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Chandni death case: police raids
in-laws’ house
Ludhiana, February 19
A team of Kolkata police today raided a house in the Civil Lines area near Arya College in pursuit of four members of the Aggarwal family, who are the main accused in the Chandni dowry death case. 

The four accused in the Chandni dowry death case: Gaurav Aggarwal, Mahavir Prasad Lohia, Uma Aggarwal and Anil Aggarwal
The four accused in the Chandni dowry death case (from left): Gaurav Aggarwal, Mahavir Prasad Lohia, Uma Aggarwal and Anil Aggarwal.

Liquor policy influenced by cartel, say contractors
Ludhiana, February 19
‘The excise policy of the state government for the next financial year finalised by the Council of Ministers on February 17 was monopolistic, influenced by a powerful liquor cartel and loaded against the users.’ 


Survey on TB patients an ‘eyewash’
Ludhiana, February 19
The survey conducted by the District Health Department along the Budda Nullah areas to identify the patients suffering from tuberculosis due to pollution caused by dyeing units, on February 12, 2004, seems to be nothing more than an eyewash.

3 get bail in copyright case
Ludhiana, February 19
A city court has granted anticipatory bail to the proprietor of M/s R. S. Industries, Tara Singh, his son- Kulwinder Singh and grandson-Rajwir Singh, in a case pertaining to violation of the Copyright Act. They had been booked on a complaint of Mr Anil Kumar, Director of M/s Bombay Metal Works.


Another SAD list next week
Ludhiana, February 19
SAD Secretary-General and Union Minister Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa said today that the list of candidates for the remaining seats had been drawn up and the names would be announced next week.

Beant Singh’s birth anniversary observed
Ludhiana, February 19
A function was organised at Punjabi Bhavan to observe the birth anniversary of former Chief Minister Beant Singh here today. Paying tributes to the late Chief Minister, Mayor Nahar Singh Gill said Beant Singh was a bold leader who sacrificed his life for the unity and integrity of the country, fighting against terrorists.



Iron ore export to spell disaster for industry
Ludhiana, February 19
Expressing its concern over indiscriminate export of iron ore by major producers, the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) has called upon the Union Government to initiate remedial measures without any further delay lest the engineering industry should be pushed towards annihilation.

Chamber chief pooh-poohs ‘policing’ by PSEB
Ludhiana, February 19
The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry has flayed the proposal of the Punjab State Electricity Board to set up a police station exclusively for checking power theft. It said a similar move was initiated four years ago but was later dropped when opposed by industrial circles.



IGNOU convocation tomorrow 
Ludhiana, February 19
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will hold its 15th convocation on February 21. It will be a unique experience in the sense that it will be organised on an all-India basis through video-teleconferencing network of IGNOU with the main function being held at headquarters.

Pak dignitaries visit DMCH
Ludhiana, February 19
The Department of Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, had two leading dignitaries from the medical faculty of Agha Khan University, Karachi, Dr Fauzia A. Khan, Chairperson, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care and Dr Mohammad Khurshid, Dean of Medical faculty here yesterday. They visited the Department of Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation at DMCH.

Dignitaries from Pakistan with doctors of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital
Dignitaries from Pakistan with doctors of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana.  — A Tribune photograph

Nagaland minister visits PAU
Ludhiana, February 19
Nagaland Agriculture Minister Huska Sumi today said the state would upgrade its College of Agriculture to a university. The minister, accompanied by directors of his ministry, visited the PAU and interacted with senior officials at a meeting, which was presided over by Dr G. S. Nanda, Director of Research. Addressing mediapersons, Mr Sami said the main aim of the visit was to understand the infrastructure of the university for establishing an agricultural university in Meziphama in Nagaland.

Senior officials of Punjab Agricultural University show various publications to Huska Sumi, Agriculture Minister of Nagaland, in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Senior officials of Punjab Agricultural University show various publications to Huska Sumi, Agriculture Minister of Nagaland

Book exhibition begins
Ludhiana, February 19
A two-day book exhibition being organised by the Department of Library, Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, was inaugurated as a part of the golden jubilee celebrations here today.


Police officials skip Lok Adalat
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 19
Dr Indu Malhotra, SDM Malerkotla, heard the grievances of residents from three villages, at a Lok Adalat, held at Nathumajra village, near here on Thursday. As many as 100 persons came up with their problems, most of which were dealt with on the spot. Members of police department, however, were conspicuous by their absence while the CDPO office sent only its supervisors.



Sixth national conference of endoscopic surgery begins
Ludhiana, February 19
The city today proudly witnessed the grand opening of the biggest meet of surgeons ever held in this part of the region with more than 1,000 delegates from all over the world attending the sixth National Conference of Endoscopic Surgery. The three-day long conference has been organised by the Department of Surgery of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital and the Indian Association of Gastro Intestinal Endo Surgeons (IAGES).

Hike in medical allowance sought
Ludhiana, February 19
Resentment prevails among more than seven lakh Punjab Government employees including those working in various boards and corporations and pensioners as well, over the failure of the state government to raise the medical allowance as promised in the Congress election manifesto in February, 2002.


Kulwinder Kaur reigns supreme
Ludhiana, February 19
Kulwinder Kaur reigned supreme bagging three out of five titles which were at stake on the opening day of the three-day annual athletics meet of the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, here today.


Photo I-card drive from today
Ludhiana, February 19
As a part of the ongoing programme for photographing residents to issue photo identity cards the photography at all polling booths in 57-Ludhiana North Vidhan Sabha constituency would be carried out from February 20 to February 22.


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