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Candidates seek Governor’s intervention
Admission to MBBS in CMCH
Ludhiana, September 18
Some of the general category candidates seeking admission to MBBS in Christian Medical College and Hospital here have charged the college management with bungling in the admission process. The candidates have alleged that against nine seats reserved for the general category candidates, only three students, clearing the 2006 entrance test, had been admitted.

SSF activists burn effigy of Cong govt
Ludhiana, September 18
Activists of the Sikh Students Federation (Mehta) today burnt an effigy of the Congress government for its alleged involvement in the multicrore scam in the Ludhiana City Centre. Sikh Students' Federation activists burn the effigy of the Punjab Government in Ludhiana on Monday.
Sikh Students' Federation activists burn the effigy of the Punjab Government in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma


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3 thefts in 24 hours
Need to start servant verification drive
Ludhiana, September 18
Incidents of servants decamping with cash and valuables from households have increased after the police stopped the migrant verification and registration drive. In the past 24 hours, three crime incidents were reported in the city.

SHO Gurbans Singh Bains inspects the ransacked house in Gellewal village on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

SHO Gurbans Singh Bains inspects the ransacked house in Gellewal village on Monday.

Mr D.S. Gill, chairman, IHRO, makes a point at a press conference in Ludhiana on Monday. 2 journalists blackmailing ex-PCS officer: IHRO
Ludhiana, September 18
The International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) today claimed that two journalists from different TV Channels had been trying to blackmail a former PCS officer, Mr A.R. Darshi, on the pretext of releasing some ‘fictitious’ story on the channels.

Mr D.S. Gill, chairman, IHRO, makes a point at a press conference in Ludhiana on Monday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

People's forum seeks CBI probe
City centre scam
Ludhiana, September 18
The People's Awareness Forum-an NGO-today expressed shock and anguish over the Ludhiana City Centre scam of the Ludhiana improvement Trust and demanded immediate a CBI inquiry into the same.

Dengue claims one life
Ludhiana, September 18
Even as the health administration and the district authorities keep claiming that situation with respect to dengue and other water-borne diseases was well under control, stray cases of dengue continued to trickle in the city hospitals.

COMMUNITY

Darbar Sahib replica in cardboard
Ludhiana, September 18
Deep attachment and a strong sense of belonging with the Sikh religion, culture and symbols have prompted Kanwalpreet, a language student from Ludhiana, to develop a replica of the Dabar Sahib complex in thermocoal and cardboard. Kanwalpreet has tried his best to replicate each and every part of the complex to make it look like a mini Darbar Sahib.
A replica of Darbar Sahib complex developed by Kanwalpreet, a student from Ludhiana.
A replica of Darbar Sahib complex developed by Kanwalpreet, a student from Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Probe into assets of Sibia sought
Ludhiana, September 18
The All-India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha (AIKMS) has sought the arrest of Wing Commander Paramjit Sibia, chairman of the dissolved Ludhiana Improvement Trust, in two FIRs registered in 2004.

Installation ceremony of Lions Club
Lions District Governor R. K. Rana being honoured by Mr Sunil Lahkotra on the eve of installation ceremony of office-bearers of the Lions Club Samrat. Ludhiana, September 18
Dr Sunil Lakhotra was installed as president of the Lions Club Ludhiana Samrat for a year by former District Governor, Mr Charanjit Singh. Dr J.S. Kohli was installed as secretary while Mr Ravinder Sehgal was installed as treasurer of the club, alongwith other office-bearers.

Lions District Governor R. K. Rana being honoured by Mr Sunil Lahkotra on the eve of installation ceremony of office-bearers of the Lions Club Samrat. — A Tribune photograph

A member of the Gayatri Ladies Club at a fancy dress competition in Ludhiana.
A member of the Gayatri Ladies Club at a fancy dress competition in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Bank staff observe "demands day"
Ludhiana, September 18
On a call by the State Bank of Patiala Employees Federation, employees of the State Bank of Patiala observed a "demands day" and held a demonstration at Bharat Nagar Chowk here today. The employees alleged that the management's attitude was rigid and uncompromising.

Dairy owners to increase milk prices
Ludhiana, September 18
After Verka increased the price of milk by Re 1 per kg, local dairy owners and milk suppliers are also likely to increase the prices. A meeting of the Dairy Owners and Milk Suppliers was held here yesterday where a hike in the prices of the milk and milk products following a "substantial rise" in input costs was indicated.


 

BUSINESS

Banks misusing freedom: chamber
Variation in interest rates

Ludhiana, September 18
Alleging that commercial banks are grossly misusing their freedom and resorting to levying heavy service charges, industry representatives today said industrial borrowers were facing problems on account of varied interest rates charged by different banks.

SBI holds customers’ meet
Ludhiana, September 18
The State Bank of India (SBI), Kesar Ganj branch, organised a customer relation programme under the presidentship of Mr J.K. Takkar, Regional Manager, region I, zonal office, here today.

SBI customers attend an interaction programme organised by the bank at Klesar Ganj in Ludhiana on Monday. — Tribune photo by Inderjit Verma

SBI customers attend an interaction programme organised by the bank at Klesar Ganj in Ludhiana on Monday.


 
AGRICULTURE

Kisan Mela begins at Patiala today
Ludhiana, September 18
Punjab Agricultural University is organising a regional Kisan Mela at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nabha road, Patiala, on September 19. Eminent floriculturist Avtar Singh Dhindsa will inaugurate the mela.

EDUCATION

RIMT welcomes freshers
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 18
The RIMT-Institute of Management and Computer Technology and the Gobindgarh Institute of Management and Technology jointly organised a freshers party ‘Fusion ’06’ to welcome 500 newcomers to the MBA, MCA, BBA, BCA, PGDCA and MSc programmes.

 

CULTURE

Play on female foeticide enacted
Amloh, September 18
The Peoples Theatre, in its campaign against social evils, enacted a play “Dard Anjamian Dhian Dey” on female foeticide at Government Secondary School here yesterday.

HEALTH

Kidney patient needs money
Machhiwara, September 18
“I want to live a little while longer for the sake of my three small children,” says carpenter Amrik Singh (40), who has been suffering from renal failure for the past five years.

220 eye patients examined
Ludhiana, September 18
As many as 220 patients were examined for eye ailments and given free medicines at an eye checkup camp, organised by the Bhandari Eye Hospital at Navyug High School, Prabhat Nagar, Near Dholewal, here yesterday. According to Dr A.K. Bhandari, 18 patients in need of corrective surgery, were selected.

 

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