by the representatives of 22 other associations of the garment manufacturers.
Representatives of various hosiery manufacturers’ associations meet in Ludhiana on Monday. — IV
Representatives of various hosiery manufacturers


More torture, less entertainment
Ludhiana, August 5
Watching a movie in a city cinema hall is more of a torture than entertainment, especially in summers. Almost all cinema halls have no air-conditioning and are not air-cooled either.

Ram Naik’s  resignation demanded
Ludhiana, August 5
The Anti-Corruption Council of India has demanded the resignation of the Union Petroleum Minister, Mr Ram Naik, on the issue of alleged corruption and illegal and unfair allotment of petrol stations and gas agencies to influential BJP office-bearers, their relatives and other VIPs etc.

CRIME TAKES ROOTS IN THE POLICE NURSERY: Drug addicts have a “field” day near Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, where cannabis grows in abundance. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Postal services collapse
Amloh, August 5
Postal services in the township have collapsed with the failure of the local post office to deliver mail in time. Many residents will have to pay the penalty for the delayed payment of telephone bills.

Strangers part as friends
Ludhiana, August 5
Members of the Ludhiana Elite Junior Chamber conducted a workshop, ‘Dreams and Destinations’, in Magnet Resorts here yesterday. This body is affiliated to the Junior Chamber International of Florida (USA), said to be world’s largest youth organisation for individual development.

Inquiry sought
Ludhiana, August 5
The local unit of the youth wing of SAD (A) has urged the Punjab Government to check the alleged nefarious designs of Nurmehlias and order an inquiry as to why the sect chief has struck a defiant posture only after the fall of the Badal government.


Stolen scooter recovered
Doraha, August 5
A stolen scooter was recovered by the Payal police at Barewal on Sunday. Jaswinder Singh son of Satwant Singh of Barewal village had allegedly stolen the scooter of Shamsher Singh of Jahangir village near the Gurthali Pull at Doraha.

Man murdered by colleague
Ludhiana, August 5
A man, identified as Bihari, was murdered in full public view outside Basant resorts Sarabha Nagar, late last night. He was an employee of the restaurant and was reportedly murdered by another employee identified as Guddu.


New avenues for CAs in insurance sector
Ludhiana, August 5
The Ludhiana branch of the Northern India Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India yesterday evening organised a seminar on the new challenges and opportunities before the chartered accountants after the opening up of the insurance sector in the country.


Veterinary conference from Aug 9
Ludhiana, August 5
The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (Government of India), the Department of Biotechnology (Government of India), the Departments of Animal Husbandry of Punjab and Haryana, Punjab Agricultural University, the IVA and the PSVOA are jointly organising 28th Indian Veterinary Conference and National Seminar from August 9 to 11 in the city.


Science teachers’ arrest condemned
Ludhiana, August 5
The act of the Punjab Government of arresting the science teachers under the Prevention of Corruption Act was condemned at a state-level meeting of science teachers held under the chairmanship of Prof Mahavir Singh at G.G.N. Khalsa College here yesterday.

New academic session begins in PAU
Ludhiana, August 5
After almost a month-long summer break, the campus of Punjab Agricultural University was once again abuzz with activity as the registration process for new academic session was held here today.

Quiz contest 
Ludhiana, August 5
Students of plus one and plus two participated in an inter-house quiz contest organised by New Senior Secondary School in Sarabha Nagar, here today. During the contest, “Ludhiana ko jaano”, questions based on history, achievements, personalities and political scenario of the city were asked.

Students celebrate foundation day
Ludhiana, August 5
Students, staff and management of Spring Dale Public School organised its 21st foundation day at Guru Nanak Bhavan, here today.
The programme began with the recital of shabad ‘Deh Shiva bar mohe ehai’. Group song ‘Jhumein jhumein yeh nazare’ was presented by students of middle section.

Students of Spring Dale Public School presents a cultural programme on the foundation day of the school, in Guru Nanak Bhavan, Ludhiana, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Students of Spring Dale Public School presents a cultural programme


Dumb serials on idiot box: director Dhadha
Ludhiana, August 5
“The TV serials on every channel portray the lives of only metro people and are detrimental to family relationships. The characters in all these serials include manipulative men and malicious women,” said film director Sukhwant Dhadha, who was in the city yesterday.


Breast-feeding week
Ludhiana, August 5
The District Health Department is observing breast-feeding week from August 1-7, 2002. The week was inaugurated by the Civil Surgeon, Dr J.S. Bhullar, at Devki Devi Jain College on August 1.


PBA hails winners
Ludhiana, August 5
Mr Rajdeep Singh Gill, ADGP and president, Punjab Basketball Association (PBA), has hailed the Punjab players who have won medals in the Commonwealth Games at Manchester.


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