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Narrow escape for Lahore bus passengers
Ludhiana, August 20
Over zealous Punjab Police escort almost jeopardised the Delhi-Lahore journey of those aboard the Sarhad-e-Sirhind when a rash driver of the police escort rammed into a Maruti car at the Doraha toll barrier, seriously injuring an occupant of the car and causing a jolt to the passengers of the bus that had to come to a screeching halt to avoid hitting the escort vehicle.
The car that got damaged after it met with an accident with an escort vehicle of the Delhi-Lahore bus at Doraha
The car that got damaged after it met with an accident with an escort vehicle of the Delhi-Lahore bus at Doraha on Wednesday.
— Photo Pradeep Tewari



CIA in charge in vigilance net
Ludhiana, August 20
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau today arrested the in charge of the CIA wing of the Ludhiana police in a case pertaining to accumulating assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. Inspector Naginder Rana was summoned to the office of the SSP (Vigilance), Mr Naunihal Singh, where a team from SAS Nagar told him that he was under arrest.

Hospital ‘industry’ on fast track
Ludhiana, August 20
Besides being the industrial and financial capital of Punjab, Ludhiana is also emerging to be one of the important medical centres in the region. With premier institutes like the Christian Medical College and Hospital and the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital having established a reputation all over the region, there are some other hospitals which are doing phenomenally well in terms of services and finances.

Excise Dept tightens noose around defaulters’ neck
Ludhiana, August 20
The Central Excise Commissionerate, Ludhiana, has stepped up its operation against tax evaders. Nakas are being laid at odd hours to check the movement of excisable goods without proper documents.

Beopar Mandal cautions govt against exim form
Ludhiana, August 20
The Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal, while pleading with the Punjab Government not to take any hasty decision to introduce exim forms, has called for a detailed dialogue on the issue with the representatives of trade and industry.

Punjab plans crucial meeting of medical colleges
Ludhiana, August 20
The Punjab Government is contemplating to convene a meeting of private unaided medical and dental colleges of the state to persuade them to admit the students according to the counselling already made by the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences as it is not possible to set up committees for admission and distribution of seats categorywise immediately.


Tributes paid to Rajiv Gandhi
Ludhiana, August 20
Youth Congress functionaries, led by Mr Pawan Diwan, senior vice-president and Mr Akshya Bhanot, general secretary, Punjab Youth Congress, celebrated the birth anniversary of the late Rajiv Gandhi as ‘prerna divas’ (inspiration day) at a function organised in Jawahar Nagar Camp here today.

Retrenched staff stage dharna
Ludhiana, August 20
The Moulder and Steel Workers Union has warned the district administration that the situation arising out of the non-payment of salary arrears and the termination of the services of some workers by a plywood unit located on the Sua road in Saraswati Nagar, Dhandari Khurd, would take an ugly turn if the workers’ demands were not met.

Nishkam to take care of juvenile inmates
Ludhiana, August 20
The Nishkam Sewa Trust has now been given an additional task. The Director, Social Security, Women and Child Development has asked the trust to lend a helping hand to look after the delinquent, inmates of the juvenile jail.

Face to face with writer
Ludhiana, August 20
The Baba Farid Foundation International in collaboration with the Punjabi Sahitya Akademi will organise an interaction with Canada-based writer Iqbal Ramoowalia on August 23 at Punjabi Bhavan here at 5 pm.


Tempo driver booked for killing man
Ludhiana, August 20
The Sahnewal police has booked the driver of a Tempo (PB-10-9585) under Sections 279, 427 and 304-A of the IPC on the statement of Mr Daljit Singh, a resident of Adarsh Nagar, Sahnewal. The complainant has stated that the accused had rammed his vehicle into the car which was being driven by his brother, Ranjit Singh, who was on his way from Ludhiana to Samrala on the evening of August 18.



S.M. SharmaArya College gets Principal
Ludhiana, August 20
After a gap of more than two years, the Arya College for Boys has finally got a Principal. Mr S.M. Sharma, assumed the duties of the Principal of the college on Monday.

Janmashtmi celebrations in schools
Ludhiana, August 20
Janmashtmi was celebrated in city schools with religious fervour. Bhajans, Raaslila and Meera nrityas were performed as part of the celebrations. A function was held at Greenland Senior Secondary School. It began with the kindling of holy flame by the director and chairman, Mr Rajesh Rudhra, along with his wife, Ms Usha Rudhra.
Tiny tots of Everest Playway School dressed up as Lord Krishna, Meera, Radha and Gopis
Tiny tots of Everest Playway School dressed up as Lord Krishna, Meera, Radha and Gopis on the occasion of Janmashtmi in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma


Inquiry into ‘forgery’ by student
Ludhiana, August 20
As part of an interim inquiry ordered by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Dr Ajmer Singh, Deputy Director, School Administration, held an inquiry into an alleged forgery case by an old student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agricultural University, here today.


Ex-Miss India’s affair with art
Ludhiana, August 20
“I am not a feminist but I feel for women and their sufferings. I think women have never been given their dues. No doubt the times have changed drastically, still a lot more has to be done for woman empowerment”. These views were expressed by Miss India 1975, Ms Anjana Kuthiala, who is in the city these days to showcase an exhibition of her oil paintings and prints on canvas titled ‘Life and Times of an Indian Woman’ at Sutlej Club on August 23 and 24.

One of Anjana Kuthiala’s art work

One of Anjana Kuthiala’s art work


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