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Plan on urban health centres hits roadblock
GLADA, MC refuse to allocate land
Ludhiana, March 13
With the GLADA and Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC) refusing to allocate land, the plan of the Department of Health and Family Welfare to set up five urban health centres in the city has taken the "backseat".

Bid to copy film action stunt turns tragic
Ludhiana, March 13
The man who sustained a bullet injury on his head and was subsequently rushed to a hospital in critical condition on Saturday evening was actually attempting to replicate an often shot film scene in which the character finds a thrill by keeping only one bullet in a revolver while leaving the remaining five chambers empty, then placing the gun on his temple and pressing the trigger.


Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut, surrounded by fans and escorted by bodyguards, soon after inaugurating a jewellery showroom in Ludhiana
Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut, surrounded by fans and escorted by bodyguards, soon after inaugurating a jewellery showroom in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan Report P2

Love triangle led to youth’s murder: cops
Ludhiana, March 13
The cold-blooded murder of a local 21-year-old property dealer turned out to be a “love triangle” ending in a crime of passion as the prime suspect is none other than the fiancé of the girl with whom the victim had an affair in the past, the police said. A day after the brutal killing of Chandan Sharma, who bled to death outside a school situated a few yards away from his home in Rishi Nagar, the city police have
booked Shivraj, a resident of Chander Nagar, and some unidentified assailants for murder, launching a massive manhunt to nab the suspects.

Ailing health sector needs intensive care 

Despite health being the state subject, little is being done to improve the healthcare system in the district and the state at large. As far as the previous budgetary allocations for the “public health sector” are concerned, employees of the department of health and family welfare and people in general have been feeling disillusioned. However, people are expecting some special benefits for the health sector in the budget for the current financial year. The state budget is to be tabled tomorrow.

Civil Hospital in Ludhiana

Civil Surgeon’s Office Unsafe

Illegal Buildings Post-1997
MC to conduct survey in bid to cover up lapses

Ludhiana, March 13
The buildings branch of the Municipal Corporation, in an apparent bid to cover up the mess created in the city due to their callous attitude, has now decided to get survey with regards to illegal buildings constructed in the city from 1997 onwards conducted despite the fact that they themselves are responsible for it.

Revamping higher education need of the hour
There is a ray of hope among stakeholders of higher education in Punjab, as Budget is to be presented tomorrow. Stress on revamping higher education in Punjab keeping in mind the global scenario is need of the hour, feel educationists.

Vet varsity needs secured salary for employees 
A view of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in Ludhiana. Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), which is providing the best possible options for agriculture diversification to farmers in the state, needs to get separate allocation of funds to boost poultry, dairy farming and pig/goat industry in the region. With the state Budget coming tomorrow, the major demand in the wish list of GADVASU includes secured pension/ salaries for retirees and employees of veterinary university.
A view of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

PAU wants rise in annual budget
Punjab Agricultural University also feels that A view of Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana the university’s requirements have increased with time. PAU wants an increase in the annual budget to the tune of about ` 25-30 crore (at present, the state government provides ` 120 crore annually), which will serve many problems. Not just salary/pension part will be taken care of, but the farm university can plan to spend sufficient amount to upgrade infrastructure and research programmes.
A view of Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

‘Higher education in a shambles’
Higher education is being neglected in Punjab, which is unfortunate. Separate funds should be earmarked for curriculum and content development for various courses. 


Clock Tower, Rose Garden may get facelift
Ludhiana, March 13
If everything goes well, two important landmarks of the city would soon glitter with fancy lights as the Municipal Corporation authorities are mulling to give a facelift to them by installing hi-tech lights on them. The proposal regarding it was recently mooted by MC Additional Commissioner Kanwalpreet Kaur Brar in a meeting with representatives of a private firm that had come in her office a few days back to give presentation regarding installation of energy saving LED lights in the city.

Marital discord turns ugly 
Man accused of separating five daughters from wife

Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 13
A Gujjar woman has accused her husband of allegedly deserting her after separating five daughters from her.

Patients get artificial limbs at the Viklang Sahayata Kendra, Rishi Nagar, in Ludhiana. 50 get artificial limbs
Ludhiana, March 13
Around 50 differently abled people got artificial limbs, calipers, tricycles, wheelchairs and hearing aids during the free artificial limbs distribution camp organised by the Viklang Sahayata Kendra, Rishi Nagar, today.

Patients get artificial limbs at the Viklang Sahayata Kendra, Rishi Nagar, in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

15 operated for black cataract in a week 
Ludhiana, March 13
About 1,048 people were tested at a free eye check-up camp held during the International Black Cataract Week, which concluded here yesterday. Fifty patients got their OTCs tested while 30 patients were tested for perimetery.

e-lab inaugurated
Ludhiana, March 13
A city-based computer education institution, Aryabhatta, has developed a unique concept to educate the CAT aspirants about the ‘online test pattern’. The institute is offering a course for teaching pattern and operations which a student should do while attempting online papers.

200 doctors attend CME on liver transplant
Ludhiana, March 13
The increase in number of liver failure cases in India is alarming. As a result there is a need for organ transplants in the sub-continent.

Kangana comes calling
Ludhiana, March 13
As the city becomes destination for national and international brands, it is also turning out to be preferred place for Bollywood personalities.

Mobile, a handy tool for hawala transactions
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 13
Mobile phone has emerged as a handy little tool for smugglers and hawala racketeers for transferring money. Even genuine clients, who could easily transfer money through instant money transfer facility, prefer availing services of unauthorised dealers.

Cong mass contact programme flunks due to groupism
Ludhiana, March 13
The Congress is refraining from organising a rally under the mass contact programme of Capt Amarinder Singh apparently due to widespread groupism and infighting in its district unit despite the fact that all other major districts have been covered under it.

SAD plundering state: Preneet
Sahnewal, March 13
Union Minister for External Affairs Preneet Kaur attended a special gathering of Congress leaders and workers at Kohara yesterday. She attacked the SAD-BJP government and blamed Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for mixing politics and the family. “Akalis are busy filling their own coffers by plundering the state of its wealth,” she added.

Doraha, March 13
“When Punjabis migrate for prosperity to other countries, they look for green cards, work permits, social security benefits and claims PR,but families of migrants, living in Punjab for the last 40 years, are suffering sever identity crisis.”

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Thieves decamp with Rs 30 lakh
Ludhiana, March 13
It appears burglars had a field day on Saturday night as they struck at three premises located in different areas of the city and decamped with cash and valuables worth over Rs 30 lakh.

Jagjit Club get better of Joshi academy
Ludhiana, March 13
The Jagjit Sports Club of Jagraon defeated Joshi Cricket Academy of Ludhiana by three wickets in the Lala Mangal Das Ram Lal Memorial Cricket Tournament being organised by the Liya Cricket Club at Dana Mandi ground here today.




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