Monday, March 4, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Tension over girl’s death; doctor booked, 8 arrested
Ludhiana, March 3
The Basti Jodhewal police today booked a city doctor on alleged charges of causing death due to negligence of a young girl and also arrested eight relatives of the victim for manhandling the staff of the doctor’s nursing home and disturbing peace by gheraoing the hospital.
Police disperses the mob outside Preet Nursing Home in Ludhiana on Sunday morning.
Police disperses the mob outside Preet Nursing Home in Ludhiana on Sunday morning. —Photo Rajesh Bhambi

Political rivalry leading to clashes
Tarsem Jodhan’s son booked
Jagraon, March 3
Rural areas in this district, which witnessed some pre-poll violence and tension on these election day have not been free of these problems in the post election scenario as well.

Liquor vends’ auction: battle among political bigwigs
Ludhiana, March 3
The Punjab Government is not contemplating changes in the excise policy of the state and the existing policy is likely to be retained for the auction of liquor vends for 2002-03.


Ex-serviceman found murdered in village
Ludhiana, March 3
An alleged illicit relationship between two distant cousins led to the gruesome murder of an ex-serviceman in Sawadi Kalan village, 14 km from Jagraon, yesterday evening. 

‘Ban fundamentalist bodies’
Ludhiana, March 3
Different trade unions here have urged the central government to ban fundamentalist organisations belonging to both Hindu and Muslim communities to check communal violence in Gujarat and other states.

Clear sky after three days of cloudy weather
Ludhiana, March 3
The city woke up to a clear morning today after three days of cloudy weather with intermittent drizzling. It was around 9 last night that rain, accompanied with hailstorm, lashed the city and surroundings areas.

Siropa denial invites criticism
Ludhiana, March 3
The refusal of siropa to Capt Amarinder Singh at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Thursday has called for strong criticism of the former Chief Minister of Punjab Mr Parkash Singh Badal at the hands of certain leaders of Congress.


City Scan 
Democracy as means of change
ith elections dust settled and the new government in seat, politician are discussing results, formation of ministry etc. Intellectuals are exchanging ideas and sharing views. Academics are debating the merits of democracy as an instrument of change. The feeling and thinking people are facing certain obvious realities. The intellectuals are debating issues.

Furnace association withdraws strike
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 3
Induction Furnace Association Mandi Gobindgarh, has withdrawn its strike announced for an indefinite period in all the 41 units located here, after the Association reached a compromise in a meeting on Friday held at Chandigarh with Mr V.K. Sharma and Mr P.S. Sodhi Commissioner and Additional Commissioner of Central Excise Department, Punjab, according to Mr Mohinder Gupta ,President, Mr Kuldeep Goyal, General Secretary and Mr Hukam Chand, Executive Member of the Association, who conveyed the decision to this correspondent here today.

Farewell, Mr Sandhu
Ludhiana, March 3
As the outgoing Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sandhu, hands over charge to his successor, Mr Anurag Aggarwal, people here are bound to remember him with nostalgia for his way of handling various situations and issues.


Body of missing man found
Ludhiana, March 3
The body of Mr Santokh Singh, 45, resident of Guru Arjan Dev Nagar, who had been missing since February 25 last, was found under mysterious circumstances yesterday from the Sector-32 area on the Chandigarh Road. 



Wrong dietary habits lead to rise in colon cancer cases
Ludhiana, March 3
“Colon cancer is on the rise in Punjab due to wrong dietary habits. People have switched their dietary habits and have started eating more meat, turned to fast food like burgers, pizzas etc that give calories but no fibre and have reduced the intake of vegetables and fruits, which provide essential fibre to the body.

CME-2002 and Frank Prior Oration organised
Ludhiana, March 3
The CME (continuous medical education)-2002 and Frank Prior Oration hosted by the Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care under the auspices of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (Faridkot) was held today at ‘Christian Medical College, Ludhiana.

A ray of hope for needy
Ludhiana, March 3
When eight-year-old Sunil suffered renal failure, fate was unkind to him and his family’s woes were compounded due to its unability to bear the expenditure required for regular dialyses and expensive medicines needed for his treatment.

Selling herbs without quality control
Ludhiana, March 3
Ayurvedic medicines can be divided into two groups ‘folk medicines’ and medicines prescribed by practitioners. Folk medicines medicines have been used for centuries and are passed from generation to generation by word of mouth e.g. for common cold, cough, aches etc. like cloves, ajwain, mulathi, banafsha, jeera and hing. The other type of medicines are those prescribed by qualified practitioners.
Herbal medicines being pounded by workers and sold in sacks. —Photo: Inderjit Verma
Herbal medicines beingpounded by workers and sold in sacks.


Cricket meet from March 10
Ludhiana, March 3
The ninth Shrimati Veera Devi Memorial Cricket Tournament would be held here at the SDP College for Women ground from March 10, stated a press note issued today by Mr Baisakhi Ram, general secretary of the tournament committee.


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