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Rs 1.5 cr fudged at civil hospital
Audit and inspection report during the period January 2009 to 2010 finds irregularities in the accounts of senior medical officer
Ludhiana, October 16
The audit and inspection report on the accounts of Senior Medical Officer, Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, for the period January 2009 to January 2010 has unveiled "misappropriation" of approximately Rs 1.5 crore.

Man strips himself outside police chief’s office
Ludhiana, October 16
The owner of a sandpaper factory today stripped himself and staged a dharna outside the office of Commissioner of Police, Ishwar Singh, to protest against the police for allegedly going soft on his partner, who had held him captive and paraded him naked in his factory yesterday.



Sarpanch’s house set on fire
Receives burn injuries; says rival group tried to eliminate him
Ludhiana, October 16
The sarpanch of Meowal Khariaha village near Mattewara had a narrow escape when his house was set afire allegedly by his political rivals last night over the issue of developing a modern market complex on the panchayat land.

A girl who has been cured of a congenital heart disease says “Thank you” to Punjab Health minister Laxmikanta Chawla at a function organised at the DMCH, Ludhiana, on Saturday. Now, little hearts pump with joy
Ludhiana, October 16
Learning history lessons and poems is no longer a tedious task for these children, who have been operated upon for congenital heart diseases, as was evident from their “on stage” exuberance during a special function “Healed little heart angels” organised by Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI).

A girl who has been cured of a congenital heart disease says “Thank you” to Punjab Health minister Laxmikanta Chawla at a function organised at the DMCH, Ludhiana, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

The non-functional clocks of clock tower. Downtown clocks fail to tick
Ludhiana, October 16
The city’s historic icon-Clock Tower does have a clock, but it does not tell time. The clock has been lying non-functional for the past five to six months, but the municipal corporation authorities have not bothered to get the clock repaired.

The non-functional clocks of clock tower. Photo Inderjeet Verma


English Teaching
ETT teachers find tips beneficial
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 16
Tips in English teaching according to ultramodern and child-centered techniques are liked among ETT teachers availing special training at seminars being organised under the aegis of Sarav Sikhya Abhyana at schools of the areas falling under Ludhiana and Sangrur districts.

Jai Singh is Mr Aagaaz 2010
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 16
A freshers’ party “Aagaaz 2010” was organised at the RIMT Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh, today.

From Colleges
World Food Day
LUDHIANA : Reena, Navdeep and Gagandeep, all students of BA- III, were declared first, second and third, respectively, in the poster-making contest organised by the NSS wing of the SDP College for Women on the occasion of World Food Day on Saturday.

No compromise on Kashmir: BJYM chief
Ludhiana, October 16
Lok Sabha member from Hamirpur and national president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of the BJP, Anurag Thakur yesterday said the party would not tolerate any compromise on the Kashmir issue.

1 killed in road mishap
Khamano, October 16
One person was killed and another got injured in a road accident near Boparai Dhaba, Khamano. According to information, Sher Singh, a resident of Herhian, and Bhajan Singh Panaichan were going towards Sanghol on their motorcycle.

Anaesthesia Day observed
Ludhiana, October 16
October 16 is observed as the World Anaesthesia Day, as it was on this day that the first painless surgical procedure was carried out successfully with anaesthesia in 1846.The person, who achieved this marvelous feat, was Dr William TG Morton.

From Schools
Essay-writing contest
An essay-writing competition to mark the Dasehra celebrations was organised at SDP Senior Secondary School, Basti Jodhewal, here today. As many as 50 students participated in the competition. Winner students were encouraged, congratulated and honoured with certificates by principal Teena Gulati.

For them, demon king is a hero
Doraha, October 16
Even though Ravana is seen as the demon king and is looked upon with hatred, residents of Payal town near Doraha revere him as the mighty scholar.So much so that they have erected a cemented and colourful idol of Ravana outside a temple and worship it every year on Dasehra, when his effigies are set ablaze elsewhere.

New grain market still a distant dream
The incomplete grain market at Mullanpur Mullandpur Dakha, October 16
The construction work of the new grain market here is going on at a snail’s pace. Thanks to the indifferent attitude of the authorities concerned who have failed to complete the work even after nearly two years of its foundation laying ceremony.

The incomplete grain market at Mullanpur. A Tribune photograph

Foundation stone laid
Khanna, October 16
Chief parliamentary secretary Bikramjit Singh Khalsa and Improvement Trust chairman Rajesh Dhali laid the foundation stone of development work at Guru Teg Bahadur Market. Speaking on the occasion, Khalsa said the state government was committed to the development villages. He said that out of the Rs 62 lakh development project, Rs 5.45 lakh would be spent on high mast lights, Rs 14.87 lakh on repair of footpath and pavement and Rs 41.99 lakh to re-carpet commercial portion of the market and on interlinking of tiles. 

‘Policy for penalties on traders soon’
Ludhiana, October 16
Chairman of the Punjab Small Traders Board Madan Lal Kapoor yesterday assured the traders of formulating a policy to decide about the penalty slapped on them.Discussing the problem of VAT refunds, Kapoor said all the pending VAT refunds would be released at the earliest. Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner Parampal Singh, who was also present at the meeting, said from now onwards, 75 per cent of VAT refunds would be given on the basis of monthly returns and against the indemnity bonds to manufacturers and traders up to a particular limit of Rs 1 crore.

Punjabi author Kang honoured
Ludhiana, October 16
The Baba Banda Singh Bahadur International Foundation yesterday presented the Banda Bahadur Yadgari award to noted Punjabi writer Gurdit Singh Kang at a function organised on the eve of 340th birth anniversary of the saint soldier.

Process to allot houses to riot victims initiated: DC
Chandigarh, October 16
The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has initiated the process of allotting houses to 1984 riot victims in Ludhiana. A list of the authorised beneficiaries has already been forwarded by the Ludhiana district administration.



Sanmol, Pooja emerge fastest runners
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 16
Sanmol and Pooja of Dehlon block emerged as the fastest runners during the zonal athletics meet of primary schools that concluded at Ghudani village near here yesterday.




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