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Heart-rending scenes at DMCH
Ludhiana, March 14
Heart-rending scene were witnessed at the local Dayanand Medical College and Hospital where several of those injured in the blast that rocked the Ferozpore-Dhanbad Express last night have been admitted.

The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, talks to injured patients The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, talks to injured patients
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, talks to injured patients at the DMCH

Timely help saved lives
Doraha (Ludhiana), March 14
The blast that shook the Dhanbad Express passengers near Doraha was first mistaken to be as an explosion in scrap usually found in the Sidhwan river. 


Sales promotion gimmick costs dear
Ludhiana, March 14
Regarding the sales promotion scheme ‘Scratch Kijiya Inaam Lijiye’, launched by M/s Kitty Food Product, the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has stated: “The firm has misled thousands of consumers, including the complainant, by launching this scheme.”

All set for liquor-vend auction
Ludhiana, March 14
The stage is set for yet another clash of the titans at the auction of liquor vends to be held in the city on Friday. While pressure and interference, political and otherwise, witnessed last year when the then Excise and Taxation Minister Adesh Pratap Singh had camped here for a couple of days, is missing this year, a keen tussle between groups of liquor barons, headed by Mr Ponty Chadha and the Garcha family was definitely on the cards.

Employees protest against anti-labour policies
Ludhiana, March 14
The members of the Punjab Bank Employees Federation organised a rally to protest against the Centre Government’s decision to amend the Industrial Disputes Act and the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 which would lead to retrenchment of the labour.

George to attend CMC convocation
Ludhiana, March 14
The annual convocation and prize distribution function of the Christian Medical College and College of Nursing will be held on March 16. Mr George Fernandes, Defence Minister, will be the chief guest.



India moving towards fiscal crisis: experts
Ludhiana, March 14
The current Union Budget presented by Mr Yashwant Sinha, Union Financial Minister, lacks vision and imaginative strategies to curb ever mounting fiscal debt and unsustained borrowing to meet even non-planned expenditure. 

Canadian councillor honoured
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 14
Ms Avtar Kaur Aujla, Honorary Business Ambassador, who has been elected as a councillor in Canada, was honoured by the Steel Chamber and Commerce, Mandi Gobindgarh, at a function organised at the Gobindgarh Club, here last evening.

New tourism policy on the anvil
Ludhiana, March 14
Punjab would soon be put on the tourist map of India. A new state tourism policy is on the anvil that would make the state an attractive tourist destination. This was stated here today by the Minister of State for Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Mr Ashwani Sekhri. 



Two injured in separate attacks
Ludhiana, March 14
Mr Senserbir, 50, was injured in an attack with a sharp-edged weapon on Wednesday in the Lal Kothi area. According to information, the victim, who was allegedly attacked by a resident of the same locality due to some old enmity, has been admitted to the Civil hospital.



NATP schemes reviewed
Ludhiana, March 14
A meeting to review the schemes of the National Agricultural Technology Project for Punjab Agricultural University funded by the World Bank was held here yesterday. Presiding over the meeting, Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, said under the project 93 scheme/sub-schemes relating to research and extension were operating in the university and that World Bank had provided Rs 23 crore for the purpose.


Bevy of beauties impress
Ludhiana, March 14
The outgoing students of the Arya College for Women, Devki Devi Jain Memorial College for Women, Ramgarhia Girls’ College, Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women and Guru Nanak Girls’ College were given farewell parties today.

College toppers awarded prizes
Ludhiana, March 14
The annual prize distribution function of Guru Nanak Girls’ College, Model Town, was held here today. In the arts section, Inderpreet Kaur (plus one), Padma (plus two), Rajbir Kaur (BA-I), Inderpreet Kaur (BA-II) and Harjindeer Kaur (BA III) received prizes.

Arya College staff split
Ludhiana, March 14
On the occasion of the annual elections of the Arya College Teachers Unit held today, faculty members divided into two groups.


4 convicted under NDPS Act
Ludhiana, March 14
The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr G.R. Banyal, has convicted Balwinder Singh, Davinder Singh, Tarlochan Singh and Tarlochan Singh (son of Chet Singh) for smuggling drugs. Mr Banyal has sentenced Balwinder Singh and Davinder Singh to (14-year imprisonment and also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh each or two year’s simple imprisonment in case of default.

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LIC told to refund premium
Ludhiana, March 14
In an order, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has upheld the repudiation of the claim by the LIC, but on the same time, it has directed the LIC to refund the amount, including that of the insurance premium recovered after the revival of the insurance policy, to Ms Bhupinder Kaur, wife of late Ujjagar Singh, a resident of Basti Jodhewal. Top

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