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Probe begins in fraud by Civil Defence employees
Ludhiana, July 3
Three departments — police, district administration and state civil defence — have initiated separate inquiries into a fraud worth lakhs of rupees reportedly committed on over 500 volunteer members of the local Civil Defence Department by two employees of the department.

A marriage of claims, counter-claims
Ludhiana, July 3
Is it a case of love marriage gone sour? A 26-year-old divorced woman, Alka Rani, a receptionist, who claims that she had married an MBA boy, Balveer Singh Dhillon, working in her office is now virtually running from pillar to post to get justice.

Alka Rani shows pictures of her “marriage” in Ludhiana on Saturday Alka Rani shows pictures of her “marriage” in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed









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Nature has given an artistic touch to this tree on the Pakhowal road, making it look like the map of India
MADE IN INDIA: Nature has given an artistic touch to this tree on the Pakhowal road, making it look like the map of India. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Revolt brewing among Cong councillors on Mayor issue
Ludhiana, July 3
Revolt is brewing among Congress councillors here over reports of possible replacement of Mayor Nahar Singh Gill with some local legislator. The opposition councillors belonging to the Shiromani Akali Dal and the BJP are keeping their options open and are waiting to take advantage of the situation and “embarrass” the Congress. It is learnt that some of the Congress councillors a actively lobbying in support of Mr Gill and a trying to prevail upon the party high command not to replace Mr Gill.

Pirated cassettes seized
Ludhiana, July 3
Continuing with its drive against the duplicate audio-video CD business in Bhadaur House, the district police today raided Sangeet Video House in the AC market basement and claimed to have seized about 1100 CDs sold illegally.

 
COMMUNITY

SAD has politicised SGPC, says Bhai Ranjit Singh
Ludhiana, July 3
Former Akal Takht Jathedar Bhai Ranjit Singh today asked SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal to name one sacrifice he or his family had made for the Panth. The latter was seeking votes in the names of martyrs of the community for which he had done nothing worthwhile all these years, the jathedar added.

Bikramjit Singh Save Pak gurdwaras, city lad asks PM
Ludhiana, July 3
A local lad, Bikramjit Singh Chadha, a student of Class VIII, DAV Public School, here has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, drawing his attention to the appalling condition of gurdwaras in Pakistan. Bikramjit has just returned from Pakistan where he had gone as a member of the SGPC jatha.

Trainees at a workshop organised by the Param Institute in Ludhiana
Trainees at a workshop organised by the Param Institute in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Rotary awards function
Ludhiana, July 3
Rajat Deep Kaur, District Rotaract Representative, Rotary International District 3070, was adjudged the Best DRR by Rotary International Director PDG Sushil Gupta at the Annual award function of Rotary International District 3070 in Hoshiarpur.

Woman found unconscious
Khanna, July 3
A woman was found lying unconscious near the Punjab State Electricity Board office today morning. Employees of the PSEB and police personnel took her to Civil Hospital, Khanna.

 
CRIME

16.5 kg poppy husk seized; 1 held
Ludhiana, July 3
The Haibowal police arrested Anup Singh, a resident of street number 8 of Ashok Nagar in the salem Tabri area, and seized 16.5 kg poppy husk from his possession yesterday. The accused was nabbed on the Chuharpur road. He has been booked under the NDPS Act.

BUSINESS

Industry suffers losses due to power cuts
Ludhiana, July 3
The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings today said the continued grim power situation in the state, particularly in Ludhiana, coupled with a 24-hour power cut for the industry and domestic consumers with two weekly off days has created a devastating scenario for the industry.

 

EDUCATION

Satellite lecture at IGNOU centres
Ludhiana, July 3
The Indira Gandhi National Open University regional centre at the ITI building Bulepur, Khanna, Ludhiana, organised the ninth Annual Prof G. Ram Reddy Memorial Lecture at its regional centre in Khanna yesterday.

 

HEALTH

Minister urges private hospitals to serve the poor
Ludhiana, July 3
The Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister, Mr R.C. Dogra, has called upon privately managed hospitals to accord top priority to provide treatment to the poor at affordable rates.




The Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister, Mr R.C. Dogra, inspects the newly constructed OPD wing at Gurdev Hospital in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed 
The Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister, Mr R.C. Dogra, inspects the newly constructed OPD wing at Gurdev Hospital

Private docs defend commercialisation of medical services
Ludhiana, July 3
Medical services are fast turning into a profit-making industry in the city. During the past few years, several private medical institutions have come up that offer world-class services. And in the course, these are also making good profits.

Stones removed from horse-shoe kidney
Ludhiana, July 3
In a rare and challenging surgical endeavour, Dr Baldev Singh Aulakh, a urologist and transplant surgeon at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) has removed stones from a congenitally deformed kidney known as ‘horse- shoe kidney’ by keyhole surgery known as PCNL.

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