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Protest against doctor’s ‘negligence’
Ludhiana, July 20
Relatives of a three and a half year old cancer patient today staged a protest demonstration at the Mohan Dai Cancer Hospital alleging “criminal negligence” by a team of doctors which has threatened her life.

Arshia being attended to by her grandmother Arshia being attended to by her grandmother.
— Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Chandumajra set to revive SAD (Longowal)
Prem Singh Chandumajra
Ludhiana, July 20
The SAD (Longowal) will give due honour and representation to all Akali leaders and workers who made tremendous sacrifices for the party but have been sidelined by the Badals, said Prem Singh Chandumajra, a former MP, who has taken it upon himself to revive the once defunct unit.


Delay in monsoon worries CII
Ludhiana, July 20
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is seriously concerned about the poor monsoon in the country as it might hit the agriculture growth. The CII President, Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, said here today that the agriculture growth was directly related to the economic progress of the country and in case anything went wrong it could have an adverse impact on the overall economy.

Good Samaritan or suspect? 
Ludhiana, July 20
Is a local resident paying the price of being a good Samaritan because of a goof-up by the police? The answer seems positive if an accident case near Punjabi Bhavan involving a peon of Punjab Sahitya Akademi who was allegedly hit by a car and taken to some undisclosed destination is any indication.

Two held for car theft, robbery
Ludhiana, July 20
The district police today claimed to have busted an interstate gang of robbers who had committed various crimes, including car theft. Two persons, Sandeep Kumar, alias Shamma, and Amritpal, both residents of Khanna, were arrested by the local police last evening. They were travelling in a silver Maruti car when they were intercepted at a naka in Model Town Extension.

CA surrenders Rs 13.5 crore black money
Ludhiana, July 20
A local chartered accountant has surrendered concealed income totalling Rs 13.5 crore to the Income Tax Department. The Income Tax Department had raided his premises and the search operations continued for three days and the department seized incriminating documents which are being scrutinised.

Something seems to have gone wrong with Ludhiana. Thanks to the unplanned growth, it has turned amorphous. The city also does not seem to get good planners. Otherwise, how does one explain the undue delay in the completion of the elevated-road project between Jagraon Bridge and Chand cinema. A concerned citizen is learnt to have filed a PIL in the Punjab and Haryana High Court in this regard.
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Snake-like creature in drinking water
Ludhiana, July 20
A 12-year-old boy spotted a small snake-like creature in a glassful of water taken from a Municipal Corporation tap here today. Following the incident, residents of the area staged a dharna and raised slogans against the MC.

Charity helps child recover
Ludhiana, July 20
Misery had become synonymous with life for the five year-old Mohammad Ashraf who suffered from acute abdominal pain since he was three. Since he is the son of a daily-wage earner, his father could not afford the cost of surgery for the treatment of his only son.



Sondhi is Dean, College of Agri Engg
Ludhiana, July 20
Dr S.K. Sondhi, Professor and Head of the Department of Soil and Water Engineering has been appointed as the Dean of the College of Agricultural Engineering at a meeting of the management board, PAU, held under the chairmanship of Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor of PAU.


Resentment among hockey lovers over Rajinder’s sack
Ludhiana, July 20
There is widespread resentment and disappointment among hockey lovers here over the ‘unceremonious’ exit of national hockey coach, Rajinder Singh. The sports fraternity feels that with just one month to go for the Athens Olympics, Rajinder Singh who, during his two-year stint as national coach, guided the team to victories in a number of tournaments, has been axed at a wrong time.

Sukhbir Dhillon to lead India
Ludhiana, July 20
Sukhbir Singh Dhillon of Punjab has been selected to lead the Indian basketball team in the Children Games of Asia-2004 to be held at Yakutsk, Russia, from July 23 to 30, according to Mr Teja Singh Dhaliwal, secretary, Punjab Basketball Association.

Anil Singla, Pappu Thaman star in MC XI win
Ludhiana, July 20
Anil Singla (93) and Pappu Thaman (5 for 19) gave good account of themselves as MC XI recorded 41-run victory over Green Cricket Club in the ongoing cricket tournament being held here at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College for Boys ground.

The Indian basketball team which left for Russia on Monday night to take part in the Children Games of Asia-2004 to be held from July 23 to 30. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
The Indian basketball team which left for Russia on Monday night to take part in the Children Games of Asia-2004

Ludhiana cricket probables
Ludhiana, July 20
More than 60 players attended the trials conducted by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) here at the Arya College for Boys ground to select the probables (u-22 years) for the coaching-cum-training camp to be organised by the association in preparation for the forthcoming Punjab Inter-District Cricket Tournament being organised under the age is of the Punjab Cricket Association.


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