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Doctor, former police Inspector booked
10-yr-old death case of suspected terrorist
Ludhiana, December 24
Almost 10 years after a suspected terrorist of Gurreh village in Jagraon police district died under mysterious circumstances at DMC Hospital here within four days of his release from illegal confinement of the police, the Jagraon police today booked a retired Inspector of the Punjab police and a doctor for allegedly causing the youth's death.

People look for shelter as the city experienced light showers that dipped the mercury People look for shelter as the city experienced light showers that dipped the mercury in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Pardeep Tewari




Admn issues notices to marriage palaces
Ludhiana, December 24
The controversy over the alleged illegal construction of marriage palaces along the Ferozepore road, inside the 1000-yd radius of the Field Ammunition Depot Badhowal, near here, has once again assumed the centre-stage with the district administration issuing fresh notices to three marriage palace owners.

B.S. AulakhIndian gets patent for wonder drug
Ludhiana, December 24
Dr B.S. Aulakh, a Ludhiana-based scientist, has got the patent for a wonder drug, which when administered to mammals ensures the birth of females only. The drug is expected to revolutionise the milk production in the country.

Protest rally against helmet directive
Ludhiana, December 24
Activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal, including women, staged a march outside the Mini Secretariat here today to protest against the challaning of Sikh women by the local traffic police for not wearing a helmet. Led by Mr Avtar Singh Makkar, president, SAD (Urban), the activists gathered at Bharat Nagar Chowk.

Activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal protest against the helmet directive as the cops try to stop them from entering the Mini Secretariat, in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph
Activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal protest against the helmet directive

WHILE the political tremors over the outcome of the Gujarat elections were felt across the country, for the Congress leaders of the state they seemed to be too intense. Ironically not many Congress leaders were prepared to admit that they had been to Gujarat for campaigning or anything else. It was quite against the initial euphoria and excitement among them when they left for Gujarat. Each one of them was sanguine about claiming to have visited Gujarat for campaigning for the Congress. However, most of them made a quiet return.
  • Cool delight
  • Undelivered bouquets
  • Making presence felt
  • New year blues
  • Repetitions
  • Divide and rule
  • Strong Indian females


Federation for probe into PSEB purchases
Ludhiana December 24
The Employees Federation of Punjab State Electricity Board has demanded a CBI inquiry into all the large-scale purchases made during the past decade so that the officers, who allegedly placed orders for equipment at exorbitant rates, could be punished and the money recovered from them.

Gosain demands President’s rule in Punjab
Ludhiana, December 24
Bhartiya Janata Party leader and former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Assembly Sat Pal Gosain, who was recently booked on the charges of burning the effigy of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, said he would not be cowed down by the “vindictive and repressive action of the government and would continue to fight against injustice”.

Docs resent booking of colleague
Ludhiana, December 24
Resentment prevails among city doctors against the registration of a “false” case against one of their colleagues by the city police. Dr Rajesh Sharma, secretary of the IMA, Dr Gursharan Singh, president of the IMA, and Dr Dinesh Trehan in a joint statement said today that the police had registered a case against a city doctor under Sections 327 and 418 without even seeking an expert opinion.

Children celebrate Christmas
Ludhiana, December 24
A Christmas party was organised by the Strawberry Club at Basant Resorts here today. Ms Shivani Arora and Ms Shikha Lamba of the club said that the party was attended by children of the two to 10 years age group.

Children of Strawberry Club dressed as Santa Claus at a Christmas function, in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Children of Strawberry Club dressed as Santa Claus at a Christmas function, in Ludhiana


Inebriated man kills wife
Ludhiana, December 24
The Basti Jodhewal police has registered a case under Section 304-B of the IPC in connection with the murder of a woman, allegedly by her husband, in Mahatma Gandhi Colony on Sunday night.
  • Robbed at gunpoint

  • Abduction alleged

  • Shop burgled

  • Youth succumbs to burns

  • Threatened

  • Beaten up

  • Liquor seized

Cash, jewellery stolen
Amloh, December 24
Cash worth Rs 15,000 and about 150 gm of jewellery was stolen from the house of Mr Surjan Singh Mehmi, Manager of the State Bank of Patiala and posted in Ludhiana district. A team of forensic experts from Patiala has taken the finger prints of almirah and other items on Tuesday.


ICAR to set up 7 new KVKs
Ludhiana, December 24
Dr B.S. Hansra, Assistant Director (General), ICAR, said that seven new Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) will be established in Punjab in the next Five-Year Plan. He was presiding over Chaudhary Charan Singh Memorial Farmers Day at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Gurdaspur, today. The first KVK in the state was set up at Gurdaspur and the achievements of this kendra are being praised at the national level.


PAU board approves appointments
Ludhiana, December 24
The Board of Management of Punjab Agricultural University has expressed its concern over the financial crises and called upon the Punjab Government to release the amount of arrears worth Rs 12.7 crore to tide over the crises.



Death due to TB, not jaundice
Ludhiana, December 24
Health Department officials have claimed that the death of 70-year-old Mohinder Kaur, resident of the Agwar Ladhai locality, Jagraon, yesterday, was due to tuberculosis and not jaundice. Dr Balbir Singh, Senior Medical Officer, Civil Hospital, Jagraon said:” According to the investigations, Mohinder Kaur died due to tuberculosis. She had been getting the treatment for tuberculosis for the past two months but TB drugs induce jaundice in some cases”.


BVM school sports meet
Ludhiana, December 24
The VIIth Annual Sports Meet (primary section) of Bharatiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, Ludhiana received an overwhelming response as more than 700 students took part in it. The meet was organised at the school's Kitchlu Nagar branch here today.


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