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Police brutality lands pregnant nurse in hospital
Ludhiana, July 15
Contrary to the police claims, evidence of police brutality and beating in the Saturday's clash between the police and the DMC Employees’ Union is mounting with each passing day.
Charanjit Kaur, six-month pregnant and a victim of alleged police brutaliy
Charanjit Kaur, six-month pregnant and a victim of alleged police brutality after the DMCH imbroglio in Civil-Hospital in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Docs, teachers, students form panel
Ludhiana, July 15
The management of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital received a major setback today when the faculty members decided not to let the institution be run by “a single man”. 

Decline and fall of DMCH
Ludhiana, July 15
It is a strange paradox. The people who are managing the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) are themselves leading industrialists and businessmen running their own business running into hundreds of crores of rupees.

Harrowing time for parents, wards
Ludhiana, July 15
Hundreds of students who had come to the district head office of the Punjab School Education Board today to submit their supplementary examination forms had a harrowing time waiting for their turn in the scorching heat in the absence of any shelter on the office premises.

Students and their parents await their turn to submit examination forms outside the office of the District Head of the Punjab School Education Board in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

Students and their parents await their turn to submit examination forms outside the office of the District Head of the Punjab School

HUDCO approves housing scheme for poor
Ludhiana, July 15
In a significant development, the Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) has agreed in principle to delink the portion related to this city under the Valmiki Ambedkar Malin Basti Awaas Yojna (VAMBAY) and hand over the project to the Municipal Corporation.


As unripe mangoes are in great demand,
As unripe mangoes are in great demand, some smart mango-sellers have started selling ready-for-pickle mangoes. —Photo Pradeep Tewari

Residents sick of polluting unit
Ludhiana, July 15
Thousands of residents of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar and adjoining colonies are up in arms against a glue-manufacturing unit, which is allegedly spreading air and water pollution in the area.

Protest against anti-encroachment drive
Amloh, July 15
On a call given by the action committee, the town witnessed a complete bandh on Monday. A protest march was also taken out from Grain Market through main bazar and protesters later staged a dharna in front of the Sub-Divisional Magistrate’s office at Amloh.

A summer residents would like to forget
Ahmedgarh, July 15
This summer has been made memorable for the residents of this town because of two major casualties. Water and electricity. Both are in short supply, far less than what the residents actually require.

‘Pragya divas’ celebrated
Ludhiana, July 15
The Jain Shwetambar Terapanthi Sabha held a function at the Baba Gajja Jain Community Centre in Sunder Nagar, here yesterday, to celebrate the 83rd birthday celebrations of Jain Acharya Mahapragya Maharaj as “Pragya divas”.


2 held for attacking policemen
Jagraon, July 15
The Raikot police has arrested Chamkaur Singh and Gurmail Kaur for attack and injuring ASI Labh Singh and constable Gurdial Singh. The policemen were attacked by Chamkaur Singh and Sukhwinder Singh during a raid on the house of Darshan Singh, a declared proclaimed offender in an opium case.


Bank to give 60 pc dividend to shareholders
Ludhiana, July 15
Karnataka Bank will give 60 per cent dividend to all its shareholders and has sought permission from the Reserve Bank of India in this connection. This was disclosed by the Chairman of the bank, Mr S. Ananthkrishna, at a press conference here today.

Bank to launch credit card scheme
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 15
To implement the development schemes of the Central Government, the Bank of Rajasthan Ltd will launch a credit card scheme in the field of small-scale industry, before the month of September this year and provide loans to entrepreneurs up to Rs 2 lakh on each terms and conditions. 

Connect launches scheme
Ludhiana, July 15
In a bid to provide better facilities to its subscribers, Connect telecom has launched a new scheme, Mere Apnay in Punjab and Chandigarh. According to a press note issued here today, under the scheme, a subscriber can choose any two Connect local numbers and one number with 95-dialing facility.


Kisan divas on July 17
Ludhiana, July 15
The Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, will preside over the kisan divas to be organised by the Northern India Poultry Farmers’ Association at Guru Nanak Bhavan, on July 17.


New UGC courses get good response
Ludhiana, July 15
New vocational courses introduced under the UGC educational programme in five local colleges of Panjab University have evoked a good response from students here.
The authorities of the colleges have said they were getting an overwhelming response as the number of applicants for majority of the courses were more than the number of seats available.

Revision of pension notification sought
Ludhiana, July 15
The much-awaited notification regarding pension-gratuity scheme as presented in the High Court by the state government on July 10 has sent shock waves among 10,000 teaching and non-teaching employees serving in 130 odd non-government colleges in Punjab and Chandigarh.

Sack guilty teacher, demands front
Ludhiana, July 15
In a written communication to the Education Minister, Punjab, the Punjab Youth Front for Justice has demanded the termination of services of Jinder Pal Kaur who has accused of the murder of Jagroop Singh, Class X student from Government Senior Secondary School at Pakhowal village, last Friday.

Art and craft exhibition held
Ludhiana, July 15
Working and non-working models of science, charts, paintings, soft toys and other craft items were on display at an exhibition of items prepared by students of Shanti Niketan Adarsh Vidyalaya during the summer vacation.

3-day training course for PAU teachers
Ludhiana, July 15
The Department of Computer Application and Electrical Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering, PAU, organised a three-week training course on “Computer Application for Data Management and Internet/Intranet Technology” for PAU teachers, which was inaugurated by Dr Harjinder Singh Sekhon, Dean, College of Agriculture Engineering.


Hockey body elects office-bearers
Ludhiana, July 15
Office-bearers of the District Women Hockey Association (DWHA), Ludhiana, were elected at the general body meeting of the association held here today. They were elected unanimously for the term of four years. The meeting was presided over by Mr J.S. Toor, Dean Students Welfare, Punjab Agricultural University.


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