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Kids’ death: ‘compounder’ was truck driver
Ludhiana, September 21
Police investigations into the tragic medicines-to-kill case in which three children died yesterday have found that besides the unqualified doctor, the second accused, a compounder, used to be a truck driver before this job.

DC, Civil Surgeon visit bereaved families
Premises of 11 quacks sealed
Ludhiana, September 21
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Verma, along with Dr Rajinder Kaur, Civil Surgeon, and Mr Prem Chand, officiating SDM (East), today visited the houses of the three children who reportedly died after consuming medicine taken from a charitable dispensary in Prem Nagar yesterday.

The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Verma, listens to the grievances of people regarding quacks in Prem Nagar The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Verma, listens to the grievances of people regarding quacks in Prem Nagar on Wednesday.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma 



Quacks having a field day
Ludhiana, September 21
The death of three children due to wrong medication given by a simple matriculate girl in a charitable dispensary in the Prem Nagar locality here yesterday is just a small example of the menace of thriving quackery in the region as the administration remains totally oblivious to the havoc that unqualified medical practitioners are wreaking on the health of the poor people.

Thousands gather to listen to the ‘goddess’
Ludhiana, September 21
The protests by the mother and two brothers of Mr Kanshi Ram notwithstanding, the Bahujan Samaj Party President, Ms Mayawati, appeared undettered here today probably for the massive turnout at the party rally.

BSP President Mayawati waves to a crowd at a rally in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

BSP President Mayawati waves to a crowd at a rally in Ludhiana

She underestimated enemies: Reema’s son
Ludhiana, September 21
“My mother had underestimated the brutality of her enemies,” said Bhanu Pratap, 20-year-old son of businesswoman Reema Jain. He was reacting to the claims of the city police that her brother-in-law, Micky Jain, had got her killed through five contract killers.                                                                  
Bhanu Pratap

Bhanu Pratap

Fasting staff lose weight, but not will
Ludhiana, September 21
The two fasting employees of Punjab Agricultural University have reportedly lost considerable weight as their fast entered the eighth day today. A team of officials deputed by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Verma, including the SDM, Mr M.S. Jaggi, the DSP, Mr R.K. Bakshi, and a few doctors today visited the fasting employees urging them to end their fast.

  • Passing Thru
    Mr Y.S Ratra, Chairman, Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB)

All for PM, nothing for common man
Doraha, September 21
The national highway from the aerodrome at Sahnewal to Apollo Hospital at Sherpur Chowk, which had remained neglected ever since toll barrier came up at Doraha three years ago, is being spruced up keeping in view Dr Manmohan Singh’s visit to Satguru Partap Singh Apollo Hospitals on September 23.

Congress sure of winning Amloh council chief post
Amloh, September 21
After the election of councillors of the Amloh Municipal Council on September 18, hectic activities have started for the post of president between the Congress party and the Akali-BJP combined. Mr Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, Parliamentary Secretary (Home, Justice & PWD), had called a meeting of the members at his residence on September 19.

SAD (A) condoles Nazi hunter’s death
Ludhiana, September 21
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) has expressed grief at the demise of Simon Wiesenthal, the Nazi hunter, who died yesterday in Vienna at the ripe age of 96 years.

Kailey’s name in record book for balancing feat                                         
Ludhiana, September 21
The name of Pawan Kailey, a tailor from Goraya, has been entered in the latest edition of The Limca Book of Records for performing an extraordinary feat of delicate balancing.

