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Irate rail commuters squat on tracks
Ludhiana, March 3
Hundreds of harassed passengers of the Amritsar-bound 1AJL passenger train today staged a dharna at the railway station here for more than an hour. They were protesting against the daily delay in departure of the train.
Passengers protest against the delay in the departure of a passenger train Passengers protest against the delay in the departure of a passenger train in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

Congress to march in plains after victory 
in hills
Ludhiana, March 3
The District Congress Committee (Urban) will hold a ‘pragti march’ in the city here on March 8 as a part of the celebrations over the victory in Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh.


Fresh probe in financial scam
Ludhiana, March 3
A financial scam of over Rs 20 crore allegedly committed by a financier, who had turned insolvent running an unauthorised financial market in the city, today witnessed a surprise development, when a DSP from the Punjab Police Crime Wing visited the city in connection with an inquiry into the case.

Gangrene in the arm
Ludhiana, March 3
A 20-year-old woman belonging to Mullanpur Dakha has developed gangrene allegedly after being given an injection by a doctor at Machhiwara. Ms Jagti Rani gave birth to a girl and her father-in-law took her to a doctor at Machhiwara for an anti-tetanus vaccine. The doctor gave her a shot in the left arm. Her arm has developed gangrene.
Jagti Rani with her parents at Mullanpur Dakha. — IV
Jagti Rani with her parents at Mullanpur Dakha


Bhullar issue taken up in Canadian Parliament
Ludhiana, March 3
The issue of the death sentence given to Prof Devinderpaul Singh Bhullar in the case of the bomb blast targeting Maninderjit Singh Bitta has been taken up in the Canadian Parliament by Mr Svvend Robinson.

Canadian MP on cultural tour of Punjab
Hissowal (Halwara), March 3
A Canadian Member of Parliament, Mr Jim Karygiannis, is currently in Punjab to learn about the culture and life style of Punjabis. “My constituency comprises 75 per cent ethnic groups, many of them Punjabis, so I am here to understand their cultural and social backgrounds,” said Mr Karygiannis, who represents the Scarborough-Agincourt constituency in the Canadian Federal Parliament.

Experts suggest 3-tier healthcare system
Ludhiana, March 3
“Health should not be limited to physical and mental aspects only but also include the spiritual dimension. 

The Chairman of Washington State Network for Human Rights, Dr Swaraj Singh, at a press conference of the Anti-Drugs Society in Ludhiana on Monday. Also seen in the picture is Mr Jagdev Singh Jassowal, Chairman of the society. — Photo Inderjit Verma
The Chairman of Washington State Network for Human Rights, Dr Swaraj Singh, at a press conference of the Anti-Drugs Society

DYC for civic amenities to all
Ludhiana, March 3
The District Youth Congress has reiterated the party’s commitment to the urban population for providing civic amenities to everyone in cities and towns and maintained that the party would safeguard the interests of the weaker sections of society and the working classes.

Shiva family idols consecrated
Ludhiana, March 3
Shri Bhagwan Giri ji Maharaj ashram, founded by Shri Bhupinder Giri Ji Maharaj at Pritam Nagar, Civil Lines, here celebrated Shivratri. Idols of Shiva, Ganesh, Lakshmi and Shivlinga were consecrated. A shobha yatra was also taken out.

Rotaracts hold conference
Ludhiana, March 3
Ms Rajat Deep Kaur of the Government College for Women was elected district Rotaract representative for 2003-04 at the Rotaract District Conference of the Rotaract International District 3070 here today.

Rajat Deep Kaur, who has been elected district Rotaract Representative for 2003-04, along with other members in Ludhiana on Monday.
Rajat Deep Kaur, who has been elected district Rotaract Representative

Chet Ram Dangal on March 16


Burglary at two  places of worship
Machhiwara, March 3
More than 10 armed persons looted Dera Baba Bhagti Nath and Mandir Brahm Shivala on the Ropar road, here in the early hours of today morning. They looted thousands of rupees.


Seminar on Budget tomorrow
Ludhiana, March 3
The LMA will organise a seminar to discuss the implications of the Union Budget at Hotel Majestic Park Plaza on Wednesday. This was stated by Mr V.K. Goyal, general secretary, and Mr Rajinder Gupta, president of the LMA, in a press note here today.


Animal welfare camp organised


PIMT art activity competitions
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 3
“PIMT-Hero Honda Aftaab-2003”, a cultural extravaganza, was organised by the Punjab Institute of Management(PIMT)and Technology here with fanfare. Mr O.P. Munjal, Chairman and CEO, Hero Cycles Ltd., inaugurated it.

Seminar on village development
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 3
The Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised a seminar on village development with education here on Saturday.

2 PAU students to represent India
Ludhiana, March 3
Two PAU students — Satwinderbir Singh (MSc plant pathology) and Yadvinder Singh Deol (MSc entomology) have been selected to represented India at the seventh International Students Festival to be held at Trondhiem in Norway, from March 7 to 16.


Jail officials’ bail plea rejected


Jasbir JassiJassi to go global with folk
Ludhiana, March 3
“Music breaks the barriers of religion, language, countries and human beings. It brings together all to enjoy life. I want to take the rich Punjabi music to every nook and corner of the world". These views were expressed by “dil le gayee kuri Gujarat di” fame Punjabi singer Jasbir Jassi in an exclusive interview with Ludhiana Tribune here recently. He was in the city on a private visit.


Workshop on paediatrics
Ludhiana, March 3
Every year more than 10 million children die in developing countries before they reach their fifth birthday. As many as 70 per cent of these deaths are due to diseases like acute respiratory infections, diarrhoea, measles, malaria and malnutrition and often a combination of these illnesses.


Punjab to develop school sports
Ludhiana, March 3
The Punjab Government has finalised sports policy. A sum of Rs 3 crore has been earmarked for developing sports at the school level. Transport Minister Tej Prakash Singh said this speaking at the prize giving ceremony of the 8th Rural Sports Mela at Lalton Kalan late last evening.Top

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