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Admn blames DMCH authorities for clashes
We were misled, misinformed, say DC, SSP
Ludhiana, July 16
A day before the Chief Minister’s visit to this city, the district administration — in an apparent damage-control exercise — blunted mounting criticism of the handling of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital employee-management standoff and held “misinformation and concealment of material facts on the part of the management” responsible for the cane charge on the protesters.

MLAs’ silence intrigues people
Ludhiana, July 16
Thanks to the inertia of the local legislators, all of whom incidentally belong to the Congress, there seems to be a political vacuum and police raj in Ludhiana. Even after three days of unprovoked lathi charge on the striking and working employees, the non-participating doctors and even some journalists, the police continues with the reign of terror it has let loose for the past few days.

Ordeal of 72 women staff of DMC
Ludhiana, July 16
Nearly 60 women workers of the DMC and Hero DMC Heart Institute here have been rendered homeless and 12 others are living in a house arrest-like condition in a DMC hostel as a direct fallout of the DMC union, management, administration row arising out of the Saturday’s clash between the police and the unionists.


Patients move to other hospitals
Ludhiana, July 16
The tussle between the employees’ union and management of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) which took an ugly turn on Saturday, has brought disrepute to one of the biggest medical institutes of northern India.

Acute shortage of water and power
Ludhiana, July 16
As the monsoon continues to be elusive in the region, an acute scarcity of water and power has compounded the agony of the city population to the extent that entire daily life has been thrown out of gear.

Tickling palates with experimentation
Ludhiana, July 16
The master chef Sanjeev Kapoor does not believe in breaking tradition. Yet he insists on innovation. And he specifically says it about food that also forms an important part of culture. He believes that despite the phenomenal changes in the eating habits of people across the country, the basic food remains the same as ever.

Master chef Sanjeev Kapoor gives tips to local chefs at Yellow Chilli in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma
Master chef Sanjeev Kapoor gives tips to local chefs at Yellow Chilli


BJP threatens stir against Cong govt
Ludhiana, July 16
Charging the Congress government in the state, headed by Capt Amarinder Singh, with hounding out its political rivals and pursuing a policy of ‘political vendetta’ senior BJP leaders threatened to launch a mass agitation against the ‘highhandedness’ of the state government.

31 file papers for election to MC panels
Ludhiana, July 16
As many as 31 councillors, most of them from the ruling Congress, today filed their nomination papers for the election of two members each to the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) and the House Tax Committee. The nominations closed for these posts in the evening and the election will be held through secret ballot on July 20.

‘Privatisation of transport under review’
Doraha, July 16
“The privatisation of transport in Punjab is under consideration” . This was stated by Mr Tej Parkash Singh, Transport Minister, Punjab, at a function in Doraha on sunday. He said,” The Pepsu Road Transport Corporation and the Punjab Roadways suffered an annual loss of Rs 104 crore during the rule of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and we are finding it difficult to cope with such a great loss, hence the privatisation of transport is under consideration.”

UNICEF programme implemented
Doraha, July 16
“Doraha has become the first model town in Punjab to have successfully implemented a health and medical programme of UNICEF.” This was stated by Mr Tej Parkash Singh, Transport Minister, Punjab, at Satnam Nagar in Doraha on Sunday.

MC general house meeting on July 20
Ludhiana, July 16
The general house of the Municipal Corporation will meet here on July 20 to elect two members each from amongst the councillors to the Finance and Contracts Committee (F&CC) and the House Tax Committee.


Father alleges dowry death
Ludhiana, July 16
A case of alleged murder for dowry under Sections 304-B and 34 of the IPC was registered at the division number three police station yesterday on the complaint of Mr Surinder Kumar, a resident of mohalla Sant Pura, against Narinder Singh, husband of Jaswinder Kaur, Charanjit Singh, father-in-law, Nirmal Kaur, mother-in-law, Amar Kaur, grandmother, and Lado, sister-in-law, residents of Neem Wala chowk.

More raids in Gur Mandi
Ludhiana, July 16
After keeping quite for few days, the district police today again raided the Gur Mandi area in Chaura Bazar and searched at least 25 shops allegedly owned by Jagdish Tangri and associates.


Farmers protest against power crisis
Pakhowal (Ludhiana), July 16
Upset over the erratic power supply, unscheduled and long power cuts, the residents of many villages protested outside the office of the Assistant Superintending Engineer, Punjab State Electricity Board, Pakhowal today.

Residents of Pakhowal, Burj Lalton and Bhaini Arora villages protest against the erratic power supply outside the PSEB office in Pakhowal on Tuesday. — Tribune photograph Pradeep Tewari

Residents of Pakhowal, Burj Lalton and Bhaini Arora villages protest against the erratic power supply outside the PSEB office



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