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Protected freshers, watched seniors
Ludhiana, August 6
Anti-ragging committees have been set up in all five colleges of Punjab Agricultural University here. Each committee includes four members of the faculty and a hostel warden. 
WHERE MIND IS WITHOUT FEAR: With the anti-ragging squad on the prowl, freshers in Punjab Agricultural University enjoy the freedom on the campus, in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Undertrials clash; five injured
Ludhiana, August 6
At least five undertrials suffered minor injuries in a clash between two groups of inmates in the meeting room of the local Central Jail late last evening. The clash took place in a hall meant for meeting relatives. The two groups are said to be old rivals and had clashed earlier also. Some jail officials were reportedly present in the hall, but there presence did not deter the inmates.


MC panel to chalk out development priorities
Ludhiana, August 6
The first meeting of the Finance and Contracts Committee (F&CC) of the municipal corporation scheduled to be held later this week will be crucial as far as development projects in the city, to be undertaken during the next five years, are concerned.

DMCH limps back to normalcy
Ludhiana, August 6
More employees rejoined duty in Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here today and the OPDs saw a rush of visitors, according to Dr S.C. Ahuja, Principal of the medical college.

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Bhattal assesses drought losses
Ahmedgarh, August 6
Punjab Agricultural Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal today said that farmers would not have to bear the surcharge on power, recently announced by the PSEB. Talking to mediapersons on the launch of a tour programme to assess losses due to drought, she said that her visit to Kup Kalan village revealed that a farmer, Mr Kartar Singh, had lost rice crop in more than five acres due to drought and power cuts.



Move to hike power tariff, surcharge irks industry
Ludhiana, August 6
Resentment prevails in the industrial sector against the proposal of 10 per cent surcharge on the power bills above Rs 2,000 and proposed hike in the power tariff by 20 to 40 per cent. Upset over the ‘arbitrary and ill-conceived decision of the government, the industry has threatened to come out in the streets and launch an agitation.



Kids present fancy dress show
Ludhiana, August 6
Dressed up in colourful dresses, tiny tots of Guru Nanak International Public School, Model Town, participated in a fancy dress show, here today. The best performance was given by Jaskanwar Singh who wore a white kurta pyjama with a turquoise turban. Supporting a moustache and a beard, he mimicked Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

Tiny tots of Guru Nanak International Public School, Model Town, dressed up for a fancy dress show in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Tiny tots of Guru Nanak International Public School


Man gets life term for  killing wife
Ludhiana, August 6
Raj Kumar (29) of Railway Colony no. 6, Ludhiana, has been sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment on the charge of killing his wife, Yasodha ‘Manju’. A fine of Rs 2000 has also been imposed upon him.



‘Reduce strength of celphos tablets’
Ludhiana: Aluminium phosphide is the most common type of poison which is consumed by those who commit suicide or attempt to commit suicide in Punjab. It is available in abundance in Punjab as it is used in preserving wheat grain in the storage bins in the homes. Other poisonous substances consumed by the people to end their lives are DDT, phenyl, mosquito repellent and CoSo4.

Patients under treatment at CMC Hospital Ludhiana.
Patients under treatment at CMC Hospital


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