Pawan Kailey’s name figures in the latest edition of The Limca Book of World Records for his feat of delicate balancing.
— A Tribune photograph

Pawan Kailey’s name figures in the latest edition of The Limca Book of World Records for his feat of delicate balancing

At the Crossroads
Academic’s foray into policing
The fort that Maharaja Ranjit Singh built on the bank of the Sutlej at Phillaur now houses the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Police Academy. Some years ago, Dr A.A. Siddiqui, who later served the state as the Director- General of Police, organised a seminar on Sufi studies at Phillaur when he was the Principal of the academy.                                                               Dr D.J. Singh

Dr D.J. Singh

Unemployment worries senior citizens
Ludhiana, September 21
The All-India Senior Citizens Organisation has rued that both Central and state governments have failed to contain the problem of unemployment. In a press note here yesterday, the organisation stated that the country needed immediate solution to the problem as over 10 million job aspirants were produced 
every year.


Sarpanch, brothers booked on assault charge
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 21
The Sudhar police has booked three brothers, including the sarpanch of Nangal Khurad village, under Sections 323, 324, 325, 341, 506 and 34 of the IPC for allegedly assaulting their political opponent, who had contested civic body election against the sarpanch.

2 booked for violation of building bylaws
Ludhiana, September 21
The Vigilance Bureau today claimed to have busted a scandal relating to the violation of building bylaws with the arrest of two city businessmen. These persons, along with a retired Assistant Town Planner, a building inspector and two head draftsmen of the Municipal Corporation here, had constructed a multi-storeyed building in Gurdev Nagar on the Pakhowal road here.



From Colleges
City girl tops MA II exam
Ludhiana, September 21
Sapna Puri, MA II (fine arts) student of the Government College for Women here, has topped in Panjab University, Chandigarh, by scoring 706 marks out of 800. She wants to become an artist.

Sapna Puri

Sapna Puri

Heavy bags students’ bane
Ludhiana, September 21
“No more heavy bags!” is a common refrain. Almost all educationists, teachers, parents, psychologists are of the opinion that heavy bags should be done away with. Many school Principals, including that of Guru Nanak Public School, BCM Arya Model School, DAV Public School, have told Ludhiana Tribune that they have done away with bags for primary classes and instead started keeping books in the schools.

These kids have to do a man’s job carrying heavy bags to school. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

These kids have to do a man’s job carrying heavy bags to school

Teachers flay govt for delaying appointments
Ludhiana, September 21
Mr Charan Singh Sarabha, general secretary, Government School Teachers Union, Punjab, and state committee member of the Anti-Privatisation Adhyapak Morcha, in a press statement has flayed the state government for delaying regular appointments of teachers against 40,000 vacant posts of different categories in government schools.

Workshop on curriculum development
Ludhiana, September 21
The College of Home Science (CHS), Punjab Agricultural University, organised a one-day workshop on curriculum development to recommend curricular changes in its B.Sc. (Hons) Home Science four year programme.

DMCH doctor to deliver lecture in Delhi
Ludhiana, September 21
Dr Alka Dogra, Professor and Head of the Department of Skin and VD at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, here has been invited as a faculty (life member) and delegate to deliver a talk on the role of pulse therapy in treatment of steroid responsive immunological disorders by the Pemphigus and Pulse Therapy Foundation at a meeting of renowned dermatologists in New Delhi.

Story-telling contest held
Ludhiana, September 21
A story-telling competition was held in the primary wing of Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School here today. Students from pre-nursery to class -V took part in the competition and told stories on various themes.
Students display merit certificates after winning a story-telling competition held at Sanatan Vidya Mandir School in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Students display merit certificates after winning a story-telling competition held at Sanatan Vidya Mandir School in Ludhiana



Take heart from this doctor
Ludhiana, September 21
In the current scenario, where heart diseases have touched epidemic proportions in India, according to the World Health Organisation, there is something to cheer about. Just simple lifestyle changes and regular exercise can dramatically reduce the chances of suffering from a heart attack.


GNDE College in semifinal of football tourney
Ludhiana, September 21
Hosts Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College scored an emphatic 3-0 win over Engineering College, Rajpura, to advance to the last four stage of the Punjab Technical University Inter-College Football Tournament here today. Tejinder struck twice while Palwinder scored once to help their college to register an easy victory.

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