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FM paints gloomy picture of Punjab finances
Government vows corrective steps
Ludhiana, July 20
The state of Punjab has fallen from grace. Earlier, decorated with flattering titles like food bowl of India and the sword arm of the country, Punjab had now created an image of a 'bankrupt state' for itself and the funding agencies, both global and national, were avoiding it like plague. 

CBI begins probe into Dhakki Sahib row
Dhakki Sahib, July 20
Six months after the Punjab and Haryana High Court ordered a CBI inquiry into the alleged false implication of the Dhakki Sahib sant and several of his followers allegedly at the behest of the former SAD-BJP government in the state, CBI sleuths today finally started probe into the matter.

MEXICAN MAGIC MEXICAN MAGIC: Sumptuous salads tempt visitors at the three-day Mexican food festival being organised at Hotel Maharaja Regency
in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari





Patient’s kin stage dharna
Ludhiana, July 20
Tension gripped a city hospital today afternoon following the staging of a dharna outside it by a number of women belonging to Mullanpur Dakha. The women were accusing the hospital authorities of causing a male relative’s death due to negligence. Heavy presence of the police, however, prevented the case from taking an ugly turn.

DMC sets up ad hoc panel
Legal aid assured to arrested employees
Ludhiana, July 20
Assuring all legal aid to the innocent employees who are behind bars, the president of the Dayanand Medical College Managing Society, Mr Brij Mohan Lall Munjal, today announced the constitution of an ad hoc committee to supervise the functioning of the college and the hospital. He also declared that there would be no interference in the day-to-day functioning of the hospital.

‘Amnesty International collecting evidence’

Ludhiana, July 20
The Faculty of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) has asked that if the administration claims that no one had died in the melee on July 13, was it not their responsibility to produce the person?

Representatives of more than 40 unions, condemn the victimisation of several innocent DMCH employees. The rally was organised at Chatar Singh Park here on Saturday.

Representatives of more than 40 unions,

Gosain flays DMCH lathi charge
Ludhiana, July 20
A former Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Mr Sat Pal Gosain, has condemned the cane charge on employees of the DMCH and has blamed the administration, the police and the management for the lapses which had led to the violence.

Farmers pay for following advice
Ludhiana, July 20
In a strange twist of fate, farmers in the district who had cultivated advance varieties of paddy, contrary to experts’ advice, are having lesser chances of failure of the crop due to scanty rainfall in the region as compared to other farmers who had sown the crop at the recommended time.

A farmer at Pakhowal village shows his wilted crop. 
— A Tribune photograph 
A farmer at Pakhowal village shows his wilted crop


Smooth election to MC committees
Ludhiana, July 20
Contrary to all speculations and unlike the election of the City Mayor and his deputies, which was fiercely contested by the ruling Congress and the SAD-BJP led combined opposition, the four members, two each for the Finance and Contracts Committee (F&CC) and the House Tax Committee of the Municipal Corporation, were elected unanimously in a smooth manner.

Appeasing rain gods with rituals
Ahmedgarh, July 20
Last evening, a little away from this town, along the railway tracks near Khera village, a small, festive but solemn gathering of rural folk performed a ritual which the children , and most of the adults present , were witnessing for the first time.

Women perform a ritual to appease the rain gods in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari
Women perform a ritual to appease the rain gods in Ludhiana on Saturday

Man of infectious ebullience
bullient by nature, Jagdev Singh Jassowal is still the same as he was in his childhood. He is impulsive, curious, eager, restless and ambitious. The sky is the limit for his soaring desires and expectations. He wants to have his cake and eat it too.

NGOs to get better representation
Ludhiana, July 20
With a view to further accelerating welfare activities, a state-level social security advisory committee will be reconstituted in which those NGOs, which have an outstanding track record of social service, will be given proper representation, says Chaudhary Santokh Singh, Social Security and Women and Children Development Minister.

IHRO to take up SYL issue
Ludhiana, July 20
The International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) at a meeting here on Thursday decided to take up the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue. It sought the co-operation of all Punjab political parties and non-party groups, including human rights organisations, to take care that not a single drop of Punjab rivers’ water flows beyond the state’s border.


Man cheated of Rs 2.5 lakh
Doraha, July 20
A man was allegedly cheated of property worth Rs 2.50 lakh. According to Sukhdev Singh, son of Piara Singh of Jarg village, he purchased a piece of land for Rs 2.50 lakh from Surinder Singh of the same village but the latter after taking the sum, refused to hand over the registration papers.


Entry of pvt insurance cos favoured
Ludhiana, July 20
The majority of Ludhianvis have favoured the entry of private companies in the insurance sector. Better functioning, quick procedure and lesser formalities is what is expected of such companies.



New block of GNN College inaugurated
Doraha, July 20
The newly constructed information technology and postgraduate block of GNN College was inaugurated by Mr Tej Parkash Singh, Transport Minister, Punjab, here today.


Firm told to replace defective product
Ludhiana, July 20
In an ex parte order, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed an Amritsar-based firm, Purab Mercantile, to supply a new Ab Isolator exerciser of Tele Brand free of cost to Mr Jaswinder Singh, a resident of Kalgidhar Gurdwara Road.



Rare surgery performed
Ludhiana, July 20
Ms Anu, a 22-year-old local resident, had her first pregnancy aborted, and her physician found that she had blue discoloration of body, suggesting excess of impure blood.


St Thomas School shooters lead
Ludhiana, July 20
Shooters from St Thomas Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, began their campaign on a strong note by establishing lead over others in the XIth Ludhiana District Shooting Championship, which started at the Kundan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, here today.

Budding shooters at the shooting range during the District Shooting Championship in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Budding shooters at the shooting range during the District Shooting Championship


MC moots passbook scheme for civic charges
Ludhiana, July 20
The Municipal Corporation is toying with an innovative idea of issuing a single bank passbook for all payments by the city residents towards civic charges and all other local taxes and levies, made to the MC.


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