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Cops take body home but find man alive
Ludhiana, June 26
In a case of mistaken identity, the local Government Railway Police (GRP) carried a man’s body to Srinagar Garhwal in Uttaranchal only to return embarrassed as the family concerned produced the person alive and kicking.

Pall of gloom descends on paragliding victim’s town 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 26
A pall of gloom engulfed this town after the tragic death of Kiran Kumar Tandon, a senior Manager of the Oriental Bank of Commerce, Chandigarh, while para-gliding at the Billing International Para-Gliding club in Kangra on Wednesday. Kiran was born and brought up in the town.

In need of help to survive
Ludhiana, June 26
Childhood is a time when one enjoys a blithe life. However, life turned out to be full of pain and agony for five-year-old Mohammad Ashraf.
Mohammad Ashraf  and his father Mohammad Anwar at Christian Medical College and Hospital
Mohammad Ashraf (5) and his father Mohammad Anwar at Christian Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

A drug addict smokes chilam on a tree in Ludhiana
ON A HIGH UPSIDE DOWN ON INTERNATIONAL ANTI-DRUG DAY: A drug addict smokes chilam on a tree in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Rs 50,000 stolen from scooter
Ludhiana, June 26
Unidentified person(s) broke the glove compartment of a scooter belonging to a hosiery owner and decamped with Rs 50,000 kept in it near the State Bank of India, Fountain Chowk, this afternoon. Mr Rajesh Kapoor and his wife Shelly Kapoor, who run a hosiery in Hargobind Nagar near the CMC hospital, were eating kulcha-channa near Fountain Chowk when the theft took place. They had withdrawn the money from HDFC Bank, Mall Road, for disbursement among factory workers.

No headway in Colonel’s assault case
Sahnewal, June 26
The police is yet to make a headway in the incident of a murderous attack on the Director of Dreamland Amusement Park at Sahnewal, Col J.S. Sandhu, by some miscreants yesterday. A case was registered last night on the statement of Mr Suresh Kumar, Manager of the amusement park, that some miscreants came to the amusement park in a car.


Regularisation of undeclared colonies soon
Ludhiana, June 26
The Punjab Government has almost finalised a comprehensive policy for the regularisation of undeclared colonies all over the state which is likely to be implemented very soon. Once the policy is announced by the government, residents of such localities will be able to avail all basic amenities like the residents of other colonies after the payment of stipulated development charges to the civic body.

Panchayat members attend workshop
Samrala, June 26
The Society for Social Health, Chandigarh, Organised a training workshop for elected members of panchayati raj institutions of Samrala block, Ludhiana district, in collaboration with the State Institute of Rural Development, Nabha. Seventy-two members attended the workshop.

Adi Samaj threatens stir
Ludhiana, June 26
The Adi Dharam Samaj has threatened to take to the streets after July 16 to press for an early construction of a brahmalya at Balmiki Tirath in Amritsar. In a statement issued here today, the national convener of the samaj, Mr Darshan Rattan Ravan, said resentment prevailed among the Valmiki community over the issue. He criticised the so-called mahants who had obtained a stay against the construction of the brahmalya.

Cleanliness drive in Sahnewal
Sahnewal, June 26
The health department and nagar panchayat of the town in joint collaboration since the past one week have launched a special cleanliness drive. On the directions of the Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana and Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, a team of the health department staff led by Dr S S Dhir, SMO, Sahnewal, surveyed the the town and destroyed overripe fruits and other food items sold under unhygienic conditions by roadside vendors.



Differentiation the key to succeed: AirTel CEO
Ludhiana, June 26
"With the enormous competition, markets today are driven by choice. Your targeted customers have too many choices, all of which can be fulfilled instantly. Choosing from among multiple options is always based on differences, implicit or explicit, so you ought to differentiate in order to give the customer a reason to chose your product or service". 

Sony slashes prices of durables
Ludhiana, June 26
The prices of various audio systems and television sets are learnt to have nosedived with Sony India announcing a price slash of about 10 to 20 per cent for different products. This is believed to have prompted other competitors also to slash the prices of their products.



Summer camp concludes
Ludhiana, June 26
A month-long camp organised at Vivek Montessori School concluded here today. Almost 100 students of age group 5 to 15 years from various schools attended the camp.

Students of Vivek Montessori School present a culture programme on the concluding day of a summer camp in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Students of Vivek Montessori School present a culture programme on the concluding day of a summer camp

5000 appear for B.Ed entrance exam
Ludhiana, June 26
Over 5000 students appeared for B.Ed entrance examination conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University here in the city today. Dr Kuldip Singh of GGN College, city coordinator, said that the examination was conducted smoothly in 17 centres.

Long wait for diploma
Ludhiana, June 26
Manoj Kumar Preet, resident of Jamalpur, here, has failed to get diploma from IGNOU even after passing the examination long time back. In the first diploma course that IGNOU started in tourism in 1994, Manoj (Roll No 940860933) appeared for the test at Government Senior School, Solan (IGNOU study centre No 1103).



21 get eye transplants
Ludhiana, June 27
Punarjot Eye Bank, an organisation working for providing eyes to the visually-challenged, has transplanted eyes to 21 persons in June alone. The eye bank has got an overwhelming response from people and more and more visually-challenged persons can now hope to see. Enthused by the response, Dr Ramesh of Punarjot Eye Bank said, “The dark nights for 30 million visually-challenged persons can end if everyone is committed towards the eye donation movement.”

Hospitals brace for foreign patients
Ludhiana, June 26
India has been a great destination not only for those in the pursuit of knowledge of the culture but also for modern medicines and major surgeries since the past few years. Keeping a pace with the well established hospitals of repute in Southern and Western India, Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here is one of the few hospitals in North which is also attracting overseas patients.

Drug-proof your child
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 93 per cent of teenagers have some experience with alcohol by the end of high school and 6 per cent drink daily. Following are the signs of drug abuse: Less motivation, energy, self-discipline.


International Anti-Drug Day observed
Ludhiana, June 26
On the occasion of the International Anti-Drug Day, sportspersons took an oath not to use drugs and work for a drug-free society.

Participants take oath during a seminar held to mark the International Anti-Drug Day in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by IV
Participants take oath during a seminar held to mark the International Anti-Drug Day in Ludhiana

Sukhan, Sunny bowl Patwari XI to victory
Ludhiana, June 26
Fine bowling performance by Sukhan (4 for 18) and Sunny (3 for 21) helped Patwari XI to three-wicket victory against Charanjit Singh Ahluwalia XI in the eighth Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup Tournament (u-14 years) being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association at the Arya College for Boys ground here today. Amrinder and Sunny contributed 62 and 25 runs, respectively in Patwari XI's win.


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