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Recovered DMCH employee admits conspiracy behind disappearance
Gian Chand being produced in a courtLudhiana, July 23
Turning the tables in the ongoing conflict of the DMC employees union and the allied employees organisation, the district police today claimed that there was a deep-rooted conspiracy, hatched jointly by union leaders, doctors and some security guards, behind the disappearance of Gian Chand, an employee who had reportedly gone missing since July 13, the day of clash.
Gian Chand being produced in a court in Ludhiana. — IV

Adamant DMCH union to observe strike
Ludhiana, July 23
Employees of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), not scared of threatened arrest by the police, have decided to hold a dharna for 24 hours, outside the hospital premises.

  Rise of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital 
Ludhiana, July 23
It was an arduous and long journey for the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital to emerge as one of the leading medical institutes of the country. 

Four of Ludhiana village killed in USA
Abbuwal (Ludhiana), July 23
A pall of gloom descended on this village today when the news of the death of four persons of this village in a road accident near California, USA, yesterday, reached here. Three among the dead belonged to the same family.

Women mourn the death of four villagers who died in an accident in the USA, in Abbuwal village (Ludhiana) on Tuesday. — Photo Inderjit Verma
Women mourn the death of four villagers who died in an accident in the USA

Streets stink after operation clean-up
Ludhiana, July 23
The main wholesale hosiery markets in the old city have virtually become a dumping ground after the recently concluded Municipal Corporation’s operation drainage clean-up in these areas. People living in the area are fortunate because the monsoon is about two weeks late and a heavy spell of rain can make their lives a hell. The hosiery season is going to start in a couple of weeks and if these areas are not cleaned properly, their businesses will be hit badly. Those who come here to place their orders have to bear the smell and sullage lying along the roads.

Dirt and filth accumulates in a street in the Wait Ganj area of Ludhiana. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Dirt and filth accumulates in a street

The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, once again failed to keep his date with Ludhiana. It was for the second time that he did not turn up here on a fixed date. While on July 17, he could not come here because of rain in Chandigarh which did not let his plane to take off, on July 22 some people attributed entirely different reasons (read political) to the cancellation of his visit.
  • Unceremonious exit
  • ‘Sponsored’ sales
  • MC passbooks
  • High command!
  • Fashion fundas
  • Philanthropist's death


Railway pensioners flay govt policies
Ludhiana, July 23
The Northern Railway Pensioners Welfare Association has lamented the anti-labour policies of the Union Government and indifference towards the pensioners, which had led to widespread frustration and resentment.

Rain fails to enthuse farmers
Baddowal (Ludhiana), July 23
The heavy downpour that lashed the district last night brought cheers for the city residents but it failed to enthuse the farmers who consider it to be inadequate for quenching the thirst of their parched land. While the Ludhianvis had a respite from the blistering heat and dusty weather after a long time, the farmers feel that they were cheated by the weather gods who appeared to please them first but soon disappointed them.
Following rains on Monday night farmers pull out weeds
Following rains on Monday night farmers pull out weeds from the fields. — IV

Survival of Sahiwal spirit
een in integration, the homo sapiens project sameness, applying differentiation, each one is different. Earth is an integrated unit. Each region has local specifics. Punjab could not be an exception. In the Eastern Punjab we had ‘jungals’, while in the western part a few ‘bars’. 

Rousing welcome to Jainacharya
Ludhiana, July 23
Jainacharya Dr Shiv Muni ji Maharaj was accorded a rousing welcome on his arrival in Civil Lines here yesterday in connection with his ‘chaturmas’ sojourn in the city. The route from Shiv Puri , from where he started in the morning, to the Civil Lines had been decorated to welcome the holy man.


Four booked for labourer’s murder
Ludhiana, July 23
The Basti Jodhewal police has finally registered a case under Sections 304 and 34 of the IPC in connection with the death of Mohan Lal, a labourer living in Sharma Colony on the Kailash Nagar road, here yesterday .

Doubts over man’s involvement in robbery
Ludhiana, July 23
An alleged robber caught by residents of Ghadiani Kalan and its surrounding villages two days ago has been identified as Harmesh Lal, a resident of Nawanshahar district, even as the district police remains confused over whether he is actually a criminal or an insane person.


PNB’s extension counter upgraded
Ludhiana, July 23
In order to provide better, efficient and customer-friendly services to the residents of the area, Punjab National Bank has converted its extension counter at A.S. College, Khanna, into a full fledged branch office, according to a communication of the bank received here today.



IGNOU regional centre at Khanna
Ludhiana, July 23
Indira Gandhi National Open University has set up its regional centre for Punjab and Chandigarh at A.S. College, Khanna. Besides, weekend classes for students of the distance education programmes would also be conducted at the new centre from this session.


PNB directed to pay Rs 2.7 lakh
Ludhiana, July 23
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Punjab National Bank to refund Rs 2.7 lakh, along with interest due since the amount was lying deposited as FDR, to Mr Parshotam Lal, proprietor of M/s Puja Hosiery, Tilak Nagar.

Inspector, ASI acquitted
Ludhiana, July 23
Inspector Maninder Bedi, former CIA in charge, Ludhiana, and ASI Jaswinder Singh have been acquitted from the charges of wrongfully and illegally confining a Dalit youth, Ramesh Kumar (22), president of the Bahujan Samaj Party, ward No 64, and attempting to murder him by giving severe beatings.


Seminar and drama show held
Ludhiana, July 23
The Rang Manch Sansthan, a confederation of the local theatre groups, organised a seminar and drama show at the Punjabi Bhavan in the memory of Harpal Tiwana, a stalwart of Punjabi theatre.


Preventing sore throat
mild sore throat is often caused by low humidity, air pollution and smoking. Generally, sore throat is caused by viruses and it sometimes accompanies a cold. A common cause of sore throat is stomach acid that fluxes into the throat. Another cause of persistent sore throat is mononucleosis, a viral infection. 

First autopsy was correct: doctors
Ludhiana, July 23
Doubts cast over the post-mortem examination report of a Kailash Nagar resident by his relatives were cleared today following the submission of another report by a board of doctors which upheld the earlier report that the man had died due to tuberculosis.



Fire services being strengthened
Ludhiana, July 23
Keeping in view the safety of human life and property against hazards of fire, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has initiated several steps to strengthen fire services in the city.


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