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Lack of funds stalls PAU project
Study on cause of cancer deaths in Malwa

Ludhiana, July 17
The seriousness of the Punjab Government towards the issue of cancer deaths in Malwa belt can be gauged from the fact that the government has failed to provide a small amount of Rs 1 crore required for the project submitted by Punjab Agricultural University to find out the real cause of cancer deaths in Mansa and Bathinda districts.

SAD in for offensive against Cong
Ludhiana, July 17
The Shiromani Akali Dal is believed to be in for a major urban offensive against its traditional rival, the Congress. The Congress mainly draws its strength from the urban Hindus.

Cars halt as water mixed in petrol 
Ludhiana, July 17
Alleging that petrol was mixed with water, some residents of the city organised a protest outside Azad Fuel Centre near Fountain Chowk, claiming that their cars broke down soon after they got fuel filled from this station only.


A BPL official collects samples from a petrol station in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
A BPL official collects samples from a petrol station in Ludhiana on Monday














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Ex-Ranji Trophy player held with opium
Ludhiana, July 17
Sending shock waves in the cricket circles of the city today, the Haibowal police arrested a former Ranji Trophy player and former coach of the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA), Rakesh Saini, for allegedly smuggling opium. The police claimed to have seized 440 grams of opium from him.

 An incomplete stretch of the elevated road which was to be opened to the public on Monday as was announced by former MC Commissioner S.K. Sharma. But with the city Mayor joining the issue on Sunday, the road was not opened on Monday
ROAD(BLOCK): An incomplete stretch of the elevated road which was to be opened to the public on Monday as was announced by former MC Commissioner S.K. Sharma. But with the city Mayor joining the issue on Sunday, the road was not opened on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Gang-rape victim commits suicide
Ludhiana, July 17
In a shocking case, a sales girl committed suicide after jumping into the Sidhwan Canal after she was allegedly gang-raped by a property dealer and his three accomplices in Paddi village, near Sahnewal, last afternoon.

200 stray dogs vaccinated against rabies
Ludhiana, July 17
Continuing the campaign initiated by the Department of Animal Husbandry, Punjab, to vaccinate domesticated and stray dogs against the rabies virus, the three-day camp concluded today at Civil Veterinary Hospital, Dakha, near here.

COMMUNITY

AISAD wants July 21 meeting called off
Fears Panth-SAD clash
Ludhiana, July 17
The All-India Shiromani Akali Dal (AISAD) has demanded the cancellation of July 21 meeting at Amritsar in the wake of reports of clash likely to take place between Panthic and SAD loyalists that day.

Surjit Mehta re-elected state chief of chemists’ body
Ludhiana, July 17
Mr Surjit Mehta was unanimously re-elected president of the Punjab Chemists Association in its general body meeting held here yesterday while Mr Y.P. Dogra (Jalandhar) was elected general secretary in a five-cornered contest.
Mr Surjit Mehta along with Mr Y.P. Dogra addresses a news conference after his re-election as president of the Punjab Chemists Association in Ludhiana on Sunday
Mr Surjit Mehta along with Mr Y.P. Dogra (secretary) addresses a news conference after his re-election as president of the Punjab Chemists Association in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Traffic awareness camp organised
Khamano, July 17
A traffic awareness camp was organised by traffic education cell Fatehgarh Sahib at truck union here to educate drivers about traffic rules. This camp was organised under the command of district traffic in charge Sohan Lal and SHO of Khamano Harmeet Singh Hundal was the chief guest.

Pensioners’ plea to CM

 

CRIME

Head Constable held for forgery
Machhiwara, July 17
A head constable, Baldev Singh, with the Khanna police here has been booked for forgery. Baldev Singh was found possessing a stolen motor cycle, which he had been using for over two years, bearing fake registration number.

Sarpanch served notice for embezzlement
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 17
The Director Panchayat, Punjab, has served show-cause notice on sarpanch of Kalyan village, Ranjit Kaur, for allegedly misappropriating public money by paying pensions lower than entitlement to the beneficiaries.

 

BUSINESS

Sale season draws crowds
Ludhiana, July 17
The season of sales has started in the city with most leading showrooms and trade houses offering heavy discounts. This is being attributed to rising competition among the trading houses. Some showrooms have raised the discount to as much as 60 to 70 per cent.

 

EDUCATION

Rs 9-cr grant for govt schools in district: Johar
Ludhiana, July 17
The Education Minister, Mr Harnam Das Johar, has said the privately managed schools of good repute have made excellent contribution in enhancing the quality of education in the state and to enable the students to capture their share in the enormous job opportunities created with the advancement of computer and IT based technology on global level.

Training course concludes
Ludhiana, July 17
A five-day training course on dyeing with natural dyes for home science staff posted at PAU’s Krishi Vigyan Kendras concluded here today. It was organised jointly by the Directorate of Extension Education and the Department of Clothing and Textiles of the College of Home Science.

SDM’s guidelines for  I-Day function
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 17
The SDM, Malerkotla, Dr Indu, today directed officials of various departments to make arrangements for providing basic amenities to the participants during the rehearsal of the Independence Day function to be organised in Malerkotla.


The SDM, Malerkotla, Dr Indu, listens to suggestions at a meeting held in Malerkotla on Monday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma
The SDM, Malerkotla, Dr Indu, listens to suggestions at a meeting held in Malerkotla

PAU invites entries for contest
Ludhiana, July 17
The Dean, Postgraduate Studies, PAU, has invited applications from the students of master’s programme in all four colleges for Dr Sukhdev Singh Prize for Essay and Oration — 2006-07. The topic for the contest is “Resource conservation for sustainable agriculture”.

From Colleges
GNIMT students shine in BBA, BCA

Ludhiana, July 17
Students of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana, have shown excellent results in their final BBA and BCA Examinations conducted by the Punjab Technical University recently.

 

HEALTH


A patient gets his eyes examined at a free check-up camp organised by the Lions Club, Ludhiana, on Sunday
A patient gets his eyes examined at a free check-up camp organised by the Lions Club, Ludhiana, on Sunday.  — A Tribune photograph

Shed superstition, get treatment for epilepsy: expert
Ludhiana, July 17
“Around five million people are suffering from epilepsy in India and the economic burden due to the disease amounts to Rs 68.75 b ($ 1.7 b). It takes a heavy toll by way of loss of man hours, which stand at 88.2 per cent of the GNP per capita and 0.5 per cent of the GNP. Similarly, the treatment gap (the percentage of those victims receiving no or inadequate treatment) was more than 70 per cent in the rural areas.”

DMCH expands ambulance service
Ludhiana, July 17
To further improve its commitment to saving as many lives as possible by ensuring immediate medical aid to road accident victims, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here, recently added state-of-the art ambulance services and extended its reach throughout Punjab.

 

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