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New ‘drug’ to control suicide among farmers
Ludhiana, May 22
Committing suicides by consuming Celphos tablets will be a thing of the past since the manufacturer has incorporated certain changes in the composition of the formulation aimed at reducing the incidence of suicides.

MC steps to improve city’s sanitation
Ludhiana, May 22
With the projects for solid waste management and biomedical waste disposal already nearing completion, the Municipal Corporation has contemplated several measures to bring about a qualitative improvement in the level of sanitation in the city localities as also to effectively curb the menace of stray cattle in the mega city.

BJP leader asks MC to execute projects
Ludhiana, May 22
Bharatiya Janata Party vice-president Pran Bhatia, Group Leader of the BJP councillors in the present House, who lost the civic election from Ward No 58 to a Congress candidate, has urged the Municipal Corporation authorities to execute the development works related to Ward Nos 57 and 56, which already stood approved and tenders were also called for the same.



MC employees resent President’s behaviour
Ludhiana, May 22
Resentment is brewing among employees of the Ahmedgarh Municipal Council against the impropriety being currently committed by the President of the civic body by holding his daily darbar in the office of the Executive Officer against all established norms and protocol.

Martyr cremated with honours
Ahmedgarh, May 22
Mortal remains of Lance Naik Balbir Singh, who laid down his life for the nation at Palan Wala sector of Akhnoor during cross-border shelling on Monday evening, were consigned to flames by his 10-year-old son, Devinder, at Maksudra village, near here. Constables of the Punjab Police reversed their arms in martyr’s honour.

Son of Lance Naik Balbir Singh looks at the body of his father, who was killed in Jammu and Kashmir. 
— Photo Inderjeet Verma
Son of Lance Naik Balbir Singh looks at the body of his father


LDA councillors felicitated
Ludhiana, May 22
All the newly elected councillors of the Ludhiana Democratic Alliance were today felicitated at a function organised in their honour. Senior leaders of the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal (SHSAD) were present on the occasion.

Newly elected councillors of the Ludhiana Democratic Alliance with party leaders at a function held in Ludhiana on Wednesday. 
— Photo I.V.
Newly elected councillors of the Ludhiana Democratic Alliance with party leaders at a function held in Ludhiana

Booked for driving wife to suicide
Ludhiana, May 22
The Jodhewal police has booked Surbir Singh, a resident of Chanderlok Colony, under Section 306 of the IPC for allegedly driving his wife to suicide who set herself afire and succumbed to the burns in the CMC Hospital later.

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Seminar for industrialists
Ludhiana, May 22
The Institute of Design and Solutions has launched a programme on educating and helping the Ludhiana industry. Dr A. P. Singh, Division Manager, Institute of Design and Solutions in a press statement said that a seminar on ‘Product Development’ through CAD-CAM-CAE was conducted at Model Town yesterday.

Computerised PNB centre at Machhiwara
Ludhiana, May 22
A fully computerised extension counter of Punjab National Bank was opened at Miri Piri Public School, Machhiwara on Wednesday. The extension counter is attached with base branch, Panjgrain.


Satellite plant clinics set up
Ludhiana, May 22
Punjab Agricultural University has established satellite plant clinics at Gurdaspur and Sangrur at a cost of Rs 32 lakh received from the World Bank under the National Agricultural Technology Project.


PAU Website gets a new look
Ludhiana, May 22
After remaining untouched for four consecutive years, the official Website of Punjab Agricultural University has now been updated to provide the latest information to the students, faculty, pass outs and even farmers.

Crackdown on teachers not justified: PCCTU
Ludhiana, May 22
Vigilance Bureau officials raided 35 places in the city on May 15 and arrested four teachers for giving tuitions. The teachers were, however, released on bail on May 18. But the incident has sent shock waves in the teaching community.

PCTE achieves 100 pc placements for students
Ludhiana, May 22
The Punjab College of Technical Education has achieved 100 per cent placements for its MBA students who passed out this year. Giving this information in a press note, Dr K. N. S. Kang, Director of the college, said that in all 23 companies offered jobs to the students of which 13 companies visited the college for campus interviews.



Water-borne diseases on rise
Ludhiana, May 22
With the onset of summers, several cases of typhoid, cholera, jaundice, fever, stomachache, dehydration and sunstroke have been reported in city hospitals and clinics. Though the district health administration has started an awareness drive, cases of water-borne and air-borne diseases are on the rise.

Don’t abolish NPA, say doctors
Ludhiana, May 22
The PCMS Association has decided to oppose any move to abolish non-practising allowance for of doctors and commercialisation of state health services. Dr Hardeep Singh, Dr Tejpal and Dr Ajay Bagga, state president, vice-president and press secretary of the association, respectively, said in a joint statement today that the allowance was a part of the pay of PCMS doctors and was given to them keeping in view their odd duty hours and emergency duty of 24 hours.

Close monitoring of hospitals needed
Ludhiana, May 22
The National Forum for Consumer Rights has demanded close monitoring of medical practitioners and hospitals from the government in the city for ensuring better medical services for public. The forum has also demanded implementation of the strict price control policy for all drugs and medicines.



DIG holds press conference
Jagraon, May 22
Mr Rohit Chaudhary, DIG, Ludhiana range, who was on visit to the police line here, held a press conference at the SSP office. The DIG said the purpose of his visit was to direct police officials to keep an eye on the activities of criminals so as to check crime in the area.


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