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Crackdown at the crack of dawn
Protesters forced out; death angers all
Ludhiana, July 30
A 400-strong police contingent forced protesting employees of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) out of a park near the hospital at about 1.30 am today. Senior police officials ordered the employees to either disperse or be arrested.

Members of various employees’ unions protest in support of employees

Members of various employees’ unions protest in support of employees of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, outside the office of the Deputy Commissioner in Ludhiana on Tuesday. 
— Photo Pradeep Tewari

OPDs start without patients, employees
Ludhiana, July 30
Even as the management of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) claims to have started OPDs and teaching at the hospital from today, patients, employees as well as students failed to turn up at the institution, thus diminishing the hopes of bringing back normalcy.



A day of rallies and protests
Ludhiana, July 30
There was heavy police bandobast in the city today following the organisation of several rallies by the DMC Employees Union, allied organisations and a perceptible tension in the air over the death of a union member, Satpal, last night, whose cremation was followed today by a joint march by members of all organisations at Mini Secretariat and Bharat Nagar Chowk.

Private schools defy holiday notice
Ludhiana, July 30
While all government and aided schools and colleges of the city have decided to follow the state orders and close down till August 4, a majority of private schools here have resented the move and decided to remain open.

Siti Cable plays spoilsport
Ludhiana, July 30
Thousands of residents of the city are a harassed lot these days following a fresh confrontation between the Siti Cable network and its 130-odd cable operators. All sports channels along with some movie channels and Sony Entertainment channels have been blocked by the Siti Cable causing unrest among the subscribers, a majority of whom were upset at not being able to view the India-England Test series or the coverage of the Commonwealth Games.

All those cops who believe that number 13 is unlucky have a strong example in their favour after the DMC employees-police debacle that took place on July 13. The date proved unfortunate on two counts. One, the cops are overbusy ever since then for providing security at the rallies or to catch the absconding employees.

  • Fruits abound

  • Farce sawan

  • Reclosed not reopened

  • ‘Experienced’ cops

  • Teej celebrations

  • Reliving the Raj days?


Members of the karamchari dal hold dharna at Amloh on Tuesday.Arrest accused, demands dal
Amloh, July 30
The state karamchari dal has taken a serious view of the failure of the Amloh police to arrest the persons, who were booked under Sections 353, 186, 427, 148 and 149 of the IPC on July 12 for assaulting Public Works Department and municipal employees and damaging a truck. The dal today organised a march in the town which was led by its state chief, Mr Hari Singh.

Members of the karamchari dal hold dharna at Amloh on Tuesday.

M.L. SharmaFor him, Krishan Kant lives on
Ludhiana, July 30
Vice-President Krishan Kant is no more. But his memories in the minds of his childhood friends like Mr M.L. Sharma (82) are still fresh and they remember him as an honest, bright, quiet and very intelligent young lad who was deeply involved in the freedom struggle, and as a result of repeated raids by policemen from the Sarhali police station, the entire family migrated from Kot Mohammad Khan village to Lahore to evade police brutalities.

Night power cuts irk residents
Ahmedgarh, July 30
Residents of this town are sore over unscheduled night power cuts that have forced them to spend sleepless nights for the past week. They resent the occuring of power cuts at peak sleeping hours i.e. from 10 pm to 11 pm and again from 3 am to 5 am.

Work on for revision of electoral rolls
Ludhiana, July 30
The work for the intensive revision of electoral rolls in the city is on and almost 55 per cent enumeration has been completed in the Ludhiana East assembly segment.

Rotary Club honours members
Ludhiana, July 30
The prestigious Rotary Club (Main) held a meeting to take stock of its activities besides honouring some of its distinguished members at the Rotary Bhavan last evening, which was attended by an august gathering of the city’s elite.

Camp for scouts and guides concludes
Amloh, July 30
“ Unsafe drinking water and lack of sanitation facilities is responsible for 4 billion cases of diarrhoea with 2 billion deaths every year in the world.

NGOs’ help sought
Ludhiana, July 30
Two officials of the Indian Administrative Service — Mr Rahul Bhandari, Additional Chief Administrator, PUDA, and his wife Mrs Rakhee Gupta Bhandari, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) — spoke on “the role of planning authorities in sustainable development of cities,” at a function organised by the Lions Club. Mr Bhandari enlightened the members regarding various plans initiated by PUDA for the development of the city.



Cop assaulted


Management association awards
Ludhiana, July 30
The Ludhiana Management Association has declared the winners of its annual awards for the year 2001. Announcing this, Mr V.K. Goyal, general secretary of the association, said Mr Nirmal Jain, director, Duke Group of Companies, has been selected for the LMA-Vardhman Entrepreneur of the Year award, Mr Hari Jaisingh, Editor, Tribune group of publications, has bagged the LMA - Dayanand Munjal Award for excellent performance in creating public awareness towards an informed society.



No interview; DPI’s man to blame
Ludhiana, July 30
When a DPI’s nominee to an interview board did not turn up at the venue here today, the interviews had to be cancelled, causing harassment to 33 candidates for the post of a Hindi lecturer in the Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women.


Tangri remanded
Ludhiana, July 30
The Duty Magistrate, Mr Sirandeep Singh, has remanded Shiv Sena (Rashtarwadi) chief Jagdish Tangri in judicial custody for 14 days in an extortion case registered against him on the complaint of Pawan Sharma, a leader of the Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray).



GTBH karatekas bag 9 medals
Sahil Verma (left) and the team of Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital that won medals in the fifth National Full Contact Karate Championship at Kapurthala recently. Ludhiana, July 30
The karatekas of the Defence and Attack Karate Association from the Institute of Nursing Education, Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Hospital, Model Town, reaped rich harvest in the fifth National Full Contact Karate Championship held at Kapurthala recently.

Sahil Verma (left) and the team of Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital that won medals in the fifth National Full Contact Karate Championship at Kapurthala recently. — A Tribune photograph


PCS officers promoted

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