Friday, September 19, 2003, Chandigarh, India

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Farmer clubs wife, aunt to death;
kills self 
Gaganpreet Kaur, alias Laddi, daughter of Surinder Kaur, being consoled by a relative at their residenceSeeloani (Raikot), Sept 18
Tragedy struck a family of this village when an enraged 27-year-old farmer clubbed his wife and aunt to death and killed himself by consuming Celphos tablets in the morning today.

Gaganpreet Kaur, alias Laddi, daughter of Surinder Kaur, being consoled by a relative at their residence near Raikot on Thursday. 
— Photo by Pradeep Tewari

Irregular timings irk parents
Ludhiana, September 18
Non-uniformity of school timings during the ongoing mid-term examination has become a major problem for the parents of many children, especially those studying in CBSE schools here.


Scheme for kids comes a cropper
Ludhiana, September 18
The Elementary Guaranteed Scheme (EGS) started by the district education department as part of the Sarb Sikhya Abhiyan seems to have turned into a flop show. No teaching aid has been supplied to such schools, no payment has been made to volunteers, no books have come for the students and no child has ever been served a mid-day meal.

Indian health mission in UK
Ludhiana, September 18
In order to explore the possibilities of collaboration and tie-up in the health sector between India and the UK, the “Indian Healthcare Federation”, a subsidiary of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), recently sent a high-level delegation of heads of 20 big hospitals from all over the country headed by Dr Naresh Trehan, Director, Escort Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi.

DMCH managing society members demand transparency
Ludhiana, September 18
Three senior members of the managing society of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital have expressed unhappiness over the functioning of the society and have sought transparency and openness.


Encroachments, violations continue unabated
Ludhiana, September 16
Encroachments on government land and violation of building bylaws continues in the mega city unabated, thanks to the mighty land and builders’ mafia and its increasing political clout.

Street vendors demand right to employment
Ludhiana, September 18
Hundreds of street vendors, led by members of the Rehri Phari Union, Punjab, yesterday held a rally in front of the Municipal Corporation headquarters here and later submitted a memorandum to the MC authorities, demanding adequate safeguards to their right to employment.

Robbery incidents on the rise
Ludhiana, September 18
Incidents of robbery by armed intruders in the outer colonies of this expanding city have become a regular feature over the past three or four years but the police has met with little success in containing the menace.

Electoral rolls prepared
Ludhiana, September 18
Electoral rolls for the board constituency, part of the board constituency for the SGPC elections, which falls in the district have been prepared and published for inviting claims and objections in accordance with the Sikh Gurdwaras Board Elections Rules, 1959.

Office-bearers of pensioners’ body
Ludhiana, September 18
The chairman of the managing committee of the Pensioners Information Centre, Mr B.R. Kaushal, has constituted the executive committee from amongst different associations of Central and state government pensioners.

Inner-Wheel team installed


Delhi businessman robbed
Ludhiana, September 18
Mr Rakesh Khare, a businessman from New Delhi, was deprived of cash and mobile phone by robbers near the Jagraon bridge here on Wednesday. The police has registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC.


Special loans for  handicapped
Ludhiana, September 18
Punjab and Sind Bank has joined hands with the National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC) for providing credit to persons with physical disability for income generating purposes.


PAU experts’ advice to farmers
Ludhiana, September 18
Scientists of Punjab Agricultural University have said that berseem sowing should be completed in the first week of October. This month is ideal for sowing lucern, oats and senji.


Govt to look into complaints of capitation fee
Ludhiana, September 18
The second counselling for admission to dental and other medical streams will be held within the next few days.
This has been stated by Mr Santokh Singh Chaudhry, Minister for Medical Education and Research.

Students participate in contests
Ludhiana, September 18
Several activities were organised for students by Guru Nanak Girls College here yesterday.
At a seminar organised by the Commerce Department, Mr J.S. Kalra, Senior Insurance Manager, National Insurance Company, delivered a lecture.

School honours teachers
Ludhiana, September 18
A function was organised at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agricultural University, here today to honour the two teachers of the school who received national and state award this year.

Painting contest


Giving revellers a high through music
Ludhiana, September 18
He says he gives people a high with his music and it is for this reason that he calls himself “Nasha”. He shot into fame with his number “Flute Fantasy” in which Rono Mazumdar played the flute to foot-tapping music that created waves in Indian as well as London club circuit.

DJ T’nu and DJ Nasha

DJ  T’nu and DJ Nasha


Programme on diabetes management
Ludhiana, September 18
The Departments of Biochemistry and Medicine, Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), organised a CME on diabetes management. Diabetes is a silent killer and the fourth leading cause of death in the world.


Powerlifter Mandeep Kaur is hugged by her father, Mr Mohinder Singh Give powerlifting its due, says Mandeep
Ludhiana, September 18
“I knew that I had to do well at international level and my heart swelled with pride when the Indian Tricolour went up when I received a silver medal at the 21st World Junior Powerlifting Championship at Kosican, Poland, early this month” said Mandeep Kaur at a press meet here today in the Khalsa College for Women. Mandeep is a BA part I student of the college.

Powerlifter Mandeep Kaur is hugged by her father, Mr Mohinder Singh, after a Press meet in Ludhiana on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph


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