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Patient loses sleep over blood reports
Ludhiana, September 11
If the blood test reports of a single patient from different clinical laboratories in the city are of any indication, then there has been bungling in the blood testing procedure by the Pathology Department of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).

Dowry victim dies, husband arrested
Ludhiana, September 11
The evil of dowry finally consumed 22-year-old Ritu, a Haryanvi girl married to a man in Sangrur, who was allegedly poisoned by her in-laws. Ritu died at the local Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here last evening. Her body was sent to her parents’ house at Narwana after a post-mortem examination. Her last rites would be performed at Narwana.

Improvement Trust to float tenders for flats again
Ludhiana, September 11
The Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has resumed work. The LIT authorities have decided to take up the construction of residential flats in Model Town Extension and Maharishi Balmiki Nagar. Following the decision tenders have been issued again for the construction work.


Shopkeepers block the JCB machine and stop the demolition squad in its tracksShopkeepers resist demolition squad
Ludhiana, September 11
The alleged violators of rules, who had constructed shops within 350 square feet area along the GT Road did not allow the demolition squad of the Municipal Corporation Ludhiana to demolish the illegal structures here late last evening. The squad had to come back without completing the assigned task. The owner of shops, supported by some Congress leaders gathered on the site and protested against the demolition bid and forced the party to leave without completing the work. Some persons even sat in front of the JCB machines and did not let these move.

Shopkeepers block the JCB machine and stop the demolition squad in its tracks in Ludhiana on Wednesday evening. — A Tribune photograph

Kalam asks for students’ paintings
Ludhiana, September 11
The 24 paintings that had formed the backdrop of the stage of Guru Nanak Dev Bhavan during students’ interaction with the President on September 4 will now adorn the art gallery of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Migrant labourers beat up ASI, 8 booked
Machhiwara, September 11
Migrant labourers of Bali Baig Colony, near Gurdwara Charan Kanwal Sahib here attacked ASI Harbans Lal of Machhiwara police station in the morning today. He had gone there to settle a dispute. 

Workers’ fights ‘injure’ DMCH patients
Ludhiana, September 11
The Dayanand Medical College and Hospital Union alleges that the institute was suffering because of mismanagement. DMCH union, one of the strongest unions in Punjab, has over 3000 members. Recently, Ms Rajwant Randhawa, having the support of a few hundred employees, alleged that the present president of the union, Mr Chander Mohan Kalia, was indulging in “wrong practices” and being the joint secretary of the union, it was her duty to tell the truth to public.


Consumers baffled by inflated phone bills
Doraha, September 11
The consumers here seem to be baffled by the heavy amount of telephone bill that they are supposed to pay for the month of June and July, having received their bills recently.

Without salary for  9 months
Ludhiana, September 11
More than 150 health workers of the district Health Department have been working without salaries for the past more than nine months. Despite submitting memorandums to higher officials concerned and briefing the CM’s aides about their demand, the employees have not got salaries.

A no through road
Ludhiana, September 11
A street in New Maya Nagar, near Taj Factory, in Haibowal area has virtually been a no through road for the past almost two years now. The reason? A building being constructed in violation of building bylaws was demolished by the Municipal Corporation in 2001 but the debris was not removed.
A street in New Maya Nagar has virtually been a no through road for the past almost two years. — A Tribune photograph
A street in New Maya Nagar has virtually been a no through road for the past almost two years

Workers’ protest at Hero Cycles
Ludhiana, September 11
A few hundred labourers working with the contractors hired by the Hero Cycles for various jobs, today staged a demonstration in front of the main gate of the factory on the GT Road on the city outskirts. Since most of the workers did not participate in the strike, the work was not affected.

Members of the Punjab State Ministerial Services Union sit in dharna outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office in protest against the alleged anti-employee policies of the state government in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Quack, doc fail to save snake-bite victim
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 11
A snake bitten patient died while shuttling between a quack and civil hospital doctors here. Ranjit Singh of Bhathal village was bitten by a poisonous snake near the Jagera bridge on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road, on Tuesday evening. Cops on duty declined his request for an ambulance. He pedalled off to the local Civil Hospital where he was given a shot of venom antidote. Despite the treatment Ranjit felt uneasy.

Keralites’ get-together on Onam eve
Ludhiana, September 11
Kerala Kalavedi an organisation of thousands of Keralites here is celebrating Onam, on Sunday, at Veer Palace, Chandigarh Jamalpur Road, in Ludhiana. The Keralites and other South Indian families will assemble at these places on the eve of Onam. Mr Tej Prakash Singh, Minister for Transport, will be the chief guest.


Ex-serviceman shot at
Doraha, September 11
Four miscreants fired at an ex-serviceman and tried to snatch his bag containing Rs 20,000, this afternoon. Gurdev Singh, son of Gurdial Singh of Ajnaud village, was returning home on his cycle after withdrawing Rs 20,000 from a bank at Doraha when he was attacked by two scooterists and two motor cyclists on the Rajgarh-Ajnaud road.

Man crushed  by tempo
Ludhiana, September 11
A 50-year-old man of New Abdullapur Basti here was run over and killed by a tempo in a street of the area this morning. Sukhdev Kumar was coming from a gurdwara when he was run over by the tempo, whose driver was in an inebriated condition. 

Cash, jewellery stolen from car



Project to educate special children
Ludhiana, September 11
In an effort to promote compulsory education for physically and mentally challenged children, the elementary wing of District Education Department has chalked out a new programme under its Sarb Sikhya Abhiyan (Education for All) scheme.

Extension lecture organised
Ludhiana, September 11
Various departments of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, organised lectures and inter-class competitions yesterday. An extension lecture were organised yesterday by Dr Sandeep Kaur, Head, Department of Chemistry. The resource person, Dr B.S. Sekhon, Head, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, PAU, delivered a lecture on “Crystal field theory”.

Simran wins Ms Fresher title
Ludhiana, September 11
A welcome party and Ms Fresher contest was organised at Sat Guru Ram Singh Government Polytechnic here today. The programme started with a shabad. After that the first round for selection of Ms Fresher was held which was followed by a group dance , choreography, solo song and the second round for Ms Fresher contest.
Ms Simran (third from left) is all smiles after being selected Ms Fresher at a contest organised at Satguru Ram Singh Polytechnic in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Ms Simran is all smiles after being selected Ms Fresher at a contest organised at Satguru Ram Singh Polytechnic

Rotracts in GGN College


Special courts for NRIs soon, says Advocate-General
Ludhiana, September 11
Special courts would be established in Punjab for dealing with cases pertaining to NRIs. A decision to this effect was taken by the Punjab Government and the High Court a few days ago, said Mr Harbhagwan Singh, Advocate- General, Punjab.

Mr Harbhagwan Singh (centre), Advocate-General, Punjab, being honoured at a function in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma
Mr Harbhagwan Singh, Advocate-General, Punjab, being honoured at a function


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