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Patients at the receiving end
DMCH management-union tussle continues
Ludhiana, June 27
The ongoing tussle between the union and management of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) has caused harassment and inconvenience to the sick patients and their attendants. The stalemate and the adamant stand by the two parties continuing for the past 20 days has badly affected the normal functioning of the hospital. 

Grievances Redressal Forum goes
Ludhiana, June 27
The district administration has done away with the fortnightly Grievances Redressal Forum (earlier known as ‘sangat darshan’), following orders of the state government to form a special committee for redressing grievances effectively.

2 cops in police net under corruption Act
Ludhiana, June 27
Two head constables of the local police, including one of the popular PCR mobile staff, preferred money over sense of duty by letting off the hook two narcotics smugglers and pocketing a price for it. 



Licence plates: no fine after July 1
Ludhiana, June 27
Some relief for those who fear being fined after July 1 for not converting to high-security registration plates (HSRPs) — the district police has decided not to fine any driver for this offence until the Centre gives clear instructions in this regard.


Alone against polluting unit
Ludhiana, June 27
After failing to move the civic body, the Pollution Control Board and several other enforcement agencies into action against a bakery, a person of Guru Arjun Dev Nagar on Samrala Road here has approached the Punjab Human Rights Commission (PHRC).

Bank men resent VRS
Ludhiana, June 27
The Punjab Bank Employees Federation (PBEF) affiliated to the All-India Bank Employees Association held a massive rally in front of the Bank of India branch in Model Town here today to express resentment against the Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) and the other “anti-employee” policies.

Rain brings respite from heat
Ludhiana, June 27
Providing much-needed respite from the blistering heat, the pre-monsoon showers that lashed the city this morning eased pressure on the electricity as well as water. The urbanites as well as ruralities had a sigh of relief as the mercury dipped to a considerable low after the rain. The weather remained pleasant throughout the day.

PEARLS ON THE WINDSHIELD: Saturday showers in Ludhiana captured from inside a car.— Photo Pradeep Tewari


Man immolates himself
Ludhiana, June 27
The Division No 3 police, on Wednesday, registered a case under Section 309 of the IPC following self-immolation by an aged man Mahavir Parshad in front of Sanglan Wala Shivala.

Man murdered over blocking cooler air
Ludhiana, June 27
A migrant labourer, Akhlesh (18), was allegedly murdered by a co-worker in a factory in Focal Point here today. The youth was murdered on a trivial issue of who will sit in front of a cooler.


Kids' clothes cost a packet
Ludhiana, June 27
Clothes are getting skimpier, dandier, more colourful with definite flair and cost a packet. Here one is not talking of clothes worn by models on the ramp, but the clothes worn by tiny tots. The stores are coming with ''designer wear'' for every season for both girls and boys much to the delight of both children and their parents. A survey by Ludhiana Tribune of stores stocking children's clothes in posh localities revealed that the stores were bursting with fancy, expensive and natty clothes for children of all age groups.


Workshop on dairy farming
Ludhiana, June 27
The non-availability of good quality cattle and poultry feed, lack of infrastructure for marketing dairy and poultry products and their unremunerative prices and a large population of unproductive animals are the major constraints in the development of dairy farming in Punjab.
Dr K.S. Aulakh (centre), Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, interacts with Mr Iqbal Singh (left) and Mr Randhir Singh Rode (right), who have returned from Denmark after a special training, in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

Dr K.S. Aulakh , Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, interacts with Mr Iqbal Singh  and Mr Randhir Singh Rode


24-hr patrolling on Dhussi bundh
Ludhiana, June 27
The District Magistrate, Mr Anurag Aggarwal, today directed the villagers of various villages situated alongside the Dhussi bundh to put up thikri pehras around the bandh round the clock.


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